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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    6 - 20 - 21

 TOTALLY TIME TO DIET AGAIN. I WILL START ON MONDAY.

 A NICE FATHER'S DAY BUT STILL NOT WHOLE.

  9AM MEETING PUSHED TO 1:30PM PUSHED TO 2PM. YEP , I HAVE A REALLY GOOD COMPUTER TECH BUT HE IS HARDER TO GET WITH THAN GOD HIMSELF. 

 I SIT OUTSIDE ON A NICE MORNING WITH THE PUP AND SPORTS RADIO ON. I SEW A PATIO UMBRELLA. YEP.......SEW.

  A NICE GROUP PHONE CALL WITH OUR IMMEDIATE FAMILY. THIS IS ALWAYS WONDERFUL. 

 YOUNGEST AND I HEAD TO THE NAIL. FOR 2 1/2 HOURS SHE WORKS WITH OUR COMPUTER TECH TO UPDATE OUR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM WHILE I CLEANED AND DID SO MANY OTHER PROJECTS. BOTH OF US WERE BUSY SOLID FOR 2 1/2 HOURS. IT WAS A VERY GOOD USE OF TIME.

 THE LAST 1/2 HOUR I JOIN MY YOUNGEST WITH OUR TECH. HE IS REMOTING FROM CLEVELAND. WE GET THE UPDATING DONE ON OUR CAMERAS AND IT IS A BIG WEIGHT OFF MY SHOULDERS.  WE PAY HIM VIA VENMO AND TIP HIM $30. HE ALSO ADDED POP-UP BLOCKERS TO MY KIDS COMPUTER ALONG WITH GIVING HER GAMES AND UPDATING HER PICTURE FORMATTING.

 ROLL HOME AND START THE BBQ WHILE FAMILY ARRIVED ( ACTUALLY THEY WERE BEFORE ME ). I PUT THE PHILLIES GAME ON FOR MY DAD VIA THE PEACOCK STREAMING SERVICE. IN HINDSIGHT , MAYBE I SHOULDN'T HAVE....THEY LOST 13 - 2.

 MISS-COUNTED MAKING BURGERS AND DOGS. DAMN IT......I SACRIFICED AND DID NOT HAVE A BURGER. I THINK BURGERS ARE ON MY TOP 3 FOOD LIST FOR FAVORITES.

 YOUNGEST GETS A RIDE IN HER UNCLES NEW SPORTS CAR. YEAH......IT WAS COOL.  A NICE DINNER ( DAD SAID BURGERS CAME OUT EXCELLENT ) INSIDE. WE WERE GOING TO BE OUTSIDE BUT IT WAS A JUST A LITTLE TOO WARM. IT WAS NICE TO CHILL WITH FAMILY.

 EVERYONE ROLLS OUT AND WE WATCH THE 76ERS IMPLODE IN A DEVASTATING LOSS.  THEY WERE SO GOOD AT HOME DURING THE REGULAR SEASON BUT LOST A SICKENING 3 OUT OF 4 HOME GAMES AGAINST THE HAWKS. AFTER WINNING GAME 6 I REALLY THOUGHT THEY WIN GAME 7 AT HOME. DOES ANYBODY ELSE HATE TRAE YOUNG'S FACE ?

 76ERS LOSING JUST TOTALLY SUCKS. FANS BOOED AND YELLED " TRADE SIMMONS " AT THE END OF THE GAME. THERE WERE SO MANY THINGS THAT WENT UNBELIEVABLY RECORD SETTING BAD AND WRONG DURING THIS SERIES IT WAS DOWNRIGHT GUT WRENCHING.  I ACTUALLY FELT SICK WATCHING THIS GAME. EVERY TURNOVER MADE ME GRIMACE WITH PAIN.

 HEY , UNION SOCCER TEAM WITH A NICE COMEBACK TIE.

 OFF TO BED MELANCHOLY.

 WELP , I'VE BEEN UP SINCE 3:45AM AND NOW IT IS 6:30AM. GUESS I WILL GO BACK TO BED AND TRY TO GET A COUPLE MORE HOURS OF SLEEP.

  MONDAY    6 - 21 - 21

 " I TRULY BELIEVE YOU ARE SAVING HIS LIFE "...............

  76ERS LOSE......YEP , STILL CAN'T GET OVER IT AND EITHER CAN OTHER FANS AND SPORTS TALK HOSTS.

  YOUNGEST HAS 4 FRIENDS OVER. I ADORE ALL OF THEM. HOW DID THEY GET SO MATURE ? LATER DRIVING TO DELAWARE MADE ME NERVOUS BECAUSE OF HEAVY RAIN.

  SOME THINGS - TO THE NAIL TO HAVE DRAFT LINES CLEANED  , TO HARDWARE STORE FOR SEEDS , MAIL A LETTER , BACK HOME , TO STAPLES TO HAVE PICTURES PRINTED , TO TARGET TO BUY A MEN'S WATCH , PICK UP STUFF FOR OUR ELDEST , AND BACK HOME.

 BOOKING BANDS PRETTY CONSISTENTLY.

  IT LOOKS LIKE I WILL ACTUALLY HAVE NAIL JULY 2021 CALENDARS PRINTED. LAST CALENDAR WAS MARCH 2020.

 I WRAP PATIO UMBRELLAS RIGHT AS THE HIGH WINDS AND RAIN CAME.

 ANOTHER FB MARKETPLACE EXCHANGE. A SUPER NICE GUY FROM VIRGINIA DESCRIBED HIS FRIEND AS OVER WEIGHT , POOR HEALTH , AND NO MONEY.......AS HE LOOKED AT ME. WE MADE THE EXCHANGE AND HE SAID , " I TRULY BELIEVE YOU ARE SAVING HIS LIFE ". YEP , THAT IS WHAT I DO....SAVE LIVES.

 THE WEIGHT CHALLENGE BEGINS. I HAVE DONE THIS MANY TIMES AND IT BLOWS......NO BEER , BRANDY , BREAD , AND ANYTHING THAT TASTES GOOD. 

 CHARLES BARKLEY BEING INTERVIEWED ON GLENN MACNOW SHOW. HE SAYS , " I GAINED 80 POUNDS DURING THE PANDEMIC AND GOT 2 NEW HIPS. I DON'T FEEL GOOD ABOUT MYSELF OR SEXY. I HAVE LOST 35 POUNDS ON MY WAY TO LOSING 80. I HAVE 2 WARDROBES. 1 - NORMAL AND 2 - ALL BLACK WHEN I AM FAT. "

 WE WATCHED 3 EPISODES OF BIG SKY. ALL VERY GOOD.

 TUESDAY    6 - 22 - 21

 YOU KNOW WHAT I DON'T MISS ?......BANDS CANCELLING.

  IT IS SO FRIGGIN' NICE TO HAVE THE SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS BACK ON LINE PROPERLY. IT TOOK OVER 2 YEARS TO DO BUT IT IS NICE.

 SUCKED US IN - STILL WRITHING OVER 76ERS LOSING. PHILLIES IN 9TH INNING HAD ALL KINDS OF CHANCES OF TYING OR EVEN WINNING FROM A 3-2 DEFICIT. GUESS WHAT ? ZERO RUNS WITH BASES LOADED.....SUCKED IN AT IT'S MAXIMUM. FUCKING HATE LIVING IN PHILADELPHIA.....WE ALWAYS LOSE. NOT JUST LOSE , BUT HEART BREAKING CRUSHINGLY LOSE.

 LAST MINUTE I DECIDE TO ROAD TRIP NORTH. I AM SO GLAD I DID BECAUSE IT IS FRICKIN' BEAUTIFUL HERE. THE RIDE THROUGH THE RAIN WAS NOT FUN THOUGH. IT RAINED FOR ANOTHER 3 HOURS BUT THAN THE SUN CAME OUT.

 FIXED A DRIVEWAY LIGHT BY TOTALLY MACGYVERING , WALKED AND RAN THE PUP ( SHE WAS IN HER GLORY ) , FLIPPED ON 3 CANOES UPSIDE DOWN BECAUSE RAIN WAS FILLING THEM ,  SEEN A TON OF DOE AND FAWNS , AND STARTED A PUNCH LIST.

 I CAN NOT DESCRIBE HOW MAGNIFICENT IT IS HERE. OUR LAST RENTER LEFT OUR HOME VERY GOOD EXCEPT FOR MINOR THINGS LIKE LEAVING ARCADE GAMES AND FRONT LIGHTS ON. THESE RENTERS SENT ME BEAR PICTURES AND THEY ARE STILL TALKING ABOUT IT 2 WEEKS LATER.

 MY EMAIL WAS ACTING UP BUT I FIXED IT. YES , I ACTUALLY FIXED SOMETHING ON A COMPUTER.

 YOUNGEST MAKES IT TO DELAWARE , BACK TO OUR AREA , AND TO CENTER CITY.....UGH MY NERVES.

 A NICE GROUP PHONE CALL WITH WHEELS , ELDEST , AND 2 FRIENDS.

 TOOK A WALK AROUND THE LAKE WITH THE PUP AROUND 4PM. NOT ONE PERSON HERE......NICE.

 DAY 2 OF NO BREAD , BRANDY , BEER , OR ANYTHING SWEET , DELICIOUS , FUN , OR HAS ALLOT OF CARBS. IT SUCKS BUT I HAVE TO DO IT. THE UPDATE ( AGAIN ) - LOST .6 OF A POUND THE FIRST DAY.

 WATCHED THE SEASON 6 FINALE OF FEAR THE WALKING DEAD. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 A BROTHER TEXTING ME PICTURES OF HIM AND HIS FAMILY IN FLORIDA. SEEMS LIKE THEY ARE HAVING A GOOD TIME.

 NO BEAR SIGHTINGS YET BUT I TELL YA MY HEAD IS ON A SWIVEL. 

 I REALLY LIKE SLEEPING HERE. I WAKE UP 10 TIMES DURING THE NIGHT BUT I DO LIKE MY ROOM. THE PUP LIKES IT TOO.

  WEDNESDAY    6 - 23 - 21

 SUCKING US IN AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN.......

  THE HAWKS BEAT THE BUCKS IN GAME 1 IN MILWAUKEE. MAYBE THEY ARE BETTER THAN WE THOUGHT.

 I HAVE BEEN ON A ROLL WITH BOOKING BANDS. UNFORTUNATELY , 2 BANDS WITH THE SAME BAND MEMBER BOTH CANCELLED DUE TO A FAMILY EMERGENCY. YEP......2 BANDS LOST BECAUSE OF ONE PERSON. I SO DON'T MISS THIS.

 I SWEAR TO CHRIST THE PHILLIES DRIVE ME INSANE AND RUIN MY DAY EVERY DAMN GAME. THEY BLOW A 5 - 0 LEAD , A 9 - 5 LEAD , AND A 1 RUN LEAD IN THE 9TH INNING. DO OTHER CITIES SUFFER LIKE WE DO ? PHILLIES LOSE 13-12.....SICKENING.

 WELL.....IT'S BEAUTIFUL HERE SO LET'S START SOME PROJECTS :

 - ACCESS CRAWL SPACE AND SEE IF I NEED TO TRASH ANYTHING FOR THIS WEEKEND. OUR DEVELOPMENT HAS AN ANNUAL BULK TRASH WEEKEND WHERE HOME OWNERS CAN GET RID OF ALMOST ANYTHING FOR FREE IN BIG DUMPSTERS. I WAS SURPRISED I GOT RID OF ALMOST EVERYTHING. ANYWAY , I REMOVED THE LAWN MOWER AND GORILLA LADDER.

 - CUT THE LAWN AND THREW BIG BRANCHES OFF THE LAWN.

 - RAKED OUT HORSE SHOE PITS. ONE HOUR LATER CRAZY MAZE DUG IN THEM.

 - FACETIMED WITH MY YOUNGEST. WE INSTALLED POP-UP BLOCKERS AND THE NAIL SURVEILLANCE APP TO MY COMPUTER. AFTERWARDS , I WENT OUTSIDE WITH THE PUP AND LET OUR YOUNGEST WATCH HER RUN AND JUMP VIA FACETIME. MAZE WAS ENTERTAINING AND MY KID GIGGLED.

 - UP TO THE ROOF AND WORK MY WAY DOWN. I SET-UP THE LADDER ON THE BALCONY DECK. I TOOK SOME PICTURES UP THERE OF THE LAKE , WOODS , AND MAZE LOOKING UP AT ME FROM THE BALCONY DECK. IT LOOKED LIKE SHE WAS THINKING , " WOW , FAT-ASS IS SO GOING TO FALL THROUGH OR OFF THE ROOF. "

 - A LONGER THAN NORMAL LEAF BLOW ON THE UPPER ROOF. LAST NIGHT'S RAIN MADE DEBRIS STICKY AND I SPENT ALOT OF TIME SCRAPPING MOSS OFF SHINGLES. THE RAIN ACTUALLY HELPED LOOSEN THEM. I SCRAPED THE LITTLE GREEN MOSS WITH THE FRONT OF THE LEAF BLOWER. ALSO , NOT LEAF BLOWING THE LAST TIME I WAS HERE MADE IT TWICE AS HARD.

 - LEAF BLOW BALCONY DECK , CHAIRS , AND TABLES.

 - MOVE LADDER TO AWNING TO LEAF BLOW THIS ROOF.

 - LEAF BLOW MAIN DECK AND VAN.

 - CHECK ATTIC CRAWL SPACE. IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE THE TRAPS WERE EMPTY AFTER WEEKS. PLEASE NO MORE FLYING SQUIRRELS IN OUR HOUSE.

 - RE-ATTACHED A DOOR STOP.

 - REPLACED SOME BULBS THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE.

 - DUSTED SOME AREAS THAT NEEDED IT.

 - CLEANED BBQ AND FOUND OUT LAST RENTER LEFT PROPANE TANK ON. THE BRAND NEW TANK WAS EMPTY.

 - I TAKE A RIDE TO A GAS STATION AND PAY OVER DOUBLE TO REPLACE THE TANK.......$26. OF COURSE I FIND OUT LATER I COULD OF HAD IT FILLED FOR $10 AT A LOCATION 15 MINUTES FROM HERE. LIVE AND LEARN I GUESS......BLOW.

 - FB MARKETPLACE STRIKES AGAIN. THIS TIME A VERY NICE LADY AND 52 YEARS IN THE BUSINESS WILL SEND ME A FEDEX BOX AND SELF ADDRESSED LABEL FOR ME TO SHIP PRODUCT TO HER.

 - ABOUT 10 OTHERS PROJECTS I FORGOT AND DID.

 OFF TO CHARLIE WEAVERS RESTAURANT TO HAVE DINNER.  FOOD IS SO DAMN GOOD THERE.

 BACK HOME I INSTALL THE PROPANE TANK , TEST IT , AND PUT BACK ALL CRATES I CLEANED. I ALSO ORDERED NEW HEAT SHIELDS. MAN DO THESE THINGS RUST & DETERIORATE QUICKLY.

 FACETIME WITH FAMILY. THIS IS ALWAYS NICE.

 TOOK A WALK AROUND THE LAKE WITH THE PUP. THIS IS ALWAYS FUN. WE PLAYED SEVERAL TIMES OUTSIDE DURING THE DAY TOO.

 SETTLED IN WITH THE PUP. SHE IS A SWEET HEART.

 I WATCH A MOVIE CALLED THE UNTIED STATES VS BILLIE HOLIDAY. THIS MOVIE WON 5 GRAMMYS AND THE LEAD ACTRESS WAS NOMINATED FOR BEST ACTRESS. SHE LOST TO THE OLD ACTRESS IN NOMADLAND. THIS TRUE STORY IS EYE OPENING AND HOW THE GOVERNMENT CHASED , SET-UP , MANIPULATED , BLACK MAILED , AND HARASSED HOLIDAY HER WHOLE LIFE. HER SONG " STRANGE FRUIT " WAS ABOUT THE BRUTAL LYNCHING OF BLACK PEOPLE. THE GOVERNMENT / POLICE REFUSED HER TO SING IT BECAUSE IT WOULD IGNITE RACE EQUALITY AND UPRISING. SHE BATTLED THEM AND DRUGS HER WHOLE LIFE. AMAZING HOW OUR GOVERNMENT WAS JUST 8 DECADES AGO.

   IN 1978 THE SONG " STRANGE FRUIT " WAS ENTERED INTO THE GRAMMY HALL OF FAME. IT WAS ALSO ADDED INTO THE " SONGS OF THE CENTURY " LIST.

 OFF TO BED.....PRETTY TIRED SINCE I STAYED UP TO MIDNIGHT TO FINISH THE MOVIE.

  THURSDAY      6 - 24 - 21

 BE NICE IF SOMEONE TOLD ME....................

  THE GODS OF SMALL PROJECT LISTS DID NOT WANT ME TO LEAVE. IT IS PICTURE PERFECT HERE. BUT.....DUTY CALLS.

 SPEAKING OF DUTY - I HAVE NOT WEIGHED MYSELF IN 3 DAYS. I CONTINUE TO TRY TO BE GOOD WITH NO BEER , BRANDY , BREAD , AND EVERYTHING SERVED AT WILLY WONKA'S CHOCOLATE FACTORY.....LOST 6.2 POUNDS.

 UP EARLY AT 5:30AM. SEE A TON OF DEER WITH TINY LITTLE FAWNS.  IT IS A PRETTY COOL FEELING HERE....ALMOST SPIRITUAL.

 SPEAKING OF SPIRITUAL OUR LAST FAMILY GROUP PHONE CHAT WE TALKED ABOUT DEATH. I WILL BE THE FIRST ONE TO GO. I ASKED TO BE CREMATED AND SPREAD MY ASHES IN 3 PLACES :

 1 - THE CREEK BEHIND THE NAIL SO I CAN FLOAT AWAY FROM IT.

 2 - THE BEACH AND OCEAN AT THE CONDO. I HOPE SOME DOLPHINS ARE NEAR TO PICK ME UP.

 3 - THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE

 OH , WHEELS WILL HAVE A BOYFRIEND WITHIN 24 HOURS. LET'S JUST GIVE HIM A NICKNAME.......LET'S CALL HIM " CHICO ". 

 PROJECTS BEFORE LEAVING :

 I AM THINKING I DO NOT HAVE TO CLEAN MUCH BECAUSE MY YOUNGEST AND 7 FRIENDS ARE COMING IN TODAY. WELP , THAT IS WHAT I THOUGHT.

 - OUR WATER HEATER CLOSET IS WET ON THE FLOOR AGAIN. I JUST HAD THIS FIXED AND MAN DOES THIS MAKE ME CONCERNED. I RAN OUT OF TIME SO I PLACED A FAN ON IT.

 - RAN DISHWASHER TWICE. OF COURSE SOME BUBBLES CAME OUT OF THE BOTTOM. I PLACED 2 TOWELS DOWN. I WAS OUT OF DISH WASHING DETERGENT SO I USED DAWN LIQUID.

 - WALKED THE PUP.

 - USED A WET/DRY VAC TO SUCK UP ANY CORNER AREAS WITH DIRT AND DEBRIS. THIS WOULD BE THE BATHROOMS , WOOD STOVE AREA , FRONT TILE , KITCHEN FLOOR , UNDER ELECTRIC BASE HEATERS , AND THE MUD ROOM.

 -  FIXED A BROKEN BOX SPRING. A PIECE OF WOOD UNDERNEATH SNAPPED IN HALF SO I " SISTERED " IT UP.

 - USING A KID'S SAND SHOVEL I FILLED 3 BAGS UP FROM OUR " ASH CAN " OUTSIDE. I HAVE NEVER DONE THIS. I MADE A PILE OF TRASH FOR MY KID TO GET RID OF OVER THE WEEKEND AT OUR DEVELOPMENT'S BULK TRASH DAY. OH , THE SHITLOAD OF ANTS IN THE ASH CAN DID NOT APPROVE OF ME DISRUPTING THEIR HOME.

 - LEFT FOOD , BOOZE , AND PAPER PRODUCTS FOR THE " KIDS ". ( ONE ITEM IS NOT TRUE )

 - WIPED DOWN ALL WINDOW SILLS , TABLES , COUNTERTOPS , GLASS TV STAND , WOOD STOVE , BATHROOM SINKS , TOILETS , AND ANYTHING I WAS NEAR.

 - LOCKED ALL WINDOWS WITH SAFETY LOCKS AND ADJUSTED ALL BLINDS LIKE " MONK " WOULD DO.

 - LEAF BLEW DECK AGAIN.

  EVERY WHERE I TURNED I SAW SOMETHING THAT NEEDED TO BE FIXED ( THANK YOU GODS.....GRRR ) OR CLEANED.

 I HAD TO ROLL BECAUSE I AM GETTING TIRED. PLUS.....I STILL HAVE A LONG NIGHT. LOAD TOOLS , SUPPLIES , CLOTHES , AND STUFF AND GET ON THE ROAD. I MAKE VERY GOOD TIME FOLLOWING A RED SPORTS CAR DOING A HUNGE.

 AT HOME I UNLOAD AND SETTLE IN. IT ONLY TOOK MINUTES FOR MY NEXT PROBLEM TO ARISE.

 A BAND CONTACTS ME.  THEY CAN NOT ACCESS THIS WEBSITE - WWW.THENAIL1.COM. I THOUGHT FOR SURE IT WAS ON THEIR END....IT WASN'T.

 WELL APPARENTLY BEING CLOSED AND DURING A PANDEMIC OUR DOMAIN NAME SAT FOR A YEAR UNATTENDED AND MORE IMPORTANTLY..........UNPAID. NOT ONE FRICKIN' EMAIL OR NOTICE OF THIS.  I CONTACTED MY HOST AND EVENTUAL Y THEY LED ME TO THE DOMAIN HOLDER CALLED WEB.COM

 I WAS ON THE PHONE WITH THEM FOR OVER AN HOUR TO GET MY DOMAIN NAME BACK. IF I LOSE " THENAIL1.COM " IT WOULD SUCK BIG TIME. WHAT EVEN SUCKED MORE I DID NOT GET TO TALK TO MY YOUNGEST AND HER FRIEND I ADORE LEAVING FOR THE POCONOS. I WAS SO PISSED.

 AS OF TODAY ( FRIDAY ) MY WEBSITE IS UP. THEY TOLD ME 24 - 48 HOURS BUT IT WAS CLOSER TO 12 HOURS.

 I TRY TO NAP FOR 20 MINUTES......NOT HAPPENING. I REPLACE A TUBE FOR MY SLEEP MACHINE SINCE IT HAS A BROKEN SEAL. THIS TUBE COSTS $48. I HAVE ONE FOR FREE.

 A WONDERFUL MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO THE NAIL. I WILL NOW DO PROJECTS HERE.

 - CHANGE MARQUEE SINCE SATURDAY'S 3RD BAND CANCELLED BECAUSE OTHER 2 CANCELLED. I FUCKING HATE THAT. I PUT OUT A S.O.S CALL ( FACEBOOK ) TO HELP SAVE SATURDAY NIGHT. SOME BANDS AND A FRIEND CONTACT ME.

 - ORDERED NEW MARQUEE LETTERS. THE WIDTH AND HEIGHT ARE GOOD BUT......THE THICKNESS IS NOT.  I NOW HAVE TO RETURN THEM AND PLACE ANOTHER DAMN ORDER. I SWEAR TO BABY JESUS.

 - CHANGE AND UPDATE MARQUEE SIGN AND POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA THE UPDATE OF BANDS PLAYING AND NOT PLAYING THIS WEEKEND.

 - RAN WIRES BEHIND SHELVING FOR A KITCHEN SURVEILLANCE CAMERA. FOR MONTHS THE WIRES WERE IN FRONT OF THE SHELVES. SINCE WE HAVE EVERYTHING RUNNING NOW I HID THEM BETTER.

 - RAN WIRES FOR OUR BACK BAR MONITOR. THIS WAS OVERDUE FOR A WHILE TOO.

 - MOVED OUR NEW CREDIT CARD MACHINE TO A NORMAL SPOT. MORE WIRES HAD TO BE FISHED. REMOVED THE OLD CREDIT CARD MACHINE.

 - CLEANED GLASS SHELVING AND BACK BAR COUNTERS.

 - FULLY STOCKED ALL JUICES AND BEER. I ALSO MADE A LIST OF WHAT IS NEEDED.

 - LOADED IN OPEN MIC MUSICIANS AND HELPED WITH SOUND. 

 THE MUSICIANS AT OPEN MIC " JUST JAM " ARE ALL SUPER COOL. IT IS SO NICE TO SEE AND HEAR THEIR ENTHUSIASM OF THE NAIL BEING OPEN.

 WELP , RIDE HOME AFTER MIDNIGHT. IT WAS NICE PEACEFUL RIDE ON THE MOTORCYCLE.

 AT HOME I WENT RIGHT TO BED. I WAS PROUD OF MYSELF NOT GETTING A LATE NIGHT SNACK ( MOZZARELLA AND GENOA SALAMI ) AND DID NOT MAKE A COKE ZERO / JAMESON DRINK. I FORCED MYSELF NOT TO EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING AT THIS MIDNIGHT HOUR. IF I COULD ONLY DO THIS CONSISTENTLY.

 I WALK THE PUP. SHE GREETS ME LIKE I HAVEN'T SEE HER IN 2 MONTHS.  IN BED TOGETHER WE WATCH TV FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES. I WAS ABSOLUTELY EXHAUSTED. MY DAY FROM 5:30AM TO 1AM HAS ENDED.

  FRIDAY    6 - 25 - 21

 " KIDS ARE GREAT. JUST LEFT A BIT AGO. GREAT GROUP !! "

 " A COUPLE SITTING NEXT TO THEM CAME TO ME TO TELL ME HOW GREAT ALL THE KIDS WERE "

 " WHAT A GREAT GROUP OF KIDS. KUDOS TO ALL THE PARENTS "

  OUR YOUNGEST INVITED 7 FRIENDS TO THE POCONO HOUSE. I WAS SURPRISED THEM BY TREATING ALL 8 TO DINNER AT CHARLIE WEAVER'S RESTAURANT. THE QUOTE ABOVE OUR FROM STAFF AND A COUPLE SITTING NEAR THE KIDS TABLE.

  START MORNING BY SCRAMBLING ON A VERY LONG DAY:

 - TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE. MAN , A TON OF WORK ON HAVERFORD ROAD. MET A BEER DELIVERY GUY A STOCKED FOR THE NIGHT AND WEEKEND.

 - SECURED CABINET DOORS BACK ON WHERE SURVEILLANCE DVR IS. THESE DOORS HAVE BEEN OFF FOR OVER 1 YEAR.

 - SECURED A KITCHEN CAMERA UNDER A SHELF.

 - TURN A/C ON AND ROLL BACK HOME AFTER 2 HOURS.

 A BEAUTIFUL BACK ROAD RIDE ON MY BIKE. I JUST CHILL RIDE AND IT WAS COOL GOING THROUGH WOODED TREE LINED ROADS.

 RE-ORDER NEW MARQUEE LETTERS SINCE THE ONES I GOT WERE TOO THICK. THE 3RD PARTY " ALPHABET LETTERS " TOLD ME THEY CAN NOT BE RETURNED TO GET MY MONEY BACK SINCE THEY ARE SPECIAL ORDERED. OF COURSE I CAN'T GET MY MONEY BACK.

 I MAY SELL THESE NEW MARQUEE LETTERS ONLINE. BUT.......I DECIDE TO BYPASS THE 3RD PARTY AND DEAL DIRECTLY WITH THE SUPPLIER " QUALITY IMAGE " OUT OF CALIFORNIA. I TALK TO THEM AND THEY WERE VERY COOL. NOW , GETTING MY MONEY BACK IS A LITTLE BETTER THAN BEING COOL. WE WILL SEE.

  SEEMS LIKE OUR WEBSITE HERE IS BACK ONLINE. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IS GOING ON.

 MY BROTHER BUTT FACETIMES ME. IT WAS FUNNY AS HE WAS ON A BEACH IN FLORIDA WITH HIS KIDS. WE TALKED FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES.

 WHEELS GOES TO HER DOCTOR AFTER A 2 DAY SLEEP STUDY. SHE DOES HAVE A MILD CASE OF SLEEP APNEA. HER DOCTOR TOLD HER THE DATA RETRIEVED OVER THE 2 DAYS. SHE WOKE UP 10 TIMES AND USED THE BATHROOM TWICE. I WAS HAPPY FOR HER BEING EVALUATED AS " MILD ".  ME ?........3 DIFFERENT DOCTORS SAID I HAVE THE WORST CASE OF SLEEP APNEA THEY EVER SEEN. EACH DOCTOR HAD OVER 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE. I WOKE UP OVER 200 TIMES......IN ONE NIGHT.

 PHILLIES LOSE HEARTBREAKING GAME 1...OF COURSE THEY DID. AARON NOLA TIED TOM SEAVER'S RECORD BY STRIKING OUT 10 IN A ROW. HE ACTUALLY HAD THE 11TH BATTER WITH 2 STRIKES. BUT THE BATTER HITS A LOW OUTSIDE PITCH FOR A DOUBLE. OF COURSE A PHILLY PLAYER DOESN'T BREAK THE RECORD. OH....WE LOSE 2 - 1.

 PHILLIES DO WIN 2ND GAME OF DOUBLE HEADER .......2 - 1.

 RIDE BIKE TO THE NAIL. BANDS ARRIVES 40 MINUTES EARLY.....GRRR. IT STARTED OUT REALLY SLOW SO I GAVE OUR DOOR MAN OFF. HE CAME DOWN ANYWAY SO I GAVE HIM OPEN BAR FOR DOING THAT.

 FIRST BAND WAS JOHNNY CASH AND SUN RECORD SONGS....SO GOOD. A SOLO ACT DID OPEN UP AND HE WAS GOOD TOO.

 IT WAS SO FUN TO SEE PEOPLE COME IN FOR THE FINAL BAND REWIND. THIS BAND PLAYED ALL COVERS AND I POSTED A SHORT VIDEO OF " MUSTANG SALLY ". THE CROWD PICKED UP BIG TIME AND I WAS HAPPY FOR OUR BARTENDER " KENTUCKY ".......LOVE WORKING WITH HERE.

 BUCKS CRUSH HAWKS IN GAME 2. NOT SURE WHO I WANT TO WIN.

 TAMPA BAY / MONTRÉAL FOR STANLEY CUP FINAL.

 I BELIEVE IN KARMA AND DOING THE RIGHT THING. I HAVE BEEN SAYING THIS TO MY KIDS THEIR WHOLE LIVES. AFTER A VERY FUN 2 HOUR SET BY REWIND WE CLOSE THE BAR. OF COURSE 2 YOUNG GUYS COME IN ASKING ARE WE STILL OPEN AT 1AM. THEY WERE NOT HAPPY AND SAID THE WEBSITE SAYS 2AM. WE TOLD THEM IT WAS PRE-COVID.

 ANYWAY ....KARMA. A REALLY NICE CROWD TONIGHT ( SOME ABSOLUTELY SMOKE SHOWS...SORRY ) AND WE WORKED HARD FOR THE LAST 2 HOURS. I DECIDE TO GIVE " KENTUCKY A RIDE BACK HOME TO CENTER CITY AND OUR DOORMAN A RIDE WHO IS NEAR THE BORDER OF DELAWARE. I ENJOYED THE RIDE ACTUALLY.

 DROP OFF " KENTUCKY " IN CENTER CITY FIRST. I LOVE THE STREET SHE LIVES ON. WE TOLD STORIES TO HER ON THE RIDE HOME. I TOLD HER I TEL HER ONE STORY EVERY TIME SHE WORKS.

 THE DOORMAN AND I HAVE GREAT CONVERSATION OF OLD STORIES ON BANDS , DRINKING , KIDS , AND GETTING OLD. I REALLY ENJOYED DRIVING HIM HOME.

 I DID NOT ENJOY ALL KINDS OF WORK ON INTERSTATE 95 , CLOSED RAMPS , AND ALMOST GOT TOTALLY T-BONED BY 2 COP CARS DOING A 100. A LITTLE LATER , I DROVE BY A GAS STATION WHERE THE COPS WERE GOING TOO WITH FLASHING LIGHTS. THERE HAD TO BE 20 POLICE CARS THERE.

 EVENTUALLY FIND MY WAY HOME AND BY 2:45AM I AM IN BED WITH THE PUP.....AFTER I WALKED HER.

 I HAD NO ALCOHOL TONIGHT WHICH I WAS OKAY WITH. I ATE HEALTHY AGAIN AND CONTINUE TO LOSE WEIGHT AND HOPEFULLY BE ON A PATH TO BEING A LITTLE SKINNIER.

  OFF TO SLEEP. I WAS UP AROUND 5AM AND NOW IT IS 3AM.....NICE.

  SATURDAY     6 - 26 - 21

  A NICE CASUAL DAY OF EATING COTTAGE CHEESE WITH PINEAPPLE BITS. OH MY GOD SO DAMN GOOD !! HAS ANYONE EVER SAID THAT ?

 MORE MEALS OF THE DAY AND NIGHT :

 - RAISIN BRAN WITH ALMOND MILK - BLOW

 - MOZZARELLA CHEESE , TOMATOES , AND GENOA SALAMI FOR DINNER......SO GOOD.  NOT SO BLOW BUT STILL BLOWS.

 - AVOCADO SALSA AND VERY THIN HARD PITA WITH TOMATO SLICES. I BELIEVE THE PITA WAS OVER 2 YEARS OLD. BLOW

     WHO THE FUCK EATS THIS STUFF ?

 HOW THE HELL DID I NOT WATCH THE FINAL SEASON OF VIKINGS ? THE ONLY THINGS I CAN THINK OF IS I FORGOT AND/OR IT COST MONEY AND I WAITED FOR IT TO BECOME FREE.

 HEY , PHILLIES LOSE ANOTHER HEART BREAKER.....GO FIGURE. NERIS = BLOWS.  THIS " CLOSER " IS WORST THAN MY DIET.

 UNION TIE....EH.

 EURO CHAMPIONSHIP , KINDA BLOWS U.S.A. IS NOT IN IT BUT I AM FOLLOWING ITALY.

 A CHILL DAY AND NIGHT. WHEELS AND I ACTUALLY TALKED WITH OUR ELDEST FOR OVER AN HOUR. THESE TIMES ARE FEW AND FAR BETWEEN....BUT I LOVED IT.

  DIETING KINDA BLOWS. I ADDED LEMON AND LIME SLICES TO MY DAILY GALLON OF DRINKING WATER. I MAKE SURE THE LEMON IS TOUCHING MY NOSE SO WHEN DRINKING IT SEEMS LIKE IT IS A TROPICAL DRINK AND I AM ON A BEACH SOMEWHERE WITH ALL KINDS OF ASS WALKING BY. YEP....I HAVE NO LIFE.

  I SAY TO WHEELS , " WHEN I LOSE WEIGHT YOU WILL FIND ME SEXY AGAIN ".  SHE TURNED LIKE BART SIMPSON ON ME.

 LONG TALK WITH MY PARENTS.  I TRY TO CALL THEM TWICE A WEEK BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT SONS DO. NEVER EVER WILL I ASK MY PARENTS TO CALL ME IF THEY WANT TO SEE ME OR MY KIDS.....FUCKING INSANE TO EVER THINK THAT.

  WE WATCHED 2 EPISODES OF BIG SKY. I THOUGHT THEY WERE GOOD.

 YOUNGEST AND FRIENDS HAVING A GOOD TIME IN THE POCONOS. I GET  A TEXT AT 8:45PM , " WE SAW A BEAR !! WE SAW A BEAR !! " I TEXTED MY NEIGHBOR. APPARENTLY THERE IS A 400-500LB BEAR MILLING AROUND AND INTERESTED IN A FEMALE BEAR. THE PICTURE MY KID TEXTED LOOKED LIKE THE BIG MALE. SHE SAID THEY ALL RUSHED TO THE BALCONY DECK TO WATCH IT MEANDER OFF TOWARDS OUR NEIGHBORS HOUSE WHO FEEDS THEM. YEAH......NOT THE BEST IDEA TO FEED BEAR , BUT THE KIDS WERE CERTAINLY EXCITED.

 POSTED A PICTURE OF ALL THE KIDS OUTSIDE OF CHARLIE WEAVERS RESTAURANT AFTER THEIR MEAL. THE OWNER / WAITRESS TOOK THE PICTURE. IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE PARENTS AND FAMILY COMMENT ON THE PICTURE WITH THEIR KIDS IN IT. YEP.....FACEBOOK CAN BE REWARDING THAT WAY.

 HEY , OUR ICE MAKER HAS A BLOCK OF ICE ATTACHED TO IT. YEP....RENTERS TEXTED ME FROM OUR CONDO....NICE.

 CHASED THE PUP AROUND. THE DOG IS A 100 LAUGHS AND SMILES A DAY. WHEELS TOOK HER FOR WALK TOO.

 I ACTUALLY SEE SEEDLINGS IN OUR GARDEN.

 OFF TO BED FEELING FAT. THE DAMN SHAME IS I COULD LOSE A 100 POUNDS AND STILL BE OBESE. LOST ANOTHER .2 POUNDS WHICH DOESN'T MEAN DICK. I HAD NO ALCOHOL AGAIN AND I HAVE TO ADMIT I DO FEEL BETTER SLEEPING , GETTING UP IN THE MORNINGS , AND PEEING ABOUT HALF AS LESS DURING THE NIGHT.

  SUNDAY     6 - 27 - 21

 LEARNED ABIT TODAY.......

 I THINK I DID 15 THINGS BEFORE 12 NOON. LET'S SEE IF I CAN REMEMBER......PICKED UP MAZE PRESENTS IN YARD ( ALWAYS FUN ) , FILLED AIR IN FRONT TIRE OF VAN , WEEDED GARDEN ( CORN IS GROWING !!!...NOTHING EVER GROWS IN OUR GARDENS ) , PLAYED WITH PUP CHASING TENNIS BALL , WATERED GARDEN , DID WEBSITE BLOG , UPDATED PRICING FOR ALL NAIL BEERS AND PRINTED OUT , UPDATE MENU & DRINK PRICING AND PRINTED OUT , CREATED JULY CALENDARS TO BE PRINTED AND EMAILED TO PRINTING COMPANY,  MADE A FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE / CRAIGSLIST / NEXT DOOR POST , BOXED A PRODUCT TO BE PICKED UP BY FEDEX , SEARCHED FOR SCOTCH TAPE FOR 15 MINUTES ( FOUND PACKING TAPE IN GARAGE ) , AND EMAILED BANDS.

 WHEELS TAKE RIDE WITH MOM TO VISIT BROTHER.  SHE BUYS NEW CLOTHES AND I GET SOME TOO.....EVEN IN A BARTER.

 MATINEE SHOW WITH SMARTY PANTS.  HERE ARE SOME FUN THINGS TODAY. I TAKE MY MOTORCYCLE TO THE NAIL AROUND 1PM.

 - IT WAS GOOD TO SEE THEIR FUNNY ANTICS , LYRICS , AND CLOTHES OF SMARTY PANTS. THE LEAD SINGER HAD HOLES CUT OUT WHERE HIS NIPPLES WERE AND LARGE COCKS DRAWN ON HIS PANTS. YEP....THAT IS A SMARTY PANTS SHOW. THERE IS NO GREY AREA....YOU EITHER LIKE THEM OR HATE THEM.

 - LEAD SINGER WANTS TO SWAP VACATION PROPERTIES. I COULD BE DOWN FOR THAT.

 - WORKING WITH " KENTUCKY ".....ALWAYS FUN. WHEELS PICKED HER UP AT TRAIN STATION.

 - FORMER BARTENDER CAME DOWN TO CHILL. IT WAS COOL TO TALK MOTORCYCLES.

 - A YOUNG CROWD COMES IN TO SEE THE BASS PLAYER. I HAVE TO ADMIT HE IS A PIECE OF ASS.

 - ONE OF MY FAVORITE PEOPLE STOPPED BY....." HOLLYWOOD ". IT WAS FUNNY AS HE WANTED TO TALK TO AMAZON WHO KEPT CALLING US WITH FAKE BILLS. THIS IS A NEW THING THEY DO....JUST REPEAT CALL. " HOLLYWOOD " TOOK OVER ANSWERING OUR PHONES. IT WAS FUNNY.

 ONE HOLLYWOOD STORY ON THESE DAMN FAKE SPAM PHONE CALLS. THIS ONE IS WITH CAR INSURANCE AS WE ALL KNOW AND RECEIVED. THE " INSURANCE " AGENT ASKS HIM ABOUT COVERAGE ON HIS CAR. HE SAYS HE COULD UPDATE HIS. OF COURSE THE FAKE AGENT IS ELATED. BUT HOLLYWOOD SAYS , " HOW MUCH WOULD IT COST TO INSURE  MY 1988 CHEVY CAVALIER ? " THE AGENT SAYS WAIT , WHAT ? NO IT HAS TO BE A NEW VEHICLE. " HOLLYWOOD RESPONDS , " OHHHHHHH WAIT I FORGOT. I DO HAVE A " NEW " CAR I JUST GOT THAT NEEDS INSURANCE. IT IS A 1985 CHEVY IMPALA. " EVERY ANSWER WAS COMPLETELY OPPOSITE THE SPAM AGENT WANTED TO HEAR. HE DID THIS FOR 45 MINUTES.

 MY BROTHER TOLD ME THE SAME SCAM CALLED HIM. HE KEPT THEM ON FOR 45 MINUTES JUST ADDING FAKE CARS HE OWNED FOR EACH KID HE HAD. HE KEPT SAYING , " WELL IT WOULDN'T BE FAIR IF LITTLE JOHNNY GOT INSURANCE WITHOUT HIS SISTER GETTING IT TOO. "  I THINK AFTER 45 MINUTES HE HAD 23 KIDS THE " AGENT " HUNG UP. THIS WAS PRETTY FUNNY TOO.

 - 2ND BARTENDER AND FRIEND SHOW UP TO WORK. HE GAVE SOME VERY GOOD ADVICE TO OUR YOUNG BARTENDER " KENTUCKY ". IT WAS GOOD TO SEE HIM.

 - THE FRIEND GRADUATED MOORE COLLEGE OF THE ARTS WHERE " KENTUCKY " GOES NOW SO THEY TALKED A WHILE.

 - THE BEST AND MOST INFORMATIVE TIME WAS OUR BARTENDER , LEAD SINGER , AND HOLLYWOOD ALL TALKED ABOUT DIETING ,  NUTRITION , EXERCISE , YOUR BODY , AND MORE. JESUS DO THEY KNOW ALOT ABOUT IT. I ACTUALLY WROTE THINGS DOWN.

 - HOLLYWOOD AND VINNIE THE CRUMB HAVE A DIET BET FOR $400. WHO CAN LOSE THE MOST ( VIA THEIR BODY SIZE ) BY SEPTEMBER 2ND.

 I FOUND OUT GOOD FOODS FOR A KETOSIS DIET  - KALE , SALSA , CHEESE , LIGHT DRESSING , FLANK STEAK , BEEF JERKY , CAULIFLOWER , BROCCOLI , PICKLES , PORK , PORK CHOPS , FISH OR ANYTHING FROM THE OCEAN , AND I REALLY WANT TO CHECK OUT EZEKIEL BREAD ( OR SPROUT BREAD - IN FROZEN FOOD SECTION OF GIANT )

 I DID NOT KNOW HUMMUS AND CARROTS ARE BAD FOODS FOR THIS DIET. DAMN CHICK PEAS.

 I REALLY ENJOYED AT THE END OF THE MATINEE SHOW JUST TALKING DIETING , STORIES , AND HOW TO MIX DRINKS. IT WAS A LOT OF FUN.

 A LITTLE SURPRISE FOR " KENTUCKY ".  WE TOOK THE MOTORCYCLE HOME. SHE HAS NOT BEEN ON A BIKE IN A LONG TIME. I HAD THE BARTENDER TAKE PICTURES OF US AS WE ROAD BY. I SENT THE PICTURES TO MY YOUNGEST WHO GIGGLED. I ASKED HER , " LONG WAY HOME OR SHORT WAY ? " SHE RESPONDS , " SCENIC WAY "....AND WE DID. SHE LOVED THE WATERFALLS I TOOK HER BY.

 YOUNGEST AND FRIENDS GO TO DINER FOR BREAKFAST , CANOEING , AND TO THE LOCAL POOL. I WAS HAPPY FOR HER.

 ELDEST CALLS AND ASKS ME TO PUT PHONE UP AGAINST THE STAGE TO HEAR SMARTY PANTS....PRETTY FUNNY.

 I DRIVE KENTUCKY TO CENTER CITY. I MADE EXCELLENT TIME GOING THERE.....22 MINUTES. I TRIED A NEW WAY VIA MY G.P.S.

 WHEELS AND I WATCH 2 MORE EPISODES OF BIG SKY. THEY WERE GOOD WITH SOME ISSUES.

 ISSUE 1 - WHEN IN THE WOODS WALKING ON DRY LEAVES AND FALLEN BRANCHES YOU CAN HEAR FOR 100 YARDS IN ANY DIRECTION. HOW THE HELL DOES THE BAD GUY TACKLE THE GIRL FROM 2 FEET AWAY. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY ZERO CHANCE HE COULD SNEAK UP ON YOU LIKE THAT.

 ISSUE 2 - BAD GUY BURYING A BODY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WOODS AT 4AM. HE LEAVES THE TENT WHERE HIS GIRLFRIEND AND LITTLE DAUGHTER ARE SLEEPING. HE WALKS A 1/2 MILE INTO THE WOODS NEEDING A FLASHLIGHT. HE BEGINS DIGGING A GRAVE TO BURY A VICTIM. AFTER 15 MINUTES THE LITTLE GIRL IS THERE WITH HIM. SHE WALKED ALL THE WAY TO HIM ....IN THE DARK.....IN THE WOODS....BY HERSELF.......AT 10 YEARS OLD. SHE WAS TOTALLY SLEEPING WHEN HE LEFT.

 ISSUE 3 - WHEN BEING CHASED BY A LARGE 4X4 TRUCK IN THE WOODS.....DO NOT RUN IN A STRAIGHT LINE DOWN THE MUD PATH. THE BEST THING TO DO IT TURN AND GO BEHIND ONE OF THE 1,000 TREES 10 FEET AWAY FROM THE PATH. OF COURSE THE TRUCK SIDE SWIPES THE GIRL AND KNOCKS HER UNCONSCIOUS UNTIL THE NEXT MORNING. OH MY GOD SO NOT BELIEVABLE. BUT OVERALL , THE SERIES IS VERY GOOD INCLUDING THE EVIL RANCH OWNER FATHER PLAYED BY TED LEVINE ( HE WAS THE LEAD POLICE OFFICER ON THE TV SHOW MONK ).

 OFF TO BED AROUND 10:45PM. IT WAS A LONG DAY. MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF. IT WAS MY YOUNGEST, " DAD, WE LOST THE KEY TO THE LOCK THE CANOES. " YEP....ALMOST MADE IT TO BED AND A FULL DAY WITHOUT SOMETHING GOING WRONG.......ALMOST.

  MONDAY     6 - 28 - 21

 HERE COMES THE HEAT...........

 UP EARLY AND I WAS TOLD TO ONLY WEIGH MYSELF ONCE A WEEK AT MOST. I WAS ALSO GIVEN LEADS FOR HEALTHY FOOD AND SUCH VIA AMAZON.

 TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL WITH THE PUP. DID SOME PROJECTS AND NOT SOME PROJECTS :

 - CHANGED MARQUEE AND TOOK A PICTURE.

 - CHASED PUP AROUND THE ROOM.

 - REMOVED A FAUCET FROM A SINK.

 - BALANCED REGISTERS AND BANKS.

 - TESTED PIZZA OVEN OUTLET AND SECURED A LOOSE QUAD OUTLET.

 - REMOVED A EXTENSION CORD THAT WAS FEEDING THE PIZZA OVEN.

 - DECIDED THE COUNTERTOP I GOT FOR FREE WILL NOT FIT. THE WOMEN TOLD ME IT WAS 54" WHEN IT REALITY IT WAS 52". THESE SUPER HEAVY MARBLE COUNTERTOPS ARE NOW BOTH THROWN OUT AND SMASHED WITH A SLEDGE HAMMER. THE 2ND ONE WAS THROWN INTO THE DUMPSTER AND BROKEN UP TODAY. MAN THESE WERE HEAVY.

 - MET MERCURY AMUSEMENT FOR THE FIST TIME IN OVER 15 MONTHS. TO MY SURPRISE HE IS A HARD CORE SUPER TRUMPER AND BELIEVES ZERO IN COVID. HE TRAVELED THE WORLD DURING COVID AND TOLD ME I WAS ONE OF ONLY 2 BARS CLOSED OUT 50 DURING THE PANDEMIC. ALL THE BARS WERE ABSOLUTELY PACKED DURING THE PANDEMIC. APPARENTLY SLUSHY MACHINES AND ATM'S WERE SO POPULAR HUGE LINES WERE FORMED OUTSIDE OF THESE BARS EVERY DAY. HE BELIEVES ZERO IN MASKS , SOCIAL DISTANCING , AND VACCINATION. I TOLD HIM I CALLED MY DOCTOR AND TALKED TO SOME NURSE FRIENDS ON THEIR OPINION ON COVID AND THE SERIOUSNESS OF IT. HE SAID HE READ ABOUT IT TO FORM HIS OPINION.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN AND RE-PACKAGE A BOX.

  BACK AND FORTH WITH MY YOUNGEST ABOUT CHECKING-OUT AT THE MT HOUSE. A FEW MINOR CLICHES BUT ALL GOOD.

 NEIGHBOR TEXTS ME BIG MALE BEAR AND FEMALE ARE IN HIS BACK YARD. THIS IS ONLY 1 BLOCK FROM OUR HOUSE. I TEXT OUR RENTERS THE UPDATE.

 YOUNGEST AND FRIENDS MAKE IT HOME.  I ASKED THEM HOW DID THEY ENJOY THEIR GETAWAY ? THE ONE FRIEND SAYS , " IT WAS AWESOME. THEY'RE WERE ALOT OF " WINS " DURING THIS VACATION. " THAT MADE ME FEEL GOOD. THEY NON-STOPPED TALKED ABOUT CANOEING , THE POOL , YARD SALE , CRYSTAL SHOP , CHARLIE WEAVERS , THE BEAR , THE DINER , AND MORE. THESE ARE REALLY GOOD KIDS.

 SNUGGLE WITH MY YOUNGEST AND THE PUP. WE TRIED TO NAP BUT IT JUST DIDN'T HAPPEN.

 WHEELS AND I DRIVE YOUNGEST BACK TO CENTER CITY. HER FRIENDS HUG OUR YOUNGEST BECAUSE THEY MISSED HER SO MUCH. THESE ARE GOOD KIDS TOO. WE ALSO HAD DINNER WITH THEM AND I FIXED A BROKEN BATHROOM DOOR KNOB. OH , OF COURSE WE BROUGHT THE PUP.

 MAKE GOOD TIME GOING BACK HOME AND SETTLE IN. WE WATCH THE SEASON FINALE OF BIG SKY. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 BOY DID JOHN KRUK GO OFF ON HOW BAD THE PHILLIES BLOW AFTER LOSING 12 - 4. PHILLIES HAD A 4 - 2 LEAD.

 WE START THE FINAL SEASON OF VIKINGS.  THIS IS ALWAYS VERY GOOD. A MAIN CHARACTER WAS KILLED OFF WHICH KINDA SUCKED SINCE I LIKED HIM. BUT IT IS BASED ON TRUE EVENTS.

 WATCHED A LITTLE NEWS AND THAN OFF TO BED. UP AT 4:30AM.....BLOW.

 WHEELS SLEEP STUDY - WOKE UP 10 TIMES AN HOUR AND 69 TIMES DURING THE STUDY.

 MY SLEEP STUDY WHICH 3 DOCTORS HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE. I WOKE UP 200 TIMES EACH HOUR. YEP , THAT SHOULD BE IN SOME RECORD BOOK SOMEWHERE.

 TUESDAY       6 - 29 - 21

 SOMETHING SO SIMPLE ENDS UP BEING THE HARDEST.........

  IT'S 100 DEGREES OUT SO I DECIDE TO CUT BRANCHES ALONG OUR BACK YARD FENCING AND CUT THE LAWNS. I USED GLOVES AND STILL GOT SOME POISON IVY.

 TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL WITH THE PUP. I AM TRYING TO SPEND A COUPLE HOURS A DAY JUST DOING THINGS.  I WEED WHACKED AND LEAF BLEW OUT FRONT.

 NEXT PROJECT WAS TO REPLACE A WOMEN'S BATHROOM FAUCET. HERE IS THE PROCESS :

 - REMOVED FREE FAUCET FROM A SMALL COUNTER TOP. THROW COUNTER TOP IN DUMPSTER.

 - DISASSEMBLE SLIDING WOOD CABINET DOORS TO ACCESS SINK PLUMBING UNDERNEATH. I SEE ALL COPPER PIPES ARE SOLDERED IN AND NOT THE EASY , SIMPLE , TAKE 2 SECONDS , CONNECTORS.

 - REMOVE OLD FAUCET QUITE EASILY AND CLEAN UP " NEW " FAUCET GOING IN. I GET LUCKY BECAUSE BOTH HOT AND COLD  WATER LINES MATCH UP PERFECTLY WITH THE SOLDERED WATER LINES UNDERNEATH. OK , THIS IS GOOD.

 - ALL THE HARD WORK IS DONE. I ONLY NEED TO SECURE AND FASTEN THE FAUCET IN PLACE USING 2 SELF-LOCKING NUTS. THEY JUST SPIN TIGHT FROM UNDERNEATH THE COUNTERTOP FORCING THE FAUCET TIGHT TO IT. WELP...........FOR SOME REASON AND I HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE I FOUGHT THIS TIGHTENING PROCESS FOR OVER 45 MINUTES. THIS SHOULD TAKE 30 FUCKING SECONDS !!!!!

 - I SHOULD OF JUST PLACED THICK WASHERS ON THE CONNECTORS TO MAKE UP THE DIFFERENCE BUT ENDUED UP WEDGING A PIECE OF TREATED WOOD BETWEEN THE WATER LINES AND BOWL. IT SECURED IT ABOUT 80%. I WAS SO PISSED AND DID NOT WANT TO TAKE ANOTHER 45 MINUTES UNDOING EVERYTHING ESPECIALLY SINCE I BROKE THE PLASTIC TABS WITH A PLUMBER'S WRENCH TRYING TO OVER TIGHTEN THE NUTS.

 - I WAS SO FRUSTRATED BECAUSE I HAVE DONE THIS A 1,000 TIMES AND IT IS ALWAYS VERY SIMPLE. THE FAUCET IS SEMI-SECURE AND I CLEAN UP.

 - PLAY WITH THE PUP AND GIVE HER SOME ICE IN A BOWL.

 - LOAD UP TOOLS AND SEMI-CLEAN.

 - NEW JULY CALENDARS COME IN. IT HAS BEEN OVER A YEAR SINCE PLACING THEM OUT.

 ROLL HOME AND IT IS HOT. I TAKE A NAP AND THEM SHOWER & SHAVE. I ALSO GIVE THE PUP A SHOWER.

 A NICE HEALTHY DINNER OF SHRIMP , CHICKEN KABOBS , SALAD , AND EGGPLANT.

 PHILLIES BLOW 4 - 0 LEAD BUT....HOLD ON TO WIN 4 - 3. OMG THIS TEAM.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF VIKINGS....VERY GOOD.

 I NOTICED THIS BEFORE. WHEN DIETING AND CUTTING DOWN ON ALCOHOL I PEE LESS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND SLEEP BETTER. THIS HAPPENED LAST NIGHT BUT IT MAY HAVE BEEN A FLUKE.

 I AM CONTINUING THE NO BEER , NO BRANDY , NO BREAD KICK COUPLED WITH OTHER STUFF.

  WEDNESDAY     6 - 30 - 21

 PANTS FIT ?..........

 DAMN......3:15AM AND HERE I AM WRITING , CHECKING OUT FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE AND THAN MOST LIKELY PORN. ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE A CRAIGSLIST SALE FOR ME AGAIN.

 OFF TO THE NAIL WITH THE PUP. THIS MORNING I CONCENTRATED ON CAULKING THE WOMEN'S BATHROOM. I LAID OUT JULY CALENDARS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER 16 MONTHS. I POSTED A PICTURE OF THIS ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND OVER 100 PEOPLE RESPONDED IN LESS THAN 3 HOURS......KINDA COOL.

 ALSO RAN ELECTRIC LINE FOR THE 2ND A/C UNIT BY THE POOL TABLES. I EVEN SPRAYED PAINTED THE LINE BLACK TO BLEND INTO THE WALL.

