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                            WARNING - THIS EVERYDAY BLOG USES STORIES AND LANGUAGE THAT SOMETIMES AND WILL 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 2 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 1947 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 1947. 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 , the bands , 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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  SATURDAY     7 - 1 - 23

 BLOWING OFF SOME STEAM. IT WAS NEEDED.

 START MORNING OFF AND FOR THE 2ND TIME DEFROSTING THE FRIDGE AND INSTALLING ANOTHER WATER INLET VALVE. WHEELS HELPED ME AGAIN. SO FAR ALL GOOD BUT IT HAS ONLY BEEN 24 HOURS.

 WHEELS AND I TAKE A FB MARKETPLACE RIDE. IT GIVES US SOME TIME TO CHILL , TALK , AND SEE SOME COOL NEIGHBORHOODS. WE PICKED UP A KITCHEN SINK AND FAUCET. I TOLD WHEELS I LIKE DRIVING WITH HER AND DOING THIS STUFF.

 WHEELS HEADS TO ANOTHER PHILLIES GAME WITH A FRIEND , OUR YOUNGEST , AND ROOM MATE. SHE MET LARRY BOWA , CHARLIE MANUAL , AND KYLE KENDRICKS. SHE GOT AN AUTOGRAPH BALL FROM LARRY BOWA.

 I LEND A LAWN MOWER TO A NEIGHBOR. WE ALSO TALK SHOP ABOUT MY MOTORCYCLE BRAKE LIGHT PROBLEM.

 TALK TO SOME BROTHERS ABOUT A RENTAL PROPERTY AND WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. 

 OFF TO THE NAIL A LITTLE EARLY .....AND A BAND IS THERE 2 HOURS BEFORE LOAD-IN TIME.

 THE NIGHT MOVES ALONG AND THE BANDS AND FANS WERE VERY COOL. I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED HOW GOOD OF A CROWD IT WAS.

 IF READING THIS BLOG YOU KNOW I HAVE BEEN HAVING A ROUGH 2 WEEKS. TONIGHT , I BLEW OFF SOME STEAM AND MY DIET. AT THE END OF THE NIGHT I GAVE OPEN BAR TO THE BANDS WHO HUNG OUT LATE NIGHT. BUT IT WAS NOT OVER.

 THAN WE DRIVE DOWN THE STREET TO ANOTHER BAR AND I GIVE THE FLORIDA BAND DEAD LAND OPEN BAR AND TREAT FOR PIZZA. SOME OF THE NAIL BARTENDERS WERE THERE PLUS MY ELDEST. I POSTED SOME FB PICTURES.

 THAN MY ELDEST HAS ONE BAND MEMBER , SOME PATRONS , SOME FRIENDS , AND BARTENDERS BACK AT OUR HOUSE. THEY WERE SUPER LOUD ....I WAS TOLD. I HEARD NOTHING BECAUSE I WENT STRAIGHT TO BED.

 DEAD LAND QUOTE  " BY FAR THIS WAS THE BEST SHOW AND MOST FUN WE HAVE HAD THIS WHOLE TOUR. "

 PHILLIES WIN BY 2 TOUCHDOWNS.

 TOMORROW , ANOTHER DAY OF FIXING STUFF.

  SUNDAY      7 - 2 - 23

 ON THE WAY TO SOUTH PHILLY I SAW 76ER TYRESE MAXEY. BY THE TIME I ROLLED DOWN MY WINDOW TO TAKE A PICTURE OR EVEN SAY HELLO HE WAS 25 YARDS AWAY. HE LOOKED CONFUSED.

 TRUMP STOPS BY GENO'S AND PAT'S STEAKS. MY YOUNGEST ROOM MATE'S APARTMENT IS LITERALLY RIGHT ACROSS THE PARK AND WHERE I FILMED THE MOVIE WITH ADAM SANDLER.

 TALKED TO MY PARENTS ABOUT VISITING THEM THIS COMING WEEKEND ( SUNDAY TO ? ) WITH OUR KIDS AND MAYBE A ROOM MATE IN OCEAN CITY.

 THIS MORNING I SPEND 1 1/2 HOURS FABRICATING NEW TURN SIGNAL LIGHTS ON MY MOTORCYCLE. I MOVED MY BIKE BACKWARDS INTO THE GARAGE , PLAYED SOME SPORTS TALK RADIO , AND INSTEAD OF CHANGING JUST ONE LIGHT I CHANGED BOTH TO MAKE IT LOOK BETTER. I HAD TO MACGYVER BIG TIME.

 SO FAR SO GOOD BUT NOT OUT OF THE WOODS YET. THE FRIDGE AND NEW WATER VALVE SEEMS TO BE WORKING FINE WITH MAKING ICE AND DISTRIBUTING WATER.

 I WAS HURTING ALL DAY WITH MY LATE NIGHT ACTIVITY OF DRINKING AND HAVING FUN WITH A FLORIDA BAND , PATRONS , ELDEST, AND BARTENDERS.

 TAKE A BIKE RIDE TO THE NAIL TO TEST THE TURN SIGNALS I INSTALLED. THEY WORKED.....FOR NOW. I HUNG OUT FOR ABOUT 90 MINUTES PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT.

 BACK HOME I CHILL AND WHEELS PUSHED FOR A SMALL BBQ. WE INVITE A NEIGHBOR OVER AND SIT OUT ON THE PATIO WITH A NICE BREEZE. WE DRANK , TOLD STORIES , AND HAD PRETTY DAMN GOOD BURGERS , HOT DOGS , AND CHICKEN ALONG WITH ASPARAGUS , CHERRIES , AND CORN ON TH ECOB.

 PHILLIES FUCKING BLOW AND LOSE THE SERIES 5 - 4 TO THE LAST PLACE NATIONALS. AN OUTFIELDER ERROR ON A VERY CATCHABLE FLY BALL COST THEM A GRAND SLAM BY THE NEXT BATTER.  ALSO , MEN IN SCORING POSITION AND DOUBLE PLAYS HURT THE PHILLIES ALMOST EVERY INNING.

 WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH 4 EPISODES OF COMMUNITY. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE. OUR CENTRAL AIR IS DOWN AND A TECH IS COMING TOMORROW.

  MONDAY    7 - 3 - 23

  GEE.........12K TO REPLACE OUR CENTRAL AIR. THE TECH WAS VERY COOL AND IT WAS DETERMINED WE HAVE A LEAK SOMEWHERE IN THE COILS. THERE WAS SOME SERIOUS ICING UP ON THE MAIN COPPER LINE OUTSIDE. THE TECH TURNED OFF THE A/C AND SAID , " WELL , IT COULD GET YOU BY FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS. I THOUGHT , " WHAT IS HE TALKING ABOUT .....GET US BY ? "

 ALTERNATIVE GAME PLAN - INSTALL WINDOW OR FLOOR A/C'S IN MAIN ROOM AND 2 BEDROOMS. THIS COULD BE DONE FOR UNDER A 100 BUCKS......POSSIBLY FREE.

 POST ON FB ASKING FOR A 2ND OPINION FOR MY A/C PROBLEMS. OVER 30 COMMENTS IN UNDER 30 MINUTES. I CALLED 3 TECHS FROM THE PEOPLE'S SUGGESTIONS.

 WHEELS AND I TAKE A RIDE TO VISIT A NEPHEW , HIS WIFE , AND 2 PUPS. SO.....WE BROUGHT OUR PUP FOR A VERY NICE PUPPY PLAY DATE. IT WAS A REALLY GOOD VISIT AND WE ENJOYED TALKING AND TELLING JOKES. MY NEPHEW ALSO GAVE US A SMALL WINDOW A/C TO GET BY ON THESE NEXT HOT DAYS.

 WE THAN VISIT MY FAVORITE COUSIN TO DROP OFF A NAIL SHIRT. THIS WAS A VERY NICE VISIT AS WE TALK FOR A LITTLE OVER AN HOUR.

 NEXT , WE STOP AT THE NAIL TO CHANGE THE MARQUEE , FIX A BARSTOOL , PREP FOR TOMORROW , ADJUST A MONITOR SCREEN , AND CLEAN A BIT.

 BACK HOME WHEELS MAKES A NICE DINNER OF CHICKEN CUTLETS AND I INSTALL THE WINDOW A/C. IT ACTUALLY CAME OUT VERY NICE AND WORKS WELL.

 ELDEST HAS FRIENDS OVER PLUS THEIR LITTLE KIDS. I FORGOT HOW LOUD LITTLE KIDS CAN BE. WE HAVE DINNER OUT ON THE PATIO.

 SETTLE INSIDE AND WATCH EPISODES OF COMMUNITY. SOME WERE GOOD AND SOME WERE SO-SO BUT OVERALL GOOD. THE FEMALE ACTORS ARE ADORABLE.

 HEAD TO BED AND AROUND 2AM I THINK ABOUT WHAT THE TECH SAID EARLIER ABOUT " GET YOU BY ". I USE THE BATHROOM , WALK AROUND THE FIRST FLOOR LOOKING FOR ACTIVITY , AND TURN ON THE A/C. I NOTICE AROUND 6AM IT FEELS SEMI-COOL. BY 7AM I AM UP TESTING A CEILING VENT WITH A THERMOSTAT. THE AIR WAS BLOWING AT 63 DEGREES. I GUESS THIS IS WHAT HE MEANT. SO MAYBE OUR CENTRAL CAN RUN FOR A DAY OR TWO.

  TUESDAY      7 - 4 - 23  ( INDEPENDENCE DAY )

  I HAD SUCH A GOOD TIME I SAID TO WHEELS , " WE SHOULD MAKE THIS A TRADITION. "

 ELDEST DRIVES TO THE NAIL TO PICK UP BOOZE , CUPS , AND MORE FOR SHE IS HAVING A PARTY AT OUR HOUSE AGAIN FOR THE 4TH. WE WERE OKAY WITH IT.

 WE DRESS IN OUR RED , WHITE , AND BLUE ATTIRE AND WALK TO OUR MAIN STREET FOR A VERY LARGE PARADE WITH HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE. WE SAW MANY NEIGHBORS , FRIENDS, BAND MEMBERS , FORMER NAIL BARTENDERS , AND MORE. IT WAS ALOT OF FUN.

 OUR MECHANIC ACROSS THE STREET THROWS A LARGE BBQ TAILGATE EVERY YEAR WITH TONS OF FOOD AND BOOZE. A FAIR AMOUNT OF POLICE OFFICERS STOPPED THERE TO HANG OUT UNDER THE CANOPIES.

 THIS WAS THE 74TH YEAR FOR THE LARGE LOCAL PARADE. IT HAD DANCERS , MUSCLE CARS ( WAY TOO LOUD ) , SANTA CLAUSE ( WHO THREW CANDY HORRIBLY ) , FIRE TRUCKS , MARCHING BANDS , VETERANS , AND ALOT MORE. IT WAS REALLY COOL TO WALK AROUND AND TALK TO OUR NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS.

 NEXT WE WALK TO THE LOCAL PARK WHERE MORE ACTIVITIES WERE GOING ON WITH RIDES , FREE HOT DOGS , PRETZELS , AND WATER , MAGICIANS , MUSIC , RAFFLES , AND ALOT MORE. THERE WERE A TON OF PEOPLE.

  AFTER 2+ HOURS WHEELS AND I WALK HOME AND BEGIN PACKING AND LOADING THE VAN. WE WERE HEADING NORTH. BY 1PM-ISH WE WERE ROLLING OUT WITH THE PUP.

 WE STOP IN LANSDALE TO PICKUP A MITRE CHOP SAW WITH A NEW BLADE. MY MITRE FELL TWICE AND BASICALLY WAS HOLDING TOGETHER WITH A HALF ROLL OF DUCT TAPE. THE MACHINE WAS IN GOOD SHAPE AND HAS EXTENSIONS. THE NEW EXTRA BLADE STILL IN THE PACKAGE WAS A BONUS.

  WE CONTINUE OUR RIDE AND THE RENTERS TEXT ME IF THEY CAN STAY LONGER. 12 NOON IS CHECK-OUT BUT I RESPOND THAT WE CAN EXTEND TO 3PM.

 WE ARRIVE AND OUR HOUSE WAS LEFT EXCELLENT. WE SEE SOME PEOPLE ACROSS THE LAKE HAVING A PICNIC AT THE PAVILION. IT ENDS UP THEY WERE OUR RENTERS. I GUESS THEY WANTED TO STAY LONGER.

 WE SETTLE IN AND A NICE INDIAN MAN WAS STARING AT OUR HOUSE. WHEELS GOES OUTSIDE TO SEE WHAT HE WANTED. IT ENDS UP HE WAS A RENTER AND SAID , " WE LEFT SOME DAMP FLOOR MATS THAT WERE JUST WASHED. OH , AND YOU SHOULD WARN PEOPLE ABOUT BEARS. WE HAD ONE WALK RIGHT ACROSS THE PATH WHILE WE WERE ON THE FRONT DECK. " WHEELS REPLIED , " OH WOW. "

 WE TAKE A WALK WITH THE PUP AND VISIT OUR NEIGHBORS. I SEE MY NEIGHBOR ON HIS KNEES LOOKING INTO THE WOODS. WHAT POPS OUT ? A SMALL BLACK BEAR. I TOOK PICTURES AND SENT THEM TO OUR KIDS AND BROTHER.

 WE WALK BACK HOME AND PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO GATHER BY THE LAKE. THEY SET UP TABLES , CARS , MUSIC , DJ , AND MORE.

 AT HOME WE STREAM THE PHILLIES AND THEY HAVE A SOLID WIN OVER A VERY GOOD FIRST PLACE BLUE JAY TEAM. WE ALSO HAVE A SMALL HALF DINNER ON THE DECK OVER LOOKING THE LAKE. IT WAS A MILD 78 DEGREES. 

 WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF THE BEAR. THEY WERE SLOW MOVING AND A LITTLE DEPRESSING BUT OVERALL GOOD.

 BY 9:15PM THE LOCALS BEGAN THE FIREWORKS. THIS WAS SUPER COOL AS 3 GROUPS SET OFF FIREWORKS WHILE AUTUMN MOUNTAIN HAD THEIR OWN ALONG WITH 2 NEIGHBORING AREAS. IT WAS LIKE 6 FIREWORK DISPLAYS ALL AT ONCE WITH THE DJ ACROSS THE LAKE PLAYING SOME VERY GOOD MUSIC ALONG WITH HIS BLINKING COLORED LIGHT DISPLAY STAGE.

 WE WALKED DOWN TO THE LAKE WITH DRINKS AND SAT ON THE METAL BENCH JUST INCHES FROM THE WATER. WE WATCHED FIREWORKS AND LISTENED TO MUSIC FOR ABOUT 40 MINUTES.  IT WAS THE COOLEST TIME WE HAD. WHEELS EVEN LEANED OVER , SEMI-HUGGED ME , AND GAVE ME A KISS WHILE SAYING , " THIS IS SO NICE. " I COULDN'T AGREE MORE. SHE TOLD ME TO PULL MY PANTS BACK UP.

  BACK AT THE HOUSE WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF COMMUNITY AND TURN ALL LIGHTS OFF BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE. THE FIREWORKS CONTINUED FOR ANOTHER 45 MINUTES. IT WAS GOOD AGAIN.

 THE PUP SEEMED OKAY BUT DEFINITELY FRAZZLED BY THE FIREWORKS. SHE WENT INTO A FIRST FLOOR BEDROOM AND JUMPED UP ON THE BUNK BED. 

 WE TEXTED THE KIDS AS THEY WERE HAVING FUN. OUR ELDEST WITH A HOUSE PARTY AND OUR YOUNGEST AT THE DEMI LOVATO / LUDACRIS CONCERT ON THE BEN FRANKLIN PARKWAY AND ALSO ATTENDING A HOUSE PARTY.

 I HEAD TO BED AND MADE MY BLANKETS , PILLOW COVERS ,  AND INSTALLED A DUAL WINDOW FAN. I WATCH A LITTLE TV AND THE PUP JOINS ME.  MY ROOM WAS LIKE ICE AS THE NIGHT TEMPS DROPPED INTO THE LOW 60'S.

 I SLEPT OK TO NOT SO OKAY.

   WEDNESDAY    7 - 5 - 23

  A DAY HERE IS A GOOD DAY.

 MY MORNING ON THE COMPUTER , SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS ,  AND EMAILING BANDS LASTED ABOUT 4 HOURS.

 I START SOME OF MY PUNCH LIST STUFF :

 - THE POWER MITRE BOX I GOT FOR FREE OFF FB MARKETPLACE IS IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE. I SPENT ABOUT 15 MINUTES CLEANING , OILING , AND TESTING IT. THE MACHINE COMES WITH EXTENDERS WHICH IS PRETTY COOL.

 - I HAVE A WET/DRY VAC AND ONE THING IT DOES IS ANNOYING. THE TUBE CONNECTING TO THE VACUUM CONSISTENTLY FALLS OUT EASILY. SO , I MACGYVERED IT.

 - TESTED WET/DRY VAC BY SUCKING UP ANYTHING AROUND EXTERIOR DOORS AND WINDOWS.

 - MADE A " BEAR SIGHTING " NOTE AND TAPED IT TO OUR FRIDGE.

 - TEXTED SOME BROTHERS , OUR KIDS , AND ROOM MATES ABOUT NEEDING HELP COMPLETELY OVERHAULING OUR RENTAL PROPERTY. IT LOOKS LIKE WE WILL BE SELLING IT.

 - DEFROSTED MUDROOM FRIDGE , CLEANED , AND PUT BACK TOGETHER.

 - SPENT TOO MUCH TIME GOOGLING HOW TO FIX A REAR CAMERA ON OUR VAN. I COULD NOT FIND AN EASY ANSWER SO I EMAILED THE CHRYSLER COMPANY.

 - USED EASY OFF TO CLEAN OUT OUR DUAL OVEN. IT NEEDED IT AND MAN DOES THIS PRODUCT WORK IN BREAKING DOWN THE GREASE. I SPRAYED IT HEAVY BEFORE I WENT TO BED. BY THE MORNING THERE WERE POOLS OF GREASE OIL TO EASILY BE SOPPED UP WITH PAPER TOWELS. I USED GLOVES.

 - FOUND MY 2ND BLUE WALKIE TALKIE.

    WHEELS AND I TAKE A WALK AROUND THE LAKE AND MORE. OUR HOME IS IN THE SHADE AND ALWAYS COOL BUT WALKING IN THE SUN FOR A LITTLE BIT WE COULD FEEL THE HEAT. OF COURSE 90 DEGREES HERE IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT THAN BACK HOME. ONCE WALKING BACK IN THE SHADE IT WAS A COOL 80 DEGREES OR LESS.

 WHEN WALKING WE WERE QUITE SURPRISE HOW THERE WAS NOT ALOT OF TRASH FROM THE MASSIVE FIREWORKS AND 50 OR SO PEOPLE AT THE LAKE LAST NIGHT. THOUGH WE DO PICK UP TRASH EVERY WALK.

 AT HOME WE WATCH THE PHILLIES WIN AGAIN OVER THE FIRST PLACE RAYS.

 A NEIGHBOR STOPS BY WITH HIS DOG. WE DO A PUPPY PLAY DATE AND TALK A BIT.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE BEAR. IT WAS OKAY.

 I ASK OUR ELDEST HOW TO RE-SET OUR ROKU. I HOPE I DID IT RIGHT. FOR PEOPLE OUT THERE IT IS " SYSTEM RE-SET " NOT " FACTORY RE-SET ".

 FACETIME WITH OUR YOUNGEST WHILE HAVING DINNER OUT ON THE FRONT DECK OVERLOOKING THE LAKE.

 I DID NOT DRINK ANY BOOZE TONIGHT. I HAD A SLIGHT HEADACHE AND JUST DIDN'T FEEL LIKE DRINKING. MY BODY ACHED A BIT TOO.

 WHEELS CALLS AN AUNT TO VISIT. LOOKS LIKE WE WILL DO IT LATER IN THE WEEK.

 I HEAD TO BED AROUND 11PM. THE PUP IS RIGHT BEHIND ME. AGAIN , MY ROOM WAS LIKE ICE SEVERAL HOURS INTO THE SLEEP. I SLEPT OKAY.

  THURSDAY     7 - 6 - 23

  I AM REALLY GETTING SICK OF DEFROSTING REFRIGERATORS. WE DECIDE TO DEFROST A 2ND ONE HERE.

  FINISHED MY PUNCH LISTS AND I AM ACTUALLY LOOKING FOR STUFF TO DO. OVERALL , THE HOUSE IS IN GOOD SHAPE.

 PHILLIES SWEEP RAYS IN TAMPA BAY. IT IS THE FIRST TIME THE TEAM HAS BEEN SWEPT ALL YEAR. PHILS WON IN EXTRA INNINGS 3 - 1. OH , THERE WERE A TON OF PHILLIES FANS PRESENT.

  I WATCHED SOME DAY TV WITH HEAD PHONES ON SO I DID NOT DISTURB WHEELS. I KINDA WAS FALLING ASLEEP THOUGH. IT WAS 2 DOCUMENTARIES ON SHARKS.

 I DID TRY TO TAKE A NAP BUT OUR ELDEST CALLED ME AS MY MASK WAS FITTED AND HEAD HIT THE PILLOW.

 TOOK A RIDE TO CHARLIE WEAVERS RESTAURANT. A VERY NICE SURPRISE WAS SEEING THE OWNER/WAITRESS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER 1 1/2 YEARS. SHE HAS BEEN GOING THROUGH SOME SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUES. OH , OUR MEAL WAS EXCELLENT AS ALWAYS. WHEELS EVEN GOT SOMETHING OFF MENU - CRAB AU GRATIN ALONG WITH THE REST FOR US WAS HALF RACK OF BBQ RIBS , LARGE MOUND OF SHREDDED ROASTED PORK , 2 ORDERS OF CORN BREAD , BEETS , BREAD , WATER WITH LEMON , COLESLAW , A 16 OUNCE BEER , AND SEVERAL GLASSES OF WINE. TOTAL BILL - $53. WE TOOK FOOD HOME BECAUSE THE PORTIONS ARE SO BIG.

 STOPPED AT THE LOCAL MARKET FOR SOME FOOD SUPPLIES.

 WE TALKED ABOUT THE HUGE UNDERTAKING OF RE-DOING OUR RENTAL PROPERTY AND PREPPING IT FOR SELLING. THE MINDSET IS.....IT WILL EVENTUALLY GET DONE. THIS WILL BE A LARGE UNDERTAKING.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN. WE PLAY AND WALK THE PUP. SHE IS SO FUNNY.  WE SEE A FAIR AMOUNT OF DEER.

 DOWNLOADED TBS SO WE COULD WATCH A MOVIE CALLED KNIVES OUT. IT WAS GOOD.  I BELIEVE FIGURING OUT HOW TO STREAM AND DOWNLOAD THE TBS TV STATION TOOK LONGER.

 OH YESTERDAY I WATCHED THE MOVIE BETWEEN 2 FERNS : THE MOVIE. IT WAS SILLY BUT I LIKED IT.

 I WAS STUFFED ALL NIGHT AND HAD ONLY ONE DRINK. I SHOULD OF HAD NONE. COOKIES DIDN'T HELP EITHER.

 I HANG A LITTLE LATER AND WATCH SURVEILLANCE AT THE NAIL TO KEEP AN EYE ON BARTENDERS. I ALSO TEXT WITH THE BARTENDER SEVERAL TIMES DURING THE NIGHT.

 ASK BARTENDER TO CHANGE MARQUEE. SHE RELUCTANTLY AGREES BUT WAS " SO TIRED " AND WANTED TO GO HOME. AT THE END OF THE NIGHT SHE DROVE A FRIEND HOME TO DEEP WEST PHILLY THAN STOPPED AT A BAR. YEP SHE WAS " SO TIRED ".

 PLAYED SOME POKER , CHECKED EMAILS , AND DID SOME OTHER THINGS.

 KINDA COOL - OFF TO BED AND I JUST HAPPENED TO BE SURFING CHANNELS. AT THIS HOUSE WE ONLY GET ABOUT 20 TV STATIONS BECAUSE WE STREAM SO MUCH. I GO TO CHANNEL 26 WHICH IS COMCAST SPORTS NETWORK. IT IS BLOCKED AND NOT ON OUR SERVICE PLAN. BUT , I GO TO 726 WHICH IS THE HD VERSION AND I GET THE CHANNEL. I GOT TO WATCH THE PHILLIES POST GAME SHOW. I NEVER NOTICED THIS BEFORE. 

 I TRY TO SLEEP BUT FIGHT IT ALL NIGHT. I WAS LITERALLY UP EVERY HOUR ON THE HOUR. THE PUP JOINED ME AT 2AM. 

  FRIDAY      7 - 7 - 23

 SO , IS THIS GOOD OR BAD LUCK ? ( THIS STUFF HAPPENS TO ME EVERY DAY )

 STORY 1 :

 BAD - I AM LITERALLY LOOKING FOR STUFF TO DO. I AM STANDING ON OUR DECK AND SEE A SHINY PIECE OF GLASS IN THE DIRT. I JUST THINK TO MYSELF , " MAN , PEOPLE ARE ASSHOLES FOR LITTERING ". SO I WALK DOWN TO THE GROUND AND BEGIN PICKING UP TRASH , DEBRIS , AND SMALL GLASS FRAGMENTS. I GET NEAR A TRASH CAN AND I FEEL BUGS FLYING NEAR MY HEAD. THEY WERE NOT BUGS BUT HORNETS. I GET STUNG ON THE LEFT KNUCKLE AND NOSE. I RUN INSIDE AND WHEELS THINKS I WAS BEING CHASED BY A BEAR.

 GOOD - I WAS REALLY CLOSE TO THE TRASH CAN THAT HAS A LID ON IT. I DECIDE NOT TO THROW THE HANDFUL OF DEBRIS I COLLECTED BECAUSE I ONLY HAVE TO EMPTY IT LATER. I GET STUNG. IF I OPENED THAT LID I WOULD OF SAW A LARGE HORNET'S NEST AND POSSIBLY BEEN STUNG WAY MORE THAN 2 TIMES. WE HAVE A FULL CAN OF RAID BUT IT HAS NO NOZZLE. I TAKE A NOZZLE TOP FROM ANOTHER SPRAY CAN AND THAN FIRE IT AT THE TRASH CAN. THE SPRAY SHOOTS FROM 15 FEET AWAY LIKE FOAM FROM A FIRE EXTINGUISHER. I SPLOOGED THE BEJESUS OUT OF THE HORNET NEST. I WALK OVER WITH A SPRAY MIST RAID CAN AND REMOVE THE TRASH CAN LID. THE HORNETS WERE NOT HAPPY. I SPRAY THE BEJESUS OUT OF EVERYTHING 10 MORE TIMES. I REMOVE THE LARGE NEST WITH A STICK AND FLICK IT IN THE LAKE. I JUST THOUGHT , " WHAT IF A RENTER WITH KIDS WERE HERE. "

 STORY 2 :

 BAD - A VERY SMALL BEAR WALKS RIGHT UP ON OUR DECK. I GRAB THE DOG AND FORCE HER OUT THROUGH THE KITCHEN DOOR. OF COURSE HER ASS HITS THE SIDE OF THE REFRIGERATOR AND I FEEL AWFUL. WHEELS CONTINUES WORKING IN A MEETING AND CASUALLY SAYS TO HER CO-WORKER , " A BEAR JUST WALKED UP TO OUR DECK. "

 GOOD - THE BEAR JUST NONCHALANTLY WALKS BACK DOWN THE STEPS AND MOVES ON. I VIDEO IT AND SEND IT TO MY KIDS. I JUST THOUGHT , " ONE OF THE DOOR PANELS IS NOW A SINGLE PANE OF GLASS. THIS BEAR , IF STARTLED , COULD GO THROUGH IT LIKE SWISS CHEESE. " OUR NEIGHBORS WHO FEED BEARS EVERY DAY WILL BE MOVING SOON. THIS IS THE GOOD SILVER LINING OF THEM MOVING. I WILL MISS THEM BUT THERE WILL BE MORE FEEDING WILD ANIMALS.

 STORY 3 :

  BAD - I FIGURE OUT WHY I GET THE PHILLIES STATION UP IN MY BEDROOM. IT IS BECAUSE I JUST INSTALLED A NEW CABLE BOX. I REMEMBER THE PAIN OF A 90 MINUTE INSTALLATION FOR A TINY LITTLE CABLE BOX THAT SHOULD OF TOOK ABOUT 3 MINUTES. I DECIDE NOT TO MOVE THE CABLE BOX DOWNSTAIRS BECAUSE THIS MEANS I HAVE TO RE-PROGRAM THE CABLE REMOTE TO THE MAIN TV. IT WAS A NIGHTMARE LAST TIME.

 GOOD - PHILLIES WIN IN THE 9TH INNING WITH 2 OUTS ON A 2 RUN HOMER. I GET TO RE-WATCH THE EXCITING HIT ........AT 2:15AM. PHILLIES TIED A CLUB RECORD FOR MOST CONSECUTIVE WINS ON THE ROAD AT 13.

 STORY 4 :

 BAD - A BARTENDER SAYS SHE'LL OPEN BY 9PM AFTER I CALL AND WAKE HER UP AT 8PM. SHE TEXTS ," LEAVING SOON ". EARLIER I POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA THE NAIL WILL BE OPEN. THE BARTENDER TEXTS ME 15 MINUTES LATER THAT SHE WILL NOT OPEN. I TRY ANOTHER BARTENDER BUT SHE IS OUT AT DINNER.

 GOOD - IT WOULD OF BEEN A SLOW NIGHT SO MAYBE CLOSING WAS THE BEST DECISION. AT LEAST SAFETY-WISE.

 OTHER THINGS TODAY :

 A MUSICIAN DID DROP OFF THE 2 BAD BASS AMPS. THIS SAVED ME A LONG DRIVE.

 WE TAKE A RIDE TO VISIT AN AUNT AND COUSIN WITH 2 MORE OF THEIR FAMILY THERE. SHE MADE US ENCHILADAS AND WE STAYED NEARLY 3 HOURS. IT WAS VERY COOL TO CHILL WITH THEM AND MANY STORIES WERE ABOUT MY FATHER-IN-LAW. OUR COUSIN TELLS GOOD STORIES. I CHIMED IN TOO OF COURSE. THEIR PROPERTY IS BEAUTIFUL.

  ON MY PHONE I WATCH THE PHILLIES AND GIVE UPDATES TO WHEELS.

 OH , KINDA COOL. I CAN'T REALLY GET A CLEAR STATION TO HEAR THE PHILLIES GAME WHILE DRIVING. I USE MY CELL PHONE TO ACCESS THE GAME AND TURN ON MY BLUE TOOTH FOR THE VAN. JUST LIKE LISTENING TO SPOTIFY SONGS WE CAN NOW HEAR THE PHILLIES GAME VIA MY COMCAST SPORTS APP ON MY CELL.

 AT HOME THE PUP IS OVERJOYED TO SEE US. EVERY TIME WE GREET HER IT IS A JOY FOR MY SOUL.

 A NEIGHBOR AND HIS PUP STOP BY. THE 2 PUPS PLAY WHILE I TELL HIM THE STORY ABOUT THE HORNET NEST I ENCOUNTERED.

 WE WATCH THE 2ND MOVIE OF KNIVES OUT CALLED GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY. TECHNICALLY IT DID NOT MATTER WHAT ORDER YOU WATCH THESE 2 FILMS BUT ACTOR DANIEL CRAIG ( JAMES BOND ) DOES A GOOD JOB AS A SOUTHERN SUPER SLEUTH. BOTH MOVIES ARE A WHO-DONE-IT STYLE OF STORY.

 I HEAD TO BED AND SLEEP SO-SO AT BEST. LIKE I SAID EARLIER AROUND 2AM I RE-WATCHED THE PHILLIES FUN 9TH INNING AND SOME OF THE POST GAME SHOW.

  SATURDAY        7 - 8 - 23

 WELP , NOT HOME 5 MINUTES HOME...........THE MEN'S' URINAL IS NOT WORKING , SPEAKER CAB HAS JACK INPUT RECESSED IN , AND OUR CONDO HAS NO POWER. SHOULD OF STAYED IN THE POCONOS.

 RARE FOR WHEELS AND I TO STAY UNTIL SATURDAY BUT IT WAS NICE.  BY 11AM WE WERE PACKED AND THE HOUSE WAS READY FOR A RENTER TO COME IN TOMORROW.

 STOPPED TO VISIT A BROTHER-IN-LAW AND TAKE HIM OUT TO LUNCH. MAN , PIZZA HUT IS GOOD.  THEY HAD THEIR A/C DOWN WHICH I COULD RELATE TOO BUT THEY ALWAYS ALLOWED US TO BRING OUR PUP IN.

  PHILLIES LOSE AND THE STREAK OF ROAD WINS IS OVER.

 AT HOME WE UNLOAD AND SETTLE IN. I TRY TO NAP BUT JUST CAN'T.

 IN THE MONSOON RAIN WHEELS AND I PICK UP TWO OLD WINDOW AIR CONDITIONERS. OUR FRIEND WAS NICE ENOUGH TO GIVE THEM TO US BUT I THINK HE WAS USING ME TO GET RID OF THEM. I REMEMBER HE ASKED ME LAST YEAR TO TRASH THEM.

 OFF TO THE NAIL FOR A 3 BAND NIGHT. IT WAS FUN AND A GOOD CROWD. MUSIC WAS GOOD , PEOPLE WERE COOL , AND ONE GUY TIPPED OUR BARTENDERS $100 EACH.

 DRIVE THE BARTENDERS BACK TO SOUTH PHILLY. WE HIT TRAFFIC RIGHT AWAY.

 BACK HOME I WAS EXHAUSTED AND I FEEL COLD SYMPTOMS COMING ON. I CAN NOT FIND ANY ASPIRIN ( THOUGH I DIDN'T LOOK REALLY HARD ).

 IT WAS 2AM AND I HEAD TO BED WITH A SLIGHT COUGH , SORE THROAT , SLIGHT HEADACHE , AND MY BODY ACHING. WITH NO AIR CONDITIONING I JUST OPENED MY WINDOW AND TURNED ON 2 FANS.

  SUNDAY    7 - 9 - 23

 RIGHT INTO THE GRIND AND FEELING ACHY.......BLOW.

 SO YOU KNOW I FORGET ABOUT HALF THE STUFF I WRITE ABOUT.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT AND MEET A MUSICIAN WHO IS A MAINTENANCE TECH. OUR URINAL HANDLE FOR THE MEN'S ROOM WAS NOT WORKING AT ALL. HE GOT IT TO WORK BECAUSE I HAD A NEW PART. BUT.......IT IS NOT DRAINING WELL.

 I GET SOME OTHER THINGS DONE AND HEAD BACK HOME. I TRY TO NAP BUT CAN'T. I FEEL ACHY AND SLIGHT COUGH.

 BACK TO THE NAIL AND IT IS A GOOD NIGHT. A DECENT SIZE CROWD SHOWS UP AND I AM HELPING WITH SOUND , BARTENDING , AND MANNING THE DOOR BY MYSELF AND LOSING MY VOICE . THE BARTENDER COMES IN 40 MINUTES LATE.

 THE NIGHT MOVES PERFECTLY AND AGAIN WE GET ALOT OF COMPLIMENTS ON OUR LITTLE VENUE.

 I ROLL HOME AND HAVE A NIGHT CAP AND A SNACK.  AGAIN I FEEL ACHY BUT A LITTLE BETTER.

 I HEAD TO BED AND ABSOLUTELY SLEEP HORRIBLE........BLOW.

 OH , JUST ONE MORE THING. THE URINAL WE JUST SPENT AN HOUR ON FIXING THIS MORNING.....OVERFLOWED. I JUST CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE. I WANT TO GO TO OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE AND LIVE THERE.

  MONDAY      7 - 10 - 23

 LIKE ICE......12K TO ZERO COST. AT LEAST FOR NOW.

  THIS DAY LASTED UNTIL 8:30PM. I AM TRULY READY TO MOVE TO THE POCONOS AND WATCH DUCKS.

 PLACE A LIQUOR ORDER WITH THE NEW L.O.O.P. SYSTEM. IT IS A NIGHTMARE.

 MONDAY COMPUTER WORK TAKES ABOUT 4 HOURS. IN HOUR 3 I HAD TO STOP.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO MEET MY BEER TECHS. I BOUGHT NEW SHUT-OFF VALVES FOR OUR CO2 SYSTEM'S 2 TANKS. THEY INSTALLED THEM WHILE I STARTED DOING MY LIST OF 20 THINGS. THE GOOD - IT SEEMS THERE ARE NO LEAKS AS OF TODAY. THE BAD - CHECK THIS OUT - FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 26 YEARS THE LEFT GAUGE OF EACH CO2 TANK IS NOT WORKING. THEY HAD NO CLUE WHY THIS SUDDENLY WOULD HAPPEN. I TOLD THEM MY FAMOUS LINE OF TECHS TO ME ......." UH , MR. B. , I GOTTA TELL YA. I HAVE BEEN A TECH IN THIS FIELD FOR 25 YEARS AND I HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS PROBLEM BEFORE. " THE FRIGGIN' STORY OF MY LIFE.

 THE TECHS ROLL OUT AND THEY TOOK MY TOOLS. I CALL AND MEET THEM OUTSIDE HALFWAY DOWN THE BLOCK.

 WORKED IN THE KITCHEN FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. I NEEDED TO WALK OVER TO 7/11 TO PURCHASE SOME CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER. THE SAVED SESAME BUTTER I HAD FOR YEARS LOOKED LIKE SOMETHING THE THING FROM THE FANTATSIC 4 CRAPPED OUT.  YEP....THIS WAS FUN.

 CHANGED THE MARQUEE SIGN AND WHILE ON THE LADDER SOMEONE YELLED , " DON'T BE A DICK !! " I HAVE NO IDEA IF IT WAS MEANT FOR ME BECAUSE I HAVE NOT BEEN A DICK FOR AT LEAST 3 DAYS.

 VACUUMED EVERYWHERE AND DUSTED.

 ORDERED BEER AND I CAN'T BELIEVE I NEVER HAD MODELO BEER HERE. MY BEER STORE REP SAID IT IS WAY BETTER THAN CORONA......AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO PUT A LIME SLICE IN IT.

 PLUNGE THE LIVING BEJESUS OUT OF THE MEN'S URINAL. THAN I RAN A ELECTRIC DRILL SNAKE. THAN I RE-PLUNGED THE URINAL LIKE I WAS IN A PORNO. I SWEAR I WAS THINKING , " YEAH , YOU LIKE THAT !! YOU WANT MORE ?? YEAH , I'LL GIVE YOU THE " SNAKE. " I HAVE NO LIFE. IT IS DRAINING ABOUT 50% BETTER WHICH IS STILL NOT HOW IT SHOULD. WE WILL SEE.

 I ROLL TO A FRIEND'S HOUSE AND PICK-UP 2 WINDOW A/C'S.

 I CALL OUR LIQUOR STORE AND MY ORDER , SO MY BAND MEMBER FRIEND WHO WORKS THERE SAYS , WAS NEVER RECEIVED.

 STOP AT THE BANK TO GET CHANGE.

 AT HOME I IMMEDIATELY GO TO MY L.O.O.P. ORDER AND SEE IT WAS APPROVED. I CALL THE LIQUOR STORE AND ANOTHER MANAGER ANSWERS. HE SAYS , " YEP , THE ORDER WAS RECEIVED AND SHOULD BE DONE IN 15 MINUTES. "  I AM NOT HAPPY SINCE I WAS 1 MINUTE AWAY FROM THE LIQUOR STORE AND I COULD OF PICKED IT UP.

 AT HOME I TRY TO NAP. IT DOESN'T WORK. I AM STILL FIGHTING A COUGH , ACHY BODY , AND SLIGHT HEADACHE.

 WHILE WHEELS MAKES DINNER WHILE I GO OUTSIDE AND BEGIN CLEANING AND TESTING 4 WINDOW A/C UNITS. WITH A BLACK SHARPIE I LABEL THE DATE , BTU SIZE , AND AIR TEMPERATURE IT IS BLOWING ON ALL OF THEM.

 TAKE A BREAK TO DO DINNER. IT WAS GOOD.

 BACK OUTSIDE TO FINISH UP THE WINDOW A/C UNITS. WE HAVE GOT A TOTAL OF 5 UNITS AND ALL WERE FREE. THIS IS A SHORT TERM FIX TO GET US THROUGH THE SUMMER SINCE THE PRICING WE GOT TO FIX OUR CENTRAL AIR IS OVER $12,000.

 BY 6:30PM I AM DONE ALL 4 UNITS AND WHEELS HELPS ME INSTALL THEM. HERE IS HOW THIS WENT :

 1 - TAKE OUT THE 5K BTU UNIT IN THE MAIN ROOM AND INSTALL A 8500 BTU UNIT.

 2 - INSTALL A 5K BTU UNIT IN MY BEDROOM. THIS WAS IN THE MAIN ROOM.

 3 - INSTALL A SMALL 5K BTU UNIT IN WHEELS BEDROOM.

 WHEELS FOLLOWS ME WITH CLEANING AND MOVING FURNITURE BACK. I HAD TO MACGYVER THE EXTENDERS ON EACH A/C UNIT. I ACTUALLY USED CEILING TILES ON ONE AND FOAM WHITE BOARD ON ANOTHER.

 IT IS NOW 7:45PM AND I AM NOT DONE. SINCE WE HAVE 20+ BANDS HERE STARTING ON WEDNESDAY I MUST DO MY SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS FOR THE BANDS TONIGHT. BY 8:30PM I AM DONE.

 I WANTED A COLD BEER SO BAD. I ASKED WHEELS TO PUT ONE IN THE FREEZER SIDE FOR ME AROUND 8PM.

 I FINALLY SIT DOWN AROUND 8:40PM. I AM ALREADY FALLING ASLEEP.

 WE WATCH A CRAZY EPISODE OF THE BEAR THAT WAS COMPLETELY ANNOYING IN THE FIRST 40 MINUTES. BUT......THE ENDING WAS GOOD. THIS EPISODE HAD A SHIT LOAD OF BIG STARS IN IT. JAMIE LEE CURTIS DID ONE HECK OF A JOB WITH HER CRAZY CHARACTER.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF COMMUNITY. AGAIN....CONSISTENTLY GOOD. THE HOT BLONDE GIRL GILLIAN JACOBS IN THIS SERIES ACTUALLY MADE AN APPEARANCE IN THE BEAR EPISODE WE JUST WATCHED PRIOR.

 OFF TO BED TO TEST MY " NEW " WINDOW A/C UNIT. MY GOD IT WAS LIKE ICE. I DID NOT SLEEP THE BEST WITH THE PUP AND ACTUALLY LOWERED THE A/C FROM HIGH TO LOW. MY HANDS WERE SO COLD I PLACED ONE OF THEM UNDER MY DOG'S ASS. TOMORROW NIGHT I MUST HIGHER THE ACTUAL TEMPERATURE ON THE UNIT TOO.

 I AM STILL SLIGHTLY FIGHTING A COUGH AND HEADACHE STILL. I AM EATING COUGH DROPS LIKE SKITTLES.

  TUESDAY    7 - 11 - 23

 AFTER TODAY........6 STRAIGHT NIGHTS OF MUSIC AT THE NAIL. SO , I WANNA TO GET THINGS DONE.

  WITH THE PUP I HEAD TO THE LIQUOR STORE TO PICK-UP AN ORDER.  THE MANAGER , LIKE ME , COMPLAINED ABOUT THIS NEW PENNSYLVANIA OF COMMONWEALTH L.O.O.P. ORDERING SYSTEM. HE SAID , " IT IS THE WORST I HAVE SEEN IN 25 YEARS. " I THOUGHT TO MYSELF , " WOW , HE IS NOT SAYING THIS TO ME."

 AT THE NAIL I STOCK AND DO OTHER MINOR CHORES TO PREP FOR TOMORROW AND THE WEEK.

 BACK HOME I ORGANIZE THE GARAGE A LITTLE BIT , SEARCH WAY TOO LONG FOR GALVANIZED CABLE , AND CLEAN UP 3 SWIMMING POOLS OUR ELDEST USED FOR A JULY 4TH PARTY.

  I CUT THE LAWN. I HOLD OFF ON USING THE WALKING MOWER AND WEED WHACKING UNTIL TOMORROW. IT GOT A LITTLE TOO HOT.

 WHEELS GOES TO AN APPOINTMENT TO GET HER BONES SCANNED. I TOLD HER WHEN SHE RETURNS I GIVE HER A BONE. THE SEX TALK NEVER WORKS.

 INSIDE I TRY TO NAP AND I AM STILL FIGHTING ACHINESS , SLIGHT COUGH , AND A HEADACHE. 

 I WAKE UP TO THE SOUNDS OF KIDS PLAY SCREAMING. I LOOK OUT THE WINDOW AND THE SWIMMING POOL IS BACK OUTSIDE. ALL THAT CLEANING I DID AND THE CRAP IS BACK OUTSIDE AGAIN. THIS TIME I ASKED THE FRIEND/BARTENDER ( INSTEAD OF OUR ELDEST ) TO CLEAN-UP BEFORE LEAVING. THEY ORDERED PIZZA AND NEVER OFFERED ME ANY.

 I SEARCH A 2ND TIME FOR GALVANIZED CABLE. I KNOW I HAD A SPOOL OF IT SOMEWHERE. I SAW A HACK WHERE YOU CAN USE THIS CABLE ( WITH CAUTION ) TO REPLACE REGULAR PLASTIC STRING FOR A WEED WHACKER.

 I ADJUST WIPER BLADES ON A VEHICLE. THE 2 NEW BLADES I INSTALLED A MONTH OR SO AGO WERE HITTING EACH OTHER AND REALLY " SNAPPING " ONE BLADE. I WATCHED A YOU-TUBE VIDEO AND IT SHOWED ME HOW TO MOVE THE BLADE AWAY FROM EACH OTHER A LITTLE BIT. YOU HAVE TO GO UNDER THE HOOD BUT IT WAS VERY QUICK.

 BATHROOM CEILING HAS SOME SPACKLE TAPE FALL DOWN. THE 2ND MAJOR RAIN IS CAUSING THIS. OH MAN , I AM SICK OF FIXING STUFF.

 I WATCH AN EPISODE OF STAR TREK : STRANGE NEW WORLDS. PLOT AND STORY LINE WAS VERY GOOD. I ONLY HAD ONE PROBLEM WHERE I WAS ACTUALLY MUTING THE TV'S SOUND. THE CREW WAS INVOLVED WITH LOSS OF MEMORY WHILE VISITING A PLANET.  LOUD " RINGING " WOULD PLAY EVERY TIME A CHARACTER WOULD GO THROUGH THIS PAIN AND LOSE MORE MEMORY. THE STORYLINE WAS VERY GOOD BUT THE PROBLEM WAS THE " RINGING " SOUND WAS WAY TOO LONG. I EVEN YELLED AT THE TV SCREEN , " OH C'MON !! , WE GET IT !! RINGING = PAIN BUT FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MAKE THE RINGING SOUND 1 OR 2 SECONDS INSTEAD OF 30 SECONDS. " WHEELS THOUGHT I WAS A GEEK ASSHOLE LOSER.

 A NICE CHICKEN CUTLET DINNER WITH WHEELS.

 WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE BEAR. IT WAS GOOD. I AM NOT SURE HOW TRUE THE STORY WAS ON HOW THE TOP RESTAURANT IN THE WORLD RUNS. IF IT IS TRUE.....I WOULD NOT WANT TO WORK THERE. THE STRESS WAS UNBELIEVABLE. THEIR MOTTO , " EVERY SECOND COUNTS ". I WILL USE THIS AT THE NAIL.

 WE ALSO WATCH AN EPISODE OF COMMUNITY. AGAIN......GOOD.

 THE INFAMOUS DOBBS HAS CLOSED AGAIN. THEY COULD NOT RECOVER FROM THE LEGAL BATTLE / COSTS WITH THE ASSAULT OF 2 GIRLS AT THEIR CLUB BY THE STAFF. I DID NOT KNOW UNTIL A BAND CONTACTED ME ASKING TO MOVE THEIR SHOW FROM THERE TO THE NAIL.

 MY HEADACHE MIGRAINE RETURNS AGAIN. IT SEEMS IT IS WORSE AT NIGHT BEFORE BED. I DRINK VITAMIN WATER , ORANGE JUICE , AND TAKE ADVIL. I TRY WATCHING PORN TOO. IT DID NOT HELP UNTIL WELL PAST 4AM.

 NATIONAL LEAGUE BEATS AMERICAN LEAGUE 3-2 IN ALL STAR GAME FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2012. HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE NOT TO WIN IN 30+ YEARS ?

 I WAS UP TO 4AM. I WAS PISSED AT MYSELF BECAUSE I ADJUSTED THE " NEW " A/C WINDOW UNIT WRONG. THE NIGHT BEFORE WAS LIKE ICE SO I TOLD MYSELF TO ADJUST THE TEMPERATURE. WELL , I SPUN THE KNOB TO " LOW FAN " INSTEAD OF " LOW COOL ". I DID NOT NOTICE UNTIL 2AM WHEN I GOT UP TO USE THE BATHROOM AND MY BALLS WERE WET WITH SWEAT.

 I HAD SUCH A HEADACHE I JUST STAYED UP AND DID EMAILS , SURFED SOCIAL MEDIA , AND PLAYED A GAME OF POKER. I WAS SO PISSED I JUST CAN'T SLEEP LIKE A NORMAL PERSON.

 I WAS SO ANGRY AT 2AM I SET-UP MY TRAVEL ROKU IN MY BEDROOM. I WATCHED , FOR THE 2ND TIME , SECRET INVASION FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. IT HAS TO DO WITH NICK FURY ( SAMUEL L JACKSON ) AND THE FEMALE ACTRESS FROM GAME OF THRONES , EMILIA CLARKE .  BASICALLY , IT IS ABOUT SHAPE SHIFTER ALIENS WHO CAN TAKE HUMAN FORM TRYING TO PLOT THE TAKEOVER OVER OF EARTH. IT WAS THE 2ND TIME VIEWING THIS.  I ONLY LASTED 15 MINUTES. THOUGH IT WAS AT 2AM. 

  WEDNESDAY      7 - 12 - 23

 IT TRULY IS NON-STOP , 24/7 , EVERY SINGLE DAMN DAY.....AND NIGHT.

 NORMAL MORNING COMPUTER STUFF ALONG WITH PRINTING OUT INSURANCE DOCUMENTS.

 I FINISH CUTTING THE LAWN USING MY SELF-PROPELLED PUSH MOWER. SELF PROPELLED = GOOD.

 QUICK FB MARKETPLACE STORY ( AGAIN ) - THE SELF PROPELLED MOWER I GOT FOR FREE OFF FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE. THE WOMAN SAID IT DID NOT WORK. I PICKED IT UP AND THE ENGINE STARTED RIGHT UP BUT THE WHEELS DID NOT SPIN. I THOUGHT , " WHO CARES IF THE WHEELS DON'T SPIN. I CAN STILL USE IT AS A REGULAR PUSH MOWER. " ANYWAY , I GOOGLE IT AND APPARENTLY THE BELT WAS BROKEN. I PICKED ONE UP FOR $3. THIS WAS 4 YEARS AGO. BEST LAWNMOWER EVER.

 OFF TO LOWE'S TO PICK-UP WEED WHACKER STRING , CLEANING STUFF , AND A GALLON OF BLACK PAINT.

 STOP AT THE NAIL TO MEET FOR A BEER DELIVERY. I STOCK 100'S OF BEER BOTTLES. WE BRING IN NEW PRODUCTS OF ARIZONA GREEN TEA AND MODELO (WAYYYY BATTER THAN CORONA FROM WHAT OUR BEER REP TOLD ME).

 DOCK STREET USED TO BE A FAVORITE BEER OF MINE. THEY RELEASED A NEW PRODUCT TODAY.  WHAT WAS INCREDIBLY COOL ? THE LABEL WAS DESIGNED BY OUR BARTENDER. HOW F'N COOL IS THAT !!!

 BACK HOME I TRY TO FIGURE OUT AND MACGYVER WAYS TO STRING A WEED WHACKER. I BOUGHT TRIM 4X MORE THICK AND GALVANIZED WIRE. I STRUGGLED BUT DID FINISH EDGING.

 INSIDE I TURN MY A/C ON TO DO COMPUTER WORK.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO MEET OUR SOUND SUPER TECH. HE INSTALLS A COMPRESSOR / MIXER AND NOW WE HAVE REVERB CAPABILITIES. THIS IS NICE TO HAVE AGAIN.

 JUST A NICE WHEELS STOPS IN TO SEE THE BARTENDERS AND SHE TALKS TO OUR SOUND TECH AND ME. I CREATED A SOCIAL MEDIA POST WITH WHEELS , SOUND TECH , AND DOCK STREET. IN UNDER 1 HOUR IT HAD OVER 100 COMMENTS AND LIKES FROM FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN HAVERTOWN AND ARDMORE.

 THE BARTENDERS , WHEELS , AND MYSELF DID A TASTE TEST WITH MODELO BEER. OVERALL , WE ALL LIKED IT. NOW , IS IT " WAY " BETTER THAN CORONA ?.......NO.

 5 BANDS TONIGHT AND 20 FOR THE NEXT 6 DAYS. TONIGHT MOVED AS FAST AS YOU COULD GO WITH  PERFORMANCES. ALL BANDS WERE SUPER COOL.

 I ENJOYED WORKING WITH THE BARTENDERS AND MUSICIANS ALL NIGHT.

 I SHAKE MY ACHINESS , COUGH , AND MIGRAINE. I THINK ALL 3 SAID TO EACH OTHER , " MY GOD I'M EXHAUSTED. THIS GUY NEVER FRICKIN' STOPS ".

 DRIVE BARTENDERS BACK TO SOUTH PHILLY. I MAKE THE ROUND TRIP DRIVE IN UNDER ONE HOUR. THIS COULD OF BEEN EASILY 30-40 MINUTES LONGER BECAUSE TRAFFIC WAS ABSOLUTELY PACKED AND I DON'T KNOW WHY AT 12:30AM. THEY ONLY THING I THOUGHT WAS MAYBE THE BEYONCE CONCERT BEING LET OUT.

 A GOOD MOVE - THE LEFT LANE I NEEDED TO TAKE TO ACCESS 676 FROM SOUTH PHILLY HAD OVER 50 CARS IN LINE. IT ALWAYS HAS 3 TO 5 CARS AT MOST AROUND MIDNIGHT. WELL TONIGHT WAS TOTALLY DIFFERENT. THE LEFT TURN SIGNAL MOST CARS WAIT FOR THE SIGNAL EVEN THOUGH YOU CAN TURN VERY SAFELY IF YOU WANTED TOO. SO , TO MAKE A LEFT THERE IS JUST ONE LANE TO TURN OUT OF 3 LANES. I USE THE RIGHT LANE AND BYPASS ALL 50 CARS WAITING LIKE SHEEP TO TURN. THE LEFT SIGNAL ALLOWS MAYBE 5 CARS AT A TIME. I MOVED TO THE CENTER LANE THAN ALL THE WAY TO THE LEFT RIGHT AT THE LIGHT. CARS WERE WAITING FOR THE LEFT TURN SIGNAL. I MADE THE LEFT IN FRONT OF THEM , DROVE RIGHT PAST THEM , AND GAVE THE FINGER.

 BACK HOME I MAKE A DRINK , HAVE SOME CHEESE & PRETZELS , AND WATCH MISSION IMPOSSIBLE III AND AN EAGLES REPLAY AGAINST THE COWDICKS.

 AROUND 2:30AM MY ELDEST COMES IN WITH A BARTENDER AND FRIEND. I ASK , " MAN , DOES ANYONE WORK IN THE MORNING ? "

 I STAY UP A LITTLE LONGER AND PRE-COOL MY BEDROOM. THE WINDOW A/C'S ARE WORKING PERFECT. OH , BY THE WAY , WHEN I WAS IN LOWE'S , I SAW PRICING FOR WINDOW A/C'S.........THEY RANGED FROM $350 - $550. I GOT 5 UNITS FOR FREE.  YEAH FACEBOOK DOESN'T WORK.

 I SLEEP UNTIL 5:30AM AND MY WICKED COUGH COMES BACK. I NOW THINK MY CPAP MASK AND WATER RESERVOIR CONTAINER NEEDS TO BE CLEANED BIG TIME.

