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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      8 - 2 - 20

  WALKING DOWN MEMORY LANE..........LITERALLY.

 START MY MORNING BY DOING THE STAIR ASS MASTER.  FOR 30 MINUTES I THINK ABOUT HOW MUCH I MISS BEER AND BURGERS ON BUNS. I WATCH TV DURING THE WORK OUT AND EVERY COMMERCIAL IS FAST FOOD OR BEER.

  I START THE 2 PHASE PROJECT OF CAULKING AND PAINTING AROUND THE STORM DOOR.  I CAULKED TODAY AND WILL WAIT TO AFTER THE RAIN STORM TO PAINT.  CAULKING MADE SUCH A DIFFERENCE AND I AM GLAD I AM FINISHING OFF THIS PROJECT. I WILL PROBABLY SPRAY PAINT THE DOOR HANDLES BLACK TOO.

  WHEELS ASKS TO GO ON A MOTORCYCLE RIDE.....WHAT THE HELL ? I ALMOST FELL OUTTA MY CHAIR. I QUICKLY ENVISIONED HER ARMS AROUND ME , BOOBS PRESSED AGAINST MY BACK , AND HER HANDS USING MY COCK LIKE A JOYSTICK PLAYING YARS' REVENGE. THAN SHE SAYS , " WE CAN GO FOR A WALK BY THAT PARK TOO. IT WAS ALL A SET-UP. " BUT , MY VISION THAN CHANGED TO HER LEANING AGAINST A TREE FOR 30 SECONDS.

 OKAY......ACTUALLY WE TOOK A RIDE TO ITHAN PARK. IT IS WHERE I GET MULCH ON OCCASION. THE LAST TIME I WAS THERE I NOTICED WALKING TRAILS. WE DROVE THE VAN BECAUSE HALF THE PARKING LOT IS GRAVEL AND MY MOTORCYCLE WOULD NOT BE THE BEST FOR THAT. WE WALKED 4 TRAILS AND IT WAS VERY COOL. SOME SECTIONS WERE ALONG A CREEK AND WE REMINISCED ABOUT WHEN WE WERE KIDS.  BOTH OF US ENJOYED CREEKS WITH SKIPPING , JUMPING , AND TURNING OVER ROCKS FOR CRAY FISH. SOME TREES AND PLANTS ARE LABELED AS WE WENT THROUGH. IT WAS REALLY PRETTY NICE BACK IN THE WOODS ON THESE LITTLE DIRT TRAILS. IT REMINDED ME OF WHEN I WAS A KID EXPLORING DOWN AT THE GRANGE FIELD. WE BOTH HAD WONDERFUL MEMORIES.   WE ALSO JOKED IT WAS A GOOD BONDING FOR US. IF SHE ONLY KNEW THE " BONDING " I WAS THINKING AT THE TIME.

 HAD SOME CANTALOUPE FROM OUR NEIGHBOR ALONG WITH CEREAL AND A BANANA. I HAD MINIMAL DINNER SINCE I WAS RUNNING LATE TO GET TO THE NAIL.

 FLYERS OPEN THEIR PLAY-OFF , ROUND ROBIN , NO IDEA HOW THIS FORMAT WORKS , WITH A GOOD SOLID WIN OVER THE BRUINS 4 - 1. GETTING A 1ST SEED IS ALWAYS IMPORTANT EXCEPT FOR THIS SEASON. WITH NO FANS IN THE STANDS OR YOUR HOME ICE .........WHAT DOES IT MATTER ?

 A NICE MOTORCYCLE RIDE AND I BEGIN TO SET UP AT THE NAIL. I HAVE A PERSONAL QUOTA I LIKE TO MEET EACH NIGHT. IT TOOK ONE PHONE CALL AT 6:50PM TO MEET THE QUOTA ( WE OPEN AT 7PM ). THE WOMAN SAID , " I LIKE TO ORDER EVERYTHING ON YOUR MENU AND BUY BEER.

 THIS TIME I BROUGHT SHORTS. IT IS WARM AND HUMID AND I DO NOT TURN ON THE A/C FOR JUST 2 HOURS. IT WOULD DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IN THIS 90 DEGREE HEAT.  I AM ADJUSTING EACH SHIFT AND CLEANING BETWEEN. IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE FRIENDS /BAND MEMBERS STOPPING IN. EVEN A BARTENDER HELPED ME FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. THE BOYFRIEND HELPED ME WITH TROUBLE SHOOTING OUR BIG TV TOO. HE SAID THE , " THE TV IS FINE. IT IS YOUR CONNECTION THAT IS THE PROBLEM. " THIS LITTLE INFORMATION GAVE ME AN IDEA. I MOVED THE HDMI CORD TO ANOTHER CABLE BOX AND THE TV CAME ON.......NICE.

  I ALSO RE-STOCKED A VERY EMPTY TAKE-OUT FRIDGE. IT TOOK SOME TIME AND I WAS GLAD I DID IT. I ALSO FIXED A DROP LIGHT MY BARTENDER BROKE BY MISTAKE AND THE INTERNAL LIGHT I FIXED YESTERDAY IS NOT WORKING NOW. MAN.....IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING.

 I AM ONLY OPENING FROM 7 - 9PM . I WAS BUSY TO 8:30PM. I EVEN TOOK SOME PICTURES WITH SOME FRIENDS OUT FRONT AT THE MARQUEE. THEY WERE LATER POSTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA. ONE " REGULAR " WAS SMART AND CALLED THE NAIL RIGHT BEFORE I WAS CLOSING. HE ORDER 4 SIX PACKS TO GO. HEY , FOR 5 BUCKS EACH THAT IS A DAMN GOOD DEAL.  I WAS ALSO ENTERTAINED BY A GUY WHO WANTED TO JUST USE OUR PHONE. HE WAS QUITE ANNOYING.

 GET MY BLUE JEANS BACK ON AND RIDE HOME ON A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT.

  I ALWAYS GET EMPHATICALLY GREETED BY THE PUPPY. SHE IS REALLY IS A TOTAL JOY AND HAS A GREAT PERSONALITY. I CHILLED WITH WHEELS AND WE WATCHED AN EPISODE OF THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY. AGAIN.......VERY GOOD. SEASON 2 JUST STARTED AND OUR YOUNGEST SAID IT WAS GOOD.

 YOU KNOW WHAT IS TOUGH ? DRIVING YOUR KID TO MCDONALDS AT 11:15PM AT NIGHT FOR FRENCH FIRES. THE DRIVE-THRU HAD FRICKIN' 8 CARS IN LINE !! WHO THE " F " IS GOING TO MCDONALDS THIS LATE ?  SO , WE WENT TO WENDY'S AND GOT A MILKSHAKE AND FRENCH FRIES. WELL ....SHE GOT THEM.

 I WALK THE NUTTY PUP AND SHE WANTS TO RUN BIG TIME. SHE YANKS ME 10 TIMES ON MY LONG LEASH. I YANK HER BACK 10 TIMES. WE SETTLE IN MY BEDROOM AND WATCH TV FOR A LITTLE BIT. THE DOG JUST CRACKS ME UP AND SHE IS JUST SIMPLY PURE JOY. THE WHOLE WORLD SHOULD BE PUPPIES.

 WELL , MY TEE SHIRTS ARE FITTING A LITTLE BIT BETTER AND MY BLUE JEANS ARE NOT AS SNUG AS SPANDEX ON A HORSE. TODAY , I REACHED THE 1/3 MARK OF MY GOAL. IN 25 DAYS I LOST 20.2 POUNDS. I KNOW THIS IS JUST A DROP IN THE BUCKET AND I STILL LOOK LIKE AN ITALIAN PILLSBURY DOUGH BOY BUT IT IS GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. I SURE HOPE I CAN KEEP THIS UP.

  MONDAY       8 - 3 - 20

  " WHEELS , CAN YOU COME OUTSIDE FOR A MOMENT ? " THE 2 MACGYVERED UMBRELLAS I FIXED ACTUALLY COLLAPSE DOWN. I DID THIS BECAUSE OF BAD WEATHER COMING IN. I REALLY DO NOT NEED THE WIND TO BLOW THESE DOWN AGAIN. ONE PROBLEM , ONE ARM WOULD NOT FOLD IN NICELY SO NOW OUR UMBRELLA LOOKS LIKE IT HAS A HUGE HARD-ON.

  YESTERDAY I REACHED A MILESTONE OF LOSING POUNDS.  THIS IS A GOOD THING. THE BAD THING IS THE WEIGHT I AM AT NOW IS ACTUALLY 10 POUNDS OVER WHAT I USED TO SAY 5 YEARS AGO WHICH WAS , " IF I EVER HIT THIS WEIGHT I WILL GO ON A DIET. "  BASICALLY , I LOST 20 POUNDS AND I STILL NEED TO LOSE 10 MORE POUNDS JUST TO GET TO WHERE I LIKE TO LOSE WEIGHT.  IF YOU CAN FIGURE THAT OUT THAT IS DEPRESSING.

 EVERY NOTICE WHEN YOU ARE IN A HURRY YOU HIT EVERY DAMN RED TRAFFIC LIGHT. IT ACTUALLY MAKES ME GIGGLE. WHEN DRIVING TO THE BANK TODAY I NOTICED THE CHECKS WERE NOT SIGNED. SO I SAID TO MYSELF , " NEXT RED LIGHT I WILL SIGN THE 2 CHECKS. " I FIGURE I DO THIS TO BE READY WHEN I PULLED INTO THE DRIVE-THRU. I DROVE 15 MINUTES AND HIT ALL GREEN LIGHTS.

 LATER IN THE EVENING , WHEN LEAVING THE NAIL I WAS KINDA WANTING TO GET HOME.  I HIT EVERY RED LIGHT.

 EVERY SO OFTEN I CLEAR AND SAVE THIS BLOG TO A DOCUMENT ON MY COMPUTER. LITTLE DID I KNOW THE LAST TIME I DID THIS WAS JANUARY. THAT IS A LONG TIME.  NOW.......YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SCROLL DOWN SO MUCH.

  FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKES AGAIN. THIS TIME I TOOK THE PUP. THE DOG CRACKS ME UP. I PICKED UP A LARGE PLASTIC BIN OF VERY COOL WHITE SNOW FLAKE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. I KNOW....CHRISTMAS ? WELL , LAST YEAR I THREW OUT 75% OF OUR LIGHTS. THE ONLY THING WE HAD LIGHTS ON WAS OUR TREE AND THIS INCLUDED THE NAIL TOO. SO NOW , I HAVE A FULL PACKED LARGE BIN OF LIGHTS AND MORE. I PLUGGED ONE STRING OF LIGHTS IN AND IT WORKED. I WILL NOT CHECK ANYMORE UNTIL DECEMBER. HEY , JUST THE LARGE BIN ALONE IS WORTH 10 BUCKS. OH....ALL OF THIS WAS FREE.

  THE FUNNY PART OF THIS SHORT RIDE WAS THE PUPPY. WHEN I PLACED THE PLASTIC BIN IN THE VAN BEHIND THE DRIVER'S SEAT SHE JUMPED ON TOP OF IT. SO , AS I WAS DRIVING SHE PUT HER HEAD ON MY SHOULDER. SHE REALLY SEEMED CONCERNED ON WHERE WE WERE GOING AND HOW I WAS DRIVING. IT WAS SO CUTE I TOOK A PICTURE OF IT AND SENT IT TO WHEELS AND THE KIDS.

 THE RAINS ARE COMING.

 WE HAD A NICE OPENING BETWEEN RENTERS AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE. IT WAS AUGUST  7TH - 14TH. I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO GOING BACK UP. IN LESS THAN 2 DAYS THE DATES WERE FILLED.

  ONE PROSPECTIVE RENTER SAID . "  MY DAUGHTER SAYS YOUR WEBSITE NEEDS HELP BIG TIME. " YEP.....I KINDA HEARD THAT BEFORE. "

  DID ANOTHER 30 MINUTES ON THE STAIR BUTT MASTER. I THOUGHT ABOUT THE OLD DAYS WHEN I WAS A TEENAGER AND COULD EAT ANYTHING I WANTED. I USED TO PUT 4 HOT DOGS IN BUNS BETWEEN MY FINGERS AND HAD NO PROBLEM SCARFING THEM DOWN. GOD , I HAD A KICK ASS BODY AND WAS SO PROUD OF HOW I LOOKED. I HAD HAIR , MUSCLES , 12 PACK STOMACH , AND LEGS TINA TURNER WOULD BE ENVIOUS OF. NOW , I AM THE FAT ALBERT OF HAVERTOWN................WORST BODY EVER.

 A NICE DINNER OF SALMON AND STRING BEANS. I DID NOT HAVE POTATO SALAD OR PASTA. OH MY GOD SALMON IS SO GOOD !! ( ACTUALLY IT WAS BUT I SO PREFER A BURGER OR PIZZA OR CHICKEN PARM WITH A SIDE OF SPAGETTS  )

  OFF TO THE NAIL. I SPENT A SOLID 90 MINUTES CLEANING AND FIXING STUFF. I GOT OUR TAKE-OUT FRIDGE LIGHT TO WORK BUT NEEDED TO CALL COMCAST AND SET AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE OUR BIG TV FIXED FOR HD AND OUR CREDIT CARD MACHINE THAT ONLY RUNS ON PHONE LINE NOW. IT'S SUPPOSE TO USE OUR ETHERNET LINE.

 ON FRIDAY WE HAVE A TV CREW COMING IN TO THE NAIL TO FILM A DOCUMENTARY.

  BACK HOME I GET GREETED BY THE PUP LIKE SHE HASN'T SEEN ME IN 6 MONTHS. IT IS VERY ENJOYABLE.

  WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY. AGAIN.....THIS EPISODE STEPPED IT UP.

 WE ALSO WATCHED THE PHILLIES GET SMOKED AND THE 76ERS HOLD ON TO A 2 POINT WIN.

 WIND DOWN THE NIGHT IN MY BEDROOM WITH THE PUP. I AM REALLY BONDING WITH THIS LITTLE GIRL. HER PERSONALITY IS PRETTY FUN AND SHE IS A JOY TO BE WITH.

 WEIGHT LOSS - .1 OF .1 OF A 1/2 POUND. ANNNNND BLOW.

  TUESDAY     8 - 4 - 20

  AND THE RAIN CAME.............BIG TIME AND I JUST DON'T LEARN.

  DID ANYONE WATCH THE SPLASH DOWN BY SPACE X DRAGON IN THE GULF OF MEXICO A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO ? IT WAS OLD SCHOOL AND ACTUALLY PRETTY COOL.

  FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKES AGAIN.....BIG TIME. MY YOUNGEST TAKES A RIDE WITH ME TO ONE OF THE MOST MAGNIFICENT NEIGHBORHOODS I EVER SEEN IN THIS AREA. I ALWAYS WANTED TO GO DOWN THIS STREET BUT NEVER DID UNTIL TODAY. I FOUND 3 BARSTOOLS FOR FREE AND SAID TO MY KID , " THE PICTURE MAKES IT LOOK GOOD BUT IF THEY ARE IN BAD CONDITION I WILL JUST THROW THEM AWAY. " WE PULL INTO THIS PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT CLOSE TO RADNOR SCHOOL AND I SAY , " UHMM........THIS IS A GOOD SIGN ".  WE DRIVE THROUGH THE BIG WIDE STREETS WITH AWESOME DESIGNS OF ARCHITECTURE IN EACH HOME.  ALSO , A TRESTLE SHAPED LIKE AN UPSIDE LETTER " U " OFFERS AN ENTRANCE TO A PRIVATE PARK , LARGE AREAS OF GRASS , BIG TREES , AND A CREEK RUNNING THROUGH. NEIGHBORS ARE OUT TALKING TO EACH OTHER AFTER THE STORM. I MEAN THIS IS BLISS.  WE FIND THE HOUSE AND LOAD THE BAR STOOLS IN. THEY ARE HEAVY , EXTREMELY WELL MADE , AND IN MINT CONDITION.

 WE ARRIVE HOME I TELL WHEELS. I WAS PISSED SOMEONE STOLE A BARSTOOL AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE WHICH WAS THE WHOLE REASON OF LOOKING FOR AT LEAST ONE BARSTOOL. I TELL WHEELS I THINK THESE ARE $250 EACH. SHE RESPONDS , " MORE LIKE $400 EACH ". I MESSAGE THE OWNER IN THE HUGE HOUSE AND MAGNIFICENT NEIGHBORHOOD AND SAY , " IF THERE IS ANYTHING ELSE YOU ARE GETTING RID OF PLEASE CONTACT US. HE RESPONDS , " THAT IS IT. THE REST GOES IN THE BIN AND OFF TO ENGLAND. "

 THE RAIN AND WIND COME. SEVERAL DAYS AGO I CLEARED OUR OUTDOOR DRAIN BY THE BOTTOM OF THE STEPS. I ALSO POURED DRAIN-O DOWN THE DRAIN. I HAVE LEARNED TO KEEP AN EYE ON OUR BASEMENT DURING HEAVY RAINS. AT 1PM IT WAS FINE.....I NEVER CHECKED AGAIN UNTIL OUR ELDEST WENT DOWN THE BASEMENT AND YELLED , " OH NO !! ".  WHEELS , MYSELF , AND OUR YOUNGEST SPENT 2 HOURS MOVING WET FURNITURE AND USING A WET/DRY VAC & OUR SHAMPOO VACUUM TO SUCK UP THE WATER. I WAS SO PISSED WHEN I SAW THE OUTSIDE DRAIN RIGHT BY THE BASEMENT DOOR WAS CLOGGED. I WILL WORK ON IT MORE TOMORROW.

 OUR CONDO HAD SOME ROOF , CAPPING , AND SIDING DAMAGE. THE NAIL HAD A LEAK ON THE POOL TABLE AND I AM WAITING FOR MY CELL PHONE TO GO OFF ABOUT OUR RENTAL PROPERTY.

 SO A GOOD DAY OF GETTING SOME THINGS DONE TURNS OUT SHITTY. GEE........NEVER SAW THAT COMING. THOUGH ON SOCIAL MEDIA SOME PEOPLE REALLY GOT IT HARD SO I HAVE NO COMPLAINTS.

 OUR PROSPECTIVE RENTER NEVER CALLS ME BACK TO CONFIRM. SO AGAIN , I CALL THEM. THEY CANCEL THE DATES AND IT ACTUALLY MAKES ME FEEL GOOD BECAUSE NOW WE CAN GO.

 " QUICK AND EASY " I WAS TOLD BY THE SALES REP. OUR NEW MOBILE CREDIT CARD MACHINE ARRIVED. IT IS KINDA COOL THAT I CAN TAKE IT ANYWHERE TO MAKE TRANSACTIONS VIA CREDIT CARD. THE " EASY " INSTRUCTIONS LOOKED CHINESE TO ME SO I CALLED TECH SUPPORT. A VERY COOL TECH WORKED WITH ME AND WE GOT IT DONE. I EVEN USED IT TO MAKE A TRANSACTION THAT A HOLLYWOOD COMPANY IS PAYING US TO USE THE NAIL ON THE DOCUMENTARY ON FRIDAY. OH , WE HAD EVERYTHING UP AND RUNNING IN A MEER 90 MINUTES.

 WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST WORK ANOTHER HOUR IN THE BASEMENT AND I HEAD TO THE LIQUOR STORE FOR A PICK-UP. BY MISTAKE , I CALL THE WRONG STORE TO CONFIRM AND FIND OUT MY STORE IS CLOSED DUE TO POWER FAILURE.

 ARRIVE AT THE NAIL AND BEGIN CLEANING , CHANGING THE MARQUEE SIGN , AND MORE. I MAKE MY QUOTA AND AND PUT AN OSCILLATING FAN ON THE POOL TABLE TO DRY IT OUT.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN WITH A COKE ZERO , LIGHT LIME SHIPS , WATER , AND HUMMUS.

 WE WATCH THE SEASON 1 FINALE OF THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY. OK , I AM GOING TO WRITE SOMETHING THAT IS JUST MY OPINION......THIS WAS THE BEST SEASON FINALE I EVER SEEN ON ANY TV SERIES WE HAVE WATCHED. I MUST HAVE SAID , " BEST FINALE EVER " 10 TIMES EVER. PEOPLE GETTING WHACKED , THE EARTH SEEING EXTREME ILL FATE , AND A MONKEY THROWN THROUGH DEER ANTLERS HANGING ON A WALL. C'MON!!!........ THAT IS DAMN GOOD WRITING WHEN A MONKEY GETS VAULTED !!

 ZERO WEIGHT LOSS TODAY. I JUST DON'T GET IT. I WEIGH OVER 400 POUNDS SO YOU WOULD THINK I LOSE 5 POUNDS A DAY BY NOT EATING 4 BIG MACS , 2 WHOPPERS , AND 6 BEERS.  HERE IS MY FOOD AND LIQUID INTAKE ALL DAY AND NIGHT - CRUNCHY NUT BRAN CEREAL WITH A BANANA & ALMOND MILK ( BLOW ) , A LOW CALORIE NUT BAR , WATER , A SALAD ( BLOW ) , SOME CHICKEN ( 4 TINY SMALL PIECES ) , HALF A SMALL PIECE OF SALMON , ANOTHER SALAD ( BLOW ) , HUMMUS , SOME LIGHT LIME CHIPS , AND A COKE ZERO. THIS IS FOR THE WHOLE DAY AND INTO THE NIGHT. I AM NOW THINKING OF USING A 4TH LINE OF OFFENSE AGAINST MY FAT......NO EATING AFTER 10PM. SO THE 4 FRONTS WOULD BE NO BOOZE , SOME EXERCISE , NOTHING GOOD TO EAT EVER , AND NO EATING AFTER 10PM. ALL VERSE MY ASS.  I'M DISAPPOINTED ZERO WEIGHT WAS LOST TODAY.

  WEDNESDAY      8 - 5 - 20

    FIRST THING I DO EVERY MORNING IS CHECK MY EMAILS , VACATION SITES , AND SOCIAL MEDIA MESSAGES. I DO NOT KNOW THIS FAMILY BUT I AM " FRIENDS " WITH THEM ON FACEBOOK.  I STARTED CRYING WHEN I READ THEIR POST ABOUT THEIR 13 YEAR OLD SON WHO WAS KILLED IN A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT.  YEAH...........MAYBE I SHOULD BITCH MUCH LESS ABOUT INSIGNIFICANT LIFE.

  GET MY ELDEST OFF TO WORK AND MADE HER A LUNCH.

  FELT GOOD TO SHOWER AND SHAVE.....AFTER 5 DAYS.

 SPENT SOME TIME USING OUR SHAMPOO VACUUM IN OUR BASEMENT. I'M FEARING WE MUST PULL ANY WET CARPET TILES UP DUE TO THE ODOR.  I SPENT ABOUT AN HOUR MOVING FURNITURE AND SUCKING UP WATER. TOMORROW I WILL SHAMPOO THE CARPET TO SEE IF IT HELPS.

 LOWERED THE PATIO UMBRELLAS AND LEAF BLEW THE PATIO WHILE THE PUP WENT DIGGING CRAZY UNDER A HEDGE OF OURS. SHE SPRAYED ALL KINDS OF DIRT ALL OVER OUR WALK WAY. I THOUGHT TO MYSELF , " OH MY GOD THAT IS SO CUTE !! " THAN I THOUGHT , " WAIT , I GOTTA FUCKING CLEAN THAT UP. MAN THAT DOG IS AN ASSHOLE. "

  GOT OUR ART FROG CUSTOM MADE STICKERS VIA MY YOUNGEST'S ART WEBSITE. IT WAS PRETTY COOL THAT THIS IS MY KID'S ARTWORK OUT IN THE WORLD. SHE HAS BEEN WORKING ON 2 PROJECTS FOR FAMILY RIGHT NOW. THIS KID PUTS IN HOURS AND IT JUST AMAZES ME. IT WAS ALSO NICE THAT FAMILY WENT ON THIS WEBSITE TO PURCHASE SOME OF HER ART. IT IS KINDA COOL......YOU CAN SEE THE ART YOU LIKE ( 4 TOTAL FOR NOW ) THAN PLACE IT ON ANYTHING YOU LIKE.....A CELL PHONE CASE , LAMP SHADE , A STICKER , A BOOK COVER....WHATEVER.

  WALKED 30 MINUTES ON THE STEP TREADMILL BECAUSE I AM FAT. I GOT TO WATCH WHEELS WORK ON HER TINY LITTLE MINUSCULE COMPUTER.  I TOLD HER 20 TIMES TO MAKE THE FONTS BIGGER. HOW THE HELL CAN YOU WORK SQUINTING AT HUNDREDS OF EMAILS SO DAMN SMALL ? CLICK ONE SETTING , CLICK SAVE.......DONE.

 I ACTUALLY DENIED A PROSPECTIVE RENTER CERTAIN DAYS AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE. I JUST WANT TO GO BACK UP THAT BAD. OUR MOTTO USUALLY IS , " WE ALWAYS RENT FIRST " ( NOT THIS TIME ).  WE DID FIND OUT MY KID'S FRIENDS CAN'T COME UP FOR A DAY AFTER SHE TOLD ME 100% THEY ARE COMING. ONE IS NOW ON THE FENCE BUT WITH NO CAR SHE CAN'T COME UP. WHAT DID I DO ?......OFFERED OUR CAR.

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKES AGAIN. THE KEY WHEN SEARCHING IS " AREA ". I DROVE TO A BEAUTIFUL NEIGHBORHOOD AGAIN IN VILLANOVA.  MANY TIMES I WILL SEARCH " FREE " ON THESE LOCAL SITES. WHEN I DID UP POPPED AN OUTDOOR OUTLET COVER. I HAD IT ON MY LIST TO FIX AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE BECAUSE OUR COVER WAS BROKEN. SO I DROVE THERE TODAY. HEY , IT SAVED $6 AND MORE IMPORTANT A DRIVE TO HOME DEPOT. THE GUY ADDED IN LIGHT SWITCHES AND A CABLE SPLITTER. AGAIN......ALL FREE. MAN , THEIR HOUSE WAS NICE. THE HOT BLONDE WIFE IN THE DRIVEWAY ( THAT I BLOCKED IN ) HAD NO CLUE I WAS COMING. IF IT WEREN'T FOR COVID-19 SHE TOTALLY WOULD OF HIT ON ME.

THE COMCAST STORY : ( LOOKS LIKE MY BILL WILL GO UP IN PRICE )

 - I'M ON THE RADAR NOW...........OFF TO THE NAIL TO MEET COMCAST. I HAD 2 THINGS FIXED.......A TV THAT WAS NOT GETTING A HD PICTURE AND A CREDIT CARD MACHINE WITH NO INTERNET.   I THAN HEAR THE FAMOUS WORDS I FUCKING HEAR MY WHOLE ENTIRE LIFE , " UHMMMM MR. " B "  , I HAVE BEEN DOING THIS 13 YEARS AND NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE. "  THE TECH CHANGED THE CABLE BOX AND RAN A DIAGNOSTIC TEST TWICE. THE NEW BOX WAS NOT TALKING TO THE TV'S. 

 -  HE CALLS HOME OFFICE FOR SUPPORT. HE FINDS OUT AND THINKS BECAUSE MY ACCOUNT IS " RESIDENTIAL " AND NOT " BUSINESS " THIS COULD BE THE PROBLEM. IT WOULD TOTALLY SUCK TO HAVE MY ACCOUNT CHANGED TO BUSINESS. IT IS SO MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE. I GET PISSED ON THIS SHITTY ANSWER AND HE NOW WANTS TO PUSH IT TO ANOTHER TECH AND ANOTHER MEETING. I RESPOND , " SO , ALL THE TV'S HAVE BEEN WORKING SINCE 1997 FOR 23 YEARS AND ALL OF A SUDDEN MY ACCOUNT STATUS AFFECTS THE CABLE CONNECTIONS ? " I MAKE SURE I DO NOT USE THE WORD " RESIDENTIAL ".

 - HE RE-CALLS HOME OFFICE I HEAR HIM SAY " RESIDENTIAL ". THE WORD I DO NOT WANT HOME OFFICE TO HEAR. HE CONTINUES AND SAYS TO HOME OFFICE , " YES , IT IS RESIDENTIAL SINCE 1997. YES....23 YEARS RESIDENTIAL. YES.....RESIDENTIAL. MAYBE NOT , BUT IT IS RESIDENTIAL. THE BUSINESS PLAN SHOULD BE IN PLACE BECAUSE RESIDENTIAL IS NOT. OK I WILL SEE YOU LATER RESIDENTIAL. YES. I AM HAVING RESIDENTIAL FOR DINNER TONIGHT WITH MY WIFE RESIDENTIAL. OKAY , I GOT TO LEAVE BECAUSE MY NEXT RESIDENTIAL JOB IS IN THE AREA OF RESIDENTIAL. ROGER RESIDENTIAL. HAVE A GOOD RESIDENTIAL DAY.

 - I AM CLOSE TO PUNCHING HIM IN THE THROAT SO HE CAN NOT SPEAK TO HOME OFFICE ANYMORE.  I AM NOT A HAPPY CAMPER BECAUSE RESIDENTIAL IS 3 TIMES CHEAPER THAN BUSINESS PACKAGES. HE DECIDES TO RUN A TEST FOR A 3RD TIME AND EVERYTHING WORKS. I START CLOSING AND WE LEAVE WITHIN MINUTES. I WAS NOT TOO HAPPY. HE ALSO TRIED TO USE YESTERDAY'S TROPICAL STORM AS A POSSIBLE PROBLEM. I SHOT THIS TROUBLE SHOOT DOWN WHEN I SAID  , " MY TV'S WERE MALFUNCTIONING LAST WEEK. HOW DOES A STORM FROM YESTERDAY AFFECT IT NOW ? " HE REPLIED , " ARE YOU RESIDENTIAL HERE ? I SHOULD CALL HOME OFFICE."

 - OH JUST ONE MORE THING WITH COMCAST. I WAS SCHEDULED FOR THE 12 - 2PM TIME SLOT. I ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS TAKE THE EARLIEST TIME SLOT AVAILABLE. THEY SHOWED UP AT 3PM. YEP , I SAT AT THE NAIL FOR 3 FUCKING HOURS WITH A COMPUTER THAT HAD NO POWER SUPPLY. I THOUGHT I DIDN'T NEED IT. I RAN THE COMPUTER DOWN TO 5% AND SHUT IT OFF AT 2:30PM.

 I AM SO GETTING A CALL FROM COMCAST ABOUT MY RESIDENTIAL BILLING.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN FOR DINNER. I HAD NO BREAKFAST OR LUNCH. YESTERDAY'S NO WEIGHT LOSS PISSED ME OFF. I GUESS THAT IS A GOOD THING. I SKIPPED THE PASTA AND POTATO SALAD AND HAD 2 BAKED POTATOES WITH PEPPER ( NO SOUR CREAM BECAUSE IT SO DAMN GOOD WITHOUT IT !! ) , WATER , ROASTED PORK ( VERY GOOD ) , STRING BEANS , AIR , AND EDAMAME BEANS. 

 I CALL A RENTER WHO IS GONG TO THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE IN 2 DAYS. HE DID NOT PAY YET. HE TELLS ME , " OH I WAS AFRAID TO SEND A CHECK VIA MAIL BECAUSE YOU WOULDN'T GET IT IN TIME." WE MADE ARRANGEMENTS FOR HIM TO STOP TOMORROW AT THE NAIL. WHEN I HUNG UP I THOUGHT , " WHAT IF I DID NOT CALL HIM ? "

 OFF TO THE LIQUOR STORE. THE ASSISTANT MANAGER IS IN A BAND.  WE TALKED ABOUT LIVE MUSIC VIA THE INTERNET. I HAVE GONE THROUGH THIS SCENARIO AND MANY OTHERS TO HELP THE NAIL. BELIEVE ME I THOUGHT ABOUT HAVING OUTDOOR SEATING IN THE BACK LOT. BUT.....MY NEIGHBOR WHO HAD A LAW SUITE WITH US WOULD NOT THINK TOO HIGHLY OF IT , THE L.C.B & TOWNSHIP WOULD NOT THINK TOO HIGHLY OF PEOPLE OUTSIDE DRINKING AND NOT ON MY PROPERTY , AND THE CREEK IS JUST FEET AWAY WITH A 10 FOOT DROP. AGAIN......I THOUGHT OF THESE THINGS 100 TIMES OVER.

 WHEELS TEXT ME TO BRING SOME BEER HOME AND THE BRANDY I PICKED UP. I TEXT BACK , " OH SHIT I FORGOT TO GO TO THE LIQUOR STORE ". I WAITED 60 SECONDS UNTIL HER PANIC ATTACK WAS OVER AND SAID ," JUST KIDDING. I HAVE YOUR BRANDY. " SHE TEXTED BACK , " THAT WAS SO MEAN. "

 PHILLIES BLOW ( SPLIT A 7 INNING ( first ever ) DOUBLE HEADER WITH THE YANKEES. OH RICHARD......SINNER ). 76ERS BLOW ( THEY ACTUALLY WON ).  UNION BLOW ( HOW DO YOU FUCKING MISS A PENALTY SHOT 20 FEET OVER THE GOAL ??!!! ). I SAID MYSELF , " HE'S GOING TO MISS THIS "  BECAUSE I FELT IT WAS NOT A FOUL IN THE FIRST PLACE. BOY, DID HE FUCKING MISS IT. HE FUCKING HIT A CARD BOARD FAN FIGURE IN THE 18TH ROW.....2ND LEVEL.

  AT THE NAIL I HAD SOME PEOPLE COME IN. IT WAS NICE TO SEE. EVEN MY ELDEST STOPPED BY WITH SOME FRIENDS. I GAVE THEM WARM SHOTS OF JAGER. DAMN......FORGOT TO TURN THE MACHINE ON FOR COLDNESS.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN.  WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF DARK. I THOUGHT IT WAS " EH " AT BEST. I HAD 2 BUBLY SODA WATERS AND NO SNACKS AFTER 10PM. JESUS ....ANOTHER TOUGH THING TO DO. IMAGINE A 400 POUND GUY NOT HAVING THE STUFF HE CRAVES AND LOVES......PIZZA , BEER , BRANDY , BOOZE , ASS , PASTA , CONDIMENTS , CANDY , SWEETS , ANYTHING FUCKING CRUNCHY , ANYTHING GOOD , MCDONALDS , PRIMO HOAGIES , ...........BLOW. 

 BACK TO THE SCALE AFTER A ZERO WEIGHT  LOSS YESTERDAY. TODAY'S LOSS .......1/2 OF A POUND. WOO HOO ??!!

 I BLOW.

  THURSDAY     8 - 6 - 20

  I REALLY LOSE TRACK OF WHAT DAY AND DATE IT IS.

  START MORNING GETTING ELDEST OFF TO WORK. I AM HER WAKE-UP CALL AT 7:15AM. I MAKE HER LUNCH AND ALSO MAKE SURE THE PUP SAYS HAVE A GOOD DAY.

 DOWN THE BASEMENT TO RUN OUR SHAMPOO VACUUM. I USE A HEAVY MIXTURE OF OXY CLEAN SOLUTION. I SPENT ABOUT 90 MINUTES HITTING THE SEMI-WET AREAS HARD. I THINK IT CAME OUT GOOD.  WE HAVE HAD 7 FANS RUNNING 24/7 FRO 3 DAYS NOW WITH DOORS AND WINDOWS OPEN.

 OH , WHILE VACUUMING IN THE BASEMENT I PLAYED LOUD MUSIC AND DANCED. HEY....FIGURED IT WAS EXERCISE.

  BACK UPSTAIRS I CHECK MY COMPUTER FOR THE NORMAL STUFF AND BLOG ABOUT HOW FAT I AM.  IT IS SO DAMN DEPRESSING.

  THE NAIL WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY NIGHT DUE TO A FILM DOCUMENTARY SHOOT. WE HAVE HAD SEVERAL SHOOTS HERE AND MY FAVORITE IS THE MOVIE LEBANON , PATHE NAIL IS USED 3 TIMES IN THIS LITTLE HEARTFELT MOVIE. LAST I REMEMBER IT WAS BEING SHOWN ON SHOWTIME. HEY , IT GOT 50% ROTTEN TOMATOES.

 FELT BAD - A REALLY NICE PHILIPPINO WOMAN AND HER FAMILY WERE RENTING THE FINAL WEEK AVAILABLE AT OUR CONDO. THIS IS A GOOD THING. THAN , WHEELS SEES AN OLD TEXT ON MY PHONE THAT A REPEATER RENTER WANTS THAT SAME WEEK. IT SUCKED CALLING THE LADY AND TELLING HER IT WAS CANCELLED.

 I GO DOWN THE BASEMENT TO CHECK HOW EVERYTHING IS DRYING. I USE THE BATHROOM AND SAY TO MYSELF , " BRING SOME EXTRA ICE FREEZER PACKS UPSTAIRS. IN LESS THAN 3 MINUTES I FORGOT.

 TOOK A DRIVE TO GET GAS IN HAVERTOWN AND I SAW A CUTE BLONDE. I SAID TO MYSELF , " THAT IS A GOOD LOOKING GIRL. I WONDER WHO THE GUY IS ? " AS I DROVE BY IT WAS THE MOM.

 WENT THE EXTRA YARD AND PAINTED THE STORM DOOR'S TRIM AND HANDLE HARDWARE. I GOT TO ADMIT THIS DOOR CAME OUT EXCELLENT.

 WHEELS AND I GOT INVITED TO GO TO AVALON. HMMMMM........YOU THINK THIS BE AN EASY DECISION AT THIS PHENOMENAL HOUSE WITH BOATS , JACUZZI , SWIMMING POOL , BAY FRONT , AND SPECTACULAR VIEWS. BUT I HAVE 2 DILEMMAS. 1 - WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE PUP ? AND 2 - MY DIET......IF I TRAVEL ANYWHERE TO FAMILY OR FRIENDS THE TEMPTATION TO EAT AND DRINK IS 50 TIMES HARDER.

 LABOR WEEKEND JUST OPENED UP AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. HMMMMM..........

 FLYERS LOOK REALLY GOOD AND WIN THEIR 2ND GAME OF 3 IN THIS ROUND ROBIN OF SEEDINGS. THEY WILL PLAY TAMPA BAY ON SATURDAY FOR THE #1 POSITION.....WHICH I STILL SAY MEANS NOTHING. I ALSO SAY LET'S NOT GET ALL HYPED UP HERE. IT IS JUST 2 GAMES. THEY LOOK REALLY GOOD SO FAR AND I LIKE THE YOUNG GUNS ON THE 2ND LINE.

 PHILLIES HOLD ON TO WIN AND SPLIT THE SERIES WITH THE YANKEES. THIS IS GOOD. NEXT I THINK THE PHILLIES PLAY 3 DOUBLE HEADERS AND 9 GAMES IN 7 DAYS.

 A NICE DINNER OF SALAD ( LIMITED DRESSING LITE ) , CHICKEN ( NO SKIN ) AND STRING BEANS.

 TAKE A DRIVE TO THE NAIL. I SPEND TIME CLEANING AND LOOKS LIKE OUR NEIGHBORS GOT SLAMMED WITH WATER DAMAGE.  THE GOOD THING THE NAIL NEVER GETS FLOODED. THE ROOF.......DIFFERENT STORY.

  MET SOME NICE PEOPLE FOR TAKE-OUT.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN AND OUR ELDEST STOPS BY. I SAW HER EARLIER AT A FRIENDS HOUSE SITTING IN A DRIVEWAY WITH 8 FRIENDS. I STOP MY VAN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET AND PUT MY MASK TO MY FACE. I AM SURE SHE GOT THE MESSAGE. LATER SHE STOPPED IN WITH HER FRIEND THAT WE TREAT LIKE A DAUGHTER.

 I WALK THE PUP ON A NICE COOL EVENING. THE DOG AND I ARE BONDING. THOUGH EARLIER I CHASED HER INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE HOUSE BECAUSE I DROPPED MY DINNER NAPKIN SOAKED WITH CHICKEN BROTH. SHE SCOOTED QUICKLY AWAY WITH HER EARS PINNED BACK AND EYE BALLS LOOKING BACK AT ME. SHE KNEW IT WAS WRONG BUT ATE THE NAPKIN ANYWAY. I COULD HEAR LAUGHTER IN THE KITCHEN AS I CHASED HER OUTSIDE AND CALLED HER AN ASSHOLE.

 SPEAKING OF LAUGHTER. I STRIVE FOR IT IN MY FAMILY AND LIFE. OUR ELDEST GETS HOME FROM A LONG DAYS WORK WITH LITTLE SCREAMING KIDS. IN THE FIRST 15 MINUTES I MADE HER LAUGH VERY HARD 4 TIMES.

 I HAVE NO SNACKS ( INCLUDING AFTER 10PM ) AND NO SODA BUBLY'S OR COKE ZEROES. I JUST SUCK ON A BOTTLE OF WATER. OH MY GOD IT IS SO GOOD TO HAVE THIS DRINK AT THE END OF THE NIGHT.........BLOW.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF DARK. IT WAS THE SEASON 1 FINALE AND IT PICKED UP FROM YESTERDAY SUCK ASS EPISODE. IT STILL BOTHERS ME THE GERMAN FILMED TV SERIES TRANSLATES TO ENGLISH HORRIBLY. THE CHARACTER WOULD SAY , " DON'T GO INTO THAT CAVE. " THE TRANSLATED CAPTION WOULD READ , " I SEE NOTHING...........IN THAT ROCK STRUCTURE. " I FEEL LIKE SERGEANT SHULTZ GOT THE JOB TO TRANSLATE.

 OFF TO BED TO SETTLE THE NIGHT DOWN. MY YOUNGEST COMES HOME FROM A GET TOGETHER WITH FRIENDS. SHE TELLS ME THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE OF HER TRAVELING TO THE BEACH THIS WEEKEND.  THIS MAKES ME SAD BUT HAPPY FOR HER. WE TALK A LITTLE AND SOON THE PUP COMES RUNNING IN. I TURN OFF THE TV AND WE HEAD TO BED. WITHIN 30 SECONDS SHE IS SNIFFING MY BUTT AND SPOONING MY BACK. I HAVE TO ADMIT HER WHISKERS KINDA FELT PRETTY GOOD.

 SO I WENT HARD CORE TODAY WITH EATING AND DRINKING. BASICALLY BREATHING AIR PUTS WEIGHT ON ME. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY BUT IF I EVEN LOOK AT PIZZA HUT COMMERCIAL MY BELLY INFLATES LIKE A FROG'S NECK PERFORMING A MATING CALL. TODAY'S LOSS - 1.2 POUNDS.

  FRIDAY       8 - 7 - 20

  INTERESTING DAY.............

 I SIGNED A WAIVER THAT I CAN NOT TALK , MENTION , OR WRITE ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY FILM SHOOT AT THE NAIL. SO I WON'T ........................FOR NOW.

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKES AGAIN. THIS TIME I SOLD SOMETHING.  I HAD 2 LEFTOVER PAINT CANS ( UNOPENED ) FROM OUR HOUSE I PAINTED. I DO NOT BELIEVE I WILL USE THIS " POPPING " BLUE PAINT EVER AGAIN. A SUPER NICE GUY BOUGHT THEM THIS MORNING. WE TALKED FOR OVER 30 MINUTES. HE IS A MISSIONARY CONSULTANT OF SORTS AND TRAVELS ALL OVER THE WORLD TO VERY POOR COUNTRIES TO HELP. MAN ,THE PEOPLE YOU MEET. HE IS ALSO INTERESTED IN RENTING OUR POCONO HOME AND MAYBE BUYING OUR KAYAK THAT BROKE MY WINDSHIELD.

 ALSO I SAW A POST FOR A GAS STOVE IN EXCELLENT SHAPE FOR FREE. THE POST WAS 1 DAY OLD. I CONTACTED THE WOMAN AND IT WAS " PENDING ".  I DID THE SAME FOR A FREE LAWNMOWER IN ARDMORE JUST 4 MINUTES FROM THE NAIL. THE POST WAS JUST 2 HOURS OLD AND SAID , " JUST PICK UP ON CURB. " I DROVE OVER IN THE RAIN AND IT WAS GONE.

  OUR BASEMENT SEEMS TO BE DRYING VERY WELL. THIS 2ND RAIN STORM TODAY DID NOT AFFECT IT AT ALL. WE STILL HAVE BEEN RUNNING 7 FANS NON-STOP THOUGH.

 DECIDED TO CUT THE LAWNS AT BOTH PROPERTIES. I DID USE THE RIDING MOWER IN THE SLIGHT RAIN. LATER IT GOT SUNNY AND I FINISHED BY USING THE SELF-PROPELLED MOWER AND LEAF BLEW.  I LET THE RAIN WASH AWAY THE REST OF THE GRASS CLIPPINGS. THE LAWN WAS PRETTY HIGH AND I DID NOT WANT TO WAIT ANOTHER DAY.

 I ALSO CUT VERY LOW BRANCHES AT A RENTAL PROPERTY. THESE WERE ANNOYING WHEN CUTTING THE LAWN. I CUT A FAIR AMOUNT OF THE TREE LIMBS BACK ALONG WITH SOME IN THE HEDGES.

  LUNCH WITH WHEELS. I HAD A SALAD WITH TUNA FISH & CELERY. YEP.........I REALLY DO NOT LIKE ADMITTING THAT. THE REST OF THE DAY AND NIGHT I HAD 3 GRANOLA BARS AND 2 SMALL BACKS OF STALE POPCORN.

 OFF TO THE NAIL AND YOU KNOW WHAT SUCKS ?  WHEN ON A DIET AND MAKING FOOD ORDERS FOR PATRONS. OH MAN......PIZZA , WINGS , CHICKEN FINGERS , CHICKEN NUGGETS ( BETTER THAN MCDONALDS ) , MOZZARELLA STIX.......IT WAS A TINY TORTURE.

 THE RAINS CAME AND IT WAS KINDA COOL LOOKING OUTSIDE ONCE IN A WHILE. MOTHER NATURE CAN BE A BITCH BUT ALSO BEAUTIFUL.

 76ERS WITH A GOOD WIN. HEY....THAT'S 3 IN A ROW. BUT , ALL TEAMS WERE WAY UNDER .500. THE NEXT 10 GAMES ARE ALL PLAYOFF TEAMS.

 I WATCHED AN EPISODE OF AGENTS OF SHIELD WHICH WAS GOOD. I ALSO WATCHED THE 2ND EPISODE OF 3 IN A DOCUMENTARY CALLED FEAR CITY. IT IS HOW THE F.B.I. TOOK DOWN THE 5 MOBSTER FAMILIES OF NEW YORK IN THE 70'S & 80'S. JESUS THE MAFIA HAD THEIR HANDS ON EVERYTHING......AND I MEAN EVERYTHING. RUDY GIULIANI HEADS THE TASK FORCE TO TAKE DOWN ALL 5 FAMILIES AT ONCE. THE BEST LINE BY ONE INVESTING F.B.I. AGENT , " I NEVER HEAR THE WORD ' FUCK ' USED SO MANY TIMES AND SO COLORFULLY. "

  I ARRIVE HOME AND SIT DOWN WITH SODA WATER AND COKE ZERO MIXED TOGETHER. WHEELS AND I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY SEASON 2. THEY WERE VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT.

  I WALK THE PUP AROUND OUR PROPERTY AT NIGHT. IT'S KINDA OUR THING. I NOTICE ONE TRASHCAN HAS AN OLD TRASH BAG IN IT. LET'S JUST SAY ......MAGGOTS GROW VERY FAST EVEN INSIDE A PLASTIC BAG. I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW MANY THERE WERE.

 WEIRD - I NOTICE ON OCCASION ONE CHEST HAIR WILL PIERCE THROUGH MY TEE SHIRT. HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE ?

 I DON'T GET IT. THIS WEIGHT THING IS PERPLEXING. I HAD MINIMAL FOOD TODAY AND YOU THINK I LOSE AT LEAST 5 POUNDS A DAY. TODAY'S LOSS- .1 OF 1 POUND. MAKES NO SENSE. IN MY MIND I THOUGHT I LOSE AT LEAST 2 POUNDS. IT IS DISHEARTENING TO SEE THE DAILY NUMBERS.

  SATURDAY      8 - 8 - 20

 AND THAT IS WHY I SHOULD NOT GO TO PARTIES WITH A TON OF GOOD FOOD , SWEETS , AND BOOZE. IT WAS A " CHEAT DAY " I DID NOT WANT. IT WAS VERY GOOD TO SEE FAMILY THOUGH.

  I GO OUTSIDE TO PICK UP POOP FROM THE PUP AND END UP WEEDING 1 FULL TRASHCAN. I ALSO END UP PLAYING WITH THE PUP FOR 10 MINUTES. SHE RAN HARD TO RETURN A LARGE SOFTBALL TO ME. SHE RETURNED WITH THE BALL EVERY TIME. UNFORTUNATELY , THE SOFTBALL HAD TO BE TRASHED BECAUSE SHE ATE SOME OF IT.

 FOR LUNCH I BBQ'D CHICKEN LEFTOVERS. MAN I LOVE A GOOD BBQ. WE HAD SOME SALAD AND SMALL PIECES OF BBQ CHICKEN.

 WHEELS AND I WORK ON 3 PROPERTIES TO ATTEST PROPERTY VALUE AND TAX HIKES BY OUR LOCAL COUNTY. WE FILLED OUT THE FORMS AND MAILED THEM OUT FOR A LATER COURT DATE.

  WE USED 3 AIR FRESHENERS FOR OUR BASEMENT. I THINK WE DODGED A BIG BULLET HERE. THE WORST WOULD OF BEEN PICKING UP A 100 SOAKED CARPET TILES , BRINGING THEM UP STEPS , AND LAYING THEM ALL OVER OUR DRIVEWAY TO DRY. WE HAVE DONE THIS TWICE SINCE LIVING HERE.

 TAKE A SHOWER AND SHAVE.

 THE PUP EATS ANOTHER NAPKIN & A REESE'S CUP CARDBOARD WRAPPER. IT WON'T BE FUN POOPING THAT OUT.

 I WATCH THE FINAL EPISODE OF FEAR CITY. I THINK I COULD OF BEEN IN THE MAFIA. MOST LIKELY I BE SHOT BY MY OWN SOLDIERS.

 TAKE A MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO A FAMILY BIRTHDAY PARTY. I WONDER IF THERE IS A THING CALLED " MASK SHAMING " ?  WHEELS , MYSELF , AND OUR YOUNGEST ALL WEAR MASKS TO ENTER. WITHIN 5 SECONDS THEY TOOK THEIRS OFF BECAUSE NO ONE WAS WEARING THEM. WITHIN 45 MINUTES , I TOOK MINE OFF. IN HINDSIGHT , I SHOULD OF KEPT MINE ON. NOT TO PREVENT COVID-19 SPREAD BUT TO PREVENT ME FROM EATING.

 I HAVE TO ADMIT IT WAS EXCELLENT TO SEE ABOUT 20 FAMILY MEMBERS. I HUNG OUT FOR ABOUT 3 HOURS AND THAN HEADED TO THE NAIL. WHEELS HUNG OUT ANOTHER HOUR AND OUR KIDS HUNG OUT 2 HOURS MORE. I WAS HAPPY TO SEE OUR KIDS HANGING OUT WITH THEIR COUSINS. I ASKED OUR KIDS , " WHY DID YOU STAY SO LONG ? " THEY BOTH RESPONDED , " BECAUSE OUR COUSIN HAS THE BEST STORIES. " THE GOOD THING I DID NOT DRINK ANY BOOZE AND THE PARTY HAD EXCELLENT BEERS.

 I SERVE A COUPLE OF PATRONS AND MAKE SOME FOOD ORDERS. I ALSO WATCH THE PHILLIES HAVE A CLEAN WIN.....A PERFECT 5 - 0 VICTORY. TOMORROW THEY WILL LOSE BOTH GAMES IN THE DOUBLE HEADER.

 I TAKE A RIDE HOME ON A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT ON MY BIKE.

  A NEIGHBOR JOINS US FOR NIGHTCAPS ON OUR PATIO. OUR KIDS JOIN US FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES WHICH WAS NICE. WE SHARED SOME FUN STORIES AND LAUGHS.  I BROKE MY BOOZE CODE AND HAD A NATURDAY STRAWBERRY BEER.

 LATE NIGHT WHEELS , MYSELF , AND OUR YOUNGEST WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY. AGAIN , IT WAS VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT. I BROKE MY BOOZE CODE AGAIN AND CONTINUED WITH THE CHEAT DAY. I HAD A ROCKS GLASS OF GIN AND LIME SODA WATER.  

  FLYERS CONTINUE TO LOOK REALLY GOOD AND DOMINATED THE TOP 3 TEAMS IN THE NHL. TONIGHT THEY SOLIDLY CONTROLLED THE BEST TEAM IN THE N.H.L. THE TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING BY A 4 - 1 VICTORY. THIS SECURES A #1 SEED FOR THE FLYERS AND THEY WILL FACE THE CANADIANS IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE PLAYOFFS. IT DOES SUCK HOME ICE MEANS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING THIS SEASON.

 SO , I BROKE MY DIET BIG TIME. I ATE WAY TOO MUCH OF SOME AWESOME FOOD LIKE GNOCCHI'S ( VERY SMALL AMOUNT ) , MEATBALLS , SHRIMP , VERY GOOD SALAD , KABOBS , PRETZELS DIPPED IN CAKE ICING SMOTHERED WITH SPRINKLES , AND A BOTTLED WATER.  I WAS DISAPPOINTED IN MYSELF LIKE TOMMYBOY BUT I THINK A " CHEAT DAY " IS NOT THE WORST IN MY QUEST TO BE HEALTHIER.

 THE SCALE DOESN'T LIE. I KNEW WHAT WAS COMING AFTER EATING LIKE KING KONG BUNDY TODAY. I FEEL THE PAIN AS I SEE THE SCALE SPIN LIKE A TORNADO. MY BELLY SANK AND SO DID MY HEART AS I READ THE NUMBERS. I ADDED 2.5 POUNDS TO MY WEIGHT. ANNNNNNNNND THAT'S HOW FAST WEIGHT CAN GO UP. IT WILL TAKE ME 2 WEEKS TO LOSE THAT BACK.  

  BLOW

  SUNDAY        8 - 9 - 20

 WHAT THE HELL COULD KEEP ME UP TO 2AM ?  YOU " MUST " SEE WHY AND DO THE SAME.....AT LEAST ONCE ,  WHICH IS ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE.

  START DAY WITH THE NORMAL ROUTINE.  I WORKED ON MY TRAILER FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES AND STARTED PUTTING THE BASEMENT BACK TOGETHER.  I HUNG A STEP LADDER IN THE BASEMENT STAIRWAY. I REMOVED BRACKETS FROM A STAIRCASE RAILING TO BE LATER USED AND ALSO DID 10 OTHER THINGS.

  I ALSO SEARCHED FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE WHICH STRUCK AGAIN TODAY. HERE IS THE SEARCHES :

 - A SMALL 2 STEP STOOL WITH A HANDLE. ON OCCASION WHEELS NEEDS ONE TO REACH HIGH KITCHEN CABINETS. I FOUND ONE FOR FREE. THEY GUY TOOK 3 HOURS TO GET BACK TO ME AND SAID IT WAS " SOLD ".  ANOTHER GUY IN HAVERTOWN WAS SELLING HIS FOR 5 BUCKS. MY NEW MOTTO IS " FREE " ONLY WITH THIS PANDEMIC THAT CRUSHED MY BELOVED NAIL. I OFFERED 2 DOLLARS BUT HE DENIED THAT I SAID I PAY THE FULL $5 DOLLARS ( LOL ) AND MEET HIM AROUND 6:30PM. WELL , I FOUND A 3 STEP LADDER IN OUR GARAGE AND HUNG THAT IN THE BASEMENT STAIRWAY. I MESSAGED THE GUY BACK AND SAID I NO LONGER HAD A NEED FOR HIS STEP LADDER. FUNNY.....WHEELS AND I DROVE BY A HOUSE 1 BLOCK FROM US AND THE GUY HAD A STEP LADDER ( BRAND NEW ) BY HIS TRASHCANS. WE LATER FIGURED OUT HE WAS JUST " HOLDING " A PARKING SPOT WITH IT.

 - A GUY IN HAVERTOWN WAS GIVING AWAY A PICNIC TABLE WITH 4 BENCHES. I JUST WANTED 2 BENCHES FOR OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE AND ITS HORSESHOE PIT AREA. THE FACEBOOK AD WAS 1 DAY OLD. I RESPONDED TWICE AND THE SELLER " SEEN " MY MESSAGE BUT DID NOT RESPOND. I FUCKING HATE THAT. GIVE ME THE FUCKING COURTESY OF A MESSAGE BACK. HE INSTANTLY MARKED IT " PENDING " AND THAN LATER RE-MARKED IT " SOLD ". HE NEVER WROTE ME BACK........DICK HEAD. I PICTURED HIM FATTER THAN ME.

 - A WOMAN WAS GIVING AWAY A POWER MITRE THAT LOOKED IN EXCELLENT SHAPE. SHE NEVER MESSAGED ME BACK. MY MITRE I TOTALLY MACGYVERED WITH SUPER GLUE AND GORILLA TAPE.

 - THE AD SAID , " 52 INCH FLAT SMART TV WITH WALL MOUNT BRACKET FOR FREE. "  IT HAS HDMI INPUTS AND ACCESS TO THE INTERNET FOR NETFLIX AND SUCH. BUT.........IT HAS A BLURRY DOUBLE VISION PICTURE FOR A JUST COUPLE OF MINUTES BUT THAN TURNS TO A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE. THE POST WAS 4 MINUTES OLD......AND WE GOT IT. WHEELS AND I DRIVE ABOUT 20 MINUTES AND THE GUY WAS SUPER COOL AND A BIG EAGLES FAN. HE HELPED ME LOAD IT ( WITH AN EAGLES MASK ) AND IT WAS A VERY FAST PICK-UP.......UNTIL I CALLED AND RETURNED FOR THE TV'S REMOTE. OH , MY DRIVING MADE WHEELS A NERVOUS NELLIE. ( OH....NELLIE I STILL MISS YOU KID )

 WE ARRIVE HOME AND TEST IT. THE " JUST TAKES MINUTES " TO WARM UP BEFORE THE BEAUTIFUL PICTURE WAS NOT HAPPENING. I WAITED 45 MINUTES. IT LOOKS LIKE I WAS SUCKERED TO GET RID OF A LARGE FLAT SCREEN TV. I GO TO THE NAIL AND WHEELS TELLS ME MINUTES AFTER I LEFT THE SCREEN WORKS PERFECTLY. WHEELS HAD A GOOD IDEA OF HANGING THE TV IN OUR BASEMENT AND GETTING RID OF OUR BIG MAMMOTH ONE. THE TV WORKS GREAT BUT IT IS BULKY. ANYONE NEEDING A 55" TV WE WILL GIVE IT AWAY FOR FREE.

 WHEELS AND I TAKE A LONG WALK AROUND RADNOR TRAIL. IT WAS MY FIRST TIME AND IT IS A REALLY COOL PATH TO WALK ALONG. WE WENT OFF THE PATH TOO. WE WALKED THROUGH PARKS WITH KIDS PLAYING BASEBALL , PARKING LOTS , POLICE STATIONS ( YEP ) , WOODED AREAS , NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS , AND MORE OPEN AREAS. I GOT TO ADMIT IT WAS PRETTY COOL.

 BACK HOME WE HAVE A DINNER. WHEELS MADE A VERY GOOD SAUSAGE , PEPPER , & ONIONS ALONG WITH HOMEMADE CHILI. 

 I LOAD UP THE VAN AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. I DO SOME LITTLE PROJECTS LIKE CLEAN , CHANGE OUT FLOOD LIGHTS , AND PAINT A CEILING TILE. I ALSO WATCHED PHILLIES SHIT THE BED BY LOSING BOTH GAMES IN A DOUBLE HEADER ( LIKE I WROTE YESTERDAY ) AND THE 76ERS LOST TOO. BLOW

 I MADE QUOTA FOR SALES BUT RAN INTO A PROBLEM WITH OUR NEW CREDIT CARD MACHINE. IT WOULD NOT FUCKING WORK. ALL THAT DAMN TESTING AND I COULD NOT GET IT TO TRANSACT A SALE. I HOOKED UP THE OLD ONE AND THE INTERNET CORD DID NOT WORK. I TRIED AGAIN USING A PHONE LINE AND IT EVENTUALLY WENT THROUGH. WHAT A FUCKING HASSEL.

 ROLL OUT AND HEAD HOME. WHEELS , MYSELF , AND OUR YOUNGEST WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY. AGAIN.....VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT.

 WE ALSO WATCHED MATCH GAME AND AMERICA'S GOT TALENT. IT WAS THAN I SAW A PERFORMER THAT ABSOLUTELY BLEW ME AWAY. HERE IS WHAT HAPPEN AND WHY I STAYED UP TO 2AM WHICH  IS UNHEARD OF WITH ME. WHEN I SAY YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST WATCH THIS PERFORMANCE JUST ONE TIME IS THE BIGGEST UNDERSTATEMENT I CAN MAKE. HERE IS THE STORY:

  - AMERICA'S GOT TALENT WAS DOING THE TOP 15 MOST VIEWED PERFORMANCES IN THEIR 15 YEAR HISTORY. WE TURNED IT ON WHEN THEY WERE DOWN TO THE TOP 4.  THE OVERALL WINNER WITH 450+ MILLION VIEWS WAS A REMARKABLE YOUNG KID WHO WAS BLIND AND HAD AUTISM. HE COULD BARELY TALK. BUT WHEN HE SANG AND PLAYED PIANO.......OH......MY.....GOD.

 - BUT.......HIS ACT WAS NOT MY FAVORITE. THE ONE I WATCHED FOR OVER 3+ HOURS WITH MY HEAD PHONES ON WAS A YOUNG SUPER SHY 13 YEAR OLD GIRL. I CAN NOT EMPHASIZE TO WATCH A YOUTUBE OR GOOGLE VIDEO OF THIS GIRL SINGING OTIS REDDING'S " HARD TO HANDLE ". YOU WILL NOT FUCKING BELIEVE IT.   AGAIN , OVER 450+ MILLION VIEWS. TONIGHT I ADDED ANOTHER 500. SHE ALSO RECEIVED THE VERY RARE " GOLDEN BUZZER " BUTTON THAT WHEN HIT BY A JUDGE INSTANTLY PROPELS THE ACT TO THE LIVE ROUND IN HOLLYWOOD.

 - PEOPLE WROTE WONDERFUL REVIEWS OF THIS TINY SHY DYNAMIC SOON TO BE SUPER STAR. MANY MANY PEOPLE WROTE I WATCHED THIS PERFORMANCE IN ONE SITTING OVER 600 TIMES. I COULD NOT STOP WATCHING IT. I WATCHED HER OTHER SONGS AND SOME OTHER PERFORMERS ON A.G.T. BUT THIS SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE WAS JUST OVER THE TOP UNBELIEVABLE. MY KIDS TOLD ME THAT COULD HEAR ME SINGING , CRYING , HOOTING , AND DANCING UNTIL 2AM IN THE MORNING. IF YOU HAVE HEAD PHONES......USE THEM.

 THIS GIRL COULD BE THE DAUGHTER OF JANIS JOPLIN AND MICK JAGGER AND HAVE AN UNCLE STEVEN TYLER.

 REMEMBER - SHE'S 13 YEARS OLD !!!! --- PLEASE GIVE IT A SHOT AND GOOGLE -- COURTNEY HADWIN -- SINGS OTIS REDDING'S SONG " HARD TO HANDLE " ON AMERICA'S GOT TALENT. IT IS FUCKING AMAZING.

  THIS PERFORMANCE WAS 3 YEARS AGO AND SHE IS NOW 16. I CAN'T SAY THIS UNTIL 2 YEARS FROM NOW BUT I WILL SAY IN THE 2 YEAR FUTURE SHE IS A PIECE OF ASS. I CAN'T SAY THAT NOW BECAUSE SHE IS ONLY 16. OH....SHE WAS SIGNED , PUT OUT AN ALBUM , AND PERFORMED IN VEGAS. SHE IS ON HER WAY TO SUPER STARDOM.

 OFF TO BED WITH CRAZY MAZE WHO STOLE MY SOCK AND I CAN'T FIND IT NOW. 

 ON THE WEIGHT FRONT - I LOST .8 OF THE 2.5 POUNDS I PUT ON FROM SATURDAY'S CHEAT DAY.

 

   MONDAY      8 - 10 - 20

  50 INCHES........50 INCHES........50 INCHES........WORST MEMORY EVER.

 START MORNING BY DOING MY NORMAL ROUTINE OF COMPUTER STUFF , GETTING ELDEST OFF TO WORK , AND WATCHING PORN. I DECIDED TO TACKLE HANGING OUR " NEW " 52" SMART TV.

 WHEELS HELPS ME LOAD TOOLS AND TV DOWN THE BASEMENT. WE MOVE THE OLD TV ON A DOLLY AND ROLL IT INTO ANOTHER ROOM.  I HAVE THE PUP WITH ME , PUT ON SOME MUSIC , AND START LAYING OUT WHERE THE TV SHOULD HANG ON THE WALL.

  I MOVE PRETTY QUICKLY AND TAKE MEASUREMENTS OF THE BACK ON THE TV FOR WIDTH AND LENGTH.  THE TV IS 50 INCHES WIDE ( KEY NUMBER ) AND 35 INCHES HIGH.  I KEEP THINKING I ONLY HAVE 52 INCHES OF WALL ABOVE A HEATER TO THE CEILING. AGAIN , I CONTEMPLATE THE TV BEING SO CLOSE TO A VERY HOT RADIATOR. SO..........I LAY OUT THE MOUNT TO BE 2 INCHES FROM THE CEILING AND WORK MY WAY DOWN. IT IS 12 INCHES HIGHER THAN I LIKE AND PUTTING THE TV ON ANOTHER WALL WAS NOT AN OPTION. I USE LAGS , SCREWS , AND SECURE THE TV MOUNT. WHEELS HELPS ME FOR A MINUTE AND TOGETHER WE HANG THE TV. I ALSO PUT THE WHOLE BASEMENT BACK TOGETHER AND CLEAN.

  THE BASEMENT TV AREA NOW LOOKS 100 TIMES BETTER WITHOUT THE BIG BULKY OLD TV AND TABLE. THE WALL MOUNTED SMART TV SAVES SPACE AND LOOKS SO MUCH CLEANER. I LOAD UP ALL MY TOOLS AND MOVE THEM UPSTAIRS. I GO BACK DOWNSTAIRS TO TEST THE TV. I AM HAPPY THAT THIS TIME THE " GHOSTING " OR DOUBLE VISION CLEARS UP IN HALF THE TIME YESTERDAY. IT IS PICTURE PERFECT AND CLEAR. I SIT DOWN ON THE COUCH AND QUICKLY REALIZE SOMETHING...............WHY THE FUCK IS THE TV SO HIGH ?

 I INSTANTLY REALIZE WHAT I DID WRONG. THE 50 INCHES I HAD SEARED IN MY LITTLE BRAIN WAS THE WIDTH AND NOT HEIGHT. I HAD PLENTY OF ROOM TO LOWER THE TV.  I HAD WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST COME DOWN TO CHECK OUT THE NEW LOOK OF THE BASEMENT. I SAID NOTHING.  BOTH SAY , " WHY IS THE TV SO HIGH UP ON THE WALL ?......UGH. IT TAKE ME LESS THAN 20 MINUTES TO LOWER THE TV 12 INCHES BUT THERE IS A SILVER LINING. THE TV IS NOW PLENTY FAR FROM THE HOT RADIATOR AND I HAVE SPACE TO MOUNT A SHELF BELOW IT TO HOLD A CABLE BOX AND MAYBE EVEN A RADIO WITH SPEAKERS. OH , THE TV IS PERFECT FOR WATCHING IF STANDING UP AND PLAYING POOL.

  I WATCH SEVERAL EPISODES OF MONK ( STILL A VERY GOOD SHOW ) AND TAKE A 30 MINUTE NAP IN OUR NEW BASEMENT TV AREA.

  LUNCH WITH WHEELS.  SCRAMBLED EGGS ( NO BREAD ) , PORK ROLL ( NO KETCHUP ) , AND SOME ORANGE JUICE ( TASTED LIKE ASS ) .

  A RENTER AND FRIEND OF THE NAIL TEXTED ME. HE IS HAVING CAR PROBLEMS AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE. THIS IS NOT FUN. HE HAD TO CALL A TOW TRUCK.

  I ORGANIZE MY 10 PUNCH LISTS DOWN TO 1.

 I REALLY WOULD LIKE PICNIC TABLE BENCHES. I JUST CAN'T FIND ANY FOR A CHEAP PRICE......LIKE FREE. I AM STILL PEEVED THAT A GUY IN HAVERTOWN WAS GIVING AWAY A PICNIC TABLE AND 4 BENCHES AND I MISSED IT. HIS AD WAS UNDER A DAY OLD.

 ON FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE - I HAD A GUY AGREE TO AN ELECTRIC GRIDDLE STILL NEW IN THE BOX. WE SETTLED FROM $25 TO $15. THE REASON WAS OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE GRIDDLE WAS BROKE AND THROWN OUT. THE AD SAID HE WAS IN WAYNE BUT IT WAS REALLY CHESTERBROOK WHICH IS TWICE THE DISTANCE. SO........I HELD OFF.

  OFF TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE. MAN , IT IS SUCH A NICE RIDE WITH THE WIND BLOWING ON MY SCALP. GOD , SO WISH I HAD HAIR.

  I WATCH THE PHILLIES BOUNCE BACK WITH A MALAY OF HOMERUNS. YOU THINK A 13 - 1 LEAD BE SAFE GOING INTO THE 9TH INNING BUT OUR BULLPEN IS THE WORST IN ALL OF BASEBALL. PHILLIES WIN 13 - 8.

 PAINTED A CEILING TILE AGAIN , DID SOME CLEANING , CHANGED THE MARQUEE , AND CALLED TECH SUPPORT FOR THIS STUPID NEW CREDIT CARD MACHINE. OF COURSE , I GET A SARCASTIC TECH AND IT WORKS PERFECTLY ON THE FIRST TRY. I SPENT 15 MINUTES THE OTHER NIGHT AND IT WOULD NOT WORK.

 A NICE RIDE HOME AND SETTLE IN WITH A BOTTLE OF WATER. FOR SOME REASON I WAS NOT HUNGRY AND HAD NO DINNER. I DID DRINK SOME SODA WATER WHICH BLOATS MY BELLY AND MAKES IT SEEM LIKE I AM FULL. I END UP CHILLING ON THE COUCH WITH WATER.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY. AGAIN.........VERY GOOD.

 WALK THE PUP. I PUT HER ON THE RUNNER SO I COULD SWEEP OUR DRIVEWAY OF DIRT AND GRASS. THE DOG DUG 2 HOLES AND FIRED THROUGH HER LEGS AND ASS ALL KINDS OF DIRT & GRASS. I SPENT ABOUT 15 MINUTES SWEEPING ALL OF IT BACK.

 OFF TO BED WITH THE PUP AND GET A NICE SURPRISE. OUR YOUNGEST COMES HOME FROM A PICNIC AND FRIEND'S HOUSE. SHE SAID GOOD NIGHT TO ME......BUT MOSTLY TO THE PUP.

 ON THE WEIGHT LOSS FRONT - 2 POUNDS LOST.  YEP, IN 2 DAYS I LOST A LITTLE MORE THAN THE 2 1/2 POUNDS I ADDED ON THE SATURDAY CHEAT DAY. THIS IS GOOD BUT ALSO BAD BECAUSE IT SET ME BACK 2 DAYS.

  TUESDAY          8 - 11 - 20

  IT'S GOOD AND IT'S BAD...............

  I SPEND TIME DOING MY NORMAL MORNING ROUTINE.

  I AM COMPLETELY SURPRISED HOW OUR KIDS DO NOT WANT ONE INTERIOR CAMERA. THAT SURVEILLANCE CAMERA OVER LOOKS ALL 3 DOORS AT ONCE. TO ME , THIS IS A HUGE " PIECE OF MIND " THING. GOD FORBID IF ANYTHING HAPPENS TO OUR FAMILY AND PROPERTY. BUT......THEY ARE SUPER CREPT OUT ABOUT IT. I ABSOLUTELY DO NOT GET IT.

 WALK THE PUP , CLEAN UP POOP , AND BEGIN TO LOAD 2 VEHICLES WITH A SHIT LOAD OF STUFF. IT WAS SUPPOSE TO BE ONE VEHICLE.......BUT , I MADE A CALL. A MOUNTAIN HOUSE RENTER TOLD ME THE WASHING MACHINE IS SPILLING WATER ON THE FLOOR. I GUESS THIS IS LUCKY THAT I CALLED 5 MINUTES BEFORE LEAVING. IT IS ALSO UNLUCKY OUR MACHINE IS MALFUNCTIONING.

 WHEELS HELPS ME LOAD A WASHING MACHINE WE HAPPEN TO GET 2 WEEKS AGO OFF FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE. I STORED IT IN OUR GARAGE. 

 I SEARCH VIGILANTLY FOR MY WALKIE-TALKIES SINCE WE ARE TAKING 2 CARS NOW. IT MAKES THE RIDE A 1,000 TIMES BETTER. I CAN NOT FIND THESE FUCKING TALKIES.  WE DRIVE UP AND IN 30 MINUTES I REALIZE THE 2 WALKIE -TALKIES ARE IN MY TOOL BAG IN THE RIGHT FLAP. I CHECKED THIS BAG AND THE LEFT FLAP 3 TIMES BUT NEVER THE RIGHT FLAP BECAUSE IT WAS PACKED IN SO TIGHT I COULD NOT REACH IT. OH WELL....THERE IS ALWAYS THE RIDE HOME.

 THE RIDE WAS A LITTLE STRESSFUL FOR WHEELS :

  - A MAJOR ACCIDENT WITH A MACK TRUCK DRIVING INTO A GUARD RAIL , A CAR LOSING ITS WHEELS & SMASHED , AND 3 YOUNG KIDS STANDING ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. THERE WAS DEBRIS SPREAD OUT FOR AT LEAST 50 YARDS.

 - AN OUT OF NO WHERE DOWNPOUR OF RAIN. SOME CARS PULLED OVER. I WAS FOLLOWING WHEELS AND KNEW SHE WAS NERVOUS. I COULDN'T BLAME HER. I SAW BLUE SKIES ABOUT 5 MILES AWAY SO I KNEW IT WOULD NOT LAST LONG.

 - FAIR AMOUNT OF MACK TUCKS. SHE HAS A TOUGH TIME PASSING THEM.

 WE ARRIVE AND IT IS ABSOLUTELY MAGNIFICENT HERE. WE UNLOAD , SET-UP A WINDOW A/C , AND SETTLE IN.

 I DO SOME MINOR PROJECTS LIKE REPLACE ALL AWNING BULBS WITH FLOOD BULBS & UPSTAIRS HALLWAY ( I HAVE A TON NOW .........ALL FREE ) , VACUUM BUGS ON THE DECK UNDER THE AWNING ( DON'T ASK ) , HANG A FIRE EXTINGUISHER , " TRY " TO FIX A DRAWER BRACKET BY SUPER GLUING IT AND USING VICE GRIPS TO HOLD IT , ORGANIZE A BIG UTENSIL DRAWER ,  FABRICATE THE UTENSIL DRAWER WITH A MIDDLE SECTION, CLEAN OUT DRAWERS , DISHWASHER A UTENSIL HOLDER , AND MOVE THE 3 NEW BARSTOOLS INTO THE GAME ROOM.

 WE HAVE A WONDERFUL DINNER OUTSIDE ON THE DECK. OH MY GOD........SO NICE.

 I HOOK UP THE ROKU ( BEST EVER FOR TRAVELING AND HOME )

 WE WATCH A DOCUMENTARY ON FRANK SINATRA ( GOOD ) AND AN EPISODE OF THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY ( VERY GOOD )

  PHILLIES ABSOLUTE BLOW IN THE BULL PEN.....BUT THE DEFENSE HAD A STUPID 5TH GRADE ERROR. HOW THE FUCK DO YOU MISS AN INFIELD FLY BY THE PITCHER'S MOUND ? THIS HAPPENED IN THE 9TH INNING WITH THE BASES LOADED. IT MADE ME SICK JUST WATCHING IT.

 I WALK THE PUP AROUND THE HOUSE AT NIGHT. WE HEAD INSIDE AND GO UPSTAIRS TO BED. I SET-UP A WINDOW FAN , MADE MY BED ( WITH A DIRTY ASS BED SHEET ) , AND SETTLED IN. I WATCHED TV AND PLAYED WITH THE PUP FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. I SLEPT GOOD BUT DID WAKE UP AT LEAST 4 TIMES DURING THE NIGHT. I NEVER USED THE BATHROOM BUT DID HAVE 4 DREAMS I COMPLETELY FORGOT. OH ........ THE PUP STUCK HER PAWS AND TOES INTO ME AT LEAST 10 TIMES DURING THE NIGHT.

 WEIGHT LOSS - 1 POUND ........OH YEAH........BLOW.

 WEDNESDAY     8 - 12 - 20

 I HAVE NO PROBLEM TAKING MY CLOTHES OFF.............

  WHEN THE CAT IS AWAY.........THE MICE WILL PLAY. IT'S FUNNY , EVERY TIME WHEELS AND I GO AWAY OUR KIDS HAVE GET TOGETHERS AND SLEEPOVERS. THEY SO WANT ME TO TURN OFF OUR INDOOR CAMERA THAT MY YOUNGEST FLIPPED IT AROUND. THEY THINK I WATCH THE KITCHEN TABLE 24 / 7. IN 4 DAYS I TURNED THE CAMERA ON ONCE.

  I CAN NOT EXPLAIN HOW BEAUTIFUL IT IS HERE. ACTUALLY , MAYBE I CAN USE 2 PEOPLE.  WE HAVE A " COMMENT BOOK " FOR RENTERS.