 SOME OTHER LITTLE PROJECTS AND CHASING THE PUP AROUND THE PLACE.....ALWAYS FUN TO SEE HER REACT.

 BACK HOME TO CHILL AND HAVE 6 SPOON FULLS OF COTTAGE CHEESE. OMG....SO GOOD !!

 TAKE A RIDE TO GAS STATION , CVS STORE , UPS , AND ANOTHER PLACE TO DROP STUFF OFF AT.

 YESTERDAY I USED WORK GLOVES TO CUT BRANCHES EXTENDING INTO OUR BACK YARD. THIS MORNING I USED LONG BLACK RUBBER GLOVES THAT GO PAST MY ELBOWS. I STILL GOT SOME KIND OF POISON IVY.....SONNA OF A BITCH. TRASH MEN TOOK 2 CANS OF THESE WEEDS.

 HEY , ONE MAN'S TRASH IS ANOTHER MAN'S TREASURE. FOR 2+ MONTHS I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR A FREE PATIO UMBRELLA. I HAVE HAD NO LUCK ON SEVERAL SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS. SO , RIDING MY LAWN MOWER TO OUR RENTAL PROPERTY TO CUT THE LAWN I SEE ACROSS THE STREET IN A TRASHCAN......A PRETTY NICE UMBRELLA. IT IS THE KIND THAT HAS HANDLE TO CRANK OPEN AND CLOSED. TOMORROW I WILL CLEAN IT UP. IT IS ACTUALLY PRETTY DAMN NICE.

 FACETIMING WITH OUR YOUNGEST....ALWAYS A SUPER JOY.

 OFF TO THE " CLUB " TO BE TREATED FOR DINNER. A BEAUTIFUL GOLF COURSE COUNTRY CLUB BUT I WAS DISAPPOINTED WITH THE FOOD PRESENTATION AND OVERALL. HALF WAS GOOD WHICH WAS FRENCH ONION SOUP AND A GREEK SALAD. THE OTHER HALF WAS AN UNDER COOKED CRAB CAKE SERVED WITH A SOUFFLÉ CUP OF FRUIT. NO GREENS OFFERED. MY NEPHEW ORDERED A VEGGY BURGER WITH NO BUN. IMAGINE THIS COMING OUT ?......JUST A SMALL HOCKEY PUCK-LIKE BURGER ON THE PLATE....NOTHING ELSE....NO CHIPS , PICKLE , FRIES , GARNISHES , LETTUCE , TOMATO , ONION.....NOTHING. STAFF WAS SLOW BUT FRIENDLY. THERE WERE 6 WORKERS FOR 4 TABLES. WINE WAS EXCELLENT.

 OH , WHEELS LAID OUT CLOTHES FOR ME AND I WAS SO SURPRISED MY PANTS FIT.

 ROLL HOME AND CHILL WITH FAMILY. WE WATCH THE PHILLIES ABSOLUTELY FALL APART IN THE 5TH INNING. AGAIN , THEY BLOW A 5 - 2 LEAD AND LOSE 14 - 5....SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

 FACETIME AGAIN WITH OUR YOUNGEST. THE DEAL IS ALL OF WEDNESDAY I CAN FACETIME. HER ROOM MATES WERE ADORABLE WHEN I ASKED THEM TO ALL SAY AT ONCE , " MR. B IS THE BEST !! "  I GOT THEM A ROKU AND UMBRELLA.

 FAMILY ROLLS OUT AND WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF VIKINGS....VERY GOOD.

 I HEAD TO BED AND CONTINUE WATCHING A SERIES CALLED JUPITER'S LEGACY. IT HAS ITS GOOD MOMENTS AND BAD BUT WORTH CHECKING OUT.

 FINALLY TURN TV OFF AT 12:15AM.

 WELP , CROSSED PATHS WITH WHEELS PEEING AT 2AM , UP AT 3:15AM , AND NOW IT IS 5AM. GUESS I WILL TRY TO GET BACK TO SLEEP. I PEED A 2ND TIME AND PUT ALOE ON MY ARMS.

  THURSDAY      7 - 1 - 21

 MAN , POISON IVY BLOWS.  OINTMENTS DON'T SEEM TO HELP EITHER. I HAVE BEEN ITCHING SINCE LAST WEDNESDAY.

 SPENT TIME WORKING ON A PATIO UMBRELLA FOR OUR YOUNGEST AND ROOM MATES. YES , IT WAS TRASH PICKED BUT.....IT IS IN REALLY GOOD SHAPE. I SPENT SOME TIME CLEANING IT UP. I HAD AN UMBRELLA METAL BASE IN OUR GARDEN. SO , I TOOK THAT OUT , HOSED IT OFF , AND PAINTED IT WHITE. I ALSO SANDED AND PAINTED THE LOWER POLE WITH SOME VERY MINOR STAINS AND RUST. ON OUR PATIO WE WERE USING AN INSERT TO THE BASE. I REMOVED OURS AND SCREWED IT INTO THE BASE I AM GIVING TO OUR KID. THE ONLY PROBLEM I FORESEE IS WILL THE POLE FIT THROUGH THE HOLE IN THE CENTER OF THEIR TABLE.

 OH......OF COURSE IT RAINED LIKE THE BEJESUS. I MOVED EVERYTHING UNDER OUR PATIO UMBRELLAS.

  STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WEB.COM AND UPDATING OUR DOMAIN NAME OF THENAIL1.COM. I SPENT ABOUT 45 MINUTES TALKING TO TECH SUPPORT.

 PLAYED SOME INTERNET POKER. I'M AMAZED HOW WELL I PLAY ON FREE GAMES. ON REAL MONEY I HAVE DONE OKAY. I HAVE TRIED LIVE POKER AT A CASINO AND BOTH TIMES HAD TERRIBLE BAD BEATS.....OF COURSE.

 CONTINUING MY DIET OF NO BEER , BRANDY , OR BREAD. IT'S ONLY BEEN 10 DAYS BUT I CAN FEEL IT IN MY BELLY. BASICALLY THAT BLOATING LOOK IS STARTING TO RECEDE.......A LITTLE. AGAIN , I THOUGHT I TOTALLY MISS BEER AND BRANDY BUT FOR NOW I AM OKAY WITH IT.

 GARDEN IS GROWING EXCEPT OUR TOMATO PLANTS....KINDA SUCKS.

 WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE HANDMAID'S TALE. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 TALKED TO 2 BROTHERS AND A COUSIN TODAY. I FELT BAD BECAUSE I KEPT HANGING UP ON MY COUSIN BECAUSE I WAS TALKING TO A NEIGHBOR AT THE TIME. I CALLED HIM BACK AND MAN DID I HAVE HIM LAUGHING. THE CONTENT DISCUSSED CAN NOT BE WRITTEN HERE. HE WAS HEADING TO THE SEASHORE SO I GAVE HIM ALLOT OF LAUGHS DURING HIS DRIVE.

 PEACEFUL 4TH OF JULY. THE NAIL WILL BE CLOSED FOR 6 DAYS FROM FRIDAY TO WEDNESDAY OF NEXT WEEK.

 HEAD TO THE NAIL TO MEET AND EXCHANGE ANOTHER FB MARKETPLACE DEAL. THE GUY WAS VERY COOL.

 NEW AND CORRECT MARQUEE LETTERS WERE DELIVERED. I SPENT ABOUT 45 MINUTES ORGANIZING OUR LETTER BOX. IT STILL UPSETS ME TO THIS DAY THAT WAY IN THE PAST I WAS SPENDING $125 FOR LETTERS EVERY 6 MONTHS. THESE LETTERS HAD THE CLIPS ON THE BACK AND WOULD BREAK EASILY. NOW I ORDER FLEXIBLE PLASTIC LETTERS. THIS IS MY 2ND ORDER IN 10 YEARS. EACH ORDER IS 50 BUCKS AND COMES WITH 200 LETTERS. LIVE AND LEARN I GUESS.

 REGISTER AND CREDIT CARD MACHINE WORKING EXCELLENT. SO NICE TO SEE.

 TONIGHT'S OPEN MIC JUST JAM - I THOUGHT WITH THE TORRENTIAL RAIN AND JULY 4TH HOLIDAY NOBODY WOULD SHOW UP. I ACTUALLY WAS THINKING OF CLOSING EARLY. I WAS WRONG. IT WORKED THE OPPOSITE. THE RAIN STOPPED , MUSICIANS CAME OUT , AND I GUESS PEOPLE WANTED TO GET OUT BEFORE TRAVELING TO THE BEACH.

 IT WAS REALLY FUN AND NEW MUSICIANS SHOWED UP AND I HEAR MORE NEW FACES ARE SHOWING UP NEXT WEEK. ONE MUSICIAN IS BRINGING OUT FRIENDS NEXT WEEK AND HE WANTED TO MAKE SURE OUR SOUND SYSTEM WAS OKAY. HE WAS ELATED TO SEE WE HAD ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES. THAT MADE ME FEEL KINDA GOOD.

 PATRON - " I HAD 2 PBR POUNDERS. WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP UP TO DRINK ? "

 BARTENDER - " WATER "

 I THOUGHT IT WAS FUNNY.

 IT WAS A GOOD NIGHT OF PEOPLE , MUSIC , TIPS , AND JUST CHILLING. I DID MAKE THE MISTAKE OF THINKING THE TEMPERATURES WOULD DROP SO I OPENED THE DOORS. NOPE , IT WAS STILL SUPER HUMID AND HOT. SO , I GOT THE 2 A/C'S GOING ASAP. IT WAS A GOOD TEST FOR THE 2ND A/C TOO.

 PHILLIES DO NOT BLOW A LEAD. IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE. WHY ? GAME WAS CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER.

 BUCKS BEAT HAWKS IN GAME 5.

  FULLY STOCKING BEER WAS SUCH A CHORE. WHY DOES IT ALWAYS SEEM THE BEER YOU NEED TO STOCK IS ALWAYS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STACK ?

 ROLL HOME IN THE RAIN. IT WAS A QUIET CHILL RIDE HOME. MY LEGS HURT AND I THINK I PULLED SOMETHING IN MY CHEST AREA. I TOOK ADVIL WHEN I GOT HOME AND APPLIED MORE POISON IVY SCRUB.

 WALKED THE PUP IN THE RAIN. SHE NEEDED A LITTLE PUSH TO HEAD OUTSIDE.

 LAST TO BED , FIRST TO RISE......IT KINDA BLOWS. I WAS JONESING A LITTLE BIT TO HAVE A NIGHTCAP OR SNACK BUT I DIDN'T. OFF TO BED.

 I FINISHED SEASON ONE OF JUPITER'S LEGACY.  LOW RATINGS MAY CAUSE THIS SERIES NOT TO HAVE A 2ND SEASON. I THOUGHT IT WAS OKAY WITH A GOOD TWIST ENDING AND THE DAUGHTER HAS SUCH A SMOKE SHOW BODY.  GOOGLE ACTRESS ELENA KMAPOURIS.OH , THE MOM IS A PIECE OF ASS TOO. GOGGLE ACTRESS GENEVIEVE DEGRAVES. FOR YOU GIRLS GOOGLE ACTOR JOSH DUHAMEL. HE'S A PIECE OF ASS ALSO.

 HOPE EVERYONE HAS A SAFE AND FUN JULY 4TH HOLIDAY. I AM LAYING LOW BUT THINK A " CHEAT " DAY MAY BE NECESSARY TO KEEP MY WITS.

  FRIDAY     7 - 2 - 21

 " I LIKE WHEN PEOPLE HATE YOU , THEY DON'T ASK FOR SHIT ANYMORE " - STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN

 TODAY LINGERED ON. AT 11AM IT FELT LIKE 5PM. I WAS ACTUALLY LOOKING FOR STUFF TO DO.

 PHILLIES ARE JUST SICKENING. I ACTUALLY MADE A JOKE TO WHEELS AND SAID ( PHILLIES ARE WINNING 3 - 0 IN 9TH INNING ) , " LET'S WATCH PHILLIES BLOW THIS LEAD AND GO BACK TO WATCHING VIKINGS ".

 PHILLIES BLOW 3 - 0 LEAD AND PADRES TIE IT AT 3 - 3 IN THE 9TH FUCKING INNING. THE GOOD THING.....WE WON IN EXTRA INNINGS.  THE PAIN OF OUR TV ANNOUNCER WAS PRETTY FUNNY....." OH NOOOOOOOO !!! THEY DID IT AGAIN !!! ANOTHER BLOWN SAVE !! HOW IS THIS HAPPENING ?? "

 PHILLIES HAVE BLOWN LEADS IN THEIR LAST 8 OF 9 GAMES. TOTAL BLOWN LEADS IS 22. WE ARE THE BEST IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL.....NICE. FUNNY.........WIN ONE THIRD OF THESE GAMES AND YOU'RE IN FIRST PLACE.

 ITALY WINS 2 - 1 OVER BELGIUM TO GAIN SEMI-FINAL MATCH WITH SPAIN. I THOUGHT BELGIUM GETTING PENALTY KICK WAS BOGUS AND SHOULD OF BEEN 2 - 0.

 I DO STILL FIND IT HIGHLY ENTERTAINING THE " INJURIES " DURING THE GAME. YOU WOULD THINK " HURT " PLAYERS WERE SHOT WITH A HIGH CALIBER RIFLE. IT IS ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS WHEN A PLAYER IS SLIGHTLY TOUCHED AND HE FALLS TO THE GROUND LIKE HE WAS PULVERIZED BY AN EXPLODING CANNON BALL. THERE SHOULD BE RULES FOR FAKING :

 1 - IF ON GROUND FOR MORE THAN 30 SECONDS PLAYER MUST LEAVE GAME AND CAN RETURN NEXT STOPPAGE.

 2 - IF DOCTORS OR STAFF VISIT YOU ON FIELD THE PLAYER MUST LEAVE GAME AND CAN NOT RETURN.

 I ACTUALLY ENVISIONED PLAYERS PRACTICING FAKING INJURIES. I CAN HEAR THE COACH SAYING TO PLAYERS , " OK GIUSEPPE , GO BUMP LUIGI .........NOW LUIGI FALL AND WRITHE IN PAIN.........KEEP ROLLING AND HOLD WHERE IT HURTS !!!   BELLA !! BELLA !!! BRAVO !! BRAVO !!!  OK NEXT !!! "

 ALRIGHT ....SOCCER MIGHT NOT BE YOUR GIG.

 THE RAINS CAME AGAIN.

 WE WATCHED 3 VIKINGS. ALL WERE VERY GOOD EXCEPT THE LAST EPISODE.

 STAYING ON COURSE WITH THE NO 3 B'S......BEER , BRANDY , AND BREAD. I HAD A 5 DAY OLD SALAD FOR DINNER THAT WHEN EATING YOU COULD NOT LOOK AT IT. I AM SURE THE " FOOD " INGESTED " IS KILLING FAT STUFF IN MY BELLY RIGHT NOW.

 NEIGHBOR TEXTS ME BEAR ARE IN HIS YARD.

 FACETIMING WITH FAMILY AND 2 FRIENDS......ALWAYS FUN.

 STAYED UP UNTIL MIDNIGHT AND SLEPT DECENT. I DID WAKE UP EARLY WITH A HEADACHE. IT WAS NOT ALCOHOL RELATED. I FIGURED IT WAS THE SALAD....IT WAS SO OLD IT MUTATED INTO BOOZE AND GAVE ME A HANGOVER.

  SATURDAY      7 - 3 - 21

 DAMN POISON IVY STILL ITCHING. THESE PLANTS WOULD SURVIVE A NUCLEAR BLAST.

 DID SOME RUNNING TODAY AND IT WAS FUN.

 - 4HT OF JULY PARADE GOES THROUGH OUR STREETS AND TONS OF PEOPLE LINE UP FROM THEIR LAWNS TO WATCH. I SAW AN OLD FRIEND WHO I PLAYED SOCCER WITH IN HIGH SCHOOL. HE HAD HIS HAIR.

 - HEAD TO CENTER CITY TO PICK UP YOUNGEST. I INSTALL THE " NEW " UMBRELLA , POLE , AND BASE THAT FITS PERFECTLY. I ALSO WEED SOME OF HER BACK YARD , FIX A FENCE , AND GAVE HER MY TRAVEL ROKU.

 - ALL OF US HEAD TO THE DOG PARK. OH MY GOD THIS PLACE IS TOTALLY FUN.......FOR HUMANS TOO. MAZE WAS A NUT JOB AS ALWAYS. MAN THERE WAS A TON OF SPANDEX THERE TODAY. THE TRAIN GOING BY WAS PRETTY COOL TOO.

 DOG PARK STORY - A GIRL SITTING NEXT TO ME SAYS TO HER BOYFRIEND , " DO NOT THROW IT , YOU WILL MISS AGAIN , YOU ALWAYS MISS. " THE BOYFRIEND HAS A " PRESENT " BAG FROM HIS DOG. HE THROWS THE SMALL BAG OF POOP OVER THE FENCE AND MAKES IT IN THE TRASH CAN. HE JOKINGLY YELLS OUT , " APOLOGIZE !! " SHE SAYS SORRY AND I SAY TO HER , " APOLOGIZE ". SHE GIGGLES AND SAYS HE NEVER MAKES IT. HE IS ALWAYS  LIKE 2 FOR 10. " I REPLY , " OH LIKE BEN SIMMONS. " ALL THE PEOPLE IN OUR AREA LAUGH.

 DOG PARK STORY - I AM NEXT TO THIS BEAUTIFUL INDIAN GIRL WITH A PERFECT SMILE ( AND SMALLEST FEET EVER AS WHEELS SAID ). I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS BUT WHERE I SIT DOGS FLOCK TO ME. THIS TIME THEY FLOCKED TO BOTH OF US. IT HAD TO BE 20 DOGS ALL AGAINST US. I SAY TO THE GIRL , " WE MUST BE DOG WHISPERERS OR SOMETHING. "

 DOG PARK STORY - I SAY TO MY ELDEST , " I WISH THE WORLD COULD TAKE A PAGE OUT OF DOG PARKS. LOOK AT THIS , DOGS OF DIFFERENT COLOR , SIZE , AND BREED ALL GETTING ALONG TOGETHER. MAYBE THEY SNIFF EACH OTHERS BUTTS ONCE IN A WHILE BUT THAT IS BETTER THAN GUNS AND VIOLENCE. JUST IMAGINE HUMANS WOULD JUST SNIFF EACH OTHERS BUTTS JUST TO SAY HELLO."  

 - WHEELS AND YOUNGEST WALK TO A BREAKFAST AND COFFEE SHOP. THEY COME BACK WITH EGG & SAUSAGE SANDWICHES ON PRETZEL BREAD. WELP , OFF THE DIET FOR THIS ONE. A GIRL WALKING OUT OF THE DOG PARK SAYS , " OH MY GOD , THEY HAVE THE BEST BREAKFAST SANDWICHES. " WE ALL REPLY IT WAS OUR FIRST TIME AND THEY WERE VERY GOOD.

  ROLL HOME AND THE PARADE IS OVER. SEVERAL PEOPLE TEXT US TO MEET THEM AT THE LOCAL PUB. I DID KINDA MISS THE MECHANIC'S PARTY ACROSS THE STREET. HE HAD A GOOD CROWD. AN OPEN MIC MUSICIAN HAD A GOOD SIZE GET TOGETHER AS HE TEXTED ME AND WHEELS DID HER TRADITION OF VISITING OLD SOFT BALL FRIENDS AROUND THE CORNER.

 WHEELS WALKS TO LOCAL PUB BUT THERE IS TOO MUCH DRAMA AND WALKS RIGHT OUT.  SHE TOLD ME THIS SO WE STAYED IN.

 ELDEST MAKES ME A WRISTLET....I LIKE IT.

 LOCALS SET OFF A TON OF FIREWORKS. THE PUP DID NOT ENJOY THEM AT ALL.....RIGHT TO HER CRATE THAT SHE RARELY GOES IN.

 PHILLIES WITH A SUPER SOLID 4 - 2 WIN OVER THE PADRES AGAIN. THE CLOSER RANGER SUAREZ PITCHED A 1-2-3 INNING IN THE 9TH. THE PHILLIES HAVE NOT HAD A 1-2-3 9TH INNING SAVE SINCE MAY. YEP , MAKES NO SENSE TO ME EITHER.

 UNION HAVE NOT PLAYED IN OVER 2 MONTHS. THEY SHOULD OF KEPT IT THAT WAY BECAUSE THEIR RECORD TYING NON-LOSS STREAK ENDED AND THEY LOST 1 - 0.

 WHEELS AND I FINISH THE FINAL SEASON OF VIKINGS. OVERALL , IT WAS VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT. A WONDERFUL SURPRISE CHARACTER RE-APPEARS IN THE LAST 2 EPISODES. WE CHEERED AND SMILED AS THE CHARACTER TALKED. YEP , WE WERE INTO IT. BOTH OF US YELL HIS NAME OUT !!

 OFF TO BED AND I STAY UP ANOTHER HOUR OR SO. I HAD A DAMN POISON IVY ITCH ON MY ANKLE FOR 45 MINUTES. FINALLY , I FORCED MYSELF JUST NOT TO SCRATCH IT. I AM USING 3 DIFFERENT KINDS OF ITCH MEDICATION. ALL OF THEM BLOW.

  SUNDAY          7 - 4 - 21

 A PERFECT JULY 4TH AS I SAW IT.  I NEED FUN GOOD PEOPLE IN MY LIFE RIGHT NOW. IT WAS A LONG PAST YEAR WITH MANY BATTLES AND OTHER TOUGH THINGS. I CAN NOT BE AROUND ANGRY PEOPLE AT ALL.  SO..........I DIDN'T. THIS WAS A SUPER FUN DAY WITH 5 GIRLS AND A PUP.

 POST A SOCIAL MEDIA AD WITH WHEELS USING POWER TOOLS OVER 28 YEARS AGO. IT WAS WHEN WE WERE BUILDING THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. SHE IS USING A TABLE SAW , POWER MITRE , AND NAIL GUN. MY CAPTION , " TO ME , THERE IS NOTHING SEXIER THAN A WOMAN USING POWER TOOLS. "

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKES AGAIN. THIS TIME I GOT BRAND NEW , STILL IN THE BOX , OUTDOOR L.E.D. LIGHTS.  I WILL GIVE THEM TO MY YOUNGEST AND ROOM MATES.

 STOP AT THE NAIL TO PAINT THE BAR AND BRING HOME A COOLER , BOTTLED WATER , AND WHITE CLAWS.

 AT HOME WHEELS AND I LOAD UP WITH THE PUP. WE HEAD NORTH AND SHE DRIVES.  WE HAVE A TON OF SUPPLIES , FOOD , AND BEDDING.

 PHILLIES GET SMOKED 11 - 1. WELP , IT WAS FUN WHILE IT LASTED.

 WE STOP AT WAWA TO PICK UP AN ITALIAN HOAGIE AND A SALAD. TRY TO GUESS WHO GOT THE SALAD? I WEIGHED IN TODAY AND LOST 13 POUNDS ON MY 2ND FULL WEEK.

 STOP AT THE LOCAL MARKET TO PICK UP SUPPLIES FOR DINNER. WHEELS WENT IN AND I DID SOMETHING FUN. I ROLLED DOWN THE WINDOW AND LET MAZE STICK HER HEAD OUT. EACH PASSING PERSON SHE VIGOROUSLY WAGGED HER TAIL. IT WAS REWARDING WHEN 10 PEOPLE CAME UP TO MY VAN TO SAY HELLO AND PET MAZE. THE DOG BRINGS JOY EVERYWHERE AND IT'S EXACTLY WHAT I NEED.

 WHEELS COMES OUT OF THE STORE AND SAYS , " AN OLDER WOMAN WITH NO DENTURES COMES UP TO ME. I THOUGHT I WAS BEING ROBBED UNTIL SHE SAID CAN YOU FIX MY BRA ? "

 WE ARRIVE AND IT IS PICTURE PERFECT HERE. IT LOOKED LIKE IT RAINED EARLIER BUT NOW THE SUN WAS PEEKING OUT.  WE EAT AND THAN UNLOAD. WE TOOK ALL BEDDING FROM HOME AND ARE NOW RETURNING IT THINKING OUR RENTERS DO NOT HAVE TO BRING BEDDING ANYMORE. GOOD GOD HALF THE VAN WAS BEDDING.

 IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL HERE AND I ALWAYS SAY , " AT HOME I BE LIKE , NAAAAAHH , I'M NOT HEADING NORTH. THAN WHEN WE'RE HERE AND I REALIZE IT'S ALWAYS THE RIGHT CHOICE TO DRIVE UP. "

 WE TAKE A WALK AROUND THE LAKE WITH THE PUP. PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO GATHER , SET UP TENTS , AND PLAY EXCELLENT MUSIC WHICH WE CAN HEAR PERFECTLY FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LAKE. SOUND TRAVELS LIKE A PERFECT MUSIC SPEAKER ACROSS THE WATER.

 THE KIDS ARRIVE AND PURE JOY FILLS MY HEART. I JUST ABSOLUTELY ENJOY BEING WITH THEM.

 THEY SETTLE IN AND I TAKE THEM FOR ICE CREAM. WE MEET SOME VERY FRIENDLY PEOPLE AND OUR NEIGHBORS WHO FEED THE BEAR. I TAKE PICTURES AND WE ALSO WALK DOWN TO A CABOOSE TRAIN AND TAKE PICTURES THERE.

 TAKE A RIDE TO A LOCAL PARK THAT I HAD THESE KIDS AT 5 YEARS AGO. OF COURSE THEY CLIMB EVERYTHING INCLUDING THE BATTING CAGE WHERE THERE IS A BIG SIGN , " DO NOT CLIMB CAGE ". I GIGGLED AT THESE REBELS " TRY " TOP REMOVE THE SIGN.

 BACK HOME I CLEAN THE BBQ , INSTALL HEAT PLATES ( OF COURSE THEY DIDN'T FIT AND I HAD TO MACGYVER THEM ) , AND LEAF BLOW THE DECK WHILE WHEELS PREPS DINNER.  I BBQ BURGERS AND DOGS. WE ALL SIT DOWN ON THIS PICTURE PERFECT DAY. PEOPLE ARE STILL GATHERING FOR THE FESTIVITIES TONIGHT. WE LISTEN TO THE LAKE SIDE MUSIC AND ENJOY EACH OTHER'S COMPANY. OF COURSE I PLAY WITH THE 4 GIRLS TOTALLY.

 ON THE DECK WE PLAY CARDS AND CONTINUE LISTENING TO MUSIC BEING PLAYED ACROSS THE LAKE BY PARTIERS. THEY PLAYED OLD SCHOOL MUSIC WHICH WAS PERFECT. WHAT CRACKED ME UP THESE KIDS KNEW THE WORDS TO THESE OLD MOTOWN SONGS.

 I WAS KINDA HOPING THE BIG FIREWORKS WOULD BE TONIGHT INSTEAD OF LAST NIGHT. APPARENTLY , A HUGE FIREWORK DISPLAY WAS LAST NIGHT AND WE MISSED IT. IT KINDA SUCKED.........BUT........WE GOT LUCKY !!!!

 HERE IS HOW IT WENT - RENTERS LEFT SPARKLERS AND SNAP CAPS. WE GO DOWN TO THE LAKE AND SET THEM OFF. IT WAS FUN AND I VIDEOED THE KIDS. I POSTED EVERYTHING SO THE FAMILIES OF THE KIDS COULD SEE. THE MOMS , DADS , FAMILY , AND FRIENDS ALL POSTED NICE COMMENTS. TO ME FACEBOOK IS EXCELLENT FOR COMMUNICATING WITH FAMILY FRIENDS.

 SPEAKING OF FACEBOOK. A LONG TIME FRIEND MIKE H. ( AND HIS BROTHER BIG BEN ) POSTED HIS BIRTHDAY. I WROTE TO MIKE , " HAPPY BIRTHDAY BROTHER AND LET'S GO RIDING SOME DAY. MY TREAT FOR LUNCH. WE BOTH OWN MOTORCYCLES. MIKE AND BEN RESPONDED WITH OVER 200 FAMILY AND THEIR GOOD FRIENDS ALL WISHING MIKEY A HAPPY BIRTHDAY. MIKE HAS A TON FO REALLY GOOD FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK.

 KINDA BUMMING WE MISSED THE BIG FIREWORKS FROM LAST NIGHT BUT THAN 3 DIFFERENT GROUPS OF PARTIERS BEGIN SETTING OFF HUGE BOMBS OF PYRO TECHNIQUES. I MEAN THESE WERE BIG AND THEY SHOT THEM OFF FOR OVER 90+ MINUTES.  THE KIDS DECIDE TO WATCH THE FIREWORKS ON THE LAKE USING A CANOE. I HELP THEM CAST OFF AND THEY STAYED OUT THERE FOR OVER AN HOUR AND LOVED IT. TWO TIMES I CHECKED ON THEM AND THEY WERE JUST GIDDY WITH DELIGHT.....WHICH MADE ME HAPPY.

 WHEELS AND I STAY INSIDE WHILE THE BOOMING FIREWORKS GO OFF. THE ONE THING THAT CONCERNED US BIG TIME WAS MAZE BEING SUPER SCARED AND SHAKING. THIS DOG REALLY FEARS THE LOAD BOOMS. WE FELT SO BAD. THE REST OF THE NIGHT ALL OF US CUDDLED WITH HER TO SHOW SUPPORT.

 I HEAD TO BED ON THIS PERFECT DAY AND NIGHT. I COULD NOT ASK TO BE WITH BETTER PEOPLE. EVEN MY POISON IVY IS FADING. I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW NICE THIS WHOLE DAY WAS. THAN REALITY PUTS ME BACK IN MY PLACE AS MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF.....A BAND CANCELED FOR NEXT WEEK. YEP....ALMOST THE PERFECT DAY.

  MONDAY      7 - 5 - 21

 ANOTHER PERFECT DAY...........

 THE KIDS DID THEIR THING LIKE SHOPPING AND GOING TO THE POOL ( ONLY ONES THERE ). 

 ME....PUNCH LIST STUFF. IT REALLY SEEMED UNENDING.

 PUNCH LIST : ( IT SEEMED LIKE IT NEVER ENDED AND HALF I FORGOT TO WRITE HERE )

 - WATER HEATER CLOSET HAS A TON OF CONDENSATION.  I MEAN THERE IS A LOT. THIS IS CAUSED BY THE WATER IN THE PIPE IS COLDER THAN THE AIR AROUND IT. I BELIEVE I NEED TO WRAP THE PIPES WITH FOAM.

 - ACCESSED THE ATTIC AND HAD MY YOUNGEST GO UP AND ADD LIGHT BULBS TO THE SOCKETS WHERE THE BULBS WERE BURNT OUT. I AM TOO FAT TO ENTER. NO FLYING SQUIRRELS WHICH WAS NICE.

 - FLEX SPRAYED BOTH CANOES.  I HAVE BEEN DOING THIS EACH TIME I AM HERE TO TRY TO PRESERVE THEM.

 - HAD YOUNGEST GO UP ON AWNING TO LEAF BELOW ITS ROOF. I DID THE LOWER DECK. OF COURSE I HAD ALL 4 GIRLS CLIMB UP AND I TOOK PICTURES OF THEM AND POSTED. IT WAS CUTE.

 - HUNG A FISHING PICTURE IN THE MUD ROOM.

 - TESTED A MILLION WATT SPOT LIGHT. JESUS IT IS BRIGHT.

 - ATTEMPTED 20 TIMES TO REMOVE A BOTTLE AND PLASTIC STICK IN A TREE ABOUT 30 FEET HIGH. I WAS UNSUCCESSFUL.

 - PULLED OUT CAULK FROM A SHOWER STALL SEAM. I APPLIED NEW CAULK AND PLACED A FAN OUT TO DRY IT AND TO PUT ANOTHER COAT OF CAULK LATER.

 - REPLACED ANY BULBS OUT.

 - CHECKED AND GAVE L.E.D. LIGHTS TO YOUNGEST AND ROOM MATE.

 - TAKE A RIDE TO HARDWARE STORE AND IT WAS CLOSED. I ADAPTED AND WENT TO FOOD MARKET. I ALSO FILLED TANK OF THE VAN.

 - FIX A DRAWER WITH GORILLA GLUE. IT WORKED EXCELLENT AND THAN I REALIZED A BOTTOM RAIL OF THE DRAWER IS GONE. A FRICKIN' RENTER THREW IT OUT. I STILL GOT IT PUT TOGETHER VERY NICELY. I ALSO FOUND SOME WATER UNDER THE CABINET.....OH MAN. I AM HOPING THE DISHWASHER OVERFLOWED ONCE AND THAT WAS THE CULPRIT. I KNOW IT DID AT LEAST ONE TIME BECAUSE IT WAS ME PUTTING " DAWN LIQUID " IN INSTEAD OF REGULAR DISHWASHING DETERGENT. MAN THAT STUFF BUBBLES.

 - TOUCH-UP MAIN TABLE USING CRAYONS. YEP.....HARDWARE STORE WAS CLOSED SO I COULD NOT BUY PUTTY STICKS SO I USED A BROWN CRAYON.

 - REPLACED BATTERIES ON ALL TV REMOTES. ONE TV DID NOT EVEN WORK AND 2 REMOTES WERE MIXED. I HAD TO FIGURE OUT AND FIX ALL OF THESE.  RENTERS.......GRRRR.

 - HAD LUNCH....A ROAST BEEF AND PROVOLONE ON EZEKIEL BREAD. WHITE BREAD HAS MORE CARBS BUT EZEKIEL BREAD HAS NO SUGAR , SALT , OR FAT. THE BREAD WAS ACTUALLY OKAY.

 - CHECKED , CLEANED , AND EMPTIED CONTAINERS ON 3 VACUUMS. I TRY TO DO THIS EVERY TIME I COME HERE.

 - WALK THE PUP AROUND THE LAKE. A NICE YOUNG COUPLE STOPPED TO PET MAZE. THE GIRL WAS A SMOKE SHOW. I ALSO SAW MY NEIGHBOR WHO SAID SHE SAW 2 PORCUPINES. SHE BELIEVES WE DO NOT SEE THEM AS MUCH BECAUSE THEY CLIMB TREES. I HAD TO " GOOGLE " IF PORCUPINES CLIMB TREES. TO MY TOTAL SURPRISE....THEY DO.

 - MADE A MACGYVER PVC HOOK FOR OUR GARDEN HOSE TO HANG IN THE HEATER CLOSET. I KEEP THINKING OF WAYS TO CONSOLIDATE THE CLOSET AND GET THINGS OFF THE GROUND. IT WAS ACTUALLY A PLASTIC DRAIN TRAP.

 - HUNG A HUMIDIFIER BAG IN THE HEATER CLOSET.

 - RE-HUNG AMERICA FLAGS OUTSIDE. WE ACTUALLY DID THIS 3 DAYS AGO.

  ALL DONE FOR THE DAY AND I HAD A HEADACHE. I TOOK SOME ADVIL AND WATCHED HARRY POTTER FOR A LITTLE BIT WITH THE KIDS.

 WHEELS AND I TAKE A WALK WITH THE PUP AND VISIT KIDS AT THE POOL. IT WAS AWESOME AS THEY WERE THE ONLY ONES THERE. I LET MAZE RUN AROUND AND SHE LOVED IT.

 ELDEST CALLS US FROM HOME AND WE TALK. THIS WAS A VERY NICE SURPRISE.

 BACK HOME THE KIDS PICK UP PIZZA. WHEELS EATS WITH THEM OUTSIDE BUT I STAYED INSIDE. I REALLY DID NOT WANT TO SEE MY FAVORITE PIZZA. LATER I HAD PEPPERONI AND SHARP CHEESE. I WAS NOT SUPER HUNGRY BECAUSE OF MY HEAD ACHE.

 THE KIDS PUT ON A SUPER SILLY MOVIE. BUT , IT HAD SOME FUNNY SCENES. I THOUGHT THE MUSIC WAS GOOD BUT THE MOVIE OVERALL WAS NOT THE BEST. WE WERE IN A FUN MOOD SO WE DID LAUGH AND WERE ENTERTAINED SO I GUESS THAT IS THE BIG PICTURE. THE 2006 JACK BLACK MOVIE WAS CALLED TENACIOUS D IN : THE PICK OF DESTINY. YEP.......THAT IS THE NAME.

 PHILLIES OPEN GAME UP IN 8TH AND 9TH INNING TO WIN 13 - 3. THE CUBS RAN OUT OF PITCHERS SO THEY PUT IN A RIGHT FIELDER TO PITCH. PHILLIES ARE HITTING HOME RUNS LEFT AND RIGHT. IT WAS FUNNY WHEN JOHN KRUK SAID , " I WONDER IF THEY ARE GOING TO CHECK HIS GLOVE AND CAP AFTER THE INNING. "

 WE WATCHED AN EPISODE OF THE HANDMAID'S TALE. IT WAS GOOD....ESPECIALLY THE ENDING.

 I HEAD TO BED AND SLEEP UNTIL 8AM AGAIN. I DID PEE SEVERAL TIMES BUT IT IS NICE TO SEE THIS LATER SLEEPING. AGAIN , LOSING WEIGHT AND NOT DRINKING BEER/BRANDY HAS TO BE A CAUSE.

 IT WAS ANOTHER PICTURE PERFECT DAY AND I LOVED EVERY SECOND. BEING SURROUNDED BY GOOD FUN NICE PEOPLE WITH ZERO DRAMA IS DOWN RIGHT REWARDING.

  TUESDAY        7 - 6 - 21

 VIVA ITALIA !!!!!.............EH , YOU PROBABLY DON'T CARE ONE BIT. BUT LET ME SHOW YOU WHY IT IS KINDA POPULAR OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES.

 START MORNING AGAIN AROUND 8AM. I CAN'T BELIEVE I AM SLEEPING IN. A SHOWER AND SHAVE AND READY TO GO.

 MAKING A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL. ONE OF MY YOUNGEST FRIENDS WOULD LIKE COFFEE. SHE IS WORKING ONLINE TODAY. WE DRIVE TO THE MARKET AND SHE GETS A BUNCH OF ICED COFFEE AND I GET SOME WORMS FOR FISHING. SHE TAKES OUT HER CREDIT CARD TO PAY BUT I INSIST TO PAY THE BILL. SHE SAYS , " OH MAN THANK YOU. WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU ? " I REPLY , " HMMMMMM......FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS YOU MUST AGREE WITH EVERYTHING I SAY WHEN I ASK A YES OR NO QUESTION. " SHE AGREES AND GIGGLES.

 YES , THE NEXT 12 HOURS I USE HER TO AGREE WITH ME. JUST PICTURE SILLY QUESTIONS ASKED IN FRONT OF THE WHOLE GROUP AND SHE IS ALWAYS AGREEING WITH ME. IT WAS PRETTY FUNNY. I HAD TO LET HER OFF THE HOOK AND WE TOLD THE STORY TO EVERYONE. WE ALL WERE PLAYING THE GAME " PRESIDENT " WHEN MY REQUESTS WERE JUST TOO SILLY....AND SHE KEPT RELUCTANTLY AGREEING.

 SOME PROJECTS OF COURSE :

 - RE-CAULK SHOWER ON 2ND FLOOR AND CLEAN UP.

 - CAULK OUTSIDE SLIDING SCREEN DOOR ON BALCONY DECK.

 - FIX BBQ SHELF.

 - CLEAN ALL WINDOW SILLS.

 - SECURE A LOOSE PANEL TO THE STATIONARY GLASS DOOR ON THE BALCONY DECK SLIDER.

 - REMOVE LAWN MOWER AND GORILLA LADDER FROM CRAWL SPACE.

 - SET-UP LADDER ON A TREE AND CLIMB TO THE TOP. I THAN USE A DOG LEASH RUNNER TO THROW AT A BOTTLE AND PLASTIC STICK WEDGED IN A TREE BRANCH 30 FEET IN THE AIR. I HIT AND REMOVED IT ON MY 2ND THROW.

 - INSTALLED A WINDOW A/C AND MADE SIDE CUTOUTS OF CARDBOARD. IT WAS THE HOTTEST DAY OF THE WEEK AND IT WAS HUMID. WE LET THE A/C RUN AND IT WORKED PERFECT.

 - LEAF BLEW MAIN AND BALCONY DECK.

 - USING A WET/DRY VAC I SUCKED UP A BUNCH OF MOTHS. THE RAIN REALLY MADE THEM SEEK SHELTER UNDER OUR AWNING........NOT ANYMORE.

 - INSTALLED DUAL WINDOW FAN IN MY ROOM. IT WAS LIKE ICE IN THE MORNING.

  BY 2PM WHEELS AND THE GIRLS ARE FISHING.

 BY 2:30PM I AM WATCHING ITALY VS SPAIN IN THE SEMI-FINAL OF THE EURO CHAMPIONSHIP. SPAIN COMPLETELY OUTPLAYED ITALY IN ALL CATEGORIES. SOME HOW ITALY GETS A GOAL ON A MISTAKE BY A DEFENSEMAN OF SPAIN. BUT SPAIN TIES IT WITH 20 MINUTES LEFT AT 1 - 1 AND I KNEW IT WAS COMING AND SPAIN DESERVED IT. THEY ARE DOMINATING THE GAME. I SAID TO MYSELF , " THE ONLY WAY ITALY HAS A CHANCE TO WIN THIS GAME IS IN A SHOOT-OUT. " WELL , AFTER TWO 15 MINUTE OVERTIMES IT WENT TO A SHOOT-OUT. ITALY WINS 4 - 2. IT WAS NICE TO SEE AND FUN TO WATCH ITALY WIN BUT THE BETTER TEAM DID LOSE HERE.

 I GO OUTSIDE AND BE THE GIRLS BAIT-MAN. IT WAS FUN AS THEY CAUGHT FISH EVERY COUPLE OF MINUTES. I TOOK PICTURES. LATER I DID TAKE PICTURES OF ALL 4 GIRLS UP ON THE AWNING ROOF.

 BACK INSIDE THE GIRLS GO TO SHOP FOR DINNER. TONIGHT THEY ARE MAKING DINNER FOR WHEELS AND I. A VODKA SAUCE WITH PENN PASTA LESS THE VODKA.  I AM ON A NO PASTA DIET AND SAY I NEED A SMALL BOWL. I FIND ONE BUT THAN WHEELS SAYS , " YOU SAID YOU WANTED A " SMALL " BOWL SO HERE YOU ARE. " SHE REPLACES MY ALREADY VERY SMALL BOWL WITH A SOUFFLÉ SIZE CUP BOWL.  I BELIEVE 3 PIECES OF PENNE FIT IN IT. WELL , AT LEAST I TRIED THE PASTA.

 WATCH ANOTHER THE HANDMAIDS TALE. IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD. MY BROTHER ASKS ME FOR ANY NEW SHOWS. I TELL TRY ONE EPISODE OF THIS. HE RESPONDS , " I DON'T WATCH GIRLS IN BONNETS. HIS TASTE AND MY TASTE IN TV ARE QUITE DIFFERENT.

 WHEELS SAW A HUMMING BIRD.....KINDA COOL.

 WE LISTEN TO MUSIC AND PLAY CARDS. IT WAS FUN AS WE PLAYED PRESIDENT , HEARTS , KNOCK RUMMY , AND OLD MAID. I HAD AN ABSOLUTE BLAST.

 ELDEST CALLS IN WHICH IS ALWAYS NICE. WE TALKED FACETME FOR ALMOST AN HOUR. SHE ADDED SOME FRIENDS IN TOO.

 ONE FRIEND MAKES BROWNIES WITH ALMONDS. IT SMELLED WONDERFUL DURING THE CARD GAME. I HAD NONE......BLOW. I CONTINUE TO DRINK WATER WITH LEMON & LIME WEDGES. I DID GET SOME GREEN TEA TOO.

 DURING THE CARD GAMES I WATCH THE PHILLIES ON MY CELL PHONE. THEY SCORE 15 RUNS AND IT WAS NICE TO SEE HITTING. THEY DID GIVE UP 10 RUNS WHICH WASN'T SO NICE. NOLA DID PRETTY GOOD AND THE BULL PEN BLEW ASS AGAIN. JAKE ARIETTA , A FORMER PHIL , AND NOW BACK WITH THE CUBS....GOT FRIGGIN' SMOKED AND DID NOT LAST 1+ INNINGS.

 SUNS WIN GAME 1 OVER BUCKS......EASILY.

 WATCHED ITALY FANS CELEBRATING WHEN THE FINAL SHOOT-OUT GOAL WAS MADE. THE YOU-TUBE VIDEOS WERE AWESOME TO SEE ESPECIALLY IN ROME TO A PACKED PLAZA AREA.....HOLY CRAP THERE HAD TO BE 50,000 PEOPLE IN THE AREA. THEY ALSO SHOW THE SPAIN FANS.....KINDA FELT BAD. ITALY HAD 95% MEN CHEERING. SPAIN HAD 70% HOT GIRLS WATCHING......AT LEAST IN THE VIDEOS I SAW.

 OH , THE VIDEOS IN RESTAURANTS AND CAFE'S ARE SO EMOTIONAL. PEOPLE ARE NOT DRINKING OR EATING OR SITTING....JUST GLUED TO THE TV. WHEN THE FINAL SHOOT-OUT GOAL GOES IN....ELATION !!

 AN ABSOLUTE WONDERFUL DAY HANGING WITH ALL THESE GIRLS. THE JOKES ROLLED THE ENTIRE TIME AND I SO ENJOYED THEIR COMPANY.

 OFF TO BED AFTER 12 MIDNIGHT WHICH IS LATE FOR ME. I CAN'T SAY I SLEPT SUPER GOOD BECAUSE I SAW THE CLOCK AT 2M , 4AM , 5AM , 7AM , AND FINALLY GOT UP AROUND 7:40AM. THOUGH.....IT FELT LIKE I SLEPT GOOD.

 QUOTES ABOUT ITALY GAME ( ALL ITALIANS )

 - " FOOTBALL IS A RELIGION IN ITALY ".

 - " THIS IS WHY IT'S CALLED THE BEAUTIFUL GAME "

  WEDNESDAY     7 - 7 - 21

 ANOTHER WONDERFUL DAY AND NIGHT.

 ENGLAND WINS 2 - 1 OVER DENMARK ON VERY CONTROVERSIAL PENALTY.  ITALY VS ENGLAND FOR CHAMPIONSHIP ON SUNDAY AT 3PM. PLEASE DO NOT TEXT OR CALL ME BETWEEN 3 TO 6PM.

 TAMPA BAY WINS

 PHILLIES LOSE WITH WHEELER ?

 START DAY WITH PROJECTS AND DRIVING TO THE HARDWARE STORE.

 PROJECTS :

 - SQUEEZE MY LARGE ASS INTO THE HEATER CLOSET TO APPLY FOAM PADDING AROUND ALL COPPER PIPES THAT WERE SWEATING.

 - SECURE A BBQ SHELF.

 - VAC BUGS UNDER AWNING AND LEAF BLOW. THIS IS MY NEW MORNING TRADITION.

 - WALK PUP AND A DOE HAS A STARE OFF WITH MAZE. THE DOE HAD 2 TINY FAWN BEHIND HER.

 - SECURE CANOES AND I FOUND THE LOST KEY. UNFORTUNATELY , MY YOUNGEST THREW OUT THE BRAND NEW LOCK THAT WAS LOST.

 - WALK PUP AROUND THE LAKE.

 - TEST MILLION WATT SPOT LIGHT. MAN THAT SUCKER IS BRIGHT.

 - TEST DISHWASHER FOR LEAK. ALL SEEMS OKAY.,

 - OTHER JOBS I JUST FORGOT.

 ALL OF US GO TO WOODIE'S LUNCHEONETTE.  YOU JUST CAN'T RUIN BREAKFAST AND THEY DIDN'T. THE WAITER WAS EXCELLENT ACROSS THE BOARD.

 STOP AT THRIFT SHOP. KIDS BUY SOME STUFF.

 BACK HOME I TOTALLY CRASH AND FALL ASLEEP FOR 2 HOURS. IT WAS THE MOST TIRED I EVER BEEN. I TOOK SOME ADVIL TOO.

 KIDS GO TO HAWK FALLS. ONE OF THEM CLIMBS THE FALLS OF COURSE. THEY SAID THE WATER WAS LIKE ICE.

 THEY ALSO DRIVE TO BOULDER FIELD WHICH IS ALWAYS NICE TO CHECK OUT. THE FIELD OF BOULDERS IS OVER 30,000 YEARS OLD.

 BACK HOME THE KIDS CLEAN UP AND WE HEAD TO ARE FAVORITE RESTAURANT.....CHARLIE WEAVER'S. AS ALWAYS IT WAS AWESOME. I HAD A GOOD TIME WITH ALL THE GIRLS. THE KIDS GET DESERTS TO TAKE HOME.

 AT HOME WE CLOSE ALL THE LIGHTS TO SET THE MOOD FOR A MOVIE. WE WATCH THE NEWLY RELEASED DISNEY FLICK CALLED LUCA. IT WAS GOOD THOUGH I DID FALL ASLEEP THROUGH HALF OF IT. THE KIDS SHARD THEIR DESERTS.

 EARLIER WHEELS AND I WATCHED ANOTHER EPISODE OF THE HANDMAID'S TALE.

 OFF TO BED AFTER MIDNIGHT AND SLEPT ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE.  ONE OF THE WORST NIGHTS I CAN REMEMBER. I WAS LITERALLY UP ALL THE WAY TO 5:15AM. I FORCED MYSELF TO FALL ASLEEP JUST ONE TIME. I DID AND GOT UP AT 7:40AM.

 OLD BARTENDER WHO STOLE FROM US CONFRONTS ME IN THE BACK PARKING LOT OF THE NAIL. MY NEIGHBOR SEES ME AND SAYS , " LOOK AT THEM ? " HE REPEATS IT TWICE AND I DON'T EVEN TURN AROUND AND SAY , " YEAH , I SEE THEM YESTERDAY. " THE NEIGHBOR , FROM HIS NEW PATIO OUT BACK , POINTED TO 2 BALD EAGLES,.......A MALE AND FEMALE. I LOOK AT THEM AND SEE ONE BRIGHT BALD EAGLE AND ANOTHER THAT IS LIGHTLY BROWN. MEANWHILE , THE BARTENDER WHO STOLL FROM US OVER YEARS AND YEARS CONFRONTS ME AND SAYS IT WAS MY FAULT. HE SAYS , " REMEMBER WHEN YOU HIRED ME FOR THE FENCE JOB AND WHILE I WORKED YOU REMOVED YOUR TRUCK WINDSHIELD ? I DID ALL THE WORK. " I REPLY , " ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ?! THAT IS YOUR FUCKING ARGUMENT ? I HIRED YOU. I COULD OF GONE TO SLEEP OR WASHED MY CAR OR ANYTHING BECAUSE I HIRED YOU. IF IT WAS REVERSE THAN YOU HAVE A POINT.....UN-FUCKING-BELIEVABLE. "  HE KEEPS APPROACHING ME LIKE HE WANTS TO FIGHT BUT I CLOSE THE BACK DOOR IN IS FACE.........dream ends.

  THURSDAY     7 - 8 - 21

  LET THE KIDS CHILL...........I WAS ENVIOUS.

 START MORNING BLOGGING , EMAILING , CUTTING THE LAWN ( IN THE RAIN ) , RE-ORGANIZING AN ENTIRE HEATER CLOSET , PUTTING LAWNMOWER BACK INTO CRAWL SPACE AND SEAL DOORS , CLEANING , LOADING UP , AND ROLLING OUT. THE KIDS WILL STAY ANOTHER NIGHT.

 WHEELS AND I MAKE A PITSTOP FOR A FB MARKETPLACE SALE AND CONTINUE OUR WAY HOME.

 WE MAKE GOOD TIME AND SETTLE IN. I UNLOAD AND TRY TO REST. I SLEPT BAD AGAIN.

 TALKING TO " HOLLYWOOD " , WHO IS LITERALLY AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF KNOWLEDGE ON WEIGHT-LOSS TOLD ME MY HEADACHES AND SUPER TIREDNESS IS FROM " KETOSIS FLU ". MY BODY IS DRAINING ALL WATER AND NOT TELLING MY BRAIN I AM DEHYDRATED. I NEED ELECTROLYTES LIKE GATORADE ZERO TO COMPENSATE. HE WAS GOING THROUGH THE SAME THING AND TOOK OFF WORK LAST FRIDAY. HE TEXTED ME A BOOK OF INFORMATION.....WHICH I APPRECIATED.

 I LEAD KIDS TO A FREE YARD SALE IN OUR DEVELOPMENT. THEY WERE EXCITED TO GET A BUNCH OF CANDLES AND A BOOK. THEY ALSO LOOKED FOR A LOST BANDANNA AT CHARLIE WEAVER'S RESTAURANT BUT NO LUCK. LATER , THEY HAD SUSHI AND WATCHED ANOTHER DISNEY MOVIE..... " FLUSHED AWAY ". I WAS JEALOUS.

 WHAT SUCKS ( BUT GOOD ) , OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE IS RENTED EVERY DAY UNTIL EARLY SEPTEMBER. GONNA MISS IT.

 I ROLL TO THE NAIL IN THE RAIN. I CHANGE THE MARQUEE SIGN AND USE THE NEW LETTERS. THE OLD LETTERS REALLY FADED FROM THE SUN.....FROM TOTALLY CLEAR TO LIGHT BROWN.

 I MESS AROUND WITH OUR BIG TV FOR OVER AN HOUR. THE PATRONS PLAY VIDEO GAMES EVERY SUNDAY AND APPARENTLY IT SEEMED TO RUIN THE HDMI PORT....SO BLOWS. A CLEAR PICTURE IS GONE AS I HAD TO REVERT BACK TO A REGULAR COAXIAL CABLE LINE. THE PICTURE IS BAD. I WAS SO BUMMED.

 PHILLIES WITH A NICE 8 - 0 WIN AGAIN OVER CUBS.......LOTSA HOME RUNS. MILLER HAD 3. ONE MORE SERIES BEFORE THE ALL STAR BREAK AGAINST THE RED SOX.....UGH.

 UNION TIE ( IF YOU SEMI-CARE )

 SUNS GO UP 2 - 0 OVER BUCKS.

 A GOOD CROWD AGAIN FOR JUST JAM OPEN MIC. THIS IS REALLY BUILDING MOMENTUM. EVERYONE IS SUPER COOL , FUN , PARTIES , AND TIPS. ONE LOYAL MUSICIAN BOUGHT 5 SAVE THE NAIL TEE SHIRTS. I THOUGHT THAT WAS AWESOME. AT LEAST 5 MUSICIANS THANKED ME 10 TIMES FOR BEING OPEN DESPITE THE PANDEMIC. EACH TIME I RESPONDED " NO....THANK YOU ". WITHOUT THE NAIL MY LIFE WOULD BLOW.

 BY 12 MIDNIGHT IT WINDED DOWN. WHAT A FUN NIGHT. I ROLL OUT BY 12:30AM.

 AT HOME I WALK THE PUP AND SETTLE IN BED. I DID NOT SLEEP THE BEST BUT ALSO NOT THE WORST.

 I DID HAVE ANOTHER DREAM ABOUT THE LONG TIME FRIEND AND WORKER WHO STOLE FROM US FOR YEARS.

 YOU KNOW WHAT SUCKS ? I GOT UP AT 6AM WHEN I THOUGHT IT WAS 8AM. THE PUP WOKE ME AND HAD TO BE WALKED. LUCKILY ( OR UNLUCKILY FOR HER ) WHEELS WAS UP AT THE SAME TIME.

  FRIDAY   7 - 10 - 21

  ALL HANDS ON DECK .......

   NORMAL ROUTINE AND ADD IN AN EPISODE OF THE HANDMAID'S TALE.

   KIDS ENJOY A 2ND DAY AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE AND MAKE IT HOME SAFELY.

  I HEAD TO THE NAIL AROUND 6PM AND TRY TO FIX THE MAIN TV AGAIN BUT FAIL. I ORDER A HDMI SPLITTER. I GET 5 OTHER PROJECTS DONE TOO.

 PUT A FACEBOOK POST OUT TO HELP BOOK NEXT FRIDAY. ONLY ONE BAND WAS SCHEDULED. IN LESS THAN 3 HOURS 2 MORE BANDS ADDED TO THE NIGHT. FACEBOOK WORKS....AND FB MARKETPLACE MIGHT WORK TOMORROW TOO.

 A BIG CROWD COMES TO MY SURPRISE AND MAN WHAT A NIGHT. THE BAND THE UNSKUNKABLES IS A 7 PIECE OLD SCHOOL ROCK BAND THAT PLAYS ALL YOUR OLD SCHOOL FAVORITES. THE WHOLE CROWD KNEW EACH OTHER WHICH MADE IT EVEN MORE FUN. SOME FRIENDS BACK-IN-THE-DAY SHOWED UP WHEN I PLAYED SOCCER FOR THE " GREEN " TEAM.........HOLY CRAP THAT IS 45 YEARS AGO !! ONLY TEAM TO GO UNDEFEATED AND WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP BY THE WAY.