  THURSDAY     7 - 13 - 23

 DID YOU KNOW IF YOU SELL A HOUSE YOU BOUGHT 35 YEARS AGO AT 88K AND IT SELLS FOR 300K YOU HAVE TO PAY TAXES ON THE CAPITAL GAIN OR DIFFERENCE ( 212K ) ?  IT CAN BE AROUND 30K IN TAXES.......JESUS.

 TALKED TO OUR INVESTING AGENT TODAY. WE NEED TO COME UP WITH A GAME PLAN IF WE SELL A PROPERTY. I ALWAYS THOUGHT IF YOU BOUGHT A HOUSE FOR A 100K AND SOLD IT FOR 300K YOU WOULD MAKE 200K LESS REALTOR FEES AND TAXES WHICH I " THOUGHT " BE AROUND 10K.....NOT EVEN CLOSE.

 TAKE A RIDE ON A FB MARKETPLACE RUN.......7 SHEETS OF 1/4" DRYWALL FOR FREE.

 THAN RIGHT TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I DECIDED TO PAINT THE BAR TOP AND OUTSIDE BENCH BLACK. I SEE SOMEONE KNOCK AT THE DOOR AT IT IS AN AQUA TECH. HE NEEDS TO CHANGE OUR WATER METER IN A SMALL HOLE IN THE GROUND INSIDE. HE IS TWICE THE SIZE OF ME SO PICTURE PUTTING A BASKETBALL IN A HOLE THE SIZE OF A BASEBALL. I OFFERED HIM A PITCHER OF ICE WATER AND PLACED A FAN ON HIM. HE THANKED ME TEN TIMES. OH , WE HAD SOME KIND OF LEAK AND THE SENSOR WAS NOT WORKING SO HE HAD TO RE-DO AND RE-RUN A WIRE. I THINK HE STEPPED ON SOMETHING WHILE IN THE SMALL ACCESS HOLE. ANYWAY , I ASKED HIM , " HOW LONG DOES THIS USUALLY TAKE TO CHANGE OUT A METER ? " HE RESPONDED , " I DO ABOUT 20 A DAY SOME MAYBE 15 MINUTES AT MOST. " HE WAS AT THE NAIL FOR 2 HOURS.

 NEW SHUT-OFF VALVES FOR OUR CO2 ARE NOT WORKING PROPERLY. YOU WOULD THINK ( AND I ASKED THE BEER TECH ) IF WE SHUT OFF THE VALVES EVERY NIGHT WHILE THE SYSTEM IS FULLY CHARGED NO CO2 WOULD BE NEEDED WHEN WE RE-TURN THEM ON THE NEXT DAY ? WELP , I TURNED THE 2 ON THIS MORNING AND A SHIT LOAD OF CO2 RE-FILLED THE SYSTEM. I TEXT THE TECH AND HE WRITES BACK , " I JUST LEAVE THE SYSTEM ON." THIS KINDA DEFEATS WHY WE INSTALLED THE SHUT-OFF VALVES IN THE FIRST PLACE. IT WAS A LAZY ANSWER AGAIN.

 I DID GET ALOT DONE BUT HEAD HOME. I PLAY WITH THE PUP AND TRY TO NAP. I COULDN'T SLEEP AGAIN.

 ELDEST GOT MAD AT ME FOR EATING 2 SLICES OF PIZZA OVER 2 DAYS ( ONE SLICE PER DAY ). SHE BOUGHT IT AND LEFT IT IN OUR FRIDGE. SHE IS NOT THE SHARING TYPE SO I BOUGHT HER A NEW PIZZA.

 DINNER WITH WHEELS AND THAN BACK TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE.  WE HAD A 4 BAND NIGHT AND EVERYONE WAS VERY COOL.

 ONE BAND MEMBER WAS LAYING ON THE GROUND OUTSIDE TAKING PICTURES OF MY BIKE. I MEAN HE WAS ROLLING AROUND THE GROUND LIKE A PHOTOGRAPHER TAKING PICTURES OF A SUPERMODEL IN A BIKINI ON A BEACH. I HAD TO GO OUTSIDE AND TALK TO HIM AFTER WATCHING HIM ON MY INDOOR MONITOR FOR 5 MINUTES.

 MAN , SPORTS WISE , THIS TIME OF MONTH BLOWS.

 I ROLL OUT AND TAKE A NICE RIDE HOME.  IT IS MY PEACEFUL TIME.

 I WALK THE PUP , MAKE A NIGHT CAP , HAVE SOME PEANUTS , AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF STAR TREK : STRANGE NEW WORLDS WERE SPOCK BANGS A SUPER HOT DOCTOR.

 OFF TO BED WHERE THE PUP IS SPRAWLED ACROSS MY BED. YOU KNOW.....I DIDN'T CARE.

  FRIDAY    7 - 14 - 23

 WELP....ANOTHER THING BROKE. 99% OF THE TIME GOOGLE AND YOU-TUBE WORK TO FIGURE OUT SOLUTIONS.......NOT TODAY. I TRIED TO FABRICATE MY WEED WHACKER BY INSTALLING A SUPER THICK PLASTIC LINE AND ALSO TRYING GALVANIZED CABLE. IT WORKED PERFECT FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES AND THAN MY WHOLE TRIMMER'S SPINDLE ENGINE FELL OUT.  I JUST LAUGHED LIKE THE SCENE IN THE MONEY PIT WHERE TOM HANKS WATCHES HIS BATHTUB FALL THROUGH THE FLOOR.

 ON FB MARKETPLACE I FOUND A LIKE-NEW WEED TRIMMER. THE GUY SAYS , " IT IS AVAILABLE ". I RESPOND I WILL PICK IT UP TOMORROW MORNING. HE REPLIES WITH A THUMBS UP. SATURDAY MORNING ARRIVES AND HE SOLD IT TO ANOTHER PERSON.

 UP AT 4AM TAKING ADVIL.

 WATCHED 45 MINUTES OF HEART WARMING TIKTOK VIDEOS. MY GOD I WAS CRYING LIKE A LITTLE KID.

 SPEAKING OF CRYING. I SAW A VIDEO WHERE A FAMILY WAS PUTTING THERE DOG DOWN. ONE FAMILY MEMBER SAID , " I HAVE TO BE HERE FOR OUR DOG. " THIS REMINDED ME WHEN I MADE A DECISION I WILL NEVER EVER DO THE REST OF MY LIFE......LET A DOG GET EUTHANIZED BY ITSELF. ABOUT 20 YEARS AGO I BROUGHT OUR DOG SHELBY TO THE VET FOR THE FINAL TIME. SHE WAS ON HER LAST LEGS OF LIFE SO I MADE THE DECISION TO PUT HER DOWN WHILE WHEELS AND THE KIDS HEADED TO THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. THE VET SAYS TO ME WHILE TAKING HER LEASH , " DO YOU WANT TO COME BACK AND JOIN ME ? " I REPLIED , " I HAD 2 DOGS DIE IN MY ARMS I CAN'T TAKE A THIRD. " HE TOOK SHELBY AND ABOUT 20 MINUTES LATER CAME OUT AND GAVE ME HER COLLAR. I STARTED CRYING AND WENT HOME. TO THIS DAY , 20 YEARS LATER , I STILL THINK AND NEVER FORGIVE MYSELF FOR LETTING HER DIE WITH NO FAMILY THERE. VETS DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY FAMILY WOULD NOT WANT TO BE THERE EITHER......SO DO I.

 MY DAY STARTS NOW AT 11AM AFTER COMPUTER WORK , BLOGGING , AND TIKTOKING.

 TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL WITH MY PUP. SHE IS MY BEST FRIEND.

 I GET SOME THINGS DONE AND HEAD BACK HOME. I ALSO TEXTED THE BARTENDERS FROM THE NIGHT BEFORE AND HOW THEY CLOSED.

 BACK HOME I CHILL AND WATCH THE PHILLIES GET SMOKED.....HORRIBLE GAME. JUST WHEN YOU GET YOUR HOPES UP THEY GET CRUSHED. THIS IS FAMILIAR PAIN BEING A PHILLY FAN.

 BACK TO THE NAIL FOR I THOUGHT WAS GOING TO BE A CHILL NIGHT. IT ENDED UP PRETTY COOL WITH GOOD MUSIC AND A SMALL BUT STEADY CROWD.

 THE BARTENDER IS INCREDIBLY ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THE NAIL. HER ENERGY AND APPRECIATION MEANS ALOT TO ME. THE ONLY THING THAT IS TOUGH IS SHE WANTS TO STAY OPEN UNTIL 2AM. WE PLAYED " PICK A SHELF ". OH MAN I WAS TIRED BY 1:30AM.

 I AM CHANGING THE MARQUEE SIGN OUTSIDE AND SEE THIS COUPLE STAGGERING TOWARDS OUR FRONT DOOR. THEY WEREN'T EVEN WALKING NEAR EACH OTHER.....MAYBE 30 FEET APART. THE GIRL ASKS IF WE ARE OPEN. I REPLY , " LOOKS LIKE YOU'VE HAD ENOUGH. MAYBE YOU SHOULD HEAD HOME. " SHE SAYS " YOU'RE RIGHT ". THE GUY IS ABOUT 20 SECONDS BEHIND AND ASKS , " ARE YOU  OPEN ? "  THOUGH WE WERE OPEN I REPLY , " AH SORRY WE JUST CLOSED. " HE REPLIES , " AHH FUCK.........FUCKITY FUCK FUCK. " AND WALKS INTO THE CORNER OF THE BUILDING OFF THE SIDEWALK  ALMOST KNOCKING HIMSELF DOWN.

 I GO INSIDE AND TELL THIS STORY TO THE BARTENDER SAYING LAST , " AND THIS IS WHY WE DON'T STAY OPEN TO 2AM. "

 HEAD HOME EXHAUSTED FOR THIS IS MY 3RD NIGHT OF WORKING THE DAY AND WORKING THE NIGHT AT THE NAIL.

 BY 2AM I WAS IN BED. I DID NOT SLEEP WELL.

  SATURDAY      7 - 15 - 23

 THE APOCALYPSE OF THE  FLIES.........

 NOT SURE WHY BUT EVERY YEAR FOR ABOUT 2 WEEKS HOUSE FLIES ENTER OUR HOME. I HAVE NO CLUE HOW THEY ARE DOING IT. THIS FLY HUNTING SEASON BECOMES AN OBSESSION WITH ME. I BREAK OUT MY WET/DRY VAC WITH EXTENDED HOSES AND BEGIN SUCKING FLIES. THE NORMAL AMOUNT OVER THIS 2 WEEK PERIOD CAN HIT AS HIGH AS A 100. THIS SEASON..........OVER 500 AND STILL GOING.

 PHILLIES BOUNCE BACK AND GIVE US HOPE AGAIN FOR A PLAY-OFF RUN BY SWEEPING A DOUBLE HEADER TODAY. IT JUST MAKES MY DAY AND NIGHT.

 YOUNGEST COMES IN EARLY SO WE CAN HELP WITH HER LAUNDRY AND HAVE DINNER WITH HER. THIS IS ALWAYS A TREAT.

 I CONTACTED A DOCK STREET BREWERY REP. I WILL MEET WITH HIM NEXT WEEK. OUR BARTENDER/ROOM MATE HEARD THIS NEWS AND TEXTED ME. SHE MADE A LABEL FOR THE NEW BEER.

 IT IS GOOD THAT I DO THE MARQUEE SIGN THE NIGHT BEFORE. THIS MEANS I CAN TRY TO CHILL DURING THE NEXT DAY.

 OUR RENTER NEEDS MORE TIME TO MOVE STUFF OUT OF THE HOUSE. WE ARE NOT SURPRISED BY THIS.

 ELDEST ASKED IF A FRIEND COULD LIVE WITH US FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS OR SO. I MET THE GIRL AND SHE SEEMS NICE. SHE SLEPT IN OUR BASEMENT LAST NIGHT.

 I AM NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO REMODELING OUR RENTAL TO PUT ON THE MARKET. WHEELS AND I SPENT ABOUT AN HOUR TALKING TO OUR INVESTOR.

 I KEEP SEARCHING FOR A WEED WHACKER. NOT SURE TO BUY ONE STRAIGHT UP AT HOME DEPOT , ONLINE, OR FB MARKETPLACE.

 A NICE DINNER OF BABY BACK RIBS AND MORE WITH OUR YOUNGEST. THIS WAS NICE.

 OFF TO THE NAIL FOR A 3 BAND NIGHT. AGAIN , I WAS SURPRISED IT WAS A STEADY NIGHT. ALL BANDS , MUSICIANS , AND PATRONS WERE SUPER COOL.

 A COOL PICTURE OF OUR BARTENDER AND THE BAND/MUSICIANS OUT FRONT OF THE NAIL. IT WAS POSTED ON FACEBOOK LATE NIGHT. I TOOK THE PICTURE BECAUSE WHO WANTS A FAT GUY IN A PICTURE.

 ROLL HOME AND HAVE A NIGHTCAP WITH MY YOUNGEST. WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF ICARLY. IT WAS GOOD. WE ALSO WATCHED SOME SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.

 OFF TO BED AROUND 1AM AND WOKE UP TO DOWN POURING RAIN AND 15 FLIES ON OUR FRONT DOOR GLASS.

 ON AND OFF SLEEP WITH THE PUP. MY COUGH CAME BACK WHICH BLOWS.

   SUNDAY   7 - 16 - 23

 WELP , HERE WE ARE AT 3AM AND I CAN'T SLEEP.

 HERE WAS MY DAY.

 VISITED OUR RENTAL WITH REALTOR , WHEELS , AND YOUNGEST. IT IS LEFT LIKE SHIT. I DON'T KNOW HOW ELSE TO EXPLAIN IT. RENTER WHO CALLED US MOM AND DAD IS NOW NOT RESPONDING TO TEXTS.

 MY MOM HAS BEEN CHARGING HER CELL PHONE FOR 3 YEARS. IT WAS TURNED OFF 3 YEARS AGO. MY BROTHER GOT ANOTHER NEW PHONE FOR HER. BASICALLY SHE WILL USE IT TO TELL TIME.

 YOUNGEST SLEPT OVER WHICH IS ALWAYS NICE.

 BREAKFAST AT MINELLA'S DINER WITH MY YOUNGEST AND ELDEST. IT WAS VERY NICE. FOOD AND SERVICE WAS GOOD AS ALWAYS.

 DRIVE YOUNGEST BACK TO SOUTH PHILLY. IT IS A GOOD BONDING TIME.

 BACK HOME I WATCH THE PHILLIES WIN AN EXCITING GAME IN 12 INNINGS. I WAS TEXTING A BARTENDER/ROOM MATE WHO WAS AT THE GAME IN A SUITE.

 WHEELS HEADS TO A FRIEND'S HOUSE FOR A LARGE 3 THEMED PARTY. SHE WAS FEELING QUITE GOOD WHEN SHE GOT HOME. WE TALKED ABOUT 30 MINUTES AND THE PARTY SEEMED LIKE ALOT OF FUN.

 OFF TO THE NAIL FOR A 3 BAND NIGHT ALL FRONTED BY FEMALE SINGERS. ALL 3 WERE VERY GOOD WITH A NICE CROWD.

 I ROLL HOME TIRED AND THINKING OF THE HUGE TASK AT OUR RENTAL PROPERTY. BASICALLY , EVERYTHING NEEDS TO BE DONE FROM TRASHING STUFF TO PAINTING TO CARPETS TO KITCHEN TO BATHROOMS.....OH MY GOD.

 I HAVE A NIGHTCAP AND CHILL WITH THE PUP. I WATCH THE REPLAY OF THE PHILLIES AND WWF DOCUMENTARY ON THE ROCK VS JOHN CENA. IT WAS GOOD.

 HEAD TO BED AROUND MIDNIGHT. I WAKE UP AROUND 2:45AM AND NOTICE MY ROOM IS WARM. THE PUP OPENED MY DOOR SO I FIGURED SHE LET IN THE WARM AIR......NOPE. FOR THE 2ND TIME THIS WEEK I SET MY WINDOW A/C TO " FAN " INSTEAD OF " COOL.

 IT IS NOW 4:30AM AND I WILL TRY TO RE-SLEEP.

  MONDAY    7 - 17 - 23

 BABY STEPS.........

 TOOK A RIDE TO PICK-UP A WEED WHACKER. MAN FB MARKETPLACE RULES. IT IS LIKE-NEW RYOBI WHICH THE BATTERIES MATCH MY TOOLS. MY ONLY COMPLAINT.......CONSTRUCTION EVERYWHERE DETOURING ROADS.

 I STOP AT THE NAIL TO GET THE A/C ON , CHANGE THE MARQUEE AGAIN BECAUSE A BAND CANCELLED , AND PREP A LITTLE. I ALSO STOP AT THE BANK.

 MY MAIN PROJECT NOW IS OUR RENTAL PROPERTY. THE RENTERS HAVE GHOSTED ME AFTER 10 YEARS OF CALLING US " MOM " AND " DAD ". I SPOKE TO THE FATHER TODAY AND HE THINKS THEY ARE OFFICIALLY OUT OF OUR HOUSE. TODAY THE RENTER'S BOYFRIEND CAME BY TO TAKE MORE THINGS OUT AND SPRAY GRAFFITI ON AN EXTERIOR WALL OF THE DECK. HE SPRAY PAINTED " Y N R ". WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THIS MEANS....YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS ? THERE IS CRAP ALL OVER AND THIS IS A HUGE TASK. IT MIGHT BE TOO BIG ACTUALLY.

 ANYWAY , I WALK THE LAWN MOWER AND A TRASHCAN TO OUR RENTAL PROPERTY. I PICK UP A SHIT LOAD OF CIGARETTE BUTTS AND TRASH. I PLACE ONE TRASHCAN OUT FOR THE TOWNSHIP TO PICK UP. I HAVE A FEELING I'LL BE DOING THIS FOR A WHILE.

 I TALK TO A PIECE OF ASS NEIGHBOR. SHE SEEMS TO KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON WITH OUR RENTER.

 I DISASSEMBLE A BRICK FIRE PIT AND PLACE ALL BRICKS ALONG A FENCE. I PINCH MY ARM PRETTY GOOD WHILE STACKING BRICKS AND MOVING THEM.

 I CLEAN UP THE DRIVEWAY AND CUT THE LAWN. IT WAS 90 DEGREES OUT.

 OH , LAST NIGHT I SLEPT HORRIBLE. I GOT UP AT 1:30AM , 3:15AM , AND 5AM. WELL , IT IS 2:45AM NOW. I SAID HELLO TO MY ELDEST AS SHE CAME IN. HER FRIENDS WERE ALREADY IN OUR BASEMENT.

 OFF TO THE NAIL AFTER WHEELS MADE SOME PRETTY GOOD CHEESE STEAKS. THEY WERE STEAK'UMS BUT NOT BAD AT ALL.

  RETURN TO THE NAIL AND FIGURE OUT HOW TO USE THE REVERB ON OUR PA SYSTEM. I WAS TEXTING OUR SUPER SOUND TECH AND HE ADVISED INFORMATION EXTREMELY QUICKLY.

 THE FIRST OPEN JAM BY CHARLYANNE AND HER BAND SHATTERED FIGURES. THERE WERE A FAIR AMOUNT OF PEOPLE AND MUSICIANS SHOWING UP ON A MONDAY. MY SURPRISE WAS THEY PLAYED UNTIL AFTER MIDNIGHT. I ROLLED OUT ON MY MOTORCYCLE AROUND 9:30PM.

 AT HOME I MAKE A NIGHTCAP , HAVE SOME PEANUTS , AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE BEAR WITH WHEELS. IT WAS GOOD.

 OFF TO BED AROUND 11:30PM. I AM UP AROUND 2:30AM FROM A COUGHING FIT. I GREET MY ELDEST COMING IN AND DO COMPUTER WORK. IT IS NOW 4AM. OH ......MY........GOD.

 WEDNESDAY     7 - 18 - 23

 AND SO IT BEGINS..........

 TODAY I START THE WORK ON OUR RENTAL HOME THAT WAS TRASHED BY OUR RENTER WHO CALLED WHEELS AND I MOM AND DAD FOR 10 YEARS. SHE HAS NOW GHOSTED US AND I EVEN HUGGED AND SAID HELLO TO HER ON JULY 4TH AT THE LOCAL PARADE. NO RENTAL CAME CLOSE TO WHAT WE ASKED FOR MONETARILY AND WE LENT HER $4500. WE WILL NOT SEE THAT MONEY EVER AGAIN. IS IT WORTH GOING TO COURT OVER ?

 OH , I TALKED TO THE FATHER OF THE RENTER AND HE PROMISED TO CALL ME BACK TO OFFICIALLY MAKE SURE HIS DAUGHTER AND BOYFRIEND ARE OUT OF THE HOUSE. HE NEVER CALLED.  I GUESS THE APPLE DOESN'T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE.

 MY MOTTO - " BABY STEPS " - EVERY DAY I WILL TAKE 3 - 5 HOURS WORKING AT THIS RENTAL. THE GOOD THING IS THE RENTAL IS WALKING DISTANCE FROM OUR HOUSE.

 SO , I WENT OVER AND BEGAN SIFTING THROUGH JUNK. MOST OF IT IS TRASH BUT SOME THINGS ARE SALVAGEABLE LIKE A SHIT LOAD OF FIREWOOD. I SPENT 5 HOURS TODAY. I ALSO BROUGHT HOME 2 VAN LOADS OF SPLIT FIREWOOD.

 AT HOME I NAP AND THAN HEAD TO THE NAIL FOR A 3 BAND NIGHT.

 THE MUSIC WAS VERY GOOD AND ONE ADORABLE FEMALE LEAD SINGER WITH A GREAT ORA ABOUT HER SANG A REALLY COOL ORIGINAL SONG. I POSTED ON FACEBOOK WITH MY MOTTO " THIS IS WHY ". THE BAND NAME IS SAM RYE BREAD.

 ONE SOLO ACT WAS A PROFESSIONAL POKER PLAYER AND HE CAME IN 2ND IN A BIG TOURNAMENT JUST LAST MONTH IN ATLANTIC CITY. HE ALSO ENTERS THE WORLD SERIES OF POKER TOURNEY EVERY YEAR.

 I ENJOYED WORKING WITH OUR NEW BARTENDER. HER PASSION FOR THE NAIL IS MORE THAN ALL THE BARTENDERS PUT TOGETHER. I TAUGHT HER HOW TO CLOSE.

 PHILLIES WITH A SOLID 4 - 3 WIN OVER A VERY GOOD TEAM.

 AT HOME I SETTLE IN AND HANG WITH THE PUP.

 OH , I AM STILL VACUUMING FLIES. OUR ELDEST TOLD ME THERE IS ALOT OF THEM DOWN IN THE BASEMENT. WELP , GUESS I AM HEADING DOWN THERE NEXT. JESUS , THEY ONLY LIVE 30 DAYS. I AM, AFRAID TO LOOK IN MY WET/DRY VAC.

 I SLEPT DECENT. THESE DOUBLE SHIFTS WILL DO THAT.

  THURSDAY     7 - 19 - 23

 THE COMEDIAN ALWAYS SAYS , " THERE COULD BE AN AUDIENCE OF A 100 PEOPLE AND ALL ARE LAUGHING EXCEPT ONE AND IT RUINS HIS PERFORMANCE. ".

 I MADE A FB POST ON OUR RENTAL PROPERTY GIVING AWAY ALOT OF STUFF. THE HOUSE IS TRASHED AND SHIT IS ALL OVER THE PLACE. THE LAST 2 DAYS I HAVE BEEN METHODICALLY REMOVING SHIT FROM OUR HOME.  THE FB POST HAD 10 PEOPLE COME TODAY. ALL OF THEM WERE SUPER COOL. MOST TOOK FIREWOOD BUT SOME TOOK THE BBQ , TREE SWING , COOLERS , AND SOME OTHER STUFF. EACH PERSON I HELPED LOAD THEIR VEHICLES. MORE THAN HALF KNEW THE NAIL AND ONE GUY WAS A MUSICIAN FROM CALIFORNIA AND ANOTHER WAS A COUSIN OF A BAND MEMBER THAT PLAYS HERE.  AN OLDER MAN KNEW THE NAIL VERY WELL. ALL OF THEM COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW OUR RENTER LEFT THIS HOME IN SUCH DESPICABLE DISARRAY.

 THIS LEADS ME TO ONE GUY OUT OF ABOUT 40 WHO INQUIRED ABOUT MY POST. ALL PEOPLE WERE NICE AND SIMPLY ASKED IF STUFF WAS AVAILABLE. THESE ARE NORMAL QUESTIONS....BUT NOT THIS ANGRY TRUMP LOVING GUY. HE MESSAGED , " I WISH BAD KARMA ON YOU YOU SLUM LORD. " THE FIRST THING I THOUGHT , " CAN YOU WRITE THE WORD " YOU " TWICE IN A ROW LIKE THAT ? "

 ANYWAY , I START MY DAY. I HAVE BEEN UP SINCE 3:30AM MAKING LISTS IN MY HEAD. IT IS NOW 5:30AM WHERE I WALK THE PUP AND SAY GOOD MORNING TO MY ELDEST STILL UP SITTING ON THE PATIO CATCHING A 'MOKE.

  TODAY : 9:30AM - 3:30PM

 - ABOUT 1/3 OF MY DAY WAS GREETING PEOPLE AND HELPING THEM LOAD THEIR VEHICLES. ONE VERY FIT GIRL IN SUPER TIGHT SPANDEX WAS ADORABLE. SHE HAD THIS TINY SMART CAR AND ACTUALLY MADE A U-TURN ON THE BACK YARD GRASS. I HELPED HER LOAD FIRE WOOD , BRICKS , AND A COOLER. MAN THOSE SPANDEX WERE TIGHT. HOW DOES SPANDEX GO IN THE CRACK OF AN ASS SO WELL ? MY GOD THAT IS A SEXY LOOK. ANYWAY , SHE WAS REALLY NICE.

 - FOR 3 HOURS , ALMOST EVERY 15 MINUTES , SOMEONE WAS ENTERING THE DRIVEWAY. A LANDLORD EVEN STOPPED OVER WHO OWNS OTHER PROPERTIES IN THIS AREA. SHE INQUIRED ABOUT THE HOUSE AND DID NOT HAVE SUCH NICE WORDS FOR OUR RENTER. THIS TIME I AGREED WITH HER.

 - I CONCENTRATED ON THE BASEMENT OF DEATH. FOR ALMOST 3 HOURS I SIFTED THROUGH TRASH AND BELONGINGS LEFT HERE. ABOUT 95% WILL BE THROWN OUT , 5% WILL BE OFFERED TO PEOPLE FOR FREE.

 - THE TRASH MEN TOOK MY 8 TRASHCANS OF CRAP. IT WAS NICE TO SEE IT CLEARED AWAY.

 - LAST NIGHT WHEELS HELPED ME PLACE TWO SOFAS ON THE FRONT PORCH. I LABELED THEM " FREE ". ONLY ONE PERSON INQUIRED ABOUT THE COUCHES ON MY FB POST.

 - AN OLD GUY TELLS STORIES OF GOING TO THE NAIL. THEY WERE GOOD. MOST ABOUT DRINKING AFTER WORK , AND VISITING FAMILY WHO WERE IN BANDS.

 I FEEL LIKE THE MOVIE " MONEY PIT "...........YOU GOT YOUR SCRAP PILE , YOUR TRASH PILE , YOUR DIRT PILE.......WORK ANIMALS I TELL YA.

 - I WAS QUITE IMPRESSED BY A GUY WHO BACKED IN A LARGE TRUCK WITH A LARGE TRAILER. HE TOOK SOME FIREWOOD.

 - ONE GUY I HELPED LOAD THE LARGE FIREWOOD UNCUT. HE HAD A 15" LOG SPLITTER SO I WAS HAPPY TO REMOVE ABOUT 12 STUMP- SIZE PIECES OF WOOD. I EVEN JUMPED ON HIS TRUCK BED TO ALIGN THE WOOD BETTER.

 - TAKE A LOAD OF 6 TRASHCANS AND MORE TO THE NAIL. ALL OF IT WHEN IN THE DUMPSTER.

 - IN THE NAIL I BRING BACK 4' FLO LIGHT BULBS AND DIRTY RAGS. I TOTALLY FORGET TO REMOVE THE RAGS FROM THE VAN UNTIL THE NEXT DAY......CRAP. I ALSO COULD NOT GET THE DAMN FLO LIGHTS TO WORK IN THE SHIT BASEMENT LIGHT FIXTURE.

 WHEELS VISITS ON HER LUNCH BREAK FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES. SHE HELPS ME UNLOAD CRAP FOOD IN THE FRIDGE.

 BACK HOME I FEEL ITCHY. I MEAN I NEED TO SHOWER NOW. I TAKE A HOT SHOWER AND SHAVE. OUR RENTAL HOME IS DISGUSTING. HOW DO YOU FUCKING LIVE LIKE THAT ? I DID  TAKE ALOT OF PICTURES BUT WHEELS TOLD ME OUR INSURANCE PLAN DID NOT COVER SHIT.

 FACETIME WITH OUR YOUNGEST WHICH IS ALWAYS NICE.

 AROUND 6PM WHEELS , ELDEST , AND MYSELF GO UP TO THE SHIT HOLE RENTAL. FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES THEY HELP ME MOVE SHIT OUT OF THE HOUSE. IT WAS A HUGE HELP.

 BACK HOME AT 7:30PM WHEELS FREEZES A BEER AND GLASS FOR ME. BY 8PM WE WATCH THE PHILLIES LOSE.........BLOW.

 AFTER 9PM WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE BEAR. IT WAS GOOD. OH , MY FROSTED BEER GLASS AND ICE CHILLED BEER WAS VERY CLOSE TO PHENOMENAL.

 I TRY TO CHECK MY EMAILS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE ALONG WITH THE MULTIPLE MESSAGES ON FACEBOOK ABOUT MY POST. IT WAS BASICALLY NON-STOP THE WHOLE DAY AND NIGHT.

 OFF TO BED AND I SLEEP HORRIBLE AGAIN. UP AT 3:30AM.......I JUST HATE MY SLEEP HABITS.

 SPEAKING OF SLEEP HABITS. MY SLEEP STUDY IS COMING UP SOON. I HAVE HAD 3 DONE AND THE LAST ONE WAS AT LEAST 15 YEARS AGO. ALL THE DOCTORS SAID , " CHRIS , I'VE BEEN DOING SLEEP STUDIES FOR OVER 20 YEARS AND YOUR CASE IS THE WORST I EVER SEEN. "

 I DID SNUGGLE WITH THE PUP AND TURNED MY WINDOW A/C OFF BECAUSE MY BEDROOM WAS LIKE ICE.

  THURSDAY     7 - 20 - 23

 GOT SOME NEEDED HELP TODAY.........

 GLOBAL WARMING ?...........THESE STRING OF 90+ DEGREE DAYS IS THE HIGHEST RECORDED ON EARTH EVER. EH.....WHO CARES , IT'S PROBABLY NOTHING. GO TRUMP !!

 I AM OVER 50 RESPONSES TO MY FACEBOOK POST FOR FREE STUFF AT OUR RENTAL. I'LL SAY ABOUT 20% OF THE PEOPLE ACTUALLY SHOW UP.....YEP , 2 OUT OF 10.

 TODAY WE DID GET SOME THINGS DONE :

 - MY YOUNGEST AND ROOM MATE TOOK THE TRAIN FROM SOUTH PHILLY AND ARRIVED WITH  SOUTH PHILLY HOAGIES FOR LUNCH.  THEY WERE A HUGE HELP BECAUSE DOING STUFF BY YOURSELF ABSOLUTELY BLOWS.

 - WE CONCENTRATED ON THE VIAL BASEMENT. WE MOVED ABOUT 80% OF THE TRASH OUT OF THE BASEMENT TO THE DRIVEWAY ALL THE WHILE THE KIDS SIFTED AND SEARCHED WHAT WAS SALVAGEABLE. I WAS ENTERTAINED AS I COULD HEAR THEM GIGGLE AND LAUGH WHEN THEY FOUND SOMETHING WORTH TAKING OR TALKING ABOUT.

 - A HUGE HELP WAS A SALVAGE TRUCK TECH STOPPED BY WITH HIS DOG " DODGE ". THE GIRLS PET HIM AND I TALKED TO THE GUY. HE WAS VERY NICE AND TOOK A GOOD DEAL OF THINGS LIKE 2 VAN SEATS , A TIRE , DOWNSPOUTS , A METAL/WOOD BENCH , A FIREPLACE INSERT , SOME TOYS FOR HIS GRAND KIDS , TIKI TORCHES , AND MORE. THIS WAS A GREAT HELP.

 - NEIGHBORS STOPPING OVER WERE FLABBERGASTED HOW THE RENTER LEFT OUR HOME. THEY WERE SO SHOCKED BECAUSE THEY TOLD ME OUR RENTER ALWAYS TALKED SO HIGHLY OF ME AND WHEELS. THE HOUSE IS BORDERLINE HOARDED.

 - WHEELS STOPS OVER FOR LUNCH WHICH WAS NICE. WE PAY FOR THE HOAGIES OUR KID GOT. IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.

 - LOAD MY VAN WITH 4 TRASHCANS AND BOXES OF TRASH. I BRING THE VAN HOME AND PARK IT.

 - I RETURN WITH MY TRAILER. I SYSTEMATICALLY LOAD THIS UP AND BRING IT HOME. I MOVE THE TRAILER BACK INTO OUR GARAGE WITH ALL THE DEBRIS STILL IN IT. I WILL DUMP IT ANOTHER DAY.

 - I RETURN WITH OUR RED CAR AND WE FILL IT WITH 2 TRASHCANS AND SOME MORE BOXES OF TRASH. I DRIVE IT HOME AND  PLACE ALL TRASH ON OUR PATIO. I WILL PUT THIS ALL OUT NEXT TRASH DAY. I HAVE 3 WAYS OF RIDDING TRASH....OUR HOUSE ,THE RENTAL , AND THE NAIL DUMPSTER. IT'S A REALLY GOOD PROCESS THAT CAN BE COMPLETED OVER 2 WEEKS. THE OTHER ALTERNATIVE WAS BRINGING A DUMPSTER.

 - MORE PEOPLE STOP BY INCLUDING A HICK FAMILY. THEY WERE COOL AND TOOK A LITTLE STUFF.

 - I LOCK UP , LOAD THE CAR WITH STUFF THE KIDS ARE TAKING AND HEAD HOME. THE 4 1/2 HOUR DAY IS OVER. WE LEFT A TRASH PILE AND NOW MOVED ALL ITEMS FOR FACEBOOKERS ON THE BACK DECK.

 - I COULD NOT GET A FLORESCENT BASEMENT LIGHT TO WORK SO I TOOK ONE FROM OUR GARAGE AND HUNG IT ON SOME PIPES IN THE BASEMENT AT THE CRAP HOUSE. IT HELPED BIG TIME TO SEE THE SHIT BETTER.

 - TALKED TO A VERY NICE GUY CUTTING HEDGES FOR MY NEIGHBOR.

 - I CHECK MY CELL PHONE ABOUT EVERY 30 MINUTES. EVERY TIME THERE IS PEOPLE ASKING ABOUT THE FB POST. EVEN WHEN I LEFT I WAS GETTING MESSAGES FROM PEOPLE SAYING , " WE ARE HERE , IS IT OKAY TO TAKE STUFF  ? I ALWAYS REPLY LIGHTING FAST......" YES ".

 WE ROLL OUT. DRIVE AROUND THE CORNER AND 2 LITTLE GIRLS ARE SELLING LEMONADE. I STOP AND MY GIRLS SUPPORT THEIR BUSINESS. WE ALL WANTED LEMONADE AFTER 4 1/2 HOURS WORKING IN CRAP. I POSTED A PICTURE ON FACEBOOK AND ONE GUY KNEW THE LITTLE GIRLS SELLING THE FRESHLY SQUEEZED LEMONADE.  PEOPLE LIKED AND DOCUMENTED ON THE POST INSTANTLY.

 EACH DAY I FEEL ITCHY WHEN LEAVING THIS PROPERTY. AFTER SHOWERING I FEEL ALOT BETTER. I FEEL IT HAS TO BE MICROSCOPIC BUGS. MAN , I DON'T WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS ON OUR BODIES. WE ALL SHOWER AND SETTLE IN TO WATCH THE PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN.

  OUR REALTOR STOPS BY AND WE TALK MORE ABOUT WHAT TO DO WITH THIS PROPERTY. JUST LIKE OUR ACCOUNTANT AND INVESTOR OUR REALTOR CONFIRMS YOU PAY MORE THAN 50% WHEN SELLING A HOUSE.  AGAIN , IF YOU BUY A HOUSE 35 YEARS AGO FOR 100K AND SELL IT FOR 300K YOU DO NOT EVEN COME CLOSE TO MAKING THE DIFFERENCE OF 200K. THE FINAL CHECK HANDED TO YOU AFTER CAPITAL GAIN TAXES , REALTOR FEES , CLOSING COSTS , REMODELING COSTS AND MORE IT WILL BE ABOUT 90K. IMAGINE THAT ?.....IT IS ALMOST NOT WORTH SELLING THE PROPERTY.

 WHEELS ORDERS PIZZA BUT I HAVE TO ROLL. I TAKE THE VAN AND FILL OUR DUMPSTER AT THE NAIL. MY NEIGHBORS LANDSCAPERS FILLING MY DUMPSTER WITH A SHIT LOAD OF CORONA BOTTLES AND TRASH IS WEARING THIN ON ME.

 I PREP FOR THE BANDS COMING IN. ALL OF THEM WERE SUPER COOL AND THE MUSIC WAS DIFFERENT BUT NICE TO HEAR.

 WHEELS , YOUNGEST , AND A FRIEND GO TO AN OPEN PARK CONCERT IN CHESTERBROOK. THEY SAID IT WAS FUN.

 THE NIGHT MOVES ALONG AND AGAIN EVERYONE WAS SO POLITE. WE HAD A TRAVELING BAND COME FROM NEVADA. THE GIRL BASS PLAYER WAS ADORABLE AS SHE REMINDED ME OF " NEW GIRL " ACTRESS ZOOEY DESCHANEL

 A NICE SURPRISE AS MY YOUNGEST AND HER GOOD FRIEND STOP BY. I ADORE THE FRIEND AND IT ALWAYS SO GOOD TO SEE HER.

 ELDEST STOPS IN WITH 6 FRIENDS. THEY WERE AT QUIZZO AT ANOTHER BAR AND WON 2ND PLACE. THEY ALL HAD MODELO BEER SHIRTS ON.....THAT WAS THEIR PRIZE.

 THE NIGHT PICKED UP AFTER 10PM. THIS IS WHEN I WAS GETTING TIRED. I FORCED MYSELF TO STAY AND TALK TO FRIENDS.

 I ROLL HOME AND WAS PRETTY HUNGRY BECAUSE I DID NOT HAVE DINNER. SO I MADE 2 SLICES OF PIZZA AND A NIGHTCAP. I TALK TO WHEELS FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES.

 ELDEST TELLS US A FRIEND WANTS TO MOVE IN TO OUR HOUSE WITH HER DOG FOR 3 TO 4 MONTHS.

 I WATCH ANOTHER GOOD EPISODE OF STAR TREK : STRANGE NEW WORLDS.  MY YOUNGEST AND A FRIEND COME IN AROUND MIDNIGHT. I GIVE THE FRIEND A DART BOARD AND SHE WAS SO GRATEFUL.

 I WATCH TV WITH MY YOUNGEST BUT FALL ASLEEP. I AM SO TIRED. I AM THINKING I HAVE TO SLEEP UNTIL NOON TOMORROW. OFF TO BED AROUND 12:30AM. I GOT UP AT 5AM.....AFTER PEEING TWICE DURING THE NIGHT.

 FRIDAY     7 - 21 - 23

 ANOTHER DAY OF MOVING CRAP. IT'S BORDERLINE DESPICABLE.

 HEAD TO RENTAL AROUND 9:30AM. WITHIN 15 MINUTES 3 DIFFERENT PEOPLE STOPPED BY TO SIFT THROUGH THE STUFF WE LAID OUT ON OUR BACK DECK.

 MY YOUNGEST STOPPED BY AGAIN WHICH IS A HUGE HELP.  TOGETHER WE WORKED AND SIFTED THROUGH STUFF AND MAKING OUR PILES OF TRASH , SALVABLE STUFF FOR PEOPLE , STUFF WE WANTED , AND SWEEPING THE BASEMENT. 

  WE HAVE LUNCH AND CHILL. THIS OVERWHELMING TASK IS BEING FINISHED LITTLE CHIPS AT A TIME.  THERE ARE 6 STAGES TO THIS MONUMENTAL PROJECT : ( WE ARE IN STAGE 1....HOW DEPRESSING )

 1 - REMOVE ALL TRASH.

 2 - CLEAN

 3 - REMODEL ANYTHING NEEDED - KITCHEN , BATHROOMS , DRYWALL , ELECTRIC , ETC.

 4 - PAINT LITERALLY EVERYTHING.

 5 - RE-DO FLOORING.

 6 - SELL OR RENT THE PROPERTY.

 FOR SEVERAL DAYS THERE IS NO WHERE TO PUT TRASH.

  I MADE A SIGN AND POSTED ON OUR FRONT DOOR " FREE STUFF ON THE BACK DECK ".

 AFTER WORKING IN SHIT AND TRASH ONE MUST TAKE A FULL SHOWER. IT IS ALMOST A HAZMAT AREA.

 ELDEST NOT FEELING GOOD AGAIN. WE TAKE HER TO THE E.R. AND SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH DEHYDRATION.

 WHEELS , MYSELF , AND YOUNGEST CLEAN ELDEST UPSTAIRS BEDROOM. IT TOOK ABOUT 45 MINUTES AND IT IS 100% BETTER.

 WHEELS MAKES DINNER AND THE 3 OF US CHILL. IT WAS NICE.

 OH , YESTERDAY THE SAME MUSICIAN MET ME AT THE NAIL AND DONATED ANOTHER BASS AMP. THE FIRST ONE HE GAVE US THE SPEAKER BLEW.

 WATCH THE PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN.

 YOUNGEST GOES TO BARBIE MOVIE WITH 2 FRIENDS. SHE LOVED IT. SHE SAID SHE LAUGHED OUT LOUD MORE THAN 3 TIMES AND THE AUDIENCE CHEERED TWICE ON 2 DIFFERENT SCENES.

 I RE-WATCHED THE LAST 10 MINUTES OF STAR TREK : STRANGE NEW WORLDS. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 TOTALLY FORGOT I HAD A MEETING WITH A DOCK STREET BEER REP. I DID HAVE SOME FAMILY THINGS GOING ON THOUGH.

 I HEAD TO MY BEDROOM AND CAN'T SLEEP AROUND 11PM. I PLAY POKER ( WIN ) AND DECIDE TO RE-START AND UPDATE MY SMART TV. THIS PROCESS TAKES ABOUT 25 MINUTES SO......I WALK THE DOG , SUCK MORE FLIES IN THE BASEMENT NOW WITH MY WET/DRY VAC , AND WAIT FOR MY YOUNGEST TO GET HOME.

 YOUNGEST AND I TALK ABOUT THE MOVIE SHE SAW AND OTHER STUFF. HER FRIEND DROPS HER OFF WHO I ADORE. MAZE GREETS HER TOO.

 I RE-HEAD TO BED BUT WATCH AN EPISODE OF ICARLY. I KNOW....DON'T KNOCK IT , SPENCER IS HILARIOUS.

 I SLEPT GOOD.

  SATURDAY     7 - 22 - 23

 DID LITTLE WORK AT RENTAL BECAUSE THERE IS NO WHERE TO PUT TRASH. I HAVE TO WAIT FOR TRASH DAY AND OUR DUMPSTER TO BE EMPTIED.

 PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN......BLOW.

 2 NIGHTS AGO WHEELS AND I FINISHED THE BEAR. SHE LIKED THE FINALE AND I DID NOT.

 SLOWLY MORE THINGS ARE BEING TAKEN FROM THE RENTAL. WE STILL HAVE A FAIR AMOUNT OF THINGS LAID OUTSIDE ON THE BACK DECK.

 WHEELS WASHES CLOTHES NON-STOP FOR 10 HOURS.

 I LINE UP MORE TRASH ON OUR PATIO. IT WILL BE BROUGHT DOWN TO THE CURB THIS WEEK.

 EARLY MORNING I DRIVE MY YOUNGEST BACK TO SOUTH PHILLY. WE TOOK THE PUP WITH US ALONG WITH SOME THINGS HER AND ROOM MATE WANTED FROM THE RENTAL. WE PICKED UP SOME VERY GOOD BREAKFAST SANDWICHES RIGHT AT THE ITALIAN MARKET.

 YOUNGEST GOES TO ITALIAN MARKET , SHOPS , AND THAN TO OCEAN CITY WITH 2 FRIENDS. THEY DID THE BEACH AND STAYED OVERNIGHT AT HER FRIEND'S PARENT'S HOUSE.

G.P.S. TAKES ME ANOTHER WAY TO THE NAIL. IT WAS NOT BAD...ABOUT 32 MINUTES FROM SOUTH PHILLY.

 AT THE NAIL I PREP , DO THE MARQUEE , MAKE A FB POST , AND GET THE A/C GOING.

 BACK HOME I CUT THE LAWNS AT THE RENTAL PROPERTY AND OUR HOUSE. YEAH.....I'M NON-STOP.

 TAKE A NAP AND HEAD BACK TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCOYLE FOR A 3 BAND NIGHT. IT WAS SLOW STEADY AND PEOPLE WERE VERY COOL. MUSIC WAS METAL WHICH IS NOT ALWAYS MY CUP OF TEA.

 I HAD A COUPLE OF DRINKS AND TALKED WITH SOME PATRONS AND BARTENDERS. I ENJOYED LISTENING TO 2 GUITAR PLAYERS TALK SHOP.

 RIDE MOTORCYCLE HOME. I WALK THE PUP , HAVE A NIGHT CAP , AND WATCH TV FOR JUST ABOUT 20 MINUTES. I WAS TIRED.

 I SLEPT DECENT BUT WOKE UP WITH A SLIGHT HANGOVER. I HATE WHEN I HAVE TOO MANY DRINKS....WHICH FOR ME , WAS NOT ALOT.

 I LIKE TO GET BACK ON MY DIET. I PLATEAUED AROUND 30 POUNDS LOST. I CAN FEEL IT IN MY BELLY THAT WEIGHT IS BEING GAINED BACK......AGAIN.

 SUNDAY     7 - 23 - 23

 BURNING THE CANDLE AT BOTH ENDS........AFTER 1 WEEK I AM ALREADY BURNT OUT.

 NORMAL STUFF IN THE MORNING BUT THAN HEAD TO THE RENTAL PROPERTY. I WORK ABOUT 45 MINUTES REMOVING 100'S OF STAPLES IN A RAILING. I ALSO REMOVED CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS FROM EVERY SINGLE SPINDLE. IT WAS SO TEDIOUS I JUST SHOOK MY HEAD AND SAID , " I AM SICK OF THIS. "  THIS REMODEL IS JUST TOO BIG FOR ME TO HANDLE. EVERYTHING NEEDS FIXING , REPLACING , CLEANING , OR PAINTING.....EVERYTHING.

 WHEELS JOINS ME AND STARTS CLEANING AND TAKING STUFF OFF WALLS.

 MY FB POST WENT FROM PEOPLE CONTACTING EVERY 30 MINUTES TO A NEAR STOP. I WILL DO ANOTHER POST WITH ANOTHER WEBSITE CALLED " NEXT DOOR ".

 MY BROTHER STOPS BY TO GIVE US IDEAS TO REMODEL A KITCHEN. HIS IDEAS ARE ALWAYS TOP NOTCH BUT I KEPT THINKING OF THE MOVIE " MONEY PIT ". THIS KITCHEN BASICALLY NEEDS EVERYTHING DONE TO IT. IT IS OVERWHELMING WHAT NEEDS TO BE REMODELED TO THIS HOUSE IN ORDER TO SELL OR RENT IT AGAIN.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

 I TAKE A 2 HOUR RUN TO RESTAURANT DEPOT AND THEN RETURN TO THE NAIL TO UNLOAD. IT IS 2PM AND I AM READY FOR BED.

 BACK HOME I UNLOAD STUFF. WHEELS HELPS ME. SHE ALSO HAS CONTINUED TO WASH CLOTHES AND STRAIGHTEN OUT A CLOSET THAT NO ONE WOULD ENTER IN YEARS.

 PHILLIES WIN PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT GAME OF THE SEASON SO FAR. IT REALLY WAS A MUST WIN.

 MESSI , ARGUABLY THE MOST POPULAR AND BEST SOCCER PLAYER IN THE WORLD MAKES THE MOST IMPACTFUL DEBUT EVER. HE SCORES ON A 72 FOOT DIRECT FREE KICK IN FRIGGIN' STOPPAGE TIME TO WIN THE GAME FOR INTER MIAMI. TO BRING MESSI TO THIS MIAMI TEAM WAS INCREDIBLY FRUITFUL FOR HIM , THE LEAGUE , AND THE TEAM. BESIDES MONEY THERE IS OWNERSHIP OPTIONS , ADVERTISING PERCENTAGES , STOCK OPTIONS , AND MORE.

 OH , SAUDI ARABIA OFFERED MESSI , GET THIS..........1.6 BILLION DOLLARS OVER 3 YEARS BUT HE DECLINED.

 ORGANIZE MY GARAGE A LITTLE. IT NEEDS A FULL REORGANIZE SOON.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO CONTINUE MY 18 HOUR DAY. WE HAD 4 ACTS TONIGHT AND MY FAVORITE WAS AN ADORABLE FEMALE LEAD SINGER WHO PLAYED GUITAR AND VIOLIN IN A SOUTHERN DRESS ....IN BARE FEET. THE BAND NAME WAS STAR JUICE.

 I HAD A GOOD TIME WORKING WITH THE BARTENDER. SHE IS ADORABLE AND ALWAYS NEEDLES ME. THE 4 BANDS MOVED NICELY AND BY MIDNIGHT THEY WERE DONE.....SO WAS I.

 MY DAY IS NOT OVER. I DRIVE MY BARTENDER BACK TO SOUTH PHILLY WHERE SHE TELLS ME A BREAKER BLEW EARLIER TODAY. THE PANEL BOX IS NOT IN THE APARTMENT. SHE GOT INSTRUCTIONS WHERE AND HOW TO GET TO THE KEY AND ENTER THIS UTILITY ROOM. OH MY GOD.

 SO , I OFFER MY SERVICES AT 12:30AM. MY YOUNGEST MEETS US OUTSIDE AND OPENS 2 METAL DOORS ON THE SIDEWALK THAT LEAD UNDERGROUND TO A LAUNDRY AREA THAT MORE LOOKS LIKE A WORLD WAR II BUNKER. YEAH...PICTURE THAT. WE GO DOWN THE STEPS AND I FOUND A LOCKED DOOR. WE USE A CODE AND OPEN THE KEY LOCK BOX TO ENTER THE UTILITY ROOM. I SHOW THEM THE TRIPPED BREAKER AND HOW TO TURN IT BACK ON. WE CLOSE EVERYTHING UP AND HEAD BACK OUTSIDE.

 I SAY GOODBYE TO BOTH OF THEM BUT I AM NOT 1 BLOCK AWAY AND I CALL MY YOUNGEST. I ASK HER , " DO YOU THINK YOU CAN TALK TO ME FOR A COUPLE OF MINUTES WHILE I DRIVE HOME ? "

 WE TALK FOR OVER 25 MINUTES AND I AM JUST BLOCKS FROM OUR HOME. I SAY TO HER , " YOU KNOW , I MIGHT DO THIS EVERY TIME I DROP YOU OFF. " SHE GIGGLES. WE SAY WE LOVE EACH OTHER.

 I ENTER OUR HOUSE AND WALK THE PUP. I MAKE A NIGHTCAP AND HAVE ABOUT 2 POUNDS OF MOZZARELLA CHEESE WITH SOME CRACKERS. I WATCH TV FOR ABOUT 40 MINUTES. IT IS 2:30AM AND I HEAD TO BED.

 I SLEEP GOOD UNTIL 7:30AM. TIME TO DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN.

 I WANT TO GET SEMI-BACK ON MY DIET SO I AM TAKING KETO GUMMY BEARS. THEY ARE LIKE ACTUAL GUMMY BEAR CANDY SO I AM NOT SURE EATING A WHOLE BAG ( BOTTLE ) AT A TIME IS WHAT YOUR SUPPOSE TO DO.

 MONDAY     7 - 24 - 23

 I REALLY DON'T LIKE THE ANSWER , " I AM NOT AT LIBERTY TO SAY. "  

 ANOTHER DAY BACK AT THE SHIT HOLE. I SPENT SOME TIME MOVING THE SPLIT LOG / BARK REMNANTS ALONG THE FENCE TO THE BACK OF THE YARD. I ALSO MOVED LARGE 200 POUNDS LOGS TO THE BACK OF THE YARD TOO.

 AN OLD LADY STOPPED BY TO LOOK AT OUR STUFF BEING GIVEN AWAY. I WAS IN THE BACK YARD SO SHE WALKED IN THE HOUSE TO LOOK AROUND. I RAN OVER TO TELL HER NOTHING IN THE HOUSE WAS AVAILABLE. SHE ACTUALLY SMIRKED AND SAID , " I SEE WHY ". SHE LEFT WITHOUT TAKING ANYTHING.

 I MADE ANOTHER POST ON A DIFFERENT SOCIAL MEDIA POST. I DID GET SOME FEEDBACK. THE MAIN ONE WAS A COUPLE WANTING THE COUCHES. GOD I HOPE THEY TAKE IT. THEY EVEN LEFT A CELL PHONE NUMBER WHICH IS NORMALLY A GOOD SIGN OF INTEREST. I TEXTED THEM AT 7AM ( WHEN I GOT HOME )

 ** WAIT , DID I WRITE " WHEN I GOT HOME AT 7AM ? ** - YES I DID.

 WHEELS AND I MEET ANOTHER BROTHER SPECIALIZING IN PAINTING. WE SPEND ABOUT 45 MINUTES ON AN ATTACK PLAN. IT IS ALOT.

 FINISHED CUTTING MY LAWN TODAY ALONG WITH USING MY " NEW " WEED WHACKER. IT IS MORE POWERFUL BUT DOES NOT LAST AS LONG AS MY OLD ONE. THE THICKER STRING WORKS VERY GOOD.

 A SIT DOWN WITH MY ELDEST FRIEND. THE GIRL IS ADORABLE WITH A BUBBLY ATTITUDE. SHE HAS HAD A HARDSHIP LIFE TO SAY THE LEAST AND TO KEEP THIS FUN PERSONA IS RESPECTABLE.  WE TALKED FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES ABOUT HER MOVING IN WITH HER DOG AND TURTLE FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS. WE WILL ALLOW IT.

 WE DID HAVE SOME RULES FOR THE FRIEND MOVING IN - RENT , CLEAN SOMETHING IN OUR HOUSE FOR 15 MINUTES A WEEK , OUR ELDEST MUST HELP CLEAN SOMETHING IN OUR HOUSE FOR 15 MINUTES A WEEK , AND ELDEST WILL PAY RENT AT THE SAME TIME TOO.

 ELDEST HAS FRIENDS OVER FOR DRINKS , POOL PLAYING , AND CHILLING OUT ON OUR PATIO.

 I CHILL WITH WHEELS FOR DINNER AND WATCH THE FIRST COUPLE OF INNINGS FOR THE PHILLIES. THEY LOSE AGAIN ON HEART BREAKING MISTAKES.

 I LOAD AN OVERNIGHT BAG FOR THE TIME HAS COME FOR MY SLEEP STUDY. I ARRIVE AT PAOLI HOSPITAL AROUND 8:15PM. I AM BUZZED IN AND THE FEMALE TECH IS SUPER COOL AND PROFESSIONAL.

 SHE SHOWS ME MY LARGE ROOM WITH A LARGE BATHROOM AND SHOWER. I SETTLE IN AND PUT THE PHILLIES ON THE TV. I TAKE A SHOWER WITH MY CELL PHONE HAVING THE PHILLIES ON. THIS BATHROOM HAS NO SHELVES IN THE BATHROOM OR SHOWER. IT IS A MINOR INCONVENIENCE.

 I FILL OUT PAPERWORK , CHILL ON A RECLINER , AND FACETIME WITH WHEELS AND THE KIDS. WE TALKED FOR A SOLID HOUR OR MORE. IT WAS SUPER NICE.