 1 - THE LAST RENTER WROTE , " IT IS OUR 10TH STRAIGHT YEAR HERE. THIS YEAR WAS SPECIAL BECAUSE MY SON VISITED AND SURPRISED ME FOR MY BIRTHDAY. WE SO LOVE THE HOUSE. THIS IS THE BEST VACATION HOME WE EVER STAYED AT AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO VACATION HERE FOR MANY YEARS TO COME. "

 2 - WHEELS AND I ARE HAVING DINNER OUT ON THE DECK. WE HAVE A SMALL RADIO PLAYING OLDIES MUSIC. A NICE MAN WALKING AROUND THE LAKE STOPS TO SAY HI. HE ASKS US IF WE OWN THE HOME. I TELL HIM WE DO AND WE BUILT IT OURSELVES. HE RESPONDS , " YOU KNOW YOU HAVE THE BEST HOUSE IN THE DEVELOPMENT. "

  THERE'S ALWAYS THE PUNCH LIST :

 - REPLACED A DOOR SWEEP.

 - ADDED AND REPLACED A RAILING BRACKET.

 - PUT BACK THE KITCHEN DRAWER AND SECURED THE BRACKET. THERE IS NO WAY I COULD OF SQUEEZED UNDER AND IN THIS CABINET A MONTH AGO. I ALSO VACUUMED OUT THE INSIDE OF THE CABINET.

 - FLEX SEALED A CANOE AND LOCKED BOATS TOGETHER.

 - RETRIEVED A LADDER FROM OUR CRAWL SPACE.

 - LEAF BLEW ALL ROOFS. ON THE TOP OF THE HOUSE I PAUSE FOR ABOUT 2 MINUTES JUST TO SOAK IT IN. THE VIEWS ARE MAGNIFICENT UP THERE.

 - GOT A LITTLE LUCKY. I REPLACED 2 FLOOD LIGHTS. I COULD EASILY REACH THEM BY STANDING ON THE AWNING'S ROOF PEEK. THESE LIGHTS HAVE BEEN BURNT OUT FOR AT LEAST 2 MONTHS. LATER IN THE NIGHT I WALKED THE PUP TO TEST THE MOTION DETECTOR AND THE LIGHTS CAME BLAZING ON........SUCCESS.

 - I TEST FLOOD LIGHTS BEFORE INSTALLING THEM IN HIGH PLACES. I USE A FLOOR LAMP AND OF COURSE I DROP A BULB AND IT SMASHES INTO 50 PIECES.

 - WET/DRY VACCED ANY MOTHS UNDER OUR AWNING. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY I DO THIS. LIKE THIS IS GOING TO KNOCK DOWN THE POPULATION.

 - TRIED TO INSTALL MY NEW FREE OUTLET COVER ONLY TO REALIZE I NEED A NEW OUTLET TO MATCH IT. OH WELL......NEXT TIME.

 - MOVED 2 CHAIRS TO THE OUTSIDE BALCONY DECK. THAN MOVED THE OLD CHAIRS TO THE HORSE SHOE PIT.

 - SPENT OVER AN HOUR CLEANING THE BBQ AND TRYING TO GET 3 IGNITERS TO WORK. YOU KNOW THAT " CLICK " WHEN YOU TRY TO START A GRILL ? WELL , I GOT 2 OUT OF 3 TO WORK.  I TRIED TO FABRICATE THE 3RD BURNER BUT IT WAS JUST TOO DAMAGED.

 THERE WERE MORE LITTLE THINGS BUT I DID PUT A GOOD DENT INTO MY PUNCH LIST TODAY. I WAS SWEATING PROFUSELY BECAUSE I AM FAT SO I TOOK A RIDE. I DROPPED OFF A BAG OF GARBAGE , FILLED THE GAS TANK , AND STOPPED AT OUR DEVELOPMENT'S PRIVATE POOL. WHEN I DROVE BY THERE WAS ABOUT 5 PEOPLE THERE. WHEN I RETURNED......ZERO. I HAD THE WHOLE POOL TO MYSELF. I CAN ONLY DESCRIBE IT AS GLORIOUS. ME AND WATER ARE KIN.

 BACK HOME WHEELS IS ON A CONFERENCE CALL. I WALK ON THE SIDE DECK TO THE FRONT DECK. I LAY MY WET TOWEL ON THE RAILING. I REMOVE MY BATHING TRUNKS AND LAY THEM ON THE RAILING. I REACH UP IN THE AIR TOTALLY NAKED LIKE ANDY DUFRESNE IN SHAW SHANK REDEMPTION WHEN HE FINALLY GETS THROUGH THE CRAP DRAIN AND INTO THE CREEK. I STRETCHED TO THE SUN WITH MY NAKED BODY ENJOYING THE WARMTH. I WALK THROUGH THE MAIN ROOM AND WHEELS SHAKES HER HEAD. HER FACE SAYS , " WHY DO YOU CONTINUE TO TAKE YOUR CLOTHES OFF AFTER 30 YEARS ? "

 I GO UPSTAIRS AND LAY ON MY BED. I WATCH TV WITH MY DUAL WINDOW FAN AND CEILING FAN ON. IT IS WONDERFUL. I FALL ASLEEP FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. I WAKE UP AND FINISH WATCHING A STAR TREK NEXT GENERATION EPISODE. IT WAS A PRETTY GOOD EPISODE. DEANNA TROI GETS BANGED BY WORF KLINGON STYLE.

  THE PUP VISITS AND JOINS ME ON THE BED WHICH IS ALWAYS NICE.

 OH......WHEELS AND I WATCHED HAMILTON ON DISNEY PLUS. WHAT THE FUCK ? HOW IS THIS UNBELIEVABLY POPULAR AND TICKETS COST $500 EACH ? BECAUSE OF THE HYPE WE GAVE IT A SHOT. THE SONGS WERE FAST PACED HIP-HOP STYLE. THEY TALKED REALLY FAST WHILE TALK-SINGING. IF I DID NOT HAVE THE CAPTIONS ON I WOULD OF PICKED UP EVERY 10TH WORD. ACTORS WERE NO DOUBT TALENTED AND THE SET WONDERFUL.....BUT WE STOPPED WATCHING IT JUST 16 MINUTES IN.

 I BBQ BURGERS AND IT IS MY FAVORITE THING TO DO. WHEELS HAS THICK SLICED TOMATOES , LETTUCE , AND SHARP CHEESE. I HAVE 2 BURGERS WITH NO BUNS. YEP......KINDA BLOWS BUT STILL GOOD.  WE ENJOYED NATURE AND OVERLOOKING THE LAKE WHILE DINING. AGAIN.....ABSOLUTELY PEACEFUL , ENJOYABLE , AND SERENE.

 IT IS SO NICE HERE WHEELS AND I AGAIN DENIED A RENTER TIME.........AND IT WAS FAMILY. WE ARE HOLDING DATES FOR OURSELVES. I FRICKIN' LOVE COMING UP HERE.

 PHILLIES AND 76ERS BLOW.

 FLYERS ARE RED HOT. BUT THERE IS ANOTHER TEAM RED HOT TOO....THE CANADIANS. THIS SERIES COULD GO 7 GAMES. FLYERS WITH A VERY HARD FOUGHT 2 - 1 WIN. THE 22 YEAR OLD GOALIE HART WAS DOWN RIGHT AWESOME. FLYERS UP 1 - 0 IN THIS 7 GAME SERIES.

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKES AGAIN. I WAS SEARCHING FOR 2 THINGS FOR OUR ELDEST.....A TV WALL MOUNT OR TV STAND. I FOUND THIS ONE BEAUTIFUL TV STAND AND IT WAS FREE.  I HAD MY ELDEST AND 2 FRIENDS PICK IT UP. SHE TEXTED ME , " IT IS REALLY NICE ".

 WHEELS AND I WATCH MOSTLY SPORTS ALL NIGHT. GO FLYERS !!

  MAN IT IS GLORIOUS HERE BUT I AM REALLY TESTING MY WILL NOT TO DRINK ALCOHOL. IT IS LITERALLY THE PERFECT PLACE TO HAVE SOME DRINKS. I HAVE 2 THINGS I AM FIGHTING BY NOT CONSUMING BOOZE. 1 - I AM STILL TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT. I FEEL CUTTING OUT BEER , BRANDY , AND ANY ALCOHOL HAS TO HELP. 2 - TO GIVE MY LIVER A BREAK. I CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE.

 I WALK THE PUP AROUND THE HOUSE. A NEIGHBOR POSTED A LARGE BLACK BEAR WAS SEEN IN THE AREA. LET ME TELL YOU WALKING IN PITCH BLACK AREAS PUTS YOUR ANTENNAS UP. I ACTUALLY FORCED THE PUP TO GO BACK TO OUR DRIVEWAY AREA WITH MY NEW BRIGHT FLOOD LIGHTS WERE........JUST IN CASE.

 OFF TO BED AND I WAS PRETTY TRIED. I DON'T THINK I WATCHED TV FOR 10 MINUTES BEFORE GOING TO SLEEP. THE PUP JOINED ME LATER. OH , MY DUAL WINDOW FAN.....LIKE ICE. THE TEMPS ARE ALWAYS 10 - 15 DEGREES COOLER HERE. MAN , IT GOT COLD AT NIGHT.

 ON THE WEIGHT LOSS FRONT - ZERO LOSS - BLOW.

  THURSDAY       8 - 13 - 20

  I REALLY CAN'T EXPLAIN HOW BEAUTIFUL IT IS HERE. MAYBE THIS WILL GIVE A PEEK - FOR THE FIRST TIME WE SAW A HUMMING BIRD HERE. IT HAD A DARK GREEN BELLY AND HOVERED RIGHT AT OUR FRONT GLASS DOOR THREE TIMES. THAT WAS PRETTY COOL. LATER WHEELS PUT OUT SOME SMALL PIECES OF WATERMELON TO ATTRACT IT AGAIN. UNFORTUNATELY , THE PUPPY ATE THEM.

  START MY PROJECTS :

 - COMPLETELY RE-ORGANIZE OF OUR MUDROOM. I ACTUALLY SET UP A RADIO WITH A CD PLAYER. OF COURSE , JOHNNY CASH AND ROCKY MOVIE THEME SONGS WERE PLAYED.

 - FOUND A HOME MADE DOOR STOP BECAUSE OUR PUP ATE THE RUBBER ONE. I ALSO INSTALLED AN EYE AND HOOK ON A KITCHEN DOOR. WE WERE TOO TIRED OF LOSING DOOR STOPS. NOW.........IT LOCKS OPEN.

 - REPLACED OUR WASHING MACHINE.  BEHIND THE WASHER HAD TO BE CLEANED OUT BIG TIME. THE WASHER TESTED VERY GOOD.

 - LOADED VAN WITH OLD WASHER AND 3 BAR STOOLS.

 - SPENT SOME TIME TRYING TO FIX OUR DRIVEWAY LIGHTS. I ENDED UP JUST SWITCHING OUT THE LAST 2 AND MOVING THEM TO THE FRONT OF THE DRIVEWAY.

 - FOUND OUT OUR DIG DUG ARCADE MACHINE HAS A MALFUNCTIONING JOYSTICK......OF COURSE. I TEXTED OUR ARCADE TECH FOR A VIDEO INSTRUCTION. HE RESPONDED WITH TROUBLE SHOOTING TESTS.

 - CONSOLIDATED ALL MY TOOLS IN THE MUDROOM.

  WHEELS AND I TOOK A NICE WALK IN NEW AREAS WITH THE PUP. IT WAS VERY NICE SEEING HOMES , PEOPLE , AND OTHER DOGS BARKING AT US.

 I REALLY WANTED TO SAY I WATCHED HAMILTON. SO , WHEELS AND I GAVE IT ANOTHER CHANCE. THE FIRST TIME WE STOPPED IT 16 MINUTES IN. A GOOD WAY TO WATCH IT ON DISNEY PLUS IS JUST TURN IT ON AND GO DO STUFF IN THE SAME ROOM......WASH THE DISHES , CLEAN , HAVE DINNER , BANG , ETC.  THIS IS A 2 1/2 HOUR THEATRE PLAY. I HAVE TO ADMIT IT DID PICK UP SPEED. WE WATCHED THE WHOLE THING AND IT ENDED UP GOOD TO VERY GOOD. AGAIN , THE ACTORS ARE EXCELLENT. THE RAP SINGING IS NOT MY CUP OF TEA AT ALL BUT SOME OF IT IS NORMAL BANTER ( 5% ) AND REGULAR SINGING ( 10% ). THE REST .......RAP SINGING.

 I WALK THE PUP AND DECIDE SHE HAS TOO MUCH ENERGY. I RELEASE HER FROM THE LEASH AND MAN DID THIS DOG RUN. WE PLAYED BY HER RUNNING BY ME VERY FAST 20 TIMES. SHE WAS IN HER GLORY.

 PHILLIES ABSOLUTELY BLOW.

  WHEELS AND I DECIDE TO FINISH SEASON 2 OF THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY.  WE WATCHED 3 EPISODES.  I THOUGHT IT WAS GOOD TO VERY GOOD.

 OFF TO BED WHERE THE PUP SLEEPS DOWNSTAIRS. I LATER WAKE UP AND SHE IS IN MY BED.

 ON THE WEIGHT FRONT - I CONTINUE TO KEEP MY MOTIVATION OF NO BOOZE , EATING HEALTHY , NO SNACKS , NO EATING AFTER 10PM , NOTHING EVER GOOD TO CONSUME , NOTHING ITALIAN , SMELLING BRANDY BOTTLE CAPS , AND SOME EXERCISING BY WALKING TO MCDONALDS AND STARING AT THE CUSTOMERS WISHING I WAS THEM. WHAT SUCKS IT IS THE SLOW RESULTS EACH DAY. I TRULY EXPECT TO LOSE 2 POUNDS A DAY BUT THAT IS NOT REALISTIC. TODAY'S LOSS - zero lost again......BLOW.

  FRIDAY       8 - 14 - 20

  OF COURSE............

  NO FUN FOOD OR BOOZE IS DEFINITELY DEPRESSING. PEOPLE SPLURGE WHEN SAD OR HAPPY. TODAY I WAS MELANCHOLY. I GUESS BECAUSE WE HAD TO ROLL OUT OF THIS BEAUTIFUL HOME.

 SLEPT OKAY AND UP EARLY. I HAD ONE PROJECT TO CHECK ON AND THAT WAS THE ARCADE MACHINE DIG DUG. THE JOYSTICK WAS NOT WORKING PROPERLY SO I TEXTED OUR TECH AGAIN. HE SAID TO USE A METER WHICH I HAVE NO CLUE SO I JUST TOOK APART THE JOYSTICK'S COMPONENTS AND CLEANED THEM. I COULD NOT BELIEVE I GOT IT TO WORK JUST 2 HOURS BEFORE WE'RE LEAVING.

 I LOAD BOTH VEHICLES AND WE ARE MINUTES AWAY FROM HEADING HOME. WHEN WE FIRST ARRIVED I DID NOTICE THAT OUR MUDROOM'S REFRIGERATOR'S THERMOSTAT WAS MOVED ALL THE WAY TO THE COLDEST POSITION. RENTERS DO THIS ALL THE TIME SO I JUST MOVED IT BACK TO NORMAL. WHEN WE WERE LEAVING I CHECKED IT AGAIN. OF COURSE , THE WHOLE FRIDGE IS WARM. UN-FUCKING-BELIEVABLE.

 I GRAB A RAG AND TRASHCAN TO BEGIN SOPPING OUT WATER. I ALSO GET MY TEMPERATURE GAUGE AND IT IS CONFIRMED.....THE FRIDGE IS NOT COOLING. I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE IT. WE ARE LITERALLY 5 MINUTES AWAY FROM LEAVING.  I WILL SEARCH FOR A FRIDGE WHEN I GET HOME.

 3 DEER SAY GOOD BYE TO ME AS I WAS LEAVING........PRETTY COOL. ON THE ROAD AND THIS TIME WITH WALKIE-TALKIES. THESE ARE THE BEST FOR JUST TALKING , MAKING TIME PASS , AND FOR MANEUVERING YOUR VEHICLES IN SYNC WITH EACH OTHER WHILE ON THE HIGHWAY. THEY F'N RULE !!

 WE MAKE GOOD TIME AND UNLOAD. WE SETTLE IN. I SEE THE FREE TV STAND FROM FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE AND IT IS CONFIRMED OF WHAT MY DAUGHTER SAID.....IT IS VERY NICE AND LOOKS BRAND NEW. I EVEN MESSAGED THE GUY BACK THANKING HIM.

 SPEAKING OF FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE. I FIND A FRIDGE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION FOR FREE. I MESSAGED THE GIRL BOTH ON HER AD AND FACEBOOK. OF COURSE...........ZERO RESPONSE EVEN TO THE NEXT MORNING. JESUS , I HATE PEOPLE WHO PLACE ADS AND NEVER RESPOND.

 I SAID THE 2 HOTTEST TEAMS IN THE NHL ARE THE FLYERS AND CANADIANS. WELL , THERE IS A REASON MONTRÉAL MADE THE PENGUINS LOOK LIKE A HIGH SCHOOL TEAM. THEY BEAT THEM 4 - 0 AND NOW HAVE TIED THE SERIES WITH THE FLYERS WITH AN EXTREMELY CONVINCING 5 - 0 WIN. I HAD A BAD FEELING AFTER GAME 1 AND WE WON. NOW.........I DO NOT LIKE THIS MATCH UP. I EVEN WENT DOWN OUR BASEMENT TO CHANGE THE LUCK AND WATCH THE FLYERS THERE. IT DIDN'T WORK......NEITHER DID OUR " NEW " TV.

 PHILLIES HOLD A LEAD ? WELL......NOT REALLY. THE BULLPEN AGAIN BLEW A SAVE AND ALLOWED THE METS TO SCORE A RUN TO TIE IT IN THE 9TH INNING. BUT THE PHILLIES CAME BACK WITH A HARPER RBI SINGLE TO WIN IT.

 OFF TO THE NAIL AND FORGET MY CREDIT CARD MACHINE AND CASH. WORST MEMORY EVER. I DECIDE I HAVE ENOUGH MONEY IN MY WALLET TO GET BY. I DO SOME CLEANING AND UNLOAD THE 3 BARSTOOLS FROM THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. THEIR NEW HOME IS HERE......IF WE EVER RE-OPEN. MADE SOME FOOD AND SOLD SOME 6 PACKS. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE PEOPLE.

 A FACEBOOK VIDEO OF 2 FRIENDS WITH THEIR PUP AT OUR DOOR AT 10PM WAS AMUSING TOO. THEIR DOG WAS RIGHT OUTSIDE OUR FRONT DOOR BEING VIDEOED. I TOLD THEM WE ARE ONLY OPEN FROM 7 - 9 PM. I WISHED THEY WOULD OF STOPPED BY THAN.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN MY BEDROOM WITH MY COMPUTER AND TV. OUR ELDEST HAD FRIENDS OVER AND I WAS NOT IN THE MOOD TO SOCIALIZE. IT SEEMS EVERYONE SETTLES IN THEIR OWN BEDROOM WITH CLOSED DOORS. SO........I STAYED IN MY ROOM. I WATCHED AN EPISODE OF AGENTS OF SHIELD BUT GOT TOO TIRED. IT WAS VERY GOOD THOUGH.

 I WATCHED ABOUT 30 MINUTES OF HIGHLIGHT GOALS SCORED BY RONALDO AND MESSI. MAN....TOUGH CHOICE TO VOTE WHO IS BETTER.

 OFF TO BED AND THE PUP JOINS ME LATER.

 FUNNY THING ABOUT THIS PANDEMIC. I ACTUALLY WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO IT THINKING IT WOULD ONLY BE A MONTH OR SO. I THOUGHT IT BE A GOOD TIME TO BOND WITH FAMILY AND SUCH.

 ON THE WEIGHT LOSS FRONT I THINK I HIT A MAJOR ROAD BLOCK. I JUST CAN NOT LOSE ANY MORE WEIGHT FOR SOME REASON. THIS IS NOW 4 STRAIGHT DAYS. TODAY I ACTUALLY GAINED A POUND AND I HAD NO DINNER !!

  SATURDAY       8 - 15 - 20

 IMPOSSIBLE TO GET FOR FREE...............REFRIGERATORS , STEP LADDERS , BIRD BATHS, AND PICNIC BENCHES.

 FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE FAILS :

 1 - CONTACT A GIRL IN PHILLY FOR A VERY NICE FREE FRIDGE. THEY ARE MOVING OUT AND NEED IT PICKED UP ASAP. NO RESPONSE FOR 2 DAYS.

 2 - CONTACT A PERSON IN HAVERTOWN FOR A FREE FRIDGE. THE POST IS UNDER 1 HOUR OLD.  HE WRITES BACK , " SORRY SOLD. "

 3 - CONTACT A GIRL IN LANSDALE FOR A FREE FRIDGE. HER POST IS 17 MINUTES OLD. SHE WRITES BACK , " SORRY , SOMEONE IS PICKING IT UP. "  I REPLY , " SHOOT , THOUGHT I HAD A CHANCE SINCE YOUR POST WAS UNDER 30 MINUTES OLD. " SHE RESPONDS , " YEAH , IT DID SELL FAST. "

 4 - CRAIGSLIST AD 1 DAY OLD. A PERSON SELLING A VERY GOOD FRIDGE FOR $25. SHE IS MOVING OUT OF BROOMALL AND TO EMAIL HER FOR DETAILS.....NEVER GOT A RESPONSE.

 FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE PENDING - I HAVE A BROTHER PICKING UP AN OUTDOOR BENCH FOR ME ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON THAT NEEDS SOME WORK. IT SHOULD BE GOOD FOR OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE.

 FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE STRIKES AGAIN - A GUY IN SPRINGFIELD GAVE ME 6 RECESSED L.E.D CEILING LIGHTS. ALL ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WHICH MEANS YOU BASICALLY NEVER REPLACE THE BULB AND VERY ENERGY EFFICIENT.  MY BROTHER/CONTRACTOR USES THESE IN NEW CONSTRUCTION ALL THE TIME. THEY RANGE FROM $25 TO $75 EACH. I TESTED ONE AND IT WORKED PERFECT. NOW.....CONDO OR OUR HOUSE ? I AM VERY HAPPY WITH THIS FREE PURCHASE. OH , AND I GOT A SPACKLE BUCKET TOO.

  FUNNY --- 4 HOUSES DOWN FROM WHERE I GET THE RECESSED LIGHTING A GUY IS OUTSIDE MAKING PICNIC BENCHES. THEY ARE 4 FEET LONG AND EXACTLY WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR. HE MUST HAVE 10 OF THEM SPREAD ACROSS HIS LAWN. I ROLL DOWN MY WINDOW AND SAY , " ARE THOSE BENCHES FOR SALE ? " HE REPLIES , " NO , IT'S A PROJECT FOR MY KID'S SCHOOL. I AM ACTUALLY LOSING MONEY. " HE GIGGLES. I SAY THANKS ANYWAY.

  BACK HOME I CUT THE LAWNS ( 2 PROPERTIES ) AND LEAF BLOW ( ACTUALLY GRASS CLIPPING BLOW ).

 SHOWER AND SHAVE. MAN THAT FELT GOOD.

 DID YOU KNOW THE MONTREAL CANADIANS HAVE THE 2ND BEST RECORD SINCE NOVEMBER 1ST ?

 LOVE = WALKING A DOG AND HOLDING AN UMBRELLA ABOVE HER WHEN IT IS RAINING BECAUSE SHE DOES NOT WANT TO GET WET.

 YOUNGEST FINISHES 2 ART PROJECTS FOR FAMILY MEMBERS. THEY CAME OUT DOWNRIGHT AWESOME. ONE WAS PICKED UP TODAY AND THE BUYER WAS OVERWHELMED ON IT. SHE PAID VERY GOOD MONEY WHICH I KINDA DID NOT AGREE WITH. THE 2ND PIECE IS FOR A FAMILY MEMBER'S BATHROOM.  AGAIN , THIS KID JUST AMAZES ME WITH THE AMOUNT OF TIME , PATIENCE , AND SKILL SPENT ON THESE PIECES. I ONLY HAD ONE SUGGESTION. SHE NEEDS TO PUT HER " NAME SAKE " OR SIGNATURE SOMEWHERE ON EVERY ARTWORK.  SHE DID ON THE FIRST PROJECT. SHE CAME UP WITH A LITTLE CLEVER WAY OF SEMI-HIDING IT ON THE 2ND ART PIECE ( VIA MY IDEA ) USING THE " @ " SIGN AND HER FIRST INITIAL IN IT.

 I WATCHED THE 7TH SEASON AND SERIES FINALE OF AGENTS OF SHIELD. IT WAS GOOD BUT THE ENDING COULD OF BEEN MUCH BETTER. THEY LED YOU ON BIG TIME BY SAYING , " THIS TEAM WILL NEVER WORK TOGETHER AGAIN. "  IT MAKES THE VIEWER THINK OF A TOTALLY DIFFERENT OUTCOME.

 OFF TO THE NAIL - BUSY FOR 75 MINUTES AND THAN JUST NO ONE. I DID NOT MIND BECAUSE I GOT SEVERAL THINGS DONE LIKE WEED WHACK THE  FRONT , RE-STOCK THE BEER FRIDGE , INSECTICIDE THE WHOLE NAIL ( RIGHT BEFORE LEAVING ) , RE-MOUNTED 2 KITCHEN CABINET DOORS WHERE THE SURVEILLANCE DVR IS , AND SOME CLEANING.

 WATCH THE PHILLIES WIN AGAIN. IT IS NICE TO SEE. BULL PEN GIVES UP 2 RUNS IN 9TH WHICH IS NOT NICE TO SEE.

 BACK HOME I CHILL WITH WHEELS AND 2 FRIENDS. IT WAS FUN. THE ONLY THING THAT SUCKED WAS WHEELS PREPARED SOME VERY GOOD HEALTHY APPETIZERS LIKE BEAN DIP , GUACAMOLE , CHIPS , SHRIMP , SAUSAGE , SHARP CHEESE , OLIVES , AND MORE. SO , WHY IS THIS BAD FOR ME BECAUSE ALL OF IT IS HEALTHY FOR THE MOST PART ?

 I WENT HARD CORE NAKED & AFRAID DIET TODAY....BASICALLY I FASTED. I WAS SO PISSED I WAS NOT LOSING ANY WEIGHT IN THE LAST 4 DAYS. I EVEN GAINED 1+ POUNDS SO I DECIDE TO FAST. THAT'S WRIGHT.....NO BREAKFAST , LUNCH , DINNER , OR EVEN SNACKING. I WAS THAT PISSED. I GUESS THIS IS GOOD SELF-MOTIVATION. ALL DAY AND NIGHT I ONLY HAD 1 TINY SMALL SAMPLE PIECE OF CHEESE & SAUSAGE BECAUSE WHEELS WAS MAKING IT RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME AND SODA WATER LATER ON AT NIGHT. ALSO , SOME REGULAR WATER AT THE NAIL. THAT WAS IT. I REALLY FEEL I COULD LIVE OFF MY FAT FOR THE 21 ALLOTTED DAYS IN NAKED & AFRAID TV SHOW.

 OFF TO BED AND OUR YOUNGEST WANTS TO HAVE THE PUP TONIGHT. I SLEPT TO AN UNHEARD OF 8AM.

 THE WEIGHT LOSS FRONT - IT IS SO DAMN FRUSTRATING NOT TO SEE ANY RESULTS IN THE LAST 5 DAYS. I AM TOTALLY SPINNING MY WHEELS SO TO SPEAK. I KNOW I JOKE ABOUT .1 LOSS OF 1 POUND BUT IT IS SOMETHING AND THEY DO ADD UP OVER TIME. IN THE LAST 5 DAYS I ACTUALLY GAINED 1.3 POUNDS. I HAVE NO IDEA HOW THIS IS EVEN POSSIBLE. TODAY I RE-LOST THAT GAINED WEIGHT ONLY TO GET WHERE I WAS 5 DAYS AGO AND LITTLE MORE. I AM NOW .2 OF 1 POUND LOWER THAN 5 DAYS AGO. SO , I AM BACK ON TRACK BABY !! WOO HOO !! .................BLOW.

 SUNDAY      8 - 16 - 20

 HAPPY FOR HER , EXTREMELY SAD FOR ME.

 FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE STRUCK AGAIN - MY BROTHER PICKED UP A CRAPPY 5' OUTSIDE BENCH FOR ME TO PUT IN THE WOODS AT OUR POCONO HOME. WE WILL LATER GET TOGETHER FOR ME TO PICK IT UP AT HIS HOUSE OR HE WILL DROP IT OFF AT OURS.

  FIXED A NOISY FRIDGE ( A SHITLOAD OF GOOD FOOD GETS THROWN OUT EACH MONTH....A SHIT LOAD ) , REMOVED A LOW OFFICE DESK DRAWERS WHEELS CAN CROSS HER LEGS WHEN WORKING ( A RARE NEED BUT UNDERSTOOD ) , CHECKED & ADDED SOME OIL IN OUR JEEP , AND PICKED UP POOP. NOW THERE'S A START TO A DAY.

 NOT SHARING.....I'LL NEVER GET IT IN A MILLION YEARS.

 I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING HARD FOR A FREE FRIDGE. TODAY , AFTER CLEANING , OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE CLEANER SAYS THE FRIDGE IS FINE. I AM NOT SURE ABOUT THIS SINCE I TESTED IT WITH A TEMP GAUGE AND IT WAS DEFINITELY WARM.

 NO ONE IN OUR FAMILY HAS A MINIVAN.....EXCEPT ME. I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU SAY I WILL TAKE IT OVER A HOT ROD CAR ANY DAY OF THE WEEK.......AT MY AGE. I HAVE USED IT 100 TIMES IN THE LAST 3 MONTHS IN WHICH OTHER VEHICLES COULD NOT DO THE JOB.

 WE NOTICED OUR PUP IS CHANGING COLORS ALONG THE SIDES OF HER BACK AND DOWN THE OUTSIDE OF HER ASS.........MORE LIGHT BROWN NOW THAN BLACK.

  PHILLIES WITH A VERY NICE WIN AND SWEEP OF THE DICKHEAD METS.  IT WAS GOOD TO SEE.

 LOAD UP THE VAN ( F'N RULES ) AND HEAD TO CENTER CITY. IT IS A VERY SAD DAY FOR ME BECAUSE WE ARE RE-MOVING OUR YOUNGEST BACK TO COLLEGE. I HOPED THIS PANDEMIC WOULD BE VERY SHORT AND EVEN BOND OUR FAMILY CLOSER TOGETHER. IT DID THE REVERSE.  THE KID WAS SO BORED AT HOME AND COULD NOT BE MORE HAPPIER BEING AT COLLEGE.  I CAN'T BLAME HER ONE BIT. WE ARRIVED AND DROPPED HER OFF FOR A COVID-19 TEST WHICH WAS LESS THAN 10 MINUTES. WHEELS AND I MOVED THE VAN RIGHT IN FRONT. NICE STUDENTS DIRECTED US AND WE UNLOADED SUPER FAST. WE SAID OUR GOODBYE'S , TOOK A PICTURE FOR SOCIAL MEDIA , AND WERE HOME FROM START TO FINISH IN A LITTLE OVER AN HOUR.

ONE FEMALE STUDENT HELPING DIRECT PARENTS AND STUDENTS ASKED WHO ARE DAUGHTER WAS. WE TOLD HER AND SHE REPLIED , " OH MY GOD !!! I LOVE YOUR DAUGHTER !!! "

  THE REST OF THE NIGHT I WAS SUPER MELANCHOLY. FOR YEARS I TOLD MY KIDS I HOPE WE ARE BEST FRIENDS FOREVER. WE SNUGGLE , HUG , AND I PLAY WITH THEM. WELL , THIS IS LONG GONE AND IT SUCKS BIG TIME. AS THEY SAY THEY GROW UP TOO FAST. THESE BEAUTIFUL BIRDS HAVE METAPHORICALLY LEFT THE NEST.

 LATER WHEELS GETS A TEXT - OUR YOUNGEST HAD FUN WITH HER COLLEGE FRIENDS ON THE FIRST NIGHT.  I AM SO HAPPY FOR HER.

 BACK HOME WE SEE THE PUP WHICH IS ALWAYS HELPFUL. I LOAD UP THE VAN ( F'N AWESOME ) AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. I WAS GONG TO TAKE MY MOTORCYCLE BUT ACCU-WEATHER SAID A 20% CHANCE OF RAIN WHICH MEANS 90%. I GET SOME PROJECTS DONE , MAKE FOOD ORDERS , AND HAND OUT 6 PACKS TO GO.

 WHAT WAS DEFINITELY GOOD IS THE FLYERS BOUNCING BACK FROM A DREADFUL LOSS WITH A 1 - 0 WIN. WHAT A HUGE GAME IN THIS 7 GAME SERIES.

 76ERS START THEIR 7 GAME SERIES AGAINST BOSTON MONDAY NIGHT. I PREDICT THEY LOSE IN 5. THEIR ONLY WIN WILL BE WHEN BOSTON IS UP 3 - 0 AND DECIDE NOT START THEIR 1ST AND 2ND STRING PLAYERS TO GIVE THEM REST. BOSTON STARTS A KID HOLDING A CLIPBOARD ALL SEASON AND HAS COVID-19.  HE SCORED 24 POINTS WITH 8 REBOUNDS. THE SIXERS WIN IN TRIPLE OVERTIME AFTER BLOWING A 28 POINT LEAD. BOSTON WINS THE NEXT GAME AND SERIES BY 40.     4 - 1 BOSTON SERIES WIN..........MARK IT DOWN.

 ON ANOTHER NOTE , PORN HAS INCREASED 27% SINCE THE PANDEMIC. SOURCES SAY , I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR 18$% OF IT.

 AT HOME LATE NIGHT AND CHILL WITH COKE ZERO AND A SODA WATER. OH MY GOD.....SO GOOD WHEN DEPRESSED !! I HAD SOME PEANUTS UNTIL 10:02PM. I HAD NO DINNER BUT DID DO A QUICK SNACKING OF SHRIMP , CHICKEN, AND BEAN SALAD BEFORE I LEFT. I THINK , " QUICK SNACKING " MAY BE MY NEW WAY TO GO. NO MORE FULL MEALS.....JUST 4 OR 5 BITES FROM GOOD FOOD AND THAN GET AWAY FROM IT BEFORE I GET FAT AGAIN.

 ON THE WEIGHT FRONT - I WAS PLEASED I LOST WEIGHT AFTER THE GAINED WEEKLY WEIGHT FROM LAST WEEK.....AND THAN A TINY BIT MORE.  WELP, STARTING FRESH AGAIN. THE WEIGHT-LOSS BUCKET ADDED TODAY WAS - .4 OF 1 POUND ( OVER 25 POUNDS LOST SO FAR ).

  MONDAY      8 - 17 - 20

 IS IT WORTH IT ?.............THE GOODS AND BADS.

 FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE STRIKES AGAIN - IT HAS BEEN AT OUR HOME FOR 24 HOURS NOW. I AM GOING TO TEST WHEELS TO SEE IF SHE NOTICES IT. THE ONLY HINT - IT WAS VERY THOUGH TO FIND FOR FREE BUT I PICKED IT UP LATE SUNDAY NIGHT BECAUSE THE SELLER SAID , " MULTIPLE PEOPLE ARE COMING IN THE MORNING SO YOU BETTER ARRIVE TONIGHT. "  SO I DID.

  GOT SOME PROJECTS DONE TODAY :

 - RE-SECURED AN UMBRELLA " ARM ".

 - PICKED UP POOP. DO NOT KNOW WHY I DO THIS UNLIKE OTHER YEARS I JUST LET IT FERTILIZE OUR YARD.

 - MANUFACTURED A DOUBLE SHELF TO HOLD A CABLE BOX , A LARGE RADIO WITH SPEAKERS , A POWER STRIP , AND TON OF WIRING. IT CAME OUT VERY NICE I THINK.

 - DISASSEMBLED A TV STAND.

 - REMOVED ALL THINGS OUT OF BASEMENT AREA SO POOL AND TV SPACE IS OPEN.

 - RAN 2 FANS TO " AIR OUT " BASEMENT.

 - I GOOGLED IF YOU PUSH SLIGHTLY ON A TV SCREEN WITH LINES ......THEY DISAPPEAR. TO MY SURPRISE , THEY DID.

 - SECURED THE BACK OF A TV STAND AND CARRIED IT UPSTAIRS FOR OUR ELDEST BEDROOM.

 - PUT TRASH OUT. OUR ELDEST EMPTIED OLD PURCHASED FOOD IN HER REFRIGERATOR. IT SMELLS LIKE MOLD AND AGAIN A FULL LARGE BAG OF FOOD HAS BEEN THROWN OUT. IT WAS ENOUGH TO FEED A FAMILY OF 4 FOR A WEEK......THROWN OUT AND WASTED.

 - REPLACED MY CPAP'S MASK SEAL. I HAVEN'T HAD A NEW MASK , CPAP MACHINE ,  OR ANYTHING NEW IN 15 YEARS.

 - SET-UP FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE PURCHASE. I CLEANED IT TOO.

 - CLEANED THE SHELF ABOVE OUR KITCHEN SINK AND WINDEXED THE WINDOW A LITTLE BIT.

 - FOUND A PLANTER BASKET FOR WHEELS.

 SOME OTHER THINGS I DID I FORGOT.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO DO SOME CLEANING , MAKE SOME FOOD ORDERS , AND SELL SOME 6 PACKS. I CAN NOT FIGURE OUT WHERE ALL MY PIZZA BOXES ARE.  OH , I WAS FREEZING SOME PIZZA SAUCE AND THE JAR CRACKED IN OUR FREEZER.......NICE.

 CLEANER AND NOW 2 RENTERS BOTH CONFIRM OUR MUDROOM FRIDGE IS WORKING PROPERLY. THIS IS A VERY GOOD NEWS AND SOME WEIGHT OFF MY SHOULDERS.

 AS EXPECTED THE 76ERS LOST. I MAY CHANGE  MY PREDICTION TO LOSING IN 4 GAMES INSTEAD OF 5. EVEN WHEN THE 76ERS WHEN ON A LATE 3RD QUARTER 11 - 0 RUN AND TOOK THE LEAD I STILL FELT 100% POSITIVE THEY WOULD LOSE THE 4TH QUARTER LIKE THEY ALWAYS DO......AND THEY DID. IT IS SICKENING TO WATCH.

 BACK HOME AND ONLY WATER. I THINK I AM BREAKING DOWN ON THIS DIET / HEALTH FRONT. I AM TRYING TO SEE THE GOODS AND BADS. IT HAS BEEN 40 DAYS WITH BASICALLY ZERO BOOZE AND BEING SEMI-HEALTHY.

 THE GOODS - SLEEP HAS BEEN BETTER , I FIT SLIGHTLY BETTER IN TEE SHIRTS , I CAN SEE MY PENIS WHEN STANDING , NO PEEING DURING THE NIGHT , AND MY HEAD GOT A LITTLE SMALLER.

 THE BADS - FIGHTING THIS EVERY DAY , MISSING ALL GOOD FOOD THAT IS SUPER FUN ( PIZZA , BURGERS WITH BUNS , BREAD , SNACKS , CHOCOLATE , CANDY , ASS , PASTA , ETC ) , MISSING BOOZE TO WIND DOWN A NIGHT ( BRANDY , MIXED DRINKS , SPECIALTY BEERS , ANY BEERS , COLD BEERS , JUST BEER , OH MAN I MISS BEER ) , NO TAKE OUT FOOD OR RESTAURANTS AT ALL , I WILL STILL BE UNATTRACTIVE NO MATTER WHAT WEIGHT I AM ( LOSS OF HAIR , FAT HEAD , HAIRY BACK , LITTLE PENIS , ONE EYE BROW ) , DIETING BASICALLY BLOWS , ALWAYS WATCHING CALORIE INTAKE , WATCHING CARBS IS ON YOUR MIND 24/7 , AND ADD THE STRESS OF ALL THIS TOO.

 GOOD DREAM....TOTALLY FORGOT. MY MEMORY STILL BLOWS. IN FACT , WHEN LEAVING FOR THE NAIL I FORGOT MY BACK PACK. I HAD TO TURNAROUND. I CALLED WHEELS AND SHE BROUGHT IT OUT TO THE DRIVEWAY AND CALLED ME A LOSER.

 OFF TO BED EARLY AT 10PM. I WATCHED TV FOR ABOUT 40 MINUTES AND COULD NOT GO ANY MORE. I FEEL A LITTLE FEMININE BUT DECIDED TO WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE NEW GIRL. THEY ARE 21 MINUTES AND ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD. I STARTED AN EPISODE OF ARROW BUT TURNED IT OFF 10 MINUTES IN. THE PUP JOINED ME LATER.

 THE WEIGHT LOSS FRONT - .2 OF 1 POUND.

  TUESDAY      8 - 18 - 20

  FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE PRODUCT WAS FOUND BY WHEELS.  A LARGE CEMENT BIRD BATH IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. IT TOOK ME PRETTY LONG TO FIND ONE FOR FREE. I PLACED IT IN OUR FRONT GARDEN AFTER HOSING IT DOWN AND WIRE BRUSHING IT.

 FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE PRODUCT OF TRAILER LIGHTS. HEY , WHY NOT IF IT IS FREE ? WELL ..........HERE'S THE CONVERSATION. NO ONE KEEPS THEIR WORD NOWADAYS :

 ME - " TRAILER LIGHTS STILL AVAILABLE ? "

 LADY - " YES. MONDAY. "

   ( THIS IS ON SATURDAY SO THE WHOLE WEEKEND GOES BY )

 ME - " OK , MESSAGE YOU MONDAY. "

 ME - ( MONDAY ) - HELLO  , IS THERE A GOOD TIME TO GET LIGHTS ? " ( 8AM AND GIVE MY CELL # )

 LADY - " CAN YOU PICK UP AT PHOENIXVILLE COUNTRY CLUB AT 12 NOON ? " ( 11:30AM )

 ME - " NO I CAN NOT BUT ANY DAY BEFORE 10AM IS GOOD FOR ME OR WEEKENDS. "

 LADY - " THEY ARE SOLD. " ( I WANTED TO TEXT ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ??)

 ME - " OK , THANKS FOR WORKING WITH ME. " ( IT WAS MEANT TO BE SARCASTIC )

 LADY - " SORRY IT COULD NOT BE WORKED OUT. "

 ME - " ACTUALLY , IT COULD OF BEEN WORKED OUT QUITE EASILY. "

 I HATE FUCKING PEOPLE.

 ALL FLYER'D UP WITH TODAY'S WIN. I WAS VERY IMPRESSED HOW THIS TEAM BOUNCED BACK FROM THE 2ND GAME LOSS WITH 2 SHUT OUT WINS. CARTER HART LOOKS LIKE THE REAL DEAL.

 I AM NOT A TRUMP FAN. BUT I AM NOT A BIDEN FAN EITHER.  SO WISH THERE WAS ANOTHER CHOICE.

 TESTED OUT " NEW " TV IN BASEMENT. I DID A LITTLE MORE RE-ORGANIZING AND THE PUP JOINED ME FOR THE ENTIRE GAME.

 TRIED TO OPEN A SUPER EASY VENMO ACCOUNT. HAD MY ELDEST HELP ME. NO SUCCESS......TYPICAL OF MY LUCK. A SIMPLE FUCKING ACCOUNT AND IT COULD NOT BEEN DONE.

  GETTING CLOSER TO CHANGING PHONE COMPANIES.

 PHILLIES KEEP THE STREAK GOING WITH ANOTHER WIN. THE BATS CAME ALIVE AND IN ORDER TO CONTEND THEY MUST BEAT THESE REALLY BAD TEAMS. NOT THAT WE ARE NOT BAD BUT BALTIMORE IS REALLY BAD.

 OFF TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE. IT WAS A NICE RIDE.  A GUY WALKING BY LAST MONTH SAW ME WEEDING OUT FRONT. HE SAID AFTER WEEDING I SHOULD TRY SPRAYING WITH BLEACH. SO , TODAY I DID THAT. I ASSUME IT IS THE SAME THING AS SPRAYING WEED KILLER. WE WILL SEE.

 DID SOME CLEANING ESPECIALLY OUR KITCHEN SINK. THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO REMOVE DRIED GREASE.......OVEN CLEANER. I DID A TEST SECTION BY SPRAYING IT AND WAITIED ONE DAY. IT CLEANED UP EXCELLENT AND LIKE BRAND NEW. TONIGHT I SPRAYED ANOTHER SECTION AND WILL CLEAN THAT TOMORROW.

 I KEEP HAVING PEOPLE COME IN FOR A DRINK. I KEEP TELLING THEM IT IS " TAKE OUT " ONLY. I AM GOING TO CHANGE THAT IF IT IS JUST A COUPLE OF PEOPLE AND WE CAN STAY AT LEAST 10 FEET APART. WE ONLY HAVE BOTTLED BEER.....NO MIXED DRINKS AND NO ICE IS ON THE PREMISE.

 NO BREAKFAST , FRUIT , SALADS , MEATBALLS FOR LUNCH AND DINNER , NO SODA WATER OR COKE ZEROES , .....JUST WATER. I THINK I GAINED WEIGHT. HOW THE FUCK COULD THIS BE !!??!!

 OH , ONE MORE GOOD & BAD THINGS FOR THE SIDES OF DIETING. I WAS POOPING 3 TIMES A DAY BEFORE 12 NOON. I NOW POOP ONCE A WEEK. I GUESS THAT IS GOOD.  SORRY FOR THE VISUAL. BAD - I MISS MY POOP ART LIKE THE PEEPING WHALE , HI I'M THE CURIOUS TURTLE , THE SUBMARINE SINKING , THE LETTER " S " , THE WHEEL BARREL TIRE , THE LETTER " H " , AND MORE ART-LIKE THINGS. NOW , AT BEST , MY POOP LOOKS LIKE AN EDAMAME BEAN. AMAZING , I CAN'T EVEN DRAW STICK FIGURES IN PICTIONARY BUT OUT MY ASS WAS THE COOLEST ART.

 WATCHED TERMINATOR GENISYS THINKING IT WAS TERMINATOR DARK FATE. NOT THE BEST BUT NOT THE WORST BECAUSE I HEARD DARK FATE WAS HORRIBLE.

 FOR SOME REASON WE CAN NOW WATCH THE ALIENIST WITH ON-DEMAND. THIS IS AWESOME. I THINK THE TNT REPS SAW HOW MUCH OF A STIR IT CAUSED WHEN THEY SAMPLED 3 EPISODES FOR FREE AND THAN WANTED MONEY FOR EACH EPISODE EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE TNT ON OUR TV PACKAGE. TONIGHT WE WATCHED ONE. IT WAS VERY GOOD. IF YOU LIKE SHERLOCK HOLMES THAN YOU WILL LIKE THIS SERIES.

 ON THE WEIGHT FRONT - GAINED .4 of 1 POUND. NO IDEA.....HATE DOING THIS.

  WEDNESDAY     8 - 19 - 20

  PHILLIES , 76ERS , AND FLYERS ALL LOSE.........BLOW.

  PUP RIPS OFF RUNNER FROM OUR HOUSE. SHE WAS VERY EXCITED AND RAN FULL FORCE OUT THE DOOR PULLING CAPPING , LEASH MOUNT , AND SCREWS ALL FROM THE BUILDING. OUR ELDEST SENT ME PICTURES.

 SMART - OUR ELDEST WRITES DOWN WHAT SHE LIKE FOR LUNCH. THOUGH WRITING THE LONG LIST MIGHT OF TAKEN LONGER THAN ACTUALLY MAKING THE LUNCH. I DID NOT MIND. SHE WROTE " DEAREST FATHER " & HEART SIGN ( LOVE ). IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS I APPRECIATE.

  WE DO THIS ALL THE TIME. WE ALLOW RENTERS TO CHECK-IN EARLY OR CHECK-OUT LATER......SOMETIMES UP TO 2 DAYS. TO ME , IT'S HOW I LIKE TO BE TREATED AND PLUS I HATE EARLY CHECK-OUTS AND INS. OH , WE DO THIS FOR FREE.

 FIGHTING A NOISY REFRIGERATOR ON OUR 2ND FLOOR. I SHOULD OF NEVER TOUCHED IT.

 I CAN NOT FIND FREE PICNIC BENCHES FOR OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE. SO..........I DECIDED TO MAKE ONE. I SPENT A SOLID HOUR IN OUR GARAGE. I HAD ALL TOOLS AND SUPPLIES I NEEDED. FOR THE MOST PART IT CAME OUT OKAY. TOMORROW I WILL STAIN AND SEAL IT.

 PREPPED MY TRAILER WITH MY NEW " QUICK CONNECTS " IT IS SO MUCH FASTER NOW TO LINK UP TO OUR VEHICLE. I ASKED OUR ELDEST IN THE MORNING WHEN YOU GET HOME BACK THE JEEP UP TO THE GARAGE. YOU DON'T HAVE TO REMEMBER THIS NOW BECAUSE I WILL TEXT YOU AT 5PM WHEN DONE WORK.

 TESTED OUR " NEW " BASEMENT TV AGAIN. I TURNED IT ON , DID SOME WORK FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES , WENT DOWN THE BASEMENT TO WATCH THE PHILLIES LOSE. THE TV PICTURE WAS CRYSTAL CLEAR.

 TOOK A SHOWER AND SHAVED.  AGAIN , FELT SO GOOD.

 PLAYED WITH THE PUP. CHASED HER AROUND. THE DOG IS A NUT AND HAS GREAT LEAPING ABILITY.....ESPECIALLY SIDEWAYS.

 TEXT ELDEST TO PARK IN DRIVEWAY BACKWARDS. SHE ARRIVES HOME 30 MINUTES LATER. I ASK , " WHY DIDN'T YOU PARK BACKWARDS IN THE DRIVEWAY ? " SHE RESPONDED AND GIGGLED , " IT WAS TOO HARD AND I'M TIRED. "

 MOVE JEEP BACKWARDS AND LINK TO MY TRAILER. I HAVE BEEN LOADING IT FOR THE LAST MONTH AND SINCE TRASH DAY IS TOMORROW AT THE NAIL I DECIDE TO BRING IT WITH ME.

 A NICE DINNER WITH WHEELS......EDAMAME BEANS , RICE , SALAD , AND CHICKEN. GOD I MISS FOOD THAT ENDS IN A VOWEL.

 HEAD TO THE NAIL WITH TRAILER. I UNLOAD WHEN I ARRIVE AND TURN IT AROUND IT A TIGHT SPACE BECAUSE MY NEIGHBOR'S VEHICLES ARE PARKED IN THE BACK LOT. MAN , I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS TRAILER.

 DO MY NORMAL STUFF AT THE NAIL. WATCH THE 76ERS COME OUT STRONG IN THE 1ST QUARTER. I THINK THEY WERE UP BY 40 POINTS AT THE END OF THE FIRST QUARTER. THEY END UP LOSING BY 30.

 TEST TRAILER LIGHTS AT NIGHT SINCE IT IS EASY TO SEE THE ILLUMINATION IN THE DARK. TURN SIGNALS AND BRAKE LIGHTS WORK BUT DRIVING LIGHTS DO NOT. WELP........THIS IS WHY I TRAVEL DURING THE DAY.

 ARRIVE HOME , UNHITCH THE TRAILER , AND STORE IT IN THE GARAGE. IT IS SUPER EASY TO MOVE IT. AGAIN.......LOVE THIS TRAILER.

 WATCH THE FLYERS LOSE. MAN.......HERE WE GO AS PHILLY FANS.

 OFF TO BED A LITTLE EARLY ( 10:15PM ) AND END UP WATCHING A MOVIE CALLED MIDWAY ( NEW 2019 VERSION ). I DID THIS ONLY BECAUSE OUR ELDEST AND FRIENDS RENTED IT LAST NIGHT AND YOU CAN WATCH IT FOR FREE FOR 2 DAYS. I'M A BIG FAN OF HISTORY / WAR / AND SOLDIERING. THEY WERE SUPER HEROES TO ME. I HAVE TO ADMIT I FAST FORWARDED THOROUGH THE " TALK " SCÈNES. SPECIAL EFFECTS WERE EXCELLENT. SOME FAMOUS ACTORS WERE IN IT LIKE WOODY HARRELSON , DENNIS QUAID , MANDY MOORE , NICK JONAS , LUKE EVANS ( THE ALIENIST ) , ALEXANDER LUDWIG ( VIKINGS ) , JUN KUIMURA ( THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE ) , BRENNA BROWN ( THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE ) , AARON ECKHART (  2 FACE IN BATMAN ) , AND MORE. OVERALL , THE PORTRAYAL OF THESE HORRIBLE EVENTS IN U.S. HISTORY IS DEPICTED VERY WELL. SO MANY SOLDIERS SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES. THE PEARL HARBOR ATTACK IS SO HARD TO WATCH.

 OFF TO BED AND THE PUP JOINS IN. SHE REALLY ENTERTAINS ME AND JUST SUPER CUTE ON HOW SHE KNOWS IT IS BED TIME.

 VISIT AN OLD FRIEND'S PARENT'S HOUSE WITH MY OLDEST BROTHER. THE HOUSE IS DILAPIDATED AND IN HORRIBLE CONDITION. THE PLACE HAS JUNK , DIRT , AND SHIT ALL OVER THE PLACE. THE FUNNY THING IS THE WHOLE FAMILY ARE CLEANERS FOR A LIVING. ALSO , I DO NOT TALK TO THIS FRIEND ANYMORE SINCE HE ROBBED THE NAIL BLINDLY FOR MANY YEARS. I AM UPSTAIRS AND MY BROTHER TELLS ME IT IS TIME TO GO. I REALLY WANT TO GET OUT OF HERE BUT I HAVE TO PEE. I GO DOWN TO THE 2ND LEVEL BATHROOM AND LITTLE KIDS ARE CLIMBING THE BATHROOM DOOR'S TRIM AND JUMPING OFF OF IT RIGHT ONTO THEIR FACES.  I AM CONFUSED BY THEIR ACTIONS AND DECIDE NOT TO USE THE BATHROOM EVEN THOUGH I HAVE TO GO PRETTY BADLY.

 CONTINUED  - I CAN'T FIND ANOTHER BATHROOM AND NOW I CAN'T FIND MY CELL PHONE. THIS TAKES PRIORITY OVER ME PEEING. I TELL MY BROTHER AND WE SEARCH BUT TO NO AVAIL. WE MEET A GEEKY TECH GUY NAMED JOEL. HE TELLS  US , " I CAN TRACK AND LOCATE IT FOR 3 DOLLARS. JUST TELL ME YOUR PHONE NUMBER ? " I TELL HIM I WILL SEARCH ONE MORE ROOM AND IF I DO NOT FIND IT WE WILL TRACK IT. I WALK THROUGH THE KITCHEN AND THE MOM THROWS A LARGE POT OF PASTA ONTO THE FLOOR. BOILING WATER AND THE PASTA SPLASH ALL OVER. IT IS TOTALLY DISGUSTING BECAUSE THE PASTA HAS MOP FULLS OF BLACK HAIR IN IT. I ASSUME THIS IS WHY SHE WAS PISSED AND DUMPED IT OUT OF ANGER.

 CONTINUED - I CAN'T FIND MY CELL SO JOEL TRACKS IT. WE DRIVE TO A HOUSE ABOUT 2 MILES AWAY. HE SAYS, " THAT IS WHERE YOUR PHONE IS ? " I REPLY ," HOW THE HELL AM I LEGALLY GOING TO GET IT BACK IN THE HOUSE ? " HE RESPONDS , " YOU JUST NEED TO TAKE A PICTURE OF SOMEONE WALKING INTO THE HOUSE. IT DOES NOT MATTER IF THERE IS A PHONE IN THEIR HAND. THE POLICE NEED PROBABLE CAUSE AND SEE MY TRACKING RECORDS. ".....................dream ends.

 ON THE DIET FRONT - LOST .6 OF 1 POUND.

   THURSDAY       8 - 20 - 20

  WELP........32 YEARS.  HERE'S MY SOCIAL MEDIA POST : ( THANKS FOR ALL THE LIKES AND RESPONSES .....OVER A 100 FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN JUST A COUPLE OF HOURS )

 32 years kid.......still dig ya. We built a remarkable beautiful family , a house , a life , and still going. I just shake my head......32 years. I am truly blessed. I simply call her " Legend ". ( and Wheels )
Happy Anniversary.
  LOVE    THE COMEDIENNE

( I POSTED SOME PICTURES TOO )

  SO , IT WAS A " CHEAT " DAY.  I THINK I NEEDED IT.

  DID SOME PROJECTS TODAY :

 - RE-ATTACHED OUR RUNNER TO THE HOUSE THAT CRAZY MAZE PULLED OFF. 

 - CLEANED UP THE GARAGE FROM YESTERDAY'S BUILDING BENCH PROJECT.

 - FOUND MY BELT AND PALM SANDERS ALONG WITH A GRINDER. OH MY GOD MY BRAIN BLOWS.

 - SANDED AND STARTED STAINING & SEALING THE BENCH I BUILT.........LOOKS GOOD.

 - RE-ARRANGED THE TRAILER AND RIDING MOWER. MAN I LOVE THIS TRAILER. BEST PURCHASE EVER ( $140 ).

 - PLAYED WITH THE PUP ON THE RUNNER. I THROW A TENNIS BALL , SHE GO GET IT....A SIMPLE GAME THAT SEEMS TO MAKE HER PRETTY HAPPY.

 - FOUND A FLY SWATTER AND HUNG IT WITH ON OUR PATIO UMBRELLA POLE. THIS IS A WARNING TO ALL SPOTTED LANTERN FLIES.

  MY BROTHER OFFERED ME A REFRIGERATOR . UNFORTUNATELY IT IS TOO BIG.

 I FIGURED OUT MY I COULD NOT " TAG " PEOPLE IN FACEBOOK POSTS. THE FACEBOOK ADMINISTRATION PEOPLE ARE PRETTY CLEVER AND ASSHOLES. I HAVE THE OLD ACCOUNT VERSION. FOR MONTHS THEY ASK IF YOU LIKE TO SWITCH OVER TO THE NEW VERSION. I IGNORE IT BUT NOTICED I STARTED LOSING ACCESSIBILITY IN POSTING VIA THE OLD VERSION. THIS MORNING I SWITCHED OVER AND WAAAH LAAAAH !!!......I COULD " TAG" FRIENDS AND FAMILY AGAIN. MAN , FACEBOOK IS SUCH A DICK.

 PHILLIES LOSE GAME 1 IN DOUBLE HEADER BY BLOWING A 6TH INNING 1 RUN LEAD. ( THE GAMES ARE ONLY 7 INNINGS IN DOUBLE HEADERS THIS SEASON )

 PHILLIES LOSE GAME 2 IN DOUBLE HEADER BY BLOWING A 7 - 0 LEAD IN A 7 F'N INNING GAME. OH MY GOD IT WAS SO F'N FRUSTRATING TO SEE.

 OH , JOE DECAMARA WHO PAIRS WITH JON RITCHIE ON WYSP 94.1 SPORTS TALK SAID YESTERDAY THAT THE PHILLIES ARE A GOOD TEAM AFTER THEY SWEPT THE METS ( WHO BLOW ) AND BEAT THE ORIOLES ONCE ( WORST TEAM IN BASEBALL AND BEAT US THE NEXT DAY ) . WHAT A F'N DOUCHE BAG.

 WELL , IT SUCKS BUT I NEEDED A CHEAT DAY ON THIS SPECIAL DAY. WHEELS ORDERED RED LOBSTER.  ACTUALLY IT WAS PRETTY GOOD. I TRIED TO EAT HEALTHY BY PILING ON THE STRING BEANS BUT DID TRY OTHERS GOOD THINGS LIKE MASH POTATOES , BISCUITS ( JESUS THEY WERE GOOD ) , LOBSTER BISQUE , SALMON , SHRIMP , CRAB BYTES , DIPS , AND KEPT AWAY FROM THE ALASKAN KING CRABS AND BUTTER ( SO WHEELS COULD HAVE MORE ). SOMETHINGS WERE BREADED WHICH I SHOULD OF NOT GOT.......BROILED IS THE WAY.

  IT WAS A WONDERFUL MEAL OUT ON OUR PATIO WITH OUR ELDEST. A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT.

 OFF TO THE NAIL AND THE FIRST ORDER IS EVERY APPETIZER WE HAVE PLUS A DOUBLE ORDER OF PICKLE CHIPS ALONG WITH TWO 6 PACKS.

 ROLL HOME AND SETTLE IN. OUR YOUNGEST CALLS FROM COLLEGE AND MAN DID SHE SOUND HAPPY. I CAN'T BLAME HER A BIT.

 I MADE SOME CLEAR VODKA / SODA WATER DRINKS. THEY WERE GOOD AND I PAID FOR IT THE NEXT DAY.

 WE WATCH PART OF AN EPISODE OF THE ALIENIST. IT HAS VERY GOOD WRITING.

 WHEELS WATCHES THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION SPEECHES. I AM SO NOT A FAN OF JOE BIDEN. I AM SO NOT A BIGGER FAN OF TRUMP. JESUS WHAT A CHOICE. 

 A FACEBOOK POST BY A GUY - HOW THE HELL CAN I VOTE FOR BIDEN ? IF HE WINS AND GOES 4 YEARS OF PRESIDENCY HE WILL BE 97 YEARS OLD BY THE END !!! " I CAN'T DO IT. "  ( AND THERE MY FRIENDS IS AMERICANA )

  OFF TO BED. I WATCH TV FOR A LITTLE BIT AND PLAY SOME POKER. I USUALLY PLAY 10K TO 100K IN FREE CHIPS. TODAY I WENT TO 500K FOR THE FIRST TIME TWICE. BOTH TIMES I RAN INTO POCKET ACES.......BLOW.

 I WILL NOT WEIGH MYSELF BECAUSE I KNOW THE OUTCOME AFTER A " CHEAT " DAY.

   FRIDAY     8 - 21 - 20

 A QUICK THANKS TO OVER 200 FRIENDS AND FAMILY ( MOSTLY COUSINS ) THAT THANKED WHEELS AND I ON OUR 32 ANNIVERSARY.  THAT WAS PRETTY COOL SEEING SO MANY FAMILY COMMENTS.

  FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE - I FOUND A REALLY NICE AND IN EXCELLENT CONDITION PICNIC TABLE AND BENCHES. THE TABLE CONFORMS INTO 2 BENCHES WHICH IS PRETTY COOL.  THE POST WAS UP FOR 11 HOURS AND FOR FREE. I CONTACTED THE WOMAN AND SHE SAID SOMEONE IS PICKING IT UP ALREADY. WHAT THE HECK IS IT WITH PEOPLE WANTING PICNIC TABLES SO BADLY ?

 BUT.....A REPRIEVE. THE SAME WOMAN MESSAGES ME THAT THE GUY NEVER SHOWED SO I WAS 2ND IN LINE. IT ENDS UP HER FAMILY OWNS 3 RESTAURANTS IN WILDWOOD , HANGS 2 BLOCKS NEAR US ON THE NORTH WILDWOOD BEACHES , AND HAS A PUPPY. WELL , WITH SO MUCH IN COMMON WE MESSAGED & SENT PICTURES OF OUR PUPS BACK AND FORTH FOR A SOLID 30 MINUTES.

 FINISHED STAINING MY FABRICATED BENCH. IT CAME OUT NICE.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL FOR A PHONE CALL FROM 2 SURVEILLANCE TECHS. NEITHER CALLED. I CONTACTED A TECH I HAVE USED IN THE PAST WHO KNOWS OUR SYSTEM.  LATER THAT NIGHT HE SPENT 2 HOURS TALKING TO ME AND TAKING OVER MY COMPUTER. IT IS AMAZING TO SEE. HE CHARGES $60 AN HOUR. FOR 2 HOURS HE CHARGED ME $60.

  TOOK THE PUP WITH ME TO THE NAIL. SHE WAS COOL AND RIGHT BEFORE LEAVING I CHASED HER AROUND THE POOL TABLES AND SEPARATING WALL. SHE WAS FUNNY AND LOVED IT.

  PHILLIES BLOW , 76ERS BLOW.

  FAMILY COMES OVER TO VISIT AND THEY ORDER PIZZA. I TAKE A MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO THE NAIL AGAIN. I KNEW I COULD NOT BE AROUND PIZZA BECAUSE I GAINED 2 POUNDS ON MY THURSDAY " CHEAT " DAY. I AM ABSOLUTELY PERPLEXED HOW WEIGHT CAN GO UP SO FAST WHEN I AM STILL EATING RIGHT AND NO DAMN BEER & BRANDY. IT IS SO FRUSTRATING.

  MY TECH CALLS ME BACK AT THE NAIL AND WE WORK UNTIL 10PM. ( WELL HE WORKED , I WATCHED )

  FLYERS STEPPED UP AND KEPT A VERY LONG STREAK GOING......NOT LOSING 2 GAMES IN A ROW. THIS REALLY IS A GOOD STREAK TO HAVE IN THE PLAYOFFS. FLYERS ELIMINATE THE CANADIANS 4 - 2. NEXT......THE ISLANDERS.

  BACK HOME I HANG WITH FAMILY WHO VISITED. IT WAS NICE.

  I JUST FOUND OUT LUCIFER IS BACK FOR ANOTHER SEASON............NICE.

 WHEELS AND I FINISH WATCHING AN EPISODE OF THE ALIENIST. IT WAS GOOD.

  WELL MY CHEAT DAY SET ME BACK ...........I GAINED 2 POUNDS.  I WAS GOOD TODAY TOO. I HAD A BBQ'D DOUBLE BURGER WITH CHEESE ( NOTHING ELSE ON IT ) , 2 PROTEIN BARS , AND 2 PIECES OF BBQ'D CHICKEN ( GAVE SKIN TO THE PUP ) . YEP.........ILLOGICAL. IT WILL TAKE ME A WEEK TO LOSE THIS GAINED WEIGHT......UGH.

 OFF TO BED AFTER MIDNIGHT.  THE PUP JOINED IN LATER. I SLEPT GOOD THOUGH IT WAS A LITTLE CHILLY.

 SATURDAY     8 - 22 - 20

  I GOT PISSED AGAIN SO I DID SOMETHING I NEVER DONE BEFORE...............

 OF COURSE FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE STRIKES AGAIN.....AS SOON AS I FINISH MY PICNIC BENCH. BUT , IT'S A BIG ONE. THE HARDEST THINGS TO GET ( FOR FREE ) ARE BIRD BATHS , STEP LADDERS , AND PICNIC TABLES. WELL , TODAY WAS A HUGE SCORE WITH SUPER COOL PICNIC BENCHES.  THE WOMAN I HAD A LOT OF CONNECTIONS WITH CONTACTED ME AND CONFIRMED THE FIRST GUY NEVER SHOWED UP TO PICK UP HER TABLE AND BENCHES. I WAS 2ND IN LINE. WE SET A TIME FOR 9:30AM. I WAS THERE AT 9:29AM. I ATTACHED MY AWESOME TRAILER ( I LOVE THIS TRAILER !! ) AND TOOK A 24 MINUTE RIDE.

 I ARRIVE JUST AS THE BOYFRIEND IS MOVING HIS TRUCK OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY. I BACK IN MY TRAILER AND HE HELPS ME LOAD IN 4 BENCHES. THE TABLE IS JUST A FRAME AND NO GLASS SO I DID NOT TAKE IT MAINLY BECAUSE I HAD NO ROOM AND I HAD NO NEED FOR IT. ANYWAY , WE LOAD IN EVERYTHING IN THE JEEP AND IN THE TRAILER. I SECURE WITH BUNGEE CORDS AND WAS BACK HOME IN LESS THAN ONE HOUR FROM START TO FINISH. THE YOUNG LADY WAS NOT THERE BUT THE BOYFRIEND WAS COOL AND SO WAS THEIR GREAT DANE DOG AND NEIGHBOR'S DOG. HE DID NOT WEAR A MASK BUT I DID. WE STAYED 10 FEET APART.

  WHEELS HELPS ME UNLOAD THE BENCHES. THEY ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND HAVE A SUPER COOL FEATURE. TWO OF THE BENCHES TRANSFORMS FROM BENCH TO TABLE. ANOTHER BENCH HAS DRINK HOLDERS ON EITHER END.  THE ONLY SMALL PROBLEM IS A SMALL AND LARGE BENCH WERE SPRAY PAINTED PINK ON THE LEGS. I WILL HAVE NO PROBLEM SPRAY PAINTING OVER THEM BUT SOME PINK SPRAY HIT THE WOOD. THESE BENCHES WILL EVENTUALLY GO TO THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE AT OUR HORSESHOE PIT AREA.

 WHEELS GOES FOOD SHOPPING , PICKS ME UP A SPRAY CAN OF BLACK PAINT , AND DROPS OF AN ART PIECE. I LOVED THIS ART PIECE SO MUCH I ASKED OUR YOUNGEST TO MAKE ONE FOR US.

 LITTLE MIX-UP WITH CLEANER AND PAYMENT PLUS I FORGOT TO GIVE A HEADS UP TEXT TO CLEAN. IT WAS WORKED OUT QUITE QUICKLY AND SHE APOLOGIZED. 

 BACK INSIDE I CHILL WITH THE PUPPY , WATCH A MOVIE CALLED HANNA ( NOT BAD ) , AND TAKE A NAP.

 I HEAD BACK OUTSIDE TO BEGIN APPLYING STAIN / SEALER OVER THE PINK AREAS OF THE BENCHES. I HOSED EVERYTHING DOWN FIRST AND LET DRY FOR OVER 4 HOURS IN THE SUN. I HAVE EVERYTHING PLACED ON THE GRASS EXCEPT ONE BENCH. I TAKE A LITTLE BOWL OF STAIN TO PAINT JUST THE PINK AREA OF THIS ONE BENCH. OF COURSE I SPILL SOME ON THE DRIVEWAY. I F'N KNEW I WOULD.

 I PLAYED ANOTHER 500K 9 PLAYER POKER SIT 'N' GO TOURNEY. THE FIRST 2 GAMES I RAN INTO POCKET ACES. THIS TIME I DIDN'T AND WON 3.7 MILLION. MAN , WOULDN'T THAT BE NICE IF THIS WAS REAL MONEY.

 SENT PICTURES OF 2 EXTRA MOTORCYCLE HELMETS TO A FRIEND TO SEE IF HE LIKE ONE OR TWO.

 WHEELS MAKES A NICE DINNER BUT I HAD NONE. I SHOULD OF TOLD HER BUT THERE WAS A REASON.

 OFF TO THE NAIL A LITTLE EARLY ON MY MOTORCYCLE. I CLEANED , MADE SOME FOOD ORDERS , SOLD SOME 6 PACKS , AND WATCHED THE DAMN PHILLIES LOSE A LEAD AND GAME AGAIN. THEY ARE 5 GAMES UNDER .500 AND OUT OF 23 GAMES THEY HAD THE LEAD IN 17 OF THEM. THIS IS UNHEARD OF !!!

 BACK HOME ON A BEAUTIFUL RIDE AND SETTLE IN. WE WATCH PART OF THE 2ND EPISODE OF SINATRA: ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL.  IT IS VERY GOOD.

 WE ALSO WATCH THE FIRST EPISODE OF THE NEW 5TH SEASON OF LUCIFER. ONE MAIN CHARACTER IS LAUREN GERMAN ( PIECE OF ASS ) WHO PLAYS CHLOE. SHE CHANGED HER LOOK TO DARK BROWN HAIR AND A LITTLE SHORTER.  APPARENTLY TO MAKE HER AGE A LITTLE MORE. I THOUGHT THE EPISODE WAS OKAY TO GOOD.

 BY MIDNIGHT I HEAD TO BED WITH THE PUP. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY THIS DOG WAS LICKING MY BED SHEET BUT IT PISSED ME OFF AFTER 5 MINUTES. I KEPT PUSHING HER AWAY AND SHE GO RIGHT BACK. I FEEL MAYBE I SLEPT WALK , BOUGHT A PIZZA , AND PUT IT UNDER THE COVERS.

 OK........I DID SOMETHING FOR THE FIRST TIME AND IT WAS SURPRISINGLY EASIER THAN I THOUGHT. IT IS SO NOT SMART AT ALL.  MOST OF US KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN TRYING TO BE HEALTHY AND LOSE WEIGHT. IT REALLY IS A SIMPLE CONCEPT OF EATING RIGHT ON PORTIONS AND KINDS OF FOOD , MOVING THE BODY , AND BEING SMART WHEN TO EAT. IT IS THAT SIMPLE.

 BUT , I WAS SO PISSED ON MY CHEAT DAY LAST WEEK. I ACTUALLY PUT ON 2 POUNDS AND HAD NO IDEA WHY. I MEAN I ATE SOME BREADED FOOD ( MOSTLY GREENS ) & BISCUITS BUT NOTHING CRAZY ALONG WITH NO ALCOHOL. I WAS SO ANGRY. I GUESS THIS IS GOOD FOR MOTIVATION SO I TOLD MYSELF , " FOR 24 HOURS I WILL EAT ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ". NOT A DAMN THING AS PENANCE.  I DID JUST THAT. THEY ONLY THING I HAD FOR THE LAST 24 HOURS WAS WATER AND 2 ASPIRIN.

 AFTER ADDING ON 2 POUNDS LAST WEEK , TODAY MY NO FOOD " FAST "  LOSS WAS - 3.8 POUNDS ( WHICH IS ACTUALLY 1.8 POUNDS LOST SINCE I GAINED 2 POUNDS ). BUT , I AM BACK ON TRACK.

  SUNDAY     8 - 23 - 20

 I WONDER..............

  MADE A GOOD CHOICE. I MOVED 3 BENCHES I AM STAINING AND THAN CUT THE LAWNS. TWO HOURS LATER IT DOWN POURED. IT'S ALWAYS NICE TO GET THE LAWNS OUT OF THE WAY.

 I HAVE A SMALL BENCH IN THE GARAGE PLACED INSIDE THE TRAILER. I HAVE BEEN STAINING THIS TOO. AGAIN , THIS TRAILER COMES UP HUGE FOR USING AS HORSES , STORING , LOADING , TRASH CANS , AND MORE. FRIGGIN' LOVE THIS TRAILER. BEST DECISION EVER.

 WHEELS AND I WALK THE PUP. WE MET ANOTHER DOG AND A FRIENDLY GIRL.  WE WALKED TO A LOCAL PARK. OUR PUP WAS IN HER GLORY. THE DOG MAKES US LAUGH 50 TIMES A DAY. OH , WE SAW A SUPER BAD ASS HAWK FLY RIGHT INTO A HIGH TREE LIMB ABOVE US. WE CHECK HIM ( OR HER ) OUT AND SHE ( OR HE ) FLEW TO ANOTHER TREE. HAWKS ARE SO COOL.

  THIS IS DISGUSTING BUT I ASKED WHEELS ANYWAY. IS IT POSSIBLE TO PURPOSELY GET DIARRHEA ? WHY ? BECAUSE THAN I CAN EAT MY FAVORITE FOODS !!!...........AND STILL LOSE WEIGHT. THIS WAS BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION WHEN I HAD IT.

 DID SOME OTHER MINOR PROJECTS IN THE GARAGE AND THAN WE GET A TEXT FROM OUR YOUNGEST. SHE NEEDS A LIST OF THINGS FOR COLLEGE. WHEELS AND I PUT THE LIST TOGETHER.....MOSTLY WHEELS AS SHE HAD TO TAKE A RIDE TO TARGET. MY PART CAME IN AS THE DELIVERY BOY.

 WHEELS AND I START A WALK. I BRING AN UMBRELLA WITH ME. NOT 2 MINUTES INTO IT WE MADE THE DECISION TO TURN AROUND BECAUSE OF THE RAIN AND DISTANT THUNDER.

  I TAKE A RIDE TO OUR KID'S COLLEGE. I DECIDE TO USE G.P.S. AND IT TOOK ME A GREAT WAY. A TOTAL BACK DOOR , THROUGH WOODS , AND LIMITED TRAFFIC LIGHTS. FROM MY DRIVEWAY TO THE COLLEGE G.P.S. SAID " 23 MINUTES ".  I GOT THERE IN LESS.

 AT THE NAIL I DO MY NORMAL THING. ONLY ONE FOOD ORDER AND ONE 6 PACK SALE........BLOW. I AM ASSUMING THE HARD RAIN KEPT PEOPLE IN.

 THE PHILLIES HANG ON TO WIN 5 - 4 !!  IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE THE BULL PEN " SAVE " A GAME !!  OH WAIT , IT WASN'T THE BULL PEN. PHILLIES WERE UP 5 - 3 AND THE BULL PEN GAVE UP A RUN. IT IS NOW 1ST & 2ND WITH 2 OUTS. ATLANTA BRAVES' FREEMEN ( EXCELLENT HITTER ) SMOKES A BALL INTO THE LEFT / CENTER GAP. A GOOD CUT-OFF BY OUR CENTER FIELDER , A GOOD RELAY THROW , AND A GOOD THROW TO HOME PLATE WHERE REAMUTO MAKES THE TAG.  REPLAY CONFIRMED THE OUT AND THE GAME WAS OVER.

 OH , SIXERS BLOW. GET SWEPT....LOSE 4 - 0.......BLOW.

 DRIVE HOME IN THE RAIN. I AM STOPPED AT A LIGHT AND IT TURNS GREEN. THE CAR ACROSS AND FACING ME DOES NOT MOVE.....SO I DON'T MOVE. AN AMBULANCE COMES SCREAMING BY.

  BACK HOME WHEELS AND I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF THE ALIENIST. AGAIN....THEY WERE VERY GOOD. IF WE START TALKING ABOUT " WHAT IF'S " AND " WHY DID THAT HAPPEN "....THAN YOU KNOW THE WRITERS ARE DOING THEIR JOB. BOTH EPISODES WERE VERY GOOD.

 WE ALSO WATCHED MATCH GAME.....ALWAYS PRETTY GOOD.

  ON THE FOOD FRONT I WONDER IF I MADE A TURN PAST THE " WATER WEIGHT " THING ? IF I HAD TO GUESS I WOULD SAY NO BECAUSE YESTERDAY I FASTED AND ATE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING AND LOST GOOD WEIGHT.