  SOME FRIENDS FROM MY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ANNUNCIATION BVM. I ALSO FOUND OUT SISTER MARY DIED AT 84 YEARS OLD. I THOUGHT SHE BE AT LEAST A HUNGE.

 ONE GUY FREQUENTED THE NAIL 30 YEARS AGO AND SAID , " THE NAIL WAS THE PLACE TO GO BECAUSE OF THE KISS PINBALL MACHINE ".

 THE BAND OFFERED FREE DOOR COVER SO THIS GAVE ME AN OPPORTUNITY TO RUN WITH THE BARTENDER. I LOVED TONIGHT AND SO MANY PEOPLE CAME UP TO ME TO THANK US FOR BEING OPEN AND STICKING THROUGH THE PANDEMIC.

 THE MUSIC WAS EXCELLENT AND THE CROWD JUST KEPT COMING IN. WE RAN HARD ALL NIGHT.

 I HAD A GREAT TIME WITH THE MUSIC , BAND , FANS , AND THE BARTENDER.

 THE ONLY HICCUP OF THE NIGHT WAS AN INDIAN GUY MASSAGING HIS BALLS. I ESCORTED HIM OUT. HE TIPPED VERY WELL. I MOVED HIS BARSTOOL DOWN 3 SPOTS AND TOOK ANOTHER ONE TO SIT IN. I MEAN HIS BALLS WAS RIGHT ON THE SEAT.

 HOME AND IN BED BY 2AM. I HUNG OUT WITH MY YOUNGEST AND PUP AND WE TALKED ABOUT THE NIGHT. THIS WAS FUN FUN NIGHT.

 UP AT 6AM TO START IT ALL OVER AGAIN.........I HOPE.

  SATURDAY      7 - 10 - 21

 ABOUT AS NORMAL AS IT GETS.............

 FB MARKETPLACE AGAIN - TOOK A RIDE TO PLYMOUTH MEETING. I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS DEAL. L.E.D. RECESSED LIGHTS FOR FREE. A REALLY NICE WOMAN SAID SHE HAD 9 LIGHTS. IT ACTUALLY WAS 9 BOXES AND 4 OF THE BOXES HAD 2 LIGHTS. I GOT 13 BRAND NEW , NEVER USED , RECESSED LIGHTS. I ARRIVE AND WE TALK. SHE SAYS YOU HAVE TO TRY THESE. SHE HAS A CHERRY JAR AND I TRY 3. I HAVE TO ADMIT THEY WERE PRETTY DAMN GOOD. CHERRIES DIPPED INTO CHOCOLATE SOAKED IN MOONSHINE.

 BACK HOME I START MY DAY BY CUTTING LAWNS. THIS IS NOT ALWAYS FUN BUT GRASS WAS GETTING KINDA HIGH.

 YOUNGEST GETS PICKED UP BY FRIENDS AND GOES TO A FRIENDS HIP HOP CONCERT. I LIKE SEEING THIS SUPPORT.

 WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE HANDMAID'S TALE. IT WAS GOOD.

 HUNG OUT WITH YOUNGEST AND PUP. THIS IS ALWAYS NICE...........BEFORE SHE WENT TO CONCERT.

 ROLL TO THE NAIL ON MOTORCYCLE WHICH IS ALWAYS NICE.

 WHAT IS NOT NICE...... THE OPENING ACT IS 1 1/2 HOURS EARLY. I AM NOT A FAN OF THIS. I AM ALSO NOT A FAN OF THEM SAYING THEY NEVER GOT THE GROUP EMAILS. WE'VE BEEN SENDING THEM ALL WEEK FOR DETAILS OF THE SHOW TONIGHT. THEY WERE POLITE BUT WHEN YOU TELL ME " ALOT " OF PEOPLE WILL SHOW AND THEY LIKE TO DO UP TO 2 HOURS.....MY ANTENNAS GO UP. WEIRDEST LOAD-IN EVER.

 INDIAN GUY SHOWED UP AGAIN. ANY CROTCH SCRATCHING AND HE WAS OUTTA HERE.

 IT WAS NICE TO SEE OUR DOORMAN AND BARTENDER. THE SHOW MOVED ALONG AND I HELPED WITH MY NORMAL ROUTINE. IT ALMOST FELT NORMAL. IT WAS A GOOD TIME TALKING WITH FANS , MUSICIANS , WORKERS , AND JOKING AROUND OF COURSE.

 HOME LATE NIGHT I CHILL WITH A NIGHTCAP AND HEAD TO BED.

 THERE IS LIKE 10 THINGS I WANTED TO WRITE ABOUT BUT FORGOT ALL OF THEM.

  SUNDAY       7 - 11 - 21

 VIVA ITALIA !!! .....................

 I HAVE NOT HEARD FROM MY A/C TECH IN 3 MONTHS. I ACTUALLY GOT CONCERNED SOMETHING HAPPENED TO HIM AFTER REPEATED TEXT AND CALL ATTEMPTS. SO....FACEBOOK TO THE RESCUE AGAIN ( FOR THE 1,000TH TIME ). I CONTACTED A NIECE AND DAUGHTER AND THEY GOT BACK TO ME SAYING HE IS ILL. LATER AT NIGHT HE CALLED ME.

 A FRIEND OF OURS HAS A HEART ATTACK. HE SEEMS OKAY NOW.

  START MY MORNING OFF BY LOADING THE VAN WITH MY GORILLA LADDER , ROOF MUCK , AND A PAPER CUTTER.  I HEAD TO THE NAIL AND OUR ROOF IS STILL LEAKING ONTO THE CORNER OF THE STAGE. YES....I KNOW IT IS NOT RAINING.

 UP ON THE ROOF I IMMEDIATELY SEE THE PROBLEM. THE DOWNSPOUT DRAIN IS COMPLETELY CLOGGED. BASICALLY , A SMALL POND HAS FORMED ON THE ROOF AND PROBABLY BEEN LIKE THIS FOR MONTHS. I CLEAR THE BLOCKAGE AND THE WATER FLOWS LIKE A RELEASED DAM. I SHOULD OF TOOK A VIDEO OF IT. GALLONS OF WATER POURED DOWN THE SPOUT AND ONTO HAVERFORD ROAD. I DID THE SAME THING WITH THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROOF WHICH ALSO HAD A BLOCKAGE.

 INSIDE I DO MORE PROJECTS :

 - CHANGE THE MARQUE ( LOVE THE NEW LETTERS ) AND TAKE A PICTURE.

 - UP ON A LADDER AGAIN I MOVE A HDMI CABLE LINE TO ANOTHER TV. THIS WAS A TEST TO SEE WHY OUR BIG TV IS NOT WORKING. I CAN NOW RULE OUT THE HDMI LINE BECAUSE IT WORKED ON ANOTHER TV.

 - GLUE A BROKEN PIECE OF TABLE TRIM BACK TO THE TABLE'S EDGE. I SECURED IT WITH SCOTCH TAPE UNTIL THE GORILLA GLUE DRIES.

 - MADE A BEER AND LIQUOR LIST.

 - PLACED A FAN ON THE STAGE TO DRY THE WET CARPET FROM THE LEAK.

 - AT HOME I PRINTED OUT NEW TABLE TENT MENUS. I BROUGHT A GUILLOTINE PAPER CUTTER TO CUSTOM CUT EACH PRINTED OUT SHEET TO FIT OUR TABLE TENTS.

 - DID THE REGISTER.

 ROLL HOME AND CHILL.

 SUNDAY WEIGH-IN.....LOST 2 POUNDS. EH , I WAS HOPING FOR MORE.

 PHILLIES WITH AN IMPRESSIVE 5 - 4 WIN OVER THE 1ST PLACE RED SOX IN BOSTON. THEY TAKE 2 OF 3 AND NOW HAVE A .500 WIN - LOSS RECORD. THEY BROUGHT UP AAA PITCHERS BECAUSE NOLA TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONA VIRUS AND WAS SCRATCHED...........ALONG WITH 3 OTHER PLAYERS. THEY DID BLOW A 5 - 1 LEAD TO 5 - 4 BUT HELP ON.

 WHEELS WALKS WITH A FRIEND WHILE I WATCH ITALY VS ENGLAND IN THE EURO CHAMPIONSHIP. ITALY WINS IN AN OVERTIME SHOOT-OUT. WHEN ENGLAND SCORED IN THE FIRST 2 MINUTES I FIGURED THERE IS NO WAY THEY LOSE IN FRONT OF THEIR HOME CROWD AT WEMBLEY STADIUM. BUT , ITALY PLACED PRESSURE ON THEM WITH THE " 1,000 PASS " 2ND HALF GAME PLAN. ITALY ALSO KEPT THEIR 33 ( 3 1/2 YEARS ) WINNING GAME STREAK ALIVE. MAN I WAS SCREAMING AND A WRECK DURING THE SHOOT-OUT.

 I THOUGHT ENGLAND MADE A MISTAKE BY USING 2 SUBSTITUTES AND A TEENAGER FOR THE 5 MAN SHOOT-OUT. THE TEENAGER WAS THE LAST SHOOTER AND WAS BLOCKED. I FELT BAD FOR THE KID AS HE CRIED. THE PRESSURE HAD TO BE ENORMOUS.

 SOCIAL MEDIA WAS HILARIOUS. THE YOU-TUBE VIDEOS OF ITALIANS CELEBRATING WAS FUN TO WATCH.

 MY FACEBOOK ITALIAN FRIENDS AND FAMILY ( ALL NAMES ENDING IN VOWELS ) WAS EVEN MORE ENTERTAINING. A SHITLOAD OF FAMILY POSTING ABOUT THE HUGE ITALY WIN.

 WHEELS DRIVES YOUNGEST BACK TO CENTER CITY WHILE I CHILL WITH ELDEST AND PUPPY. LATER WE HAVE A ROASTED PORK DINNER WITH A BAKED POTATO AND EDAMAME BEANS.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE HANDMAID'S TALE. IT WAS GOOD BUT MANY TIMES SLOW MOVING.

 FRIDAY'S SINGLE BAND NIGHT NOW HAS 4 BANDS. THE POWER OF FACEBOOK AGAIN.

 I LIKE TO WATCH " THE SUMMER OF SOUL ". I ASSUME THE MUSIC WILL BE PHENOMENAL.

 WHEELS AND I WALK OVER TO A NEIGHBOR'S HOSE FOR SOME COCKTAILS AND CHILLING. IT WAS VERY NICE. SHE TOLD US SHE HAD A BALL OF SNAKES IN HER GARDEN......BASICALLY AN ORGY.

 OFF TO BED. I SLEPT GOOD AND DID NOT GET UP ONCE TO PEE. THIS IS A SMALL SUCCESS STORY.

  MONDAY      7 - 12 - 21

 OF COURSE.................ALWAYS FRIGGIN' SOMETHING. EVERY TIME I GET 3 THINGS DONE , 1 THING BREAKS. I JUST FEEL LIKE I AM ALWAYS SPINNING MY WHEELS.

 IT NEVER FAILS - OUR REFRIGERATOR AT THE CONDO IS NOT WORKING AT 100% , NOT MAKING ICE CUBES , AND HAS A LARGE BLOCK OF ICE FORMING ON THE BACK INTERIOR WALL OF THE FREEZER.......NICE.

 NO HELP - BOTH LOWES AND HOME DEPOT ARE SHORT STAFFED THAT NO ONE COULD HELP ME PURCHASE A FRIDGE......NICE.

 EVEN TRIED FB MARKETPLACE. ONE LADY COULD NOT GIVE ME THE MEASUREMENTS OF THE FRIDGE. MY COUSIN WOULD LIKE HER.

 SPEAKING OF FB MARKETPLACE - I MET A NICE LADY ( WITH THE PUP ) AND GOT AN AM/FM/CASSETTE/ CD PLAYER BOOM BOX......FOR FREE. WE MET AT THE SKATE PARK BY THE POLICE STATION.

 ON MOTORCYCLE AND TO THE NAIL TO MEET WITH OUR TECH WHO CLEANS THE BEER LINES. THE DRAFTS ARE STILL POURING HORRENDOUS.

 ALSO MET " M " FROM THE BAND THE UNSKUNKABLES. HE IS A SUPER SOUND TECH AND DOES HUGE FESTIVALS. HIS LARGE VERY EXTENDED VAN IS SOMETHING OUT OF THE MOVIE MISSION IMPOSSIBLE. HE SLIDES THE DOOR OPEN AND THERE IS A DESK IN THERE WITH ALL KINDS OF TV'S , MONITORS , MIXING BOARDS , AND SUCH. IT IS A MOBILE SOUND SYSTEM OR A SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM ON BAD PEOPLE. HE RE-DID , CLEANED , AND ADDED TO OUR SOUND SYSTEM ALONG WITH GIVING US EXTRA WIRES , CABLES , AND SPLITTERS. HE LABELED AND TESTED THE WHOLE P.A. SYSTEM AND MAN DOES IT SOUND 10X BETTER. I AM SO THANKFUL HE DONATED HIS TIME TO DO THIS. HE IS GOING TO HELP IN THE FUTURE TOO. HE MADE THE MAINS SOUND BETTER BUT THE MONITORS ARE 10X OVER THAN WHAT THEY WERE.....NO MORE CRACKLING WHEN TRYING TO PUSH THEM JUST A LITTLE BIT. WE WERE GETTING ABOUT 20% OF THE SPEAKERS ABILITIES. NOW.........100%.

 PLACE BEER AND LIQUOR ORDERS. PRINTED AND COPIED BAND SHEETS , DAY/NIGHT SHEETS , AND CREDIT CARD SLIPS. EMAILED A PICTURE FOR A BAND'S FLYER HERE WE GOT IN THE MAIL.

 TOWNSHIP WORKING ON HAVERFORD ROAD FOR 3 MONTHS.....WORST EVER. OVER THE WEEKEND I ACTUALLY MOVED THEIR HUGE SIGNS OFF OUR SIDEWALK.

 BACK HOME I DO BAND CALLING AND MORE. I PLAY WITH THE PUP TOO.

 MY DINNER - 8 MEDIUM SIZED MEATBALLS WITH GRATED AND PROVOLONE CHEESE AND SOME RED WINE.

 SETTLE IN AND WATCH A DOCUMENTARY MOVIE MADE BY QUEST LOVE OF THE ROOTS. IT WAS CALLED SUMMER OF LOVE. IT WAS VERY COOL AND GOOD. I WOULD RECOMMEND IT.

 MAN DID ENGLAND FANS ACT HORRIBLE AFTER LOSS. HOLY SHIT THE STORIES OF BEATING ITALY FANS AND DESTROYING STUFF IS OVER THE TOP. THEIR REP IS WORST THAN PHILLY'S. I MEAN THROWING A PERSON INTO THE THAMES RIVER ?........GEEZ.

 ROLL TO BED AT 10PMISH. I WAS EXHAUSTED. I WOKE UP AT 1AM AND STAYED UP UNTIL 5AM.  WORST NIGHT SLEEPING EVER.

 TUESDAY     7 - 13 - 21

 EVERY STORE OR BUSINESS IS SHORT HANDED.............SO WE GO TO FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE.

 FOR THE LAST 48 HOURS I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR A NEW REFRIGERATOR FOR OUR CONDO.  EVERY COMPANY HAS LIMITED HELP AND ALL WOULD TAKE 2 - 4 WEEKS FOR DELIVERY ALONG WITH SPENDING A GRAND. SO.....I FOUND 3 FRIDGES ON FACEBOOK. TOMORROW WE WILL SEE AND IF IT GOES WELL I WILL DELIVER THE FRIDGE IN UNDER 24 HOURS. GETTING IT DONE.......I HOPE.

 ONE FRIDGE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND POSTED JUST 3 HOURS HAD OVER 20 INQUIRES. I WAS 2ND IN LINE. UNFORTUNATELY , THE FIRST PERSON TOOK IT.

 YOUNGEST COMES HOME AND MEETS UP WITH A FRIEND THAT MOVED TO FLORIDA. THEY HAVE NOT SEEN EACH OTHER IN OVER 2 YEARS. IT WAS NICE TO SEE THE FRIEND.

 ALL OF US ORDER HONEY FRESH OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT FOR DINNER. I HAD A KALE SALAD WITH CHICKEN. OH MY GOD......SO GOOD !! ( CAN YOU FEEL THE SARCASM ? )

 PROMOTING BANDS AND GETTING READY FOR THE WEEKEND. 7 BANDS COME THROUGH ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY..........WITH MAYBE ONE OR 2 NEW BARTENDERS.

 WATCH MONSTERS AT WORK WITH MY YOUNGEST. IT WAS CUTE.

 A FRIEND COMES OVER TO CHILL WITH US. SHE REALLY IS REMARKABLE. THIS PERSON HAS A TON ON HER PLATE BUT IS ALWAYS POSITIVE , HAPPY , AND FUN TO BE WITH. WE HUNG OUT FOR ABOUT 3 HOURS.

 ELDEST INCLUDES US ON A FRIEND'S ZOOM GET TOGETHER. IT WAS PRETTY FUN AS WE SAW OUR YOUNGEST TWICE DURING THE ENTIRE GET TOGETHER. ONCE AT OUR HOUSE AND ANOTHER WITH OUR ELDEST AT HER FRIEND'S APARTMENT.

 SUCKING US IN - DID YOU KNOW IN ALL OF BASEBALL WHO HAD THE TOUGHEST SCHEDULE IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE SEASON ? YEP.....THEY PHILLIES. AFTER THE ALL STAR BREAK DO YOU KNOW WHO HAS THE EASIEST SCHEDULE ?.....YEP....THE PHILLIES. SO , WE HAVE A LEGITIMATE CHANCE TO WIN THE DIVISION RIGHT ?

 SPEAKING OF PHILLIES. JT REALMUTO BECAME THE FIRST PHILLIE TO HIT A HOME RUN IN AN ALL-STAR GAME SINCE MIKE SCHMIDT IN 1981. OH , AMERICAN LEAGUE WON AGAIN ( 8 STRAIGHT ) 5 - 2.  VLADIMIR GUERRERO JR WON M.V.P.

 ALL OF US SPENT 2 HOURS RE-ARRANGING FURNITURE , ORGANIZING, AND CLEANING IN OUR ELDEST BEDROOM. I TRIED TO USE A HEAT GUN TO RE-MELT CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM GLUED NOW TO THE CARPET. IT DID NOT WORK. THOUGH RUNNING A CABLE LINE TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROOM DID WORK. OVERALL IT LOOKS GOOD , BUT NEW CARPETS WOULD HELP....MAYBE EVEN PAINTING.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT OKAY.

 TOMORROW WILL BE A LONG DAY AND WILL HAVE NO BLOG. SEE YA IN 2 DAYS.

  WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY      7 - 14/15 - 21

 I WILL NEVER ATTRACT ANOTHER WOMEN IN MY LIFE EVER AGAIN. I HAVE COME TO MEANS WITH THIS. BUT.............MY MOTORCYCLE CAN...............( LAST STORY - I FELT SO F'N YOUNG !!! )

 OH , I ALMOST DIED TODAY ALONG WITH MY KIDS.

 SO , HERE IS THE WHIRLWIND 2 DAYS. MY BODY WAS ABSOLUTELY HURTING FROM ASS TO TOE.

 FOR 3 DAYS I TRIED TO BUY A NEW FRIDGE WITH AN ICE MAKER FOR OUR CONDO. COST WAS $1,000 AND A 4 - 6 WEEK WAIT. I COULD NOT DO THIS BECAUSE IT IS RENTED EVERY DAY UNTIL SEPTEMBER. SO..........FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKES AGAIN. IT'S A STORY IN ITSELF.

 MY DAUGHTERS AND I STOP AT MINELLA'S DINER , WAWA , AND RITE AID. AT HOME WE LOAD UP VERY LIMITED SUPPLIES AND START OUR QUEST TOWARDS OCEAN CITY TO VISIT MY PARENTS AND SISTER-IN-LAW.

 FIRST STOP WAS WEST BERLIN NEW JERSEY. A HIPPIE / HOARDER / INKED UP NICE GUY OFFERED ME A LIKE-NEW FRIDGE WITH ICE MAKER FOR $150. I TRIED HAGGLING BUT HE DID NOT BUDGE. IT WAS OKAY BECAUSE I NEEDED A GOOD FRIDGE AND HE HAD ONE. HE EVEN HAD IT PLUGGED IN AND READY SO I COULD SEE IT CHILLING.

  THE PICK UP OF FRIDGE :

 - HE WOULD NOT GIVE ME HIS STREET ADDRESS NUMBER SO WE ARRIVE AT HIS STREET. I HAVE TEXTED HIM ARRIVAL WOULD BE 3:30PM. SO , 30 MINUTES BEFORE ARRIVAL NO ANSWER. 20 MINUTES BEFORE ARRIVAL NO ANSWER , 10 MINUTES BEFORE ARRIVAL NO ANSWER , 5 MINUTES BEFORE ARRIVAL NO ANSWER. WE ARRIVE......NO ANSWER. I AM PISSED AND THINK I BEEN SET UP.

 - I TELL THE KIDS , " LOOK FOR A FRIDGE OUTSIDE BECAUSE THAT WAS HIS PICTURE ON THE FB POST. " IN MY MIND , IF I SEE IT , I AM TAKING IT. WE SEE ONE BIG FRIDGE ON THIS VERY SHORT STREET BUT IT IS NOT THE ONE. THAN.....I SEE THE FRIDGE FROM THE AD IN ANOTHER YARD. I PARK AND WALK TOWARDS IT. I AM SO TAKING IT. BUT , HE WALKS OUT.

 - WE PASSED 2 PEOPLE IN THE STREET AND IT WAS THE GUY AND A LADY. THEY SAID NOTHING. THEY SEE US SEE THE FRIDGE AND WALK TO US. WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU NOT HAVE YOUR PHONE SUPER CLOSE TO YOU WHEN YOU KNOW SOMEONE IS ARRIVING IN SECONDS ?

 - HE ENDS UP REALLY NICE AND HELPS ME LOAD THE FRIDGE. HE JUST LOST A DOG SO WE HAD SOMETHING IN COMMON. THE GIRLS LIKED HIS CAT AND WE TALKED FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES. THIS GUY COULD TALK AND I HAD TO ASK SEVERAL TIMES , " IF YOU MOVE YOUR TRUCK I CAN BACK MY VAN RIGHT TO THE FRIDGE. IT TOOK ME 3 TIMES UNTIL HE FINALLY MOVED IT.

 - WE LOAD IT AND SAY OUR GOOD BYES. HE WAS A NICE GUY AND THE DEAL WAS VERY FAIR BECAUSE THIS FRIDGE IS UNDER 2 YEARS OLD AND IN ABSOLUTE PERFECT CONDITION.

 MY BROTHER'S HOUSE IS JUST 5 MINUTES AWAY SO WE STOP BY TO SAY HELLO. THIS WAS ANOTHER GOOD STOP BECAUSE MY FRONT RIGHT TIRE WAS LOW ON AIR. HE HAS A HUGE COMPRESSOR SO I FILLED IT UP. HE ALSO GAVE ME SOME TOOLS WHICH IS ALWAYS NICE. WE CHILLED FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES AND HE SHOWED THE KIDS HIS HOME. HIS HOME WOULD BE ON THE COVER OF " BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS ".

 WE HEAD TO OCEAN CITY INSTEAD OF NORTH WILDWOOD TO DELIVER THE FRIDGE. IT IS JUST TOO LATE. I TEXT THE RENTERS I COME THE NEXT DAY.

 IN OCEAN CITY MY PARENTS ARE ECSTATIC WE STOPPED BY. WE CHILL WITH THEM FOR A LITTLE BIT BUT DECIDE TO TAKE A WALK ON THE BEACH. IT WAS GLORIOUS AND WE STOOD IN THE OCEAN AND TALKED AND TOOK PICTURES. I POSTED SOME PICS ON FACEBOOK. IT WAS NICE COUSINS AND HAVERTOWN FRIENDS LIKED AND COMMENTED ON IT. MY CAPTION WAS " I DON'T KNOW 2 OTHER PEOPLE I RATHER BE WITH ". SOME BEACH GOERS FORMED REALLY NICE DRIP SAND CASTLES ALONG WITH AN OCTOPUS.

 WE LEAVE THE BEACH ON A PERFECT NIGHT AND GET ICE CREAM. 8 BUCKS FOR A COFFEE MUG SIZE ( SLIGHTLY SMALLER ) EACH. I WAS OKAY WITH IT. WE SAT AT A TABLE AND TALKED AND PLAYED A LITTLE GOLF TEE GAME IN A TRIANGLE. I ENJOYED EACH SECOND WITH MY KIDS.

 BACK TO THE VACATION HOUSE AND MY PARENTS HAVE A SPAGHETTI WITH CRAB SAUCE AND RIBS. I BROKE MY DIET AND HAD A CHEAT DAY.

 I GET MY PARENTS TO WATCH THE KOMISKY METHOD WITH ALAN ARKIN AND MICHAEL DOUGLASS. ALL OF US WATCHED 4 EPISODES , THAN MY KIDS AND MOM WATCHED A 5TH EPISODE  , AND MY MOM FINISHED SEASON 1 AND ALL 8 EPISODES BY HERSELF............LOL.

 MY SISTER-IN-LAW VISITED LATE NIGHT. SHE WAS SURPRISED I SAID NO TO HER OFFER OF GOOD ITALIAN BEER. MY DIET BLOWS.

 THE NIGHT BEFORE MY MY MOM WATCHED ALL OF THE QUEENS GAMBIT IN ONE SITTING TOO. THIS IS A VERY GOOD TV SERIES.

 THE NEXT MORNING ( THURSDAY ) WE HAVE BREAKFAST. MY DAD HAD EVERY THING OUT ON THE COUNTER AT 6:30AM.....EGGS , SAUSAGE , SCRAPPLE , FRENCH TOAST , AND MORE......AT 6......FUCKING.....30....IN THE MORNING !! I TELL HIM IT IS NOT GOOD TO HAVE FOOD SITTING OUT FOR 3 F'N HOURS BUT OLD DOGS DON'T CHANGE.

 MY KIDS SHOW MY PARENTS HOW TO USE THE TV REMOTE. FOR 2 WEEKS THEY HAD IT ON CHANCEL SIX 24/7......LOL. IN SECONDS WE SHOWED THEM HOW TO USE THE STREAMING ( THEY HAD ALOT...NETFLIX , HULU , DISNEY , AMAZON ) AND REGULAR CHANNELS. I FELT BAD AS MY DAD MISSED WATCHING THE PHILLIES AND ITALY VS ENGLAND SOCCER GAME. 

 OH , WE ALSO SHOWED THEM THEY HAD ALEXA....LOL. MY DAD FREAKED WHEN MY DAUGHTER YELLED OUT , " HI GOOGLE , PLAY FRANK SINATRA !! "

 WE LOAD UP AND HEAD TO NORTH WILDWOOD TO DELIVER THE FRIDGE. LUCKILY MY SISTER-IN-LAW CALLED US AND SAID THE GARDEN STATE EXPRESSWAY IS SHUT DOWN COMPLETELY DUE TO A MAJOR ACCIDENT. WE TOOK OCEAN DRIVE ALL THE WAY WHICH ACTUALLY WAS PRETTY NICE.

 WE ARRIVE AT OUR CONDO AND A RENTER'S BROTHER-IN-LAW HELPS ME UNLOAD THE FRIDGE FROM THE VAN. I AM SUPER PISSED AS I FUCKING SCRAPED THE FRONT DOOR IN 2 PLACES WITH MY HAND TRUCK AS I WAS PULLING IT OUT. BRAND FUCKING NEW FRIDGE AND I FUCKING SCRAP IN THE FIRST 30 SECONDS. OH MY GOD WAS I AGGRAVATED.

 WE LOAD IT IN AND REMOVE THE OLD FRIDGE. IT WAS SUPER FAST. I ALLOWED AN HOUR AND WE DID IT IN 30 MINUTES. I EVEN HOOKED UP THE ICE MAKER. RENTERS WERE COOL AND OFFERED SNACKS AND DRINKS BUT WE ROLLED OUT.

 I WANTED TO CUT OUR CONDOMINIUM'S FRONT LAWN BUT RAN OUT OF TIME BECAUSE WE WERE PICKING UP A FRIEND AT 30TH STREET TRAIN STATION.

 WE ROLL OUT AND TRAFFIC IS DIVERTED TO THE BACK WAY OF 47 , 55 , AND 50. THIS IS WHERE WE ALMOST DIED.

 ** WE ARE DRIVING ALONG 55 AND IT IS JUST 2 LANES....ONE LANE AT YOU AND ONE LANE YOU DRIVE IN. THE LANE COMING AT US IS TOTALLY BACKED UP BY 100 VEHICLES. BECAUSE GARDEN STATE EXPRESSWAY IS CLOSED EVERYONE AND THEIR MOTHER IS TAKING THE BACK ROADS IN BOTH DIRECTIONS. OUR SIDE OPENS UP A BIT AND I CAN FINALLY GO ABOUT 50 MPH AFTER DOING 10 MPH FOR 20 MINUTES. I BUILD UP SPEED AND ALL OF A SUDDEN A CAR DECIDES TO GET OUT OF THE LANE COMING AT US AND SWERVE INTO OUR LANE TO MAKE A U-TURN.  I WOULD OF ABSOLUTELY T-BONED HIM BIG TIME BUT I LITERALLY STOOD ON THE BRAKES WITH BOTH FEET , SKIDDED FOR ABOUT 30 FEET , RELEASED THE BRAKES , AND SWERVED AROUND HIM.

 HOLY SHIT !!! ALL OF US WERE SHAKEN AND COULD NOT BELIEVE THIS GUY JUST JUMPED OUT OF HIS LANE TO TRY TO TURN AROUND INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC. THIS WAS A SMALL MIRACLE BY ME SWERVING AND THE GUY'S WIFE SCREAMING " STOP !! ". I SAW HER PANICKED FACE SCREAMING AT HER HUSBAND. HE STOPPED IN THE MIDDLE OF OUR LANE JUST ENOUGH TO ALLOW ME TO SWERVE AROUND HIM ".

 WE SHAKE IT OFF AND OF COURSE I MAKE SOME JOKES ABOUT IT LIKE ASKING MY YOUNGEST WHO DOES NOT HAVE A DRIVER'S LICENSE.  " IF WE GOT IN THE ACCIDENT AND BOTH YOUR SISTER AND I COULD NOT DRIVE BUT THE VAN WAS OKAY WOULD YOU OFFER TO DRIVE THE VAN AND STILL GET YOUR FRIEND AT THE TRAIN STATION ? ". WE GIGGLED BUT ALL OF US KNEW WE JUST DODGED A SERIOUS BULLET.

 LONGER THAN USUAL WE MAKE IT TO 30TH STREET STATION. WE GET THE FRIEND AND HEAD TO THE APARTMENT. WE SETTLE IN AND I TREAT FOR A JAPANESE MEAL. I ALSO HUNG PICTURES AND TOOK MEASUREMENTS OF A NEW FENCE WE ARE INSTALLING SOON.

 I TAKE MY ELDEST TO 22ND STREET AND DROP HER OFF. SHE IS MEETING A FRIEND WHO IS PICKING UP 2 KITTENS.

 I HEAD HOME AND ARRIVE. I AM SO EXHAUSTED I UNLOAD LATER. I NAP FOR ABOUT 1 HOUR. 

 UNLOAD FRIDGE AND PUT IT IN THE GARAGE. WE UNLOAD SUPPLIES AND I TAKE MOTORCYCLE TO THE NAIL.

 A WONDERFUL NIGHT OF OPEN MIC JUST JAM. I DID SOME MARQUEE CHANGING , PICTURE UPLOADING TO SOCIAL MEDIA , FIXING , ORGANIZING , AND A HDMI SPLITTER I GOT FOR FREE OFF FB MARKETPLACE WORKS ON OUR MAIN TV. WE HAVE HIGH DEF BACK.

 BY MIDNIGHT I CAN BARELY MOVE. MY LEGS ARE HURTING. I ROLL ON MY MOTORCYCLE AND HEAD HOME AROUND 12:45AM. WITHIN 10 MINUTES I WAS FEELING 18 AGAIN.

 I PULL UP AT OUR LOCAL PUB AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT.  VERY VERY YOUNG VILLANOVA KIDS ARE HANGING OUT FRONT TALKING. ONE SMOKE SHOW BLONDE WAVES TO ME TO GIVE HER A RIDE. I WAVE BACK THINKING SHE IS JUST WAVING TO ME SAYING " NICE BIKE ". WELL , SHE RUNS IN THE STREET RIGHT TO ME AND YELLS " OH MY GOD THANKS !! " HER FRIENDS WATCH AND I AM CONFUSED FOR A SECOND. SHE JUMPS ON THE BACK OF MY BIKE , SQUEEZES ME , AND PUTS HER HEAD RIGHT NEXT TO MINE AND SAYS , " LET'S GO !! " SO , WE GO. I RIDE THIS HOT 18 YEAR OLD BLONDE FOR A SOLID 60 SECONDS ( I ALWAYS WANTED TO SAY THAT ). WE GO ABOUT 1 MILE DOWN CONESTOGA ROAD AND BACK. SHE WAS HOLDING ME SO TIGHT IT ACTUALLY FELT PRETTY DAMN GOOD. SHE ASKED MY NAME AND SHE TOLD ME SHE MISSES RIDING HER BIKE AT HOME.  I DROP HER OFF AND HER FRIENDS CLAP. I TURN AROUND AND HEAD HOME THINKING , " I AM GOING TO KEEP THIS MOTORCYCLE A VERY LONG TIME ".

 FRIDAY    7 - 16 - 21

 SING IT - " OH BABY YOUUUUUUUUU , GOT WHAT A I NEEEEEED , YOU SAY YOUR JUST A FRIEND ,  YOU SAY YOUR JUST A FRIEND .....OH BABY YOUUUUUUUUUU ".  OVER 30 PATRONS AND STAFF SUNG THIS SONG AT 1:30AM. IT WAS ICONIC.       R.I.P. BIZ

 MY DAY AND NIGHT :

 NORMAL ROUTINE OF PICKING UP PUPPY POOP AND SPREADING IT IN OUR GARDEN......NICE.

 I WEED WHACKED ARE WHOLE PROPERTY. IT WAS TOO HOT TO CUT THE LAWN.

 PLUGGED IN OLD CONDO FRIDGE. I LET IT DE-ICE FOR 1 DAY AND PLUGGED IT IN. IT DELAYED TURNING ON WHICH WAS SUSPICIOUS BUT AFTER 12 HOURS IT GOT COLD.

 PHILLIES SPLIT DOUBLE HEADER....EH.

 RIDE MOTORCYCLE TO THE NAIL. I BEGIN TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. OUR 3 ADORABLE BARTENDERS WERE JUST ONE HOUR BEHIND ME.

 A BIG CROWD AND THE 3 GIRLS RAN HARD. BESIDES AN OPENING BAND GETTING NOMINATED FOR " LOUDEST BAND EVER HERE " ....THE NIGHT WAS VERY FUN.

 WHAT IS FUN ? - 20 GIRLS SINGING JUKEBOX SONGS , DANCING , AND TAKING PICTURES OF THEMSELVES.

 WHAT IS FUN ? - ANYTIME " HOLLYWOOD " COMES IN.

 WHAT IS FUN ? - SEEING LIVE MUSIC AND A TON OF PEOPLE. WE RAN THE SHOW LIKE CLOCK WORK.

 WHAT IS FUN ? - SELLING SAVE THE NAIL TEE SHIRTS.

 WHAT IS FUN ? - PEOPLE SAYING I LOVE YOU AND THANKS 20 TIMES BEFORE LEAVING. IT WAS THEIR FIRST TIME HERE.

 WHAT IS FUN ? - TELLING ABOUT 12 PEOPLE OUT FRONT MY MOTORCYCLE / BLONDE GIRL STORY THAT HAPPEN LAST NIGHT. THEY ALL LAUGHED. I STARTED THE STORY OUT BY SAYING , " I WILL NEVER ATTRACT ANOTHER WOMAN THE REST OF MY LIFE....BUT MY BIKE WILL. "

 ELDEST AND FRIENDS STOP DOWN. IT WAS FUN.

 I HAD A BLAST BECAUSE IT WAS A BIG CROWD , THE MUSIC WAS FUN ( EXCEPT 1ST BAND....WHY DON'T THEY LISTEN TO ME SAYING " TURN DOWN " ?  ) , COOL PEOPLE , ADORABLE GIRLS , OTHER BANDS STOPPING IN , AND JUST SEEING ALL OF THIS TOGETHERNESS AFTER  A 1+ YEAR HIATUS.

 RIDE MY MOTORCYCLE HOME FOLLOWING THE BARTENDERS. THIS WAS A GOOD NIGHT.

 THE PUP GREETS ALL OF US LIKE SHE HAS SEEN US IN 2 YEARS. IT WAS ADORABLE.

 OFF TO BED AT 2:15AM. TOMORROW WE DO THE SAME THING ALL OVER........NICE.

  SATURDAY       7 - 17 - 21

 AND THAN THE GODS OF RAIN , THUNDER , AND LIGHTNING OPENED THEIR WRATH.

 DID SOME RUNNING TODAY WITH MY YOUNGEST :

 - STOPPED AT NAIL TO RETRIEVE JEEP. WHEELS DROVE IT HOME.

 - YOUNGEST AND I PREP THE NAIL WHILE WE WERE THERE.

 - STOP AT LOWES TO PICK UP LUMBER FOR A FENCE JOB TOMORROW AT OUR YOUNGEST'S COLLEGE APARTMENT.

 QUICK STORY - WHILE IN LINE AT REGISTER I GIVE MY WALLET TO MY YOUNGEST. SHE WILL PAY FOR LUMBER AND I WILL GO GET THE VAN AND MOVE IT CLOSER AND UNDER AN AWNING. IT WAS HOT. WE LOAD EVERYTHING AND ROLL OUT. I TELL HER , " WELL , I CAME TO LOWES BECAUSE I PRICED CHECKED WITH HOME DEPOT. LOWES WAS CHEAPER AND MY CARD GIVES YOU 5% OFF. SHE RESPONDS LOOKING AT THE RECEIPT , " WELL , IT WAS A GOOD CALL BECAUSE THEY ONLY CHARGED US 3 OF THE FOUR FENCING. IT JUST EVEN MORE CHEAPER. "

 QUICK STORY 2 - WOULD YOU HAVE GONE BACK AND SAID YOU ONLY CHARGED US 3 OF 4 FENCING ? I ASKED 2 ROOM MATES AND THEY SAID THEY WOULD HAVE. I JOKED WITH THEM AND TOLD THEM THEIR ROOM MATE DID NOT GO BACK. " THEY LAUGHED.

 - STOP AT MY PARENTS HOUSE TO SAY HELLO FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN. WE HAVE 2 ROOM MATES SLEEPING AT OUR HOUSE. THEY ARE ADORABLE. WE ALL WATCH " NEVER HAVE I EVER ". SEASON 2 WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD.

 WHEELS HEADS TO PHILLIES GAME. TWO RAIN DELAYS AND THEY F'N BLOW A 2 - 0 LEAD IN THE F'N 9TH INNING........AGAIN. GAME GETS POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO LOAD IN BANDS. THE GODS OF WEATHER STRUCK HARD. WE HAD ONE BAND LOADING IN AND EQUIPMENT SITTING OUTSIDE. THE RAIN CAME AND 10 PEOPLE PLUS ME SCRAMBLED TO GET THE STUFF INSIDE.

 THE NIGHT WAS SLOW BUT ENDED UP SOLID. THE 3 ADORABLE BARTENDERS WERE EXCELLENT AGAIN.

 IT WAS NICE MY ELDEST AND FRIENDS STOPPED BY TOO.

 BACK HOME WE HAVE NIGHTCAPS AND I HEAD TO BED. MY BODY WAS ACHING. BOY MAZE WAS HAPPY TOP SEE US.

  SUNDAY       7 - 18 - 21

 FROM 98 DEGREES TO 68 DEGREES. YEAH , I'LL TAKE IT.

  FOR 2 MONTHS I WORRIED HOW I WAS GOING TO DO THIS..................

 HERE IS MY DAY :

 - TWO NIGHTS IN ROW ON MY FEET AT THE NAIL AND GOING TO BED AFTER 2AM EACH TIME I WAS HURTING. BUT I HAD A PROJECT TO DO.

 - UP EARLY AND ON THE ROAD BY 8:20AM. I DRIVE A ROOM MATE TO HER HOUSE AND MEET MY BROTHER. I WAS THANKFUL ALL THE WOOD LOADED IN MY VAN THE DAY BEFORE SURVIVED THE RAIN STORM. ABOUT 2 FEET WAS HANGING OUT AND MY LIFT GATE WAS HELD CLOSED BY A BUNGEE CORD.

 - WE ARRIVE AND MY MAIN DILEMMA AND SOMETHING I HAVE BEEN WORRIED ABOUT FOR 3 MONTHS.............HOW TO PARK IN A HOSPITAL PRIVATE LOT. I HAD TO DO THIS BECAUSE WE ARE BUILDING A CUSTOM FENCE FOR MY YOUNGEST AND HER ROOM MATES. THE BACK YARD IS IN THE BACK AT THIS SPECIFIC PARKING LOT. WE CAN LITERALLY PARK 3 FEET FROM THE YARD. IF NOT.........WE BE FORCED TO MOVE ON ANOTHER STREET A BLOCK AWAY. THIS WOULD OF QUADRUPLED OUR PRODUCTIVITY TIME.

 - SO , AFTER 3 MONTHS I DECIDED TO WRITE ALL DOCTORS NAMES DOWN AND JUST SAY AT THE ENTRANCE GATE I WAS THERE TO SEE ONE OF THEM AND DROP OFF DOCUMENTS. BUT..............THE NIGHT BEFORE I CAME UP WITH AN IDEA THAT HAD A CHANCE TO WORK. ENTER MY VAN VIA THE EXIT ENTRANCE - THERE IS NO GATE OR SPIKE STRIPS. 

 - I ENTER THE EXIT ENTRANCE QUITE EASILY. I PARK RIGHT AT THE KIDS BACK YARD AND FULLY EXPECT SECURITY TO SHOW UP. I LET THE ROOM MATE GO OPEN HER HOUSE UP WHILE I WAIT. AFTER 20 MINUTES IT SEEMS A NO SHOW BY POLICE OR SECURITY. I GIVE THE WORD TO MY BROTHER AND HE DOES THE SAME THING WITH HIS VAN.

 - WHILE I WAIT FOR MY BROTHER I REMOVE AN OLD DILAPIDATED METAL FENCE AND PULL IT BACK. I ALSO DIG A HOLE WITH A POST HOLE DIGGER. MY BROTHER ARRIVES AND I ALLOW 3 HOURS TO FINISH A 2X4 TREATED LUMBER LATTICE FENCE. WE DO IT IN 2 HOURS FROM START TO FINISH.

 - I TAKE PICTURES AND SEND THEM TO THE KIDS AND POST THEM. LOTS OF FAMILY RESPOND ALONG WITH MY OLD SCHOOL HAVERTOWN FRIENDS. THE KIDS THANK US 10 TIMES........EACH.

 WE VISIT TWO 90 YEAR OLD AUNTS AND A COUSIN. WE DO SOME PROJECTS FOR THEM AND HAVE LUNCH. IT WAS NICE AND THEY ADORE SEEING US.

 MY BROTHER ROLLS OUT AND I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR SUNDAY NIGHT.

 AT HOME I UNLOAD , CHILL , AND RE-LOAD. WHY RE-LOAD ? .....A RENTER CANCELLED. I MUST GO.

 WITHIN 2 HOURS OF ARRIVING HOME I WAS BACK ON THE HIGHWAY HEADING NORTH. ME AND THE PUP WERE OUTTA HERE. IT FELT LIKE 98 DEGREES WHILE WORKING AND I ARRIVE UP HERE AND IT IS 68 DEGREES. I SEE A TON OF BABY FAWN AND DEER.

 WHAT WAS KINDA COOL IS WHILE DRIVING I LISTENED TO THE PHILLIES GAME WITH LARRY ANDERSEN. HE IS ALWAYS ENTERTAINING. AFTER THE TUNNEL THE RECEPTION IS NOT THE BEST SO......I USED MY CELL PHONE. IT WORKED NICELY.

 I SETTLE IN AND UNLOAD SOME THINGS. IT DID RAIN BUT NOW IT IS OVERCAST. THE RENTER LEFT OUR HOME VERY GOOD. I WAS GLAD I GAVE THE CLEANER OFF BECAUSE SHE WANTED TO TAKE HER KID TO KNOEBELS.

 I WATCH THE PHILLIES WIN THE DELAYED RAIN GAME FROM LAST NIGHT ON A WALK-OFF HOME RUN AND COME BACK ( AFTER BLOWING 2 - 0 LEAD ) TO WIN THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED GAME. THE ONLY THING THAT SUCKED WAS DIVISION LEADER METS CAME BACK FROM A 6 - 0 DEFICIT TO BEAT THE PIRATES. IF THEY LOST THE PHILLIES BE BACK 1 GAME FOR 1ST PLACE. BUT SINCE THEY WON ....IT IS 2 GAMES.

 OFF TO MY FAVORITE RESTAURANT CHARLIE WEAVERS. I JUST CHILLED AT THE BAR AND IT WAS VERY BUSY ( LOCALS SITTING AT THE BAR HELPED WITH BUSSING AN DLCEANIGN DISHES WHICH I THOUGHT WAS COOL ) . I DID NOT CARE ABOUT QUICK SERVICE BECAUSE I WAS TIRED AND JUST WANTED TO ENJOY THE MOMENTS. SO I SAT AND CHILLED WITH SOME LOCALS AND A THEIR BRAND NEW GRAND DAUGHTER WHO WAS JUST WEEKS OLD.

 I ENJOYED SOME RED WINE , FRENCH ONION SOUP , CAJUN SHRIMP , AND GRILLED TUNA STEAK. ALL EXCELLENT. I TALKED TO THE OWNERS AND LOCALS AND REALLY ENJOYED THEIR COMPANY.

 I HEAD HOME AND MAKE A SLIGHT DETOUR. I STOPPED FOR ICE CREAM. WHAT THE HELL IT WAS ALONG WEEKEND.

 AT HOME THE PUP GREETS ME LIKE I JUST GOT HOME FROM IRAQ AND A 3 TERM TOUR. IT WAS ADORABLE. I CHASE HER AROUND FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES.

 I WATCH THE DISNEY SERIES " LOKI " FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS. I FELL ASLEEP FOR AT LEAST 20 MINUTES. BY 10PM I WAS HEADING TO BED.

 I DID WALK THE PUP ON  BEAUTIFUL WHEELSTOCK-LIKE NIGHT.

 WE HEAD UPSTAIRS TO MAKE OUR BED AND SETTLE IN. I WATCH TV FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES AND GO TO SLEEP. FOR THE MOST PART I SLEPT GOOD. I DID WAKE UP AT 1AM TO PEE BUT AFTER THAT I WAS IN AND OUT OF SLEEP ALL THE WAY TO 8AM. I'LL TAKE IT.  I WAS SO HAPPY I DROVE HERE.

 GUN SHOTS AT A NATIONALS BASEBALL GAME. MAN DID FANS AND PLAYERS SCRAMBLE. APPARENTLY , IT WAS OUTSIDE THE PARK WHERE A FAN DID GET SHOT AND 2 OTHER SUSPECTS WERE WOUNDED BY POLICE. I THINK IT WAS OVER A STOLEN CAR.

  MONDAY       7 - 19 - 21

  WHY WOULDN'T A RENTER TELL ME A CEILING FAN LIGHT IS HANGING BY A WIRE ONLY ?

 SLEPT OKAY BUT A SCRATCHY THROAT / COUGH HAS BEEN ANNOYING THE LAST 2 DAYS.

 BRAND NEW FRIDGE NOW HAS 2 BROKEN SHELF BARS AND A BROKEN VEGGY BIN......NICE.

 ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL HERE. A TON ORF DEER AND FAWN I SEE.

  THE NORMAL PUNCH LIST UPON ARRIVING :

 - SECURE CEILING FAN HANGING BY A WIRE.

 - OUR HEATER CLOSET CONTINUES TO HAVE SOAKED CARPET TILES. LAST TIME HERE I INSTALLED FOAM AROUND THE PIPES. WELP , THEY DID NOT WORK. I CALLED THE PLUMBER WHO REPLACED THE 3/4" LINES AND HE HAD NO ANSWERS OR SUGGESTIONS. I AM THINKING OF INSTALLING A SMALL FAN OR DEHUMIDIFIER IN THE CLOSET. I REMOVED THE WET FLOOR TILES AND HAVE THEM DRYING OUTSIDE.

 - ADJUST THE DRIVEWAY TIMER FOR LIGHTS.  HERE IS MY LUCK IN A NUTSHELL. I SEE ONE DRIVEWAY LIGHT IS OFF WHILE WALKING THE PUP IN THE MORNING. I SAY TO MYSELF , " I WILL CHECK IT OUT AT THE END OF THE WALK WITH THE DOG. " I DO A CIRCLE UP THE PATH TO THE STREET AND DOWN OUR DRIVEWAY TO THE BURNOUT LIGHT. WHEN I WAS JUST 3 FEET AWAY THE TIMER CLICKS ALL LIGHTS OFF.  SO MUCH FOR CHECKING IT OUT.

 - INSTALLED 6 L.E.D. RECESSED LIGHTS IN THE KITCHEN CEILING. THEY LOOK VERY GOOD AND ALMOST TOO BRIGHT. I MAY INSTALL A DIMMER SWITCH.

 - INSTALLED 2 DINING ROOM RECESSED LIGHTS ABOVE THE MAIN TABLE WITH A LITTLE TROUBLE. AGAIN , THEY LOOK GREAT AND SHINE BRIGHTLY. I MAY WANT TO INSTALL A 2ND DIMMER SWITCH HERE.

 - USE GORILLA SEALER ON 2 CANOES. THIS PRODUCT IS VERY SIMILAR TO FLEX SEAL. I COULD NOT FIND THE FLEX SEAL SO I USED THIS GORILLA PRODUCT. I GO INSIDE AFTER USING THE WHOLE CAN AND FIND THE FLEX SEAL......OF COURSE.

 - LEAF BLOW MAIN DECK.

 - BROUGHT THE WRONG DRAWER GLIDER UP TO FIX ONE HERE.......OF COURSE.

 - USING WET/DRY VAC TO SUCK UP ANTS AND ANY INSECTS WITH WINGS. I STILL HAVE NO IDEA WHY I DO THIS. THERE ARE A MILLIONS OF BUGS HERE. HOW DOES VACUUMING 200 HELP ?

 DID SOME OTHER PROJECTS AND SETTLED IN.

 WATCHED SOME EPISODES OF LOKI ON DISNEY. IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD.

 CONTINUE TO CALL AND EMAIL BANDS.

  PEANUTS , FRUIT , AND AN OLD SALAD WITH CHICKEN STRIPS FOR LUNCH AND DINNER. I WAS SO CLOSE TO ORDERING A PIZZA.

 WEATHER WAS NICE TODAY....AROUND 68 IN THE MORNING AND A HIGH OF ABOUT 75.

 LATE NIGHT ( 10:45PM ) I HAVE SEVERAL JAMESON / COKE ZEROES AND FINISH THE FINAL EPISODE OF LOKI. IT WAS GOOD. SEASON 1 IS ONLY 6 EPISODES. DISNEY RENEWED THE SERIES FOR SEASON 2.

 UP TO BED AND FOUGHT THIS STUPID COUGH. I TOSSED AND TURNED ALOT.

 FOUND OUT VIA FACEBOOK A LOCAL AND LONG TIME NAIL SUPPORTER PASSED AWAY.

 IN BED , I YAWN AND PULL A NECK MUSCLE. JESUS H. AM I GETTING OLD.

  TUESDAY     7 - 20 - 21

 CONGRATS TO THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS FOR WINNING THE NBA TITLE AND THE 65,000 PEOPLE OUTSIDE THE BUCK'S STADIUM. THEY ARE CALLED THE "  FAN ZONE " . IT WAS PRETTY COOL TO SEE. ALSO THE BUCKS WERE THE LONGEST TEAM BETWEEN CHAMPIONSHIPS.................50 YEARS.

 SOME THINGS I NOTICED :

 1 - WALKING THE PUP ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LAKE A FAMILY IS PLAYING TOGETHER ON THE MONKEY BARS. ONE YOUNG GIRL SEES MY PUP STRUGGLING TO SEE THEM AND PULLING THE LEASH TOWARDS THEM. I AM HOLDING MAZE BACK AND I HEAR THE YOUNG GIRL SAY , " I WANT A HAPPY DOG JUST LIKE THAT ".

 2 - THE SUNRISE AND SUNSET TODAY HAD A BRILLIANT ORANGE COLOR AND SO LOW IN THE SKY. BOTH TIMES IT LOOKED SPECTACULAR.

 3 - AFTER 1+ YEARS HAVING THIS ROKU TV I FOUND OUT TODAY IT HAS OVER A 100 STREAMING CHANNELS.

 A TON OF DEER WITH BABY FAWN IS SOMETHING QUITE NICE TO SEE EVERY MORNING......JUST FEET FROM OUR HOUSE.

 START MY DAY WITH PROJECTS OF COURSE :

 - REMOVED PANELS TO ACCESS CRAWL SPACE AND GET A GORILLA LADDER. MAN , I LIKE THESE LADDERS. I SET IT UP LEANING AGAINST THE HOUSE SIDING. UP TO THE BALCONY DECK AND PULL THE LADDER UP. I SET IT UP ON THE BALCONY DECK. I TAKE SOME PICTURES WHILE UP THERE AND SEND TO FAMILY.

 - UP TO THE MAIN ROOF AND I PAINFULLY MAKE A DECISION. USING A SMALL PUTTY KNIFE I SEND OVER AN HOUR SCRAPING MOSS / ALGAE OFF THE SHINGLES. UP HERE THIS FUNGUS REALLY ACCUMULATES. I THAN LEAF BLOW ALL ROOFS.

 - DOWN THE LADDER AND SET UP EVERYTHING AGAIN FOR THE AWNING ROOF. I START THE SCRAPING AGAIN OF MOSS BUT THERE IS JUST TOO MUCH. I DECIDE LATER I WILL SPRAY A CHEMICAL OR WEED KILLER ON IT. I LEAF BLOW THIS ROOF AND ALL GUTTERS.

 - MOVE EVERYTHING AGAIN AND LEAF BLOW THE MAIN DECK AND BALCONY DECK.

 TIRED I HAVE A SALAD....UGH. I WATCH A SHORT MOVIE WITH BAD RATINGS AND TOTALLY BOMBED IN SALES. IT WAS CALLED THE RHYTHM SECTION. I THOUGHT IT WAS OKAY.

 WALK THE PUP AROUND THE CUL-DE-SAC. A LOT OF DEER IS COOL TO SEE AND THE PUP JUST STARES AT THEM.

 WHEELS AND ELDEST ARRIVE. I HELP THEM UNLOAD AND THEY BROUGHT SOME THINGS I THOUGHT WOULD NOT WORK.

 - UP HERE OUR NEW FRIDGE HAS 2 BROKEN SHELF BARS AND A BROKE VEGGY BIN. WHEELS BRINGS UP PARTS FROM OUR OLD CONDO FRIDGE AND DON'T YOU KNOW ALL OF THEM FIT !!  THIS IS EASILY OVER $150 WORTH OF PARTS AND HASSLE OF ORDERING THEM. IT IS LITTLE AND MORE THE HASSLE PART I AM HAPPY THESE ITEMS JUST SLIPPED RIGHT IN.

 - I ALSO HAVE A PART THAT MATCHES OUR LOST GLIDE RAIL FOR A DRAWER BUT I CAN NOT GET IT TO SLIDE IN. THIS WILL BE MACGYVERED TOMORROW.

 OFF TO A NEW RESTAURANT CALLED BOOTY'S PLACE. AN ITALIAN THEMED RESTAURANT WITH COOL DECOR. THIS WAS RECOMMENDED BY SOMEONE WE KNOW. UNFORTUNATELY , THE FOOD WAS OKAY TO GOOD AT BEST. ALSO , A HAIR IN OUR ELDEST CAESAR SALAD IS NOT A GOOD START. THE WAITRESS WAS VERY GOOD.