 THE TECH COMES IN AROUND 10:30PM AND BEGINS THE PROCESS OF HOOKING UP A 100 WIRES TO ME.  IT TOOK ABOUT 35 MINUTES. I TOLD HER I HAVE TO TAKE A PICTURE OF THIS FOR I LOOKED LIKE A BAD ROBOCOP.  I SENT A VIDEO AND PICTURES TO MY FAMILY.

 SO HERE IS MY OVERNIGHT SLEEP STUDY EXPERIENCE :

 - THE TECH WITH 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE WAS VERY COOL. WE TALKED ABOUT TRAVEL AND FAMILY. THE MAIN THING THAT WAS COOL WAS SHE WENT TO MOORE COLLEGE OF THE ARTS. SHE MAJORED IN FASHION BUT DECIDED TO GO INTO MEDICINE AND BE A NURSE.  SHE HAS BEEN WITH PAOLI HOSPITAL FOR 20 YEARS.

 - I CLIMB INTO BED WITH SO MANY DEVICES AND WIRES CONNECTED TO ME. SHE EXPLAINS EACH ONE AND DOES A TEST FROM HER TECH ROOM. SHE IS IN HER TECH ROOM ASKING ME QUESTIONS VIA A SPEAKER IN MY BEDROOM. SHE ASKS ME TO MOVE MY EYES , FEET , LEGS , COCK , HEAD , ARMS , BALLS , AND MORE TO MAKE SURE HER MACHINES WERE SENSING ALL MY MOVEMENT.

 - MY FIRST TEST IS TO SLEEP WITHOUT A MASK TO SEE HOW BAD MY APNEA IS. SHE TELLS ME AN HOUR BUT IT IS ALMOST 2 HOURS. SHE WAKES ME UP AT 12:52AM.

 - THE 2ND TEST IS USING A NEW PROVIDED MASK WHICH I NEED DESPERATELY. I BROUGHT MY MASK AND HARNESS BUT SHE SAID , " THAT MASK WAS DISCONTINUED IN THE EARLY 90'S ".

 - I DID BRING A BOTTLED WATER AND ONLY TOOK SMALL SIPS. I DID NOT WANT TO PEE ALL NIGHT WITH SO MUCH WIRING ON ME PLUS I HAD TO ASK THE TECH TO USE THE BATHROOM. SHE WOULD DISCONNECT MOST OF THE WIRING AND LOOP IT OVER MY HEAD TO USE THE BATHROOM. I THINK I PEED ON AT LEAST 4 WIRES. SO I USED THE BATHROOM BEFORE BED , ONCE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT , AND LAST WHEN I GOT UP AT 5:52AM.

 - I SLEPT OKAY AND DID HAVE A DREAM. I WAS FALLING ASLEEP BUT WOULD WAKE UP JUST AS FAST. IT WAS NICE TO SEE MY CELL PHONE CLOCK SAY , " 5:52AM " AND NOT 3AM.

 - ASK THE TECH FOR ANY FEEDBACK ON HOW I DID THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT. SHE REPLIED , " I AM NOT AT LIBERTY TO GIVE THAT INFORMATION OUT. "

 - THEY WAKE YOU UP AT 6AM NO MATTER WHAT. SINCE I WAS ALREADY UP THE TECH DISCONNECTED EVERYTHING. I THAN LOADED MY BAG UP , CHANGED , AND FILLED OUT A QUESTIONNAIRE.

 - I WAS OUT THE DOOR BY 6:05AM. I WAS KINDA BUMMING I DID NOT GET TO SAY GOODBYE TO MY TECH.

 ARRIVE HOME AND THE SECONDARY LOCK ON THE DOOR IS LOCKED. I USE OUR HIDE-A-KEY AND UNLOCK IT. I TAKE A SHOWER TO REMOVE THE GLUES FROM MY HEAD , BALLS , AND ASS. IT'S TIME TO START MY TUESDAY.

  TUESDAY   7 - 25 - 23

 COMPLETELY BURNT OUT TODAY. I ACTUALLY FILLED OUT SOME PAPERWORK AND WROTE " 2026 ". IT TOOK ME A SOLID 30 SECONDS TO FIGURE OUT IT WAS 2023.

 THE OVERNIGHT SLEEP STUDY TOOK A TOLL ON ME PHYSICALLY. THE NEXT DAY WHICH STARTED AT 5:52AM WAS A LONG ONE.....AGAIN. I ACTUALLY TEXTED WHEELS , " I AM THINKING OF JUST SELLING OUR RENTAL HOME " AS-IS ". I JUST DON'T HAVE THE MOTIVATION AT MY AGE AND WEIGHT.

 OH , A NEIGHBOR CALLED THE TOWNSHIP ON US FOR HAVING 2 COUCHES ON OUR FRONT PORCH.....FUCKING JERK-OFFS. A YOUNG COUPLE IN NEED OF FURNITURE IS PICKING IT UP THIS WEEK.....HOPEFULLY.

 A 3RD BROTHER CALLED ME THIS MORNING TO OFFER HELP. WE WILL MEET TOMORROW. IT IS NEEDED BIG TIME.

 BEAT THE RAIN :

 - TAKING MY LOADED UTILITY TRAILER (WHICH IS AWESOME) TO THE NAIL DUMPSTER. IT UNDER 10 MINUTES I FILL ABOUT 85% OF THE DUMPSTER. I DID FORGET TO TAKE SOME TRASH OUT OF THE BACK SEAT ALONG WITH 4' FLORESCENT BULBS.

 - TO THE RENTAL PROPERTY TO RE-FILL THE UTILITY TRAILER (WHICH IS AWESOME). I ALSO MOVE TRASHCANS AND TRASH BAGS TO THE FRONT CURB FOR TRASH PICK-UP TOMORROW BY THE TOWNSHIP. I HOSED DOWN THE DRIVEWAY WHERE THE TRASH WAS. IT IS ALL GONE.......UNTIL WE MAKE MORE.

 - OH , UPON ARRIVING , A NICE COUPLE TOOK A BUNCH OF FREE STUFF OFF OUR BACK DECK. I ACTUALLY HID IN THE KITCHEN BY SOME WINDOW MINI-BLINDS. I DIDN'T WANT TO EMBARRASS OR DISTURB THEM AS THEY TOOK MY TRASH ITEMS AND PUT IT IN THEIR CAR.

 - WHEELS MEETS ME AND WE REMOVE FOOD FROM THE FRIDGE.

 - WITH A LOADED UTILITY TRAILER I BRING IT BACK HOME AND ROLL IT INTO THE GARAGE TO BE EMPTIED NEXT WEEK. IT IS TARPED AND BUNGEED DOWN.

 - OH , 3 OF THE 4 TRAILER LIGHTS ARE NOT WORKING. MY CAR DASH BOARD WAS WARNING ME THIS. I WAS THANKFUL IT WAS NOT THE WIRING AGAIN BUT JUST BLOWN OUT BRAKE LIGHT BULBS. I SPENT A SOLID HOUR REMOVING THEM AND HAD WHEELS CLEANED THE REFLECTORS. I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW LONG IT TOOK ME TO REMOVE THE REFLECTOR COVERS TO ACCESS THE BULBS. THE DAMN THINGS WERE SQUEEZED IN. OH , BEING IN THE SUN WAS NOT FUN EITHER.

 - IN THE DOWN POURING RAIN I USE AN UMBRELLA AND TAKE TRASH TO OUR CURB....ONE BY ONE......IN MY FLIP FLOPS SINCE THE WATER WAS LIKE A SMALL STREAM.

 - I CONTACT EMPIRE CARPET TO GET A PRICE. WE MEET TOMORROW.

 I WAS ALREADY EXHAUSTED BY 3PM. I HAD TO STOP BUT I WAS GLAD I BEAT THE RAIN WITH THE TRAILER TRASH STUFF.

  I SPEND ABOUT 2 1/2 HOURS POSTING ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR THE BANDS THIS WEEK , CONTACTING BANDS AND REPLYING , ALONG WITH CALLING SOME MUSICIANS WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT SHOWS HERE.

 OFF TO THE NAIL FOR A 2 BAND / 1 SOLO ACT NIGHT. THE SOLO ACT WAS FUN AND HE REMINDED US OF JACK BLACK. I ADORE THE BAND THE DOOD FROM FLORIDA. I FELT SO BAD I WAS SUCH IN A MELANCHOLY MOOD. I FEEL THIS MONUMENTAL WORK WILL NEVER BE DONE.

 THE BARTENDER TAKES A PICTURE WITH THE BAND OUT FRONT AT THE MARQUEE. IT IS A PRETTY COOL PICTURE. I WILL POST IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

 BY MIDNIGHT I ROLL HOME. I KEPT A VIDEO SURVEILLANCE ON TO WATCH OUR BARTENDER AND BAND SPEND OVER AN HOUR AND A HALF RE-LOADING STUFF. MY GOD THEY HAD A TON OF EQUIPMENT.

 KINDA COOL - THE BAND FROM FLORIDA WANTS TO RENT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE IN MARCH FOR A WRITING RETREAT. THIS WILL BE THE 3RD BAND THIS YEAR TO DO THIS. I COULD NOT BELIEVE THEY WOULD DRIVE THAT FAR TO CHILL AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE.

 PHILLIES WITH A HUGE WIN IN THE 9TH INNING WITH 2 OUTS. AGAIN , THIS WIN COULD OF BEEN THE MOST IMPORTANT WIN OF THE SEASON SO FAR.

 IT'S FUNNY - I AM STANDING BY THE FRONT DOOR AT THE NAIL CARDING , COLLECTING COVER CHARGE , DOING SOUND , AND I SAY TO MYSELF , " I NEED TO CHANGE THE PHILLIES LUCK SO I MOVE TO THE OTHER END OF THE BAR AND WATCH THE GAME ON A SMALLER TV. MY LITTLE SUPERSTITION WORKED.

 AT HOME I WALK THE PUP , PET HER , EAT 3 POUNDS OF MOZZARELLA CHEESE , AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF FUBAR WITH ARNOLD. I WAS OKAY WITH IT.....CHEESY BUT OKAY.

 ANOTHER 16 HOUR DAY IS DONE.  OFF TO BED WITH MY NEW MASK GIVEN TO ME AT THE SLEEP STUDY. I LIKE IT AND IT WAS SORELY NEEDED. I SLEPT TO 7:30AM.

 WEDNESDAY  7 - 26 - 23

  BROTHER #3 - " WOW , THERE IS NO WHERE NEAR SHITTY AS I THOUGHT ". THIS WAS KINDA A NICE MOTIVATING SAYING TO ME.

 THERE IS NOTHING ELSE ON MY MIND EXCEPT TO CONTINUE TO WORK AT THE RENTAL. THIS IS EXTREMELY DRAINING AND IS AFFECTING THE 50 THINGS I NEED TO DO AT THE NAIL.

 PICK UP A LIQUOR ORDER AND BRING TO THE NAIL. I UNLOAD AND NOTICE A COORS LIGHT BEER SIGN DROPPED OFF A HINGE AND FELL BEHIND OUR STAGE WINDOW. I SPEND ABOUT 40 MINUTES REMOVING THE MAIN STAGE BANNER TO ACCESS AND RE-HANG THE BEER SIGN. I RE-DO THE MARQUEE SIGN AND TAKE SOME PICTURES. I GET SOME OTHER THINGS DONE.

 STOP AT THE HOUSE TO PICK UP TOOLS. I DO THIS EVERY DAY AND BRING THEM TO THE RENTAL. AT THE RENTAL THE TRASH MEN TOOK EVERYTHING I PUT OUT. IT WAS A GOOD FEELING.

 I RAKE OUT THE BACK YARD ALONG THE FENCE WHERE ALL THE SPLIT LOGS WERE. I WEED AND REMOVE A SHIT LOAD OF VINES ON THE FENCE. THE RIGHT SIDE LOOKS PRETTY GOOD NOW WITH 500+ PIECES OF WOOD GONE. I NOW HAVE THE LEFT SIDE.............CUTTING THE HEDGES AND MORE. OH MAN THIS IS GOING TO BLOW WITH THE EXTREME HOT WEATHER COMING.

 DID YOU KNOW THE OCEAN IN FLORIDA HAS REACHED 101 DEGREES ? THIS IS THE HOTTEST IN THEIR HISTORY AND IS AFFECTING THEIR COASTAL REEF. AH , THIS PROBABLY MEANS NOTHING........GO TRUMP !!

 A 3RD BROTHER MEETS ME AT THE SHIT HOLE RENTAL. HE IS VERY SURPRISED THE CONDITION IS NOT AS BAD AS DESCRIBED......HE SHOULD OF SEEN IT 2 WEEKS AGO. WE TALK FOR OVER 3 HOURS AND 2 1/2 HOURS WAS JUST ABOUT KIDS , FAMILY , INVESTING , AND CAPITAL GAINS. WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST STOP BY TO SAY HI.

 I SPEND ABOUT 2 HOURS MORE AT THE RENTAL. I HEAD BACK HOME DEPRESSED AGAIN. THIS IS SUCH A HUGE TASK.

 WHEELS ,  KIDS , AND A ROOM MATE GET TREATED TO A PHILLIES GAME IN THE SUITE. I STAYED HOME BECAUSE I WAS JUST TOO TIRED.

 I MAKE A BURGER AND DOG FOR DINNER AND SETTLE IN.

 ON MY CELL PHONE I WATCH OUR PHILLIES WIN A GOOD GAME ESPECIALLY BEING DOWN 3 - 0. THEY WIN 6 - 4. THIS IS A BIG SERIES WIN OVER A VERY GOOD ORIOLE TEAM.

 ON THE TV I WATCH 4 EPISODES OF FUBAR WITH ARNOLD. IT IS KINDA SILLY AND THE WRITING IS OKAY AT BEST BUT I AM A BIG ARNOLD FAN. IT HAS ITS GOOD MOMENTS AND I AM ENJOYING THE SERIES. NETFLIX ALREADY PICKED UP SEASON 2.

 WHEELS AND ELDEST COME HOME FROM THE PHILLIES GAME. THEY HAD A GOOD TIME.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF COMMUNITY. IT WAS OKAY AND NOT VERY GOOD LIKE ALWAYS BECAUSE IT WAS A MUSICAL THEMED EPISODE.

 FOR THE 2ND STRAIGHT NIGHT I SLEPT GOOD WITH MY NEW MASK AND HEAD GEAR. THIS IS HUGE SINCE I BEEN WORKING DOUBLE SHIFTS FOR 2 WEEKS......SLEEP = ENERGY.

  THURSDAY     7 - 27 - 23

 WELP , TRYING TO SLEEP 3 NIGHTS IN A ROW TIL 7:30AM WAS JUST ASKING THE SLEEP GODS TOO MUCH. I WAS UP ALL NIGHT AND AT 4AM GOOGLING " HOW TO CLEAN THE DRUM OF A BROTHER PRINTER ".

 AT 4AM I CONTACTED TREE SERVICE COMPANIES TO REMOVE 25 TREE LOGS IN OUR BACK YARD. ONE GUY RETURNS ME CALL AT 6:55AM. THE PRICE........$250 TO $500 TO REMOVE 25 LOGS. YEAH , THAT'S NOT HAPPENING.

 HERE IS MY DOUBLE DAY AND NIGHT.

 AFTER MY NORMAL COMPUTER WORK I WANTED TO GET TO THE RENTAL TO DO SOME OUTSIDE WORK BEFORE THE MAJOR HEAT COMES TODAY AND INTO THE WEEKEND. THIS WAS A LARGE UNDERTAKING.

 OF COURSE IT IS NOT EASY....WHY WOULD IT. AROUND 9AM I LOAD UP AN EXTENSION CORD THAT IS CUT IN HALF. I BRING ONE HEDGE TRIMMER TO DO THE HEDGES. I SPEND SOME TIME SPLICING MY 100' FOOT EXTENSION CORD. I HAD TO DO THIS TWICE. I STARTED USING MY ORANGE HEDGE TRIMMER BUT IT KEPT SHUTTING OFF. THINKING IT WAS THE CORD I RE-SPLICED THE EXTENSION WIRE AGAIN. IT ENDS UP THE TRIMMER WAS MALFUNCTIONING. I WALK BACK TO MY HOUSE PISSED OFF AND GET MY GREEN HEDGE TRIMMER.

 FIRST , I HAND REMOVE A SHIT LOAD OF VINES GROWING UP MY NEIGHBORS ENCLOSED BACK PORCH. THE VINES WERE EASILY 10 FEET HIGH. THAN I WORK MY WAY DOWN THE HEDGES TOWARDS THE BACK OF THE YARD. I PULL A TON OF WEED-LIKE VINES GROWING AND SMOTHERING THE HEDGES. I COULD EASILY FILL 4 TRASHCANS WITH THESE VINES. I GO BACK TO THE BEGINNING OF THE HEDGES AND BEGIN TO USE THE TRIMMER. I SPEND ABOUT 90 MINUTES CUTTING THE BACK YARD HEDGE AND 2 BUSHES OUT FRONT.

 I SPEND ANOTHER 30 MINUTES RAKING THE VINES AND HEDGE CLIPPINGS INTO A LONG 100' PILE. I WAS TOO TIRED TO LOAD THEM IN TRASHCANS.

 I PUT OUT A RECYCLABLE TRASHCAN. THIS IS THE 2ND TIME I FILLED THIS TRASH CAN WITH JUST PLASTIC. THIS HOUSE WAS DISGUSTING.

 I WAS TOLD WITH MULTIPLE TEXTS A SALES REP WOULD ARRIVE BETWEEN 11AM - 1PM. AT 1:30PM I MEET WITH A NICE CARPET FLOORING REP FROM EMPIRE. HE SPENDS A SOLID HOUR DOING MEASUREMENTS AND QUOTING A PRICE TO DO THE WHOLE HOUSE. WHEELS STOPS IN BRIEFLY TO PICK OUT CARPET , COLOR , AND WOOD FLOORING.

 EVERYONE LEAVES AND I START PREPPING ONE ROOM FOR PAINTING BY REMOVING OUTLET AND SWITCH PLATES ALONG WITH REMOVING PICTURE NAILS AND STAPLES ON ALL WALLS. THIS RENTER MUST OF HUNG A PICTURE OR POSTER ON EVERY SQUARE INCH OF EVERY WALL IN THE HOUSE.

 I SPEND ABOUT 30 MINUTES CLEANING AND DEODORIZING 2 COUCHES THAT WILL HOPEFULLY BE PICKED UP TOMORROW. WE WILL SEE.

 I TALK TO A LANDSCAPER AND GET HIS CARD TO CALL HIS OFFICE ABOUT REMOVING TREE LOGS. I CALLED AND HE NEVER CALLED BACK.

 MY RIGHT ELBOW IS NOW HURTING ALOT. IT WAS HURTING BEFORE BUT HOLDING A HEDGE TRIMMER FOR 90 MINUTES MADE IT WORSE.

 RIGHT TO THE NAIL TO MEET FOR A BEER DELIVERY. I STOCK 25 CASES OF BEER. THIS IS ALWAYS FUN ESPECIALLY WITH MY ELBOW HURTING. THERE ARE SOME OTHER THINGS THAT NEED TO BE DONE BUT I HOLD OFF BECAUSE I WILL BE RETURNING LATER.

 BACK HOME BY 3PM. I GET SOME COMPUTER WORK DONE AND SHOWER. I FEEL LIKE I HAVE TO SHOWER EVERY TIME WORKING AT THIS CRAP HOLE.

 I MAKE 2 HOTDOGS FOR DINNER WHILE WHEELS GOES OUT WITH FAMILY TO BONE FISH GRILL. YEP , YESTERDAY IN THE OWNER'S SUITE AT THE PHILLIES GAME WITH FOOD AND BOOZE AND TODAY AT A NICE RESTAURANT. IT JUST DOESN'T SEEM FAIR AS I ATE 2 HOT DOGS AND WATCHED I CARLY.

 I CHECK WEATHER AND IT REPORTS BOTH ON ACTION NEWS AND MY CELL PHONE APP RAIN WILL NOT COME UNTIL AFTER 11PM.

 I RIDE MY MOTORCYCLE TO THE NAIL AND IT RAINS ABOUT 30 MINUTES AFTER I ARRIVE. I SPEND SOME TIME BREAKING DOWN 25 BEER BOXES AND STOCKING ABOUT 30 LIQUOR BOTTLES. THAN I CLEANED FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES. I ALSO WIPED DOWN MY MOTORCYCLE FROM THE RAIN.

 I HAVE A DRINK WITH SOME REGULARS AND TALK TO SOME OPEN MIC MUSICIANS. I POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA OUR BARTENDER DOING A SOLO GUITAR RIFF.

 I WILL BE LENDING OUR MINIVAN TO A MOM AND EX-ROOM MATE/BARTENDER FOR 3 DAYS. YEP....IT'S WHAT I DO. I STILL BELIEVE DOING GOOD THINGS WILL BRING GOOD KARMA.

 A LITTLE AFTER 9PM I RIDE HOME. WHEELS ARRIVES JUST MINUTES AFTER ME. WE HANG WITH OUR ELDEST WHO IS GOING OUT TO MEET FRIENDS AT THE NAIL.

 WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF COMMUNITY. THEY WERE GOOD.

 BY 11PM I HEAD TO MY BEDROOM. I DO SOME COMPUTER WORK BUT THAN JUST FALL INTO BED.....I AM THAT TIRED AND THINK I SHOULD SLEEP FOR A WEEK.

 UP AT 2AM TO DRINK SOME VITAMIN WATER AND USE THE BATHROOM. I SEE A CAR PULL UP OUR DRIVEWAY. OUR ELDEST GETS OUT AND HEADS DOWN THE BASEMENT WITH 5 FRIENDS.

 SNUGGLE WITH THE PUP AND GET ABOUT 1 HOUR SLEEP UNTIL I GET UP AT 4AM. ( SEE ABOVE FOR TIMELINE ON THIS DAY AND NIGHT )

 I WILL DO THIS DAY + NIGHT WORKING FOR 3 MORE DAYS....NOT ADDING THE 2+ WEEKS I ALREADY BEEN DOING......BLOW.

  FRIDAY     7 - 28 - 23

 LONG LONG DAY.......BUT GOOD.

 AS YOU READERS KNOW I AM WORKING EVERYDAY AT OUR RENTAL PROPERTY. I GOT A HUGE BOOST AND HELP BY A BROTHER WHO STOPPED BY AT 9:45AM AND WE WORKED TOGETHER UNTIL 3PM. ROOM BY ROOM WE PREPPED FOR PAINTING. HE CONCENTRATED ON WINDOWS AND WALLS WHILE I REMOVED 100'S OF NAILS , SCREWS , SCOTCH TAPE , FECES , SPERM , AND MORE. (POSSIBLY 2 OF THESE THINGS WERE NOT ON THE WALLS)

 A NICE SURPRISE WAS BOTH AIR CONDITIONERS WORKED. I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT. THEY HAD SHIT , CUM , ASS HAIR ALL PILED ON TOP OF THEM. I THOUGHT FOR SURE THEY WOULD NOT WORK. I CLEANED THEM UP ALONG WITH THE FILTERS.

 KINDA SUCKS , THIS GIRL WANTS 2 COUCHES BUT KEEPS COMING UP WITH EXCUSES NOT TO PICK THEM UP. SHE SAID THE U-HAUL PLACE RENTED THEIR 14' TRUCK TO SOMEONE AND THEY DID NOT RETURN IT. I OFFERED TO DELIVER THE LONGER COUCH BUT SHE COULD NOT FIND A VEHICLE TO GET THE LOVE SEAT. I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU CAN'T FIND ONE PERSON THAT OWNS A VAN OR PICK-UP TRUCK TO BORROW FOR 1 HOUR.

 EXTERMINATOR STOPPED BY AND SURVEYED THE PLACE ALONG WITH SPRAYING EVERYWHERE. HE CONFIRMED THE PALCE3 IS A SHIT HOLE.

 EMPIRE SAID THEY TAKE OFF ANOTHER 25% IF I START IN A WEEK. WELP , THAT'S NOT HAPPENING. I MUST CONTINUE THIS " STEADY " PACE BECAUSE I AM GETTING OVERWHELMED.

  WHEELS BOUGHT US HOAGIES AND STOPPED BY FOR A MINUTE.

 BY 3PM I COULDN'T STAND UP. I SAT AT THE TABLE MAKING A PRODUCT LIST WITH MY BROTHER. HE FINISHES A SMALL JOB IN A BED ROOM AND I HELP HIM LOAD UP HIS TRUCK.

 ROLL HOME AND SHOWER.

 BY 5:30PM I AM HEADING TO THE NAIL FOR A FUND RAISING SHOW. CLOSE TO A 100 PEOPLE SHOW UP ON A 5 BAND NIGHT.  SOMEHOW THE RAIN DID NOT AFFECT THIS SHOW AT ALL.

 THE NIGHT MOVED ALONG NICELY THOUGH WE DID RUN LATE WHICH I DID NOT MIND TOO MUCH. THE RAIN DROPPED TEMPERATURES SO WE OPENED ALL DOORS AND KEPT THE A/C ON.  IT WAS WARM.

 EVERYONE WAS SUPER COOL TO THE PACKED HOUSE. WE HAD TO BRING IN A 3RD BARTENDER TO HELP. AGAIN , BANDS , MUSICIANS , AND PATRONS THANKED ME ALL NIGHT. IT WAS A VERY GOOD EVENING AND BY 1:15AM I WAS BUYING DRINKS FOR THE PROMOTERS , FUND RAISING REPS , AND THE LAST BAND.

 THE CHARITY WAS MUSICWORKS AND IT HELPS SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS. THE OWNERS OF THE LARGE CHARITY COMPANY STOPPED DOWN AND THE FEMALE V.P. GAVE A VERY NICE INFORMATIVE SPEECH ABOUT THIS INCREDIBLE COMPANY.

 OUT THE DOOR AND I GIVE BOTH BARTENDERS A RIDE HOME. ONE IS VERY CLOSE IN WYNNEWOOD AND THEY NEXT ONE IS IN SOUTH PHILLY.

  WE ARRIVE AROUND 2:15AM AND I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO DROPPING THE BARTENDER OFF. WHY ? BECAUSE MY YOUNGEST WAS COMING HOME WITH ME. WE HAD A WONDERFUL TALK ON THE WAY HOME.

 AT HOME THE PUP GREETS OUR YOUNGEST WITH DELIGHT.

 WE HAVE A NIGHTCAP AND WATCH THE SEASON 3 FINALE OF ICARLY. IT WAS PRETTY GOOD. CARLY IS ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE AND SPENCER THE BROTHER IS PRETTY FUNNY.

 WELP , IT'S 3AM AND I HEAD TO BED. YES , THIS WAS A VERY LONG DAY AND NIGHT. I DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN TOMORROW.

 ON MY MOTORCYCLE I SEE COMMOTION ON A CORNER STREET. IT IS A GOOD COMMOTION LIKE PEOPLE GATHERING TO SEE SOMETHING COOL. I PULL MY MOTORCYCLE ALONG SIDE of THE CURB AND I SEE WHY......ARETHA FRANKLIN IS SURROUNDED BY FANS. SHE TURNS TO ME AND SAYS , " DO YOU THINK YOU CAN GET ME OUTTA HERE ? ". NOW , THIS IS NOT YOUNG ARETHA BUT IN HER 80'S ARETHA. SHE CLIMBS ON MY BIKE AND WE ROLL OUT. I MAKE ABOUT 5 STOPS TO PEOPLE I KNOW AND JOKINGLY SAY , " DO YOU HAPPEN TO KNOW THIS PERSON ? " AND I POINT TO ARETHA.  THE FACES ON MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY WAS PURE ASTONISHMENT.............dream ends.

   SATURDAY     7 - 29 - 23

 SO , WHAT YOU DO TODAY ?

  START MORNING REAL EARLY , DO COMPUTER WORK , BLOGGING , EMAILING , AUGUST CALENDARS , AND MAKING A PRODUCT LIST FOR THE RENTAL PROPERTY.

  WHEELS AND I TAKE A RIDE TO HOME DEPOT AND PURCHASE $1100 WORTH OF PAINT AND SUPPLIES. WE MEET OUR YOUNGEST AT THE RENTAL AND UNLOAD.

  WE LOAD 2 COUCHES IN THE VAN. IT IS A SMALL MIRACLE BOTH GOT INTO THE VAN.  I DELIVER THEM TO DEEP WEST PHILLY TO A VERY TOUGH AREA. THE PEOPLE WERE COOL HELPING UNLOAD. OF COURSE I JOKE. A HUSBAND AND HIS WIFE CARRY THE LOVESEAT. NEXT IS THE LARGE SOFA. I SAY TO THE LITTLE GIRL , "
 OK , GRAB AN END " SHE GIGGLES. THIS COUPLE WANTED THESES COUCHES BUT THEY ARE HELPING ME WAY MORE. GETTING RID OF THE COUCHES IS HUGE.

 I STOP AT THE NAIL TO PREP AND GET A/C ON.

 WHEELS AND YOUNGEST SPEND OVER 5 HOURS GOING THROUGH A SHIT LOAD OF STUFF IN OUR ART ROOM. THIS WILL BE RENTED OUT TO OUR ELDEST FRIEND STARTING ON MONDAY. I HELPED WHEN I GOT HOME.

 I TRY FITTING AN A/C UNIT INTO THE ART ROOM WINDOW...IT'S TOO BIG. I GO TO THE RENTAL TO FLIP FLOP THE A'/C'S AND AGAIN....IT'S TOO BIG. I FINALLY FLIP FLOP MY BEDROOM A/C AND MACGYVER THE UNIT INTO THE SMALL WINDOW.

 NEXTDOOR WEBSITE WORKS - MY POST AND 1 DAY LATER A GUY REMOVED HALF THE HUGE LOGS IN THE BACK YARD. HE SAYS HE WILL RETURN FOR THE REST NEXT WEEK.

 DAY IS NOT OVER , NOT EVEN CLOSE.

 BACK HOME I MAKE 2 HOT DOGS AT 5PM. I THAN TRY TO NAP FOR 30 MINUTES. I TAKE A SHOWER AND HEAD TO THE NAIL.

 I PREP AND DIRECT 5 BANDS FOR TONIGHT. THE BARTENDER ARRIVES AND THE NIGHT ROLLS ON. THE RAIN CAME AGAIN. IT WAS A PEACEFUL NIGHT BUT EVERYONE WAS SUPER COOL AND GOOD MUSIC.

 PHILLIES ABSOLUTELY LET A GAME GET AWAY FROM THEM.....BLOW.

  HEAD HOME AND I CHILL WITH MY ELDEST AND YOUNGEST FOR ABOUT 1 HOUR. WE HAVE SOME NIGHT CAPS AND WATCH TV. BY 2AM I HAD TO GO TO BED.

  OH , I SET-UP 2 FANS AND POINTED THEM ALL AT MY YOUNGEST BEDROOM. I USED THE A/C COOL AIR FROM MY ROOM TO BLOW TOWARDS HER BEDROOM SINCE SHE DOES NOT HAVE A UNIT. THIS WAS AT 1:45AM.

 WELP , CAN'T WAIT TO DO THIS TOMORROW........ANNNNNND BLOW.

 A COUSIN TEXTING ME HIS EXPERIENCE WITH ANOTHER COUSIN......TOO FUNNY.

 CAN'T REMEMBER IF I WROTE THIS BUT I GOT A DOOR LOCK OFF FB MARKETPLACE. THE GIRL ACTUALLY DROPPED IT OFF.

 THERE WERE AT LEAST 20 OTHER THINGS I DID TODAY BUT FORGET.
 

   SUNDAY     7 - 30 - 23

 IT WAS A TOUGH DECISION BUT I HAD TO THINK LIKE SPOCK........WHAT IS LOGICAL ?

 START MORNING OFF MEETING A BROTHER AT OUR RENTAL PROPERTY. WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST JOINED US. THEY CONCENTRATED ON FILLING HEDGE CLIPPINGS IN TRASHCANS , WEEDING , AND SPACKLING. MY BROTHER AND I CONCENTRATED ON DEMOING THE KITCHEN , FRAMING OUT A CEILING , AND SPACKLING.

 THE RENTAL COMPLETE RESTORATION - IT WAS A GOOD DAY AND LIGHT CAN ACTUALLY BEEN SEEN AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL. NOW , THIS TUNNEL IS ABOUT 10 MILES LONG BUT I DID SEE SOME LIGHT. IT KINDA LOOKED LIKE A SMALL ASS WITH A BUTT PLUG THAT ILLUMINATES AT NIGHT.

 THIS WAS MY LAST DOUBLE SHIFT DAY OF PRETTY MUCH 2 1/2 WEEKS. I WILL HAVE OFF AT NIGHT FOR 4 DAYS. THIS MEANS EXTRA TIME AT THE RENTAL.

 WHEELS HEADS NORTH TO SPECTACULAR WEATHER. SHE HAD DINNER AT CHARLIE WEAVERS AND SAT WITH THE OWNER AND FAMILY. SHE SAID IT WAS A REALLY GOOD TIME. YES , I WAS ENVIOUS.

 I HAD THE DECISION OF HEADING NORTH ON MONDAY AND IT WAS HARD SINCE EVERYONE WAS TELLING ME TO GO. BUT , LOGIC MADE SO MUCH MORE SENSE , I JUST COULDN'T GO.  I HAVE 4 DAYS OF NO NAIL SHOWS SO THIS MEANS I CAN SPEND TIME AT THE RENTAL. I HAVE A MAJOR PAINT CREW COMING IN ON SATURDAY SO WAY TOO MUCH STUFF HAS TO GET DONE. I BE TWICE AS NERVOUS THINKING HOW MUCH COULD OF GOT DONE IF I HEADED NORTH.

 PHILLIES LOSE AN ABSOLUTE HEART BREAKER AND WINNABLE GAME. MAN , BEING A PHILLY FAN JUST HURTS.

 RIDE MOTORCYCLE TO THE NAIL FOR A 5 ACT NIGHT. THE FIRST 3 ACTS WERE SO NOT MY CUP OF TEA. IT WAS EXCRUCIATING TO LISTEN TOO....AT LEAST FOR ME. IT WAS WHITE NOISE MEETS KITCHEN UTENSILS BANGING AROUND IN A WASHER MACHINE. I DID REALLY LIKE THE LAST 2 BANDS.

 DRIVE MY YOUNGEST BACK TO SOUTH PHILLY. I HELPED HER BRING STUFF UP TO HER APARTMENT ( 3RD FLOOR ) AND THANKED HER FOR HELPING ME THIS WEEKEND. A GOOD THING WHEELS TALK TO US THE WHOLE RIDE ABOUT HER BEING UP NORTH AND WHAT SHE DID TODAY.

 I RETURN TO THE NAIL AND HELP UNTIL MIDNIGHT. THE LAST 2 BANDS WERE REALLY COOL.

 RIDE HOME AND SETTLE IN. I WATCH THE FINALE OF FUBAR WITH ARNOLD. OVERALL , I LIKED THE SERIES AND THE FINALE EXCEPT MAYBE THE FINAL COUPLE OF MINUTES. IT DID ENTERTAIN ME. ARNOLD IS SO BAD AT ACTING IT MAKES IT ACTUALLY GOOD.

  I TRIED WATCHING THE RE-BOOT OF FUTURAMA. IT HAS BEEN OFF TV FOR 10 YEARS. THIS IS THE 2ND TIME I FELL ASLEEP.

 ANOTHER DAY UP AT 6AM AND HEADING TO BED AROUND 1AM.

   MONDAY      7 - 31 - 23

 I TRULY FEEL I NEED TO GET ALOT OF THINGS DONE WITH THE RENTAL PROPERTY BY THURSDAY. WHY ? ......STARTING THURSDAY THE NAIL HAS 10 SHOWS IN A ROW. BY DAY 10 I WILL JOIN THE CAST OF THE WALKING DEAD.

 AT 10AM I MEET OUR BEER CLEANING TECH. SHE CLEANS THE LINES ESPECIALLY THE SAM ADAM SUMMER ALE WE HAVE BEEN HAVING TROUBLE WITH. I ALSO STOPPED FOR GAS.

 BY 11AM I AM AT THE RENTAL. TODAY I CONCENTRATED ON SPACKALING , SANDING , AND CAULKING. OF COURSE THERE WERE 10 OTHER THINGS BUT THESE 3 WERE THE MAIN TASKS.

 A GROUP OF 3 LOCAL TEENAGERS AND ONE SOLO TEENAGE STOPPED THE RENTAL WHILE I WAS WORKING. I HAVE A SIGN " FREE STUFF ON BACK DECK ". I WATCHED THEM THROUGH THE MINI-BLINDS. THEY TOOK NOTHING.....DAMN IT.

 BY 4PM I WAS EXHAUSTED. I GET A TEXT A NEW FRIEND/RENTER FOR OUR HOUSE HAS HER U-HAUL AND IN OUR DRIVEWAY. IT WAS TIMED RIGHT AND I HEAD HOME. I HELP HER MOVE HER STUFF UPSTAIRS TO THE ART ROOM WHICH IS NOW A BEDROOM. WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST DID AN EXCELLENT JOB OF CLEANING AND FIXING IT UP.

 EXTERMINATOR / GOOD FRIENDS OF MY BROTHER-IN-LAW AND GET INTO PHILLIES GAMES FOR FREE A 100 TIMES BILLED US $170. THE TECH STOPPED BY FOR NO MORE THAN 10 MINUTES , RAN THROUGH THE HOUSE , AND SPRAYED THE KITCHEN IN WHICH I TOLD HIM IT WAS ALL BEING REMOVED TOMORROW. TO SAY I WAS A BIT PEEVED WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT.

 VIA MY BROTHER KITCHEN CABINETS , COUNTERTOPS , AND SINK HAVE BEEN ORDERED. I WAS HOPING FOR 2 - 3 WEEKS BUT IT WILL MOSTLY BE CLOSER TO 5 WEEKS AROUND EARLY SEPTEMBER. THE SILVER LINING WILL BE ME GETTING ODDS AND ENDS DONE DURING THAT TIME SPAN.

 TALK TO WHEELS AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. SHE SAYS THE WEATHER IS PICTURE PERFECT. SHE TALKED TO SOME NEIGHBORS AND IS CHILLING. I WAS SITTING IN A ROOM WITH SHIT ALL OVER THE PLACE.

 THE NEW FRIEND/RENTER OF OUR HOUSE RETURNED A 2ND TIME WITH HER U-HAUL TRUCK. SHE DECIDED NOT TO UNLOAD BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN TOO LONG OF A DAY. SHE HAS DINNER READY PREPARED BY OUR ELDEST. HER DOG IS VERY SIMILAR TO OUR DOG. I HOPE THEY GET ALONG. JUST LIKE OUR PUP HER DOG DAISY TORE THE HELL OUT OF A STUFFED TOY. I TOOK A PICTURE AND SENT A TEXT SAYING " I HOPE MAZE IS NOT PISSED " TO MY ELDEST AND NEW FRIEND.

 PHILLIES WITH A NEEDED BOUNCE BACK 4 - 2 WIN.

 I SETTLE IN AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF STAR TREK : STRANGE NEW WORLDS. IT IS GOOD AGAIN.

 I AM PRETTY TIRED AND TRY TO GO TO BED AT 10:45AM.

 AT 3AM I AM UP DOING UPDATING THE BLOG FOR THE AUGUST BANDS AND SAVING MY WRITINGS INTO A NEW FOLDER. I COULD NOT BELIEVE THE LAST TIME I SHORTENED MY HISTORY PAGE WAS JANUARY 1ST. IT IS NOW JULY 1ST AT THE TOP. IT TOOK SOME TIME TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO SAVE MY HISTORY WRITINGS INTO A FOLDER. 

 AT 5:30AM I FORCE MYSELF TO GO BACK TO SLEEP. I ALSO TURNED OFF MY A/C BECAUSE MY ROOM WAS LIKE ICE.

 SPEAKING OF A/C. A FAMILY MEMBER GAVE US A 10K BTU BRAND NEW WINDOW A/C UNIT. I INSTALLED IT AT THE RENTAL. THESE UNITS ARE ABOUT $300 OR MORE.

 UP BY 8AM TO SHOWER , SHAVE , AND START ANOTHER CRAPPY ASS DAY.

  TUESDAY    8 - 1 - 23

 AND JUST LIKE THAT WE ARE IN AUGUST.

 I PUSHED PRETTY GOOD AGAIN TODAY AND MAN MY BODY IS HURTING. MY SIDE PAIN CAME BACK ALONG WITH A COUGH.

 OFF TO THE RENTAL AGAIN. I CONTINUE TO CONCENTRATE ON WALLS AND CEILINGS. THEY MUST BE READY TO PAINT BY SATURDAY. I AM AHEAD OF SCHEDULE AS 3 COATS OF JOINT COMPOUND HAVE BEEN APPLIED AND I USED A PALM SANDER TO SMOOTH AND SAND ALL AREAS. IT'S THE BEST THESE WALLS LOOKED IN 40 YEARS.

 I MET WITH A REP FROM NORMAN THE FLOORMAN. I AM GETTING A 2ND PRICE FOR CARPETING AND WOOD FLOORS. HE WAS COOL AND AN ARMY VET. I DON'T GET WHY THEY LIKE TO INSTALL FLOORING AFTER KITCHEN CABINETS GO IN. I DID GOOGLE IT AND REVIEWS AGREED WITH THIS METHOD. THIS MAKES ZERO SENSE TO ME. EVERYTHING IS WIDE OPEN. I MEAN C'MON , HOW MUCH ARE THE FLOORS REALLY GOING TO " MOVE ". ALSO , WHY DO I CARE ? THE PLACE WILL BE SOLD.

 A NOSY LANDLORD OF OTHER PROPERTIES STOPPED IN FOR THE 2ND TIME. I DON'T LIKE TALKING TO HER BECAUSE SHE IS A NUDGE. BUT , SHE DID SAY SHE MAY BE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING THE PROPERTY. I CALL BULLSHIT....BUT THAT'S ME.

 BY 3:45PM I WAS RUNNING ON FUMES. I HAD ONE MORE JOB TO DO AND THAT WAS DRAG TRASH TO THE CURB FOR PICK-UP TOMORROW BY THE TOWNSHIP. I WAS OUT THE DOOR BY 4:30PM AFTER DOING SOME LITTLE THINGS TOO.

 OH , ALL NIGHT I WAS THINKING OF FIXING MY LIGHTS ON THE UTILITY TRAILER THAN DUMPING THE FULL LOAD AT THE NAIL'S DUMPSTER. I HAD JUST ONE PROBLEM.....WHEELS HAS THE VEHICLE THAT PULLS THE TRAILER.

 AT HOME I JUST NEED TO NAP.  I CAN BARELY KEEP MY EYES OPEN. I CRASH FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES.

 TALK TO WHEELS. SHE WENT TO DINNER WITH SOME NEIGHBORS FOR " TACO TUESDAY ". SHE ALSO TOLD ME IT IS GOING DOWN TO 45 DEGREES TONIGHT. IT IS AMAZING AN 80 MINUTE DRIVE NORTH AND THE TEMPS ARE SO DIFFERENT.

 OUR MINIVAN RETURNS FROM A MOVING TRIP. I LENT IT TO A BARTENDER AND HER MOM. IT WAS AROUND 8:30PM. THE MOM THANKED ME 3 TIMES. OUR YOUNGEST DID HELP HER FRIEND MOVE-IN ABOUT 5 MINUTES FROM THEIR APARTMENT.

 ELDEST GOES ON A DATE TO SEE THE BARBIE MOVIE. SHE LIKED THE MOVIE BUT NOT THE DATE.

 ELDEST FRIENDS STOP BY TO SHOW ME NEW BABY. AHHH I REMEMBER THOSE DAYS. MY ADVICE TO THEM , " ENJOY EVERY SECOND, THIS INCLUDES CHANGING DIAPERS. THEY GROW UP SO FAST. "

 FORCE MYSELF TO TAKE TRASH TO THE CURB AT OUR HOUSE. I REALLY HOPE THE TRASH MEN TAKE ALL OF IT AT BOTH PROPERTIES.

 I WATCH OUR PHILLIES SCORE 3 RUNS IN THE 9TH INNING TO WIN 3 - 1. I THINK MY JINXES HELPED. I TOLD MYSELF , " DO NOT TOUCH THE TV REMOTE ANYMORE ". I WAS FLIPPING BACK AND FORTH TO OTHER CHANNELS WHILE WATCHING THE PHILLIES. FOR THE 9TH INNING........I DID NOTHING.

 I WATCH ANOTHER EPISODE OF STAR TREK : STRANGE NEW WORLDS. THIS SERIES IS BORDERLINE EXCELLENT.

 I TALK TO WHEELS ABOUT HER DAY AND MINE. WE ALSO HAD A GROUP TEXT GONG BACK AND FORTH.

 MY SIDE PAIN RETURNED BIG TIME. I WAS HURTING FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ABOUT A MONTH.

 OFF TO BED AND I DID SLEEP OKAY.

 WEDNESDAY   8 - 2 - 23

  THE RESULTS ARE IN FROM MY SLEEP STUDY. THE MASSIVE DATA IS OVERWHELMING. I SLEPT 45 MINUTES FROM 11PM TO 6AM AND WAS AROUSED 28 TIMES AN HOUR.  IT IS DETERMINED I HAVE SEVERE SLEEP APNEA AND HORNIER THAN A TEENAGER.

 MAN , I WAS SUPER EXHAUSTED TODAY AND NOW I HAVE NON-STOP COUGHING FITS.

 OFF TO THE RENTAL TO CONTINUE SPACKLING , SANDING , AND MORE. I ALSO TACKLED A POINTING PROJECT BY MIXING CEMENT AND APPLYING WHERE NEEDED LIKE A WINDOW WELL , TORNADO DOOR LEADING TO A BASEMENT , AND UNDER A DECK.  UNDER THE BACK DECK WAS BRUTAL. I ALSO LOADED UP SOME TRASH AND THINGS GOING BACK TO OUR HOUSE. AGAIN THE TOWNSHIP TOOK ALL TRASH AT BOTH PROPERTIES. I DID HAVE TO CLEAN UP THE STREET A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE A BAG LEAKED. I CAN NOT REMEMBER BEING THIS TIRED BEFORE.

 BACK HOME I TALK TO WHEELS AND ATE NOTHING FOR THE DAY. AGAIN , I JUST CAN'T KEEP MY EYES OPEN. I TRY TO NAP.

 I WALK OUR NEW RENTAL DOG. SHE IS VERY COOL AND VERY SIMILAR TO OUR PUP. THEY WILL MEET TOMORROW.

 PHILLIES WITH A BRUTAL CRUSHING LOSS. UP 5 - 0 AND TAKE LEADS IN THE 9TH , 10TH , AND 11TH INNINGS ANNNNNNNND LOSE. IT'S FUNNY , WHEN THEY WERE WINNING  5- 0 I SAID TO MYSELF ,. " THERE GOING TO LOSE THIS GAME. "

 ELDEST WANTS TO OPEN THE NAIL SO I HOP ON MY MOTORCYCLE TO PREP. BUT.........I GET NO FURTHER THAN TO THE END OF MY DRIVEWAY. WHY ?..........SOMEONE HIT THE LIVING BEJESUS OUT OF OUR WOOD BORDER. I MEAN IT WAS A BIG TRUCK BECAUSE AT LEAST 12 BOARDS WERE NEAR THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET. I SEMI PUT EVERYTHING BACK.

 NOW I RIDE MY BIKE AND I RIDE BY THE RENTAL. I DO THIS OFTEN. I WAVE TO A GUY TAKING A COFFEE TABLE......NICE.

 AT THE NAIL I VACUUM AND SPEND ABOUT 45 MINUTES CLEANING. I HAVE 10% ENERGY AND DON'T KNOW HWY.

 TALK TO A BROTHER WHO IS GOING TO HELP OUT AT THE RENTAL TOMORROW WITH PAINTING AND PREPPING.

 TALK TO ANOTHER BROTHER WHO IS GOING TO HELP OUT ON SUNDAY.

 LOOKS LIKE MY PAINTING PARTY COULD HAVE UP TO 8 PEOPLE HELPING. WE WILL SEE.

 IT IS 3AM AND COLD IN MY BEDROOM. I TURN OFF MY WINDOW A/C AND BEEN UP EVERY SINCE. IT IS NOW 6AM. I WILL TRY TO GET AT LEAST ONE MORE SLEEP IN......I HAVE TO.

 THESE COUGHING FITS ARE NO JOKE.

 SEE MY ELDEST COME IN AT 3:30AM. I DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING.

  THURSDAY      8 - 3 - 23

 I THINK I GOT SOME KIND OF DISEASE BEING AT THIS RENTAL SO MANY STRAIGHT DAYS. I AM HAVING COUGHING FITS HEARD AT LEAST FROM 2 BLOCKS AWAY.

 WELP , IT'S 4AM....BLOW.

 WHEELS MAKES IT HOME WITH THE PUP FROM UP NORTH. SHE SAID THE WEATHER WAS PICTURE PERFECT. THE FUN THING WAS OUR PUP MEETING THE NEW PUP LIVING WITH US. I HELP HER UNLOAD AS THE PUPS PLAY WITH EACH OTHER. OUR NEW RENTER HELPS ME UNLOAD ABOUT 30 PIECES OF SPLIT FIREWOOD WHEELS BROUGHT HOME.

 SPEAKING OF FIRE WOOD. A FB MARKETPLACE GUY SAYS HE WILL RETURN FOR THE REMAINING LARGE LOGS ANOTHER DAY. HE STOPPED BY LAST WEEK AND TOOK ABOUT HALF.......WE WILL SEE.

 WHEELS AFTER PHYSICAL THERAPY PICKS UP A BRAND NEW ENTRY LOCK JUST 1 MILE FOR HER APPOINTMENT. FB MARKETPLACE RULES. I WAS FIRST IN LINE AFTER A 3 MINUTE POST. THE WOMAN GIVING THE LOCK AWAY SAID OVER 30 PEOPLE INQUIRED.

 SPEAKING OF FB MARKETPLACE - A GUY WAS GIVING AWAY BRAND NEW CARPET IN LIGHT GREY. HE WAS JUST 5 MILES FROM OUR RENTAL HOUSE. IT WAS EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED. HE JUST BOUGHT A HOUSE AND WANTED ALL CARPET OUT SINCE HE WAS DOING HARDWOOD. THIS MEANS I WOULD GET NEW CARPET AND PADDING FOR FREE. THIS WOULD BE HUGE EXCEPT ONE THING. I ASKED THE GUY VIA MESSAGE 3 FUCKING TIMES " DOES THE CARPET NEED TO BE PULLED UP OR IS IT ROLLED UP AND READY TO BE PICKED UP ? " HIS ONLY ANSWER , " IT NEEDS TO BE TODAY. " I EVEN POSTED A FB POST ASKING FOR A CARPET INSTALLER. THIS WOULD OF WENT DOWN. BUT THE JERK OFF GUY NEVER ANSWERED THE FUCKING QUESTION. IF THE CARPET WAS PULLED AND ROLLED UP SITTING IN A GARAGE I WOULD OF GOT IT. I CHECK THE GUY'S FB POST ABOUT 30 MINUTES LATER AND IT WAS " SOLD ".

 OUR NEW RENTER FESSED UP AND SAID SHE HIT OUR WOOD DRIVEWAY BORDER WITH HER U-HAUL TRUCK.....I ALREADY NEW.

 YESTERDAY WAS THE MOST EXHAUSTED I EVER BEEN. TODAY WAS A CLOSE 2ND.

 TO THE RENTAL :

 MET WITH SALES REPS FOR A SKYLIGHT ( WENT ON THE ROOF WITH THE WORKER) AND FLOORING.

 I SPENT ABOUT 30 MINUTES BREAKING DOWN THE KITCHEN CABINETS WE TOOK OUT LAST WEEK. MY GOD THEY WERE IN DEPLORABLE CONDITION. THEY LITERALLY FELL APART.

 CONTINUE SPACKLING AND SANDING ALONG WITH SOME OTHER PROJECTS LIKE TAKING STUFF OUT OF THE HOUSE THAT IS NOT NEEDED ANYMORE.

 CHECK THIS OUT - THIS IS MY FUCKING LUCK TO A FUCKING TEE - I ORDERED 10 TRAILER LIGHTS FOR MY UTILITY TRAILER. THE RED PLASTIC COVERS WERE UNBELIEVABLY HARD TO REMOVE. NOW I MUST INSERT THE NEW BULBS. PRETTY EASY RIGHT ?.....FUCK NO !  I BROKE 6 BULBS JUST TRYING TO INSERT THEM INTO THE LIGHT HARNESS. IT WAS BORDERLINE UN-FUCKING-BELIEVABLE. THEY KEPT BREAKING. I WAS SO GOD DAMN FURIOUS. THIS SHOULD TAKE ABOUT 3 SECONDS TO INSERT A NEW BULB. IT TOOK ME 30 MINUTES.

 BUT IT'S NOT OVER - ONCE THE BULBS WERE INSERTED NOW I MUST RE-INSTALLED THE RED BRAKE LIGHT COVERS. HOLY SHIT I HAD TO LAY DOWN A TARP AND THIS TOOK ME ANOTHER 30 MINUTES. I WAS FUCKING FURIOUS THIS TOOK SO LONG TO INSTALL 3 GOD DAMN LIGHT BULBS AND RE-INSTALL 4 LIGHT COVERS. WASTE OF FUCKING TIME !!

 ALL TRAILER LIGHTS ARE WORKING....EXCEPT THE DRIVING LIGHTS. WELP , GUESS I AM NOT DRIVING AT NIGHT.

 I TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL TO EMPTY THE TRAILER. I SEE A SHITLOAD OF CORONA BOXES AND BOTTLES IN MY DUMPSTER AGAIN. THESE ARE THE LANDSCAPERS NEXT DOOR WHO USE MY DUMPSTER. I TOOK THE BOXES AND BOTTLES OUT AND PLACED THEM ON THE SIDE OF THE BUILDING. I UNLOAD THE TRAILER AND LEAVE SOME ROOM FOR OUR NIGHTLY TRASH FROM THE NAIL. I GOT EVERYTHING IN EXCEPT 2 LARGE COUCH PILLOWS.

 BACK TO THE RENTAL I BACK UP THE TRAILER TO THE DECK AND FILL IT AGAIN WITH THE OLD KITCHEN CABINETS THAT I BROKE DOWN EARLIER. I BRING THE UTILITY TRAILER HOME AND STORE IT IN THE GARAGE UNTIL OUR NAIL DUMPSTER IS EMPTIED ON TUESDAY. I FRIGGIN' LOVE MY UTILITY TRAILER.

 BACK TO THE RENTAL FOR A 3RD TIME AT 4PM. I AM ABSOLUTELY EXHAUSTED. I MEET MY BROTHER WHO DOES THE REMAINING TOUCH-UP SPACKLING AND BEGINS OIL PAINTING AKA KILZ. THESE WALLS ARE WAY TO NICE NOW. I STAY ABOUT 45 MINUTES AND MUST GO HOME.

 AT HOME I NAP UNTIL 7PM. I HAD ZERO ENERGY.

 PHILLIES WITH A VERY NICE BOUNCE BACK WIN AFTER THAT CRUSHING LOSS THE NIGHT BEFORE.

 I SHOWER AND TAKE A MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO OPEN THE NAIL. I FINISH VACUUMING AND SETTING UP THE DRUM KIT ALONG WITH CHANGING ANOTHER CO2 TANK. I MAKE A SMALL PIZZA AND COULD ONLY EAT 3 SLICES. IT WAS ALL I ATE ALL DAY. THESE PIECES WERE TINY AND I COULD NOT BELIEVE I COULD ONLY EAT THREE. I GAVE THEM TO THE BARTENDER AND HER FRIEND WHO ARRIVED AROUND 8:30PM.

 BY 9PM I RIDE HOME. I SETTLE IN WITH WHEELS AND SHE TELLS ME ABOUT HER PHYSICAL THERAPY APPOINTMENT. THE DOCTOR KNEW OUR NEIGHBORHOOD , HER FRIENDS / FAMILY , AND THE NAIL.

 WITH THE PUP LAYING NEXT TO ME I GENTLY RUB HER FOR ABOUT AN HOUR AS WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF COMMUNITY.

 I COULDN'T BELIEVE I STAYED UP TO NEARLY 12 MIDNIGHT. I HEAD TO BED AND THE PUP JOINS ME. I SLEPT UNTIL 4AM , PEED , AND TOOK 3 ADVIL. IT IS NOW 6:30AM........BLOW.