 TODAY I HAD DIARRHEA AND HAD MULTIPLE THINGS FOR LUNCH.........WATERMELON , APPLE SLICES , 2 SMALL PIECES OF EGGPLANT , 1/2 CUP OF COOKIE DOUGH ICE CREAM , ONE SMALL PIECE OF BBQ'D CHICKEN ( SKIN WENT TO THE PUP) , MIXED NUTS , WATER , AND A PEANUT GRANOLA BAR.  SO I HAD LITTLE INCREMENTS OF THESE FOODS AND IT WAS AWESOME TO TREAT MY TASTE BUDS TO SOMETHING NEW. OF COURSE , I HIT THE BATHROOM 3 TIMES IN LESS THAN 1 HOUR. BUT THIS IS A GOOD THING BECAUSE I ENJOYED FOOD FOR ONE DAY. UNFORTUNATELY ,  I KNOW MY BODY HAS RECUPERATED SO NO MORE BATHROOM VISITS WERE NEEDED.

 TODAY'S WEIGHT LOSS - 2 POUNDS.

     MONDAY    8 - 24 - 20

  WELL , IT'S A DEFINITELY A GOOD THING BUT.......IT'S ALSO KINDA A DEPRESSING THING.

   AFTER APPLYING 4 COATS TO THE SPRAY PAINTED PINK AREAS OF THE PICNIC BENCHES I NOW STARTED STAINING & SEALING ALL OF THEM TOGETHER AT ONCE. I FLIPPED ALL BENCHES OVER ( LIKE WHEELS' ASS ) ON THE GRASS AND BRUSHED AS MUCH AS I COULD.  WHEN IT DRIES I WILL FLIP THEM AGAIN AND BRUSH THE REMAINING SIDES. SO FAR IT LOOKS GOOD. IT IS A PROCESS. THE ONLY THING I REGRET IS PLACING THE BENCHES IN THE SUN. IT WAS VERY HOT DOING THIS.

  SOME NICE MOTORCYCLE RIDES :

 - STOPPED AT THE POST OFFICE AND LUCKILY I GOT THE NICE WORKER AND NOT THE ANGRY FEMALE WORKER WEARING A SKULL MASK.  THOUGH HE DID MESS UP MY CHANGE.....WHICH I CORRECTED. OH......$8.25 TO MAIL A ENVELOPE.

 - STOPPED AT A BANK'S DIRVE-THRU TO MAKE A DEPOSIT. I WAS POLITE AND TURNED OFF MY LOUD MOTORCYCLE.

 - RODE UP ON THE BLUE ROUTE EXPRESSWAY WAY ( 476 ) FOR 7 MILES. I RARELY GO ON HIGHWAYS SO I JUST FOLLOWED A TRUCK IN THE RIGHT LANE THE WHOLE WAY. I DID SLOW DOWN AND SPED UP JUST TO TEST MY BIKE. I HIT 90 MPH AT ONE TIME BUT AVERAGED ABOUT 60 MPH.

 - STOPPED AT MY BROTHER'S JOB SITE. IT IS VERY RARE HE IS IN THE PA. AREA. MOST OF HIS JOBS ARE IN NEW JERSEY. IT WAS NICE TO SEE HIM AND HIS CLIENTS WHO I KNEW.

 - A NICE RIDE HOME OF BACK ROADS.

 HOSE DOWN AND OIL A 15 SPEED BIKE FOR ANOTHER BROTHER. I LET IT DRY IN THE SUN.

   NO BREAKFAST AND A LATE LUNCH OF WATERMELON AND SOME OTHER STUFF THAT TASTE LIKE AIR AND ASS TOGETHER THAT I FORGET.

  CHECK EMAILS , SOCIAL MEDIA , LOCAL NEIGHBORHOOD WEBSITES , AND WIN 2 INTERNET SCRABBLE GAMES. ALSO , A FAIR AMOUNT OF INQUIRIES ON OUR VACATION PROPERTIES.........NONE CAME THROUGH.

  A NICE DINNER THAT I PICKED AT......MEATBALLS , CHICKEN , EDAMAME BEANS , AND WATERMELON.

 WHEELS AND I TAKE A LONG WALK AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

 OFF TO THE NAIL ON MY BIKE AGAIN. I SPRAYED PAINTED SMALL PARTS OF OUR OUTSIDE BENCHES , CLEANED CONTAINERS , SOLD SOME 6 PACKS , AND GOT A NICE VISIT FROM FAMILY.

 OH OUR FLYERS........ISLANDERS MADE IT LOOK EASY. I TEXTED A FRIEND , " ARE THE ISLANDERS THAT GOOD OR ARE THE FLYERS JUST SLUGGISH ? "  HE ANSWERED , " ISLANDERS ARE GOOD AND PROBABLY HAVE THE BEST COACH IN THE NHL. " THIS IS NOT GOOD FOR US. WHY IS IT THE " OTHER " TEAM IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN US ?

 I GET A CALL FROM MY BROTHER THAT HIS 2ND CONTRACTOR HAD A TOOTH EXTRACTED WHICH CREATED PAIN , HEADACHE , AND FEVER. THOUGH THE DENTIST IS 99% POSITIVE THE TOOTH EXTRACTION CREATED THE FEVER HE WILL GET A COVID-19 TEST AS A PRE-CAUTION. THIS MEANS HE HAS TO SOCIAL DISTANCE FOR 3 - 5 DAYS. THIS ALSO MEANS I WILL  FILL IN THE REST OF THE WEEK AT THE JOB SITE I WAS AT TODAY. THE FUNNY THING IS I DID OFFER TWICE TO WORK A COUPLE OF HOURS WHILE I WAS THERE TODAY.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN WITH SOME WATER AND A COKE ZERO.  WE WATCH 2 EPISODES AND THE SEASON 1 FINALE OF THE ALIENIST. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 SO....THE GOOD AND BAD NEWS OF MY WEIGHT LOSS BATTLE. ACTUALLY , IT IS KINDA DEPRESSING.

  I HAD 2 GOALS WHEN I STARTED THIS WHOLE JOURNEY OF EATING HEALTHY : NO FOOD ENDING IN A VOWEL , NO SWEETS , NOTHING CRUNCHING ( CHIPS / CRACKERS / PRETZELS / ETC )  , NO PASTA ,  EXERCISING A LITTLE , NOT EATING AFTER 10 PM , NO SUGAR OR SALT , AND GIVING UP ANY ALCOHOL ( FOR THE MOST PART ).

 GOAL 1 - TODAY I LOST .6 OF 1 POUND. THIS MEANS IN 48 DAYS I LOST 30 POUNDS. I HAVE REACHED MY FIRST GOAL WEIGHT. I CAN FEEL THE DIFFERENCE FROM THE CLOTHES I WEAR , ENERGY , SLEEP HABITS , NOT PEEING AT NIGHT , NOT GETTING LIGHT HEADED WHEN PUTTING SOCKS ON , AND SEEING MY COCK WHILE STANDING AND NOT USING A MIRROR.

 GOAL 2 - WHAT IS COMPLETELY DEPRESSING IS GOAL 1 IS WIPED OUT. WHY ? THIS GOAL WEIGHT WAS A NUMBER I TOLD MYSELF 5 YEARS AGO , " IF I EVER HIT THIS CERTAIN WEIGHT I WOULD GO ON A DIET.  WELL , OVER TIME I BLEW PAST THIS WEIGHT NUMBER LIKE A DAIRY QUEEN WORKER BY 30 POUNDS. SO , NOW I AM AT WHERE I WAS 5 YEARS AGO AND I STILL HAVE ANOTHER 30 POUNDS TO GO.  I THINK I BE CONTENT WITH LOSING ANOTHER 20 POUNDS BUT MY GOAL WAS TO LOSE 60 POUNDS TOTAL......WHICH IS ANOTHER 30 POUNDS FROM HERE. I HAVE ONE THING TO WRITE , " OH MAN , THIS BAAAAAAA LOOOOOOWWWS ".

  TUESDAY     8 - 25 - 20

  START MORNING WITH THE ROUTINE ..........PUP , MAKE LUNCH , PUT TRASH OUT , HAVE PUP WAVE " SEE YA LATER TO ELDEST " , HAVE A BOWL OF CEREAL , PORN , AND BLOG.

  I PUT TIN FOIL IN A CASSEROLE DISH WITH WATER. IT SUPPOSEDLY CAPTURES SPOTTED LANTERN FLIES BIG TIME. NOT ONE IN 2 DAYS.......BLOW.

  OFF TO A JOB SITE TO HELP A BROTHER. HE CALLED ME LAST NIGHT AND I WAS THERE THE NEXT MORNING. HIS 2ND CONTRACTOR WILL BE OUT FOR A WEEK.

  TODAY'S PROJECTS : INSTALL VERY EXPENSIVE GOLD PULLS ON KITCHEN CABINETS , RUN A " 3 " WIRE THROUGH A DROP CEILING TO A BREAKER BOX , RE-INSTALL CEILING TILES & VACUUM , MOVE FURNITURE , HARDY BACK AND TILE A BOTTOM ROW IN A SHOWER STALL , USE A WET SAW , USE A HARDEE BACK CUTTER , USE AN AIR BAG TOOL TO LIFT HEAVY OBJECT LIKE FRIDGES , INSERT A DOUBLE OVEN , VACUUM CABINETS , CONNECT A ICE MAKER LINE TO A FRIDGE , AND WENT UP & DOWN 2 FLIGHTS OF STEPS 50 TIMES.

  THIS FAMILY MEMBER IS PURE PROFESSIONAL AND HAS THE COOLEST TOOLS. HE TRULY IS A MASTER CARPENTER AND VOTED TWICE " BEST NEW JERSEY CONTRACTOR ".  CINTEX ENTERPRISES IS THEIR NAME. YOU KNOW HOW THEIR GOOD ?......THEY ARE BOOKED FOR A YEAR.

 WE ALSO GOT VISITED BY ANOTHER BROTHER AND MY SISTER-IN-LAW.

 FAMILY MEMBER LOOKS LIKE HE IS SELLING HIS BELOVED VIPER CAR. HE WILL PURCHASE ANOTHER SUPER HYPE VEHICLE. ONE PROBLEM , HE PROMISED THAT VIPER TO OUR ELDEST..........WHEN SHE WAS 7.

  WALKING AND WORKING WITH A LARGE BLISTER IS NOT FUN.

 BACK HOME I CHILL , CHECK COMPUTER STUFF , AND NAP FOR A LITTLE BIT. I ALSO TOOK HOME A 5 GALLON BUCKET OF CEMENT / TILE GLUE FOR SHOWER STALLS. THERE WAS A TON LEFT. MY BROTHER ALWAYS THROWS THEM OUT INSTEAD OF CLEANING IT. I WANTED TO CEMENT 2 BROKEN PIECES OFF A DOWNSPOUT SPLASH BLOCK. I CEMENTED THE PIECES BACK TOGETHER AND THAN DECIDED TO FILL IN MANY CRACKS AND HOLES ON OUR PATIO. WHY I DID THIS I DO NOT KNOW. I GUESS I JUST HATE WASTING PRODUCT. I CLEANED THE BIN OUT AND NOW I HAVE ANOTHER NICE 5 GALLON BUCKET.

  WHEELS MAKES DINNER AND I PICK AT ROASTED PORK ( 3 PIECES ) AND BAKED MACARONI ( 2 FORKS ). I HEAD TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE. ALL KINDS OF CONSTRUCTION ON HAVERFORD ROAD.

  DID SOME SMALL PROJECTS AND WATCHED THE PHILLIES WIN. THE BULL PEN ONLY GAVE UP ONE LATE RUN. LUCKILY , WE HAD A 6 RUN LEAD.

 WATCHED A NEW DEADLIEST CATCH. IT WAS GOOD. I TEXTED WITH OUR YOUNGEST. SHE WAS INQUIRING ABOUT THE POCONO HOUSE.  MAN I MISS THAT PLACE.

 RENTER TEXTS ME AFTER ARRIVING AT OUR POCONO HOUSE. SHE IS A BIG TIME PRESIDENT AT AN UNIVERSITY AND VERY EDUCATED. THE TEXT READ FROM THE 1ST TIME RENTER , " GOOD MORNING. THIS IS ' J '. JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THE HOUSE IS TERRIFIC AND BEYOND OUR EXPECTATIONS. THANKS FOR EVERYTHING. "

 RIDE BACK HOME TO CHILL WITH WHEELS.  WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF LUCIFER. IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD.

 WATCH A GOOD PART OF SINATRA: ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

  BACK DOOR SLAMS SHUT. IT WAS LOUD AND BOTH WHEELS AND I FIGURED OUR ELDEST CAME HOME. WE CHECK AND NO ONE IS AROUND. THERE WAS NO WIND EITHER. WHAT THE HELL ?

 UPSTAIRS FRIDGE MAKING ALL KINDS OF NOISE. I SHOULD OF NEVER TRIED TO FIX IT. I ADDED A 6 WAY POWER STRIP AND TOLD WHEELS , " WHENEVER IT MAKES NOISE DURING YOUR MEETINGS.......TURN IT OFF ".  PROBLEM SOLVED.

 OFF TO BED AND I WAS TIRED BIG TIME. THE PUP JOINED WITHIN 5 MINUTES OF ME CLOSING MY BEDROOM DOOR. IT CRACKS ME UP THAT SHE KNOWS IT IS BED TIME.

 I REALLY DON'T GET HOW WEIGHT FLUCTUATES SO GREATLY. I GAINED A POUND. I WENT UP AND DOWN STEPS 50 TIMES TODAY !!! WHAT THE HELL ?

  IT'S LIKE THE SCALE IS SAYING , " SCALES DON'T LIE FATTY. YOU ATE A BIG MAC AND MILK SHAKE TODAY DIDN'T YA ? YOU THINK YOUR FAT ASS CAN HIDE FROM ME ?.......FATTY "

  I'M JUST GONNA BLOG WEEKLY WEIGHT RESULTS INSTEAD OF DAILY.......BLOW.

 WEDNESDAY      8 - 26 - 20

  INTERESTING DAY AND NIGHT.............

 NORMAL STUFF IN THE MORNING. OH.......I PUT BAND AIDS ON A TOE WHERE I HAD A BLISTER.

 OFF TO JOB SITE TO HELP OUT A BROTHER AGAIN.  I INSTALLED BASEBOARD , CORNER TRIM , AND COVE BASE. I ALSO GROUTED A SHOWER STALL. SOME OTHER ODD JOBS TOO.

 GOT TREATED TO PINOCCHIO'S PIZZERIA BY THE CUSTOMER ( WHO IS FAMILY ).  I ORDERED AN ITALIAN HOAGIE BUT BROUGHT IT HOME FOR WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST. I DID HAVE 1 1/2 SLICES OF PLAIN AND SAUSAGE PIZZA WITH WATER.

 MY BROTHER GAVE ME A NICE LITTLE COMPRESSOR FOR DOING A TRIM WORK.

 AT HOME I SETTLE IN TO WATCH OUR FLYERS IN A HUGE GAME.  FLYERS TAKE A BIG 3 - 0 LEAD AND I JUST DID NOT FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT. OF COURSE THE ISLANDERS STORM BACK TO TIE THE GAME WITH 2 MINUTES LEFT AND THEY HAVE A POWER PLAY DUE TO A CHALLENGE CALL ON A GOAL. WELP........LOOKS LIKE PHILLY FANS WILL GET THEIR HEARTS CRUSHED AGAIN. THEY STAVE OFF THE ISLANDER POWER PLAY AND THE GAME GOES INTO OVERTIME. THAT IS WHEN MY PHONE RANG.

 ELDEST CALLS ME AND SAYS JEEP IS MAKING LOUD SCREECHING SOUNDS AND SHE LOST POWER STEERING. IT SCARED THE BEJESUS OUT OF HER BECAUSE IT HAPPENED ON 202 HIGHWAY.  SHE PULLED OVER AND I TOLD HER TO LIMP THE CAR HOME. THE STEERING WILL WORK JUST IT WILL BE HARDER TO TURN.

 A 2ND CALL AND SHE IS NOW IN DEVON. SHE CLAIMS THE CAR IS MAKING TOO MUCH NOISE AND NEEDS HELP. WHEELS AND I DRIVE THERE IMMEDIATELY AND I DRIVE THE CAR HOME. SHE HAS FRIENDS AT OUR HOUSE THAT TINKER WITH CARS AND I CALL OUR DOORMAN FOR ADVICE.

 OH.........I MISS THE OVERTIME OF THE FLYERS. I CAN NOT FIND IT ON THE RADIO. I SAY TO MYSELF , " HOW CAN THE GAME BE OVER  ALREADY ? " I LEFT AT THE END OF REGULATION SO I KNEW I HAD 20 MINUTES UNTIL THE OVERTIME STARTED. THAN......MY CELL PHONE TEXT WENT OFF AND IT READ , " BANG !! ". I HAVE BEEN TEXTING WITH MY BROTHER ABOUT THE GAME AND I KNEW THIS WAS A GOOD SIGN. BUT.....I WANTED TO MAKE SURE SO I CALLED WHEN DRIVING HOME THE JEEP. HE TOLD ME THE FLYERS SCORED IN THE FIRST 2 MINUTES OF OVERTIME. THIS IS A MONSTER GIGANTIC HUGE WIN. THE SERIES IS TIED 1 - 1.

 ANOTHER BLACK SHOOTING AND THE NBA HALTS PLAYOFF GAMES TONIGHT AND MOST LIKELY MORE. HOW THE FUCK ARE COPS NOT EXERCISING SUPER PRECAUTION ON SUCH A VOLATILE SUBJECT. THE WHITE COP SHOT BLACK MAN JACOB BLAKE IN THE FUCKING BACK 7 TIMES AS HE WAS GETTING OUT OF THE CAR. HOW THE FUCK DOES THIS HAPPEN ???!!!!

  I THINK BLACK LIVE MATTER REPS , POLITICIANS , POPULAR SPORTS PLAYERS , AND WHOEVER ELSE WE CAN THINK OF SHOULD ALL VISIT EVERY FUCKING POLICE PRECINCT ACROSS THE UNITED STATES AND SAY , " IF YOU FUCKING SHOOT ONE MORE FUCKING BLACK PERSON WITHOUT ABSOLUTE FUCKING PROBABLE CAUSE , NECESSITY , AND YOUR LIFE IN FUCKING DANGER ........YOU WILL FUCKING GO TO PRISON FOR LIFE. "

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO CHILL AND WATCH THE PHILLIES HOLD ON TO A 3 -2 WIN. THE BULL PEN DID ITS JOB BUT THEY MADE IT INTERESTING WHEN PLAYERS WERE ON 1ST AND 3RD WITH 1 OUT. PHILLIES WIN 3 - 2. COACH GETS HIS 1,000TH WIN.

 NATURE 1 & 2 :

 - A PRAYING MANTIS WAS IN THE NAIL LAST NIGHT RIGHT BEFORE I CLOSED. I TRIED TO GET HIM OUT BUT COULD NOT. TONIGHT I SAW HIM AGAIN ON OUR PICTURE BOARD BY THE FRONT DOOR. I GRABBED A PLASTIC BIN WITH A LID A GOT HIM. I RELEASED IT IN THE BACK LOT WHERE THERE IS A TON OF PLANTS.

 - A BROTHER AND NEPHEW STOP BY TO PICK UP SOME BATHROOM PRODUCTS. WE TALK A LITTLE AND I NOTICE A LARGE SPIDER ( FOR OUR AREA - SIZE OF A QUARTER ) SPINNING A WEB UNDER OUR MARQUEE. I TAKE SOME PICTURES AND INVESTIGATE WHAT IT IS. THE SPIDER HAS 2 WHITE SPOTS ON ITS BELLY ALONG WITH 2 LIGHT BROWN DASH MARKS. IT IS CALLED A BARN SPIDER.  I WANTED TO SEE IF IT WAS HARMLESS UNTIL I READ IT CAN GIVE A PAINFUL BITE.  I WAS AFRAID KIDS WHO RIDE BIKES BY HERE MAY GO RIGHT INTO THE WEB AND SPIDER. I GRABBED A POOL STICK AND REMOVED THE WEB AND SPIDER. I WANTED TO MOVE IT WHERE I PUT THE PRAYING MANTIS BUT THE SPIDER GOT LUCKY AND MADE IT UNDERNEATH THE BASE OF THE MARQUEE POLE.

  ROLL HOME.

 ELDEST HAS FRIENDS VISIT AND THEY WATCH TV IN OUR BASEMENT. I ENJOY TALKING TO HER FRIEND AND KINDA OUR 3RD DAUGHTER. I REALLY LIKE OUR " NEW " FLAT SCREEN TV. SHE HOOKED UP THE ROKU AND NOW GETS NETFLIX AND OTHER PROGRAMS.

 YOUNGEST CALLS FROM COLLEGE. THIS IS ALWAYS NICE. I TELL HER MORE FAMILY WANT HER ARTWORK.

  I'VE BEEN KINDA STRESSED LATELY ( LIKE ALL OF US ) WITH THE NAIL NOT OPENING , DIETING , AND MORE STUFF I WON'T MENTION SO I HAD NO DINNER. BUT , I WAS JONESING FOR ICE-CREAM AND NOTICED ABOUT 3/4 OF A CUP OF COOKIE DOUGH LEFT IN OUR FREEZER. I DECIDED TO POUR THE LAST OF A PEANUT JAR INTO THE ICE-CREAM CONTAINER. THE PEANUTS WENT IN , WHICH IS GOOD , BUT ALL THE PEANUT DUST AT THE BOTTOM FLOWED INTO TOO......... WHICH IS MOSTLY SALT. I STILL ATE THE ICE-CREAM AND PEANUTS .......AND PROBABLY 5 TABLE SPOONS OF PEANUT SALT.  OH GOD THIS COULD NOT BE GOOD.

 WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF LUCIFER. IT WAS GOOD.

 I GO TO BED FOR I WAS PRETTY TIRED. THE PUP JOINS ME LATER AND I FEEL A WET COLD NOSE PUSHING AGAINST MY BACK.....UNTIL SHE SETTLED IN.

  THURSDAY     8 - 27 - 20

 ( EARLY FRIDAY MORNING ) - STILL FIGHTING BEING MELANCHOLY ON EVERYTHING GOING ON. I GO TO MY COMPUTER AND YOUTUBE COURTNEY HADWIN.  I WILL SAY THIS AGAIN. THIS IS A MUST WATCH 2 MINUTE VIDEO OF HER AUDITION ON AMERICA'S GOT TALENT.  A.....MUST.......WATCH. THIS 13 YEAR OLD SUPER SHY KID TURNS THE STAGE UPSIDE DOWN , EARNS A GOLDEN BUZZER , AND PROPELS HERSELF TO SUPER STARDOM. I WATCHED THE VIDEO OVER 500 TIMES. ( WITH HEAD PHONES IS BEST ).

 GOOGLE - " COURTNEY HADWIN FIRST AUDITION ON AMERICAS GOT TALENT " - SHE IS COMPARED TO JANIS JOPLIN AND MICK JAGGER.  THE BEST COMMENT AND REACTION TO THIS 350 MILLION VIEWED AUDITION IS :

 THE REST OF THE WORLD , " JANIS JOPLIN IS DEAD ".  COURTNEY HADWIN , " HOLD MY MILK ".

 BACK TO MY LIFE :

 GET ELDEST OFF TO WORK , WALK PUP, PICK UP POOP , AND PUT FRIDAY RECYCLABLE TRASH CANS OUT. YEP......I THOUGHT IT WAS FRIDAY.

 THE PUP HAS BEEN SNORTING AND REVERSE SNEEZING. THIS IS A CONCERN. THE VET SAID KEEP AN EYE ON IT.

 OFF TO JOB SITE WHERE I SPEND ANOTHER 5 HOURS HELPING MY BROTHER WHO IS DOWN A 2ND CONTRACTOR. I ALWAYS TELL HIM I WILL WORK FOR FREE SINCE HE HAS HELPED ME A 1,000 TIMES.  AT THE END OF THE DAY HE IS " OVER " CHECKING OUT MY NEW MINIVAN. I SEEN HIM SLIP SOMETHING UNDER MY BASEBALL CAP ON THE FRONT SEAT.  IT WAS A LITTLE MONEY FOR HELPING HIM THIS WEEK.

 CUSTOMER BUYS LUNCH AGAIN. THIS TIME FROM A CUT ABOVE. I LIKE THIS PLACE AND HAVEN'T BEEN THERE IN YEARS. I REQUESTED A CHICKEN CUTLET WITH BROCCOLI RABE. APPARENTLY THEY DON'T MAKE THIS ANYMORE BUT THEY DID FOR THIS CUSTOMER. THE THING WEIGHED 8 POUNDS. I GAVE IT TO WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST FOR DINNER AND LUNCH TOMORROW. MAN , THAT WAS TOUGH NOT TO HAVE A SAMPLE PIECE.

 BACK HOME I TAKE A NAP. I HAVE BEEN PERIODICALLY WAKING UP WHILE SLEEPING AGAIN. SOME CRAZY DREAMS ABOUT DATING AN OLD FRIEND AND BOOKING COURTNEY HADWIN AT THE NAIL.

 OH , I DID NOT SEE THE BARN SPIDER AT OUR MARQUEE TONIGHT.

 NO BREAKFAST OR LUNCH BUT WHEN I GOT HOME I SNACKED ON HUMMUS AND APPLE SLICES........SO GOOD. LATER AT NIGHT I HAD SLICED PEPPERONI AND SHARP CHEESE.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO CHILL. I TOOK MY MOTORCYCLE BUT AROUND 8:30PM I SAW HEAT LIGHTNING AND RAIN WAS IN THE FORECAST. SO I CLOSED EARLY AND GOT HOME QUICKLY.

 RIGHTFULLY SO ALL SPORTS SHUT DOWN FOR AT LEAST ONE DAY BECAUSE OF THIS ABSOLUTELY SENSELESS SHOOTING OF JACOB BLAKE BY A WHITE OFFICER. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME......7 TIMES SHOT IN THE BACK ??!??!??!!  WORST WORLD EVER.

 TRUMP SPEAKING JUST MAKES ME CRINGE. HE IS SO FUCKING BAD AND SO NOT BELIEVABLE. THE FUNNY THING IS I ACTUALLY THOUGHT ABOUT VOTING FOR HIM SINCE BIDEN IS JUST AS BAD ON ANOTHER LEVEL. THE COMMERCIAL OF HIM GLOATING ABOUT HOW SMART HE IS AND EARNED 3 DEGREES JUST INCENSED ME.

 DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION - NO AUDIENCE , ALL VIDEO TAPED.

 REPUBLICAN CONVENTION - LIVE WITH A COUPLE THOUSAND PEOPLE. NO MASKS , NO SOCIAL DISTANCING , AND ONE HECK OF A FIREWORK DISPLAY ON THE WHITE HOUSE LAWN.

 TRUMP'S 71 MINUTE SPEECH. 2ND LONGEST EVER ( HE HAD THE FIRST 3 1/2 YEARS AGO )

    - C.N.N. - MORE LIES THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE SPEECH.

    - O.A.N. - ( ONE AMERICAN NEWS ) - BEST AND MOST POWERFUL SPEECH YET.

 CLEANED TRASH DOWN THE BASEMENT THAT I SPENT HOURS STRAIGHTENING UP.  THERE IS AT LEAST 3 FULL MEALS FOR 4 PEOPLE. AGAIN , IT WILL ALL BE THROWN OUT.

 STARTED A MOVIE CALLED " POWER ". IT WAS BAD. I STOPPED IT AFTER 20 MINUTES.

 WATCHED AN EPISODE OF LUCIFER. IT WAS TOTALLY QUIRKY AND IF YOU ARE NOT A FAN OF THIS SHOW YOU WOULD OF SAID IT WAS STUPID. I SEE HOW THE WRITERS WERE LETTING THE ACTORS HAVE SOME FUN BUT IT SEEMED LIKE A WASTE OF AN EPISODE TO ME.

 OFF TO BED.

  FRIDAY      8 - 28 - 20

 DID AN UN-WANTED " CHEAT " DAY..........AND REGRET IT. I FEEL BLOATED AND GAINED WEIGHT.  I HAD MAC & CHEESE , 1/3 OF A VERY GOOD GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH , AND TWO LARGE DRINKS OF JIM BEAM AND COKE ZERO & SOUTHERN COMFORT & CHERRY SODA WATER. MY BELLY BLOATED SO MUCH I FEEL LIKE I DRANK A GALLON OF MILK.

 LOOKS LIKE CRAIGSLIST WILL STRIKE TOMORROW. WE WILL SEE.

 PICKED UP JEEP PARTS AT PEP BOYS TO HOPEFULLY FIX THE STEERING WHEEL PROBLEM.

 FINISHED STAINING / SEALING PICNIC BENCHES. I STARTED SPRAY PAINTING THE PINK LEGS TO BLACK BUT OF COURSE RAN OUT OF SPRAY CANS.

 THE RAIN CAME DOWN PRETTY GOOD TODAY.....BUT ONLY FOR A BIT.

 A HUMP BACK WHALE WAS SITED JUST ONE MILE OFF THE COAST OF OCEAN CITY. IT BREACHED THE WATER FEEDING. THAT IS DAMN COOL.

 ELDEST MAKES FRIENDS DRINKS AND THAN ROLLS OUT. IT IS THE RUSTY NAIL TAKE-OUT.

 ROLL TO THE NAIL AND WATCH THE PHILLIES WIN AN EXCITING GAME. THEY DID BLOW A 4 - 0 LEAD , BLOW A 10TH INNING RALLY OF 1ST & 3RD WITH NO OUTS , AND BULLPEN BLOWS A GOOD GAME PITCHED BY WHEELER AND TOTALLY SHIT THE BED. BUT , SCOTT KINGERY , HAD HIS FIRST CAREER WALK-OFF HOME RUN TO WIN THE GAME IN THE 11TH INNING.

  THE BARN SPIDER RE-APPEARED UNDER OUR MARQUEE SIGN. SHE ( I ASSUME ) STARTED SPINNING A WEB AND I SAW IT. THIS TIME I SAFELY RE-LOCATED THE SPIDER TO THE BACK PARKING LOT WHERE THERE IS A TON OF LIGHT AND VEGETATION.

 DECIDED TO CLEAN OUT THE DRAFT BEER LINES. OF COURSE I HAD TO DO SAMPLE TASTES OF ALL 5 BEERS. IT WAS THE BEST PROJECT I DONE IN A LONG TIME. THOUGH GAINING WEIGHT BY SIMPLY SAMPLING 2 OUNCES OF 5 BEERS WAS FRUSTRATING. IT IS FUCKING AMAZING HOW QUICKLY I CAN PUT WEIGHT BACK ON. I SWEAR I COULD RE-GAIN THE 30 POUNDS I LOST IN LESS THAN 3 DAYS.

  BROTHER AND NEPHEW STOP BY AND DROP OFF SOME SPACKLE.....ABOUT A 1/3 OF A 5 GALLON BUCKET.

   ROLL HOME AND SETTLE IN.

  FAMILY HAS TO PUT THEIR CAT DOWN. WE KNOW THIS PAIN ALL TOO WELL. WHEELS VISITED THEM.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF LUCIFER. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

  OFF TO BED WITH THE PUP JOINING IN LATER.

 I AM AT THE AIRPORT AND JUST GOT MY LUGGAGE. I SEE MY SISTER-IN-LAW AND NEPHEW. I THINK THIS IS VERY FORTUNATE AND I CAN GET A RIDE HOME. I WALK UP TO THEM AND ASK , " HELLO , WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF  SEEING YOU GUYS HERE ? IF YOU DON'T MIND CAN YOU GIVE ME A RIDE HOME ? "  SHE TURNS TO ME WEIRDLY AND SAYS , " YOU CAN HANDLE IT ".  SHE IS ACTING WEIRD AND I INSTANTLY KNOW WHAT IT IS....SHE IS DRUNK. SHE IS GIBBERISH WHEN TALKING AND UNSTABLE WHEN WALKING.  HER SON TELLS ME THEY HAVE 4 CARS PARKED AT A NEARBY NEIGHBORHOOD.  I CAN NOT ALLOW HER TO DRIVE AND HE IS 23 YEARS OLD AND AFRAID TO DRIVE. SO , I GO WITH THEM. WE DRIVE ALL THE WAY TO NORTHEAST PHILLY AND THERE IS 3 CARS AT A PERSON'S HOUSE. TWO OF THEM ARE ON HIS LAWN AND ANOTHER IN HIS DRIVEWAY.

 CONTINUED - I ASK MY NEPHEW , " HOW THE HELL DID YOU GET 4 CARS HERE SO FAR FROM THE AIRPORT ? AND MORE IMPORTANTLY WHY ? " HE DOESN'T ANSWER ME AND JUST GIGGLES UNCONTROLLABLY. HE WALKS UP ON THE HILL WHERE HE HAD A CHAIN AND LOCK ATTACHED TO BOTH CARS WITH A SPIKE DRIVEN INTO THE GROUND. THERE IS NO WAY I CAN LET MY SISTER-IN-LAW DRIVE HOME OR MY NEPHEW. I ASK THE OWNER FO THE HOUSE CAN I RETURN TO GET THESE CARS LATER ?  HE RESPONDS , " NO , I WANT THEM REMOVED NOW. ". .......dream ends.

 I ATTEND A FAMILY PARTY. WHEN I ENTER THE ROOM I SEE 2 AUNTS I HAVE NOT SEEN IN A LONG TIME. I HUG BOTH BUT ONE AUNT I JOKINGLY REPEAT HUGGING AND GIVE HER A KISS BECAUSE SHE WAS SO HAPPY TO SEE ME......dream ends.

  ( MY AUNTS WERE RITA AND SANDY WHO PASSED 20 YEARS AGO )

 A FORMER DOORMAN TREATED A LARGE GROUP OF FRIENDS TO DINNER IN LAS VEGAS. I WAS ONE OF THEM.  DURING THE DINNER HE PASSED OUT MONEY TO EVERYONE SAYING , " THE GAMBLING IS ON ME TONIGHT ". HE GAVE ME A 100 DOLLAR BILL BUT I RETURNED IT.........dream ends.

 ( THIS DOORMAN PASSED 2 YEARS AGO )

 SATURDAY       8 - 29 - 20

  DID A LITTLE RUNNING TODAY................

  PHILLIES WIN.

  UNION WIN.

  FLYERS LOSE.......BLOW.

  CRAIGSLIST STRIKES - DRIVEWAY LIGHTS  - I HAVE 5 LIGHTS OUT AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. A GUY RIGHT BEHIND THE NAIL OFFERED HIS LIGHTS TO ME. THERE IS ABOUT 10 OF THEM AND I AM HOPING 5 WILL WORK TO COMPLETE MY SET IN THE POCONOS.

  TOOK A RIDE TO HOME DEPOT - I NOW HAVE SOME PROJECTS TO DO. I PICKED UP PATIO PAINT , ROOF SEALER , CAULK , SPRAY PAINT , RECESSED LIGHTING CONNECTORS , PAINT BRUSHES , WOOD FLOOR STRIP , AND A SNICKERS BAR. THERE IS AT LEAST 5 PROJECTS IN THESE SUPPLIES.

 JUST KIDDING.......I WISH I HAD A SNICKERS BAR.

 LOST SOME WEIGHT TODAY. YEAH.....BLOW.

 DECIDED TO DO ONE PROJECT TODAY. A FLOOR STRIP HAS BEEN OFF WHERE OUR MAIN ROOM WOOD FLOOR MEET OUR KITCHEN TILE FLOOR. IT HAS BEEN THIS WAY FOR 5 YEARS. TODAY.......I SPENT OVER 1 HOUR INSTALLING A NEW FLOOR TRIM. I CLEANED OUT THE ENTIRE AREA WITH A WET/DRY VAC , SPREAD A METAL CHANNEL OUT TO FIT THE NEW TRIM , SECURED IT , POURED A TON OF WOOD GLUE INTO THE CHANNEL , INSTALLED THE TRIM WITH A 2X4 AND RUBBER MALLET , STAINED IT , AND CAULKED THE WHOLE THING IN. I THAN PLACED KITCHEN CHAIRS OVER THE TRIM SO NO ONE WOULD STEP ON IT ALONG WITH A FAN TO DRY THE CAULK. YEP......EVERY PROJECT ALWAYS TAKES AN HOUR OR MORE.

 SO THERE IS A LITTLE OPENING TO GET TO THE MAIN ROOM.  WHEELS WALKS OVER AND MISSES STEPPING ON THE NEW FLOOR TRIM BY LESS THAN AN INCH. OF COURSE I SAY SOMETHING. WHEN SHE LEAVES THE MAIN ROOM SHE OVER EXTENUATES HER FOOT BY STEPPING WAY OVER THE TRIM AND LIFTING HER LEG HIGH UP AND SLOWLY. SHE DOES HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR.

 WE WATCHED DARK SIDE OF THE RING ON HULU.  IT GIVES THE DETAILS AND BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE WRESTLING WORLD. IT IS FUN AND SAD. THE FIRST EPISODE WAS ON RANDY MACHO MAN AND MISS ELIZABETH. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

  TAKE MOTORCYCLE TO THE NAIL AND DO SOME SMALL PROJECTS IN CLEANING. I HAD SOME ORDERS AND WAS SICKENED BY THE FLYERS PLAY IN THE 2ND AND 3RD PERIODS. WHY THE FUCK IS IT ALWAYS OUR PHILLY TEAMS WHO BLOW WHEN MOST NEEDED ??!!  IT IS FRIGGIN' ALWAYS THE OTHER DAMN TEAMS THAT STEP UP.

 ROLL HOME ON MY BIKE AND I REMEMBERED I WAS SUPPOSE TO PICK UP DRIVEWAY LIGHTS BEHIND THE NAIL NEAR SAINT DENIS CHURCH. I TOLD MYSELF 5 TIMES AND COMPLETELY FORGOT. PLUS , I COULDN'T OF PICKED THEM UP ON MY MOTORCYCLE ANYWAY.

 I GET HOME AND IMMEDIATELY RETURN WITH MY VAN TO GET THE DRIVEWAY LIGHTS. THE GUY WAS VERY COOL.

 BACK HOME.....AGAIN. THE PUP ALWAYS GREETS ME WHICH IS AWESOME.

 WE TRY TO WATCH THE ALIENIST BUT AGAIN T.N.T IS BLOCKING VIEWERS FOR THE 2ND SEASON NOW.

 WE DECIDE TO WATCH AN EPISODE OF LUCIFER. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 LOOKS LIKE I WILL BE NEEDED TO HELP MY BROTHER AGAIN IN CONTRACTING.......THIS TIME IN NEW JERSEY.

  SUNDAY     8 - 30 - 20

  I JUST RUN INTO BAD LUCK ON A DAILY BASIS. IT TRULY IS AMAZING TO EXPERIENCE.

 I HAVE A COUPLE OF THINGS TO DO TODAY. I NEED TO GET A FLOOR JACK AT THE NAIL TO LIFT OUR JEEP TO ACCESS A POWER STEERING PULLEY.  SOUNDS PRETTY SIMPLE RIGHT ?  LET'S START :

 - LOAD UP VAN WITH A GORILLA LADDER , ROOF SEALER , ROOF BROOM SQUEEGEE , 100' EXTENSION CORD , A TOWEL , DRILL  , MIXER , HAMMER , AND SCREWDRIVER.

 - STOP AT D.M.I. HOME SUPPLY TO PICK UP ANOTHER CAULK FOR OUR FLOOR TRIM.

- ARRIVE AT THE NAIL AND ACCESS THE BACK STORAGE ROOM. I MOVE 6 WALL DIVIDERS AND SEE THE JACK I HAVE IS NOT A FLOOR JACK BUT A POOL TABLE JACK.  EARLIER , I WAS TEXTING WITH MERCURY AMUSEMENT WHO GAVE ME THE JACK. HE SAID IT WOULD WORK ON A CAR. I SENT HIM A PICTURE AFTER HOSING IT DOWN AND HE REPLIED , " OH , THAT'S NOT A FLOOR JACK. THAT WILL NOT WORK. "

 - ACCESS THE ROOF AND CARRY UP HAMMER , SCREW DRIVER , 5 GALLON ROOF MUCK , 100' EXTENSION CORD , TOWEL , MIXER , AND SEALER SQUEEGEE.  OPEN THE 5 GALLON MIX OF ROOF SEALANT ( PAIN IN THE ASS ) AND MIX IT THOROUGHLY. I APPLY AND SPREAD A SECTION TO WHERE I THINK THE LEAK IS.  BRING EVERYTHING DOWN AND RE-ORGANIZE THE STORAGE CLOSET.

 - ROLL HOME AND SET-UP PREPPING THE JEEP FOR OUR MECHANIC / DOORMAN WHO IS STOPPING BY TO FIX OUR JEEP. I LAY TARPS DOWN , TOOLS , BENCH , AND WEDGE A LARGE PATIO UMBRELLA BETWEEN THE RADIATOR AND BATTERY FOR THE JEEP ( IT PROVIDED PERFECT SHADE ).

 - MY JOB WAS TO SIMPLY REMOVE THE RIGHT FRONT TIRE TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE ENTIRE PULLEY SYSTEM FOR THE POWER STEERING AND MORE. I TRIED CONTACTING MY ELDEST FRIENDS OVER THE LAST 3 DAYS WHO SAID THEY HELP BUT NEVER SHOWED UP. SO , I TRY TO " CRACK " THE LUG NUTS HOLDING THE TIRE. 1ST LUG NUT --- NO PROBLEM. 2ND LUG NUT NO PROBLEM , 3RD LUG NUT NO PROBLEM , 4TH LUG NUT NO PROBLEM , AND THAN THE 5TH AND LAST LUG NUT..............THE SOCKET ON THE END OF THE LUG WRENCH THAT CAME WITH THE FUCKING CAR WILL NOT FIT !!

 - I GET MY SOCKET BOX AND IT DOES NOT WORK. I SPLOOGE AND SPRAY WD-40 ON THE LUG LIKE A PORN VIDEO AND GO TO ANOTHER CAR TO GET A 2ND AND LARGER LUG WRENCH. I WAIL ON THIS SINGLE LUG NUT FOR OVER 30 MINUTES. I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE IT WILL NOT BUDGE. I USE A SMALL SLEDGE HAMMER TO SLAM THE WRENCH ONTO THE LUG. THAN , WITH ALL MY FAT , I PULL THE CROSS LUG WRENCH LIKE I WAS PULLING AN ELEPHANT. IT FINALLY CRACKED AS OUR DOORMAN PULLED INTO THE DRIVEWAY.

 - WE LOOK AT THE JEEP FOR ALMOST 2 HOURS. THE KEY WORD IS " LOOK ". THE PARTS I GOT WERE RIGHT BUT THERE WAS A MISSING PART I NEVER NOTICED. IT MUST OF RATTLED OFF DURING THE DRIVE. THERE ARE 4 PULLEYS AND ONE WAS MISSING. IT WAS COMPLETELY OBVIOUS AND I NEVER SAW IT.  HE SAID SOME VERY FAMILIAR WORDS , " I NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE. "  YEP........SO USED TO THAT. HE IS A MASTER MECHANIC AND WE BEGIN CALLING PLACES FOR THE PART CALLED A POWER STEERING PUMP PULLEY. WE TRY AUTOZONE , PEP BOYS , NAPA , AND NO ONE HAS IT. WE  TALK FOR DAMN NEAR ANOTHER HOUR JUST ABOUT LIFE , KIDS , AND DRIVE-IN MOVIE WHICH HE WENT TOO FOR THE FIRST TIME AND REALLY LIKED IT. AT WORK TOMORROW , AT HIS DEALERSHIP , HE WILL TRY TO ORDER THIS PART. IF NOT , WE MUST FIND IT ON-LINE.

 - I CLEAN UP A TON OF TOOLS AND MORE OFF THE DRIVEWAY. I SPILL A 100 PIECE SOCKET HOLDER.

 BACK INSIDE PISSED THAT I GOT ZERO DONE ON THE CAR AND I HAVE THE WRONG JACK/LIFT.

 I WATCH THE PHILLIES FOR 2 INNINGS. BRAVES SCORE 10 F'N RUNS IN THE TOP OF THE 2ND. I TURN IT OFF.

 PICK AT SOME FOOD DURING THE DAY AND I LOSE WEIGHT AGAIN.

 TAKE A NICE MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO THE NAIL. I AM OUTSIDE AND A FRIEND / ELECTRICIAN WHO JUST BOUGHT A VERY NICE TRIUMPH BIKE IS AT THE LIGHT. HE YELLS TO ME AND I ASK HIM TO STOP BY ON THE WAY HOME.

 INSIDE I MAKE FOOD ORDERS , TALK TO A BAND MEMBER ABOUT VIRTUAL SHOWS AND TAKE-OUT MIXED DRINKS WITH MAYBE A NAIL LOGO ON THE CUP , AND HE GIVES ME A BAND SHIRT.

 MAKE SOME FOOD ORDERS AND I SMELL LIKE A DEEP FRYER. I LOVE THAT SMELL. I ALSO POSTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA OUR 3-4-5 SPECIAL AND PICTURES OF THE FOOD WE MAKE. $3 APPETIZERS - CHICKEN FINGERS & NUGGETS , PICKLE CHIPS , ONION RINGS , BUFFALO WINGS , MOZZARELLA STIX , AND FRENCH FRIES ....ANY FOR 3 BUCKS. $4 PIZZAS WITH EXTRA CHEESE HOME MADE ,  AND $5 ANY SIX PACK. I POST A PICTURE OF VICTORY BEERS. WHERE THE HELL CAN YOU GET THIS KIND OF DEAL ANYWHERE ?

 THE FRIEND STOPS BACK AND WE TALK FOR ALMOST 40 MINUTES ABOUT MOTORCYCLES , RENTAL PROPERTIES AND THE PANDEMIC LOANS HE ACQUIRED. HE GOT A TON OF MONEY THROUGH VARIOUS LOANS AND I GOT ZERO. IT WAS SUPER DEPRESSING. EVERYONE IS GETTING MAJOR LOAN RELIEF WHILE I GET ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

 I WATCH THE FLYERS AND IT IS FUCKING PAINFUL TO SEE. AGAIN , THE OTHER TEAM OUT PLAYS US AND OUT SCORES US. IT'S ALWAYS THE OTHER TEAM. FLYERS ARE NOW DOWN 3-1 IN A BEST OF 7. ONLY 1 TIME IN 17 ATTEMPTS HAVE THEY EVER COME BACK IN A 3 - 1 SITUATION.

 I SWITCH TO THE PHILLIES AND IT IS 10 - 8. HOLY SHIT THEY MADE A COMEBACK ??!!  PHILLIES LOSE 12 - 11 SO THE COME BACK MEANS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WHETHER THEY LOST BY ONE RUN OR TEN RUNS. IT'S STILL A LOSS.

 BIKE HOME AND SETTLE IN. A GIRL FRIEND STOPPED BY WHO IS ALWAYS A DELIGHT TO SEE. SHE HAS A WORLD OF STUFF GOING ON BUT ALWAYS IS SMILING AND JOKES ABOUT IT.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF DARK SIDE OF THE RING. AGAIN , IT WAS VERY GOOD. THIS TIME IT CENTERED AROUND BRETT " THE HITMAN " HART AND " THE MONTREAL SCREW JOB ".  WHERE THEY PURPOSELY FUCKED OVER HART IN HIS TITLE MATCH.  AGAIN , IT WAS GOOD. IF YOU REMEMBER THESE WRESTLERS THAN THIS IS A DOCUMENTARY TO WATCH. IF YOU DO NOT KNOW THESE NAMES.......THAN POSSIBLY NOT.

 OFF TO BED WHERE I WAS BUMMED NOTHING GOT DONE ON OUR JEEP. THE PART IS SUPER HARD TO FIND AND I EVEN ASKED MY ELDEST ON THE WAY HOME TOMORROW ( IF SAFE ) PULL OVER WHERE YOU  FIRST HEARD THE RATTLE AND SEE IF THE PART IS ON THE GROUND.

   MONDAY     8 - 31 - 20

 GOING UP AND DOWN STEPS BLOWS.

 DID MY NORMAL 10 MORNING ROUTINES AND GOT ELDEST OFF TO WORK.

 MAKE A LUNCH FOR ME IN A WINE COOLER BAG BECAUSE I COULD NOT FIND OUR 2ND LUNCH BAG. LATER , WHEELS FOUND IT IN 1 MINUTE.

 OFF TO NJ TO WORK AND HELP A BROTHER OUT. IT WAS A ONE HOUR DRIVE WHICH IS NOT FUN. THE GOOD THING IS I FILLED UP ON GAS SINCE PRICES ARE 30 CENTS CHEAPER.

 ARRIVE AT JOB AND WE TORE OUT A BATHROOM. I BASICALLY WENT UP AND DOWN STEPS OVER 100 TIMES. AT ALMOST 60 YEARS OLD AND FAT THIS IS NOT " FUN " WORK. MY LEGS HURT AND I SWEATED LIKE A FAT GUY IN A CANDY SHOP. THE GOOD THING WAS WE GOT DONE EARLY.

  I WAS SUPPOSE TO PICK OUR YOUNGEST UP IN PHILLY BECAUSE I AM LITERALLY DRIVING BY HER COLLEGE COMING FROM NEW JERSEY. BUT , I DECIDE TO HEAD HOME.  THERE IS JUST TOO MUCH OF A TIME GAP TO WAIT.

  I HEAD HOME AND HIT TRAFFIC. GOD I HATE TRAFFIC. 

 I AM HOME FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS AND TAKE A NAP , GET SOME PROJECTS DONE , CHECK EMAILS , AND WALK THE PUP. MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF AND OUR YOUNGEST IS DONE CLASS 2 HOURS EARLIER THAN EXPECTED. I ASKED HER TO CALL ME.  SHE GIGGLED BECAUSE I SAID , " YOU TOLD ME YOU BE DONE BY 6PM ? I JUST DROVE BY YOUR COLLEGE AND COULD OF PICKED YOU UP. "

 WHEELS AND I DRIVE AND GET HER. WE TAKE SOME BACK ROADS AND FOR THE MOST PART MAKE OKAY TIME. IT WAS OUR YOUNGEST BIRTHDAY SO WE PICKED UP GREEK FOOD FROM MOUSTAKI. BACK HOME WE SIT AND HAVE DINNER , SING HAPPY BIRTHDAY , GIVE OUT GIFTS , AND PLAY PICTIONARY WHICH I AM SO BAD THAT MY KIDS TAKE PICTURES OF MY DRAWINGS.  OH.......ANOTHER " CHEAT " DAY WHICH I GAINED WEIGHT......BLOW. DAMN PITA BREAD. FOOD WAS VERY GOOD.

 OFF TO THE NAIL AND CLEAN FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES. I CRANKED OUR SOUND SYSTEM AS LOUD AS I COULD BECAUSE I WAS TIRED AND FALLING A SLEEP. I SOLD SOME 6 PACKS AND WATCHED THE PHILLIES WIN. AFTER 4 HOURS I HEAD HOME TIRED.

  WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH A GAME SHOW USING ON-DEMAND CALLED THE WALL. ONE CONTESTANT HAD OVER 2 1/2 MILLION DOLLARS OF WINNINGS. THAN IT DROPPED TO 1 MILLION. THAN IT DROPPED TO 115 GRAND BECAUSE HIS PARTNER / NEPHEW DID NOT TAKE A GAMBLE. TO ME , IT WOULD OF BEEN A SUPER EASY DECISION. THE NEPHEW HAD THE POWER TO " SIGN " A CONTRACT SECURING 115K OR BLINDLY TRUST WHAT HIS UNCLE MADE DURING THE SHOW. HE HAD NO CLUE BECAUSE OF A SOUND PROOF ROOM. SO THE YOUNG GUY " SIGNED " OFF ON 115K THINKING THAT IS ALOT OF MONEY. TO ME 115K ISN'T DICK. AFTER TAXES , THIS DWINDLES DOWN TO MAYBE 55K. SO , WHY NOT TAKE THE CHANCE IN LIFE ? IF HE DID THEY WOULD OF WON OVER 1 MILLION ( TECHNICALLY ABOUT 500K AFTER TAXES  ). I FELT BAD FOR BOTH OF THEM.

 WE WATCH THE 1/2 SEASON FINALE OF LUCIFER. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 HEAD TO BED AND OUR YOUNGEST TOOK THE PUP FOR THE NIGHT. I SLEPT VERY GOOD THOUGH I DID THINK ABOUT HOW EVERYONE IS GETTING RELIEF MONEY DURING THIS PANDEMIC AND I HAVE GOTTEN ABSOLUTELY ZERO.............IT SICKENS ME TO THE  CORE.

  TUESDAY     9 - 1 - 20

 KEY WORD " DESERVE ".

 I'M ALMOST 60 YEARS OLD AND 60 POUNDS OVER WEIGHT ( WELL.....MAYBE 30 POUNDS NOW ) SO GOING UP AND DOWN 2 FLIGHTS OF STEPS OVER 60 TIMES IS QUITE LABORING TO SAY THE LEAST. TODAY I DID JUST THAT......AGAIN.  I TRAVEL OVER ONE HOUR ( ONE WAY ) TO NEW JERSEY AND HELPED MY BROTHER ON A 2 BATHROOM JOB. I HAVE TO ADMIT BY 3PM I WAS SLOWING DOWN. MY LEGS HURT AND I WAS GETTING TIRED. WE HAD A GOOD DAY OF TEARING OUT A LITTLE , ELECTRIC , FRAMING , DRYWALL , HARDY BOARDING , SPACKLING , UNCRATING SUPPLIES , AND CLEANING UP. I SWEAR MY BROTHER WORKS 3X FASTER THAN ANY OTHER CONTRACTORS. CUSTOMERS ALWAYS SAY THIS TOO. THE ONLY THING THAT SUCKED IS A JACK & JILL TRUCK DROVE BY WHILE I WAS OUTSIDE.......DAMN IT.

 ROLL HOME AND IT TAKES OVER AN HOUR......BLOW.

  I HAD A GREEK SALAD FOR LUNCH ( LEFTOVER FROM YESTERDAY'S DINNER ) BUT TONIGHT'S DINNER WE TRIED A NEW PLACE CALLED JIN DING WHICH WAS THE OLD YANGMING ( MAN DID THEY SELL AT THE PERFECT TIME ). ANYWAY , THE FOOD WAS OKAY TO VERY GOOD.  PRICING WAS EXPENSIVE....JUST LIKE YANGMING.  WHAT ALSO SUCKS IS I AM HAVING MORE " CHEAT DAYS " THAN I LIKE. I KNOW I GAINED WEIGHED BY HAVING CHINESE FOR DINNER.......DAMN GENERAL TSO WAS VERY GOOD.

 DRIVE MY YOUNGEST TO CENTER CITY. WE TAKE THE BACK ROADS AND IT WORKED OUT PRETTY GOOD. OF COURSE I HAD TO PLAY A GAME. WHEN I DROPPED HER OFF AND SHE WAS UNLOADING HER SUPPLIES I SAW A YOUNG COUPLE SAYING GOODBYE TO EACH OTHER......WAY TOO LOVEY DOVEY.  WELL , MY KID WALKS UP TO MY DOOR AND SAYS , " WOULD YOU LIKE A HUG GOODBYE ? " I GET OUT OF THE CAR AND BEGIN TO MIMIC THE COUPLE BY OVER HUGGING MY YOUNGEST AND STROKING HER HAIR. MY KID ROLLS HER EYES AND WAS GLAD TO SEE ME LEAVE.

 ROLL TO THE NAIL.....UGH. I AM ALREADY TIRED. I DECIDED NO CLEANING TODAY AND ONLY WATCHING THE FLYERS AND PHILLIES.  PHILLIES WIN 6 - 0 ON PERFECT PITCHING BY NOLA. BUT , MY GREATER CONCERN WAS THE FLYERS.....WHO GAVE ME A HEART ATTACK.

 I WATCH 2 PERIODS AT THE NAIL AND THAN ROLL HOME. FLYERS ARE UP 2 - 1 AFTER 2 PERIODS. I WAS TEXTING WITH MY BROTHER AND 2 FRIENDS.  FLYERS ARE DOWN 3 - 1 IN THIS 7 GAME SERIES. SO ONE MORE LOSS MEANS NO MORE FLYER'S HOCKEY WHICH WOULD SUCK ASS.

 ROLL HOME AND WATCH THE 3RD PERIOD WITH WHEELS AND A RADIO. I LIKE THE PHILLY ANNOUNCERS EVEN THOUGH THERE IS A 30 SECOND DELAY. THE FLYERS ARE DOING EVERYTHING RIGHT AND NOT GETTING REWARDED. THEY SCORE ANOTHER GOAL TO GO UP 3 - 1 AND MY BROTHER TEXTS ME " THEY DESERVE THIS GAME ". I AGREED AND WITH 5 MINUTES LEFT I SAY TO WHEELS , " THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THE FLYERS HAVE PLAYED ALL 60 MINUTES GOOD.....WELL , WE STILL HAVE 5 MINUTES TO GO. "

 THE NEXT 5 MINUTES THE ISLANDERS SCORE 2 GOALS TO TIE THE GAME AND IT GOES INTO OVERTIME. I AM SO DAMN PISSED , PLUS I JINXED THEM.

 AN ABSOLUTELY EXCITING OVERTIME WITH BOTH TEAMS HAVING GREAT SCORING CHANCES AND BOTH GOALIES CAME UP BIG. BUT , A FLYER'S POINT SHOT GOT DEFLECTED BEATING THE ISLANDER GOALIE AND I SCREAM SCARING OUR DOG AND NEIGHBORS. I  YELLED SO LOUD SQUIRRELS FELL OUT OF TREES. FLYERS LIVE FOR ANOTHER GAME.....YEAH !!  OH , I MADE A GRAPE VODKA AND COKE ZERO. AGAIN , BUSTED MY DIET BECAUSE MY NERVES WERE SHOT WATCHING THIS GAME.

 WIND DOWN THE NIGHT AND WATCH POST GAME ON THE FLYERS AND PHILLIES. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN. BEING A PHILLY FANS BLOWS BECAUSE WE ALWAYS HAVE TO ENDURE HEART BREAKING PAIN. 

  TEXTING BACK AND FORTH.  ONE TEXT BY MY BROTHER MADE ME LITERALLY LAUGH OUT LOUD. FLYERS GO UP 2 - 1 WITH JUST MINUTES LEFT IN THE 2ND PERIOD. I TEXT , " ISLANDERS WILL SCORE BEFORE THE END OF THE 2ND PERIOD. MY BROTHER TEXTS BACK , " PULL THE GOALIE ".

 THE 100'S OF COMMENTS ON THE INTERNET ABOUT TONIGHT'S FLYERS GAME WERE PRETTY FUNNY. MOST OF PHILLY FANS WROTE ABOUT WATCHING THIS GAME AS TO GETTING GREY HAIR TO HEART ATTACKS TO DEFIBRILLATORS.

 I WALK THE PUP AROUND THE PROPERTY AND A SCARE A RABBIT.  I ALSO NOTICE FOR THE 2ND STRAIGHT NIGHT SLUGS ON MY GARAGE SIDING AT OUR GARDEN. SO , FOR THE 2ND STRAIGHT NIGHT I DID SOMETHING ABOUT THESE EEEKY GOOD FOR NOTHING CREATURES. I PUT THE PUP INSIDE THE HOUSE AND WENT INTO MY GARAGE. I GOT A GLOVE AND BEGAN PEELING OFF SLUGS ON THE SIDING ONE BY ONE. EACH ONE GOT A PERSONAL AMUSEMENT RIDE BY ME CALLED , " THE BIG DADDY ROCKET LAUNCH ".  A TOTAL OF 20 SLUGS RECEIVED THIS RIDE...........FOR FREE.

 WIND DOWN IN BED TO END THE NIGHT. I WAS TIRED , HURTING , EXCITED , AND COULD NOT SLEEP SO I PUT ON NETFLIX. I  DECIDE TO WATCH A SHOW THAT HAD POTENTIAL CALLED COBRA KAI. IF YOU ARE A KARATE KID MOVIE FAN THAN THIS TV SERIES IS GOOD. I THOUGHT THE WRITING COULD BE BETTER AND THE ACTING TOO BUT IT HAS ITS MOMENTS. IT TAKES THE VIEW OF JOHNNY LAWRENCE WHO LOST THE ALL VALLEY KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP TO DANIEL LARUSSO ( RALPH MACCHIO ) AT THE END OF THE THE KARATE KID MOVIE. REMEMBER THE FAMOUS " CRANE " MOVE WHERE MACCHIO HOLDS ONE LEG UP AND 2 ARMS OUT ? WELL.....34 YEARS LATER THIS ONE MAJOR LOSS AS A KID SHOWED HOW IT SPIRALED JOHNNY'S LIFE DOWNWARD. THE PREMISE OF THE SHOW IS VERY GOOD. THE ACTING AND WRITING....EH.  IT GOT EXCELLENT REVIEWS OVERALL AND I WATCHED THE FIRST 2 EPISODES WHICH ARE ONLY 27 MINUTES. I HAVE TO ADMIT I LIKED IT AND ASSUME IT WILL GET BETTER.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT GOOD BUT WOKE UP SEVERAL TIMES TO TURN ON THE RADIO TO HEAR HOW EXCITED SPORT RADIO HOSTS AND FANS WERE ABOUT THE EXCITING FLYERS OVERTIME WIN.

 I HAVE WATCHED COURNTEY HADWIN'S AMERICAS GOT TALENT AUDITION TAPE OVER A 1,000 TIMES NOW.

  WEDNESDAY       9 - 2 - 20

 OK........I'M ADDICTED. I WATCHED THE VIDEO 30 MORE TIMES. AGAIN , GOOGLE , " COURNTEY HADWIN'S AMERICAS GOT TALENT AUDITION ". IF YOU ADD UP ALL THE VIEWS OF EACH AUDITION VIDEO IT TOTALS OVER 28 BILLION VIEWS. THE FUNNY THING 99.5 % OF PEOPLE HAVE PHENOMENAL REVIEWS BUT OF COURSE , AMERICANA , HAS SEVERAL CRUEL PEOPLE MAKING HURTFUL COMMENTS.

  I WILL ATTEND A CONCERT OF HERS. MAYBE SHE WILL PERFORM AT THE NAIL FIRST ( IF WE EVER OPEN )

 SPEAKING OF THE NAIL I HAVE A SMALL PROBLEM. WE ARE VERY LOW ON 6 PACK HOLDERS AND PIZZA BOXES.

  I HAVE TO ADMIT IT WAS NICE NOT DRIVING OVER AN HOUR TO NEW JERSEY TO GO UP AND DOWN 2 FLIGHTS OF STEPS 50 TIMES.

  CUT 2 LAWNS WITH RIDING MOWER , SELF-PROPELLED MOWERS , WEED WHACKER , AND LEAF BLOWER. OH , AND I WEEDED MY NEIGHBOR'S A/C COMPRESSORS.

 WHEN DONE I STARTED SHAKING AND FEELING ANXIOUS. I AM NOT SURE WHAT THIS IS SO I HAD SOMETHING TO EAT AND DRINK.

 HAD A NEIGHBOR COME OVER FOR AN EARLY 6PM HUMP DAY HAPPY HOUR.  IT WAS FUN TALKING ABOUT OLD SCHOOL MOVIES LIKE THE PRODUCERS WITH ZERO MOSTEL AND BLAZING SADDLES WITH MEL BROOKES.

 I WATCHED 2 MORE EPISODES OF COBRA KAI.  OK......IT PICKED UP SPEED AND I AM STARTING TO BELIEVE THESE 98% APPROVAL RATINGS ON ROTTEN TOMATOES. NOW......SOME VIEWERS COMMENTED " BEST TV SERIES EVER !! "........OK , I AM CERTAINLY NOT THERE YET.  BUT , I HAVE TO ADMIT , IT GOT BETTER. AGAIN , IF YOU DO NOT ABSOLUTELY KNOW THE KARATE KID MOVIES AND LIKED THEM....THIS IS NOT FOR YOU.

 LOADED THE VAN WITH MY " NEW " FREE PICNIC BENCHES. I HAVE TO ADMIT , AFTER STAINING & PAINTING , THEY CAME OUT REALLY NICE. IN FACT , ONE BENCH I THOUGHT ABOUT KEEPING HOME.

 OFF TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE. WHEELS AND OUR NEIGHBOR SAID , " ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO TAKE YOUR BIKE ? " I HAVE A MOTTO , " IF ACCU-WEATHER SAYS MORE THAN A 20% CHANCE OF RAIN I DO NOT RIDE. BOTH TOLD ME THERE IS A 25% TO 50% OF PRECIPITATION. I TOOK THE CAR.....IT RAINED.

 STOPPED AND FILLED TANK UP.

 AT  THE NAIL I PREP AND CHILL. SOME BAND MEMBERS CAME INTO PURCHASE 6 PACKS , MOZZA STIX , AND THROW AROUND SOME LIVE MUSIC IDEAS. I CERTAINLY APPRECIATED THAT.

 THE NAIL WILL BE CLOSED THROUGH LABOR DAY MONDAY.

 WATCHED THE PHILLIES WITH ANOTHER GOOD SHUT-OUT WIN. THEY ARE ON A ROLL WINNING THEIR LAST 9 OF 10.

 ROLL BACK HOME AND WHEELS AND I WATCH SEASON 2 EPISODE 1 OF DARK. THERE IS JUST TOO MUCH SHIT GOING ON WITH 3 DIFFERENT TIME LINES , 3 DIFFERENT ACTORS PLAYING THE SAME PEOPLE AT DIFFERENT AGES , AND THE CAPTIONS DO NOT MATCH THE ACTORS TALKING. IT IS SO ANNOYING AND I THINK I AM DONE WITH THIS TV SERIES.

 I'VE BEEN GETTING AWAY FROM MY DIET BECAUSE OF THE SHAKES , CHEAT DAYS , AND BEING BURNED OUT ON IT. I LIKE TO TAKE ROUND 2 AT IT BEFORE I BLOW UP TO 300 POUNDS AGAIN.

 OFF TO BED SOON TO BE JOINED BY THE PUP. MAN , YOU GET SO CLOSE TO THESE LITTLE FUR BALLS.

 OH , THE ROCK AND HIS FAMILY GOT COVID -19.

  THURSDAY    9 - 3 - 20

 YEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS !!!!! 

  FLYERS WIN GAME 6 IN DOUBLE OVERTIME TO FORCE A GAME 7 !!!  OH MY GOD MY NERVES !! THIS MADE MY WEEKEND.

 LOAD UP VAN AND GET ON THE ROAD. I AM SO SURPRISED ON THE POWER OF THIS VEHICLE. IT HAS 10 GEARS AND MAN IT CAN GO.  I NEVER THOUGHT I SAY THAT ABOUT A MINIVAN. WE MADE VERY GOOD TIME AND WE ARE IN OUR HAPPY PLACE.

 CALL FAMILY TO CHECK IN WHILE DRIVING UP. IT IS A GOOD TIME TO DO THIS AND GET UPDATES.

 UNLOAD AND SETTLE IN. I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW MUCH I LOVE BEING HERE.  HOUSE LOOKS GOOD AND I START MY PUNCH LIST AS ALWAYS.

 I WALK THE PUP AROUND THE LAKE AND CUL-DE-SAC AREA.  WE SEE SOME PEOPLE AND 2 LITTLE KIDS WANT TO PET HER. I LET THEM AND THE DAD IS COOL WHO WAS FISHING. HE EVEN SAID , " SEE YA MAZE !! "

  " CHEAT " WEEKEND ?........OH GOOD GOD I COULD EASILY PUT ON 10 POUNDS.  WE DECIDE TO ORDER FROM OUR FAVORITE PIZZA RESTAURANT......JIREH'S.  I TRIED TO BE GOOD BUT I WAS TOO EXCITED ABOUT BEING HERE AND THE FLYERS GAME. WE ORDERED A WHITE PIZZA WITH SPINACH , CHICKEN QUESADILLAS WITH GREEN PEPPER & ONION , AND ONION RINGS. I HAD NO ONION RINGS.

 THIS IS KINDA CHEAPY BUT WHEN ENTERING JIREH'S THEY HAD HUNDREDS OF PIZZA BOXES STACKED IN THE MAIN DINING AREA. I ASKED IF I COULD HAVE 3. HE GAVE ME 3 WITH A LOOK LIKE , " WOW , YOU ARE SUCH A LOSER. " THE NAIL IS VERY LOW BECAUSE I CAN NOT FIND OURS. I NEED PIZZA BOXES AND 6 PACK HOLDERS.

 WATCHED SEVERAL MORE EPISODES OF COBRA KAI. AGAIN.......IT IS PICKING UP SPEED. MANY THINGS ARE PREDICTABLE BUT IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD. FLASHBACKS ARE ENJOYABLE AND MEMORABLE.

 VISUAL :

 - PUP GOES INTO MUDROOM AND RETURNS WITH A ROLL OF DUCT TAPE AROUND HER NOSE. I CHASE HER AND TAKE IT BACK.

 - ONE HOUR LATER - PUP GOES INTO MUDROOM AND COMES BACK WITH A ROLL OF SCOTCH TAPE IN HER MOUTH. I CHASE HER AND TAKE IT BACK.

 ANALYSIS - DOG IS AN ASSHOLE. I CLOSE THE MUDROOM DOOR.

 WHEELS AND I TAKE A NICE WALK WITH THE PUP. WE SEE 12 - 14 DEER. THE WEATHER IS PICTURE PERFECT.

  WATCH THE FLYERS AND IT'S ALMOST MORE ENJOYABLE WATCHING WHEELS SQUIRM DURING THE DOUBLE OVERTIME.  SHE SAYS , " THIS IS WHY I CAN'T WATCH THESE GAMES. "

 THE ONE THING THAT GAVE ME AGITA IN THE FLYERS GAME WAS THE DAMN TURNOVERS.

 ONE SUPER COOL THING WAS THE RETURN OF OSKAR LINDBLOM. HE BATTLED CANCER. IT WAS SO COOL TO SEE THE WHOLE TEAM STAND UP ON THE BENCH AND TAP THEIR STICKS ON THE BOARDS AS OSKAR SKATED ON THE ICE FOR THE FIRST TIME.

 PHILLIES WITH A FUN EXTRA INNING WIN.

 GIVE PUP A BALL WITH A HOLE IN IT. WE FILLED THE HOLE WITH PEANUT BUTTER. SHE WILL BE BUSY FOR 15 MINUTES.

  " CHIPPY " - YES , WHEELS FEEDS THESE RODENT CHIPMUNKS PEANUTS EVERY TIME WE COME HERE. SHE CALLS ONE " CHIPPY ". HE IS A BIG ONE AND CAN EASILY FIT 20 OF MY PEANUTS IN HIS CHEEKS.

  I HAD TO BOOZE....MY NERVES WERE A WRECK. VODKA / COKE ZEROES.

 WHEELS HAS A BLOOD TEST AND HER RESULTS ARE VERY GOOD.  AMAZING........HER LIVER HAS NO ISSUES.

 OFF TO BED. I HAD TO GET SHEETS AND PILLOW CASES. I ASKED WHEELS , " DID YOU BRING SHEETS AND PILLOW CASES FOR YOURSELF ? " SHE REPLIES , " YES ". I ASK , " DID YOU BRING THEM FOR ME ? " SHE GIGGLES AND REPLIES , " NO ". I RESPOND , " SO YOU WANT ME TO GET COVID ? " SHE REPLIES , " YES ......YES I DO. "

 WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WITH THE PUP IN BED. I WATCHED TV FOR JUST 10 MINUTES AND IT WAS SLEEPY TIME.

 HAD A DREAM TOMMY CONWELL WAS TRASHING A HOUSE AND THROWING FURNITURE OFF A BALCONY. I WAS GOING TO ASK HIM WHY BUT DECIDED JUST TO WATCH HIM.

  FRIDAY       9 - 4 - 20

 IT IS JUST SO DAMN BEAUTIFUL HERE.

 TOTALLY PROUD OF THIS MACGYVER. A GUY WHO LIVES NEAR THE NAIL GAVE ME 14 DRIVEWAY LIGHTS , 1 SPOT LIGHT , AND 2 TRANSFORMERS WITH TIMERS FOR FREE. AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE I NEEDED 4 TO WORK AND FILL IN.

 HERE IS THE PROCESS :

 - OUTSIDE ON THE TABLE I LAID OUT ALL THE SUPPLIES. I RAN AN EXTENSION CORD AND TESTED ALL THE LIGHTS. OUT OF 14 LIGHTS 4 BULBS WORKED. YEP....THE EXACT NUMBER I NEEDED.

 - USING THE EXISTING WIRE ON OUR DRIVEWAY FENCE I MOUNTED ALL 4. UNFORTUNATELY , THEY DID NOT LIGHT UP FULLY. I ASSUME THE LOW VOLTAGE IS DIFFERENT WITH THESE LIGHTS.

 - MACGYVER - I CUT FOR LENGTH AND RUN A 2ND WIRE FROM THE BOX I HAD. THERE IS A 6 WAY POWER STRIP HALFWAY DOWN THE FENCE COVERED WITH A TRASH BAG. I PLUG THIS TRANSFORMER INTO THE 6 WAY AND ALL 4 LIGHTS WORK PERFECTLY.

 - I TAPE TOGETHER THE 2 WIRES NEATLY ALONG THE FENCE LINE , TEST , AND CLEAN UP.  LATER AT NIGHT , ALL LIGHTS WERE FINALLY WORKING AFTER 2 YEARS. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE AND IT WAS ALL FREE.

 ** OH , THE GUY TOLD ME THE 2 TRANSFORMERS WORK BUT ONE OF THEM THE TIMER DOES NOT. TRY TO GUESS WHICH ONE I INSTALLED. YEP......THE BROKEN ONE. TOMORROW I WILL EXCHANGE THEM OUT **

 OF COURSE I DID OTHER STUFF LIKE HANG A WALL SCONCE LIGHT , DUST , AND FIX A LOOSE DECK BOARD.

 BROTHER-IN-LAW DRIVES UP AND WE CHILL. WE HAVE SOME DRINKS AND MY CHEAT WEEKEND CONTINUES. THOUGH I HAVE A FELLING I WILL GO BACK TO HARD CORE DIETING WHILE WHEELS AND HER BROTHER HEAD WEST TOMORROW.

 WE HEAD TO DINNER FOR THE FIRST TIME DURING THIS PANDEMIC. ONE OF OUR FAVORITE PLACES IS CHARLIE WEAVERS. IT IS A MOM & POP PLACE THAT ALWAYS HAS GOOD FOOD AND VERY GOOD PRICING. WE SAY HELLO TO A WAITRESS WE KNOW NAMED " MIKE ". YEP , HER FATHER WANTED A SON BUT GOT HER SO HE NAMED HER MICHELE........NICKNAMED MIKE. WE HAD A NEW YOUNG ADORABLE WAITRESS TONIGHT NAMED BRE. IT WAS HER FIRST WEEK AND SHE WAS CUTE AND DID A GOOD JOB.  WE DRANK A TON OF WINE. IT WAS ALOT OF FUN.

 BACK HOME WE WATCH THE PHILLIES WIN AND SOME EPISODES OF COBRA KAI. I ALSO MADE VODKA / COKE ZEROES AGAIN.

 OFF TO BED AND I CRASHED.

 SATURDAY     9 - 5 - 20

 THE ONE THING THAT ABSOLUTELY SICKENS ME WHEN WATCHING A SPORT IS " NO CHEERING ". THE FLYERS DID NOT SHOW UP AND MAYBE RAN OUT OF GAS BECAUSE THE ISLANDERS WERE RELENTLESS.  THEY DESERVED TO WIN THE SERIES AND THE WHOLE GAME I DID NOT CHEER , YELL , OR EVEN GET EXCITED ONE TIME. IT WAS SO DEPRESSING. WORST GAME 7 EVER. AGAIN , THE PHILLY FAN GETS SUCKED IN. I SAT THE WHOLE GAME WITH A SOUR PUSS ON MY FACE. SUCH A WASTE OF TIME.

 WELP.....HERE'S MY DAY AND IT IS ABSOLUTELY PICTURE PERFECT. YOU COULD NOT GET BETTER WEATHER AND BLUER SKIES.

 SOME PEOPLE FISHING AND PICNICKING BY THE LAKE. MAZE GOT TO MEET PEOPLE AND OTHER DOGS TOO. SHE LIKED " PEANUT " THE BEST.

 LAST TIME HERE WE FOUND OUT A RENTER CAUGHT A 13 POUND SMALL MOUTH BASS. LITTLE DID THEY KNOW THAT WOULD OF BEEN A STATE RECORD.

  WHEELS AND HER BROTHER HELPED ME WITH SOME PROJECTS :

 - ACCESS THE CRAWL SPACE TO RETRIEVE MY GORILLA LADDER AND LAWNMOWER.

 - I LEAF BLOW 2 ROOFS AND 2 DECKS.

 - WINDEX THE SKYLIGHTS WHEN I WAS ON THE ROOF. THIS STARTED A WINDEXING PHASE.

 - SET-UP LADDER INSIDE AND MY BROTHER-IN-LAW WHO IS A 100 POUNDS LIGHTER THAN ME RELUCTANTLY GOES UP THE LADDER TO WINDEX BOTH INTERIOR GLASS OF THE SKY LIGHTS ABOUT 20 FEET IN THE AIR. HE WAS FUNNY AS HE MUMBLED GOING UP THE LADDER. I CAN NOT REMEMBER THE LAST TIME THESE WINDOWS WERE CLEANED.

 - WELP , SINCE I HAD THE LADDER OUT I WINDEX THE 4 FRONT WINDOWS FROM THE INSIDE. WHEELS DOES THE DOOR AND CHANGES OUT A PICTURE IN A BATHROOM.

 - I HAVE VACUUMED UP ABOUT 10 BLACK ANTS IN 3 DAYS HERE.......ALL OF THEM DEAD. I THINK THE LAST RENTER SPRAYED INSECTICIDE OR SOMETHING. IT IS THE SEASON FOR THESE ANTS TO START FINDING WARMER SHELTER.