 WE DO MAKE A GOOD CALL AND TRY A NEW ICE CREAM PLACE RIGHT UP MY ALLEY. IT WAS CALLED GOODFELLA'S.  THE WORKERS WERE NICE AND POLITE WITH A TON OF PICTURES OF OLD SCHOOL MOVIES AND TV SERIES.....GOD FATHER , SOPRANOS , SCARFACE , ETC.   WE EVEN GOT A DOGGY CUP FOR MAZE.

 BACK HOME WE WATCH THE PHILLIES BLOW A LEAD AGAIN WITH NOLA AGAIN.

 WE WATCH A MOVIE CALLED GRAND MOM WITH LILY TOMLIN AND SAM ELLIOT. I DID NOT LIKE IT. IT JUST SPINS ITS WHEELS AND NEVER GETS THE AUDIENCE INTO IT.........INTEREST OR EMOTIONALLY.

 OFF TO BED AND INSTALL A DUAL WINDOW FAN. THESE THINGS WORK.

 CAN'T SAY I SLEPT GOOD OR BAD BUT DEFINITELY GOT UP SEVERAL TIMES. BY 6AM I WAS DOWNSTAIRS.....WHEELS WAS TOO.

  WEDNESDAY       7 - 21 - 21

 ANOTHER PICTURE PERFECT MORNING. I THINK I SAID 20 TIMES , " I LOVE COMING HERE SO MUCH ".......AS 4 DEER CASUALLY WALK BY ( 2 WERE BABY FAWN ).

 TALKED TO A NEIGHBOR ABOUT BEAR SIGHTINGS. THEY HAVE NOT BEEN SEEN IN OVER 2 WEEKS.

 A MORNING WALK WITH WHEELS AT 7:30AM. IT WAS NICE....AGAIN , SO COOL BEING HERE.

 WELL , MY OPEN VAN WITH FENCING LUMBER DID HAVE SOME WATER DAMAGE.  I JUST DID NOT NOTICE IT UNTIL I GOT THIS STRONG ODOR OF MUSTINESS. THE BACK GATE BEING OPEN DURING THAT WICKED RAIN STORM DID HAVE RAIN COME IN AND ENTER THE BACK SEAT WELLS. TODAY I RAN A FAN ON THEM FOR ABOUT 10 HOURS AND ALSO USED A WET/DRY VAC.

 MORE WAYS TO FIX THE WET CLOSET WITH THE SWEATING PIPES. MY ELDEST HELP ME ADD MORE DUCT TAPE TO THE INSULATING FOAM PIPE COVERS.

  I RAN AN OUTLET IN THE HEATER CLOSET THAT I TAPPED OFF A PULL CHAIN LIGHT FIXTURE. USING THE NEW OUTLET I HUNG A SMALL FAN TO PUSH AIR IN THE CLOSET BEHIND THE WATER HEATER. I ALSO USED A TIMER TO SET THE FAN TO GO ON AT 12 NOON AND OFF AT 6PM.

 I PUT THE WHOLE HEATER CLOSET BACK TOGETHER.

  OFF TO THE HARDWARE STORE TO PICK UP SUPPLIES. THEY DID NOT HAVE DIMMER SWITCHES WHICH I WAS SURPRISED..........ESPECIALLY SINCE I CALLED FIRST.

 STOPPED AT A LOCAL BEER DISTRIBUTOR. AN OLD LADY , IN THE WHEELSTOCK YEARS , WAS 90 YEARS OLD BACK THAN. WELL , TODAY YOU WALK IN AND GRAB YOUR BEER. LARGE SIGNS SAY , " PAY AT HOUSE ". TALK ABOUT TRUSTING. I WAITED ABOUT 3 MINUTES THAN WALKED OUTSIDE TOWARDS THEIR HOME IN THE BACK. THAN.....THE SAME LADY OF THE WHEELSTOCK YEARS CAME OUT. SHE HAD TO BE A HUNGE. ANYONE COULD EASILY STEAL HERE. I TALKED TO HER FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES.

 I DID PICK UP SOME BAIT AND FISHED WITH MY ELDEST. A FAMILY WAS FISHING TOO. A LITTLE GIRL KEPT COMING UP TO MY ELDEST AND ASKING QUESTIONS. SHE WAS CUTE AS SHE GAVE MY ELDEST A PIECE OF GUM AND LET HER PET A FISH MY KID CAUGHT.

 I GOT SOME  COUCH STAINS CLEANER BY ABOUT 70%. THE ONLY THING TO PISS ME OFF IS NOW OUR HAND HELD SHAMPOOER IS NOT WORKING PROPERLY. DAMN RENTERS !!

 RENTERS WERE NICE TO LEAVE PACKAGED CUT WOOD. THIS WILL COME HOME.

 OFF TO CHARLIE WEAVERS. ANOTHER WONDERFUL DINNER. MAN THEIR FOOD IS CONSISTENLY EXCELLENT. OF COURSE , I HAD TO TAKE PICTURES AND SEND THEM TO MY YOUNGEST JUST TO BE A NUDGE. WE ALSO STOPPED AT THE LOCAL ICE-CREAM PARLOR. FOR THE 2ND TIME WE GOT A DOGGY CUP TO GO. OH WAS MAZE HAPPY WHEN WE GOT HOME.

 FACETIME WITH EVERYONE....ALWAYS FUN. OUR YOUNGEST IS FIGHTING A COLD / SORE THROAT TOO.

 WE WATCHED THE PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN. SO MUCH FOR EASIEST SCHEDULE.

 WE STARTED A NEW DARK COMEDY TV SERIES THAT IS NOT FUNNY AT ALL. ANNIE MURPHY OF SCHITT'S CREEK STARTED THIS NEW SITCOM CALLED KEVIN CAN GO F HIMSELF.  BASICALLY , A SITCOM WIFE GOES INTO A SPIRAL OF ANGER AND DEPRESSION BECAUSE HER HUSBAND IS A COMPLETE MORON. SHE IS A SMOKE SHOW PIECE OF ASS MARRIED TO A COMPLETE IDIOT. IT IS FAR FROM A COMEDY AND ACTUALLY IS DEPRESSING BUT HER ACTING IS VERY GOOD AND I FOUND IT INTRIGUING. IT CONCENTRATES ON COUPLES IN A BAD MARRIAGE AND ONE OF THEM JUST CAN'T GET OUT OF IT.

 SLEPT ON AND OFF ALL NIGHT. I AM FIGHTING A SCRATCHY THROAT COUGH.

 THURSDAY     7 - 22 - 21

 CLEANING , FIXING , ORGANIZING , AND LOADING. I FOUGHT MY SCRATCHY COUGH AGAIN BUT SEEMS TO BE GETTING BETTER.

 SEEING DOE AND FAWN SO EARLY IS STILL PRETTY COOL.

 I DECIDE TO GET ON THE ROAD EARLY. IT WAS FOR FOUR REASONS.....I AM A SUPER EARLY MORNING PERSON AND GET TIRED EARLY AFTERNOON ,  WANTED TO SETTLE IN AT HOME SINCE I WAS WORKING UNTIL MIDNIGHT , GIVE WHEELS ALONE TIME WHILE WORKING , AND MY KID WOULD NOT BE UP TO DO ANYTHING.

 MAKE GOOD TIME UNTIL......MY G.P.S TAKES ME TO TURNPIKE. I DISMISS THIS AND NOW IT WANTS ME TO TAKE THE DREADED SCHUYKILL EXPRESSWAY. I GET OFF THE EXIT AND IT IS BACKED UP FOR MILES IN BOTH DIRECTIONS....WORST DECISION EVER.

 I BOUNCE BACK WITH TRAFFIC AND GO THE OPPOSITE WAY TO BRIDGEPORT. THIS WAS A HUGE GOOD CALL....NO TRAFFIC. I MAKE EXCELLENT TIME TO DEVON AREA.

 FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE STRIKES AGAIN AS I PICK UP 2 UMBRELLA PATIO TABLE CLOTHES FOR MY YOUNGEST AND HER ROOM MATES.......FREE OF COURSE.

 AT HOME AND NOT DRIVING WITH THE PUP WAS KINDA WEIRD. I DID NOT LIKE IT. LATER IN THE EVENING I WAS TALKING TO MY OLD DOG NELLIE. I TOLD MY KID THIS AND SHE RESPONDED , " YOU GOT ISSUES ".

 UNLOAD A TON OF STUFF. GOD I HATE LOADING AND UNLOADING.

 P.E.C.O. SAYS IT WILL GIVE A HEADS UP CALL 30 MINUTES BEFORE ARRIVAL. THEY ARE 0 - 20 DOING THIS.

 DID YOU KNOW 49.6% OF OUR NATION HAS RECEIVED FULL VACCINATION SHOTS ? TALK ABOUT OUR COUNTRY BEING SPLIT RIGHT IN HALF. ABOUT 1/4 THE PHILLIES , OLYMPIC ATHLETES , AND PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS ARE NOT GETTING ON BOARD TOO.

 I FIX A BROKEN UMBRELLA ON THE PATIO TABLE. IT FELL OVER AND CRACKED A SUPPORT BEAM.

 MOTORCYCLE - SOME WEIRD THINGS - MY GAS VALVE WAS ON " RESERVE " AND MY GAS TANK ACCESS COVER WAS MOVED. I RODE MY BIKE JUST ONE HOUSE AWAY AND IT STALLED BECAUSE IT WAS ON " RESERVE ". I MOVE THE FUEL SWITCH TO " ON " AND RIDE BACK UP MY DRIVEWAY. I PUT SOME GAS IN IT JUST IN CASE.

 STOP AT GAS STATION AND I WAS RIGHT. I STILL HAD A LEAST A HALF GALLON IN THE TANK. I FIND IT WEIRD SOMEONE MESSED WITH MY BIKE. THAN AGAIN , SOMEONE ALSO PUT OUT OUR FIRE PIT TABLE WHILE I WAS GONE.

 AT THE NAIL I SETTLE IN. I HANG SOME LIQUOR DOCUMENTS AND BEGIN PREPPING FOR OPEN MIC JUST JAM. THE MAIN CREW TOOK OFF TONIGHT BUT 5 NEW PATRONS CAME IN.....4 OF THEM GIRLS AND SUPER COOL WITH TIPPING AND BUYING DRINKS FOR OTHER MUSICIANS. I HAD A REALLY GOOD TIME.

 TWO YOUNG CUTE GIRLS HAD A GOOD TIME ALL NIGHT. THEY DRANK , TIPPED , AND MINGLED WITH THE MUSICIANS. ONE SAID SHE LIKE MY BIKE. AGAIN , MY BIKE IS WAY MORE ATTRACTIVE THAN ME.

 PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN.

 REGISTER TAPE IDEA. LOTS OF REGISTER TAPE POURS OUT OF THIS MACHINE DURING THE ENTIRE EVENING. IT ACTUALLY HAS DOUBLE ROLL READ OUTS. I MEAN 30 FEET OF TAPE IS BILLOWING OUT AT THE END OF THE NIGHT. SO.........I PUT THE TAPE ON AN UNENDING LOOP.  IT IS LITTLE BUT SUCH A NICE " FIX ".

 BACK HOME AND I WATCH 1 1/2 EPISODES OF KEVIN CAN GO F HIMSELF. I THOUGHT THEY WERE GOOD.

 OFF TO BED AT 1AM. SLEEP WAS BETTER BUT STILL HAD SOME COUGHING FITS.

  FRIDAY      7 - 23 - 21

 THE MOST COMPLIMENTS I EVER RECEIVED...................

  WHEELS AND ELDEST ARRIVE HOME FROM THE POCONOS. I AM ALREADY JONESING TO HEAD BACK. BUT , MAYBE HEADING EAST IS IN ORDER.

  A VERY GOOD THING HAPPENED TODAY.....OUR TECH TEXTED ME.......HE WORKS TODAY !!  I TAKE A MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO THE NAIL TO MEET OUR A/C / BEER TECH. HE WORKED ON OUR DRAFT BEER SYSTEM FOR ABOUT 90 MINUTES. THEY HAVE BEEN SHUT DOWN FOR OVER 15 MONTHS. THE TECH LEAVES AND TELLS ME , " CHECK THE SYSTEM IN 30 MINUTES. "

 IT IS 2:30PM WHEN I ARRIVED AND NOW 4PM. I DECIDE TO JUST STAY HERE SINCE THE BANDS WILL BE ARRIVING SOON. I GOT ALOT DONE FROM CLEANING TO FIXING TO STOCKING.

 I WAIT ONE HOUR AND TEST THE BEER DRAFTS. A TEAR CAME DOWN MY FACE AS ALL 5 BEERS POURED ICE COLD AND PERFECTLY. I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT. THE FIRST PATRON TO COME IN WAS AN ELDERLY MAN AND WE TASTE TESTED ALL THE DRAFTS TOGETHER. HIS WIFE WAS CONCERNED....LOL. IT IS THE BEST OUR DRAFT SYSTEM HAS POURED.........EVER.

 THE BANDS START LOADING IN AND " GIRL POWER " WAS ON THE BILL. WONDERFUL ADORABLE GIRL BANDS PERFORMED TONIGHT. MY FAVORITE WAS VIOLET FIRE WHO HAD THIS SOUND OF A LESS AGGRESSIVE BAND CALLED THE RUNAWAYS ( JOAN JETT ). THEY DRESSED THE PART TOO WITH LEATHER AND LACY ATTIRE.

 THE NIGHT MOVED EFFICIENTLY AND EVERY ACT WAS ENTERTAINING. FEMALE BASS PLAYER , FEMALE DRUMMER , FEMALE LEAD GUITAR , FEMALE LEAD SINGER......IT WAS FUN. JESUS TO BE YOUNG AGO.

 WHEELS MAKES A VERY RARE APPEARANCE. THAT WAS NICE TOO.

 TONIGHT I RECEIVED MORE COMPLIMENTS ON HOW WE HOST AND RUN A SHOW THAN I EVER HAD BEFORE. IT WAS SO NICE TO HEAR KIND WORDS. I ALWAYS SAY , " BAD WORDS MOVE LIKE LIGHTNING AND KIND WORDS MOVE LIKE A TURTLE. " TONIGHT WAS A TURTLE AS BANDS AND PATRONS WERE TAKING PICTURES WITH US , OUR MARQUEE , HAND SHAKES , AND HUGS. IT TRULY IS NICE TO HAVE LIVE MUSIC AGAIN. 

 PHILLIES STOP THE BLEEDING WITH WHEELER AND WIN 5 - 1. OH WAS IT NEEDED.

 I ROLL OUT ON MY BIKE WITH OUR BARTENDER RIGHT BEHIND. I HAVE BEEN HERE FOR OVER 10 HOURS AND LOVED EVERY SECOND.

 AT HOME I HAVE A LIBATION BUT PRETTY MUCH HEAD TO BED. MY DAY TOMORROW IS JUST AS LONG.

 SATURDAY / SUNDAY      7 - 24/25 - 21

 YEP.....IT'S 2:30AM AND I AM UP. I JUST DON'T GET IT. I AM COMPLETELY EXHAUSTED AT 10:45PM AND 3+ HOURS LATER I AM UP AT 2:30AM. IT IS NOW 5:30AM.

 I JUST RAN OUT OF TIME TO BLOG YESTERDAY. MY WEEKENDS I HAVE BEEN RUNNING HARD. I GOT SO TIRED BY SUNDAY NIGHT.

 SATURDAY NIGHT I ENJOYED WORKING WITH THE BARTENDERS SO MUCH. IT IS SUCH A PLEASURE AND STRESS FREE. THEY ARE ALWAYS MOVING AND FRIENDLY. THE MUSIC WAS FUN TOO.

 DRAFTS CONTINUE TO POUR GOOD. THIS IS A WELCOMED SIGHT.

 4 WHEEL BARRELS........4 WHEEL BARRELS. MY BROTHER CALLS ME AND ASKS FOR HELP IN MOVING DIRT FROM HIS HOUSE TO A NEIGHBOR'S PROPERTY. HE SAYS HE NEEDS MY TRAILER. I AM SUSPICIOUS BECAUSE I TELL HIM TO JUST MOVE THE "4" WHEEL BARRELS HIMSELF. I STOP BY AND 24 WHEEL BARRELS LATER WE WERE DONE. 

 BACK HOME I SHOWER AND HEAD TO ALLENTOWN TO VISIT MY BROTHER-IN-LAW. WE HAD A NICE LUNCH.

 BACK HOME FOR 45 MINUTES WE WATCH THE PHILLIES WIN AND SPLIT A 4 GAME SERIES WITH THE BRAVES.

 I FEEL BAD BECAUSE OUR YOUNGEST IS FIGHTING A COUGH LIKE ME. LATER SHE ROLLED BACK TO HER HOUSE IN CENTER CITY. I TEXTED WITH HER AS SHE TRAVELLED ON THE TRAIN.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL AND SETTLE IN. THE BAND ARRIVES AND THEY WERE ACTUALLY VERY COOL....ALL GRATEFUL DEAD MUSIC ON A SUNDAY NIGHT.

 SOME REGULARS CAME IN AND I CHILLED WITH THEM FOR A LITTLE BIT. IT WAS FUN.

 BACK HOME I CHILL AND WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF THE HANDMAID'S TALE. THEY WERE GOOD. I THINK IT IS THE FIRST TIME IN CINEMA HISTORY AN ACTRESS PERFORMED A SOLO BIRTH. IT WAS PAINFUL TO WATCH.

 ELDEST AND HER FRIEND VISIT. ALWAYS FUN TO SEE THEM PLAY WITH THE PUP.

 SUNDAY WEIGH-IN. I AM NOT SURE HOW I LOST 1.7 POUNDS BECAUSE ALL LAST WEEK IN THE POCONOS AND HERE WAS BASICALLY CHEAT DAYS.

 WELL , IT'S 5:30AM , GUESS I WILL TRY TO GET SOME SLEEP........AGAIN.

 MONDAY       7 - 26 - 21

 NOW THAT WAS A FUN PHILLIES GAME.  'CUTCH WITH A 3 RUN HOME RUN TO WIN IT WALK-OFF STYLE 6 - 5.

 BATTLED SLEEP AGAIN.........IT'S A STRUGGLE.

 FACETIMED WITH YOUNGEST. THIS IS ALWAYS ENJOYABLE. I WAS CHECKING UP ON HER TO SEE HOW HER COUGH WAS.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO WEED , WEED WHACK , LEAF BLOW , STOCK , CLEAN , FIX , CHANGE MARQUEE , POST FACEBOOK PICTURES TO PROMOTE BANDS , AND MAKE BEER & LIQUOR ORDERS. THE 98 DEGREE HEAT WAS NO FUN.

 ELDEST GETS A JOB A STARBUCKS. WHEELS TAKES HER AND FRIENDS OUT FOR A HIBACHI DINNER FOR A MINI CELEBRATION.

 WE WATCH THE SEASON 2 FINALE OF THE HANDMAID'S TALE. IT WAS GOOD.

 PLAYING WITH THE PUP ABSOLUTELY STRESS RELEASE FUN. THE DOG JUST BRINGS A 100 LAUGHS A DAY.

 THERE WERE 10 OTHER THINGS TO BLOG ABOUT BUT I FORGET.

 TUESDAY     7 - 27 - 21

  HOW THE HELL DO THIEVES DO IT ?

 I THINK HAVING A PASSWORD TO OPEN YOUR PHONE IS A TOTAL HASSLE.........BUT THAT IS ME AND PROBABLY WRONG. TODAY , WHEELS FORGOT HER PASSWORD TO OPEN HERE PHONE.  CLOSE TO 5 HOURS LATER SHE GOT HER PHONE TO OPEN VIA SPRINT TECHS. OH........SHE LOST EVERYTHING ON THE PHONE. THIS MAKES ME THINK , " HOW IN THE HELL DO CROOKS DO IT WHEN STEALING A PHONE ? "

 I START MY DAY BY WEEDING. IT WAS NOT FUN IN THE HEAT. I WENT AROUND THE WHOLE PROPERTY BOTH FRONT AND BACK YARDS. THREE TRASHCANS LATER I WAS DONE.

 MESSING WITH OUR TOWNSHIP TRASH MEN. THEY PICK UP OUR TRASH AND I SAY WHILE WEEDING , " WOULD YOU LIKE TO TRADE JOBS ? " WITH A BIG SMILE THE WORKER RESPONDS , " YOU COULDN'T HANDLE IT. WE HAVE 400 HOMES TO STILL DO. " I REPLY , " I HAVE 4,000 WEEDS TO PULL. "

 A NICE MOTORCYCLE RIDE DOING ALL BACK STREETS ACTUALLY BECAME A TOTAL STRESSFUL JOURNEY. THREE DIFFERENT TRAVEL PATHS WE BLOCKED DUE TO ROAD WORK. I ENDED UP TAKING MY NORMAL WAY. I WAS SO PISSED.

 I SEE A SIGN ON A CURB THAT SAYS " FREE ". I APPROACH A TABLE OF ITEMS AND PICKED A SENSOR CANDLE STILL IN ITS ORIGINAL BOX.

 AT THE NAIL I TURN BACK HOME ON OUR SPECIALTY BEER FRIDGE. I HAD IT OFF FOR 2 DAYS AND I AM HOPING IT WILL MELT ICE FORMED IN THE BACK COILS. THIS WAS SUGGESTED BY OUR A/C TECH. WE WILL SEE. OH , ALL KINDS OF WORK STILL GOING ON ALONG HAVERFORD ROAD.

 BACK HOME I UNLOAD ALL TOOLS FROM OUR VAN , LEAF BLOW THE INSIDE , WET/DRY VAC THE INSIDE , AND AIR IT OUT ALL NIGHT. IT STILL SMELLS A LITTLE MUSTY.

 AGAIN OUR GARDEN BLOWS. I SEE PICTURES OF COUSINS , FRIENDS , AND FAMILY ON THEIR GARDENS AND THEIR VEGETABLES ARE WAY LARGER AND HEALTHY. I DID WATER OURS EARLY MORNING.

 EVERY DAY I AM DOING SOME KIND OF BAND BOOKING. I EVEN STARTED DOING BAND CALENDARS.

 WATCH SOME OLYMPICS TODAY - GIRLS VOLLEY BALL AND GIRLS SOCCER. IS IT ME OR IS THE WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM OUT RIGHT BLOW ? I KNOW THEY WERE PLAYING FOR A TIE BUT JESUS PASSING AND DECISION MAKING WAS HORRIBLE.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF SEASON 3 IN THE HANDMAID'S TALE. IT WAS GOOD.

 THE REVIEWS ARE MIXED BUT I DEFINITELY LIKE KEVIN CAN GO F HIMSELF. WE WATCHED ANOTHER EPISODE TODAY AND IT WAS ENTERTAINING.

 FILLED AIR ON TIRES OF 2 VEHICLES. OUR VAN DEFINITELY HAS A SLOW LEAK. I ALSO CHECKED MY RIDING MOWER AND MOTORCYCLE. HAVING AN AIR COMPRESSOR IS VERY NICE.

 SLEPT BETTER TONIGHT AND DID NOT PEE ONE TIME DURING THE NIGHT. I FOUND IF I HAVE A SEMI HARD-ON IT RESTRICTS THE URGE AND ABILITY TO PEE. SO , I THOUGHT ABOUT BANGING ANNIE MURPHY IN SCHITT'S CREEK AND KEVIN CAN GO F HIMSELF THREE TIMES DURING THE NIGHT.

  WEDNESDAY      7 - 28 - 21

 PHILLIES PLAYED 100 GAMES AND ONE GAME WILL BE CANCELLED. GUESS WHICH ONE ? THAT WOULD BE THE GAME WE WERE GOING TO ATTEND........BLOW.

 YES , WE GET ALL DRESSED IN OUR PHILLIES ATTIRE AND DRIVE TO CENTER CITY TO GET OUR YOUNGEST. WE GET A PHONE CALL FROM A FAMILY MEMBER SAYING THE GAME WAS CANCELLED DUE TO WASHINGTON PLAYERS BEING DICKHEADS AND NOT GETTING VACCINATED. THE ONLY COOL THING.....WE KNEW THE GAME WAS CANCELLED BEFORE ANY MEDIA REPORTS.

 MY DAY :

 I SPEND A FAIR AMOUNT OF TIME WEED WHACKING AND CUTTING THE LAWNS ON 2 PROPERTIES. LET ME TELL YOU.......IT WAS HOT OUT. AFTER 3 TRASHCANS OF WEEDING YESTERDAY I WAS HURTING.

 FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE STRIKES AGAIN - I DRIVE OVER TO DREXEL HILL AFTER STOPPING AT THE NAIL. OUR SPECIALTY BEER FRIDGE DID NOT GET BETTER IN TEMPERATURE. I TEXT MY TECH WITH NO RESPONSE.....GEE. ANYWAY , I PICK UP A BAG OF GREY GROUT. IT'S ABOUT $20 BUT HEY FREE IS FREE. I WANT TO RE-DO THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE FRONT DOOR & WOOD STOVE TILE AREA AGAIN.

 WHEELS GETS A VERY GOOD WORK PERFORMANCE REVIEW. I THINK THEY NOW KNOW SHE BASICALLY WORKS 7 DAYS A WEEK.

 AIR OUT VAN AGAIN.

 CONSOLIDATE ALL MY TOOLS IN MY UTILITY TRAILER. MAN I LOVE THIS TRAILER. IT JUST KEEPS GIVING.

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKES AGAIN - I DID NOT TELL ANYONE BUT OFF BROAD STREET ON THE WAY TO THE GAME I WAS MAKING A PIT STOP TO PICK UP 70+ FEET OF L.E.D. LIGHTS FOR THE NAIL. WE MAKE THE STOP AND 2 GIRLS FROM A SORORITY HOUSE ARE COLLEGE ADORABLE. I JOKE WITH THEM ABOUT THE PHILLIES GAME BEING CANCELLED. THEY GIVE ME THE LIGHTS AND I DREAM OF BEING YOUNG AGAIN.....AND MAYBE DOING A THREESOME. I HATE BEING OLD , FAT , AND BALD.

 DROP OFF HILTI GUN FOR MY BROTHER. I FEEL BAD AS HE SPUN HIS WHEELS GETTING THE RIGHT DRILL BIT AND FINDING OUT IT IS A HAMMER DRILL AND NOT A DEMO HAMMER HE WANTED.

 YOUNGEST DECIDES TO CHILL WITH US EVEN THOUGH PHILLIES GAME WAS CANCELLED. I WAS ELATED. WE TAKE A RIDE TO BARNABY'S IN HAVERTOWN TO MEET FAMILY AND FRIENDS. THE PLACE IS ABSOLUTELY PACKED ON " FREE KID MEAL WEDNESDAYS ". OUR WAITRESS WAS CUTE AND A FRIEND WAS HER SOFTBALL COACH YEARS AGO. THE COMFORT FOOD WAS VERY GOOD AND FOR THE 30TH TIME IN 3 MONTHS I HAD ANOTHER " CHEAT " DAY.

 WE ROLL OUT AND STOP AT MY BROTHERS' FOR A VISIT AND PICK UP MY HILTI GUN. MY DAUGHTERS PLAYED WITH HIS KIDS WHILE I JOKED WITH THE WIFE ON HOW 4 WHEEL BARRELS OF DIRT BECAME 24. I HAD HER LAUGHING. I LOVE HER LAUGH.

 BACK HOME FAMILY IS AT OUR HOUSE. WE HAVE SOME WINE TO END THE NIGHT. WE WATCH SOME OLYMPICS TOO. OH , THEY HAVE THE LOWEST RATINGS OF ALL TIME.

 OUR ELDEST RE-DID HER BEDROOM AND ADDED REALLY COOL L.E.D. LIGHTS CONTROLLED BY " ALEXIS ".....PRETTY COOL.

 WE WATCH ANOTHER EPISODE OF " KEVIN CAN GO F HIMSELF ". AGAIN , I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 IN BED AND SLEPT GOOD.

 I HAD A NICE DREAM ABOUT BEING WITH A SUPER HOT GIRL ON A BEACH. SHE WAS VERY TAN WITH LONG LEGS AND TIGHT STOMACH. SHE IS IN A SKIMPY BIKINI WITH A SMOKING HOT BODY. I LAY NEXT TO HER AND SHE GOES TO GRAB MY SWIM TRUNKS. SHE SAYS , " THIS TIME IT'S MY TURN "..............DREAM ENDS. I SWEAR I CAN'T EVEN HAVE A FUN DREAM. ALSO , I REALLY WANTED TO KNOW WHAT " THIS TIME IT'S MY TURN " MEANT.

  THURSDAY     7 - 29 - 21

 HOW ABOUT THIS ? WE HAVE AN ACCOUNT WITH WSFS THAT WE DO NOT TOUCH. THEY STARTED CHARGING US $8 A MONTH BECAUSE IT WAS INACTIVE.....DURING THE PANDEMIC. UN......FUCKING....BELIEVABLE.

 OK....LET'S START MY DAY.

 FB MARKETPLACE AGAIN - PICKED UP LONG 4X4 POSTS AND A 6X6 TO RE-DO OUR DILAPIDATED STREET WOOD BORDERS.

 FB MARKETPLACE AGAIN - PICKED UP 4 UNDER CABINET LIGHTS FOR MY TOOL ROOM. THE GUY WAS SUPER COOL AND HAD A BOAT. HE SAILS ALL OVER NEW YORK AND TOLD ME JAWS THE MOVIE WAS BASED ON A TRUE STORY. LOOK UP " SHARK 1918 ".....SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

 MY CIRCLE RUN ENDS AT THE NAIL. I BEGIN A TON OF PROJECTS WHILE WAITING FOR A BEER DELIVERY.

 FACEBOOK MESSAGE WITH GLEN MACNOW OF WYSP 94.1 ABOUT HIS PRODUCT WE SELL HERE CALLED CONSHOHOCKEN BEER COMPANY.

 - I SPEND A SHITLOAD OF TIME SETTING UP L.E.D. LIGHTS I GOT ON FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE FROM 2 PIECE OF ASS COLLEGE GIRLS. I POSTED PICTURES ON FACEBOOK OF THE FINAL SETTING UP WITH DIFFERENT COLORS. IN LESS THAN 30 MINUTES OVER 50 FRIENDS AND FAMILY COMMENTED ON IT....MOST FROM HAVERTOWN AND ARDMORE.

 - STOCKED BEER AND I AM CONCERNED MY BEER COMPANY IS GOING OUT OF BUSINESS. THEY TELL ME NO BOTTLES OF BUD , BUD LIGHT , COORS LIGHT , AND ROLLING ROCK CAN BE FOUND ANYWHERE. I CALL 3 LOCAL BEER DISTRIBUTORS I KNOW AND ALL OF THEM HAVE IT IN STOCK. I'VE SEEN THIS BEFORE WHEN A BEER DISTRIBUTOR IS HAVING DIFFICULTY THEIR STOCK AVAILABILITY BECOMES DEPLETED.........WHICH DIRECTLY AFFECTS ME.

 - CLEANED KITCHEN AREA FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES.

 - GEE , A/C TECH NOT GETTING BACK TO ME AGAIN.

 - TESTED DRAFTS....STILL GOOD. I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE I WENT YEARS NOT HAVING ICE COLD DRAFTS INSTANTLY FROM THE TAP. FOR YEARS FOAM AND PATRONS GETTING A FOAM BEER PLUS A HALF PITCHER OF FOAM BEER TO MATCH IT. I ALWAYS WOULD SAY , " WELP , YOU ARE GETTING 2 FOR 1 HERE ".

 - WORK ON JAGER MACHINE. I CLEAN THE FILTERS AND RUN WATER THROUGH THE MACHINE THREE TIMES. I FIGURED IT NEEDED A GOOD CLEANING. I EVEN MADE A NEW FILTER. I PUT ONE BOTTLE OF JAGER IN AND.................IT DOESN'T WORK.

 - ORDERED A SECURITY PAD BATTERY SINCE OUR DISPLAY MONITOR NOW  SAYS , " LOW BATTERY DICKHEAD , ORDER ANOTHER ONE FATTY ".

 - ADDED MIDHEAVEN AND SYBERIA TO AN AUGUST 10TH FLYERS HERE.

 - WATCHED PHILLIES SUCK ASS IN GAME ONE AND WIN GAME 2 VIA GRAND SLAM EXTRA INNING. FIRST TIME IN PHILLIES HISTORY. I HAVE TO ADMIT.....THAT WAS FUN. MILLER SAYING , " THEY WALKED NOLA TO GET TO ME " WAS FUNNY.

 - AN OPEN MIC JUST JAM GUY COMES IN WITH A TIE- DYED " SAVE THE NAIL " SHIRT. IT IS THE 2ND TIME I HAVE SEEN THIS. HE WILL DO 5 SHIRTS FOR US. ACTUALLY.....HIS DAUGHTER WILL. THEY LOOKED PRETTY COOL.

 - STOCKED LIQUOR.

 - CALLED BANDS AND PROMOTERS.

 ROLL BACK HOME AND UNLOAD TREATED LUMBER I PICKED UP AND OTHER STUFF.

 I HAVE ONE LARGE PORK CHOP FOR AN EARLY DINNER.

 WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF KEVIN CAN GO F HIMSELF. SOME PARTS THIS TIME WERE ACTUALLY FUNNY....IN A DARK COMEDY.

 BACK TO THE NAIL AND SEVERAL FEMALE ARTISTS WERE VERY GOOD DURING THE OPEN MIC JUST JAM SESSION. THE OTHER MUSICIANS REALLY CHEERED FOR THEM.

 TWO GIRLS WHO SAID THEY COME BACK AGAIN....DID. I BOUGHT HER A DRINK. OH....SHE IS A PIECE OF ASS.

 A LITTLE MIFFED. AN OLDER GIRL COMES IN AND IS A SINGER. SHE WAS VERY GOOD AND LOOKED GOOD IN HER GREY/BLACK SPANDEX. SHE YELLS OUT , " WOW , THIS PLACE HAS NOT CHANGE AT ALL SINCE THE 90'S. I MEAN NOTHING. " A COUPLE OF MINUTES LATER SHE WALKS NEAR ME AND I SAY , " SERIOUSLY ?  NOTHING HAS CHANGED SINCE THE 90'S ? " SHE REPLIES , " YES....NOTHING. " SHE HAS A BACK BONE AND ATTITUDE TO MATCH AND EVEN SAID WHEN HER HUSBAND ORDERED A BEER SHE WOULD TAKE TONIC WATER BECAUSE SHE IS NOT A DRUNK LIKE HER HUSBAND. THIS TOLD ME ALL I NEEDED TO KNOW ABOUT HER. ANYWAY , I SAY , " HOW ABOUT THE STAGE WAS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROOM ? ". SHE REPLIES , " OH YEAH......IT WAS. I WAS GOING TO NAME ABOUT 150 OTHER THINGS REMODELED AND DONE BUT I DIDN'T...........LIKE THE WHOLE FUCKING FRONT WALL AND AWNING !!

 THE NIGHT WENT ON AND IT WAS FUN ESPECIALLY SINCE WE DID NOT GET A TORNADO. THE WEATHER PEOPLE WERE ON FOR A SOLID 5 HOURS EXPLAINING THIS BAD WEATHER COMING.

 ROLL HOME AND CHILL WITH A NIGHTCAP. I WALK THE PUP AND SHE DOES HER BUSINESS.

 I TEXT PHOTOS TO MY ELDEST ABOUT HOW MUCH WORK IS BEING DONE RIGHT OFF OUR STREET AT 1AM....ALL KINDS OF PECO TRUCKS AND LIGHTS.

 OFF TO BED....SLEPT GOOD.

  FRIDAY      7 - 30 - 21

  I SAVED A WOOD PECKER.........( NOT MY OWN ).

 I EMAILED WSFS ABOUT CHARGING US AN " INACTIVE FEE ". I COPIED IN 5 EMPLOYEES WE HAVE DEALT WITH OVER THE YEARS. NOT ONE RESPONDED.

 HELP A NEIGHBOR REPLACE AN A/C IN IS HOUSE. HE IS QUITE AMAZED AS I EASILY LIFT HIS OLD HEAVY A/C OUT OF THE WINDOW AND PLACE IT ON A DOLLY. I WORK THE EGYPTIANS WAY BY USING COUNTER WEIGHT......MY FAT COUNTERING A/C.

 I INSTALL THE NEW A/C AND HEAR SOME RACKET. A YOUNG WOOD PECKER TRAPPED ITSELF IN OUR FRIEND'S PORCH AREA. USING THE NEW A/C BOX I GUIDE THE BIRD OUTSIDE AND HELP HIM OUT.

 STOP AT ACME TO PICK UP SODAS FOR THE NAIL. IT WAS $92 WORTH AND I AM NOT SURE WHAT IS BETTER .....OUR OLD SODA COMPANY WITH THEIR GENERIC SODA OR BRAND NAME SODA I BOUGHT. THE THINK THE COST IS CHEAPER THIS WAY. I AM SURE I CAN GET BETTER PRICING IF I WANTED TOO.

 YOUNGEST COMES IN ON TRAIN. ALWAYS AWESOME TO SEE AND WORK WITH HER.

 BACK HOME I CHILL AND TRY TO NAP............I CAN'T.

 PREP TOOLS AND OTHER THINGS FOR A ROAD TRIP BY STACKING THEM IN OUR GARAGE FOR EASY ACCESS. MAN , OUR GARAGE GOT CROWDED AGAIN.

 A NICE MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO THE NAIL. I PREP FOR THE BANDS.

 A FUN NIGHT AND PEOPLE WERE VERY COOL. EVEN 2 GUYS WHO WANT TO WORK HERE. THEY LITTERED ON MY NEIGHBOR'S PROPERTY AFTER I TOLD THEM NOT TOO. SO......THEY WON'T WORK HERE.

 THE NIGHT MOVED QUICKLY AND WORKING WITH MY YOUNGEST WAS FUN AS ALWAYS. I ADORE WORKING WITH MY KIDS. I CALLED IN MY ELDEST TO HELP WITH COOK ORDERS. SHE CAME IN WHICH WAS REALLY APPRECIATED.

 I REALLY LIKE THE " NEW " L.E.D. LIGHTS.  YOU CAN CHOOSE DIFFERENT COLORS AND PATTERNS TO BLINK.

 SOLD SOME SAVE THE NAIL TEE SHIRTS AND WE ARE GETTING LOW......WHICH IS A GOOD THING.

 MY YOUNGEST AND I RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE TO WAWA. SHE PURCHASES A QUESADILLA AND GETS ME A CANDY BAR.

 AT HOME WE CHILL AND WATCH 2 EPISODES OF HOW TO SELL DRUGS ONLINE. IT WAS CUTE AND INTRIGUED ME.

 OFF TO BED....SLEPT GOOD. I THINK GOING TO BED AT 2AM AND WAKING UP AT 5AM IS BEST FOR ME.......BLOW.

 SATURDAY    7 - 31 - 21

 WELL.....THAT WAS FUN. 

 WHEELS , YOUNGEST , AND ROOM MATES HEAD EAST.......SO ENVIOUS.

 I SHOWER AND SHAVE WHICH IS ALWAYS NICE EVERY 5TH DAY OF THE WEEK. WHEELS SHAVING MY BACK IS ALWAYS FUN TOO. EVEN BETTER , I JOKED WITH MY YOUNGEST TO DO IT AND SHE ACTUALLY STARTED WALKING TOWARDS ME WITH A HEAVY SIGH. I IMMEDIATELY STOPPED HER. I COULD NOT PUT THE KID THROUGH SUCH A TRAUMATIC ORDEAL.

 PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN....BLOW.

 NO RESPONSE FROM WSFS SO I CALLED THEM. THEY REMOVED THE $8 FEE AND REPLACED IT TOO.

 PLAYED WITH THE PUP IN THE YARD. SHE DOES NOT HAVE THAT INSTINCT TO RETRIEVE A TENNIS BALL. ONCE IT GOES HIDDEN LIKE IN A BUSH....SHE LOSES INTEREST.

  OFF TO THE NAIL ON MY BIKE. I PREP AND THE BANDS START ROLLING IN. WHAT SUCKED IS THE BARTENDER CALLED IN SICK ON 2 HOURS NOTICE. LUCKILY , I HAD HER COME IN FOR JUST ONE HOUR UNTIL OUR DOOR MAN CAME AND THAN I MOVED TO BARTENDER.

 SOME REALLY GOOD MUSIC TONIGHT. EVERYONE WAS COOL.

 CHILLED AFTER SHOW WITH DOOR MAN. ALWAYS FUN TO EXCHANGE STORIES.

 WE PREPPED FOR SUNDAY.

 RIDE BIKE HOME ON A CHILL NIGHT....LITERALLY GOT CHILLY.

 I HUNG OUT A LITTLE BIT AND WATCHED TV BUT AFTER ONE EPISODE OF LUCIFER I WENT TO BED.

  SUNDAY        8 - 1 - 21

 IF THERE IS AN OPENING....I'M ROAD TRIPPIN'.

 AT 7AM I AM SURPRISED MY ELDEST AND 2 FRIENDS ARE READY TO HEAD EAST.  THERE IS ZERO TRAFFIC THIS EARLY WHICH IS THE NUMBER 1 REASON I TRAVEL AT THIS TIME..........ALONG WITH I'M A MORNING PERSON. 

 OH , DOING A HUNGE WE ARRIVE IN 52 MINUTES.

 WE ARRIVE AND UNLOAD A LITTLE BIT. WHEELS , OUR YOUNGEST , AND 2 FRIENDS GO WITH US TO BREAKFAST. WE ARRIVE AT POMPEO'S RESTAURANT. IT IS LITERALLY A 3 MINUTE WALK AND MY COUSIN OWNS THE PLACE. THE FOOD WAS GOOD , A DJ PLAYED FRANK SINATRA & DEAN MARTIN , AND MY COUSIN STOPPED BY TO SAY HELLO AT OUR TABLE. MY DAUGHTER HEARING THE OVERLOAD OF SUPER ITALIAN MUSIC AT BREAKFAST SAYS , " OF COURSE YOUR COUSIN OWNS IT. " I POSTED SOME PICTURES OF THE 7 OF US AND A TON OF MY COUSINS RESPONDED.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN. I WAS TOLD SATURDAY A TON OF PEOPLE WERE HERE BUT TODAY WAS AT LEAST 50% LESS......WHICH WAS FINE WITH ME.

 TO THE BEACH FOR OVER 8 HOURS. I AM WITH 9 GIRLS AND IT WAS AWESOME AS I MADE JOKES AND ENTERTAINED THEM ( I HOPE ) ALL DAY. A ROOMMATE'S MOM AND BROTHER STOPPED BY TOO AND IT WAS JUST EXCELLENT.

 PLAYED VOLLEYBALL WITH ALL THE GIRLS. THEY ARE ADORABLE AND JUST CRACK ME UP. WE ALSO SAW SOME DOLPHINS.

 BACK HOME WE SHOWER AND HEAD OUT TO AN EXCELLENT RESTAURANT CALLED PASTA PESTO BAR & GRILL. THE SERVICE WAS LIGHTNING FAST WITH BREAD ( PHENOMENAL SIDE SAUCE ) , APPETIZERS ( CALLA-MAD ) , SALADS , AND MAIN ENTREES. WE HAD 14 PEOPLE AND AGAIN ALL LAUGHS , FUN , AND JUST EXCELLENT FOOD AND WAITRESS. THE ONLY DOWN FALL WAS ME SPILLING A HALF GLASS OF WINE. AGAIN , I TOOK SOME FUN PICTURES AND A SHIT LOAD OF MY ITALIAN COUSINS RESPONDED ON FACEBOOK.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN WITH NIGHT CAPS. WE WATCH SOME OLYMPICS , THE KIDS PLAY MARIO BROTHERS , AND THAN ALL OF US WATCH THE REBOOT OF ICARLEY. I DID NOT KNOW IT STARTED BACK UP AGAIN AFTER A 10 YEAR HIATUS. I THOUGHT IT WAS GOOD AND WAS ALWAYS A FAN OF THE SHOW. IT DOES SUCK A MAIN CHARACTER DID NOT PARTICIPATE DUE TO GETTING OUT OF ACTING.

 YOU KNOW HOW YOU ARE LIVING WITH 7 GIRLS ?......LOOK IN THE BATHROOM. THERE IS AT LEAST 30 BOTTLES OF SHOWER , SKIN , AND BATHROOM PRODUCTS. I BROUGHT SOAP.

 WHAT A GREAT GREAT FUN DAY WITH LOTS OF LAUGHS AND BOOZING ON THE BEACH. THESE GIRLS ARE JUST SO COOL , ADORABLE , ADULT-LIKE , AND FUN TO HANG WITH.

 OFF TO BED AND TOMORROW I START MY PUNCH LIST.

 MONDAY    8 - 2 - 21

 FEELS LIKE A TUESDAY...........HAPPY IT WAS MONDAY.

 WALK THE PUP AT 6AM. THIS IS MY TRADITION AND I DON'T MIND OF OUR TOGETHER TIME. WE WENT ON THE BEACH AND SAW SOME DOLPHINS.

 I HAD TO START MY PUNCH LIST. SO.....

 - FRONT SCREEN DOOR HAS 2 CLOSERS.........ONE ON TOP AND ONE ON BOTTOM. THE BOTTOM WAS BROKE ALONG WITH THE WOOD HOLDING IT. SO , I FLIP FLOPPED THEM AND WENT WITH JUST A CLOSER ON TOP. FOR NOW IT WORKS FINE. I PAINTED THE BOTTOM DAMAGED PART AND ANOTHER DAY I WILL INSTALL A 2ND CLOSER MECHANISM AGAIN.

 - 2 SPRAY COATS OF WHITE PAINT AND OUR FRIDGE LOOKS 100% BETTER. WHEN I DELIVERED IT 3 WEEKS AGO I SCRAPED THE DAMN FRONT OF IT IN 2 PLACES. NOW......YOU CAN NOT SEE IT.

 - IN 3 WEEKS THE FRIDGE DOOR SHELF'S WERE ALL DAMAGED. I SPENT 1 HOUR SUPER GLUING AND USING SCOTCH TAPE TO MACGYVER THEM. I HAD MY YOUNGEST ROOM MATE HELP ME.

 - FIXED WHEEL'S READING GLASSES. I HAD ANOTHER OF MY YOUNGEST ROOM MATE HELP ME.

 - CLEANED A RE-USABLE A/C FILTER BUT ENDING UP USING A STANDARD FILTER TO REPLACE IT.

 - SECURED AN A/C UNIT IN OUR BACK ALLEY WAY. I INSTALLED A WOOD SUPPORT AND PAINTED IT. MY NEIGHBOR AND I ALSO ZIP TIED A HANGING WIRE.

 - CLEANED DIRT / SAND MARKINGS ON A YELLOW SERVER TABLE UNDER OUR TV.

 - INSTALLED 5 RECESSED L.E.D. LIGHTS IN 2 FIRST FLOOR BEDROOMS. I HAD A LITTLE TROUBLE WITH ONE BUT OVERALL THEY CAME OUT EXCELLENT. I TOTALLY LOVE L.E.D. RECESSED LIGHTS OVER NORMAL FLOOD BULBS.

 - CHECKED KEY BOX.

 - LUBED FRONT DOORS.

  I TAKE A NAP WHILE THE KIDS WALK THE BOARDS AND TAKE CRAZY MAZE TO THE DOG PARK.

 I HEAD TO THE BEACH WITH 7 GIRLS AND ONE GUY. A ROOM MATE'S MOM AND BROTHER HAVE BEEN CHILLING WITH US AND I ENJOYED THEIR COMPANY. A PLUS.....THEY DRINK LIKE US. THE WEATHER WAS PERFECT. THE KIDS WERE FUN. THE MOM IS A NURSE AND OF COURSE I ASKED ABOUT COVID. SHE IS TAKING IT SERIOUSLY. SHE GOT VACCINATED BUT FEELS PEOPLE CAN MAKE THEIR OWN DECISIONS AND GOD CAN TOO.

 WE LEAVE THE BEACH AROUND 6:30PM. I WOULD OF STAYED 2 MORE HOURS.  WHITE CLAWS WERE GOING DOWN NICELY.

 ALL OF US GO OUT TO DINNER AT THE NEWLY RENOVATED PLACE CALLED THE INLET. WE HAD A GOOD TIME. FOOD AND SERVICE WAS GOOD. PRICE............A LITTLE HIGH. I GUESS PATRONS HAVE TO PAY FOR THE NEW REMODELING. I ALSO NOTICED THEIR HUGE PORTIONS WERE SMALLER.

 WE SAY OUR GOODBYES AND OUR NEW FRIENDS HEAD BACK TO THEIR HOME STATE.

 THE KIDS WALK THE BOARDS WHILE WHEELS AND I WATCH SOME OLYMPICS ON TV. I ALWAYS WONDER HOW I WOULD OF DONE IN THE TABLE TENNIS CATEGORY.

 PHILLIES WITH A NICE COMEBACK WIN.

 SOME NIGHT CAPS AND HEAD TO BED. I SLEPT OKAY BUT DID WAKE UP AT LEAST 10 TIMES AND GOT OUT OF BED TWICE TO PEE.

 TUESDAY     8 - 3 - 21

 A LITTLE " US " DAY..........

  CONTINUE MY PROJECTS AND UPDATING MY LISTS :

 - CLEANED AND WIPED DOWN ALL CEILING FANS.

 - FIXED A SLIDING DOOR LOCK.

 - WD40'D A SCREEN SLIDING DOOR AND RE-SET.

 - WEEDED ALL FLOWER BEDS.

 - EDGED GRASS LINE ON SIDEWALK.

 - WEED WHACKED SIDEWALKS AND GRASS LINE ALONG FENCE AND BACK ALLEY.

 - CUT LAWN

 - PICKED UP TRASH , BOTTLES , CIGARETTE BUTTS , AND MORE.

 - EMPTIED GRASS CLIPPING BAG AND RE-FILLED GAS TANK ON LAWN MOWER.

  DRIVE KIDS TO BOARDWALK AND TAKE PUP TO DOG PARK. AS ALWAYS IT WAS A DOG SHOW AND BLAST TO WATCH. ALL GOOD OWNERS AND DOGS TODAY.

 BACK HOME WHEELS AND I HEAD TO THE BEACH. WE BRING SOME DRINKS AND CHILL BY THE WATER.  ANOTHER PERFECT DAY TO JUST HANG OUT ON THE BEACH AND PEOPLE WATCH.

 BACK HOME WE HEAD OUT AND LEAVE THE KIDS ON THEIR OWN. WE DRIVE TO A HUGE PLACE CALLED 2 MILE CRAB HOUSE. THE PLACE IS HUUUUUUUUUUGE AND CAN SERVE 1200 PEOPLE. LINES OF CARS FILLED A LONG DRIVEWAY STYLE PARKING LOT. WE GOT LUCKY ON 2 FRONTS. ONE - WE GOT A PARKING SPOT CLOSE. TWO - OVER A ONE HOUR WAIT. SO WE SAID " F " THAT AND WENT TO ONE OF 3 BAR AREAS. WE IMMEDIATELY GOT A SMALL TABLE BY THE WATER , AN EXCELLENT BARTENDER NAMED " TIM " , AND GREAT SERVICE.  WE FULLY ATE WITH DRINKS WHILE LONG LINES OF PEOPLE WERE STILL WAITING. I POSTED SOME PICTURES ON FACEBOOK. THIS WAS A GOOD PLACE BUT I WOULD RECOMMEND OFF-SEASON OR SIT AT OR NEAR THE BAR.

 WE WALKED AROUND THE CRAB HOUSE RESTAURANT AND WAS JUST AMAZED HOW MANY PEOPLE AND WORKERS THERE ARE. I EVEN TOOK A PICTURE FOR A FAMILY WHILE WALKING THE DOCKS. IT WAS OVERCAST AND THE SUN SHOT OUT JUST AS IT WAS SETTING. HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE BROKE THE PHONES OUT FOR SUNSET PICTURES.....WE DID TOO.

 I AM DRIVING HOME AND I SAY , " I THINK AN OLD HAVERTOWN FRIEND LIVES NEAR HERE.......OH WAIT ....THERE'S HER HOUSE. " WE SURPRISE HER AND HANG OUT. YEP.....WITHIN MINUTES WE WERE DRINKING CROWN ROYAL APPLE. IT WAS A NICE VISIT.

 BACK HOME THE KIDS ARE ON THE BOARDWALK WHILE WE WATCH THE PHILLIES WIN AGAIN AND WATCH THE SEASON 1 FINALE EPISODE OF KEVIN CAN F HIMSELF. IT WAS GOOD.

 WALK THE PUP WHO IS HAVING A BLAST HER. THE KIDS HAVE BEEN VERY GOOD WITH HER.

 OFF TO BED AND I ACTUALLY SLEPT GOOD.......ON & OFF ALL THE WAY TO 8AM.

     THIS BEAUTIFUL YOUNG HISPANIC GIRL WHO KINDA LOOKS LIKE SELENA GOMEZ WITH A LONG PONY TAIL APPROACHES ME. SHE IS THIN AND MAYBE 5'4" WHILE WEARING A WHITE TIGHT TOP AND BLACK SPANDEX SHORTS WITH HER ABS SHOWING. SHE IS IN PERFECT SHAPE.  I'M AT A PARTY WITH LOTS OF PEOPLE AND SUDDENLY SHE IS SITTING BEHIND ME AND HUGGING ME. SHE KEEPS WHISPERING IN MY EAR ABOUT HOW I SHOULD GO WITH HER AND HER FRIENDS TO A SWIMMING POOL AREA AND MAKE THE PARTY A LITTLE SMALLER. SHE KISSES ME ON THE SIDE OF MY FACE AND THAN MOVES TO MY LIPS. I AM TOTALLY CONFUSED ABOUT OUR RELATIONSHIP. ARE WE GOING OUT ? I ASK HER HOW OLD SHE IS BECAUSE SHE LOOKS 16. SHE SAYS , " I KNOW I LOOK YOUNG BUT I AM 28 BUT LIKE OLDER MEN. " I RESPOND , " WELL , YOU CERTAINLY PICKED AN OLDER MAN SINCE I AM TWICE YOUR AGE. " THE GIRL IS AN ABSOLUTE SMOKE SHOW AND I KNOW THIS RELATIONSHIP WILL NOT LAST 1 DAY BUT I DECIDE TO JUST PLAY IT OUT. I SAY TO HER , " ALRIGHT , LET'S MOVE THIS PARTY. " SHE IS SUPER HAPPY AND JUMPS AT ME...........dream ends.

  WEDNESDAY     8 - 4 - 21

 WELP , TIME TO ROLL OUT. I REALLY ENJOYED THIS MINI VACA.

 AROUND 8AM I AM WALKING THE PUP ON THE BEACH. IT IS OVERCAST BUT STILL SO PRISTINE.  I AM NOT SURE WHAT I ENJOY BETTER....THE SEASHORE OR THE POCONOS. IT'S KINDA COMPARING APPLES TO ORANGES BUT I THINK I LIKE THE SEASHORE BETTER BUT MY HEART IS ALWAYS VOTING POCONOS.

 I FINISH SOME LITTLE PROJECTS LIKE CLEANING THE FRONT WINDOWS AND DOOR.

 I BEGIN PACKING MY 100 TOOLS AND CLEANING. I USE THE WET/DRY VAC TO SUCK UP DEBRIS IN CORNERS , UNDER BEDS , IN DRAWERS , BATHROOM , AND MORE.

 ALL THE GIRLS HELP LOAD UP AS WE HAVE 2 VEHICLES. THE GIRLS WILL TAKE ONE CAR AND WHEELS , MYSELF , AND THE PUP ANOTHER. THEY STOP IN CENTER CITY AND WE HEAD HOME. WE FOLLOWED EACH OTHER ALMOST ALL THE WAY. THEY TOOK BEN FRANKLIN BRIDGE AND WE TOOK WALT WHITMAN. I MADE SURE I HIT EVERY RED LIGHT POSSIBLE AND PICKED THE MOST TRAFFICKY AREAS. MY ELDEST ALMOST BEAT US HOME AFTER SHE DROPPED OFF GIRLS IN CENTER CITY.

 AT HOME WE UNLOAD A 100 THINGS.

 I TAKE A NAP FOR ABOUT 40 MINUTES AND THAN HEAD TO THE NAIL TO DO SOME PROJECTS. OF COURSE , ONE PROJECT GOES TOTALLY HAYWIRE. A SIMPLE TASK OF CHANGING A BATTERY WITH JUST 2 PRONGS TURNED INTO AN ALL OUT 90 MINUTE PROJECT. AMAZING , A FUCKING 5 MINUTE JOB TURNS INTO ALMOST 2 HOURS .........AND STILL NOT FINISHED.

 BACK HOME WE CHILL AND WATCH THE PHILLIES WIN TO SUCK US IN MORE THINKING THEY HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN THE DIVISION. WE ALSO WATCHED 2 EPISODES OF THE HANDMAID'S TALE. BOTH WERE GOOD.