  FRIDAY    8 - 4 - 23

 THE 2ND OF 10 DAYS WORKING DOUBLE SHIFTS...........THERE IS NO PITY FOR PAIN.

  ANOTHER LONG DOUBLE DAY / NIGHT BUT THERE IS ONE SILVER LINING - THE 30 POUNDS I LOST HAS STAYED OFF. IN FACT , IF I KEEP WORKING THESE INSANE HOURS TO WHERE I DRIVE MYSELF INTO THE GROUND I COULD BE THE LOWEST WEIGHT I HAVE BEEN IN ABOUT 25 YEARS. WAIT ?......THAT'S NOT A GOOD THING IS IT ?

 TOO EFFICIENT - MY BROTHER WHO IS A PAINTER BY TRADE CAME IN ON THURSDAY TO " TOUCH UP " SPACKLING. I ARRIVE THIS MORNING AND HE " TOUCHED UP " THE WHOLE HOUSE. OH MY GOD I RE-HAND SANDED EVERYWHERE. I HAD SO MUCH WHITE DUST ON ME I LOOKED LIKE I JUST FILMED A SCENE FROM SCARFACE.

 MY GOAL TODAY WAS TO GET THE RENTAL HOUSE READY FOR THE BIG PAINTING DAY ON SATURDAY. I AM HOPING AT LEAST 6 PEOPLE WILL SHOW.  I CONCENTRATED ON SPACKLING , SANDING , CAULKING , AND KILZING AGAIN. I BELIEVE I AM AT 98% READY.

 ON MY NEW NEXTDOOR POST 3 PEOPLE HAVE CONTACTED ME ABOUT PICKING UP THE LARGE LOGS IN THE BACK YARD. I ALSO CONTACTED THE GUY WHO TOOK THE FIRST BATCH LAST WEEK. HE SAID HE WOULD RETURN. I BELIEVE NO ONE.

 IT LOOKS LIKE I WILL ADD ANOTHER LARGE PROJECT TO THE RENTAL. IT IS SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN BOTHERING ME FOR OVER 30 YEARS........THE EXTERIOR BRICK. I TALKED TO MY BROTHER AND THERE SHOULD BE SOME DOWN TIME WHILE WAITING FOR KITCHEN CABINETS AND BATHROOM STUFF. I WANT TO PAINT THE WHOLE EXTERIOR OF THE HOUSE. THE DISCOLORATION NOW IS HORRIBLE. A NEW ONE COLOR LOOK WILL MAKE IT SEEM LIKE NIGHT AND DAY. UGH.....NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS PROJECT. THOUGH I DID PAINT MY WHOLE BY MYSELF.

  EXHAUSTED I TAKE A RIDE TO HOME DEPOT TO PICK UP DRYWALL. A YOUNG KID HELPED ME LOAD THE PRODUCT INTO MY VAN. I BELIEVE WE SMASHED EVERY SINGLE DAMN SHEET OF DRYWALL. I WAS LITERALLY CURSING BY THE END.  THE KID SULKED AWAY AND CRIED BY A PUSH CART.

 BACK HOME I TAKE A NAP AND THAN SHOWER.

 OFF TO THE NAIL AND I ENJOYED WORKING WITH THE BARTENDERS. OUR ONE ENTHUSIASTIC BARTENDER NEVER WANTS TO LEAVE. WE STAYED TO AROUND 12:30AM WHEN WE COULD OF GOT OUT OF THERE BY 11PM. I DID ENJOY TALKING TO 4 LOCAL GUYS FROM MY NEIGHBORHOOD AND 3 OLDER MUSICIANS.

 PHILLIES NOW HAVE THE MOST HOME GAMES LEFT IN THE SEASON OUT OF ANY TEAM IN ALL OF BASEBALL. THEY START THE SERIES WITH THE WORST TEAM IN ALL OF BASEBALL THE KANSANS CITY ROYALS........THEY LOSE.

 BACK HOME I CHILL WITH MY YOUNGEST , ELDEST , AND THE PUP. WE HAVE A NIGHTCAP , MOZZARELLA & PRETZELS , AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF LAST MEAL WITH TOM HANKS ( GOOD ) AND AN EPISODE OF FUTURAMA ( BETTER ).

 OFF TO BED AFTER 1:30AM WHICH WAS TOO LATE FOR ME SINCE I HAVE AN EXTREMELY LONG DAY TOMORROW. BUT.......I ENJOYED IT. I ACTUALLY DID NOT PUT MY WINDOW A/C UNIT ON BECAUSE TEMPS WENT DOWN TO THE 60'S.

   SATURDAY    8 - 5 - 23

 THESE DAYS ARE JUST RIDICULOUSLY LONG. BUT......I GOT HELP ON THIS ONE.

 I HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT THIS WORK DAY FOR ABOUT 3 WEEKS. WELL , IT CAME AND WE BUSTED OUT SOME THINGS WITH 10 PEOPLE. THE MORE HANDS....THE MORE TASKS GET DONE.

 - ALL WOODWORK IN THE HOUSE WAS PAINTED TWICE.

 - ALL WINDOWS SILLS WERE DEEP CLEANED.

 - ALL WINDOW GLASS WAS CLEANED.

 - FRONT PORCH RAILING SANDED AND PAINTED.

 - 2ND COAT OF POINTING BRICKS.

 - LAYERED A 2ND COAT OF CEMENT UNDER THE DECK , BEHIND A DOWNSPOUT ,  ALONG TOP OF DECK TRIM , AND OTHER AREAS.  

 - REPLACED SCREENS ON SOME WINDOWS.

 - CLEANED OUT THOROUGHLY THE TORNADO DOOR ENTRANCE AND STEPS.

 IT WAS QUITE NICE TO SEE MY KIDS , WHEELS , BARTENDERS , AND SOME OF THEIR FRIENDS HELPING US. THE RENTAL PROJECT IS A HUGE UNDERTAKING AND HAVING HELPING HANDS GOES A LONG WAY.

  WE HAVE PIZZA AND SODA AT LUNCHTIME AND IT WAS NICE.

 BY 3PM EVERYONE WENT BACK TO OUR HOUSE TO SHOWER AND CHILL.

 I STAYED BACK FOR ABOUT ANOTHER HOUR TO RE-INSTALLED FRONT DOOR LOCKS AND HELP FINISH THE RAILING OUT FRONT.

 BACK HOME I CHECK EMAILS , FALL ASLEEP , SHOWER , AND HEAD TO MY BROTHER'S DUAL BIRTHDAY PARTY. I BROUGHT A BARTENDER ALONG WITH ME.

 AT MY BROTHER'S PARTY I DID NOT REALIZE SO MANY KIDS BETWEEN 4 -14 WERE GOING TO BE THERE. HE HAD GAMES , BLOW UP SWIMMING POOLS , WATERFALL POOLS , TOYS , AND A PIÑATA. THE KIDS HAD A BLAST. I WAS TIRED BUT ENJOYED HANGING WITH MY BROTHERS , PARENTS , COUSINS , NEPHEWS , AND BOTH MY KIDS ( MY YOUNGEST I HAD TO CONVINCE A LITTLE ). FOOD WAS GOOD ALONG WITH MY SISTER-IN-LAW'S HOME MADE COOKIES.

 MY YOUNGEST ROOM MATE AND MY BARTENDER FOUND IT PRETTY FINNY AS THE BROTHERS JOKED ABOUT STUFF ESPECIALLY ON HOW WARM THE HOUSE WAS. I THOUGHT IT WAS OKAY.

 WE SAY OUR GOODBYES AND AGAIN I WAS SO TIRED AND HAD PLANS BUT I WAS GLAD I MADE AN APPEARANCE.

 OFF TO THE NAIL AND I WAS SURPRISED HOW IT PICKED UP TO A STEADY NIGHT. THE HIGHLIGHT WAS AN ADORABLE FEMALE UKRAINIAN MUSICIAN. I POSTED A FB VIDEO OF HER PLAYING AN ELECTRIC VIOLIN IN BARE FEET. THE ONLY DOWN SIDE.....SHE WAS AN HOUR LATE. I ALSO HAD TO BRING MY ELDEST OVER TO HELP ME DO SOUND BECAUSE I COULD NOT UNDERSTAND HER ENGLISH.

 THE NIGHT MOVED REALLY WELL AND EVERYONE WAS VERY COOL.

 BY A LITTLE AFTER MIDNIGHT WE WERE DONE AND ROLLED OUT. I DROVE OUR BARTENDER HOME AND GOT TO SEE MY YOUNGEST WHICH IS ALWAYS A TREAT....EVEN THOUGH I HUNG OUT WITH HER THE WHOLE DAY PAINTING.

 I ROLL HOME WITH A NEW TRADITION.....I TALK TO MY YOUNGEST THE WHOLE RIDE HOME. THIS KEEPS ME AWAKE AND OCCUPIED DURING THE RIDE. PLUS , I ENJOY TALKING TO HER SO MUCH.

 AT HOME I CATCH THE LAST 10 MINUTES OF SATURDAY NIGHT, I ONLY WATCHED IT BECAUSE THE HOSTS WERE STEVE MARTIN AND MARTIN SHORT WITH SELENA GOMEZ MAKING AN APPEARANCE.

 BY 2AM I HEAD TO BED PRETTY DAMN TIRED. TOMORROW I DO THE WHOLE DAMN THING AGAIN.

  SUNDAY   8 - 7 - 23

 THERE'S NO PITY FOR PAIN.

 THIS WAS A VERY PRODUCTIVE DAY WITH THE HELP OF NOT 1 BUT 2 BROTHERS.

 BY 8:45AM I AM AT THE RENTAL WITH ONE BROTHER.  WE BEGIN DRYWALLING ALL WALLS AND THE CEILING WHILE RUNNING ELECTRIC AND INSTALLING RECESSED LIGHTS. SEVERAL HOURS LATER A 2ND BROTHER HELPS OUT. WE WORKED IN TANDEM AND FINISHED EVERYTHING INCLUDING A COAT OF JOINT COMPOUND. WHEELS HELPED TOO BY BLUE TAPING WALLS IN PREPARATION FOR PAINTING AND ORGANIZING ALL TOOLS. IT SEEMS LITTLE BUT IT IS A BIG HELP. SHE LATER STOPPED BY AT NIGHT TO BRING SOME OFF-CUT PIECES OF DRYWALL INSIDE DUE TO THE RAIN COMING.

 BY 3PM WE ARE DONE FOR THE DAY. THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO AND IT IS INCREDIBLY OVERWHELMING BUT AGAIN I JUST TRY TO LOOK AT IT AS " ONE DAY AT A TIME ". ACTUALLY , MORE LIKE....." ONE HOUR AT A TIME ".

 BACK HOME TO FINISH MY BLOG , EMAILING , SHOWER , AND QUICK DINNER WITH WHEELS.

 RIDE MY BIKE TO THE NAIL AND WE GET SLAMMED WITH PEOPLE. I HAD TO BRING IN OUR 2ND BARTENDER 2 HOURS EARLIER. MUSIC , PEOPLE , AND THE WHOLE SHOW WAS REALLY FUN.

 OH , MY MOTORCYCLE RAN OUT OF GAS ABOUT 1/2 MILE FROM A GAS STATION. I WAS PUSHING HOW FAR I COULD GO ON 1 TANK OF GAS. THE GOOD THING IS THIS BIKE HAS A RESERVE TANK. I MOVED THE SWITCH TO " RESERVE " AND THE BIKE STARTED BACK UP AND I GOT TO A GAS STATION.

 BY 11:30PM I ROLL HOME. I LET THE BARTENDERS CLOSE BECAUSE I WAS JUST TOO TIRED.

 I CHILL WITH 2 DOGS AND WATCH A VERY DIFFERENT EPISODE OF STAR TREK : STRANGE NEW WORLDS. IT WAS SO DIFFERENT I GOOGLED IT.  THE REVIEWS WERE PHENOMENAL AND IT ENDS UP THE WHOLE CAST HAS SINGING BACKGROUNDS AND STAGE EXPERIENCE. YEP , THIS EPISODE HAD MAJOR SINGING IN IT. THIS IS USUALLY SOMETHING I DON'T ADHERE TOO BUT IT WAS SO DIFFERENT AND THEY WERE SO FREAKIN' GOOD I ACTUALLY LIKED IT.

 OFF TO BED AROUND 1AM. IT WAS LONG BUT PRODUCTIVE DAY AT THE RENTAL AND AT THE NAIL......AND OUR PHILLIES WON WHICH IS VERY NICE TOO.

  MONDAY     8 - 7 - 23

 AND THAN THE RAIN , WIND , AND TORNADOES CAME. WELL , NOT REALLY........AGAIN.

 OFF TO THE NAIL BECAUSE I FORGOT ( AND TOO TIRED ) TO DO THE MARQUEE LAST NIGHT. WHILE I WAS THERE I DECIDED TO CLEAN , VACUUM , CHANGE THE MARQUEE , MAKE PRODUCT ORDERS , AND GO ACROSS THE STREET TO MAKE AN EXTRA HOUSE KEY AT THE HARDWARE STORE. THIS WASTED ALOT OF TIME.

 RIGHT TO THE RENTAL AND I SPENT A SOLID HOUR SPACKLING THE KITCHEN. I WASTED TOO MUCH ENERGY AND FELT TODAY WAS NOT PRODUCTIVE.

 BY 2PM I HEAD BACK HOME. I GET SOME THINGS DONE AND NAP.

 BY 5:30PM I HAVE SOME DINNER AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. THE WEATHER FORECASTERS ARE CALLING FOR WICKED RAIN , WIND , AND TORNADOES ALL NIGHT.

 3 OF 4 BANDS ARRIVE AND WE LOAD THEM IN.

 THE RAIN CAME FOR ABOUT A SOLID 2 MINUTES AND THESE 2 POOR GIRLS GOT SPLOOGED WITH WATER. AFTER THAT 2 MINUTES IT WAS A HARD DRIZZLE AND EVENTUALLY STOPPED AFTER ABOUT 90 MINUTES. GEE.....WAY OFF AGAIN ON PREDICTIONS AND PANICKING EVERYONE.  THEY EVEN CANCELLED THE PHILLIES GAME WHICH COULD OF BEEN PLAYED.

 I AM SURPRISED WE HAD A NICE CROWD. THE NIGHT MOVED ALONG AND I POSTED SOME PICTURES AND A VIDEO OF A PRETTY COOL MERCH TABLE.

 BY MIDNIGHT I WAS FIGHTING TO STAY AWAKE. MY BODY IS ACHING. I HEAD HOME SLOW MOVING.

 AT HOME I MAKE A NIGHTCAP , WATCH TV FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES , AND HEAD TO BED. THIS WAS NIGHT 6 OF 10 STRAIGHT LIVE MUSIC SHOWS.

 TUESDAY         8 - 8 - 23

 WELP , ANOTHER DAY. HANDS AND ELBOWS NOW HURTING.

 AT THE RENTAL I BEGIN " CUTTING " CEILINGS. I HAVE TO STOP AT 11AM.

 WHEELS ARRIVES AND I DRIVE HER TO THE AIRPORT FOR A BUSINESS MEETING. 

 I MAKE 2 FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE STOPS ON THE WAY HOME......A BASS ALE BEER SIGN AND A RECESSED LIGHT WITH 6 CONNECTORS.

 OF COURSE, I CALL MY BEER REP AND THEY HAVE NOT HAD A BASS ALE DELIVERY IN 9 MONTHS.

 I HEAD DIRECTLY BACK TO RENTAL AND FINISH " CUTTING " THE CEILINGS WITH 2 COATS. I EVEN DID CLOSETS WHICH WAS SO NOT NECESSARY.

 TRASH TUESDAY - I PUT TRASHCANS OUT FOR THE TOWNSHIP AT BOTH MY PROPERTY AND THE RENTAL. LITTLE BY LITTLE IT IS ALL GONE.........UNTIL WE DEMO THE BASEMENT AND BATHROOM. 

 AT 2:30PM I WRAP IT UP AND HEAD TO MY HOUSE TO HITCH UP MY UTILITY TRAILER.  I SPEND ABOUT 5 MINUTES TARPING THE TRAILER AND HEAD TO THE NAIL

 AT THE NAIL I UNLOAD THE TRAILER AND DO SOME MINOR THINGS INSIDE.

 BACK HOME I PUT AWAY THE TRAILER FOR ANOTHER DAY.

 IT IS 3:45PM I NEED TO CHECK EMAILS , POST SOCIAL MEDIA BAND STUFF , AND NAP.

 BY 5:45PM I HEAD BACK TO THE NAIL FOR A 4 BAND NIGHT. THE FIRST BAND I REALLY LIKED , THE NEXT 2 ACTS ....MY GOD , AND THE 4TH BAND WAS 2 1/2 HOURS LATE SO I CANCELLED THEM.  I DID NOT CARE. IF I CAN'T GET A HEADS UP THAN JUST DON'T PLAY.

 ROLL HOME ON MY MOTORCYCLE AND ACTUALLY IT WAS A EARLY......10:30PM. I FINISHED WATCHING A MOVIE I STARTED 3 NIGHTS AGO CALLED HORRIBLE BOSSES. IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD.

 PHILLIES WIN GAME 1 OF DOUBLE HEADER BUT LOSE THE 2ND IN THE GOOD OLD FASHION OF SHITTING THE BED. MY GOD THIS TEAM IS SO FRUSTRATING SOMETIMES. THEY BLEW A 2 - 0 LEAD AND A 4 - 2 LEAD. END UP LOSING 5 - 4.

 TALK TO WHEELS A BIT , MAKE MY BED , CHECK EMAILS , WALK THE PUP , AND BY 11:30PM I'M OFF TO BED.

 I SO WANT TO TAKE A BREAK FROM THE RENTAL HOUSE WORK BUT I PROMISED MYSELF I DO SOMETHING EVERY DAY......EVEN IF IT IS JUST 2 HOURS. THERE IS TOOL AND PRODUCT STUFF ALL OVER THE PLACE.

  WEDNESDAY     8 - 9 - 23

 3 MORE NIGHTS OF DOUBLE SHIFTS.......BLOW.

 WELL YOU KINDA KNOW THE ROUTINE.

 I CUT THE LAWNS AT OUR HOUSE AND THE RENTAL. I WAS GOING TO JUST KEEP THE RIDING MOWER AT THE RENTAL BUT I FORGOT THE KEYS TO THE HOUSE.

 I PUT OUT A LARGE HORSE AND LARGE TEDDY BEAR AT OUR CURB. I POSITIONED THE BEAR TO SNUGGLE WITH THE HORSE. I ALSO PLACED A SCOOTER OUT. ALL 3 WERE TAKEN IN UNDER 24 HOURS. 

 A GOOD THING - FAMILY , BARTENDERS , AND SOME FRIENDS HELPING AT THE RENTAL.

 THE BAD THING - MOST OF THE TIME I AM BY MYSELF. MY BROTHER TEXTED ME , " YOU'RE DOING GREAT , JUST 10,000 MORE HOURS TO GO. " YOU KNOW , HE MIGHT NOT BE TOO FAR OFF.

 THE TRASH MEN TOOK ALL THE TRASH. THIS IS ALWAYS A SLIGHTLY REWARDING FEELING.

 A YOUNG GUY ASKING IF WE NEED AN EXTERMINATOR STOPPED BY. HE FIRST WENT TO THE ADJOINING HOUSE. THAN TO ME. I LOOKED HORRIBLE WITH CRAPPY CLOTHES AND PAINT ALL OVER ME. I JUST STARED AT HIM. HE FIST PUNCH ME AND SAID , " ALL GOOD. " I JUST CONTINUED TO STARE LIKE GRANDPA SIMPSON.

 I FELT PRODUCTIVE TODAY AS I STARTED THE CEILINGS. THE FIRST FLOOR MAIN ROOMS ARE COMPLETE WITH 2 COATS AND CAME OUT VERY GOOD. I WAS TIRED AND MOVED THE PAINT UPSTAIRS FOR TOMORROW. AT THE LAST SECOND I SAID TO MYSELF , " LET ME JUST START THE 2ND FLOOR. " I GOT SOME KIND OF 2ND AND 3RD WINDS AND FINISHED THE FIRST COAT IN 3 BEDROOMS , 3 CLOSETS , AND A HALLWAY. I WAS ALSO QUITE PROUD OF A MAJOR CEILING PATCH I DID IN THE MAIN BEDROOM......NO ONE CARES.

 WASH OFF 100'S OF MISTING PAINT ON MY ARMS. I ALSO LAID DOWN PAPER TOWELS EVERY 6 FEET TO SEE WHERE RAIN WATER IS ENTERING THE BASEMENT.

 HEAD HOME TIRED AGAIN. I MAKE A BURGER AND WATCH THE ENDING OF STAR TREK : STRANGE NEW WORLDS. THIS EPISODE IS ALOT OF SINGING AND I ENJOYED EVERY SECOND OF IT. SO MUCH SO I EVEN WATCHED " THE READY ROOM " WITH WIL WHEATON AFTER THE EPISODE. IT WAS THAT DAMN GOOD. THE REVIEWS WERE OFF THE CHARTS WITH THIS EPISODE AND GROUND BREAKING. SINGING STUFF IS SO NOT MY CUP OF TEA BUT THIS EPISODE AND THESE ACTORS ARE BORDERLINE PHENOMENAL.

 PHILLIES TRADE FOR PITCHER MICHAEL LORENZEN. HIS FIRST START HE GOES 7 INNINGS AND GIVES UP 2 RUNS. TONIGHT HE PITCHED A NO HITTER. IT WAS THE 14TH IN PHILLIES HISTORY.

 KINDA COOL :

 - PHILLIES BRING UP WESTON WILSON WHO HAS BEEN IN THE MINOR LEAGUES FOR 7 YEARS. HE SET RECORDS FOR FIRST AT BAT WITH A HOME RUN AND STEALING A BASE. BUT MY BIG THING WAS SEEING HIS FAMILY IN THE STANDS SHOWN MULTIPLE TIMES. HIS DAD WAS CRYING. OH , WILSON'S WIFE......PIECE OF ASS.

 - LORENZEN THROWS A NO HITTER. IN THE STANDS.....HIS FAMILY CHEERING AND CRYING. OH , LORENZEN'S WIFE.....PIECE OF ASS.

 I SHOWER , CHANGE , AND RIDE MY MOTORCYCLE TO THE NAIL WHERE I FIND OUT A TOURING BAND HAS BEEN WAITING 6 FUCKING HOURS. THEY ALSO BROUGHT AN UNDERAGE " PHOTOGRAPHER ". THE MAIN GUY COMPLAINED ABOUT WAITING 6 HOURS AND DOING THE SOUND. I TRIED TO GET HIM OFF OUR MIXING BOARD BUT HE KEPT COMING BACK TO PLAY HIS MUSIC ON OUR SYSTEM. I THOUGHT THIS WAS KINDA IGNORANT NOT TO ASK ME FIRST. IT WAS SO SLOW I DID NOT CARE. I ALSO GAVE THE BARTENDER OFF TONIGHT. YEP , I WAS DOING THE DOOR , BARTENDING , FOOD ORDERS , AND HELPING WITH SOUND A LITTLE.

 THE GOOD THING WAS THE SHOW WAS SUPPOSE TO START AT 8:30PM. I CONVINCE THEM TO START AT 7:45PM. THREE PEOPLE SHOWED UP....ALL GIRLS.....ALL EASY ON THE EYES. THE 2ND BAND FINISHED BY 9:15PM. I WAS READY TO LEAVE BY 9:16PM.

 OH LOADING IN AND OUT THIS BAND SURE TOOK THEIR TIME. I GOT HOME AND TURNED ON THE CAMERAS ANDTHEY ARE STILL OUT FRONT. I SEE THEY LEFT A BOX ON MY NEIGHBORS PROPERTY.

  I DRIVE BACK TO THE NAIL WITH MY ELDEST SINCE WE HAD TO ANYWAY TO PICK UP OUR CAR LEFT THERE THE NIGHT BEFORE. THE BOX WAS A HALF CASE OF MONSTER ENERGY DRINK. I WAS GLAD THEY FORGOT IT.

 RETURN HOME FOR THE 2ND TIME AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF FUTURAMA WITH MY ELDEST.

 TALK TO WHEELS AND SHE HAD A LONG DAY OF TRAINING EMPLOYEES BUT GOT TO HAVE A VERY GOOD CATERED LUNCH AND LATER GOING OUT TO DINNER. ALL BILLS FOOTED BY THE COMPANY. I DID NOT KNOW HER COMPANY IS OWNED BY LOWES. HER COMPANY IS HUGE WHICH MAKES LOWES HUGER ? I DID THINK , " DOES WHEELS GET A DISCOUNT ? "

 WALK THE PUP , HAVE AN ICE COLD BEER PUDDLER'S ROW  ( I STORED IN THE FRIDGE FOR 30 MINUTES ) , AND HAD 2 SLICES OF SLIGHTLY PEPPERY PIZZA MY ELDEST ORDERED.

 OFF TO BED WHERE I AM UP AT 5AM. IT IS 6:30AM NOW. I AM NOT SURE TO START THE DAY OR TRY TO GET ONE MORE SLEEP IN.

  THURSDAY     8 - 10 - 23

 LET'S ADD A NAIL GHOST STORY JUST TO PUT MORE STUFF ON MY PLATE. LAST STORY - ITS A DOISY.

  START MORNING LIKE ANY OTHER AND THAN TO THE RENTAL. MY GOAL WAS TO FINISH ALL CEILINGS AND I DID.

 NEXT WAS STOPPING AT THE LIQUOR STORE FOR AN ORDER AND THAN AT THE NAIL FOR A BEER DELIVERY. I STOCK 20 CASES AND BREAK DOWN THE BOXES.

 I TRY TO CHANGE THE BULBS ON A 4' FLORESCENT LIGHT BUT THESE FIXTURES ARE MY NEMESIS. I END UP THROWING IT OUT AND TAKING A RIDE TO LOWE'S TO PURCHASE A NEW 4' L.E.D. LIGHT.

 BACK TO THE RENTAL TO COLLECT PLASTIC AND PUT OUT THE RECYCLABLES.

 HEAD TO OUR HOUSE TO SETTLE IN.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL AND HANG THE 4' LIGHT , CHANGE THE MARQUEE , CLEAN , AND DO 10 OTHER THINGS.

 BARTENDER ARRIVES WITH SOME MUSICIANS FOR OPEN MIC. IT WAS A PEACEFUL NIGHT AND IT WOULD BE OUR BARTENDER'S FIRST " CLOSE " BY HERSELF. THIS WOULD NOT HAPPEN.

 I HEAD HOME AND WATCH THE PHILLIES WIN AND CHILL WITH MY ELDEST.  BY 12:30AM I AM WATCHING NAIL SURVEILLANCE AND INSTRUCT THE BARTENDER TO CLOSE. THE FIRST 3 MINUTES ARE FINE AND THAN......SCREAMING AND RUNNING.

  BARTENDER RUNS OUT OF THE NAIL AND GUESS WHO HAS TO DRIVE DOWN TO CLOSE THE BAR ? AROUND 12:30AM I TEXT THE BARTENDER TO START " THE CLOSE ". I AM WATCHING ON SURVEILLANCE AND INSTRUCTING HER WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE.  I HEAR ON THE PHONE SCREAMING AND THAN I CAN NOT SEE THE BARTENDER ON ANY OF OUR 9 CAMERAS. THE PHONES GO DEAD AND I FRANTICALLY TRY TO CONTACT HER VIA THE NAIL PHONE AND HER CELL PHONE. THERE IS NO ANSWERING FOR A SOLID 2 MINUTES.

 CONTINUED - AFTER SEVERAL LONG MINUTES I SEE SHE IS IN THE BACK PARKING LOT BY THE GATE. MY DAUGHTER AND I RACE DOWN TO THE NAIL. WE FIND OUT WHY THE BARTENDER FREAKED OUT. FROM THE BACK LOT SHE RUNS THROUGH THE NAIL TO GET HER CALL PHONE AND OUT THE FRONT DOOR TO HEAD HOME.

  THE GHOST REASON - THE SODA GUN LEVITATED OUT OF IT HOLSTER , TURNED IN MID AIR , AND BEGAN SPRAYING HER WITH SODA.

 BACK HOME WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE MICK. THEY ARE GOOD AND STAR THE GIRL FROM ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA.

 YEP , JUST ANOTHER DAY AND NIGHT.

 FRIDAY   8 - 11 - 23

 I WAS JUST ABOUT TO LEAVE.................

 IT'S GETTING SO MONOTONOUS BUT IT IS A ROUTINE. OFF TO THE RENTAL.

 TODAY I CONCENTRATED ON SPRAY PAINTING 6 RADIATORS AND 2 SETS OF HEAT RISING PIPES. I USED A FEATHER DUSTER TO CLEAN BETWEEN THE RADIATOR FINS. IT TOOK TIME BUT I WAS GLAD I DID IT. I TOLD MYSELF TO BUY 6 CANS OF SPRAY PAINT BUT I ONLY GOT 5. I WAS SLIGHTLY SHORT ONE CAN......OF COURSE I WAS.

 I JUST CAN'T CONVINCE OUR REALTOR THAT OUR SHITTY LOOKING EXTERIOR BRICKS NEED TO BE NEWLY PAINTED ALONG WITH SEALING THEM ( BUT ALLOWING BRICK TO BREATHE). THE BRICKS LOOK HORRIBLE. I PAINTED A SAMPLE SQUARE FOR HIM THAT LOOKED PHENOMENAL BUT HE STILL THOUGHT THE BRICKS FALLING APART LOOK NATURAL AND COULD BE SAVED.

 I ALSO HAVE THE MOTTO , " IF I GO UPSTAIRS , BRING SOMETHING UP. IF I GO DOWNSTAIRS BRING SOMETHING DOWN.

 AROUND 12 NOON I AM READY TO CALL IT THE DAY. I HAVE BEEN AT THE RENTAL SINCE 9:30AM. EACH DAY I PUT 2 - 5 HOURS IN. BUT I SEE A VAN PULL UP.........IT'S MY BROTHER. HE WANTS TO START THE WALLS BEFORE HE GOES ON VACATION.  I BLUE TAPE AHEAD OF HIM AND HE " CUTS IN " ALL ROOMS. WHEN I WAS DONE BLUE TAPING I STARTED " ROLLING " THE WALLS. I FINISHED THE DOWNSTAIRS AND HALFWAY UP THE STAIRCASE. IT WAS A PRODUCTIVE DAY.

 AT 2PM I HEAD HOME WHILE MY BROTHER FINISHES. I CHANGE AND HEAD TO THE AIRPORT TO PICK UP WHEELS.  I PARK UNDER A BRIDGE OFF THE EXIT AND IN UNDER 20 MINUTES A TOW TRUCK DRIVER WAS KNOCKING ON MY WINDOW. HE HAD THE WRONG CAR FOR HELP. ANYWAY , I WATCHED TIKTOK VIDEOS UNTIL WHEELS TEXTED ME HER PLANE LANDED. I WAITED ABOUT 45 MINUTES.

 WHEELS AND I HEAD TO JOHN ROAST PORK. THIS COMPANY IS CONSIDERED TOPS IN THE NATION WITH ROASTED PORK AND CHEESE STEAK SANDWICHES. THEY WERE VERY GOOD.

 WE PICK UP OUR YOUNGEST AND HEAD HOME. WHEELS TELLS US ABOUT HER BUSINESS MEETINGS AND GET TOGETHERS. WE HAVE DINNER AT HOME AND PLAY WITH THE PUP.

  IT IS 5PM NOW. I CHECK EMAILS AND HEAD TO THE NAIL WITH MY YOUNGEST AT 6PM. IT WAS A 4 BAND NIGHT AND THE MUSIC WAS GOOD AND SO WERE THE PATRONS. IT WAS COOL SEEING A FAIR AMOUNT OF PEOPLE COMING IN JUST TO CHECK OUT THE NAIL. MY GOD THE GIRLS FROM GEORGIA.........MY...............GOD.

 2 OF 6 GEORGIA GIRLS WERE LEAVING. THEY TRIED TO WALK TO THEIR UBER WITH THEIR BEERS. SO I SAID , " YOU CAN'T TAKE THE BEERS WITH YA. IT'S TIME TO CHUG GIRLS. " ONE BLONDE IN A SUN DRESS WALKS RIGHT UP AND STARES AT ME........AND STARTS CHUGGING THE BEER. HER FRIEND TAKES THE BEER AND HELPS HER FINISH IT. THE FANTASIES THAT WERE GOING THROUGH MY MIND PUSHED ME EVEN FURTHER AWAY FROM ENTERING HEAVEN'S GATE.

 2ND BARTENDER JOINS US AROUND 9:30PM. I TAKE A CUTE 13 SECOND VIDEO OF THEM DOING AN IRISH JIG TO THE BAND'S MUSIC. I POSTED IT ON FACEBOOK FOR FAMILY TO SEE. IT GOT OVER 200 VIEWS IN UNDER 15 MINUTES.

 SPEAKING OF FACEBOOK. PEOPLE KEEP CONTACTING ME THEY ARE STOPPING BY TO PICK UP THE LARGE LOGS AT OUR RENTAL.....THEY NEVER SHOW UP.

 I DRIVE MY YOUNGEST BACK TO SOUTH PHILLY. I DID MY BEST TO TRY TO CONVINCE HER TO STAY OVER NIGHT BUT IT WAS NOT HAPPENING. OUR NEW TRADITION IS SHE CALLS ME WHILE I AM DRIVING HOME AND WE TALK. IT HELPS PASS THE TIME AND KEEPS ME AWAKE. ON THE DRIVE TO SOUTH PHILLY I SAID , " I LIKE TO KEEP THIS TRADITION OF YOU AND I TALKING ON THE PHONE WHILE I DRIVE HOME. " SHE RESPONDS , " SURE , NOT A PROBLEM. " I REPLY , " WELL , SINCE WE ARE TALKING AFTER I DROP YOU OFF LET'S NOT TALK THIS WHOLE RIDE ".  SHE GIGGLES.

 OUR YOUNGEST WILL BE VISITING A COUSIN AND HER HUSBAND ON MONDAY ON THE WEST COAST.

 PHILLIES BRING THE BATS AND WIN BIG 13 - 2.

 MY RIDE HOME IS NICE AS I TALK TO MY YOUNGEST ALL THE WAY TO MY DRIVEWAY.

 I WALK THE PUP , MAKE A NIGHTCAP , AND START WATCHING STAR TREK : STRANGE NEW WORLDS. IT IS THE FINALE AND EXCELLENT.......UNTIL I FALL ASLEEP 25 MINUTES IN. I WAS JUST TOO DAMN TIRED AT 1:45AM.

  SATURDAY      8 - 12 - 23

 PUSHED TODAY A LITTLE TOO MUCH BUT SATISFIED WITH THE RESULTS.

 BY 9:15AM I AM AT THE RENTAL. MY GOAL WAS TO FINISH THE FIRST COAT OF GREY PAINT ON ALL WALLS AND IN THE CLOSETS ( MAN , PAINTING CLOSETS BLOW ). I AM ABOUT 1 HOUR IN AND I HEAR A KNOCK ON THE DOOR.

 A SUPER COOL GUY AND HIS WIFE STOPPED BY WITH A LARGE TRUCK TO PICK UP THE BIG TREE LOGS IN THE BACK. HE TOLD ME THE LOGS WERE TOO BIG AND HE COME BACK WITH HIS SON. I REPLIED , " I'LL HELP YOU. I'VE BEEN HELPING EVERYONE ELSE. " WE LOADED 12 LARGE TREE LOGS AND TALKED ABOUT CONSTRUCTION , PROPERTY , AND KIDS. HE WAS SUPER COOL. IT ENDS UP HE OWNS SOME HOUSES IN THE GRAND CANYON OF PENNSYLVANIA. HE SAID HE HOOK US UP IF WE LIKE TO FISH , RIDE 4 WHEELERS , AND SEE NATURE. I HAD ALOT IN COMMON WITH THIS GUY. HE ROLLS OUT FULLY LOADED.

 I GO BACK TO PAINTING FOR ANOTHER HOUR AND WHEELS VISITS. SHE WAS HEADING TO A BABY SHOWER BUT STOPPED BY TO CHECK OUT PROGRESS. BOTH HER AND I HEAD OUT AROUND 12 NOON.

 WHEELS HEADS TO THE PARTY AND I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO MEET OUR SODA TECH. I SPEND ABOUT AN HOUR WITH HIM AND DOING MY NORMAL STUFF TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

 I ROLL OUT AND DECIDE TO GO BACK TO THE RENTAL AT 1:30PM.  I WANTED TO FINISH THE WALLS AND CLOSETS. MAN , PAINTING CLOSETS BLOW. BY 3PM I OFFICIALLY HAVE ONE COAT ON ALL WALLS AND THE CLOSETS TOO. IT WAS A GOOD FELLING TO GET THE FIRST COAT ON AND I NOTICED SOMETHING ELSE.  THE GUY THAT TOOK THE FIRST BATCH OF LOGS RETURNED WITH HIS SON AND TOOK ANOTHER FULL LOAD. HE LATER THANKED ME VIA FB MESSENGER AND LEFT HIS CARD OF HIS PROPERTY.

 I CAN'T BELIEVE I GOT RID OF ALL THAT FIREWOOD. MAN , SOCIAL MEDIA SITES WORK. I ALSO MAPQUESTED WHERE THE GRAND CANYON OF PA IS ........2 1/2 HOURS FROM OUR POCONO HOME. I WAS HOPING IT BE CLOSER.

 ONE STORY BY THIS NICE GUY - HE AND FRIENDS WERE GOING IN AND BUYING 1,000 ACRES OF PROPERTY IN THIS " GRAND CANYON " AREA IN PENNSYLVANIA. THEY ALL BACKED OUT BUT HE DECIDED TO GO FOR IT. THREE MONTHS LATER THE GAS COMPANY CONTACTED HIM TO DRILL FOR SHALE ON HIS PROPERTY. THEY GAVE HIM ENOUGH MONEY TO PAY OFF ALL MORTGAGES , HIS PRIMARY HOUSE , AND MORE.

 I HEAD HOME AND HAVE A HALF OF JOHN'S ROAST PORK WITH SHARP PROVOLONE AND SPINACH. IT WAS VERY GOOD. OH , DON'T BOTHER CALLING THEM TO PLACE AN ORDER. THE MESSAGE , " DO NOT LEAVE A MESSAGE OR ORDER HERE. JUST COME IN AND WE'LL MAKE IT FRESH FOR YOU. " MAN , THEY ARE THAT DAMN BUSY. I HAVE TO ADMIT THEY ARE EXCELLENT.

 MY LAST NIGHT OF DOUBLES. I DECIDE TO LET MY ELDEST/BARTENDER GO IN FIRST SINCE I ALREADY PREPPED THE NAIL. SHE GOES IN AND VACUUMS WHILE I CHILL WITH WHEELS AND THAN SHOWER AND SHAVE.

 I ARRIVE AND IMMEDIATELY START HELPING THE BANDS SET-UP. WE DO A SOUND CHECK AND I PUSH THE SHOW BACK 45 MINUTES. THE NIGHT MOVES ALONG NICELY AND THE FIRST BAND WAS VERY GOOD CALLED STATESIDE.

 THE NEXT 2 SOLO ACTS. WELL , BETWEEN ACCORDIONS , A FLOOR PIANO LIKE IN THE MOVIE " BIG " , SOUND EFFECTS USING AN OLD ROTARY PHONE , COSTUMES , FAN PARTICIPATION , AND CRAZY LIGHTS.....IT WAS ENTERTAINING. IT WAS NOT MY CUP OF TEA MUSICALLY BUT FANS SEEMED TO LIKE IT.

 WE HAD SOME LARGE GROUPS COME IN OFF THE STREET. THEY WERE YOUNG (25-35) AND FIRST TIMERS HERE. THIS IS WHAT I STRIVE FOR.

 I HELP WITH SOUND , THE DOOR , AND BARTEND. BY 11:30PM THE LAST ACT FINISHES. I HELP WITH CLOSING ALITTLE BIT AND ROLL OUT. THE BARTENDER STAYS WITH SOME FRIENDS.

 AT HOME I WALK THE PUP , MAKE A NIGHTCAP , AND FINISH WATCHING THE SEASON FINALE OF STAR TREK : STRANGE NEW WORLDS. AGAIN , BORDERLINE EXCELLENT.

 PHILLIES AND EAGLES LOSE......BLOW.

 OFF TO BED AFTER FALLING ASLEEP ON THE COUCH AGAIN. IT WAS 1:45AM.

 OH , JUST ONE MORE THING. MY NEIGHBOR AT OUR CONDO TEXTED ME. OUR FRONT STORM DOOR BLEW BACK SO HARD IT BROKE THE SPRINGS AND BENT BOTH CLOSER BARS. JESUS CHRIST IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING.

  SUNDAY    8 - 13 - 23

 FIRST NIGHT OFF.........NICE.

 WELP , TO THE RENTAL AT 8:30AM. TODAY I WEEDED FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. I ALSO FINISHED THE 2ND COAT OF " CUTTING IN " ON THE 2ND FLOOR AND CLOSETS ARE COMPLETE. I FUCKING HATE CLOSETS. TOMORROW I WILL ATTEMPT TO FINISH ALL WALLS. THIS WOULD MAKE ALL PAINTING DONE BY ABOUT 90% AND WE COULD GO FORWARD WITH FLOORING.

 2 FRIENDS STOP OVER TO SAY HELLO AND VISIT THE RENTAL HOUSE.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT VIA MY MOTORCYCLE. IT WAS SO NICE TO RIDE HOME AND NOT RETURN FOR A SHOW. IT IS THE LAST OF THE 10 STRAIGHT NIGHTS OF MUSIC......UNTIL WEDNESDAY.

 4 ROOFERS STOP OVER IN THE LAST MONTH. TODAY'S ROOFER SAID THE WHOLE ROOF NEEDS TO BE REPLACED.....20K. THE OTHER 3 JUST SAID SEAL IT AGAIN........3K. MY GOD WHAT A RACKET.

 AT THE LAST MINUTE WHEELS AND I HEAD TO OUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT FELINI'S CAFE. THE OWNER WAS SO HAPPY TO SEE US. MY GOD THE FOOD WAS GOOD. I TOLD WHEELS , " I SO NEEDED THIS ".

 BACK HOME TO WATCH 2 EPISODES OF ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING. THE OPENING SCENE WITH MERYL STREEP WAS EXCELLENT. I DID FALL ASLEEP DURING THE 2ND EPISODE. YEP , I WAS HEADING TO BED , FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 10 NIGHTS...........AT 10PM.

  MONDAY    8 - 14 - 23

  OF COURSE I CAN'T SLEEP. IT IS 1:45AM.

 ELDEST HEADS TO THE POCONOS. SHE TAKES THE PUP WITH HER. I ASKED HER TO ASK HER ROOM MATE IF SHE LIKE TO GO. SHE WAS SLEEPING. ONE HOUR AFTER SHE LEAVES THE ROOM MATE SAYS , " YEAH , I WOULD OF LOVED TO GO. " SO , WE LEND HER OUR VAN AND SHE HEADS UP WITH HER DOG. I SWEAR TO BABY JESUS YOU THINK GOOD KARMA WOULD COME MY WAY BUT IT DIDN'T BIG TIME.

 A 2ND PROMOTER WAS FIRED IN APRIL WHEN I BOOKED A 6 BAND BILL WITH HIM FOR THIS SATURDAY. THE SHOW WAS CANCELLED AND NOW I AM SCREWED. IT WILL BE THE FIRST TIME THE NAIL WILL HAVE NO MUSIC ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

 RENTER NOT HAPPY WITH OUR CLEANER. OUR CLEANER NOT HAPPY WITH RENTER ACCUSATIONS. I DON'T SEE WHY THE RENTER WOULD LIE AT ALL.

 UPDATE - MY FACEBOOK POST GOT 2 BANDS TO VOLUNTEER TO PLAY SATURDAY.

 KINDA JEALOUS - OLDEST BROTHER WAS POSTING PICTURES OF SOME BROTHERS , COUSINS , AND FAMILY ON THE BEACH. DAMN , I WISH I WAS THERE. THEY SAID THEY HAD A GREAT TIME WITH CONSTANT JOKING AND LAUGHING.

  GOAL TODAY WAS TO FINISH ALL PAINTING OF " CUTTING IN " AND " ROLLING " THE WALLS ON BOTH FLOORS. I ACHIEVED THIS TODAY. TOMORROW IS " TRASH TUESDAY " SO I WILL START DEMOING THINGS AND FILLING TRASHCANS AND MY UTILITY TRAILER.

 BY 3:45PM I WAS DONE AND HEADED HOME TO GET WHEELS. WE TOOK A RIDE TO SOUTH PHILLY TO GIVE OUR YOUNGEST A RIDE TO THE AIRPORT. WE WERE SURPRISED TO MISS TRAFFIC BOTH GOING AND RETURNING HOME.

 AT 5:30PM WE STOP AT THE NAIL TO MEET AN INSURANCE REP. HE TAKES PICTURES AND ASK QUESTIONS.

 ROLL HOME AND STOP TO GET A PIZZA. A LARGE PIZZA WITH PEPPERONI AND MUSHROOM IS NOW $23.  TO ME , A LITTLE BIT EXPENSIVE BUT FOOD PRICES ARE CRAZY HIGH.

 I RE-WATCH THE 2ND EPISODE OF ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING. IT WAS GOOD.

 WE ALSO WATCH AT LEAST 4 EPISODES OF THE BIG BANG THEORY. WE KINDA GOT AWAY FROM WATCHING THIS AND FORGOT HOW GOOD THIS SERIES REALLY IS.

 OFF TO BED AROUND 10:30PM. I WATCH HOGAN'S HEROES AND DO SOME COMPUTER WORK. BY 11:15PM I WAS IN BED. THIS TV SERIES IS STILL GOOD.

 I RECEIVE LATE NIGHT TEXTS FROM OUR YOUNGEST FLYING WEST. THE KID IS 3 HOURS EARLY TIME WISE. I FORCED MYSELF TO STAY UP AND ANSWER TEXTS. A COUPLE OF QUICK STORIES :

 1 - AN AIRLINE AGENT ASKED HER IF SHE WAS UNDER 12 YEARS OLD. I TOLD HER TO SAY " YES ".

 2 - MIDDLE SEATS ARE NO FUN UNLESS THE WINDOW SEAT IS OPEN. IT WAS , SO SHE GOT TWO SEATS FOR HER FIRST FLIGHT.

 3 - THE CONNECTING FLIGHT SHE GOT A WINDOW SEAT. THE KID WAS HAPPY.

 4 - AT 2AM AND SHE HAS LANDED SAFELY. MAYBE I CAN SLEEP NOW.

 WELP , IT'S 2:45AM. I'M GONNA TRY TO GO BACK TO BED.

 TUESDAY     8 - 15 - 23

 IT'S JUST DEPRESSING AND OVERWHELMING ALL THE PROJECTS THAT NEED TO BE DONE AT THIS RENTAL PROPERTY. I AM STRUGGLING AND DAMN NEAR TEARS BECAUSE IT " FEELS " LIKE NOTHING IS GETTING DONE.

 UP AT 6AM TO DO MY BAND STUFF AND BLOGGING I HEAD TO THE RENTAL AROUND 8:30AM. I HAVE BEEN HERE EVERYDAY SINCE THE FIRST WEEK OF JULY. I MUST KEEP THE MINDSET OF " DO SOMETHING FOR 2 - 5 HOURS A DAY. IT MAY SEEM TRIVIAL OR NOT IMPORTANT BUT DO SOMETHING. "

 HERE'S WHAT I DID FOR 5 1/2 HOURS ( NO LUNCH ).  OH , I AM AT MY LOWEST WEIGHT IN A LONG TIME.

 - REMOVE GARDEN POTS AND PLANTERS FROM THE FRONT YARD.

 - WEED A LITTLE BIT MORE.

 - LEAF BLOW DRIVEWAY AND BACK DECK. THEY LOOKED REALLY BAD WITH DEBRIS.

 - REMOVE ALL BLUE TAPE FROM PAINTING. THIS BLUE TAPE SAVED ME HOURS ( MAYBE DAYS ) FROM " CUTTING IN ". THE BLUE TAPE WAS EVERYWHERE. I AM VERY HAPPY HOW ALL THE PAINTING CAME OUT. THERE IS ABOUT 5% OF TOUCHING UP BUT THAT WILL BE ANOTHER DAY.

 - I AM RE-MOUNT ANY CEILING FIXTURES COVERS I DROPPED FOR PAINTING. THIS WOULD BE SOME CEILING FANS , LIGHTS , SMOKE ALARMS , AND A THERMOSTAT. THIS IS A GOOD FEELING TO RE-HANG THINGS.

 - SAND THE ENTIRE KITCHEN BOTH WALLS AND CEILINGS. I HAD WHITE DUST IN MY HAIR ( WHAT'S LEFT OF IT ) , ARMS , NOSE , AND ASS.

 - FULL SPACKLE OF WALLS AND CEILING IN THE KITCHEN. I JUST FELT I NEEDED TO KEEP APPLYING COATS. I AM AT 3 LAYERS NOW.........4 ON NAIL HOLES.

 - DISCONNECT THE ICE MAKER FROM THE FRIDGE. I WAS HAPPY THE SHUT-OFF VALVE HELD.

 - PLACE BACK ALL SHELVING IN THE 2ND FLOOR CLOSETS.

 - CONTACT A 2ND REP FROM EMPIRE FLOORING AND MADE AN APPOINTMENT FOR FRIDAY. I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO THE FIRST REP.

 - BRING 15 TOOLS AND A RADIO DOWN THE BASEMENT. I AM NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS. I BREAK APART THIS ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING DISEASE RIDDEN SOFA. AFTER ABOUT 30 MINUTES I HAD IT BROKEN DOWN INTO SMALL PIECES. I PLACE ALL OF THEM OUT IN THE TRASH BECAUSE TODAY IS " TRASH TUESDAY ".

 - I REMOVE SOME CABINET DOORS AND DRAWERS IN THE BASEMENT. I PLACE THEM OUTSIDE BY THE CURB ALONG WITH SOME OTHER TRASH I ACCUMULATED THROUGHOUT THE WEEK.

 - MOVED ALL DRYWALL DOWN THE BASEMENT. I NEED TO REMOVE SOME WALLS BECAUSE THE MAIN PRIORITY NOW IS FINDING A WAY TO STOP A LEAK IN THE BASEMENT EVERY TIME IT RAINS. THIS IS QUITE A CONCERN.

 - PUT SOME MORE TRASH OUT AT OUR HOUSE.

  BY 3PM I AM JUST TIRED AND UNFULFILLED WITH THE PROGRESS OF THIS HOUSE. IT JUST " FEELS " LIKE NOTHING IS GETTING DONE. I KNOW IT IS BUT THE FEELING IS THERE. IT IS SADDENING BUT I TRY TO SEE THE BIG PICTURE 2 MONTHS FROM NOW.

 AT HOME I SETTLE IN TO THE COMPUTER. THREE BANDS HAVE OFFERED TO PLAY THIS SATURDAY NIGHT WHICH IS PRETTY COOL. I HAD PROMOTERS CANCEL ON BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS.

 ELDEST AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE WITH HER ROOM MATE AND BOTH PUPS WHILE YOUNGEST IS OUT ON THE WEST COAST VISITING A COUSIN AND HER HUSBAND.  COUPLED WITH ME BEING SO TIRED FROM WORKING EVERY DAY ( MOST DOUBLE SHIFTS ) I MISSED THEM AND THE PUPS.

 SPEAKING OF DOUBLE SHIFTS. THEY START BACK AGAIN WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY FOR ME......BLOW.

 SPEAKING OF BLOW.....THE PHILLIES. MY GOD WHY IS EVERY TEAM ALWAYS BETTER THAN US ?

 MORE BLOW......UNION LOSE TO MIAMI IN THE SEMI-FINAL. MOST PEOPLE CAME TO SEE MESSI. I CAN'T BLAME THEM.

 WHEELS HEADS TO PHYSICAL THERAPY WHILE I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO MEET A DOCK STREET REP. THIS WAS MY FAVORITE BEER BACK IN THE DAY. THE MAIN REASON FOR BRINGING IT BACK IS OUR BARTENDER DESIGNED A LABEL FOR THEM. THE BEER IS CALLED BIDDLESTIFF. I TOOK MY MOTORCYCLE WHICH IS ALWAYS NICE. I AM GLAD I BEAT THE RAIN.

 I ARRIVE HOME AND WHEELS MAKES DINNER OF CHICKEN CUTLETS , MEATBALLS , SIDE DISH OF SMALL SHELL PASTA , AND STRING BEANS......ALL GOOD.

 MY RIGHT ELBOW HAS BEEN HURTING ALONG WITH THE REST OF MY BODY. WE SETTLE IN THE MAIN ROOM. WE TALK TO OUR ELDEST FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES. I AM ENVIOUS SHE IS AT THE POCONO HOME. IF I WASN'T DOING THIS RENTAL PROPERTY EVERYDAY I SO BE THERE.

 CLEANER SAID SHE CALL ME TODAY AFTER READING RENTER'S BAD REPORT OF HER LAST CLEANING AT OUR CONDO. SHE NEVER CALLED.

  WE WATCH THE 3RD EPISODE OF ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING. IT WAS VERY GOOD. MERYL STREEP IS MAKING A HUGE DIFFERENCE.

 WE ALSO WATCH MORE EPISODES OF THE BIG BANG THEORY. THIS SHOW CONTINUES TO HAVE GOOD WRITING.

 BY 10:45PM I HAD TO MY BEDROOM. I AM CONSTANTLY CHECKING EMAILS AND SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS. IT IS ALMOST TOO MUCH BUT I AM GLAD SO MANY BANDS AND MUSICIANS CONTACT ME.

 UP AT 5AM AND YOU KNOW WHAT I DO ? I'LL TELL YA :

 - I REMOVE A BROKEN BULB IN A KITCHEN LIGHT SOCKET AND ADD A NEW BULB.

 - 2 OF MY BEDROOM DRAWERS HAD THE BOTTOM FALL OUT. USING BELTS , I SECURE THEM TOGETHER AND THE BELTS HOLD THEM IN PLACE. THAN I USE LIQUID NAILS AND RUN A BEAD ALONG ALL EDGES BOTH ON THE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF EACH DRAWER. I PLACE THE DRAWERS ON THE FLOOR AND PUT WEIGHTS ON TOP OF THEM.

 YEP , THIS IS HOW I STARTED MY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

  WEDNESDAY    8 - 16 - 23

 THERE'S ANGRY PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD AND I JUST DON'T HAVE TIME TO DEAL WITH THEM.

 MY DAYS ARE JUST GETTING SO TIRESOME.

 - TO THE RENTAL AND LOADED UP CABINET DOORS AND DRAWERS IN MY CAR. I DROVE BACK TO OUR HOUSE AND PUT THEM WITH OUR TRASH. THE TOWNSHIP TOOK BOTH PROPERTY'S TRASH. THIS IS A GOOD FEELING TO CONTINUE TO GET STUFF OUT OF THE RENTAL.

 - BACK TO THE RENTAL AND I MOVE TO THE DREADED BASEMENT. USING A SAW SAWZ I CUT APART A DISGUSTING , DIRTY , BUG RIDDEN , SOFA. I SAW ENOUGH SPIDERS , SPIDER CRICKETS , ANTS , AND OTHER BUGS TO FILL THE BRAZILIAN RAIN FOREST.

 - REMOVED KITCHEN CABINETS AND BROKE THEM APART. UNDERNEATH THESE CABINETS WAS AT LEAST 1,000 MICROSCOPIC UNIVERSES. I THROW ALL PIECES UP AND OUT THE TORNADO DOOR INTO THE BACK YARD.

 - HEAD HOME TO GET MY UTILITY TRAILER. THIS IS THE BEST THING I OWN. IN MINUTES I AM HOOKED UP AND DRIVE BACK TO THE RENTAL. I BACK THE TRAILER INTO THE DRIVEWAY AND ANGLE IT TOWARDS THE BASEMENT TORNADO DOOR. I LOAD ALL DEBRIS AND COVER IT.

 - I DRIVE TO THE NAIL AND EMPTY THE TRAILER. I ALSO GO IN THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I AM EXHAUSTED AT 3PM AND I HAVE A DOUBLE SHIFT AGAIN. NO ONE CARES.