 - CUT THE THE LAWN.

 - WORKED ON SECURING OUR SWING BENCH ON THE FRONT DECK. MY BROTHER-IN-LAW BROUGHT UP A BRAND NEW CORDLESS CIRCULAR SAW. IT WORKED WELL AFTER I USED AN ALLEN WRENCH TO TIGHTENED THE BLADE. I USED A SELF STICKING TAPE AND STUCK THE ALLEN WRENCH ON THE ACTUAL SAW FOR FUTURE USE.

 - MY BROTHER-IN-LAW ALSO BROUGHT UP A JIG SAW. I NEEDED TO DO ONE CUT TO MATCH A CORNER OF THE SWING BENCH. THE BLADE WAS DULL AND THE JIG SAW LOOKED LIKE IT WAS FROM THE 1800'S. I TEXTED HIM , " DID GEORGE WASHINGTON USE THIS JIG SAW TO BUILD HIS LOG CABIN ? " I FINISHED THE SECURING OF THE SWING. IT WAS NICE WORKING OUTSIDE ON THE DECK IN THIS MAGNIFICENT WEATHER. I PUT SOME 80'S SONGS ON USING THE TV CHANNELS. THE CABLE COMPANY GIVES YOU 20 CHOICES OF DIFFERENT ERA'S OF MUSIC.

 - SET-UP OUR " NEW " WOOD BENCHES IN THE HORSE SHOE PIT AREA. I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TABLES OR BENCHES THERE. IT SUCKS WHEN PLAYING YOU HAVE NO WHERE TO SIT , PLACE DRINKS , OR EVEN BE A SPECTATOR. THE CONVERTIBLE BENCHES ARE ALSO TABLES.....SUPER COOL. ALL OF THEM FOR FREE.

 - INSTALLED A NEW OUTLET AND A " NEW " WEATHER PROOF OUTLET COVER ON THE FRONT DECK'S OUTLET. I INSTALLED THE COVER UPSIDE DOWN FOR EASIER ACCESS FOR PLUGGING ANYTHING IN. AGAIN , IT CAME OUT NICE.

 - TESTED ARCADE MACHINES. SO FAR SO GOOD.

 - CONTINUED TO ADD THINGS TO MY LIST.

 WHEELS AND HER BROTHER TAKE A 3 HOUR TREK TO VISIT FAMILY FOR THE ANNUAL RE-UNION. I WILL STAY HERE WITH THE PUP. IF IT IS JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS I ACTUALLY LIKE BEING BY MYSELF WITH THE PUP. THE ONLY THING I REGRET IS THIS " CHEAT " WEEKEND ON MY DIET. I WAS GOOD ALL DAY AND INTO THE NIGHT....THAN THE FLYERS CREATED MY DRINKING AND SNACKING.

 I TOOK A LONG WALK WITH THE PUP. AGAIN WE MET A NICE LADY WITH HER DOG " PEANUT ". WE ALSO TALKED TO A FAMILY DRIVING AROUND THE DEVELOPMENT " BEAR WATCHING ". WE SAW SOME DEER AND THE WEATHER IS JUST SO DAMN NICE. I REALLY LIKE THAT WHEN ON THE BEACH SIDE YOU CAN NOT SEE OUR HOUSE.

 PHILLIES LOSE........BLOW.

 I WATCH SOME MORE EPISODES OF COBRA KAI. AGAIN , NOT THE WORST BUT DEFINITELY NOT THE BEST AS SOME PEOPLE CLAIMED. IF YOU DO NOT DIG THE KARATE KID MOVIES THAN THIS WILL BE A TOUGH WATCH.

 MAZE IS A GOOD PUP. SHE GETS SO EXCITED WHEN PEOPLE WALK BY , DOES NOT SEEM CONCERNED TOO MUCH WHEN SHE SEES ANIMALS LIKE DEER , CHIPMUNKS , OR SQUIRRELS , AND FOR THE FIRST TIME SHE DID A LOW GROWL. I AM NOT SURE WHAT SHE SAW. OH , AND SHE NUDGES YOU WITH HER NOSE WHEN SHE WANTS SOMETHING.

 A NEIGHBOR POSTED SOME COOL PICTURES OF WILD TURKEY GOING THROUGH HIS PROPERTY. HIS HOUSE IS ABOUT 4 BLOCKS FROM US.

 MANNING THE GATE BY THE ENTRANCE. THE ASSOCIATION DECIDED TO DO THIS BECAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE COME HERE TO USE OUR POOL. I DROVE BY THE POOL 3 TIMES AND WALKED BY IT TWICE. NOT ONE PERSON WAS AT THE POOL. YOU GET ONE PERSON TO COMPLAIN ON THE INTERNET AND THE ASSOCIATION FEELS LIKE THEY HAVE TO REACT TO IT.  IT WAS A WASTE OF TIME.  I HEARD THE GATE WAS BACKED UP WITH VEHICLES BECAUSE THE GUARD WAS AN OLD LADY AND CHECKING EVERY CAR WINDOW STICKER LIKE SHE WAS IN A NAZI HIGH COMMAND. I ALSO HEARD A MOM DROVE DOWN TO THE GATE TO YELL AT HER BECAUSE THE OLD LADY WOULD NOT LET HER DAUGHTER IN. THE WEBSITE CAN BE QUITE A SOAP OPERA WITH THE SAME 5 - 6 PEOPLE.

 SETTLE IN FOR THE NIGHT. I CHECK THE DRIVEWAY LIGHTS AGAIN AND THEY ARE WORKING NICELY.

 LOCALS SET OFF SOME NICE FIREWORKS. IT PEEKED INTEREST FROM MAZE.

 I PLAYED SOME INTERNET SCRABBLE AND POKER.

 A BROTHER IS SUPPOSE TO DROP OFF A CRAPPY BENCH AT OUR HOUSE I SAW ON FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE. OF COURSE , A WEEK LATER I FOUND 4 PERFECT BENCHES AND WORKED ON THEM. OVER THE LAST 2 WEEKS I STAINED AND PAINTED THEM. I PACKED OUR VAN WITH THESE BENCHES AND THEY LOOK EXCELLENT UP HERE.

 OFF TO BED WHERE I FELT GUILTY OF SNACKING TOO MUCH AND DRINKING TOO MANY VODKA / COKE ZEROES. I LEFT MAZE DOWNSTAIRS BUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT SHE JOINED ME.  IT WAS ACTUALLY A LITTLE CHILLY DURING THE NIGHT.

 SUNDAY       9 - 6 - 20

 THIS WAS AN INTERESTING DAY AND NIGHT BUT MOSTLY THE NEXT EARLY MORNING ( MONDAY ).

 CONTINUED MY PUNCH LIST WORK :

 - CHANGED OUT TIMER FOR DRIVEWAY LIGHTS.

 - FIXED A CEILING FAN LIGHT.

 - CLEANED ALL WINDOW SILLS AND AS MANY DOOR TRIM , WINDOW TRIM , ELECTRIC BASEBOARD HEATERS , AND ANY AREAS THAT NEEDED ANY KIND OF WIPING DUE TO DIRT OR SPIDER WEBS. I WENT OVERBOARD BUT GLAD I DID IT.

 - CHECKED ALL INTERIOR LIGHTS.

 - SECURED A TOILET PAPER HOLDER.

 - FIXED A MINI-BLIND.

 - FIXED ( AGAIN ) BI-FOLD CLOSET DOORS.

 - MOVED LARGE ROCK AND PLACED IT WITH OTHER LARGE ROCKS I WAS ACCUMULATING. I KINDA MADE A ROCK FORMATION OUTLINING A SECTION OF OUR DRIVEWAY. WHAT WAS COOL WAS UNDER THE ROCK. A BLACK SNAKE WITH A YELLOW RING ON IT'S NECK. I LET HIM SLITHER BACK UNDERNEATH AND WENT INSIDE TO GOOGLE IT. THE SNAKE IS BASICALLY HARMLESS AND CALLED A RING NECK SNAKE. OH.....IT WAS THE SIZE OF A WORM.

 THERE WERE SOME OTHER PROJECTS DONE TOO BUT I FORGET.

 HAD AN EARLY DINNER BY BBQ'ING A HAMBURGER WITH TOMATOES AND ONIONS ALONG WITH A HOT DOG WITH MUSTARD AND CHEESE. I DID CONTINUE MY " CHEAT " WEEKEND BY USING 1 PIECE OF A BUTT END OF AMERICAN BREAD FOR THE HOTDOG BUT NO BREAD WITH THE HAMBURGER. WITHOUT ROLLS , THEY BOTH WERE NOT THE BEST.

 WALKED THE PUP AND THERE WAS A LARGE PARTY OF 30+ PEOPLE ON THE BEACH SIDE BY THE PICNIC AREA. THERE WAS AT LEAST 20 CARS AND A COUPLE OF MOTORCYCLES.

 BACK HOME I CHILL. I WATCH AND FINISH SEASON 2 OF COBRA KAI. I CAN'T BELIEVE I AM WRITING THIS BUT THE SEASON FINALE WAS VERY GOOD.

 BY 7PM I WAS SEARCHING FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE. I JUST HAPPENED TO COME ACROSS A GUY SELLING BI-FOLD CLOSET DOORS. HE HAD 5 DOORS FOR $10. I CONTACTED HIM AND HE GAVE ME 2 NEW DOORS FOR $5. I TOOK A RIDE TO FREELAND AND HE WAS A BIG DUDE WITH A TON OF TATTOOS. HE WAS ACTUALLY VERY COOL.   G.P.S. TOLD ME AN 8 MINUTE RIDE AND IT WAS CORRECT. I LOADED THEM UP AND WAS BACK HOME BY 7:30PM.

 THE WHOLE REASON FOR GETTING THESE BI-FOLDS IS BECAUSE THE DOORS HERE HAVE BLACK DUCT TAPE AND PARTS MISSING. IT LOOKS HORRIBLE. THEY WERE MACGYVERED 20 TIMES. TOMORROW I WILL REPLACE THE DOORS.

 WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WATCHING TV , PLAYING/CHASING THE PUP , AND CHILLING. I CALLED MY ELDEST AND WHEELS TO GET UPDATES. WHEELS HAD A GOOD TIME ON DAY 1 OF THE RE-UNION. SHE WAS UP PAST 2AM AND FEELING GOOD.......LEGEND.

 PHILLIES GET SMOKED 14 - 1.

  DJOKOVIC , WHO IS THE NUMBER #1 TENNIS PLAYER IN THE WORLD GOT DISQUALIFIED FROM THE U.S. OPEN. WHY ? , HE BLINDLY HIT A TENNIS BALL BEHIND HIM. HE WAS FRUSTRATED FROM LOSING THE PREVIOUS POINT. WELL , THAT BALL NAILED A LINE GIRL RIGHT ON HER NECK'S ADAM'S APPLE. IT WAS AN OLDER WOMAN AND SHE WENT DOWN LIKE A BAG A BRICKS. SHE WAS CARTED TO THE HOSPITAL. THE ASSOCIATION FINED AND DISQUALIFIED HIM WITHIN 10 MINUTES OF THIS HAPPENING.

 THE ONE THING I REGRET AND WILL NOT DO AGAIN IS I HAD BRANDY TONIGHT. I HAD 2 TINY SNIFTERS AND GOT A SUGAR HEADACHE OVER NIGHT. I ALSO DRANK LIME SODA WATER AND VODKA.

 THE BEACH PARTY HAD QUITE A DISPLAY OF FIREWORKS TONIGHT. FOR A SOLID 30 MINUTES THEY SET-OFF HUGE BOMBS OF LIGHTS AND SOUNDS. THE BOOMS MADE MAZE CURIOUS BUT WHEN I BROUGHT HER OUTSIDE SHE RAN BACK IN QUICKLY. I WAS SO IMPRESSED OF THEIR FIREWORKS I WALKED DOWN TO THE LAKE TO VIDEO AND TAKE PICTURES. I AM TELLING YOU THEY HAD SOME SERIOUS SHIT.

 OFF TO BED AND BASICALLY FELL ASLEEP RIGHT AWAY. UNFORTUNATELY I WOKE UP 3 TIMES TO PEE.....NOT FUN.

 ( THE NEXT MORNING - MONDAY ) - I WALK THE PUP AROUND THE LAKE AND I SEE ALL KINDS OF EXPIRED FIREWORK BOXES. THERE HAD TO BE 25 BOXES THAT WERE USED. ONE BOX CALLED " MAD WORLD " HAD TRUMP MAKING A SILLY FACE ON IT. THE PICNIC AREA HAD TRASH TOO BUT ONE THING CAUGHT MY ATTENTION.......A VERY COOL METAL FIRE PIT THAT HAD MOONS & STARS ON IT. SOMEONE SPENT SOME TIME FABRICATING THIS UNIQUE FIRE PIT.  SO , THIS GOT ME THINKING..........

 WALKED BACK TO THE HOUSE AND PUT THE PUP INSIDE. I GOT GLOVES , RAKE , SHOVEL , AND DROVE THE VAN TO THE LAKE. I SPENT OVER AN HOUR CLEANING UP ALL TRASH IN 2 AREAS AND TOOK IT TO THE DUMPSTER.

 OH......I KEPT THE FIRE PIT.

 I LATER FOUND OUT THESE PEOPLE SOMETIMES RETURN TO CLEAN UP THE NEXT DAY , IF NOT, MAINTENANCE WILL DO IT.

  MONDAY     9 - 7 - 20

  WHEELS , HER BROTHER , AND MYSELF EXPERIENCED SOMETHING FOR THE FIRST TIME. IT WAS PEACEFUL , SURREAL , AND SCARY. YOU COULD NOT GET MORE " NATURE " THAN THIS.

 START MY DAY WITH WALKING THE PUP AND DOING MY NORMAL COMPUTER THINGS.

 WHILE WALKING THE PUP I SPOKE TO AN OLDER COUPLE FISHING. THEY TELL ME THE MOTHER BEAR WAS BEAT UP BY A MALE BEAR AND THAT IS THE REASON IT WAS KILLED. LATER I FOUND IT THIS WAS UNTRUE. THE BEAR WAS HIT BY A CAR.

 THE SAME COUPLE ASKED WHERE I LIVE. I TOLD THEM AND THEY SAID , " OH , YOU'RE AT THE PARTY HOUSE ". THE WIFE SAYS , " OH MY GOD , WE LOVE YOUR HOUSE. MY MOTHER RENTED IT 3 TIMES. WE LOVE THE GAME ROOM ".

 MY PROJECT LIST IS DWINDLING DOWN.

 - INSTALLED MY " NEW " BI-FOLD DOORS. THEY HAD THE SAME MEASUREMENTS BUT WOULD NOT FIT PERFECT. I HAD TO MACGYVER SOME THINGS ALONG WITH SHAVING DOWN ONE DOOR. THE FINAL RESULT IS THEY CAME OUT VERY NICE.

 - CLEANED OUT THE WOOD STOVE OF ASHES AND BURNT WOOD.

 - STRAIGHTENED THE HEATER CLOSEST.

 - CHECKED FRIDGE I THOUGHT WAS HAVING PROBLEMS WITH MOISTURE AND NOT COOLING. THE RENTERS AND CLEANERS WERE RIGHT........ALL GOOD.

 - CLEANED BBQ AND TRIED TO INSTALL A NEW BURNER. I WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. I WILL TRY AGAIN TOMORROW.

 PHILLIES GET BIG LEAD WITH A 6 - 0 LEAD. ZACK WHEELER IS ON THE MOUND AND UNDEFEATED SO FAR. THE GAME IS A WIN RIGHT ? WELL........THIS YEAR'S PHILLIES MAKE US FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE IN ANY INNING. THE HATED METS TAKE A 7 - 6 LEAD LATE IN THE GAME. THE GOOD THING THE PHILS BOUNCED BACK AND WON 9 - 8.

 WHEELS AND HER BROTHER STOP AT A COLLEGE OUR NIECE IS GOING TO.  IT WAS LITERALLY A 10 MINUTE STOP SO THEY DID.

 BACK HERE THEY MAKE GOOD TIME AND TELL ME OF THE FUN THEY HAD AT THE RE-UNION. IN THE PICTURES MY WOODSY COUSINS DO NOT CARE ABOUT COVID-19 TOO MUCH. NO MASKS OR SOCIAL DISTANCING. THAN AGAIN ONLY ONE CASE IN 6 MONTHS IN THIS AREA SO I KINDA CAN'T BLAME THEM.

 MY BROTHER-IN-LAW ROLLS HOME. WE WERE HOPING HE STAY ONE MORE NIGHT. THE WEATHER HERE IS STILL ABSOLUTELY PICTURE PERFECT. THE GOOD THING THOUGH HIS LARGE VEHICLE CAN TAKE SOME STUFF HOME FOR US.

 WHEELS MAKES A GOOD DECISION AND WE FLIP FLOP THE WOOD BENCHES. THE BENCHES THAT CONVERT TO SEATS OR A TABLE WE PUT ON THE DECK UNDER THE AWNING. THE BENCH WITH DRINK HOLDERS AND SMALL TABLE WE PUT BY THE HORSE SHOE PITS. THESE BENCHES ARE PERFECT AND AGAIN I GOT THEM FOR FREE.

  FIRST TIME EXPERIENCE :

 ** I PUT THE PUP ON THE RUNNER OUTSIDE. WE ARE SAYING GOODBYE TO HER BROTHER AND I SEE SOME MOVEMENT 25 FEET FROM OUR BACK DOOR. I AM ON THE FRONT DECK BY THE STEPS. I INSTANTLY KNOW WHAT IT IS. I RUN TO THE DOG AND WHISPER TO THEM ........" BEAR ". I GRAB THE DOG AND PUT HER INSIDE. THIS IS WHERE OUR FIRST TIME EXPERIENCED HAPPENED.  ALL OF US TAKE PICTURES AND VIDEO AS THE MALE BEAR JUST SLOWLY MEANDERS THROUGH THE WOODS. IT DID NOT HAVE A CARE IN THE WORLD.

 ** I SUGGEST TO JUMP IN THE CAR AND DRIVE ROUND THE OTHER SIDE TO SEE IT AGAIN. IT COULD POSSIBLY WALK RIGHT BY OUR VEHICLE. WELL , WE GOT SOMETHING TEN TIMES BETTER. WE SEE MOVEMENT AND IT IS THE BEAR AGAIN. I SEE NEIGHBORS OUTSIDE SO I TELL MY BROTHER-IN-LAW TO QUICKLY DRIVE UP AND WARN THEM A BEAR IS HEADING THEIR WAY. APPARENTLY , THIS WAS NOT NEEDED BECAUSE THEY WERE FAMILIAR WITH THE BEAR WHO THEY NAMED " BOWTIE " BECAUSE OF THE WHITE MARKINGS ON ITS CHEST.

 ** THE PEOPLE WERE SUPER COOL AND A COUPLE WHO JUST MOVED HERE IN FEBRUARY. THEY INVITED US TO WATCH AND WE GOT OUT OF THE CAR. THEY FEED THE BEARS CORN AND WE GOT TO SEE , VIDEO , AND TAKE PICTURES FROM LITERALLY 15 FEET AWAY. THE BEAR WAS PLACID BUT THIS IS A WILD ANIMAL. AT ONE TIME I ASKED WHEELS TO STEP BACK.  WE LITERALLY STOOD FEET AWAY AS THIS LADY AND GUY FED HIM. WHAT WAS EVEN COOLER A SMALL BEAR STOPPED BY TOO. THOUGH HE KEPT AWAY FROM THE BIG BEAR.

 ** WE EXCHANGED NUMBERS AND THANKED THEM FOR LETTING US WATCH THE BEARS. WE TALKED A LITTLE MORE AND THEY SHOWED US MORE VIDEOS OF DEER , BUCKS , AND BEAR. WE ALSO ASKED HOW OUR RENTERS WERE. THEY REPLIED ALL GOOD EXCEPT ON ONE WEEKEND WHERE IT WAS ALL GUYS PLAYING CORN HOLE ON THE PATH , DRINKING , PLAYING MUSIC , AND BEING LOUD. I REPLY , " OH , THAT WAS MY BROTHER. "

 THIS WAS A REALLY COOL EXPERIENCE TO SAY THE LEAST. THE BEARS WERE ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL.  WE FIGURED THE LITTLE ONE WAS ABOUT 100 POUNDS AND THE BIGGER ONE ABOUT 250.

 WE SAY OUR GOODBYES TO MY BROTHER-IN-LAW AND HELP HIM LOAD UP.

 WHEELS AND I DO A BBQ AND SIT ON THE DECK OVERLOOKING THE LAKE. WE TALK ABOUT THE RE-UNION AND THE BEAR EXPERIENCE WE JUST WITNESSED. WHAT THE HELL COULD BE BETTER THAN THAT ? ( KEEP READING )

 WE CHILL AND SEARCH FOR THINGS TO WATCH. I SEE ON NETFLIX JERRY SEINFELD'S " COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE ". I WATCHED ONE ABOUT 2 MONTHS AGO WITH JERRY INTERVIEWING EDDIE MURPHY. IT WAS VERY GOOD. SO WE DECIDE TO SEE MORE INTERVIEWS. THEY ARE ONLY 16-18 MINUTES LONG AND WERE ACTUALLY VERY FUNNY. JERRY INTERVIEWS THESE FUNNY PEOPLE AND PICKS THEM UP IN DIFFERENT COOL CARS. WE WATCHED SETH ROGEN , RICKY GERVAIS ( 2 INSTALLMENTS ) , MARTIN SHORT , DAVE CHAPPELLE , AND SARAH SILVERMAN ( MY FAVORITE ). ALL WERE VERY GOOD AND I DID NOT KNOW THIS HAS 9 SEASONS SO FAR.....ALL WITH BIG CELEBRITIES.

 I HEAD TO BED AND THE PUP JOINS ME LATER. FOR THE MOST PART I SLEPT GOOD.

  UPDATE ( TUESDAY MORNING ) - I AM WRITING MY BLOG FOR ABOUT AN HOUR AND AT 7:55AM I GET QUITE A STARTLE. THE SMALLER BLACK BEAR WALKS RIGHT UP ON OUR DECK AND TO OUR FRONT GLASS DOOR. I FILMED HIM FOR 41 SECONDS. THE PUP NEVER SAW HIM BECAUSE SHE WAS LAYING ON THE COUCH. NOW THAT IS A WAY TO START YOUR MORNING.

 UPDATE II - ONE HOUR LATER MY FIRST BUCK SEEN COMES RIGHT TO OUR FRONT STEPS. I FILMED HIM.

  TUESDAY      9 - 8 - 20

  WELP...........I REALLY HATE TO LEAVE.

  UP EARLY AND THE BEAR AND BUCK VISITS JUST AMAZE ME. TO HAVE A BEAR WALK RIGHT TO OUR FRONT DOOR WAS JUST SO DAMN COOL. IT WAS SUCH A FUN STAY AND I ADORE COMING HERE.

 I HAD 1 MAIN PROJECTS AND 3 SMALL ONES.

 - MADE A SIGN FOR OUR RENTERS AND SCOTCH TAPED IT TO THE REFRIGERATOR......" BEWARE OF BEARS IN AREA , ONE CAME RIGHT UP TO FRONT DOOR "

 - SECURED A BENCH'S WOOD SUPPORT BY PRE-DRILLING HOLES AND APPLYING SCREWS.

 - USING THE WET/DRY VAC I SUCKED ANY INSECTS , MOTHS , DADDY LONG LEGS , AND SPIDERS I COULD SEE UNDER OUR AWNING. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY I DO THIS.

 - TOOK ANOTHER SHOT AT FIXING OUR BBQ'S LEFT BURNER. I HAD A BRAND NEW PART AND IT DID NOT WORK YESTERDAY. I GOT THE OLD PART AND ADDED AN IGNITER TO IT. ON THE FIRST TRY IT WORKED.......GO FIGURE.

 A LOUD BANG AT 8:30AM. AFTER SEEING BEARS , DEER , AND A BUCK I SAY TO MYSELF , " JESUS , NOW WHAT ? " FURTHER INVESTIGATION AND I FOUND OUT IT WAS A BRANCH THAT BROKE OFF AND HIT OUR AWNING ROOF. THIS HAPPENED 2 DAYS AGO WITH A BRANCH HITTING OUR 2ND FLOOR DECK.

  I BEGIN TO LOAD AND PACK MY 100 TOOLS. I ALSO PACK THE VAN WITH A BAG OF TRASH , AN OLDER GLASS PATIO TABLE , 2 CHAIRS , AND 2 BI-FOLD DOORS. ALL REPLACED BY BETTER WOOD NECHES AND NOW COMING HOME. AGAIN , IN 20 MINUTES MY VAN IS STUFFED.

 WHEELS AND I FULLY PACK THE VAN WITH EVERYTHING. WE LOAD THE PUP UP AND GET ON THE ROAD. WE MAKE EXCELLENT TIME GETTING HOME. AGAIN , I LOVE THAT IN A LITTLE OVER AN HOUR YOU ARE DRIVEWAY TO DRIVEWAY FROM A LAKEFRONT HOME IN THE POCONOS.

 WE SEMI-UNLOAD AND CHILL.

 I HAVE GAINED 4.5 POUNDS ON MY LONG " CHEAT " WEEKEND. DAMN IT.

 HANG WITH OUR ELDEST AND PUP TO GET UPDATES , TALK , AND MAKE JOKES. SHE HAD CAR FLOOR MATS DRAPED OVER A FENCE. WHEELS ASKED WHY. OUR ELDEST SAID TO CLEAN THE CAR AND HAVE FRIENDS OVER FOR A CAR WASH. AGAIN , WHEELS TOTALLY BELIEVES A 22 YEAR OLD KID LIVING BY HERSELF WHILE HER PARENTS WERE AWAY FOR THE LAST 6 DAYS AND REPLIES , " OH THAT'S COOL. THANK YOU. "  MY ANTENNAS INSTANTLY GO UP AND HIT THE CEILING. I SAY , " WHO SPILLED SOMETHING IN THE CAR TO MAKE YOU CLEAN IT ? " OUR ELDEST ROLLS HER EYES AND SAYS LOWLY , " MY FRIEND SPILLED A BEER ".......AND THE TRUTH COMES OUT. WE GIGGLED.

 I SAW THE BENCH MY BROTHER DROPPED OFF. IT WAS FREE FROM FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE AND I THOUGHT IT BE IN WAY WORSE CONDITION. THIS WILL BE USED AS A DECORATION PIECE IN OUR FRONT GARDEN.....COVERED BY IVY , LEAVES , BRANCHES , WEEDS , AND A BIRD BATH.

 PLACED A LIQUOR ORDER AND I PICKED IT UP. IT WAS ONLINE AND I CALLED AHEAD TO SAY I WAS AT THE BACK LOADING DOCK 2 MINUTES BEFORE I ARRIVED. I GO IN WITH A MASK , SIGN FOR IT , AND THEY HELP ME LOAD UP. I GOT A DISCOUNT ON JAMESON , BOXED WINE , AND MY 6% OFF FOR BEING A LICENSEE. HEY , IT WAS LIKE $30 CHEAPER.

 MY BED COMFORTERS WERE OFF MY BED AND IN THE MAIN TV ROOM. YES , WHILE I WAS GONE THEY WERE BEING USED FOR 6 DAYS.

 BOTH WHEELS AND I ARE NOT FEELING GOOD. WE BOTH TAKE ASPIRIN. LATER I FEEL BETTER BUT WHEELS HAS A SCRATCHY THROAT. WE TAKE OUR TEMPERATURES.

 ARRIVE AT THE NAIL WITH A CIRCULAR SAW AND SAWZ SAW WITH A METAL BLADE. OF COURSE , SOMETHING HAS TO GO WRONG. USING THE VAN AS A HORSE I CUT THE METAL LEGS OFF THE METAL PATIO CHAIRS. I THAN USE A CIRCULAR SAW TO CUT DOWN THE WOOD BI-FOLD DOORS. IN HINDSIGHT , I COULD OF SAVED THEM FOR FIREWOOD BUT DIDN'T'.

 THE ONLY THING I HAD LEFT WAS A LARGE PATIO TABLE MADE OF TEMPERED GLASS WITH METAL LEGS. WELL , I GUESS I PISSED OFF THIS TABLE AND ITS " TEMPER " BECAUSE WHEN USING A METAL BLADE SAWZ SAW IT VIBRATED VIOLENTLY AND SHATTERED INTO 10,000 PIECES. I WAS BEING CAREFUL AND KNEW THIS COULD HAPPEN. I SPENT 30 MINUTES USING A WET/DRY VAC ON THE GROUND , IN THE VAN , AND THAN DUMPING THE TARP WITH HALF THE GLASS ON IT. WORST LUCK EVER.

 I HAD TO UNLOAD THE WHOLE VAN AND RE-LOAD IT AFTER I WAS DONE. HAVING THE DUMPSTER AND THIS VAN COMES IN HANDY BIG TIME.

 BACK INSIDE THE NAIL I DO SOME CLEANING AND WATCH THE PHILLIES SPLIT A DOUBLE HEADER.

 BACK HOME I UNLOAD BOOZE AND THE PUP GREETS ME WITH PURE JOY. IT IS SO NICE OF A FEELING.

 WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH MORE OF JERRY SEINFELD'S COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE. COMICS INTERVIEWED WERE JIMMY FALLON ( GOOD ) , ALEX BALDWIN ( VERY GOOD ) , STEPHEN COLBERT ( OKAY ) , AND JIM CARREY ( SADLY , JIM'S HAS SOME SERIOUS ISSUES GOING ON. HE WAS FUNNY AT TIMES BUT IT ALSO FELT LIKE I WAS WATCHING A GUY HOPPED UP ON CRACK....AND IT WASN'T AN ACT ).  I FELT BAD FOR HIM.  WE DECIDED TO WATCH ALL THE INTERVIEWS FROM THE BEGINNING. THE SERIES STARTED IN 2012 AND STILL GOING TODAY. 

 OFF TO BED AND I SLEPT ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE.  I WENT TO BED AROUND 11:15PM AND JUST COULD NOT SLEEP. I WATCHED TV TO ABOUT 1:30AM AND THAN JUST GOT UP PISSED. I PLAYED SOME INTERNET POKER , WATCHED PORN , AND SURFED THE INTERNET FOR 2 HOURS. OH , I MADE A MISTAKE BY WATCHING COURTNEY HADWIN FOR THE 500TH TIME. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD GOOGLE HER AMERICA'S GOT TALENT AUDITION. BEST.....EVER !!!

 BY 3:45AM I RE-TRY TO SLEEP. THE PUP IS PISSED I KEEP MOVING AROUND.

  WEDNESDAY       9 - 9 - 20

  WHEN YOU TEXT ABOUT ANAL ........MAKE SURE IT GOES TO THE RIGHT RECIPIENT.

  I WORKED ON A CRAPPY BENCH THIS MORNING. I GOT IT FOR FREE VIA FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE. I TEXTED PICTURES TO FAMILY OF BEFORE AND AFTER. OUR KIDS REALLY LIKE IT AND I GOT A RARE COMPLIMENT FROM A FAMILY MEMBER THAT IT CAME OUT REALLY NICE. I CHANGED SOME WOOD OUT , MADE ANGLED CUTS , SANDED , SECURED ANY LOOSE BOARDS , SPRAY PAINTED ANY METAL , AND PAINTED THE WHOLE BENCH THE SAME COLOR OF OUR HOUSE.  OK....THAT MIGHT OF NOT BEEN THE BEST IDEA BUT IT WAS THE ONLY EXTERIOR PAINT I HAD. WE WILL PLACE IT IN THE FRONT GARDEN...............TO TIE IN WITH THE HOUSE.

 LOAD UP QUICKLY AND HEAD EAST.  OH MAN I MADE A MISTAKE. HERE IS THE QUICKIE STORY.  I AM TEXTING SEVERAL PEOPLE AT THE SAME TIME. SOME AT OUR CONDO TO SEE IF THEY LIKE TO  GET TOGETHER FOR DRINKS AND FAMILY TO SEE IF WE CAN STOP BY ON THE WAY HOME.  I TEXT ONE FAMILY MEMBER , " WHAT TIME WILL YOU BE HOME FROM WORK ON FRIDAY ? " INSTEAD OF ANSWERING A TIME HE TEXTS BACK A SNARKY , " WHY ? "  SO I TEXT BACK , " SO I CAN HAVE ANAL WITH YOUR WIFE. "  OK , THERE WAS JUST ONE PROBLEM......I SENT IT TO A NEIGHBOR. SHE TEXTS BACK , " YIKES ! "  I YELL OUT , " NOOOOOOOO !! " AND SCARE WHEELS WHILE SHE WAS DRIVING. I TOLD HER WHAT I DID AND SHE LAUGHED SO HARD SHE HAD TO PULL OVER AND I DROVE THE REST OF THE WAY.

 SUCH A GOOD PUP DURING A LONG RIDE.  MAZE IS REALLY CHILL WHEN IN THE BACK OF THE VAN DURING A ROAD TRIP. EVEN MORE CHILL WHEN SHE GOT ABOUT 20 MINUTES OF GOOD WATERMELON EATING TIME. I TURN AROUND AND HER HEAD IS COMPLETELY IN A GIANT FOOD MARKET BAG GOING TO TOWN ON HALF OF WATERMELON.

 WE ARRIVE AND I WALK THE PUP. WHEELS WILL ENTER THE CONDO AND WIPE DOWN THE PLACE WITH DISINFECTANT. I RETURN ABOUT 10 MINUTES LATER AND SHE IS PISSED. WHY ? THE DOOR IS JAMMED AND WILL NOT OPEN. A RENTER COMPLAINED ABOUT BEING LOCKED OUT BUT I FIGURED IT JUST NEEDED SOME WD-40......NOPE.

 I USE A HAMMER AND LONG SCREW DRIVER BUT ONLY MESS THE DOOR KNOB UP MORE. THAN I NOTICE THE WINDOW IS UNLOCKED. I REMOVE THE SCREEN AND CLIMB THROUGH. I REMOVE THE BROKEN DOOR KNOB. WELP , ADD IT TO THE PUNCH LIST.

  WE STOPPED AT WAWA EARLIER. I WALK THE PUP AND WHEELS GOT LUNCH. I DID NOT KNOW WAWA HAD SUCH A DIVERSE MENU.

 WE START TO UNLOAD AND MAKE PUNCH LISTS. I DECIDED TO DO ONE THING......REPLACE 6 RECESSED LIGHTS. IT WAS SUPPOSE TO BE EASY BUT OF COURSE ......IT WASN'T. I ALSO REPLACED A SWITCH WITH A DIMMER. WHEN FINISHED IT ALL LOOKS REALLY GOOD.  OH......EVERYTHING WAS FREE AGAIN.

 HAVE LUNCH AND MAZE JUMPS UP ON THE COUNTER AND TAKES MY CHICKEN WRAP SANDWICH. WE CHASED HER DOWN. LUCKILY IT WAS STILL WRAPPED.

 WE WATCH MORE EPISODES OF JERRY SEINFELD'S COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE.  AGAIN....ONLY 15-18 MINUTES LONG. WE SAW SARAH JESSICA PARKER ( VERY GOOD ) , TREVOR NOAH THE DAILY SHOW ( GOOD ) , AND KIRSTIN WIIG ( VERY GOOD ).

 I GET A TEXT FROM OUR NEIGHBORS , " WANNA STOP OVER FOR DRINKS ? "  WE GO OVER AND OF COURSE THE JOKES FLY WITH ME MIS-TEXTING THEM EARLIER. IT WAS FUN.  WE STAYED A COUPLE OF HOURS TELLING STORIES , LAUGHING , AND BOOZING. YEP.....BUSTED UP MY DIET AGAIN.

 BACK HOME I CRASH WITH THE PUP.

 TOMORROW.....2 STORIES ABOUT FLIP FLOPS AND DOLPHINS.

  THURSDAY      9 - 10 - 20

  AROUND 7AM I WALK THE PUP TO THE BEACH. I ALWAYS BRING MY CELL PHONE BUT DECIDE NOT TO ON THIS ONE WALK. I AM ABOUT 15 FEET FROM OUR FRONT DOOR AND I SEE MOVEMENT IN THE OCEAN. I INSTANTLY GO BACK AND GET MY CELL. AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS A WHALE BREECHING THE WATER LINE. THIS HAPPENED IN OCEAN CITY NOT 3 WEEKS AGO. I SEE IT IS ACTUALLY A GROUP OF DOLPHINS PLAYING AND JUMPING OUT OF THE WATER. I GET TO THE BEACH AND THEY STOP............DAMN IT.

 I ALWAYS TAKE OFF MY FLIP FLOPS OFF TO WALK IN THE SAND. I PLACED THEM BY A RUBBER MAT LAID ON THE SAND FOR PEOPLE. I SEE MAINTENANCE MEN CLEANING THE BEACHES AND TRUCKS EMPTYING TRASHCANS. I MEET 2 GIRLS WALKING A DOG AND OUR PUPS PLAY WITH EACH OTHER. I SAY HELLO TO A PIECE OF ASS SURFER AND SHE PETS MAZE.  I STARE AT HER ASS LIKE A MENTAL PATIENT. I TAKE SOME PICTURES OF THE SUN AND BEACH. I TELL THE 2 GIRLS ABOUT THE DOLPHINS. ONE GIRL TURNS TO THE OCEAN AND 3 DOLPHINS JUMP OUT OF THE WATER. SHE GETS THE VIDEO AND I MISSED IT AGAIN. I FOLLOW THE DOLPHINS ALONG THE BEACH AS THEY SWIM SOUTH.

 IT IS BEAUTIFUL AND I AM ENJOYING THE SIGHTS OF THE BEACH. I HEAD BACK TO THE RUBBER MAT WHERE MY FLIP FLOPS ARE..........AND THEY ARE GONE. SONNA OF A BITCH. A DAMN MAINTENANCE GUY THREW THEM OUT. I AM PISSED BUT NOT TOO PISSED BECAUSE THEY ARE IN HORRIBLE CONDITION. I WALK BARE FOOT TO THE SIDEWALK AND NOTICE I AM ONE BLOCK DOWN FROM OUR HOME. I STOP AND THINK FOR A SECOND. I AM ONE BLOCK FURTHER AWAY THAN I THOUGHT. I WALK BACK TO THE BEACH AND WALK ONE BLOCK DOWN. THERE ARE MY FLIP FLOPS. I LOST MY LOCATION  WHEN I WAS FOLLOWING THE DOLPHINS.

 BACK TO OUR CONDO AND I BEGIN THE PUNCH LIST :

 - TOOK A RIDE TO HOME DEPOT AND ZIPPY'S BIKE REPAIR.

 I HAVE TO TELL A LITTLE STORY. THERE WAS A CHANCE HOME DEPOT HAD A BIKE TIRE TUBE BUT I WANTED TO GO TO ZIPPY'S BECAUSE THE LADY WAS SO NICE ON THE PHONE WHEN I CALLED EARLIER. I RATHER PAY A LITTLE MORE AND GIVE THIS STORE THE BUSINESS.  I ENTER WITH A MASK AND 6 EMPLOYEES ARE WORKING. TWO OF THEM ARE TALKING TO ONE CUSTOMER. I WAIT A SOLID 5 MINUTES ( WHICH SEEMS LONG AND IN A SMALL SHOP ) AND NO ATTENTION. NOT EVEN A , " BE RIGHT WITH YOU SIR. " I DECIDE TO BE PATIENT BUT THIS SERVICE IS ANNOYING ME. SIX FUCKING PEOPLE AND NOT ONE CAN ACKNOWLEDGE ME ? NOT EVEN A HEAD NOD ?  NOTHING. I ACTUALLY THINK ABOUT LEAVING.  BUT THEY REDEEMED THEMSELVES.

 CONTINUED - AN OLDER HEAVY SET WOMAN WITH A JOVIAL PERSONALITY SAYS , " HEY THERE HUN. HOW CAN I HELP YOU ? " I CALLED EARLIER AND TOLD HER ABOUT THE TIRE TUBE I NEEDED. IT WAS A 26 X 1.265. SHE KNEW IT RIGHT AWAY SAYING , " OH THAT'S A ROAD CRUISER , VERY POPULAR HERE. " SHE POINTS TO A STOCK SHELF AND A FELLOW EMPLOYEE GRABS THE WRONG TUBE. SHE TELLS HIM TO GET THE BOX NEXT TO IT. I HAVE THE OLD TIRE TUBE WITH ME ( I'VE LEARNED IN LIFE ) AND SHE HANDS ME THE BOX. THE NUMBERS DO NOT MATCH AND I TELL HER THAT. SHE RESPONDS WITH A GOOD ONE LINER , " THAT TUBE FITS ALL CRUISER WHEELS. IT LIKE A CONDOM. ONE SIZE FITS ALL AND GETS THE JOB DONE. " I REPLY GIGGLING , " WELL , THERE'S AN ANALOGY ON BIKES I WILL NOT FORGET. "

 -  NEIGHBOR LENDS ME A CAULK GUN.

 - REPLACE FRONT DOOR " KEEPER ". I WAS GLAD HOME DEPOT HAD THE ONE PART. I DID NOT WANT TO REPLACE BOTH THE LOCK AND DEAD BOLT AND MAKE ALL NEW KEYS. I INSTALLED THE NEW PART ALONG WITH SANDING AND CAULKING WHEN I SLIGHTLY DAMAGED THE DOOR YESTERDAY WHEN TRYING TO GET IN.

 - WORKED ON 6 RECESSED LIGHTS I INSTALLED YESTERDAY. A FEW ADJUSTMENTS AND TWO NEEDED TO BE CAULKED IN. THESE ENERGY EFFICIENT / MUCH BRIGHTER / L.E.D  LIGHTS LOOK MUCH BETTER COMPARED TO THE REGULAR FLOOD BULBS THAT WERE THERE.

 - FIX A BI-FOLD DOOR. OF COURSE I STRUGGLE WITH IT AND NEED TO MACGYVER.

 - INSTALL A NEW TOWEL BAR.

 - CLEAN WINDOW SILS AND HOSE DOWN SCREENS.

 - CLEAN CEILING FAN BLADES.

 - DUST SOME WALLS , PICTURES , AND A HEAT / A/C  VENT.

 - FILL HAND SOAPS.

 - SUPER GLUE TRANSPONDER TO VAN WINDSHIELD.

 - CAULK SHOWER BASE.

 - CLEAN / ORGANIZE / VACUUM PATIO.

 - FIX SLIDING SCREEN DOOR TO RAILS AND WD-40.

 - INSTALL NEW BIKE TUBE AND RE-ATTACH ALL 3 HANDLE BAR BASKETS AND BAGS. ( RENTERS REMOVED THEM ).

 - RE-CAULK FRONT DOOR AND 2 CEILING RECESSED LIGHTS.  

 WHEELS AND I TAKE A WALK WITH THE PUP TO THE DOG PARK. MAZE HAD A BLAST WITH 6 OTHER DOGS.

 BACK HOME WE GO TO THE BEACH WITH OUR GRAVITY CHAIRS ( BEST EVER ) , WATER , A BEER , AND A SMALL TABLE.  IT IS OVERCAST BUT TEMPS ARE PERFECTLY COMFORTABLE. I FRICKIN' LOVE IT HERE WHEN 90% OF PEOPLE ARE GONE.

 BACK HOME WE SHOWER. I SWEAR SHOWERS ARE SO MUCH BETTER AFTER 3 DAYS OF NOT SHOWERING , WALKING , AND DOING SOME BEACH TIME.

 TALK TO A RENTER NEXT TO US. ENDS UP HE IS THE FATHER OF A RENTER OF OURS. HE IS SUPER COOL AND WE HAVE A TON OF SIMILARITIES.

 NEIGHBORS TEXT US AND WE GO OUT TO DINNER AT THE INLET ON OLDE. THE PLACE IS HUUUUUUUGE AND OVER LOOKING THE OCEAN ( AND A PARKING LOT ). OUR FRIENDS FREQUENT THIS PLACE SO MUCH THEY HAVE AN INLET CREDIT CARD. YOU GET THIS CARD WITH A 50% DISCOUNT. THEY BOUGHT $2,000 WORTH....WHICH IS REALLY $4,000. THEY KNEW EVERY WORKER AND THEY ALL STOPPED BY TO SAY HELLO. MANY LARGE TV'S SHOWED THE PHILLIES SHITTIN THE FUCKING BED AGAIN IN LATE INNINGS AND THE CHIEFS ROLL OVER THE TEXANS TO START THE NFL SEASON. 17,000 PEOPLE WERE ALLOWED TO ATTEND THE GAME.

 THE DOLPHINS ANNOUNCE THEY WILL NOT COME ON THE FIELD DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM. THE CHIEFS AND TEXANS FORMED A LINE DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AND GOT BOOED. I AM NOT SURE WHY.

 WE BOOZE FOR A SOLID 4 HOURS. MY ONLY COMPLAINT WAS THE METAL BAR STOOLS WERE VERY UNCOMFORTABLE. THE GOOD SIDE WAS FOOD PORTIONS ARE GIGANTIC , PRICES WERE REASONABLE , AND EVERYTHING TASTED GOOD. WE DID PARMESAN GARLIC WINGS , CHICKEN PARM , FRENCH FRIES , AND FISH & CHIPS. YES....CRUSHING MY DIET. AGAIN....PORTIONS ARE HUGE AND WE BARELY ATE HALF.

 THIS IS KINDA PETTY BUT I SAW A BAR BACK STOCKING BOTTLED BEER. I ASKED HIM FOR 6 PACK HOLDERS WINCE THE NAIL HAS NONE. HE GAVE ME SOME.

 SPEAKING OF THE NAIL.....WE WILL BE OPEN FRIDAY NIGHT AND THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

  ONE THING THAT MADE ME FEEL GOOD WAS MAKING OUR NEIGHBORS LAUGH AT OUR STORIES. 

 BACK HOME WE WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WITH A NIGHTCAP. I AM HURTING FROM THE DAMN METAL STOOLS , FOOD , BOOZE , AND STANDING HALF THE TIME.  I WALK THE PUP WHO IS OVERJOYED IN SEEING US.

 AGAIN , WE WATCH JERRY SEINFELD'S COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE. THE SHOW HAS WON SEVERAL COMEDIC AWARDS, IT IS VERY GOOD AND I LIKE THAT EPISODES ARE ONLY 15 -18 MINUTES LONG. THE INTERVIEWEES FOR TONIGHT WERE JOHN OLIVER ( GOOD ) AND CHRIS ROCK ( VERY GOOD ).

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT EXCELLENT......ALL THE WAY TO 7:30AM !!

   FRIDAY      9 /11

  WE WILL NEVER FORGET

  SATURDAY     9 - 12 - 20

  HEY , WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY ? OH , JUST HUNG OUT , WATCHED SOME TV.

  OH YEAH ?  HERE'S MY DAY.

 START THE MORNING OUT WITH " THE BLACK SCREEN OF DEATH ".  YEP......MY OLD COMPUTER IS HURTING BIG TIME. I TRIED SOME GOOGLE TROUBLE SHOOTING BUT TO NO AVAIL. 

 I ADDED AN EXTERIOR LARGE MONITOR ( YEP , I HAD ONE IN OUR UPSTAIRS OFFICE ) AND USING WHEELS ATTACHMENT CONVERTER TO MAKE A VGA WIRE TO HDMI AND IT WORKED. MY LAPTOP SCREEN IS NOW VIEWABLE AGAIN AND IT IS BIG.........REAL BIG. THE PORN SHOULD BE FUN TO WATCH.

 THE SOUND IS NOT WORKING NOW. I TROUBLE SHOOT VIA MY COMPUTER'S MATRIX AND GOT MY SOUND BACK. I TESTED THE SOUND WATCHING COURTNEY HADWIN'S AUDITION TAPE AGAIN. I HAVE SEEN THIS 90 SECOND AUDITION OVER 11,000 TIMES.  IT IS THAT DAMN GOOD.

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKES AGAIN.  I TOOK A RIDE TO BRIDGEPORT. OH , BRIDGEPORT RIB HOUSE HAS A HUGE OUTDOOR TENT. MAN.....THAT'S DOING IT RIGHT. ANYWAY , I FOUND A NICE LADY GIVING AWAY A NEW STEP STOOL LADDER.  THE ONE IN OUR HOUSE IS HEAVY AND COVERED WITH PAINT. PLUS I WANTED ONE FOR THE CONDO BECAUSE WHEN I WAS INSTALLING RECESSED LIGHTING I HAD TO KNEEL ON BARSTOOLS. THAT WAS NOT FUN FOR A FAT MAN.

 TOOK A RIDE TO MICRO CENTER COMPUTER STORE. I FOUND THE ADAPTER I NEEDED FOR TRIPLE THE PRICE. I COULD OF ORDERED IT ONLINE FOR 75% CHEAPER BUT THAT WOULD MEAN I COULD NOT USE MY COMPUTER FOR OVER 3 - 7 DAYS AT LEAST.

 BACK HOME I MEET WITH OUR DOORMAN / MECHANIC. I PREVIOUSLY SET-UP A TABLE AND TOOL TO MAKE IT EASIER TO INSTALL THE NEW SPIN WHEEL AND SERPENTINE BELT TO OUR JEEP. IT ONLY TOOK HIM ABOUT 45 MINUTES BUT WE ALSO TALKED FOR OVER 2 HOURS. IT WAS COOL. I GAVE HIM CASH , A CASE OF BEER , AND A DEER ANTLER FOR HIS DOGS TO CHEW ON.

 WHEELS TAKES A RIDE WITH HER MOM TO VISIT HER BROTHER IN ALLENTOWN.

 NEPHEW AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE PLACES A FIRE PIT THAT WAS UNDER OUR DECK BY OUR DRIVEWAY. WE HELPED A NEIGHBOR AND HE RETRIEVED IT SEVERAL HOURS LATER. ALSO , OUR NEPHEW SAW A BEAR FROM THE 2ND FLOOR BALCONY DECK AND VISITED BOULDER FIELD. THE WEATHER MUST BE BEAUTIFUL THERE. I ALREADY MISS IT.

 I LOVE OUR " NEW " BENCH IN OUR FRONT GARDEN. IT LOOKS REALLY GOOD. THE ONE THING.......OUR HEDGES , TREES , AND BEDS ALL NEED CUTTING AND WEEDING.

 YOUNGEST TAKES A RIDE TO UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE TO MEET FRIENDS. I FOUND OUT VIA WHEELS AND HER TEXTING.

 I ORGANIZE MY BEDROOM FILING CABINETS. I WAS LOOKING FOR A VGA ADAPTER WIRE WHICH STARTED THIS PROCESS. I FILLED A TRASHCAN AND TRASHED A TON OF PAPERWORK. I ALSO FOUND A AM/FM HEAD SET WHICH I WILL USE IF IT WORKS.

 FIND ANOTHER PROSPECTIVE RENTER. WE HAVE SOME THINGS IN COMMON. HE WORKED AT DEVON HORSE SHOW AND WAS PLAYING GOLF AT MOUNT LAUREL RESORT WHICH IS 5 MINUTES FROM OUR HOME.

 EVER GOOGLE YOUR NAME ?  GOOD GOD MY NAME AND NAIL MUST HAVE 50 PAGES. SADLY SOME ARE NOT SO GOOD. TRY GOOGLING YOUR NAME........THOUGH BE CAREFUL , IT COULD BE BAD.

 WELP , THE " CHEAT " WEEKENDS OVER LABOR DAY AND THE SEA SHORE COST ME. I ADDED A TOTAL OF 6.5 POUNDS DURING THIS 2 WEEK STRETCH. TODAY I LOST 2 POUNDS OF THAT.

 WHEELS AND I TAKE A NICE WALK AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND A LOCAL PARK. OUR STREETS ARE WIDE AND FRIENDLY. I MADE JOKES AS WE SAW 3 DIFFERENT NEIGHBORS HAVING HAPPY HOURS OUTSIDE. EACH TIME I ASKED , " WE DID NOT GET THE MEMO FOR THE HAPPY HOUR. " EACH TIME THEY ASKED US TO JOIN THEM. I WAS DAMN CLOSE. OH , OUR PUP LOVED THE WALK.

 BACK HOME WE HAVE A LATE LUNCH. I HAVE A SALAD THAT WAS AT LEAST 2 WEEKS OLD. IT WAS SELF CONTAINED BUT STILL IT SUCKED. WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST HAD PRIMO'S BADA BINGS. MY TASTE BUDS FELT SADNESS.

 PLAYED SOME INTERNET POKER AND SCRABBLE.

 OFF TO THE NAIL BUT WITH A VERY QUICK PIT STOP FOR FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRUCK AGAIN. RIGHT OFF HAVERFORD ROAD BY HAVERFORD COLLEGE A LADY POSTED ABOUT A VACUUM. I INQUIRED AND PICKED IT UP. BY THE WAY .....A VERY NICE HOME. THE VACUUM IS SUPER HEAVY DUTY AND IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. I PICKED IT UP IN SECONDS AND SHE EVEN INCLUDED SOME NEW UNOPENED VACUUM BAGS AND ATTACHMENTS. YEP.....IT WAS FREE.

 THE REASON FOR THE VACUUM IS BECAUSE I AM NOT HAPPY WITH THE VACUUMS AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE.  AT THE NAIL I TESTED THE VACUUM BY DOING THE WHOLE PLACE. IT WORKED EXCELLENT. MY BIGGEST WORRY WAS WOULD IT SMELL LIKE DOG OR CAT.....IT DIDN'T. I EVEN USED AN ATTACHMENT TO VACUUM BOTH POOL TABLES.

 WATCH THE PHILLIES WIN. THE GOOD THING IS EVERY TIME THE MARLINS SCORED WE BOUNCED BACK AND SCORED MORE. THE FINAL WAS 12 - 6. THE BAD THING IS J.T. , WHEELER , AND 2 OTHERS ARE HURT.

 I ONLY HAD 1 SIX PACK SALE. IT WAS DEPRESSING BUT I DID GET SOME CLEANING DONE LIKE HOSING OUT ALL TRASHCANS.

 BACK HOME I HAVE 2 SMALL PIECES OF LEFTOVER FISH AND SOME PEANUTS. I DRINK WATER AND HAVE JUST ONE JAMESON & COKE ZERO.

  AGAIN , AT LUNCH TIME AND LATE NIGHT WE WATCH JERRY SEINFELD'S COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE.   WE RECOMMEND IT. THE INTERVIEWEES WERE CHRISTOPH WALTZ ( OKAY....WALTZ IS DEFINITELY SUPER FINICKY ) , TINA FEY ( GOOD AND SHE SEEMS VERY COOL ) , RICK GERVAIS ( EXCELLENT ) , SETH MEYERS ( GOOD ) , AZIZ ANSARI ( GOOD ) , NORM MACDONALD ( GOOD , BUT NORM DOES NOT LOOK THE BEST AND SEEMS LIKE HE HAS ALZHEIMER'S ) , MICHAELS RICHARDS " KRAMER !! " ( GOOD , BUT I EXPECTED IT TO BE WAY BETTER ) , J.B. SMOOVE ( GOOD ) , AND JOEL HODGSON ( OKAY TO GOOD ).

 OFF TO BED AROUND 10:30PM BUT STAYED UP ANOTHER HOUR JUST WINDING DOWN ON MY COMPUTER AND WATCHING RIDICULOUSNESS. THE PUP JOINS ME.

 SO , WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY ?

 OH....TOMORROW......E......A......G.....L.....E.....S !!!       THEY'LL LOSE 35 - 3........BLOW.

  SUNDAY      9 - 13 - 20

  LAST MINUTE DECISION..........

 I KNOW THIS IS TRIVIAL COMPARED TO COVID-19 , FOREST FIRES , CRIME , DISASTERS , POLITICS , AND LIFE OVERALL. BUT......THE EAGLES COLLAPSE WAS THE MOST SICKENING , DISGUSTING , EMBARRASSING , HEART BREAKING , CRUSHING , AND MOST HORRIBLE LOSS EVER.  THEY BLEW A 17 POINT LEAD WHERE THEY LOOKED LIKE SUPER BOWL CONTENDERS TO LOSING 27 - 17 AND LOOKING LIKE A 5TH GRADE POP WARNER C.Y.O. TEAM. THE WORDS COULD NOT DESCRIBED THE BAD STUPID DUMBASS PLAY CALLING AND PERFORMANCE BY MOSTLY OUR QUARTERBACK AND COACH. IT MADE ME SICK TO MY STOMACH......AND STILL DOES THE NEXT DAY.

 KNEW IT - WITH 87 SECONDS LEFT TO HALF TIME THE EAGLES HAVE A 17 - 0 LEAD. THE LOGICAL THING TO DO IS RUN THE FUCKING BALL AND JUST LET TIME EXPIRE. GET INTO HALFTIME WITH A 17 POINT LEAD AND YOU CAN THE BALL STARTING THE 3RD QUARTER. SEEMS LIKE SMART FOOTBALL RIGHT ? NOPE.......THEY DECIDE TO THROW AND WENCE GETS PICKED OFF. 17 - 7 GOING TO HALF TIME. 

 THE SPIRAL STARTED AND MANY OF US KNEW IT. I WAS TEXTING FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND PREDICTED A 41 - 17 LOSS BECAUSE OF THAT ONE STUPID DICKHEAD PLAY CALL AND INTERCEPTION.  MY PREDICTION WAS NOT FAR OFF.

 THE 4TH AND 4 AT THE OPPONENTS 45 YARD LINE WAS ANOTHER PRE-SCHOOL CALL. WE LIKE COACH PEDERSON'S AGGRESSIVENESS BUT THAT WAS JUST DOWNRIGHT DUMB........17 - 14. IT WAS A TRAIN WRECK IN SLOW MOTION. I GOT SO ANGRY AND DEPRESSED OVER THIS STUPID INSIGNIFICANT FOOTBALL GAME. I ASSUME I WAS JOINED BY MANY EAGLES FANS. I HAD ENOUGH.

 OH ,THE PHILLIES LOSING A DOUBLE HEADER WAS FUN TOO.

 I START A MAJOR OUTDOOR PROJECT. WE HAVE A GOOD SIZE TREE THAT WAS INFESTED WITH SPOTTED LANTERN  FLIES AND A WEED THAT ROPED ITS WAY THROUGH THE BRANCHES. THIS WEED SPILT SAP AND SMALL BERRIES ONTO OUR DRIVEWAY AND VEHICLES. IT HAD TO GO.  I USED A SAWZ SAW AND BEGAN CUTTING LARGE BRANCHES AND USED A TREE LIMB CUTTER FOR THE SMALLER ONES. I KILLED OVER 100 LANTERN FLIES AND HALF THE TREE WAS REMOVED ALONG WITH THE WEED.

 ALL BRANCHES AND LIMBS WERE CUT BUT I HAD ONE PROBLEM. I COULD NOT MOVE OR DRAG THE BRANCHES AWAY FROM THE TREE. THE WEED WAS LIKE A THICK ROPE-LIKE BRANCH THAT WEAVED ITS WAY THROUGH THE TREE. I CAME UP WITH AN IDEA AND I NEEDED MY ELDEST TO HELP. USING THE JEEP , I ATTACHED A THICK CHAIN TO THE TRAILER HITCH. THE OTHER END I LOOPED AROUND THE LARGE TREE LIMB. I HAD MY ELDEST DRIVE SLOWLY AWAY DOWN THE DRIVE WAY AND IT PULLED THE TREE BRANCHES DOWN PERFECTLY. WE DID THIS AT LEAST 10 TIMES.

 SWEPT UP AND PILED THE MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF BRANCHES AND LIMBS IN THE BACK YARD. I WILL DEAL WITH THIS ANOTHER DAY OR HAVE A LARGE FIRE PIT PARTY.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO CHANGE THE MARQUEE SIGN TO " CLOSED ". I ALSO BROUGHT HOME A CREDIT CARD MACHINE. BACK HOME IN 25 MINUTES.

  WE HAD PLANS TO RETURN TO THE SEASHORE THIS COMING WEEKEND. BUT THAT CHANGED WHEN A REALLY NICE WOMAN CONTACTED US TO RENT. WE HAVE ONE MOTTO , " ALWAYS RENT ". SO NOW WE HAD A DECISION.......HIRE A CLEANER OR I GO DOWN. WHEELS COULD NOT GO BECAUSE OF A HAIR APPOINTMENT AND GETTING HER BOOBS TESTED.

  WHEELS HELPS ME LOAD UP AND I AM ON THE ROAD BY 6:20PM. WHEELS CALLS ME AND I RETURN HOME BECAUSE I FORGOT MY COMPUTER LAYING ON MY BED. BACK ON THE ROAD BY 6:30PM.

 BY 8:15PM I AM HERE. I EVEN STOPPED FOR FUEL. I SPEND ABOUT 30 MINUTES UNLOADING AND PREPPING MY BED AND OTHER LITTLE THINGS. I ALSO WALK THE PUP. THE WEATHER IS 75 DEGREES AND BEING ON THE BEACH AT NIGHT WAS COOL.

 SETTLE IN AND WATCH DIFFERENT TV SHOWS. I HAD SOME PEANUTS AND MADE A VODKA / COKE ZERO AND A JAMESON / COKE ZERO. HEY.....I'M AT THE SEASHORE.

  I SLEPT GOOD.....ALL THE WAY TO 7:30AM. IT WAS NOT A STRAIGHT SLEEP. I DID MOVE AROUND AND WAKE UP SEVERAL TIMES BUT I LOOK AT IT AS I WAS IN BED TO 7:30AM. I GUESS THAT IS GOOD.

 TOMORROW.....DOG PARK !!!

   MONDAY      9 - 14 - 20

 DOG OWNERS COULD BE THE NICEST PEOPLE TO TALK TOO.

  START MORNING BY WALKING THE PUP TO THE DOG PARK. A BEAUTIFUL STROLL ON THE BEACH WITH A FAIR AMOUNT OF SURFERS. THE WEATHER IS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT.

 AT THE DOG PARK CRAZY MAZE HAS A BLAST. I TALKED TO 4 DIFFERENT OWNERS AND EVERYONE WAS VERY COOL. THERE WERE 4 DOGS WHEN I ARRIVED BUT BY THE TIME I LEFT THERE WERE 10.  MAZE WAS JUST LIKE A KID IN A CANDY STORE OR A PUP IN A PETCO. I STAYED NEARLY 90 MINUTES. I POSTED A VIDEO ON FACEBOOK.

 A NICE WALK BACK AND I ENJOYED IT.  I TALK TO 2 EAGLES FANS. YEP......WE WERE STILL NOT HAPPY WITH THAT DISGUSTING PERFORMANCE. THE ONLY GOOD THING WAS THE GIANTS AND COWBOYS LOST TOO. FUNNY.....BOTH OF US REFUSED TO WATCH ESPN OR EAGLES POSTGAME.

 I WRITE MY BLOG , CHECK EMAILS , AND PLAY ONE GAME OF INTERNET POKER.

 TAKE A BIKE RIDE ALONG THE BOARDWALK. I DECIDE TO CONTINUE DOWN A RAMP TOWARDS WILDWOOD CREST WHEN THE BOARDWALK ENDS. I DON'T REMEMBER DOING THIS BEFORE ( WHEELS TOLD ME WE DID ) BUT THERE ARE BEAUTIFUL MEMORIAL PARKS , EXERCISE PARK , SIGHTS , AND MORE.  IT WAS PRETTY COOL. I TOOK SOME PICTURES.  THE ONLY SLIGHT PROBLEM WAS RIDING TOWARDS THE CREST YOU ALWAYS HAVE THE WIND AT YOUR BACK. IT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE BECAUSE ON THE WAY BACK HOME THE WIND IS IN YOUR FACE. IT IS A BIT OF A STRUGGLE.

 I BEGIN SOME PROJECTS. TODAY I FIXED A VERTICAL BLIND AND REPLACED MANY OF OUR PATIO'S CARPET TILES. I " PIECED " IT IN 2 YEARS AGO AND DIDN'T LIKE IT. ANYWAY , I BROUGHT 15 TILES DOWN FROM OUR BASEMENT AND IT CAME OUT NICE. I CLEANED A VACUUM AND VACUUMED THE UPDATED CARPET TILES. IT IS LIKE NIGHT AND DAY NOW. I'M VERY HAPPY WITH IT. I ALSO FIXED A LOCK AND TRANSFERRED ALL MY HAND TOOLS TO A METAL BOX. THE ORIGINAL BAG WAS FALLING APART. I ALSO CLEANED STOVE TOP PROTECTORS.

   LATE BREAKFAST AND LATE LUNCH I HAD AN APPLE , A BANANA , 2 HOT DOGS WITH CHEESE ( NO BREAD ) AND A GRANOLA BAR.........BLOW.

 TAKE CRAZINESS ( MAZE ) TO THE BEACH. WE MEET MORE PEOPLE AND DOGS. EVERYONE IS COOL. ALSO , EVERYONE THAT WALKS OR RIDES BY MAZE ALWAYS SMILES OR SAYS HELLO. 

  BACK HOME I START WATCHING DARK SIDE OF THE RING ON HULU. IT WAS VERY GOOD. I DID NOT REALIZE 6:30PM CAME AROUND SO FAST. I WALKED MAZY AGAIN AND TALKED TO A FELLOW CONDO OWNER.

 I BRING MY CREDIT CARD MACHINE AND RUN IT FOR A RENTER WHO IS COMING IN THIS WEEKEND.  I AM SURPRISED I DID NOT NEED TO CONNECT IT TO THE INTERNET AND I AM NOT SURE IF THE MONEY TRANSFERRED TO OUR BANK. THE MACHINE APPROVED THE SALE AND PRINTED A RECEIPT. WELL , THE FIRST RECEIPT WAS CRUMPLED AND GOT OUT IN THE " TEETH " OF THE MACHINE. I HAD TO RE-PRINT IT.

 NEW BATTERIES WORKED IN A PAIR OF HEAD PHONES I FOUND.......NICE.

  USING A GRIDDLE I COOK UP 2 WALBURGER HAMBURGERS. I ADD CHEESE AND KETCHUP. AGAIN , NO BREAD. I SWEAR NOT HAVING BREAD ABSOLUTELY BLOWS.

 SPEAKING OF GRIDDLES. WHEELS BOUGHT A NEW ONE FOR $33. NOT 2 HOURS BEFORE I CONTACTED A PERSON TO SELL ME ONE FOR $5. I WAS GONG TO HAGGLE TO 4 DOLLARS. WE DO NEED AN ELECTRIC GRIDDLE AT THE POCONOS.

 OUR CLEANER STOPS AND VISITS ME. THOUGHT THAT WAS NICE.

 I CAN NOT FIGURE OUT HOW TO ADJUST MY TV SCREEN.....BLOW.

  I WATCH THE GIANTS LOSE AND ( COWGIRLS SUNDAY NIGHT ) WHICH MAKES ME FEEL A LITTLE BIT BETTER ABOUT THE EAGLES MIND BLOWING DESPICABLE SICKENING ATROCIOUS SPILL MY GUTS OUT ..........LOSS ON SUNDAY.

 OFF TO BED AND I SLEEP TO ALMOST 8AM. IT IS SOMETHING ABOUT BEING DOWN HERE THAT HELPS ME RELAX. I DID NOT SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT BUT JUST BEING IN BED UNTIL 8AM IS AN ACCOMPLISHMENT.

   TUESDAY       9 - 15 - 20

 KINDA GETTING INTO A ROUTINE HERE.........AND NOT TOTALLY LIKING IT. BUT , NOT THE WORST.

 UP AT 7AM AND I WALK THE PUP TO THE DOG PARK.  YEP....3 DAYS STRAIGHT NOW.  I FOUND A WAY TO CUT MY TIME WALKING BACK BY 10 MINUTES AND AN EASIER WALK. I USED THE " UNDER THE BOARDWALK " METHOD.

  EVERYONE WAS POLITE AGAIN. THIS ONE DOG OWNER HAS A PUP NAMED " PUMPKIN ". IT LOOKS LIKE IT IS PART WOLF OR COYOTE. THIS DOG EASILY GLIDES WHEN RUNNING. IT IS COOL TO SEE. THE OWNER IS COOL TOO. SHE WAS WEARING SPANDEX AND HIT ON ME.

 I TALKED TO AN EAGLES FAN AT THE DOG PARK. WELP , LOOKS LIKE RACISM IS HERE TO STAY AS HE TOLD ME , " I LOVE TO HAVE KERRIGAN ON OUR EAGLES. HE ALWAYS GIVES US HEADACHES. I REALLY THINK HE BE GREAT FOR OUR DEFENSIVE LINE. PLUS.....HE'S WHITE. "  YEP.........THAT PRETTY MUCH ENDED OUR EAGLES TALK.

 BACK HOME I BLOG , EMAIL , FEED THE PUP , AND TAKE A BIKE RIDE AGAIN. THE TEMPS DROPPED AND THE WIND KICKED UP. RIDING BACK AGAINST THE WIND WAS NO FUN. I ALMOST STOPPED SEVERAL TIMES BUT TRUDGED THROUGH. ANOTHER THING WAS MY ASS HURT. THE SEAT IS NARROW AND HARD BUT I FIGURED WITH MY HUGE ASS IT BE LIKE SITTING ON A JELLY DONUT. IT WAS NOT.

 BACK HOME I MAKE SCRAMBLED EGGS WITH SLICED HOT DOGS AND SLICED POTATOES ON THE SIDE. I BASICALLY HAVE 3 MAIN THINGS FOR MEALS.........BURGERS , HOTDOGS , OR EGGS.

 WALK THE PUP AND MEET MORE PEOPLE. TWO GIRLS JOGGING BY ( IN SPANDEX ) STOPPED TO PET MAZE. THEY REALLY LIKED HER AND ONE SAID , " YOUR DOG IS BEAUTIFUL !! "  I REPLIED , " THANKS , AND SO ARE YOU TWO. WOULD YOU LIKE TO COME BACK TO MY PLACE AND HAVE SOME DRINKS AND GET NAKED. " THEY SAID , "
 SURE !! THAT SOUNDS LIKE FUN !! WE WILL ROCK YOUR WORLD !! "

  NONE OF THE ABOVE WOULD EVER HAPPEN TO ME BUT IT WAS WHAT I WAS THINKING AS THEY PETTED MAZE BENT OVER.

 SHAMPOOED AND VACUUMED TWICE THE UPSTAIRS' CARPETS. I ALSO CLEANED THE BATHROOM AND NOW THE 2ND FLOOR IS READY FOR THE NEXT RENTER. OH , THE STUFF I FIND UNDER BEDS ALWAYS AMAZES ME. I FOUND 5 COLORFUL SQUARES THAT ARE MAGNETIC. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THEY ARE.

 I WATCHED SOME MORE DARK SIDE OF THE RING. IT WAS VERY GOOD......AND VERY SAD.

  MAZE AND I HEAD TO THE BEACH TO CHILL. I SEE DOLPHINS FOR THE THIRD TIME HERE. IT TRULY IS PEACEFUL.

  ON THE WALK BACK I SEE 2 NEIGHBORS SITTING ON THEIR BALCONIES JUST CHILLING AND WATCHING THE BEACH & OCEAN. FOR THE 2,000TH TIME I SAY TO MYSELF , " WHAT THE FUCK WAS I THINKING BUYING A PROPERTY WITH NO BALCONY ??!! WORST FUCKING DECISION EVER. "   I DO THIS TO MYSELF ALL THE TIME. I LOVE THIS CONDO AND IT HAS 100 GOOD THINGS BUT 1 BAD THING ( SEE ABOVE ). I STILL DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY I DIDN'T STOP MYSELF DURING THE PURCHASE AND SAY , " WAIT A SECOND FATTY ? YOU HAVE  NO VIEW OR A PLACE TO CHILL ? " EVERY TIME I AM HERE THIS GOES THROUGH MY MIND. IT PAINS ME.

 BACK INSIDE I HAVE A GLASS OF HORRIBLE WINE WHILE I MAKE A BURGER WITH CHEESE ( NO BREAD.....BLOW ) AND 2 HOT DOGS WITH NO BREAD......BLOW. I DIDN'T EVEN HAVE MUSTARD........BLOW.

 I MAKE 2 DRINKS OF SEAGRAM 7 & LIME SODA WATER. THEY WERE NOT GOOD.

 WATCHED THE PHILLIES WIN ( 'BOUT TIME ) OVER THE STINKING METS AND DEADLIEST CATCH.

 I TAKE A WONDERFUL SHOWER AND SHAVE. IT FELT SO GREAT. I COME OUT TOTALLY NAKED AND WALK AROUND THE CONDO. I LOVE MY BODY BECAUSE I THINK OF WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE IN THE EARLY 80'S. I WAS A GOD.

 MAZE TEARS APART MY PUNCH LIST WHILE I SHOWERED. WE DID NOT TALK THE REST OF THE NIGHT. WE MADE UP IN BED AND SNUGGLED. I SLEPT GOOD.

  WEDNESDAY      9 - 16 - 20

  HMMMM.........GO FIGURE.

   WEATHER IS CHANGING SO I HAVE A DECISION TO MAKE.  TODAY I STARTED CLEANING AND PREPPING FOR THE NEXT RENTER.

 BUT , FIRST THINGS FIRST.....DOG PARK !!  MAZE GETS TREATED AGAIN AND WE TAKE A NICE WALK ALONG THE BEACH TO THE DOG PARK.  SHE PLAYED WITH SEVERAL OTHER DOGS AND HAD A BLAST. WE HAVE BEEN SEEING A TON OF DOPLHINS.

  TAKE MY SHORT CUT HOME AND SETTLE IN. FEED THE PUP , UPDATE THE BLOG , CLEAN , PLAY 1 GAME OF POKER , AND TAKE A BIKE RIDE.  THE ONLY PROBLEM IS WHEN I GOT BACK MY ASS WAS KILLING ME.  I SEARCHED FOR BIKE PARTS ( SEATS ) AND MAYBE EVEN PURCHASING A GEL SEAT FOR MY BUTT.

  BACK HOME I WATCH SEVERAL MORE EPISODES OF DARK SIDE OF THE RING. AGAIN......VERY GOOD AND SAD.

  2 NEIGHBORS AND MYSELF WALK TO OWENS PUB. GOOD FOOD , GOOD PRICES , GOOD BEER , AND A GOOD BARTENDER NAMED SHANNON.

 BACK HOME WE MEET ON THE BEACH.  IT WAS FUNNY BOTH NEIGHBORS DROPPED OFF LEFT OVER JAMESON THEY HAD. ON THE BEACH I TOLD STORIES OF OUR REMARKABLE BERMUDA TRIP AND CHILLED WITH THEIR 2 DOGS. I DID NOT BRING MAZE BECAUSE SHE WOULD BE TOO EXCITED.

 BACK HOME I WALK THE PUP AND OUT OF PURE DUMB LUCK I FIND A GEL BIKE SEAT HANGING ON THE INSIDE OF A PIER POST AT THE NEW WALL 3 BLOCKS AWAY. I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT. IT WAS HIDDEN PRETTY WELL AND I WAS JUST SEARCHING FOR A SEAT NOT 4 HOURS AGO BECAUSE MY ASS HURT SO MUCH.  IT IS IN EXCELLENT SHAPE TOO. I WILL TEST IT ON MY BUTT TOMORROW.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN WITH A JAMESON / COKE ZERO. I WATCH THE PHILLIES SHIT THE BED AGAIN WITH A LEAD. HORRIBLE LOSS AGAIN.

  OFF TO BED AND I DID NOT SLEEP THE BEST. THE PUP WAS COOL BUT I GOT UP TWICE TO USE THE BATHROOM. I HAD 3 PINTS AT THE BAR ,  SOME BEACH DRINKS , AND A NIGHTCAP.  YEP.......NOT GOOD BUT IT WAS FUN OVERALL.

 THURSDAY      9 - 10 - 20

  IT WAS A 60 / 40 CALL.

 START MORNING AROUND 7AM AND TAKE A WALK WITH THE PUP TO THE DOG PARK. IT IS 4 STRAIGHT DAYS OF PURE JOY FOR THIS DOG. ON THE WAY I FOUND A LITTLE PLASTIC TOY DUCK. I THINK I WILL GIVE IT TO A LITTLE DUCK I KNOW.

  BACK HOME THE SAME ROUTINE OF CLEANING , FIXING , FLUSHING AN A/C CONDENSER , HOSING DOWN ZERO GRAVITY CHAIRS AND A RECYCLABLE TRASHCAN , BLOGGING , AND MORE.

 MY NEW FOUND GEL SEAT FIT PERFECTLY OVER THE BIKE'S SEAT. I TOOK THE SAME LONG RIDE TO WILDWOOD CREST. ANOTHER NICE DAY AND THE GEL SEAT DEFINITELY HELPED.  THERE WAS STILL DISCOMFORT BY THE END OF THE RIDE BUT THE PAIN IT WAS EASILY CUT IN HALF BY THE GEL CUSHION.

 BACK HOME I WALK THE PUP AND SHE GETS TO MEET MORE PEOPLE AND OTHER DOGS. I FEEL SO HAPPY FOR HER AND PROUD WHEN PEOPLE SAY SHE IS SO CUTE.

 LATE BREAKFAST / LUNCH OF AN APPLE , BANANA , APPLE SAUCE , AND A PROTEIN BAR.

  WATCH MORE EPISODES OF DARK SIDE OF THE RING. AGAIN.....VERY GOOD AND VERY SAD. ALSO WATCHED AN EPISODE OF ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE.

 WATCHED THE PHILLIES AND LIKE A BROKEN RECORD AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN THEY BLOW A LEAD......AND LOSE.

 A FAMILY MEMBER ASKS ME TO JOIN HIM IN A CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT FOR THE PEOPLES LIGHT THEATRE. I HAVE NOT GOLFED IN 10+ YEARS.

  WALK THE PUP AND PEOPLE ARE SO NICE WITH HER.

 BACK HOME I MAKE DINNER. MY CHOICES ARE WAHLBURGHER BURGERS , HOTDOGS , AND POTATOES. SO....I MADE ALL THREE. SO GOOD WITHOUT BREAD......BLOW.