 ELDEST AND 4 FRIENDS STOPPED OVER. ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE THEM AND PLUS THEY HUNG WITH US DOWN THE SEASHORE. TWO FEMALE FRIENDS WILL BARTEND FOR ME.

 OFF TO BED AND TOSSED AND TURNED MOST OF THE NIGHT. THE PUP TAKING UP MY BED DID NOT HELP. A KING SIZE BED AND I HAD 10 INCHES ALONG THE EDGE. WHY AM I ALLOWING THIS ?

 ON A SUPER SAD NOTE A MILLER REP WHO HELPED US WITH OUR DRAFT SYSTEM SUDDENLY PASSED AWAY. HE WAS A VERY COOL GUY AND LOVED PEOPLE , BEER , AND MOTORCYCLES. HE WAS ONLY 61.

  THURSDAY      8 - 5 - 21

  GOOD KARMA I HOPE.........

  THIS WAS A LONG DAY AND NIGHT.

  THIS NOT SLEEPING WELL IS REALLY HINDERING ME LATE NIGHT ESPECIALLY WHEN I AM AT THE NAIL.

 START WITH PICKING UP 3 WINDOW A/C'S AND A TINY FRIDGE FROM A FRIEND'S HOUSE. I BROUGHT THEM HOME AND THEY HOPEFULLY WILL BE PICKED UP ALONG THE OUR FRIDGE BY MY SCRAP GUY.  HE WAS SUPPOSE TO SHOW UP TODAY AND NEVER DID. 2 TEXTS AND A PHONE CALL WERE NOT RETURNED.

 MY FRIEND ALSO ORDERED ME A TRANSFORMER OUTLET PLUG I NEED ON AMAZON. I ASKED HIM TO DO IT BECAUSE HE KNOWS TECH STUFF WAY BETTER THAN ME.

 A FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE TRANSACTION. I PICKED UP 2 DUAL WINDOW FANS FOR $4. THE GUY REMINDED ME OF A FRIEND NAMED " BOO ". HE HAS ALL KINDS OF  STUFF FOR SALE.  HE BOUGHT A HOUSE IN FLORIDA AND IS MOVING SOON. SOME STUFF WAS SHOP LIGHTS , YUENGLING SIGN , TREATED LUMBER , STEP LADDER , AND A SHELL OF A 1979 DATSUN CAR. THERE WAS A TON OF OTHER LARGE AND SMALL TOOLS AND OTHER THINGS TOO. OH , THE GUY WAS MOVING AND BOUGHT HIS HOUSE CASH ALONG WITH 2 LOTS NEXT TO HIM. HE IS IN NORTHEAST PHILLY WHICH FLORIDA WOULD BE A MAJOR UPGRADE.

 OFF TO RESTAURANT DEPOT TO PICK UP SOME SUPPLIES. IT WAS A SMALL LIST BUT OF COURSE I MADE IT LARGER THAN NEEDED.

 WHILE SHOPPING I SEE AN EMPLOYEE FUMBLING WITH HIS POCKET. A $20 BILL FALLS OUT. I WALK OVER AND YELL TO HIM , " HEY !! HEY !! I AM DOING MY GOOD DEED FOR TODAY AND MAYBE IT WILL BRING SOME GOOD KARMA TO ME. YOU DROPPED THIS $20 DOLLAR BILL ". THE GUY RESPONDS , " THIS HAPPENED LAST WEEK WHEN I DROPPED $400. " HMMMMMMMM , NOT SURE IF I WOULD OF BEEN LOOKING FOR THE SAME KARMA IF I FOUND THE 4 HUNGE.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO DROP OFF SUPPLIES AND MAKE A LIST.

 BACK HOME I UNLOAD SUPPLIES FOR OUR HOUSE. 

 WATCH PHILLIES UNTIL THE 7TH INNING. THEY BLOW AND LOSING 5 - 2. I GO BACK TO THE NAIL.

 CLEANED RAGS FOR THE BAR AND PURCHASED NEW ONES. GOOD RAGS OUT FRONT AND CLEANED RAGS IN BACK. I BRING OTHER STUFF TOO.

 OK , SO AT THE NAIL I BEGIN MY 50 THINGS :

 - STOCK RAGS AND CLEAN BACK BAR.

 - CHANGE MARQUEE AND TAKE PICTURE TO UPDATE FACEBOOK POSTS I DID EARLIER.

 - SET ASIDE 4 ROCKS GLASSES FOR A WILDWOOD CREST FRIEND.

 - TURN ON L.E.D. LIGHTS AND PA SYSTEM. A MUSICIAN TONIGHT SAYS HE REALLY LIKES THE NEW LIGHTS. IT WAS A VERY GOOD OPEN MIC JUST JAM NIGHT.

 - NEW AUGUST CALENDARS COME OUT. I REPLACE THE JULY ONES AND POST A PICTURE ON FACEBOOK FOR BANDS.

 - STOCK ALL BEER.

 - STOCK ( FOR THE FIRST TIME ) CHIPS , POPCORN , AND COOKIES TO BE SOLD HERE.

 - CLEAN BATHROOMS AND BACK KITCHEN AREA.

 - WATCH PHILLIES MAKE A GREAT COMEBACK IN 9TH INNING TO WIN 7 - 6. THE RAT BASTARD METS LOST SO THE PHILLIES ARE A 1/2 GAME OUT OF 1ST PLACE WITH THE METS COMING TO PHILLY FOR A 3 GAME SERIES.

 - WATCHED SOME OLYMPICS....GIRLS DANCING WITH A HOOLA HOOP AND/OR SMALL RED BALL WERE AMAZING. GIRLS WRESTLING AND GIRLS DIVING. ALL GIRLS ARE PIECES OF ASS AND IN PERFECT SHAPE.

 - I  WAS TOLD BY AN OLYMPIC FRIEND WHEN THE GAMES ARE OVER THE COUNTRY SELLS OUT OF CONDOMS. ALL THESE SUPER ATHLETES ALL BANG EACH OTHER LIKE RABBITS. HEY.........WHY NOT.

 - MET SOME NEW FACES AGAIN. PEOPLE AND MUSICIANS WERE COOL. EVEN SOLD ANOTHER SAVE THE NAIL TEE SHIRT.

 - GETTING TIRED.  BY 11PM I WAS EXHAUSTED BUT TRIED TO KEEP MOVING. THIS LACK OF SLEEP IS NOT GOOD.

 - TALKED TO 2 BROTHERS , A COUSIN , AND AN AUNT.

 THE NIGHT ENDS WITH MY ELDEST WANTING HER & FRIENDS TO COME TO THE NAIL. I TELL HER I AM OUTTA HERE SO SHE HAVE TO CLOSE. SHE GOES TO ANOTHER BAR...........ET  TU BRUTE ?

 HEAD HOME AND WALK THE PUP. SHE IS OVERJOYED TO SEE ME........AND I HER.

 ELDEST STARTS NEW DAY JOB. I AM GLAD FOR HER.

 I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF THE NEW ICARLY. THIS IS SILLY TO SAY BUT I THOUGHT BOTH WERE VERY GOOD.

 OFF TO BED WITH THE PUP. I WATCH A LITTLE TV BUT FALL ASLEEP FAST. SOON THE PUP HEARS OUR ELDEST COME IN AND SLEEPS WITH HER.

 ACTORS JASON SUDEIKIS ( WE'RE THE MILLERS ) AND KATE MCKINNON ( SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE ) TRY TO CONVINCE ME TO HAVE A PARTY WITH THEM. IT WOULD TAKE ALOT OF WORK ON MY END BUT NOT MUCH ON THEIRS. THEY ARE REALLY TRYING TO PERSUADE ME BUT I DECIDE IT IS NOT WORTH IT............dream ends.

 FRIDAY       8 - 6 - 21

 THAT ADDRESS LOOKS FAMILIAR.

 NEXTDOOR STRIKES AGAIN - A NEIGHBOR , JUST 5 HOUSES DOWN ON OUR STREET , GAVE AWAY A CORDLESS HIGH TECH PHONE. SO , I TOOK A WALK. WE NEEDED ONE AT THE NAIL.

 WATCHED A NEW MOVIE JUST RELEASED CALLED THE SUICIDE SQUAD. IT IS BAD , LIKE REAL BAD , LIKE SUPER BAD.......EXCEPT FOR HARLEY QUINN. I JUST FOUND IT SO IDIOTIC AND SO FAR FETCHED TO EVEN BELIEVE THE CONCEPT. REALLY ?? A KILLER STARFISH THE SIZE OF GODZILLA ??

 CONTINUE TO BOOK BANDS AND RENT OUR VACATION HOMES.

 YOUNGEST GOES TO BLOCK PARTY.

 I HAVE ONLY SEEN A COUPLE OF LANTERN FLIES ON OUR PROPERTY THIS SUMMER.......SO FAR.

 OFF TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE. A NICE RIDE AND I SETTLE IN. DOORMAN ARRIVES EARLY AND THE BANDS AND US RUN ALMOST THE PERFECT SHOW. ALL BANDS MOVED IN AND OUT NICELY WITH VERY GOOD PERFORMANCES. I EVEN SAID TO OUR DOORMAN , " IT'S NICE TO ACTUALLY HEAR THE LEAD VOCALIST. " ALL BANDS WERE SUPER COOL AND BROUGHT A GOOD CROWD. IT WAS A YOUNG CROWD AND EVERYONE WAS FUN. I FELT SO OLD WITH SUCH YOUNG PEOPLE.

 THE NIGHT MOVED VERY QUICKLY. ONE BAND HAD A BEAUTIFUL FEMALE LEAD SINGER ON KEY BOARDS. SHE LOOKED LIKE A BEST FRIEND TO MY YOUNGEST. I SENT A VIDEO OF HER TO MY YOUNGEST AND HER FRIENDS. THE SINGER EVEN TALKED LIKE HER.

 I ALSO SENT A PICTURE TO HER OF CREDIT CARD SLIPS THAT STRETCHED THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF THE BACK BAR. I HAD TO RUB IT IN A LITTLE SINCE SHE PICKED GOING TO HER BLOCK PARTY OVER WORKING. ACTUALLY , I WOULD OF WENT TO THE BLOCK PARTY TOO.

 PHILLIES TAKE THE FIRST GAME OF 3 OVER THE METS 4 - 2. IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE. THE BIG THING....PHILLIES MOVED INTO FIRST PLACE. THE METS HELD FIRST IN THE DIVISION FOR 90 DAYS. HEY....AT LEAST IT'S FUN BASEBALL IN AUGUST WHICH WE HAVE NOT SEEN IN OVER A DECADE.

 TALKED TO A CONSHOHOCKEN BEER REP. HE GAVE ME A ONE SENTENCE EXPLANATION OF ALL THEIR BEERS STOCKED HERE. THIS WAS MOVED QUICKLY BY RADIO SHOW SPORTS HOST GLEN MACNOW.

 AN OUT OF STATE ACT RENTS A HOTEL IN K.O.P. ONE PROBLEM - HE FORGOT HIS LICENSE FOR I.D.  THIS IS NOT GOOD. BEST WESTERN WAS A BITCH TO HIM BUT MOTEL 6 WAS COOL.

 WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WITH OUR DOORMAN. WE TALK FAMILY AND KIDS.

 A NICE BIKE RIDE HOME AND I SETTLE IN WITH A NIGHTCAP. THE PUP GREETS ME AWESOME. WHAT A GREAT FEELING TO BE TREATED NICELY.

 WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE NEW ICARLY AGAIN.  IT IS ENTERTAINING WITH A DECENT STORY LINE. I  KNOW IT'S SILLY BUT I ALWAYS LIKED THE TV SERIES AND GLAD THEY BROUGHT IT BACK AFTER 10 YEARS.

 PLAY AN INTERNET POKER GAME WITH 9 PLAYERS. THE TOP 3 " CASH ". THE BUY-IN IS $500,000. I MAKE IT TO THE FINAL 2 FOR A HEADS UP. I HAD THE BEST HAND 3 TIMES IN ALL-IN HANDS AND LOST 2. I HAD THE CHIP LEAD AND LOST IT AND THE GAME. THE LAST HAND I RAISED PRE-FLOP WITH POCKET QUEENS. HE CALLS WITH JACK / 4. THE FLOP -- JACK , 2 , 7. I BET HALF THE POT AND HE RE-RAISES ALL-IN. A PERFECT TRAP. I CALL HIS ALL-IN AND A 4 COMES ON THE RIVER. I LOSE TO HIS 2 PAIR. I WOULD NEVER DO WELL IN REAL MONEY GAMES BECAUSE MY LUCK IS SO BAD.

 OFF TO BED AT 1:30AM. SLEPT DECENT AND ONLY WOKE UP TWICE TO TAKE TYLENOL AND PEE. UP AT 6:30AM. WELP ,TIME TO DO THIS THING ALL OVER AGAIN.

  SATURDAY     8 - 7 - 21

 INTERESTING AND LONG DAY....AND NIGHT.

 NAIL ACT ARRIVES AT 1PM FOR AN 8PM LOAD-IN. YEP......HE WAS ON OUR FRONT BENCH FOR 7 HOURS.  I DID NOT DEAL WITH IT BECAUSE I HAD A SHIT LOAD OF OTHER STUFF TO DO. OH , LATER IN THE NIGHT , HIS CREDIT CARD WAS DENIED. I PAID FOR IT AND GAVE ALL THE MONEY TO THE BARTENDERS.

 I HEAD DOWN TO THE NAIL AROUND 10AM TO START MY PROJECTS. I DID NOT GET DONE UNTIL 4:30PM.

 - VACUUMED ENTIRE PLACE EXTRA SLOW.

 - CHANGED MARQUEE SIGN AND POSTED BANDS ON FACEBOOK.

 - PLACED OUT ALL AUGUST CALENDARS OUT AND NOTICED A MISTAKE ON THEM. I HAND WROTE ONE BAND IN WHILE CROSSING OFF ANOTHER ( I BOOKED THEM TO A LATER DATE ).

 - WEED WHACKED OUT FRONT AND BACK. MAN , THESE WEEDS GROW FAST.

 - LEAF BLEW OUT FRONT.

 - TOUCH UP PAINTED A BENCH.

 - WATCHED PHILLIES WITH A DEFIBRILLATOR. A 5 - 0 LEAD INTO THE 9TH INNING AND THE METS HIT 3 STRAIGHT HOME RUNS , THAN A SINGLE , THAN A WALK....ALL WITH NO OUTS. SOME HOW WE WIN AND SEND THOS STINKING MET FANS HOME. WE WIN 5 - 3.

 - TEXTED FRIENDS AND FAMILY ABOUT PHILLIES GAME. A FAMILY MEMBER WAS IN A SUITE WITH SEVERAL FORMER PHILLIE GREATS AND HALL OF FAMERS. THAT IS KINDA COOL. 

 - GET A CALL FROM A FRIEND WHO ORDERED ME A TRANSFORMER. IT CAME IN 3 DAYS EARLIER THAN WE THOUGHT. I IMMEDIATELY DRIVE TO HIS HOUSE AND PICK IT UP.

 - RETURN TO THE NAIL AND CALL A COUSIN. HE WALKS ME THROUGH TO INSTALL TRANSFORMER TO SYSTEM. I ALSO CALL MY FRIEND WHO HELPED ME TEST IT WITH A VOLTAGE METER. WITHIN AN HOUR , I HAD OUR SYSTEM BACK UP. THIS IS A BIG DEAL BECAUSE IF IT DID NOT WORK A NEW SYSTEM WOULD BE 4 GRAND. OH , CRAWLING ABOVE OUR WALK-IN FREEZER WAS NOT FUN.....MAN IT WAS HOT.

 - FULLY STOCK BEER.

 - I WAS NON-STOP FOR 5 HOURS.

 I PICK UP 2 CENTER CITY BARTENDERS FROM THE TRAIN STATION. THEY ARE ADORABLE AND FUN. WE STOP AT A CVS TO PICK UP CASES OF WATER. THEY ADVERTISE 2 FOR $5. IT WAS $6 WITH MY CVS CARD. FALSE ADVERTISING.

 THE NIGHT ROLLS VERY QUICKLY AND THE GIRLS ARE HILARIOUS. WE HAVE FUN AND I PLAY WITH THEM ALL NIGHT. THEY'RE AT LEAST 10 STORIES I CAN WRITE ABOUT....BUT I'M TOO TIRED.

 A LITTLE MISCOMMUNICATION OF AN ALL AGE SHOW TO OVER 21 SHOW. I WORKED IT OUT QUITE QUICKLY. THE MOM AND BAND THANKED ME 20 TIMES.

 SAYING, ON MIC , THE BARTENDERS ARE BIG FANS OF THE BAND PLAYING AND HAVING THEM TAKE PICTURES WITH THEM OUTSIDE AT THE MARQUEE WAS HILARIOUS. I SENT THE PICTURES TO ALL 3 BARTENDERS SAYING THEY WERE " SMITTEN ". IT WAS FUNNY WHEN THEY DENIED THEY WERE SMITTEN. I ADORE THESE GOOD KIDS.

 JUST GOOD FUN MUSIC ALL NIGHT. WE TRAINED A NEW BARTENDER TONIGHT AND SHE DID EXCELLENT.

 THE NIGHT ENDS VERY GOOD AND I WAS HAPPY FOR OUR BARTENDERS. I DECIDE TO DRIVE THEM BACK TO CENTER CITY MYSELF.

 AT HOME I WIND DOWN AND WATCH ANOTHER ICARLEY. I KNOW I KNOW...........BUT IT'S NOT BAD.

  SUNDAY     8 - 8 - 21

 TIME TO TAKE A RIDE..............

 I INSTALLED A MACGYVER HOSE HOLDER AT THE NAIL AND JUST WASN'T FULLY SATISFIED. SO , ON FB MARKETPLACE I FOUND A BRAND NEW ONE WITH A COMPARTMENT FOR FREE. THE PROBLEM WAS LOCATION.....WILMINGTON , DE.

 YOUNGEST TEXTS ME IN THE MORNING AND ASKS TO BE PICKED UP IN NEWARK , DE. IT'S AN 80 MINUTE DRIVE.

 STOP IN WILMINGTON WHICH IS THE HALFWAY POINT AND PICK UP THE HOSE HOLDER.

 STOP AT NEWARK AND PICK UP MY YOUNGEST AND TALK TO HER FRIEND WHO JUST HAD A KARAOKE BIRTHDAY PARTY LAST NIGHT. WE TALKED AND IT SEEMED LIKE THEY HAD FUN.

 I TELL MY YOUNGEST , " OKAY , NOW WE HAVE AN HOUR AND HALF RIDE HOME. " SHE RESPONDS , " MORE TIME TO TALK AND BE WITH ME ". THE KID HAD A POINT.

 A NICE RIDE AND WE TALKED AND LISTENED TO MUSIC. THIS KID IS JUST SO COOL. SHE ALSO TOLD ME ABOUT THE LARGE BLOCK PARTY THEY HAD WITH POLICE AND A GIRL POOPING IN THEIR BATHROOM....WHICH KINDA MISSED THE TOILET. I GIGGLED AS THEY SAID THE COPS SHOWED UP AND THE WHOLE PARTY SCRAMBLED. THEY WERE TELLING RUNNERS TO COME IN THEIR HOUSE TO HIDE. THIS BROUGHT BACK MEMORIES.

 AT HER COLLEGE ROW HOUSE WE CHILL. I INVITE ALL ROOM MATES OUT TO BREAKFAST. WE WALK TO A PLACE CALLED FOOD ON FIRST. THE WAITRESS WAS A LITTLE ANGRY BUT LOOSENED UP AFTER BEING WITH US. THE FOOD WAS OKAY TO ALITTLE BETTER THAN OKAY.  NOT SURE IF I RETURN THERE.

 SAY GOODBYES AND ROLL TO THE NAIL. I GET SOME CHORES DONE ALONG WITH CHANGING OUT THE HOSE HOLDER WHICH NOW LOOKS 10X BETTER.

 PHILLIES WITH A SOLID WIN BEHIND WHEELER. IT WAS APPROPRIATE HE PITCHED A SHUT OUT ON A ROY HALLADAY HONORING DAY. JUST AS NICE WAS SWEEPING THOSE STINKIN' METS AND THEIR FANS WHO CONTINUE TO TRAVEL TO OUR HOUSE.

 BACK HOME I SPEND ALOT OF TIME EMAILING BANDS.

 LATE NIGHT I EAT AND DRINK TOO MUCH. I ALSO WATCHED TWO EPISODES OF ICARLY. AGAIN....DON'T KNOCK IT. THE REVIEWS ARE VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT.

   MONDAY    8 - 9 - 21

 AND P.E.C.O. DIDN'T SHOW UP OR CALL......AGAIN.  I TOLD THEM THEY MUST CALL BEFORE ARRIVING. THEY SAID THEY WOULD.....AGAIN. TIME WAS BETWEEN 7AM - 12 NOON. NOT A CALL.....AGAIN.

 A FRIEND OF OURS MAKES ME A MACGYVER CONNECTOR FOR A L.E.D. LIGHT. IT WAS A SMALL LEFTOVER PIECE FROM THE ONES I GOT ON FB MARKETPLACE 3 WEEKS AGO. I HAD THE PERFECT PLACE FOR IT. OH , MY FRIEND EVEN GAVE US MONEY FOR USING OUR NETFLIX ACCOUNT WHICH IS KINDA COOL SINCE I HAVE FAMILY THAT DOES NOT EVEN OFFER......NOT THAT I TAKE THE MONEY ANYWAY.

 PICK UP THE L.E.D. LIGHT IN MY FRIENDS BACK DRIVEWAY. THE PUP JUMPS OUT OF THE FRONT SEAT WHILE THE   DOOR WAS OPEN. THAT LITTLE SUCKER. IT TOOK SOME ENCOURAGING TO GET HER BACK IN THE CAR.

 DRIVE TO THE NAIL WITH THE PUP. I STOP AT THE GAS STATION TO FILL UP.  MAN , PRICES ARE GOING UP. I DID NOTICE DELAWARE IS ABOUT 50 CENTS CHEAPER A GALLON.

 AT THE NAIL I INSTALL THE L.E.D. LIGHT ON OUR JAGER MACHINE. THE STRING LIGHT ON THIS MACHINE HAS BEEN BROKEN FOR YEARS. THIS ONE LOOKS EXCELLENT. IT IS LITTLE BUT MEANS SOMETHING TO ME. EVEN THE OUTSIDE HOSE HOLDER I INSTALLED LOOKS EXCELLENT. AGAIN , IT IS SMALL , BUT I REALLY LIKE IT.

 GET SOME THINGS DONE AND LEAVE A/C ON SINCE IT WILL BE BLISTERING HOT ALL WEEK.

 BACK HOME I MOVE VEHICLES AND MY SCRAP GUY PICKS UP OUR OLD FRIDGE AND 3 WINDOW A/C UNITS. HE TELLS ME HE IS MAKING 1,000'S OF DOLLARS WITH SEVERAL BIG ACCOUNTS LIKE LARGE ROOF A/C'S AND LAWN MOWERS FOR SCRAP. I MOVED OUR VEHICLES SO HE COULD BACK HIS TRUCK UP EASILY. HE SEEMS LIKE A COOL HARD WORKING GUY.

 I INSTALL 3 UNDER CABINET LIGHTS IN MY BASEMENT'S TOOL ROOM. I ALSO REMOVED A MACGYVER LIGHT. IT CAME OUT VERY NICE.

 IT'S AMAZING THAT I GET OFFERED TO GO TO A PHILLIES GAME WITH A FULL 5 STAR DINNER , IN A SUITE , V.I.P. PARKING , AND ALL THE KING-LIKE TREATS FOR FREE BUT I'M ONLY 50-50 AT BEST IN WANTING TO GO.

 BACK HOME I WATCH AN EPISODE OF LUCIFER. IT WAS THE BEST ONE OF THE NEW AND FINAL SEASON.

 CALL AND EMAIL BANDS FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS. EACH WEEK I SEND OUT GROUP EMAILS TO THE BANDS PLAYING ON THE WEEKEND. ALL OF IT DETAILS ON LOADING , UNLOADING , SET TIMES , WHAT TO BRING , ETC.

 A FAMILY MEMBER GAVE US FRESH TUNA STEAKS. WHEELS BAKED THEM........OMG......VERY GOOD.

 WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE HANDMAID'S TAIL. AGAIN , THIS SERIES CAN BE VERY SLOW MOVING AND SCENES GET WAY DRAWN OUT SOMETIMES BUT OVERALL IT IS STILL ENTERTAINING.

 WE TRIED A NEW SERIES RECOMMENDED FROM A BROTHER. IT IS CALLED VIRGIN RIVER. TO ME , IT WAS EXTREMELY PREDICTABLE WITH BEAUTIFUL SCENERY. WE WERE TOLD IT STARTED OUT SLOW AND IT DID. MIGHT GIVE IT ONE MORE EPISODE.

 I TRIED WATCHING THE ENDING CEREMONIES OF THE OLYMPICS. I BELIEVE IT WAS 6 HOURS. I LASTED ABOUT 14 MINUTES.

 OFF TO BED. TO MY SURPRISE I WAS GOING TO GET MY ELDEST UP AT 5AM. I CHECKED AT 5:05 AM SHE WAS ALREADY UP.

  TUESDAY     8 - 10 - 21

 WELP , LET'S GO WORK IN THE 100 DEGREE HEAT.

 I RUN A LONG EXTENSION CORD TO THE STREET. I LOAD OUR VAN WITH FREE 4X4'S AND A 6X6 TREATED LUMBER I GOT OFF FB MARKETPLACE ALONG WITH TOOLS. OUR STREET WOOD BORDER HAS BEEN SMASHED BY SCHOOL BUSES AND SNOW PLOW TRUCKS SO MANY TIMES I CAN'T COUNT THEM. SO , I BEGAN REPLACING ANY DAMAGED ONES WHICH WAS ABOUT 25%.

 OH , SPEAKING OF FB MARKETPLACE. I HAD A DEAL WITH A GUY FROM WAY PAST EXTON. IT WAS 4 RECESSED L.E.D. LIGHTS. WE AGREED WE MEET IN PLYMOUTH MEETING BECAUSE HE PLAYS GOALIE FOR THE RIVER RATS OR SOME SOCCER TEAM. THIS TOOK ABOUT 5 WEEKS TO FINALIZE AND MUCH CLOSER.....LIKE 40 MINUTES CLOSER FOR ME.  I TEXT HIM TODAY THAT I GOT INVITED TO A PHILLIES GAME AND CAN WE PUSH THE MEETING AND PICKUP TO NEXT TUESDAY AT HIS NEXT GAME. HE SAYS OKAY. FOUR HOURS LATER HE GOT A BETTER OFFER AND SOLD THEM. I TEXT BACK , " AHHHHH , MONEY OVER A MAN'S WORD. IT'S OUR WORLD TODAY. " HE TEXTS ME A " LOVE " EMOJI. I GUESS HE DID NOT KNOW I WAS BEING SARCASTIC AND BREAKING YOUR WORD TO AN ITALIAN IS DEATH TO ME.

 MY NEIGHBOR COMES OUT TO CHECK ON ME SINCE I WAS BLOCKING HER DRIVEWAY. ANOTHER NEIGHBOR STOPS BY WITH HIS SON WHO GREW 2 FEET. OH , AND THE TRASH MAN ALMOST TOOK MY CIRCULAR SAW SITTING IN A TRASHCAN FULL OF WEEDS. I CONTINUE TO CLEAR A TON OF MULCH , WOOD CHIPS , AND SEA SHELLS TO MAKE ROOM FOR THE NEW LUMBER. PIECE BY PIECE I FIT THE NEW ONES IN AND REMOVED THE OLD CRAPPY ONES. AFTER 2+ HOURS I AM PRETTY HAPPY HOW IT LOOKS.

 OH , I ALSO WEEDED 3 TRASHCANS FULL OF BRANCHES AND WEEDS.

 CUT LAWNS ON 2 PROPERTIES. I AM GLAD I DID THIS BECAUSE LATER THE RAIN CAME IN DROVES.

  SHOWER AND DRESS UP IN PHILLIES ATTIRE. WE PICK UP OUR YOUNGEST AT HER COLLEGE HOUSE WHILE DROPPING OFF THE PUP FOR A PLAY DATE WITH HER ROOM MATES. OF COURSE , THE DOG THROWS UP IN THE FIRST 30 SECONDS.

 WE ROLL TO THE PHILLIES GAME KING STYLE. AGAIN , I WAS 50/50 ON GOING BUT JUST IMAGINE THIS TREATMENT ? THIS IS ALL FREE.

 - PAID V.I.P. PARKING.

 - PRIVATE ENTRANCE

 - PRIVATE ELEVATOR

 - PRIVATE DINNER THAN INCLUDED OPEN BAR , APPETIZERS , AND FILET ENTREES. ALL SERVED TO US BY A BARTENDER AND 2 WAITRESSES.

 - THERE ARE JUST 2 TABLES IN THE PRIVATE AREA.....JUST US BEING SERVED. THAN THE MAIN OWNER OF THE PHILLIES AND HIS WIFE TAKE THE 2ND TABLE. THEY ARE JUST FEET FROM US. YEP.....KINDA COOL.

 - OUR YOUNGEST MADE AN ARTIST PICTURE FOR HER AUNT. THE OWNER FO THE PHILLIES SAW IT.  THERE IS A SHOT HE WANTS ONE NOW. I TOLD MY YOUNGEST TO CHARGE 1 MILLION DOLLARS.

 - OFF TO THE SUITE.......STRONG COLD A/C , COUCHES , BAR , BATHROOMS , TV'S TABLES AND BARSTOOLS , CANDY , FRIDGES STOCKED WITH BOOZE , OUTSIDE SEATING , AND MORE. I ACTUALLY STOPPED DRINKING AND EATING BY THE 4TH INNING.

 - OH , OUR DESERTS WERE DELIVERED TO THE SUITE.

 - A RAIN DELAY AND MAN DID COME SUPER FAST. WE WAITED ABOUT AN HOUR AND PLAY RESUMED. WE LASTED ONE INNING MORE BECAUSE IT WAS GETTING LATE. WE LEAVE WHEN THE PHILLIES WERE LOSING 1 - 0. BY THE TIME WE GOT TO OUR CAR IT WAS 4 - 0.....SO GLAD WE LEFT.

 - WE ALSO GOT SOME ROY HOLLADAY MEMORABILIA AND A COUPLE OF PHILLIES GLASSES.

 ROLL TO OUR YOUNGEST COLLEGE HOUSE TO PICK UP THE PUP. THE GOOD THING WAS NO TRAFFIC. DODGER FANS STAYED , PHILLIES FANS LEFT.

 OVERALL , BELIEVE IT OR NOT IT WAS AN OKAY NIGHT. THE ONLY THING I REALLY ENJOYED WAS BEING WITH MY 2 KIDS AND WHEELS.

 WE SAY GOODBYES AT THE COLLEGE HOUSE AND MAKE GOOD TIME. FOR SOME RARE REASON I HIT ALMOST ALL GREEN LIGHTS. FROM CENTER CITY WE MADE IT HOME IN 11 MINUTES.

 AT HOME WE SETTLE IN. OUR ELDEST GOES OUT TO VISIT FRIENDS AND WHEELS AND I CHILL. WE WATCH THE PHILLIES LOSE AND A HALF EPISODE OF LUCIFER.

 OFF TO BED. I WAS TIRED AND HURTING FROM THE STREET AND WEEDING WORK. I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW I DON'T SLEEP 4 HOURS STRAIGHT...AT LEAST. MY BODY WAS SO DAMN TIRED. BUT , I WAS UP SEVERAL TIMES AND SEVERAL MORE TIMES TO USE THE BATHROOM. I JUST DON'T GET IT.

 WEDNESDAY     8 - 11 - 21

 AT A 100+ DEGREES IT IS TIME TO JUST CHILL.

 MY BODY AND NOW MY SHOULDER IS IN PRETTY GOOD PAIN. THE STREET WOOD BORDER WORK ALONG WITH WEEDING YESTERDAY HAS CAUGHT UP TO ME. IT NOW TAKES 48 HOURS FOR ME TO RECOVER.........THOUGH MY SHOULDER HAS BEEN HURTING FOR OVER 6 MONTHS.

 RENTER BREAKS A TOWEL BAR AND THAN HOURS LATER LOCKS THEMSELVES OUT OF OUR CONDO. LUCKILY , A NEIGHBOR WHO HAS KEYS TO ALL UNITS FOUND A QUICK WAY TO LET THEM BACK IN.

 TRIED PLAYING INTERNET POKER....SOME REALLY COLD COLD BAD BEATS. I ALSO HAD SOME GOOD " CASHES " AND WINS.

 DODGERS ARE PROVING THE PHILLIES ARE NO WHERE NEAR IN THEIR LEAGUE. WE GET CRUSHED AGAIN 8 - 2. IT IS NOT EVEN FUN TO WATCH.

 WATCHED A LUCIFER AND ICARLEY. AGAIN....BOTH GOOD.

  I ALSO WATCHED EPISODE 1 OF SEASON 2 OF TED LASSO. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SERIES EVEN IF NOT A SOCCER FAN. IT HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR 20 EMMY AWARDS AND HAD THE LARGEST 2ND SEASON DEBUT IN STREAMING HISTORY. AIRED ON APPLE+. YOU CAN DO A FREE TRIAL FOR ONE YEAR.

 I REALLY LIKE THE UNDER CABINETS LIGHTS IN OUR BASEMENT'S TOOL ROOM. I FOUND A HIDEAWAY KEY LOCK BOX. WE WILL USE IT AT OUR CONDO IN CASE A RENTER LOCKS THEMSELVES OUT AGAIN. THIS IS AT LEAST TWICE THAT I CAN REMEMBER.

 THURSDAY NIGHT --- PHILLIES , EAGLES , UNION , AND FIELD OF DREAMS BASEBALL GAME IN IOWA.

 ELDEST WORKS DAY 2 AT NEW JOB. IT SEEMS SHE LIKES IT.

 FULL WEEKEND OF BANDS INCLUDING SUNDAY. THOUGH SUNDAY IS HIP HOP SO MAYBE STAY AWAY UNLESS A FAN OF THAT GENRE OF MUSIC. THE LAST SHOW WAS RUN PRETTY PROFESSIONALLY.

 ON FACEBOOK CHARLIE WEAVER'S ANNOUNCES A MEATLOAF SPECIAL. ONE OF MY FAVORITES. I COMMENT " SONNA OF...... " THEY REPLY IN SECONDS , " WE WILL SAVE YOU SOME WHEN YOU RETURN IN SEPTEMBER ".

 BOTH RENTALS ARE BOOKED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 4TH. IT IS GOOD BUT KINDA BLOWS TOO.

 FACETIMING WITH YOUNGEST....ALWAYS FUN.

 FOR THE 3RD TIME THIS PUP HAS SHREDDED MY BED SHEET WITH HER PAWS. SHE SPINS 20 TIMES WHILE SCRATCHING THE BED SHEETS UNTIL PERFECTLY UNDER THE COMFORTER. I SWEAR MY BED LOOKS LIKE EDWARD SCISSOR HANDS SLEPT THERE A WEEK.

 ALSO WATCHED 2 EPISODES OF THE HANDMAID'S TALE......EH. THEY ARE STARTING TO GET TOO PREDICTABLE AND CONTINUE TO BE SLOW MOVING.

 OFF TO BED. TOOK SOME ADVIL FOR MY SHOULDER. SLEPT NOT SO GOOD AGAIN DURING NIGHT BUT DID BETTER IN EARLY MORNING. I WAS UP AT 6:30AM BUT FELL BACK ASLEEP UNTIL 8:15AM......NICE.

 THURSDAY       8 - 12 - 21

 HAD TO CALL IN HELP............

 ANOTHER DAY OF HEAT BUT I DECIDED TO SPEND ABOUT AN HOUR FIXING OUR PATIO UMBRELLAS. THEY HAVE BEEN TAKING A BEATING FROM HIGH WIND THUNDER STORMS. FALLING OVER AND BREAKING SEVERAL TIMES. TODAY I MACGYVERED BOTH UMBRELLAS. I DID NOT MIND WORKING IN THE HEAT BECAUSE I WAS IN THE SHADE WITH A NICE BREEZE AND USED A MOUNTAIN HOUSE RADIO I REPLACED AND LISTENED TO SPORTS TALK RADIO.

 SHOULDER STILL HURTING BUT THE REST OF MY BODY AND HANDS ARE RECOVERED FROM STREET WORK AND WEEDING DONE 2 DAYS AGO.

 PHILLIES WITH A DAMN CLOSE MUST WIN TODAY. A WONDERFUL 2 - 1 WIN WHERE THE BULL PEN HELD UP. OF COURSE THE 9TH INNING WAS A CARDIAC TO WATCH. THE UMP MISSING 2 STRIKES TO END THE GAME DIDN'T HELP. THE ONLY SILVER LINING WAS LISTENING TO LARRY ANDERSEN FREAK OUT BOTH TIMES.

 EAGLES LOSE , UNION LOSE , AND I DID NOT WATCH ONE MINUTE OF THE FIELD OF DREAM GAME. ( THOUGH THE GAME WAS DAMN GOOD )

 OFF TO THE NAIL VIA MY MOTORCYCLE. I TOOK THE BACK ROADS AND IT WAS NICE.

 BEGIN MY ROUTINE AND SOON I WAS SLAMMED WITH NEW AND REGULAR PATRONS. IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE AND MAN WAS I RUNNING. I DECIDED TO CALL IN BACK-UP. HELPED ARRIVED IN 15 MINUTES.

 RENTERS COMING AND GOING ON THE SAME DAY. I REMIND OUR CLEANERS ON BOTH PROPERTIES.

 THE CROWD JUST KEPT GROWING AND IT WAS SO FUN TO BE A PART OF.  PATRONS WERE EXCITED TOO ALONG WITH THE OPEN MIC JUST JAM MUSICIANS. EVEN A COMEDIAN STOPPED BY FOR A QUICK SET. IT'S FUNNY.....HE WAS AN OLDER GENTLEMAN AND PASSIVE AND WELL SPOKEN. HE GETS ON STAGE AND HIS ACT WAS RATED R. THE ONLY OTHER COMPLETE TRANSFORMATION I SEE LIKE THIS IS METAL BANDS.

 ONLY PROBLEM I HAD ALL NIGHT WAS A BREAKER BLEW TWICE. THE GOOD THING I JUST HAPPEN TO HAVE A LADDER AND FLASH LIGHT RIGHT BY THE PANEL BOX.

 I CHANGED THE MARQUEE TWICE. THE FIRST TIME WITH A VERY NICE GIRL. WE TALKED A BIT AND SHE IS BECOMING A REGULAR. AT THE END OF THE NIGHT SHE KEPT SAYING HOW FUN AND DIFFERENT THE NAIL IS. THE 2ND TIME I CHANGED THE MARQUEE WITH AN ASIAN / AFRICAN AMERICAN GIRL DRESSED IN SKIMPY BLACK LEATHER WHO SAT OUTSIDE. SHE WAS NICKNAMED MAZIKEEN FROM THE ACTRESS ON THE TV SHOW LUCIFER. MAN WHAT A SMOKE SHOW.

 CLOSE UP WITH THE BARTENDER AND WE ROLL OUT.

 AT HOME I HAVE A LIBATION AND WATCH SOME TV. BY 1:30AM I WAS PRETTY DAMN TIRED AND FALLING ASLEEP.

 WALK THE PUP AND SHE CRASHES WITH ME IN BED. ABOUT 2 HOURS LATER SHE JUMPS OUT AND JOINS OUR ELDEST.

  FRIDAY     8 - 13 - 21

 MAYBE THAT 30 YEAR OLD DREAM CAN COME TRUE.......LAST STORY. ( ON FACEBOOK I MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT -- OVER 200 FAMILY AND FRIENDS REACTED IN UNDER 3 HOURS )

 THE LAST OF THE HEAT I HOPE. I WENT OUTSIDE AND MACGYVERED A 2ND BIRD BATH-LIKE THING FOR OUR FRONT GARDEN , WEEDED ALITTLE , AND FIXED SOME FERNS I PLANTED A MONTH AGO. I RESTED IN THE SHADE ON OUR FRONT GARDEN BLUE BENCH AND SWEAT JUST POURED FROM ME.

 PLAYED WITH THE PUP OUTSIDE FOR 90 SECONDS.

 CHECKED THE STREET BORDER I REPAIRED. IT LOOKS MUCH BETTER THAN BEFORE.

 WATCHED THE SEASON 5 FINALE OF LUCIFER. IT WAS OKAY TO CAMPY TO GOOD.

 WATCHED ANOTHER EPISODE OF THE NEW ICARLY REBOOT. I THOUGHT I WAS DONE THE SEASON BUT THERE ARE 2 MORE EPISODES. I SWEAR DON'T KNOCK IT.

 TAKE A NICE MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO THE LOCAL MAILBOX. I WAS PROUD I COULD GLIDE BY WHILE FLIPPING THE LETTER IN THE BOX..........TRUE TALENT.

 RODE TO THE NAIL TO BEGIN PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT. I AM SUPER CONCERNED WITH 2 BREAKERS NOW BLOWING SEMI-CONSISTENTLY. I AM NOT SURE WHY ALL OF A SUDDEN THIS IS HAPPENING. COULD IT BE AN OVERLOAD OF EVERYONE USING ELECTRIC THAT IS AFFECTING US ? NOT HAVING 2 ROOF A/C'S DEFINITELY BLOWS. IT GETS US BY WITH JUST ONE BUT MAN ON SUPER HOT DAYS LIKE THIS IT IS TOUGH.

 BANDS START ROLLING IN AND I NOTICE THE CLOUDS ARE BECOMING OMINOUS. I DECIDED IT WILL DEFINITELY RAIN BECAUSE I ROAD MY MOTORCYCLE. I RIDE IT HOME AND GET MY CAR. OF COURSE , NOT A SINGLE DROP OF RAIN EVER FELL.

 BARTENDERS ARRIVE AND WE ARE OFF. BANDS ARE FUN , MUSIC IS FUN , AND THE LITTLE NAIL HAD A VERY GOOD CROWD. IT IS SO NICE TO SEE THE BARTENDERS RUNNING. THIS = GOOD.

 EVERY MEET SOMEONE WHO TOTALLY REMEMBERS YOU AND YOU BARELY REMEMBER THEM ? YEP.....I DID TONIGHT.

 ONE COUPLE KEPT COMPLAINING ABOUT THE HEAT ON THE BAR SIDE. THEY REALLY THOUGHT CEILING FANS WOULD HELP. TO SHUT THEM UP AND MAKE THEM THINK THEY WERE RIGHT SO I JUST PUT A TABLE FAN ON THE BAR AND BLEW IT IN THEIR DIRECTION. I HEAR THE GUY SAY TO HIS GIRLFRIEND , " YOU DID IT !!! YOU DID IT !!! YOU WON !! ". YEP , NOT EVEN A THANK YOU FROM HIM. SHOULD OF TOLD HIM TO LOSE 80 POUNDS. A GIRL WALKS RIGHT BY THEM TO ORDER A BEER WEARING A SWEAT JACKET.

 ONE BAND PACKED THE HOUSE SO WE MADE A LITTLE RUSE OF DOING ENCORES WHEN THEIR SET WAS DONE. IT WORKED PERFECTLY. THE BAND FINISHED BUT THAN WE RE-TURNED OFF THE LIGHTS FOR 2 MORE SONGS.

 THE NEW L.E.D. LIGHTS REALLY LOOK SUPER COOL ON OUR STAGE.

 I DRIVE ONE BARTENDER BACK TO HER CENTER CITY HOUSE LATE NIGHT. WHAT WAS COOL IS MY YOUNGEST WAITED FOR US. I SAT AND CHILLED WITH THEM FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES.....LOVED EVERY SECOND.

 ROLL HOME IN EXCELLENT TIME. I HAVE A NIGHTCAP WHILE MY ELDEST TELLS ME SHE FORGOT SOME THINGS AT THE NAIL LIKE HER TIPS. SHE DRIVES BACK AT 2AM.

 I HANG OUT UNTIL 3AM AND EAT AND DRINK TOO MUCH. I RAN SO HARD ALL NIGHT BUT THAT SHOULD NOT BE AN EXCUSE. LATE NIGHT BINGING IS THE WORST FOR ME AT LEAST. I HAVE TO STOP DOING THIS.

 ONE THING I WATCHED WAS 2 EPISODES OF TED LASSO. I AM TELLING YOU THIS SHOW IS VERY VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT. THERE IS A REASON FOR ITS 20 EMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS. I CRIED , I LAUGHED , I CRIED.

 OFF TO BED AT 3:30AM. UP AROUND 6:30AM....NICE.

 THE BIG ( LITTLE ) NEWS IN MY LIFE IS A FRIEND GOT ME INFORMATION FOR AN AUDITION / CASTING FOR ADAM SANDLER'S NEW MOVIE HUSTLE. AFTER 3 DIFFERENT OCCASIONS OF ANSWERING QUESTIONS I WAS TOLD I WILL BE WORKING ON THE MOVIE STARTING AUGUST 23RD. THE GOOD THING MAYBE I CAN TELL MY BERMUDA STORY TO HIM.....WHICH IS MY ONLY OBJECTIVE. THE SEMI-BAD THING - WE HAVE 5 DAYS OPEN AT THE CONDO WE WERE PLANNING TO GO TO...........UNTIL NOW.

 SATURDAY      8 - 14 - 21

 A 5 HOUR LOAD-IN PLUS A 1 HOUR STAGE GEAR SET-UP..........IT WAS WORTH IT.

 FB MARKETPLACE STRIKES AGAIN. WHEELS DROVE WITH ME AND THE PUP TO PICK UP ANOTHER ROKU. SINCE I GAVE MY TRAVEL ROKU TO OUR YOUNGEST I DECIDED TO GET ANOTHER ONE.....BEST THING EVER INVENTED.

 DID SOME ODD JOBS AROUND THE HOUSE BUT TRIED TO TAKE IT EASY BECAUSE I HAD A LONG NIGHT.

 DRIVE TO THE NAIL AND THE BAND ARRIVES A LITTLE AFTER 5PM. I HAVE TO DISASSEMBLE OUR PA SYSTEM SO THEY CAN USE THEIR SUPER MODERN ONE ALONG WITH A LIGHTING SYSTEM.

 I ALSO USED A SHORT CORD FOR A DEEP FRYER AND LESS SETTING ON OUR WINDOW A/C UNIT BY THE POOL TABLE. THESE ADJUSTMENTS MADE AND NO FUSES TRIPPED ALL NIGHT.

 CONDO CLEANER FINISHES LAST CLEAN OF THE SEASON.

 MOUNTAIN HOUSE CLEANER HAS BACK TO BACK CLEANS THIS WEEKEND.

 BACK TO THE NAIL. OUR FRIENDS FROM MIDHEAVEN PUT ON QUITE A SHOW ALONG WITH 2 OTHER BANDS. THE NAIL HAD A SOLID CROWD ALL NIGHT. I EVEN BROUGHT IN A 3RD BARTENDER TO HELP OUT FOR A LITTLE. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE REGULARS AND FRIENDS STOPPING BY.

 BY 1:30AM I WAS DAMN TIRED. MY SHOULDER WAS HURTING AND I EVEN HAD MY YOUNGEST MASSAGE IT FOR 1 MINUTE.

 2 NIGHTS AGO OUR YOUNGEST READ MY BERMUDA STORY TO HER ROOM MATES. SHE SAID ONE THING , " I DID NOT REALLY LIKE THE SEX PARTS. " I REPLIED , " YOU KNOW I WAS YOUNG......ONCE. "

 PHILLIES WITH A NICE BOUNCE BACK WIN.

 WE SAY OUR GOODBYES TO THE BAND AND ROLL OUT A LITTLE AFTER 1:30AM. I ALLOWED THE BAND TO CLOSE AND RE-LOAD THEIR EQUIPMENT. I ASSUME THEY SHOULD BE DONE SOMEWHERE NEAR SUN UP.

  SUNDAY     8 - 15 - 21

 THE WEEKENDS ARE LONG BUT I HAVE TO ADMIT THE CREW OF BARTENDERS I HAVE ARE SO MUCH FUN TO WORK WITH. I ADORE ALL OF THEM.

 PHILLIES LOSE AND IT STEMMED FROM A BAD UMPIRING CALL. MIKE SCHMIDT BROUGHT UP HOW TENNIS USES COMPUTER EYE-MACHINE TO JUDGE OUT OF BOUNDS. AARON NOLA BLOWING AGAIN DIDN'T HELP EITHER.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP AND GET READY.....VACUUMING , PUTTING ENTIRE PA SYSTEM BACK TOGETHER , MARQUEE , GLASSWARE CLEANING , AND MORE. UGH......TIRED.

 I HAVE TO THANK BIG TIME A BAND MEMBER FROM THE UNSKUNKABLES FOR DRIVING TO THE NAIL IN MINUTES TO HELP SET-UP A COMPUTER PLAYING SONGS THROUGH OUR MIXING BOARD.  HE EVEN GAVE US COMPONENTS TO USE FOR THE FUTURE. THE DUDE IS DOWN RIGHT AWESOME.

 THE SHOW GETS PUSHED BACK AND ACTS AND FANS START ROLLING IN. FOR A SUNDAY IT WAS A GOOD NIGHT.

 PLAYING WITH 4 BARTENDERS.....ALL ADORABLE. WE LAUGHED , SASSED , AND ENJOYED THE MUSIC ALL NIGHT. ALL OF THEM DID EXCELLENT. 

 TAKING PICTURES WITH THE BIG DOORMAN.....TOO FUNNY. HE DEFINITELY HELPED ONE PATRON TO EXIT. THE GUY WAS NOT PICKING UP WE WANTED TO LEAVE WHEN ALL TV'S , LIGHTS , A/C , AND MORE WERE TURNED OFF.........AND ALL 5 OF US STARING AT HIM.

 A YOUNG WOMAN ENTERS OUR VENUE AND SHOWS AN UNITED STATES NAVY I.D.  I HAVE A TRADITION OF ANYONE WHO HAS SERVED OUR COUNTRY I BUY THEIR FIRST BEER. I POINT OUT OVER 50 BEERS WE OFFER. SHE CHOSE RING THE BELL BY CONSHOHOCKEN BEER BREWING COMPANY. I COMPLIMENTED HER FOR A GOOD CHOICE.

 END THE NIGHT AND I DRIVE ALL 4 BARTENDERS TO CENTER CITY. THE BAD THING ...IT'S LATE NIGHT. THE GOOD THING..........I MADE IT IN 11 MINUTES.

 WE ARRIVE AND I SURPRISE THE GIRLS WITH A STAND-UP FAN FOR THEIR MAIN ROOM.

 A LITTLE BET / COMPETITION / GAME - I TOLD THE GIRLS IF THEY CAN SNEAK OUT 2 BEERS OR ANY ALCOHOL I WILL TURN MY HEAD AND NOT SAYING ANYTHING. IF I CATCH THEM THAN THE ALCOHOL COMES BACK INTO THE BAR. THE BET WAS ON.  THE SHOW GOES ON FOR ABOUT 3+ HOURS AND WE CLOSE. I DRIVE THEM HOME AND ENTER THE HOUSE. I SAY , " WELL , I WOULD STAY AND HAVE A BEER WITH YOU BUT THERE IS NO ALCOHOL IN YOUR HOUSE. " ONE BARTENDER REPLIES , " OH YES THERE IS !!! "  SHE POINTS TO HER BACK PACK AND WALKS OVER TO OPEN IT. I SAY , " OH....THAT BACK PACK ? IS THAT THE SAME BACK PACK IN THE BACK SEAT OF OUR VAN ?  I PUT 2 OF MY BEERS IN THERE FOR ME AND TOOK OUT THE OTHERS AND PLACED THEM IN THE WALK-IN FRIDGE BEFORE WE LEFT."

  BUSTED........WINNING.  ALL THE GIRLS LAUGHS.

 ALL OF US WATCH ONE EPISODE OF NORA FROM QUEENS. IT WAS GOOD AND ONLY 21 MINUTES LONG.

 I DRIVE HOME TIRED BUT A FUN NIGHT. I HAVE ONE LIBATION , SOME CHEESE , SOME GENOA SALAMI , AND HEAD TO BED.

  MONDAY    8 - 16 - 21

 JESUS H........, IT'S 3:30AM.  MAN DOES IT SUCK NOT SLEEPING.

 ELDEST COMES IN AT 4AM. I CAN HEAR HER LAUGH ON THE PHONE FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES AND THAN RIGHT TO SLEEP. SHE WILL EASILY SLEEP UNTIL 4PM TOMORROW. YEP.....KINDA JEALOUS THERE.

 CONTINUE TO BOOK BANDS WHILE THIS DAMN VARIANT LAYS HAVOC. OUR COUNTRY IS STILL SPLIT RIGHT IN HALF.

 I SEE A FB POST BY A FRIEND , " WHERE IS HIDEN BIDEN ? " I TURN ON THE TV AND PRESIDENT BIDEN IS TALKING ABOUT THE U.S. , AFGHANISTAN , AND COVID.

 TRUMP WAS PULLING AMERICANS OUT OF AFGHANISTAN. BIDEN IS DOING THE SAME. AFGHANISTAN FALLS TO THE TALIBAN IN MONTHS. THE ONLY THING I KNOW IS I DON'T WANT OUR AMERICAN KIDS FIGHTING OVER THERE.

 FB MARKETPLACE AGAIN - I TAKE A RIDE TO NORRISTOWN AND PICK UP 7 12X12X12 RAIL ROAD TIES. THANK GOODNESS I CONVINCE THE NERVOUS LADY I COULD BACK UP MY VAN ON HER LAWN. SHE ACTUALLY WANTED ME TO CARRY THESE LARGE BULK ITEMS TO MY VAN 100 FEET AWAY. I SAID I WAS A LANDSCAPER ( KINDA ) AND THE VAN WOULD NOT HURT HER LAWN IN ANY WAY. I PULLED UP WITHIN 12 INCHES.

 AT HOME I UNLOAD WHILE THE PUP WATCHES ME. THESE ARE HEAVY AND EXPENSIVE ( AROUND $125+ EACH )

 SHOWER AND CHILL FOR THE DAY AND NIGHT.

 WHEELS GOES WITH THE MOMS TO VISIT OUR YOUNGEST AT HER COLLEGE HOUSE AND GO TO DINNER. I WAS NOT INVITED. I AM NOT A FAN OF THE " GIRL'S NIGHT " THING......AT LEAST WITH FAMILY. I WAS COOL WITH IT.

 WATCHED SOME EPISODES OF NORA FROM QUEENS. IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD. THIS SERIES IS LOOSELY BASED ON COMEDIENNE NORA LUM'S ( AWKWAFINA ) LIFE. HER STAGE NAME IS FROM AQUAFINA WATER MADE BY PEPSI. SHE IS ALSO A RAPPER.

 BACK HOME WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE HANDMAID'S TALE. IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD. THE LAST 30 SECONDS OF EVERY EPISODE IS ALWAYS EXCELLENT.

 PLAYED A LITTLE INTERNET POKER , CONTACTED BANDS VIA GROUP EMAILS , AND MADE PUNCH LISTS.

 WELP , IT'S 5:30AM......GUESS I'LL HEAD TO BED.......AGAIN.

 TUESDAY      8 - 17 - 21

 AND THE LORD CAME TO ME VIA FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE................

 SLEEPING HABITS ARE STILL HORRENDOUS.

 EMPTY THE VAN AND SPEND ABOUT 45 MINUTES CLEANING AND VACUUMING IT. I MOVED ALL TOOLS TO ANOTHER VEHICLE. I ALSO HIDE-AWAY ALL BACK SEATS.........BEST INVENTION EVER.

 WHEELS AND I TAKE A RIDE AT LUNCH TIME TO A CHURCH. THEY WERE GIVING AWAY LARGE PEWS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. WE MET A DEACON THERE WHO WAS SUPER COOL. THE CHURCH'S RENOVATION WERE VAST AND THE PLACE IS HUGE. WE ACTUALLY HAD TO WEAR HARD HATS. WE MEASURED OUT THE ONE WE LIKE OUT OF 50 AND LOADED IT IN THE VAN. PEWS RANGED FROM 6 FEET LONG TO 20 FEET LONG. WE GOT A 10 FOOTER. IT COMES WITH BLUE CUSHIONS SEALED INTO THE BACK AND BOTTOM OF THE PEW. THEY ARE REALLY NICE. WE WILL REPLACE OUR PEW AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. THESE ARE FREE. IF YOU LIKE INFORMATION ON GETTING ONE OR MORE CONTACT ME.

 BACK HOME WE CLEAN IT UP AND GET IT INSIDE OUR HOME.