 - I RETURN HOME TO PUT MY TRAILER BACK IN THE GARAGE AND THAN BACK TO THE RENTAL TO LOCK UP. ANOTHER WORK DAY IS DONE.

 BACK HOME I CHECK ON EMAILS AND MORE. I SHOWER , SHAVE , SHAVE MY HEAD , AND WHEELS BUZZ SHEARS MY BACK. I SAY TO HER AS I PUT THE CLUMPS OF HAIR IN THE SMALL TRASH CAN , " MAN , MY BACK HAIR IS NICE AND BLACK BUT MY HEAD HAIR IS GRAY. I WONDER IF I CAN TRANSFER THE HAIR ? " I COULD JUST FEEL HER CRINGING , KINDA LIKE WHEN I WAS TAKING THE BASEMENT CABINETS APART.

 OFF TO THE NAIL AND EVERYONE WAS COOL EXCEPT.......ONE DOUCHE BAG GUY. I AM NOT GOING TO GET INTO IT BUT MAN SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST BORN ANGRY. I JUST DID NOT WANT TO DEAL WITH IT SO EVERY TIME HE SAID SOMETHING NEGATIVE I GO ON THE P.A. AND USE MY MIC AND SAY SOMETHING POSITIVE.

 DRIVE BARTENDER BACK TO SOUTH PHILLY AND ALL WE TALK ABOUT IS THE ONE ANGRY GUY WHO KEPT SAYING, " HE NEVER COME BACK TO THE NAIL AGAIN. " LITTLE DOES HE KNOW......WE DON'T WANT HIM BACK.

 ON THE DRIVE HOME I CALL MY ELDEST TO CHECK IN. SHE SEEMS OKAY.

 AT HOME I MAKE A NIGHTCAP , SOME PRETZELS & CHEESE , AND START THE MOVIE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY III.

 OFF TO BED AROUND 1:30AM AND WAKE UP TWICE DUE TO POWER OUTAGES. LET ME TELL YOU , WHEN YOU WEAR A C-PAP MASK AND THE POWER GOES OUT.....YOU WAKE UP LIGHTNING FAST.

  THURSDAY     8 - 17 - 23

 I JUST RAN OUT OF SPEED TODAY. IT IS OVERWHELMING AND I'M TOO OLD AND FAT TO CONTINUE THIS WORK LOAD.

 START MY MORNING SEEING A BAD GOOGLE REVIEW. IT WAS THE ANGRY UNCLE AND FRIEND FROM WEDNESDAY NIGHT. I SHOWED IT TO THE BAND AND THEY REPLIED , " DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT. WE HAD A GREAT TIME. "

 HEAD TO RENTAL AND THE FIRST THING I DO :

 - CRAWL UNDER THE BACK YARD DECK AND START REMOVING TRASH AND PLASTIC CONTAINERS. I AM DIRTY IN UNDER 15 MINUTES. THE GOOD THING IS I FOUND A SMALL SHOVEL I COULD USE FOR ANOTHER PROJECT.

 - FILL AN EMPTY SPACKLE BUCKET WITH WATER TO BE CLEANED OUT LATER. ONE ALWAYS NEEDS 5 GALLON CONTAINERS.

 - UPSTAIRS BATHROOM IS GETTING AN ALMOST FULL DEMO.....OMG. I TOOK OFF THE BATHROOM DOOR , SHOWER DOOR / TRIM , MEDICINE CABINET , AND WALL CABINET.

 - IN THE BASEMENT I START CLEARING CUBBY HOLES IN THE UPPER CORNER CAVITIES OF THE CEILING. THERE IS SO MUCH RED BRICK DUST AND DEBRIS I FILL A LARGE RECTANGULAR CONTAINER 4 TIMES. I DUMP IT IN THE BACK YARD. ONE BY ONE I CLEAN OUT THESE " CAVITIES ". THIS IS PREPARATION TO TRY TO SEAL THE BASEMENT FROM RAIN WATER. THIS IS A MAIN PRIORITY.

 - FILLED RECYCLABLE TRASHCAN AND PUT IT OUT BY THE CURB. I DID THIS AT HOME TOO.

 OH I MOVED A WASHING MACHINE TO GET TO THE LAST CEILING SPACE TO CLEAR OUT. I GRAB A HANDFUL OF RED BRICK DUST TOO FAST AND LITERALLY DUMP IT ON MY HEAD BY MISTAKE WHILE STANDING ON A LADDER. IT WAS THAN I DECIDED TO GO HOME AFTER ABOUT 2 1/2 HOURS WORKING. I WAS GLAD I SHAVE MY HEAD BALD YESTERDAY BECAUSE THE RED DUST WOULD OF BEEN IN MY HAIR UNTIL WINTER.

 BACK HOME I SHOWER AND NAP. THE RED DUST OFF MY HEAD , ARMS , AND LEGS LOOK LIKE A SHOWER SCENE OF BLOOD GOING DOWN THE DRAIN FROM THE MOVIE PSYCHO.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE. IT DID NOT TAKE LONG FOR PEOPLE AND BANDS TO ARRIVE. THE BARTENDER DID PHENOMENAL WITH SO MANY FOOD ORDERS. MUSIC AND MUSICIANS WERE ALL SUPER COOL AND WE TOOK A GROUP PICTURE LATE NIGHT ON THE STAGE. I MADE SURE THE BARTENDER WAS INCLUDED AS EVERYONE CHEERED FOR HER.

 I CHANGE THE MARQUEE AND EACH BAND HAS 50 LETTERS IN THEIR NAME. IT TOOK ME 45 MINUTES.

 A GOOD LOOKING AFRICAN AMERICAN GIRL SHARPLY DRESSED IN A BLACK SUIT WEARING A ROUND BOLERO HAT CAME IN. I MEAN SHE LOOKED LIKE SHE COULD BE USED IN A MICHAEL JACKSON MUSIC VIDEO. SHE ASKED SO MANY SILLY QUESTIONS I THOUGHT SHE WAS A REPORTER OR BLOGGER. SHE WAS THE LAST TO LEAVE AND DID NOT KNOW THE TRAINS OR PUBLIC TRANSIT AT ALL. OUR BARTENDER HELPED HER AND SHE CASUALLY WALKED THE WRONG WAY TO THE TRAIN STOP. SHE WAS DEFINITELY DIFFERENT.

  BY MIDNIGHT I RIDE HOME. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT AND I WAS TIRED. I MAKE A LIBATION , HAVE SOME PEANUTS , AND CONTINUE TO WATCH GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY III. I FELL ASLEEP AGAIN AFTER ABOUT 25 MINUTES.

 I WAKE UP AT 1:45AM AND SLOWLY PACE MYSELF TO MY BED.....AFTER CLEANING UP. WHEELS SUGGEST I TAKE A DAY OFF FROM THE RENTAL WORK BUT I TOLD HER , " MY DAYS OFF ARE WORKING ONLY 2 HOURS. I MUST GO THERE EVERY DAY.......7 DAYS A WEEK. "   HOW DID I GET MYSELF INVOLVED WITH THIS ?

  FRIDAY    8 - 18 - 23

 I TRY TO CONCENTRATE ON ONE PROJECT AT A TIME. UNFORTUNATELY , THERE ARE 20 PROJECTS GOING ON AT ONCE.

  TO THE BASEMENT OF THE RENTAL WHERE MY BROTHER SUGGESTED " TEAR EVERYTHING OUT ". THIS IS A VERY COMMON SUGGESTION BY HIM.

 I BEGIN USING A SAW SAWZ AND MINI-SLEDGE HAMMER TO KNOCK DOWN DILAPIDATED WALLS , DROP CEILINGS , AND REMOVE ELECTRICAL OUTLETS. OH MY GOD DID I OPEN A CAN OF WORMS. THE BASEMENT HAS DEMO MATERIAL EVERYWHERE. IT WAS THE RIGHT CHOICE BUT THIS JUST ADDED ANOTHER WEEK TO THIS UNENDING RENTAL RESTORATION.

 I LIGHTLY SAND / SPACKLE THE KITCHEN AGAIN.

 BY 3:30PM I AM DONE. MY RIGHT ELBOW IS HURTING STILL AND I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR ELDEST AND PUP COMING BACK FROM THE POCONOS.

 AT HOME I GO THROUGH MY EMAILS. I GET A PHONE CALL FROM A GUY I THINK WAS THE NUDGE AT THE NAIL WEDNESDAY NIGHT. HE SAID " HE NEVER COME BACK " BUT HE IS INTERESTED IN RENTING OUR CONDO. HE SAW THE FLYER BY THE FRONT DOOR.......GO FIGURE.

 PHILLIES WITH ANOTHER DEVASTATING LOSS. UP 6 - 1 THEY LOSE 8 - 7. THIS IS JUST CRUSHING. MAN , DO OTHER TEAMS LOSE LIKE THIS ?

 OFF TO THE NAIL BUT MAKE 2 FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE STOPS. BOTH ITEMS ARE FREE.

 1 - A LADY GIVES AWAY AN UNDER THE CABINET MICROWAVE. IT SEEMS IN GOOD CONDITION. WE NEED ONE FOR THE RENTAL PROPERTY.

 2 - A BRAND NEW SHOWER HEAD. OUR SHOWER HEAD LEAKS SO I WANT TO REPLACE IT.

 AT THE NAIL I PREP AND CHILL. A PROMOTER CANCELLED THE SHOW HERE WITHOUT ME KNOWING. SO WE ENDED UP DOING AN OPEN MIC. IT WAS PRETTY GOOD.

 BACK HOME I CHILL WITH WHEELS AND THE PUP. IT WAS NICE TO HAVE THE PUP BACK.  WE WATCH THE PHILLIES SHIT THE BED AND 3 EPISODES OF THE BIG BANG THEORY. AGAIN , THIS SHOW IS CONSISTENTLY GOOD.

 WHEELS HEADS TO BED WHILE CONTINUE WATCHING GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY III. THIS WOULD BE MY 3RD TIME WATCHING TO TRY TO FINISH. IT ENDED UP PRETTY GOOD WHICH I WAS SURPRISED.

 OFF TO MY BEDROOM TO CHECK EMAILS , PLAY POKER , HEAR OUR YOUNGEST IS CHECKING OUT PORTLAND BY HERSELF ( THAT MAKES ME A LITTLE NERVOUS ) , WATCH SOME TV , AND FALL ASLEEP WITH THE PUP.

 OH , OUR TAKE-OUT FRIDGE AT THE NAIL IS RUNNING VERY WARM........NICE. 

  SATURDAY     8 - 19 - 23

 THE DOUBLE SHIFTS CONTINUE.........

 IN UNDER 10 MINUTES I HAD 30 PEOPLE CONTACT ME. ON FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE I WAS GIVING AWAY AN INDOOR SMOKELESS GRILL THAT WAS BRAND NEW. I COULD NOT GET IT TO TURN ON. A GUY PICKED IT UP ON OUR FRONT STEPS IN 13 MINUTES.

 BY 8:30AM I WAS AT THE RENTAL. CLEANED OUT A SPACKLE BUCKET AND I WANTED TO STOP THERE BUT I DIDN'T. I CONTINUED TO DEMO A BASEMENT AND WHEELS STOPPED OVER TO CLEAN THE BASEMENT BATHROOM. SCRAPING WALLS WAS NO FUN.

 LEND A NEIGHBOR OUR LAWN MOWER.

 WHEELS AND I TAKE A RIDE TO HOME DEPOT.  WE PURCHASE A LOT FOR THE RENTAL. OF COURSE THEY ARE OUT OF A POPULAR PRODUCT CALLED HARDYBACK BOARDS.

 AT HOME WE CHILL AND WATCH THE MEDIA TEAM WIN AN ELIMINATION GAME IN THE LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES AND THE PHILLIES STORM BACK BEING DOWN 3 - 0 TO WIN 12 - 3.

 I LEAVE AROUND 4:45PM AND GO TO LOWES TO PICK UP THE HARDYBACK BOARDS.

 AT THE NAIL I LEAF BLOW ALL COMPRESSORS. I MAINLY CONCENTRATE ON OUR TAKE-OUT FRIDGE THAT IS NOT COOLING. I TRY TO BLOW OUT AS MUCH AS I COULD WITH LIMITED ACCESS TO THE FAN AND COMPRESSOR PARTS. IT DID NOT WORK. I WILL TRY TO DEFROST IT FOR 2 DAYS.

 I ALSO HANG NEW L.E.D. LIGHTS TO A PART OF THE STAGE WHERE THE LIGHTS BLEW OUT. IT WAS SO BOTHERING ME.

 WELP , NOW I CAN PREP FOR THE BANDS. THE MUSIC WAS FUN AND PEOPLE WERE SUPER COOL.

 I WAS SO TIRED. A LITTLE AFTER MIDNIGHT I HEAD HOME. I HAD ONE NIGHTCAP AND FELL ASLEEP ON THE COUCH WITHIN 15 MINUTES.

   SUNDAY   8 - 20 - 23

  WHEELS AND I HAD OUR 35TH ANNIVERSARY TODAY. IT WAS DOWNRIGHT PERFECT. I POSTED ON SOME SOCIAL MEDIA SITES SOME PICTURES AND A FEW WORDS ABOUT WHEELS. IN UNDER 60 MINUTES , THE POSTS HAD OVER 400 LIKES AND COMMENTS FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

 OUR DAY :

 SHE VISITED AN UNCLE , AUNT ,AND COUSINS WITH HER MOM WHILE I HEAD TO THE RENTAL.

IT WAS A LONG PRODUCTIVE DAY AND A FUN RELAXING NIGHT WITH A COUSIN WHO MADE WHEELS AND I FEEL EXTREMELY SPECIAL.

 AROUND 8:15AM I JOIN MY BROTHER AT OUR RENTAL. YESTERDAY , I WORKED HERE FROM 8:30AM TO 3PM , THAN WENT TO HOME DEPOT AND LOWES FOR SUPPLIES , AND THAN WORKED THE NAIL FROM 5PM TOP MIDNIGHT. YEAH....I WAS READY FOR THIS DAY.

 TODAY'S MISSION - TEAR-OUT THE BATHROOM....AND WE DID. MY BROTHER HAS THE KNOWLEDGE , TOOLS , AND EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER I HAVE SEEN. IN 2 HOURS WE HAD THE WHOLE BATHROOM REMOVED. A HUGE HELP WAS REMOVING WINDOWS AND THROWING STUFF TO THE GROUND TO BE PICKED-UP LATER. WE DRYWALLED , HARDYBACK BOARDED , CUT PLUMBING LINES , REPLACED CEILING LIGHTS , AND MORE. BY 3PM WE COMPLETED A MAJOR PORTION OF THIS PROJECT. HE ALSO SPACKLED THE KITCHEN.

 A 2ND BROTHER ARRIVES AND HELPS FINISH HARDYBACK BOARDS AND WE MOVED INTO THE BASEMENT TO START THE CUBBY HOLES IN THE CEILING ALONG THE DRIVEWAY. WE RAN OUT OF SPRAY FOAM PRETTY FAST WHICH SUCKED BUT IT GAVE US A VERY GOOD IDEA HOW TO FINISH THIS NEEDED PROJECT.

 WHEELS STOPS BY AROUND 4PM AND WE ALL TALK FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES.

 WE SAY GOODBYES AND ROLL HOME. I SHOWER AND SHAVE AND WE ARE OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

 WE HAD PLANS TO GO OUT TO DINNER BUT SOMETHING DROPPED ON OUR LAPS AND I WANTED TO TAKE IT......A COUSIN INVITED US TO THEIR HOUSE FOR DINNER AND DRINKS.

  HERE ARE SOME THINGS MY COUSIN AND HER HUSBAND DID FOR US ( THEY DID NOT KNOW IT WAS OUR ANNIVERSARY )

 - WE ARRIVE AND GET A TOUR OF THEIR MAGNIFICENT HOME.  IT IS DECORATED ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFULLY WITH VERY HIGH END STUFF LIKE A GRANITE COUNTER TOP WHICH CAME FROM A MOUNTAIN IN ITALY AND CAN NOT BE ACCESSED AGAIN BECAUSE THE COLOR / GRANITE RAN OUT IN THE MOUNTAIN. MY COUSIN TELLS THE STORY BETTER BUT IT WAS SO COOL TO HEAR.

 - THEY HAVE LARGE TV'S IN EVERY ROOM AND THE HUSBAND KNOWS HOW TO ACCESS THE TV'S IN ANYWAY AND ANY FASHION.  HE SHOWED US SOME LAS VEGAS GEOGRAPHICS AND I MADE A JOKE ABOUT IT BEING A " POWER POINT " PRESENTATION.

 - THEY LAY OUT SHRIMP , SPECIALTY CHEESES , CRACKERS , SALAMI , AND MORE.

 - RED WINE FOR WHEELS AND BLONDE AMBER BEERS FOR ME. THIS NIGHT IS GETTING GOOD. THEY PLAYED AND PUMPED 80'S & 90'S MUSIC THROUGH THEIR SURROUND SPEAKERS.

 - THEY HAVE 2 FIREPLACES GOING TO SET THE MOOD AND A LARGE TV WITH FOOTBALL ON AND MUTED. WE TALK , TELL STORIES , AND LAUGH THE WHOLE NIGHT. I CAN MAKE MY COUSIN LAUGH JUST BY LOOKING AT HER.

 - THIS HAS BEEN A LONG AWAITED TO GET TOGETHER. MY COUSIN TELLS ME I AM HER FAVORITE AND PRACTICALLY BREAKS DOWN IN TEARS. SHE IS SUPER SWEET AND I LOVED EVERY SECOND.

 - THEY ORDER FROM SAM'S BRICK OVEN PIZZA.........WINGS , CHICKEN CUTLETS SANDWICH , PASTA , SALMON , SALADS , AND MORE. WE SAT AROUND THIS BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED DINING ROOM TABLE WITH ITALIAN MUSIC PLAYING BY DEAN MARTIN , FRANK SINATRA , AND TONY BENNETT. IT WAS PERFECT.

 - WE LET THE CAT OUT OF THE PREVERBAL BAG AND TELL THEM IT IS OUR ANNIVERSARY. SHE ALREADY GOT A CAKE. SHE PUT 2 CANDLES ON IT FOR WHEELS AND I TO BLOW OUT. SHE HAD WORDS WRITTEN ON THE CAKE , " CHRIS , MY FAVORITE COUSIN , LOVE YOU CHRIS & NANCY. (HEART SHAPE) D_____ AND M_____. " IT WAS VERY NICE OF HER TO DO THIS.

 - WE TELL STORIES AND THEY INVITE US TO LAS VEGAS ANY TIME WE LIKE. THEY ALSO INVITE US TO THEIR HERSEY HOME. I THOUGHT IT BE COL TO TAKE THE KIDS AND LET THEM GO TO HERSEY PARK WHILE WHEELS AND I PARTY AT THEIR HOUSE. THEY SHOWED US PICTURES OF THE HERSHEY HOUSE AND IT LOOKS MAGNIFICENT.

 - WE WATCH THEIR WEDDING VIDEO FROM LAST YEAR THAT WE ATTENDED.  SHE THINKS IT IS ADORABLE WHEN WHEELS , MYSELF , AND OUR 2 KIDS SWITCH SLOW DANCING WITH EACH OTHER. BUT SHE ROARS LAUGHS EVERY TIME SHE REPLAYS THE VIDEO AND SES MY BROTHER DANCING WITH HIS WIFE AND HE SINGS WORDS RIGHT INTO THE CAMERA. IT ACTUALLY IS PRETTY FUNNY. I FILMED IT AND SENT IT TO MY BROTHER AND HIS WIFE.

 BY 9PM I AM PRETTY EXHAUSTED FROM THE WORK DAY , A TON OF FOOD , AND A FAIR AMOUNT OF BOOZE. I TOLD MY COUSIN AND HER HUSBAND 5 TIMES, " I SO NEEDED THIS NIGHT ".

 THEY WERE SO HOSPITABLE , LOVING , CARING , AND MADE WHEELS AND I FEEL SO SPECIAL ON THIS NIGHT. THEY NEVER KNEW IT WAS OUR ANNIVERSARY UNTIL HALF WAY THROUGH.

 WE HUG AND KISS WITH GOODBYES AND WE JUST SUPER ENJOYED THIS SPECIAL EVENING. I TOLD WHEELS , " THIS WAS SO MUCH BETTER THAN GOING OUT TO A RESTAURANT.

 AT HOME WE ARE GREETED BY OUR VERY HAPPY PUP. WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH THE PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN.

 IT WAS SUPER COOL THEY PLAYED AT THE LITTLE LEAGUE STADIUM IN WILLIAMSPORT. IT SUCKED THE MEDIA,PA TEAM GOT ELIMINATED TODAY.

 BY 11PM I WAS SO TIRED.  I THOUGHT I SLEEP WITH A HEAVY GORILLA BELLY FOR AT LEAST 10 HOURS......NOPE.

 I WAS UP AT 1AM , 3AM ( HEAR OUR ELDEST COME IN ) , PEE 4X , AND GET UP AT 4AM. I SURF THE INTERNET AND FINISH MY BLOG. IT I SNOW 5:15AM AND I WILL TRY TO GO BACK TO SLEEP.

  MONDAY    8 - 21 - 23

 ONLY ONE THING ON MY MIND..........LAST STORY.

 ANOTHER DAY AT THE RENTAL. I WANT TO KEEP GOING EVERY DAY 7 DAYS A WEEK EVEN IF FOR 2 HOURS. ( IT NEVER SEEMS TO BE 2 HOURS)

 TODAY'S NEVER ENDING STUFF :

 - " CUT IN " ALL GREY WALLS.

 - " CUT IN " ALL WHITE CEILINGS.

 - DID SOME ELECTRICAL WORK AND ADDED 3 LIGHTS TO 2 BASEMENTS LIGHTS TO ALL GO ON WITH ONE SWITCH.

 - MET WITH EMPIRE FLOORING FOR THE 2ND TIME. THIS LASTED 90 MINUTES AND MORE THAN HALF WAS TELLING STORIES. THE REGIONAL MANAGER CAME OUT WITH THE SALES REP THIS TIME.  I DID WRITE AN EMAIL TO EMPIRE ABOUT THEM NOT SHOWING UP ON FRIDAY. WHEN ALL SAID AND DONE THE PRICE IS FAIR AND FLOORING WILL GO IN NEXT WEDNESDAY.........I CAN'T EVEN IMAGINE.

 THE REGIONAL MANAGER WAS QUITE A CHARACTER. HIS NAME IS MIKE.  HE WAS IN THE BAR BUSINESS IN NEW YORK ALONG WITH WORKING A POPULAR NUDEY BAR. THIS GUY HAD A 1,000 STORIES AND MOST WITH CELEBRITIES. HE GREW UP WHERE THEY FILMED THE SOPRANOS IN NORTH JERSEY. HE MET THE WHOLE CAST , FAMOUS SPORTS PLAYERS , AND MORE.

 SOME CONDENSED STORIES :

 - TONY SOPRANO ( JAMES GANDOLFINI ) WALKING TO AN ELEVATOR ESCORTED BY MIKE. GANDOLFINI FALLS BEHIND AND MIKE SAYS , " SIR , ARE YOU COMING ? " JAMES G REPLIES , " YOU'RE NOT GOING TO WHACK ME ARE YOU ? " MIKE REPLIES , " C'MON , YOU KNOW YOU WOULD NEVER SEE IT COMING IF I DID. "

 - PAULY WALNUTS ( TONY SIRICO )  ENTERS A BAT MITZ VAH - THEY HAND OUT YAMAKAS AND HE REFUSES TO WEAR IT BECAUSE HE JUST HAD A HAIR CUT.

 - RAY LEWIS ( FOOTBALL PLAYER ) - AT THE NUDEY BAR HE REQUESTED 2 GIRLS. FOR THE LIFE OF MIKE HE COULD NOT RECOGNIZE HIM. THAN.......THE FOOTBALL PLAYER'S FACE IS ALL OVER THEIR 50 TV'S. LEWIS WAS ACCUSED OF A DOUBLE MURDER AND IT HIT THE NEWS BIG TIME. MIKE SAID , " LEWIS WAS HUGE AND COULD OF THROWN ME 20 FEET WITH ONE HAND. HE SPOKE SOFTLY WITH A HIGH SQUEAKY VOICE. HE PUT HIS HUGE ARM AROUND MIKE AND SAID " GET THAT SHIT OFF THE TV'S. "

 - MIKE PIAZZA ( CATCHER FOR THE DODGERS ) OFFERED TO BUY THE BAR HE OWNED IN PHILLY.

 - THE WHOLE CAST OF THE SOPRANOS CAME TO THE CLUB HE WORKED AT. " CHRISTOPHER " ( MICHAEL IMPERIOLI ) ASKED HIM IF HE HAD ANY ACTING EXPERIENCE. MIKE REPLIED , " YOU CALL WHAT YOU DO ACTING ? YOU'RE IN MY TOWN. YOU'RE " ACTING " ABOUT MY REAL LIFE ".

 - " JUNIOR " ( DOMINIC CHIANESE ) WALKED INTO A BARBER SHOP TO GET A HAIR CUT. HE IS VERY BALD AND MIKE SAID , " YO JUNIOR , WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE ? " DOMINIC REPLIED , " I'M GOING TO A FRIEND'S WEDDING DOWN THE STREET AND NEEDED A HAIRCUT. "

 - ETHAN HAWKE MARRIED TO UMA THURMAN AT ONE TIME CAME TO THE NUDEY BAR AND SAID , " MY FAMILY IS VACATIONING SO DON'T TELL ANYONE I'M HERE. " MIKE REPLIED , " WHO ARE YOU ? JUST GO IN. "

 MIKE SAID THE NUDEY BAR HAD SO MANY SPORTS ATHLETES COME IN. HE NAMED A TON.

 ANYWAY , THE EMPIRE REPS MAKE ME SIGN A CONTRACT , PUT DOWN A DEPOSIT , AND I SHAKE MIKE'S HAND. I PUT PAINT ON HIS HAND AND HE LAUGHS. THEY ROLL OUT AND I WORK TO 3PM WHICH I THOUGHT IT WAS 1PM.

 I ROLL HOME AND CHILL FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES ON MY COMPUTER. I DECIDE TO CUT THE LAWNS AT THE RENTAL PROPERTY AND OUR HOUSE. I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE THIS ENERGY IS COMING FROM.

 A NICE DINNER AND WE WATCH THE PHILLIES TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A " BULL PEN " NIGHT BY THE GIANTS. THIS SERIES IS A BIG CHALLENGE AND VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE BOTH TEAMS ARE THE TOP 2 WILDCARD TEAMS AS OF TODAY. PHILLIES TAKE GAME ONE 10 - 4.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE BIG BANG THEORY. IT IS 18 MINUTES LONG AND I FALL ASLEEP.

 WHEELS HEADS TO BED BUT I STAY UP. THERE IS A REASON FOR THIS. I GO TO MY COMPUTER AND TELL MYSELF , " I WILL LEAVE AT 11:45PM FOR THE AIRPORT. MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF AND OUR YOUNGEST HAD JUST LANDED IN PHILLY AT 11:35PM. I IMMEDIATELY GOT IN THE CAR AND HEADED TO THE AIRPORT. I TIMED IN PRACTICALLY PERFECT.

 MY YOUNGEST TELLS ME ABOUT HER VACATION ON THE WEST COAST. THE FOOD , DRINK , AND PLACES THEY WENT WERE ALL FUN.  I DROP HER OFF AT HER APARTMENT VERY QUICKLY. WE HUG GOODBYE AND I TEXT HER WHEN I AM JUST 2 BLOCKS AWAY , " WANNA TALK ? " SHE CALLS ME AND WE TALK FOR MY WHOLE RIDE HOME. IT WAS A GREAT WAY TO END THE NIGHT.

 AT HOME I WALK THE PUP , HAVE A SNACK, AND GO TO BED.  MAN, MY YOUNGEST TALKING ABOUT SO MUCH FOOD MADE ME HUNGRY.

 I TOOK 2 " GUMMY " BEARS AND I THINK THEY HELPED ME SLEEP UNTIL 6AM.

   TUESDAY    8 - 22 - 23

 ANOTHER DAY.....AND SOME GOOD THINGS.

  I LEFT A MESSAGE FOR OUR FRIDGE TECH AFTER REPEATED CALLS AND TEXTS , " HEY B _ _ _ , CAN YOU JUST TEXT ME BACK YES OR NO AND I WILL STOP CALLING YOU. I HOPE YOU'RE OKAY. " AFTER 1 YEAR I GOT A CALL BACK. HOPEFULLY TOMORROW WE WILL MEET AT THE NAIL TO LOOK AT A BEER FRIDGE NOT WORKING PROPERLY. IT SEEMS HE CHANGED HIS CELL NUMBER.......SEEMS.

 SLEPT UNTIL 5AM.........I JUST CAN'T KEEP THIS PACE. 

 CONTACTED DOCK STREET BREWERY. WE WILL BE MAKING A PURCHASE OF ONE OF MY FAVORITE BEERS AND THE NEW BEER BINDLE STIFF THAT OUR BARTENDER DESIGNED AND CREATED THE LABEL FOR.

 PHILLIES WIN 4 - 3 IN THE 9TH INNING ON A WALK-OFF SINGLE BY TREA TURNER. THE ENERGY WAS VERY SIMILAR TO LAST YEAR'S PLAYOFF RUN. WOW........WHEELS AND I WERE SCREAMING !! THE 4 ANNOUNCERS DOING THE GAME FROM LEFT FIELD IN THE STANDS WAS PRETTY COOL.

 DROVE TO THE NAIL TO DROP OFF SOME THINGS , PREP FOR THURSDAY NIGHT , AND CHECK OUR FRIDGE I DEFROSTED 2 DAYS BEFORE. IT DID NOT WORK. IT WAS COOLING AT 64 DEGREES AND NOW 57 DEGREES......NOT MUCH DIFFERENCE. THIS IS NOT GOOD.

 TAKE A RIDE TO LOWES TO PICK UP SOME SUPPLIES.

 TO THE RENTAL :

 - UNLOAD SUPPLIES

 - SANDED CEILING IN THE KITCHEN AND PAINTED 2 COATS.

 - IT IS " TRASH TUESDAY " SO I ALWAYS CONCENTRATE ON.......TRASH.

 - I WENT HOME AND RETURNED WITH MY UTILITY TRAILER.  I BACKED IT UP NEAR A LARGE TRASH PILE BY THE BASEMENT'S TORNADO DOOR. I MADE 3 PILES - SAVED 2 X 4 WOOD , TRASH CAN TRASH , AND TRAILER TRASH. I SIFTED THROUGH EVERYTHING FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES.

 - JUST AS I WAS ABOUT TO LEAVE THE NICE GUY WHO HAS BEEN TAKING TREE LOGS RETURNS AGAIN AFTER I MESSAGED HIM. HE HELP ME TARP THE TRAILER AND THAN TOOK THE REMAINING LARGE LOGS. IT IS A PARTIAL MIRACLE BUT 100% OF ALL FIREWOOD IS NOW GONE. THERE ARE SOME STICKS I WILL TAKE TO OUR HOUSE AS KINDLING FOR OUR FIRE PIT.

 - TOUCH UP SPRAY PAINTING ALL RADIATORS AND CEILINGS AGAIN.

 BY 2:45PM I HAD ENOUGH. I HEAD HOME AND DO COMPUTER WORK.

 WHEELS MAKES A NICE SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALL DINNER.  OUR ELDEST JOINED US AFTER HAVING A FRIEND/BARTENDER AND HER KID OVER. ANOTHER FRIEND DROPPED OFF SOME SMOKING " TOYS " FOR HER.

 WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH TV ....PHILLIES AND SOME EPISODES OF THE BIG BANG THEORY.

 I TALK TO A BROTHER AND HE HAD SOME MAJOR CAR PROBLEMS. THAT ALWAYS SUCKS AS MOST OF US KNOW.

 TALK TO A COUSIN FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES.

 I TEXT ANOTHER COUSIN WHO WE JUST HAD DINNER WITH. I THANKED HER TWICE FOR HOSTING US AND EVERYTHING BEING PERFECT.

 BY 10:30PM WE HEAD TO BED. I SLEPT UNTIL ABOUT 1:30AM. THE PUP JOINED ME LATER AND I SLEPT UNTIL 5AM.

 ANOTHER DAY IN THE BOOKS.

  WEDNESDAY      8 - 23 - 23

 THIS WAS A FULL FULL DAY AND THAN SOME.  WHERE I GOT THIS ENERGY I DO NOT KNOW.

 AFTER DOING COMPUTER AND BAND WORK I AM AT THE RENTAL BY 8:45AM.

 HERE IS MY MORNING :

 - TOOK 2 TRASHCANS AND A WEED WHACKER FROM OUR HOUSE AND BROUGHT THEM TO THE RENTAL. I WENT DOWN THE BASEMENT AND FILLED 2 TRASHCANS WITH DEBRIS. I TOOK THEM BACK TO OUR HOUSE AND PLACED THEM BY THE CURB FOR TRASH DAY ALONG WITH 2 DINING ROOM CHAIRS.  I ALSO HAD 3 TRASHCANS AND 2 DINING ROOM CHAIRS OUT FOR TRASH DAY AT THE RENTAL. THE TOWNSHIP TOOK THEM ALL. I DO THIS EVERY WEEK AND IT IS ALWAYS SLIGHTLY FULFILLING TO GET RID OF SO MUCH SHIT.

 - GO AROUND AND WEED WHACK THE RENTAL FRONT AND BACK YARDS. I TOOK THE TRASHCANS IN ALONG WITH MY NEIGHBORS. MY NEIGHBOR SAYS , " HAVE YOU BEEN GETTING MY TRASHCANS ? " I REPLY , " YES , EVERY DAY. " SHE THANKS ME. SHE IS ASIAN AND SUPER COOL. I BELIEVE SHE WOULD LOVE ME LONG TIME.

 - REMOVE A 4 FLORESCENT LIGHT IN THE BASEMENT. I HANG ANOTHER 2 BULB WORKSHOP LIGHT.

 - USING 12-2 WIRE AND AN OUTLET FROM THE OLD WALL I KNOCKED DOWN I RAN AN OUTLET INTO THE CEILING RAFTER TO POWER A LIGHT. NOW I HAVE 7 LIGHTS GO ON WITH ONE SWITCH. IT IS NICE NOT TO HAVE ANY HANGING WIRES NOW.

 - RE-PURPOSED ABOUT 40 PIECES OF 2X4 WOOD. THIS MEANS EACH PIECE I CUT THE ENDS OFF WITH A POWER MITRE AND THAN REMOVED ANY SCREWS OR NAILS FROM THEM. I HAVE NOT HAD 2X4'S IN A LONG TIME AND FREQUENTLY I NEED THEM.

 - ALL 2X4 WOOD RE-PURPOSED WAS THROWN ONE BY ONE UP AND OUT THE BASEMENT'S TORNADO DOOR. THERE WAS QUITE A PILE WHEN I WAS DONE.

 - KNOCKED DOWN SOME MORE 2X4 STUDS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BASEMENT STEPS.

 - BACKED MY VAN TO THE REMAINING STICKS , BARK , AND WOOD DEBRIS PILE IN THE BACK YARD. I TOOK ALL OF IT AND DROVE THE FULL VAN BACK TO OUR HOUSE TO UNLOAD BY OUR WOOD PILE.

 - LOADED ALL 40+ 2X4 WOOD INTO MY VAN. DROVE THIS BACK TO OUR HOUSE AND STORED ALL OF THEM ON A METAL SHELF IN THE GARAGE.

 - DROVE TO THE NAIL TO MEET A FRIDGE TECH. WHILE I WAS WAITING I INSTALLED L.E.D. LIGHTS ON OUR JAGER MACHINE. I DID SOME OTHER STUFF TOO.

 - I BROUGHT A DOLLY WITH ME BECAUSE I NEEDED TO MOVE OUR TAKE-OUT FRIDGE AWAY FROM THE WALL ABOUT 2 FEET SO THE TECH COULD GET BEHIND IT. I ALSO NEEDED TO REMOVE ALL BEER. THIS JOB ALONE OF REMOVING BEER 200 BEER BOTTLES WOULD TAKE SOME TIME. BUT , THAN I NOTICED SOMETHING. THE FRIDGE TEMP WAS 46 DEGREES. IT HAS RETURNED TO NORMAL. WHEN I FIRST DEFROSTED THE FRIDGE 3 DAYS AGO THE TEMP DROPPED FROM 64 DEGREES TO 57 DEGREES. THIS WAS NOT MUCH DIFFERENCE WHICH IS WHY I CALLED THE FRIDGE TECH. THIS WAS A VERY NICE SURPRISE. I WILL KEEP AN EYE ON IT BIG TIME.

 - I CALL THE TECH BUT NO ANSWER. HE ARRIVES AT THE NAIL AND I TELL HIM THE SITUATION. SO , WE CHANGE THE GAME PLAN AND HEAD TO OUR HOUSE TO LOOK AT OUR CENTRAL AIR. TWO TECHS CAME OUT 2 MONTHS AGO AND BOTH SAID , " THE UNIT IS TOO OLD , JUST REPLACE IT FOR $12K TO $15K. " NOW MY TECH THAT TOOK ME ALMOST A YEAR TO GET A HOLD OF SAID , " LET'S PUT SOME PRESSURE IN THE SYSTEM AND WAIT A COUPLE OF DAYS TO SEE IF IT HOLDS. IF NOT , WE WILL LOOK FOR THE LEAK. " HE DID NOT CHARGE ME ANYTHING. OLD SCHOOL SO MUCH BETTER THAN NEW SCHOOL.

 - I LEAVE THE TECH AT OUR HOUSE AND HEAD BACK TO THE RENTAL.

 - I SAND THE KITCHEN WALLS HARD. I WENT OVER EVERY SQUARE INCH SEVERAL TIMES. I BLUE TAPE TO PREP FOR PAINTING THE WALLS.

 - I CUT-IN AND ROLL THE WALLS WITH 2 COATS. IT CAME OUT NICE. I TOOK A VIDEO AND SENT IT TO MY BROTHERS AND MY IMMEDIATE FAMILY.

 BY 4:15PM I WAS DONE. I HAD OTHER STUFF TO DO.

 AT HOME I MAKE A FB POST FOR THE BANDS. NEXT , I SHOWER , SHAVE , AND GET DRESSED WITH SOEM BLING.

 WHEELS , MYSELF , AND ELDEST HEAD TO SOUTH PHILLY TO PICK UP 4 BARTENDERS. WE DRIVE TO DOCK STREET BREWERY COMPANY TO HAVE DINNER AND PICK-UP MY BEER ORDER.......WHICH THEY HAD NO IDEA WHERE IT WAS.

 I HAVE TO ADMIT I WAS NOT HAPPY BECAUSE I TOLD MY REP I AM ORDERING DOCK STREET BEER , HAVING DINNER THERE , AND CELEBRATING A 35 WEDDING ANNIVERSARY PLUS OUR YOUNGEST BIRTHDAY. I WAS KINDA EXPECTING A LITTLE TINY WELCOMING PARTY. THEY ENDED UP GIVING ME A 4 PACK OF BEER AS A GIFT.....AFTER I TEXTED MY REP 3 TIMES.

 WE GO TO THE BAR TO ORDER FOOD AND DRINK. THIS IS KINDA WEIRD PROCEDURE BUT IT WORKED. OUR FOOD AND DRINK CAME OUT VERY FAST.

 THE REASON FOR COMING HERE WAS OUR BARTENDER DESIGNED THE LABEL FOR DOCK STREET'S BEER CALLED BINDLE STIFF. I TOOK SOME PICTURES AND WILL POST THEM TOMORROW. WE ENJOYED FOOD , BINDLE STIFF BEER , AND CONVERSATION ( THOUGH VERY LOUD IN THIS PLACE ).

 ON A BIG SCREEN I SEE THE PHILLIES TIED THE GAME 5 - 5 IN THE 9TH INNING. ANOTHER CRAZY COMEBACK. THE TV IS BEHIND ME SO I USE MY CELL PHONE TO WATCH THE GAME ON MUTE. WHEELS TELLS ME TO PUT THE CELL AWAY. IN 30 SECONDS THE GIANTS SCORE 3 RUNS IN THE TOP OF THE 10TH AND THE PHILLIES LOSE. A LITTLE BIT OF A JINX THERE.

 I MOVE THE VAN AROUND AND A DOCK STREET BARTENDER BRINGS OUT MY ORDER. OUR BARTENDER PICKS UP A CASE OF BEER FOR HER FAMILY.

 OH , THANK GOODNESS WHEELS HAD A SPARE VAN KEY BECAUSE I FORGOT MINE. IT IS A PUSH BUTTON START AND MAN THAT WOULD OF SUCKED IF WE GOT STUCK ON WASHINGTON AVENUE.

 I WANT TO HEAD HOME BUT THE BARTENDERS WANT TO GO OUT AND PARTY. I ASK WHEELS AND SHE SAYS , " LETS HEAD HOME BUT I'LL DO WHAT YOU WANT. " I WANT TO HEAD HOME. THE KIDS SAY , " C'MON DAD , EVERYONE WANTS TO GO TO ANOTHER BAR. " I TURN TO WHEELS AND SAY , " DO YOU WANT TO GO TO ANOTHER BAR ? " SHE REPLIES , " SURE ". 6 BARTENDERS SCREAM WITH DELIGHT.

 WE STOP AT A BAR CALLED THE GARAGE RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM GENO'S AND PAT'S STEAKS. THIS WAS THE AREA I SHOT THE ADAM SANDLER MOVIE HUSTLE. ANYWAY , IT LITERALLY LOOKS LIKE A BIG CAR WORKSHOP. WE HAVE SOME DRINKS AND CHALLENGE SOME PLAYERS TO POOL. IT WAS FUN.

 WE PICK UP A CHEESE STEAK AND PORK SANDWICH FROM GENO'S. ONE BARTENDER WALKS HOME AND THE OTHERS WE DRIVE BACK TO THEIR APARTMENTS.

 I DRIVE HOME PRETTY TIRED AND HIT ALL KINDS OF TRAFFIC ON 676 AT FREAKING 10PM. A MAJOR ACCIDENT GOING THE OTHER WAY WHERE I SAW A SNEAKER IN THE STREET....THAT IS NOT GOOD. THERE HAD TO BE 20 POLICE AND EMERGENCY VEHICLES THERE. WE EXIT AND TAKE MARKET STREET.

 WE STOP AT THE NAIL AROUND 10:30PM TO DROP OFF THE BEER.

 AT HOME WE ARE GREETED BY THE PUP. SHE WAS SO FUN TO SEE.

 WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH THE REPLAY OF THE PHILLIES 9TH INNING AND THAN 2 EPISODES OF THE BIG BANG THEORY.

 SOME KINDA COOL TV NEWS IF YOU WERE A FAN. THEY ARE REBOOTING FRASIER WITH KELSEY GRAMMAR. THE FIRST 2 EPISODES WILL BE OCTOBER 12TH. APPARENTLY , FRASIER WILL MOVE BACK TO BOSTON. THE ONLY THING THAT SUCKS IS JUST 2 ACTORS WILL BE RETURNING TO THE SERIES WITH FRASER......LILITH AND ROZ. THIS WILL BE A 30TH ANNIVERSARY FOR THE HIT SHOW. IN FACT , FRASIER HAD THE MOST COMEDY EMMY NOMINATIONS (107) AND EMMY AWARDS (37) EVER AND TO THIS DAY.

 OFF TO BED AROUND 11:45PM. I SLEPT SO-SO. THIS WAS ONE HECK OF A DAY.

  THURSDAY   8 - 24 - 23

 I JUST RAN OUT OF STEAM. YESTERDAY I PUSHED HARD AND GOT ALOT DONE ALONG WITH PARTYING ALL NIGHT. TODAY.....THE OPPOSITE.

 TO THE RENTAL :

 - MET WITH A ROOFER. IT WAS SOMETHING LIKE MEETING WITH SHIRK BROTHERS IN THE MOVIE THE MONEY PIT.

 - BLUE TAPED A GLASS BACK DOOR TO BE PAINTED.........NOT FUN.

 - REMOVED ALL BLUE TAPE FROM CEILINGS. KITCHEN WALLS AND CEILINGS ARE DONE.

 - PAINTED 2 COATS ON BACK DOOR AND ADDED MORE COATS TO KITCHEN WINDOWS , THRESHOLD JAMB , AND BASEMENT DOOR.

 - FINAL PICKING UP OF ANY NON-WOOD TRASH IN THE BACK YARD. I AM STILL FINDING CIGARETTE BUTTS.

 - MOVED BATHROOM SHOWER STALL DEMO AND SOME TOOLS TO DOWN STAIRS DINING ROOM AND OUTSIDE.

 THAT'S IT....OR AT LEAST WHAT I CAN REMEMBER. MY RIGHT ELBOW IS HURTING AND I'LL TELL YA I'M DAMN NEAR CLOSE TO BREAKING DOWN IN TEARS. THIS PROJECT IS MOVING ALONG BUT MOST HOURS ARE BY MYSELF.

 WHEELS TAKING 2 DAYS OFF AND HEADING TO THE SEASHORE FOR 4 DAYS TO VISIT FAMILY.

 A BROTHER TO HELP OUT TOMORROW AT THE RENTAL. IT BE NICE TO HAVE SOMEONE THERE. LET ME TELL YOU AGAIN.....WORKING BY YOURSELF ABSOLUTELY BLOWS.

 AT HOME I FIND A SMALL REFRIGERATOR IN THE GARAGE. I MOVE IT TO MY BEDROOM. YEP , THIS IS WHAT I NEED TO DO TO HIDE MY DRINKS.

 BRING A BATTERY PACK HOME TO USE FOR MY RYOBI WEED WHACKER. THE PROBLEM IS IT KEPT RUNNING OUT  OF CHARGE EVERY 20 MINUTES. SO , WHILE CHARGING , I GO INSIDE AND DO COMPUTER WORK. THIS PROCESS OF WEED WHACKING LASTED FROM 5PM TO 7PM. WHEELS RETURNED FROM FOOD SHOPPING AND SAW ME OUTSIDE. SHE SAID ," HOW DO YOU KEEP GOING ? " I RESPOND , " I......CAN'T .......STOP........WORKING. "

 I MAKE 2 HOT DOGS FOR DINNER AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. I STOCK SOME DOCK STREET BEER , MAKE A SIGN FOR THEM , AND TAP A DOCK STREET KEG. I ALSO FOUND A DOCK STREET BEER HANDLE AND TESTED THE BEER. IT WAS GOOD. OH , OUR JUKEBOX WAS DOWN AND I HEAD TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET THAT BACK ONLINE.

 DOCK STREET HOME FACEBOOK PAGE POSTED ABOUT THE RUSTY NAIL AND OUR BARTENDER'S ARTISTIC ABILITY FOR THEIR NEW BEER LABEL AND US VISITING THEM.

 MUSICIANS , REGULARS , AND SOME BARTENDERS ARRIVE. I AM FADING OUT. YESTERDAY JUST KNOCKED ME DOWN.

 BY 8:30PM I HEAD HOME. WHEELS AND I WATCH A LITTLE BIT OF THE EAGLES AND AN EPISODE OF ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING. IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD. I ALSO HAVE A HALVES OF MY ROASTED PORK AND CHEESE STEAK FROM GENO'S. IT WAS GOOD.

 OFF TO BED AND CAN'T SLEEP. I CHECK EMAILS AND DO SOME SURFING OF THE INTERNET. I PLAY A GAME OF POKER. I FINALLY HEAD TO BED AROUND 1AM AND THINK " MAN , I WANT TO GO TO THE POCONOS OR SEASHORE SO FRIGGIN' BAD. "

  FRIDAY    8 - 25 - 23

 HAVING SOMEONE HELP........HUGE.

 AT THE RENTAL :

 - DECIDED TO ADD A 3RD COAT TO A BACK DOOR. IT CAME OUT PRETTY NICE.

 - REMOVED BLUE TAPE FROM ENTIRE KITCHEN AREA.

 BROTHER STOPS BY :

 - WE USE 12 CANS OF SPRAY FOAM TO FILL CEILING CUBBY HOLES IN THE BASEMENT. THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY METAL SCREENING , AND THAN CEMENT MORTAR MIX.  I MADE A JOKE IN A BROTHER'S GROUP TEXT , " THIS IS NOW LOAD BEARING FOAM FOR THE EXTERIOR BRICK WALLS. "

 - MOVED A WIRE FEED FOR A BATHROOM LIGHT.

 I TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL TO MEET OUR A.T.M. TECH , DO SOME LITTLE STUFF TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT , AND GET LUNCH. AGAIN , DOING STUFF BY MYSELF WASTES SO MUCH TIME.

 - BACK AT THE RENTAL WE HAVE LUNCH FROM ZESTO'S. THEY ARE CONSISTENTLY GOOD.

 - START CHANGING OUTLETS AND LIGHT SWITCHES. I WAS AMAZED THE 3 OUTLETS IN THE MAIN ROOM ARE POWERED BY 3 DIFFERENT BREAKERS.

 - CONTINUE TO MOVE BATHROOM DEMO DOWNSTAIRS AND OUTSIDE.

 - TOUCH-UP GREY WALLS , WHITE CEILINGS , AND SEMI-GLOSS WOOD WORK........AGAIN. I TEXT MY BROTHER , " SO.......MUCH......PAINTING. " HE REPLIED WITH A PROFESSIONAL ANSWER , " THE PAINTING WILL HAPPEN ALL THE WAY TO THE END. IT GETS SO REPETITIVE BECAUSE YOU NEVER FEEL LIKE IT'S TRULY OVER. " MAN , THAT ANSWER WAS SPOT ON.

 - RAN OUT OF SEMI-GLOSS BUT LUCKILY I HAD A HALF GALLON IN MY BASEMENT TO FINISH TODAY'S KITCHEN PAINTING PROJECT.

 WE ROLL OUT CLOSE TO 4PM. I HEAD HOME. MY BROTHER DRIVES EAST.

 WHEELS ARRIVES IN NEW JERSEY FOR 4 DAYS. SHE CALLED AND SAID THEY ARE LATER GOING OUT TO DINNER AT A REALLY NICE RESTAURANT FOR FREE , HAVING A DRINK NOW , ABOUT TO GO IN AN OUTDOOR JACUZZI OVERLOOKING THE BAY , AND FAMILY IS IN THE POOL NOW.  I DID NOT SAY ANYTHING BUT AT THE TIME I WAS STANDING IN OUR BASEMENT WITH DEBRIS ALL OVER AND MY FEET AND LEGS AROUND A 5 GALLON BUCKET OF MORTAR I JUST STIRRED WITH A DRILL AND MIXER. I HAD CEMENT COVERED ON MY LEGS AND REPLY , " OH THAT'S NICE. " LATER I WENT HOME AND MADE 2 HOTDOGS FOR DINNER....A HALF A HOT DOG FELL ON THE FLOOR AND THE DOG ATE IT. I TILTED MY HEAD DOWN AND SIGHED.

 TALKED TO A COUSIN. HE ASKS NICELY IF MY 90 YEAR OLD PARENTS CAN STOP CALLING HIS SON FOR  A PLUMBING JOB. BOY , I KNOW THIS NON-STOP CALLING ALL TOO WELL. MY BROTHER AND I CALLED MY PARENTS. THEY REMEMBER NOTHING.

 TAKE A NAP FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES AND THAN RIDE MY MOTORCYCLE TO THE NAIL AROUND 6PM. I AM ALREADY TIRED AND I STILL HAVE 6 HOURS AHEAD OF ME TO WORK THE DOOR AND SOUND FOR 4 ACTS. THERE'S NO PITY FOR PAIN.

 BANDS ARRIVE , BARTENDERS ARRIVE , AND THAN.....THE FANS ARRIVE. WE GOT SLAMMED TONIGHT AS CLOSE TO 100 PEOPLE ENJOYED LIVE MUSIC. IT WAS A YOUNG CROWD AND MY GOD I FELT SO OLD. IT SUCKS I USED TO BE SUCH A PIECE OF ASS AND NOW I LOOK AN ASS.......THE DONKEY KIND THAT IS.

 THE GOOD THING ABOUT GETTING SLAMMED. THE NIGHT MOVES LIGHTNING FAST. EVERYONE WAS SUPER COOL AND THE BANDS WERE TOO. ONE BAND HAD A LEAD FEMALE SINGER . SHE WAS ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE.

 BY MIDNIGHT I RIDE HOME. I ALMOST FELL ASLEEP ON A 3 1/2 MILE RIDE. I MADE A NIGHTCAP , HAD A SNACK , AND STARTED WATCHING A NEW STAR WAR SERIES CALLED AHSOKA. I THOUGHT IT WAS OKAY TO ALITTLE BETTER THAN OKAY. I DID FALL ASLEEP ABOUT 35 MINUTES INTO IT.

 OFF TO BED AFTER WALKING THE PUP. SHE LATER JOINED ME IN BED TO SNUGGLE , SPOON , AND MAKE ME FEEL LIKE ALL WILL BE ALRIGHT AT THE RENTAL.

   SATURDAY     8 - 26 - 23

 A GOOD DAY.....BUT LONG. 

 DOING GOOD THINGS TO ME BRINGS GOOD KARMA.  I TALKED TO A PATRON AT THE NAIL TONIGHT AND HE SAID , " I USED TO DO GOOD THINGS BUT NOT ANYMORE. " I CAN'T AGREE WITH THIS SINCE IT IS IN MY DNA.

 TO THE RENTAL ( WHERE ELSE RIGHT ? )

 - BLUE TAPED AND PAINTED A STORM DOOR TO SEE IF IT SALVAGEABLE.

 - REPLACED ALL OUTLETS AND SWITCHES ON THE 2ND FLOOR. I THOUGHT TO MYSELF , " HOW THE HELL DID I NOT CHANGE THESE WHEN WE WERE LIVING HERE IN THE LATE 80'S ? " THEY WERE SO OLD AND BEAT UP.

 - A KITCHEN LIGHT SWITCH NEEDED SOME ATTENTION BECAUSE IT WAS JUTTING OUT OF ITS ELECTRICAL BOX. THE DRYWALL ALSO BROKE A BIG HOLE NEXT TO IT. I SPENT SOME TIME PATCHING AND SECURING THE SWITCH.

 OFF TO THE NAIL AND DMI HOME SUPPLY.

 KARMA - BACK TO THE RENTAL TO MEET A PLUMBING FRIEND.  WE ALSO STOP AT MY HOUSE SO HE CAN SEE OUR UNLIMITED HOT WATER HEATER. HE WANTS TO INSTALL ONE IN HIS HOUSE SOOOOOOOOO...........HE WILL GIVES US HIS WATER HEATER ( IN GOOD SHAPE ) , INSTALL IT AT THE RENTAL , AND INSTALL A P-TRAP DRAIN ON A BASEMENT SINK. 

 KARMA II - MY PARENTS ARE REPLACING A NEW TOILET BECAUSE THEY WANT A WIDER TOILET AND A BIGGER SEAT. I WILL INSTALL THIS TOILET AT THE RENTAL.

 MY FRIEND AND I TALK ON OUR PATIO AND HE ROLLS OUT.

 I MAKE SOME HOT DOGS , CHECK EMAILS , AND TRY TO TAKE A NAP......IT DIDN'T WORK.

 OFF TO THE NAIL ON MY VTX. IT WAS A NICE RIDE.

 AT THE NAIL THE BANDS START ARRIVING. THE BARTENDER COMES IN EARLY AND THE 4 BAND SHOW STARTS. THERE ARE 2 FEMALE MUSICIANS I LIKE. ONE IS A LEAD SINGER AND ANOTHER IS A GUITAR PLAYER. THEY ARE BOTH ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE. THE GUITAR PLAYER HAS A NON-STOP SMILE ON HER FACE. I WAS RIBBING HER A COUPLE TIMES OF GETTING OUT OF HAND AND ALWAYS BEING ANGRY ( THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF WHAT SHE REALLY IS )

 2 BARTENDERS AND A TRAINEE TONIGHT.  THE MUSIC WAS VERY GOOD AND EVERYONE WAS SUPER COOL.

 A NEPHEW STOPS IN THE NAIL FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS.

 A NICE SURPRISE.......MY YOUNGEST IS SLEEPING OVER AND WILL HELP ME TOMORROW AT THE RENTAL. WE RIDE HOME TOGETHER ON MY MOTORCYCLE. THE PUP WAS SO HAPPY TO SEE HER.