 I DECIDE TO STAY ANOTHER NIGHT. I WAS 60/40 HEADING HOME BUT SEVERAL THINGS CONVINCED ME TO STAY.....SO I DID.

 IT'S WHAT I DO. MAYBE GOOD KARMA WILL COME OF IT.  BAD WEATHER HAS ARRIVED AND I FEEL FOR THE NEXT RENTERS. IT IS A MOTHER AND HER MOM WHO IS 85 YEARS OLD. THEY ARE RENTING FROM FRIDAY TO SUNDAY. I OFFERED FOR THEM TO COME IN THURSDAY NIGHT......FOR FREE OR STAY UNTIL MONDAY .......FOR FREE OR STAY UNTIL TUESDAY FOR A $100.  THE WOMEN ACCEPTED TO STAY UNTIL TUESDAY. I TOLD HER TO VENMO " ME " THE 100 DOLLARS. SHE SENT IT TO WHEELS......OF COURSE.

 WHAT OTHER FUCKING LAND LORD DOES THIS ? ALLOWS FREE VACATIONS ? ....UNHEARD OF. I'M PROBABLY BEING TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF AS ALWAYS. BUT......I AM HOPING KARMA WILL COME AROUND.

 SETTLE IN WITH SOME JAMESON / ZERO COKES. I WATCH A MOVIE CALLED FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY. I THINK " THE ROCK " PRODUCED IT AND HE MAKES SOME VERY GOOD CAMEOS. IT IS THE TRUE STORY OF " PAIGE " , THE YOUNGEST FEMALE ( AT 18 ) , TO WIN THE WWE WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP. THE REVIEWS ARE VERY GOOD AND I ENJOYED IT. IT WAS A GOOD MOVIE TO WATCH COMING OFF THE SERIES DARK SIDE OF THE RING. IT MADE ME LAUGH , CRY , AND CHEER. I TEXTED MY BROTHER TO CHECK IT OUT.

 WATCHED TAMPA BAY ELIMINATE THE ISLANDERS AND THE HEAT GO UP 2 - 0 ON THE CELTICS.

  BY MIDNIGHT I SETTLED IN. UNFORTUNATELY , I SLEPT HORRIBLE AND WAS UP AT 4AM. I COULD NOT SLEEP SO I WATCHED A CONSTRUCTION SHOW CALLED FLIP OR FLOP WHERE A COUPLE TRANSFORMS HOMES AND SELLS THEM AT A PROFIT. THE GIRL IS AN ABSOLUTE PIECE OF ASS SMOKE SHOW. I GOOGLED HER AND IT ENDS UP SHE GOT A DIVORCE FROM THE GUY I JUST WATCHED ON THE SHOW. THEY HAD NO CHEMISTRY.  I ALSO WATCHED THE MAN WITH A 200 POUND TUMOR. IT WAS INTERESTING AS A SOUTH VIETNAM MAN HAD THIS MASSIVE 200 POUND APPENDAGE ATTACHED TO HIM. AN AMERICA DOCTOR PETITIONED FOR SURGERY BUT VIETNAM KEPT SHOOTING HIM DOWN. THE FRENCH GOT INVOLVED AND MADE IT HAPPEN. IT MADE WORLD NEWS AND THE SURGERY WAS A SUCCESS.

 WELP , I'VE BEEN UP SINCE 4AM. I GUESS I WILL START MY DAY. IT'S 7AM NOW.

 OH , AT 7AM I WALKED MAZE TO THE BEACH. SHE DOES HER THING AND THE RAIN HAS STOPPED WHICH IS NICE. THE BAD THING.............I WALK BACK AND 2 BALCONIES HAVE PEOPLE ON THEM. JESUS......I'M SO F'N ENVIOUS OF THAT. WHAT THE FUCK WAS I THINKING ?

   FRIDAY     9 - 18 - 20

 WHY THE HELL DID I COME HOME ?

  A PERSON FROM FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE CONTACTS ME TO PURCHASE OUR BARSTOOLS AND FONDUE SET. THEY WANT TO MEET EARLY AFTERNOON. THIS THROW MY PLANS OUT THE WINDOW OF VISITING OUR YOUNGEST IN CENTER CITY WHICH I ADORE.

 I CLEAN AND LOAD UP. I GET ON THE ROAD AND MAKE GOOD TIME. I TALK TO A BROTHER FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES TO PASS SOME TIME TOO. OF COURSE THE PERSON PURCHASING THE STUFF WANTS TO ARRIVE 30 MINUTES EARLY. WE ACCOMMODATE AND BRING ALL 6 BARSTOOLS UP FROM THE BASEMENT AND ONTO THE PATIO ALONG WITH THE FONDUE SETS. SHE SENDS HER HUSBAND WHO SITS ON THE BARSTOOL 50 TIMES AND CAN NOT DECIDE WHETHER HIS WIFE WOULD LIKE THEM OR NOT. I SUGGEST BRINGING ONE HOME BECAUSE THEY LIVE JUST 3 MINUTES FROM US AND GO FROM THERE. HE DECIDES SHE WOULD NOT LIKE THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT CUSHIONY ENOUGH. HE SAYS HIS WIFE IS VERY " ANAL ".  SO , I CAME HOME EARLY FOR NO REASON. HE DOES BUY THE FONDUE SET.

 I AM NOT DONE UNLOADING THE VAN AND WHEELS TELLS ME THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE RENTER SAW A LEAK IN OUR KITCHEN CEILING FROM THE JACUZZI BATHROOM ABOVE.  JESUS CHRIST IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING. THE PREVIOUS RENTERS WERE A MASTER CARPENTER AND PLUMBER AND THERE WERE NO PROBLEMS. NOW.......A LEAK AS SOON AS THEY ARRIVE.  THIS RENTER ALSO SENT US A PICTURE OF A BLACK SNAKE GOING UNDER OUR DECK. I HAVE SEEN 2 SNAKES IN 30 YEARS.

  I CUT OUR LAWN AND A RENTAL PROPERTY. IT NEEDED IT.

 BACK HOME I PREP SOME MATERIAL FOR A MOUNTAIN HOUSE TRIP , RE-LAY CARPET TILE IN THE BASEMENT WHERE I TOOK SOME FOR THE CONDO ( WHICH LOOKS VERY GOOD NOW ) , AND FIND OUT OUR BASEMENT DOORKNOB IS BROKE. I SWEAR.....ANYTHING ELSE ?

 I HAVE BEEN UP SINCE 3AM AND I NEED A NAP. I CRASH FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES WITH THE PUP. I WAKE UP AND WHEELS SHOWS ME 2 LETTERS FROM THE DELAWARE RIVER PORT AUTHORITY. I HAD 2 VIOLATIONS OF GOING THROUGH A TOLL TWICE VIA THE BEN FRANKLIN BRIDGE. I GUESS OUR TRANSPONDER WAS NOT WORKING. I TRY CALLING 10 TIMES BUT OF COURSE THEY ARE TO FUCKING BUSY TO ANSWER A FUCKING PHONE. I GO ONLINE AND REGISTER MY COMPLAINT , INNOCENCE , AND GRIEVANCE. I AM NOT HOME FUCKING 3 HOURS AND ALL OF THIS SHIT IS HAPPENING. I FUCKING HATE THIS COVID EPIDEMIC. SEEMS LIKE EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING GOOD EXCEPT ME.

 TRYING TO LOSE THE 7 POUNDS I GAINED OVER THE LAST MONTH. I AM SICK OF IT. I DID LOSE 2 POUNDS OVERALL ALL THIS WEEK AT THE BEACH  BUT TONIGHT DECIDED A CHEAT NIGHT WAS IN ORDER BECAUSE OF ALL THE SHIT GOING ON.

 TAKE MY MOTORCYCLE AND GO TO THE NAIL AND POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA WE ARE OPEN. I CLEAN TRASHCANS , SWEEP A SECTION OF THE PARKING LOT , AND WATCH THE PHILLIES WIN GAME 1 OF A DOUBLE HEADER. THEY HAVE NOT SWEPT A DOUBLE HEADER IN 8 YEARS.

 ROLL HOME DEPRESSED ......NOT ONE PERSON CAME TO THE NAIL. I FEEL USELESS.

 BACK HOME I HAVE 2 BEERS AND 2 DRINKS. I AM JUST SICK OF EVERYTHING. THE BIKE RIDE BACK WAS CHILLY.

 WE WATCH THE PHILLIES BLOW A LEAD AGAIN BUT COME BACK TO WIN IN AN EXCITING GAME. THEY SWEEP BOTH GAMES OVER THE BLUE JAYS.

 WE ALSO WATCH MORE JERRY SEINFELD'S COMEDIANS IN CARS DRINKING COFFEE. WE WATCHED CELEBRITIES ALI WENTWORTH ( GOOD ) , KEVIN HART ( VERY GOOD ) , WILL FERRELL ( VERY GOOD ) , AND BARACK OBAMA ( VERY COOL AND GOOD ). THE NEXT 5 OF 6 SHOULD BE EXCELLENT WITH HUGE CELEBRITIES. I WILL NAME THEM WHEN WE WATCH THE EPISODES.

 OFF TO BED DEPRESSED AND WITH THE PUP. I SLEPT GOOD....BECAUSE OF THE ALCOHOL.

  SATURDAY       9 - 19 - 20

 PICTURE PERFECT DAY......FOR YARD WORK.

 OUR HEDGES , TREES , SHRUBS , AND BUSHES NEED ATTENTION SINCE SOME OF THEM ARE TOUCHING OVERHEAD WIRES. TODAY WITH A LADDER , EXTENSION CORDS , HEDGE CLIPPERS , AND BRANCH SNIPS I SPENT OVER 3 HOURS GOING EDWARD SCISSOR HANDS ON OUR PROPERTY.

 I BREAK FOR LUNCH / BREAKFAST WITH SOME LEFT OVER STEAK.  A LITTLE STEAK AND EGGS.....NO BREAD.

 I DO NOT ASK FOR HELP ANYMORE WITH YARD WORK BUT GOT A HUGE SURPRISE WHEN WHEELS OFFERED TO HELP " TRASH CAN " THE BRANCHES AND SHRUBS. THIS LITERALLY CUTS MY TIME IN HALF.  SEVEN TRASHCANS LATER WE WERE DONE.

 WEEDING WILL BE DONE ANOTHER DAY.

 WE GO ON A LONG WALK WITH THE PUP. THE DOG IS A NUT JOB AND JUST ALWAYS ENTERTAINING. WE SOAKED IN THE BEAUTIFUL NEIGHBORHOOD BACK STREETS , NATURE , PEOPLE , AND OF COURSE .....OTHER DOGS.

 BACK HOME I SHOWER AND SHAVE. OH MAN , IT WAS NICE.

 CHECK COMPUTER , ALMOST FALL ASLEEP , AND SHOULD OF TAKEN A NAP.

  DINNER OF SOME LEFTOVER STEAK , MEATBALLS , SPINACH , POTATOES , AND STROMBOLI.

 OFF TO THE NAIL ON THE MOTORCYCLE. AGAIN , COMPLETELY DEPRESSING......SO I CLEANED EVEN THOUGH MY LEGS HURT.

 OH.........I RAN OUT OF GAS. I THOUGHT FOR SURE I REFUELED THE MOTORCYCLE. EVERY HUNDRED MILES I FILL THE TANK EVEN THOUGH I GET ABOUT 175 FOR A FULL TANK. RUNNING OUT OF GAS BLOWS BUT I GOT A LITTLE LUCKY ( TECHNICALLY , UNLUCKY FOR JUST RUNNING OUT OF GAS ) BY BEING JUST 3 BLOCKS FROM THE NAIL.  IT WAS DOWN HILL SO I GLIDED THE REST OF THE WAY.

 WHEELS BRINGS ME GASOLINE AND I GET THE BIKE STARTED. SHE ROLLS AND I GO BACK INTO THE NAIL AND WATCH THE PHILLIES WIN ANOTHER SOLID GAME. THERE ARE ONLY 10 GAMES LEFT AND WE ARE A PLAYOFF CONTENDER.........AS OF TODAY.

 OH , A LITTLE TIDBIT OF SPORTS TRIVIA. CONSIDERING WITH 10 GAMES TO GO IN THE SEASON AND THE PHILLIES ARE IN THE PLAYOFF HUNT IS QUITE A FEAT. WHY ?????  THE PHILLIES HAVE THE WORST BULLPEN ( E.R.A. WISE ) IN IN BOTH THE NATIONAL AND AMERICAN LEAGUES. WELL , IT GOES FURTHER THAN THAT. THE PHILLIES HAVE THE 2ND WORST BULLPEN ( E.R.A WISE ) IN THE HISTORY OF BASEBALL. THAT'S RIGHT !! , IN OVER 151 YEARS OF BASEBALL WE HAVE THE 2ND WORST OF ALL TIME. THE GOOD THING IS WE ARE NOT THE ALL TIME WORST. WE HAVE TO GIVE THAT HONOR TO THE 1930 PHILLIES TEAM........NOTHING LIKE KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY.

 RIDE HOME AND IT GOT CHILLY. I STOP AT THE GAS STATION AND FILL UP. I DID NOT MIND BECAUSE IT GAVE ME A CHANCE TO WARM UP.

 ELDEST HAS A FIRE PIT PARTY. JUST YESTERDAY SHE WAS IN TOTAL PAIN , CRYING , AND WE ASKED A 100 QUESTIONS TO NARROW DOWN AND GUESS WHAT THIS HORRIBLE SUFFERING WAS IN HER LOWER BELLY. WE EVEN CONTEMPLATED TAKING HER TO THE HOSPITAL BECAUSE SHE WAS CRYING AND IN EXCRUCIATING AGONY.  SHE RECOVERED NICELY WITH THE 11PM FIRE PIT PARTY AND SLEPT OVER A FRIENDS HOUSE TONIGHT.

  WHEELS AND I WATCHED SOME VERY GOOD JERRY SEINFELD'S COMEDIANS IN CARS DRINKING COFFEE. I SAID THE NEXT GUESTS WOULD BE VERY GOOD.  WE WATCHED CELEBRITIES HOWARD STERN ( VERY GOOD ) , DON RICKLES ( VERY GOOD ) , MEL BROOKS ( VERY GOOD ) , CARL REINER ( GOOD ) , JUDD APATOW ( GOOD ) , AND JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS ( EXCELLENT ). 

 A TIDBIT - MEL BROOKS VISITS CARL REINER AT HIS HOUSE EVERY DAY ( USUALLY FOR DINNER ) FOR THE LAST 52 YEARS. NOW THAT IS A FRIENDSHIP. OH , THESE GUYS CAN EAT.

  OFF TO BED AND I SLEEP OKAY WITH THE PUP. I GOT UP AT 4:45AM TO PEE AND TAKE ASPIRIN. IT IS NOW 7AM.......CRAP. I REALLY SHOULD TRY TO GO BACK TO BED.

TONIGHT , I TOLD MAZE SHE WAS MY BEST FRIEND.

 SUNDAY     9 - 20 - 20

 IT WAS LIKE GETTING PUNCHED IN THE GUT TWICE. I AM A HUGE EAGLES FAN AND AGAIN WE LOST HORRIBLY. IT WAS SUCH A DISAPPOINTMENT......AGAIN. WHAT MADE IT WORSE WAS THE COWBOY GAME. THE FALCONS LED FROM THE START. UP AS MANY AS 20+ POINTS. I SAW THE SCORE AND THE COWDICKS WENT FOR A 2 POINT CONVERSATION. THEY FAILED AND STILL WERE BEHIND BY 9 POINTS. I FIGURED WOW , WHAT IDIOTS. WHY NOT KICK THE EXTRA PONT AND BE BEHIND 8 POINTS. THIS WAY YOU ARE STILL ONE SCORE AWAY FROM TYING THE GAME. THIS MAKES ME FEEL GOOD THAT THE COWBOYS WERE IDIOTS AND PROBABLY WHAT THE DUMB EAGLES COACH WOULD OF DONE. THEY SHOW BONUS COVERAGE AFTER THE EAGLES SHIT GAME. I AM STUNNED THE COWASSES SCORE QUICKLY AND THAN STOP THE FALCONS WITH UNDER A MINUTE LEFT. THEY PERFORM AN ON-SIDE KICK. THEY HAVE NOT HAD A SUCCESSFUL ONE SINCE 2014. WITH NO TIMEOUTS , ALL THE FALCONS HAVE TO DO IS RECOVER THE KICK. WELL , THE KICKER FOR THE COWPUSSIES HAD A LITTLE TRICK. WITH NO TEE HE LAID THE BALL ON THE GROUND.  HE DID A HARD ONE STEP KICK TO SPIN THE BALL LIKE A TOP. IT ONLY WENT 5 YARDS SO ALL THE FALCONS SCREAM , " STAY AWAY ".  WELL , THAT BALL SPUN CONSISTENTLY ALL THE WAY FOR 11 YARDS. AT THE 10 YARD POINT THE COWGITBAGS JUMPED ON IT LIKE  A DOWNED PIÑATA. THEY MOVE THE BALL 25 YARDS FROM MIDFIELD , KICK THE FIELD GOAL , AND WIN BY ONE POINT WITH NO TIME LEFT. OH....MY....GOD.

  WHEN THE COWGIRLS WERE LOSING I WAS THINKING , " WELL , THE WHOLE NFC IS GOING TO LOSE TODAY. THIS MEANS THE BEST RECORD IN THE DIVISION WOULD BE 1 - 1 WHILE THE REST IS 0 - 2 ....LIKE THE EAGLES. I FIGURE 3 - 13 SHOULD WIN THIS DIVISION. BLOW

 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS - I HAVE TO GIVE IT UP FOR THE K.C. KICKER. IN OVERTIME HE KICKED A 53 YARD FIELD GOAL TO WIN THE GAME. BUT WAIT !  OFFENSIVE OFF SIDES PUSHES THE BALL BACK 5 YARDS. HE NOW KICKS A 58 YARD RECORD FIELD GOAL IN THE K.C. STADIUM TO WIN THE GAME IN OVERTIME. BUT WAIT !! THE CHARGERS CALLED A TIME OUT RIGHT BEFORE THE SNAP TO " FREEZE " THE KICKER. SO NOW , THEY HAVE TO RE-TRY AGAIN. THE CHIEFS KICKER NAILS THE 58 YARD FIELD GOAL AGAIN RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE. HE MADE THREE 50+ FIELD GOALS WITHIN 2 MINUTES OF EACH OTHER.

 OK , NOW MY CRAPPY LIFE.

  GIVE THE PUP A SHOWER. THE DOG USED TO JUST WALK RIGHT INTO THE SHOWER VIA THROUGH OUR CURTAIN. WHEELS FORCES HER IN AND THAN I HAVE TO GET OUT OF THE SHOWER AND CORRAL HER IN. SHE IS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER BEING BATHED BY A 280 POUND FAT NAKED GUY. I SOAP HER DOWN AND THAN STAND HER ON THE HIND LEGS TO HIT THE SHOWER HEAD WATER. I REVERSE THIS TO GET HER ASS BY REARING UP HER REAR END. THIS WAS QUITE A SCENE WITH ME BEING NAKED AND THE DOG FIGHTING ME. SHE TRIES TO ESCAPE AT THE END AND WITH HER FRONT 2 PAWS AND NAILS BRINGS DOWN THE SHOWER CURTAIN. YEP........THERE IS A SIGHT OF ME TOTALLY NAKED WITH MY NAKED BALLS AND NAKED COCK AND A WET DOG. WHEELS COMES IN AND GETS HER. I BELIEVE LAUGHTER WAS HEARD FROM 2 COUNTIES OVER.

 I LOAD UP AND HEAD TO THE POCONOS.  A RENTER SAID THERE WAS A LEAK IN THE KITCHEN ABOVE THE SINK. SO , THIS FORCES ME TO GO UP.  CHECK-OUT WAS SUPPOSE TO BE 12 NOON BUT THEY ASKED FOR ONE MORE HOUR. NOW I AM CONTEMPLATING LEAVING AFTER THE EAGLES GAME. I DECIDE TO STAY THE COURSE AND LEAVE AROUND 11:45AM. I ARRIVE AT 1:05PM. THE RENTERS ARE GONE AND I IMMEDIATELY SET UP A RADIO FOR MERRILL REESE AND THE TV FOR THE GAME. BY HALFTIME I DID NOT CARE ANYMORE AND STARTED MY PROJECTS.

  I THOUGHT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO ARRIVE HERE TODAY TO GIVE ME TIME TO TROUBLE SHOOT THE LEAK AND TACKLE THE DRIP LEAK IN OUR SEPTIC TANK.  BUT I FIND OUT I HAVE ANOTHER LARGE PROJECT.

 THINGS DONE TODAY : ( I DID INSIDE STUFF SO I COULD WATCH THE CRAPPY GAME )

 - PUT TOGETHER A NICE ELECTRIC GRIDDLE. I TESTED IT AND I THINK IT IS TOO NICE FOR HERE. I AM SURE A RENTER WILL STEAL OR FUCK IT UP.

 - SET UP COMPUTER AND KITCHEN STUFF.

 - I AM DISAPPOINTED TO FIND A LARGE FIRE PIT 10 FEET FROM OUR HOUSE AND BUILT AGAINST 2 TREES. IF JUST ONE HOT AMBER HITS A LEAF ABOVE OR FLOATS TO OUR ROOF OUR HOME COULD BE GONE IN MINUTES. THERE ARE HUGE AND SERIOUS FORREST FIRES RIGHT NOW IN 3 DIFFERENT STATES WHERE HUNDREDS OF HOMES ARE LOST AND 1,000'S OF PEOPLE ARE BEING DISPLACED. IF I LEAVE IT HERE UNTOUCHED THE NEXT 20 RENTERS WILL USE THIS FIRE PIT. I WOULD BE TAKING A HUGE CHANCE BECAUSE IT ONLY TAKES ONE RENTER TO BE AN IDIOT AND GO TOM HANKS LIKE HIS MOVIE " CAST AWAY ".

 - I BEGIN THE PAINFUL PROCESS OF DISASSEMBLING THE ROCK PIT. AT 60 YEARS OLD AND 280 POUNDS THIS IS NO FUN. I THROW ALL SMALL ROCKS INTO THE WOODS FACING THE LAKE. THE LARGE ROCKS I FORM A DRIVEWAY BORDER. I RAKE OUT ALL THE ASHES WHICH TO MY AMAZEMENT WERE STILL A LITTLE WARM. I THAN RAKE OLD LEAVES ONTO THE ASH AREA. I GET MY LEAF BLOWER AND SCATTER ALL GROUND DEBRIS AND LEAVES TOGETHER TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE THERE WAS NEVER A FIRE PIT. ALL DONE IN UNDER AN HOUR. MY BACK WAS HURTING BIG TIME.

 - I DECIDE NOT TO TACKLE THE TOILETS BECAUSE MY BACK IS HURTING NOW. BUT I DO REMOVE THE HEAVY CEMENT LID FROM THE TOP OF THE SEPTIC TANK. WELL , I MORE LIKE SEMI SLID IT OFF. THERE IS A TINY TINY SLOW SLOW DRIP. MAYBE ONE QUARTER OF ONE DRIP PER 10 SECO0NDS. I THINK TO MYSELF , " I COULD LIVE WITH THAT ".

 - I LEAF BLOW THE DECK.

 - I INSTALL A TIMER FOR THE DRIVEWAY LIGHTS. OF COURSE THE TIMER WILL NOT FIT ON THE OUTSIDE DECK OUTLET. I GO TO THE FENCE WERE I HAVE A 6 WAY POWER STRIP. I INSTALL IT THERE. THE TIMER WORKS EXCEPT THE 4 LIGHTS I INSTALLED LAST TIME I WAS HERE ARE NOT WORKING NOW. OF COURSE THEIR NOT.

 - I AM NOT HERE 3 HOURS AND I SEE MOVEMENT IN THE WOODS. IT IS BLACK AND I KNOW RIGHT AWAY......ANOTHER BEAR SIGHTING. I HAVE BEEN COMING HERE 30 YEARS AND SEEN 1 BEAR CLOSE. NOW , THE LAST 4 MONTHS IT SEEMS LIKE A DAILY ROUTINE. I BRING THE PUP IN , RACE TO THE UPPER DECK , AND I CAN'T GET A GOOD VIDEO OF HIM. I RUN DOWNSTAIRS AND WAIT BY OUR BACK DOOR. THE BEAR COMES ALONG OUR DRIVEWAY ABOUT 75 FEET IN THE WOODS. I VIDEO HIM AND POST IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA. AGAIN....SUPER COOL.

 - I WALK THE PUP AND SEE OVER 20 DEER.

 - OH , WHEN DONE FILMING THE BEAR I MAKE ONE LOUD CLAP. IT SOUNDED LIKE A GUN SHOT.  I WANTED TO SEE WHAT THE BEAR WOULD DO. HE PAUSED AND THAN DOUBLE TIMED IT ACROSS THE STREET NEAR THE TOP OF THE DRIVE WAY.

 - FOUND A RED BALL AND PLAYED WITH MAZE. I ALSO PLAYED WITH HERE WHILE I WAS MAKING MY BED. I CHASED HER DOWN THE STEPS 15 TIMES. IT WAS PRETTY FUNNY TO WATCH.

 - FOUND CLOTHES FOR A FAMILY MEMBER WHO WAS HERE A WEEK AGO. HE WEIGHS 150 POUNDS LESS THAN ME. FOR FORGETTING HIS CLOTHES I PUT ON HIS UNDERWEAR AND A SHIRT THAT SAID " SONS OF ANARCHY ". YES , I LOOKED LIKE TOMMY BOY PUTTING ON RICHARDS SUIT JACKET. REMEMBER ? , " FAT GUY IN A LITTLE SUIT ". MY GUT WAS HANGING OUT AND BALLS & COCK WERE BULGING IN HIS TINY UNDERWEAR. I STOOD IN FRONT OF THE MIRROR , TOOK A PICTURE , AND SENT IT TO HIM. I AM SURE HE WILL BE TEMPORARILY BLINDED FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR.

 - RE-ORGANIZED A LAZY SUSAN BASE CABINET SO A GRIDDLE WOULD FIT.

 - REPLACED ALL WALL KITCHEN CABINET DOORS WITH SELF STICK PADS. THE DOORS WERE STICKING. I ALSO REPLACED MY BASEMENT CABINETS IN MY TOOL ROOM TOO.

 SETTLE IN AND WATCH FOOTBALL AND ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE. BY 9:30PM I WAS TIRED AND MY BACK WAS STILL HURTING. I TAKE A HANDFUL OF ADVIL.

 I TURN ONE HEATER ON IN THE MAIN ROOM BY THE CHURCH PEW AND WALK THE PUP. I KNOW BY MORNING HEAT WILL BE NEEDED.

 WE HEAD UPSTAIRS AND SETTLE IN. I TURN THE HEAT ON IN MY BEDROOM TOO. RIGHT NOW IT IS COMFORTABLE BUT I KNOW THE TEMPERATURES ARE DROPPING. THE DECK THERMOSTAT SAID 42 DEGREES. ALL WEEK IT WILL BE BEAUTIFUL 70 DEGREES BUT NIGHTFALL WILL BE IN THE 40'S......TRULY PERFECT WEATHER.

 I WATCH TV AND SLEPT GOOD UNTIL 3AM. I TOSSED AND TURNED ALONG WITH PEEING TWICE. BY 5AM I WAS PISSED SO I TURNED ON THE TV. I WATCH THE NEWS AND MUST GO BACK TO SLEEP. AT 6:30AM I TURN IT OFF AND SLEEP UNTIL 8AM.

  DREAM - I AM WRITING DREAM FIRST BECAUSE IT IS OF A FRIEND NAMED " QUINNY " WHO I SORELY MISS. A GOOD GUY WHO SHOULD OF NOT LEFT US.

   I AM AT MY PARENTS HOUSE AND I FORGET MY BIKE WHICH IS AROUND THE BLOCK AT A FRIEND 'S HOUSE NAMED THE HAMILTON'S.  IT IS VERY EASY TO CUT THROUGH HOMES RIGHT TO OUR HOUSE AND NOT GO ALL THE WAY AROUND THE BLOCK VIA THE SIDEWALK.  MY BROTHER HAS FRIENDS OVER AND OFFER ME RIDE AS THEY ARE LEAVING MY PARENT'S HOME. THERE IS NO BACK SEAT SO QUINNY HAS TO FLIP DOWN THE CUSHIONS FOR US. WE GET IN AND HE BEGINS TO DRIVE. WE NEED TO MAKE RIGHT TURNS TO GET AROUND THE BLOCK TO WHERE MY BIKE IS. UNFORTUNATELY , WE HAVE TO GO OVER A SMALL OVERPASS , THAN DOWN A RAMP , AND THAN TAKE THE EXIT ENTRANCE TO THE STREET. IT IS A LITTLE PROCESS BUT NEEDS TO BE DONE BECAUSE WE ARE ABOUT 30 FEET ABOVE THE STREET. WELL , QUINNY MAKE A RIGHT OFF THE OVERPASS AND HIS CAR GOES FLYING DOWN. LUCKILY , THE FRONT END IS POINTING UP. WE YELL LIKE LITTLE GIRLS AND SLAM AGAINST THE SIDEWALK. ALL OF US ARE SCREAMING AT HIM SIMULTANEOUSLY. HE HIS LAUGHING HYSTERICALLY. THIS MOVE WAS SO QUINNY.  THE CAR MADE IT AND WE SURVIVED SO WE WERE OKAY WITH THE DUKES OF HAZARD MOVE. WE GET AROUND THE BLOCK AND AS I AM GETTING OUT I SAY TO QUINNY , " GOT TO ADMIT DUDE , YOU ALWAYS MAKE IT FUN.......UNLESS WE DIE OF COURSE. " HE LAUGHS , LIGHTS A CIGAR , AND THEY SPEED OFF...........dream ends.

    MONDAY     9 - 21 - 20

   KILLING SOMETHING IS DOES NOT FEEL GOOD IN MY BOOK. I FELT BAD ALL DAY AND INTO TOMORROW.

   THE WEATHER IS JUST PERFECT. TIME FOR SOME PROJECTS.

 - I THINK I FOUND THE SOURCE OF THE KITCHEN LEAK AND SEPTIC TANK DRIP. AN OVERFLOW PIPE IN AN UPSTAIRS' TOILET WAS LEVEL WITH THE WATER LINE. MAYBE EVEN A HAIR ABOVE IT. THIS COULD MEAN A CONSTANT FLOW OF WATER IN THE TANK THOUGH I NEVER SEEN OR HEARD IT BEFORE.  ANYWAY , I LOWERED THE WATER LEVELS IN ALL 3 TOILETS. THIS SAVED ME TIME FROM CHANGING OUT ALL THE " GUTS " OF EVERY TOILET TANK......I HOPE.

 - CLEANED 5 WATER STAINED AREAS ON WALLS. I WAS GOING TO PAINT THEM BUT THEY CLEANED UP NICELY.

 - BELT SANDED 2 BENCHES WE BROUGHT HERE LAST WEEK. IT WAS BOTHERING ME BOTH BENCHES HAD BLACK SHARPIE MARKS , WHITE CAULK GOBS , AND WHITE PAINT SPLOTCHES ON THEM. THE BENCHES LOOKED LIKE THEY WERE PART OF A PORN SHOOT. I SPENT ABOUT 45 MINUTES USING A BELT AND PALM SANDER. I THAN APPLIED 3 COATS OF STAIN. THEY CAME OUT 10X BETTER.

 - SPENT WAY TOO MUCH TIME FIGURING OUT HOW THE HELL TO USE 2 TIMERS ON OUR DRIVEWAY LIGHTS. THIS TOOK ABOUT 45 MINUTES. FOR SLIGHT WEATHER PROTECTION , I COVERED THE TIMERS , PLUGS , AND A 6 WAY POWER STRIP WITH A BLACK PLASTIC BAG. I ALSO SECURED ALL WIRES WITH BLACK TAPE AND HAMMERED SOME HORSE SHOE NAILS.

 - FAILED AT HIDING A LAMP WIRE USING STAPLES. I WILL HAVE TO COME UP WITH ANOTHER IDEA OR JUST LEAVE IT THE WAY IT IS.

 - HUNG 2 PICTURES. ONE I LIKE , ONE I DON'T.

 - REPLACED A BULB UNDER THE AWNING.

 - RAKED OUT HORSE SHOE PIT AREA.

 - LEAF BLEW DECK AREA WHERE I WAS SANDING THE BENCHES.

 - SPENT TOO MUCH TIME FIXING BI-FOLD CLOSET DOORS........AGAIN.

 - PLACED THE HEAVY CEMENT LID BACK ON TOP OF THE SEPTIC TANK & PLACED A BIG ROCK ON TOP OF THE LID. I THINK I POPPED MY RIGHT NUT.

 THERE WAS MORE BUT I FORGET.

   FEELING BAD KILLING SOMETHING - I PLACED THE PUP ON A LONG LEASH. SHE CAN GO OFF DECK AND WONDER ABOUT 15 FEET IN ANY DIRECTION FROM THE FRONT STEPS. WHILE I WAS BELT SANDING I NOTICED SHE HAD AN EXTREME CURIOSITY IN SOMETHING. SHE KEPT JUMPING BACK , EARS UP , RE-SNIFFING , AND GOING BACK TO A CERTAIN AREA. I HAD A VERY GOOD IDEA WHAT IT WAS............I STOPPED AND WALKED OVER.

 CONTINUED - I SAW IT RIGHT AWAY........A 2 FOOT SNAKE. NOW THERE ARE ONLY 3 VENOMOUS SNAKES IN PENNSYLVANIA. I AM POSITIVE THIS WAS A NON-VENOMOUS GARTER SNAKE.  BUT , IT HAD SOME SERIOUS ATTITUDE. IT KEPT COILING UP AND STRIKING AT ME. MAZE'S LEASH PREVENTED HER FROM GETTING ANY CLOSER BUT I AM NOT SURE IF SHE WAS BITTEN. I WAS GOING TO MOVE THE SNAKE DEEPER INTO THE WOODS WHEN IT STRUCK AT ME AGAIN FOR THE 10TH TIME. I GOT A LITTLE PISSED AND PLAYED ROCK , PAPER , SCISSORS WITH IT. I CHOSE ROCK AND THE SNAKE CHOSE PAPER. IN THIS GAME ROCK WON. I GRABBED THE SNAKE AND TOSSED IT INTO THE LAKE. IT WAS FLOATING BUT IN LESS THAN 5 MINUTES IT WAS GONE.....CIRCLE OF LIFE. I FELT BAD ABOUT KILLING IT ALL DAY AND INTO TOMORROW ( NOW ). BUT I WAS CONCERNED ABOUT FUTURE RENTERS , KIDS , AND PETS COMING HERE.

 WALKED MAZE SEVERAL TIMES TODAY. I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW PICTURE PERFECT THIS WEATHER IS.  70 - 75 DEGREES ALL WEEK IN THE DAY TIME AND 40'S AT NIGHT.

 SAID HELLO TO SOME NEIGHBORS WHO HAVE A YAPPY DOG.

 PHILLIES LOSE WITH THEIR BEST PITCHER. WITH ONLY 6 GAMES REMAINING THEY ARE GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION FOR A PLAYOFF SPOT. THEY WERE IN THE 7TH POSITION BUT DROPPED OUT COMPLETELY.

 SETTLED IN , TALKED TO WHEELS , TEXTED SOME FAMILY , AND WATCHED TV. GOOD TO SEE RAIDERS WIN OVER SAINTS. TWO NIGHTS AGO LAKERS WON ON A 3 POINT BUZZER BEATER TO GO UP 2 - 0 OVER DENVER. TAMPA BAY TIES SERIES AT 1 - 1 IN STANLEY CUP.

 I CHECK MY COMPUTER FOR EMAILS , PORN , SCRABBLE , AND POKER. I NOTICE ONE THING........WHERE'S THE PUP ? I SEARCH THE FIRST FLOOR AND I AM GETTING NERVOUS. DID I LET HER OUT AND FORGOT ? I GO UPSTAIRS AND THERE SHE IS LAYING ON MY BED. IT WAS ABOUT 2 HOURS EARLIER THAN THE NORMAL TIME WE GO TO SLEEP. SHE FELT A LITTLE WARM AND MADE ME THINK WAS SHE BITTEN BY THE SNAKE EARLIER ? SOME SNAKES ARE NOT TOTALLY VENOMOUS BUT STILL HAVE SOME TOXIN TO MAKE YOU FEEL BAD OR TIRED. MOST LIKELY I WAS OVER THINKING THIS BECAUSE I ASKED IF SHE LIKE TO GO OUT FOR A WALK. I WENT DOWNSTAIRS AND 1 MINUTE LATER SHE FOLLOWED.

  A LITTLE CHILLY AT NIGHT BUT THE STARS ARE SUPER CLEAR.....AND THE DRIVEWAY LIGHTS WERE WORKING.

 OFF TO BED AND WATCH THE NEWS AND SOME OTHER TV SHOWS. BY 11:30PM I FALL ASLEEP. BUT..........IT DID NOT LAST LONG. POWER SHUTS DOWN AT 1AM AND SINCE I WEAR A DARTH VADAR MASK I WOKE UP VERY QUICKLY.  POWER WAS RESTORED WITHIN MINUTES. I PEED AND WENT BACK TO BED. I SLEPT TO 7AM WHICH IS GOOD. WHY I WOKE UP?.........THE PHONE. I ANSWER THE LAND LINE AND IT WAS OUR ELECTRIC COMPANY TELLING ME WE HAD A POWER OUTAGE AT THIS ADDRESS BUT POWER HAS BEEN RESTORED. WASN'T THAT NICE OF THEM ?

   TUESDAY     9 - 22 - 20

 FROM POCONOS TO CENTER CITY TO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN.....I'M OKAY WITH THAT.

 START MORNING AND IT IS WHEELSTOCK WEATHER. NOT SURE HOW MANY READERS OF THIS BLOG KNOW THAT WORD BUT IT BRINGS BACK SOME DAMN GOOD MEMORIES.

  I SLEPT GOOD AND JUST LOVE BEING HERE. BUT I HAD TO ROLL OUT BECAUSE OF RENTERS COMING IN. I DID COMPUTER WORK , CLEANED , LOADED TOOLS , CLEANED , PREPPED THE HOUSE CORRECTLY , AND CLEANED.

 OF COURSE I FIND SOMETHING JUST AS I AM ABOUT TO LEAVE. I WAS WIPING DOWN THE TOILET IN THE JACUZZI BATHROOM AND NOTICED THE TANK WAS VERY LOOSE SITTING ON THE BOWL. THIS COULD DEFINITELY BE ANOTHER REASON FOR THE KITCHEN CEILING LEAK AND A SEPTIC SYSTEM DRIP. I STOPPED CLEANING AND SECURED THE BOLTS AS TIGHT AS I COULD. IT SEEMS GOOD. SO , THIS IS 2 THINGS I TROUBLE SHOT TO HOPEFULLY FIX THE LEAK PROBLEMS.

  3 FAMILY MEMBERS ASK ME TO STOP BY TO FIX SOMETHING. I AM TRULY LOVED.

  I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW BEAUTIFUL IT IS HERE. IT IS SO QUIET AND CALM. I WALK THE PUP BEFORE ROLLING OUT AND WE SEE 2 BLUE HERONS AND 12 DEER.  IT WAS A NICE WAY OF THEM SAYING TO ME , " HOPE TO SEE YA AGAIN .......FATTY. "

 ON THE ROAD AND I AVERAGE 80 MPH.....LOVE THIS VAN. TWO CAMAROS RACING EACH OTHER BLOW BY ME LIKE I WAS STANDING STILL. I TRIED CATCH UP AND HIT 102 MPH AND THEY WERE STILL PULLING AWAY. I DECIDED NOT TO CHASE CAMAROS IN A MINIVAN.

 BACK HOME I HAVE SOME PROJECTS TO DO. I MADE EXCELLENT TIME. I LOVE THAT IN 70-75 MINUTES YOUR ARE DRIVEWAY TO DRIVEWAY FROM THE POCONO HOUSE TO HOME..........AWESOME.

 PROJECTS :

 - UNLOAD MINIVAN.

 - LOAD A TRASH CAN OF BRANCHES & TREE LIMBS AND PLACE BY THE CURB. WHEELS ALREADY PUT 7 CANS DOWN THERE. A TOTAL OF 8 TRASH CANS FOR THE TOWNSHIP TO TAKE.

 - HEAD TO THE NAIL WITH THE PUP. I LOAD UP OUR RADIO SHOW TABLE , CHAIR , AND A GAME FOR OUR ELDEST.

 - BACK HOME I LOAD UP THE CAR WITH MINIMAL STUFF. YEP , GIVING THE MINIVAN A BREAK.

 - TAKE A NICE SHOWER AND SHAVE.....LOVED IT.

 LAY DOWN AND WATCH PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN. THEY LOST THE 2ND GAME OF THE DOUBLE HEADER LATER TONIGHT TOO. THE LAST PLACE NATIONALS WHO WE BEAT 6 TIMES ARE NOW SWEEPING US AT A CRITICAL TIME FOR A PLAYOFF PUSH.....BLOW.

 WHEELS HAS CHANGED FROM THE GOOD WITCH IN THE WIZARD OF OZ TO DARTH VADAR. AFTER THE PHILLIES LOSS. SHE SAYS , " ALL OUR TEAMS BLOW. PHILLIES BLOW , EAGLES BLOW , FLYERS BLOW , AND SIXERS BLOW. " I STARTED LAUGHING AND SAID HOW MUCH SHE HAS CHANGED FROM 1985 WHEELS AND INNOCENT TO DARTH VADAR & THE DARK SIDE. SHE RESPONDS , " IT'S YOU AND YOUR FAMILY'S FAULT. "

  ON THE ROAD WHEN WHEELS IS DONE WORK AROUND 5:30PM. WE STOP IN CENTER CITY TO VISIT OUR YOUNGEST. WE DROPPED SOME THINGS OFF AND HUNG OUT ABOUT 45 MINUTES. IT WAS WONDERFUL. SHE WAS HAPPY TO SEE MAZE.

  WE HEAD EAST AND MAKE GREAT TIME. IT WAS WONDERFUL TO TRAVEL WITH WHEELS AS WE TALKED LIFE , KIDS , AND HER BUSINESS. WE STOP AT A&LP FOODS. THIS IS OUR 2ND ATTEMPT AT FOOD HERE. THE FIRST WAS OKAY AT BEST. WE GOT A LARGE WHITE PIZZA WITH RICOTTA AND SPINACH ALONG WITH A CHICKEN CHEESE STEAK WITH MUSHROOMS AND ONIONS. IT WAS MUCH BETTER THOUGH $35 IS PROBABLY ABOUT 25% MORE TO PAY. BUT THAN AGAIN ,THAT'S NEW JERSEY PRICING.

 WE PULL UP AND ONLY ONE CAR IS HERE.....NICE. WHEELS DOES THE DISINFECTING BEFORE WE HEAD IN WHILE I WALK THE PUP. THE PUP IS SO FUNNY AND EXCITED TO BE HERE AGAIN. FROM THE WOODS TO THE BEACH IN UNDER 7 HOURS.

 I BRING EVERYTHING IN WHILE WHEELS PLACES STUFF AWAY. I PUT 2 BEERS IN THE FREEZER WHILE WE ARE SETTLING IN. WE SIT AT THE KITCHEN ISLAND AND WATCH THE PHILLIES LOSE AND HAVE DINNER. IT WAS WONDERFUL.....EXCEPT FOR THE PHILLIES LOSING ON A WALK-OFF HOME RUN.

 RIGHT AWAY WHEELS TELLS ME THE 2ND FLOOR DOOR IS NOT LOCKING CORRECTLY. I HEAD UPSTAIRS WITH HER BEHIND ME. I FIX THE DOOR QUITE QUICKLY AND NOTICE WHEELS IS TAKING OFF HER SWEAT PANTS. I AM THINKING , " NICE , I AM GETTING SOME APPLE ASS BECAUSE SHE HASN'T SEEN ME IN 4 DAYS AND I JUST FIXED THE DOOR ". SHE IS SITTING ON THE BED PULLING OFF HER PANTS. SO , BEHIND HER , ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BED I REMOVE MY PANTS AND BOXERS. SHE TURNS AND STARTS LAUGHING AT ME. I SAY , " OH , I THOUGHT WE WERE GETTING NAKED ? " SHE REPLIES , " I AM JUST CHANGING INTO SHORTS. "

 WE WATCH JERRY SEINFELD'S COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE. AGAIN.....VERY ENTERTAINING. THE GUESTS TONIGHT WERE DAVID LETTERMAN ( EXCELLENT ) , AMY SCHUMER ( VERY GOOD ) AND STEVE HARVEY ( VERY GOOD ).

 WE WIND DOWN WITH DRINKS AND I HAD BRANDY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME. I WON'T ANY MORE BUT I WAS SO EXCITED TO BE HERE WITH WHEELS SO I HAD TO HAVE SOME BEERS AND BRANDY.

  WEDNESDAY   9 - 23 - 20

  TO THE DOG PARK.........I POSTED MORE VIDEOS AND PICTURES. MAZE IS IN HER GLORY. I DID COMMENT UNDER MY POST , " WE COULD LEARN SOMETHING HERE. TEN DOGS THAT HAVE DIFFERENT COLORS AND BREEDS ALL HAVING A BLAST TOGETHER. "

 WALKING TO AND FROM THE DOG PARK IS FUN. EVERY PERSON SAYS HELLO OR WANTS TO PET MAZE. I MET THESE 2 OLDER ITALIAN WOMEN FROM NORTH EAST PHILLY. THEY TOLD ME THEY HAVE DOGS TOO AND TREAT THEM LIKE FAMILY. ONE WOMAN SAYS , " IF ANYONE TELLS ME DOGS ARE NOT FAMILY I'LL SLAP THE SHIT OUT OF THEM. "  I LAUGHED.

 ANOTHER PERSON STOPPED ME. HE WAS A BIG DUDE AND TOLD ME HE IS GETTING A LABRADOR IN 2 DAYS. HE ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MAZE.

 OH , ANY HOT GIRLS IN BIKINIS I TEND TO LET MAZE VEER TOWARDS THEM. I LOVE HEARING , " OH MY GOD !! YOUR PUPPY IS SO ADORABLE !! "  YES , MY WORLD OF LITTLE FANTASIES IS DIRTY. I HAVE NO LIFE.

 BACK HOME TO CHILL FOR A LITTLE BIT. I TOOK A BIKE RIDE TO THE WALL , WILDWOOD CREST , AND BACK. USING MY 30 YEAR OLD WALKMAN FOR MUSIC WORKED PERFECTLY THOUGH WHEELS SAYS I LOOK LIKE A DORK. I TURNED TO A MIRROR AND SAID , " JESUS , I DO. " AGAIN , THE WEATHER IS ABSOLUTELY THE BEST RIGHT NOW. OH, LOVE THE GEL BIKE SEAT.

 BACK HOME I CHILL AND BEGIN SOME PROJECTS. PAINTED A COFFEE TABLE AND SOME OTHER SMALL TASKS.

  EARLY EVENING , WHEELS AND I TAKE A WALK TO OWEN'S PUB. WINGS , FLOUNDER ENTREE , AND SOME COLD DRAFT BEERS. IT WAS WONDERFUL.

  BACK HOME WE TAKE THE PUP TO THE BEACH. WE BRING OUR ZERO GRAVITY CHAIRS ( BEST CHAIRS EVER ) , A TABLE , A RADIO , AND SOME DRINKS. WE TIE THE PUP TO A FENCE WITH A LONG LEASH.   I SAY TO WHEELS , " I WONDER IF MAZE WILL DIG UNDER OUR CHAIRS LIKE NELLIE DID ? "  NOT 5 SECONDS GO BY AND MAZE STARTS DIGGING VIGOROUSLY UNDER OUR TABLE. IT GOT ME A LITTLE UPSET AS I THOUGHT OF OH NELLIE.  SHE WAS A SWEET HEART AND I FEEL AND HOPE MAZE SOME HOW WAS REINCARNATED VIA NELLIE. I TOLD THIS STORY TO OUR ELDEST AND SHE CRIED.

 HAD SOME DRINKS ,TALKED , WATCHED SEA GULLS & PEOPLE , LISTENED TO THE PHILLIES WIN ( FINALLY ) AND OF COURSE MAZE ENTERTAINED US FOR 1 HOUR.

 NOT REALLY GETTING THE RULING ON THE COPS KILLING BREONNA TAYLOR.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN WITH SOME NIGHT CAPS. WE WATCHED MORE JERRY SEINFELD'S COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE.  THE GUESTS WERE DAVID LETTERMAN ( EXCELLENT ) AND JON STEWART ( HE WAS GOOD BUT I FELL ASLEEP ).

 I SLEPT PRETTY GOOD.

  THURSDAY      9 - 24 - 20

  THE MORNINGS PRETTY MUCH REMAIN THE SAME WHICH IS VERY GOOD ACTUALLY......... WALK THE BEACH , DOG PARK , TALK TO PEOPLE , DO WEBSITE , CHECK EMAILS , TAKE A BIKE RIDE , AND DO SOME PROJECTS AT HOME.

  ONE THING THAT BOTHERED ME A LITTLE BIT WAS OUR WOOD FLOORS. IN SOME AREAS PIECES OF FLOORING WOULD STICK UP FROM THE TONGUE & GROOVE.  I HAD TO PRE-DRILL THEM AND USE A CUT NAILS TO HAMMER THEM BACK DOWN BECAUSE UNDER THE FLOORS IS ALL CEMENT. IT STILL PISSES ME OFF THE PUBLIC ADJUSTER SENT IN A TEAM TO REMOVE ALL THE TILE FLOORING FROM OUR WATER DAMAGE YEARS AGO. THIS WAS COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY. THE COMPLETE REMODEL TOOK MONTHS AND PAIN. THERE WERE TIMES I SLEPT IN A BATHROOM BECAUSE THAT WAS THE ONLY ROOM SAVED AND UNDAMAGED. ANYWAY , THESE " NAILING DOWN " PROJECTS LEFT DISCOLORATION IN SOME TINY AREAS. AGAIN , IT WAS LITTLE. THE CAULK I APPLIED TO FILL THE HOLES CHANGED COLORS AND STANDS OUT BIG TIME. TODAY , I USED MY KID'S ARTIST BRUSH AND WHITE " KILZ " TO PAINT ALL DEFECTIONS OVER. IT WORKED ABSOLUTELY PERFECT.

 FIXED AND TESTED A BEACH RADIO.

 CAULKED ONE SIDE OF A TUB AND DECIDED TO CONTINUE CAULKING BASEBOARD. I HAD TO STOP MYSELF BEFORE I DID THE WHOLE CONDO. IT IS LITTLE BUT CAME OUT NICE.

 REMOVED AND PAINTED ALL CEILING VENTS. I BROUGHT THEM OUTSIDE INTO THE ALLEY WAY. I SAT THEM ON A CARD BOARD BOX AND SPRAY PAINTED THEM WHITE. I EVEN DID THE SCREWS TO MATCH.

 TO SAY I AM STRESSED ABOUT THE NAIL BEING CLOSED SINCE MARCH 15TH WOULD BE A MASSIVE UNDERSTATEMENT. I FEEL HORRIBLE , USELESS , AND 20 TIMES LESS OF A MAN. IF IT WASN'T FOR WHEELS WE BE IN SHIT'S CREEK. THE EMBARRASSMENT AND TURMOIL I FIGHT EVERY DAY I KEEP TO MYSELF. FOR 6 MONTHS WE HAVE HAD ZERO HELP DURING THIS PANDEMIC. SEVERAL MONTHS AGO I APPLIED FOR A GRANT VIA DELCO STRONG 2 PROGRAM. I KNOW A BOARD MEMBER AND HOPED WE BE CONSIDERED FOR A GRANT. FOR THE LAST 3 DAYS I HAVE BEEN COMMUNICATING WITH A REP AND SENDING DOCUMENTATION TO HER. WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

 WE DECIDE TO TAKE A NICE WALK TO A MARINA RESTAURANT NAMED THE SURFING PIG.  THE VIEWS WERE NICE OF BOATS , TRUMP FLAGS , AND THE INLET BAY. OK , MAYBE NOT SO MUCH TRUMP FLAGS.  LARGE PORTIONS OF MY BBQ COMBO WERE BBQ RIBS , BBQ SHREDDED PULLED PORK , AND A VERY FATTY BBQ BRISKET. ALL SERVED WITH 2 SIDES OF YOUR CHOICE. MINE WERE POTATO SALAD AND FRENCH FRIES. A HUGE PORTION FOR 20 BUCKS. I TOOK HALF OF IT HOME. ALL COOKED ON A WOOD FIRE PIT. WHEELS HAD A KEY WEST CHICKEN SANDWICH MARINATED IN A HULI HULI SAUCE WITH AVOCADO , MANGO , AND RED ONION WITH A SIDE OF COLESLAW. WE SHARED JERSEY SHORE MUSSELS WHICH WERE OKAY BECAUSE TO ME IT IS THE BROTH THAT MAKES IT. THE TOASTED GRILL CHEESE TYPE BREAD WAS EXCELLENT FRO DIPPING BUT THE BROTH WAS NOT GARLICKY ENOUGH FOR ME. OKAY....BUT NOT GOOD. OVERALL A GOOD PLACE FOR FOOD , PRICING , AND SERVICE.

 WALKING HOME I FOUND A NICE CAPE MAY MASK.....ON THE GROUND. IT LOOKED LIKE IT JUST BLEW OUT A CAR WINDOW. WOULD YOU PICK IT UP AND TAKE IT ?  LOL.....I DID. WHEELS SOAKED IT IN DAWN LIQUID FOR 4 HOURS. REMEMBER THE OTHER DAY I SAW A COOL BLACK MASK ON THE BOARD WALK ? YEAH.....MY MASK IS HORRIBLE.

 AT HOME WE HIT THE BEACH AGAIN WITH MAZE. SHE DIGS AND WE LAUGH. IT IS SO COOL TO CHILL HERE AND END THE DAY. 

 ONE THING I DID NOTICE FROM MY WALKS AND BIKE RIDES. THERE IS A TON OF HEAVY WEIGHT PEOPLE IN OUR WORLD. I ACTUALLY FELT IN SHAPE......WHICH IS LAUGHABLE BECAUSE I AM STILL 30 POUNDS OVER WEIGHT.

 I HAVE TO ADMIT THE GOOD THINGS OF THIS PANDEMIC IS I CAN ENJOY OUR PROPERTIES ALOT MORE.

 BACK HOME WE END THE EVENING WITH NIGHTCAPS AND WATCHING JERRY SEINFELD'S COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE. THE GUESTS WERE JON STEWART ( VERY GOOD - I HAD TO RE-WATCH IT FROM LAST NIGHT BECAUSE I FELL ASLEEP ) , PATTON OSWALT  GOOD ) , JAY LENO ( EXCELLENT ) , AND JIM GAFFIGAN ( VERY GOOD ).

 WE ALSO WATCHED SEASON 2 OF THE ALIENIST ( WHICH IS NOW AVAILABLE WITH ON-DEMAND ) EPISODE 1. IT WAS VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT.

 CALLED OUR ELDEST TO CHECK UP ON THINGS.

  I WAS PRETTY TIRED FROM MY 2 WALKS AND BIKE RIDE TODAY. I FELL ASLEEP QUICKLY AROUND 11PM. UNFORTUNATELY , I GOT UP AT 3AM. I WAS PUTZING AROUND ON THE COMPUTER UNTIL 4AM. I WENT BACK TO SLEEP TO 7AM.

 FRIDAY      9 - 25 - 20

 MY CHEAT DAYS ARE TURNING INTO CHEAT WEEKS.......SO DEPRESSING HOW FAST WEIGHT CAN GO BACK ON. HOW THE HELL DO YOU DO THIS YOUR WHOLE LIFE ?  JESUS H , NO WONDER ONLY 1% OF PEOPLE KEEP WEIGHT OFF.

 WELP , IT'S OVERCAST AND 71 DEGREES. TO ME , STILL REALLY NICE WEATHER.  WE LOAD UP , CLEAN , AND PREP THE CONDO FOR THE NEXT RENTER. I REALLY DO NOT WANT TO LEAVE.

 MAKE GOOD TIME COMING HOME. WE SETTLE IN , UNLOAD , AND I SEND MORE DOCUMENTATION TO THE DELCO STRONG 2 PROGRAM FOR A GRANT. WE WILL SEE.

 HEAD TO THE NAIL TO CLEAN SHELVING , MAKE SOME FOOD ORDERS ( 1 NO SHOW ) , SOAK 2 MASKS AGAIN , AND DUMP SOME TRASH FROM THE CONDO.

 PHILLIES SET ANOTHER RECORD WITH ANOTHER LOSS. EIGHT GAMES WITH A 3 RUN LEAD AND LOSE.......BLOW.

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKES AGAIN. A NICE WOMAN CAME TO THE NAIL TO BUY 6 HONEY BROWN LAGER JUGS.

 I REALLY ENJOYED TALKING WITH A REGULAR TONIGHT. SHE IS PURE NICENESS.

 BACK HOME I MEET SOME OF OUR ELDEST FRIENDS. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE THEM. ONE FRIEND DID HER NAILS AS A BIRTHDAY GIFT.

 AGAIN , I AM GOING WAY OFF MY DIET AND HEALTH REGIMENT......COOKIES ( THOUGH VEGAN ) , VEGAN BROWNIES , BEER , CHICKEN NUGGETS ( NO SHOW ORDER ) , WHITE RUSSIAN , PIZZA .....UGH. I BLOW. I HAVE TO GO BACK TO BEING SMART AND EATING SO BLAND IT'S DEPRESSING.

 WHEELS AND I ATTEMPT TO WATCH THE ALIENIST. UNFORTUNATELY , IN PENNSYLVANIA YOU STILL CAN NOT ON-DEMAND IT. LAST NIGHT , BEING IN NEW JERSEY , YOU COULD..........BLOW.

  WE DO WATCH JERRY SEINFELD'S COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE. THE GUESTS WERE FRED ARMISEN ( JUST BAD - WORSE ONE YET ) , GARRY SHANDLING ( EXCELLENT AND VERY SAD. SHANDLING DIES IN MARCH OF 2016. THIS 2012 EPISODE HAS GARY & JERRY TALKING ABOUT DEATH AT LEAST 10 TIMES WHICH WAS UNCOMFORTABLE & EERIE. THEY HAD A TON IN COMMON CLIMBING THE COMEDIC LADDER. HE DIED OF A PULMONARY EMBOLISM ) , AND CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER ( VERY GOOD ).

 OFF TO BED FEELING FAT. I SEE IT IN MY BELLY AND IN THE MIRROR..........BLOW.

  SATURDAY      9 - 26 - 20

  AT THE CONDO I SPENT NEARLY AN HOUR CLEANING AND ORGANIZING A CLOSET. IT CAME OUT EXCELLENT. THIS CARRIED OVER TO OUR ELDEST BEDROOM. I PRETTY MUCH FOUGHT WHEELS THE WHOLE TIME BUT IT HAD TO BE DONE. I'VE BEEN ASKING TO CLEAN THIS ROOM FOR NEARLY 6 MONTHS. PUT IT THIS WAY , I WAS LAYING IN BED HALF ASLEEP AND WHEELS WALKED IN. SHE SAYS , " WOULD YOU LIKE TO CLEAN THE UPSTAIRS BEDROOM ? " I JUMPED UP AND SAID , " YES !! "    WHEELS RESPONDS " GEEZ ".

 WE SPEND NEARLY 2 HOURS CLEANING AND ORGANIZING OUR KID'S BEDROOM. IT WAS HORRIBLE. WE SEEM TO DO THIS ONCE A YEAR. WE ALSO CLEANED THE BATHROOM AND THE KITCHEN AREA.  I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW BAD IT WAS. A TORNADO AND HURRICANE TOGETHER WOULD OF BEEN BETTER. EVEN OSCAR MADISON WOULD SAY, " YOU KNOW THIS ROOM GOT OUT OF HAND. "  IN THE END IT CAME OUT VERY NICE. AGAIN , FOR 2 HOURS I FOUGHT WHEELS WHAT TO TOUCH AND WHAT NOT TO TOUCH. I OVER RULED PRETTY MUCH EVERY DECISION. I KNOW WE MAKE BETTER CHOICES THAN OUR ELDEST. THE THING NOW IS....HOW WOULD SHE REACT TO US CLEANING HER ROOM AND TOUCHING " HER " STUFF ? WHEELS THINKS NOT SO HAPPY , I THINK PURE REJOICE.

 I ROLL TO THE NAIL AND GET A TEXT FROM OUR ELDEST , " THANK YOU SO MUCH !! MY ROOM LOOKS AMAZING !! "  YEP , DAD WAS RIGHT AND THE KID GOT A NICE LITTLE BIRTHDAY GIFT FROM US. I TEXTED BACK , " I AM SORRY I DON'T HAVE MY GLASSES ON AND CAN NOT READ THIS TEXT. COULD YOU TELL YOUR MOM AND HAVE HER CALL ME ? ?

 THE NAIL PHONE RINGS 2 MINUTES LATER. WHEELS SAYS , " YOU WERE RIGHT " AND HANGS UP.  YEP , THIS WOULD BE THE 3RD TIME I AM RIGHT AGAINST WHEELS IN OUR 33 YEARS TOGETHER. IT FELT GOOD.......DAMN GOOD. LATER WHEELS TOLD ME OUR KID CRIED JOY A LITTLE BIT.

 A NICE RIDE TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE. I CLEAN AND WATCH THE PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN. THE PHILLIES ARE TECHNICALLY STILL ALIVE WITH JUST ONE GAME REMAINING. THEY NEED TO WIN TOMORROW ( SUNDAY ) AT 3PM BUT NEED THE BREWERS AND GIANTS TO LOSE. THE PHILLIES BLEW ANOTHER LEAD AND IN ALL OF BASEBALL HAVE BLOWN THE MOST LEADS.......BLOW.

 OH , OUR PHILLIES PITCHER WHEELER , WHO THE PHILLIES PAID A BOAT LOAD OF MONEY FOR JUST THIS SORT OF SITUATION.......HAD HIS WORST OUTING THIS SEASON........BLOW.

 LAKERS WIN AND MOVE TO FINALS.

 STARS WIN IN DOUBLE OVERTIME TO KEEP THEIR STANLEY CUP  DREAMS ALIVE......DOWN 3 - 2 TO LIGHTNING.

 MORE COMEDIANS IN CARS. THE GUESTS WERE MARGARET CHO ( EXCELLENT ) AND LORNE MICHAELS ( OKAY ).

 NEIGHBOR TEXTS US TO STOP OVER FOR A DRINK. SHE HAD AN IMPROMPTU GET TOGETHER. IT WAS 11PM....NOT REALLY HAPPENING. FUNNY , BECAUSE AROUND 9:30PM I THOUGHT OF TEXTING HER.

 WHEELS GOING TO A BAR FOR A BIRTHDAY OF A FRIEND. THERE WERE 20 PEOPLE AND SHE SAID SHE FELT UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THE COVID.

 OFF TO BED.......WITH THE PUP JOINING LATER.

  SUNDAY      9 - 27 - 20

  AT LEAST ONCE EVERY 3 MONTHS I GET AN EMAIL , " HOW THE HELL DOES DO MUCH HAPPEN TO YOU EACH DAY ?

  HERE'S ANOTHER " NORMAL " DAY :

  I LOOK FOR MY NEW EAGLES FLIP FLOPS. MY KID TOOK THEM. SO , THE OLD CRAPPY HOLE RIDDEN FLIP FLOPS IN THE TRASH CAN I PLACED IN YESTERDAY WERE PICKED OUT. THEY HAD WATERMELON AND DRYER LINT ON THEM. I HOSED THEM OFF AND THEY ARE THE FLIP FLOPS THAT WON'T DIE.

 FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE STRIKES AGAIN. OUR MAIN ROOM AREA RUG HAS A FAINT SMELL OF URINE. OUR ELDEST HAD A FRIEND OVER FOR 4 DAYS SEVERAL MONTHS AGO WITH A NEW PUPPY WHILE WHEELS AND I WERE AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. WHEN WE ARRIVED HOME IT WAS GOOD TO SEE HER FRIEND ( AND OUR BARTENDER ) BUT HER PUP PEED ON OUR CARPET RIGHT IN FRONT ME. THAN.....TOOK A  DUKE UPSTAIRS ON THE UPSTAIRS CARPETS. WE SPRAYED STAIN REMOVER AND VACUUMED BUT THE ODOR DOWNSTAIRS WAS STILL SLIGHTLY THERE. SO I SEARCHED. I FOUND THIS GUY IN HAVERTOWN WHO RECEIVED A FAIRLY NEW CARPET FOR HIS BIRTHDAY BUT DIDN'T WANT IT. I DROVE OVER AND PICKED IT UP PLUS HE GAVE ME A RUNNER. BOTH WERE FREE. OH, HE KNEW THE NAIL.

 AT HOME I SPRAYED THE CARPET AND VACUUMED IT. WHEELS AND I REMOVED THE OLD RUG AND SET IN THE NEW ONE. IT LOOKS EXCELLENT. THE OLD AREA RUG WILL BE HEADING TO OUR GARDENS NEXT SEASON.

 I ALSO GOT A SMALL CEMENT OUTDOOR ACCENT TABLE AND PLACED IT IN THE FRONT GARDEN......FREE.

 MISSED OUT ON 2 ZERO GRAVITY CHAIRS. I MESSAGED A MANAYUNK WOMAN WHO'S AD WAS 15 HOURS OLD. SOMEONE BEAT ME TO THEM.

 WE DECIDED OUR GARDEN WAS NOT A SUCCESS THIS SEASON.  I BELIEVE WE PLANTED JUST WAY TOO LATE. I COULD SEE STARTS OF CARROTS , TOMATOES , STRING BEANS , SQUASH , & OTHER VEGETABLES BUT NOTHING GREW TO FRUITION. SO I SPENT ABOUT 45 MINUTES WEEDING EVERYTHING OUT.

 IT BOTHERED ME - IN OUR JEEP THE LEFT DOOR PANEL CLOTH WAS TORN COMPLETELY OFF. I COULD NOT FIND THE FABRIC TO GLUE BACK ON AND MOSTLY LIKELY WOULD PEEL OFF ANYWAY......SO I PAINTED IT. I USED PAINTER'S TAPE AND IT ACTUALLY CAME OUT PRETTY NICE.

 BEING A PHILLY SPORTS FAN IS JUST SO CRUSHING. OUR EAGLES CAN'T MOVE THE OFFENSE 10 YARDS FOR A GOOD FIELD GOAL ATTEMPT IN OVERTIME. A PENALTY PUSHES THE BALL BACK FIVE YARDS......DAMN IT !!  THE COACH DECIDES NOT TO TRY A LONG 64 YARD FIELD GOAL TO WIN THE GAME. I GAVE OUR KICKER AT LEAST A 60/40 SHOT IN MAKING THE FIELD GOAL. THE COACH WAS AFRAID IF HE MISSED WE GIVE THE BENGALS A CHANCE TO WIN. THEY WOULD BE AT MIDFIELD WITH 14 OR 15 SECONDS LEFT AND NO TIMEOUTS.......WOW. WE SETTLE ON A TIE WHICH TO ME IS A LOSS.  OUR WHOLE DIVISION LOSES ESPECIALLY DALLAS WHO SHOULD OF FUCKING LOST AGAINST THE FALCONS THE WEEK BEFORE.

 OH , FALCONS BLOW ANOTHER BIG LEAD. THIS TIME AGAINST THE BEARS. THE COACH PULLS THE QUARTERBACK AND BRINGS IN BACK-UP NICK FOLES. THEY SCORE 20 PINTS WITH LIKE 4 MINUTES LEFT TO WIN OVER THE FALCONS.

 MIAMI HEAT VS L.A. LAKERS FOR CHAMPIONSHIP. I GUESS BUTLER MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE LEAVING THE 76ERS.

 PHILLIES - MORE HEARTBREAK - ONE STINKING WIN IN THIS 3 GAME WEEKEND SERIES AND WE BE IN THE PLAYOFFS. WE NEEDED BOTH THE BREWERS AND GIANTS TO LOSE AND THEY DID. UNFORTUNATELY OUR BEST 2 PITCHERS TOTALLY SHIT THE BED. WORST TEAM......EVER !!

 I ACTUALLY TURNED THE EAGLES GAME OFF IN OVERTIME. ME !!?? A HUGE EAGLES FAN DECIDED TO GET ON THE ROAD AND NOT WATCH THE GAME IN OVERTIME !!!.

 WE HEAD TO CENTER CITY AND PICK UP OUR YOUNGEST. WE THAN GO TO CHINATOWN WHICH IS ALWAYS A COOL EXPERIENCE. I THINK ONCE A YEAR IT SHOULD BE CHECKED OUT. WE PICK THE 2ND BEST RESTAURANT VIA GOOGLE REVIEWS. I ALSO PICKED IT BECAUSE OF OUTDOOR SEATING AND BYOB. WELL , THE BYOB COMES WITH A $15 CORK FEE SO WE DECIDE NOT TO BRING BOOZE. IT WAS 4 PM SO NO BIG DEAL EVEN THOUGH I DID ORDER A SAPPORO BEER. THE OUTDOOR DINING HAD NO SERVICE. YOU NEEDED TO ORDER ONLINE AND HAVE THE BAGS OF FOOD BROUGHT OUTSIDE TO YOU. THERE WERE SOME SMALL PICNIC TABLES TO SIT AT. WE DECIDE TO DINE INSIDE. A FRIEND OF OUR KID CONFIRMED THEIR FOOD IS VERY GOOD ESPECIALLY THE DUMPLINGS.

 WE GET SEATED QUICKLY AND OUR SERVER IS LIGHTNING FAST.....WAY TOO FAST......UNBELIEVABLY TOO FAST. HE WAS THE FLASH OF WAITERS.  HE WAS ALL OVER US EVERY 30 SECONDS. IT MADE ME FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE. " YOU WANT WATER ? HITE !! ".......30 SECONDS LATER.  " YOU READY TO ORDER ? HITE !! ".....30 SECONDS LATER. " YOU WANT DRINKS ? HITE !!!......30 SECONDS LATER. " YOU NEED NAPKINS ? HITE !! ".....30 SECONDS. " ALL FOOD GOOD ? HITE !! "......30 SECONDS LATER. " YOU DONE WITH DISH ? I TAKE.  HITE !!! " ......30 SECONDS LATER......" YOU READY FOR CHECK ?? HITE !! ".....30 SECONDS LATER. " YOU HAVE GOOD DAY. DON'T FORGET DOGGY BAG. HITE !! "

 SO WE ORDERED , ATE , AND PAID CHECK IN 180 SECONDS.

 OK , SO I AM EXAGGERATING. WHAT REALLY HAPPEN WAS A BAD FOOD EXPERIENCE AND I ENDED UP WRITING 3 BAD REVIEWS VIA GOOGLE , YELP , AND TRIP ADVISOR. I ALSO EMAILED THE RESTAURANT. WHY ALL THE BAD REVIEWS ?.....FOOD POISONING. AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST BAD LUCK AND OUR ELDEST WAS NOT FEELING GOOD. WITHIN THE FIRST 120 SECONDS SHE IS NOT FEELING GOOD. SHE GOES TO THEIR BATHROOM FOR ABOUT 10-15 MINUTES. SHE RETURNS AND SAYS THERE IS MEAT JUST SITTING OUT IN DISHES UNCOVERED OR REFRIGERATED. WE KINDA BLOW IT OFF.

 WE PAY AND LEAVE AND IT WAS FUN MAKING JOKES ABOUT THE LIGHTNING SERVICE. THIS PLACE WAS EXTREMELY BUSY WHICH IS ALWAYS A GOOD SIGN. BUT.............LUCKILY I HAD A PLASTIC DOGGY BAG. WE ARE NOT ONE BLOCK FROM THE RESTAURANT AND NOW OUR YOUNGEST SAYS SHE FEELS VERY ILL. I QUICKLY REMOVE THE FOOD AND HAND HER THE BAG. SHE VOMITS IN THE BAG......ALOT.

 WE WALK AROUND CHINATOWN AND TAKE SOME PICTURES. I POSTED ONE ON SOCIAL MEDIA THE NEXT MORNING ( TODAY ). WE DRIVE HOME AND I PURPOSELY TRY TO AVOID ANY SUBJECT OF GETTING SICK.

 NAME OF THE RESTAURANT WAS DIM SUM GARDEN. DAMN SHAME BECAUSE IT HAD VERY GOOD REVIEWS AND RANKED #2ND BEST IN THE CITY.

 WE MAKE IT HOME AND I TAKE THE MOTORCYCLE TO THE NAIL.  I HIT A LIGHT RAIN FOR ONLY ABOUT 30 SECONDS. I THOUGHT I SHOULD COVER THE BIKE WITH A POOL TABLE COVER. BUT , IT STOPPED RAINING.

 I GET SOME THINGS DONE. SELL ONE 6 PACK AND WATCH THE COWDICKS LOSE. THIS IS ALWAYS NICE.

 I GO OUTSIDE ABOUT 2 HOURS  LATER AND IT IS RAINING DECENTLY. DAMN IT !!! I CLOSE UP SHOP AND RIDE HOME SLOWLY AND CAREFULLY IN THE RAIN. I HATE RIDING IN THE RAIN. I MAKE IT HOME AND WIPE DOWN THE BIKE IN THE GARAGE.

 INSIDE ALL THE GIRLS JUST FINISHED PLAYING TEXAS HOLD'EM AND WATCHING A GAME SHOW. WE DECIDE TO WATCH THE #2 SERIES IN THE UNITED STATES. IT IS CALLED RATCHED. IT IS A PREQUEL TO THE FAMOUS 1975 MOVIE ONE FLEW OVER THE COCKOO'S NEST. EPISODE ONE WAS EXCELLENT.

 WE ALSO WATCHED MORE SEINFELD'S CARS AND COFFEE WITH GUESTS SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO ( GOOD ) AND JOHN MULANEY ( GOOD ).

 OFF TO BED. IT IS WONDERFUL TO HAVE OUR YOUNGEST AT HOME. I GET A BREAK WITH THE PUP BECAUSE SHE WANTS TO HAVE THE DOG IN HER BED. 5:30AM.....I FEEL SOMETHING JUMP ON MY BED.

 OH , THE NEXT MORNING I THREW THE CHINESE FOOD OUT AND GOT OUR ELDEST OFF TO WORK.

 SO THERE IS MY DAY.

  MONDAY     9 - 28 - 20

 IT WAS PAINFUL BUT CAME OUT NICE. MAN , I NEED THIS PANDEMIC TO END.

 DRIVE OUR YOUNGEST BACK TO COLLEGE. WE TOOK THE PUPPY SO SHE COULD SPEND MORE TIME WITH HER. I TOLD STORIES AND IT WAS NICE. MY BACK WAY WAS VERY GOOD BECAUSE IT TOOK ABOUT 22 MINUTES. IT IS USUALLY A 32 MINUTE RIDE...........SO G.P.S. SAYS.

 DROVE TO BANK TO MAKE A DEPOSIT.  YESTERDAY OUR ELDEST ASKED US TO GIVE HER CASH AND SHE WOULD SIGN OVER 2 CHECKS TO US. I TRIED TO DEPOSIT THEM TODAY AND I COULDN'T EVEN THOUGH SHE WROTE " PAYABLE TO _____ AND SIGNED THEM ". THE BANK REP AT THE DRIVE-THRU SAID OUR DAUGHTER HAD TO BE PRESENT AND NEEDED I.D.     MAN......IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING.

 BACK HOME I DECIDE SOMETHING I REALLY DO NOT WANT TO DO. I HAVE 3 PROJECTS ON MY LIST AND THIS IS ONE OF THEM. I START THE PROCESS TO PAINT OUR PATIO. OH MAN.....NOT FUN.  HERE IT IS :

 - REMOVE ALL FURNITURE , TRASH CANS , BBQ , AND 2 CEMENT SPLASH BLOCKS ( THE THINGS BELOW A DOWNSPOUT TO DIVERT WATER AWAY FROM YOUR HOUSE )

 - LEAF BLOW MANY TIMES , SET UP A RADIO , BLUE TAPE ALL EDGES , AND GATHER ALL PAINTING TOOLS.

 - I BOUGHT ONE GALLON OF PAINT THINKING IT WOULD COVER A 20 X 20 PATIO......IT DIDN'T......NOT EVEN CLOSE.  IT WAS A PAINFUL SLOW PROCESS CUTTING IN ON MY KNEES AND ROLLING THE PATIO. THE CEMENT WAS SO POROUS ONE ROLL WOULD ONLY COVER A 2' X 2' AREA. I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW LITTLE PAINT WOULD SPREAD. I QUICKLY REALIZE I WILL BE SHORT 2 GALLONS. IF DONE CORRECTLY I SHOULD APPLY 2 COATS TO THE PATIO AND GET 4 GALLONS. BUT......I SO DON'T FEEL LIKE IT.

 - I RUN OUT OF PAINT AT 4:30PM. WHEELS AND I ACCESS AND MAKE A DECISION THAT TODAY'S 80 DEGREE TEMPERATURE IS OUR BEST DAY TO FINISH THIS PROJECT. SHE TAKES A RIDE TO HOME DEPOT AT 5PM AND I PREP A BBQ AREA TO BE PAINTED. I WAS JUST GOING TO DO THE PATIO BUT THE SCENARIO CHANGED. I ALSO PREP ALL EDGES OF THE PATIO AND STEP AREAS BY WEEDING AND ADDING MORE BLUE PAINTER'S TAPE.

 WHEELS RETURNS AND I GET BACK TO PAINTING. I FINISH AT 7:15PM AND IT IS DARK OUT NOW. MY BODY IS HURTING BIG TIME.