 WATCHED COURTNEY HADWIN AUDITION VIDEO FOR THE 1,000TH TIME. WATCH MESSI SOCCER VIDEO FOR THE 100TH TIME.

 WATCH SOME EPISODES OF NORA FROM QUEENS. IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD. IT IS LOOSELY BASED ON THE COMEDIENNE AWKWAFINA'S LIFE.

 DID YOU KNOW THEY ARE DOING REBOOT TV SERIES OF FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR AND FIELD OF DREAMS ?

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL WITH THE PUP. I WORK FOR ABOUT 2 1/2 HOURS. I RAN OUT OF STEAM AROUND 5PM TRYING TO REPLACE A CEILING FAN.

 BACK HOME WE HAVE A NICE DINNER AND CHILL.

 FAMILY STOPS OVER FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS.

 WATCH PHILLIES F'N LOSE TO A BAD TEAM. I KNEW THEY LOSE.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE HANDMAID'S TALE. AGAIN......VERY SLOW MOVING BUT STILL ENTERTAINING.

 SENDING OUT GROUP EMAILS FOR BANDS PLAYING THIS WEEKEND. ALL BANDS WERE VERY COOL.

  STILL SHAKING MY HEAD THAT A 19 - 81 ARIZONA TEAM BEAT THE PHILLIES.

 WEDNESDAY      8 - 18 - 21

 PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN TO THE NOW 2ND WORST TEAM IN BASEBALL. THEY WERE THE WORST TEAM BUT BEATING THE PHILLIES TWICE NOW JUMPED THEM UP FROM THE BASEMENT......BLOW.

 IT'S 3:30AM....NICE.

  OFF TO THE NAIL FOR THE 2ND ATTEMPT TO REPLACE A CEILING FAN. I SPEND ABOUT 2 HOURS MACGUYVERING THIS FAN BECAUSE ANYTHING BEING CHANGED TO NEW AT THE NAIL IS A MAJOR PROJECT. THE FUNNY THING IS I DID NOT NOTICE THE 5 BLADE FAN ONLY HAD 4 BLADES IN THE BOX. I SPENT 3 HOURS AND JUST REALIZED I WAS SHORT A BLADE WHEN INSTALLING THEM. I WAS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER.

 I CHECK ALL CEILING FANS AND NOTICE ONE BLADE PERFECTLY MATCHES THE NEW FAN I JUST PUT UP. I MUST OF USED IT YEARS AGO. I TAKE THE BLADE DOWN AND INSTALL IT ON THE NEW CEILING FAN. IT WORKS PERFECT. I USE AN OLD CEILING FAN BLADE FROM THE ONE I JUST TOOK DOWN AND INSTALLED THAT BLADE ON THE FAN I JUST TOOK ONE FROM. GOT ALL THAT ? BASICALLY ROBBING PETER TO PAY JIM.

 I NOTICE THE NEW FAN I INSTALLED COMES WITH A REMOTE. I DECIDE NOT TO INSTALL THE RADAR DEVICE SINCE I DO NOT REMEMBER WHERE THE ACTUAL REMOTE IS. THAN I REMEMBER SEEING ONE IN THE BASEMENT. WHEN I AM HOME I GO DOWN THE BASEMENT AND FIND IT. THE BATTERY STILL WORKS TOO. WELP , TOMORROW I WILL ATTEMPT TO INSTALL THE RADAR MECHANISM AND SEE IF IT WORKS. IT WOULD BE COOL TO HAVE A CEILING FAN CONTROLLED BY A REMOTE DEVICE.

 THE PUP IS WITH ME AND I PLAY WITH HER A LITTLE. I CLEAN UP A 100 TOOLS AND MAJOR MESS I MADE.

 PLACE A BEER ORDER. MY BEER COMPANY HAS A LITTLE MORE THAN HALF OF WHAT I NEED. MY ANTENNAS ARE UP. I CALL 2 OTHER BEER DISTRIBUTORS FOR THE SUPPLY. I AM GETTING SICK OF THIS. THE ORDER I PLACED WAS PAINFUL.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN WITH EMAILS , COMPUTER , DINNER , LIQUOR ORDER ,  AND TV.

 ALMOST HAD A 100 PERSON SATURDAY MATINEE PUNK SHOW. AN OUTDOOR SHOW WAS BEING MOVED INDOORS BECAUSE OF PREDICTED RAIN. I WAS 50/50 IN DOING THIS BUT A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT I RARELY USE PREVENTED PROPER COMMUNICATION.

 I GET ASKED TO SEND MORE INFORMATION VIA EMAIL TO THE CASTING COMPANY FOR THE ADAM SANDLER MOVIE.

 FACETIME WEDNESDAY !!!!  ALWAYS FUN. MY YOUNGEST READ MY BERMUDA STORY TO HER ROOM MATES. SHE TELLS ME SHE DOES NOT LIKE THE SEX PARTS. LATER I WATCHED AN EPISODE OF NORA FROM QUEENS. I SAID TO HER , " YOU MIGHT NOT LIKE THIS EPISODE BECAUSE OF THE SEX SCENES." SHE REPLIES , I DON'T MIND SEX SCENES. IT'S THE SEX SCENES MY PARENTS ARE IN I DON'T LIKE. " I TELL HER , " WHAT IF I HAVE A SEX SCENE IN ADAM SANDLER'S MOVIE ? " SHE ROLLS HER EYES AND MOANS " OH GOD ".

 CRAIGSLIST PEOPLE ARE THE MOST FICKLE BUYERS I KNOW. THEY CONTACT YOU AND THAN GHOST YA. I REALLY RARELY USE CRAIGSLIST.

UNION WINS.

 WINDS AND THUNDER STORMS WERE PRETTY INTENSE.

 WATCHED A SPECIAL ON KOBE BRYANT. IT WAS SAD. WATCHED ANOTHER THE HANDMAID'S TALE.....MUCH BETTER.

 WELP , IT'S 7AM. BEEN UP SINCE 3:30AM. NOT SURE TO START THE DAY OR TRY TO GET MORE SLEEP.........WITH THE PUP.

  THURSDAY     8 - 19 - 21

 I REALLY DO NOT KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN.........

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PUTZ AROUND WITH A CEILING FAN REMOTE. I WASTED 1 HOUR THERE AND AT HOME I WASTED ANOTHER 30 MINUTES TRYING TO MAKE IT WORK ON ANOTHER CEILING FAN. I ALSO WASTED 30 MINUTES TRYING TO FIND A REPLACEMENT TRANSMITTER.

 WALK-IN FRIDGE AT 65 DEGREES. I SWEAR TO BABY JESUS IT IS ALWAYS FRIGGIN' SOMETHING.

 I ABSOLUTELY HATE 4' FLORESCENT LIGHTS. I FOUGHT WITH ONE LIGHT FOR OVER AN HOUR. IT STILL FUCKING FLICKERS.

 VAN TIRE KEEPS LOSING AIR.

 TRIED TO MAKE RESERVATIONS AT A RESTAURANT AND FOUND OUT THEY ARE BOOKED UNTIL AUGUST 31ST. MAN , THAT MUST BE NICE.

 PHILLIES AND EAGLES BLOW.....THAT IS ALL.

 STOPPED AT BRYN MAWR BEVERAGE TO PICK UP HALF AN ORDER. THEY ARE SUPER COOL.

 STOPPED AT LIQUOR STORE.

 MET BEER DELIVERY AT THE NAIL.

 STOCKED ALL 3 ORDERS.

 A WONDERFUL OPEN MIC JUST JAM AGAIN. BUT....THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING.

 A REGULAR COMES IN FROM OUTSIDE AND SAYS THERE ARE TONS OF ANTS ON OUR WINDOW. LAST TIME A PATRON TOLD ME THERE WERE A SHITLOAD OF BEES OUTSIDE. I WENT OUTSIDE AND THERE WAS 2. ANYWAY , I GO OUTSIDE AND IT WAS THE APOCALYPSE. THERE HAD TO BE 50,000 OR MORE GNATS ATTRACTED TO THE NEON LIGHT. SO , I TURNED THE LIGHT OFF AND USED MY WET/DRY VAC TO SUCK THEM UP. HEY , IT WAS JUST LIKE I WAS IN THE POCONOS. MAN , WERE THEY EVERYWHERE.

 TWO NEW PATRONS CAME IN AND SAID, " MAN THIS PACE IS SO COOL. " YEP , IT'S LITTLE COMMENTS LIKE THIS THAT MAKE ME KEEP GOING.

 THIS VARIANT IS F'N KILLING ME. WE ARE BACK TO WEARING MASKS. PATRONS HAVE THE OPTION. OH MAN ......IT HAS BEEN A YEAR AND HALF OF CRAP.

 A WONDERFUL MOTORCYCLE RIDE HOME LATE NIGHT. TWO BLOCKS AWAY I FORGOT MY CELL PHONE. I THINK TO MYSELF , " EH , I WILL JUST GET IT IN THE MORNING. " WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG THAT I COULD NEED  A CELL PHONE AT 1AM ?

 I ARRIVE HOME AND NOTICE ALL LIGHTS ARE OUT. THIS IS NOT GOOD. I PUT MY BIKE AWAY AND MY ELDEST DEAD BOLTED THE FRONT AND BACK DOORS. I WOULD CALL HER BUT I LEFT MY CELL PHONE AT THE NAIL. THE ONE FRIGGIN' TIME I NEED IT. SO , I BEGIN BANGING ON DOORS , WINDOWS , AND RINGING THE DOORBELL........NO ONE HEARS ME.

 I WALK OUT FRONT AND BEGIN BANGING ON WHEELS BEDROOM WINDOW AND THE FRONT DOOR WHILE RINGING THE DOOR BELL. A NEIGHBOR YELLS OUT , " DO YOU NEED ANY HELP ? " NOW MY F'N NEIGHBOR FROM 5 HOUSES AWAY HEARS ME KNOCKING BUT NO ONE IN OUR HOUSE DOES. JUST AS I WAS ABOUT TO ANSWER THE NEIGHBOR......WHEELS ANSWERS THE DOOR.

 WALK THE PUP AND SHE DOES 1 & 2.

 INSIDE I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF NORA FROM QUEENS. THEY WERE OK TO GOOD. I HAVE SOME LIBATIONS TO HELP ME SLEEP AND OFF TO BED WITH THE PUP. WE REVERSED SPOONED......ASS TO ASS.

 TOMORROW WILL BE A LONG LONG DAY.

   FRIDAY      8 - 20 - 21  ( HAPPY ANNIVERSARY WHEELS )

 YEP , 33 YEARS WHEELS AND I HAVE BEEN CHILLIN'........KINDA COOL. I ALSO DID A LITTLE SOMETHING TONIGHT TOO.

 A FACEBOOK POST OF WHEELS AND I WEDDING PICTURE. THE CAPTION , " 33 YEARS KID ".  OVER 200 FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS COMMENTED OR LIKED IN LESS THAN 1 HOUR.

 EARLY MORNING STRAIGHTENED THE GARAGE. IT NEEDED IT.

 STOP AT ACME WHERE THE REGISTER GIRL AND MANAGER BOTH KNEW THE NAIL. I HAD MY NAIL SHIRT ON. WE TALKED AS THEY HELPED ME LOAD $100 WORTH OF SODA BACK INTO THE CART.

 A WOMAN IN THE PARKING LOT DROPS A GALLON OF MILK. I GOT IT FOR HER. LUCKILY , IT DID NOT BURST.

 OFF TO THE NAIL AT 8:15AM. LET THE LONG LONG DAY BEGIN.

  THE WALK-IN FRIDGE IS STILL WARM. I CALL OUR TECH 3 TIMES. IF NO ANSWER BY THE TIME I GET HOME I WILL GO WITH ANOTHER COMPANY.

 I STOCK SODA , BEER , LIQUOR , JUICE , AND MORE. I CHANGE THE MARQUEE SIGN AND VACUUM. I ALSO USE RAID AND SPRAY OUR WINDOW OUT FRONT.

 I FIGHT THE DAMN 4' FLORESCENT CEILING LIGHTS. I SWEAR TO CHRIST THEY NEVER SEEM TO WORK PROPERLY. I CHANGE 10 BULBS AND EACH TIME IT FLICKERS. I HATE THEM SO BAD. I DECIDE IT IS WAY PAST OVERDUE TO GO L.E.D.

 I CALL D.M.I. HOME SUPPLY AND GET A PRICE OF $57 FOR ONE 4' L.E.D. LIGHT.

 I TAKE A RIDE TO LOWES. I PURCHASE 2 L.E.D. LIGHTS FOR $30. AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST ONE LIGHT WHICH IS STILL A BETTER DEAL THAN D.M.I. HOME SUPPLY. BUT WHEN I OPENED IT THERE WERE 2 LIGHTS INSIDE......SCORE !!

 TAKE A RIDE TO MIDAS FOR A 12 NOON APPOINTMENT. I HAVE A FRONT TIRE SLOWLY LEAKING AIR. APPARENTLY THERE WAS AN OLD PLUG IN THE FRONT TIRE LEAKING. THEY REMOVED IT AND USED A NEW BETTER PLUG AND FILLED ALL 4 TIRES PROPERLY......ALL FOR FREE. THEY WERE SUPER COOL. OH , THE MANAGER WAS A DJ IN IS TIME AND KNEW THE NAIL VERY WELL.

 BACK AT THE NAIL I WEED WHACK THE FRONT , LEAF BLOW , AND USE MY LONG HOSE ( THAT I GIVE TO WHEELS ) TO SPRAY THE BENCHES OUT FRONT.

 BACK INSIDE I INSTALL THE L.E.D. LIGHT. AT FIRST I THOUGHT I BOUGHT JUST 4 BULBS AND WAS PISSED BUT IT WAS 2 LIGHTS FOR $30. I WAS PLEASED AND INSTALLED THE ONE LIGHT. FROM THE FRONT DOOR HELICOPTERS CAN NOW SEE US. HOLY SHIT WHAT A DIFFERENCE IN BRIGHTNESS.

 BY 3PM I HEAD HOME TIRED. I ALSO RETRIEVED MY CELL PHONE.

 AT HOME I GET TO MY COMPUTER AND LOOK UP MY 2ND A/C - FRIDGE COMPANY. IN JUST SECONDS MY PHONE GOES OFF AND IT WAS MY TECH. HE TELLS ME HE WILL MEET ME TODAY.

 I NAP FOR 45 MINUTES AND HEAD BACK TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE. I DECIDE JUST TO STAY HERE AND BEGIN CLEANING AND ORGANIZING FOR THE NIGHT.

 THE TECH ARRIVES AND FOR 3 HOURS HE WORKS AND TRAVELS TO PICK UP PARTS. A BAD MOTOR SEEMS TO BE THE CULPRIT. I SAY " SEEMS " BECAUSE THE WALK-IN WAS NOT GETTING ANY COLDER. A BLADE BROKE AND HE HAD TO REPLACE THAT TOO.

 I MAKE A VERY GOOD CHICKEN POPCORN PIZZA DRIZZLED WITH BBQ SAUCE. I SENT PICTURES TO MY YOUNGEST AND WHEELS.

 BANDS ARRIVE AND THE NIGHT MOVES SMOOTHLY AS ALWAYS WHEN I RUN A SHOW. THE BANDS SHARED A DRUM KIT WHICH WAS BIG. ALL BANDS WERE SUPER COOL AND VERY VERY GOOD MUSICALLY. ONE LEAD SINGER PLAYING HIS BASS GUITAR WITH A TAMBOURINE WAS ENTERTAINING......IN BARE FEET.

 A BIG CROWD SHOWED UP AND IT WAS FUN ALL NIGHT.  BETWEEN BANDS I WAS ASKING WOMEN , " WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE COLOR ? " THEY TELL ME AND I CHANGE OUR L.E.D. STAGE LIGHTS TO THAT COLOR. I WATCHED THEIR EXPRESSIONS AS I WALKED AWAY. THEY WERE SO HAPPY.

 ON THE PHONE WITH WHEELS AND I TELL THE AUDIENCE FROM OUR STAGE IT WAS OUR 33RD ANNIVERSARY. OF COURSE I MADE JOKES BUT OVER 80 PEOPLE CHEERED.

 A FUN FUN NIGHT WITH TONS OF COMPLIMENTS ON HOW OUR STAFF RUNS A SHOW. AT THE END OF THE NIGHT THE STAFF CHILLS WITH ME. WE HANG OUT FOR ABOUT 1 HOUR. I GIVE OPEN BAR TO THE STAFF AND WIFE.

 WELP , 16 HOURS AT THE NAIL AND MY BODY IS HURTING....SHOULDER , ASS , LEGS , COCK , EVERYTHING.  JUST BENDING DOWN TO PICK UP TRASH HURTS. I TAKE A WONDERFUL BIKE RIDE HOME.

 A NIGHT CAP AND WATCH THE PHILLIES HOLD ON TO A WIN AND I ALSO WATCH ONE EPISODE OF NORA FROM QUEENS. IT WAS GOOD.

 OFF TO BED.

 DREAMT ABOUT :

 - A RENTER LEAVES 2 VERY LARGE ALLIGATORS AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSIE. HE SAID THEY BE KILLED SO HE BROUGHT THEM HERE AND PUT THEM IN OUR LAKE. ONE GATOR ACTUALLY MOUTHED BY ARM BUT DID NOT BITE DOWN OR DEATH ROLL ME. ( I THINK THE ALLIGATOR SPOKE ENGLISH TOO )

 - A RENTER BRINGS A BABY CHICKEN. MY YOUNGEST TAKES THE LITTLE CHICK , 2 EMPTY BEER CANS , AND BOTTLED WATER INTO A TRUCK. I GET IN WITH HER AND LET HER DRIVE. SHE DRIVES AND MOVES THE TRUCK TO ALLOW ANOTHER TRUCK TO GET OUT OF OUR DRIVEWAY. SHE GOES DOWN HILL RIGHT INTO A FENCE. NOW IT IS TOO SLIPPERY TO DRIVE BACK UP.

 - A RENTER RE-EXCAVATED OUR ENTIRE DRIVEWAY AND FRONT LAWN AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. THE WATER WAS NOW 3 TIMES FURTHER AWAY AND VERY MUDDY.

 - A RENTER TOOK DOWN OUR DECK RAILINGS AND SAID THEY WERE RE-DOING THEM ALONG WITH ALOT OF WALLS INSIDE. THERE WAS BARE WOOD EVERYWHERE.

  THERE'S THE DREAMS I REMEMBER. OFF TO BED.

  SATURDAY      8 - 21 - 21

 A NICE SURPRISE..................

 FB MARKETPLACE AGAIN - FAIRY LIGHTS ( DON'T ASK ). I PICKED THEM UP RIGHT HERE IN ARDMORE.

 REAL NICE WHEN A BANK CLOSES THEIR WINDOW SHADE RIGHT AS YOU PULL UP.....BASTARDS.

  PHILLIES WITH ANOTHER GUT WRENCHING HEART BREAKING LOSS. NOLA FINALLY PITCHES WELL. IN FACT , HE HAD A 1 HITTER GOING INTO THE 9TH INNING. WITH 2 OUTS AND 2 STRIKES A PADRE HITTER SMOKES A HOME RUN TO TIE THE GAME. PADRES WIN IN 10 INNINGS 4 - 3. IT WAS EXTREMELY PAINFUL TO WATCH. THE FUNNY THING IS.....I PREDICATED IT.

 WHAT A FRIGGIN' NIGHT !!! HERE IS SOME HIGH LIGHTS :

 - FRIENDS FROM NORTH WILDWOOD SURPRISE ME WITH A VISIT. IT WAS REALLY COOL TO SEE THEM. WHEELS ACTUALLY SET IT UP WITH THEM.

 - SPEAKING OF WHEELS...........SHE MADE A VERY RARE APPEARANCE AT THE NAIL.

 - ALL BANDS WERE FUN BUT GINA ZO WAS SO SPECIAL. THIS GIRL IS THE NICEST PERSON ON THE PLANET. SHE PERFORMED FANTASTIC. SHE WAS A CONTESTANT ON THE VOICE WITH BLAKE SHELTON AS HER COACH. WE ACTUALLY WERE CAUGHT OFF GUARD BECAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE PACKED THE HOUSE.

 - GINA ZO'S BAND MEMBER BROUGHT THEIR OWN PA SYSTEM AND SHARED IT WITH ALL THE BANDS PERFORMING. AGAIN........SEAMLESSLY HE MOVED ALL ACTS.

 - WHEELS , BARTENDERS , AND MYSELF TOOK PICTURES WITH GINA ZO. I POSTED SOME PICTURES AND VIDEO ON FACEBOOK. SHE IS SO DAMN COOL AND GENUINELY A PERSON WITH A KIND HEART. IT IS RARE TO HAVE A HEAD LINE ACT HANG OUT AFTERWARDS BUT SHE DID. I HAVE SEEN 1000'S OF BANDS AND WITNESSING THIS WAS RARE. HER PERFORMANCE AND PERSONALITY DEFINITELY SHINED THROUGH TONIGHT. SHE TOOK PICTURES WITH OUR BARTENDERS AND WHEELS.....AND EVEN ME.

 - WHEN I SAY THE BARTENDERS AND I RAN ALL NIGHT I AIN'T KIDDING.....WE FRICKIN' RAN LIKE FORREST GUMP.

 - GREAT COMPLIMENTS ALL NIGHT ON OUR STAFF.

 - CAUGHT A REGULAR LITTERING A CIGARETTE BUTT. OOOOOH DID I MAKE HIM PICK IT UP AND EMBARRASS HIM IN FRONT OF GINA ZO AND HER FRIENDS.

 THIS WAS A FUN NIGHT AND A JAM PACKED EVENING. OH MY GOD IT WAS AWESOME !!!!!!!

 AT THE NED OF THE NIGHT THE BARTENDERS LITERALLY SPENT 90 MINUTES STOCKING AND CLEANING FOR TOMORROW'S SHOW. I HAVE SOME NIGHTCAPS AND OPEN BAR WITH THE LAST BAND WHO WERE EXCELLENT TOO.........RED BULLETT.

 WE ALL ROLL HOME TIRED BUT GRATEFUL FOR SUCH A GREAT NIGHT.

 SOME NIGHTCAPS AND OFF TO BED FOR ME. TOMORROW WE DO IT ALL AGAIN WITH A NATIONAL ACT CALLED MALIGNANCY.

  SUNDAY       8 - 22 - 21

 SOMETIMES I WONDER WHY I GET INTO THESE PROJECTS...........

  FRIDAY AND SATURDAY I THINK I WORKED 26 HOURS TOTAL. MY BODY IS ACHING SO WHAT DO I DECIDE TO DO ?.....GO TO THE NAIL SUNDAY MORNING AROUND 8:30AM. THIS WAS NOT THE SMARTEST DECISION BUT I AM KINDA GLAD I DID THIS HORRIBLE DISGUSTING WORK.

  MAKE 2 BREAKFAST SANDWICHES AND EAT THEM ON THE WAY TO THE NAIL. YEP , CAN'T EVEN SIT AND ENJOY FOOD. MY YOUNGEST SAYS I AM SO IMPATIENT. I TOLD HER I HAVE SAVED AT LEAST 1 YEAR IN " TIME " WITH MY IMPATIENCENESS.

 ARRIVE AT THE NAIL AND SET UP TOOLS ALONG WITH MOVING BARSTOOLS. I AM GOING TO RUN FAIRY LIGHTS UNDER THE BAR WHERE PATRONS SIT. I USE A DRILL TO MAKE HOLES TO " FISH " THE LIGHTS. BUT......THAN I NOTICE SOMETHING THAT I COULD OF TOTALLY IGNORED......BUT DIDN'T.  BUBBLE GUM....DISGUSTING BUBBLE GUM THAT HAS BEEN STUCK UNDERNEATH THE BAR SINCE THE 1940'S. PREVIOUS OWNERS WERE SO LAZY THEY ACTUALLY PAINTED OVER SOME OF THEM. SO , WHAT DO I DO ? I GET A SPACKLE BLADE AND BEGIN PLUCKING OFF STUCK UNDERNEATH GUM AROUND THE WHOLE BAR. IT WAS REVOLTING , TIME CONSUMING, AND HARD SINCE I WAS BENT OVER UPSIDE DOWN. OH.....I PLUCKED OFF GUM ON THE MAIN ROOM TABLES TOO.

 UGH........AFTER DE-GUMMING TABLES AND BAR I USE MY WET/DRY VAC TO PICK UP THE 100'S OF CHEWED GUM. I THAN USE A REGULAR VACUUM TO PICK UP SAW DUST AND MORE. NOW I RUN THE LIGHTS ALL AROUND THE ENTIRE OUTSIDE UNDERNEATH OF THE SITTING BAR AREA. IT WAS EASY AND HARD AT THE SAME TIME. WHEN IT WAS DONE I WAS NOT 100% HAPPY BECAUSE THE LIGHTS ARE PRETTY DIM. MY YOUNGEST DID THINK THEY WERE NICE ACCENT LIGHTING. THEY DID LOOK BETTER AT NIGHT.

 I ROLL HOME AT 2PM. I TRY TO NAP , SEND EMAILS , AND WATCH 15 MINUTES OF TV WITH WHEELS. I WAS HOME 2 HOURS AND NOW RETURNING TO THE NAIL.....AGAIN.

 WITH MY YOUNGEST AND ROOM MATE WHO SLEPT OVER LAST NIGHT WE DRIVE TO THE NAIL AND BEGIN PREPPING FOR THE BANDS. IT WASN'T LONG UNTIL ALL THE BANDS ARRIVED......AT THE SAME TIME.

 OH , I STOPPED IN ARDMORE FIRST TO PICK UP A FREE NEW SMOKE ALARM.....FB MARKETPLACE.

 I HAD BAND MEMBERS LAUGHING AS WE CHANGED ONE BANDS NAME ON THE MARQUEE FROM CORONARY THROMBOSIS TO CORONARY STROMBOLI. THEY CANCELLED AND WERE BIG DICKHEADS FROM A PREVIOUS SHOW SO THIS SEEMED APPROPRIATE.

 A NICE CROWD OF ABOUT 40 PEOPLE ALONG WITH DEATH METAL. IT IS NOT MY CUP A TEA SO I HUNG OUTSIDE 1/2 THE TIME. I ALSO HAD ONE BARTENDER JOIN ME ON ROTATION.

 THE NIGHT MOVED NICELY AND AGAIN THE MUSICIANS AND PATRONS WERE COOL. I ALSO REALLY ENJOYED WORKING WITH THE BARTENDERS.

 PHILLIES WITH A SOLID WIN AND SHOULD OF SWEPT THE PADRES.

 BY 9:30PM I ROLL OUT WITH THE 2 BARTENDERS AND HAVE THE NIGHT BARTENDER FINISH THE SHOW.

 I DRIVE THEM TO CENTER CITY. AT THEIR COLLEGE HOUSE WE CHILL AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF NORA FROM QUEENS AND HAVE A LIBATION AND A COOKIE. THE STANDING FAN I GAVE THEM WORKS VERY WELL. THE ONE ROOM MATE SAID TO ME , " IT'S A GAME CHANGER. "

 I TAKE MY NEW WAY HOME AND MAKE IT BACK IN 11 MINUTES. MAN , I WAS TIRED.

 AT HOME I AM GREETED BY THE PUP. I WALK HER AND SETTLE IN. A LIBATION AND WHEELS AND I WATCH THE SEASON FINALE OF THE HANDMAID'S TALE. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 OFF TO BED AND BODY HURTING.

  TUESDAY     8 - 24 - 21

 I PULLED A TRUMP.........YOU'RE FIRED. I JUST DO NOT HAVE TIME FOR ANGRY SARCASTIC PEOPLE.

 EARLY MORNING I WALK THE PUP. I TAKE SOME PICTURES OF THE SUN RISE.

 A 20 BAND WEEKEND ?........YEP.

 OF COURSE THERE ARE PROJECTS TO DO :

 - RE-ADDED A 2ND SCREEN DOOR BRACKET AND CLOSER. I GOT THE PART FREE ON FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE. I ALSO SPRAY PAINTED ANY DAMAGED , NICKED , OR BLACK METAL TO WHITE TO MATCH THE ORIGINAL STORM DOOR ARM.

 - SPEAKING OF FB MARKETPLACE. OUR ELDEST PICKED UP A TYE DIE KIT. 

 - RE-INSTALLED A BATHROOM TOWEL BAR THAT A RENTER BROKE.

 - INSTALLED 2 RECESSED LIGHTS TO FINISH OUR CONDO OF ALL ENERGY SAVING RECESSED LIGHTING. WHEELS AND I PICKED UP 18 BRAND NEW RECESSED LIGHTS FOR $50 VIA........FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE. THAT'S A RIDICULOUS $2.77 A LIGHT. THESE LIGHTS CAN REACH UP TO $35 EACH. I NOW HOW ENOUGH TO FINISH THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE TOO.

 ( ONE L.E.D. LIGHT USED 5 HOURS A DAY WILL SAVE $10 - $20 A YEAR. DOESN'T SEEM LIKE MUCH BUT ADD UP ALL LIGHTS AND PROPERTIES AND IT IS A NICE LITTLE SAVINGS  )

 - FIXED 2 BEDROOM DRAWERS.

 - STRAIGHTENED , CLEANED , AND VACUUMED THE OUTSIDE PATIO.

 - CHECKED UNDER BEDS FOR TRASH AND VACUUMED UPSTAIRS.

 - INSTALLED A ROKU. MAN THESE DEVICES RULE.

 - REPLACED AN A/C FILTER. IT DEFINITELY NEEDED IT.

 - CLEANED AND REPLACED REFRIGERATOR SHELVES.

 - TESTED TV TO REPLACE CLICKING NOISES WITH EXTERNAL SPEAKERS. THE TV NOW WORKS FINE SO I DID NOT HAVE TO USE THE SPEAKERS I BROUGHT.

  THERE WERE SOME OTHER THINGS BUT A FAIR AMOUNT WAS DONE TODAY.

 HEERY CASTING AGENTS ARE PRETTY COMMUNICATIVE. I WENT BACK AND FORTH WITH THEM VIA TEXT. TOMORROW I HEAD TO WELLS FARGO CENTER TO START THE BALL ROLLING FOR THE ADAM SANDLER NETFLIX MOVIE.....HUSTLE.

 I SPENT ALOT OF TIME EMAILING BANDS FOR THIS WEEKEND OF LIVE MUSIC. GROUP EMAILS ARE THE WAY TO GO. IT MAKES IT SO EVERYONE IS ON THE SAME PAGE. BANDS CAN BE FICKLE SOMETIMES BUT OVERALL EVERYONE IS COOL.

 WHEELS SAYS " FICKLE " IS A FUNNY WORD.

 I DISCONTINUED WORKING WITH MAGNETAR CONCERT PROMOTIONS. I DO NOT HAVE THE TIME FOR ANGRY SARCASTIC PEOPLE. I TRIED IGNORING IT BUT I DO NOT WANT TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH ANYONE THAT IS JUST MISERABLE 24/7. TO ME IT SPREADS LIKE A VIRUS. SO......I CANCELLED ALL SHOWS BY THEM. ALSO NON STOP SMOKING AND EMAILS WITH A FONT SIZE OF A BILLBOARD DID NOT HELP EITHER.

 SPEAKING OF VIRUS. THE VARIANT IS MOVING ALONG. HALF OUR NATION BELIEVES IT , THE OTHER HALF DOESN'T. OVER 1 MILLION VACCINATIONS WERE TAKEN THIS MONTH. THIS IS TWICE AS MUCH AS THE PREVIOUS 2 MONTHS COMBINED.

 PFIZER GETS APPROVED BY F.D.A. I GUESS THOSE CONSPIRACY THEORISTS HAVE TO PUT THAT THEORY ASIDE.

 APPARENTLY OUR VACCINATIONS WERE 95% AFFECTIVE. A TEST WAS DONE TO THE FIRST RESPONDERS. MONTHS HAVE PAST AND NOW THEY SAY IT IS 65% AFFECTIVE TO FIGHT COVID AND VARIANT. ONE BOOSTER SHOT WILL HELP INCREASE THESE NUMBERS 9 FOLD..........IF YOU BELIEVE THEM.

 CALIFORNIA WILD FIRES.......DAMN IT'S BAD.

 SHOWER AND SHAVE. WHEELS AND I HEAD TO OCEAN CITY TO VISIT FAMILY AND A PUPPY. YES , THE PUPPY WAS ADORABLE AND WE OFFERED TO PUPPY-SIT ANY TIME.

 I AM PRETTY SURE WHEELS AND I INTERRUPTED SOME KIND OF " CUDDLING " WHEN WE KNOCKED ON A DOOR TWICE WITH NO ANSWER WHEN 2 FAMILY MEMBERS WERE JUST 6 FEET AWAY..........SORRY BRO.

 ROLL OUT AND HEAD TO A COUSINS OCEAN CITY RENTAL HOUSE. WE CHILL THERE FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES AND THAN 6 OF US HEAD TO A LA FONTANA RESTAURANT IN SEA ISLE. THE FOOD WAS OKAY TO GOOD AND THE LAUGHTER WAS NON-STOP. I DID TELL THEM ONE STORY OF THE BERMUDA TRIP. SEVERAL COUSINS CLAPPED WHEN I WAS DONE TELLING IT. NOW.......I HAVE TO GET ADAM SANDLER FOR JUST 90 SECONDS TO TELL THAT SAME TRUE STORY.

 WE SAY OUR GOODBYES AND IT WAS A REALLY NICE TIME. BACK AT OUR CONDO WE ARE GREETED BY A VERY EXCITED PUP. WE FEED AND WALK HER. SHE IS JUST SUCH A SWEET HEART.

 PHILLIES LOSE......NO SURPRISE.

 WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF THE HANDMAIDS TALE. SEASON 4 DEFINITELY GOT MUCH BETTER.

 OFF TO BED WHERE I WAKE UP AND THE PUP IS SPOONING ME. YES , SHE HAD ALL 4 LEGS STRETCHED OUT WITH HER BELLY AGAINST MY BACK. THE FUNNY THING.......I WAS OKAY WITH IT.

  WEDNESDAY     8 - 25 - 21

 MAN , DID I NOT SLEEP. ALL I KEPT THINKING ABOUT IS HOW I CAN MEET ADAM SANDLER. I EVEN HAVE DOUBTS OF NOT DOING ANYTHING. I'VE BEEN WAITING ALMOST 40 YEARS TO DO THIS.

 GO TO BED AROUND 11PM BUT GET UP AT 12:30AM TO 3AM BECAUSE I JUST KEPT THINKING ABOUT WHAT CAN I DO TO STICK OUT AND GET SANDLER'S ATTENTION. I ACTUALLY ENVISIONED BEING IN WELLS FARGO SEATING WITH 5,000 OTHER EXTRAS AND SCREAMING OUT , " ADAM !! ADAM !! I'VE BEEN WANTING TO TELL YOU A 30 YEAR OLD TRUE STORY THAT INVOLVES YOU !! " HE INVITES ME DOWN TO THE FLOOR ON THE BASKETBALL COURT IN FRONT OF EVERYONE. I GIVE MY PITCH IN FRONT OF 5,000 PEOPLE.....YEP , THAT IS HOW I ENVISIONED IT.

 I DO SOME SMALL PROJECTS IN THE MORNING BUT BY 10AM I AM DRIVING TO WELLS FARGO CENTER FOR TESTING OF COVID. ALL ACTORS AND EXTRAS HAVE TO DO THIS.

 I STOP AT MY YOUNGEST COLLEGE HOUSE WHERE A ROOM MATE PRINTED OUT MY BERMUDA STORY JUST IN CASE I MEET ADAM SANDLER OR ANY REPS OF HIS.

 SO , I DRIVE TO WELLS FARGO. I GET DIRECTED TO PARK AND VISIT 3 TENTS FOR COVID TESTING. THE Q-TIP UP THE NOSE IS NOT THE WORST. I TALK TO THE PEOPLE THERE AND THEY WERE COOL. THERE ARE A FAIR AMOUNT OF MACK TRUCKS THERE WITH ALL KINDS OF MOVIE-LIKE STUFF....COSTUMES , DECORATIONS , ETC.

 I WAS HOPING TO SEE SOMEONE SEMI FAMOUS OR IMPORTANT BUT TO NO AVAIL. I IMMEDIATELY HEAD BACK EAST.

 DRIVING TO WELLS FARGO THERE WAS A HUGE LONG LINE OF TRAFFIC DUE TO AN ACCIDENT AND CONSTRUCTION. I DECIDE TO TAKE 95 SOUTH TO COMMODORE BARRY BRIDGE AND TAKE BACK ROADS. MY G.P.S. DROPPED FROM 3 HOURS AND 2 MINUTES TO 2 HOURS AND 1 MINUTE.  I ALSO NOTICED MY G.P.S. WAS ON NO HIGHWAY SO I DOWNLOADED WAZE. IT DROPPED MY TIME TO 1 HOUR AND 29 MINUTES.

  I STOP AT DAIRY QUEEN. WHEELS NEVER GETS DESERTS OR ICE-CREAM SO I DO NOT BOTHER CALLING HER.

 AT HOME I WALK IN AND WHEELS SAYS , " OH MAN , I WANTED ICE CREAM. "

 WE DRIVE TO 3 ICE CREAM SHOPS AND ALL WERE CLOSED. BACK TO DQ.

 I TAKE A NAP BECAUSE I HAVE SLEPT A TOTAL OF 13 MINUTES. THERE IS NO PITY FOR PAIN.........EVER.

 UP AT 6:30PM AND WE TRY A NEW PLACE CALLED ANTNEY'S GRUB. IT GOT PHENOMENAL REVIEWS. I PUT MAYO ON MY CHICKEN CUTLET WITH BROCCOLI RABE WHICH WAS DRY. WHEELS ORDERED A ROASTED PORK. IT WAS GOOD AND PACKED WITH RED PEPPERS AND SUCH. IT HAD A SPICE KICK TO IT THAT I WAS HALF AND HALF ON. THE ONION RINGS WERE MY FAVORITE. THEY WERE SHAPED LIKE TRIANGLES AND THE SIDE SAUCE WAS VERY GOOD. OH......NICEST EMPLOYEES EVER. THE OLE , " WHAT CAN I GET YA HUN ? "

 TO THE BEACH AND IT WAS MAGNIFICENT. COOL WIND , PUP TIED TO A LIFE GUARDS TOWER , AND WE SAT IN OUR CHAIRS JUST WATCHING PEOPLE , CHILLING , AND HAVING THE DOG DIG HOLES AROUND US. IT WAS AWESOME.

 FACETIME WITH THE KIDS....ALWAYS FUN AND STILL AMAZES ME HOW TECHNOLOGY WORKS.

 BACK HOME WE WATCH THE PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN....BLOW

 WE WATCH 3 EPISODES OF THE HANDMAID'S TALE. ALL WERE GOOD.

 HEAD TO BED AND SLEEP HORRIBLE. I GET UP AGAIN AND GOOGLE ADAM SANDLER'S LIFE. I FEEL LIKE IF I GET A LONG SHOT CHANCE OF TALKING TO HIM I WANT TO BE PREPARED. I HAVE GONE OVER MY SPEECH TO HIM 200 TIMES I MY HEAD. I AM SURE I WILL SHIT THE BED.

  THURSDAY     8 - 26 - 21

 WELP , SHOW TIME TOMORROW. KINDA NERVOUS , BUT MORE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE EXPERIENCE ALONG WITH MEETING ADAM SANDLER AND TELLING HIM MY BERMUDA STORY. I HAVE THOUGHT OF SEVERAL SCENARIOS IN DOING THIS BUT ALL ENDED UP WITH ME GETTING ESCORTED OUT BY SECURITY.

 SPEND A SHORT TIME OUTSIDE IN THE EARLY MORNING TO MAINTAIN THE LAWN HERE....CUT , WHACK , WEED , AND MORE. PROBLEMS WITH THE EXTENSION CORDS AND OUTSIDE OUTLET WAS SUCH A PAIN IN THE ASS.

 CLEAN FRONT WINDOWS AND SIDING.

 CHILL INSIDE AND HAVE SOME LEFTOVERS FOR A LATE BREAKFAST/LUNCH.

  PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN TO THE FIRST PLACE DIAMONDBACKS. THIS TEAM WILL WIN THE WORLD SERIES.....BEST TEAM EVER.

 DINNER AT THE WHARF OUT ON THE DOCK AREA OVERLOOKING THE WATER AND BOATS. LIVE MUSIC BY JAMESIN WHICH IS A 2 PIECE ACT AND A FEMALE SINGER/VIOLIN PLAYER. WE TIPPED THEM $10.  FOOD WAS OKAY TO GOOD. $8 WINE IN A SMALL SMALL PLASTIC CUP....NOT SO GOOD. OUR WAITER WAS FROM HAVERTOWN AND KNEW THE RUSTY NAIL.

 BACK HOME WE HEAD TO THE BEACH. WE STAY UNTIL AFTER DARK AROUND 8:30PM.  THE PUP IS HILARIOUS IN DIGGING AND WANTING TO PLAY WITH PEOPLE. THE WEATHER IS PERFECT WITH A PERFECT BREEZE. HOW THE HELL DO PEOPLE STAY ON THE BEACH DURING THIS 100 DEGREE HEAT SPELL ? 

 SCRAMBLE TO GET SHIFTS COVERED. IT ENDS UP MY SHOOT CHANGED FROM EARLY MORNING TO EARLY EVENING WHICH TOTALLY SUCKS FOR ME AND THE NAIL. I WAS CLOSE IN NOT GOING TO THIS ADAM SANDLER MOVIE SHOOT.....DAMN CLOSE. TO ME , THE NAIL IS ALWAYS FIRST.

 ELDEST DOES AN EXCELLENT JOB LAST NIGHT......ON 5 SHOTS OF EXPRESSO.

 SO , SHIFTS ARE COVERED AND I FIND OUT I WILL BE A 76ER FAN AT A BAR. I AM STILL BUMMING SHOOTING DOES NOT START UNTIL EARLY EVENING.

 SETUP " NEW " ROKU. I PROGRAM ALL STREAMS TO THIS TRAVEL ROKU. IT WORKS VERY GOOD. WE HAVE NETFLIX , HBO MAX , HULU , AMAZON PRIME , DISNEY , AND MORE.

 WE WATCH SEVERAL EPISODES OF THE HANDMAID'S TALE. THEY WERE OKAY TO GOOD.

 OFF TO BED.

  FRIDAY     8 - 27 - 21 ( THE ADAM SANDLER MOVIE SHOOT --- HUSTLE )

 I DO NOT KNOW HOW I AM GOING TO REMEMBER ALL THE INCREDIBLE THINGS THAT HAPPENED TO ME TODAY BUT I WILL GIVE IT A TRY. OH...........THE SHOOT WAS 15 HOURS. YES , YOU READ RIGHT......15 HOURS. I GOT HOME AT ALMOST 8AM IN THE MORNING. WHEELS THOUGHT I DIED......WHICH WAS ACTUALLY MY CELL PHONE.

 I DID IT....I FRIGGIN' DID IT.......KINDA.

 HERE WE GO :

 - I MUST THANK MY ELDEST , 2 BARTENDERS , AND OUR DOORMAN FOR TOTALLY COVERING ME TONIGHT. I THOUGHT I BE BACK AT THE NAIL BY MIDNIGHT. NOPE.....NOT EVEN CLOSE. I DID CALL MY BARTENDERS WHO CRASHED AT OUR HOUSE TONIGHT. THEY GOT UP AT 7:30AM AND I CALLED THEM AS I RE-POWERED UP MY PHONE FROM MY VAN AS I WAS LEAVING WELLS FARGO CENTER. IT WAS A GOOD NIGHT FROM WHAT I HEAR.

 - I ROLL OUT AT 3:15PM AND STOP AT THE NAIL TO PREP EVEN MORE FROM WHAT MY ELDEST DID LAST NIGHT.  SHE DID AN EXCELLENT JOB.

 - I LEAVE THE NAIL AT 4PM AND ARRIVE AT WELLS FARGO CENTER AT 4:45PM. I ENTER GATE D FOR PARKING LOT D. THE ATTENDANT TELLS ME I CAN NOT ENTER HERE THAT I MUST GO TO GATE B. I ASK HIM , " ISN'T PARKING LOT D RIGHT THERE ? ( I POINT ) " HE RESPONDS , " YES , BUT I CAN'T LET YOU ENTER HERE. IT COULD COST ME MY JOB. " THERE IS NO ONE AROUND. I MAKE A U-TURN AND LEAVE GATE D.

 - I DRIVE TO GATE B AND IT IS CLOSED. I GO INTO GATE A AND ENTER THROUGH THERE. I DRIVE ALL THE WAY AROUND TO PARKING LOT D TO WITHIN 50 FEET OF GATE D. I PURPOSELY DRIVE UP TO THE GATE ATTENDANT AND SAY , " REALLY DUDE....REALLY ? "

 - IT IS 100 DEGREES OUT AND I FULLY EXPECTED SEVERAL BUSSES OR SHUTTLES TO TRANSPORT US.....NOPE. THE TROLLEY SIGHT-SEEING TOUR BUS ARRIVES AND ONLY LOADS THE BASKETBALLS PLAYERS. THEY ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN US 76ERS FANS. WE WAIT 20 MINUTES AND IT RETURNS TO PICK UP MORE EXTRAS. I WAIT FOR THE 3RD BUS AND IT IS A SUPER LUXURY SHUTTLE. IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT. OH , ALL SHUTTLES WERE AN HOUR LATE.

 - I AM ONE OF THE LAST TO ARRIVE.  A SIGN-IN TENT AND PEOPLE HAVE THEIR PHONES OUT TO QUICKLY SIGN-IN VIA THE APP WE DID 2 WEEKS AGO. THE LINE QUICKLY MOVES UP TO ME......I FORGOT MY PASSWORD. OH MY GOD I AM THE LAST ONE TO GO THROUGH OUT OF HUNDREDS. I STEP ASIDE AND EVERYONE PASSES ME. I AM ALREADY CURSING WHY DID I COME HERE.

 - I GET DIRECTED TO A LARGE HANGER AT A METAL MACHINE SHOP. THERE ARE TONS OF LARGE TRUCKS AND INSIDE TONS OF DESKS , TABLES FOR SIGN-INS , WARDROBE , AND A LONG CATERED TABLE OF FOOD. I AM OVERWHELMED HOW HUGE THIS SET-UP IS.

 - CASTED AS A 76ERS FAN I MUST GO IN A LINE TO CHECK-IN AND GET APPROVED OF MY OUTFIT. I GET APPROVED AND I CAN TELL YOU RIGHT NOW OUT OF 100'S OF FILL-INS OR EXTRAS  I AM THE ONLY PERSON WITH A RED HAT AND RED SHIRT. SO WHEN THE MOVIE HUSTLE COMES OUT LOOK FOR THAT.

 - WE ARE OFFERED FOOD BUT I TAKE NONE. ALL GROUPS LINE-UP FOR PICTURES.

 - WE ARE SHUTTLED TO THE MAIN SET SCENE WHICH IS THE ITALIAN MARKET AREA. RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM GENO'S STEAKS IS A VERY LARGE BALL PARK. I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW MUCH EQUIPMENT , WIRES , TRUCKS , EMPLOYEES , FOOD , SET-UP , AND MORE IS INVOLVED. IT IS ABSOLUTELY AN OFF THE CHARTS HUGE HUGE HUGE PROJECT.

 - THEY TAKE US TO A LARGE SITTING AREA. ALL THE BASKETBALL PLAYERS ARE ALREADY ON SET PLAYING MOCK BASKETBALL GAMES ON THE 4 COURTS AVAILABLE. THE 76ERS FANS ARE ASKED TO BE FILL-INS ON THE FIELD BEHIND THE BASKETBALL COURTS WITH THE SOCCER PLAYERS. I AM PARTNERED WITH 6 SUPER SUPER COOL PEOPLE AND ONE GUY WHO IS UNBELIEVABLE AND COULD MAKE THE DIFFERENCE OF THIS ENTER SHOOT FOR ME.

 - FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS THEY FILM THE BASKETBALL PLAYERS. I SNEAK A VIDEO OF ADAM SANDLER TWICE PLAYING BALL WITH THE ACTORS. HE IS LITERALLY 100 FEET AWAY. I WILL POST ALL VIDEOS AND PICTURES TODAY.

 - FOR 2 HOURS US 6 TALK TO EACH OTHER. EVERYONE IS SUPER COOL AND 2 GIRLS ARE PIECES OF ASS....AND VERY COOL. BUT , IT IS THE ONE GUY ABOUT MY AGE THAT SUPER INTRIGUES ME. HIS NAME IS " R ".

 - OK , SO I TELL EVERYONE IN OUR LITTLE GROUP IN A FIELD WATCHING SOCCER PLAYERS THE REAL REASON I AM HERE......TO MEET ADAM SANDLER AND TELL HIM ABOUT MY BERMUDA TRIP.  " R " AND I GO BACK AND FORTH AND I QUICKLY FIND OUT HE COULD BE THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON ON THE PLANET AND ALL MY SUPER COOL STORIES OF BERMUDA DO NOT COMPARE TO HIS LIFE.

 - SO , HERE IS WHAT I CAN REMEMBER ABOUT " R ". FIRST OF ALL HIS DAUGHTER WENT TO VILLANOVA AND GOT HER MASTERS TOO. SHE IS IN THE ENTERTAIN BUSINESS AS AN AGENT. HE WAS CASTED BY HER. SHE IS IN THE MOVIE TOO. IN FACT , SHE IS IN THE MOVIE BIG TIME. SHE IS THE DOUBLE OR STAND IN ( I DON'T KNOW THE RIGHT WORDS ) FOR ADAM SANDLER'S DAUGHTER WHO HAS A PART IN THE MOVIE. " R "  THOUGHT HIS DAUGHTER MIGHT BE MIGHT BE ASKED TO FILM OFF LOCATION IN SPAIN. SHE WASN'T BUT SHE HANGS WITH SANDLER'S DAUGHTER CONSTANTLY AND ADAM SANDLER HIMSELF. THIS IS IMPORTANT IN MY QUEST TO GET MY BERMUDA STORY TO SANDLER.

 - MORE ON " R ". WHEN I TELL YOU THIS GUY WAS SUPER EDUCATED IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT. WHEN I TELL YOU THIS GUY HAS BEEN TO EVERY CONTINENT IN THE WORLD ( EXCEPT AUSTRALIA ) I AIN'T KIDDING. WHEN I TELL YOU THIS GUY TRAVELED THE GLOBE AND SPOKE IN FRONT OF 5,000 PEOPLE AT A TIME , HELPED FIX HEAT SHIELDS ON ROCKET SHIPS , HELPED INVENT SPY SATELLITES , HELPED WITH SAUDI ARABIA , AND IS IN CHARGE OF HUGE CLIENTS LIKE AMAZON , COMCAST , APPLE , AND MORE.....I AIN'T KIDDING. WHAT I LIKED ABOUT HIM IS HE WAS NOT CONCEDED OR BOASTING. HE WAS SUPER CHILL AND DOWN TO EARTH. HE HAS DONE EVERYTHING FROM OWNING MUSCLE CARS , MOTORCYCLES , AND BUILDING A HOUSE. HE DESCRIBED HIMSELF AS NOT ONLY ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ENGINEERS IN OUR COUNTRY BUT THE WORLD. THAT IS HIS WORDS. THE STORIES HE TOLD ME WERE DOWN RIGHT UNBELIEVABLE. THEY PALED TO MY INCREDIBLE BERMUDA STORY.

 - I HAVE TO GIVE PROPS TO " R " AGAIN. HE TRULY IS A REMARKABLE PERSON. HIS WIFE AND HIMSELF EVEN ADOPTED A SON. WE HUNG OUT ALL DAY TOGETHER. I TRULY FELT I WAS HANGING OUT WITH STEVE JOBS OR MARK ZUCKERBERG.

 - NEXT ALL SOCCER PLAYERS AND 76ERS FANS ARE MOVED TO THE FENCE OF THE PLAYGROUND TO " WATCH " THE BASKETBALL GAME. TWO OF OUR 6 GO TO GO ON COURT WHICH IS A BIG DEAL.  THIS IS WHERE MY PATH TURNED. AFTER ABOUT 90 MINUTES WE TOOK A BREAK. SEVERAL TIMES I TRIED TO APPROACH SANDLER ALONG THE FENCE BUT TO NO AVAIL. I HAD TO GET INSIDE.

 - I GOT TO TALK TO A PRODUCTION ASSISTANT WHO WAS IN CHARGE OF OUR GROUP. I TELL HIM ABOUT WHY I AM HERE AND THE BERMUDA STORY. HE TELLS ME HE HAS FILMED MOVIES AND IS INTRIGUED. I GIVE HIM MY CELL NUMBER AND HE TEXTS ME ALONG WITH HIS EMAIL ADDRESS. HE TELLS ME TO SEND HIM THE BERMUDA STORY. OKAY........THIS IS GOOD AND I NOW HAVE ONE PERSON INTERESTED AND MAYBE EVEN WILL FORWARD TO ADAM SANDLER HIMSELF.

 - AFTER THE BREAK THEY ASK EVERYONE TO RETURN TO THEIR SHOOTING SPOTS. MINE WAS BEHIND THE FENCE BUT I DECIDE TO FOLLOW THE GROUP ON TO THE COURT. THIS DECISION CHANGED EVERYTHING.

 - I AM NOW ON THE COURT AND LITERALLY FEET AWAY FROM ADAM SANDLER HIMSELF , 76ER PLAYERS LIKE TOBIAS HARRIS , MATRISSE THYBULLES , DOC RIVERS , SETH CURRY , TYRESE MAXEY , AND MY FAVORITE LEGEND STREET BALLER THE PROFESSOR. I ACTUALLY BUMPED FISTS WITH HIM AND TALKED FOR ABOUT 8 SECONDS. HE WAS COOL.

 - I CAN NOT BELIEVE HOW LONG BETWEEN TAKES AND ACTOR SCENES THERE ARE PLUS RE-DOING IT MULTIPLE TIMES. THEY EVEN ASK US TO " MIME " SCENES AND NOT CHEER OR TALK.

 - THEY WERE VERY STRICT WEARING MASKS TOO. THERE WAS A TIME TO WEAR THEM ( ALMOST ALWAYS ) AND DURING FILMING WE TAKE THEM OFF.

 - SO THE NEXT 6 - 8 HOURS I AM ON THE COURT WITH MAIN ACTORS ALONG WITH B CELEBRITY RAPPERS AND STREET BALLERS. I KNEW NONE OF THEM.  I STOOD BEHIND A GROUP OF HECKLERS WHO GAVE THE MAIN ACTOR GUFF EVERY TIME HE MISSED A SHOT. THE EXTRAS WERE SUPPOSE TO CHEER NO MATTER IF A SHOT WENT IN OR NOT. OF COURSE THEY HARASSED THE BIG ACTOR WHEN HE MISSED. THYBULLE WAS VERY COOL HYPING UP THE CROWD.

 - OK , MY OBJECTIVE IS TO MEET SANDLER AND TELL HIM WHY I AM HERE. JUST ONE HOUR AGO THEY GROUPED US TOGETHER AND SAID PLEASE LET ADAM DO HIS JOB AND TRY TO AVOID HIM FOR AUTOGRAPHS AND PICTURES.....AND NO CELL PHONES. I POSTED A VIDEO EARLIER BUT TOOK IT DOWN IN FEAR THEY MIGHT SAY , " HEY ASSHOLE TAKE THE VIDEO DOWN OFF FACEBOOK OR WE KICK YOU OUT". I WILL RE-POST SOME TIME SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

 - OKAY.........SO HERE IS MY ENCOUNTERS WITH ADAM SANDLER.

 1 - I AM SO FEELING UNPROFESSIONAL AND STEALING HIS TIME. I FEEL VERY AWKWARD EVEN APPROACHING HIM. BUT ADAM IS TALKING TO ALOT OF EXTRAS AND IS BEING COOL. HE SEEMS LIKE HE GETS HIS ENERGY FROM ESPRESSO OR SOMETHING. I TOTALLY CHICKEN OUT AS HE WALKS BY ME.  I STICK OUT MY FIST AND SAY , " HEY ADAM , THANKS FOR THE EXPERIENCE. " HE BUMPS MY FIST AND REPLIES , " THIS IS PRETTY FUN ISN'T IT ? "

 I GO BACK TO MY GROUP AND TELL THEM I JUST DROPPED THE BALL.

  I HAVE BEEN WAITING DECADES TO TELL ADAM THIS STORY. I HAVE SENT MANY BERMUDA STORY PACKETS TO MOVIE PRODUCERS AND ADAM SANDLER'S COMPANY HAPPY MADISON.....TO NO AVAIL. TIME AFTER TIME EVERY ATTEMPT CAME TO A DEAD END. I HAVE TO DO THIS EVEN IF IT MEANS PISSING HIM OFF OR GETTING ESCORTED OUT BY SECURITY.