 OH , WE ARRIVED HOME TO 3 AREAS OF TRASH BEING DISPERSED. THE NEW PUP STAYING WITH US WAS THE CULPRIT.

 AT HOME WE WATCH SOME EPISODES OF FUTURAMA. THE FIRST EPISODE WAS VERY GOOD. AFTER THAT.....I KINDA DOSED OFF AND ON SLEEPING.

 BY 2:30AM I HEAD TO BED.........OUCH.

  SUNDAY     8 - 27 - 23

 IT SEEMS UNENDING.....BUT ANOTHER LONG DAY. BUT IT  WAS A GOOD ONE. THE MAIN REASON.........MY YOUNGEST.

 HOW ABOUT THIS ? ( LIKE I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH ON MY PLATE )

 -  AT 7:30AM I DECIDE ( LIKE AN IDIOT ) TO WEED OUR YARD AND GARDENS. THEY ARE WAY OUT OF HAND AND SINCE I HAVE BEEN SPENDING ALL MY TIME AT THE RENTAL AND THE NAIL THIS WAS ON MY PRIORITY LIST. SO , FOR 2 1/2 HOURS , MOSTLY ON MY KNEES ,  I WEEDED OVER 8 FULL STUFF PACKED TRASHCANS. MY YOUNGEST HELPED ME STUFF THE TRASHCANS.

 - NEXT WE TAKE A RIDE TO LOWES TO PICK UP MATERIAL FOR THE RENTAL....PURPLE DRYWALL , MORTAR BAGS , AND MORE.

 - WE STOP AT MY PARENTS FOR LUNCH TO WATCH MY DAD COMPLAIN ABOUT MY MOM DOING NORMAL STUFF IN LIFE. I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD THAT A GUY 94 YEARS OLD WORRIES SO MUCH ABOUT SUCH INSIGNIFICANT THINGS IN LIFE. EXAMPLE - MY MON SAID SHE IS GOING TO THE MOVIES WITH A FRIEND. DAD RESPONSE , " WHY YOU HAVE TO GO TO THE F'N MOVIES ? " I JUST SHOOK MY HEAD.

 - NEXT , WE STOP AT THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE 5 BAND NIGHT.

 - FINAL STOP....THE RENTAL. MY YOUNGEST BEGINS TO REPLACE COVERS ON ALL OUTLETS , SWITCHES , CABLE , AND PHONE BOXES. I DO OTHER STUFF AND SOME PAINTING.

 - A NEPHEW STOPS BY AND HELPS CLEAR TRASH FROM THE BASEMENT. THIS MAY SEEM INSIGNIFICANT BUT IT CERTAINLY HELPS. HE WORKED FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES BUT WE HAD TO STOP BY 3:15PM.

  BACK HOME I MUST NAP FOR 15 MINUTES AND SHOWER. MY NEPHEW STOPS OVER AND THAT NAP WAS NOT HAPPENING. THIS KID CAN TALK. WHILE MY YOUNGEST WAS SHOWERING I ACTUALLY TEXT HER , " FOR THE LOVE OF GOD TELL ME WHEN YOUR DONE IN THE BATHROOM. "

  WE WATCHED THE PHILLIES SWEEP THE CARDINALS.

 LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP- CALIFORNIA WINS A 6-5 AMAZING GAME WITH A WALK-OFF HOME RUN OVER CURACAO.

 SHOWERS OUT OF THE WAY I GET ON THE ROAD TO DRIVE MY YOUNGEST BACK TO SOUTH PHILLY. WE STOP AT WAWA TO GET HOAGIES. I TOLD OUR YOUNGEST , " JUST BEING WITH YOU MADE LAST NIGHT AND TODAY FOR ME ".

 I DROP HER OFF AND THAN HER ROOM MATE HOPS IN. BOTH OF US HEAD TO THE NAIL WHERE THE BANDS ARRIVE AN HOUR EARLY FOR LOAD-IN.

 SO....THINK I HAD A FULL DAY YET AT 5:30PM ? NOPE....HALFWAY. THE BANDS AND THE FANS COME IN AND I MOVE THE 6:45PM SHOW PRETTY QUICKLY. I DID GET A 2ND AND 3RD WIND TO KEEP MOVING BUT BY THE END OF THE LAST BAND'S SET.....I RAN OUT OF STEAM.

 CLEVER AND DEVIOUS - BARTENDERS HIDE A PICTURE OF JESUS EVERY SHIFT FOR THE NEXT BARTENDER TO FIND. THIS IS NOT RELIGIOUS AT ALL. HOW ABOUT THIS ? SHE TOOK A SIERRA DISPLAY BEER BOTTLE AND EMPTIED THE BEER , THAN FILLED IT HALFWAY WITH WATER AND PUT IT BACK ON THE DISPLAY GLASS SHELF. IT TOOK 3 WEEKS FOR THE BARTENDERS TO FIND IT WITH CLUES. OUR ONE BARTENDER FOUND IT TONIGHT.

 I HAVE A NIGHTCAP WITH MY ELDEST AND HER ROOM MATE WHO STOPPED BY. SOME PATRONS AND BARTENDERS JOINED ME. 

 ROLL OUT AFTER MIDNIGHT TO DRIVE THE BARTENDER BACK TO SOUTH PHILLY. WE HAVE A NICE TALK THE WHOLE RIDE.

 DROP HER OFF AND A NEW THING CONTINUES......MY YOUNGEST CALLS ME AND WE TALK FOR MY ENTIRE RIDE HOME. IT MEANS SO MUCH TO ME AND TOTALLY HELPS KEEP STAY AWAKE.

 AT HOME I WALK BOTH DOGS , MAKE A NIGHTCAP , CONTINUE TO WATCH AHSAKO SERIES , AND CHILL. I FELL ASLEEP WITHIN 20 MINUTES.

 AROUND 1:30AM I HEAD TO BED THINKING , " THANK GOODNESS I HAVE NO SHOWS TOMORROW AT THE NAIL. "

 MONDAY    8 - 28 - 23

 ONE THING I HAVE NOTICED ABOUT WORKING AT THE RENTAL SINCE JULY 16TH......THIS BLOG HAS GONE DOWN WITH HUMOROUS STORIES. I WONDER WHY ?........BLOW.

 THE DAY : ( AS YOU WILL READ , MOSTLY CONCENTRATING IN THE BASEMENT )

 - AROUND 8:45AM I HEAD TO THE RENTAL. I HAVE TO ADMIT THINGS ARE GETTING DONE.

 - SPENT SOME TIME REMOVING ALOT OF PHONE AND CABLE WIRES OUT OF THE BASEMENT CEILING. MY GOD THERE WAS A SHIT LOAD OF THEM. I ALSO USED A LARGE CROW BAR TO REMOVE LARGE NAILS IN THE CEILING'S STUDS.

 - RE-ORGANIZED TOOLS , TABLES , AND MATERIAL IN THE BASEMENT.

 - BRINGING TWO 80 POUND CEMENT BAGS TO THE BASEMENT WAS NOT FUN.

 - DISCONNECTED A WASHER AND DRYER AND MOVED THEM.

 - MOVED TRASH OUTSIDE AND FILLED 2 TRASHCANS IN THE BASEMENT. THIS TOOK OVER 2 HOURS.

 - DID A FULL BLOWN OUT CLEAN AND SWEEP OF THE BASEMENT. I ALSO SCRAPED DRIED CEMENT FROM THE FLOOR.

 A BROTHER STOPS OVER TO HELP. GUESS WHERE WE WORK ?

 - WE FINISH ALL CUBBY HOLES IN THE BASEMENT. EACH ONE ( 16 TOTAL ) WERE FILLED WITH SPRAY FOAM , METAL SCREENING , AND MORTAR MIX.

 - WITH EXTRA CEMENT MIX WE FINISHED ANOTHER WALL NOT ON THE PROJECT LIST. I WAS GLAD WE DID IT.

 - ONE WALL HAD LARGE HOLES IN IT. SO.........WE FILLED THEM WITH THE EXTRA CONCRETE MIX.

 - FINISHED DRYWALLING AN UPSTAIRS BATHROOM.

 - FINISHED SPACKLE PATCH AROUND A DINING ROOM LIGHT SWITCH.

 - REMOVED BLUE TAPE FROM A DOOR AND INSERT A GLASS PANEL.

 -  CAULKED AND PAINTED AROUND A STORM DOOR. YES , I AM GETTING SICK OF PAINTING.

 WHEELS ARRIVES HOME FROM NEW JERSEY AND BRINGS LUNCH.

 WE FINISH UP AND I GIVE MY BROTHER A TURKEY HOAGIE FOR HIS RIDE HOME.

 BACK AT HOME I GO RIGHT TO MY COMPUTER TO GET BAND STUFF DONE AND SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS.

 ASK A RENTER/FRIEND OF OUR ELDEST WHO IS LIVING WITH US IF SHE LIKE TO HELP AT THE RENTAL FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. SHE DID NOT GIVE THE RIGHT ANSWER......" I'M EATING ". 

 WHEELS AND I RETURN TO THE RENTAL AROUND 6PM TO MOVE EVERYTHING OUT OF THE FIRST FLOOR TO PREPARE FOR THE FLOORING TECHNICIANS TO ARRIVE ON WEDNESDAY.  WE PUT SOME STUFF ON WINDOW SILLS , SOME STUFF IN OUR VAN , SOME STUFF ON THE BACK DECK , SOME STUFF ON A LANDING GOING TO THE BASEMENT , SOME STUFF IN THE UPSTAIRS BATHROOM , AND SOME STUFF ON THE FRONT PATIO. IT WAS ALOT OF STUFF.

 WE RETURN TO OUR HOUSE , HAVE DINNER , AND SETTLE IN TO WATCH THE PHILLIES WIN.

 BY 11PM I WAS PRETTY TIRED. I HEAD TO MY BEDROOM TO CHECK EMAILS , WATCH TV FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES , AND FINALLY GET IN BED.

 IT WAS NICE NOT GOING TO THE NAIL FOR A DOUBLE SHIFT.

 UP AT 4:30AM I USE THE BATHROOM AND DO MY NORMAL PATROL AROUND THE HOSE IN THE DARK IN MY BOXERS. I SEE OUR ELDEST AND FRIENDS ARE HAVING A FIRE PIT. YEP , AT 4:37AM

 UP AGAIN AT 5:30AM. I START MY DAY BECAUSE I JUST CAN'T SLEEP........BLOW.

  TUESDAY    8 - 29 - 23

 " TUESDAY TRASH DAY " - IT IS FULFILLING AND REWARDING IN A WEIRD SHITTY CRAPPY WAY. EVERY TUESDAY I GET MY UTILITY TRAILER AND LOAD UP TRASHCANS. I DID THIS AGAIN TODAY.

 FLOORING INSTALLERS ARE ARRIVING ON WEDNESDAY.....WE HOPE.

  SO TODAY :

 - DID SOME TOUCH-UP PAINTING AGAIN THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE. AGAIN , PAINTING NEVER SEEMS TO END.

 - PAINTED ALL CUBBY HOLES BLACK.

 - I WAS GOING TO SAVE A DINING ROOM TABLE BUT WHEN MOVING IT OUTSIDE 3 LEGS FELL OFF. IT REMINDED ME OF THE BLUES BROTHERS CAR WHEN IT FELL APART AT THE END OF THEIR FINAL DESTINATION.

 - I PUT OUT ON THE CURB 4 TRASHCANS AND 2 LEGS OF THE DINING ROOM TABLE.

 - THE REST OF THE DEBRIS GOT LOADED IN MY UTILITY TRAILER. I DRIVE TO THE NAIL TO UNLOAD AND THAN PREP FOR A 3 BAND NIGHT. YES , ANOTHER 14 HOUR DAY.

 - RETURN TO THE RENTAL AND RE-FILL THE TRAILER WITH MATERIAL I WANT TO SAVE AND MORE TRASH.

  EVERY FLOOR AND DECK IN NOW COMPLETELY OPEN AND CLEAR. WE ARE READY FOR THE FLOOR INSTALLATION WHICH FELT LIKE IT WOULD NEVER COME.

 BACK HOME I ROLL THE TRAILER INTO OUR GARAGE AND FIX A DOWNSPOUT STUFFED WITH DIRT AND WEEDS. I NOTICED A PLANT GROWING OUT OF THE GUTTER. THIS MADE ME INVESTIGATE IT MORE. OF COURSE , WHEN I WENT TO POP OFF THE DOWNSPOUT A MOUND OF DIRT FLEW OUT AND LANDED SQUARE ON MY HEAD. I ACTUALLY TOOK MY SHIRT OFF TO SHAKE THE DIRT AWAY. THANK GOODNESS NO ONE WAS AROUND TO SEE MY BODY. I THINK I HEARD SQUIRRELS GIGGLING......" FATTY ".

 AT HOME I SHOWER AND SHAVE. I ALSO DO COMPUTER WORK. I ALSO CREATE SEPTEMBER CALENDARS AND SEND TO OUR PRINTING COMPANY. MAN , EVERYTHING TAKES TIME.

 WHEELS MAKES BURGERS. I THINK I COULD LIVE OFF BURGERS AND PIZZA BUT......IT WAS A SPICY KIND OF BURGER. I AM NOT A FAN OF THEM......THOUGH OUR ELDEST IS.

 SATURDAY - A ONE BAND NIGHT IS NOW A 3 BAND NIGHT AND COULD BE GOOD. MY DILEMMA IS DO I WANT TO TRAVEL TO A FAMILY RE-UNION OR STAY AND WORK THE SHOW AND THE RENTAL. I HAVE NOT MISSED A DAY AT THE RENTAL SINCE JULY 16TH. I TEXTED AND TALKED TO BARTENDERS AND DOORMEN AND THE SHIFT CAN BE COVERED BUT I AM STILL NOT SURE. I KINDA WANT MY " NEVER MISSING A DAY " TO CONTINUE.

 2ND DAY SHIFT STARTS AS I RIDE MY MOTORCYCLE TO THE NAIL. I PREP FOR THE BANDS AND FANS . IT WAS A COOL NIGHT AND THIS ONE BAND CALLED RUBIX PUBE HAD A FEMALE SPIKED HAIR LEAD SINGER WHO REMINDED US OF CHERIE CURRIE OF THE BAND THE RUNAWAYS.

 IT WAS A FUN NIGHT AND THE BANDS WERE ALL SUPER COOL. I RIDE HOME TIRED.

 CHILL WITH WHEELS AND THE PUP. I HAVE A NIGHTCAP AND WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF THE BIG BANG THEORY. THEY WERE GOOD. I FELL ASLEEP THE LAST 45 SECONDS THOUGH.

 OFF TO BED , SLEPT OK.

 GOT WOKEN UP BY MY CELL PHONE AT 7AM SAYING , " YOUR FLOORING TECHS HAVE ONE JOB TO DO AND YOUR NEXT ON THE SCHEDULE. "

  WEDNESDAY      8 - 30 - 23

 HARBORING A FUGITIVE , ALMOST BEATING THE HELL OUT OF A MILLENNIAL.....YEP THIS WAS MY DAY.

 SO , MY NORMAL DAY STARTS AT 7AM THIS MORNING WHEN I GOT WOKEN BY MY CELL PHONE. YEAH , THIS WAS SO UNNECESSARY.

 I GET MY BAND EMAILING AND BLOG DONE AND THAN OFF TO THE RENTAL. TODAY IS A GOOD DAY AND A MAJOR THING IS GETTING INSTALLED......CARPETS.

 I WORK IN THE SHIT HOLE BASEMENT. I HAVE BEEN IN THIS AREA THE LAST WEEK OR SO. I KILL AT LEAST 5 SPIDER CRICKETS A DAY. I FILL A CUBBY HOLE IN THE CEILING WE MISSED AND BLACK PAINT SOME OTHER CUBBY HOLES.

 I DO A FULL SWEEP OF THE BASEMENT. IT IS JUST UNENDING DEBRIS.

 I SAWZALL 2 OIL COPPER LINES THAT WERE USED WHEN THIS HOME HAD OIL HEAT.

 I DO SOME MORE PAINTING AROUND A FRONT DOOR. AGAIN , THE PAINTING WILL NEVER STOP.

 WAITING FOR THE CARPET INSTALLERS SINCE 7AM I DECIDE TO ROLL OUT TO THE NAIL AROUND 12:30PM. OF COURSE , I AM 2 BLOCKS AWAY AND MY CELL GOES OFF. THE INSTALLERS ARE 20 MINUTES AWAY. I TURN AROUND AND GO BACK TO THE RENTAL.......BLOW.

 THE INSTALLERS ARRIVE AND THEY COMPLETE THE 2ND FLOOR OF 3 BEDROOMS , 3 CLOSETS , A STAIRWAY , AND LANDING......IN A LITTLE OVER 3 HOURS. THEY DID AN EXCELLENT JOB AND NOW THE 2ND FLOOR HAS COME TOGETHER. TOMORROW.....THE FIRST FLOOR.

 WHILE THEY WORK I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR TOMORROW NIGHT. THIS IS WHERE I ALMOST BEAT THE LIVING BEJESUS OUT OF A 22 YEAR OLD GUY.

    HERE IS THE STORY :

 - I AM ON THE LADDER RE-DOING THE MARQUEE LETTERS. ALOT OF MY NEIGHBORS ARE OUTSIDE WITH CLIENTS AND ALL SEEMS WELL. THAN......I HEAR CURSING. I MEAN LOUD SCREAMING FOUL LANGUAGE CURSING LIKE " FUCK YOU , FUCK THAT , FUCK ALL OF YOU ".  I AM THINKING , " HERE WE GO. IT'S GO TIME ". MY BACK IS TO THIS PERSON WHO IS GETTING CLOSER. HE WALKS BY ME SCREAMING THE " FUCK " WORD AND MORE. I NOW THINK HE IS GOING INTO THE NAIL TO COMPLAIN ABOUT SOMETHING WE DID. BUT HE DOESN'T. HE WALKS TOWARDS THE FRONT DOOR BUT GOES PARALLEL. HE THAN SLAPS AN ASHTRAY OFF THE CIGARETTE CAN AND IT SMASHES INTO 10 PIECES AGAINST OUR WALL. HE CONTINUES TO WALK TOWARDS THE SEPTA PARKING LOTS.

 - I GET OFF THE LADDER AND MY NEIGHBOR ACROSS THE STREET YELLS OUT , " YO CHRIS , WHAT THE HELL IS THAT ALL ABOUT ? " I REPLY , " I AM IN NO MOOD FOR THIS ".  OTHER NEIGHBORS ARE WONDERING WHAT HAPPEN TOO AND A LADY SAYS , " YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY STAY AWAY FROM HIM ".  YOU KNOW , THAT WOULD BE SOUND ADVICE BUT........I DON'T STAY AWAY AND WATCH. I FINISH THE MARQUEE AND I HAVE ONE MORE THING TO DO OUTSIDE........WEED WHACK.

 HERE COMES THE VISUAL.

   AS I AM OUTSIDE I THINK TO MYSELF , " THIS NUT JOB GUY MIGHT OF WENT TO 7/11 AND COME RIGHT BACK THIS WAY." I LOOK UP THE STREET AND SEE NOTHING. I WEED WHACK FOR ABOUT 30 SECONDS AND LOOK UP THE STREET AGAIN........AND HERE HE COMES.

 THE CODE RED RAGE IS BUILDING IN ME AND HE SEES ME WITH HIS DARK HAIR AND BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS. HE IS ABOUT 50 FEET AWAY. HE SEES EXACTLY WHAT I AM DOING AND INSTANTLY KNOWS I AM PREPARING FOR BATTLE.

 THE VISUAL FROM HIS POINT OF VIEW OF ABOUT 50 FEET AND CLOSING :

 - I SLOWLY LAY DOWN THE WEED WHACKER.

 - I TAKE MY GLASSES OFF AND SLOWLY PLACE THEM ON THE GROUND.

 - I TAKE MY BASEBALL CAP OFF AND SLOWLY PLACE IT ON THE GROUND.

 - I REMOVE MY CELL PHONE FROM MY HIP AND SLOWLY PLACE IT ON THE GROUND.

 IT IS NOW..........GO........FUCKING......TIME !!

 I FUCKING LUNGE AT HIM AND BEGIN SCREAMING THE " FUCK " WORD AND MORE !!! MY PSYCHOTIC FACE OF RAGE IS 2 INCHES FROM HIS FACE. I MEAN I AM GOING FULL CODE RED TILT LIKE A WWE WRESTER. HIS FEAR IS EVIDENT AS HE BACKS AWAY BUT I HOLD HIS FORE ARM WITH AN IRON HAND WHILE SCREAMING IN HIS EAR AS HE TRIES TO PULL AWAY, " YOU WANT FUCKING ANGER !!! I'LL GIVE YOU FUCKING ANGER YOU FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT !!! WHO THE FUCK DO YOU THINK YOU ARE FUCKING BREAKING MY FUCKING PROPERTY YOU MOTHER FUCKER !!! " HE BACKS DOWN AND SHEEPISHLY REPLIES , " I WILL PAY FOR THE ASHTRAY. " HE SPINS AWAY A LITTLE AND I KEEP SCREAMING LIKE A WILD BANSHEE. I YELL , " YOU GOD DAMN MILLENNIALS WITH YOUR WORLD ENDING FUCKING SHIT !! FUCK YOU , YOU'RE A FUCKING COWARD TO FACE THE FUCKING WORLD !! " HE REPLIES , " THE WORLD IS ENDING AND WE SHOULD DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. " I SCREAM BACK , " GO BACK TO MOMMY AND TAKE A TIME OUT ON THE FUCKING  STEPS OR I WILL END YOUR FUCKING WORLD TODAY !!! " HE QUICKLY MOVES PAST MY NEIGHBORS AND DOWN THE SIDEWALK AT A RAPID PACE. I GO BACK TO WEED WHACKING WHILE MY NEIGHBORS STARE AT ME THINKING......." WOAH , CHRIS IS A FUCKING PSYCHO. "

 I ROLL BACK TO THE RENTAL AND DO SOME WORK WHILE THE CARPET INSTALLERS FINISH UP. I SIGN A DOCUMENT AND PAY THEM.

 BACK HOME WE HAVE A FRIEND OF OUR ELDEST STOP OVER ALL NERVOUS AND SKITTISH. WHEELS HAS MOST OF THIS STORY BUT BASICALLY HE THREW HIS GIRLFRIEND OUT OF HIS CAR WHILE MOVING. I AM OUTSIDE ABOUT TO HEAD TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE AND SEE HE HAS A FUCKING BOTTLE OF TITO'S VODKA. I YELL TO HIM , " YOU HAVE THE FUCKING POLICE LOOKING FOR YOU AND YOUR HOLDING A BOTTLE OF VODKA ? THIS MAKES YOU LOOK SO FUCKING GUILTY. BUT..........DON'T TAKE MY ADVICE BUT WHO THE FUCK AM I. " I LEAVE AND RIDE TO THE NAIL AND SEE 6 COP CARS VIGOROUSLY PATROLLING OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. I PULL OVER AND TEXT WHEELS AND MY ELDEST , " COPS ALL OVER THE PLACE. " WHEELS ORDERS HIM OFF OUR PROPERTY FOR SHE DOESN'T WANT TO HARBOR HIM AND OUR ELDEST DOES NOT NEED THIS DRAMA. I LATER HEAR THE FRIEND IS ON THE RUN.....LIKE HARRISON FORD IN THE FUGITIVE.

 BACK HOME I SHOWER AND HAVE A SURPRISE FOR WHEELS. FOR OUR 35TH ANNIVERSARY WE GO TO OUR FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANT FELINI'S CAFE.  I MADE PLANS FOR OUR ELDEST TO GO BUT SHE IS SICK AGAIN. OUR YOUNGEST TAKES THE TRAIN FROM SOUTH PHILLY AND BRINGS A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF ARTWORK OF OUR 11TH STREET BEACH IN NORTH WILDWOOD. THE LACE CLOTH AROUND THE PICTURE IS FROM WHEELS WEDDING DRESS.

 WHEELS AND I SIT DOWN AND THE OWNER GREETS US. HE GIVES US A BOTTLE OF WINE AND A BOTTLE OF OUR FAVORITE LIQUORE. JUST A MINUTE OR SO LATER OUR YOUNGEST STOPS IN TO SURPRISE WHEELS. SHE IS WEARING A BEAUTIFUL LONG BLACK DRESS. WE HAVE A WONDERFUL MEAL AND ENJOY TALKING ABOUT WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING LATELY.

 AFTER ALMOST 2 HOURS WE ROLL OUT AND STOP AT THE RENTAL. OUR YOUNGEST AND WHEELS WANT TO SEE THE NEW CARPETING AND MORE.

 BACK HOME WE SHOOT POOL FOR ABOUT AND HOUR AND WATCH A MOVIE CALLED I SO DON'T WANT YOU AT MY BAT MITZVAH STARRING ADAM SANDLER'S 2 DAUGHTERS AND HIMSELF. IT IS THE HIGHEST RATED ROTTEN APPLES MOVIE SANDLER HAS EVER MADE AND I THOUGHT IT WAS BRUTALLY BAD.

 PHILLIES COMEBACK 4 TIMES IN THE GAME ON HEROIC HOME RUNS ONLY TO LOSE 10 - 8. THIS COULD OF BEEN THE BEST COME BACK WIN EVER BUT THIS IS PHILLY WHERE WE GET SUCKED IN ALL THE TIME.

 I HAVE A NIGHTCAP WITH MY YOUNGEST WHO IS SLEEPING OVER AND THAN HEAD TO BED. YEP , THAT WAS MY DAY.

  THURSDAY      8 - 31 - 23

 A LONG DAY BUT PRODUCTIVE AND FULFILLING.

 LOL.....SORRY FOR THE RAGE YESTERDAY. I RECEIVED A LITTLE OVER 50 " REPLIES " ABOUT MY ENCOUNTER WITH THE YOUNG MILLENNIAL.

 NORMAL STUFF IN THE EARLY MORNING BUT BY 9AM I WAS AT THE RENTAL. I BEGIN CLEARING A FEW THINGS OUT OF THE FIRST FLOOR IN PREPARATION FOR THE FLOOR INSTALLERS 2ND DAY HERE.

 THEY ARRIVE ALITTLE AFTER 9:30AM AND IT IS A DIFFERENT CREW. TWO GUYS , ONE FROM NEW JERSEY AND THE OTHER FROM JAMAICA.

  SO THIS IS WHAT THEY DID :

 - PREPPED BAD KITCHEN FLOOR AND LAMINATED KITCHEN , DINING ROOM , AND MAIN ROOM. I FOUND ONE INSTALLER A LITTLE LAZY ABOUT SOLVING A PROBLEM WHERE THE FLOORS MEET.

 - SAVED 1 1/2 BOXES THAT MAY BE USED FOR THE UPSTAIRS BATHROOM.

 - THEY SET UP A POWER MITRE AND TABLE SAW ON THE DECK AND WORKED FOR 7 HOURS.

  OVERALL ,THE FLOORING CAME OUT REALLY NICE. WHAT A DIFFERENCE NEW FLOORS MAKE NOW IN THE WHOLE HOUSE.  IT IS FINALLY COMING TOGETHER. THERE IS STILL A MONTHS WORTH OF WORK LEFT BUT IT LOOKS REALLY REALLY GOOD......BRAND NEW IN FACT.

 ONE THING THE INSTALLER TRIED TO GET OUT OF WAS HOW TO FINISH THE LAMINATED FLOOR AROUND THE FEET OF THE RADIATORS AND HEAT PIPES FEEDING THE 2ND FLOOR. HE SUGGESTED USING " ESCUTCHEONS " AND ALSO SAID THEY WOULD BLOCK DIRT. IF WE USED CAULK IT CATCHES DIRT. TO ME , THIS WAS A STUPID LAZY ANSWER AND HE WAS JUST TIRED FROM WORKING ALL DAY AND WANTED TO GO HOME.  NOW PRICE AND TIME MEAN NOTHING BUT HOW WOULD 8 ESCUTCHEONS IN EACH ROOM AROUND EACH RADIATOR AND HEAT PIPES LOOK ? I'LL TELL YA.........STUPID.

   I HAD THE JAMAICAN WORKER CAULK THEM IN AND THEY LOOK 100X BETTER. THE FUNNY THING IS I WAS SPOT ON ABOUT THE OTHER WORKER BEING TIRED. THE JAMAICAN STARTED CAULKING THE RADIATORS AND PIPES IN. IT WAS TAKING HIM A SOLID 15 MINUTES FOR EACH ROOM. THE HEAD GUY STAYED IN HIS TRUCK AND TEXTED ON HIS PHONE. TWO TIMES I SAID DO YOU WANT TO HELP HIM. I EVEN OFFERED TO HELP. THE SILVER LINING IS I GOT TO KNOW THE JAMAICAN WORKER AND HE WAS VERY COOL.  HE WAS NOT HAPPY HIS PARTNER DIDN'T HELP IN THE END.

 OH , WHO USES A BATHROOM FOR 20 MINUTES ?.....THE ONE FLOORING GUY DID.

 BY 5:55PM THE JOB WAS DONE AND I HEAD HOME.

 SO , WHAT DID I DO ALL DAY ?

 - TORE DOWN ANOTHER CEILING IN THE BASEMENT OVER THE WASHER AND DRYER.

 - RE-PURPOSED STUDS AGAIN. 

 - REMOVED HOOKS , EYE HOLE HANGERS , AND NAILS FROM THE CEILING......AGAIN.

 - GET A BROOM , GET THIS , AND BRUSHED SPIDER WEBS IN EVERY RAFTER IN THE BASEMENT CEILING.

 - STARTED REMOVING AND CLEANING BASEMENT WINDOWS.

 - CEMENT PATCHED HOLES IN THE FLOOR , WALL HOLES , AND AN OUTSIDE EDGE OF THE TORNADO DOOR.

 - SWEPT THE BASEMENT FOR THE 20TH TIME.

 - WET/DRY VACCED EDGES ALONG WALL WHERE IT MEETS THE FLOOR.

 - REMOVE MORE WIRES IN THE CEILING AND TAPE SOME TO BE MORE ORGANIZED. I RUN OUT OF ELECTRICAL TAPE.

 - DROVE YOUNGEST BACK TO SOUTH PHILLY WITH MY ELDEST. WE STOPPED AT THE PENN VALLEY PUB FOR LUNCH AND TO SEE 2 FRIEND WORKERS. IT WAS A FUN TIME AND THE FOOD IS ALWAYS GOOD. THE ONE FRIEND WORKER GAVE MY YOUNGEST A LARGE PIECE OF CARROT CAKE FOR HER BIRTHDAY.

 WHEELS MEETS ME BACK AT THE RENTAL. WE BOTH ENJOY HOW BEAUTIFUL IT LOOKS. I EVEN CONTEMPLATE ABOUT RENTING AGAIN BUT WHEELS WANTS NO PART OF IT.

 AT HOME FOR A QUICK DINNER AND THAN OFF TO THE NAIL.

 I ARRIVE AND IMMEDIATELY 3 GUYS COME IN FROM SOUTH CAPE MAY. THEY ARE HERE FOR THE OPEN MIC. YEP , A 1 1/2 HOUR DRIVE. ONE IS COOL AND LOVES OUR FOOD WHILE THE OTHERS ARE ALREADY FEELING GOOD. I TOLD THEM THEY ARE HERE WAY TOO EARLY AND THE OPEN MIC USUALLY DOESN'T START UNTIL 9PM-9:30PM. THE TWO GUYS DID SHOTS AND ORDERED A TON OF FOOD. THEY WERE HAMMERED BY 8:30PM....AND LEFT.

 OH , THE GUY'S CREDIT CARD GOT DECLINED SO I NEEDED TO CALL TECH SUPPORT. WE GOT THE EVERYTHING BACK BUT THE BARTENDERS TIP. I WILL TRY TO FIND THE GUY OR REIMBURSE THE BARTENDER.

 THE GUY WITH THE INSUFFICIENT FUNDS ON HIS CARD :

 - ORDERS A PIZZA FROM ARDMORE PIZZA. THE GUY DELIVERS IT AND STANDS THERE FOR A SOLID 5 MINUTES WHILE THE DRUNK GUY TEARS THE LID OFF THE PIZZA BOX TO MAKE IT SMALLER. I ACTUALLY SAID TO THE DRIVER , " SO WHAT DID THE BILL COME TOO ? " TO START THE BALL ROLLING. OF COURSE THE GUY HAD NO CASH AND USED OUR ATM. I THINK THIS IS WHY LATER HE HAD INSUFFICIENT FUNDS ON HIS CARD.

 - WHEN LEAVING I CAN'T UNDERSTAND HIM. HE IS FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY. HE NEVER GAVE HIS CREDIT CARD BACK WHEN USING THE ATM SO THE BARTENDER ASKS FOR IT AGAIN. SHE RUNS HIS TAB AND IT GOES THROUGH. LATER HE LEAVES AND HER TIP DID NOT GO THROUGH.

 - OH , THEY LEFT ABOUT HALF THE FOOD WE COOKED FOR THEM AND SOME PIZZA.

 HIS 2 FRIENDS LEAVE WHILE DRUNKY FINISHES HIS SIGNING FOR HIS TAB. HE EVENTUALLY LEAVES BUT COMES RIGHT BACK IN AND HEADS OUT OUR BACK DOOR. I IMMEDIATELY STOP HIM AND HE ASKS , " WHERE DID MY FRIENDS GO ? "

 WHAT SUCKED IS I WANTED TO GO HOME SINCE I WAS AT THE RENTAL TO 6PM. I WAS ALREADY TIRED BUT THE TECH SUPPORT LINE , WHICH IS USUALLY FAST , WAS ALMOST A 45 MINUTE WAIT. I SAT AT THE BAR WITH MY PHONE AND WATCHED TIKTOK VIDEOS UNTIL THEY CAME ON THE LINE TO HELP. I DID MY SECURITY CHECKS AND HANDED THE PHONE TO THE BARTENDER.

 RIDE MY BIKE HOME AND CHILL WITH THE PUP AND WHEELS.

 OH , ON THE RIDE HOME I SEE A FULL ROLL OF ELECTRICAL TAPE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET. SO , I TURNAROUND , PARK MY BIKE , AND PICK IT UP.

 OFF TO BED THINKING ABOUT WHAT I NEED TO DO IN THE BASEMENT RENTAL........AGAIN..........BLOW.

  FRIDAY     9 - 1 - 23

 AND JUST LIKE THAT IT'S SEPTEMBER. GEE.....WONDER WHAT I'LL BE DOING THIS MONTH ?

 PHILLIES BLOW ANOTHER HEROIC HOME RUN COMEBACK AGAIN AND LOSE. SO FRICKIN' FRUSTRATING.

 OFF TO THE RENTAL AGAIN.

 - FINISHED A FRONT STORM DOOR. MAN , PUTTING HARDWARE ON A STORM DOOR ABSOLUTELY BLOWS.

 - APPLIED FIRST COAT OF SPACKLE AND TAPE TO THE BATHROOM.

 - I REMOVED BLUE TAPE WHEN CEMENTING AN EDGE OF A TORNADO DOOR. BLUE TAPE SHOULD ONLY BE USED FOR PAINT NOT CEMENT. IT CAME OUT NICE THOUGH.

 - STRAIGHTENED BASEMENT AND APPLIED A FLEX SEAL COAT WHERE THE MAIN WALL MEETS THE FLOOR.

 THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO BUT I HAVE TO CUT MY DAY SHORT AROUND 2:30PM. OF COURSE I MISS WHEELS AND THE PUP TAKING A WALK UP TO SURPRISE ME.

 AT HOME I DO COMPUTER WORK. I GET SEPTEMBER CALENDARS DONE FOR OUR WEBSITE AND PRINTING COMPANY.

 I CATCH A 2ND WIND AND COMPLETELY UNLOAD THE VAN AND VACUUM IT. WHEELS WAS A BIG HELP.

 BY 4:30PM I AM HEADING TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR A 6 BAND NIGHT.

 WE TRAINED A NEW BARTENDER. IT WAS HER 2ND TRAINING SHIFT AND SHE DID GOOD.

 BY 7PM WE HAD A PACKED HOUSE.  A LITTLE OVER A 100 FANS SHOWED UP. I WAS KINDA SURPRISED BECAUSE IT IS A HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

 ALL BANDS WERE GOOD , MUSICIANS WERE COOL , AND FANS WERE FUN.  IT WAS A REALLY ENTERTAINING NIGHT. I ENJOYED WORKING WITH THE BARTENDERS TOO.

 THE BANDS MOVED ABSOLUTELY PERFECTLY TONIGHT. 

 I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW EARLY WE WERE DONE.  WE WERE CLOSING BY 11PM.  WE LEFT BY 11:30PM WHICH WAS FINE WITH ME.

 ELDEST HEADS TO ANOTHER BAR TO MEET FRIENDS FOR KARAOKE WHILE MY YOUNGEST AND I HEAD HOME TO SIT BY A FIRE PIT AND CHILL WITH THE PUP. I ENJOYED EVERY SECOND OF IT.

 BY 1:30AM WE HEAD TO BED. ANOTHER LONG DAY AND NIGHT.

  SATURDAY    9 - 2 - 23

  " I CRY , YOU CRY ". NOW WE TRY " I ARGUE , YOU ARGUE "......IT WORKED.

WELP........THIS WAS KINDA NEEDED.

 START MORNING OUT BY WHEELS , THE PUP , AND MYSELF HEADING TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. WE WERE THERE 2 HOURS. FIVE MINUTES WAS CHASING THE PUP AROUND.

  BACK HOME THE KIDS AND WHEELS LOAD THE VAN WHILE I GO BACK TO THE NAIL SINCE I FORGOT SOME STUFF.  LATER , I FORGOT A PRODUCT FOR WHEELS. IT SUCKS , MY MIND RACES WITH 25 THINGS AT ONCE.

 BACK HOME AGAIN WE ROLL OUT BUT STOP AT THE RENTAL SO OUR YOUNGEST CAN SEE THE NEW FLOORS.

 WE GET ON THE ROAD AND STOP AT THE WHITE HAVEN DINER FOR LUNCH. OUR WAITRESS WAS NOT IN THE BEST MOOD TODAY BUT THE FOOD IS ALWAYS GOOD , HUGE PORTIONS , AND PRICES SUPER CHEAP. I MADE A MISTAKE AN ORDERED STRAWBERRY PANCAKES. IT COULD OF FED 4 PEOPLE. I SHOULD OF ORDERED THE BURGER. THE PANCAKES WERE SO FILLING.

 WE TREK ABOUT 3 HOURS AND 10 MINUTES TO OUR NORTHERN COUSINS HOME. IT WOULD OF BEEN UNDER 3 HOURS BUT OF COURSE I HAVE A STORY OF WHY WE LOST 20 MINUTES.......THE POLICE.

  BACK STORY - ABOUT 6+ MONTHS AGO I GOT PULLED OVER FOR RUNNING A RED LIGHT AT 2AM INA  BACK STREET NEIGHBORHOOD.  I TOLD MY YOUNGEST WHO WAS WITH ME , " DO WHAT I DO. "  I SAID WE HAD A FUNERAL TONIGHT AND WE WERE TALKING ABOUT IT AND BOTH OF US STARTED TO CRY. I EVEN PAUSE AS IF I WAS CRYING. THE COP SHINES HIS FLASH LIGHT IN THE CAR AND MY YOUNGEST IS CRYING. WE GOT OFF WITH A WARNING. IT MIGHT NOT BE RIGHT BUT THE RUSE WORKED.

 BACK STORY II - JUST 2 DAYS I TOLD MY YOUNGEST IF THIS EVER HAPPENS AGAIN I WANT TO TRY A NEW ONE CALLED , " I ARGUE , YOU ARGUE ". THE FIRST ONE WE CALLED " I CRY , YOU CRY ".

 THE STORY - I GET CLOCKED DOING 91 MPH. I SAW THE COP , HE SAW ME , AND HE PULLED ME OVER. I TOLD MY YOUNGEST , " I ARGUE , YOU ARGUE. " SHE WAS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER ABOUT THIS.

 THE YOUNG UNMARRIED OFFICER OF ABOUT 25 YEARS OLD ASKS FOR REGISTRATION AND LICENSE. WE ALREADY HAVE IT READY. I SAY TO HIM , " IT WAS COMPLETELY MY FAULT. I WAS ARGUING WITH MY DAUGHTER. SHE FEELS EVEN THOUGH LIVING IN OUR HOUSE DOES NOT HAVE TO TELL US WHEN SHE WILL BE HOME. " I THAN ASK HIM , " WHAT DO YOU THINK OFFICER ? " HE REPLIES , " WELL , IT WAS NOT TOO LONG AGO I WAS 21 SO MAYBE CUT HER A BREAK. " HE TAKES OUR INFORMATION TO HIS CAR FOR THE WRITE UP. THIS TICKET COULD BE $400 AND MORE.

 CONTINUED - THE OFFICER COMES BACK AND SAYS , " I'M GONNA LET YOU OFF WITH A WARNING. BUT YOUR REGISTRATION IS DUE 9/23 AND FROM NEW JERSEY. THIS SPEEDING TICKET BE A HECK OF ALOT OF HIGHER. " I REPLY , " YOU THINK MY DAUGHTER SHOULD PAY SOME OF THIS REGISTRATION FINE ? " HE PEEKS IN THE WINDOW AND ASKS , " " WHICH DAUGHTER IS IT ? " I POINT " AND HE CONTINUES , " NAH.....I DON'T THINK YOU SHOULD. " OF CURSE I MAKE A JOKE AND PLEASANTLY SCUFF. THE SPEEDING TICKET COULD OF INVOLVED LOSS OF " POINTS " AND MAYBE EVEN A 15 DAY SUSPENSION OF DRIVING.

 I AM SO FIGHTING THE REGISTRATION TICKET. THE REGISTRATION CLEARLY SAYS " 9/23 " AND I KNEW I HAD TO GET AN INSPECTION BY THE END OF THE MONTH. I EVEN CALLED OUR MECHANIC.

 OH , ON OUR TICKET IT SAYS , " ARGUING WITH DAUGHTER ". AGAIN THIS IS NOT RIGHT BUT THE RUSE WORKED.

 WE CONTINUE ON OUR WAY AND GET TO OUR HOTEL. WE UNLOAD AND SETTLE IN. WE TAKE SHOWERS AND OFF TO A COUSINS PARTY ON A FARM WHERE THERE IS A TON OF FOOD AND CHEAP BEER.

 WE MEET FAMILY AND HANG OUT FOR ABOUT 4 HOURS. IT WAS FUN TO SEE AND TELL STORIES. I THINK WHEN ALL SAID AND DONE ABOUT 70 PEOPLE CAME THROUGH AND AT LEAST 5 DOGS.....WHICH OUR KIDS LOVED.

 BACK TO OUR HOTEL FOR A NIGHT CAP , WATCH SOME TV , AND JUST TALK. IT WAS VERY NICE.

 BY 12:30AM I WAS IN BED. THE KIDS STAYED UP A LITTLE LONGER. I SLEPT VERY GOOD AND ONLY GOT UP ONCE.

 PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN.........BLOW.

 PENN STATE WINS.......NICE.

 OH , GET THIS , IT KINDA SUMS OF MY LIFE..........A NEIGHBOR TEXTS ME , " SO YOU KNOW , A RENTER OF YOURS IS SMOKING AND WATCHING PORN ON THE DECK WHERE PEOPLE CAN SEE HIM FROM ABOVE. "

  SUNDAY          9 - 3 - 23

   WELP , THIS WAS A FULL DAY BUT FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE JULY 16TH IT WAS UN-WORK RELATED. THE ONLY PROBLEM.....THERE WAS SO MUCH FOOD !!

  WE START THE MORNING OFF BY HAVING BREAKFAST AT OUR HOTEL. THEY REALLY DO AN EXCELLENT JOB HERE WITH EVERYTHING.....ROOMS , SIZE OF BEDS , TV WITH VERY GOOD CABLE OPTIONS , BREAKFAST , PARKING , SWIMMING POOL , ALLOW PETS , GOOD INTERNET , AND MORE.

 ANYWAY , ALL OF US HAVE A NICE BREAKFAST TO START THE DAY.

 WE LOAD UP AND HEAD TO THE 54TH ANNUAL FAMILY REUNION. THIS IS QUITE AN EVENT. HERE IS WHAT I CAN REMEMBER :

 - ENDLESS HOMEMADE FOOD FROM CHICKEN TO RIBS TO SWEETS. IT IS SO DAMN GOOD. THIS IS REALLY THE ONLY DOWNFALL BECAUSE MY DIET GOES HAYWIRE WITH SUCH MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF  FOOD AT YOUR FINGER TIPS. SO MUCH WORK GOES INTO THIS REUNION.

 - TENTS SET UP EVERYWHERE TO SUPPLY SHADE.

 - LOCATED ON A 30 ACRE FARM WITH COWS MOOING.

 - GAMES FOR THE KIDS AND MORE.

 - A SHOW AND TELL FROM FAMILY. OUR YOUNGEST DISPLAYED HER ARTWORK AND ABILITY. I TALKED ABOUT HOW TO GET OUT OF SPEEDING TICKETS.

 - THREE DIFFERENT HAYRIDES.....HISTORY HAY RIDE , KID HAY RIDE , AND ADULT HAY RIDE. WE DID THE HISTORY HAYRIDE WHICH WAS ABOUT 45 MINUTES AND STOPPED AT THE ORIGINAL HOMESTEAD WHERE THIS FAMILY STARTED. WHAT WAS COOL THE PEOPLE LIVING THERE TODAY CAME OUT TO GREET US. ONE LADY JUMPED UP ON THE HAY RIDE. IT WAS INFORMATIVE AND FUN. MY BACK AND BUTT WERE HURTING A BIT BUT IT WAS COOL TO LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THIS FAMILY.

 - I MADE IT A POINT TO SPREAD MYSELF OUT TO TALK TO AS MUCH FAMILY AS I COULD.  I FIGURE WHEN ALL SAID AND DONE ABOUT 150 PEOPLE SHOWED UP. IT HAS THAT " WHEELSTOCK " VIBE.

 - FOOD IS SERVED FROM 12 NOON UNTIL 9PM AT NIGHT.

 - A HUGE FIREWORK DISPLAY THAT CAN RIVAL LOCAL FIREWORKS LIKE RADNOR AND NARBERTH.  IT IS QUITE A SPECTACLE.

 - 2 BOND FIRES GOING ON AT ONCE. THESE ARE NO FIRE-PITS. THESE ARE LEGIT 8 FOOT HIGH BOND FIRES.

 - A COUNTRY BAND AND SQUARE DANCING. A LARGE MALE COUSIN ASKED ME TO DANCE WITH HIM AND HE WOULD " LEAD ". I AGREED BECAUSE HE IS THE SIZE OF A HOUSE.  LUCKILY , HE GOT DISTRACTED AND I SNUCK TO ANOTHER SECTION OF THE PARTY.

 - A RAFFLE GIVEAWAY THAT HAS ITEMS FROM GUNS TO CANDLES TO CANDY. THIS TAKES NEARLY 45 MINUTES WITH SOME REALLY COOL GIFTS.

 - A DJ AND MUSIC THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE DAY AND NIGHT.

 - ENDLESS SUPPLY OF SCHAEFFER LIGHT. THE RUNNING JOKE IS YOU CAN DRINK 20 SCHAEFER LIGHT BEERS AND STILL GO TO WORK THE NEXT DAY. I BELIEVE WATER HAS MORE ALCOHOL THAN THESE BEERS. THE KEGS WERE COORS LIGHT.

 I WAS RELUCTANT TO GO THIS YEAR BECAUSE MY WORK LOAD AT THE RENTAL IS INCREDIBLY HEAVY.  I HAVE SO MUCH TO DO AND HAVE NOT TAKEN A BREAK SINCE JULY 16TH. WHEELS AND THE KIDS CONVINCED ME TO GO AND I WAS GLAD I DID. THESE ARE REALLY GOOD PEOPLE AND THE EXPERIENCE EVERY YEAR IS REWARDING.

 WE ROLL OUT PRETTY TIRED BY 10PM. BACK AT OUR HOTEL WE HAVE NIGHT CAPS AND TALK WITH OUR ADJOINING ROOMS WHICH WAS A GREAT IDEA FROM WHEELS.

 I RETIRE TO OUR ROOM WITH THE KIDS AND WATCH A 22 MINUTE LONG ANIMATED SERIES WE LIKE THAT RETURNED AFTER 2 YEARS OFF.........I BARELY MADE IT STAYING AWAKE. THE SERIES IS CALLED DISENCHANTMENT. MATT GROENING IS THE WRITER/PRODUCER. HE ALSO DOES THE SIMPSONS AND FUTURAMA.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT GOOD.

   MONDAY   9 - 4 - 23

 AND THE BRIEF 3 DAY GETAWAY HAS COME TO AN END.

 BREAKFAST WITH FAMILY AT OUR HOTEL. HAMPTON INN DOES AN EXCELLENT JOB WITH ALL ACCOMMODATIONS.

  WE STOP AT WAWA FOR HOAGIES. MY GOD THEY ARE PACKED.....NOT THE SANDWICHES.....PEOPLE.

 ON THE ROAD FOR 3 HOURS AND MAKE A STOP AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE. THIS WAS A VERY GOOD CALL FOR 2 REASONS. 1 - THE HOUSE NEEDED SOME CLEANING AND DEFINITELY SOME LEAF BLOWING. 2 - A MAJOR CRASH IN THE LEHIGH TUNNEL AT 11AM WAS JUST CLEARED  AT 3PM. WE CAME THROUGH AT 3:30PM.

 AT HOME WE UNLOAD BUT THE MAIN EXCITEMENT WAS SEEING OUR PUP. ALL 4 OF US PET HER AT THE SAME TIME. IT WAS HILARIOUS.

 QUESTION - IF A DOG ( OR CAT ) CONSISTENTLY RUNS AWAY FROM THE HOUSE WHO'S FAULT IS IT ?......OWNER OR THE PET ? I GOT A SERIOUS ISSUE IF YOU SAY THE PET.

 WE UNLOAD AND SETTLE IN. WE EXPERIENCED AND ENJOYED THE 54TH ANNUAL RE-UNION PARTY. ALOT OF FACEBOOK POSTS WERE MADE AND SEEN BY OVER 100 FAMILY AND FRIENDS. I POSTED ONE TOO.

 YOUNGEST TAKES TRAIN BACK TO SOUTH PHILLY. I TRIED MY BEST TO CONVINCE HER TO STAY BUT IT DIDN'T WORK. I JUST WANT TO BE WITH HER SO MUCH.

 PHILLIES WITH A BIG LEAD OF 8 - 1 AND HOLD ON TO WIN 9 - 7.

 I RESET OUR ROUTER AND THE STREAMING WORKS MUCH BETTER. WE FINALLY WATCH EPISODE 5 OF ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING. IT WAS GOOD AND I REALLY LIKE SELENA GOMEZ.

 ELDEST HEADS OUT WHILE WHEELS AND I WIND DOWN.

 I CHECK EMAILS AND FINALLY GO TO BED. THE PUP JOINS ME......AFTER WHEELS AND I CHASE HER FOR A MINUTE OR SO........TOO FUNNY.

  TUESDAY      9 - 5 - 23

 WELP , THAT DIDN'T TAKE LONG FOR A TOTAL SHIT SHOW DOUBLE SHIFT DAY. IT WAS DRAINING.

 MY SIDE HAS BEEN HURTING WITH A SHOOTING PAIN FOR OVER A YEAR. EH......PROBABLY NOTHING.

 OH , MY RIGHT ELBOW HURTS TOO.

 START DAY ON THE COMPUTER THAN...........

 - DRIVE TO A FB MARKETPLACE STOP AND PICK UP 2 CORDLESS PHONES. THE HOUSE AND NEIGHBORHOOD WAS HUGE.

 - DRIVE TO RESTAURANT DEPOT WHERE MOST OF THE NATION WAS. I DON'T KNOW WHY I THOUGHT IT WAS WEDNESDAY BUT NOOOOOOO.....IT IS THE TUESDAY AFTER LABOR DAY AND EVERYONE WAS THERE. I JUST TOLD MYSELF , " TAKE YOUR TIME FATTY.......THERE IS NO HURRY HERE. "  I GOT IN A GOOD LINE WITH A MANAGER AND IT MOVED QUICKLY. A TRICK PEPPERS CAFE ( HE STILL HAS MY EXTRA RESTAURANT DEPOT CARD ) TAUGHT ME IS TO SPIN ALL BARCODES TOWARDS THE CASHIER WORKER.

 - STOP TO FILL UP GAS TANK.

 - STOP AT THE NAIL TO UNLOAD , CHANGE MARQUEE ( I ACTUALLY PUT WEDNESDAY INSTEAD OF TUESDAY ) , TURN THE A/C ON , AND PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

 - STOP AT HOME TO UNLOAD. DOING THIS BY YOURSELF ABSOLUTELY BLOWS. I HATE LOADING AND UNLOADING.

 - CHARGE THE CORDLESS PHONES I PICKED UP.

 - CHECK EMAILS.

 - OUT TO GARAGE TO MOVE LAWN MOWER AND RIDING MOWER. I ROLL OUT THE UTILITY TRAILER AND HOOK IT UP. THE NEXT PHASE OF MY DAY IS WHERE I GOT LAZY.

 - OFF TO THE RENTAL BECAUSE IT IS " TRASH TUESDAY ". WHEN I BACK IN THE TRAILER THE LINKAGE HITS THE DRIVEWAY EVER SO SLIGHTLY. SOOOOOOO I DRIVE IT STRAIGHT IN AND TRY TO TURN THE CAR AND TRAILER AROUND IN THE OPEN DRIVEWAY. I FUCK UP THE CAR AND MY TRAILER TIRE WHICH FALLS OFF ITS RIM.

  BY ME MOVING THE TRAILER IT BENDS THE METAL RIM. JESUS CHRIST WHAT A DAY. IT IS 4PM.

 - I UNLOAD THE TRAILER. I SHOULD BE LOADING IT !!!  I REMOVE EVERYTHING AND TILT THE 300+ POUND TRAILER ON ITS SIDE TO ACCESS THE BENT RIM AND TIRE THAT FELL OFF.  IT TAKES ME ABOUT 10 MINUTES TO REMOVE THE TIRE AND RIM. I SPEND ANOTHER 10 MINUTES USING A 2X4 AND SLEDGE HAMMER TO BANG THE RIM SEMI BACK INTO A CIRCLE SHAPE.

 - CALL AHEAD TO ROSEMONT GOODYEAR SERVICE CENTER. THEIR SIGN SAYS , " JESUS WILL HELP UP YOU TODAY. " I WENT TO THESE TECHNICIANS LAST YEAR AND THEY HELPED ME WITH THE SAME TIRE. I ENTER AND SAY , " ARE YOU DAVE WHO I JUST TALKED TOO ? " HE REPLIES YES AND I SAY , " WELL , I HOPE JESUS CAN HELP ME TODAY. " HE TELLS ME TO TAKE A SEAT AND IN 10 MINUTES THEY LUBED THE BEJESUS OUT OF THE RIM AND GOT THE TIRE BACK ON AND INFLATED PERFECTLY........FOR FREE.

 - BACK TO THE RENTAL AND INSTALL THE TIRE. I FLIP THE TRAILER BACK TO ITS RIGHT SIDE UP AND BEGIN FILLING IT WITH TRASH FROM OUR BASEMENT AND EVERYTHING I HAD OUTSIDE. IT IS 4:38PM. I AM SEMI-PROUD OF MYSELF THAT I DID ALL OF THIS TIRE STUFF IN 48 MINUTES.

 I RE-HOOK THE TRAILER BACK ON TO THE CAR AND HEAD HOME TO PUT EVERYTHING AWAY.

 SO , THERE IS A FULL DAY. I AM AT HOME A LITTLE AFTER 5:30PM.

 OH , I PICK UP DOG POOP.

 TRY TO NAP THAN TAKE A SHOWER. I LOAD SOME THINGS IN OUR CAR FOR OUR ELDEST TO TAKE TO THE NAIL.

 I PRINT OUT INSURANCE CARDS FOR THE VEHICLES.

 I RIDE MY MOTORCYCLE TO THE NAIL AND THE BANDS ARE WAITING. AGAIN , WAY TOO EARLY FOR LOAD-IN. TWO BANDS HAVE LARGE TRAILERS AND ENOUGH EQUIPMENT TO PLAY WELLS FARGO TWICE. IT IS WAY WAY WAY TOO MUCH EQUIPMENT. BUT.....I ROLL WITH IT.