 CHANGE AND RIDE MOTORCYCLE TO THE NAIL. IT WAS A WONDERFUL RIDE. I AM RUNNING LATE BECAUSE I SAID I MEET A BAND MEMBER AT 7PM. I LOADED A LARGE FLOOR FAN ON THE BACK OF MY BIKE. IT IS THE PROPERTY OF THE BAND MEMBER AND IT WAS SITTING IN MY BASEMENT AND THE NAIL STORAGE ROOM FOR OVER A YEAR. YES , IT WAS GOOD KARMA TO GIVE THIS BACK TO HIM BECAUSE HE SAID THE STAGE FAN DID HAVE SENTIMENTAL VALUE. I ARRIVE AND 30 SECONDS LATER THE BAND MEMBER PULLS UP. I DIDN'T EVEN OPEN UP YET. THIS WAS PERFECT TIMING. WE TALK , HE BUYS A 6 PACK , AND I SETTLE IN.

 I WAS EMAILED BY DELCO STRONG 2 ORGANIZATION THAT THEY WILL BE SENDING US A GRANT AGREEMENT. THIS WOULD BE NICE BUT AGAIN.....I'LL BELIEVE IT , WHEN I SEE IT.

 DIM SUM GARDEN RESPONDED TO MY EMAIL. THEY ARE OFFERING A FULL REFUND ON OUR MEAL AND TOOK TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY. I DID NOT EXPECT THIS........HITE !!

 BACK HOME MY BODY ACHES. AS SOON AS I GOT HOME I TOOK 31 ADVIL.

 NO DINNER BUT I DID SNACK ON MIXED NUTS , STRING SHARP CHEESE , AND 4 MEATBALLS.

 MADE SOME DRINKS AND SETTLE IN WITH WHEELS.  WE WATCH EPISODE 2 OF RACHED. IT.........WAS..........EXCELLENT !!  IF YOU ARE SQUEAMISH WITH SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS THIS IS NOT THE SHOW FOR YOU. THIS IS THE NUMBER #2 RANKED SHOW IN AMERICA VIA NETFLIX.

 NUMBER #1 RANKED SHOW SEINFELD'S COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE. TONIGHT WE WATCH GUESTS LEWIS BLACK ( VERY GOOD BUT HE IS AN ODDBALL ) ,  COLIN QUINN ( GOOD BUT EXPECTED WAY BETTER ) & MARIO JOYNER ( NO IDEA WHO HE IS BUT GOOD ) , AND BOB EINSTEIN ( SUPER DAVE !!......VERY GOOD ).

 I REALLY LIKE OUR " NEW " AREA CARPET.

 CONGRATS TO THE TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING FOR WINNING THE STANLEY CUP.

 ALL PHILLY TEAMS BLEW ASS THIS SEASON.

 WIN A INTERNET SCRABBLE GAME BY 2 POINTS ON THE LAST MOVE. IT WAS AGAINST A RIVAL PLAYER. IT MADE ME FEEL VERY GOOD. I SO DO NOT HAVE A LIFE.

 RECEIVED OVER 30 GROUP TEXT MESSAGES. LITTLE DOES MY FAMILY KNOW I CAN'T OPEN THEM BECAUSE MY PHONE BLOWS. I JUST DELETE EVERY ONE OF THEM. GETTING A NEW PHONE IS ON MY LIST.

 OFF TO BED AND THE PUP JOINS ME. THE DOG CRACKS ME UP. EVERY TIME I MOVE OR TURN OVER SHE MOVES AND PLACES HER BODY AGAINST MINE. IT'S LIKE SHE HAS TO BE TOUCHING ME TO HAVE SECURITY AND COMFORT. THOUGH , BEING THAT CLOSE TO MY ASS WOULD NOT BE RECOMMEND BY ANY ANIMAL OR HUMAN.

   TUESDAY      9 - 29 - 20

 I REALLY THOUGHT IT WAS WEDNESDAY......ALL DAY.

 OK , ANYONE WATCH THE SHIT SHOW DUMPSTER FIRE OF A DEBATE LAST NIGHT ? IT WAS LIKE TWO KIDS TRYING TO CONTROL THE SAND BOX.  SOME OF THE GOOD LINES AND SUGGESTIONS :

 - BAD THINGS HAPPEN IN PHILADELPHIA. MOST LOCAL SOCIAL MEDIA HAVE " GRITTY " BANGING TRUMP IN THE ASS , IN A DIAPER , OR HITTING HIM WITH A HOCKEY STICK.

 - YOU'RE A CLOWN.

 - DID NOT DENY BEING A RACIST.

 - THE MODERATOR HAD A HELL OF A TIME CONTROLLING THE TWO.....MOSTLY TRUMP.  BOTH PARTIES AGREED NOT TO INTERRUPT DURING THE 2 MINUTE ALLOWED RESPONSES. THAT WAS THROWN OUT THE WINDOW. TRUMP INTERRUPTED 28 TIMES TO BIDEN'S 3.

 - FACT CHECK PLEASE ? YEP , ALOT OF UNTRUTHS STATED TONIGHT. 

 - I NOW THINK KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS SHOULD BE PAID ALOT MORE.

 - ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE DEBATE BECAUSE OF THE CONSTANT AND CONTINUING BICKERING. SOCIAL MEDIA EXPLODED WITH COMMENTS , MEMES , AND OPINIONS. I DON'T THINK ANYONE IS CHANGING THEIR MINDS ON WHO THEY ARE VOTING FOR AND WHO THEY LIKE. PEOPLE SEE THEIR CANDIDATE IN THE RIGHT NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY OR DO. TRUMP COULD PULL OUT HIS COCK OUT AND SLAP BIDEN'S FACE. TRUMP SUPPORTERS BE LIKE " YEAH !! THAT'S RIGHT !! TEA BAG THE SENILE DICK HEAD !! GOD , TRUMP IS SO BAD ASS !! ".  BIDEN CALLED TRUMP A CLOWN. BIDEN SUPPORTERS BE LIKE , " YEP !! THAT'S RIGHT !! HE IS A DAMN ORANGE CLOWN !! " IT REALLY SHOWS HOW ONE MINDED AND SEPARATE AMERICA IS.

 - GOOD SUGGESTIONS - ONE MIC GETS TURNED ON WHILE THE OTHER IS OFF FOR THE 2 MINUTE ALLOTMENT. WELL , I GO ONE STEP FURTHER. HAVE BOTH CANDIDATES IN A SOUND PROOF BOOTH.  EACH MIC GETS TURNED ON WHEN THEY ARE ASKED A QUESTION. TURNED OFF TO LISTEN TO THE OTHER CANDIDATE'S RESPONSES.

 - IT WAS DOWN RIGHT EMBARRASSING.

 OK......BACK TO MY INSIGNIFICANT LIFE.

 SHOWER AND SHAVE AT 6:30AM. IT WAS WONDERFUL. I GET OUR ELDEST OFF TO WORK.

 IT LOOKS VERY GOOD WE WERE APPROVED BY DELCO STRONG 2 FOR A SMALL GRANT. HEY......ANY AMOUNT HELPS. WE GAVE MORE INFORMATION AND SIGNED MORE DOCUMENTS ALONG WITH GIVING ROUTING NUMBERS TO OUR BANK.

 DIM SUM GARDEN RESPONDS TO MONEY BACK PROMISE. THEY ASKED FOR CONFIRMATION OF MY VENMO ACCOUNT. I GUESS THIS IS GOOD. AGAIN , I WILL BELIEVE IT WHEN I SEE IT.

 I PAINTED A 2ND COAT WITH THE EXTRA PAINT. I DID ABOUT 3 FEET IN AROUND THE EDGES OF THE PATIO. THE NEXT MORNING IT WAS NOTICEABLE. THE 2ND COAT LOOKED WAY BETTER THAN JUST ONE COAT. WE WILL GO BACK TO HOME DEPOT FOR A 3RD TIME AND GET ONE MORE GALLON......BLOW.

 I PUT ALL THE PATIO FURNITURE AND MORE BACK UP ALONG THE EDGES SINCE I STILL HAVE A FINAL COAT TO DO IN THE CENTER AREA. BUT , EVERYTHING IS OFF THE GRASS NOW. I THINK THE PAINTING CAME OUT EXCELLENT.

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKES AGAIN. THIS TIME 20 REALLY NICE ECO OUTDOOR FLOOD LIGHT BULBS. THEY ARE ABOUT $6.99 A PIECE. I DROVE TO A BEAUTIFUL NEIGHBORHOOD IN NEWTOWN SQUARE. I EVEN TEXTED THE GUY " NICE NEIGHBORHOOD ". I GOT ALL 20 BULBS FOR FREE.

 FINAL WEEDING OF THE SEASON.......IN THE RAIN. WEARING A WHITE STRAW SOMBRERO I WEEDED FOR NEARLY 3 HOURS AND MOSTLY IN THE RAIN. WHAT HELPED WAS MY HEAD PHONES. I LISTENED TO OLDIES MUSIC AND IT KEPT ME MOTIVATED. THE RAIN WAS ACTUALLY A NICE COOLING FOR ME TOO. THE WEEDING WENT PRETTY QUICKLY BUT IT WAS TWO AREAS THAT TOOK SOME TIME. THE END OF OUR DRIVEWAY IS A GARDEN AND IT FILLED IN QUICKLY WITH SMALL WEED TREES AND POISON IVY. I CAREFULLY NAVIGATED AROUND THEM WHILE PULLING WEEDS AND OTHER STUFF OUT OF THE GROUND. THE 2ND WAS OUR MAIN TREE THAT HAS GROUND IVY GROWING AROUND IT. ABOUT TEN YEARS AGO IT WAS ONLY 1-2 FEET FROM THE TREE BASE. NOW , IT IS OVER 15 FEET AND COVERING WAY TOO MUCH GARDEN. I METHODICALLY USED A LIMB CUTTER TO CUT THE HARD IVY ROOTS ALONG THE GROUND THAT WERE TOTALLY DUG IN. THIS WAS PAINFUL AND MY BODY ACHED.

 I LOAD 9 TRASH CANS BY OUR CURB. YEP......9.  TWO WEEKS AGO WE HAD 7 TRASH CANS OF TREE LIMBS AND BRUSH.

 BACK INSIDE I SHOWER FOR THE 2ND TIME TODAY. I ALSO TOOK A HANDFUL OF ADVIL.

 TAKE A NEEDED NAP. THE PUP JOINS ME. I COMPARE HER TO OH NELLIE ALL THE TIME. THE ONE MAIN DIFFERENCE IS NELLIE WOULD STAY OUTSIDE AS LONG AS WE WERE OUTSIDE. AS SOON AS WE GO IN NELLIE WOULD INSTANTLY FOLLOW. MAZE IS DIFFERENT. SHE GOES OUTSIDE AND SAYS , " F - THIS. I'M GOING BACK TO DAD'S BED. "

 A NICE ROASTED PORK & POTATO DINNER BY WHEELS. OUR ELDEST JOINS TOO.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO CLEAN A LITTLE. I INSTALLED THE " NEW " OUTDOOR FLOODS BECAUSE I ORIGINALLY HAD INDOOR BULBS IN THEM. THESE BULBS ARE SHAPED DIFFERENT , ECO FRIENDLY , AND VERY BRIGHT. ALL.......FREE.

 THE RAIN COMES AGAIN. I HAVE THE DOORS OPEN AND IT IS A NICE EVENING.

 ROLL HOME TO WATCH THE DEBATE WITH WHEELS. I HAD WAY TOO MANY DRINKS BECAUSE I WORKED PRETTY HARD AND MY BODY WAS ACHING.

 OFF TO BED. I DID NOT SLEEP THE BEST AND HAD A SLIGHT SUGAR HEADACHE BECAUSE I HAD ONE SNIFTER OF BRANDY.

  WEDNESDAY      9 - 30 - 20

 WELP , LET'S BUST MY OTHER NUT TODAY.

 GET ELDEST OFF TO WORK.

 AT 9AM THE TRASH MEN TOOK ALL 9 CANS. I HEARD CURSING THE WHOLE TIME.

 I BROUGHT ALL TRASH CANS BACK TO OUR PATIO AREA EXCEPT ONE. I GOT A RAKE AND CLEANED UP ALL THE EXCESS WEED DEBRIS ALONG WITH THE EXTRA WEEDS I COULD NOT FIT IN THE 9 CANS. I FILLED ONE CAN AND RAKED THE STREET AND DRIVEWAY. I ALSO PLACED AROUND THE GARDENS THE SEA SHELLS I COLLECTED LAST WEEK.

 THE WEEDING IS OFFICIALLY DONE THOUGH I MAY WANT TO ADD WOOD CHIPS OR MULCH LATER. NEXT AND THE LAST OF MY 3 BIG PROJECTS IS MORE BRANCHES. THERE IS HALF OF A LARGE TREE LAYING IN OUR BACK YARD. IT HAS BEEN THERE FOR 3 WEEKS. TODAY.....I WILL MINIMIZE IT. 

 USING A RAKE AND TREE LIMB SNIPS I SPEND 2+ HOURS CUTTING ALL THE SMALL BRANCHES OFF THE LARGE TRUNKS.  THE PUP JOINS ME AND I PLAY MUSIC VIA OUR GARAGE RADIO. I MAKE A LARGE PILE OF 100'S OF CUT BRANCHES. I TAKE THE LARGE TREE LIMBS AND PLACE THEM IN A PILE. THESE WILL LATER BE CUT BY A CHAIN SAW. THE SMALL BRANCHES I WILL PUT IN TRASH CANS TO BE DISPOSED OF. SO , PHASE 1 OF 2 IS NOW DONE. OUR YARD ALREADY LOOKS 10X BETTER WITH EVERYTHING BEING CONSOLIDATED.

 I REMOVED SOME BLUE PAINTER'S TAPE ALONG THE PATIO EDGES. TOMORROW I WILL GET ANOTHER CAN OF GREY PAINT TO FINISH THIS PROJECT.

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE DOES NOT STRIKE AGAIN. A GUY IN MALVERN WAS GIVING AWAY A STRAIGHT TILE CUTTER ALONG WITH OTHER TILE PRODUCTS LIKE GLUE AND SPACERS. I DID NOT CARE FOR THEM BUT THIS STRAIGHT EDGE CUTTER IS EXPENSIVE AND REALLY NICE. MY BROTHER HAS ONE.  THEY ARE ABOUT $200 AND WORK EXCELLENT. THE AD WAS 3 DAYS OLD SO I THOUGHT I MIGHT HAVE A CHANCE. I INQUIRED AT 7AM. HE GOT BACK TO ME AT 5PMN SAYING IT HAS BEEN SOLD.....DAMN IT , I REALLY WANTED THAT TOOL.

  WHEELS AND I TAKE A WALK AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD WITH THE PUP ABOUT 6PM. IT IS BEAUTIFUL OUT AND WE SEE AT LEAST 20 DOGS BEING OUTSIDE WITH THEIR OWNERS. WE ALSO WENT TO A PARK WHERE 3 BASEBALL COACHES WERE TRYING TO TEACH THEIR YOUNG PLAYERS A " RUN DOWN " SCENARIO. WORST........PLAYERS........EVER.

 THE GIRLS IN SPANDEX DOING YOGA AND WORKING WITH WEIGHTS I APPRECIATED MUCH MORE.

 BACK HOME I TAKE A MOTORCYCLE RIDE. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME BREAKING OUT MY LEATHER JACKET. MAN , THAT JACKET KEEPS YOU WARM NO MATTER WHAT.

 SETTLE IN AT THE NAIL AND MY YOUNGEST CALLS ME. WE MOSTLY TALK ABOUT THE DEBATE AND FACT CHECKING.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN. NO BEER OR BRANDY.

 WE WATCH EPISODE 3 OF RATCHED. IT WAS EXCELLENT. WE ALSO WATCH SEINFELD'S CARS AND COFFEE. GUESTS WERE LOUIS CK ( EXCELLENT ) AND KATHLEEN MADIGAN ( OKAY - NO IDEA WHO SHE IS ).

 OFF TO BED - DREAM ABOUT WHEELS JOINING AN INVESTMENT GROUP. IT IS A TOTAL SCAM AND SHE HAS TO GIVE THEM 10 GRAND TO MAKE MONEY AND BE IN IT. I TOLD HER I HAVE BEEN SCAMMED SEVERAL TIMES AND LEARNED GOOD LESSONS BUT I COULD NOT CONVINCE HER. THE NAME OF THE COMPANY WAS PROSPER OR PERISH.

  THURSDAY     10 - 1 - 20

 EXACT " KARMA " DEFINITION - TRUMP , WIFE , AND STAFFERS GETTING COVID-19.

 NOW , YOU NEVER WISH ILL WILL ON ANYONE.  BUT , JESUS CHRIST , HIS BLATANT DISREGARD FOR THE VIRUS AND PUTTING PEOPLE IN HARMS WAY AND BEING AT THE TOP LEVEL SINCE HE IS PRESIDENT WAS HUGELY IRRESPONSIBLE. JESUS , JUST SAY , " WEAR A FUCKING MASK."  IT IS SO FUCKING SIMPLE. IT IS NOT POLITICAL. IT'S WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE TELLING US. ARE ALL THESE DOCTORS LYING FOR POLITICAL GAIN ?

 WELP , LET'S START THE DAY ON THAT NEWS. I SHAKE MY HEAD ON FAMILY , FRIENDS , AND PEOPLE WHO POST THEIR OPINIONS ON SOCIAL MEDIA. AGAIN , YOU WILL NOT CHANGE PEOPLE'S MINDS ON HOW THEIR CANDIDATE ACTS OR THEIR OPINIONS ON THIS VIRUS. ZEEEEEEEROOOOO WILL CHANGE THEIR MINDS NO MATTER WHAT. NEVER EVER NEVER EVER CHANGE PEOPLE'S MINDS.....NEVER........EVER.

 EARLY MORNING I GET ELDEST OFF TO WORK.

 DRIVE TO HOME DEPOT TO PICK UP ONE MORE CAN OF PATIO PAINT. I WORE A MASK.

 DRIVE TO A DIFFERENT BANK OF OURS IN ANOTHER LOCATION. THIS ADORABLE GIRL ACCEPTED THE CHECKS OUR ELDEST WROTE PAYABLE TO HER MOM. O QUESTIONS, QUICK HELLO , A QUICK GOODBYE , AND DONE. OH, I WORE A MASK EVEN IN THE DRIVE THRU.

 BACK HOME I APPLY THE 2ND COAT OF PATIO PAINT. I HAD SOME EXTRA SO I PAINTED 3 STEPS. IT REALLY CAME OUT NICE. MY BROTHER TEXTED ME , " IT LOOKS EXCELLENT !! " ( THANKS BRO !! )

 76ERS MAKE A GOOD 5 YEAR SIGNING FOR A COACH.............DOC RIVERS.

 AFTER PAINTING I SETTLE IN AT MY COMPUTER AND WATCH A MOVIE CALLED THANKS FOR SHARING. THE MAIN THEME OF THIS MOVIE WAS SEX ADDICTION. TO ME , THIS IS FUCKING LAUGHABLE. ALL MEN THINK OF SEX EVERY  7 SECONDS ( TRUE STAT ). SO HERE IS ONE SCENE. THE MAIN MALE ACTOR MARK RUFFALO ( HULK ) IS A SEX ADDICT. HE DEVELOPS A RELATIONSHIP WITH PIECE OF ASS GWYNETH PALTROW. SHE ENTERS THE BEDROOM IN A G-STRING AND SKIMPY OUTFIT. I MEAN ASS IS HANGING OUT AND SHE STARTS DOING A SEDUCTIVE SITTING STYLE DANCE ON HIS LAP. HE STOPS HER BECAUSE HE WANTS TO TAKE IT SLOW. HE HAS BEEN IN GROUP THERAPY FOR 5 YEARS AND BLA BLA BLA BLA.

 ANOTHER BEDROOM SCENE HAS HER SNUGGLING UP ON HIM IN PANTIES ( THE ONLY REASON I CHOSE THIS MOVIE ) AND AGAIN HE ASKS HER TO SLOW DOWN. THEY GET IN A FIGHT AND SHE LEAVES AND EVENTUALLY END THE RELATIONSHIP.  THAN HE , OUT OF ANGER , GOES ON A RAMPAGE OF MASTURBATING AND BANGING OTHER WOMEN ON ONE NIGHT STANDS......WORSE MOVIE EVER.

 GEE.....LET ME THINK HERE. SUPER HOT GIRL IN A G-STRING AND HALF A NIGHT GOWN WANTS TO ROCK ME OFF AND I SAY , " YOU KNOW , HOLD ON A MOMENT. LET'S TAKE THIS SLOW. " I FOUND IT COMPLETELY NON-BELIEVABLE. WHAT GUY ON THE PLANET WOULD NOT WANT TO BANG EVERY 30 MINUTES ESPECIALLY IF IT IS A TOTAL SMOKE SHOW MODEL LIKE PALTROW.

 ON THE GOOD SIDE JOSH GAD IS FUNNY AND SO IS SINGER PINK. THEY ALSO PLAY SEX ADDICTS. THE BAD SIDE IS TIM ROBBINS WAS BAD PLAYING A........SEX ADDICT.  THIS 90 MINUTE MOVIE ONLY TOOK ME ABOUT 20 MINUTES SINCE I FAST FORWARDED THROUGH MOST OF IT.

 VIRTUAL MEETING WITH OUR TAX ASSESSMENT BOARD. I WAS PROTESTING THE VALUE OF ONE OF OUR RENTAL PROPERTIES. I THOUGHT THE MEETING BE VIA ZOOM BUT IT WAS ON THE PHONE. I EVEN BORROWED MY KID'S COMPUTER. ANYWAY , I EXPLAINED MY SIDE OF " VALUE " AND THEY ASKED SOME QUESTIONS. IT LASTED ABOUT 15 MINUTES. THE VERDICT WILL BE MAILED TO US BEFORE THE END OF NOVEMBER. OH , I WILL BE PROTESTING 2 OTHER PROPERTIES TOO. I EXPLAINED TO WHEELS MY VERSION AND ASSESSMENT OF THE PROPERTY. SHE JUST SHOOK HER HEAD.

  DRIVE TO LIQUOR STORE TO PICK UP AN ORDER. I WORE A MASK.

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKE AGAIN. THIS WAS ABOUT 10 MINUTES FURTHER THAN I WANTED TO DRIVE SO I ASKED WHEELS. I SAID , " IS IT WORTH DRIVING 26 MINUTES FOR 12 FREE BRANDY SNIFTERS ? " SHE TEXTED BACK , " YES IT IS. " WE HAD 2 SNIFTERS GET HAIR LINE CRACKS WHICH MADE ME LOOK FOR THEM. SO , I TOOK A RIDE TO MOUNT AIRY PAST MANAYUNK. I HIT SOME TRAFFIC AROUND 6:45PM. OH , LINCOLN DRIVE IS A FUCKING SHIT SHOW OF A ROAD. ANYWAY , I PULL UP TO THIS EXTREMELY DARK VICTORIAN HOME THAT HAS 2 ENTRANCES ( THAT I COULD NOT SEE ) ALONG WITH CASTLE-LIKE ROOFS , JUT-OUT DORMERS , AND 3 LARGE TOWERS ADJACENT AND ATTACHED TO THE HOUSE. THE WOMAN PLACED THE BOX OF GLASSES IN A BREEZEWAY. IT WAS SO DARK I 2ND GUESSED MYSELF ON EVEN COMING HERE. BUT , I DID. I HAVE TO ADMIT THE HOUSE WAS MAGNIFICENT. AGAIN......FREE. OH , I WORE A MASK WHILE WALKING AROUND THE DARK PROPERTY.

 ARRIVE AT THE NAIL AND CHECK THE SNIFTERS OUT. THE WOMAN WRAPPED EACH ONE INDIVIDUALLY AND THEY ARE IN PERFECT SHAPE. I CHILL WITH  A CUSTOMER , WATCH SPORTS , WATCH DEADLIEST CATCH , MAKE SOME FOOD ORDERS , AND SELL 3 SIX PACKS. OH , THE OUTSIDE FREE FLOOD LIGHTS ARE AWESOME.

 BACK HOME I MUST UNLOAD VIA THE FRONT DOOR. NO WALKING ON THE PATIO FOR 24 HOURS SINCE IT WAS JUST PAINTED.

 SAY HI TO OUR ELDEST FRIENDS AND OUR BARTENDER. I ADORE THIS GIRL. SHE JUST MAKES ME SMILE EVERY TIME I SEE HER.

 WHEELS AND I SETTLE IN AND WATCH ANOTHER EPISODE OF RATCHED. IT.......WAS.......EXCELLENT. THIS 1940'S SET FROM CARS TO WARDROBE REALLY THROWS YOU BACK. ALSO , THE MOTEL ALONG A CALIFORNIA COAST AND CLIFF IS OFF THE HOOK COOL. THE ACTRESS RATCHED SLOWLY MANIPULATES EVERYONE. SHE EVENTUALLY BECOMES THE EVIL MONSTER IN THE 1960'S MOVIE ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEXT. THE FRIGGIN' INTENSE TENSION IS EMITTED FROM MINUTE ONE. IT REMINDS ME OF BATES MOTEL TV SERIES.

 MORE SEINFELD'S CARS AND COFFEE. TONIGHT WE WATCHED GUEST GEORGE WALLACE ( EXCELLENT ).

 OFF TO BED.  DAMN IT....FORGOT A GOOD RE-OCCURRING DREAM. IT IS RARE TO REPEAT THE SAME DREAM AFTER WAKING UP SEVERAL TIMES DURING THE NIGHT.

 TRUMP HAS COVID...........A LITTLE SMILE AND I SHAKE MY HEAD.

  ONE LAST NOTE ABOUT TRUMP AND THIS IS ACTUALLY IN FAVOR OF HIM. HE HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF NOT SAYING HE IS AGAINST RACIST GROUPS AND RACISM. ONE AMERICA NEWS TV STATION , A STRONG TRUMP BACKER , DID A COMPILATION OF TRUMP INTERVIEWS WHERE HE LITERALLY SAYS HE IS AGAINST ALL EVIL / HATE / RACIST GROUPS. HE SAYS IT AT LEAST 50 TIMES.  THIS IS WHERE I DO BELIEVE TRUMP AND THE DAMN FAKE NEWS FLAMED THIS FALSE REPORT ALONG WITH HIM WANTING GROUPS LIKE THE KKK AND PROUD BOYS SUPPORT & VOTES.  SADLY , TRUMP DOES RECEIVE 10X MORE FAKE AND BAD PRESS THAN ANY OTHER PERSON ON THE PLANET.........TODAY OR IN THE PAST.

  FRIDAY      10 - 2 - 20

 ANOTHER DAY.....OF THIS DAMN PANDEMIC.

 OF COURSE THE BIG NEWS IS TRUMP BEING SENT TO THE HOSPITAL FOR EXTRA PRECAUTION.  I AM COMPLETELY ENTERTAINED BY THE SOCIAL MEDIA AND THEIR OPINIONS.

 I PUT THE PATIO BACK TOGETHER. IT REALLY CAME OUT NICE.

 EPIX IS OFFERING FREE VIEWING THIS WEEKEND. I TRIED TERMINATOR : DARK FATE. I STOPPED AFTER ABOUT 20 MINUTES.

 FRIEND AND FAMILY MEMBER VISIT. WE SIT OUT ON THE PATIO AND WALK AROUND THE PROPERTY. OF COURSE CRAZY MAZE HAS TO JOIN IN.....AND ALWAYS WELCOMED.

 GET WHEELS OFF TO A ROAD TRIP. A GIRL'S WEEKEND IT WILL BE.

 OH , FOUND ANOTHER WAY OF KILLING SPOTTED LANTERN FLIES.......MAZE. SHE STEPS ON THEM AND THEM EATS THEM. I AM OKAY WITH THE STEPPING ON THEM PART BUT HAD TO INTERVENE TWICE ON THE EATING PART.

 SEARCHED THE  GARAGE AND FOUND 2 MOTORCYCLE WRAP AROUND SUNGLASSES AND 2 PAIRS OF RIDING GLOVES. THEY ARE NICE TO HAVE DURING THESE TEMPS.

 HEAD TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE. I FORGOT MY BANK BAG.....BLOW. LUCKILY , A REGULAR BROUGHT ME IN SOME CHANGE. SHE ALSO BOOKED A SMALL BIRTHDAY PARTY NEXT WEEKEND. IT WILL BE THE FIRST TIME WE ACTUALLY RE-OPEN THE NAIL. TONIGHT I DID ALLOW PATRONS TO CHILL FOR A LITTLE BIT. I WORE A MASK THE WHOLE TIME. I ENJOYED TELLING THEM STORIES OF BLACK BEARS AND WHEELSTOCK. I HOPE THEY LIKED THEM.

 BACK HOME I CHILL. I WATCH SOME TV AND HAVE ONE DRINK ALONG WITH GREEN CHIPS AND A HOME MADE BEAN DIP WHEELS PUT TOGETHER. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 I KNOW I DID MORE STUFF BUT I JUST CAN'T REMEMBER.

 OFF TO BED. IT WAS A LITTLE CHILLY.

 SATURDAY    10 - 3 - 20

 I CALLED TODAY " A LITTLE ME TIME ".

 I RE-WATCH TERMINATOR : DARK FATE. I THOUGHT IT GOT HORRIBLE REVIEWS BUT 81% OF PEOPLE LIKED IT. I HAVE TO SAY I LIKED IT TOO.  A TON OF NON-STOP ACTION , ARNOLD IS THE BEST , AND THE MOVIE DID LIKE 260 MILLION AT THEBOX OFFICE.....BUT I THINK IT COST THAT MUCH TO MAKE IT. I BELIEVE IT WAS CONSIDERED A FAILURE BUT AGAIN , I THOUGHT IT WAS GOOD.........CONSTANT HIGH TECH ACTION.

 WHEELS IS AWAY SO I WILL PLAY.........GOLF.  OK , MORE LIKE PRACTICE.

 DOWN OUR BASEMENT I HAVE4 SETS OF GOLF CLUBS. I SOLD ONE. I CONSOLIDATED AND ORGANIZED ALL SETS INTO ONE GOLF BAG FOR THE MOST PART. I AM GOLFING IN A CHARITY TOURNAMENT SOON SO TODAY WAS BEAUTIFUL SO I DECIDED TO PRACTICE. I HAVE NOT SWUNG A CLUB IN 10+ YEARS.........MAYBE 15.  I AM BUMMING BECAUSE I CAN NOT FIND MY GOLF GLOVES OR GOLF SHOES.

 DRIVE TO A LOCAL PARK WHERE THEY ALLOW GOLFING. YOU CAN NOT USE DRIVERS ( THOUGH I HAVE ) BUT IT IS A GOOD PLACE TO GO WITH A SHAG BAG AND SEVERAL CLUBS. TODAY I JUST USED A PITCHING WEDGE. I WALK DOWN TO A SPOT 180 YARDS AWAY FROM THE GREEN. I SEE A GUY SUNBATHING IN THE SAND TRAP. ARE YOU KIDDING ME ?

 THERE IS JUST ONE OTHER GOLFER BUT THERE WOULD BE 4 BY THE TIME I LEFT. I PITCHED UP TO THE GREEN AND THAN DID LITTLE CHIP SHOTS TO THE FLAG. I WAS HURTING BECAUSE OF SWINGING FOR 45 MINUTES IN SEMI-THICK GRASS. I DID ENJOY IT THOUGH.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN , MAKE A LATE BREAKFAST , AND CHILL ON THE COMPUTER.

 WALK , CHASE , AND PLAY WITH THE PUP AT LEAST 5 TIMES. SHE JUST WARMS ME AND I AM DEVELOPING ANOTHER STRONG BOND.  THE DOG IS COMPLETE ENTERTAINMENT AND JOY.

 I NOTICED MY 2 TRAILERS NEED AIR IN THE TIRES. I START FILLING MY ONE TRAILER TIRE AND SEE HALF THE TIRE IS DRY ROTTED. THIS IS A MAJOR CONCERN AND NEEDS TO BE FIXED. I MESSAGED THE GUY I BOUGHT THE TRAILER FROM TO SEE IF HE HAD ANY SUGGESTIONS SINCE HE BOUGHT ONE NEW TIRE BEFORE HE SOLD IT TO ME. I LOVE THIS TRAILER SO I WANT TO KEEP IT OPERABLE. BREAKING DOWN SOMEWHERE WOULD NOT BE GOOD.

 I TRY TO SEARCH FOR THE PERSON WHO BOUGHT MY GOLF CLUBS. THERE IS A CHANCE I LEFT MY GOLF GLOVES AND SHOES IN THE BAG. I CAN NOT FIND HIS NAME.......BLOW.

   TAKE A NICE MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO THE NAIL. A CUSTOMER ASKED FOR A HALF PEPPERONI , HALF CHICKEN NUGGET PIZZA. LUCKILY THEY EMAILED ME FIRST. I JUST HAPPEN TO HAVE SOME PEPPERONI AT HOME SO I AGREED.  I CHILL AND THE RIDE IS NICE.....AS LONG AS I HAVE MY LONG BLACK LEATHER JACKET ON. I ALSO WORE A 2ND PAIR OF RIDING GLASSES AND MY MOTORCYCLE GLOVES.

 TALK TO WHEELS. SEEMS LIKE THE GIRLS WEEKEND IS MOVING ALONG AND THEIR HAVING FUN. DRINKS AND JACUZZI........YEP ,THAT EQUALS FUN.

 BACK HOME I CHILL WITH SOME COKE ZERO / ABSOLUTE CITRON DRINKS. I FINISH THE REMAINING MULTI BEAN DIP. SINCE WE GET EPIX FREE THIS WEEKEND I WATCHED GEMINI MAN WITH WILL SMITH. HE PLAYS TWO CHARACTERS OF HIMSELF....ONE OLD AND ONE YOUNG.  SOME VERY GOOD ACTION SCENES AND I THOUGHT THE MOVIE WAS OKAY TO GOOD......FOR BEING FREE.

 END THE NIGHT WATCHING A NEW SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. THE DEBATE SKIT WITH JIM CARREY AS JOE BIDEN AND ALEC BALDWIN AS TRUMP WAS VERY GOOD. I THINK THEY WANT TRUMP TO WIN THE RE-ELECTION BECAUSE THERE IS SO MUCH HUMOROUS MATERIAL TO WRITE ABOUT.

 OFF TO BED BY MIDNIGHT. THE PUP JOINS ME LATER. MORE DREAMS I FORGET.

  SUNDAY     10 - 4 - 20

 WELP , THE EAGLES ARE IN FIRST PLACE AT 1 - 2 - 1. IT IS AMUSING BUT THEY RIGHTED THE SHIP.........FOR NOW.  THE ENDING WAS NERVE RACKING BUT THEY HELD ON AND THAT IS ALL THAT MATTERS ESPECIALLY WITH 4 STARTERS ON THE OFFENSIVE LINE OUT AND 4 STARTING RECEIVERS OUT. IT WAS ALL YOUNG GUNS FIGHTING FOR JOBS AND IT SHOWED A DIFFERENCE. I DID HAVE BIG TIME ISSUES WITH THE HOME CLOCK MANAGER.  APPARENTLY THERE IS A RULE THAT ONLY 1 SECOND WILL RUN IF A PLAYER IMMEDIATELY GIVES UP AND COVERS AN ON-SIDE KICK.

 MY DAY :

    I WATCHED COURTNEY HADWIN FOR ANOTHER 30 MINUTES. I USED HEAD PHONES AND CRANKED IT. THIS KID IS OFF THE CHARTS UNIQUE AND GOING TO BE A SUPER STAR.

  I WATCH ABOUT 15 MINUTES OF THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF RIVERDANCE......ONLY BECAUSE THE GIRLS ARE A SMOKE SHOW. ALRIGHT , THE DANCING IS KINDA COOL.

 WON AN INTERNET SCRABBLE GAME ON THE LAST MOVE.  IT REALLY MADE MY NIGHT. I AM A LOSER.

 WON 2 INTERNET POKER GAMES. I WIN THESE FREE CHIP TOURNEYS ALL THE TIME. I " CASH " IN ALMOST EVERY GAME ( TOP 3 OF 9 OR 2 OF 6 ) AND PROBABLY WIN EVERY 3RD GAME I PLAY. I CAN'T IMAGINE IF THIS WAS REAL MONEY. MY WINNINGS RIGHT NOW IS OVER 40 MILLION. NOW , IF THIS WAS REAL MONEY I LOSE BIG TIME.....WORST LUCK EVER.

 I REALLY LIKE HOW PAINTING THE PATIO CAME OUT.

 SEARCHED A LITTLE MORE FOR MY GOLF SHOES AND GLOVES. I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE THEY ARE.......BLOW. I ALSO SEARCHED FOR THE GUY THAT BOUGHT MY PING CLUBS. CAN'T FIND HIM EITHER. I WAS THINKING I MIGHT OF LEFT THE SHOES AND GLOVES IN THE BAG.

   A GOOD EXCHANGE......NOT ON MY PART THOUGH. I TOLD ME KID IF YOU CLEAN OUT ALL YOUR FOOD FROM UPSTAIRS I WILL BUY YOU BREAKFAST. IT COST ME $25.75 OF VENMO MONEY.

 ORDERED A TRAILER TIRE. I HOPE I GOT THE RIGHT ONE. I MATCHED THE EXACT NUMBERS AND BRAND FROM THE OTHER GOOD TIRE. BUT , WHO THE HELL KNOWS. THEY ALL LOOK THE SAME TO ME. INSTALLING THE TIRE ON A RIM SHOULD BE FUN TOO.

 FACEBOOKMARKET PLACE - ASKED A GUY SELLING A PAIR OF GOLF SHOES FOR $50. HE SAID THEY WERE WORN ONLY ONCE BECAUSE HE FORGOT HIS SHOES ONE DAY WHILE GOLFING SO HE BOUGHT THEM IN THE GOLF COURSE'S PRO SHOP. I OFFERED 10 BUCKS. HE DECLINED.

 I ENJOYED PLAYING WITH THE PUP AGAIN. THE DOG JUST ENTERTAINS ME TO NO END. I ALSO TOLD HER TONIGHT THAT SHE WAS MY BEST FRIEND.

 ELDEST FRIEND / BARTENDER VISITS US. I WAS MAKING MY BED AND SHE CAME BARRELING IN. I THOUGHT IT WAS MY ELDEST AT FIRST SO I SAID , " HEY KID , DID YOU BRING MAZE IN ? " SHE GIGGLES AND ANSWERS ME. I REALLY LIKE THIS PERSON. SHE IS ADORABLE , SMART , ATHLETIC , AND A GOOD SENSE OF HUMOR. HER , MYSELF , OUR ELDEST , AND THE PUP ALL HUNG OUT AND TALKED FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES. MAZE ATTACKING HER WAS HILARIOUS.

 OFF TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY AND A NICE RIDE. I MADE SOME FOOD ORDERS AND SOLD SOME 6 PACKS WHILE WATCHING OUR EAGLES.

 I HAVE TO THANK A REGULAR FOR BRINGING IN ABOUT 12 SIX PACK HOLDERS. HE REMEMBERED ME TELLING HIM 2 WEEKS AGO THAT I WAS RUNNING SHORT. HEY.....ANYONE ELSE HAVE EXTRA SIX PACK HOLDERS ?

  A YUGOSLAVIAN GUY CALLS ME AT 8:55PM. HE ASKS IF WE ARE OPEN. I TELL HIM WE CLOSE IN 5 MINUTES. IN FACT , I ALREADY STARTED MY PROCEDURE FOR CLOSING AND WAS ABOUT TO LEAVE IN UNDER 2 MINUTES. HE ASKS IF I COULD WAIT FOR HIM AND A FRIEND. HE SAID THEY WILL BE HERE IN 10 MINUTES. BY 9:20PM I WAS GETTING PISSED. THEY ARRIVE AND I SELL THEM A 6 PACK.

 SEEMS LIKE WHEELS IS HAVING A GOOD TIME ON THE GIRLS WEEKEND GET AWAY.

 BACK HOME I'M GREETED BY THE PUP LIKE I WAS GONE FOR A YEAR. IT IS SO HEART WARMING THE LOVE THESE ANIMALS POUR TOWARDS YOU. IT'S LIKE THEY ARE SAYING I LOVE YOU A 1,000 TIMES IN 30 SECONDS. 

 CHILL AND WATCH THE REMINDER OF THE EAGLES GAME WITH MERRILL REESE ON THE RADIO. HE IS REALLY GETTING OLD AND MISSING PLAYS BUT OVERALL STILL FUN TO LISTEN TOO. MIKE QUICK CORRECTS HIM AT LEAST 10 TIMES A GAME.

 OUR WHOLE DIVISION LOSES INCLUDING THOSE STINKING DAMN DALLAS COWDICKS. THEY SO SHOULD BE 0 - 4. DAMN IT !! I WANT HEM TO BE 0 - 4 !!! OKAY CALM DOWN ,  I SWEAR I FEEL JUST AS MUCH EMOTION WHEN THE COWASSES LOSE THAN WHEN THE EAGLES WIN.  ANYWAY , EAGLES WIN AND IT MADE MY WEEK.

 END THE NIGHT WITH 2 COLD BEERS AND A JAMESON / COKE ZERO. IT WAS NICE.

 IN BED I WATCH RIDICULOUSNESS AND THE PUP JOINS ME LATE NIGHT. ANOTHER DREAM I FORGET.

 MY CHEAT DAY IS TURNING INTO CHEAT WEEKEND THAT TURNED INTO CHEAT WEEK AND IS NOW CHEAT MONTH. MAN , I NEED TO GET BACK ON THE HEALTH WAGON.

 MONDAY    10 - 5 - 20

 FOR 9 HOURS I FORGOT ABOUT HOW BUMMED AND DEPRESSED I AM WITH THE NAIL BEING CLOSED. IT WAS GLORIOUS.

  SO HERE IS HOW MY DAY WENT :

 THERE WAS A REASON I PRACTICED GOLF AT A LOCAL PARK THIS PAST WEEKEND. I WAS ASKED TO BE IN A CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT FOR THE PEOPLE'S LIGHT THEATER. A GOOD CAUSE FOR THE ALWAYS STRUGGLING ARTISTS. A FAMILY MEMBER IS A LARGE CONTRIBUTOR.

  UP EARLY AS ALWAYS AND I GET OUR ELDEST OFF TO WORK.....MAKING HER LUNCH AND ALWAYS SAYING GOODBYE TO MAZE BECAUSE IT IS A GREAT WAY TO START YOUR MORNING.

  I TRY ON DIFFERENT GOLF SHIRTS AND TO MY SURPRISE THEY ALL FIT. THIS MAKES ME HAPPY IN LOSING 30 POUNDS. THE SAME WITH PANTS. I WATCH SOME PORN THAN SHOWER AND SHAVE. 

 AT 9:30AM I HEAD TO A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE.  I QUICKLY FIND OUT THE BRIDGE IS CLOSED. I CALL AND SAY LET'S JUST MEET AT THE GOLF COURSE SINCE I AM DIVERTED TOWARDS IT.

 I ARRIVE AT WAYNESBORO COUNTRY CLUB. IT IS BEAUTIFUL. IT IS ALSO AN ABSOLUTELY PICTURE PERFECT DAY. I WAS SO CONCERNED BECAUSE THE WEATHER PEOPLE PREDICTED RAIN LAST WEEK. THE STAFF AND PEOPLE'S LIGHT FUND RAISERS WERE EXCELLENT.  I CHECK IN AND MY NAME IS IN OUR SCORE CARD AND GOLF CART. OF COURSE SPELLED WRONG.

 I PRACTICE PUTTING ON A PRACTICE GREEN. MY FAMILY MEMBER JOINS ME. WE THAN GO TO A PRACTICE DRIVING RANGE.  I AM NERVOUS I WILL PLAY HORRIBLE BECAUSE I HAVE NOT SWUNG A CLUB IN 15 YEARS , GAINED WEIGHT , AND LOST ENERGY. I GET TIRED EATING DAIRY QUEEN NOWADAYS. I ALSO FOUND OUT IT IS A " SCRAMBLE " FORMAT AND NOT INDIVIDUAL PLAY.....WHICH IS SO FINE WITH ME. THIS IS A BIG RELIEF.

 WE ARE JOINED BY AN OLD TIME FRIEND WHO GOLFS EVERY OTHER DAY. OUR 4TH PLAYER IS A VERY NICE YOUNG GUY NAMED " KIT " WHO HAS 3 YOUNG KIDS AND HIS WIFE IS ON THE COMMITTEE BOARD FOR THE THEATER.  HE ALSO GOLFS A TON. BOTH PLAYERS SHOOT IN THE HIGH 70'S.......THEY ARE " SCRATCH " PLAYERS SO TO SAY. 

  RIGHT BEFORE OUR TEE TIME AT 11:10AM THE CLUB HAS LUNCHES FOR EVERYONE. TURKEY OR ROAST BEEF SANDWICHES ( BIG AND VERY GOOD ) WITH CHIPS , COOKIES , AND A BANANA ALONG WITH CHOICE OF WATER OR SODA.

  WE START ON THE 10TH TEE. THERE IS SOME CONFUSION. I WAS TOLD STANDARD GOLF AND " SHOT GUN " START.  THIS MEANS 18 GROUPS WOULD START AT AN ASSIGNED HOLE. I ASKED TO BE TEXTED THE FLYER FOR THE CHARITY GOLF THAT HAD RULES AND WHAT IT CONSISTED OF. I NEVER GOT IT. AGAIN , WE WERE TOLD IT WS REGULAR GOLF AND EVERYONE PLAYS THEIR OWN BALL.

 SO......WE ALL HIT. I DON'T GET OFF THE TEE AND SCRUB A GROUND BURNER BALL 10 YARDS. IT WAS HUMILIATING. I SAY TO MYSELF , " YEP , STORY OF MY LIFE. " EVERYONE IS WATCHING AND MY FIRST SHOT COULD NOT OF BEEN MORE HORRIBLE. I HIT A 2ND BALL AND LAUNCHED IT.

 WE ALL GO TO OUR DRIVEN BALLS AND IT DOESN'T SEEM RIGHT. THIS HAS TO BE A " BETTER BALL " FORMAT.  A GOLF COURSE WORKER DRIVES DOWN AND SAYS , " YOU KNOW THIS IS A " SCRAMBLE " TOURNAMENT. I REPLY , " YES , WE WERE MAKING SURE SO WE SENT SOMEONE BACK TO THE TEE BOX TO ASK. SO IT IS A BETTER BALL TODAY ? "  THE WORKER REPLIES , " NO , IT IS A SCRAMBLE. " THE WORKER IS YOUNG AND DOES NOT REALIZE BETTER BALL AND SCRAMBLE ARE THE EXACT SAME THING. SO I SAY , " ALL FOUR OF US HIT THE BALL FROM THE SAME LOCATION AND WE GO TO THE BETTER BALL TO HIT AGAIN BY ALL FOUR US......BETTER BALL. SO IT IS BETTER BALL PLAY ? BETTER......BALL.....RIGHT ? " THE WORKER REPLIES , " NO .....IT'S A SCRAMBLE. " I SAY THANK YOU AND MOVE ON. HE DID NOT GET IT.

 WE CONTINUE PLAY AND I QUICKLY NOTICE I GOT OLDER AND FATTER IN 15 YEARS. MY SWING HAS SLOWED DOWN FROM BRYCE HARPER TO CHARLES BARKLEY. THE DISTANCE FOR EACH CLUB I USED IN THE PAST DID NOT MATCH TODAY'S FATNESS.

 EXAMPLE - IN THE OLD DAYS OF THE NAIL GOLF LEAGUE I WOULD USE A PITCHING WEDGE TO HIT A BALL 130 - 135 YARDS. WELP , FOR BEING OVER WEIGHT , ADD A CLUB TO A 9 IRON , IF IT WAS UP HILL MAKE IT AN 8 IRON , AND IF INTO THE WIND....A 7 IRON.

 OKAY SO IT IS A SCRAMBLE / BETTER BALL TOURNAMENT. THESE ARE MY FAVORITE. THERE IS NO INDIVIDUAL PLAY AND IT IS GROUP COMPETITION. A LOT OF STRESS IS TAKEN OFF MY SHOULDERS BECAUSE IF I HIT A BAD SHOT WE GO TO THE TEAM'S BEST SHOT TO HIT AGAIN. OK , DONE WITH LESSONS....BACK TO GOLFING ON THIS MAGNIFICENT DAY.

 FEELING WAY MORE RELAXED IT IS A BETTER BALL STYLE WE HIT OUR 2ND SHOT. I HIT AN IRON TO THE GREEN.......WE USE MY SHOT. I WAS HAPPY I COULD CONTRIBUTE TO THE TEAM. I WAS THINKING I HAVE NOT PLAYED FOR 15 YEARS SO MAYBE WE COULD USE 1 OR 2 OF MY SHOTS THE WHOLE DAY. WELL , I WOULD GET TO USE MY SHOTS ALOT MORE. ALL DAY I GOT " WOW , NICE SHOT !!! OR NICE DRIVE !!! " THIS MADE ME FEEL SO GOOD SINCE WE WERE PLAYING WITH 2 SCRATCH GOLFERS. I WAS BLASTING THE BALL OFF THE TEE AND HITTING SOLID IRONS. I GUESS PRACTICING 3 DAYS AGO HELPED.  IT WAS LIKE RIDING A BIKE. OF COURSE , I WAS RIBBING THE YOUNGER PLAYER AND OUR OLD FRIEND WHO PLAYS EVERY OTHER DAY. WE WALK UP TO THE FAIRWAY AND I SAY , " GEE ...WHICH BALL SHOULD WE USE ? THE 2 SCRATCH PLAYERS ? OR THE FAT BALD GUY EATING A HOAGIE AS HE HIT ? "

 ALL DAY I HAD THEM LAUGHING.

 A FAMILY MEMBER LET ME TRY AN OMEGA BIG BERTHA SUPER DRIVING GOLF CLUB. THE HEAD ON THE CLUB WAS THE SIZE OF A ROUNDED LUNCH BOX. AT FIRST I HIT 2 BAD SHOTS OUT OF 3. THAN OUR FRIEND SAID USE THIS LONGER TEE. YOU MUST TEE THE BALL UP MUCH HIGHER. I TOLD HIM I WOULD TAKE HIS ADVICE ALL DAY.

 THE NEXT HOLE I TEE THE BALL HIGHER. " HOUSTON .......WE HAVE LIFT OFF. " I STEP UP TO THE TEE BOX AND PREP FOR DRIVING. " HOUSTON , WE ARE CLEAR TO GO. THREE .........TWO..........ONE..............THAAAAAAWHACK !!!!!  BIG DADDY LAUNCHES A BALL INTO THE SKY AND DOWN THE FAIRWAY. THE REMAINING 15 HOLES HALF MY DRIVES WOULD BE USED. AGAIN , THIS FELT SO DAMN GOOD BECAUSE 2 PLAYERS ARE SCRATCH PLAYERS (THEY HIT IN THE HIGH 70'S).

 ON THE GREEN - I OFFERED TO BE THE GUINEA PIG ALL DAY BECAUSE MY PUTTING IS HORRIBLE. I BASICALLY WOULD PUTT TO GIVE THE OTHER PLAYERS A " READ " ON THE LINE. THIS WAS FINE WITH ME. WE WERE USING MY DRIVES AND IRONS SO BEING THE SET-UP PLAYER FOR PUTTS WAS SO OKAY. I DID MAKE ONE BIRDIE SO THAT FELT GOOD. THE REST OF THE HOLES......I WAS NOT SO GOOD.

 SEVERAL TABLES WERE ACCESSED DURING PLAY. THEY HAD CHIPS , PRETZELS , AND CRACKERS ALONG WITH WATER , SODA , AND BEER. I HAD CAPE MAY IPA AND BALLAST POINT IPA.  I WAS FEELING GOOD , MAKING JOKES (  AND HOPEFULLY ENTERTAINING EVERYONE ) , AND REALLY ENJOYING MYSELF.  IT WAS A MAGNIFICENT DAY......... I'M GOLFING , DRINKING , EATING , AND PLAYING VERY GOOD FOR BEING OFF 15 YEARS. OH......AND IT WAS ALL FREE.

 THE DAY MOVED ON AND IT WAS FUN. OUR TEAM SHOT NO WORST THAN PAR ALL DAY ALONG WITH 5 BIRDIES. WE ENDED UP 5 UNDER.  AGAIN , I WAS SO HAPPY WITH MY 15 YEAR-OFF PLAY.  OH , THE FAMILY MEMBER SAID I COULD KEEP THE OMEGA DRIVING CLUB. IT HAS A $400+ VALUE PLUS HE SAID HE WANTS TO PRACTICE MORE NOW THEY HE IS A MEMBER OF A LOCAL COUNTRY CLUB. I OFFERED TO PRACTICE WITH HIM ANYTIME.....ALONG WITH ANYMORE OF THESE CHARITY EVENTS. I HAVE A BIG HEART.

 WE RIDE TO THE PARKING LOT TO PUT AWAY OUR CLUBS. WE DROP OFF THE CARTS AND WALK OVER TO THE MAIN OUTDOOR PATIO. WE ARRIVE AND THERE IS A LAYOUT OF BBQ FOOD......BURGERS , DOGS , SAUSAGE , POTATO SALAD , AND MORE. SERVERS HELP THE WHOLE TIME. OH......OPEN BAR. MORE BEERS ARE CONSUMED AND OUT OF 50 PLAYERS AND HOSTS WE ARE THE LAST TO LEAVE AROUND 6PM.  I ACTUALLY LEAVE OUR TABLE BECAUSE I WANTED TO WORK THE NAIL TONIGHT.

 THE PLAYERS AND STAFF ALL PRACTICED COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES. 

 MY FAMILY MEMBER TALKED TO MANY OF THE HELP SINCE HE WAS A CONTRIBUTOR. THEY ALL THANKED HIM. I THANKED HIM 10 TIMES. I ROLL OUT AND I WAS FEELING GOOD TO SAY THE LEAST. THIS WAS A GREAT DAY OF LETTING THINGS GO IN MY HEAD.

 I ARRIVE HOME AND TELL STORIES WITH WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST. I AM GREETED WARMLY BY THE PUP AGAIN. THEY CAN SEE I HAD A GREAT TIME.

 HEAD TO THE NAIL AND SOLD 1 SIX PACK IN 2 HOURS. I SIT BY MYSELF AND GET DEPRESSED AGAIN. MY PERFECT DAY HAS ENDED.

 BACK HOME I BASICALLY HEAD STRAIGHT TO BED AROUND 9:30PM. I HAD AT LEAST 6 TO 7 I.P.A. BEERS WHICH IS EQUIVALENT TO 12 - 14 REGULAR BEERS...... VIA ALCOHOL CONTENT WISE THAT IS. BY 10PM I FALL ASLEEP. THE PUP JOINS ME LATER. I DID WAKE UP SEVERAL TIMES AND ALSO USED THE BATHROOM. I COULD NOT BELIEVE I PEED FOR 5 STRAIGHT MINUTES.

  SOMEONE STOLE MY TOOLS WHILE I WAS AT A BIRTHDAY PARTY. I LEFT A LARGE WET/DRY VAC AND RED TOOL BOX IN MY VAN.  I COULD NOT BELIEVE SOMEONE WOULD STEAL MY OLD TOOLS. I SEARCH ALL OVER AND I AM PISSED. THERE IS A SMALL CREEK BY THE PARKING LOT AND I WALK DOWN THERE. I SEE MY RED TOOL BOX WITH 90% OF MY TOOLS MISSING. I AM JUST SO ANGRY THERE ARE LOWLIFES IN THIS WORLD.  I RETURN THE WET RED TOOL BOX BACK TO THE VAN AND DRIVE AWAY..........dream ends.

  ( I THOUGHT YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSE TO SEE COLOR WHEN YOU DREAM ? )

  TUESDAY      10 - 6 - 20

 TEXT WHEELS , I GOT GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS. "

 WELP , I HAD 24 HOURS OF A GOOD RELAXING DAY AND NIGHT. THAT IS JUST ABOUT THE RIGHT TIME PERIOD FOR SOMETHING BAD TO HAPPEN TO ME OR SOMETHING THAT WILL COST MONEY TO FIX. I SWEAR ........I AM JUST FUCKING SICK OF IT.

 OH BY THE WAY , EACH DAY I WRITE THIS BLOG I REVIEW AND PROOF READ FOR MIS-SPELLING AND SUCH. I ONLY DO THIS ONCE. I WENT BACK AND RE-READ YESTERDAY'S BLOG. JESUS , MAYBE I NEED TO RE-READ EACH WRITING 3 TIMES. I HAD LIKE 20 MISTAKES. I RE-WROTE SOME OF YESTERDAY'S BLOG.

 AN IMPORTANT STORY THAT HAPPEN YESTERDAY. IT ACTUALLY UPSET ME A LITTLE. I HAVE NOT GOLFED IN 15 YEARS. IN MY GOLF BAG IS A LARGE PING PUTTER. I PRACTICE WITH IT AND NOTICE THERE IS A RUBBER SUCTION CUP ON THE HANDLE. I TRIED TO PICK UP A BALL BUT THE RUBBER WAS TOO OLD. THE LARGE CUP WAS HINDERING MY GRIP AND SINCE IT HAS NO SUCTION ( WHEELS ....REMEMBER SUCTION ? ) I REMOVED IT. ON TOP OF THE HANDLE READS MY FATHER-IN-LAW'S NAME AND PHONE NUMBER. I GET UPSET THINKING OF HIM. I SHOW MY FAMILY MEMBER AND SAY , " NO WONDER I AM PUTTING SO BAD. " MY FATHER-IN-LAW LOVED GOLF BUT MAN WAS HE BAD.

 SO , IT IS A NEW DAY AND THE TEMPERATURES ARE IN THE 70'S ALL WEEK. I HAVE  A DECISION TO MAKE BECAUSE THE NAIL TOTALLY BLOWS RIGHT NOW AND IT EXTREMELY BUMS ME OUT. TRAVEL TO THE POCONOS OR SEA SHORE ? MY DECISION WAS SEASHORE SINCE THE WEATHER IS PERFECT AND WE DO NOT GET TO ENJOY OUR CONDO DURING THE SUMMER SEASON BECAUSE OF RENTING.

 I GET SOME LITTLE THINGS DONE AND TRY TO CONVINCE WHEELS TO GO WITH ME. LAST TIME THERE I BROUGHT OUR RADIO SHOW TABLE AND CHAIR TO SET HER UP IN A QUIET BACK BEDROOM. I ASKED HER 3 TIMES TO NO AVAIL. SHE IS JUST ANNOYED WITH MY FACE AND THE DOG INTERRUPTS HER ALL THE TIME.

 QUICK FUNNY STORY - A FAMILY MEMBER CALLS ME AND ASKS WHAT AM I UP TO. I SAY , " I AM HEADING TO THE BEACH. " HE REPLIES , " OH COOL FOR HOW LONG ? " I RESPOND , " WELL , IT IS NOT RENTED ANYMORE FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR. " HE STARTS TO LAUGH AND SAYS , " OKAY , SEE YOU AROUND CHRISTMAS ? "

 PACKED AND ON THE ROAD WITH THE PUP. I MADE 2 GRILL CHEESES FOR THE TREK. GOOD TIME IS A 105 MINUTES. I AM HERE IN 90.  I FOLLOWED AN OLD SCHOOL MUSCLE CAR WHO WAS DOING A HUNGE.

 OH , JUST ONE QUICK THING. A ROCK HIT MY WINDSHIELD AND MADE A HALF DOLLAR SIZE CRACK IN IT. THIS IS THE 2ND TIME THIS VAN HAD ITS WINDSHIELD BROKE. UN-FUCKING-BELIEVABLE. I WILL CALL INSURANCE REP AND SAFELIGHT TOMORROW..........BLOW. THAT'S THE BAD NEWS. THE GOOD NEWS THE CRACK IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WINDSHIELD BELOW THE INSPECTION STICKER AND DOES NOT EFFECT DRIVING OR SIGHT LINES IN ANY WAY.

 DRIVING BY A LOCAL DAIRY QUEEN IS SO TOUGH FOR ME. WELL , IT GOT TOUGHER AS THEIR MARQUEE SIGN SAID , "  DQ APPRECIATE DAY. $3 BROWNIE EARTHQUAKE. ALL DAY "................FUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCK.

 WALK THE PUP , TIE HER TO THE FENCE RAILING , AND UNLOAD. BEFORE ENTERING I WIPE DOWN EVERY THING I COULD THINK OF FOR COVID. I DON'T WANT TO BE LIKE TRUMP WHO INFECTED 18 STAFF MEMBERS INCLUDING HIS WIFE AND CHRIS CHRISTIE. HOW FUCKING IRRESPONSIBLE BUT HIS SUPPORTERS WILL MAKE IT LOOK LIKE HE IS A SUPER HERO FOR BEATING THE VIRUS AT 74 YEARS OLD , FAT , AND BEING ORANGE.

 OH , THERE IS A NEW THING OUT THAT 1 IN 10 PEOPLE SURVIVING COVID ARE NOW CALLED " LONG HAULERS ". THE GOOD MORNING AMERICA NEWS WITH MICHAEL STRAHAN INTERVIEWED TWO IN-SHAPE HEALTHY YOUNG GIRLS. BOTH SURVIVED COVID BUT 6 MONTHS LATER THEY HAVE SUPER MIGRAINES , SOMETIMES CAN'T WALK , AND SLEEP 12-14 HOURS A DAY WITH OTHER HARDCORE SYMPTOMS.  THE DOCTOR SAID  " ALL AGES ARE EFFECTED UNFORTUNATELY ".

 I SETTLE IN AND CHILL FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES. IT IS NOW DOG PARK TIME. I TAKE THE PUP AND THERE ARE 3 WOMEN THERE WITH DOGS. ONE GIRL IS A GRADUATE OF MICHIGAN WHERE SHE HAD A " GO BLUE " SWEAT SHIRT ON. I TALKED TO ALL THE GIRLS AND THEY ARE COOL. WE HAVE A FOURSOME BACK AT MY CONDO LATER ON......GO BLUE.........BALLS.

 THE PUP HAS A GREAT TIME. SHE IS A JOY TO WATCH. I POSTED PICTURES AND VIDEO.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN AND HAVE SOME DINNER AND SNACK ON LITTLE THINGS BUT NOT MUCH. I MADE A CHOICE TO NOT BRING ANY ALCOHOL ALL WEEK. SO , I DRANK FLAVORED SODA WATER.

 THOUGH I WAS TEMPTED BY BOOZE. HOW ? AND IT IS KINDA GROSS. I AM WALKING THE PUP TO THE DOG PARK. AGAINST AN ENTRANCE POST IS A MILLER LITE BEER CAN. IT LOOKS LIKE SOMEONE JUST PUT IT THERE AND WALKED DOWN TO THE OCEAN. I SAID TO MYSELF , " IF THAT UNOPENED BEER CAN IS STILL THERE WHEN I GET BACK I WILL HAVE A DECISION TO MAKE. " THE BEER CAN WAS GONE WHEN I GOT BACK. YES , I WAS WILLING TO TAKE A BEER CAN HOME AND DRINK IT NOT KNOWING IT COULD  BE 10 MINUTES OR 10 YEARS OLD.

 AROUND 9:30PM I WALK THE PUP AGAIN. I NOTICE HER POOP IS NOT CONSISTENT AND A LITTLE LOOSE. YES , MAYBE I SHOULDN'T WRITE THAT BUT IT IS PART OF MY NEXT STORY.

 BACK HOME I WATCH TV AND DON'T CARE ABOUT BASEBALL , BASKETBALL , OR ANYTHING. I WATCH ABOUT 30 MINUTES OF JACK REACHER PLAYED BY TOM CRUISE.......EH. I INSTALL MY ROKU ( BEST EVER ) AND WATCH A SHOW I STARTED 2 YEARS AGO CALLED LETTERKENNY ON HULU. YOU NEED CAPTIONS WITH THIS HICK STYLE THEME TV SHOW. IT IS PRETTY GOOD.....MAN THEY TALK FAST AND EASILY HAVE 50 SARCASTIC HUMOROUS ONE LINERS EACH SHOW. THE EPISODES ARE ONLY 25 MINUTES. I WATCHED AT LEAST 4.

 I PLAY INTERNET SCRABBLE AND POKER. THE POKER GAME WAS A 50K ENTRY WITH 9 PLAYERS. THE TOP 3 CASH. THE GAME LASTS ABOUT 40 MINUTES BUT AROUND THE 15 MINUTE MARK THE PUP STARTS HITTING THE BELLS HUNG ON THE DOOR KNOB. THIS MEANS SHE NEEDS TO PEE OR POOP. BUT , I JUST WALKED HER AN HOUR AGO SO I THINK SHE IS BEING AN ASSHOLE...........WHICH SHE IS SOMETIMES.

 I MAKE THE FINAL THREE AND ANOTHER 15 MINUTES GOES BY.THE DOG IS NOW MOANING BADLY AND PACING. SHE GOES INTO OTHER ROOMS AND TRIES TO GO UP STAIRS. SHE CONTINUES TO MOAN AND I KNOW SHE HAS TO GO OUT. ANOTHER 5 MINUTES I WIN THE TOURNEY. I INSTANTLY AND QUICKLY GET HER OUTSIDE. SHE PEES AND POOPS. I APOLOGIZE TO HER FOR MAKING HER WAIT.

 ON A SAD NOTE , LEGENDARY ROCK GUITARIST AND PART GOD FOR BANGING VALERIE BERTINELLIE EDDIE VAN HALEN DIED OF THROAT CANCER.  THOUGH HE WAS A SMOKER HE THINKS IT WAS FROM HOLDING A METAL GUITAR PICK IN HIS MOUTH ALL THOSE YEARS.

 I WIND DOWN IN BED AROUND 12:30AM WHICH IS LATE FOR ME. THE PUP JOINS ME AND I SLEEP OKAY.

 I GET INVITED TO A 6 PERSON DINNER. I ARRIVE AND THE TABLE IS SMALL ALONG WITH THE PRIVATE ROOM. THE WALLS ARE ONLY 2 FEET BEHIND THE CHAIRS. IT IS REALLY TIGHT. RITA WILSON ( TON HANKS WIFE ) GREETS ME AND IS SUPER COOL. SHE IS HAPPY TO SEE ME AND OFFERS A CHAIR. I AM THE LAST OF THE 6 TO ARRIVE. BUT 5 SECONDS LATER 4 MORE PEOPLE ARRIVE AND RITA OFFERS TO SQUEEZE THEM IN. THERE IS NO WAY THIS IS HAPPENING. I AM IN NO MOOD FOR THIS SO I APOLOGIZE AND LEAVE.

 I WALK OUT THE RESTAURANT AND LOOK FOR A TAXI. I SEE A TALL GUY WAITING BY THE CURB AND ASK HIM IF TAXI'S COME BY HERE OFTEN. HE TURNS TO ME AND SAYS , " THEY DO. ALL THE TIME. WHERE YOU HEADED ? " I INSTANTLY RECOGNIZE HIM AND IT IS HOWARD STERN. I TELL HIM , " I'M GOING UPTOWN. " HE RESPONDS , " LET'S SHARE THE CAB. " WE TAKE A CAB AND I TELL HIM ABOUT MY RESTAURANT EXIT BECAUSE IT WAS TOO CROWDED. HE TELLS ME NOT TOO WORRY ABOUT THAT TOO MUCH. IN THE REAR WINDSHIELD , AS WE ARE PULLING AWAY , I SEE AND HEAR RITA WILSON CHASING AND PLEADING ME TO STAY...............dream ends.

  WEDNESDAY      10 - 7 - 20

  I TOLD MYSELF YEARS AGO JUST SAY " YES " BECAUSE TIME IS SHORT AND I AM GETTING FATTER. NOT LIKE THE MOVIE YES MAN WITH JIM CARREY BUT JUST TO DO STUFF THAT YOU CAN TODAY. THE WEATHER PROVIDED PICTURE PERFECT MAGNIFICENT SETTING SO I TOOK MAZE TO THE BEACH FOR A BEAUTIFUL BRILLIANT RED SUNRISE. KINDA NICE TO START A DAY LIKE THIS.

 BACK HOME I FEED THE PUP AND GET MY BLOG DONE ALONG WITH EMAILS.

 CALL THE WRONG INSURANCE AGENT TWICE THAT HAD THE SAME FIRST NAME. THE ONLY THING I DID NOT LIKE WAS ME CALLING HIM. WHEN HE GOT MY MESSAGE AT 6AM WHY NOT CALL BACK AND SAY , " HEY CHRIS , I DO NOT DO CAR INSURANCE. " WHEELS LED ME TO THE RIGHT PERSON.

 SCHEDULE A SAFELITE  TECH TO HOPEFULLY FIX OUR WINDSHIELD BY JUST USING SUCTION CUPS AND GLUE......I HOPE. IT BE NICE BECAUSE IT WOULD BE FREE.

 A NICE BREAKFAST OF PANCAKES.

 MORE MAZE TIME AS I WALK THE BEACH WITH HER AND STOP AT THE DOG PARK. I MEET 2 OTHER DOGS WITH 2 OWNERS. A YOUNG BLONDE IN SPANDEX AND AN OLDER WOMAN WHO WAS REALLY COOL. THE DOGS PLAYED AND IT WAS FUN FOR THEM......AND US. WE MEET MORE PEOPLE AND DOGS ON THE  WAY BACK HOME.

  BACK HOME I START MY PROJECTS. HERE THEY ARE :

 - MORE CAULKING OF BASEBOARDS. I DID THE STAIRWAY ON BOTH SIDES ( WHICH WAS BAD ) , A BATHROOM SINK , BASEBOARD ON UPSTAIRS LANDING , AND SPOT CHECKING OTHER PLACES.

 - NAILED DOWN A BEDROOM FLOOR BOARD AND CAULKED. I WILL LATER PAINT IT SO IT DOES NOT DISCOLOR.

 - SECURED A LOOSE BATHROOM TOWEL BAR.

 - SET-UP A LAND LINE CORDLESS PHONE. CELL RECEPTION IS NOT THE BEST HERE....UNLESS YOU WALK OUTSIDE.

 - I SEE AN ELDERLY COUPLE STRUGGLING TO UNLOCK A FRONT DOOR IN THE UNIT NEXT TO ME. I WALK OUTSIDE ( WITH A MASK ) AND OFFER TO HELP. I REMOVE A SCREEN BUT THE WINDOW IS LOCKED. I CALL 2 OWNERS BUT STILL WE CAN NOT GET IN. WE SUGGEST CALLING THE REALITY COMPANY THAT RENTS THIS UNIT. THEY TAKE A RIDE TO THE OFFICE AND PICK UP A KEY.  THE COUPLE THANKS ME 5 TIMES FOR HELPING. I SAW BAGS PLACED BY THE FRONT DOOR AND NOTICED WINE AND BEER IN THEM. I TOLD THEM ," WHEN YOU GET BACK YOU MAY BE MISSING A BOTTLE OF WINE ". THEY GIGGLED , THANKED ME AGAIN , AND THE OLD GUY SHOOK MY HAND. I SAID HAVE A GOOD NIGHT AND IMMEDIATELY WASHED MY HAND. JESUS , WITH THIS DAMN COVID , I FEEL LIKE MONK.

 - WALK MAZE AND THE ELDERLY COUPLE SAY HELLO AND PET HER.

 - GLUE A TRANSPONDER TO THE VAN'S WINDSHIELD FOR THE 3RD TIME.

 - TAKE A DRIVE TO A HOUSE FOR SALE. IT IS THE ONLY SINGLE HOME ( TECHNICALLY A TWIN....FALSE ADVERTISING LIKE TRUMP ALWAYS SAYS ) IN ALL OF NORTH WILDWOOD , WILDWOOD , AND WILDWOOD CREST. I TAKE A WALK AROUND AND SEE THIS PROPERTY NEEDS WORK........ALOT OF WORK. THE PRICE IS SO LOW I HAD TO INQUIRE ABOUT IT. HOMES ARE DOUBLE IN VALUE IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD.

 - BACK HOME I CALL WHEELS AND RIB HER FOR NOT FINDING THE HOUSE FOR SALE LAST WEEKEND. I BELIEVE ALCOHOL MAY HAVE BEEN INVOLVED SINCE I FOUND IT IN 30 SECONDS.

 - I CALL THE REALTOR AND SCHEDULE A PRIVATE SHOWING FOR TOMORROW. THERE IS A REASON THIS HOME IS PRICED UNDER 140K.....IT NEEDS WORK......ALOT OF WORK.  IT HAS GREAT POTENTIAL SINCE IT IS 1/2 BLOCK FROM THE BAY , NICE NEIGHBORHOOD ( EXCEPT FOR A TRUMP FLAG NEXT DOOR ) , 3 STORIES , 3 BEDROOMS , 2 BATHROOMS , BACK YARD , OUTSIDE SHOWER , AND MOST IMPORTANTLY A SMALL CORNER LIQUOR STORE 200 YARDS AWAY. AGAIN THERE IS A REASON THIS " SINGLE " HOME IS FOR SALE DIRT CHEAP IN ALL OF NEW JERSEY......IT NEEDS WORK BIG TIME.

 - I ASK THE REALTOR SOME DETAILS BEFORE WE MEET TOMORROW. HE TELLS ME THERE IS NO HEAT , FLOORS ARE BAD ( THROUGH A WINDOW I CAN SEE GROUND / GRASS THROUGH OPEN FLOORING) , NO CONVENTIONAL BANK MORTGAGE ( NEED A RENOVATION MORTGAGE ) , KITCHEN IS BAD , 3RD FLOOR JUST HAS A TOILET ON A WALL ( KINDA FUNNY ) AND WAY MORE. TOMORROW I WILL GET AN INSIDE LOOK AND MORE DETAILS.

 - OH , 8 PEOPLE MADE OFFERS ON THIS HOME. ONE PERSON GOT THE MORTGAGE AND ASSUME THE DELINQUENT LOAN. BUT THEY DID NOT PAY FOR 3 MONTHS BECAUSE THEY COULD NOT GET A RENOVATION LOAN. MAN , THE BANK WAS PISSED. I BET THEY REALLY WANT TO UNLOAD THIS HOUSE.

 - I JUST THOUGHT TO MYSELF WITH COVID-19 SHUTTING DOWN MY WORK LIFE AND THE NAIL MAYBE THIS BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO RECONSTRUCT THIS ENTIRE HOME........SELLING THE NAIL AND OUR OCEANFRONT CONDO WOULD MOST LIKELY BE DONE TOO. IT WAS SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT AND TOMORROW'S VIEWING WILL MOST LIKELY CHANGE MY MIND IF A TON OF WORK NEEDS TO BE DONE. I ALREADY TOOK 5 YEARS TO BUILD A POCONO HOME AND 1 YEAR TO RE-BUILD THE ENTIRE CONDO FROM THE BARE STUDS. I STILL FEEL PAIN FROM THESE TWO. DO I REALLY WANT TO RE-DO ANOTHER HOME ? THIS WOULD BE ALOT OF PAIN BUT SOMETHING WE ENJOY AND OUR KIDS.

 - DRIVE TO DAIRY QUEEN. I WANTED TO SEE WHEN THAT $3 " QUAKE " SPECIAL WAS. UNFORTUNATELY , IT IS OCTOBER 15TH. I WILL NOT BE HERE.....THOUGH I COULD COME BACK.

 BACK HOME I WALK THE PUP. MORE PEOPLE AND OTHER DOGS SAY HELLO TO MAZE. I START TO SEE SOME REPEAT PEOPLE. THE BEACH AND WEATHER IS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. I AM A LITTLE SURPRISED ( BUT NOT REALLY ) HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE HERE.

 BACK HOME I MAKE ANGEL HAIR PASTA AND MEATBALLS. I ADD SPICES TO THE JAR SAUCE AND I CAN NOT TELL YOU THE LAST TIME I HAD PASTA. IT WAS SO GOOD. I DON'T REMEMBER CHEWING.

 I SETTLE IN AND BINGE WATCH LETTERKENNY. JESUS , ONE SCENE WITH ALL CHARACTERS IN A JACUZZI WITH 3 SMOKE SHOW GIRLS IS HILARIOUS. LET'S JUST SAY 2 MALE CHARACTERS CAN PASS WIND AT WILL. TO MAKE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD FOR A SOLID MINUTE WAS PRETTY ENTERTAINING....AS LOW LEVEL AS IT WAS.

 WATCH THE VICE PRESIDENT DEBATE. I THOUGHT HARRIS WOULD CRUSH PENCE BUT HE HELD HIS OWN FOR THE MOST PART....EVEN THOUGH HE HAD A FLY LAND ON HIS HEAD. OH......THE JOKES FLYING ON SOCIAL MEDIA. HARRIS WON AND IT WAS ALOT DIFFERENT THAN THE SHIT SHOW WITH TRUMP AND BIDEN'S DEBATE. AGAIN , I THOUGHT BOTH CANDIDATES WERE SEMI-CORDIAL AND PROFESSIONAL. THOUGH , PENCE OVER EXTENDED HIS TIME ON AT LEAST 20 QUESTIONS. MOST " EXPERTS " GAVE THE NOD TO HARRIS. MOST SAID IT WILL NOT AFFECT VOTING.

 OF COURSE THE NEXT MORNING I SEE A SOCIAL MEDIA POST BY A FRIEND SAYING, " NOW THAT IS HOW A MEDIATOR RUNS A DEBATE. " I GIGGLED TO MYSELF. AGAIN , YOU WILL NOT CHANGE TRUMP OR BIDEN SUPPORTERS NO MATTER IF SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE MAKES A WHOLE SKIT ABOUT HOW TRUMP INTERRUPTED BIDEN 50 TIMES. THE REASON WHY THE VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE WAS CIVIL WAS BECAUSE OF THE CANDIDATES......NOT THE MODERATOR IN ANY WAY. THEY BOTH SEEM LIKE GOOD PEOPLE.  IF TRUMP WAS DEBATING IT WOULD OF BEEN A SHIT SHOW AGAIN 100%.  IT'S JUST HOW HE IS , FOR BETTER OR WORSE.

  THURSDAY     10 - 8 - 20

 YEAH , DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING......WORSE.......FUCKING........LUCK.......EVER. I AM FUCKING SICK OF IT.

 STARTED MORNING WATCHING THE SUNRISE WITH MAZE. I KEEP THINKING EACH NEW DAY WILL BE BETTER. IT NEVER IS.