 2 - I MUSTER UP THE CONFIDENCE AND SANDLER WALKS BY ME ABOUT AN HOUR LATER. I WALK BESIDE HIM AND SAY , " ADAM , IF I TOLD YOU A 30 YEAR OLD TRUE STORY THAT INVOLVES YOU AND MY 2 DAUGHTERS WOULD THAT INTRIGUE YOU ? I KNEW HE HAS 2 DAUGHTERS TOO. ADAM SANDLER RESPONDS , " OH MY GOD YES.  I WOULD BE INTRIGUED. GIVE ME ONE MINUTE I WILL BE RIGHT BACK.

 MY HEART RACES AND MY MIND SCREAMS , " I DID IT !! I DID IT !!! I DID IT !!! OH MY GOD I DID IT !! I HAVE OFFICIALLY TALKED TO ADAM SANDLER AND IT TOOK ALMOST 30 YEARS. HE IS COMING BACK IN ONE MINUTE !!!!!!! "

 I AM ECSTATIC BUT SOON REALIZE HIS " BE BACK IN ONE MINUTE MEANS " I'M NOT COMING BACK AT ALL.

 I AM BUMMING AND I TELL MYSELF I WILL ONLY TRY ONE MORE TIME. I ALREADY FELT BAD. I ALWAYS TRY TO KEEP MYSELF IN ADAM'S SIGHTLINE SINCE THERE WERE SO MANY PEOPLE.

 3 - THE LAST CONTACT - ADAM WALKS TOWARDS ME AND I JUST SAY , " 30 YEARS ? " WITH MY HANDS OUT.  ADAM SANDLER REPLIES , " I KNOW I KNOW....GIVE ME ONE MINUTE. "

 I KNEW HE WASN'T COMING BACK. I DECIDED THAT WAS ENOUGH. I DIDN'T WANT TO BOTHER HIM ANYMORE.

 MORE THINGS DURING THE SHOOT :

 - LOCAL CELEBRITY STREET BALL PLAYERS DOING ONE ON ONES WITH THE MAIN CHARACTER WAS FUN. I FOUND MYSELF ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE CAMERAS BUT AT THE END I SHOULD BE IN SCENES BIG TIME. REMEMBER I AM THE ONLY PERSON WITH A RED HAT AND RED SHIRT OUT OF 100'S.

 - I TAKE A BREAK AND WALK TO GET FOOD , SUGAR , AND CHUG 3 CANS OF DOUBLE ESPRESSO. I AM TELLING YOU RIGHT NOW ESPRESSO SAVED ME. MY LEGS AND BACK WERE HURTING FROM STANDING ON THE BASKETBALL COURT FOR SO MANY HOURS.

 - GENO'S STAEKS WAS SMART STAYING OPEN. A NON-STOP LINE 10 PEOPLE DEEP LINE FOR ALMOST 6 HOURS.

 - AFTER LUNCH , AT 2:30AM , THE ACTORS RETURNED. THEY PLAYED MUSIC AND SOME PEOPLE INDIVIDUALLY ENTERED THE CIRCLE AND SOLO DANCED....BREAKING , WORMING , SPINNING , FLIPPING.....IT WAS COOL.  SANDLER WAS RIGHT IN THE CIRCLE.

 - A LOCAL FEMALE RAPPER WHO GOT TO DO A SCENE ONE ON ONE WITH THE MAIN CHARACTER STARTED A FRENZY AS SHE FACETIMED WITH MEEK MILL. SHE HELD UP HER PHONE AND A GROUP OF 30 STARTED SINGING A MILLS SONG. IT WAS VERY COOL AND WILL BE ON YOU-TUBE.

 - WE TAKE ANOTHER BREAK AT 4:30AM. WE ARE TOLD WE WILL BE SHUTTLED BACK TO THE MAIN METAL HANGER FOR FOOD. " R " AND I DECIDE TO GO EVEN THOUGH WE ARE NOT HUNGRY. JUST SITTING ON A LUXURY BUS WAS WONDERFUL ESPECIALLY SINCE THE A/C WAS LIKE ICE. THIS IS WHERE I TELL " R " MY BERMUDA " STORY.

 - WE WERE TOLD THE BASKETBALL SCENES WERE A RAP BUT THIS WAS NOT TRUE. WE FILM ANOTHER HOUR. IT WAS PAINFUL AND ADAM SANDLER IS LONG GONE.

 - SOME DRIZZLE RAIN HINDERED SHOOTING BUT NOT MUCH. A QUICK DRYING OF THE COURT AND UMBRELLAS BUT MINUTES LATER IT WAS DRY AGAIN AND NO RAIN.

 - THE END OF THE SHOOT AND THE DIRECTOR THANKS ALL EXTRAS AND ACTORS.

 - THEY TELL EVERYONE TO HEAD BACK TO THE SHUTTLES TO BE DRIVEN BACK TO THE HANGER AND THAN SHUTTLED TO WELLS FARGO TO WHERE OUR CARS WERE...........EXCEPT THE 76ER FANS ( ME ). I GROAN AND SO DOES " R ". IT IS NOW 6AM.

 - THE 30 76ER FANS IS NOW DOWN TO 18. WE WALK OVER TO RAYS BAR AND THEY SEAT ME AT THE 10 PERSON BAR IN THE CORNER. WE SHOOT ONE SCENE FOR 45 MINUTES. I ACTUALLY WAS SIPPING BEER AT 6:30AM IN THE MORNING BECAUSE I AM A PROFESSIONAL ACTOR AND WANTED TO MAKE THE SCENE AS REAL AS POSSIBLE.

 - I ASK AN ASSISTANT DIRECTOR , " ANY LENGTH OF TIME ON THIS SHOOT ? " HE WAS SUPER COOL AND SAYS , " RIGHT AROUND LET'S GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE TIME. "

 - WE GET DONE SHOOTING AND WE TAKE THE SHUTTLE BACK TO THE METAL FACTORY. WE SIGN OUT AND WAIT FOR A SHUTTLE....ONE OF THE BUSSES BROKE DOWN. OF COURSE IT DID. I ASK AN ASSISTANT WHAT IS THE E.T.A ? SHE TELLS ME , " 10-ISH ". I ACTUALLY THINK SHE MEANS 10AM....MY HEART SINKS. SHE SAYS 10 MINUTES. MY HEART FILLS.

 - ON THE SHUTTLE TO WELLS FARGO I SAVE A FRONT SEAT FOR MY NEW FRIEND " R ". IT IS THE FIRST SEAT AND I WANT TO GET HOME FOR A REASON. I TELL HIM 2 GIRLS GAVE ME THE FINGER FOR SAVING THE SEAT FOR HIM. HE LAUGHS AND SAYS TO ME , " CHRIS , GIVE ME THAT BERMUDA STORY. I WILL GIVE IT TO MY DAUGHTER TO GIVE TO ADAM SANDLER HIMSELF OR HIS DAUGHTER.

 THE SHUTTLE ARRIVES AND I AM THE FIRST TO GET IN MY VAN , BLOW A RED LIGHT , AND GET ON 95 SOUTH. I WAS HOME IN 11 MINUTES.....DOING A HUNGE.

 I CALL MY 2 BARTENDERS WHO CRASHED AT MY HOUSE. I WAS GOING TO GIVE THEM A RIDE TO CENTER CITY BUT THEY WERE ALREADY ON THE TRAIN BY 7:15AM. I TALK TO THEM BRIEFLY. WHEELS DROVE THEM TO THE TRAIN AND I MISSED THEM BY 20 MINUTES.

 I GET HOME AND WHEELS THOUGHT I DIED AND WAS NERVOUS FROM 4AM ON SINCE MY CELL RAN OUT OF BATTERY. SHE COULD NOT TRACK ME.

 SO OVERALL , I AM IN 3 SCENES............SOCCER , BASKETBALL , AND RAY'S BAR.

 IT IS 8AM AND AFTER TALKING TO WHEELS I TAKE A NAP UNTIL 10:15AM. TIME TO START ANOTHER DAY.

 SATURDAY     8 - 28 - 21

 COMING DOWN FROM THE HIGH............

 WELL , MOST LIKELY NOTHING WILL EVER HAPPEN FROM MY ADAM SANDLER MOVIE SHOOT.  BUT, I CAN CROSS OFF THE LIST OF MEETING HIM AND HAVING THE EXPERIENCE.

 I ARRIVED HOME A LITTLE BEFORE 8AM AND TALKED TO WHEELS & OUR BARTENDERS.

 I TAKE A NAP FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS AND MY CELL GOES OFF. IT SAYS " R " AND I THINK IT IS THE SUPER ENGINEER I JUST DID THE MOVIE SHOOT WITH. NOPE.....IT WAS A BAND. YEP , RIGHT BACK TO WORK.

 SPLIT A ROAST BEEF HOAGIE WITH WHEELS , DO SOME EMAILING , WRITE MY BLOG , SET-UP BAND LOAD-IN LIST , SEND BERMUDA STORY TO A BROTHER AND A PRODUCTION ASSISTANT I MET YESTERDAY ,  AND POST MY STORY WITH PICTURES & VIDEOS OF ADAM SANDLER ON FACEBOOK. THE COMMENTS AND LIKES FLOODED IN FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP THE BAR , LOAD-IN BANDS , AND START THE NIGHT. I ENJOYED ALL BANDS AND WORKING WITH OUR DOORMAN AND BARTENDER. BY 10PM I WAS RUNNING OUT OF STEAM.

 GIVE MY ELDEST SOME MONEY FOR HELPING ME OUT YESTERDAY.

 I HEAD HOME AND CHILL WITH WHEELS. WE HAVE A NIGHTCAP AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE HANDMAID'S TALE. I BARELY GOT THROUGH IT.

 OFF TO BED.......I SLEPT GOOD.

  SUNDAY    8 - 29 - 21

 IT'S OFFICIAL........MY LEGS AND FEET WILL NEED 3 DAYS TO RECOVER.

 I GOT MY CEILING FAN REMOTE VIA EBAY FOR $7. I TEST IT DOWN MY BASEMENT AND IT WORKS......NICE.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL AROUND 11AM. I BEGIN PREPPING AND GO UP IN THE CEILING TO INSTALL THE REMOTE. IT WORKS PERFECT WITH THE NEW FAN I INSTALLED. THIS IS A VERY BIG CONVENIENCE FOR ME.

 I TELL THE SHOW PROMOTER NOT TO ARRIVE UNTIL 12 NOON. HE GETS THERE AT 11:30AM. WE MOVE ALL TABLES AND BARSTOOLS AND I VACUUM ALONG WITH OTHER STUFF.

 LOAD-IN 2 LARGE VANS AND A UTILITY TRAILER. THE NATIONAL ACTS ARE HERE.

 OVER 100 FANS OF METALFEST ATTEND. THE COOLEST WERE THE GUYS FROM THE TV SERIES JACKASS. MY FAVORITE WAS RAKE YOHN WHO TALKED TO PEOPLE , TOOK PICTURES , AND WENT BEHIND THE BAR TO WISH OUR BARTENDER HAPPY BIRTHDAY. THE JACKASS PEOPLE DID A TON OF LIVE UPDATES VIA THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES. ONE EVEN BOUGHT A " SAVE THE NAIL " SHIRT AND DID A VIDEO OF WHY HE BOUGHT IT.....SO COOL !!!

 I WAS A HOUND IN LOADING AND UNLOADING BANDS ON THIS 10 BAND EVENT. IT WENT AS SMOOTHLY AS I COULD HAVE EXPECTED. I WILL KNOW FOR SURE IF I DO NOT HEAR FROM MY NEIGHBORS. AGAIN , I WAS RELENTLESS ON MOVING BANDS.

 BY 10PM I WAS SPENT. MY LEGS AND FEET ACHED WITH PAIN. FROM 11AM TO 10PM I WAS RUNNING AND ON MY FEET. THE BARTENDERS DID GREAT TOO. I SAT AND HAD SOME DRINKS WITH STAFF AND SOME FRIENDS.

 ALL BANDS WERE COOL AND THE METAL WAS NOT EAR PIERCING LIKE IT CAN BE SOMETIMES. TWO NATIONAL ACTS WERE COOL AND 2 BAND MEMBERS HELPED ME ALL NIGHT WITH SOUND AND MOVING BAND'S EQUIPMENT.

 SHOW PROMOTER BROUGHT CASES OF WATER , BAGS OF CHIPS , AND CANDY FOR THE BANDS.

 I ROLL HOME AND THE RELIEF OF JUST SITTING DOWN WAS LIKE GETTING A FULL LEG MASSAGE AND HAND JOB AT THE SAME TIME. IT FELT THAT DAMN GOOD JUST TO SIT.

 BACK HOME WHEELS AND I FINISH SEASON 4 OF THE HANDMAID'S TALE. THE FINALE WAS VERY GOOD.

 WHEELS ALSO ATTENDED THE PHILLIES GAME IN WHICH THEY WON. A LITTLE BIT OF PAYBACK TO ARIZONA WHO SWEPT US 2 WEEKS AGO. WE TOOK 3 OF 4 THIS TIME.

 I HEAD TO BED AROUND 11:30PM.

 UP AT 3AM AND I CHECK EMAILS AND SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES. I EVEN PLAY A GAME OF INTERNET POKER ( AND WIN ). I HEAR MY ELDEST COME IN AND BEGINS TO GET SICK. I GO UPSTAIRS TO ASSIST. I THINK SHE HAD TOO MUCH FUN WITH THE JACKASS GUYS AND DOING SHOTS WITH THEM. SHE HAS GREAT SELFIE PICTURES WITH THE JACKASS GUYS. I GAVE HER A BOTTLED WATER. THAN , JUST MINUTES LATER , I HEAR HER TALK TO A FRIEND UNTIL 4:30AM.

 I TAKE A 2ND DOSE OF ADVIL AND RE-GO TO BED. WHAT A WEEKEND. I AM SO READY TO HEAD EAST OR NORTH.

 MONDAY   8 - 30 - 21

 OK , I AM TRYING TO TAKE IT SLOW SINCE THIS PAST WEEKEND RUINED MY LEGS , FEET , BACK , AND BALLS.

  FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE - GOT A SMALL AQUARIUM DELIVERED RIGHT TO THE STOOP OF MY YOUNGEST PLACE. SHE WILL BRING IT HOME FOR OUR ELDEST.

  FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE - GOT 4 VERY NICE REFLECTIVE CEILING LIGHT GRIDS. AN ANGRY GUY BLEW ME OFF FOR PLASTIC COVERS SO I GOT GRIDS......FOR FREE.

 AT THE NAIL I HOSE DOWN GRIDS AND LET THEM DRY OVERNIGHT. IN THE NAIL I CHANGE THE MARQUEE SIGN AND DO MY NORMAL 50 THINGS. MAKING BEER , LIQUOR , AND FOOD LISTS WAS A PRIORITY SINCE WE HAD A BIG WEEKEND AND WE ARE OUT OF ALMOST EVERYTHING. I SPEND ABOUT 4 HOURS AND RAN OUT OF STEAM. OH , I LOVE THE CEILING FAN REMOTE CONTROL AND NEW CEILING FAN I INSTALLED. I EVEN MOUNTED A REMOTE HOLDER.

  BACK HOME I SETTLE IN WITH BAND EMAILS AND PUNCH LIST ORDERS. I GO ONLINE AND ORDER LIQUOR AND I WILL TRY BRYN MAWR BEVERAGE FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH A FULL BEER ORDER. AGAIN , THEY ARE VERY COOL. WE WILL SEE WHEN I COMPARE NUMBERS.

 PHILLIES WIN , BRAVES LOSE. YEP , SUCKING US IN AGAIN. PHILS ARE 3 1/2 GAMES BACK OF FIRST PLACE.

 START A NEW TV SERIES ON NETFLIX CALLED BAD JOHN. IT'S BASED ON A TRUE STORY. SO FAR IT'S GOOD.

 WIND DOWN IN MY BED ROOM PLAYING INTERNET POKER AND WATCHING RIDICULOUSNESS. THE GUEST WAS MIKE TYSON. HE WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY COOL.

 I MAKE MY BED AND THROW OUT A BED SHEET THAT WAS TORN TO PIECES BY OUR PUP. SHE IS SUCH A DICK. I SLEEP OKAY.

   TUESDAY     8 - 31 - 21

 WELP , BODY STILL HURTS , ANKLE SLIGHTLY TWISTED , AND NOW HAVE TO SCRAMBLE.

 I HAVE CONTACTED OVER 10 WELLS FARGO REPS TO COMPLAIN ABOUT GETTING CHANGE GOING THROUGH A DRIVE-THRU.

 OFF RESTAURANT DEPOT.  THE LINES WERE VERY LONG BUT FOR SOME REASON A SMALL OPENING OCCURRED AND I TOOK IT. I WAS IN AND OUT IN UNDER AN HOUR TOTAL.

 TO THE NAIL TO UNLOAD AND START PROJECTS :

 - UNLOAD ALL FOOD AND PRODUCT. THERE IS A TON.

 - CLEAN AND VACUUM.

 - INSTALL CEILING LIGHT GRIDS THAT I GOT FREE FROM FB MARKETPLACE. THEY LOOK UNIFORM AND MUCH BETTER.

 - REPLACE AND INSTALL A 2ND CEILING L.E.D. LIGHT. I WILL BRING THE OTHER ONE HOME TO INSTALL IN GARAGE.

 - REPLACE OIL IN SMALL TINY FRYER.

 - TEST CEILING FAN WITH REMOTE. IT IS LITTLE BUT MAN WHAT A DIFFERENCE.

 - TAKE RIDE TO LIQUOR STORE TO PICK-UP PRODUCT.

 - RETURN TO THE NAIL TO STOCK LIQUOR.

 ROLL HOME AND MY ANKLE IS HURTING.....BLOW.

 TRY TO NAP FOR AN HOUR OR SO. BEING FAT BLOWS.

 SEND OUT EMAILS FOR BANDS AND CHILL.

 DINNER WITH WHEELS AND WE HANGOUT.

 I DETERMINE TO CUT GRASS IN THE DARK INSTEAD OF WAITING UNTIL TOMORROW WHERE IT COULD RAIN SIGNIFICANTLY. THIS WAS A LAST MINUTE DECISION. SO........IN THE DARK I CUT 2 PROPERTIES. MOST LIKELY IT WILL NOT RAIN AT ALL.

 BACK INSIDE WE WATCH THE PHILLIES COME BACK AND WIN. BRAVES LOSE SO PHILS SUCKING US BACK IN AND ONLY 2 1/2 GAMES BACK.

 WE WATCH 3 EPISODES OF DIRTY JOHN. THEY ARE GOOD.

 OFF TO BED. I WAS UP SEVERAL TIMES DURING THE NIGHT BUT SLEPT OKAY. I TOOK SOME ADVIL....AGAIN.

SATURDAY NIGHT IS THE TOMMY SCARS FUND RAISER / TRIBUTE SHOW WITH 4 BANDS. THE NAIL WILL DONATE $1,000 TO THE SALVEY FAMILY AND HAVE AN OPEN BAR AS PROMISED. TO HAVE OPEN BAR YOU MUST WEAR SAVE THE NAIL SHIRT.

  WEDNESDAY     9 - 1 - 21

 HELLO SEPTEMBER......RAIN.

 SPEND ABOUT 90 MINUTES OUTSIDE WEEDING AND WEED WHACKING BEFORE RAIN HITS.

 TODAY I TRIED A NEW BEER DISTRIBUTOR. ALREADY OFF ON THE WRONG FOOT. THEY TOLD ME THEY DELIVER.....THEY DON'T. THEY HAVE A GUY THEY CAN HIRE FOR DELIVERY WITH A FEE.....HIS CAR IS SMALLER THAN A COROLLA. I STOP BY WITH MY VAN AND LOAD ALL KEGS AND CASES OF BEER. VAN = RULE.

 AT THE NAIL I UNLOAD KEGS AND CASES. THIS IS A BIG STRIKE AGAINST THE NEW BEER DISTRIBUTOR. THE FORMER COMPANY ( WHO I STILL MIGHT USE ) DELIVERS EVERYHTING AND LOADS IT TOO. TOMORROW I HAVE TO PICK UP PBR POUNDERS AND RETURN EMPTY KEGS. THIS WOULD BE STRIKE 2.

 I DO SOME MORE PUNCH LIST STUFF AND JUST CAN'T GET CAUGHT UP. NEW SEPTEMBER CALENDARS ARE IN.

 BACK HOME I CHECK EMAILS , MAKE BAND CALLS , SEND GROUP EMAILS WITH BAND LINE-UPS , AND DO A BEER PRICE COMPARISON. I ALSO TRY TO NAP.

  THE MONSOON RAIN COMES AND WE STILL DECIDE TO HEAD OUT. BY 6PM IT WAS NOT THE WORST IN OUR AREA.

 IN VERY GOOD TIME WE ARRIVE IN CENTER CITY AND CHILL AT OUR YOUNGEST COLLEGE HOUSE. WE HANG OUT AND THE RAIN COMES IN DROVES. WE DID HIT SOME MAJOR PUDDLES BUT NOTHING TOO BAD.

  ALL OF US GO TO NONN'AS ITALIAN BISTRO. THE PLACE IS TINY AND HAS OUTDOOR SEATING BUT NOT TONIGHT WITH THE TORNADOES AND RAIN. I ENJOYED EVERY SECOND HANGING WITH THE FAMILY. THE SERVICE WAS VERY GOOD AND THE PLACE ONLY HOLDS 14 PEOPLE INDOORS. PRICES WERE OKAY AND WE ORDERED TOO MUCH. WE GOT TO TRY AT LEAST 10 DIFFERENT THINGS FROM MEATBALLS TO SAUSAGE , TO SALADS , TO ANTIPASTI , TO PASTAS , TO STEAK , TO HONEY GLAZED CANNOLI'S , AND MORE. THE BIG PICTURE WAS HANGING TOGETHER FOR A BIRTHDAY DINNER. THE FOOD WAS OKAY. I REALLY WAS EXPECTING PHENOMENAL AND BEING ITALIAN DID NOT HELP THIS RESTAURANT'S CAUSE. WHEN I DON'T FINISH A MEAL....IT'S JUST OKAY.

 I DID PARK ILLEGALLY FOR FREE.....I HOPE. I PULLED INTO A PARKING LOT AND THE ATTENDANT WALKED RIGHT BY ME. SO , I LEFT....AND PARKED ONE BLOCK DOWN FROM THE RESTAURANT AT A BUS STOP. I FIGURED WITH ALL THE RAIN HOW CAN THEY GIVE ME A PAPER TICKET ON MY WINDSHIELD WIPER ? I'LL PROBABLY GET A TICKET IN THE MAIL.

  WE DROP OUR YOUNGEST OFF. SHE IS SO COOL. WE ALSO PICKED UP AN AQUARIUM I GOT MY ELDEST. IT WAS DELIVERED HERE FOR FREE.

 MAKE GOOD TIME HOME AND SETTLE IN. WE DECIDE TO FACETIME AND IT WAS FUN. I JUST ADORE LOOKING AT MY KID'S FACES.

 WHEELS AND I WATCH A DOCUMENTARY ON RICHARD PRYOR. I THOUGHT IT SHOULD OF HAD WAY MORE COMEDY OF HIM ON STAGE.

 OFF TO BED AND GOT UP TO PEE 4 TIMES.......BLOW.

 THURSDAY    9 - 2 - 21

 I DEFINITELY DODGED A MAJOR LIFE AND DEATH DISASTER. LAST NIGHT AT 9:15PM WHEELS , MYSELF , AND ELDEST DROVE ON 676 EXPRESSWAY WEST TOWARDS 76 WEST. ALL WAS GOOD AND WE MADE IT HOME IN GOOD TIME. LATE NIGHT AND THIS MORNING I SEE PICTURES VIA FACEBOOK THAT EXPRESSWAY FILLED WITH WATER OVER 16 FEET HIGH. IT LITERALLY LOOKS LIKE A RIVER NOW. APPARENTLY , TURBINES THAT DRAIN WATER FAILED AND IT FILLED UP VERY QUICKLY.

 I START MY DAY MESSAGING WITH TOMMY SCARS WIFE JEANNETTE. I DECIDE TO SEND HER $1,000 VIA VENMO TODAY INSTEAD OF SATURDAY. SATURDAY'S BENEFIT WILL HAVE ALL DOOR COVER CHARGES ALSO GO TO HER AND THE KIDS. THE 2 SONS WILL PLAY A COUPLE OF SONGS WITH THE ORIGINAL MEMBERS OF SCARS LIKE THESE. WE WILL ALSO HAVE AN OPEN BAR IF YOU WEAR YOUR SAVE THE NAIL TEE-SHIRT.

 OUR BASEMENT DID GET SOME WATER. I AM NOT EVEN SURE IF MY SUMP PUMP TURNED ON.

 I AM GLAD I GOT THE LAWNS , EDGING , WEED WHACKED , AND WEEDED BEFORE THE MONSOON RAIN. MAN , ALOT OF PEOPLE'S PROPERTY GOT SERIOUSLY DAMAGED.

 THE NAIL ALWAYS SURVIVES THESE MAJOR RAIN FLOOD STORMS EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE A CREEK RIGHT BEHIND US. WE ARE THE ONLY PROPERTY ALONG HAVERFORD ROAD THAT WHEN ENTERING YOU GO UP A SMALL HILL AND THAN UP 2 STEPS. ALL OTHER PROPERTIES YOU GO DOWN TO THE FRONT DOORS. THE NAIL WAS BONE DRY.

 I WALK THE PUP AND PLAY WITH HER. MY ELDEST SHOWS US VIDEOS IN OUR GROUP TEXT. ONE WAS 2 YEARS AGO PLAYING WITH WHEELS WHEN SHE WAS A PUP. OH MAN SHE WAS SO CUTE AT THE PUPPY STAGE.

 I HANG OUT IN OUR GARAGE AND CONSOLIDATE TOOLS AND THINGS. I ALSO ADD A 2ND SHOP LIGHT TO THE CEILING. I SPENT ABOUT AN HOUR. OH , I ALSO PICKED UP POOP.

 WELP , LET THE RUNNING BEGIN. MAN DID I GET SOME THINGS DONE TODAY.

 - STOP AT BRYN MAWR BEVERAGE TO PICK UP ANOTHER BEER ORDER. I DID DO SOME PRICE COMPARING AND THEY ARE CLOSE WITH PRICES WITH THEIR 10% DISCOUNT. THE ONLY THING I DIDN'T LIKE WAS WAITING AND UNLOADING IT MYSELF. THEY DID LOAD THE BEER BUT TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH I WAS NOT HELPING THIS TIME. OH THEY FORGOT TO GIVE ME MILLER LITE.

 - AT THE NAIL I UNLOAD THE BEER AND STOCK ABOUT 80%.

 - I WILL BRING HOME 8 FLORESCENT LIGHT BULBS. I PUT THEM IN MY VAN.

 - I REMOVE AN OLD NEON MILLER LIGHT SIGN AND CHRISTMAS LIGHTS FROM OUR FRONT WINDOW. THE DUST ON THEM LOOKED LIKE CARPET.

 - WATCH PHILLIES COME BACK FROM A 6 - 0 DEFICIT TO WIN 7 - 6.......SUCKING US IN.

 - INSTALL AN UNDER CABINET LIGHT AT THE FIRST TRIPLE SINK. THIS WAS SUGGESTED BY ONE OF OUR BARTENDERS.

 - MEET MERCURY AMUSEMENTS AND THEY FIX OUR QUARTERS MACHINE AND GIVE ME $30 WORTH OF QUARTERS. HEY , ITS BETTER THAN WELLS FARGO BANK. THE OWNER IS COMPLETELY OPPOSITE ON VIEWS THAN THE CO-WORKER ON VACCINATIONS.

 - INSTALL A NEW SMOKE ALARM IN THE HALLWAY. I'VE BEEN WANTING TO DO THIS FOR AWHILE. I GOT THE SMOKE ALARM OFF FB MARKETPLACE RIGHT HERE IN ARDMORE.

 - STRAIGHTEN STORAGE ROOM CLOSET.

 - DOUBLE CHECK A 6 WAY OUTLET ON OUR STAGE. I TAKE IT APART AND RE-INSTALL IT. A BAND MEMBER TOLD ME IT DID NOT WORK. IT DID.....WASTED MY TIME.

 - CLEAN AND VACUUM.

 - RE-ARRANGE 4 FLOOR MONITORS AND TEST.

 - BARTENDER COMES IN TO WORK AND DROPS ME OFF DINNER.

 - BARTENDER HELPS ME GO THROUGH BREAKERS TO TURN OFF ANOTHER CEILING FAN. SHE STOCKS BEER AS I TAKE A CHANCE AND REMOVE A DIMMER SWITCH AND REPLACE IT WITH A REGULAR TOGGLE SWITCH. LAST WEEK THE DIMMER WAS WORKING IN REVERSE TO TURN THE CEILING FAN ON. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY AFTER 20 YEARS IT WOULD DO THIS. MY ANTENNAS TOLD ME TRY SWITCHING OUT THE DIMMER FOR A REGULAR TOGGLE. WELL , IT WORKED.

 - I SEND BARTENDER HOME. IT IS A SLOW NIGHT FOR SEVERAL REASONS - PEOPLE ALREADY STARTING THEIR LABOR DAY VACATIONS AND TRAVELING , NEWS ON TV TELLING PEOPLE TO STAY HOME , FLOOD DAMAGE , AND THE VARIANT. I HAD A BAND CANCEL ON ME TODAY BECAUSE OF THE 2ND WAVE OF COVID......IT'S LIKE GROUNDHOG DAY AND IT SUCKS BIG TIME.

 - CHANGE THE MARQUEE SIGN IN THE COOL WEATHER.

 - RE-LABEL ALL KEGS IN THE WALK-IN FRIDGE. I ALSO TAP ALL NEW KEGS.

 A COUPLE COMES IN......A SMOKING HOT YOUNG BLONDE AND A GUY THAT LOOKS LIKE ME. I SO WANTED TO ASK WHAT THEIR RELATIONSHIP WAS. HE WAS GRABBING HER ASS WHILE SHOOTING POOL. I FIGURED SHE WAS $200 A HALF HOUR. THEY DID NOT EVEN FINISH HALF THEIR DRINKS. I CAN'T BLAME THE GUY.

 A MUSICIAN WHO HELPS RUN THE OPEN MIC JUST JAM HAD 5 SAVE THE NAIL TEE-SHIRTS TYE DIED FOR US. THEY CAME OUT EXCELLENT. TWO PEOPLE WANTED TO BUY THEM TONIGHT. WE WILL SELL THEM ON SATURDAY NIGHT. I GAVE HIM OPEN BAR FOR DOING THIS.

 TALK TO A KINDA CREEPY GUY WHO LIKE TO START A BLUES NIGHT AGAIN.

 ROLL HOME AND CHILL. I WATCH THE SEASON 1 FINALE OF NORA FROM QUEENS. IT WAS GOOD.

 WATCH A VERY GOOD MONOLOGUE FROM LATE NIGHT TALK SHOW HOST SETH MYERS ABOUT AFGHANISTAN. IT WAS VERY GOOD. DID YOU KNOW THE LAST 3 PRESIDENTS ADDED MORE TROOPS TO AFGHANISTAN ? BIDEN REVERSED IT. BIDEN MADE MISTAKES AND SO DID THE LAST 3 PRESIDENTS AND SETH POINTS THEM ALL OUT.

   FRIDAY     9 - 3 - 21

  START MORNING HANGING A LIGHT IN THE GARAGE. I ALSO DID SOME MORE CONSOLIDATING.

 DOWN THE BASEMENT I PICK UP WET CARPET TILES IN MY TOOL ROOM. I RAN A FAN ON THE FLOOR AND OPENED WINDOWS AND A DOOR TO CIRCULATE AIR.

 ROLL OUT PICKING UP MORE BEER THAT WAS LEFT OFF MY LIST. I STOP AT BRYN MAWR BEVERAGE AND GET THE SMALL ORDER.

 AT THE NAIL I STOCK AND DO A SMALL PROJECT OF HANGING A COORS LIGHT BEER SIGN THAT ROTATES KINDA LIKE A ROTISSERIE. YESTERDAY , I REMOVED AN OLD NEON LIGHT AND SOME CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SO I WANTED TO FILL THAT SPACE IN THE FRONT WINDOW. IT TOOK SOME PATIENCE AND MACGUVERING BUT IT WORKED OUT KINDA NICE. THIS BEER SIGN WAS IN OUR BASEMENT AND I MOVED IT TO THE NAIL.

 NEXT DOOR STRIKES AGAIN AS I PICK U A NEW PILLOW STILL PACKAGED ON THE WAY HOME. A NICE WOMAN MET ME AT MY VAN. I KNOW IT SEEMS LITTLE BUT WITH RENTAL PROPERTIES WE GO THROUGH PILLOWS SO FAST.

 BACK HOME WHEELS AND A FAMILY MEMBER TREK WEST AND NORTH FOR ABOUT 231 MILES.....AS THE CROW FLIES THAT IS. THEY ARE ATTENDING THEIR ANNUAL FAMILY RE-UNION. THIS IS ALWAYS A GOOD TIME OF AROUND 100-125 PEOPLE WITH LOTS OF FOOD AND FIREWORKS.  I ALWAYS FEEL BAD WHEN I CAN'T MAKE IT. THE MATRIARCH OF THE FAMILY ACTUALLY RE-POSTED A FACEBOOK POST I MADE IN 2019. I TALKED ABOUT HOW MUCH FUN IT IS AND ALL THAT WAS GOING ON.

 I TRY TO NAP BUT MY CELL PHONE CONTINUES TO GO OFF. 

 I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF MONEY HEIST WHICH RETURNED FOR A 5TH AND FINAL SEASON. THEY WERE VERY GOOD. WORLD WIDE THIS IS THE NUMBER 1 STREAMING TV SERIES. TO ME , IT SHOULD NO WHERE BE NEAR #1 BECAUSE THE WRITING AND ACTING IS SO-SO....THE PLOT IS GOOD THOUGH.

 PHILLIES GET SMOKED BY LAST PLACE MARLINS. MAN , THEY ALWAYS KICK OUR ASS. THE GOOD THING IS THE BRAVES LOST TOO.

 I ENTER THE GLEN MACNOW OF WYSP 94.1 LAST FAN STANDING POOL. IT IS FREE. EACH WEEK YOU PICK ONE TEAM TO WIN. IF THEY WIN YOU MOVE TO THE NEXT WEEK. YOU CAN NOT PICK THE SAME TEAM.

 OFF TO THE NAIL FOR A LATE NIGHT START.....9PM. JUST 2 BANDS ( AGAINST MY WISHES ) FOR A LONG NIGHT OF GOOD MUSIC. IT WAS AN OLDER CROWD AND IT WAS FUN WORKING WITH THE 2 BARTENDERS.

 ALL NIGHT I WAS FIGHTING A BREAKER TRIPPING. ALSO A KITCHEN OUTLET IS NOT WORKING NOW. I MAY HAVE DONE SOMETHING WHEN REPLACING A DIMMER SWITCH THE DAY BEFORE. I FINALLY JUST RAN AN EXTENSION CORD TO ANOTHER OUTLET. WE DID MAKE A FAIR AMOUNT OF FOOD ORDERS.

 A GOOD THING WAS NO MORE HOT WEATHER. WE HAD THE DOORS OPENED ALL NIGHT AND IT WAS REFRESHING AND EVEN A LITTLE BIT CHILLY.

 BY 1:30AM WE WERE DONE. I WAS GOING TO GO HOME BUT DECIDE TO DRIVE THE BARTENDERS HOME TO CENTER CITY AT THE LAST MINUTE. I ALWAYS ASK THEM , " WHAT IS YOUR PERCENTAGES OF GOING HOME NOW ? " ONE SAID 55% AND THE OTHER SAID 80%. KELLY DRIVE WAS CLOSED ON MANY AREAS SO IT TOOK TWICE AS LONG TO GET THERE. I WAS GETTING TIRED BY 2AM.  I USUALLY GO INSIDE BUT I WAS EXHAUSTED. I SAW MY YOUNGEST WHEN THE DOOR OPENED AND JUST YELLED OUT HELLO. SHE TEXTED ME. THE HEAVY RAIN AND FLOOD DETOURED MANY SIDE ROADS SO I TOOK ANOTHER WAY HOME AND MADE GOOD TIME.

 AT HOME I MAKE A NIGHTCAP AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF MONEY HEIST. IT WAS GOOD AGAIN. I HAD SOME PIZZA WHICH I PROBABLY SHOULDN'T OF.

 MY ELDEST ASKED IF FRIENDS CAN COME OVER. FOR THE FIRST TIME I SAID NO. MY BODY WAS HURTING AND MY ANKLE IS STILL SWOLLEN. I JUST WANTED TO WIND DOWN THE NIGHT.

 BY 3:15AM I HEAD TO BED. I WAS UP BY 6:30AM.  TIME TO START ANOTHER DAY.

  SATURDAY        9 - 4 - 21

 THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND HAS STARTED.

 THE LAST 2 RENTERS AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE SAY WE HAVE A SERIOUS HORNET PROBLEM ION OUR PROPERTY....UP TO 200. THIS IS NOT GOOD.

 CHILL WITH SOME BREAKFAST AND TRY TO RELAX BECAUSE I HAVE ANOTHER LONG DAY.

 I WATCH THE REMAINING 2 EPISODES OF MONEY HEIST. THEY BROKE THE FINAL 10 EPISODE SEASON INTO 2 HALVES. THE FIRST 5 EPISODES NOW AND THAN THE LAST 5 IN DECEMBER. I FINISHED THE FIRST 5 TODAY AND A MAIN CHARACTER WAS KILLED OFF. I ACTUALLY GOT UPSET.

 I WATCHED SOME BEHIND THE SCENES OF MONEY HEIST. ACTORS WERE CRYING BECAUSE THEY WERE DOING THEIR FINAL SCENES. IT WAS EMOTIONAL. THE PRODUCERS SAID THEY WANTED THE FINAL SEASON TO BE EPIC. THEY HAVE NOT DISAPPOINTED THEIR WORLD WIDE FANS.......AND ME.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THIS SPECIAL NIGHT. WE RAISED MORE MONEY FOR THE SALVEY FAMILY ON THIS TOMMY SCARS TRIBUTE SHOW. ALL BANDS WERE SUPER COOL AND IT WAS GOOD TO SE SOME FAMILIAR FACES.

 THE NAIL DID AN OPEN BAR AS PROMISED.  PEOPLE WEARING THEIR SAVE THE NAIL SHIRTS WAS PRETTY COOL. THE TIE DYE ONES WERE EVEN COOLER.

 AN EMOTIONAL MOMENT IS WHEN THE 2 SONS GOT ON STAGE WITH THE REMAINING MEMBERS OF SCARS LIKE THESE. EVERY PERSON HAD A CELL PHONE CAMERA ON.....INCLUDING ME. THERE ARE A FAIR AMOUNT OF SOCAIL MEDIA POSTS ON THIS NIGHT.

 I HAD ANOTHER FUN NIGHT WORKING WITH THE BARTENDERS AND DOORMAN. EVERYONE REALLY MESHES WELL.

 RAN AN EXTENSION CORD UP ALONG THE CEILING TO PREVENT US FROM TRIPPING ON IT. WHY ?............IT WAS FOR A DEEP FRYER THAT KEPT TRIPPING A BREAKER THE NIGHT BEFORE. IT WORKED ALL NIGHT.

 EVERYONE REALLY SEEMS TO LIKE THE L.E.D. LIGHTS ON OUR STAGE.

 OF COURSE THERE HAD TO BE ONE PROBLEM. THE MEN'S URINAL AND KITCHEN SINK WERE NOT DRAINING. I SWEAR IT IS ALWAYS SOMETHING.

 I ROLL OUT LATE NIGHT. I ARRIVE HOME TO WALK THE PUP. SHE IS SO FUNNY. EARLIER MY YOUNGEST WAS SHOWING ME OLD VIDEOS OF HER FROM WHEN SHE WAS REALLY SMALL. THE VIDEOS WERE ADORABLE.

 I HAVE A NIGHT CAP AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF NORA FROM QUEENS. IT WAS GOOD.

 I WAS PRETTY TIRED AND MY LEGS WERE HURTING AGAIN. WE HAVE ONE MORE MATINEE SHOW WITH SMARTY PANTS ON SUNDAY AT 3PM. THAN.........I CHILL.

 SUNDAY    9 - 5 - 21

 I DRANK BRANDY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 6 MONTHS. THIS IS WHY.

 I SHOULD OF BEEN HEADING NORTH BUT ONE OF MY FAVORITE BANDS WANTED TO PLAY A MATINEE SHOW. I KNEW IT BE SUPER SLOW BUT IT WAS FUN TO HEAR THEIR MUSIC.

 AS THE CROW FLIES WHEELS CONTINUES TO PARTY 226 MILES FROM HERE ( OVER 300 MILES DRIVING ) . THERE ARE SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS WITH PICTURES ALL OVER.

 I HEAD FOR A PICK-UP OFF FB MARKETPLACE. I GET MY ELDEST HAMSTER SUPPLIES. NEVER GOT A THANK YOU.

 STOP AT THE NAIL AND SPEND WAY TOO MUCH TIME TRYING TO FIX A FLICKERING FLORESCENT LIGHT BULB. IT PISSES ME OFF BECAUSE IT IS BRAND NEW AND DOESN'T WORK PROPERLY FOR A L.E.D. LIGHT. BY 1PM I HAVE TO GO HOME.

 BY 2:10PM I AM RETURNING TO THE NAIL. YEP , I WAS JUST HERE 1 HOUR AGO. I LOAD-IN THE BAND , MAKE FOOD ORDERS , AND FINISH PROJECTS. SHOW STARTS AT 3PM.

 BY 4:30PM I HEAD HOME....AGAIN. I AM ALREADY TIRED.

 AT HOME I DO PAPERWORK BACKED UP FOR OVER 2 WEEKS. MY YOUNGEST CATCHES THE TRAIN BACK TO HER COLLEGE HOUSE , MY ELDEST ORDERS FOOD FROM THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY AND WAITS OVER AN HOUR FOR IT , AND I START TO PREP AND LOAD THE VAN......OH MY GOD I HATE LOADING AND UNLOADING !!

 I BEGIN LOADING A SHITLOAD OF TOOLS , SUPPLIES , FOOD , BOOZE , AND ONE 12 FOOT CHURCH PEW THAT STICKS OUT OF THE BACK OF THE VAN. I BUNGEE CORDED EVERYTHING I COULD TO KEEP IT SECURE. IT DID MAKE ME A LITTLE NERVOUS DRIVING WITH THE PUP IN THE BACK AND AN OPEN GATE DOOR. BUT.....I DID HAVE A SHITLOAD OF STUFF BLOCKING HER.

 I LOADED THE PEW IN BY MYSELF USING 2 DOLLIES. THIS WAS NOT FUN. I AM TWICE AS TIRED NOW AND CONTEMPLATING WHETHER I SHOULD LEAVE NOW OR WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW MORNING.

 I DECIDE TO ROLL OUT A LITTLE AFTER 7PM. THE RAIN SEMI-STOPPED AND I MAKE PRETTY GOOD TIME. I HAVE 2 PROJECTS I AM CONCERNED ABOUT OUT OF THE 50 I WILL HAVE. INSTALL THE NEW CHURCH PEW AND ERADICATE A HORNETS NEST OF 200+.

 I AM HERE 5 MINUTES AND BEGIN TO UNLOAD. I NOTICE A SHITLOAD OF SPIDER WEBS. SO......I GET OUT MY WET/DRY VAC AND BEGIN SUCKING WEBS , SPIDERS , MOTHS , AND ANYTHING MOVING. I DON'T CARE WHAT SPECIES OF INSECT...........I AM THE EX-TERMINATOR.

 BACK TO UNLOADING. I GET ALL THE STUFF OUT OF THE VAN. THE ONLY THING LEFT IS THE LARGE PEW. I MOVE THE VAN TO THE FRONT DOOR AND USE BRUTE FAT STRENGTH AND 2 DOLLIES TO MOVE IT INSIDE. I SWEAR I USE MY STOMACH TO MOVE SHIT MORE THAN I CAN REMEMBER. I AM NOW TRIPLE EXHAUSTED BUT I AM GLAD I AM HERE. I AM ALSO GLAD ALL MY DRIVEWAY LIGHTS ARE WORKING. I THOUGHT I HAD TO FIX ONE.

 OH , PHILLIES WITH A NICE WIN AND SALVAGE NOT BEING SWEPT BY THE LAST PLACE MARLINS.

 ALSO , PENN STATE WITH A VERY GOOD WIN ON SATURDAY OVER WISCONSIN. THE FUNNEST PART HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH FOOTBALL. RIGHT AFTER HALFTIME THE STADIUM DJ PLAYED " JUMP AROUND " .......OVER 100,000 COLLEGE KIDS STARTS DANCING UP A STORM. THEY WERE ADORABLE TO WATCH.......AND HAD NO MASKS ON. EVEN THE CUTE SIDELINE NEWS REPORTER WAS DANCING AND THE GUYS IN THE BOOTH.

 I FINALLY SIT DOWN AFTER 9PM. I HAVE NOT SAT DOWN IN OVER 10 HOURS. I HAVE SOME MOZZARELLA CHEESE ALONG WITH SMALL PRETZELS. I ALMOST FREEZE A CONSHOHOCKEN BEER AND HAVE A DOUBLE SHOT OF APRICOT BRANDY. THE PUP LAYS NEXT TO ME AND I WATCH A VERY VERY GOOD EPISODE OF THE WALKING DEAD. THE FIRST 15 MINUTES OF THE SHOW HAD NO TALKING. IT WAS PRETTY COOL. THE GROUP HAD TO BE SUPER QUIET AND AS I FAN WATCHING I FELT I HAD TO BE QUIET. THIS IS THE LAST SEASON. IT WAS JUST RELEASED.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT GOOD FOR ABOUT 3 HOURS. I THINK I PEED 3 TIMES AND TURNED ON THE TV AROUND 5AM. I FORCED MYSELF TO GO BACK TO SLEEP AND GOT UP AT 8AM.

 MONDAY       9 - 6 - 21

  MAN , SO DAMN BEAUTIFUL HERE. IT WAS WORTH THE NUISANCE OF LOADING AND UNLOADING SO MUCH STUFF.

 KINDA SUCKS BUT I DID NOT KNOW THERE WAS A PHILLIES AFTERNOON GAME. MY BROTHER-IN-LAW TOLD ME WHEN THE PHILLIES WERE IN THE 8TH INNING. THE GOOD THING....WE WON BIG 12 - 0.

 OH , I COULD NOT FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET TO REGULAR TV. WHY ? A RENTER HAD THE REMOTE BATTERIES IN REVERSED.

 I REMOVE THE OLD CHURCH PEW ALONG THE WALL. OH......MY......GOD. I TEXT WHEELS , " DO YOU KNOW THE LAST TIME WE CLEANED BEHIND THE PEW ? " HER RESPONSE , " I WOULD SAY NEVER ". SINCE IT IS SECURED TO THE WALL IT HAS NEVER BEEN MOVED. WELL , OLD WEBS AND DUST WERE RAMPANT.

  I MOVE THE NEW CHURCH PEW IN PLACE ( AFTER CLEANING THE WALL AND BASEBOARD HEATER ) AND IT IS SLIGHTLY LOWER THAN THE ORIGINAL PEW. I DECIDE TO WAIT UNTIL WHEELS GETS HERE TO MAKE A DECISION.

 TO WASTE TIME I INSTALL 9 L.E.D. LIGHTS ON THE 1ST AND 2ND FLOOR. I.....LOVE......THESE......LIGHTS.

 DO SOME OTHER PROJECTS AND HAVE LUNCH WHILE WATCHING ANOTHER EPISODE OF THE WALKING DEAD. AGAIN , IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 WHEELS AND BROTHER ARRIVE AND TELL ME ABOUT THE GOOD TIMES AT THE RE-UNION. I WAS SO HAPPY FOR THEM FOR IT WAS JUST THOSE TWO WHO TRAVELED.

 WE DECIDE TO USE THE NEW CHURCH PEW. I LOWER THE TABLE ONE INCH AND SET THE PEW IN PLACE. THE OLD PEW WILL ACTUALLY SIT ALONG THE AWNING DECK OUTSIDE.

 WE ORDER JIREH'S PIZZA.....ALWAYS GOOD. DINNER ON THE DECK IS WONDERFUL. PICTURE PERFECT WEATHER.

 WE SETTLE IN WITH DRINKS AND WATCH HUNTING SHOWS. ( FOR MY BROTHER-IN-LAW )

 BY 11PM , WE WERE TIRED AND HEAD TO BED.

 I WAS UP EVERY OTHER HOUR. AT 2:22AM I SAW 4 DEER ON OUR BACK LAWN....2 WERE FAWNS.

 TUESDAY     9 - 7 - 21

 INTERESTING DAY.......

 AGAIN , MY SLEEP PATTERNS ARE ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE. 

 THE PUP'S PAWS ARE BEET RED. THIS IS CALLED " RED PAWS ". IT IS AN ALLERGY OF SORTS ALONG WITH INFLAMMATION BETWEEN HER TOES AND PADS. MOISTURE BUILDS UP AND CREATES THIS INFLAMMATION. WE DECIDED TO TAKE HER TO THE LOCAL VETERINARIAN HOSPITAL. WE ARRIVE AND THE STAFF IS OVER THE TOP SUPER COOL TO US AND MORE IMPORTANTLY THE PUP. I MEAN SUPER SUPER COOL AND FUN WITH MAZE. I AM GLAD WE WENT HERE AND SIGNED UP ON THEIR CLIENT LIST. THE COST IS HALF OF WHAT WE PAY BACK HOME. WE GET SOME INSTRUCTIONS AND OINTMENT TO TREAT THE PUP'S REDNESS AND STOP AT A LOCAL RITE-AID FOR STRIDEX PADS.

 BACK HOME I START SOME PROJECTS :

 - DRIVEWAY LIGHTS ARE WORKING BUT NOW THE TIMER IS NOT.

 - ACCESS THE CRAWL SPACE AND DISTURB A SMALL COLONY OF SMALL ANTS , A WORM , AND A SNAKE ABOUT TWICE THE LENGTH OF A WORM WITH A WHITE RING AROUND ITS NECK. I LATER FOUND OUT THE SNAKE IS A NORTHERN RING-NECK. IT IS BARELY VENOMOUS AND NOT HARMFUL TO HUMANS OR DOGS. I REMOVE A LADDER AND LAWN MOWER.

 - REMOVE A 100 STICKS AND CUT THE LAWN. I ALSO CLEAN UP SOME SIDING OF SPIDER WEBS AND WHITE EGGS THEY PRODUCE. I FIGURED THERE ARE ENOUGH SPIDERS HERE.

 - RAKE HORSE SHOE PITS.

 - CLEAN A WHITE PLASTIC CHAIRS.

 - WITH A BUCKET OF HOT WATER AND DAWN LIQUID I CLEAN THE OUTSIDE CAPPING OF ALL THE FIRST FLOOR WINDOWS. SOMETIMES I NEEDED A LADDER. THEY WERE CERTAINLY DIRTY. I WENT INSIDE AND CLEANED THE 2ND FLOOR WINDOW SILLS. I ALSO CLEANED GLASS AND SCREENS. AGAIN , IT REALLY NEEDED IT.

 - LEAF BLEW BALCONY DECK. I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW BAD IT WAS. I MEAN I WAS JUST HERE A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO. IT USUALLY TAKES ME 30 SECONDS TO LEAF BLOW THE BALCONY DECK. THIS TIME IT TOOK ABOUT 15 MINUTES.

 HAVE LUNCH WITH WHEELS AND SHE GOES TO THE DOLLAR STORE. I WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE WALKING DEAD. AGAIN.......VERY GOOD. I ALSO SEND OUT GROUP EMAILS TO THE BANDS PLAYING THIS WEEKEND AND GROUP TEXTS TO SEE WHAT BARTENDERS ARE WORKING.

 - REMOVE A WEB FROM A MOTION DETECTOR. I BELIEVE THE SPIDER WAS NOT HOME. SOMETHING LARGE AND IN A BALL DID DROP AND I GRABBED IT WITH A RAG. I AM NOT SURE WHAT IT WAS BUT IT IS NOW OUTSIDE IF IT SURVIVED THE WATER PLUNGE.

 - STRAIGHTEN CANOES.

 - WITH THE WET / DRY VAC I SUCK UP MORE MOTHS. I EVEN GOT 4 WASPS.

 - I SEARCH FOR THE GROUND NEST OF 100 - 200 HORNETS. I SLOWLY TAKE 1 STEP AT A TIME. I DID FIND A HOLE AND MARKED IT BUT I DID NOT SEE ONE BEE.  THE COOLER WEATHER MOVED IN AND THERE WAS RAIN 3 DAYS AGAIN WHICH COULD OF MADE THE HIVE STAY UNDERGROUND.

 WE TAKE THE PUP FOR A WALK AROUND THE LAKE AND CUL-DE-SAC ROAD. OF COURSE SHE GETS STUNG BY A BEE ON THE SIDE OF HER ASS. IT DEFINITELY BOTHERED HER FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WALK. WE JUST HOPED SHE WAS NOT ALLERGIC TO THE BEE STING. ABOUT 2 HOURS LATER SHE SEEMED FINE.

 DURING THE WALK WE SAW SOME DOE. I SAW A REALLY NICE 8 - 10 POINT BUCK WITH HIGH ANTLERS.

 BACK HOME WE USED THE ROKU TV TO ACCESS STREAMING SHOWS. WE WATCH JOHNNY CARSON. IT WAS PRETTY COOL AND ENTERTAINING. THE TV COMES WITH 100'S OF STREAMING SHOWS.

 WE HEAD OUT TO HAZELTON AND HAVE DINNER AT A REALLY QUAINT PLACE CALLED OVALON. IT HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE THE 1940'S AND ASSOCIATED WITH GANGSTERS. MY KINDA PLACE. THE ONE PROBLEM WAS THEIR LIQUOR LICENSE WAS SUSPENDED. THIS MEAN NO ALCOHOL WITH DINNER. WE CAN'T REMEMBER THE LAST TIME WE WENT OUT FOR DINNER AND DID NOT HAVE WINE OR BOOZE WITH IT. I KNOW.....CRAZY ISN'T IT ?

 CONTINUED - OUR WAITRESS WAS SUPER COOL AND PLAYED ALONG WITH MY JOKES. REMEMBER THEY HAVE NO ALCOHOL SO I SAY TO HER , " THE CHICKEN FRANCAISE IS SERVED WITH VEGETABLES AND SAUTÉED IN A WINE SAUCE WITH MUSHROOMS AND SCALLIONS.......CORRECT ? " SHE REPLIES , " YES IT IS. " I REPLY , " DO YOU THINK THE CHEF COULD POUR SOME OF THAT WINE IN A GLASS INSTEAD OF ON THE CHICKEN ? " SHE GIGGLES.

 CONTINUED -  YES I ASKED THE WAITRESS TO CHASE DOWN A FAMILY LEAVING WITH A HALF BOTTLE OF WINE. I OFFERED HER $100 IF SHE DO IT. SHE DID NOT. THE FUNNY THING WE PASSED 2 BEER DISTRIBUTORS ABOUT 5 MINUTES AWAY BUT DECIDED NOT TO GO GET BEER OR WINE. OVERALL , WE LIKED THE OVALON RESTAURANT. IT IS GOOD SIZE , NICE ATMOSPHERE , GOOD FOOD ,  GOOD BREAD , VERY GOOD VEGETABLES , GOOD HOLIDAY SOUP , AND GOOD SERVICE. OH , I ALSO ASKED THE WAITRESS IF SHE COULD GO BACK TO HER HOUSE WHICH WAS 2 MINUTES AWAY. SHE SAID THEY HAD A PARTY LAST NIGHT WITH LOTS OF EXTRA BOOZE. SHE DID NOT GO AND GET US ANY.

 CONTINUED - IT DID HAVE SOME BADS - SOUP WAS SERVED COLD , BAKED CLAMS HAD A TON OF BREADING ON THEM , AND PARKING IS NOT IN THE NICEST AREA. PUT IT THIS WAY , I WALKED OVER A CONDOM WHEN EXITING OUR VEHICLE. 

 DRIVE HOME AT NIGHT WE SEE ANOTHER BUCK OFF THE ROAD. HE WAS JUST CHILLING.

  AT HOME THE PUP IS ELATED TO SEE US AND DOING WELL. WE PLAY WITH HER FOR A BIT.