 THE BARTENDER AND I LOAD SOME PRODUCT I LEFT FROM EARLIER.

 THE BANDS MOVE NICELY.

 RESTAURANT DEPOT DOES NOT SELL FROZEN PIZZA SHELLS ANYMORE SO I BOUGHT PIZZA DOUGH BALLS.  THE BARTENDER AND I ATTEMPTED TO DEFROST IT BY SITTING IT OUT FOR 2 HOURS AND THAN SOAKING IT IN WARM WATER WHILE STILL IN A BAG. AFTER SEVERAL UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPTS WE TOOK IT OUT OF THE OVEN. IT LOOKED BAD AND TOOK TOO LONG TO COOK.....BUT IT TASTED EXCELLENT. IT WAS KINDA A SICILIAN MEETS CHICAGO DEEP DISH. TWO BARTENDERS , 2 MUSICIANS , AND MYSELF DID THE TRIAL TASTING. ALL OF US LIKED IT.

 PHILLIES GET SMOKED AND LOSE 8 - 0 .......BLOW.

 BY 11PM WE BEGIN " CLOSING ". I ROLLOUT AND LET THE 2 BARTENDERS FINISH UP.

 AT HOME I WATCH AN EPISODE OF FEAR THE WALKING DEAD. IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD. I HAVE BEEN PUTTING OFF THIS SERIES FINAL SEASON FOR A WHILE.

 I START THE NEW WALKING DEAD SPIN-OFF CALLED DEAD CITY. I FELL ASLEEP ABOUT 20 MINUTES IN. IT WAS OKAY TO EH. I AM A BIG FAN OF THE CHARACTER " NEGAN " BUT SOMETHING JUST WASN'T THERE.

 OFF TO BED AFTER EATING TOO MANY CASHEWS AND HAVING A 3RD UNWANTED DRINK.

  WEDNESDAY        9 - 6 - 23

 TODAY WAS THE MOST TIRED I HAVE EVER BEEN.

 ARM HURTS , SIDE HURTS , AND LEFT TORSO HURTS. I TOOK ADVIL BEFORE GOING TO BED BECAUSE THE ACHINESS WAS THAT BAD.

 PHILLIES WITH A NICE WIN AFTER A BAD LOSS......5 - 1. 

  IN MY MIND I GOT NOTHING DONE TODAY.

 - WROTE A LETTER AND SENT PICTURES TO A MAGISTRATE IN UPPER PA. MY REGISTER ON OUR VAN SAYS " 9 / 23 " BUT THE OFFICER SAID BEING THE VAN WAS PURCHASED IN NEW JERSEY IT HAD TO BE INSPECTED IN PENNSYLVANIA WITHIN 10 DAYS OF PURCHASE. I NEVER WAS TOLD ANY OF THIS. IT MADE ZERO SENSE.

 - BLOG , CALENDAR , AND BAND EMAILS ARE UPDATED.

 - WALKED PUP AND PICKED UP POOP.  OUR RENTER'S DOG HAD LARGE BLACK POOP THAT I ACTUALLY THOUGHT WAS A BLACK SNAKE CURLED UP.

 - LOAD TOOLS FROM GARAGE WE TOOK HOME BACK IN MY CAR. I UNLOAD THEM AT THE RENTAL.

 - MOVE A WINDOW A/C FROM THE MAIN ROOM TO WHEELS OFFICE.

 - MOVE A NEW WINDOW A/C FROM THE GARAGE TO THE MAIN ROOM.

 - PRINT OUT ABOUT 200 VISA SLIPS FOR THE NAIL.

 - PICK UP A LIQUOR DELIVERY.

 - AT THE NAIL I CLEAN , UNLOAD LIQUOR , ORGANIZE BEER BOX FOR DELIVERY TOMORROW , THROW 20 EMPTY BEER BOXES OUTSIDE , STOCK , AND CHANGE THE MARQUEE.

 -  CHANGE OUT A CABLE WIRE FOR A TV THAT IS ALWAYS FUZZY. IT HAS BOTHERED ME FOR 3 MONTHS. TODAY I INSTALLED ANOTHER CABLE FOR THE TV AND INSTANTLY IT WAS CLEAR.

 - EXTEND GARDEN HOUSE FROM THE BACK LOT ALL THE WAY TO OUR ICE MACHINE. I DO A THROUGH CLEANING OF THE ICE MACHINE , SINKS , ICE TRAYS , AND MORE. THIS WAS ANOTHER PROJECT I WANTED DONE FOR ABOUT 2 WEEKS.

 - BRING FLOUR , SPRAY PAM , AND PLASTIC GLOVES TO TRY TO HELP WITH MAKING OUR NEW PIZZAS. THE DOUGH BALLS HAVE TO BE KNEADED SO WE ARE COMING UP WITH IDEAS. I ALSO NEED A ROLLING PIN.

 - BROUGHT A PIZZA PAN FROM HOME WITH HOLES ON THE BOTTOM. UNFORTUNATELY , IT DID NOT FIT OUR PIZZA OVEN.

 - EARLIER I SEARCHED OUR BASEMENT FOR A ROLLING PIN. I HAD A MARBLE ONE THERE FOR 10 YEARS AND NOW CAN'T FIND IT. I THINK OUR VACATION PROPERTIES HAVE AT LEAST ONE.

 - BOTH CORDLESS PHONES I PICKED UP FROM FB MARKETPLACE WORK. I HAD THEM CHARGING IN THE BASEMENT. ONE I INSTALLED IN THE KITCHEN AND THE OTHER I WILL MOVE TO THE GARAGE ANOTHER DAY.

 I DID ALOT OF PROJECTS AT THE NAIL WHICH I WANTED DONE FOR AWHILE. IT SAPPED ALL OF MY ENERGY.

 ROLL TO THE RENTAL TO SEE 7 COP CARS ACROSS THE STREET. I VIDEO IT AND SEND IT TO MY FAMILY. A NEIGHBOR TELLS ME A ROBBERY WAS IN PROGRESS. THE FIRST THING I SAID , " WAS IT THIS HOUSE ? ( I POINT TO OURS ) ". IT WAS NOT AND THE HOUSE IN QUESTION WAS NOT ROBBERS BUT HISPANIC WORKERS WHO BEEN THERE FOR A WEEK OR MORE.

 I BRING IN TRASH CANS ( I LIKE GETTING RID OF TRASH ) AND UNLOAD THE TOOLS IN THE CAR RETURNING TO THE RENTAL. I LAID DOWN A COMFORTER BLANKET FIRST.

 BY 4PM I JUST COULDN'T MOVE. I HAVE COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN. I WANTED TO DO A COAT OF SPACKLE IN THE BATHROOM BUT MY BODY SAID , " F - YOU , I'\M DONE ".

 REALTOR CALLS ME AGAIN AND ASKS NOT TO PAINT EXTERIOR BRICK. IF WE DO , HE SUGGESTS THE COLOR RED. I AM WEARING THIN ON HIS SUGGESTIONS. MY FAMILY ARE SUPERIOR CONTRACTORS AND EVERY DECISION ON THE REMODELING OF THIS HOME IS MADE PROFESSIONALLY.

 FOR 6+ WEEKS I FIGURED OUT A GREEN KEY I HAD IS FOR THE BACK DOOR OF THE RENTAL.

 I SLOWLY GET IN MY CAR AND DRIVE HOME. I CAN NOT BELIEVE HOW MUCH MY BODY ACHES.

 AT HOME I CHECK EMAILS , HAVE DINNER WITH WHEELS , AND COOL DOWN IN THE MAIN TV ROOM. THE UPDATED STRONGER WINDOW A/C SEEMS TO BE WORKING A LITTLE BETTER. WE HAD AN 8500 BTU OLDER MODEL BEFORE AND NOW IT IS A NEW 10K WINDOW A/C IN THE MAIN ROOM.

 AFTER ABOUT 3 HOURS OF RELAXING AND RECHARGING I DECIDE TO CUT THE LAWN AT THE RENTAL AND OUR HOUSE. IT WAS DARK BY THE TIME I FINISHED.

 I NEEDED TO MOVE FIRE-PIT TABLE AND CHAIRS WHILE CUTTING THE LAWN. OUR ELDEST AND HER FRIEND ( RENTER) WERE OUT ON THE PATIO SMOKING. I THOUGHT THEY WOULD DO IT....THEY DIDN'T SO I DID. I ALSO MOVED A DOG RUNNER IN THE WAY TOO.

 WHEELS AND I SETTLE IN WITH SOME DRINKS AND WATCH A GOOD EPISODE OF ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING.

 I HEAD TO MY BEDROOM AT 9:30PM. I CHECK EMAILS , WATCH TV , AND PLAY A GAME OF INTERNET POKER. I TOOK 5 ADVIL AND WENT TO BED.

  THURSDAY      9 - 7 - 23

 WELP , IT'S 3:15AM......BLOW.

  I DO MY NORMAL NAIL STUFF WITH MY COMPUTER AND THAN HEAD TO THE RENTAL. IT IS COMPLETELY DRAINING AND AFTER 7 WEEKS I DO NOT WANT TO WORK HERE ANYMORE.

 DROP OFF OUR VAN TO THE MECHANIC ACROSS THE STREET FOR INSPECTION.

 - BRING OUR TRASHCANS IN ALONG WITH MY NEIGHBORS. IT IS SUCH A NICE FEELING TO KEEP GETTING RID OF SO MUCH DEBRIS.

 - APPLIED 2ND COAT OF SPACKLE TO THE BATHROOM. IT WAS NICE TO LISTEN TO SPORTS TALK TO GET MY MIND OFF HOW PAINFUL THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN.

 - TALKED TO REALTOR AGAIN. HE GETS 6% OF THE SALE.  NOT A BAD GIG TO GET 24K FOR PLACING A SIGN IN THE FRONT YARD. MY INCREDIBLY HARD WORK OVER DECADES SEEMS LIKE IT GETS REWARDED TO CAPITAL GAINS AND REALTORS.

 - MESSED AROUND WAY TOO LONG TO PLACE A SWITCH PLATE ON A KITCHEN SWITCH.

 - PAID FOR THE KITCHEN CABINETS.

 - RE-SCREENED BASEMENT WINDOWS.

 I WAS ON A ROLL BUT THE NAIL COMES FIRST. I HAVE TO LEAVE THE RENTAL PROJECT.

  I ARRIVE AND THE BEER DELIVERY WILL BE 45 MINUTES LATE. I BREAK DOWN 25 BOXES FROM WHEN I ORGANIZED THE WALK-IN FRIDGE YESTERDAY. I DO ABOUT 10 OTHER THINGS.

 MERCURY AMUSEMENT MEETS ME AND SPENDS ABOUT 45 MINUTES FIXING OUR JUKEBOX. HE LATER RETURNED AGAIN AT 8PM.

 I PLACE THE ENTIRE DRUM KIT ON THE STAGE.

 IT'S LITTLE BUT THE FUZZY TV WORKS PERFECT NOW. MY GOD IT TOOK WAY TOO LONG TO ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM.

  BEER DELIVERY ARRIVES AND I BEGIN STOCKING OVER 200+ BOTTLES. I BREAK DOWN ANOTHER SHIT LOAD OF BEER BOXES AND LIQUOR BOXES. WE ARE FULLY STOCKED NOW.

 IT IS 2PM AND I HAD ENOUGH AND HEAD HOME. I WAS TOO TIRED TO GO BACK TO THE RENTAL.

 CHILL ABIT AND DECIDE TO FINISH CUTTING THE LAWN.

 AFTER DINNER WITH WHEELS AND I HEAD BACK TO THE NAIL. I WANTED TO TAKE MY MOTORCYCLE BUT ACTION NEWS WAS CALLING FOR A MAJOR SEVERE THUNDER STORM......IT NEVER CAME.

 OH , SHOUT OUT TO WHEELS WHO FINISHED 12 HOURS OF TRAINING FOR WORK AND CONTINUES PHYSICAL THERAPY TWICE A WEEK.

  WALK OVER AND PICK UP OUR VAN. THE PRICE TO GET IT INSPECTED......$96. IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE A BILL UNDER A $100.

 TO THE NAIL AGAIN. I HAVE 2 BARTENDERS MAKE TEST PIZZAS. WE ARE TRYING THE NEW PIZZA DOUGH AND RESULTS ARE VERY GOOD. AGAIN , IT TOTALLY REMINDED ME OF CHICAGO DEEP DISH. I STAYED FOR ONE DRINK AND TALKED TO SOME BARTENDERS.

 BACK HOME WE WATCH THE DETROIT LIONS UPSET THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS IN KANSAS CITY 21-20. THE ONLY THING I THOUGHT , " HOW THE HELL DID WE LOSE A 2ND HALF 10 POINT LEAD IN THE SUPER BOWL LAST YEAR ? "....YEP IT IS STILL PAINFUL TO THINK ABOUT AND HOW OUR EAGLES DID NOT STOP THE CHIEFS OFFENSE ONCE IN THE 2ND HALF.

 WE WATCH 3 EPISODES OF THE BIG BANG THEORY. THIS SHOW IS CONSISTENTLY VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT.

 OFF TO BED AND I HANG TO EMAIL BANDS , PLAY POKER , AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF FEAR THE WALKING DEAD. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 I TAKE 2 HEMP GUMMIES AND HEAD TO BED AROUND 12:30AM. THE PUP JOINS ME.

 WELP , IT'S 4:30AM LETS SEE IF I CAN GET BACK TO SLEEP. I TAKE SOME ADVIL AND USE THE BATHROOM.

  FRIDAY     9 - 8 - 23

 ANOTHER DAY.......JUST SO TIRED.

 FINISH MY COMPUTER STUFF WHICH USUALLY TAKES ABOUT 3 HOURS.

 HEAD TO HOME DEPOT TO PICK UP MORE SUPPLIES. THEY NOW KNOW ME BY FIRST NAME.

 AT THE RENTAL I GET SOME PROJECTS DONE :

 - APPLY A 3RD COAT OF SPACKLE TO THE BATHROOM. EXCHANGE A BUCKET OF WATER.

 - SWAP OUT A FRONT WINDOW IN THE MASTER BEDROOM WITH THE BACK BEDROOM WINDOW. IT HAS FOGGINESS IN IT THAT CAN NOT BE REMOVED. THIS WAS WHEELS IDEA WHICH WAS A GOOD ONE.

 - RE-HANG A CLOSET DOOR.

 - FRAME OUT AND DRYWALL A BASEMENT WALL WHERE THE WASHER AND DRYER GO. TO MY SURPRISE IT CAME OUT NICE.

 - SPRAY PAINTED A METAL KITCHEN ENTRANCE SILL.

 - RE-SCREENED 3 WINDOWS.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

 BACK HOME I NAP FOR A LITTLE BIT. I AM JUST SO DAMN TIRED.

 ELDEST HEADS TO A CONCERT IN A.C.   A FAMILY MEMBER LET'S THEM SLEEP AT THEIR OCEAN CITY HOUSE.

 WHEELS , YOUNGEST , AND A FRIEND GO OUT TO DINNER AT OUR FAVORITE PLACE FELINI'S CAFE.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL AND INSTANTLY SEE BOTH OUR ICE MACHINES ARE DOWN. JESUS CHRIST IT IS ALWAYS SOMETHING.

 THE NIGHT MOVES WELL AND THE MUSIC IS GOOD. THERE WAS A GOOD CROWD WHICH MADE ME BRING IN ANOTHER BARTENDER.

 PHILLIES BLOW A 2 - 0 LEAD AND LOSE 3 - 2. MAN , THIS TEAM IS SO FRUSTRATING.

 WHEELS AND A FRIEND STOP BY FOR A RARE VISIT. WELL , TECHNICALLY THEY WERE DROPPING OFF OUR YOUNGEST TO HELP BARTEND.

 BY 1:30AM MY YOUNGEST AND I ROLL HOME. NO ONE WANTED TO LEAVE.

 AT HOME , WE HAVE A NIGHTCAP AND SOME CHEESE & PRETZELS.  WE WATCH 1 1/2 EPISODES OF DISENCHANTMENT. THEY WERE VERY GOOD.

 BY 2:30AM WE HEAD TO BED. YEP , ANOTHER DOUBLE WORK DAY IN THE BOOKS. THIS WILL BE REPEATED TOMORROW..........BLOW.

   SATURDAY       9 - 9 - 23

 THIS WAS A PRODUCTIVE DAY.........

  WENT TO BED AROUND 2:30AM LAST NIGHT AND TODAY WAS UP AT 7AM. THIS WILL BE ANOTHER DOUBLE SHIFT DAY AND NIGHT.

 BY 8AM I AM AT THE RENTAL TO MEET A FAMILY MEMBER.  MORE FAMILY ARRIVED LATER IN THE MORNING AND LET ME TELL YOU........PROJECTS GOT DONE !!

 I AM SURE I WOULD FORGET THINGS BUT HERE IS THE LIST :

 - UNLOADED , UNCRATED , AND INSTALLED KITCHEN CABINETS. TRIM AND OTHER THINGS WERE INSTALLED TOO.

 - INSTALLED MICROWAVE.

 - RAN A DEDICATED 12-2 LINE FOR THE MICROWAVE WITH JUNCTION BOXES. THE PADDLE BLADE TO DRILL HOLES THROUGH THICK FLOOR STUDS WAS THE BEST DRILL BIT I EVER SEEN.

 - CLEANED 3 BASEMENT WINDOWS , A LAUNDRY TUB , A SHOWER STALL , AND A STOVE.

 - ORGANIZED , SWEPT , AND REMOVED TRASH FOR THE BASEMENT.

 - BROKE DOWN A TON OF CARDBOARD AND BAGGED A TON OF FOAM AND PACKING PLASTIC.

 - PLUMBING ROUGHED IN FOR BATHROOM ALONG WITH SPACKLING , FLOOR LEVELER , AND MORE.

 - CLEANED UP OUTSIDE A TORNADO DOOR.

 - APPLIED 2 COATS OF LOCK-TITE PAINT ON BASEMENT WALLS. THE STUFF IS LIKE PANCAKE BATTER.

 - SPACKLED A BASEMENT WASHER/DRYER WALL I FABRICATED.

 - TOOK A RIDE TO HOME DEPOT.

 - FORGOT ABOUT 10 THINGS WE DID.

 - WE HAD A NICE LUNCH WHERE YOU COULD NOT FINISH ONE SENTENCE WITHOUT BEING INTERRUPTED. IN THIS FAMILY EVERYONE HAS OPINIONS........MOST ARE GOOD.

 YOU CAN SEE HOW MUCH GETS DONE WHEN FAMILY HELPS. TWO BROTHERS , WHEELS , AND MY YOUNGEST WERE HUGE HELPERS IN TODAY'S PROJECTS.

 AT HOME A LITTLE AFTER 4PM. I TRY TO NAP , THAN SHOWER , AND BY 5:30PM I AM HEADING TO THE NAIL FOR A 5 BAND NIGHT.

 UPON ARRIVING MY FIRST CONCERN WAS OUR ICE MAKER MACHINES. I LEFT THE A/C ON OVERNIGHT TO LET THEM COOL. IT WORKED........VERY HAPPY.

 IT WAS OUR YOUNGEST TURN TO MAKE A PIZZA WIT THE NEW PIZZA DOUGH BALLS. A LITTLE ADVICE FORM A LEAD SINGER ABOUT USING " GRAVITY " TO SPIN THE DOUGH TO SHAPE SEEMED TO HELP....ALONG WITH USING A 16 OUNCE GLASS TO ROLL IT.

 THE THEME OF THE NIGHT WAS PUNK AND QUEER BANDS MIXED TOGETHER. THIS SHOW SHOULD OF HAD A MUCH LARGER AUDIENCE. THESE MUSICIANS WERE CREATIVE , FUN , POLITE , AND REALLY GOOD. 

 NEW BARTENDER HAS HER FIRST FULL SHIFT.

 MY YOUNGEST ARRIVED FIRST TO BARTEND BUT I DROVE HER HOME AROUND 10:30PM. THE RAIN CAME BIG TIME SO ATTENDANCE WAS LIGHT.

 WHEN ALL THIS RAIN CAME THERE WAS ONLY ONE THING ON MY MIND.....THE RENTAL BASEMENT. THE PAINTED WALLS WERE ONLY DRYING ABOUT 4 HOURS BEFORE THE RAIN ARRIVED. I DO NOT THINK IT WAS ENOUGH TIME TO DRY. SO , THE WORRY WAS , " IS WATER GETTING INTO THE BASEMENT ? "  IT CONCERNED WHEELS TOO SO SHE WALKED UP AROUND 9PM AT NIGHT TO CHECK. THE EARLY SIGNS ARE VERY GOOD AS NO WATER WAS SEEN. I AM NOT JUMPING THROUGH HOOPS JUST YET BECAUSE IT COULD TAKE HOURS FOR WATER TO SEEP DOWN. THE TRUE TEST WILL BE TOMORROW......OH MAN FINGERS CROSSED.

 AT HOME A LITTLE AFTER MIDNIGHT. MY YOUNGEST STAYED UP WITH ME AND WE CHILLED WITH THE PUPS , OUR RENTER/BARTENDER , AND WATCHED 1 1 /2 EPISODES OF DISENCHANTMENT. THEY WERE VERY GOOD.

 OTHER THINGS :

 TALKED TO AN AUNT IN SOUTH PHILLY. WHEELS AND YOUNGEST WILL STOP BY TOMORROW TO SAY HI AND.......SHOW THEM HOW TO USE THE TV REMOTE FOR ABOUT THE 50TH TIME.

 - PHILLIES WITH A MUCH NEEDED WIN. THE GAMES ARE SUPER IMPORTANT NOW.

 - PENN STATE ROLLS OVER DELAWARE 63 - 7.

 - ELDEST HEADS TO OUR CONDO AFTER BEING IN OCEAN CITY AND AN EVANESCENCE CONCERT IN ATLANTIC CITY. SHE HAD A VERY GOOD DINNER AT THE WATERFRONT AND SAW A LIVE BAND.

 - MERCURY AMUSEMENT STOPPED BY AGAIN TO CHECK ON JUKEBOX. HE GOT IT TO WORK THROUGH THE NIGHT BUT WASN'T TOO CONFIDENT IT KEEP WORKING.

 - AT THE NAIL MY KNEE GAVE OUT TWICE. IT GAVE OUT ONCE DURING THE DAY AT THE RENTAL. IT FEELS LIKE MY KNEE BENT THE WRONG WAY. MAN , THIS PAIN CAN KNOCK YOU DOWN.

 - SCHEDULED AN APPOINTMENT TO MEET MY SLEEP STUDY DOCTOR. MY CASE AND STUDY IS SEVERE SO I NEED TO GO OVER THE MATRIX DATA FROM MY NIGHT AT PAOLI HOSPITAL.

 OFF TO BED AROUND 1AM.

UP AT 4:30AM. IT IS NOW 6:45AM. I WILL TRY TO GET BACK TO SLEEP.

  SUNDAY        9 - 10 - 23

  ALOT OF STUFF GOING ON TODAY.  I TOOK IT EASY ( WELL , MY " EASY " IS JUST AN 8 HOUR DAY , SINCE MY BODY WAS HURTING FROM 2 DOUBLE SHIFTS IN A ROW.

  WHEELS DAY :

 - DRIVES YOUNGEST BACK TO SOUTH PHILLY AND THEY EXPLORE THE ITALIAN MARKET.  I WAS GLAD SHE SPENT TIME WITH OUR YOUNGEST.

 - INVITED TO THE PHILLIES GAME IN THE OWNERS SUITE. SHE EVEN GOT A COUSIN IN WITH HIS FAMILY. PHILLIES AGAIN , BLOW ANOTHER LEAD WITH THERE SUPPOSED STRONG BULL PEN.

 - HEADS TO OUR CONDO TO MEET OUR ELDEST AND SOME FRIENDS. LATER SHE HANGS WITH SOME NEIGHBORS. ONE NEIGHBOR TEXTED HE LOVED ME.

 - WHEELS DROPS OFF OUR YOUNGEST AT MY AUNT'S HOUSE. I FELT FOR THE KID. SHE WAS THERE OVER AN HOUR. I TEXTED WITH HER A LITTLE LATER FOR AN UPDATE.

 TALK TO WHEELS LATE NIGHT ON OUR DAY.

  MY DAY :

 - AROUND 8:30AM I TAKE A RIDE TO A CONTRACTORS JOB SITE TO PICK UP A BATHROOM VANITY , COUNTER TOP , AND FAUCET. HIS AD DESCRIBED IT AS " FLAWLESS ".  I WAS IMPRESSED HE WAS WORKING ON A SUNDAY. HE WAS VERY COOL AND HELPED ME LOAD EVERYTHING UP.  WHEN SOMETHING IS FREE YOU EXPECT THE WORSE BUT THIS WAS IN VERY GOOD SHAPE BUT NOT FLAWLESS. I WAS SUPER PROUD OF MYSELF TO FIND THIS FOR FREE. WHEELS MADE ME FEEL GOOD TOO. WHEELS WAS JUST AT HOME DEPOT YESTERDAY WHERE THE SAME PRODUCT WAS $600 AND OUT OF STOCK.

 - SINCE I WAS IN KING OF PRUSSIA ( WHICH I PLANNED ) I GO TO HOME DEPOT AND DROP ANOTHER $1,000. WE ARE NOT FANS OF USING CREDIT CARDS BUT WE HAVE RACKED UP SIGNIFICANT DEBT SINCE JULY 16TH. THE MAIN PURCHASE WAS 11 GALLONS OF EXTERIOR BRICK RED PAINT. I ALREADY BOUGHT 11 GALLONS EARLIER OF GREY BUT AT THE LAST MINUTE WE DECIDED TO CHANGE THE EXTERIOR COLOR. THERE'S $650 WORTH OF PAINT THAT I HAVE TO FIGURE OUT WHERE TO USE. MY TWO IDEAS ARE RE-PAINT OUR HOUSE ( IF MASONRY PAINT WILL WORK ON OUR HOUSE ) AND/OR REPAINT THE BASEMENT FLOOR AT THE RENTAL. YEP , TWO HUGE PROJECTS I DON'T WANT TO DO.

 - I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP TO GET IT OPEN. I SPEND ABOUT AN HOUR PLUS.

 - OFF TO THE RENTAL WHERE I WAS CONCERNED ABOUT LEAKS. THERE WERE 3 THIS OLD HOUSE HAS. I AM NOT SURE IF IT WAS ENOUGH RAIN TO WARRANT LEAKING BUT I WAS VERY HAPPY TO SEE NOT ONE SHOWED ANY SIGNS OF LEAKAGE. AGAIN , I AM NOT JUMPING THROUGH LOOPS AND WANT TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS AFTER A SOLID 48 HOURS OF RAIN IN THE NEXT 2 DAYS. THIS WILL BE A GOOD TEST.

 - I PUTZED AROUND FOR ABOUT AN HOUR+ DOING LITTLE STUFF BUT HEADED HOME AROUND 1PM.

 MAKE 2 HOT DOGS FOR LUNCH AND WATCH THE DEBUT OF NFL FOOTBALL AND THE PHILLIES LOSE HORRIBLY AGAIN.

 I HAVE A TALK WITH OUR RENTER. AGAIN , I AM DOING 10 THINGS MORE THAN WHAT PEOPLE ARE DOING FOR ME.

 TRIED TO GET A BIKE FOR MY YOUNGEST VIA FB MARKETPLACE. SHE DID NOT WANT IT BECAUSE IT WAS A BOYS BMX BIKE. THE GUY GIVING IT AWAY KNEW THE NAIL , PLAYED IN A BAND THERE ( WHICH HE SENT ME A PICTURE OF HIS BAND ON OUR STAGE , ) , AND LIVES 1/2 MILE FROM THE NAIL.

 WATCH OUR EAGLES. OF COURSE I USE THE RADIO WITH MERRILL REESE AND MIKE QUICK. I HAD A SERIOUS ISSUE ON PLAY CALLING TODAY. WHERE WAS GAINWELL , SWIFT , AND GODDAERD ? THE DEFENSE PLAYED WELL BUT THE OFFENSIVE PLAY CALLING WAS DAMN NEAR SICKENING AT TIMES. THE PATRIOTS HAD MULTIPLE CHANCES TO ABSOLUTELY STEAL THIS GAME. I JUST KEPT SAYING TO MYSELF , " WILL THEIR MEDIOCRE QUARTERBACK MAC JONES REALLY BEAT US ? " WHAT A FRUSTRATING GAME. IF THEY LOST IT WOULD OF SUCKED ESPECIALLY SINCE THE PHILLIES LOST HORRIBLY.

 OF COURSE , OUR RIVALS THE COWBOYS AND 49ERS LOOKED ABSOLUTELY PERFECT.

 ELDEST ARRIVES HOME AND WE HANG OUT. WE WATCH A PRETTY FUNNY TV SERIES CALLED MICK.

 I WATCH AN EPISODE OF FEAR THE WALKING DEAD. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 I HEAD TO BED AROUND 10:30PM. I CHECK EMAILS ( WHICH I DO ALL DAY ) AND WIND DOWN THE NIGHT. THE PUP JOINS ME LATER.

 IT IS GOOD TO SEE TEMPS DROPPING TO NO HIGHER THAN 80 DEGREES ALL WEEK AND DOWN IN THE 50'S AND 60'S AT NIGHT.

   MONDAY         9 - 11 - 01

 WOW , 22 YEARS. WHEELS AND I TALK ABOUT WHERE WE WERE WHEN THESE DEVASTATING ATTACKS OCCURRED.

 MY TRADITION - NO WRITING ON THE BLOG OUT OF RESPECT.

   WE    WILL    NEVER    FORGET

  TUESDAY        9 - 12 - 23

  HEMP GUMMIES DON'T DO DICK. SITTING HERE AT MY COMPUTER AT 2:45AM SO PISSED I CAN'T SLEEP. I HAVE AN APPOINTMENT TOMORROW.

 MY RIGHT SIDE HAS BEEN HURTING FOR OVER A YEAR NOW.

 PHILLIES WITH ANOTHER BIG COMEBACK ONLY TO LOSE IN EXTRA INNINGS FOR THE 5TH TIME IN A ROW.........A CRUSHING GUT PUNCHING LOSS AGAIN.

 PHILLIES - WITH PLAYERS ON 1ST AND 2ND CATCHER REALAMUNTO DOES NOT BUNT TO MOVE THEM OVER. HE STRIKES OUT. AFTER THE GAME THE COACH SAYS , "HE DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO BUNT. " THIS COULD OF BEEN THE STUPIDEST THING I EVER HEARD. I MEAN ALL OF US WERE TAUGHT TO BUNT IN LITTLE LEAGUE.

 AARON RODGERS SIGNS A 1/2 BILLION DOLLAR DEAL WITH THE JETS. I WAS EXCITED FOR THEM AND THEIR STADIUM WAS ELECTRIC AND ROCKING JUST LIKE OUR STADIUM AND THE EAGLES. ON THE 4TH PLAY RODGERS TEARS HIS ACHILLES TENDON AND IS OUT THE REST OF THE SEASON. THE JETS DID GO ON TO WIN THE GAME.

 TEXTING WITH MY BROTHER EAGLES AND PHILLIES TUFF.

  I HAD A PRODUCTIVE DAY BOTH WITH BOOKING BANDS AND AT THE RENTAL.

 ELDEST MAKES A VERY NICE STIR FRY. I JUST HAD A BURGER AND DOG BUT SHE GAVE ME A PLATE......SO I ATE IT. SHE SAID SHE DO THE DISHES " LATER ". IT IS NOW 2 DAYS. I HAVE TO ADMIT THE STIR FRY WAS REALLY GOOD.

 FACETIME WITH WHEELS AND YOUNGEST. THIS IS ALWAYS NICE TO CATCH UP. WHEELS HAD DINNER WITH OUR NEIGHBORS YESTERDAY AND TODAY GOT TO ENJOY A YACHT RIDE IN OCEAN CITY AND DINNER WITH FAMILY. IT LOOKED ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL THERE. I WAS IN A BASEMENT WITH SPIDER CRICKETS LAUGHING AT MY FAT AND CRITICIZING MY PAINTING.

 CALLED MY AUNT TO WISH HER HAPPY 96TH BIRTHDAY.  OUR YOUNGEST STOPPED THERE 2 DAYS AGO AND THEY SAID SHE IS SO SWEET AND LOVE HER.

 CALLED MY DAD TO SAY I TALKED TO HIS 96 YEAR OLD SISTER. HE IS AN ANGRY MAN FOR 95 YEARS OLD. I JUST DON'T GET IT.

  2 DAYS AGO I GOT A FLYER PROMOTION FROM HOME DEPOT SAYING TO JOIN PRO PLUS. APPARENTLY YOU GET STUFF DISCOUNTED AND THE FIRST $200 YOU GET $20 OFF. SO.....I FILLED IT OUT AND APPLIED.

 WENT TO HOME DEPOT AND BOUGHT A SHITLOAD OF CERAMIC TILE , GLUE , AND GROUT. I USED MY NEW ACCOUNT OF " PRO-PLUS " AND WHILE WALKING TO MY CAR I SAW NO DISCOUNT ON THE RECEIPT. I WALKED BACK TWICE AND A NICE CUTE HISPANIC GIRL TOLD ME IT WAS FOR " POINTS " ONLY.  OH , I NOW CAN NOT CHANGE MY " PRO PLUS " ACCOUNT BACK TO A NORMAL ACCOUNT. PRO-PLUS = DICK. IT SHOULD BE CALLED BLOW-PLUS.

 AT THE RENTAL :

 - I PULL UP AND THERE IS A LARGE 4X4 TRUCK IN THE DRIVEWAY WITH A TRAILER. I ASK THE GUY IF HE CAN MOVE BACK ONTO THE YARD SO I CAN GET MY VAN IN TO UNLOAD. IT WAS THE LONGEST ANYONE EVER TOOK TO MOVE A VEHICLE BACK 10 FEET. I MEAN HE IS ASKING ME QUESTIONS , WASHING HIS HANDS WITH MY GARDEN HOSE , TALKING TO HIS CO-WORKER , LIT A CIGARETTE , HAD A DONUT , AND MORE. I JUST SHOOK MY HEAD. I ACTUALLY GOT OUT OF MY VAN AND SAID , " I'LL MOVE MY VAN UP WHEN YOUR DONE. "

 IT ENDS UP THIS GUY AND HIS WORKER WERE HERE TO CUT DOWN THE HEDGES AND WEEDS. THEY ACTUALLY DID A GOOD JOB. HE ALSO HAD NO PROBLEM WALKING AROUND MY HOUSE, , USING THE BASEMENT LAUNDRY TUB FOR WATER , AND STORING DONUTS IN THE KITCHEN FREEZER. HE IS SO LUCKY I DID NOT SEE THOSE DONUTS. I TALKED TO HIM SEVERAL TIMES AND HE WAS COOL. HOW THIS STARTED WAS I ASKED MY NEIGHBOR TO CUT THE HEDGES SINCE I HAVE DONE IT THE LAST 50 TIMES SO HE HIRED THESE GUYS

 - SPACKLED BATHROOM AND BASEMENT WASHER/DRYER AREA. I AM SO FUCKING SICK OF SPACKLING.

 - MY MOTTO WHEN WORKING , " WHEN YOU GO UPSTAIRS CARRY SOMETHING UP. IF YOU GO DOWN THE BASEMENT CARRY SOMETHING DOWN. I DID THIS ALL DAY WHEN UNLOADING THE VAN.

 - PAINTED AN ELECTRIC 220 VOLT DRYER COVER AND A TOILET HANDLE ( DON'T ASK ).

 - HUNG 2 HUNTER CEILING FANS. THIS COMPANY ABSOLUTELY KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE DOING WHEN COMING TO HELPING THE CONTRACTOR INSTALL THESE FANS.

  FOR EXAMPLE - WHEN HANGING THE MOUNTING PLATE IT HAS 2 TINY HOOKS ON THE EDGE. NEXT IS THE MAIN MOTOR AND IT HAS 2 TINY HOLES ON THE EDGE OF IT TO HANG FROM THE 2 TINY HOOKS SO I COULD WIRE THE FANS EASILY. BOTH FANS CAME OUT EXCELLENT. OH , I GOT BOTH LIKE-NEW CEILING FANS IN THE KING OF PRUSSIA AREA VIA FB MARKETPLACE JUST 2 MILES FROM KING OF PRUSSIA.

 - 60" VANITY CAME OUT PRETTY NICE WHEN I BROUGHT IT INSIDE. I SPENT 5 MINUTES MAKING SURE ALL SEAMS WERE SECURE BECAUSE IT WAS SHAKING IN MY VAN DURING THE RIDE AND I BUMPED IT A COUPLE OF TIMES CARRYING IN MYSELF. I ACTUALLY USED 2 DOLLIES TO ROLL IT FROM THE DECK TO THE MAIN ROOM. YEP , BEING BY YOURSELF ABSOLUTELY BLOWS.

 - I AM NERVOUS ABOUT THE MONSOON RAIN COMING WEDNESDAY. THE BASEMENT HAS BEEN DRY FOR THE LAST 3 RAINS BUT TOMORROW WILL BE THE BIGGEST TEST. I AM ALREADY STRESSED ABOUT IT.

 - REMOVED A CEILING FAN IN A BEDROOM. I HAD TO PAINT AROUND THE MOUNTING AREA BECAUSE THE NEW CEILING FAN MOUNT WAS SMALLER. I PAINTED 2 COATS.

 - SINCE I HAD THE PAINT OUT I APPLIED 2 COATS TO THE WASHER / DRYER AREA. THIS SECTION OF NEW WALL I BUILT IS DONE. I WILL PAINT A TINY SECTION OF FLOOR TOMORROW , LET IT DRY , AND SLIDE THE WASHER AND DRYER BACK IN.

 - " TUESDAY TRASH DAY " - I STILL DON'T KNOW WHY IT IS A SATISFYING FEELING TO GET RID OF TRASH. I PLACED OUT ON THE CURB 2 LARGE TRASH BAGS , 2 LARGE TRASHCANS , A METAL SINK , AND THE BASE OF A TOILET. ( I DID NOT WANT TO PUT OUT THE ENTIRE TOILET THINKING THE TOWNSHIP WOULD NOT TAKE IT. YES I TOOK SOME TIME TO DISASSEMBLE THE SHITTY TOILET. THE BOLTS WERE SO OLD WITH RUSTED POOP I NEEDED A SAW SALL WITH A METAL BLADE TO CUT THEM OFF.

 - STACKED TILE AND BUCKETS OF GLUE IN THE KITCHEN AND UPSTAIRS LANDING AREAS.

 THE RAIN WILL AFFECT ME STARTING THE EXTERIOR BRICK PAINTING AND POSSIBLY THE BASEMENT FLOOR PAINTING. GOD I HOPE NOT. I HAVE DONE A SHITLOAD OF PREVENTATIVE WATER LEAKING WORK IN THE BASEMENT. IF IT LEAKS I WILL DOWNRIGHT CRY. EVERY TIME I WALK DOWN THE BASEMENT AFTER A RAIN (3X SO FAR ) I GET INCREDIBLY ANXIOUS.

 A LITTLE AFTER 3:30PM I HEAD HOME. I PLAY WITH PUP , CHECK EMAILS , AND WATCH THE HALF SEASON FINALE OF FEAR THE WALKING DEAD. IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD BUT ONE CHARACTER SEEING " RED " AND PASSING OUT WAS BORDERLINE STUPID. IN FACT , IT WAS STUPID AND ANNOYING. THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME I JUST SHOOK MY HEAD ON THE WRITING AND STORY LINES.

 EXAMPLES :

 - ONE CHARACTER HAS BEEN A HERO THE WHOLE SHOW AND NOW HAS THESE " RED OUTS " ( SIMILAR TO BLACK OUT ) AND GOES ON A KILLING SPREE. HE KILLED 1100 ZOMBIES IN 4 " RED OUTS ". HE ALSO WOKE UP IN 4 DIFFERENT AREAS.......2 WERE DIFFERENT STATES. ( THAT'S NOT TRUE BUT YOU GET MY POINT )

 - ONE COUPLE HAVE BROKEN UP AND GOT BACK TOGETHER 41 TIMES.

 - WHENEVER A CHARACTER SAYS , " DON'T YOU FOLLOW ME OR DON'T YOU GO THERE. THE OTHER CHARACTER FOLLOWS THEM OR GOES " THERE " AND SURVIVES. AT THE END , EVERY TIME , THE ONE CHARACTER SAYS, " THANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING OR GOING THERE ". THIS SCENARIO HAS HAPPENED REPEATEDLY.

 MAN I JUST TOOK A SIP OF HEMP LIQUID......UGH. I AM GOING TO TRY TO GO BACK TO SLEEP. IT IS NOW 5AM.

 TALK TO WHEELS AS SHE WAS DRIVING BACK TO OUR CONDO FROM OCEAN CITY. SHE REALLY ENJOYED THE BOAT RIDE AND HOMEMADE VODKA SAUCE PASTA DINNER.........AT 8:45PM. YEP , THAT IS BEACH DINNER TIME.

  WEDNESDAY     9 - 13 - 23

 IT KINDA FELT NOTHING GOT DONE TODAY....AND I EVEN HAD HELP. OH , ON ANOTHER SUBJECT I CALLED THE POLICE. YEP , IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING.

 UP EARLY AND DO MY NORMAL STUFF.

 THE PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN AND IT ALWAYS BUMS ME OUT A LITTLE BIT.

 TOWNSHIP TAKES ALL TRASH AGAIN. THIS TIME I TOOK APART A TOILET AND PLACED HALF AT MY HOUSE AND HALF AT THE RENTAL.

 BACK AND FORTH WITH A PERSON WHO IS NOT THE BEST AT MESSAGING VIA FACEBOOK. I FIND A BLACK FRIDGE FOR OUR RENTAL. IT LOOKS LIKE IT BE PERFECT. I ASK CAN HE HELP LOAD IT ?.....NO.  IS IT ACCESSIBLE ?......NO ( ON A 2ND FLOOR ). I GET A BROTHER TO HELP ME TO PICK IT UP ON FRIDAY AND THE GUY WRITES ME , " OH THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE COMING TOMORROW TO POSSIBLY BUY IT." I WRITE BACK , " HOW DID I GET TO BE 2ND IN LINE HERE ? I HAVE BEEN COMMUNICATING WITH YOU ALL WEEK TO FIGURE OUT A TIME TO PICK-UP. YOU SAID I COULD PICK IT UP TODAY BETWEEN 3 - 4PM AND YOU NEVER MESSAGED ME SO I SENT A TEXT AT 5PM FOR AN UPDATE.  HIS RESPONSE BASICALLY WAS , " 300 PEOPLE WANT TO LOOK AT THIS FRIDGE BUT NO ONE TAKES IT. " I TOLD HIM I AM A MAN OF MY WORD AND WILL STOP BY FRIDAY OR EVEN THURSDAY IF HE WANTS. " ......NO REPLY.

 SO , TO THE RENTAL.

 - I MEET A BROTHER AND WE GO OVER A GAME PLAN FOR THURSDAY AND FRIDAY TO PAINT THE EXTERIOR.

 - BRING THE BASE OF A TOILET TO MY HOUSE AND PLACE IT ON THE CURB. THE TOWNSHIP TAKES IT ALONG WITH MY OTHER TRASH.

 - LOAD UP 3 LADDERS AND BRING THEM TO THE RENTAL.

 - SPACKLE AND SAND A BATHROOM. I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW MUCH I HATE SPACKLING NOW.

 - PAINT A SMALL SECTION OF THE BASEMENT FLOOR WHERE THE WASHER AND DRYER GO. I ALSO PAINTED ALONG 2 WALLS.  I NOTICED A TINY LITTLE LEAK FROM A SEEP HOLE IN THE WALL. IT WAS JUST ABOUT A 1/2 A TEASPOON SO I AM NOT RAISING RED FLAGS BUT I WOULD OF PREFERRED NO WATER AFTER THIS 4TH RAIN.

 - I ASK MY HOT NEIGHBOR IS I COULD ACCESS THEIR ROOF. SHE SAID YES. I DID NOT WANT TO DO IT WITHOUT ASKING BECAUSE A BATHROOM WINDOW WAS RIGHT THERE.  ANYWAY , I GOT UP ON HER ROOF AND CUT AN ANTENNA WIRE DANGLING ALL THE WAY DOWN TOT HE GROUND ON MY SIDE. TO MY SURPRISE SHE WAS IN THE BATHROOM WITH JUST PANTIES ON AND NO TOP. SHE LOOKED AT ME LIKE , " HEY I DON'T MIND YOU LOOKING ". JESUS WHAT A BODY ON HER.

 - THE ABOVE STATEMENT IS NOT TRUE. IT WAS JUST MY IMAGINATION.

 - LEAN A LADDER ON A 20 FOOT HIGH TREE LIMB WITH A BLUE SWING ROPE TIED TO IT. I THOUGHT FOR SURE I BREAK THE BRANCH WITH MY FAT. I UNTIED THE BLUE ROPE SAFELY.

 - MY BROTHER ARRIVES AROUND 2:30PM TO START A BATHROOM FLOOR. HE DROPS HIS DOG OFF AT MY HOUSE AN DTH E2 DOGS PLAY. LATER , MY ELDEST TEXTED ME , " UNCLE M'S DOG POOPED IN THE OFFICE. "

 - INCH BY INCH USING 2 LADDERS I APPLY MASONRY AND REGULAR CAULK ON THE OUTSIDE. THIS TOOK ABOUT 2 HOURS. GOING UP AND DOWN THE LADDERS WAS EXHAUSTING.

 - MY BROTHER ARRIVES AT 2:30PM AND BY 6PM WE RUN OUT OF LAMINATE FLOORING. THE 1 1/2 BOXES WASN'T EVEN CLOSE TO FINISHING. WE NEED 5 MORE FULL PIECES. WE SCRAMBLE FOR IDEAS.

 - I TAKE A RIDE TO AVALON AND FLOORS USA IN KING OF PRUSSIA. BOTH HAVE NO IDEA OF THIS PRODUCT. I CAN NOT BELIEVE EMPIRE FLOORING WILL NOT HELP FIND A BOX OF THIS FOR ME.

 - MY ELDEST TAKES A RIDE TO DMI HOME SUPPLY FOR LIQUID NAILS.

 WE SEMI CLEAN UP AND ROLL OUT BY 6:15PM. I AM COOKED AND CAN'T MOVE. I ACTUALLY WORE MY ELDEST KNEE BRACE.

 ELDEST OPENS THE NAIL AND FINDS A LEAK IN THE WALK-IN FRIDGE....OF COURSE.

 AN UNRULY PATRON TRIES TO ENTER THE NAIL. I AM WATCHING ON SURVEILLANCE AND CALL THE POLICE. FUNNY....THE POLICE CAME TO MY HOUSE AND THE NAIL. THE COP KNEW ME AND THE NAIL WELL WHICH WAS KINDA COOL.

 I SETTLE IN MAKE 2 CHEESEBURGERS. I WATCH THE PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN AND 2 EPISODES OF DEAD CITY WITH NEGAN AND MADDIE. IT PICKED UP.

 TALK TO WHEELS FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. SHE IS AT THE BEACH , I KILLED ANOTHER SPIDER CRICKET TODAY.

 PSYCHO ESCAPED PRISONER IS CAUGHT VIA HEAT SENSING CAMERAS AND A POLICE DOG NAMED YODA.

 OFF TO BED AT 1AM AND GOT UP AT 4:30AM. WELP, TIME TO START MY DAY.

  THURSDAY    9 - 14 - 23

  " AND I WAS RUNNIN' " - FOREST GUMP

  YOU KNOW , I DON'T MAKE THESE STORIES UP. THIS SHIT HAPPENS TO ME EVERY DAY.

 START MORNING AT 7:45AM DRIVING TO CHESTERBROOK. THE FB AD SAID " WAYNE " WHICH 2 MILES FROM ME. CHESTERBROOK ..........5 TIMES FURTHER.  THE ADDRESS IS " 13 ". I SEE THE SMALL CONDOS SQUEEZED TOGETHER AND THE FIRST ADDRESS IS " 1 ".  I THINK, " WELL , THIS WILL BE EASY. " IT CONTINUES RIGHT IN ORDER........2.....3....4...5....6.....7....8.....9.....10.....11.....12.........WHAT THE FUCK ??!!  THE LADY GIVES ME MORE INSTRUCTIONS AND THIS WAS THE HARDEST ADDRESS I EVER SEEN. I HAD TO WALK BEHIND ADDRESS 12 TO GET TO HER ADDRESS " 13 ". I JUST THOUGHT , " HOW THE HELL DO YOU CARRY GROCERIES LIKE THIS? "

 OH , I PICKED UP FLOOR LAMINATE FOR FREE.

  NEXT I HEAD TO A SLEEP DOCTOR APPOINTMENT TO HAVE MY SLEEP STUDY EVALUATED.  MY CASE IS " SEVERE ". I ASKED THE DOCTOR , " OUT OF ALL YOUR CASES WHERE DO I RANK WITH THE SEVERE CASES? " HE REPLIES , " WELL , YOU WEREN'T THE HIGHEST THIS WEEK , BUT OVERALL YOU BE IN THE TOP 10%. " I REPLY , " NICE. "

 WHEN LEAVING I ASKED FOR SOME CAKE THAT WAS SITTING BEHIND THE DESK ASSISTANT'S CHAIR. SHE GIGGLED AND I KNOW SHE THOUGHT , " MAN, FAT ASS CERTAINLY DOES NOT NEED CAKE. HAVE FUN STORMIN' THE CASTLE !!.......FATTY. " I WAVE GOODBYE THINKING SHE SO WANTS ME.

 HEAD TO MY HOUSE TO GET MY VAN. MY BROTHER IS THERE. WE DRIVE TO NORTH PHILLY TO MEET A FB GUY WE NICKNAMED " CRACKHEAD MATT ".

  STORY - I AM LOOKING FOR A BLACK REFRIGERATOR. BRAND NEW THEY ARE OVER $1500. USED THEY ARE $500 AND UP. SO THIS $150 FRIDGE FOR SALE ON FB WAS IDEAL.  THE ONLY THING WAS THE GUY WAS AN IDIOT.  AFTER LEADING ME AROUND IT ENDS UP HE NEEDED ME. HE MESSAGED EARLY MORNING WITH " SO WHAT'S THE PLAN ? " WE BEGIN TO MESSAGE BACK AND FORTH VERY QUICKLY. I AM THINKING , " NOW HE MESSAGES FAST ? " HE GOES ON TO EXPLAIN THE BUYERS FROM LAST NIGHT WERE ALL GIRLS AND DUE TO THE FRIDGE BEING SO BIG THEY COULDN'T GET IT OUT. HE ALSO EXPLAINS THIS IS HIS LAST DAY HERE AND MUST BE OUT TOMORROW. HE HATES HIS LANDLORD.

 CONTINUED - WE ARRIVE IN A NOT SO NICE NEIGHBORHOOD. I ACTUALLY HAVE TO ASK A GUY IF I CAN MOVE A SPACKLE BUCKET HOLDING A PARKING SPOT. MY BROTHER IS NERVOUS AND SAYS , " LET'S GO MEET CRACKHEAD MATT. " WE IMMEDIATELY FEEL THIS GUY IS AN IDIOT..........HE WAS.  HE TOLD ME , " EASY ACCESS FOR FRIDGE AND GETTING IT OUT TOO. HE WROTE ME , " THERE ARE VERY WIDE STAIRS THAT GO STRAIGHT OUT THE DOOR. ".........I SHOULDA BROUGHT MY TOOLS.  IT ENDS UP WE HAD TO TAKE THE FRIDGE DOORS OFF THAN THE HINGES , THAN HIS FRONT DOOR , THAN HIS HALLWAY DOOR THAN REMOVE DOOR TRIM..........ALL WITH A SHITTY PLIERS , A CRACK HAMMER , AND BRUNT END SCREW DRIVER. IT WAS BORDERLINE COMICAL. WE DID HAVE A SHELF FALL OUT AND SMASH ON HIS SIDEWALK IN A 1,000 PIECES.

 CONTINUED - WHILE THEY WERE SMASHING DOOR TRIM I BROUGHT ALL PARTS OF THE FRIDGE AND 2 DOORS DOWN TO SAVE TIME. I ASKED C.M. ( CRACKHEAD MATT ) , " WHERE IS THE ICE MAKER BIN ? " THIS IS THE 2ND TIME I ASKED FOR THE IMPORTANT PART. HE REPLIES ," OH I THINK I WAS CLEANING IT UPSTAIRS. " HE GOES AND LOOKS WHILE WE LOAD THE FRIDGE AND THAN DOORS AND SOME BINS. THIS GUY DID NOT CARE IF WE BROKE SHIT. HE HATED HIS LANDLORD. WE ACTUALLY THOUGHT THIS IS NOT HIS FRIDGE AND HE WAS SELLING IT FOR CRACK. OH , I SO KNOW HE DOES NOT HAVE THE ICE BIN PART.

 CONTINUED - WE ARE LOADED AND FOR THE 3RD TIME I ASK FOR THE ICE BIN PART. HE TELLS ME HE GAVE IT TO ANOTHER PERSON. I ASKED , " YOU GAVE YOUR ICE BIN TO ANOTHER PERSON ?  C'MON MATT. " HE GIVES ME $25 OFF AND ASKS FOR $125. I PAY IT BECAUSE I COLD NOT FIND A BLACK FRIDGE UNDER $450. I HELD ALL THE CARDS THERE AND COULD OF NEGOTIATED PRICE BECAUSE THAT FRIDGE WAS UNBELIEVABLY HARD TO GET OUTSIDE. WE DID HIM A FAVOR. MY BROTHER SAID , " NO NEGOTIATING. HE WILL STAB US. " WE ROLL OUT.

 STOP AT MAMA'S PIZZA IN BALA CYNWYD. THEY ARE CONSISTENTLY VOTED IN THE TOP 10 FOR BEST CHEESE STEAKS. WE GET 2 CHICKEN CHEESE STEAKS. THEY ARE HUGE BUT ALSO COST $16 EACH.

 AT MY HOUSE TO CHANGE VEHICLES , CHANGE CLOTHES , AND HAVE LUNCH. THE CHICKEN CHEESE STEAKS WITH GRILLED ONIONS ARE VERY GOOD. WE COULD ONLY EAT HALF.

 WE HEAD TO THE RENTAL AT 12:30PM. WE LOST MORNING TIME WHICH IS BEST FOR ME.

 TODAY'S PROJECT IS PAINTING THE EXTERIOR SHITTY BRICK................BRICK RED. WE USE TARPS , BLUE TAPE , AND A TON OF PLASTIC TO COVER WINDOWS AND DRIVEWAY. I WAS ALITTLE NERVOUS WHEN THE RED PAINT WENT ON BECAUSE IT LOOKED LIKE A TOMATO RED COLOR. BUT WHEN IT DRIED IT WAS MUCH MORE AN OLD BRICK COLOR. I TOLD MY BROTHER AFTER ONE SECTION WAS DONE , " YO BRO , C'MON , THIS LOOKS LIKE A NEW HOUSE IN SOUTH PHILLY ". HE REPLIES , " MORE LIKE NORTH PHILLY ". ( THAT IS WHERE WE WERE JUST THIS MORNING )

 IN 4 HOURS ( START TO FINISH ) WE COMPLETED THE ENTIRE DRIVEWAY WALL. ALLS I DID WAS " ROLL " PAINT AND USED EXTENSION POLES. MY BROTHER " CUT IN " FOR 4 HOURS.....WINDOWS , DOWNSPOUTS , WIRES , CABLES , DRYER VENT , PECO METER , AND MORE. WE DAMN NEAR TIMED IT WITHIN 3 MINUTES OF EACH OTHER FINISHING. I SENT PICTURES TO FAMILY FOR OPINIONS....ALL WERE POSITIVE.

   MY REALTOR HAS BEEN FIGHTING ME ON PAINTING THE HOUSE FOR 6 WEEKS. THE TRANSFORMATION IS BRILLIANT. I TOLD MY BROTHER , " I'VE BEEN WANTING TO DO THIS SINCE 1989 WHEN WE BOUGHT IT. " HE REPLIES , " LOOKS NORTH PHILLY GOOD FROM MY HOUSE ".