 POSTED PICTURES OF SUNRISE , SUNSET , AND BEACH WITH MAZE.

 BACK HOME....NORMAL CRAP.

 WALK MAZE TO DOG PARK. MET SOME PEOPLE AND DOGS. EVERYONE IS COOL.

 BACK HOME I HAVE SOME CEREAL , APPLE SAUCE , AND A BLUEBERRY CROISSANT.......BLOW.

 DO SOME MINOR PROJECTS LIKE WIPING SAND DOWN THAT IS ON ANYTHING AND TRY TO INSTALL A DRUM SEAT TO A BICYCLE. I SAT ON IT AND BENT THE SEAT BAR........I'M A FAT FUCK.

 MET WITH A REALTOR TO LOOK AT A SINGLE HOME.....TECHNICALLY A TWIN. I ARRIVE EARLY AND TALK TO THE CONNECTING NEIGHBOR.

   HERE IS THE GOODS AND BADS OF THIS PROPERTY.

 THE GOODS - NEIGHBOR IS VERY COOL , NEIGHBOR WAS FORMER OWNER OF THIS HOME , NEIGHBOR HAD A TON OF INFORMATION , GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD , WIDE STREETS , 1/2 BLOCK FROM THE BAY , UPDATED BAY WALL , UPDATED BAY STREET DRAINS , 3 STORIES , 3 BEDROOM ( COULD BE 4 ) , 2 BATH ( COULD BE 3 ) , OUTSIDE SHOWER , SMALL YARD , NEIGHBORHOOD VALUE IS DOUBLE OF THIS FORECLOSURE PRICE , ONLY SINGLE HOME UNDER 140K , NEW ELECTRIC , LOW TAXES , AND THE POTENTIAL IS UNLIMITED. IT WOULD GIVE ME SOMETHING TO DO DURING THIS FUCKING PANDEMIC WHERE I FEEL EXTREMELY LESS OF A MAN AND NO BALL SACK. ALSO , USING OUR CONDO THAT IS 3 MINUTES AWAY , AS A LIVING SPACE , WHILE WORKING ON THE HOME WOULD BE A HUGE ASSET.

 THE BADS - THIS PROPERTY WAS DAMAGED BY HURRICANE SANDY - ALOT OF WORK ( MOSTLY UNDERNEATH ) , PROBABLY STRIP EVERYTHING DOWN TO STUDS , CAN'T GET CONVENTIONAL LOAN , ALOT  OF WORK THAT I'M TOO OLD FOR , NO PARKING OR DRIVEWAY ( THAT'S A BIG ONE ) , ROOMS ARE SMALL ( THINK TWIN ) , AND A 1/2 BLOCK FROM BUBBA'S LIQUOR STORE ( THIS COULD BE A GOOD TOO ).

 WE TALKED AND I KNEW MORE ABOUT THE HOME THAN THE REALTOR SINCE I TOOK THE TIME TO TALK TO THE FRIENDLY NEIGHBOR. SHE WAS A COOL OLDER LADY WHO LOST HER POLICE OFFICER HUSBAND 2 YEARS AGO , HAS A DOG , AND FLIES A TRUMP FLAG ( NOT SURE IF THAT IS GOOD OR BAD ). I LIKED HER. TO ME , SHE SEEMED LONELY.

 I ROLL OUT AND CALL MY NEPHEWS. I ASK THEM IF THEY BE INTERESTED IN INVESTING & REMODELING A CRAPPY HOUSE FROM TOP TO BOTTOM TO HAVE A " FAMILY " HOME FOR EVERYONE.

 I AM ALSO KICKING THE IDEA AROUND OF JUST WHEELS AND I BUYING IT. I TRULY FEEL I COULD REMODEL THE ENTIRE HOME WITH SUPPLIES AND FURNITURE FROM FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE OR CRAIGSLIST FOR PRACTICALLY FREE.  WE WOULD PROBABLY HAVE TO SELL SOMETHING OF OURS.

  THE REALTOR TELLS ME 10 OFFERS WERE MADE AND IT WILL SELL WITHIN 48 HOURS. I BELIEVED HIM.

 BACK HOME I RECEIVE TEXTS AND EMAILS CONFIRMING AN APPOINTMENT BY SAFELITE BETWEEN 12 NOON - 5PM. NOW I AM STUCK AND CAN NOT DO ANYTHING FOR THE 5 HOUR WINDOW. HERE IS THE TIMELINE AND WHY I FUCKING HATE RELYING ON OTHER PEOPLE.  REMEMBER ---- APPOINTMENT IS 12 - 5PM.

 12 NOON - NO SHOW OR CALL - I DO SOME LITTLE PROJECTS.

 1PM - NO SHOW OR CALL - WATCH SEVERAL EPISODES OF LETTERKENNY. THE FEMALE ACTRESSES ARE SMOKE SHOWS.

 2PM - NO SHOW OR CALL - PLAY INTERNET SCRABBLE , POKER , AND PORN.

 3PM - NO SHOW OR CALL - MORE PORN.

 4PM - NO SHOW OR CALL - WALK MAZE , TEXT , AND CALL MY MOM TO SAY HELLO.

 5PM - NO SHOW OR CALL - START TRYING TO CONTACT SAFELITE. I AM FUCKING FURIOUS AND FUCKING PISSED.

 5:20PM - TECH CALLS ME AND APOLOGIZES. HE SAID HE WAS TOTALLY OVERBOOKED AND IS ON HIS WAY......FROM LONG BEACH ISLAND. WAIT , FUCKING L.B.I. ?!?! HE TELLS ME HERE BE HERE BY 7PM. I ASK HIM , " WHY DIDN'T YOU A CALL ME AT 1PM AND SAY YOU WERE OVERBOOKED ? "

 6PM - TAKE MAZE TO THE BEACH. I SIT IN MY ZERO GRAVITY CHAIR AND MAZE DIGS IN THE SAND. I WATCH A BIG FAMILY HAVE FUN. 

 7PM - NO SHOW OR CALL - AGAIN , POST PICTURES OF SUNRISES , SUNSETS , AND ME ON THE BEACH WITH CRAZY MAZE.

 7:30PM - I CALL THE TECH. C'MON MAN THAT'S DO THIS ANOTHER DAY. HE TELLS ME HE IS JUST GETTING OFF THE NORTH WILDWOOD EXIT. BE THERE IN 5 MINUTES.

 7:40PM - WALK MAZE. NO SHOW OR CALL.

 7:50PM - GETTING MORE PISSED AND CALL WHEELS WITH MY UPDATES OF THE DAY. NO SHOW OR CALL. 5 MINUTES !!!!!

 8PM - TECH ARRIVES IN TOTAL DARKNESS. HE ACCESSES THE 1/2 DOLLAR CIRCLE CRACK OF THE WINDSHIELD. HE DETERMINES IT CAN NOT BE FIXED FOR FREE WITH SUCTION CUPS AND EPOXY. I NEED TO ORDER A NEW WINDSHIELD. HE WAS HERE 45 SECONDS. I JUST SAY GOOD NIGHT , SAFE TRAVELS , AND GO BACK INSIDE WHERE MAZE IS BARKING. MAN DID I PICK A BAD WEEK NOT TO BRING ANY ALCOHOL. I JUST WASTED 8 HOURS FOR A 45 SECOND MEETING. I WAS FUCKING LIVID. THE TECH DID SAY AS I WAS WALKING AWAY THIS BREAK ON THE WINDSHIELD COULD BE IGNORED FOR QUITE A WHILE SINCE IT IS NOT IN AN AREA TO AFFECT DRIVING AND SIGHT LINES. I SAID NOTHING.

 INSIDE , I GOOGLE " REPAIRING WINDSHIELDS ".  GOOD CHANCE I WILL SUPER GLUE IT TOMORROW.

 GO TO BED TOTALLY BUMMING ABOUT THE WINDSHIELD , THE NAIL , AND THE BAD LUCK SHIT THAT HAPPENS TO ME.

 BLOW. I THINK I NEED A LARGE PROJECT TO DO TO KEEP MY MIND OFF THE SHITTY PANDEMIC AND NAIL.

 BLOW.

  SATURDAY    10 - 9 - 20

 I HAVE TO START ,  WHEN I WRITE " MY LIFE BLOWS "......IT REALLY DOESN'T. IT'S JUST ME BEING A NERVOUS NELLIE AND HAVING NEUROTIC BLOOD.

 STARTING TO GET INTO A ROUTINE AND I HAVE TO ADMIT IT WAS PRETTY GOOD.

 WALK THE PUP TO THE DOG PARK. A BEAUTIFUL MORNING AND 10 DOGS AND OWNERS SHOWED UP. IT WAS PRETTY FUN UNTIL ONE DOG STARTED HUMPING MAZE AND FIGHTING WITH ANOTHER DOG. THE OWNER WHO LOOKED LIKE AN 80 YEAR FORMER BIKER BOASTED , " YEP , MY DOG IS A LOVER AND A FIGHTER. " I LEFT WITHIN 2 MINUTES.

 TOOK A RIDE ON THE BOARDWALK. IT'S AMAZING HOW DIFFERENT IT IS RIDING A BIKE INTO THE WIND OR RIDING A BIKE WITH THE WIND. IT WAS WONDERFUL. THE WEATHER IS PICTURE PERFECT. IT IS AROUND 1:30PM SO I DECIDE TO DO A TASTE TEST. I HAVE NOT TRIED MACKS OR SAM'S PIZZA PALACE IN A VERY LONG TIME. YOU CAN SEE MY REVIEW AND PICTURES ON FACEBOOK. BASED ON 1 PLAIN SLICE I LEANED TOWARDS SAM'S. IT WAS THE ONLY MONEY I SPENT ON FOOD ALL WEEK.

 DURING THE BOARDWALK RIDE I FOUND A FLAG. I WILL PLACE IT IN OUR GARDEN WHEN I GET HOME ALONG WITH 2 SEASHELLS I FOUND ON THE BEACH.

 WHEN I GOT PIZZA I PLACED MY HEAD PHONES DOWN. I HAVE 2 FOAM PIECES THAT COVER THE EAR PIECES OF THE HEAD PHONE. I PARKED THE BIKE BY A BENCH AND FENCE. I WALK OVER TO GET THE SLICE OF PIZZA. WHEN I GOT BACK ONE FOAM PIECE WAS MISSING. I START TO SEARCH AND I FIGURE I AM SCREWED BECAUSE IT IS PRETTY WINDY. I GIVE UP AND THAN LOOK DOWN THE BOARDWALK ABOUT 50 YARDS AWAY. I SEE THE FOAM PIECE RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE.......NICE. OH , LISTENING TO OLDIE'S MUSIC IS SO PLEASING WHILE RIDING A BIKE.......AT LEAST TO ME.

 BACK HOME I WALK MAZE TO THE BEACH. THERE ARE PEOPLE MOVING AROUND AND CHILLING ON THE SAND. DURING THIS STAY MAZE HAS MET A TON OF DOGS AND PEOPLE.

 BACK HOME AGAIN I TAKE A RIDE TO AUTOZONE. I PICK UP A WINDSHIELD REPAIR KIT.  IT DOES NOT WORK PROPERLY WHEN I FIRST APPLIED THE EPOXY BUT THE QUARTER SIZE CHIP / CRACK DOES LOOK 60% BETTER. WHAT I DID NOT LIKE WAS WHEN I CALLED THE SALESMAN AND HE TOLD ME THE KIT WAS " ABOUT 10 BUCKS ". WHEN I ARRIVED IT WAS $17.....PLUS TAX.

 IT WAS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY I DID WORK ON THE WINDSHIELD IN THE PARKING LOT WITH MAZE TIED TO A POST. SHE JUST LAID DOWN AND LET ME WORK FOR 20 MINUTES.

 REMEMBER WHEN I SAID I COULD " FURNISH " A WHOLE HOUSE FOR FREE ? LAST NIGHT , ON FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE I SAW SOMEONE GIVING AWAY ALL THIS NEW FURNITURE BECAUSE THE WIFE HATED IT. THEIR NEW HOME CAME FURNISHED AND THEY JUST WANTED IT GONE. I THOUGHT IF I BROUGHT MY TRAILER TO NEW JERSEY I COULD GET ALL THIS FURNITURE IN UNDER 3 HOURS.

 WATCHED SOME MORE LETTERKENNY. IT WAS GOOD. I ALSO WATCH A SPIKE LEE MOVIE CALLED DA 5 BLOODS. IT WAS BORDERLINE STUPID TO EHH TO OKAY. IT DOES OPEN YOUR EYES UP ON VIETNAM , POLITICS , AND HOW AFRICAN AMERICANS WERE TREATED AS SOLDIERS AND PEOPLE. THERE ARE SOME TRUMP PLUGS.

 COULD NOT SLEEP FOR SOME REASON. AT 11PM I ACTUALLY THOUGHT OF DRIVING HOME. I KNEW THIS WAS NOT A GOOD IDEA. I DO  KNOW BAD WEATHER IS ARRIVING IN 24 HOURS.

 I HAD NO BOOZE ALL WEEK AND LET ME TELL YOU.....IT BLOWS.

  SATURDAY      10 - 10 - 20

  IT'S AMAZING HOW FAST A DECISION CAN BE MADE.

 UP AT 6:50AM. I WALK MAZE TO THE BEACH TO SEE THE SUNRISE AGAIN. BUT , BECAUSE IT IS OVERCAST THE SUN NEVER CAME THROUGH THE CLOUDS. I THOUGHT TO MYSELF......I'M OUTTA HERE.

 IN LESS THAN 10 MINUTES I ROLLED HOME. IT WAS SOOOOO NICE NOT WORRYING ABOUT CLEANING OR PACKING. I BASICALLY LEFT EVERYTHING THERE.

  8AM I TEXT MY YOUNGEST TO DO BREAKFAST. THIS MIGHT BE A HAIR EARLY FOR A COLLEGE STUDENT ON A SATURDAY......IT WAS. SHE DID NOT TEXT ME BACK UNTIL 11AM. LATER I READ MY RETURN TEXT , " TOO LATE ? " 

  MAKE GREAT TIME GETTING HOME. IT REALLY IS ABOUT TIMING WHEN DRIVING TO NEW JERSEY OR THE POCONOS. IT WAS ALSO NICE LISTENING TO HOWARD ESKIN ON SPORTS TALK RADIO.

  ARRIVE HOME AND CHILL FOR A LITTLE BIT. I HAD 3 PROJECTS TODO. I BASICALLY GOT 2 OF THEM DONE.

 1 - FIX AN UMBRELLA ON OUR PATIO.  THIS WAS EASY BECAUSE ONE SCREW WAS MISSING A BOLT.

 2 -TWO WEEKS AGO I TOOK DOWN 1/2 A TREE AND MADE PILES OF LARGE AND SMALL BRANCHES. TODAY , CONSOLIDATED THE BRANCHES AND BRUSH PILE AGAIN.  I LOADED THIN BRANCHES AND BRUSH INTO 7 TRASHCANS. IT SEEMED LIKE I HARDLY MADE A DENT INTO THE PILE.

 2A - NEXT THE LARGER THICK BRANCHES - CHAINSAW OR CIRCULAR SAW ? I USED A TREE LIMB SNIPS AND CHAINSAW. MY CHAINSAW BLOWS. NEXT I GOT MY SAWZ SALL BUT THAT WAS TAKING TOO LONG. SO MY LAST IDEA WAS USING A CIRCULAR SAW. LET ME TELL YOU I BLEW THROUGH 2" TO 5" THICK BRANCHES. I HELD THE BIG BRANCH WITH ONE HAND AND USED THE CIRCULAR SAW TO CUT OFF 12" TO 16" PIECES. I HAD AT LEAST 20 LONG TREE LIMBS TO DO. IN ABOUT ONE HOUR , I HAD THEM ALL DONE AND A REALLY NICE PILE OF FIRE PIT WOOD.

 3 - INSTALL A TIRE ON MY TRAILER - DID NOT HAVE TIME.

  IT WAS EXHAUSTING WORKING THESE PILES OF TREE LIMBS. I TAKE A NAP.

  SHOWER AND BRING THE PUP IN WITH ME. A WEEK OF DOG PARKING AND I FIGURE THIS LITTLE GIRL NEEDED A WASHING.

 WHEELS MAKES CHEESEBURGER SOUP. IT'S ALWAYS VERY GOOD.

 HEAD TO THE NAIL AND FROM HOME I BRING ANY BEER , SODA , AND BOOZE FOR A SMALL HALLOWEEN THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY. IT WAS ALOT OF FUN TO SEE REGULARS AGAIN. OUR ELDEST DID A GREAT JOB BARTENDING WHILE I OVER SAW EVERYTHING ELSE AND COOKING. I DID HAVE ABOUT 20 ORDERS TO COOK WHICH WAS FUN TO DO AGAIN.

 THE BIRTHDAY GIRL AND BOYFRIEND DECORATED THE NAIL WITH HALLOWEEN ORNAMENTS. IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE. WHEELS HELPED ME OUT BY BRINGING DOWN A BOTTLE OF JAMESON FOR A 2ND BARTENDER WHO STOPPED BY FOR THE PARTY. I HAD SUCH A GOOD TIME. EVERYONE WAS COOL. EVERYONE WORE MASKS EVEN WHEN DRINKING. YOU TAKE THE MASK OFF TO HAVE A SIP AND THAN PUT IT RIGHT BACK ON. I WAS SURPRISED EVERYONE WAS ON BOARD.

 ANOTHER DOORMAN AND HIS GIRLFRIEND EACH LOST ABOUT 40 POUNDS ON THE KETO DIET WHICH IS VERY SIMILAR TO THE ATKINS DIET. WE TALKED ABOUT IT. THE DIET IS SOMETHING I AM VERY USED TOO......NO BREAD , SUGARS , SODA , PASTA , BEER , ETC AND SOME WALKING. THEY REALLY LOOKED GOOD. I THINK I NEED INSPIRATION AGAIN.

 FRIENDS AND FAMILY VISIT WHEELS. I MISS THEM BECAUSE I AM AT THE NAIL.  

 I ARRIVE HOME AND MAN DO I BOOZE. I MAKE A DREADFUL MISTAKE OF DRINKING BRANDY.  I HAD SEVERAL DRINKS BUT I FELL ASLEEP SO I PUT FULL GLASSES OF BEER AND BRANDY IN THE FRIDGE.

  OH , OUR ELDEST FRIEND ( AND BARTENDER ) STOPS OVER TO PICK UP A BOTTLE OF WINE. WE PLACED IT OUTSIDE ON THE PATIO BUT I WROTE A NOTE ON IT SAYING , " COME INSIDE TO SAY HELLO ". SHE DID.......I ADORE THIS KID.

 WHEELS AND I DID WATCH 2 EPISODES OF SEINFELD'S COMEDIANS IN CARS. GUESTS WERE BOB EINSTEIN AKA SUPER DAVE - HIS 2ND INTERVIEW ( EXCELLENT AND TRIBUTE TO HIS FATHER WAS EXCELLENT , HEART WARMING , AND TRAGIC ) AND ZACK GALIFIANAKIS FROM THE MOVIES HANG OVER ( VERY GOOD ESPECIALLY THE EXTRA SCENES FROM ZACK'S TALK SHOW " BETWEEN 2 FERNS ".

 OFF TO BED EXHAUSTED AND FEELING PRETTY GOOD.

  SUNDAY       10 - 11 - 20

   EVER CHANGE A UTILITY TRAILER TIRE ? NO ?  EITHER HAVE I.

  THE RAIN IS COMING AND I DECIDE TO GET MY OUTDOOR WORK DONE. I CHANGED MY PLANS TO STAY HOME.

  STRAIGHTEN UP YARD AND CUT THE LAWNS ON 2 PROPERTIES. I USE THE RIDING MOWER AND SELF PROPELLING MOWER. I AM REALLY GLAD I DID THIS BECAUSE LATER THE RAIN WOULD COME.

  WHEELS HELPS ME WITH THE TRAILER. I STACK LONG 2X6'S UNDER THE AXLE OF THE TRAILER. I WAS GOING TO LIFT IT AND PLACE THE TRAILER ON ITS EDGE BUT IT WAS TOO HEAVY. I LIFTED THE SIDE UP WHILE WHEELS SLID THE WOOD UNDER THE AXLE. IT WORKED PERFECT.  I REMOVE THE COLLAR PIN AND I CAN'T GET THE DAMN RIM AND OLD TIRE OFF THE AXLE. I CALL THE GUY I BOUGHT THE TRAILER OFF OF. HE TELLS ME HOW TO REMOVE IT. HE WAS SUPER COOL.

 IT STARTS TO RAIN AND I ASK WHEELS TO HELP ME MOVE THE TRAILER IN THE GARAGE. WE DO THIS AND I WORK ON IT INSIDE. IT IS SO NICE TO HAVE AN OPEN GARAGE , NEW LIGHTING , AND A RADIO.

 THE OLD TIRE AND RIM IS NOW OFF QUICKLY NOW THAT I KNOW HOW TO DO IT. BUT , THE F'N TIRE WILL NOT COME OFF THE RIM. I MADE MISTAKES BY SLEDGE HAMMERING IT OUT OF DISGUST.  I THINK I BENT THE RIM A LITTLE. I HAVE TAKEN MANY BICYCLE TIRES OFF RIMS BUT NEVER A UTILITY TRAILER. IT WAS SO BAD I SAID , " FUCK THIS AND USED MY F'N SAWZ SALL AND CUT THE DAMN TIRE IN HALF.  I NOTICE THE TIRE HAS A TUBE IN IT. THE OTHER TIRE WHICH IS NEW ( THAT I MATCHED TO ORDER ) IS TUBELESS. I INSTANTLY KNOW I'M F'D.

 THERE IS NO WAY I CAN RE-USE THE OLD TUBE SINCE I CUT THE DAMN THING IN HALF PLUS THE STEM ( THE THING YOU USE TO ADD AIR INTO THE TIRE ) WAS DAMAGED. I GO INSIDE AND ORDER 2 NEW STEMS ON EBAY. I HAVE TO WAIT A WEEK TO RECEIVE THEM. I LEAVE EVERYTHING AS-IS IN THE GARAGE.

 WE WATCH THE EAGLES. IT WAS PAINFUL........AGAIN. IT IS A DAMN SHAME BECAUSE THIS GAME COULD OF BEEN WON ( STOLEN ) BY THE EAGLES. WITH 3+ MINUTES LEFT THE EAGLES COME BACK AND TRAIL BY JUST 2 POINTS. WE HAVE THE BALL ON PITTSBURGH'S 45 YARD LINE. I SAY TO WHEELS , " HMMMMMM , WOULDN'T IT BE NICE TO RUN THE CLOCK DOWN WITH SOME FIRST DOWNS AND THAN KICK THE FIELD GOAL TO WIN THE GAME WITH NO TIME LEFT ? " I GIVE HER THAT SMIRK LOOK LIKE " YEAH RIGHT , NOTHING GOOD HAPPENS IN PHILLY " ( JUST LIKE TRUMP SAYS ).

  NO ONE NOTICED WE LOST 30 SECONDS AT THE END OF THE 1ST HALF. WE HAD A LONG PASS TO THE 15 YARD LINE AND ENOUGH TIME TO KICK A FIELD GOAL OR TRY A TOUCHDOWN PASS.  NO ONE PICKED UP ON IT. HOW ? THE PREVIOUS PLAY WE HAD LIKE A LONG 3RD AND 18. FULGHAM MAKES ANOTHER GREAT CATCH ON HIS SUPER DAY AND GOES OUT OF BOUNDS.....BUT THE CLOCK KEPT RUNNING.  THIS IS THE 2ND WEEK IN A ROW " HOME " CLOCKING HURT US. MERRILL AND MIKE QUICK WERE PRETTY FUNNY WHEN FULGHAM MADE CATCH AFTER CATCH.

 WELL , INSTEAD OF AN EAGLES COMEBACK , THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE HAPPENS.........OF COURSE. WE ATTEMPT A 57 YARD FIELD GOAL. I AM OKAY WITH THIS TRY BY JAKE ELLIOTT. IT WOULD BE HIS LONGEST FIELD GOAL IN 3 YEARS. HE IS 1 FOR 3 IN 50+ FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS THIS SEASON BUT 10 FOR 18 OVERALL AS AN EAGLE. BASICALLY , YOU HAVE A BETTER THAN 50% CHANCE OF HIM MAKING THE FIELD GOAL.............HE DIDN'T. HE MISSED IT SLIGHTLY WIDE RIGHT AND OF COURSE OUR SHATTERED HEARTS AS PHILLY FANS WERE BROKEN............AGAIN.

 WHY DOES IT SEEM OTHER TEAMS AND COACHES ADAPT TO THE GAME WHETHER BEING ON OFFENSE OR DEFENSE ?

 PITTSBURGH MARCHES RIGHT DOWN THE FIELD TO SCORE A TOUCHDOWN TO ICE THE GAME. THEIR ROOKIE RECEIVER CLAYASS WAS SO OPEN MY 91 YEAR OLD DAD WITH HIS CANE COULD OF COVERED HIM BETTER. LISTENING TO MERRILL REESE WAS ENTERTAINING AGAIN AS HE EXTENUATES SAYING " WIDDDDDDDDEEEEEEE OPEN IS CLAYPOOL AGAIN ".  THE DEFENSE STARTED GOOD MAKING A STOP ON PITTSBURGH'S FIRST POSSESSION. AFTER THAT , BIG BEN & COACHING ADJUSTED , AND I THINK THE STEELERS SCORED ON THE NEXT 16 POSSESSIONS. IT WAS A STEAL-ABLE GAME AND WE CAME UP SHORT............AGAIN.

 MORE SALT IN THE WOUND. THE GIANTS ARE GIFTED A 17 - 3 LEAD AND LOSE TO THE COWBOYS. WELP , OUR FIRST PLACE SEEDING IS NOW GONE. I GUESS 1 - 3 - 1 IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO BE IN FIRST PLACE. ON THE OTHER END ZACK PRESCOTT BROKE AN ANKLE AND IS OUT FOR THE SEASON. CAREER STARTER FOR CINCINNATI ANDY DALTON CAME IN A RALLIED THE DAMN COWDICKS TO THE VICTORY. AGAIN , THE PHILLY FANS GET PUNCHED RIGHT IN THE BALLS.

 CONGRATS TO THE LAKERS FOR WINNING THEIR 17TH CHAMPIONSHIP. MAN , THAT MUST BE NICE. KING JAMES AND COMPANY EASILY SMOKED THE HEAT TONIGHT. I WAS OKAY WITH IT THOUGH I WOULD OF LIKED TO SEE A GAME 7.

 WE HAVE FAMILY OVER FOR DINNER. WHEELS MAKES HER UPSTATE FAMILY'S RECIPE OF CHEESEBURGER SOUP. IT IS ALWAYS VERY GOOD.  WE TALKED ABOUT TRUMP , COVID , THE NAIL , AND PURCHASING THE NORTH WILDWOOD PROPERTY. THE MORE I THINK OF IT THE MORE I WANT TO DO IT. THOUGH THERE IS BAD PARKING THERE IS SOME VERY GOOD UPSIDES. THE HOUSE WOULD FLIP VERY GOOD OR USE IT FOR A YEAR OR 2 OR 3 , I HAVE NOTHING GOING ON AND IT WOULD KEEP ME OCCUPIED & MY MIND OFF HOW SHITTY THIS COVID IS AND CRUSHING THE NAIL , AND HAVING OUR CONDO WOULD BE A HUGE BENEFIT WHILE WORKING DURING THE WINTER TIME. AS A JOKE , I STILL LIKE TO SEE IF I COULD FURNISH AND REMODEL A WHOLE HOME FOR FREE USING FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE , NEXT DOOR , CRAIGSLIST , AND ANY OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA SITES. OF COURSE FURNISH IT NICELY WHEN READY TO SELL OR JUST MOVE ALL THE FURNITURE OUT AND SELL IT THAT WAY. I GIVE THIS A 5% CHANCE OF THIS EVER HAPPENING. 

 IT STILL ANGERS ME THAT OUR CONDOMINIUM HAD AT LEAST 3 STRESSED SALES ( FORECLOSURES ) WHICH OWNERS GOT AN OCEANFRONT PROPERTY FOR 1/2 THE COST. IT PAINS ME WE NEVER PURCHASED UNIT 6 AND SOLD OUR UNIT 3. NOT HAVING A BALCONY MAKES ME SHAKE MY HEAD EVERY DAMN TIME I AM THERE. WHAT THE HELL WAS I THINKING !! OH , WE BOUGHT IN PEEK TIME IN 2006. REAL ESTATE COULD NOT OF BEEN A HIGHER PRICE. IT WAS THE FUCKING MOUNT EVEREST OF TIMES TO BUY ANY PROPERTY. I FEEL LIKE TOM HANKS IN THE MOVIE THE MONEY PIT WHERE THE OLD COUPLE SELLS HIM THIS MAGNIFICENT HOUSE.......BUT.....YOU KNOW THE REST.

 ROLL TO THE NAIL AND SPEND TIME CLEANING UP AFTER THE SMALL BIRTHDAY PARTY. THE BARTENDER DID PRETTY GOOD FOR A SHORT 3 HOUR GIG. SHE WAS VERY HAPPY. I SPENT TIME CHANGING FRYER OIL , VACUUMING , AND MORE. THE NEW CREDIT CARD MACHINE CONTINUES TO BE A PROBLEM SO WE HAD TO USE THE OLD ONE WHICH CHARGES INTEREST. THE NEW ONE I GOT IS FREE....BUT IT HAS PROBLEMS QUITE OFTEN NOT RECOGNIZING CREDIT CARDS.........BLOW.

 BACK HOME I AM TIRED. CUTTING THOSE BRANCHES YESTERDAY REALLY TOOK SOMETHING OUT OF ME.  WE WATCH SOME TV AND I HEAD TO BED BY 10:15PM.

  MONDAY       10 - 12 - 20

 WHAT IS LOVE ? I WILL TELL YOU........HOLDING AN UMBRELLA OVER YOUR PUPPY WHILE IT PEES IN THE RAIN. THAT'S LOVE.

 STARTING TO RUN OUT OF BEAUTIFUL DAYS.........HMMMM.

 WELP , FIX ONE THING AND ANOTHER BREAKS. THIS IS THE STORY OF MY LIFE.

 IN THE MISTY RAIN I BRING DOWN TOOLS TO THE STREET.  A DRIVER HIT OUR STREET GARDEN BORDER AGAIN.  I HAD TO USE A SLEDGE HAMMER AND LARGE CROW BAR TO PUT THE LONG LOGS BACK IN PLACE. I PRE-DRILLED AND SCREWED THEM BACK. THIS WAS FUN...........BLOW.

 BACK INSIDE I CHILL AND DO SOME COMPUTER WORK AGAIN. I SEND AN EMAIL TO A BAND FRIEND WHO HELPS WRITE SCRIPTS. I SEND HIM THE FIRST PAGE AND FIRST DAY OF OUR FAMOUS BERMUDA TRIP. HE DESCRIBED IT AS " THIS IS GREAT !! I TOTALLY SEE YOU DOING THIS. " TO ME , THAT IS THE PART FOR READERS......TO MAKE THEM " SEE " THE STORY WHILE READING. THE VISUAL IS THE BEST OF ALL JOKES AND TALES.

 CHILL WITH THE PUP AND WATCH THE NEW SEASON EPISODE 1 OF FEAR THE WALKING DEAD. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 HEY CHRIS.....THE OVEN AND BROILER ARE NOT WORKING. OF COURSE THEIR NOT. $300 PART.

  DINNER WITH WHEELS AND THAN I HEAD TO THE NAIL. I DO MY NORMAL CLEANING AND FIXING. I WAS SUPPOSE TO MEET THE BIRTHDAY GIRL FROM SATURDAY NIGHT BUT SHE CANCELLED.  THEY LEFT SOME CASES OF SODA , APPLE CIDER , AND CRANBERRY HERE SO I TEXTED HER IF SHE LIKE TO PICK IT UP. WE WILL DO IT ANOTHER DAY.

  BACK HOME IN THE RAIN TO CHILL AND WATCH TV. WE DID THE SEINFELD CARS AND COFFEE SHOW AGAIN. GUESTS WERE TRACY MORGAN ( I EXPECTED MUCH BETTER BUT HE CAME OFF AS POMPOUS ESPECIALLY WITH HIS LARGE  WAL-MART SETTLEMENT MONEY , SUPER HUGE HOME , AND FANCY CARS. AT THE VERY END HE WAS FUNNY. HE WAS OKAY ) , BRIAN REGAN ( NO IDEA WHO HE IS BUT HE WAS GOOD ) , AND DANA CARVEY ( EXCELLENT ESPECIALLY WITH IMPRESSIONS ).

 OFF TO BED EXHAUSTED AGAIN.

  TUESDAY      10 - 13 - 20

  WELP , THE UNSEASONABLE WARM WEATHER IS COMING. THIS MEANS ONE THING........OUTTA HERE.

  START MORNING WITH SOME CHORES BEFORE TAKING A TREK.

 - TRASH MEN EMPTIED 2 CANS THIS MORNING. I GOT THOSE 2 AND FILLED THEM WITH MORE SMALL THIN WET BRANCHES ALONG WITH RAKING THE AREA AGAIN. IT IS GOOD TO SEE THIS 3 WEEK OLD PILE MINIMIZING TO ALMOST NOTHING. I THAN MOVED 9 TRASH CANS DOWN TO THE STREET FOR TOMORROW'S PICK-UP.

 - FINDING A PART THAT MAY BE RIGHT TO FIX OUR STOVE. STORES WERE SELLING AN OVEN CONTROL BOARD FOR OVER $270. IF I ORDERED A FRONT COVER OVERLAY PIECE ADD ANOTHER $50. SO , I GO TO THE INTERNET AND EBAY. I FOUND THE SAME PART FOR $80. I ALSO GOOGLED THE OVERLAY PIECE AND IT SAYS I CAN RE-USE THE OLD ONE. SO......I WILL TRY THE NEW PART WHEN IT ARRIVES AND HOPEFULLY RE-USE THE OVERLAY FRONT COVER.

  ** OF COURSE I TOOK A FAIR AMOUNT OF TIME SEARCHING FOR THE PART AND PRICING. THE BEST THING I DID WAS TAKE THE BROKEN OVEN CONTROL BOARD OFF OUR STOVE AND IT HAD A MODEL & SERIAL NUMBER RIGHT ON THE BACK. THIS SAVED A TON OF TIME AND HOPEFULLY ENSURED THE RIGHT PART **

 - FIND MACGYVER PARTS TO TRY TO INSTALL A DRUM KIT SEAT ON A BICYCLE.

 - BEGIN GATHERING TOOLS AND LOADING THE VAN.

  WE LOAD UP AND GET ON THE ROAD. THE FIRST STOP IS CENTER CITY. WE VISIT OUR YOUNGEST AT COLLEGE AND DROP SOME THINGS OFF FOR HER. SHE IS SO COOL , SO ADORABLE , AND I LOVE JUST LOOKING AT HER.  SHE ENJOYS MAZE AND WE HANG OUT FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES. IT WAS WONDERFUL.

 WE ARRIVE AND WHEELS WALKS THE PUP. THEY MEET ANOTHER OWNER AND DOG. I UNLOAD THE VAN.

 WE MAKE GOOD TIME AND ORDER FROM PRIMO'S. IT IS PRETTY TOUGH TO BEAT THEIR SANDWICHES........A BADA BING AND AN ABRUZZI.  SO DAMN GOOD.....WITH SOME COLD BEERS. THIS IS LOOKING LIKE A CHEAT WEEK.

  WE SETTLE IN WITH SOME NIGHT CAPS AND WATCH SOME CARS & COFFEE AND 2 EPISODES OF THE ALIENIST ( VERY GOOD ). WE CAN ONLY WATCH THIS SHOW HERE IN NEW JERSEY SO WE WILL TRY TO FINISH SEASON 2 BEFORE HEADING BACK.

 NOT ONE STATE IN THE U.S.A. HAS CORONA VIRUS CASES GOING DOWN.........NOT ONE. PROBABLY ALL A HOAX. GO TRUMP !! ( AND HIS RALLIES WITH NO SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MASK )  GO TRUMP !!

 OFF TO BED AND THE PUP JOINS ME. I SLEEP OKAY TO GOOD.

  WEDNESDAY      10 - 14 - 20

 COVID-19 IS BEING TAKING QUITE LIGHTLY BY HALF OUR NATION.

 - OUR ELDEST HAS TO BE TESTED TOMORROW. I DO NOT THINK THE SYMPTOMS ARE MATCHING BUT SHE IS BEING SAFE.

 - MY MOM'S DENTIST'S OFFICE IS SHUT DOWN. HER BOSS ( THE DENTIST ) WENT TO A FUND RAISER PARTY WITH HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTER. ALL 3 HAVE TESTED POSITIVE. THE WIFE WHO IS EXTREMELY OVERWEIGHT AND DAUGHTER ARE HOSPITALIZED.

 - TRUMP'S 14 YEAR OLD SON BARRON TESTED POSITIVE. APPARENTLY , HE IS NEGATIVE NOW BECAUSE HE IS A STRONG YOUNG BOY AND BASICALLY DIDN'T EVEN KNOW HE HAD IT.......FROM WHAT TRUMP SAYS. OH THE SON IS GOT TO BE 7 FOOT TALL.

 - SHIT LOAD OF COLLEGE PLAYERS AND COUCHES TEST POSITIVE. THIS INCLUDES THE ALABAMA COACH.

 - NFL CANCELS PRO BOWL AND POSSIBLY WILL ADD AN 18TH WEEK TO THE SEASON.

 START THE MORNING WALKING THE PUP TWICE. I WAS ACTUALLY TOO EARLY FOR THE SUNRISE. WE WENT BACK 30 MINUTES LATER TO VIEW IT. JUST SOMETHING ABOUT A SUNRISE THAT IS INSPIRING , PEACEFULL , AND HOPEFUL. I TOOK PICTURES AND SHARED.

 BACK HOME I MACGYVER A BICYCLE SEAT. I HAD 2 SEATS FROM A DRUM KIT. I ACTUALLY FABRICATED BOTH TO FIT THE BIKE. I TOOK METAL TUBES OUT IN A ALLEY WAY AND CUT THEM WITH A HACKSAW. THIS IS KINDA FUNNY BUT I WANTED TO SEE IF I COULD DO IT AND IF IT BE MORE COMFORTABLE. ONE WAS NOT AND ONE WAS. I DID A TEST RIDE TO WILDWOOD CREST AND BACK ALONG THE BOARDS. I WAS PISSED I FORGOT MY HEADPHONES FOR MUSIC. I DID TAKE A PICTURE OF A NOVELTY SHOP WHO HAD TEE SHIRTS OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BOARDWALK. ONE SHIRT READ , " BAD THINGS HAPPEN IN PHILADELPHIA ".  I GIGGLED , TOOK A PICTURE OF IT , AND SHARED IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA. THE SEAT DEFINITELY MADE MY ASS HURT WAY LESS BUT IT ALSO MADE YOU PEDDLE SLIGHTLY AWKWARD.

 TALKED TO 6 FAMILY MEMBERS TODAY VIA TEXT OR PHONE CALL.

 GOT NEW DATES TO FIGHT A 2ND AND 3RD PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT VALUES. IT WILL BE VIA PHONE AGAIN.

 FAKE AMAZON PHONE CALLS AND EMAILS. THEY TELL YOU " YOUR PURCHASE " IS FRAUDULENT OR WAITING APPROVAL. THE EMAIL ADDRESS DOESN'T HAVE " AMAZON " ON IT BUT THEY USE THE WORDS " AMAZON TEAM " SEVERAL TIMES.  EXAMPLE - YOUR PURCHASE OF A $699 CELL PHONE HAS BEEN APPROVED IF YOU RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL ( OR CALL ). WE WILL NOT PUT THE PURCHASE THROUGH DUE TO SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY. PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL TO CONFIRM THIS PURCHASE. THANK YOU FROM YOUR AMAZON TEAM.  DO NOT CALL THEM OR EMAIL. WHAT A FUCKING WORLD WE LIVE IN.

 EARLY EVENING , WHEELS AND I WALK THE WALL AND ALONG THE BEACH PATH. IT IS A PICTURE PERFECT DAY. WE END UP AT THE NORTH SHORE BAR. WE ENTER WITH MASKS AND SAT WITH MASKS AT THE BAR. THE GOOD THING WE FELT SAFE CONSIDERING WE WERE 25 FEET AWAY FROM ANY OTHER CUSTOMERS. THIS PLACE HAS 2 LEVELS AND AT LEAST 6 DIFFERENT AREAS TO SERVE THE PUBLIC. IT COULD EASILY MAINTAIN 5,000 PEOPLE....IT IS THAT DAMN BIG. THE FOOD IS VERY GOOD , THE PORTIONS ARE VERY GOOD , AND THE PRICING ( 1/2 OFF EVERYTHING ) IS VERY GOOD. THE BARTENDER " PRINCESS " WAS VERY GOOD TOO.

   WE WALK BACK. IT IS ABOUT 20 BLOCKS. IT WAS PICTURE PERFECT. IT IS SO NICE TO BE HERE BECAUSE THE WEATHER IS SO UNSEASONABLY WARM AND THERE IS ABOUT 95% LESS PEOPLE.

 WHEELS WALKS THE PUP AND WE CHILL. WE HAVE SOME NIGHTCAPS AND WATCH 2 EPISODES OF THE ALIENIST ( VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT ). THE SETS AND CLOTHING APPAREL THESE ACTORS WEAR FROM THE LATE 1800'S IN NEW YORK MAKES YOU MARVEL. WE ALSO WATCHED 1 EPISODE OF SEINFELD'S COFFEE AND CARS. THE GUEST WAS NEAL BRENNAN ( OKAY TO GOOD ).

 TOMORROW - DUELING TOWN HALLS BY BIDEN AND TRUMP AT THE SAME TIME ON DIFFERENT TV CHANNELS. I DO NOT BELIEVE IN THIS FORMAT BUT NOTHING SURPRISES ME IN 2020.

 OBAMA COMES OUT VIA PODCAST TO TALK ABOUT VOTING. I MISS HIS ELOQUENCE.

 END THE NIGHT WITH SOME APPLE. THIS IS ALWAYS A GOOD THING.

 WALK THE PUP ON THE BEACH AROUND 11PM. THE STARS ARE PRETTY DAMN COOL.

 COOL DREAM......FORGOT IT.

  THURSDAY     10 - 15 - 20

 AND GOD SAID , " CHRIS , YOU'RE STILL FAT. LET ME SHOW YOU. "

 I SWEAR YOU JUST CAN'T MAKE THESE STORIES UP. OH , GOOD CHANCE WHEELS AND I GOT COVID-19 TONIGHT.

  HERE'S MY DAY.

  ANOTHER PICTURE PERFECT DAY. UP  EARLY AND TO THE BEACH TO SEE THE SUNRISE AGAIN. I TAKE PICTURES AND POST THEM ON A WILDWOOD SOCIAL WEBSITE.

 CALL REALTOR TO TAKE A 2ND LOOK AT A PROPERTY WITH WHEELS. WE SET A TENTATIVE TIME UP FOR TOMORROW BUT HE TOLD ME THE PROPERTY LOOKS LIKE IT HAS SOLD.....PAPERWORK IS BEING DRAWN UP AS WE SPEAK.

  LATE MORNING I TAKE THE PUP TO THE DOG PARK. SHE HAS A BLAST. IT IS SO FUN TO WATCH HER RUN AND PLAY WITH THE OTHER DOGS. WE WALK THE BEACH BACK AND MEET MORE PEOPLE AND DOGS. THE THREE KIDS SWIMMING IN THE OCEAN RAN OUT TO GREET MAZE. IT WAS PRETTY CUTE. THEY ASKED ME ALL KINDS OF QUESTIONS ABOUT HER.

  BACK HOME I CHILL AND DO SOME LITTLE PROJECTS.  I DECIDE TO TAKE A BIKE RIDE. THIS IS WHERE GOD REMINDED ME OF BEING WAY OVERWEIGHT. OH , AND I TOTALLY SCARED THE SHIT OUT OF 3 PEOPLE WALKING THE BOARDWALK.  HERE IS THIS LITTLE STORY OF EMBARRASSMENT. 

  I GET MY BIKE AND NOTICE THE BACK TIRE IS LOW ON AIR. I FILL IT UP AND I ACTUALLY THINK MAYBE I PUT TOO MUCH AIR IN IT. BUT.........I RIDE ANYWAY. THIS TIME I REMEMBER MY HEAD PHONES AND I LISTEN TO OLDIES MUSIC WHILE BIKING THE BOARDWALK. IT IS BEAUTIFUL. FOR THE 2ND DAY HIGH SCHOOL TRACK TEAMS ARE RUNNING THE BOARDS. GOD TO BE YOUNG AGAIN. I MAKE IT TO WILDWOOD CREST AND START BACK. IT IS BEAUTIFUL WEATHER AND I AM REALLY LIKING THE RIDE BACK BECAUSE THE WIND IS BEHIND ME NOW.

 CONTINUED - REMEMBER THE OVER INFLATED TIRE PLUS MY FAT ? SO , I AM CRUISING ALONG AND 2 KIDS ON MOTORIZED SKATEBOARDS RUN ALONG SIDE ME. I LET THEM PASS AND I ALSO HAVE 3 PEOPLE WALKING I NEED TO RIDE AROUND. IT IS A GUY AND 2 WOMEN. THIS IS QUITE COMMON TO RIDE AROUND PEOPLE AS THEY WALK THE BOARDS.   AS THE KIDS GO BY ME I AM ABOUT 25 FEET AWAY FROM THE 3 PEOPLE WALKING ANNNNNNNNNND................BANG !!!!!!!!!

  A VERY LOUD GUN SHOT-LIKE SOUND MAKES THE GUY CLUTCH HIS HEART AND LOOK UP TO THE SKIES.  THE KIDS SKATING BY ME YELL , " TIRE POPPED  FATTY ".  I INSTANTLY SAY TO THE PEOPLE IN FRONT OF ME , " IT'S ALL GOOD. IT IS NOT A GUN SHOT JUST MY BIKE TIRE POPPED.........THOUGH IN 2020 YOU NEVER KNOW. " THEY GUY SHOWS RELIEF BUT EXTENUATES CLUTCHIN HIS CHEST AND LOOKING UPWARDS.

 CONTINUED - I HAVE TO ADMIT THE LOUD POP SOUNDED JUST LIKE A GUN SHOT. I WALK THE BIKE BEHIND THE PEOPLE BUT FEEL TOTALLY EMBARRASSED ABOUT MY FAT ASS POPPING THE WHEEL. I SAY TO MYSELF , " F THIS ". I GET ON THE BIKE AND LEAN FORWARD AS MUCH AS I CAN TO PUT WEIGHT ON THE FRONT WHEEL. I WAS ONLY 6 BLOCKS AWAY SO I RODE THE BIKE ON ITS RIM TO OUR PARKING LOT.

 I SHOWER AND SHAVE AND TELL WHEELS THE STORY. SHE LAUGHS AND I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD ON WHY THIS STUFF ALWAYS HAPPENS TO ME.  BUT........THE DAY HAS NOT ENDED.

 WHEELS AND I WALK TO THE ANGELSEA PUB. SHE FORGETS HER MASK.  OK , NO BIG DEAL. I WILL GO IN FIRST AND REQUEST OUTDOOR SEATING WHICH WE WANTED ANYWAY. WHEELS WAITS OUTSIDE. I GO INSIDE AND THAN FOLLOW THE WAITRESS OUTSIDE AGAIN. WHEELS FOLLOWS US TO OUR TABLE.  THERE ARE ABOUT 15 TABLES BUT ONLY 2 ARE BEING USED. WHEELS SAYS , " NOW , I DO FEEL TOTALLY COMFORTABLE OUT HERE WITH COVID AND EVERYTHING ". I AGREE BECAUSE STUDIES SHOW GOING TO A BAR OR RESTAURANT DOUBLES YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING THE VIRUS. OUT HERE WE BOTH FEEL SAFE. 

  OUR WAITRESS BRINGS US A BLUE MOON AND COORS LIGHT. SHE IS ALSO CARRYING 2 MILLER LITE BOTTLES FOR ANOTHER TABLE. SHE IS OLDER LIKE IN HER 100'S AND SHE LEANS DOWN ALONG WITH THE TRAY OF DRINKS. I INSTANTLY KNOW THE BEERS WILL FALL.....AND THEY DO. ALL 4 BEERS GOING CRASHING ONTO THE OTHER HALF OF OUR TABLE GETTING WHEELS A LITTLE WET. THE WAITRESS DOES SAVE ONE COORS LIGHT DRAFT. SO WE GET A FREE BEER AND MOVE TO ANOTHER TABLE. THE WAITRESS TELLS  US , " I HAVE NEVER DONE THAT BEFORE. " YEP......SOUNDS FAMILIAR IN MY LIFE. SHE ALSO BLAMES THE NEW BEER MUGS FOR BEING TOP HEAVY. I BELIEVE HER TITS WERE TOP HEAVY. ANYWAY , WE PLAYED ALONG AND MADE HER FEEL LESS EMBARRASSED BY SAYING , " HEY , WE OWN A BAR AND IT HAPPENS SOMETIMES.

  WE ORDER BANG BANG SHRIMP ( OKAY TO GOOD BUT NO WHERE NEAR BONEFISH GRILL RESTAURANT ) , A BOWL OF SHRIMP SEAFOOD CHOWDER ( GOOD BUT IT WAS SERVED COLD......OR AT LEAST NOT HOT ) AND STEAK FAJITAS ( WHICH WE WERE TOLD ARE ACTUALLY STEAK WRAPS. THEY WERE GOOD ). WE TOTALLY ENJOY THE OUTSIDE AMBIANCE OF BEING HERE AND THE WEATHER. I SAY SEVERAL TIMES , " I AM NOT SURE IF I COULD LIVE DOWN HERE BUT SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER I COULD. " ANOTHER SUBJECT COMES UP ABOUT A NEIGHBOR / FRIEND WHO LIVED ACROSS THE STREET FROM US OUR WHOLE LIVES. WE GREW UP WITH HER AND HER KIDS. ONE OF HER SONS BARTENDED FOR US AND THE OTHER PLAYED ON OUR SOFTBALL TEAM. WHEELS TELLS ME 2 YEARS AGO HER AND A FRIEND CONTACTED THIS FRIEND VIA FACEBOOK. THEY GOT TOGETHER AT A LOCAL PUB CALLED THE FIREHOUSE TAVERN. WE ALWAYS LIKED HER SO WE DECIDE TO TEXT HER. I AM NOT EVEN SURE IF I STILL HAVE THE RIGHT NUMBER.

 WE TAKE A NICE WALK HOME AND ENJOY EACH OTHER'S COMPANY ALONG WITH THE BEACH SITES AND HOMES. I AM THINKING I DID NOT TEXT THE RIGHT NUMBER. TWENTY MINUTES INTO OUR WALK AND MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF. DON'T YOU KNOW IT WAS HER AND GUESS WHAT ? SHE SAYS SHE IS HEADING TO THE FIREHOUSE TAVERN IN 30 MINUTES.

 WE ARRIVE HOME AND TRY TO DECIDE IF WE WANT TO VISIT HER OR NOT. WE WALK AND FEED THE PUP. WE DECIDE WE WILL DRIVE TO THE BAR. WE PASS A LARGE PARK WITH A TON OF GIRLS PLAYING BASKETBALL UNDER THE LIGHTS. IT MUST BE FUN. I SAY , " NOT MUCH SOCIAL DISTANCING THERE ".

 NOW , REMEMBER I WROTE " GOING TO A BAR OR RESTAURANT DOUBLES YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING COVID-19 ". WE GET A GOOD PARKING SPOT OUT FRONT AND I ONLY SEE 4 PEOPLE AT THEIR OUTSIDE SEATING. THERE IS AT LEAST 10 TABLES. I SAY , " THIS IS GOOD. IT SEEMS PRETTY SLOW. "  WELL.......I COULDN'T OF BEEN MORE WRONG. THEY SAY 65% OF OUR NATION WEARS MASKS RESPONSIBLY. THE 35% THAT DO NOT WEAR MASKS WERE AT THE FIREHOUSE TAVERN.

 LET ME GIVE YOU A VISUAL. REMEMBER THE SCENE FROM THE MOVIE ANIMAL HOUSE WHERE THE YOUNG VERY WHITE COLLEGE FRAT KIDS WALK INTO THE VERY AFRICAN AMERICAN BAR WITH OTIS DAY AND THE KNIGHTS PLAYING SHAMA LAMA DING DONG ? OK....GOT THAT VISUAL WHERE THE MUSIC STOPS , EVERYONE LOOKS AT THEM COMING IN , AND EVEN OTIS STOPS SINGING AND LOOKS AT THEM ? GOT THAT VISUAL ? LET'S CONTINUE.

 WHEELS AND I ENTER THE BAR DOOR WITH MASKS ON. WE WALK IN AND THE BAR IS ABSOLUTELY PACKED. IT HAS TO SEAT 60 PEOPLE AROUND THE OVAL SHAPED BAR. EACH SITTING PERSON IS LITERALLY ELBOW TO ELBOW WITH THE NEXT. NOT ONE HAD A MASK ON. OH.............EVERY SINGLE PERSON STOPPED THEIR CONVERSATIONS AND LOOKED AT US LIKE WE WERE TOTAL ASSHOLES FOR WEARING MASKS. I FELT SO UNCOMFORTABLE. WE FIND MY MOM'S GOOD FRIEND AND OUR NEIGHBOR. SHE IS HERE WITH FRIENDS CELEBRATING HER BIRTHDAY. SHE PLAYS ON 3 SHUFFLE BOARD TEAMS AND KNOWS EVERYONE IN THE BAR.  WE WALK TO HER AND THE FIRST THING SHE SAYS AS I OFFER TO FIST TAP HER INSTEAD OF SHAKING HANDS IS....." OH , I DON'T PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING. ".  THE BARTENDER HAS A MASK ON WITH HIS NOSE STICKING OUT. THIS BOTHERS ME BIG TIME WHEN PEOPLE DO THIS. WHY WEAR A FUCKING MASK THAN ? HE TELLS US WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO STAND BY THE BAR. WE HAD TO WEAR A MASK AND FIND A SEAT.

 CONTINUED - 3 PEOPLE LEAVE THEIR BARSTOOLS AND WE TAKE THEM AT THE FAR END OF THE BAR. WE GET THEM. OUR NEIGHBOR / FRIEND JOINS US BUT SITS AWAY FROM THE BAR AND IN THE ISLE SO SHE CAN SHE BOTH WHEELS AND I AS WE TALK. AT LEAST 25 PEOPLE SQUEEZE SIDEWAYS BY HER ,TOUCH HER , OR SAY HELLO TO HER. SHE KNOWS EVERY ONE OF THEM. I HAVE TO ADMIT I HAD A REALLY GOOD TIME REMINISCING WITH HER AND HER KIDS WE GREW UP WITH BUT MAN I FELT UNCOMFORTABLE. WHEELS HAS A BEER AND I HAVE TWO. WE TALKED FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES AND TOLD HER SHE CAN GET BACK TO HER FRIENDS AND BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION. I SAID TO HER AS WE WERE LEAVING , " F-IT , I'M HUGGING YOU GOOD-BYE. "

 QUICK LITTLE STORY - OUR FRIEND / NEIGHBOR ASKS HOW MY BROTHERS ARE DOING. SHE TELLS US SHE HAS A STORY ABOUT ONE BROTHER AND HIS BIRTHDAY. FOR YEARS WE CELEBRATED ONE BROTHER'S BIRTHDAY ON OCTOBER 20TH. MY MOM SWORE THIS WAS RIGHT AND EVEN FOUGHT A GRADE SCHOOL WHEN SHE APPLIED HIM THERE AS A STUDENT. SHE NEEDED A BIRTH CERTIFICATE SO SHE SENT IT IN WITH HIM. THE SCHOOL TELLS MY MOM THE BIRTHDAY SHE WROTE ON THE APPLICATION IS DIFFERENT FROM THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE. WELL , MY ITALIAN MOTHER GETS UPSET AND YELLS AT THEM SAYING , " DO YOU THINK I DON'T KNOW WHEN I GAVE BIRTH TO MY SON ??!! " APPARENTLY SHE DIDN'T.

 BACK TO THE NEIGHBOR / FRIEND TELLING THIS STORY. SHE HAD A SON BORN ON OCTOBER 15TH AND FOR MANY YEARS TOLD MY MOM SHE HAD THE BIRTH DATE WRONG FOR HER KID. HER SON'S BIRTHDAY WAS NOT OCTOBER 20TH BUT OCTOBER 15TH LIKE HER SON'S. MY MOM FOUGHT HER ON IT FOR YEARS UNTIL THE DAY SHE CONFRONTED THE SCHOOL AND SAW THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE. SHE WALKED ACROSS THE STREET TO HER FRIEND / NEIGHBOR AND APOLOGIZED.

 ANYWAY , WE GET IN OUR VAN AND I SAY TO WHEELS , " WE SO HAVE COVID. " I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE PACKED NEXT TO EACH OTHER AND DID NOT GIVE A SHIT. COVID CASES ARE INCREASING ACROSS THE NATION AND THIS IS WHY. WE ARE A NATION OF UNDIVIDE.......BIG TIME. I ALSO CALLED MY MOM TO TELL HER WE MET HER FRIEND. I ALSO TEXTED MY BROTHER.

  BACK HOME I WALK THE PUP ON THE BEACH AND THE STARS LOOK MAGNIFICENT.

 WE SETTLE IN WITH NIGHT CAPS. WHEELS IS MAKING THE DRINKS AND ASKS M=WHY I HAVE A WOODEN SPOON IN THE FREEZER. I TOLD HER ITS FOR BREAKING THE ICE UP IN THE BIN. I TOLD HER STAB THE ICE LIKE IT WAS ME. WELL , WHEELS BEGINS STABBING THE ICE LIKE SHOWER CURTAIN SCENE IN THE HITCHCOCK MOVIE PSYCHO WHILE SAYING , " I HATE YOUR FACE. " SHE LAUGHED. I LOCKED MY BEDROOM DOOR WHEN I WENT TO SLEEP.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF SEINFELD'S CARS AND COFFEE. IT WAS THE BEST EPISODE WE HAVE SEEN YET. IT WAS ALSO THE LAST TELEVISION APPEARANCE THIS COMEDIAN ACTOR DID. HE IS A HUGE ICON AND THE STORY TELLING , JOKES , AND OLD FOOTAGE WAS EXCELLENT. THE GUEST WE WATCHED TONIGHT WAS JERRY LEWIS.

 WE ALSO WATCH ANOTHER EPISODE OF THE ALIENIST. I DID FALL ASLEEP AND NEED TO RE-WATCH SOME OF IT TOMORROW. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 WE WATCHED A TOTAL OF 30 SECONDS OF THE TRUMP / BIDEN DUELING TOWN HALLS.

 39 MILLION CASES OF COVID GLOBALLY.  1 MILLION HAVE DIED. THAT IS 1 - 39.

  FRIDAY     10 - 16 - 20

  I MADE WHEELS CRY LAUGH 10 TIMES TODAY. ONE TIME I THOUGHT I NEEDED TO CALL A PARAMEDIC.

 THE ONLY TIME THE SUN WAS SEEN TODAY WAS AT 7:10AM. I WALKED THE PUP ON THE BEACH AND SAW PART OF THE SUN RISING. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL. I TOOK  PICTURE AND THAN THE CLOUDS AND RAIN CAME ALL DAY.

 WHEELS TOOK OFF TODAY WHICH WAS FUN BUT OF COURSE SHE CHECKED IN ON WORK NOW AND THAN. SHE PICKED UP BREAKFAST AT THE STAR DINER WHILE I STARTED SOME PROJECTS. SHE ALSO STOPPED AT HOME DEPOT.  THE BREAKFAST WRAPS WERE GOOD.

 DURING BREAKFAST WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE ALIENIST. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

  MY PUNCH LIST :

 - CLEANED AND WINDEXED ALL 1ST FLOOR WINDOWS AND FRONT DOOR. OF COURSE I BROKE A SPIN ROD.

 - REPLACED WOOD BLOCKS THAT HOLD A 2ND FLOOR BED FRAME UP. WHEELS HIT IT WITH HER FOOT YESTERDAY AND AS I STARTED THIS PROJECT MY FOOT HIT IT. CURSING COULD BE  HEARD 4 UNITS DOWN. I HAD TO FABRICATE AND MACGYVER THE ROLLERS TO THE FRAME.

 - HAD WHEELS HELP ME MAKE A DECISION ABOUT A BED SHIRT AND PUTTING THE BOX SPRING & MATTRESS BACK TOGETHER. AS WE MAKE THE BED THE PUP JUMPS ON IT. THIS IS ENTERTAINING BUT UNPRODUCTIVE. I OPEN THE PATIO DOOR AND PUT THE DOG OUTSIDE. THE VERTICAL BLIND FALLS AND THE DOG COMES BACK IN. CURSING COULD BE HEARD 4 UNITS DOWN.  I FIX THE BLIND WHILE WHEELS MAKES THE BED. I HEAR QUIET. I TURN AROUND AND WHEELS BURSTS IN LAUGHTER AND CRYING. THE PUP IS UNDER THE COMFORTER AND CAN'T GET OUT. THIS IS A VISUAL JOKE. UNDER THE BLANKET THE PUP JUMPS , SHAKES , TURNS , AND KNOCKS A LAMP OVER WHICH THE LIGHT BULB POPS. WHEELS IS LAUGHING SO HARD I REALLY THINK I MAY NEED TO CALL FOR AN AMBULANCE. WE PUT EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER......WHEELS IS STILL LAUGHING.

 - REPLACE A BROKEN DOOR HOOK USING VERY STRONG DOUBLE SIDED TAPE.

 - EASY PASS TRANSPONDER FALLS OFF THE VAN'S WINDSHIELD AGAIN. THIS IS THE 4TH TIME SUPER GLUE DID NOT WORK. I DECIDE TO USE THE DOUBLE SIDED TAPE THAT I JUST USED FOR A DOOR HOOK. IT WORKED PERFECTLY.

 - WHEELS TAKES A RIDE TO ZIPPY'S BIKE SHOP.....TWICE.  THE FIRST VISIT THEY COULD NOT MATCH THE OLD TIRE I GAVE HER AND THE NUMBERS. SHE HAD TO RETURN FOR THE RIM.  HOW DO YOU NOT MATCH A TIRE THAT IS HANDED TO YOU AND YOU'RE IN THE BUSINESS OF BIKE PARTS FOR 40 YEARS. I DO ADMIT THE TIRE WAS IN VERY BAD SHAPE AND PROBABLY 25 YEARS OLD. MY IN-LAWS GAVE US THESE BIKES. THE TREADS ARE WORN DOWN BIG TIME AND THE SIDES ARE TOTALLY DETERIORATING.

 - SHE RETURNS AND I INSTALL THE NEW TIRE AND TUBE. I ACTUALLY HAD A MATCHING TUBE IN OUR BASEMENT AND BROUGHT IT HERE. I GUESS I HAD A SICK SENSE MY FAT WOULD POP A TIRE.

 WALK THE PUP AND WE TAKE A RIDE TO AVALON TO VISIT FAMILY. WE TAKE OCEAN DRIVE THROUGH STONE HARBOR. IT IS BEAUTIFUL SEEING VERY LARGE HOMES , A BIRD SANCTUARY , AND PARKS.

 WE ARRIVE AND I HELP MY BROTHER-IN-LAW CARRY A LARGE COFFEE TABLE MADE OF CORION AND L.E.D. LIGHTS. IT ILLUMINATES A PHILLIES EMBLEM. I SHAKE MY HEAD AND MY BROTHER-IN-LAW LAUGHS. I HAVE TO ADMIT IT IS VERY COOL. IT IS A PROTOTYPE AND MAY BE USED IN SPORTS STADIUMS IN THE FUTURE.  THEY GIVE US THEIR OLD COFFEE TABLE ( WHICH IS BRAND NEW ). IT IS MADE OF ALUMINUM AND I MAY TRY TO FABRICATE IT WITH OUR FIRE PIT AT HOME. OH , WE DID NOT NEED  TO CARRY THE HEAVY CORION TABLE TO THE 2ND FLOOR DECK......WE USED THEIR ELEVATOR. 

 WE LISTEN TO MUSIC , TALK POLITICS , DRINK WINE & SAM ADAMS BEER , AND TELL STORIES. IT WAS NICE.

 ROLL HOME AND THE PUP IS ECSTATIC TO SEE US. WE FEED AND WALK HER.

 WE CHILL AND WATCH THE SEASON 2 FINALE OF THE ALIENIST. IT WAS VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT.

  WE ALSO WATCH 2 EPISODES OF SEINFELD'S CARS AND COFFEE. THE GUESTS WERE MATHEW BRODERICK ( VERY GOOD ) AND JAMIE FOXX ( EXCELLENT - HE WAS A VERY CLOSE 2ND BEST TO JERRY LEWIS.....VERY CLOSE. I DID NOT REALIZE FOXX DOES SO MANY IMPRESSIONS ) .

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT GOOD WITH THE PUP.

  SATURDAY    10 - 17 - 20

  NOW THAT WAS PAINFUL..........

  HOW DO THESE THINGS KEEP HAPPENING TO YOU ? THIS IS WHAT ONE READER OF THIS BLOG EMAILED ME YESTERDAY. MY ANSWER , " I JUST DON'T KNOW. "

  START DAY WITH THE NICE NEW NORMAL ROUTINE.....WALK THE PUP TO THE BEACH TO SEE THE SUN RISE. I HAVE BEEN POSTING PICTURES AND VIDEOS ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND SENDING THEM TO MY KIDS

  LATE MORNING WHEELS JOINS ME IN TAKING THE PUP TO THE DOG PARK. I SAID THIS BEFORE AND I WILL SAY THIS AGAIN......THIS DOG IS SUCH AN ASSHOLE SOMETIMES. WE HAVE A GOOD TIME TALKING WITH OTHER OWNERS AND CRAZY MAZE LOVED PLAYING WITH 10 OTHER DOGS. OH....ASSHOLE PARTS :

 - WHILE WALKING THE PUP SHE COMES AROUND MY BACK FLYING IN THE AIR PAST ME. SHE STICKS OUT HER NECK & MOUTH AND SNIPS MY RIGHT ARM SLEEVE WITH HER TEETH...........ASSHOLE.

 - WHILE WALKING THE PUP THE LEASH GETS TANGLED BETWEEN WHEELS LEGS. THE PUP TAKES OFF AND THE LEASH GOES TAUNT.......RIGHT UP TO AND BETWEEN WHEELS ASS..............ASSHOLE.

 - THE DOG POOPS IN THE FIRST 30 SECONDS OF A 20 MINUTE WALK. OF COURSE SHE DOES. THERE ARE NO TRASH CANS AROUND SO I HAVE TO HOLD THE POOP BAG UNTIL WE GET TO THE DOG PARK........ASSHOLE.

  - THE DOG RUNS AROUND AND CIRCLES ME 10 TIMES. I ACTUALLY GET DIZZY FROM CHASING HER.........ASSHOLE.

  - WHILE WALKING I HAVE THE POOP BAG IN ONE HAND. THE PUP COMES FLYING BY ME IN THE AIR AND NUDGES MY HAND HOLDING THE POOP BAG. SHE MAKES ME DROP THE POOP............ASSHOLE.

 OK , THE PUP IS NOT AN ASSHOLE AND ACTUALLY EXTREMELY ENTERTAINING. SHE AMUSES AND MAKES US LAUGH MANY TIMES A DAY.

 BACK FROM THE DOG PARK FAMILY VISITS WITH HOAGIES FOR LUNCH. AFTER EATING WE DECIDE TO WALK THE ENTIRE ANGELSEA WALL TOWARDS STONE HARBOR. JESUS.......I NEVER KNEW THIS WALL DOESN'T END. I BELIEVE THIS IS THE 2ND LONGEST WALL IN THE WORLD. THE FIRST IS IN CHINA.

 WHY DOES MY MIND THINK THIS ? DURING THE WALK WE SEE A NICE YOUNG COUPLE CLIMB UP ON THE OCEAN BARRIER AND SIT. THEY HOLD HANDS THEY ARE CUTE. THEIR ASSES ARE HEAD HEIGHT TO US WALKING. AS I AM APPROACHING I THINK , " I AM GOING TO GET BOTH MY HANDS AND PUSH THE GUY'S ASS OFF THE WALL AND THAN JUMP UP NEXT TO THE GIRL AND SAY , " HEY , HOW YA DOIN' ? "  I TOLD THIS STORY TO WHEELS AND FAMILY AFTER WE PASSED THEM. ALL OF THEM AGREED I HAD MOMMY ISSUES OR DROPPED AS A BABY.

 AFTER THE WALK I SPLASHED THE BEJESUS OUT OF OUR 2ND FLOOR TOILET. I AM TALKING I MADE IT BY SECONDS. I SHOULD OF USED THE TOILET BEFORE WALKING THE 11 MILES. OH MY GOD IT WAS LIKE THE SEEN IN THE MOVIE  DUMB & DUMBER WHEN JEFF DANIELS IS ON THE TOILET AFTER JIM CARREY GAVE HIM THE TURBO LAX. REMEMBER ? .......DANIELS' LEGS WERE STICKING STRAIGHT OUT WHILE SITTING ON THE TOILET ?......YEAH , THAT WAS ME.

 FAMILY ROLL BACK TO THEIR HOME WHILE WHEELS AND I HEAD TO THE BEACH. WE BRING ZERO GRAVITY CHAIRS , BEER , VODKA / ST. CROIX SODA WATER , TABLE , AND A RADIO. IT IS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. WE SIT NEAR 3 YOUNG WOMEN WHO ARE PRETTY FUNNY. THEIR 4TH FRIEND , WHO PLANNED THE ENTIRE TRIP TO THE BEACH , BAILED ON THEM. SO , THEY GOT A DUMMY AND PLACED A PICTURE OF HER FACE ON IT. THEY PERFORMED PICTURES WITH THAT FRIEND / DUMMY THAT WERE PRETTY ENTERTAINING.

 A WOMAN WHO WE SAW BEFORE WITH 2 DOGS SAW US ON THE BEACH AND VISITED US AGAIN SO HER 2 DOGS COULD PLAY WITH MAZE. ONE OF HER DOGS WAS 15 YEARS OLD , BLIND , AND DEAF. IT HAD GREYED OUT EYES.....POOR THING.

 WE LISTEN TO OLDIES MUSIC , HAVE A DRINK , AND ENJOY THE SCENERY OF THE BEACH. IT IS JUST SO PERFECT. WHEELS GOES BACK TO THE CONDO TO USE THE BATHROOM. I ASK HER TO BRING BACK A BLUE SWIM POOL NOODLE AND SCISSORS. SHE JUST SHAKES HER HEAD. WHEN SHE RETURNED SHE SAID , " I FELT LIKE AN IDIOT CARRYING A 10 FOOT LONG BLUE SWIM NOODLE. "

  WE LOVE OUR ZERO GRAVITY CHAIRS BUT SOMETIMES THE FOOT BAR IS ANNOYING AND IRRITATING TO THE BACK OF YOUR LOWER HEEL. SO , I CUT THE BLUE NOODLE TO SIZE AND SNAPPED IT ON THE BOTTOM RAIL OF THE CHAIR. IT WORKED PERFECT AS A CUSHION.........MACGYVER.

 WHILE WRITING MY COMPUTER REBOOTS WITHOUT ASKING ME. IT TAKES 25 MINUTES TO GO THROUGH UPDATES AND REBOOT. I LOST 15 MINUTES OF WRITING........ASSHOLE COMPUTER.

 BACK HOME WE GET A TEXT FROM NEIGHBORS / FRIENDS / FELLOW CONDO OWNERS. THEY LIKE TO GET TOGETHER FOR DINNER AND DRINKS. I TAKE A SHOWER BUT I STAY HOME WHILE WHEELS GOES OUT WITH THEM. I AM JUST TOO TIRED FROM WALKING THE WALL TO CHINA AND POOPING LIKE A MENTAL PATIENT.  THEY WALK TO A HUGE BOARDWALK NIGHTCLUB BUT THEY ARE CLOSED DUE TO A WEDDING PARTY. I DID HEAR WHILE WALKING THE DOG MUSIC AND SEE FIREWORKS.......THAT IS A GOOD WEDDING.

 THEY WALK TO A 2ND BAR AND I STAY HOME WITH THE PUP. MAYBE I SHOULD OF WENT BECAUSE SOMETHING WEIRD HAPPENED TO ME ALONG WITH SOMETHING VERY DEPRESSING AND AGITATING.

  WHEELS TEXTS ME THEY HAD A NICE DINNER WITH DRINKS. THEY SEE THE SAME BARTENDER " PRINCESS " WE SAW 3 DAYS EARLIER. OH........PAYING IT FORWARD OR DOING NICE THINGS. IT SHOULD BE DONE MORE OFTEN IN THIS WORLD.

 ANYWAY , I AM AT HOME AND I WATCH ABOUT 5 EPISODES OF LETTERKENNY. THEY ARE REALLY FUNNY AND THE GIRLS ON THE SITCOM ARE FRIGGIN' SMOKE SHOWS. I WATCH FOR THE 3RD DAY IN A ROW THE AMERICA'S GOT TALENT AUDITION TAPE OF COURTNEY HADWIN. THIS KID IS FUCKING AMAZING AND WILL BE A HUGE SUPERSTAR IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS. I THINK I SEEN THIS VIDEO OVER A 1,000 TIMES. I ALSO PLAY INTERNET POKER AND SCRABBLE WHILE THE PUP SNUGGLES AGAINST ME. THAN..........SOMETHING WEIRD HAPPENS.

 I MEAN YOU JUST CAN'T MAKE THESE STORIES UP ? I AM SITTING ON OUR LOVE SEAT WATCHING TV AND VIEWING MY COMPUTER. I SEE A LITTLE GIRL ABOUT 2 FEET TALL OUT MY WINDOW. SHE LOOKS CONFUSED OR LOST. SHE PRESSES HER FACES AGAINST OUR WINDOW. AT FIRST I THINK , " WHAT THE FUCK ? " , BUT THAN I AM CONCERNED THIS KID IS LOST AT 10:30 AT NIGHT. I MEAN IT IS A LITTLE GIRL WONDERING OUR FRONT DECK LATE NIGHT. I ALSO THOUGHT , " DAMN , I COULD OF BEEN WATCHING PORN AND JERKING OFF. HOLY SHIT THAT WOULD OF TRAUMATIZED THE CRAP OUT OF THIS KID FOR LIFE.

 ANYWAY , I GET UP AND OPEN THE DOOR TO CHECK THIS KID OUT. SHE WAVES TO ME AND I WAVE BACK. I OPEN THE DOOR AND BEHIND A WALL FROM OUR NEIGHBORS SIDE AN OLDER WOMAN APPEARS......DRUNK. SHE IS HOLDING A FILLED RED SOLO CUP AND IS DEFINITELY FROM NORTHEAST PHILLY. SHE HAS SUPER SHORT BLONDE HAIR WITH HER HEAD SHAVED ON THE SIDES , A SHIT LOAD OF GAUDY GOLD JEWELRY , AND  WEARING SPANDEX WITH A LOOSE TOP. SHE BEGINS TO APOLOGIZE TO ME 10 TIMES ABOUT THE INTRUSION BUT SHE WANTED TO SHOW HER KID HER GRANDMOTHER'S FIRST NEW JERSEY HOME.....WHICH WAS OURS NOW. I AM FRIENDLY AND OBLIGE THE WEIRDNESS AND SHE BEGINS TO EXPLAIN TO HER KID ABOUT OUR CONDO THAT GRAND MOM USED TO OWN. SHE CONTINUES TO APOLOGIZE DRUNKENLY TO ME WHILE SAYING SHE WANTED THIS 4 YEAR OLD KID TO REMEMBER THIS PAST MOMENT IN HISTORY ABOUT HER GRAND MOM LIVING HERE. I SWEAR THERE ARE 11 PEOPLE IN NEW JERSEY RIGHT NOW AND ONE OF THEM HAS TO VISIT MY WINDOW AT 10:30 AT NIGHT.

 SO , WHY SO DEPRESSED AND AGITATED ON THIS VISIT ? WELL , I'LL TELL YOU WHY.  THE WOMAN BEGINS TO TELL ME ABOUT HER MOTHER FROM NORTHEAST PHILLY ( I HIT THAT ONE ON THE HEAD ) WHO USED TO LIVE HERE. SHE TELLS ME SHE LOVED THIS PLACE BUT WANTED TO HELP FAMILY AND MOVE TO A SMALLER HOME. SHE NOW LIVES SEVERAL BLOCKS AWAY AT LE BOOT MOTEL. SHE SAYS HER NAME AND I DO REMEMBER IT FROM OUR CLOSING / PURCHASING OF THIS CONDO BACK IN 2006. IT WAS THE NEXT WORDS THAT BROUGHT BACK PAIN AND OPENED UP WOUNDS.

 CONTINUED - SHE BEGINS TO EXPLAIN TO THE KID WHO HAS ZERO INTEREST THAT AFTER SELLING THIS HOME ( OUR CONDO ) GRAND MOM PUT YOUR OLDER SISTER THROUGH COLLEGE. SHE SAYS , " PRINCETON IS A LOT OF MONEY BUT SHE PAID THE WHOLE THING." MY JAW DROPS AND MY HEART BREAKS LIKE THE KID ON THE SIMPSONS , " YOU CHOO CHOO CHOOSE ME ".  STILL SPEAKING TO THE 3 YEAR WHO HAD HER FACE PLANTED ON THE WINDOW....... " AND SHE HAS STARTED A COLLEGE FUND FOR YOU ( SHE HUGS HER ) ALONG WITH YOUR BROTHER. YEP , WE BOUGHT AT THE FUCKING PEEK PINNACLE MOUNT EVEREST OF THE REAL ESTATE MARKET.  AT THE TIME , WE EASILY PAID TWICE AS MUCH AS WE SHOULD OF AND THAT MONEY HAS PUT OR WILL PUT 3 KIDS THROUGH IVY LEAGUE COLLEGES. OH MY GOD WHAT AN ACHING PAINFUL MEMORY MOMENT.