 WATCH THE BREWERS GET TOTAL PAY BACK ON THE PHILLIES.....WE LOSE 10 - 0.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF TED LASSO. IT IS VERY GOOD.

 WE ALSO WATCH 2 EPISODES OF VIRGIN RIVER. THEY WERE GOOD.

 FACETIME WITH OUR ELDEST TO CHECK IN. SHE WAS DOING HER MAKE-UP GETTING READY TO GO OUT.........AT 10:30PM.  I THOUGHT SHE LOOKED BEAUTIFUL.

 I HEAD TO BED AND SLEEP ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE AGAIN. UP EVERY OTHER HOUR PEEING , SLIGHT HEADACHE , AND WATCHED TV AT 5AM.

 WEDNESDAY     9 - 8 - 21

 I DO PROJECTS HERE BUT I KINDA DON'T MIND.

 WHENEVER HERE I ALWAYS IMAGINE WE DO NOT RENT. OUR HOME IS JUST MESSED UP A LITTLE WHEN WE ARRIVE AND I FIX OR CLEAN IT.

 PROJECTS TODAY :

 - SECURED 2 CHURCH PEWS.

 - WRAPPED WATER HEATER PIPES FOR A 3RD TIME.  FOR 3 DAYS THERE HAS BEEN NO " SWEATING ". I PUT EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER INCLUDING FLOOR TILES , ORGANIZING , AND HANGING MORE HOOKS IN THE CLOSET.

 - ADJUSTED DRIVEWAY LIGHTS AGAIN.

 - WALKED VERY SLOWLY INTO WOODS TO WHERE THERE IS AN UNDERGROUND HORNETS NEST. FOR 4 DAYS I COULD NOT FIND IT. I BELIEVE RAIN AND COOLER WEATHER MAY HAVE MADE THEM GO DORMANT. I FOUND 3 HOLES AND POURED A MIXTURE OF HOT WATER AND DAWN DISHING WASHING LIQUID DOWN THEM. THE CHANCES OF THESE 3 HOLES BEING THE HORNET HOLES IS ABOUT 10%.

 - SECURED A BATHROOM DOOR HOOK.

 - CLEANED A WALL BEHIND A TOILET.

 - SECURED A CLOSET SHELF.

 - CLEANED UNDER ALL 2ND FLOOR BEDS , ADDED A HOOK TO HOLD A WINDOW SHADE STRING , FIXED A TV REMOTE , REPLACED 3 OUTLET COVERS , LABELED DUAL FANS , AND ADJUSTED A BI-FOLD CLOSET DOOR.

 - SECURED A LIGHT THAT DROPPED FROM A CEILING FAN AND ONLY BEING HELD BY THE WIRE.

 - FIXED A SINK STOPPER ON A 2ND FLOOR BATHROOM.

 - RELEASED A STUCK KITCHEN DRAWER AND ORGANIZED.

 - FOUND A NECKLACE WITH A BLACK LAVA ROCK IN IT.

  THERE WAS OTHER STUFF BUT I FORGET.

  A BEAUTIFUL DAY BUT THE NIGHT WOULD BE A LITTLE SCARY.

 HEAD OUT TO OUR FAVORITE PLACE........CHARLIE WEAVERS RESTAURANT. AGAIN , THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD. TO BE A NUDGE I SENT PICTURES TO THE KIDS OF THEIR FAVORITE DINNERS WHICH I JUST HAPPENED TO ORDER.

 BACK HOME WE WATCH THE PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN.

 A WICKED THUNDER AND LIGHTNING STORM COMES THROUGH WITH VERY HIGH WINDS. UP HERE THE ONLY THING YOU THINK OF IS A TREE HITTING THE HOUSE. THEY SAY TREE ROOTS ARE 2 TIMES DEEPER THAN ITS HEIGHT. WELL ,THE ROOTS DID GOOD AND HELD.

 THE ONLY THING THAT DID NOT HOLD WAS OUR POWER. WE LOST ELECTRICITY FOR 1 HOUR. THE GOOD THING WAS WE COULD FACETIME WITH OUR KIDS.

 WE DID LIGHT A CITRONELLA CANDLE BUT IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR INDOOR USE.

 POWER IS RESTORED AFTER ONE HOUR AND WE WATCH A VERY GOOD TOM HANKS MOVIE CALLED NEWS OF THE WORLD.

 I STAYED UP A LITTLE LONGER AND WATCH THE 500TH EPISODE OF RIDICULOUSNESS.  IT WAS GOOD.

 OFF TO BED AND I ACTUALLY SLEPT DECENT. I WENT TO BED AROUND 12:30AM AND SLEPT THROUGH THE NIGHT WITHOUT PEEING. THIS IS A FIRST.

 THURSDAY     9 - 9 - 21

 PART 2.........

 ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL PRISTINE DAY AND I JUST LOVE BEING HERE.  WE HAVE SEEN 1 PERSON IN 5 DAYS. IT WAS A GUY FISHING AND HE LIKED MAZE.

 SPEAKING OF THE PUP WE CONTINUE TO DRY HER PAW PADS AND APPLY OINTMENT.

 START MORE PROJECTS :

 - I SPENT DAMN NEAR 1 HOUR ORGANIZING OUR MUDROOM. I VACUUMED , WIPED DOWN , CONSOLIDATED , GOT RID OF TRASH , MADE 2 CARD BOARD BOTTOMS FOR 2 TRASHCANS , AND LISTENED TO MY CELL PHONE SPOTIFY MUSIC.

 - SPENT ALMOST ANOTHER HOUR CLEANING THE BBQ AND TESTING IT. I HAD THE PUP OUTSIDE WITH ME AND SHE WANTED TO HELP CLEAN THE BBQ BY LICKING EVERY GREASE SPOT. I FORCED HER TO STAY OFF THE DECK.

 - WITH THE MAJOR STORM THAT CAME THROUGH AND ME CLEANING THE BBQ I LEAF BLEW THE DECK AGAIN FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES.

 - ELDEST PICKS UP ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES AND SMOKE ALARMS FOR ME VIA FB MARKETPLACE.

 - THE NEW RECESSED LIGHTS ARE PRETTY BRIGHT SO I DECIDE TO INSTALL 2 DIMMER SWITCHES IN THE KITCHEN AND MAIN ROOM AREA. THEY CAME OUT NICE.

 - STILL MESSING WITH THE DRIVEWAY LIGHTS. I THINK I NEED A NEW TRANSFORMER.

 - CHECKED ALL LIGHTS IN THE HOUSE.

 - I FOUND THE REASON WHY THE ARCADE GAMES WERE UNPLUGGED. IT WAS A BAD 6 WAY POWER STRIP. I WILL REPLACE IT TOMORROW. I COULD NOT FIGURE OUT WHY THE TV WAS UNPLUGGED. THE ONLY ANSWER.........RENTERS.

 - OFF FB MARKETPLACE I GOT A LONG POLE AND WIRE NET ON END TO CHANGE HIGH CEILING LIGHT BULBS. FOR THE FIRST TIME I USED IT. THE FUNNY THING IS I TOUCHED THE BULB AND SPUN IT A LITTLE AND IT TURNED ON. SO , NO NEED TO REPLACE IT. I LIKE QUICK FIXES.

 MORE THINGS WERE DONE BUT THAT IS THE MAIN STUFF.

 WHEELS WALKS THE PUP AND I TRY TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO DOWNLOAD A TV CHANNEL TO OUR ROKU TV. IT DID NOT WORK. VERIZON WAS WILLING TO HELP ME VIA A CHAT ROOM WITH AN AGENT . ALL I HAD TO DO WAS LOG-IN. THE PROBLEM WAS....I COULDN'T LOG THE "F " IN.

 PART 2 - WE RETURN TO CHARLIE WEAVERS RESTAURANT. AGAIN , EVERYTHING WAS VERY GOOD. THIS IS OUR GO TO PLACE FOR DINNER. THEY WERE SLOW TONIGHT AND I CAN NOT UNDERSTAND WHY. MORE PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS BUSINESS.

 WE ROLL OUT AND I STOP FOR ICE CREAM....WHY NOT. I TIP THE CUTE WORKER $5.

 TALK WITH OUR ELDEST AND ALSO KEEP AN EYE ON BARTENDER VIA OUR SURVEILLANCE SERVICE. THERE WAS ONE GUY I WAS CONCERNED ABOUT BUT ALL GOOD. THERE'S ALWAYS ONE  DICK HEAD. THE NAIL WAS CLOSING AND HE DID NOT LIKE IT. IMAGINE THAT ? , GETTING ANGRY AT 12 MIDNIGHT THAT YOU CAN'T HAVE A BEER. PICTURE JIM CAREY SAYING " LOSER "..........HA LOSE.....AH LOSE.........ERRR.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN. MAZE IS SO HAPPY SHE SCRAPS UP WHEELS ARMS.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF VIRGIN RIVER.......EH. I FELL ASLEEP 3 TIMES.

I WAS WATCHING THE PHILLIES ON MY PHONE AS WE WATCHED VIRGIN RIVER. THE SHOW ENDS AND I TURN ON THE PHILLIES ON THE MAIN TV AND SAY TO WHEELS , " WANNA WATCH THE PHILLIES LOSE ? " SHE RESPONDS , " OH MAN ARE THEY LOSING ? " I REPLY , " NO , WE HAVE  A 2 - 1 LEAD IN THE 9TH INNING WITH 2 OUTS , THEY HAVE A MAN ON FIRST , AND THE BATTER HAS 2 STRIKES.....WE WILL LOSE. " THE ROCKIES PLAYER HITS A 2 RUN HOMER TO TAKE THE LEAD 3 - 2. THE NEXT ROCKY PLAYER SLAMS THE LONGEST HOMERUN EVER HIT AT CITIZENS BANK PARK AND LANDED SOMEWHERE NEAR GENO'S STEAKS ON 9TH STREET. WE ARE NOW DOWN 4 - 2. ALL THIS WITH 2 OUTS. OF COURSE THE PHILLIES SUCK US IN AND IN THEIR 9TH THEY HAVE 2ND AND 3RD WITH 1 OUT. WE GET ONE RUN AND LOSE THE GAME 4 - 3. ANOTHER HEART BREAKING GUT PUNCHING LOSS.

 OH , THE PHILLIES BLOWN LEAD WAS THEIR 30TH OF THE SEASON. IT IS A PHILLY RECORD. I TEXT MY BROTHER-IN-LAW , " WE SHOULD GO FOR THE M.L.B. RECORD OF 35. "

 I WATCH THE COWGIRLS VS BUCS NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL GAME. AFTER A DEVASTATING PHILLIES LOSS I COULD NOT HANDLE THE COWASSES WINNING. THANK THE FOOTBALL GODS THEY DIDN'T. THEY LOST IN HEART BREAKING FASHION TOO AS TAMPA BAY KICKED A FIELD GOAL WITH JUST SECONDS LEFT.......RIGHT AFTER THE COWWOMEN TOOK THE LEAD WITH 1+ MINUTES LEFT. THANK YOU SPORTS GODS.

 I WILL TELL YOU ONE THING.......DALL-ASS WILL WIN THE DIVISION NO PROBLEM. THEY LOOKED VERY GOOD ON THE ROAD AGAINST WORLD CHAMPION BUCCANEERS AND TOM BRADY. THEIR NEXT GAME AGAINST A PLAYOFF CALIBER TEAM IS NOT UNTIL WEEK 11. THEY SHOULD GO 10 - 1 BY THAN. EAGLES WILL LOSE TO ATLANTA AT HOME BY 30.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT BAD.......BLOW.

  FRIDAY       9 - 10 - 21

 YOU WANT A LONG DAY ?.............

 REAL QUICK.......THE PASSING OF BIG DADDY GRAHAM WAS PRETTY DAMN SAD. I HAVE AN AUTOGRAPHED COMEDY ALBUM FROM HIM. I THOUGHT HE WAS ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY AND OUT OF NOWHERE HE PASSES.....DAMN.

 START MORNING UP ALL NIGHT AS USUAL. THIS TOSSING AND TURNING IS GETTING REAL IRRITATING REAL FAST. FINALLY AT 4AM I JUST START WATCHING TV AND SNUGGLE WITH THE PUP.

 A BEAUTIFUL MORNING AND I GET MY BLOGGING DONE , EMAILS , AND BAND DETAILS FOR THE WEEKEND.

 WE DO SOME LITTLE PUNCH LIST STUFF BUT I PULL THE TRIGGER ON A LAST MINUTE ( TOO BIG ) JOB......GROUTING.

 I WAS JUST GOING TO GROUT A SMALL FRONT DOOR TILE AREA. IT EXPANDED TO AROUND THE WOOD STOVE.  THIS WAS PROBABLY A BAD DECISION BECAUSE WE RAN OUT OF TIME. I MOVED FURNITURE AND DECORATIONS , SWEPT , VACUUMED , TAPED THE FLOORS AND WALL , GROUTED , AND SPONGED 4 TIMES. I WAS STILL NOT DONE.  WHEELS BEGINS PACKING AND I HELP LOAD THE VAN. WE JUST LEAVE THE FURNITURE DISPLACED AND MORE SPONGING NEEDS TO BE DONE. THE CABIN IS OPEN SO EITHER I RETURN TO FINISH OR LET A FAMILY MEMBER DO IT WHO IS THE NEXT RENTER.

 WHEELS DRIVES BECAUSE I AM ALREADY EXHAUSTED DUE TO LACK OF SLEEP , GROUTING , SPONGING , A SWOLLEN ANKLE , AND GETTING UP AND DOWN TO EMPTY WATER OUTSIDE 50 TIMES. REMEMBER .....I'M EXHAUSTED AT 2PM.

 WE ARRIVE HOME AND WHEELS IMMEDIATELY GOES BACK TO WORK WHILE I UNLOAD ( WITH THE BAD ANKLE ) FOR A SOLID 30 MINUTES. I AM EVEN MORE TIRED. I TRIED TO NAP.

 ON MY MOTORCYCLE I TAKE A SLOW CRUISE TO THE NAIL.

 I ARRIVE AND BEGIN MY CHORES, CHANGE THE MARQUEE , AND START PREPPING FOR BANDS. IT ONLY TOOK 1 HOUR FOR ME TO GO INTO PANIC MODE.

 BARTENDER CALLS IN SICK AT 6PM. NOW I AM STUCK. I AM FORCED TO BARTEND WHICH I AM NOT A FAN OF AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 23 YEARS WHEELS WORKS THE NAIL. SHE WAS THE SURPRISE DOOR PERSON.........FOR 2 HOURS. SHE HATED , DESPISED , AND LOATHED EVERY SINGLE SECOND.

 WE GET HIT WITH AN EARLY CROWD AND EVERYONE WAS SUPER COOL. BY 9:25PM , I LET WHEELS GO HOME. SHE WANTS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH THE NAIL AND I HOPE I DON'T ASK HER FOR HELP AGAIN IN ANOTHER 23 YEARS. I RAN  BY MYSELF THE REST OF THE NIGHT....COOKING , DOOR , SOUND , AND BARTENDING.......MY ANKLE WAS HURTING BADLY.

 THE MUSIC WAS DEFINITELY DIVERSIFIED TONIGHT.........FROM SPOOKY DAVID BOWIE-ISH SOUND WITH LEAD SINGER BEING ESCORTED TO THE STAGE IN ALL CHAINS AND NO LIGHTS ON TO A CELLO ARTIST PISSED OFF AT THE WORLD OF COVID ( CAN'T BLAME HIM ) TO AN ARLO GUTHRIE / JERRY LEE LEWIS VIBE TO A FULL BAND KINDA INSTRUMENTAL ALT/PUNK ROCK TYPE OF PERFORMANCE.

 I ABSOLUTELY ENJOYED ONE GIRL WHO SHOT POOL , SHOT JAMESON'S , AND DRANK YUENGLINGS ALL NIGHT. HER AND FRIENDS WERE ADORABLE , POLITE , AND FUN ALL NIGHT. 

 BY 12:30AM I AM HAVING A BEER WITH THE BAND MEMBERS AND THEIR GIRL FRIENDS OUTSIDE ALONG WITH A REGULAR. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT AND WE TALKED FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. I HAD TO STAND ON ONE LEG BECAUSE MY ANKLE WAS HURTING SO BAD. I REALLY ENJOYED THEIR COMPANY AND THEM TELLING ME THEY ARE " RIVER PEOPLE ". THEIR HOMES WERE SLAMMED BY THE LATEST RAIN STORM.

 I DID NOT KNOW THE BAND AND FRIENDS HAD A 90 MINUTE RIDE HOME. ONE MEMBER HELPED WITH SOUND ALL NIGHT AND HE WAS IN THE FIRST BAND. THAT IS SUPER COOL. THEY ARE GOOD GOOD PEOPLE AND IT WAS A DELIGHT TO TALK WITH THEM.

 A SLOW MOTORCYCLE RIDE HOME AND IT WAS NICE JUST TO SIT ON THE BIKE. IT WAS A LITTLE CHILLY BUT I ENJOYED IT.

 AT HOME I HAVE A NIGHTCAP , SOME MOZZARELLA/PRETZELS ( I HAD NO DINNER ) , AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF NORA FROM QUEENS. IT WAS GOOD.

 BY 2AM I JUST FALL OVER INTO MY BED. AS USUAL , I WAS UP MULTIPLE TIMES DURING THE NIGHT ALONG WITH PEEING AND LISTENING TO SPORTS TALK RADIO.  I START MY DAY AGAIN AT........6:15AM.

    SATURDAY     9 - 11 - 21   ( WE WILL NEVER FORGET )

 A WONDERFUL TRIBUTE TO THE FALLEN VICTIMS AND HEROES OF 9/11. THEY ADDED IN BIRTH DATES AND PICTURES OF EACH FALLEN PERSON. FAMILY MEMBERS READ NAMES AND IN THE END WOULD ACKNOWLEDGE AND SAY A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THEIR FAMILY MEMBER LOST. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL AND HEART AT BREAKING AT THE SAME TIME. I GOT CHOKED UP ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASSION.

 A FUN FUN DAY AND NIGHT......AND A $200 TIP ?

 SHOWER AND GET DRESSED. TIME TO ROLL OUT AND HAVE SOME FUN WITH FAMILY.

 I PICK UP MY YOUNGEST AND ROOM MATE AT THE TRAIN  STATION. THE PARKING LOT IS EMPTY AND THEY STAND AT THE SIDEWALK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE TRAIN STATION'S STEPS. I DRIVE MY CAR IN A CIRCLE 4 TIMES CONTINUOUSLY AND DON'T STOP. FINALLY , THE ROOM MATE JUMPS IN FRONT OF THE CAR TO STOP THE MOTION. THEY GET IN LAUGHING. I ASK THEM , " SO HOW LONG WERE GOING GOING TO LET ME DRIVE IN A CIRCLE ? "

 YOUNGEST ANSWER - " YOU DO THIS STUFF ALL THE TIME. I WAS NOT GOING TO STOP YOU. " - WE LAUGH.

 ROOM MATE ANSWER - " I WAS SO STOPPING YOU. " - WE LAUGH.

 I AM ALREADY HAVING A GOOD TIME WITH THESE TWO.

  WE STOP AT THE NAIL AND PREP. I LEAVE THE 2 BARTENDERS TO RUN THE SHOW.

  WHEELS , MYSELF , AND ELDEST ATTEND A VERY ITALIAN 75TH SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY AT A LOCAL HAVERTOWN RESTAURANT CALLED GIAMPIMO'S. IT WAS NOT LONG WHEN WE WERE DOING CROWN ROYAL SHOTS.

 WE MEET OUR ELDEST AT THE ITALIAN RESTAURANT ALONG WITH 50 FAMILY MEMBERS. ALL MY GOOMBA'S AND WITHIN 2 MINUTES WERE WERE DRINKING RED WINE AND SHOTS OF CROWN. IT WAS AWESOME TO SEE EVERYONE.

 APPETIZERS AND BOOZE WERE GOOD BUT A MAJOR DELAY ON SALADS AND ENTREE'S.  I JUST ENJOYED TALKING TO FAMILY AND TELLING MY ADAM SANDLER STORY AND HOW I AM MOVING TO HOLLYWOOD. I HAD EACH TABLE ROLLING WITH LAUGHTER. IT WAS GOOD TO HEAR AND SEE. ONE TIME I ASK MY ELDEST AT THE TABLE TO WORK FOR ME TONIGHT. SHE SAID , " I DO OWE YOU. " SHE HUGS ME AND MAKES A FACE BEHIND MY BACK AND THE WHOLE TABLE ERUPTS WITH LAUGHTER.

 I SIT AT THE MAIN TABLE AFTER THE SURPRISE TO TALK TO MY BIRTHDAY GIRL COUSIN. ONE COUSIN'S HUSBAND LOOKS LIKE THE ACTOR JASON MOMOA IN AQUAMAN. I GET IN MY CHAIR AND SAY , " I AM SO HAPPY TO SEE EVERYONE. ALSO , ( I LOOK AT THE GUY ) I LOVED YOUR AQUAMAN MOVIES. LOOKING FORWARD TO AQUAMAN 2 ". THE WHOLE TABLE LAUGHS BUT THE GUY ABSOLUTELY ROARS WITH LAUGHTER.

 I HANG AS LONG AS I CAN BUT HAVE TO LEAVE. I SAY GROUP GOOD BYES AND HEAD BACK TO THE NAIL TO RUN THE SHOW.

 I ARRIVE AND IMMEDIATELY GO TO WORK. A NICE CROWD AND SUPER COOL BAND MEMBERS.....AND ONE PATRON WHO TIPPED EXTREMELY WELL TO SAY THE LEAST.

 THE NIGHT MOVES ON AND THE MUSIC IS GOOD. I ADORE WORKING THE BARTENDERS. WE ALSO GET SURPRISED WITH WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST ARRIVING.

 THE NIGHT WINDS DOWN AND I ASK THE BAND TO SIT WITH ME AND THE BARTENDERS TO HAVE A BEER. ONE GUY IS HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME SITS WITH US. THE BARTENDERS SETTLE UP THEIR TIPS AND SIT WITH ME.

 I BUY A ROUND AND ONE BARTENDER SAYS CAN YOU BREAK A $100 ? I SAY , " YES , BUT I AM BUYING NOW SO NO NEED FOR MONEY. " SHE REPLIES , " THE NEW GUY JUST TIPPED US $100. "

 THE BAND MEMBERS GET UP TO LEAVE AND I SAY , " SIT DOWN , I'M BUYING AGAIN. " ALL 6 SIT AGAIN AND GIGGLE WITH THE ATTITUDE ,  " DON'T TAKE MUCH TO BEND MY ARM. "  THE NEW PATRON SITS WITH US TOO AND TIPS THE BARTENDERS $50.

 I TALK TO THE NEW PATRON AND IT ENDS UP HE LIVES ON PICKWICK ROAD. LITERALLY RIGHT BEHIND MY HOME STREET I GREW UP ON. HE KNEW EVERYONE ON THE STREET INCLUDING GOOD FRIENDS OF OURS. HE KNEW OLD BARTENDERS OF OURS TOO. HE WAS AN INTERESTING PERSON.

 WE FINISH OUR 2ND BEERS AND THE NEW PATRON TIPS ME $50. HE NOW HAS TIPPED $200 TOTAL.

 WE ROLL HOME AND THE BARTENDERS ARE HAPPY WITH A GOOD FUN NIGHT. AT HOME , WE CHILL WITH OUR ELDEST AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF NORA FROM QUEENS.

 BY 2AM , I FALL INTO BED WITH MY ANKLE THROBBING. I AM ASLEEP FAST AND WAKE UP AT 6AM. I GOT UP TO PEE TWICE AND LISTENED TO THE RADIO ONCE.

 SUNDAY    9 - 12 - 21

 FUN DAY AND NIGHT.....AGAIN. I WON'T LET IT GET TO MY HEAD......TOO MUCH.

 BY 9:30AM WE ARE LOADING THE VAN AND SOON TO BE HEADING EAST FOR THE WEEK.

 FIRST , WE DRIVE TO THE DOG PARK WITH OUR YOUNGEST AND ROOM MATE. WE ALSO GOT PASTRIES. THERE HAD TO BE A 100 DOGS TOTAL......AND A TON OF OWNERS IN SPANDEX......NICE. THERE WERE A SHITLOAD OF PEOPLE OUT THIS MORNING.

 MY VAN HORNED BEEPED 5 TIMES. I SAID TO MYSELF , " HMMMM , THAT WAS DIFFERENT. " I LOCK THE DOORS AND IMMEDIATELY NOTICE MY KEYLESS F.O.B. IS NOT IN MY POCKET. IT SLIPPED OUT BETWEEN THE FRONT SEATS. OH MAN THIS BLOWS. WELL , I GUESS THIS VAN HAS A SAFETY DEVICE BECAUSE THE DOORS DID NOT LOCK. I RETRIEVED THE F.O.B.

 DRIVE THE KIDS BACK TO THEIR COLLEGE ROW HOUSE. AFTER GOODBYES WHEELS AND I HEAD EAST UNTIL WE HIT THE ATLANTIC.

 MY ANKLE IS NOT HEALING DUE TO ME ALWAYS BEING ON MY FEET.

 WE ARRIVE AND IT IS PICTURE PERFECT HERE WITH 75% LESS PEOPLE......NICE.

  I SETTLE IN WATCHING THE EAGLES WHILE LISTENING TO MERRILL REESE AND MIKE QUICK ON THE RADIO. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE WATCHING THE GAME THIS WAY. EAGLES SURPRISE MOST PEOPLE WITH AN EASY WIN.....INCLUDING ME. THIS WILL BE THE ONLY TIME I WILL WRITE THIS ALL SEASON....." THE EAGLES ARE ALONE IN FIRST PLACE."

 PHILLIES LOSE 3 OUT OF 4 TO THE SUCK ASS ROCKIES...........BLOW.

 TO THE BEACH TO MEET SOME FRIENDS. AGAIN , PERFECT WEATHER WITH 75% LESS OF PEOPLE. IT WAS PRETTY DAMN RELAXING.

 TWO NICE LADIES ARE FIGHTING CLOSING THEIR BEACH CHAIRS. I THINK WE ALL HAD THIS FIGHT. ONE WOMAN SAYS TO OUR GROUP , " EXCUSE ME COULD YOU HELP US CLOSE THESE CHAIRS ? " I REPLY , " ABSOLUTELY NOT. CAN'T YOU SEE WE ARE HAVING A CONVERSATION HERE ? "  OF COURSE , I WAS JOKING AND MADE MORE JOKES. WE CLOSED THE 2 CHAIRS FOR THEM. THEY THANK US 10 TIMES.

 I INVITED A BARTENDER AND FRIEND TO CRASH AT OUR PLACE FOR A NIGHT. UNFORTUNATELY , THEY HAD TO ROLL HOME.

 I LIKE TO THANK THE GROUP OF YOUNG COLLEGE GIRLS SITTING JUST 50 FEET AWAY. I SWEAR TO BE YOUNG AGAIN. MAN , I GIVE THEM THE BEST 30 SECONDS EVER.  I..........AM.........A..........LOSER.

 BACK HOME WE SHOWER AND HEAD UP TO DINNER. IT SEEMS MORE THAN HALF THE RESTAURANTS ARE CLOSED. WE END UP AT THE BOATHOUSE ON THE WATER. THERE WAS A 45 MINUTE WAIT SO WE BYPASSED THAT AND WENT TO THE BAR. WE ORDERED MUSSELS WITH BREAD AND A SEAFOOD APPETIZER COMBINATION. IT WAS GOOD AND OUR BARTENDER WAS VERY NICE. SHE SAID SHE HAS BEEN DOING DOUBLES SINCE THEY ARE SHORT STAFFED.

 BACK HOME WE DO A PARKINGG LOT GET TOGETHER WITH OUR NEIGHBORS. WE BROUGHT OUT BOOZE AND CHAIRS AND EVEN THE PUP. IT WAS FUN TALKING AND TELLING JOKES & STORIES. I HAD ONE NEIGHBOR LAUGHING THE WHOLE NIGHT. I THANKED HER EACH TIME SHE LAUGHED.

 WATCH SOME FOOTBALL GAMES AND OTHER STUFF. WE WIND DOWN AND HEAD TO BED CLOSE TO 1AM. I AM FURIOUS I SLEPT LIKE ASS AGAIN AND PEED 4 TIMES. I SWEAR I AM SO CLOSE TO USING MEN'S DIAPERS AT BEDTIME.

 I DID DREAM ABOUT ADAM SANDLER MULTIPLE TIMES. WE ACTUALLY HUNG OUT AND HE SAID TO ME IN THE END OF A CRAZY GET TOGETHER , " I SEE HOW PASSIONATE YOUR BROTHERS ARE ABOUT THIS BERMUDA STORY SO I'M GOING TO DO IT. "

 MONDAY    9 - 13 - 21

   ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY AND IT IS NICE NOT TO HAVE A LONG PUNCH LIST.

 I RECEIVED A CHECK FROM ADAM SANDLER FOR MY PHENOMENAL WORK AS AN EXTRA.......$44.32. NOW THERE MAY BE A MIX-UP OF HOURS. THIS CHECK SAID 4 HOUR TOTAL. IT SHOULD OF SAID 16.

 UP EARLY AND WALK THE PUP. IT IS SO NICE TO SEE JUST A FRACTION OF PEOPLE ON THE BEACH.

 FB MARKETPLACE STRIKES AGAIN AS I GET 3 WINDOW FANS , A BOX FAN , AND AN AIR CONDITIONER......ALL FREE. MY BROTHER PICKED THEM UP SINCE THE STUFF WAS IN HAVERTOWN AND JUST 1 MILE FROM HIS HOUSE. HE WAS WORKING IN VILLANOVA AND USED HIS LUNCH BREAK TO RETRIEVE THEM. I THINK WE ARE ALMOST EVEN FROM THE 26 WHEELBARREL'S OF DIRT I MOVED FOR HIM PLUS A TRAILER LOAD OF MULCH I GOT HIM.

 REASON FOR FANS IS I WANT TO SET UP SOME KIND OF FANS ON THE NAIL STAGE FOR THE BANDS. IT GETS HOT UP THERE.

 I TAKE PUP TO LOCAL DOG PARK. SHE HAD A BLAST PLAYING WITH TWO 8 MONTH OLD DOGS. IT WAS ALITTLE HOT ( ALMOST 90 DEGREES ) SO WE ONLY STAYED ABOUT 45 MINUTES. THE OWNERS OF THE OTHER DOGS WERE VERY NICE.

 WHEELS AND I GO TO A LOCAL GEM FOR DINNER......A TOTAL DIVE BAR WHERE THE SIGN SAYS , " WE OPEN WHEN WE WANT AND WE CLOSE WHEN WE WANT. " I HEARD TOUGH THINGS ABOUT THIS BAR BUT IT CAME THROUGH WITH FLYING COLORS. THE WEST SIDE SALOON IN WEST WILDWOOD. THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT. IT IS A TOTAL DIVE BAR BUT THE FOOD COMES OUT QUICK AND WE TALKED TO 2 REGULARS WHERE THEY SAID , " I CAN TELL YOU RIGHT NOW EVERYTHING ON THE MENU IS EXCELLENT. " HE WAS RIGHT FOR WE ORDERED TOO MUCH. PRICES ARE HIGH BUT THAT IS EXPECTED. WE ENJOYED IT VERY MUCH....EVEN IF THEIR PHONES DON'T WORK.

 OH , 1 DOLLAR BILLS ARE THROWN ONTO THE CEILING VIA A QUARTER AND THUMB TACK. YEP.....YOU GOT THE VISUAL.

 ANOTHER POSSIBLE GOOD THING IS THE BARTENDER AT THE WEST SIDE SALOON. HER NAME WAS " V " AND SHE IS A SMOKE SHOW. I ASKED HER IF SHE LIKE TO WORK AT THE NAIL BECAUSE SHE LIVES IN LANSDOWNE AND WE ARE SHORT STAFFED. SHE DOES SUMMERS IN NJ BUT HEADS HOME AFTER IRISH WEEKEND IN SEPTEMBER. SHE TOLD ME SHE IS INTERESTED AND SO IS HER SISTER. SHE SEEMS REALLY NICE AND WEARS SPANDEX QUITE WELL. SHE REMINDS ME OF THE ACTRESS SOPHIE TURNER WHO PLAYED SANSA STARK IN GAME OF THRONES AND X-MEN SUPER HERO DARK PHOENIX / JEAN GREY. ANYWAY I GAVE HER MY EMAIL AND CELL PHONE. MOST LIKELY I WILL NOT GET A CALL BUT IT WAS STILL WORTH TRYING.

 BACK HOME WE WATCH SOME OF THE RAIDERS VS RAVENS GAME. I FEEL RAIDERS FANS ARE JUST LIKE EAGLES FANS. I LIKE TO GO TO VEGAS TO SEE A GAME THERE. WE HAD SEVERAL FRIENDS GO TO ATLANTA. ANYWAY , IT WAS ONE HELL OF AN OVERTIME GAME. I WAS HAPPY FOR THE RAIDERS AND THEIR FANS FOR PULLING IT OUT.

 WE WATCHED 2 EPISODES OF TIN STAR SUGGESTED BY ANOTHER BROTHER. I HAVE TO SAY IT WAS GOOD. IT IS " BANSHEE " LIKE....IF YOU KNOW THAT TV SERIES ( MY 2ND FAVORITE OF ALL TIME BEHIND BREAKING BAD ).

 OFF TO BED AND ACTUALLY SLEPT DECENT FOR ONCE.

 TUESDAY      9 - 14 - 21

 ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY AND FUN NIGHT.

 FIRST.....NORM MACDONALD PASSING AWAY AFTER A 10 YEAR BATTLE WITH CANCER. HE HAD MULTIPLE FUNNY MOMENTS ON TV SHOWS AND SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE BUT I ALSO ENJOYED HIM ON POKER AFTER DARK AS A PLAYER AND A HOST. OH MAN HE WAS A GOOD ONE.

 SLEPT OKAY , WALKED THE PUP , AND BOTH OF US SOAKED OUR FEET IN THE COOL ATLANTIC OCEAN.

 BACK HOME I HAVE A LIMITED PUNCH LIST SO.....IT MEANS I CLEAN. I MUST HAVE MY MOM'S BLOOD.

 - WIPED DOWN BASEBOARDS WITH A RAG SOAKED IN DAWN & WARM WATER.

 - CAULKED SOME BASEBOARDS.

 - WIPED DOWN PICTURE FRAMES , DOOR FRAMES , TV'S , CEILING FANS , AND MORE.

 - CLEARED AND CLEANED A FILTER ON THE TUB DRAIN.

 - WINDEXED FRONT WINDOWS AND CLEANED FRONT DOOR SCREEN.

 - REMOVED COUCH CUSHIONS AND VACUUMED UNDERNEATH AND FOUND 40 CENTS TOTAL.....NICE.

 - CHECKED A/C FILTER AND SPRAY PAINTED COVER. I ALMOST FORGOT I LEFT IT IN BACK ALLEY.

 - CUT CARPET SPURS AND WIPED DOWN STAIRWAY RAILING AND TRIM.

 - DECIDED NOT TO CHANGE OUT REGULAR LIGHT SWITCHES TO MORE MODERN ONES.

 - USED WET/DRY VAC TO SUCK UP 1 FLY AND DIRT ALONG EDGES.

 - INSTALLED SCREWS IN WATER HEATER CLOSET TO HANG MOPS , SWIFTER , AND SUCH.

 - CHECKED UNDER ALL FURNITURE AND CLEANED EVERYTHING. THE AMOUNT OF DEBRIS , DIRT , AND STUFF WAS REMARKABLE. WHO THE THROWS EMPTY BOTTLES OF WATER UNDER BEDS AND COUCHES ?.......RENTERS DO.

 I FINISH UP AND TAKE THE PUP TO THE DOG PARK.  I MEET A REALLY NICE WOMAN WHO IS A NURSE IN DOYLESTOWN AND AT DOYLESTOWN HOSPITAL. OF COURSE , I ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID. SHE IS A NEO-NATAL NURSE AND HAS SEEN EVERYTHING. SHE HIGHLY RECOMMENDS GETTING VACCINATED. I HAVE TALKED TO AT LEAST 10 NURSES NOW. ONE SAID VACCINATING IS HYPED OUT OF PROPORTION.

 BACK HOME I WATCH AN ANIMATED / REAL ACTOR MOVIE CALLED ANITA : BATTLE ANGEL. THE SPECIAL EFFECTS WERE VERY GOOD BUT THE ACTOR THAT CAUGHT MY EYE AND KEPT ME WATCHING WAS CHRITSOPH WALTZ. THERE WILL BE A BATTLE ANGEL 2.

   AN EVANGELIST WHO SCREAMED AND USED HIS PULPIT TO YELL HOW AMERICA GOVERNMENT IS BRAINWASHING ALL OF US WITH UN-AMERICAN VACCINATIONS. HE DID THIS FOR A YEAR. HE SCREAMED THIS FAKE NEWS ON HIS TV SHOW AND AT HIS CHURCH.  HE DIED OF COVID.

 OH , THIS IS THE 4TH EVANGELIST PREACHER AGAINST VACCINATIONS WHO HAS DIED. GO GOD !! GO TRUMP !!

 I WONDER IF GOD IS TALKING TO THESE 4 DEAD EVANGELISTS AND SAYING , " WOW , YOU GUYS ARE REAL IDIOTS.  I NEVER SAID ANYTHING CLOSE TO NOT GETTING VACCINATED. I AM SO GLAD YOU'RE NOT SPREADIGN TH EWORD ABOUT ME ANYMORE. "

 A LOCAL BAND MEMBER WE KNOW JUST DIED. HE DIED OF COVID. HE WAS NOT VACCINATED.

 WHEELS AND I HEAD OUT WITH A FRIEND TO A LOCAL PUB CALLED THE INLET. OUR FRIEND IS A REGULAR REGULAR THERE AND IT WAS FUN. TALKING TO A DITSY DRUNK BLONDE WAS FUN TOO.  THE BLONDE ASKED , " HOW MANY EYE GLASS CASES DOES SHE HAVE IN HER PURSE ? OUR FRIEND GUESSED 4 AND SHE WAS RIGHT. THE BLONDE ALSO TOOK OUT A WAD OF CASH. YOU REALLY SHOULD NOT DO THAT. THE OTHER FRIEND OF THE BLONDE WAS COOL. WE TALKED ABOUT THE RESTAURANT SHE WAITRESSES AT AND THE BLONDE ACTUALLY OWNED A POPULAR BAR HERE. OH , OUR FRIEND PAID FOR DINNER.

 BACK HOME WHEELS AND I HAVE DRINKS ON THE BEACH WITH THE PUP WHILE WATCHING THE PHILLIES ON MY CELL PHONE. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY MORE PEOPLE DO NOT CHILL ON THE BEACH AFTER THE SUN GOES DOWN. TO ME .....IT'S THE BEST TIME. THE PUP DIGGING AND BEING OFF-LEASH FOR A LITTLE WAS HILARIOUS.

 OH......THE PHILLIES BLOW.

 BACK HOME WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF VIRGIN RIVER. IT GOT A LITTLE BETTER.

 I HEAD TO BED EARLY....AROUND 10:20PM. I WAS JUST TIRED AND MY ANKLE WAS HURTING. I DID WAKE UP AT 1AM BUT AFTER THAT ONLY SEMI-AWAKES AND THAN OFF TO SLEEP AGAIN.

 I DID DREAM ABOUT OUR SOUNDMAN " B " GETTING MAD AT MY FRIENDS. WE WERE AT HIS HOUSE HELPING HIM REMODEL HIS KITCHEN. WE GO OUTSIDE TO HAVE LUNCH. WHEN WE RETURN HE ASKED THEM TO LEAVE. I KEPT ASKING WHY BUT HE WOULD NOT TELL ME. I FINALLY SAID , " LOOK , I'M GOING TO LEAVE IF YOU DON'T TELL ME WHY YOU ASKED THEM TO LEAVE ? " HE REPLIED , " THEY STOLE CASH I HAD HIDDEN. "

 I HAD OTHER DREAMS WHICH I FORGET.

 WHEELS ASKED IF WE SOLD OUR OCEANFRONT CONDO HOW MUCH WOULD YOU MISS IT ? MY ANSWER - 90-95%. HER ANSWER 50%. I WAS A BIT SURPRISED BY HER ANSWER BECAUSE OWNING HERE F'N RULES....THOUGH I WILL ALWAYS COMPLAIN ABOUT NOT HAVING A BALCONY.

 ELDEST - 50% ( BUT HEDGED ON BEING LOWER )

 YOUNGEST - 90%

 WEDNESDAY    9 - 15 - 21

 33RD ANNIVERSARY PART II

 AFTER THE CLEANING MODE YESTERDAY TODAY I DID NOT DO MUCH EXCEPT DO THE LAWN - EDGED , WEED WHACKED , PICKED UP A TON OF TRASH AND MY FAVORITE CIGARETTE BUTTS , WEEDED FLOWER BOXES , LEAF BLEW ,  CUT THE LAWN TWICE , REFILLED THE GAS TANK , AND PUT EVERYTHING BACK IN STORAGE. OH , I TWISTED MY ANKLE TO MAKE IT WORSE.

 INSIDE I CHILL AND WATCH A MOVIE CALLED " KATE " WITH WOODY HARRELSON. I LIKED IT. THE STORY LINE IS AN HIT-WOMAN GETS POISONED AND MUST FIND OUT THE CULPRIT IN 24 HOURS BEFORE SHE DIES. JAPANESE LANGUAGE AND CAPTIONS ARE INCLUDED WHICH I ENJOY.

 WE TRIED GETTING RESERVATIONS 3 WEEKS AGO AT PRIMAL BY MIA MIA FOR OUR ANNIVERSARY. THEY BOOK A MONTH IN ADVANCE. WE COULD NOT GET A TABLE. LAST WEEK I GOT RESERVATIONS FOR 2 FOR TONIGHT. WE DRIVE TO CAPE MAY AND IT IS A BEAUTIFUL AREA.

 WE ARRIVE AND I ASK FIT-CHEF MIA TO TAKE A PICTURE WITH WHEELS. THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE WAS A+ ACROSS THE BOARD. FOOD , AMBIANCE , SERVICE , AND LOCATION RIGHT ON THE BEACH. THE PRICES ARE EXPENSIVE AS EXPECTED BUT QUALITY OF DINNER IS EXCELLENT. I POSTED PICTURES ON FACEBOOK ALONG WITH WHEELS & MIA.

 BACK HOME WE CHILL AND WATCH 3 EPISODES OF TIN STAR. ALL WERE GOOD. IT IS REMINDING ME OF BANSHEE WHICH IS MY 2ND FAVORITE TV SERIES OF ALL TIME.

 A NICE FACETIME WITH THE KIDS.

 PHILLIES WIN ON WILD PITCH...AFTER BLOWING LEAD AGAIN. FIRST WIN IN A LONG WEEK. DAMN SHAME BECAUSE ATLANTA HAS BEEN LOSING SO WE REALLY DID NOT GAIN ANY GAMES ON THEM. WE ACTUALLY LOST GROUND OVER THE PAST 3 SERIES.

 WALKED PUP AT NIGHT AND IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL SLIGHTLY WINDY EVENING.

 I HANG OUT A LITTLE LATE AND FINALLY HEAD TO BED. WHEELS TOOK THE PUP THIS TIME. UNFORTUNATELY , MY SLEEP WAS BAD AGAIN. I GOT UP AT 5:30AM. I THOUGHT ABOUT WATCHING THE SUNRISE AT 6:37AM BUT IT IS OVER CAST HERE. SO , I WENT BACK TO SLEEP AROUND 7:15AM , ONLY TO AWAKENED BY THE PUP AT 7:35AM.

 SPEAKING OF THE PUP....HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY !! SHE IS SUCH A SWEETHEART.

  THURSDAY      9 - 16 - 21

 I GOT A FAMILIAR EMAIL QUESTION FROM A READER OF THIS BLOG LAST NIGHT........." HOW THE HELL DO YOU HAVE SO MUCH GOING TO WRITE ABOUT EVERY SINGLE DAY ? "  YEAH......BEEN ASKED THAT MANY TIMES.

 UP EARLY TO BLOG AND WAS GOING TO WATCH THE SUNRISE AGAIN BUT IT WAS OVERCAST. THE BIRTHDAY PUP AND I JUST ENJOYED THE BEACH. IT WAS PEACEFUL.

 BACK HOME I FINISH THIS BLOG AND CLEAN THE UPSTAIRS PATIO.

 I TAKE A BIKE RIDE ALONG THE BOARDWALK. ONE THING I SEMI-REGRET WAS I GOT TOO LAZY TO FILL THE TIRES UP WITH AIR MORE. AT MY KING KONG BUNDY WEIGHT TIRES NEEDED TO BE INFLATED TO " EXTRA FAT P.S.I. ". IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL RIDE WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT. THERE IS A FIREMEN'S CONVENTION HERE SO ALL KINDS OF FIRE TRUCKS , AMBULANCES , AND EMERGENCY VEHICLES WERE PARKED OUTSIDE OF THE CONVENTION CENTER.  OH , THERE WAS A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF FEMALE ( AND MALE ) JOGGERS......LOVE THAT SPANDEX. HE MUST WORK OUT.

 BACK HOME I CLEAN AND START TO PACK. WE ORDER FROM PRIMO HOAGIES AND STOP THERE FOR LUNCH. THE " BADA BING " NEVER FAILS.

 WE STOP FOR GAS ABOUT A THIRD OF THE WAY HOME. ONE OF THE NICEST WORKERS FUELED OUR VAN.

 WE MAKE OKAY TIME. THERE WAS CONSTRUCTION ON THE GARDEN STATE PARKWAY. I WAS WONDERING WHY SO MANY CARS WERE TAKING THE BACK WAY EXIT TO PHILLY. IT WAS ONLY ABOUT A 10 MINUTE SLOW DOWN.

 ON THE RIDE WE TALK TO MY PARENTS AND AN AUNT WHO TURNED 94 TODAY.

 AT HOME BY 2:15PM WE UNLOAD AND SETTLE IN.

 BY 3PM I AM SITTING AT MY DESK FIGHTING MY EMAIL ACCOUNT AGAIN. I THOUGHT MAYBE IT WAS THE INTERNET IN NEW JERSEY....NOPE. I TRIED UPDATING PASSWORDS....NOPE. I THOUGHT MAYBE MY INTERNET AT HOME WOULD HELP....NOPE. WHEN I OPENED MY EMAILS THE SAME THING HAPPENED. IT TELLS ME MY PASSWORD IS WRONG. WELP , JUST ANOTHER PROBLEM I HAVE TO FIX....AGAIN. THE GOOD THING I DO HAVE A BACK-UP EMAIL ACCOUNT. I LIKE WINDOWS LIVE MAIL BUT NOW I HAVE TO USE XFINITY COMCAST.

 AT 3:01PM MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF. I ASKED AN A/C COMPANY CALLED FAHRENHEIT TO CHECK OUR 2ND ROOF A/C OUT.........AFTER 3PM WITH A 30 MINUTE HEADS UP. WELL , 1 MINUTE AFTER 3PM I GET A CALL AND THE GUY IS 2 MINUTES FROM THE NAIL. I HAVE BEEN SITTING FOR 1 MINUTE.

 I MEET THE TECH AND WE GO ON THE ROOF. HE TALKS TO HIS BOSS AND FIGURES OUT WHAT WE NEED TO HAVE DONE TO OUR 2ND 5 TON A/C UNIT TO GET IT BACK WORKING WHICH WOULD BE REALLY NICE. THEY DECIDE ALL NEW SINCE THE MODEL IS FROM 1989. THE COST......9 GRAND.

 I STOP AT MY BROTHER'S HOUSE TO PICK UP THE WINDOW FANS HE GOT ME EARLIER IN THE WEEK. I SEE 2 CRAPPY BOX FANS AND NOT THE 3 NEW WINDOW FANS I WANTED TO USE FOR OUR STAGE. HE TELLS ME THEY WERE THE ONLY ONES IN THE DRIVEWAY WHEN HE PICKED THEM UP. I CHILL WITH HIM AND HIS DAUGHTERS FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES. WE SHARE GATORADE.

 BACK HOME AGAIN I CONTACT THE GUY WHO I POSTED THE AD ABOUT THE WINDOW FANS. I ASK , " WHERE IS THE WINDOWS FANS PICTURED IN YOUR AD ? " HE SAYS , " I DON'T KNOW WHO PICKED UP WHAT BECAUSE THE AD HAD MY ADDRESS IN IT. " THIS WAS TOTAL BULLSHIT AND A LIE. THE AD DID NOT HAVE HIS ADDRESS AND A PERSON HAD TO INQUIRE ABOUT THE FANS AND HE WOULD FACEBOOK MESSAGE YOU THE ADDRESS.........LIKE HE DID WITH ME. HE GAVE HIS ADDRESS TO MULTIPLE PEOPLE AND IT WAS A RACE TO GET THE BRAND NEW WINDOW FANS. UNFORTUNATELY , SOMEONE BEAT MY BROTHER AND HE EVEN ARRIVED EARLY. IT WAS A TOTAL DICK MOVE BY THIS GUY.

  ROLL BACK TO THE NAIL FOR LOAD-IN BY THE OPEN MIC JUST JAM MUSICIANS. I TAKE THE 2 SHITTY BOX FANS AND BRILLO PAD THEM IN OUR BACK PARKING LOT. I ALSO HOSE THEM DOWN LIKE AN ELEPHANT GETTING A BATH IN THE NAIROBI RIVER. I WILL LET THEM DRY FOR 24 HOURS. IF THEY WORK ....COOL. IF NOT......DON'T CARE.

 A GOOD NIGHT AND I WAS RUNNING. A LOT OF MUSICIANS SHOWED UP AND IT WAS FUN. AN ADORABLE GIRL ON A CLARINET AND A GUY ON A MELODICA. YES , IT IS A " HOOTER " LIKE KEY- TAR. GOOGLE IT. ALOT OF REALLY GOOD MUSICIANS AND IT LOOKS LIKE 2 OPEN MICS FROM OTHER VENUES CAME HERE. I POSTED PICS ON FACEBOOK.

 WATCHED THE PHILLIES. SO WHEN THE PHILLIES WERE DOWN 7 - 0 WHO CURSED THEIR TV AND TURNED IT OFF ? THEY COME BACK AND WIN 17 - 8.

 GIANTS TOTALLY SHIT THE BED AND LOSE TO WASHINGTON. IT WAS A HECK OF A GAME THOUGH. WASHINGTON KICKED A FIELD GOAL TO WIN IT WITH NO TIME LEFT.

 I RAN MOST OF THE NIGHT AND MY ANKLE AND LEGS WERE HURTING AGAIN. I CHANGED THE MARQUEE SIGN LATE NIGHT SO I WOULD NOT HAVE TO DO IT IN THE MORNING. I ALSO DID ALOT OF MY FACEBOOK BAND POSTS TOO.

 I ROLL HOME AND I AM HURTING. I HAVE A LATE NIGHT LIBATION AND DECIDE TO WATCH AN EPISODE OF NORA FROM QUEENS. I COULD NOT FIGURE OUT HOW TO ACTIVATE THE COMEDY CHANNEL ON MY ROKU IN NEW JERSEY VIA MY COMPUTER. THIS TIME I USED MY CELL PHONE........IT UPLOADED TO MY TV IN SECONDS. I WATCHED AN EPISODE AND IT WAS GOOD.

 OFF TO BED BY 1:15AM. I DID WATCH SOME OF THE PHILLIES REPLAY. JOHN KRUK ON 3 OCCASIONS PREDICTED A COMEBACK WHEN WE WERE LOSING 7 - 0.

  I SLEPT GOOD UNTIL 5:30AM. I GOT UP AT 8AM.

  FRIDAY   9 - 17 - 21

 ANOTHER DAY....HERE WE GO.

 LET ME START WITH THE PHILLIES SUCKING US BACK IN. SO , THEY WIN 3 IN A ROW WHILE THE BRAVES KEEP LOSING. WE ARE 2 GAMES BACK NOW.

 SPEAKING OF THE BRAVES....I CHECK MY PHONE AND SEE THE GIANTS ARE UP 4 - 2 IN THE 9TH INNING. I SAY TO MYSELF , " OK COOL. THIS WILL HELP THE PHILLIES WHEN THEY LOSE. ". I CHECK MY PHONE ABOUT 20 MINUTES LATER THINKING I SEE A FINAL SCORE OF 4 - 2.........NOPE.  I GET PISSED AND SEE THE BRAVES TOOK A 5 - 4 LEAD ON A 3-RUN HOME RUN IN THE 9THINNG.....UNBELIEVABLE. IT GOES TO THE BOTTOM OF THE 9TH AND I CHECK MY PHONE AGAIN ABOUT 15 MINUTES LATER. THE GIANTS TIED THE GAME WITH 2 OUTS AND 2 STRIKES ON THE BATTER AS HE HIT A HOME RUN. BRAVES IN THE BOTTOM OF THE 10TH INNING TRY A PICK OFF MOVE ON A BASE RUNNER AT 2ND BASE. IT GOES WILD AND THE PLAYER MOVES TO 3RD BASE WITH NO OUTS. A FLY OUT AND THE PLAYERS TAGS TO WIN 6 - 5. THANK YOU FORMER PHILLIES MANAGER GABE KAPLER AND THE GIANTS.

 BIG PENN STATE GAME AT 7PM SATURDAY NIGHT AGAINST AUBURN.

ANYWAY , MY DAY STARTS WITH CUTTING TREE AND BUSH BRANCHES , CUTTING THE LAWNS , AND WEED WHACKING THE EDGES. I FILLED 5 TRASHCANS OF BRANCHES. ONE HUGE BUSH THAT REACHED ABOVE THE ELECTRIC WIRES I CUT IN HALF. IT WILL NEVER BE THAT HIGH AGAIN.

 I ALSO FOUND A WRAP FOR MY ANKLE. IT WOULD HELP.

 STILL FIGHTING MY EMAILS AND USING A SECONDARY ACCOUNT.

 ADAM SANDLER BOOKING AGENCY CONTACTED ME AGAIN ( 3RD TIME ) TO WORK THIS TUESDAY........HMMMMMMM. MY YOUNGEST SAYS I SHOULD GO AGAIN TO PUSH MY BERMUDA STORY.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO MEET A LIGHT AND SOUND GUY WHO HAS ENOUGH EQUIPMENT TO DO WELLS FARGO CENTER. WE LOAD IN 2 HOURS BEFORE THE SHOW. WE STARTED 30 MINUTES LATE.

 THE BARTENDERS ARE ADORABLE AND THE BANDS WERE ALL REALLY GOOD. ALL 4 BAND'S MUSIC WAS EXCELLENT. WE HAD A GOOD CROWD AND I HAD TO BE THANKED 25 TIMES ON HOW OUR BARTENDERS DID AND HOW WE RUN A SHOW. IT WAS NICE TO HEAR.

 BY 2AM AND I GET A 2ND WIND AND DRIVE THE BARTENDERS TO CENTER CITY AT THEIR HOME. I MADE IT IN 17 MINUTES. I DRIVE HOME DOING A HUNGE AND MADE IT IN 14 MINUTES. MAN , NO ONE IS ON THE ROADS AT 2AM.

 I DECIDE TO MAIL A LETTER I FORGOT TO MAIL EARLIER. I SEE OUR CAR OUT FRONT OF A LOCAL PUB. I TEXT MY ELDEST. SHE TELLS ME THERE WAS ANOTHER FIGHT AT THIS BAR AND HER FRIEND GOT PUNCHED IN THE HEAD........6 COP CARS SHOWED UP.

 OH , DRIVING PAST VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY AT 2:20AM.  I HAD TO SEE 50 STUDENTS ALL HALF DRESSED....SHORT SHORTS , BELLIES SHOWING , BOOBS HANGING OUT....CHRIST , I ALMOST CRASHED MY CAR 10 TIMES.

 AT HOME I HAVE A NIGHTCAP WITH SOME MOZZARELLA CHEESE & PRETZELS. I FALL ASLEEP LIKE HOMER SIMPSON WITH FOOD ALL OVER ME. I AWAKE AS MY ELDEST COMES IN AT 3:340AM AND SAYS , " WHAT THE HELL HOMER ". SHE GOES BACK OUT AND I HEAD TO BED.

 SO , I HEAD TO BED AT 3:40AM. I DID WAKE UP TWICE TO PEE. I FORCED MYSELF TO GO BACK TO SLEEP AND WOKE UP AT 7:30 AND 8:30AM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

    

  

  

 

  

  

 

  

 

  

 

 

   

  

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

  

  

 

  

  

  

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

   

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

  

 

  

   

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

  

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

   

   

  

     

 

    

    

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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