 THE KID WANTS TO EXPLORE THE UPSTAIRS FLOOR OUTSIDE. I TELL THE YOUNG KID , "  THERE IS JUST A HALLWAY UP THERE BECAUSE THE PATIO NOW HAS A DOOR ON IT. YOUR GRAND MOM WAS TOO CHEAP TO INSTALL A GATE SO I DID IT. " THE KID AND MOM WITH HER DRINK GO UP THE STEPS.  I RETURN INSIDE TO REMINISCE THE PAINFUL PURCHASE BACK IN 2006. I SIT DOWN AND BEGIN TO DRINK BEER AND BRANDY SHOTS. I LOWER OUR MINI-BLINDS.

 CONTINUED - THE DAMN KID COMES DOWN THE STEPS WITH MOM FOLLOWING. THE KID IS THE PERFECT HEIGHT TO LOOK IN MY WINDOW AND PLACES HER HANDS AGAINST THE GLASS AND WAVES TO ME AGAIN. THE MOM STOOPS OVER SIDEWAYS AND " MOUTHS " , " I AM SOOOO SORRY. " I SWEAR I WANTED TO PLACE MY ASS AGAINST THE GLASS. BUT FOR THE KID'S SAKE , I PLACED MY TAIL BETWEEN MY ASS , AND TOOK IT LIKE A CAGED MAN.....RIGHT IN THE ASSHOLE.

 WHEELS AND NEIGHBORS RETURN AND WE DRINK , LISTEN TO MUSIC , TELL STORIES , AND JOKE AROUND UNTIL 2AM. IT WAS FUN. THEY ROLL OUT AT 2AM AND I GO TO THE BATHROOM. I COME OUT AND WHEELS IS ALREADY UPSTAIRS.  WELP , NO ASS FOR ME. I WATCH TV AND FALL ASLEEP. I RE-WAKE AT 3AM AND GO TO BED.

 SUNDAY      10 - 18 - 20

  THESE CRAZY THINGS JUST SEEM TO FOLLOW ME. TODAY WERE TWO.

 ANOTHER MAGNIFICENT DAY....SUN , BREEZE , SAND , OCEAN , ETC.

 I POSTED A FACEBOOK MEMORY OF OUR NAIL MARQUEE WITH A FRIENDS BAND ON IT. SO , I RE-POSTED IT ADDING FRIENDS AND BAND MEMBERS IN. I SAID , " I MISS THESE TIMES.....DAMN PANDEMIC. NOT 10 MINUTES GOES BY AND MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF. A NAIL WORKER AND BAND MEMBER TEXTS ME , " GOOD POST EXCEPT FOR THE NUT JOB WHO COMMENTED. "

 I GO TO MY FACEBOOK POST. SOME GUY GOES ON A RANT ABOUT COVID-19 BEING FAKE AND BIDEN BEING A PEDOPHILE. HE CLAIMED HE IS A BARTENDER AND NO ONE HE KNOWS DIED OF COVID. THE FAKE COVID-19 IS ALL A CONSPIRACY THEORY AND SCAM. OH , AND IT IS THE ONLY WAY TO EXPLOIT BIDEN HUGGING AND KISSING KIDS. WHAT A WORLD.

  I REMOVED HIS COMMENT AND BLOCKED HIM FOREVER. I LATER WROTE , " ACTUALLY , I SHOULD OF JUST LEFT HIS POST UP FOR US TO JOKE ABOUT. " SEVERAL PEOPLE AGREED. I REALLY WANTED TO WRITE TO THIS NUT JOB BACK AND SAY, " SO ALL 200 + PLUS COUNTRIES ARE UNINVOLVED ON THIS FAKE PANDEMIC ? AND MY HEALTHY NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR , A FORMER NAVY SOLDIER , DIED OF THE CORONA VIRUS IS ALL FAKE ?

  I WALK THE PUP TO THE DOG PARK. IT IS JUST A GOOD FEELING FOR THE PUP TO SOCIALIZE AND PLAY WITH OTHER DOGS. THERE HAD TO BE 12 DOGS TODAY. IT WAS PRETTY FUNNY. OUT OF THE 12 DOGS ONE LADY IS THOROUGHLY ENJOYING THE DOG ACTIVITY. SHE BELLOW LAUGHS AS THEY PLAY AND RUN TOGETHER. AT ONE POINT SHE SAYS TO HER FRIENDS , " THAT ONE IS MY FAVORITE. " SHE POINTED TO MAZE.

 WE WALK THE QUICK WAY BACK WHICH IS UNDER THE BOARD WALK PARTLY. I WAS LATE GETTING TO SEE THE EAGLES GAME. I TURN ON MERRILL REESE AND WATCH THE GAME.  I KNOW THE WENTZ HATERS ARE OUT THERE BUT HE DID BATTLE THE ENTIRE GAME. REMEMBER OUT OF 11 STARTERS THERE IS 3 THAT PLAYED.....WENTZ BEING ONE OF THEM. FOUR OF 5 OFFENSIVE LINEMEN ARE OUT. ALL THREE FIRST STRING RECEIVERS ARE OUT. OUR TOP RUNNING BACK HAD A GREAT RUN , FUMBLED , AND WAS OUT THE REST OF THE GAME. OH , BOTH TIGHT ENDS ARE OUT. WHAT THE " F " DO YOU WANT THIS QB TO DO ? HE PUT THE TEAM ON HIS BACK AND GOT THE EAGLES TO WITHIN A 2 POINT GAME AFTER BEING DOWN 17. WE ALL KNEW THEY WOULD NOT CONVERT THE 2 POINTS TO TIE THE GAME.

 MORE EAGLES - THERE WAS SOME REALLY GOOD PLAY CALLING AND REMARKABLE ESCAPES FROM WENTZ. THE QB WAS SACKED 6 TIMES , KNOCKED DOWN 22 TIMES , AND HURRIED OVER 1100 TIMES. BUT ,ON OCCASION AND CRITICAL MOMENTS .......THE PLAY CALLING AND DECISION MAKING ( AGAIN ) WERE QUESTIONABLE. FORMER EAGLES PLAYER SETH JOYNER WENT ON A RANT ABOUT THE DECISION TO GO FOR 2 ON THE FIRST TOUCHDOWN. I WAS YELLING AT THE TV TOO. MISSED FIELD GOAL , MISSED 4TH AND 1 WHICH IS USUALLY MONEY WHEN WENTZ SNEAKS , AND MISSED TWO FAILED 2 POINT CONVERSATIONS ALL SANK THE EAGLES FROM WINNING. MY THING WAS WE PLAYED A SUPER BOWL CANDIDATE TEAM AND ALMOST WON WITH 3RD & 4TH STRING BACK UPS , SOME BAD PLAY CALLING , AND SOME BAD DECISIONS. I KEPT SAYING TO MYSELF , " MAN, WE'RE ACTUALLY IN THIS GAME AND COULD OF WON. "

 AFTER THE GAME WHEELS AND I TAKE THE PUP TO THE DOG PARK A 2ND TIME. ONLY A HANDFUL OF DOGS AND 2 OWNERS WHO REALLY DID NOT GRASP THE CONCEPT OF " DOG PARK ". ONE BIG LADY TRIED TO FEED HER DOG THE ENTIRE TIME WHILE THE HUSBAND SHOOK HIS HAND. LET ME TELL YOU NEITHER THE DOG OR LADY NEEDED EXTRA FEEDING.  THE POOR PUG-LIKE DOG LOOKED LIKE A SHOEBOX WITH FEET. IT ALSO HAD SMALL RED PIMPLES COMING OUT OF EACH EYE. THE OTHER DOG OWNER WAS AN ASIAN GUY WHO FREAKED OUT WHENEVER HIS DOG ENGAGED OTHER DOGS. HE QUICKLY GOT THE DOG OUT OF THE ENCLOSURE.  WORST OWNER EVER.

  A NICE WALK BACK AND PEOPLE GREET MAZE AND WE TALK TO PEOPLE. IT WAS PRETTY NICE JUST WALKING ALONG THE OCEAN ON A PICTURE PERFECT DAY AGAIN.

  WE CHILL FOR A LITTLE BIT AND DECIDE TO HAVE DINNER AT MUDHEN. IT IS A RESTAURANT THAT CHEF WE KNOW HELPED OPEN. SO I TOOK HIS SUGGESTION WHEN I TEXTED HIM WHERE TO GO IN WILDWOOD.

 I AM TELLING YOU " STUFF " JUST FINDS ME.....AND IT IS A SHOW.

 HERE IS OUR EXPERIENCE :

 - THE PLACE IS BIG , MODERN , AND SEATS A TON OF PEOPLE OUTDOORS. THEY CONVERTED A PARKING LOT TO A WONDERFUL DINING AREA. THEY EVEN BOUGHT A PIZZA PLACE ADJACENT TO IT FOR MORE EXPANSION NEXT SEASON. OUTSIDE HAD AWNINGS , TV'S , TABLES , BENCHES , HEATERS , FIRE PITS , CHRISTMAS TREES , TILE FLOOR , AND EVERYTHING WAS VERY MODERN DECOR. IT IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. YOU CAN ALSO BRING YOUR PET WHICH IS PRETTY COOL. WE DIDN'T THOUGH BECAUSE OUR PUP IS A NUT JOB.

 - SPEAKING OF BEAUTIFUL.....OUR WAITRESS. AN ADORABLE BLONDE WITH A FRIENDLY PERSONALITY. I LIKED HER FROM THE START.

 - WE WERE SEATED ( WITH MASKS ON ) AND IT TOOK A SOLID 5 MINUTES FOR OUR WAITRESS TO ATTEND TO US. OKAY , A HAIR TOO LONG BECAUSE THERE WAS NOT A BIG CROWD THERE......MAYBE 30 PEOPLE OUTSIDE AT MOST. ONE WAITRESS TALKED TO HER FRIENDS AT A TABLE FOR 15 MINUTES STRAIGHT. IT GOT MY ATTENTION ....AND A MANAGERS' TOO. SHE WAS TOLD TO GO WAIT TABLES.

 - IT TOOK A HAIR LONG TO GET OUR BEERS. THEY HAD A $4 SPECIAL ON THEIR IN-HOUSE MADE CRAFT BEERS. WHEELS GOT A MUDHEN PILSNER AND I GOT A BLUE MOON-LIKE WHEAT BEER. THEY WERE VERY GOOD AND SERVED IN VERY COOL TALL THIN GLASSES.

 - WHEELS AND I ARE TOTALLY ENJOYING THE AMBIANCE OF THIS OUTDOOR SEATING. IT TRULY WAS DONE RIGHT DURING THIS PANDEMIC TIME.  WE PLACE AN ORDER OF FOOD AND CHILLED.

 - THEY MADE UP THEIR SLOW SPEED AFTER SEATING US BIG TIME BY BRINGING OUT OUR ENTIRE ORDER OF FOOD AT ONCE. THIS WAS ULTRA FAST.  WE ORDERED 4 THINGS. HERE IS MY REVIEWS.

   1 - CORN ON THE COB. I DID NOT TRY THEM AND WHEELS DID NOT LIKE LIKE THEM AT ALL. SHE THINKS MAYBE BECAUSE THEY ARE OUT OF SEASON.

   2 - MAC AND CHEESE WAS VERY GOOD. A GOOD PORTION TOO.

   3 - BBQ PORK DIP - SHREDDED BBQ PORK TOPPED WITH CHEDDAR CHEESE SERVED WITH ROASTED CHIPS. I THOUGHT THEY WERE GOOD. WHEELS DID NOT TRY THEM.

   4 - GARLIC AND HERB WINGS SERVED WITH SHREDDED CARROTS AND CELERY ALONG WITH BLUE CHEESE. SOMETHING WAS JUST NOT RIGHT IN TASTE. THE " HERB " INGREDIENT WAS TOO OVERWHELMING. ALSO , THE MEAT WAS VERY DRY. IT REMINDED ME OF EATING CRABS WHEN YOU GET A HUNK OF WHITE CRAB MEAT OUT OF A CLAW. THAN YOU TASTE IT AND IT IS TOTALLY DRY. I WAS DISAPPOINTED IN THEIR WINGS. WE TOOK MORE THAN HALF THE FOOD HOME.

 SO OVERALL , THE SETTING / DECOR WAS EXCELLENT , PRICES GOOD , WAITRESS EXCELLENT ( AND ADORABLE ) , AND THE FOOD MISSED THE MARK ON 2 OF 4 CHOICES.

 NOW........THE FUN PART. NUT JOBS PART II. HOW PEOPLE CAN BE SUCH ASSHOLES AND HOW CRAZY BAT SHIT STUFF FOLLOWS ME I JUST DON'T KNOW.

 WHEELS AND I ARE ENJOYING DINNER AND CONVERSATION. EARLIER A GROUP OF 10 PEOPLE TAKE A GROUP PICTURE BY STANDING UP AND WALKING OVER TO A GAS FUELED FIRE PIT. ONE GUY HOLDS THE TAKING A PICTURE SHOW UP BY TALKING TO FRIENDS AT ANOTHER TABLE. ONE BLONDE GIRL CONSISTENTLY YELLS AT HIM TO COME OVER. SHE HAS A FORCEFUL VOICE AND IN HER DAY WAS PROBABLY A PIECE OF ASS. TODAY.......75 POUNDS OVER WEIGHT. MY ANTENNAS GO UP SO PERIODICALLY I KEEP AN EYE ON THEIR TABLE WHICH IS ABOUT 30 FEET AWAY. SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT BUT I FIGURE IT IS NOTHING.

 CONTINUED - NOT 2 MINUTES AFTER TAKING THE PICTURE AND SITTING DOWN AT THEIR TABLE ANOTHER WOMAN WALKS OVER. SHE YELLS , " WHY DON'T WE TAKE THIS OUTSIDE ? " IT WAS THAN ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE.

 WE ACTUALLY THOUGHT THEY WERE JOKING AT FIRST BUT IT QUICKLY ESCALATED TO A SUPER HEATED / YELLING / PUSHING / SEPARATING / ARGUMENT.

 LET ME GIVE SOME OF THE DIALOGUE AND SOME OF MY COMMENTS TOO :

  BLONDE - " YOU'RE A FUCKING BITCH AND SO IS YOUR MAN !! "

  BRUNETTE  - " YOU FUCKING BITCH I WILL KNOCK YOU THE FUCK OUT YOU FUCKING WHORE !! "

        ( WAITRESS COMES OVER AND I ASK HER FOR POPCORN.....SHE GIGGLES )

  BLONDE - " WHERE IS THE MANAGER ? THIS FUCKING BITCH HIT ME !! "

  BRUNETTE - " I DIDN'T HIT YOU YOU FUCKING PSYCHO BITCH OR YOU BE ON THE GROUND.....BITCH !! "

  BLONDE - " YES YOU DID YOU FUCKING BITCH ASS WHORE !!! "

  BLONDE - " YOU ARE A FUCKING BITCH AND WE ALL KNOW IT !!! "

  FROM A FAR TABLE A GUY SCREAMS , " SHUT THE FUCK UP YOU FUCKING BITCHES !!! YOU'RE FUCKING NOBODIES !!!! "

  ( I SAY TO WHEELS , THE MEN REALLY SHOULD BREAK THIS UP )

  THE TABLE OF 10 WHICH THE BLONDE NUT JOB WAS SCREAMING AT NOT ONE OF THE 8 GUYS DID ANYTHING. THEY TOTALLY COWERED AND [UT THEIR HEADS DOWN. MAYBE THEY SEEN THIS SHIT SHOW BEFORE.

 BRUNETTE COMES AT THE BLONDE AND TRIES TO PUSH HER YELLING , " YOU FUCKING WHORE BITCH WHORE " ( I LIKED THE DOUBLE WHORE YELL )

 THE FAR GUY SCREAMS AGAIN , " KNOCK IT THE FUCK OFF YOU FUCKING BITCH FUCKING BITCHES !!!! " ( IT WAS CREATIVE TO ADD EXTRA " BITCHES " IN THERE. IT WAS A LITTLE CONFUSING THOUGH BECAUSE I THOUGHT , " HMMMMM........WHO IS THE GUY WHEN A BITCH FUCKS BITCHES ? " )

 THREE GUYS FROM THE FURTHER TABLE BREAK THE 2 WOMAN UP. MUDHEN WORKERS COME OVER BUT THEY CLEARLY WANT NO PART OF THIS SHIT SHOW AND AFRAID OF IT TOO.

 I THINK THE FAR TABLE WITH THE BRUNETTE ARE ASKED TO MOVE INSIDE OR THEY JUST LEAVE.

 THE BLONDE GOES BACK TO HER TABLE AND SITS. ALL THE GUYS HAVE THEIR HEADS DOWN. ONE DUDE'S FACE IS BEET RED.

 OUR ADORABLE WAITRESS COMES OVER TO APOLOGIZE. I TOLD HER I TEXTED MY CHEF FRIEND WHO HELPED OPENED THIS PLACE , " THE SHOW WITH DINNER WAS EXCELLENT. " SHE GIGGLES AND APOLOGIZES AGAIN.

 I TELL OUR WAITRESS , " WE ARE NOT SURPRISED HERE. WE OWN A BAR AND SEE THIS STUFF. PLUS , THESE THINGS TEND TO FOLLOW ME. " SHE RESPONDS , " SO MAYBE THIS WAS YOUR FAULT THE FIGHT HAPPENED ? " WE GIGGLE.

 THE WAITRESS COMES BACK WITH OUR BILL AND I ASK HER IS WE CAN DO A PRETEND SHOUTING FIGHT. I TELL HER , " CAN I  SCREAM AT YOU ABOUT PRICE AND SERVICE WHILE YOU SCREAM AT ME FOR BEING FAT ? " SHE LAUGHS.

  WHEELS AND I ROLL BACK HOME. WE STOP AT A LIQUOR STORE. ONE OBSERVATION I TOLD WHEELS , " DID YOU KNOW WE PASSED 5 LIQUOR STORES ON THE WAY HERE ? I MEAN IT IS A 5 MINUTE DRIVE AND WE PASSED 5 OF THEM. I GUESS THAT SAYS A LOT ABOUT THIS AREA. "

 BACK HOME WE WALK AND PLAY WITH THE PUP. WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF SEINFELD'S COFFEE AND CARS. THE GUESTS WERE MELISSA VILLASENOR ( VERY GOOD AND SHE IS ADORABLE ) AND BRIDGET EVERETTE ( GOOD ).

 WE ALSO WATCH AN EPISODE OF RATCHED. IT WAS EXCELLENT.

 OFF TO BED A LITTLE AFTER 11PM. I SLEPT GOOD. 

  MONDAY      10 - 19 - 20

 WANT SOME HELP ?..........YEP ,THESE THINGS CONTINUE TO HAPPEN TO ME.

 A GREAT WAY TO START A MORNING IS FINDING OUT THE COWDICKS LOSE 38 - 10 AT HOME. IT REALLY MADE OUR LOSS LOOK BETTER. GOD , OUR WHOLE DIVISION BLOWS. BUT....THERE MAY BE A TUNNEL OF LIGHT. OUR NEXT 3 GAMES ARE AGAINST THE GIANTS , COWGITS , AND GIANTS AGAIN. COULD WE POSSIBLE WIN 3 IN A ROW ?

  UP EARLY AND GOT TO SEE THE SUNRISE AGAIN. IT WAS ME AND THE PUP. I TOOK SOME PICTURES AND POST THEM ON SOCIAL MEDIA. THE WILDWOOD GROUP REALLY APPRECIATED THEM.

  WALK THE PUP ALONG THE BEACH TO THE DOG PARK. THERE HAD TO BE 12 DOGS THERE. IT WAS A BLAST.

  THIS HAPPEN BEFORE WHICH IS FUNNY TO WHEELS AND I. WE WALK TO THE WALL AND TAKE THE STEPS UP TO A DECK WITH AN AWNING. IT OVERLOOKS THE WHOLE OCEAN AND ACROSS THE INLET TO STONE HARBOR. IT IS BEAUTIFUL. I SAY , " I HAVE NOT SEEN DOLPHINS ALL WEEK YET. " A FAMILY MEMBER SAYS , " THEY WOULD BE TOO FAR OUT TO SEE DURING THIS TIME. " ABOUT 1.4 SECONDS LATER WHEELS SAYS , " THERE'S SOME DOLPHINS. ". WE LAUGH BECAUSE THIS SAME FAMILY MEMBER ON HIS BOAT SAID THIS BEFORE ABOUT A MONTH AGO AND 1.4 SECONDS LATER WHEELS SAW DOLPHINS.

  BACK FROM THE DOG PARK I TAKE A BICYCLE RIDE ON THE BOARDWALK WITH MY HEAD PHONES. I USE A DIFFERENT BIKE TO TEST IT AND I AM AFRAID I WILL POP A TIRE AGAIN ON THE FIRST BIKE.  IT IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL AS I GLIDE ALONG THE BOARDS ENJOYING THE SITES , SOUNDS OF OLDIES MUSIC , AND SMELLS. IT IS AMAZING HOW FAST THIS GOOD FEELINGS CAN COME TO A SCREECHING HALT. I SEE A YOUNG WOMAN ( IN PINK & BLACK SPANDEX ) WITH HER BIKE UPSIDE DOWN AND SHE IS TRYING TO FIX SOMETHING.....MAYBE HER CHAIN FELL OFF. I PULL UP AND SAY , " WOULD YOU LIKE ANY HELP ? " SHE SPINS HER HEAD AROUND ANTICIPATING " GASTON " OF BEAUTY & THE BEAST AND IS OVERJOYED SOMEONE OFFERED ASSISTANCE. IT WAS RIGHT THAN AND THERE I CONFIRMED AND REALIZED AGAIN I WILL NEVER ATTRACT ANOTHER FEMALE THE REST OF MY FAT LIFE. HER SMILE QUICKLY WENT STERN AS SHE SPUN , LOOKED AT ME FROM TOP TO BOTTOM , AND SAID , " UM , NO , I GOT IT. " IF I WAS A GOOD LOOKING FIT GUY SHE WOULD OF BEEN ALL OVER THE HELP TO FIX HER BIKE AND PROBABLY ASK TO GO HAVE A DRINK LATER THAT NIGHT. THE LOOK I SAW ON HER FACE WAS COMPLETE DISGUST. IN HER MIND AND EYES I SAW , " HOW THE HELL DID YOU LET YOURSELF GO LIKE THAT ? JESUS......GO BACK TO THE OCEAN WILL YA ? "  IT WAS THAT ONE SECOND OF GROSSNESS I SEEN IN HER  EYES THAT CONFIRMED MY LIFE WILL BE  FAT FOREVER. I ROAD MY BIKE THE REST OF THE BOARDS WITH MY ASS HALF OFF THE SEAT. IT WAS LIKE THE SCENE FROM DUMB & DUMBER WHEN " LLOYD " ( JIM CAREY ) IS SHOWING OFF HIS ASS AT THE BAR WAITING FOR HIS FRIEND " HARRY " TO INTRODUCE HIM TO THE GIRL. I WAS HOPING SOMEONE WOULD NOTICE MY ASS. IT NEVER WILL HAPPEN AGAIN. I WAS SO PROUD OF MY ASS AND LEGS DECADES AGO.

 THE TRACK TEAM MUST PRACTICE RUNNING ON THE BOARDS EVERY DAY. THIS IS THE 4TH TIME SEEING THEM. I FELT BAD FOR THEM. THESE KIDS DID NOT LOOK LIKE THEY WERE HAVING FUN AT ALL.

 BACK HOME I CHILL. I HAVE LEFTOVERS FROM MUDHEN LAST NIGHT. FOR SOME REASON THE WINGS WERE BETTER.

 I PLAY 2 INTERNET POKER GAMES OF HIGH STAKES FAKE MONEY. A 100K AND 500K ENTRY FEE OF FAKE MONEY. EACH TOURNAMENT HAD 9 PLAYERS. I WON BOTH. IT IS INSIGNIFICANT IN LIFE BUT IT FELT GOOD. MAN , IF THE MONEY WAS REAL.

 WHEELS FINISHES WORK AND WE DECIDE TO TAKE A WALK TO THE DOG PARK AGAIN. MAZE TOTALLY AGREES. IT WAS ONE OF THE BETTER VISITS. THERE WERE ABOUT 6 DOGS AND ALL THE OWNERS WERE SUPER COOL. WE ALL TALKED AND ENJOYED THE TIME WATCHING THESE CRAZY MUTTS PLAY. AGAIN , A BEAUTIFUL WALK BACK ALONG THE OCEAN. SEVERAL PEOPLE STOPPED US TO SAY HELLO TO MAZE. EARLIER A PUPPY NAMED " CHEWBACCA " WAS THE CUTEST. I THINK IT WAS ONLY 2 WEEKS OLD. AGAIN , ANOTHER PERSON SAYS THEY LOVE MAZE.

 BACK HOME I SHOWER AND SHAVE. I USE OUR BEACH RADIO IN THE BATHROOM AND IT WAS REALLY SOME WONDERFUL " ME " TIME ALONG WITH A SHOWER THAT FELT SO DAMN GOOD.

 WE DECIDE TO GO OUT TO DINNER AGAIN. WE WERE CLOSE TO WALKING BUT IT WAS DARK AND I ALREADY DID 2 WALKS AND A BIKE RIDE. WE DRIVE TO THE INLET. AGAIN , GOOD FOOD , TOTAL SOCIAL DISTANCING , GOOD PRICING , AND LARGE PORTIONS. WE SPLIT A BURGER AND QUESADILLAS. THIS BAR IS QUICKLY BECOMING MY RUSTY NAIL OF NEW JERSEY. WE WATCH THE CHIEFS BEAT THE BILLS. ONE BAR PATRON WAS NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT SINCE HE WAS ALL DRESSED UP IN BUFFALO BILL ATTIRE.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN. WHEELS WALKS THE PUP AND I CHANGE INTO SHORTS. WE HAVE SOME NIGHTCAPS AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF RATCHED. IT WAS EXCELLENT. WE ALSO WATCH ONE EPISODE OF SEINFELD'S CARS AND COFFEE. THE GUEST WAS THE ACTUAL PERSON WHO CREATED THIS SHOW. HIS NAME IS BARRY MARDER ( EXCELLENT ). WE FIND OUT THIS WAS THE LAST EPISODE. I MIGHT HAVE MISSED SOME AND WILL SEARCH BACK. WE ALSO FIND OUT JERRY SEINFELD IS NOT MAKING ANYMORE EPISODES. WE WATCH A 40 MINUTE INTERVIEW WITH SEINFELD AND EDDIE MURPHY. IT WAS GOOD BUT MURPHY COULD OF BEEN 100X BETTER. HE HAD LOW MONOTONE 3 TO 5 WORD ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS FROM THE HOST AND SEEMED LIKE HE WAS SUPER HIGH. SEINFELD'S ANSWERS WERE FUNNY , PRECISE , CREATIVE , AND INFORMATIVE.

 OFF TO BED AND I SLEPT OKAY EXCEPT FOR WAKING UP TWICE TO USE THE BATHROOM. I JUST THOUGHT TO MYSELF , " HOW CAN MY BLADDER FILL UP SO DAMN QUICKLY ? "

 I SIT WITH MY MOM AND BROTHER WAITING IN A ROOM TO SEE A PSYCHOLOGIST. THE ROOM HAS AT LEAST 30 PEOPLE AND WE ARE TOLD IT IS A 2 TO 3 HOUR WAIT. I TELL MY MOM I LIKE TO WASTE SOME TIME BY DRIVING MY TRAILER HOME IN THE PARKING LOT BUT NEED TO GET MY JEEP TO TOW IT. SHE AGREES AND MY BROTHER DRIVES ME BACK HOME TO GET MY JEEP. WE PULL THE TRAILER BACK AND RETURN TO THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE. WITHIN 5 MINUTES MY NAME IS CALLED TO GO INTO THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE. AS SOON AS I WALK IN I SEE THE DOCTOR IS HOWARD STERN. I GIGGLE AND SAY , " WELL , IT IS GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN. " HE GIVES A HALF GIGGLE , SMILES , AND SAYS , " C'MON MAN , YOU DON'T NEED TO BE HERE. HELP ME BRING IN A BOX FROM MY CAR. " WE GO OUT SIDE VIA A BACK DOOR. HIS CAR IS RIGHT THERE AND HE OPENS THE TRUNK. HE ASKS ME TO GRAB THE BOX. IT IS A LARGE BOX OF WINE. I SAY TO STERN , " THIS BOX IS NOT GONG TO FIT THROUGH THE DOOR OPENING. " STERN , RESPONDS , " SURE IT WILL. "  WE GET TO THE DOOR AND IT IS TOO SMALL FOR THE BOX TO GET THROUGH. HOWARD TRIES TO SPIN THE BOX BUT I STOP HIM AS BOTTLES FALL OUT...............dream ends.

  PLAYING PING PONG WITH C.R.  HE PLAYED SOFTBALL , SHOT IN OUR POOL LEAGUE , AND HELPED HOST OUR LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW YEARS AGO. THE GAME IS CLOSE AND I AM WINNING 13 - 12. HE DECIDES TO SERVE VERY FAR AWAY FROM THE TABLE LIKE I JUST DID. I AM PRETTY GOOD AT PING PONG SO HE TRIED TO DO THE SAME. HE LOSES ALL 5 POINTS BY MISSING THE TABLE OR OVER HITTING IT. I WAS NOW UP 18 - 12.........dream ends.

  TUESDAY     10 - 20 - 20

 THERE ARE ONLY 3 REASONS FOR ME TO HEAD HOME..........TECHNICALLY ONE.  WHEELS RAN OUT OF MEDS ( IT'S A RELAXER / COMATOSE DRUG FOR GETTING THROUGH SEX WITH ME ) , DON'T LIKE HER DRIVING ALONE , AND FIXING A STOVE.

 WALK THE PUP AND IT WAS OVERCAST. WE MEET ANOTHER DOG WHICH WAS NICE. I ALSO SEE A FAIR AMOUNT OF DOLPHINS AND SURFERS ( LOVE GIRLS IN TIGHT RUBBERS ) AGAIN.

 I DON'T MIND LEAVING THIS BEAUTIFUL PLACE WHEN IT WAS FOGGY AND MISTING.

  SO.......I PACK , LOAD ( I HATE LOADING UNLESS IT IS SEXUAL ) , CLEAN , ORGANIZE , AND WE GET ON THE ROAD. WE STOP AT PRIMO'S HOAGIES TO GET DINNER FOR OUR KIDS AND US.  NEW JERSEY PRIMO'S IS ABOUT TWICE AS EXPENSIVE AS PENNSYLVANIA PRIMO'S. IN FACT , ALL NEW JERSEY SHORELINE SHOPS , RESTAURANTS , AND FOOD ARE NEARLY TWICE AS EXPENSIVE.

 OH , WHEN WE LEFT THE WEATHER WAS PICTURE PERFECT 72 DEGREES......CRAP. IF I GET MY HOME PROJECTS DONE THERE IS A DAMN GOOD CHANCE OF ME ( AND HOPEFULLY WHEELS ) TURNING AROUND AND COMING RIGHT BACK FOR ANOTHER WEEK OR MONTH OR SO.

 WE MAKE GOOD TIME AND STOP IN CENTER CITY TO VISIT OUR YOUNGEST. I JUST LOVE LOOKING AT THIS KID. SHE IS COOL , SMART , FUNNY , LAID BACK , AND LOOKS LIKE A MODEL.  SHE WAS SO GLAD TO SEE MAZE. WE TALKED FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. I LOVED EVERY SECOND.

 WE MAKE GOOD TIME GETTING HOME AND AVOID TRAFFIC. WE UNLOAD ( I HATE UNLOADING UNLESS IT'S WITH MY COCK ) AND SETTLE IN. WE HAVE DINNER WITH OUR ELDEST. OUR MAIN ROOM HAS BEDDING , BLANKETS , CONFRONTERS , PILLOWS , AND OTHER STUFF ALL OVER.

 OFF TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE. IT'S JUST AS NICE HERE TEMPERATURE WISE. AT THE NAIL I CHANGE THE MARQUEE SIGN , EMPTY TRASH  , VACUUM , AND DOUBLE CHECK EVERYTHING.

 FOUND OUT A RENTER NEVER WENT TO OUR POCONO HOUSE. THEY PAID.....JUST DIDN'T SHOW UP. IT WAS KINDA A " RE-DO ". THEY CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 MONTHS AGO AND RE-SCHEDULED FOR THIS PAST WEEKEND. THEY NEVER SHOWED. THIS IS SO NOT COOL BECAUSE OUR ELDEST WOULD OF WENT UP FOR THE WEEK WHILE SELF QUARANTINING. SHE ENDED UP TESTING NEGATIVE.

 SO YOU THINK COVID-19 IS A HOAX OR SOME KIND OF GOVERNMENT CONSPIRACY ?  WE ARRIVE HOME AND IT LOOKS LIKE OUR ELDEST HAS BEEN CRYING. SHE TOLD US HER CO-TEACHER , WHOM SHE WORKS WITH EVERY DAY , GOT A TEXT FROM HER MOTHER WHO IS OUT OF COUNTRY.......HER YOUNGER BROTHER DIED FROM THE CORONA VIRUS. OUR ELDEST SAID HER CO-TEACHER DROPPED TO THE FLOOR AND WAILED IN DESPAIR. MY KID'S EXACT WORDS WERE , " I LITERALLY SAW HER HEART BREAK.........RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME. " OUR ELDEST DROVE HOME AND CRIED WHEN SHE GOT INSIDE. I THINK PEOPLE DON'T SEE THIS VIRUS THREAT UNTIL IT ACTUALLY HITS DIRECTLY HOME.

 I WATCH THE EAGLES REPLAY AND THINK , " MAN, WE HAD A SHOT TO WIN THIS GAME AS BAD AS WE PLAYED. " IT SHOULD OF BEEN 58 - 0 BUT THE EAGLES MADE IT A GAME. DROPPED PASSES , SUSPECT PLAY CALLING ( RAN OTU OF PLAYS ?....C'MON ) , PHENOMENAL QUARTER BACK PLAYS , WENTZ GOT HIT ALMOST EVERY PLAY , AND WE WERE 2 - 4 IN 2 POINT CONVERSATION ATTEMPTS. BUT AS THE COACH SAYS , THERE ARE NO COULDA WOULDA SHOULDA'S....A LOSS IS A LOSS NO MATTER IF YOU LOSE BY 1 POINT OR 50.

 I ROLL OUT AND HEAD HOME. IT IS A NICE RIDE.

  SETTLE IN AND WATCH THE VOICE BECAUSE WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST WERE. IT WAS GOOD AND THEY ALWAYS TELL HEART BREAKING STORIES OF THE CONTESTANTS. IT SUCKS ME IN EVERY TIME.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF RATCHED. IT.......WAS........EXCELLENT. WE HAVE ONE MORE EPISODE TO GO AND IT IS THE SEASON FINALE.

  WHEELS AND I HELP OUR KID MAKE OUR BEDS WHICH WERE DESTROYED FOR THE WEEK. I HEAD TO SLEEP AND FOR THE MOST PART SLEPT GOOD.

 ONE THING THAT SUCKS IS LOSING MY DAILY ROUTINE OF WALKING TO THE DOG PARK WHICH IS 30 MINUTES ONE WAY AND RIDING A BIKE ON THE BOARDWALK. I WILL DO NONE OF THIS EXERCISING AT HOME AND WEIGHT WILL BE GAINED BACK TWICE AS FAST. I TRULY NEED TO GO BACK TO MY DIET......TOMORROW.

 DRIVING HOME ON A 4 LANE HIGHWAY WE SEE CHAOS FROM OTHER DRIVERS. SOME HOW A SHIT LOAD OF PUPPIES GOT OUT INTO THE HIGHWAY. CARS ARE LITERALLY SERPENTINING AROUND PUPPIES WALKING FRIGHTENED IN THE MIDDLE OF TRAFFIC. IT WAS HORRIBLE TO SEE. SOME PUPS WERE HIT AND KILLED. SOME PUPS WERE AVOIDED BY THE DRIVERS. I WEAVED AROUND SEVERAL MYSELF. ALL THE DOGS WERE GOLDEN RETRIEVERS. IT WAS HEARTBREAKING TO SEE 2 DEAD ON TOP OF EACH OTHER. I SAW THEIR BLOOD. A FIRE TRUCK WAS TRYING TO GET AHEAD OF ALL PUPPIES AND THAN STOP TRAFFIC BUT DRIVERS WERE SO DISTRAUGHT AND FLUSTERED THEY DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN THE SIRENS APPROACHED. ONE GUY YELLED OUT , " FORM AN AIRPORT LINE !!!! ". I ASSUME THIS MEANT ALL CARS LINE UP IN A SINGLE FILE. WE DID AND THE FIRE TRUCK GOES BY US...........dream ends.

 I ENTER A WAWA NEEDING TO USE THE BATHROOM.  THERE ARE 4 YOUNG GIRLS MAYBE IN THEIR MID-TEENS LINED UP ON A WALL. A SIGN ABOVE THEM SAYS , " $1 KISSING ". ONE GIRL LOOKS VERY GOTH WHILE THE OTHERS LOOKED HIGH SCHOOL-ISH. KIDS THEIR AGE LINED UP FOR THEM. I ASKED WHERE THE BATHROOM WAS AND AN EMPLOYEE POINTED TO THE CENTER ISLE. I WAS SHOCKED TO SEE 4 URINALS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STORE. TWO URINALS FACED THE OTHER TWO. PLUS , THEY HAD A CAMERA GUY FIXED ON THE CENTER OF ALL FOUR. I ASKED THE CAMERA GUY , " WHY THE HELL ARE URINALS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ISLE FOR EVERYONE TO SEE WITH A CAMERA ? " THE WORKER RESPONDS , " BECAUSE OF STEALING. "  I REALLY HAVE TO URINATE SO I WALK UP AND A YOUNG KID IS FACING ME PEEING. I SAY TO MYSELF , " ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ? " I CAN SEE THIS TEENAGERS COCK PEEING AND NOW I HAVE TO PULL OUT MINE TO PEE. THE WHOLE TIME I AM THINKING , " THIS IS FUCKING CRAZY. " SO , I UNZIPPED , RELEASED MY HAMMER ( WHICH WAS 4 TIMES BIGGER AND DARKER LIKE TAN DARK THAN THE GUY FACING ME ) AND PEED. THIS WAS THE STUPIDEST DUMBEST THING I EVER DID AND WITNESSED..............dream ends.

  ( I DON'T EVEN WANT TO IMAGINE WHAT THE HELL THAT DREAM MEANT )

  WEDNESDAY     10 - 21 - 20

 WELP......BACK HOME AND DOING PROJECTS. I AM QUICKLY REMINDED THAT IN MY LIFE I HAVE TO DO THINGS TWICE AS HARD AS EVERYBODY ELSE.

 GOT ELDEST OFF TO WORK AND WALKED THE PUP. I FILL 2 TRASHCANS UP WITH SMALL BRANCHES AND DEBRIS ALONG WITH RAKING. THIS IS THE LAST OF THE TREE CUTTINGS I DID A MONTH AGO. LATER IN THE MORNING THE TRASH MEN TOOK THE CANS. IT WAS NICE TO SEE THIS HUGE PILE FINALLY GONE.

 DO MY COMPUTER WORK , WIN A COUPLE OF CLOSE INTERNET SCRABBLE GAMES , WATCH THE 50 SECOND AUDITION TAPE OF COURTNEY HADWIN FOR THE 1,000TH TIME ( GREAT AWAY TO START A MORNING ) AND FINISH MY BLOG FOR THE DAY.

 NEXT , ANOTHER PROJECT AND THE MAIN REASON I CAME HOME.......A BROKEN STOVE. IT WILL NOT HEAT UP. I ORDERED AN OVEN CONTROL BOARD. I USED THE OLD FACING FROM THE ORIGINAL BOARD AND REPLACED EVERYTHING. IT WAS EASY UNTIL I TESTED IT......NOT EVEN FUCKING CLOSE. THE CLOCK BUTTONS WERE MIXED AND REVERSED AND THE OVEN WAS NOT COMING ON. A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY. SO MUCH FOR GOOGLE AND TECH'S OPINIONS.

 NOW WHAT ? I DECIDE TO WATCH ONE MORE VIDEO ON TROUBLE SHOOTING A NON-WORKING OVEN. THIS ONE TECH PLACED AN EXCELLENT HOW-TO VIDEO. HE SUGGESTED CHANGING THE IGNITER. HE EVEN SHOWED HOW TO TEST IT. WHEN TURNING ON A OVEN THE IGNITER GLOWS RED HOT....SO DOES THE BROILER.  THE TOP BURNERS WORK , THE BROILER WORKS , BUT NOT THE OVEN HEATING ELEMENT. IT DID NOT GLOW HOT. LOOKS LIKE I FOUND THE PROBLEM.

 I CALL HAVERTOWN APPLIANCE PARTS. I HAVE BEEN GOING THERE FOR YEARS. I TALK TO " C " ABOUT THE PART AND THE NAIL. HE GIVES ME 20% OFF. THE NEW IGNITER COSTS $45.  THERE WAS A NO TOUCH POLICY. I PAID FOR IT VIA CREDIT AND THEY DROP THE PART OUTSIDE IN A LARGE CARDBOARD BOX.

 I ALREADY REMOVED THE OLD BROKEN IGNITER. BACK HOME I NEED TO CUT AND SPLICE THE NEW PART TO THE EXISTING WIRES. I TAKE MY TIME AND FISH THE NEW WIRES THROUGH THE BOTTOM OF THE STOVE. I ALSO REMOVED ALOT OF PANS AND PROTECTIVE SHIELDS.  I RE-INSTALLED THE OLD OVEN CONTROL BOARD AND TESTED. THE FIRST THING I WANTED TO SEE WAS " GLOWING " FROM THE NEW IGNITER.  I TURN THE OVEN KNOB TO 400 DEGREES. THE IGNITER GLOWS.......AND GLOWS.....AND GLOWS. MY HEART SINKS AS THE ELEMENT DOES NOT IGNITE. I ONLY WAITED ABOUT 10 SECONDS AND THOUGHT , " OF COURSE , IT DOESN'T WORK". I SHOULD OF WAITED 3 MORE SECONDS ( SOMETHING I ALWAYS SAY....." ALLLLLWAAAAAYYYSSSS WAIT 3 SECONDS " ) BECAUSE..........FLAME ON !!

 I TESTED FOR HEAT AND IT WORKS PERFECT. I USE EASY OFF TO CLEAN THE GLASS DOOR AND A WET/DRY VAC TO SUCK UP ANY OLD CRUSTY BURNT FOOD AND DRIPPINGS. THIS MAJOR EXPENSIVE PROJECT IS DONE. A NEW STOVE WHEELS PRICED OUT WAS $700.

 NEXT I CONTACT THE STORE THAT SOLD ME THE OVEN CONTROL BOARD THAT DID NOT WORK. I AM ON-LINE WITH A REP , I GET A RETURN LABEL TO PRINT OUT AND A SHIPPING ADDRESS FOR A REFUND. OF COURSE THE FIRST PRINTER I USE WAS LOW ON INK BUT LUCKILY ( AND SMARTLY ) AND I HAVE A 2ND PRINTER. THE PACKAGE IS LABELED AND READY TO GO TO THE POST OFFICE TOMORROW.

 CHILL ON THE COMPUTER MORE. I LIKE TO WATCH THE DOCUMENTARY CALLED " MAYBE NEXT YEAR ". IT IS ON THE EAGLES 2017 SUPER BOWL RUN. I BELIEVE IT GETS RELEASED IN NOVEMBER BUT SOME CITY THEATERS HAVE AIRED IT ALONG WITH SOME DRIVE-IN MOVIE LOTS. I WATCHED A 2 MINUTE TRAILER AND GOT FIRED UP AND CRIED IN THAT 2 MINUTES. THE FILM RECEIVED GOOD REVIEWS........I ASSUME MOST REVIEWERS WERE EAGLE FANS.

 WHEELS MAKES A NICE SEMI-SPICY MUSSEL / PASTA DINNER WITH FANTASTIC SOUR DOUGH BREAD. IT IS OFF MY DIET LIST BUT I WENT FOR IT. I DID LOSE 1.5 POUNDS TODAY. I WILL CONTINUE TO TRY TO STAY AWAY FROM THE 3 B'S........BEER , BRANDY , AND BREAD. I AM HOPING MY 2ND VENTURE WITH LOSING WEIGHT WILL BE PRODUCTIVE. I REALLY LOVE WEARING TEE SHIRTS NOW THAT DON'T EXPAND LIKE STRETCH ARMSTRONG OVER MY BELLY.

  I TAKE A WONDERFUL MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO THE NAIL. A REGULAR WHO HAD A BIRTHDAY PARTY LAST WEEK WAS COMING TO PICK UP LEFTOVER SODA AND JUICES. THEY ARRIVE AND I BUZZED THEM IN THE BACK LOT BECAUSE THEY HAD TO CARRY A HEAVY BOX TO THEIR CAR. HER AND FRIENDS DECIDE TO STAY AND ORDER FOOD. I MADE 9 ORDERS AND OUR FREEZER ACTUALLY LOOKS SEMI-LOW NOW.....FINALLY.

 I HAD SOME PATRONS COME IN AND WE CHILLED UNTIL 10PM. IT WAS NICE. THAN.....OF COURSE SOMETHING BAD HAPPENS.

 I MESSAGED THE BIRTHDAY GIRL TO PARK IN FRONT OF THE BLUE DOOR. I WALK OUTSIDE AND THEY PARKED ALONG THE BIG TRUCKS NEXT TO THE BLUE DOOR. I THOUGHT TO MYSELF , "  I SHOULD REALLY ASKED THEM TO SLIDE THE CAR OVER "..........BUT I DIDN'T.

 I BUZZ THEM OUT AFTER THEY LOAD UP. NOT 30 SECONDS LATER I HEAR PLASTIC BREAKING. HIS SMALL CAR HIT THE LARGE DUMP TRUCK'S BUMPER. ZERO DAMAGE TO THE TRUCK BUT HIS REAR TAIL LIGHT WAS SMASHED. I FELT SO BAD.

 LATER SHE TEXTED ME THEY GOT A FLAT TIRE WHEN HOME. SHE TOLD ME SHE GOT TO LEARN HOW TO CHANGE A TIRE. I SO DIG THIS GIRL....ALWAYS LOOKING FOR THE POSITIVES.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN. WE WATCH THE SEASON FINALE OF RATCHED. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 OFF TO BED.....WITH THE PUP.

  THURSDAY      10 - 22 - 20

 FATE - A WORD USED BY MANY OF US. TODAY FATE MIGHT OF GIVEN AN ALL TIME DREAM OF MINE A CHANCE. I ALREADY STARTED FANTASYING WHAT " COULD " HAPPEN IF FATE AGREED TO HELP ME.  IT HAS BEEN 25+ YEARS AND THIS IS THE NUMBER 1 THING ON MY BUCKET LIST. NOTHING ELSE IS EVEN A CLOSE 2ND.  OH FATE........PLEASE GIVE ME A CHANCE. IT WILL BE THE LAST STORY ON TODAY'S BLOG.  IF MY PHONE RINGS WITH A NUMBER I DO NOT RECOGNIZE............I WOULD NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO AND POSSIBLY SHIT A BRICK.

 MY DAY :

  GET ELDEST OFF TO WORK , FEED & WALK THE PUP , DO SOME COMPUTER WORK , AND START MY MORNING.

  LOST 2 MORE POUNDS.........TRYING TO BE SEMI-GOOD AGAIN WITH NO BEER , NO BRANDY.

 CONTINUE TO WATCH COURTNEY HADWIN'S AUDITION TAPE. HER OVERALL VIDEOS REACH OVER A 2 BILLION VIEWS. HALF ARE MINE. ALSO , I WATCHED EMOTIONAL " SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN COMING HOME TO FAMILY." OH GOOD GOD I CRIED LIKE A LITTLE BABY.

 TOOK A RIDE TO MAIL BACK AN OVEN PART , STOPPED AT A BANK , AND DROVE TO DEVON.  WHY WOULD I DRIVE TO DEVON ? IT WAS NOT A FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE PURCHASE BUT HOPEFULLY FATE HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT. AGAIN , THE LAST STORY OF THIS THREAD.

 BACK HOME I SPEND 90 MINUTES TRYING TO REPLACE A TIRE ON TO MY TRAILER'S RIM. I HAD NO SHOT. THE STEM I ORDERED WAS TOO SMALL , THE RIM COULD BE BENT , AND I DON'T EVEN KNOW IF THE TIRE I ORDERED IS THE RIGHT SIZE. I GAVE UP THIS TASK AND WALKED ACROSS THE STREET TO OUR MECHANIC'S SHOP. HE TRIED TO FILL THE TIRE WITH HIS INDUSTRIAL COMPRESSOR BUT NO LUCK. HE SAID COME BACK LATER. IT NEVER IS EASY.

 SINCE IT IS BEAUTIFUL OUTSIDE I CONTINUE ANOTHER OUTDOOR PROJECT. THE PUP HANGS OUT WITH ME WHILE I CONVERT AN ALUMINUM TABLE AND FIRE PIT BOWL TOGETHER. I SPENT ABOUT ONE HOUR FABRICATING AND CUTTING ALUMINUM ( NOT FUN AND VERY LOUD ). FOR THE MOST PART I THOUGHT IT CAME OUT NICE. WE NOW HAVE A FIRE PIT TABLE.

 CLEAR THE VAN OF TOOLS AND OTHER STUFF.

 WHEELS WALKS THE PUP WHILE I TAKE A SHOWER. SHOWERS ARE GOOD.

 WATCH AN EPISODE OF FEAR THE WALKING DEAD. IT WAS VERY GOOD. ONE PART I DID SHAKE MY HEAD AND SAID " C'MON ". THERE IS NO WAY SEVERAL OF THE UN-DEAD PULLED PEOPLE UNDER A 2 FOOT HIGH GARAGE DOOR. IT WAS THE ONLY STUPID THING IN THE EPISODE. EVERYTHING ELSE WAS VERY GOOD.

 I TAKE A MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO THE NAIL. I SOLD SOME 6 PACKS ( NEW SPECIAL - LARGE 16 OUNCE PBR POUNDERS FOR 5 BUCKS ) ,WINDEXED MY HELMET SHIELD , AND FIXED A DOOR KNOB & LOOSE SHELF.

 WATCH THE EAGLES VS GIANTS. IT WAS THE BATTLE OF WHO COULD BE THE CRAPPIEST TEAM. THE GIANTS TOOK THAT HONOR AS THE EAGLES WON ON A LAST MINUTE TOUCH DOWN.  IF IT SO FRUSTRATING TO SEE THIS TEAM PLAY SO GOOD AND THAN PLAY SO GOD AWFUL. THE PLAY CALLING IS PEE WEE FOOTBALL-LIKE SOMETIMES. BUT THE EAGLES PREVAILED AND WON 22 - 21. IT WAS A WIN YOU WANT TO COMPLAIN ABOUT BUT YOU HAVE TO GIVE THEM DIBS AND WENTZ FOR STEPPING UP. THE FACE MASK BY JASON KELSEY AT THE END OF THE GAME THAT MOVE THE EAGLES BACK 15 YARDS FROM THE 3 YARD I THOUGHT FOR SURE WOULD BE OUR NORMAL PHILLY PAIN OF COMING SO CLOSE TO MAKING A COMEBACK WIN BUT STILL LOSING AS ALWAYS. THIS TIME THEY ENDURED AND SAVED THEIR SEASON. THEY ALSO LAUGHABLY ARE IN FIRST PLACE AT 2 - 4 - 1.

 SURPRISE SOME FAMILY AND WATCH THE 2ND QUARTER AT THEIR HOUSE. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE THEM. I REALLY ENJOY TALKING TO MY NEPHEWS. THEY ARE PRETTY DAMN KNOWLEDGABLY ON SPORTS.

 ROLL HOME AND SETTLE IN. WHEELS WATCHES THE DEBATE WHICH I HEAR WAS A DRAW FOR THE MOST PART. IF YOU ASK BIDEN SUPPORTS....HE WON. IF YOU ASK TRUMP SUPPORTERS......HE TOTALLY WON. I WENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND CONFIRMED PEOPLE POSTING ON HOW THEIR CANDIDATE IS SO GOOD AND QUOTING CRAP FROM THE OTHER. IT WAS MORE LAUGHABLE THAN THE NFC EAST DIVISION.

  I WATCH THE 2ND HALF IN MY ROOM WITH MERRILL REESE AND MIKE QUICK ON THE RADIO. MERRILL WAS FORGETFUL AS ALWAYS BUT SO EMOTIONAL ON THE EAGLES UP AND DOWN PLAYING.

 LATE NIGHT OUR ELDEST COMES HOME WITH A FRIEND. I GOT MELANCHOLY BIG TIME AND TIRED BECAUSE IT WAS LATE AND THE EAGLES WERE LOSING 21 - 10. HER AND THE FRIEND ( WHO IS MY FAVORITE ) CAME IN MY BEDROOM AND SAID LET'S DO SHOTS FOR HER PAST 21ST BIRTHDAY. I WAS IN NO MOOD AND FELT BAD BECAUSE I ADORE THIS FRIEND. I POLITELY DENIED.

 IT WAS AFTER MIDNIGHT AND I WATCH EAGLES POSTGAME AND WENT TO SLEEP WITH THE PUP.

 THE FINAL STORY.......FATE.

  HERE IS HOW MY DAY WENT AND OH SO HOPING FATE WORKS HIS ( OR HER ) MAGIC.

  FATE - IF YOU KNOW ME YOU KNOW MY STORY TO BERMUDA. THIS FANTASTIC MAGICAL TRUE STORY THAT I WROTE ABOUT AND JUST LAST WEEK I TOLD  MYSELF TO RE-IGNITE THE PASSION TO UPDATE THE STORY FROM MY 10 PAGE BLOG TO A FULL BOOK. MY GOAL AND DREAM WAS TO MAKE THIS STORY INTO A BOOK OR EVEN BETTER......A MOVIE. AMAZING , THAT JUST LAST WEEK I WAS SAYING TO MYSELF , " I  WASTED MONTHS SINCE CLOSING THE NAIL IN MID-MARCH WHY NOT EXPAND THE BERMUDA STORY JUST ONE PAGE A DAY ? I HAVE OVER 200 PAGES TODAY ".....BUT I NEVER DID.

  FATE - AS A JOKE MY KIDS AND MYSELF ALWAYS SAID IT WOULD BE NICE IF ADAM SANDLER PLAYED ME IN THIS STORY.  LAST YEAR I MAILED OUT 8 ENVELOPES TO HOLLYWOOD AND HAPPY MADISON PRODUCTIONS. FOUR WERE RETURNED AND 6 SAID I NEEDED TO PUT THE STORY INTO A FORMAT OF A BOOK AND PEOPLE TALKING. THIS WOULD TAKE A GREAT DEAL OF TIME . I AM THINKING I WASTED SO MUCH TIME DURING THIS EPIDEMIC. ( NOT REALLY BECAUSE OUR HOUSE AND YARDS LOOKS THE BEST THEY EVER BEEN ).

  FATE - LAST MONTH I WAS FIGHTING MY CELL PHONE BECAUSE I CAN NOT RECEIVE GROUP TEXTING. I JUST DELETE THEM NOW. I TALKED TO A VERY NICE SPRINT REP AND WE GOT ON THE SUBJECT OF WRITING. IT ENDS UP HE HELPS WRITE MOVIE SCRIPTS. HE WOULD NOT GIVE MY HIS CONTACT BECAUSE IT IS NOT APPROPRIATE WHILE WORKING FOR SPRINT. I TRIED TO FIND HIM ON FACEBOOK BUT TO NO AVAIL. AGAIN , FATE HAD IT'S HAND.

  FATE - 4 DAYS AGO A BAND FRIEND SAID HE LOOK AT MY FIRST DAY PAGES AND HELP ANALYZE IT AND MAYBE HELP WITH WRITING A MOVIE SCRIPT SINCE HE HAS SOME EXPERIENCE IN THAT. I ALSO EMAILED ANOTHER BAND MEMBER WHO DOES IT FOR A LIVING. I HAVE NOT HEARD FROM EITHER OF THEM.

  FATE - 3 DAYS AGO I SAW ON SOCIAL MEDIA ADAM SANDLER WAS SHOOTING A NEW MOVIE RIGHT HERE IN CENTER CITY. IT IS CALLED HUSTLE WITH QUEEN LATIFAH AND ROBERT DUVAL.  THE FIRST THING I THOUGHT WAS VISITING OUR YOUNGEST IN CENTER CITY , BRINGING ONE PAGE OF MY STORY , AND MAYBE ACTUALLY HANDING IT TO SANDLER. BUT.......THIS IS UNREALISTIC AND WOULD NEVER HAPPEN SO I JUST STAYED HOME. IT BE LIKE FINDING A NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK TO FIND SANDLER IN THE CITY.

  FATE - 2 NIGHTS AGO WHEELS BEST FRIEND TEXTS ME AND WHEELS. SHE SAYS ADAM SANDLER IS DOING A FILM SHOOT IN HER NEIGHBORHOOD.........JUST BLOCKS FROM HER HOUSE. SANDLER RENTED THIS HUGE GIGANTIC HOME THAT WHEELS AND HER FRIEND HAS WALKED BY MANY MANY TIMES. THEY EVEN STOPPED AT THE GATED DRIVEWAY  ( WITH CAMERAS ) AND PRETENDED THIS WAS THEIR HOME. THEY DID THIS MULTIPLE TIMES. THE BEST FRIEND TEXTS ME ABOUT SANDLER , THE BERMUDA STORY , AND SHE WOULD TRY TO WALK BY EVERY NIGHT WHILE THEY FILMED. WE TEXTED BACK AND FORTH AND I SENT HER THE FIRST DAY OF THE BERMUDA STORY. SHE SAID SHE PRINT IT OUT AND TRY TO GET IT TO ADAM SANDLER SOME HOW.

 FATE - ON MY END.........MY MIND RACED WITH FANTASY. I DECIDE TO RE-EDIT MY FIRST DAY AND PRINT IT OUT. JUST 2 DAYS AGO I USED THE PRINTER AND ONE RAN OUT OF INK. I KNEW TO USE THE 2ND PRINTER AGAIN. IT PRINTS OUT 3 1/2 PAGES OF THE 1ST DAY BERMUDA TRIP. I THINK TO MYSELF , " I WILL PRINT OUT A 2ND COPY JUST IN CASE "......THE PRINTER RAN OUT OF INK. WAS THIS FATE .......ONLY ONE COPY ?   SO WHAT DID I DO ?

 FATE - I STAPLE THE PAGES TOGETHER AND WRITE ON THE TOP , " TO ADAM SANDLER ". I MAKE A SIGN UP THAT SAYS , " ADAM , PLEASE SAY HELLO TO US FROM 6 FEET AWAY ". I ASK WHEELS AND TEXT HER BEST FRIEND WHERE THE ADDRESS IS OF THE BIG HOUSE. THEY JOKE ABOUT THIS HOUSE ALL THE TIME. COULD THIS BE FATE ?

 FATE - I DRIVE TO DEVON AND FIND THE HOUSE EASILY. IT IS SUPER COOL , BIG , AND METICULOUSLY KEPT. THE WHOLE HOME EASILY TAKES UP SEVERAL CITY BLOCKS. I DRIVE UP AND DOWN THE STREET PASSING THE HOUSE 5 TIMES JUST HOPING I SEE SANDLER OR ANY OF HIS FRIENDS WHO ALWAYS FILM WITH HIM. I SEE A FAIR AMOUNT OF VEHICLES IN THE PARKING AREA AND DECIDE TO LEAVE A NOTE. I WRITE ON MY BLOG STORY , " TO ADAM S. ------ PLEASE ". I BEND THE 4 PIECES OF PAPER IN HALF AND PLACE IT UNDER THEIR MAIL SLOT THAT USUALLY HOLDS NEWSPAPERS. YOU CAN SEE ADAM S. FROM THE STREET. I TOOK A PICTURE OF THE HOUSE AND MAIL BOX SIGN AND TEXTED TO OUR BEST FRIEND. SHE TEXTS BACK , " AREN'T YOU CLEVER. " I DRIVE BACK HOME THINKING ADAM COULD POSSIBLY GIVE ME  A CALL IF.............FATE ALLOWS IT.

  FRIDAY      10 - 23 - 20

  WELP , FATE STRUCK HER HAND AND AS ALWAYS I GOT TO DREAM FOR ABOUT A DAY AND THAN CRUSHED. THERE IS A TINY SILVER LINING.

   HERE IS THE UPDATE.

  ADAM SANDLER HAS BEEN SEEN THROUGHOUT THE MAINLINE AREA.....TWICE AT HANDELS IN BERWYN. I ACTUALLY WAS FACEBOOK MESSAGING WITH THE OWNER OF HANDELS.....SAID ADAM WAS SUPER COOL. THERE ARE COMMENTS , A PICTURE OF ADAM AND HIS DAUGHTER , AND A TON OF SHARES ON FACEBOOK AT THIS LOCAL ICE CREAM SHOP.

  SO APPARENTLY I GOT SOME MISINFORMATION. SANDLER WAS NOT AT THIS OMEGA HOUSE FILMING. THOUGH A SURPRISE WAS GETTING AN EMAIL FROM THE HUGE HOUSE OWNER. SHE EXPLAINED AND TRULY DID NOT WANT ME TO THINK SANDLER WAS HERE. I THOUGHT THIS WAS EXTREMELY NICE OF HER TO CONTACT ME. THERE WAS A FILM CREW THERE. IT WAS LOCAL PRODUCER M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN FILMING FOR APPLE TV. I HAVE NO IDEA WHO HE IS BUT WHEELS , OUR ELDEST , AND MY BROTHER-IN-LAW DID. THE LADY HOME OWNER EVEN OFFERED TO PUT MY SCRIPT BACK IN THE MAIL BOX FOR ME TO GET BACK. SHE ALSO WROTE I WOULD OF GAVE YOUR SCRIPT TO M. NIGHT BUT HE DOES ALL HORROR STUFF. I DID ASK HER TO GIVE THE SCRIPT TO M. NIGHT ANYWAYS....WHO KNOWS.

 ANOTHER LONG SHOT POTENTIAL IS MY BROTHER-IN-LAW KNOWS A HOLLYWOOD PERSON WHO HAS DONE SOME FAMOUS MOVIES LIKE THE LEGO MOVIE MANCHESTER BY THE SEA ( WON A TON OF ACADEMY AWARDS ) AND TV SERIES LIKE BATES MOTEL.....MORE AWARDS.

 SO MY DREAM WILL SIT MORE.........OH WELL.

 NOW MY DAY......BLOW.

 SAVED A LARGE SPIDER WHEELS POINTED OUT TO ME IN OUR HALLWAY. WE MAY NOT LIKE THEM BUT THEY HELP OUR ENVIRONMENT SO I PLACED IT OUTSIDE IN THE GRASS.

 NEEDED SOME " ME " TIME SO I WENT DOWN OUR BASEMENT WITH SOME TOOLS. I DECIDED TO FIX A BROKEN DOOR KNOB. I HAD TO REMOVE IT , DRILL IT OUT , AND INSTALL A NEW ENTRY LOCK. I LISTENED TO SPORTS TALK RADIO AND WATCH SOME NEWS. THE PUP JOINED ME FOR A LITTLE BIT. IT CAME OUT VERY GOOD.

 STILL FEELING MELANCHOLY ABOUT THE SANDLER THING I ORGANIZED MY TOOL ROOM FOR OVER AN HOUR WHICH DESPERATELY NEEDED IT.

 SO YOU KNOW FOR 25 YEARS I HAVE BEEN WANTING TO TELL THIS BERMUDA STORY VIA THE BIG SCREEN. I KNOW IT IS MY FAULT FOR NOT TAKING SUPER INITIATIVE. I HAVE CONTACTED PROBABLY OVER 50 PEOPLE DURING MY YEARS OF EATING AND NOT ONE WOULD HELP.

 SPEAKING OF EATING.....LOST ANOTHER POUND.

 OFF TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE TO CHILL AND WATCH SOME TV.  I WAS PRETTY MELLOW AND I ALSO FORGOT MY MASK. I MADE ONE OUT OF A CLEAN WASH CLOTH AND RUBBER BANDS.

 A BAND MEMBER SAID HE WAS COMING TO THE NAIL FOR A $5 SIX PACK PBR POUNDER SPECIAL. HE NEVER SHOWED SO I PLACED 2 SIX PACKS OUT ON OUR BENCH.....HOPE HE GOT THEM.

 BACK HOME FAMILY VISITS. WE DRINK , TELLS TORIES ( MOSTLY THE BERMUDA AND ADAM SANDLER ONES ) , AND WATCH THE WORLD SERIES. DODGERS UP 2 - 1 OVER RAYS.

  EARLIER , I WATCHED AN EPISODE OF THE WALKING DEAD WORLD BEYOND AND FEAR THE WALKING DEAD. BOTH.....VERY GOOD. WHILE WATCHING THE PUP SNUGGLED SO CLOSE AGAINST ME I DID NOT MOVE TO GET THE TV REMOTE BECAUSE IT WAS SO CUTE AND FELT AWESOME. I WATCHED A FROZEN TV SCREEN FOR 20 MINUTES.

 TRYING TO HOOK UP A COUSIN WITH OLD RECORD ALBUMS. I TOOK A PICTURE OF THEM AND SENT THE ARTISTS VIA TEXT. NOW.....HOW DO I GET HIM TO HER ? SHE IS IN UPSTATE PENNSYLVANIA.

  2 REALLY COOL DREAMS........ANNNNNND FORGOT THEM.

  SATURDAY     10 - 24 - 20

 THE QUEST TO CONTACT ADAM CONTINUES...............

  KIND OF A CHILL DAY. DID SOME LITTLE THINGS BUT NOTHING MAJOR.

  WHEELS , MYSELF , AND THE PUP TOOK A VERY NICE WALK AROUND OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. AGAIN , I LOVE THE VERY WIDE TREE LINED STREETS. THE BRANCHES BEND INWARD AND FORM A TUNNEL-LIKE SHAPE. IT IS PRETTY COOL. ALSO , SEEMED LIKE EVERYONE WAS OUT DOING YARD WORK TODAY. I GUESS ONE LAST TIME. MAZE MET SOME PEOPLE AND OTHER DOGS TOO AS ALWAYS. NOW......IS IT AS NICE AS WALKING THE BEACH ?

 DID ANYONE WATCH THE PENN STATE VS INDIANA GAME ? HOLY SHIT......MOST BIZARRE GAME I HAVE SEEN IN A LONG TIME..........ALONG WITH HORRIBLE AND GREAT COACH CALLS. I NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT.

 HERE IS A QUICK ANALOGY.

  - PENN STATE IS DOWN 21 - 10. I HEAD TO THE NAIL BUT BEFORE LEAVING I ASK WHEELS , " AREN'T YOU WATCHING THE PENN STATE GAME ? " SHE REPLIES , " NAH , THEY ARE LOSING. " I REPLY , " C'MON , GOTTA HAVE A LITTLE FAITH. "

 - I STOP FOR GAS AND THE LIQUOR STORE. I TALK TO A REP WHO I KNOW WELL ABOUT ADAM SANDLER. HE TELLS ME HE BOUGHT SOME NICE GUITARS AT A MUSIC SHOP IN PHILLY.

 - AT THE NAIL I SETTLE IN AND WATCH THE PENN STATE GAME. THEY ROAR BACK AND THIS IS WHERE SOME REALLY STUPID DECISIONS WERE MADE......REALLY REALLY STUPID. I ACTUALLY YELLED AT MY TV.

 - PENN STATE TAKES THE LEAD 22 - 21 WITH 3 MINUTE LEFT. THEY KICK OFF AND INDIANA GETS THE BALL BACK DOWN 1 POINT. THE LIONS LITERALLY SACK THE QB 3 STRAIGHT TIMES. INDIANA DOES NOT CONVERT A 4TH AND 22 SO NOW PENN STATE GETS THE BALL BACK ON DOWNS. THIS GAME IS OVER RIGHT ?

 - INDIANA COACH PULLS A FAST ONE THAT I HAVE SEEN BEFORE EXCEPT THE PENN STATE RUNNING BACK. THERE IS 1:48 LEFT ON THE GAME CLOCK AND THE HOOSIERS HAVE 1 TIME OUT. PENN STATE IS ON THEIR 10 YARD LINE. THEY CAN LITERALLY KNEEL DOWN AND END THE GAME BUT PENN STATE HANDS OFF THE BALL FOR A RUNNING PLAY. THE NITTANY LION RUNNING BACK SEES A HUGE GIGANTIC HOLE THAT 2 MACK TRUCKS COULD GO THROUGH. I YELL AT MY TV , " STOPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!! FOR THE LOVE GOD STOPPPPP !!!! " BUT THE PENN STATE RUNNING BACK GOES INTO THE END ZONE FOR A TOUCH DOWN. HE DID TRY TO STOP AT THE 1/2 YARD LINE BUT HIS MOMENTUM CARRIED HIM IN. HE THAN REALIZED HE MADE A MISTAKE........A MISTAKE SO BIG IT WOULD COST THEM A 99.5% WIN...............TO A LOSS.

 - I BEGIN TO TEXT WHEELS , " PENN STATE WINS 22 - 21. SEE.....GOTTA BELIEVE ". BUT I STOP MYSELF AND SAY I BETTER WAIT UNTIL THE GAME IS OFFICIALLY OVER. GLAD I DID.

 - THE INDIANA TEAM PURPOSELY LET PENN SATE SCORE TO GET THE BALL BACK. THE SCORE IS NOW 29 - 21. INDIANA RECEIVES THE KICK-OFF AND MARCHES ALL THE WAY DOWN THE FIELD AND SCORES A TOUCH DOWN. THE 2 POINT CONVERSION ( WHICH PENN STATE HAD THE QB IN BACK FIELD BUT HE SLIPPED AWAY AND SCORED ) TO TIE THE GAME 28 - 28 WITH JUST 15 SECONDS LEFT. BUT IT IS NOT OVER.....IT STILL IS BIZARRE.

 - THE INDIANA KICKER IS INSTRUCTED TO DO A SQUIB KICK BUT HE MISFIRES AND KICKS IT RIGHT TO A PENN STATE PLAYER STANDING AT MIDFIELD. THE HOOSIER COACH IS FURIOUS AND SCREAMS AT HIS KICKER. THE KICKER GOES TO THE SIDE LINE AND SLAMS HIS HELMET ON THE BENCH SMASHING IT. THE LIONS HAVE THE BALL ON INDIANA'S 49 YARD LINE. THEY RUN ONE PLAY FOR 9 YARDS WITH NO TIME OUTS. THEY RUN A 2ND PLAY BUT THE QB THROWS THE BALL OUT OF BOUNDS. WITH 8 SECONDS LEFT , THEY DECIDE TO ATTEMPT A 57 YARD FIELD GOAL. I THINK THEY SHOULD RUN ONE MORE PLAY....THEY DON'T'.

 - PENN STATE KICKER ATTEMPTS THE 57 FIELD GOAL. THE KICK IS 1/2 OF 1 YARD SHORT AND FALLS RIGHT BEFORE THE GOAL POST CROSSBAR. OFF THE FOOT , THE KICKER THOUGHT HE HAD IT......SO DID I. THOUGH I WAS SHAKING MY HEAD THE WHOLE TIME THAT THIS ATTEMPT WAS TOO LONG FOR A COLLEGE KID. I DID FEEL GOOD FOR THAT POOR INDIANA KICKER WHO MESSED UP THE SQUIB KICK.

 - TO OVERTIME.....YEP IT STILL GETS MORE BIZARRE. PENN STATE SCORES EASILY TO GO UP 7 POINTS.

 - INDIANA SCORES BUT DECIDE NOT KICK THE EXTRA POINT TO TIE THE GAME BUT GO FOR A 2 POINT CONVERSION TO WIN AND END THE GAME. THIS IS A BALLSY CALL BY THE COACH.

 - INDIANA SCORES ON A CONTROVERSIAL 2 POINT PLAY TO WIN. THEY STUDIED THE REPLAY FOR IT SEEMED LIKE 5 MINUTES. THE QB RAN LEFT AROUND AND DOVE FOR THE LEFT PYLON. THE BOTTOM OF THE FOOTBALL TOUCHES OUT OF BOUNDS AND THE TOP OF THE FOOTBALL TOUCHES THE PYLON PRACTICALLY SIMULTANEOUSLY. TO ME , THE BALL HIT THE GROUND OUT OF BOUNDS FIRST THAN HIT THE PYLON.....BUT IT WAS LIKE A MICRO-SECOND DIFFERENCE. THE RULING ON THE FIELD IS GOOD.

 - THE REPLAY OFFICIALS ANALYZE THE PLAY AND THE OFFICIAL MAKES THE ANNOUNCEMENT. THE PLAY CALL ON THE FIELD STANDS.....THE 2 POINT CONVERSION IS GOOD. THE GAME IS OVER. INDIANA WINS 36 - 35. WHAT A FUCKING BIZARRE GAME.

 I GO OUTSIDE AND CHANGE THE MARQUEE SIGN. I AM HOPING FOR ANOTHER CHANCE TO MEET , GREET , TALK , OR COMMUNICATE WITH ADAM SANDLER. ON THE OUTDOOR MARQUEE I SPELLED OUT :

       ADAM SANDLER

     PLEASE CALL US

  MAKE A DREAM COME TRUE

          610 649 NAIL

  I ALSO LEFT A PERSONAL MESSAGE ON THE NAILS' ANSWERING MACHINE.....TO ADAM. I AM HOPING THAT ONE OF THE HUNDREDS OF SANDLER'S CREW , REPS , WORKERS , STAGE HANDS , OR CO-ACTORS WILL SEE THIS MARQUEE AND PASS IT ON. I MEAN THERE ARE SEVERAL STORIES ALREADY OF HIM BEING SEEN ON THE MAIN LINE. I JUST NEED ONE OF THEM TO SEE OUR MARQUEE.......C'MON JUST ONE.

 ROLL HOME AND HOOK UP MY ELDEST WITH 3 WHITE CLAWS AND 3 ANGRY ORCHARD APPLE BEERS FOR ONE CHOCOLATE MUFFIN. NOT THE BEST TRADE ON MY PART BUT I DID MAKE MY KID LAUGH....AND CALL ME A NUDGE.

 I DRIVE HOME AND UNLOAD THE LIQUOR FOR US AND BOOZE FOR MY KID. I DID JOKE , " DID YOU VENMO ME 10 BUCKS YET ?

  SPEAKING OF VENMO. THEY F'N CHARGED US $10 THREE TIMES OVER 2 MONTHS.......BASTARDS WITH THEIR FEES. THEY ALSO TAKE 3% OF ANY TRANSACTION. DOESN'T SEEM LIKE MUCH WHEN 30 CENTS IS ADDED TO A 10 DOLLAR TRANSFER BUT ADD THAT TO MILLIONS OF ACCOUNT HOLDERS.

 I WALK TO MY NEIGHBORS TO JOIN WHEELS. I WALK UP WITH MY CELL PLAYING THE NAIL'S ADAM SANDLER MESSAGE. THEY BOTH LAUGH. WE TELL THE BERMUDA STORY TO OUR NEIGHBOR BUT I AM NOT SURE IF SHE REMEMBERS HIT. SHE WAS FEELING QUITE GOOD AND INTERRUPTED MY 3 MINUTE STORY TELLING ABOUT 30 TIMES. I GIGGLED AND ASKED WHEN DID SHE START BOOZING TODAY ? SHE TOLD ME 7:30PM. I WAS SUSPECT ON THAT TIME WHEN HER EYES KEPT ROLLING BACK IN HER HEAD. SHE KINDA MORPHED ON US. WE ROLL OUT AROUND 10:15PM AND IT WAS A GOOD TIME. EVEN NICER OUR ELDEST STOPPED OVER FOR 30 MINUTES.

 WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF MY NEXT GUEST NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION WITH DAVID LETTERMAN. THE GUEST WE WATCH WAS DAVE CHAPPELLE. LET ME TEL YOU CHAPPELLE IS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE ON RELIGION , CULTURE , POLITICS , AND MORE.  HE REALLY TALKED INTELLIGENTLY. I THOUGHT THE INTERVIEW WAS GOOD. WHEELS THOUGHT IT WAS EXCELLENT. THEY ALSO SHOW CLIPS OF THE 2 DAVES HITTING GOLF BALLS AT A DRIVING RANGE , WALKING THE STREETS IN A QUAINT LITTLE TOWN OF OHIO ( CHAPPELLE'S HOME TOWN ) , WALKING IN THE WOODS TO A MIRACLE WATER FALL AND DRINKING ITS WATER , AND OTHER THINGS. IT IS A GOOD MIX AND DIVERSION FROM JUST A ONE ON ONE INTERVIEW ON AN OUTDOOR STAGE. THE AUDIENCE WAS SOCIAL DISTANCING AND HAD MASKS ON.

 WE WATCH THE FIRST SKIT OF SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. OF COURSE IT WAS JIM CAREY AS BIDEN AND ALEC BALDWIN AS TRUMP. IT WAS GOOD.

 OFF TO BED AND THE PUP JOINS IN LATER. SHE JUMPED ON THE BED AND STABBED ME WITH A PAW.

 IT'S 4AM AND I CAN'T SLEEP. I WRITE THIS BLOG. AT 5AM , I TEXT MY KID ON WHERE SHE IS. SHE TEXTS BACK BE HOME SOON. I WALK THE PUP AND DECIDE SHOULD I GO BACK TO SLEEP OR START MY DAY.

  LOST A 1/2 POUND. IF YOU FIND IT......KEEP IT.

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

    

  

  

 

  

  

 

  

 

  

 

 

   

  

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

  

  

 

  

  

  

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

   

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

  

 

  

   

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

  

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

   

   

  

     

 

    

    

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

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