  I PUT OUT A TON OF CARDBOARD OUT FOR RECYCLING DAY TOMORROW. I LOAD MY CAR AND BRING ABOUT A THIRD TO MY HOUSE'S CURB. WE BOTH HEAD HOME AND TOMORROW WE WILL CONCENTRATE ON THE BACK DECK WALL WHICH IS 2/3'S SMALLER THAN THE BIG DRIVEWAY WALL. WE ALSO MAY PAINT A BATHROOM.

 ANOTHER BROTHER MIGHT STOP BY FRIDAY TO FINISH LAMINATE FLOOR FOR BATHROOM. THIS IS WHY WE SHOULD PAINT THE BATHROOM BEFORE HE ARRIVES AT 2PM.

 AT HOME I CHILL A BIT AND PLAY WITH THE PUP. IT WAS A LITTLE AFTER 4:30PM. I GET BAND EMAILING AND MORE DONE.

 TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE FOR OPEN JAM NIGHT. I DID STOP AT THE GAS STATION FOR FILL UP. ANYWAY I BEGIN PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT AND USING A ROLLING PIN I KNEAD PIZZA DOUGH. I MADE THE PIZZA AND AGAIN I REALLY LIKE THIS CHICAGO DEEP DISH / SICILIAN STYLE DOUGH. I GIVE SAMPLES OUT AND ALL ARE GOOD RESPONSES.....EVEN A GUY WHO TOLD ME WE SHOULD ALL HAVE CHICKENS AND COWS IN OUR BACK YARDS.

 I ROLL HOME AND TURN ON MERRILL REESE AND MIKE QUICK AND WATCH OUR EAGLES WIN OVER THE VIKINGS. THE MAIN THING IS ..........THEY RAN THE BALL VERY EFFECTIVELY AND THE RUNNING BACK " SWIFT " WAS A CIRCUS SHOW. HE RAN FOR 175 YARDS. THERE WERE MISTAKES AGAIN BUT ALSO GOOD THINGS. THE PLAY CALLING FOR RUNS WERE ALL VERY GOOD. THE PASS PLAY CALLS WERE ABOUT 20% GOOD. NOT MANY POINTS OFF TURNOVERS IS NOT GOOD EITHER. THE VIKINGS HELPING US BY TURNING IT OVER HELPED TOO.

 I DRINK SOME HEMP LIQUID , WATCH/LISTEN TO SETH JOYNER'S EAGLES POST GAME PODCAST , AND PLAY A GAME OF POKER. I ENJOYED THIS NIGHT OF CHILLING AND PETTING THE PUP AND WATCHING OUR EAGLES WIN.

 TALK TO WHEELS FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. SHE HAD A VERY GOOD TREATED DINNER FROM OUR FRIEND/NEIGHBORS. THAT WAS VERY COOL OF THEM. SHE ALSO GOT TO SEE THEIR NEW HOUSE BEING BUILT.......QUITE IMPRESSIVE.

 OFF TO BED AND I ONLY GOT UP ONCE. I SLEPT TO 8AM WHICH IS VERY RARE. I WONDERED IF THIS HEMP LIQUID WAS THE REASON. I WAS GROGGY IN THE MORNING.

  FRIDAY       9 - 15 - 23

  ANOTHER LONG DAY AND NIGHT......BUT WE GOT STUFF DONE.

 2 BROTHERS STOP BY AT THE RENTAL AND BOTH MAIN PROJECTS WERE FINISHED. THE EXTERIOR BRICK PAINTING AND A LAMINATE FLOOR IN THE BATHROOM. BOTH CAME OUT EXCELLENT.

 ALL 3 OF US UNLOAD THE FB MARKETPLACE FRIDGE. WE REMOVED THE OLD FRIDGE TO THE DECK AND SLID THE NEW FRIDGE IN. IT IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. I MEAN , WHAT COULD GO WRONG ? 

  ONE BRACKET WAS MISSING A PART SO WE MACGYVERED IT.  THERE WERE SEVERAL OTHER LITTLE THINGS WE HAD TO MODIFY BUT OVERALL IT LOOKED PRETTY DAMN GOOD. I AM SUPER HAPPY WITH THIS FB PURCHASE. AGAIN , WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG ? I MEAN WE TESTED IT AT THE APARTMENT WHEN WE PICKED IT UP. IT WAS WORKING ABSOLUTELY PERFECTLY.

 IT WAS A GOOD DAY AND I CAN'T BELIECVE3 90% OF THE PAINTING IS DONE. THE EXTERIOR IN UNDER 2 DAYS......BORDERLINE AMAZING. 

 BACK HOME I TRY TO NAP BUT CAN'T. I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO OPEN AND WAIT FOR BANDS.

 THE BANDS WERE VERY GOOD AND MUSICIANS SUPER COOL . THE NIGHT MOVED ALONG PERFECTLY.

 DROVE BARTENDER BACK TO SOUTH PHILLY A LITTLE AFTER 1AM. MY YOUNGEST ACCOMPANIES ME BACK TO OUR HOUSE. WE HANG OUT AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF DISENCHANTMENT. IT WAS GOOD.

 OFF TO BED ALMOST AT 2AM. I WOKE UP3 TIMES WITH DRY ASS........I MEAN DRY MOUTH.

  SATURDAY      9 - 16 - 23

 ANOTHER DOUBLE DAY............NO PITY FOR PAIN.

 UP AT 7:30AM AND FEELING GROGGY AGAIN. BY 8AM I AM AT THE RENTAL WITH MY BROTHER.  A 2ND BROTHER AND MY YOUNGEST WILL JOIN US LATER.

 TODAY'S LIST :

 - 3 OF US UNLOADED AN 8 FOOT HEAVY GRANITE TOP AND SET IT IN PLACE. WE ACTUALLY CALLED ANOTHER BROTHER TO COME HELP JUST FOR THIS PURPOSE.

 - FOUND OUT THE FRIDGE WE GOT OFF FB MARKETPLACE AT SUCH A GOOD DEAL HAS..........SHUT DOWN. IT WAS WORKING PERFECTLY AND WHEN WE CHECKED IT. THE NEXT DAY EXTREME HEAT WAS POURING OUT OF IT. I AM JUST SO BUMMED ON THIS HAPPENING.

 - TILED 2 KITCHEN BACKSPLASHES.

 - TILED BATHROOM SHOWER AND TUB AREA.

 A HUGE HELP WAS MY YOUNGEST AS THE RUNNER GOING UP AND DOWN THE STEPS 50 TIMES. THIS SAVED ME BIG TIME.

 - CUT A SMALL HEDGE TOP WITH 2 SCISSORS.....DON'T ASK.

 - MOVED WASHER AND DRYER BACK TO ITS DESIGNATED AREAS.

 - TRIM WORK AND MORE WAS DONE.

 - SWEPT BASEMENT AND CONSOLIDATED TABLES , CHAIRS , TOOLS , A DIRT.

 BY 3PM WE ROLL OUT. AT HOME BOTH MY YOUNGEST AND MYSELF TRY TO NAP.

 AT 5:45PM WE HEAD TO THE RENTAL TO PICK UP A WET/DRY VAC.

 AT THE NAIL WE PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I WET VAC LIQUID IN THE WALK-IN FRIDGE. YEP , ITS ALWAYS SOMETHING.

 THE BANDS WERE REALLY GOOD AND SO WERE THE FANS. A LITTLE OVER 100 PEOPLE CAME THROUGH OUR DOORS. I ACTUALLY BROUGHT IN A 3RD BARTENDER.

 THE NIGHT ROLLED VERY GOOD BUT I WAS RUNNING ON EMPTY. THE GOOD THING IT WAS BUSY WHICH MAKES THE TIME GO FASTER.

 PHILLIES WITH A NICE 2ND WIN OVER THE CARDINALS.

 BY 1AM WE CLOSE UP. MY YOUNGEST AND I HEAD HOME FOR A NIGHTCAP AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF DISENCHANTMENT. I FALL ASLEEP AGAIN AT THE END OF A 22 MINUTE SHOW.

 ELDEST HEADS TO A PUB AND HAS A LATE NIGHT FIRE PIT AT OUR HOUSE. AND BY LATE NIGHT I MEAN 3AM. WHEN I GOT UP AT 7AM THE FIRE PIT WAS STILL SMOLDERING BIG TIME.

 OFF TO BED AND I SLEPT DECENT.

 SUNDAY       9 - 17 - 23

 4 STRAIGHT DAYS OF PRODUCTIVITY WITH MY BROTHERS AND YOUNGEST. ON ONE SIDE I WAS VERY HAPPY TO SEE SOME MANY THINGS GETTING DONE. ON THE OTHER SIDE I KNEW MY BODY IS BEING PUSHED WORKING DOUBLE DAYS AND NIGHTS. THE GOOD THIS IS NO DOUBLE SHIFT TODAY.

  8AM - MY BROTHER AND I ARE AT THE RENTAL. MY YOUNGEST JOINS US AROUND 11AM.

 ELECTRICAL , PLUMBING , TRIM WORK , PAINTING , AND MORE GET DONE. THE KITCHEN IS IN WITH APPLIANCES TO HOOK UP AND GROUTING. THE BATHROOM IS ABOUT THE SAME.  IT IS A SMALL MIRACLE THIS ALL CAME TOGETHER IN 2 MONTHS.

 WE HAVE LUNCH AND WORK ANOTHER 2 1/2 HOURS.

 I TRY THE 1ST OF 6 THINGS TO FIX A WARM REFRIGERATOR VIA GOOGLE ANSWERS. I SPENT ABOUT 45 MINUTES OVER THE LAST 2 DAYS ON PROBLEM SOLVING.  I COMPLETELY CLEAN THE COILS. IT DID NOT WORK. I CAN NOT FIND MY TEMPERATURE GAUGE TOOL AND THE FRIDGE IS STILL BLOWING WARM AIR. MAN , THIS IS SO FRUSTRATING BECAUSE WHEN WE GOT IT THE FRIDGE WAS ICE COLD. MOVING AND JOSTLING THE FRIDGE DURING TRANSPORT WAS THE DEMISE OF THIS FRIDGE. I REALLY HOPE I CAN FIX IT SOMEHOW.

 MY BROTHER GIVES MY YOUNGEST A RIDE HOME WHICH WAS REALLY NICE. IT SAVED ME SOME TIME AND GAVE THEM A CHANCE TO BOND A BIT.

   I STAYED AT THE RENTAL AND FINISHED PAINTING BASEMENT TORNADO DOOR DOORSTEPS.

 BY 3PM I HEAD HOME. WHEELS ARRIVES FROM THE BEACH AFTER A VERY NICE ONE WEEK STAY. I WAS TEMPTED TO GO MYSELF TODAY BUT I MUST KEEP MY SIGHTS ON THE RENTAL EACH DAY. THERE IS STILL SO MUCH TO DO.

 A NEPHEW AND HIS WIFE CHILL AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE. MY GOODNESS DID THEY DO A LOT OF CLEANING.

 PHILLIES COME BACK TWICE ONLY TO LOSE VIA THE BULLPEN AGAIN.

 DON'T WANT TO SAY IT BUT THE COWDICKS AND 49ERS LOOK VERY GOOD IN THEIR FIRST 2 GAMES.

  AT THE LAST SECOND I DECIDED TO GO OUT TO DINNER AT OUR FAVORITE PLACE FELINI'S CAFE. I HAVE NOT SEEN WHEELS IN A WEEK AND I WAS JUST EXHAUSTED AND JUST WANTED TO SIP WINE , HAVE SOME GOOD HOME COOKED FOOD , AND TALK.

 THE MUSIC ACT PINK IS COMING TO TOWN TOMORROW AND TUESDAY......KINDA COOL. SHE IS A LOCAL FROM DOYLESTOWN.

 WE STOP BY THE RENTAL SO WHEELS CAN SEE OUR PRODUCTION OVER THE LAST WEEK.

 WELP , I AM NERVOUS AGAIN., THEY ARE CALLING FOR RAIN THE NEXT 48 HOURS. THIS WILL BE A TRUE TEST FOR THE RENTAL PROPERTY.

 WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING. IT WAS GOOD.

 WHEELS ALSO SETS UP HER COMPUTER WITH HER NEW KEYBOARD AND DESK DEVICE THAT GOES UP AND DOWN TO STAND OR SIT. I HAVE TO ADMIT IT IS KINDA COOL.

 BY 9:30PM I WAS WINDING DOWN. I SAY GOOD NIGHT TO WHEELS AND FINISH MY BAND WORK IN MY BEDROOM. I WATCH SOME NFL FOOTBALL TOO.

 I SPEND SOME MORE TIME GOOGLING HOW TO FIX A WARM FRIDGE AND PLAY 2 GAMES OF INTERNET POKER.  

 OFF TO BED AROUND 11:30PM. I GOT UP AT 4:30AM. WHEELS WAS UP TO AS SHE JUST WALKED OUR RENTER'S DOG.

   MONDAY       9 - 18 - 23

 PINK WAS IN TOWN TO PERFORM AT CITIZENS BANK PARK. OUR NIECE HOOKED US UP BIG TIME. WELL , NOT ME , I GAVE ME TICKET TO A FRIEND. OUR NIECE , HER FRIEND , WHEELS , WHEEL'S BEST FRIEND , OUR YOUNGEST , AND , OUR ELDEST GOT TO SEE THIS CONCERT KING STYLE.....FOR FREE. WHEELS SAID IT IS IN HER TOP 5 BEST CONCERTS EVER. IT STARTED WITH V.I.P PARKING , A DOUBLE SUITE WITH JUST THEM , FOOD FOR 50 PEOPLE , OPEN , BAR , BATHROOMS , TV'S , COUCHES , AND A COOL VIDEO OF PINK FLYING BY THEIR SUITE. WHEELS FRIEND IS A PASSIONATE PINK FAN AND HER QUOTE TO WHEELS , " FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE I WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO PAY YOU BACK FOR THAT EXPERIENCE. "

 OK , MY DAY :

 - THE NORMAL MORNING ROUTINE AND THAN OFF TO THE RENTAL. I WAS HURTING FROM THE LAST 4 DAYS OF BIG HOURS SO I KINDA TOOK IT EASY.

 - SEARCHED FOR MY TEMPERATURE GAUGE TOOL FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES. MAN , WHERE THE HELL DID I PUT THIS TOOL ? C'MON SAINT ANTHONY HELP A FATTY OUT.

 - CLEANED UP A BATHROOM CEILING EXHAUST FAN AND LUBRICATED IT. I GOT THE FAN TO SPIN PERFECTLY BUT......IT STILL DIDN'T WORK.

 - SPENT ANOTHER 20 MINUTES GOOGLING AND TROUBLE SHOOTING A KENMORE REFRIGERATOR. I WAS SO PROUD OF THIS DEAL AND THE FRIDGE WAS WORKING PERFECTLY UNTIL I GOT IT TO THE RENTAL. I AM JUST SO BUMMED ABOUT THIS.

 - 5 FOR 5 - THE 5TH RAIN CAME AND WAS PRETTY SOLID COMING DOWN FOR 24 HOURS. THERE IS NO WATER IN THE HOUSE ANYWHERE. THIS IS A HUGE WEIGHT LIFTED OFF MY SHOULDERS. AFTER EVERY RAIN I ENTER EACH ROOM CRINGED AND TEETH CLENCHED HOPING NOT TO SEE ANY WATER LEAKING THROUGH. IT IS SUCH AN ORDEAL.

 - GROUTED 2 KITCHEN BACK SPLASHES. I THINK I WIPED DOWN THE REOCCURRING GLAZING GROUT 40 TIMES.

 - BROUGHT UP ANOTHER TRASH CAN FOR TUESDAY TRASH TOMORROW. TECHNICALLY IT IS WEDNESDAY BUT I PREP ALL TRASH ON TUESDAY.

 - BRING MY UTILITY TRAILER TO RENTAL AND REMOVE A LARGE BATHROOM MIRROR. I TAKE ABOUT 10 MINUTES TO CLEAN IT UP ON THE OUTSIDE DECK. I BRING IT INSIDE TO BE HUNG LATER.

 - LOAD MOSTLY OLD WET DRYWALL LAYING OUTSIDE. IT WAS WET AND SOME PIECES JUST BROKE.

 - TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL. I UNLOAD THE TRAILER AND GET SOME THINGS DONE IN THE NAIL. I AM HERE FOR ABOUT 90 MINUTES.

 - RETURN TRAILER TO MY GARAGE. I LEAVE THE RENTAL UNLOCKED AND THE REALTOR WALKS THROUGH. HE LOVES THE EXTERIOR BRICK PAINT WE APPLIED. HE HASSLED ME FOR ENTIRE MONTH NOT TO PAINT IT.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN AND EMAIL BANDS. THIS TAKES OVER 2 HOURS.

 I MEET A PLUMBER FRIEND OF MINE AT THE RENTAL A LITTLE AFTER 7PM. IT LOOKS LIKE HE WILL HELP US OUT ON SATURDAY. HE EVEN HAS A BATHROOM EXHAUST FAN MOTOR.

 MEET MY SCRAP GUY AT 7:45PM. HE TAKES THE OLD FRIDGE ( THAT WAS WORKING PERFECTLY BUT LOOKED HORRIBLE ) ALONG WITH THE 2 DOORS I REMOVED.

 BACK HOME AT 8:15PM AND I SETTLE IN. I WATCH OUR PHILLIES BOMB 5 HOME RUNS AGAINST THE #1 BRAVES. IT WAS A MUCH NEEDED WIN. I BELIEVE THERE IS ONLY 14 GAMES LEFT AND THE PHILLIES WOULD MAKE THE PLAYOFFS AS A #1 WILDCARD IF THE SEASON ENDED TODAY.

 I WATCHED THE NEW SPIN-OFF WALKING DEAD SERIES CALLED DARYL DIXON. I LIKED IT.

 WATCH SOME NFL FOOTBALL. GLAD TO SEE THE STEELERS WIN OVER THE BROWNS. THEIR OFFENSE BLOWS.

 I STAYED UP WELL PAST MIDNIGHT FOR EVERYONE TO ARRIVE BACK HOME. MAN DID THEY HAVE A GOOD TIME AT THE PINK CONCERT.

 BY 1:30AM WHEELS AND I HEAD TO BED. ANOTHER FULL DAY IN THE BOOKS.

  TUESDAY      9 - 19 - 23

 WELP , IT'S OFFICIAL. WHEEL'S AND I SIGNED CONTRACTS TO SELL OUR RENTAL. IT IS BITTER SWEET BUT THE BIG PICTURE IS.....IT'S THE RIGHT DECISION. IT WAS OUR FIRST HOUSE TOGETHER ABOUT 50 POUNDS AGO.

 I JUST FEEL LIKE NOTHING IS GETTING DONE. AFTER MY MORNING COMPUTER AND BAND WORK THE DAY STARTS.

 TOOK A RIDE TO A LITTLE PAST WAYNE TO PICK UP A BATHROOM LIGHT FIXTURE.

 AT THE RENTAL :

 - I PLACE OUT 4 TRASHCANS AND SEVERAL BUCKETS OF DEBRIS.

 - REMOVE VANITY DOORS AND HARDWARE.

 - BRING VANITY DOORS OUTSIDE TO PAINT.

 - BLUE TAPE AROUND VANITY IN PLACE AND PAINT.

 - CUT A SMALL PIECE OF 1/4" UNDERLAYMENT TO PLACE OVER OLDER PLUMBING HOLES IN VANITY. I GLUE IT DOWN AND PAINT THE INSIDE OF THE VANITY.

 ( YES , IT WOULD OF BEEN A 100X EASIER IF THE VANITY WAS NOT IN PLACE )

 - RE-MOUNT A TOILET PAPER ROLL HOLDER IN THE BASEMENT. I FOUND A PART IN MY BASEMENT. THIS HAS BEEN BOTHERING ME FOR 2 MONTHS.

 - REMOVED THE START RELY / CAPACITOR FROM THE FRIDGE.

 - WIPE DOWN KITCHEN TILE FOR THE 50TH TIME.

 - SEARCHED FOR MY TEMPERATURE TOOL AGAIN. WHERE THERE FUCK IS THIS THING ?

 - CONSOLIDATED SOME TOOLS.

 - SPRAY PAINTED A 2ND COAT ON THE TOP OF A RUSTED DRYER. IT CAME OUT BORDERLINE EXCELLENT.

 BY 2:45PM I HAD ENOUGH.

 AT HOME I ORDER AN $8 PART FOR THE FRIDGE I REMOVED EARLIER TODAY.

 FB MARKETPLACE - A CONTRACTOR I HAVE PICKED UP STUFF FROM BEFORE IS GIVING AWAY A FREE REFRIGERATOR. HE IS A GOOD LOOKING GUY ( REMINDS ME OF A HAVERTOWN ELECTRICIAN FRIEND I HAVE KNOWN FOR 50 YEARS ) AND HIS WIFE IS A SMOKE SHOW. ANYWAY , HIS POST WAS 21 MINUTES OLD AND I REPLIED ONLY TO FIND OUT IT SOLD.

 CHECK WEBSITES AND EMAILS ABOUT 10 TIMES A DAY.

 OUR REALTOR STOPS BY WITH CONTRACTS. WE HANG OUT ABOUT 1 1/2 HOURS. I FIND OUT THEY MAKE NO WHERE NEAR WHAT I THOUGHT THEY MAKE. THE COMPANY HE WORKS FOR MAKES HUGE MONEY OFF THEIR SALES PEOPLE.

 EXAMPLE - 400K HOME SELLS. REALTOR GETS 6% ( 3% , IF NOT BOTH SELLER AND BUYER OF THE PROPERTY). ANYWAY , THAT WOULD BE 24K COMMISSION. I THOUGHT REALTOR GETS ABOUT 18K WHEN ALL SAID AND DONE. NOPE......CLOSER TO 4K.

 SOMETHING THAT TOTAL PISSES ME OFF AND IT IS SO LITTLE. I WRITE THIS BLOG IN " UPPER CASE " LETTERS. I WRITE EMAILS AND OTHER MESSAGING IN " LOWER CASE ". MANY MANY MANY TIMES I DO BOTH AT THE SAME TIME SO I NEED TO SWITCH BACK AND FORTH FROM UPPER CASE TO LOWER CASE AND VICE VERSA. I FUCKING FORGET EVERY DAMN TIME. I LOOK DOWN AND BEGIN WRITING. I LOOK UP AND I FORGOT TO CHANGE BACK TO UPPER OR LOWER CASE AND NEED TO RE-WRITE THE ENTIRE SENTENCE. OH MY GOD I KEEP FORGETTING !!!

 PHILLIES GET SMOKED......BLOW.

 WHEELS AND I HAVE LEFTOVERS FROM FELINI'S CAFE AND PIZZA FROM THE PINK CONCERT.

 WE WIND DOWN AND WATCH THE PUPS PLAY WITH EACH OTHER. IT WAS PRETTY FUNNY.

 OUR ELDEST JOINS US TO  WATCH AN EPISODE OF ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING. IT WAS VERY GOOD EXCEPT I FELL ASLEEP FOR HALF OF IT. JESUS , IT WAS 8:30PM !!

 BY 9:30PM I HEAD TO MY ROOM. I DECIDED NOT TO TOUCH MY COMPUTER FOR ANYTHING......NO EMAILING , FACEBOOKING , OR PORN. IT WAS RIGHT TO BED.

 TOMORROW I HAVE SOME SERIOUS RUNNING TO DO.

  WEDNESDAY      9 - 20 - 23

 JESUS CHRIST IT'S 3:30AM AND I'VE BEEN UP THREE TIMES ALREADY.......WENT TO BED AROUND 10:45PM.

 WELP , CHECK THIS DAY OUT. LIKE FOREST GUMP......... I WAS RUNNIN'.

 - STOP AT THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT AND DROP SOME THINGS OFF.

 - FB MARKETPLACE RUN JUST 5 BLOCKS FROM THE NAIL. IT WAS A PORTABLE AIR PUMP FOR CAR TIRES. MINE JUST BROKE ABOUT A MONTH AGO. I LIKE KEEPING THIS DEVICE IN OUR CAR.

 - FB MARKETPLACE RUN TO A PARK WE USED TO HAVE HUGE FAMILY RE-UNIONS AT IN WEST PHILLY. THE WEIRD THING IS SOMETHING IS NOT QUITE RIGHT. A GUY WAS GIVING AWAY A WHITE 6 BULB VANITY LIGHT. I TOLD HIM MY ARRIVAL BUT I JUST MISSED HIM SO HE SAID HE LEAVE IT ON THE PORCH. I ARRIVE AND A BRAND NEW PACKAGE FULLY BOXED AND IN THE SHAPE OF A VANITY LIGHT WAS ON HIS PORCH. THE PICTURE OF THIS LIGHT WAS NOT PACKAGED. THE BOX ALSO READ " GREEN " ON THE SIDE. I THINK , BY STRANGE COINCIDENCE I BECAME A PORCH PIRATE.  I BELIEVE HE PUT THE LIGHT OUT AND SOMEONE TOOK  IT , JUST MINUTES LATER A PACKAGE SHAPED LIKE A VANITY LIGHT WAS DELIVERED , THAN I SHOW UP MINUTES AFTER THAT AND TAKE THE NEW PACKAGE. I NEVER OPENED IT AND IT IS AT THE RENTAL NOW. COULD THESE 3 THINGS HAPPEN IN SUCH A SHORT TIME LINE ?

 - OFF TO BROOMALL TO PICK UP A NEW CPAP MACHINE. THE ONE I HAVE IS 20 YEARS OLD. I ARRIVE AND THEY SAY , " OH , WE DO NOT HAVE THE MACHINES HERE , YOU HAVE TO GO TO THIS ADDRESS IN HAVERTOWN." I JUST DROVE BY THIS HAVERTOWN ADDRESS NOT 10 MINUTES AGO.......BLOW.

 - DRIVE TO DARBY ROAD IN HAVERTOWN AND FIND THE CPAP SUPPLIER. THE MALE INDIAN TECH WAS VERY NICE AND WE TALKED. IT ENDS UP HE OWNED A BAR FOR 30 YEARS. HE SAID IT WAS VERY TOUGH TO FIND GOOD WORKERS. IT WAS A CONSTANT STRUGGLE FOR HIM. 

 - STOP AT D.M.I. HOME SUPPLY TO PICK UP BASEBOARD AND A GALLON OF SEMI-GLOSS PAINT. FOR THE CONVENIENCE , I PAID ABOUT 25% MORE THAN A HOME DEPOT OR LOWES. I WAS OKAY WITH THAT.

 - BACK HOME I DRIVE TO THORNDALE / DOWNINGTOWN AREA TO PICK-UP A LARGE DOUBLE DOOR BLACK REFRIGERATOR. THE HOMES ARE HUGE AND LOOK BRAND NEW. THE YOUNG GUY THERE WAS SUPER HELPFUL. HE THOUGHT HE COULD MOVE THE FRIDGE RIGHT OUT THE FRONT DOOR BUT WE HAD TO TAKE THE FRIDGE DOORS OFF. I ASKED A NICE TERMINIX WORKER IF HE COULD HELP FOR A COUPLE OF MINUTES. ONCE THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR WE LOADED IT IN THE VAN VERY QUICKLY. THIS IS A HUGE SCORE TO A GET A GOOD CONDITIONED FRIDGE FOR FREE......ESPECIALLY SINCE THE ONE I GOT JUST A WEEK IS NOT WORKING NOW.

 - AT THE RENTAL AND I BACK MY VAN TO THE DECK AND SLIDE THE FRIDGE OUT. I QUICKLY GET THE FRIDGE UPRIGHT. THIS MAY OF BEEN A MISTAKE WITH THE FIRST FRIDGE I GOT. ONE SHOULD REALLY TRANSPORT REFRIGERATORS UPRIGHT. I WILL PLUG IT IN TOMORROW.

 - BACK HOME I MAKE A PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY SANDWICH WITH PEANUTS SPRINKLED ON IT......DAMN GOOD. I DO SOME EMAILS ( ABOUT 15 ) , CHANGE , AND WATCH THE PHILLIES TO THE 10TH INNING.

 - AT THE RENTAL I BEGIN PAINTING THE VANITY DOORS AGAIN WITH A MINI-ROLLER WHILE LISTENING TO THE PHILLIES GAME. THEY WIN A HUGE GAME AGAINST THE #1 BRAVES WHO WE MIGHT MEET IN THE PLAYOFFS.......IF WE MAKE THE PLAYOFFS AND WIN THE FIRST ROUND.

 - I STRAIGHTEN UP THE DECK , MOVE SOME FRIDGE PARTS INSIDE , AND SPACKLE A SMALL PATCH ON A BATHROOM WALL. I AM REALLY GETTING SICK OF SPACKLING AND PAINTING.

 AT HOME BY 5:30PM I SET UP A LATTICE " FENCE " UPSTAIRS BECAUSE OUR RENTER'S DOG IS USING THE UPSTAIRS AS A FIRE HYDRANT. THE DOG IS SUPER COOL BUT NEEDS TO BE WALKED MUCH MORE OFTEN. I TOLD OUR RENTER SEVERAL TIMES WE WOULD HELP WALK HER OUT WHEN NEEDED.

 TALK TO OUR YOUNGEST VIA FACETIME. THIS IS ALWAYS FUN TO DO.

 RE-WATCH ABOUT 15 MINUTES OF ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING. IT WAS GOOD.

 DINNER WITH WHEELS AND WE CHILL. WE HAD VODKA SAUCED PASTA FROM DIBRUNO BROTHERS AT THE ITALIAN MARKET. IT WAS GOOD.

 OUR ELDEST DECIDES TO OPEN THE NAIL.

 WE SETTLE IN WITH THE PUP AND WATCH SOME EPISODES OF COMMUNITY AND BIG BANG THEORY. BOTH ARE VERY GOOD.

 WE FILL OUT AND GO OVER SOME REAL ESTATE DOCUMENTS.

 BY 10PM I HEAD TO MY BEDROOM. I CHECK EMAILS , FINISH WATCHING EPISODE 2 OF DARRYL DIXON ( VERY GOOD ) , AND PLAY A GAME OF INTERNET POKER WHICH I HAVE BEEN CONSISTENTLY WINNING. MAN , I WISH THE MONEY WAS REAL.

 WELP , IT'S 5:30AM. GUESS I'LL TRY TO GO BACK TO SLEEP.

 OH , I NEVER SET UP MY NEW CPAP MACHINE. I FOUND OUT MY INSURANCE PAYS ABOUT 80% FOR THE MACHINE BUT I HAVE TO PAY A RENTAL COST OF $25 A MONTH FOR 10 MONTHS. WOW , WHAT A GIG FOR THEM TO MAKE GOOD MONEY........RAT BASTARDS.

 ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL WEATHER ALL WEEK UNTIL.......THE WEEKEND. OF COURSE RAINING WILL COME ON BAND NIGHTS. IT WILL BE ANOTHER TEST FOR THE RENTAL TOO. I GET SO NERVOUS.

  THURSDAY    9 - 21 - 23

 REMEMBER WHEN I WROTE I THINK I WAS A PORCH PIRATE ?.........I WAS.

 AROUND 5:45PM WHEELS AND I HEAD TO THE RENTAL TO DO SOME CLEANING AND BRING A TOILET. I WANT HER TO LOOK AT 2 VANITY LIGHTS I GOT AND PICK ONE. WELL , WE OPENED THE PACKAGE AND IT WAS A STORAGE BIN CABINET........CRAP.

  BACK HOME I CONTACTED THE WOMAN AND SHE WANTED ME TO RETURN IT. THIS WOULD BE A NEGATIVE SINCE I DROVE THERE AND THE VANITY LIGHT I WAS PICKING UP WAS NOT ON HER PORCH LIKE SHE SAID IT BE. SO , AFTER SOME MESSAGING BACK AND FORTH , HER HUSBAND WILL MAKE THE EXCHANGE TOMORROW MORNING AT OUR RENTAL. I COULD OF KEPT THE STORAGE UNIT OR THROWN  IT OUT BUT I WAS NICE ENOUGH TO TELL THIS PERSON I HAD IT.

 SO , MY DAY ........BLOW. 

 SINCE I DID MY EMAILS AND BLOGGING AT 3:30AM LAST NIGHT I WAS AT THE RENTAL BY 8:15AM.

 - PUT ANOTHER 2 COATS OF PAINT ON A VANITY BASE. THE TOTAL IS NOW 11.

 - SANDED , SPACKLED , AND PRIMED A SMALL PATCH IN A BATHROOM.

 - SINCE NEW FLOORING WENT DOWN IN THE BATHROOM I NOTICED SOMETHING TROUBLING........THE BASEBOARD HEATER SIDE PANELS WOULD NOT FIT.  I NEEDED TO SHAVE 1/2" OFF THE BOTTOM OF THESE METAL SIDE COVERS. THIS TOOK SOME FRIGGIN' TIME. AT FIRST I TRIED A POWER MITRE BUT THAT WAS STOPPED WITHIN A 1/2 SECOND. THAN I TRIED A SAW SAZL WITH A METAL BLADE. NEXT WAS TIN SNIPS. THEY ALL FAILED. FINALLY , I BROKE OUT MY GRINDER AND THE SPARKS FLEW SO MUCH I THOUGHT I SET THE BACK DECK ON FIRE. AFTER 1 HOUR TINKERING WITH THESE STUPID SIDE COVERS I GOT THEM TO FIT.

 - SPRAY PAINTED BATHROOM BASEBOARD HEATER , SIDE PANELS , AND SIDE COVERS TWO COATS.

 - PUT OUR RECYCLABLES AND CARDBOARD OUT FOR THE 2ND STRAIGHT WEEK. I AM NOT SURE WHY THIS IS SO REWARDING TO SEE TRASH BEING PICKED UP.

 - MOVED CRACKHEAD FRIDGE WE GOT IN NORTH PHILLY LAST WEEK OUT OF THE KITCHEN AND ONTO THE DECK. I MOVED ALL PARTS , SHELVING , AND MORE OUT THERE TOO.

 - PLACED A SOCIAL MEDIA POST TO SELL THE CRACKHEAD FRIDGE FOR HALF OF WHAT I BOUGHT IT FOR.

 - ROLLED " NEW " FRIDGE INTO KITCHEN CABINET SPACE. WELL , " ROLL " IS NOT THE RIGHT WORD WHEN MOVING A 36" FRIDGE BY YOURSELF. AFTER CLEANING BOTTOM COILS AND MORE I PLUGGED IT IN AND WAITED 4 HOURS TO SEE IF IT WAS COOLING. IT WAS.....HALLELUJAH !! 

 - BROUGHT A 100 TOOLS INSIDE BECAUSE BIG RAIN IS COMING OVER THE WEEKEND. OF COURSE I WILL BE A NERVOUS WRECK ABOUT THE BASEMENT AND 2ND FLOOR.

 THERE WERE OTHER THINGS AND TODAY I ACTUALLY THOUGHT , " WHAT ELSE DO I HAVE TO DO HERE ? " WELL , THERE IS STILL ALOT TO DO. AFTER THIS WEEKEND I WILL BE CURIOUS HOW CLOSE WE WILL BE.

 THE RENTAL IS TAKING ABOUT 75% OF MY TIME. I WANT TO DO OTHER THINGS LIKE TRAVEL EAST OR NORTH BUT ONE THING ON MY LIST IS TO RE-ORGANIZED OUR GARAGE. I JUST HAVE SO MUCH STUFF. ONE METAL SHELVING UNIT IS COMPLETELY RUSTED OUT DUE TO A LEAK ABOVE IT FROM THE ROOF. I WANT TO PATCH THE ROOF AND GET A NEW SHELVING UNIT.

 A FRIEND CALLS ME TO LOOK FOR AN ESPRESSO MACHINE FOR HIM. WHILE SEARCHING FB MARKETPLACE I FIND A FREE DOUBLE METAL SHELVING UNIT. I TAKE A RIDE TO SOUTH BRYN MAWR / LOWER MERION TO A NEIGHBOR HOOD WITH GIGANTIC HOMES AND LAND. OH MY GOD WHAT THE HELL IS THEIR ELECTRIC BILL A MONTH ? ANYWAY , I PULL IN AND THEY HAVE A SHITLOAD OF STUFF LAID OUT IN THE LARGE CIRCLE DRIVEWAY. THE GUY MESSAGED ME 5 PEOPLE INQUIRED ABOUT THE SHELVING UNIT BUT NONE PICKED IT UP SO I GOT IT ALONG WITH A BAG OF PEAT MOSS , ICE MELT , AND A FULL CAN OF RAID.

 AT HOME WE HAVE DINNER , CHILL WITH THE PUPS TALK TO OUR RENTER , AND CHILL WITH OUR ELDEST FOR A BIT.

 I SHOWER AND SHAVE AND RIDE MY MOTORCYCLE TO THE NAIL. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE OLD SCHOOL MUSICIANS FOR OPEN MIC......SOME TEXTED ME BEFORE ARRIVING.

 I HUNG OUT AWHILE AND SET UP THE DRUM KIT. I TALKED TO SOME MUSICIANS , BARTENDERS , AND REGULARS.

 BACK HOME I CHILL WITH WHEELS TO WATCH OUR PHILLIES WIN AN EXCITING GAME. THESE WINS A VERY IMPORTANT AS THE PHILLIES ARE TRYING TO KEEP THE #1 WILDCARD SEED. RIGHT NOW THEY ARE UP 3 GAMES OVER A SUDDENLY HOT ARIZONA TEAM. OVERALL , THEY ARE 5 GAMES UP IN THE 3 TEAM RACE FOR THE WILDCARD. THERE ARE 9 GAMES TO PLAY IN THE SEASON.

 PUT MY NEW CPAP MACHINE TOGETHER. I AM THINKING THE AIR PRESSURE WILL BE SO MUCH STRONGER THAN MY OLD DINOSAUR ONE.

 BY 11PM I HEAD TO MY BEDROOM TO WIND DOWN. I WATCH ABOUT HALF OF AN EPISODE OF DEAD CITY. IT WAS SO-SO. ID DI GET SOME EMAILS DONE TOO AS ALWAYS.

 OFF TO BED THINKING I AM GOING TO SLEEP GOOD TONIGHT WITH MY NEW MACHINE !!  I WAS UP AT LEAST 3 TIMES TO USE THE BATHROOM AND/OR DRINK WATER. BY 4:30AM I STARTED MY DAY..........BLOW.

   FRIDAY      9 - 22 - 23

 WELP , ANOTHER LONG DAY COUPLED WITH A LATE NIGHT CALL......UGH.

 SUPER NERVOUS ABOUT MEGA RAIN COMING.

  AT THE RENTAL :

 - I FIND WIDE SCOTCH TAPE AND RE-WRAP THE PACKAGE I PORCH PIRATED YESTERDAY. THE HUSBAND DROVE TO OUR RENTAL ( TOOK SOME CONVINCING FOR THEM TO COME TO ME THIS TIME ) WHERE I HAD IT OUTSIDE AND READY. HE DROPPED OFF THE VANITY LIGHT. I HAVE 2 LIGHTS AND WHEELS PICKED THE 6 LIGHT ONE.

 - INSTALL SIDE PLATES AND SIDE PANELS FOR THE BASEBOARD HEATER IN THE BATHROOM.

 - INSTALLED , BUT DID NOT NAIL IN , ALL BASEBOARD IN THE BATHROOM.

 - TOUCHED UP PAINTED IN BATHROOM , OF COURSE I USE THE WRONG GREY PAINT THE FIRST TIME.

 - FIND OUT MY PLUMBING FRIEND HAS TO RE-SCHEDULE FOR TOMORROW. THIS IS NOT GOOD BUT I TOTALLY UNDERSTOOD THE REASON WHY.

 - SPRAY PAINTED VANITY LIGHT WHITE....BUT RAN OUT OF WHITE SPRAY PAINT. SO , I SPRAY PAINTED IT GREY TO MATCH THE BASEBOARD HEATER.

 - FB MARKET PLACE RUN TO PICK UP A BRAND NEW L.E.D. CEILING LIGHT. I REALLY ENJOY MY FB RUNS. IT GIVES ME SOME " ME " TIME TO JUST CHILL , LISTEN TO MUSIC OR SPORTS TALK , AND RE-CHARGE. IT IS KINDA PEACEFUL ON THESE LITTLE PICK UP TRAVELS.

 - BACK AT THE RENTAL - ONE BEDROOM HAS A VERY OLD CEILING LIGHT IN THERE HANGING BY THE WIRE ONLY. I INSTALLED THIS " NEW " L.E.D. AND IT CAME OUT EXCELLENT.........FREE IS GOOD. THE LIGHT WAS IN SUCH PERFECT CONDITION I ALMOST KEPT IT.

 - CAULKED BASEMENT WINDOWS.

 - INSTALLED A PLASTIC PLEXY GLASS OVER ONE WINDOW AND CAULKED THAT IN TOO.

 - SPRAY FOAMED 2 BASEMENT WINDOWS. IT CAME OUT NICE AND I WILL LET IT DRY SO I CAN CUT IT SMOOTHLY ALONG THE WINDOW FRAME.

 ** THE SPRAY FOAM WOULD NOT TURN OFF. I STICK A NAIL IT IN AND THE FOAM PUSH IT OUT. SO , I LAID IT ON THE GROUND ON TOP OF A PIECE OF DRYWALL. THE FOAM GOT SO BIG IT LOOKED LIKE JABBA THE HUT **

 - MET WITH REALTOR. HE PLACED A SIGN ON THE LAWN " COMING SOON ".

 - PAINTED BASEMENT STEPS.

 - SPRAY PAINTED LITTLE AREA ON THE FRIDGE WITH AN APPLIANCE EPOXY SPRAY. IT WORKED PERFECTLY.

 - PAINTED PATCH A COUPLE OF COATS IN BATHROOM BY 4 WAY SWITCHES.

 - PUT HARDWARE BACK ON PAINTED VANITY DOORS BUT I DID NOT MOUNT THEM TO THE CABINET BECAUSE PLUMBING IS STILL NEEDED TO BE DONE. I FIGURED IT IS WAY EASIER WITH THE DOORS OFF TO ACCESS PLUMBING.

 I ARRIVED AT THE RENTAL AROUND 8:45AM. BY 3PM I HEADED HOME. I CAN FEEL THE WEATHER CHANGING. NOT ONLY DOES RAIN STRESS ME IT AFFECTS THE NAIL ATTENDANCE BIG TIME.

 HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP BANDS COMING IN. IT WAS A " PEACEFUL " NIGHT WITH VERY GOOD MUSIC. BY " PEACEFUL " I MEAN BLOW.

 SEARCH FOR GAS WATER HEATERS.

 THE BARTENDER CAN NOT CLOSE ON HER OWN BECAUSE OF HER LAST GHOST SCARE. SHE ALSOLIKES TO STAY OPEN AS LONG AS POSSIBLE. WELL , SHE WAS RIGHT.....ABOUT 15 PEOPLE CAME IN LATE NIGHT AFTER THE MUSIC WAS OVER. IT ABSOLUTELY AMAZES ME PEOPLE COMING IN AFTER MIDNIGHT.

 MY ELDEST OFFERS TO CLOSE IF NEEDED BUT I HAD A 2ND WIND OF SORTS. AN OLD FRIEND NAMED " THE CHEESEMAN " STOPPED IN. WE HUNG OUT FOR ABOUT AN HOUR.

 I CHANGE THE MARQUEE AROUND 1:15AM. I WANTED TO DO IT TONIGHT BECAUSE OF THE RAIN COMING TOMORROW.

 PHILLIES WITH AN EXCITING AND BIG WIN. IT WAS ON APPLE TV AGAIN SO I HAD TO WATCH UPDATES ON MY CELL PHONE. THEY WIN ON A WALK-FF SINGLE BY ALEC BOHM.......PRETTY FUN FOR THE FANS.

MAN I HAD A HUNGER LIKE NO OTHER DAY. I COULD NOT STOP SNACKING. THE NEW NAIL DEEP DISH PIZZA IS FRIGGIN' GOOD.

 TEXT MY ELDEST I AM HEADING HOME AT 1:45AM. I SO WANT TO DO A FIRE PIT. UNFORTUNATELY HER FRIEND LOCKED HER KEYS IN HER CAR AND THEY WERE WAITING FOR AAA. REALISTICALLY , IT WAS WAY TOO LATE FOR ME TO CHILL OUTSIDE.

 I DECIDED TO MAKE A NIGHTCAP AND FINISH WATCHING AN EPISODE OF DEAD CITY. IT WAS BETTER.

 OFF TO BED AROUND 2:45AM. I WOKE UP TWICE AND BY 7AM I WAS STARTING THE DAY.......BLOW.

OH , AT 12:15AM I GET A CALL FROM A FRIEND / OWNER AT THE CONDO. OUR RENTERS PARKED IN THEIR SPOT.....UGH. MAN, I AM SO STRESSED OUT WITH THIS RENTAL PROPERTY HERE SO ADDING STUFF IS JUST WEARING ME DOWN. I SHOULD BE AT THE BEACH.

   SATURDAY     9 - 23 - 23

 I WAS SO TIRED I COULD FALL ASLEEP STANDING.....WITH A BEER IN MY HAND........AND MY BOXERS AT MY ANKLES.

  AT THE RENTAL PRETTY EARLY AND MY HEART SANK HAS AS I SAW SOME RAIN WATER IN OUR BASEMENT. IT WAS NOT MUCH AND AFTER 5 RAINFALLS THERE WAS NOTHING SO THIS 6TH HEAVY RAINFALL WAS CRUSHING. ALL THAT WORK I DID FOR NOTHING. I CALLED 2 COMPANIES THAT DEAL WITH WET BASEMENTS.

 I LOST ALL MOTIVATION TO WORK TODAY.

 SEARCHED FOR A GAS WATER HEATER VIA FB MARKETPLACE. A FRIEND HELPED TOO. BUT I DECIDED NOT TO MESS AROUND AND JUST WENT TO HOME DEPOT AND PURCHASED ONE.

 I GOT SOME THINGS DONE AND BY 4:45PM I WAS JUST TOO TIRED TO CONTINUE.

 A GOOD THING WAS A FRIEND WORKED FROM 4:30PM TO 9PM AND REPLACED THE WATER HEATER , PREPPED MOVING A RADIATOR , AND REMOVED A WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM.

  BACK HOME I SHOWER , EAT PIZZA , AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. I'VE BEEN WORKING SINCE 8:30AM.....NO ONE CARES.

 AT THE NAIL I PREP FOR A 5 ACT NIGHT. BUT FIRST I PRANK MY BARTENDERS.

 I TOLD THEM " NO LATER THAN 7PM ".  NOW , WHEN USING PUBLIC TRAINS AND BUSSES NOTHING IS EVER 100% ON TIME. WHEN I FOUND OUT THEY WERE GOING TO BE 30 MINUTES LATE I PLACED A SIGN ON THE FRONT DOOR SAYING , " NAIL CLOSED TONIGHT. OWNER EXHAUSTED. SORRY " I HAD BAND MEMBERS AND FANS GO OUTSIDE AND STAND AROUND THE FRONT AREA. I TOLD THEM TO PRETEND AND ASK WHY THE NAIL IS CLOSED TONIGHT. WHEN THEY ARRIVED ONE BARTENDER WAS NERVOUS SOMETHING HAPPENED TO ME AND THE PHONES STARTED RINGING. WHEELS WAS CALLED TOO. I OPEN THE DOOR AND LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG SO TO SPEAK.

  THE NIGHT MOVED ALONG WITH REALLY GOOD MUSIC. THE BARTENDERS WERE VERY FUN TO WORK WITH.

 BY 1:15AM WE WERE CLOSING BUT I HAD TO DRIVE THE BARTENDERS BACK TO SOUTH PHILLY. I WAS SO TIRED.

  BY 2AM I AM IN SOUTH PHILLY AND I ASK MY YOUNGEST TO KEEP OUR TRADITION.......TALK TO ME VIA OUR CELL PHONES FOR THE RIDE HOME.  SHE CALLS ME WHEN I WAS JUST 2 BLOCKS FROM HER APARTMENT. WE TALKED THE WHOLE RIDE HOME AND IT WAS MOSTLY HER. I SWEAR I COULD BARELY KEEP MY EYES OPEN. SHE DOES A GOOD JOB OF KEEPING CONVERSATION AND ME AWAKE ALL THE WAY TO MY DRIVEWAY.

 AT HOME I GO RIGHT TO BED AND FALL ASLEEP IMMEDIATELY. I WAKE UP AT 7:25AM , START EMAILS , WEBSITES , AND TAKE A SHOWER. BY 8AM I AM AT THE RENTAL WHERE MY BROTHER IS UNLOADING HIS WORK VAN. YEP , GONNA DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN.

   SUNDAY    9 - 24 - 23

 HAPPY BIRTHDAY........SUUUUUPRRRRIIIIISE !!!

 " HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE " - ALL THAT WORK AND IT ENDS UP THIS IS EXACTLY THE PROBLEM.

  8AM MY BROTHER IS AT THE RENTAL , BY 8:20AM I WAS JOINING HIM. LATER WHEELS WOULD HELP. WE MADE ANOTHER GOOD PUSH TODAY.

 - WE HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION ABOUT HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE. I CALLED 2 COMPANIES TO GET PRICING AND OPINIONS. I ALSO GOOGLED IT TO SEE IF I COULD FIX IT.

 TODAY'S LIST :

 - INSTALLED DISHWASHER.

 - INSTALLED GAS RANGE.

 - GROUTED BATHROOM SHOWER AREA.

 - NAILED BATHROOM BASEBOARD TRIM IN.

 - INSTALLED SIDE PANELS AND PLATES FOR BATHROOM HEATER.

 - SPRAYED PAINTED BATHROOM HEATER A 2ND TIME.

 - CAULKED ALOT.

 - INSTALLED BATHROOM MIRROR.

 - INSTALLED BATHROOM VANITY LIGHT.

 - INSTALLED SHOWER HEAD AND SPOUT ON TUB.

 - MOVED OLD WATER HEATER AND FRIDGE OUTSIDE FOR PICK-UP.

 - CLEANED OVEN , BATHROOM , AND MUCH MORE.

 - SCRAPED AND CLEANED ONE OVEN BURNER AS A TEST. IT SEEMED TO WORK AND IGNITE MORE EFFICIENTLY.

 - FIXED WATER PRESSURE ON KITCHEN FAUCET.

 - RAN ELECTRIC JUNCTION BOX FOR DISHWASHER.

 - INSTALLED OUTLET AND SWITCH PLATES IN KITCHEN AREA.

 - INSTALLED TOILET IN 2ND FLOOR BATHROOM.....NICE TO HAVE A TOILET THERE AGAIN.

 THERE WAS PROBABLY 10 MORE THINGS BUT I FORGET. OVERALL , THIS DAY WAS A GOOD PUSH WITH FAMILY HELPING.

 BACK HOME WHEELS AND I WIND DOWN. WE COORDINATE WITH 2 BARTENDERS TO SET-UP OUR ELDEST WITH A SURPRISE PARTY AT THE NAIL.

 OH , A LARGE PIECE OF CAPPING FELL OFF THE NAIL ROOF. ANOTHER THING TO FIX.....YEAH !!!.......BLOW.

 THE RUSE - PRETEND BARTENDER HAD HER CAR BATTERY GO BAD. SHE NEEDED JUMPER CABLES. I GOT THE CABLES FROM THE GARAGE. OUR ELDEST IMMEDIATELY HELPED AND DROVE DOWN TO THE NAIL TO ASSIST HER FRIEND / BARTENDER. SHE WALKED IN AND ......SURPRISE !!! SHE GOT EMOTIONAL AND HUGGED EVERYONE. SHE ALSO LEFT TO CHANGE BECAUSE SHE WAS IN HER PAJAMAS.

 WHEN SHE CAME HOME WHEELS AND I HAD A BIRTHDAY BROWNIE WITH A CANDLE ON IT. WE TURNED ALL THE LIGHTS OFF AND HAD OUR YOUNGEST ON FACETIME TO SEE HER REACTION. WE SCREAMED SURPRISE WHEN SHE CAME IN THE DOOR. IT WAS FUN.

 PHILLIES WITH ANOTHER BIG WIN AND SWEEP THE METS ALL 4 GAMES. VERY COOL SEEING THE NEW YOUNG 22 YEAR OLD PITCHER ORION KERKERING MAKES HIS DEBUT IN FRONT OF FAMILY. THE DAD CRIED THE WHOLE INNING. I CAN'T BLAME HIM.

 ANOTHER VERY NICE THING. THE LAST PLACE CARDINALS UPSET THE DALLAS COWASSES BIG TIME. MAN ,  DID THIS MAKE MY NIGHT COMPLETE.

 SPEAKING OF THE NFL....ANYONE SEE THE MULTIPLE SHOTS OF TAYLOR SWIFT  IN THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS OWNERS SUITE WITH KELCE'S MOM ? SHE WAS CHEERING ON HER NEW BOYFRIEND TRAVIS KELCE......LUCKY BASTARD. I WONDER IS HE SAID TO HIS BROTHER JASON , " HEY BRO , LAST NIGHT I BANGED TAYLOR SWIFT TWICE DOGGY STYLE. HOW COOL IS THAT ?"

 WHEELS AND I WATCH SOME EPISODES OF THE BIG BANG THEORY. THIS SHOW IS CONSISTENTLY REALLY GOOD.

 OFF TO BED AROUND 11PM. I THINK I SLEPT GOOD.

   MONDAY      9 - 25 - 23

   WELP , I PUSHED BACK SALE OF THE RENTAL FOR AT LEAST 2 WEEKS. WE ARE JUST NOT CLOSE TO BEING READY AND A BIG PROBLEM OCCURRED...........MY BIGGEST NEMESIS.

 ALL DAY I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO GOING OUT TO DINNER TO CELEBRATE OUR ELDEST BIRTHDAY. IT WAS THE ONLY THING THAT MOTIVATED ME. WELP , WE DID TAKE-OUT AND MY DINNER WAS NOT A GOOD ONE.

 ANYWAY , MY CRAPPY CRAP CRAP SHIT OF A DAY.

 - DOWN MY BASEMENT I SEARCH FOR 5 THINGS. MY ELDEST HAS A FRIEND SLEEP OVER SO OFTEN SHE HAS A PREPARED NOTE SHE USES TO TELL US ..... " C _ _ _ _ IS IN BASEMENT ". I DID SEE HER ON THE SOFA.

 - - LOAD LADDER AND TOOLS AND HEAD TO THE NAIL MID-MORNING. I HAD TO FIX A 12 FOOT LONG PIECE OF CAPPING AND WOOD THAT FELL DOWN DURING THE RAIN STORM SATURDAY NIGHT. I TIED A ROPE AND QUICK LINK CONNECTOR TO THE END OF THE CAPPING AND THAN WENT ON THE ROOF. OF COURSE , WHENEVER I PULLED THE LONG PIECE OF CAPPING UP IT GET CAUGHT UNDER THE AWNING.

 CONTINUED - A GUY WAS WAITING FOR SERVICE NEXT DOOR SO I WAS GOING TO ASK HIM TO HELP MOVE THE END OF THE CAPPING AND MY ROPE AWAY FROM THE AWNING SO I COULD PULL IT UP. I DIDN'T....WHY ? HE HAD A DALLAS COWBOY JACKET ON.  I USED A 16 FOOT PVC DRAIN PIPE TO MANEUVER THE CAPPING UP. IT WORKED PERFECTLY. I ALSO CLEANED OUT A WATER STRAINER TO ALLOW THE MASSIVE PUDDLE ON THE ROOF TO DRAIN. OH MY GOD IT WAS LIKE NIAGARA FALLS ON THE STREET WHEN THE HUGE PUDDLE DRAINED FROM THE DOWNSPOUT.

 I SPENT SOME TIME SECURING THE CAPPING TO THE ROOF EDGE AGAIN , CLEANED UP , AND BEGAN PREPPING THE NAIL AND DOING ORDER LISTS.

 3 HOURS LATER AND BACK HOME I UNLOAD STUFF , HAVE LUNCH , AND HEAD TO THE RENTAL.

 I SEE ALOT MORE WATER HAS ENTERED THE BASEMENT. MY HEART AND MOTIVATION JUST BROKE. I HAVE BEEN FIGHTING THIS FOR DECADES AND IT WAS TIME TO PULL THE TRIGGER. I SHOULD OF DID IT 10 YEARS AGO WHEN I GOT AN ESTIMATE BACK THAN........HIRE A WATER PROOFING COMPANY.

 I TALK TO 3 COMPANIES AND ALL 3 ARE ABOVE 5 GRAND. I GUESS I SHOULDN'T OF CALLED RIGHT AFTER A MONSOON RAIN. I TALK TO ONE GUY , ACTUALLY HE TALKED FOR 20 MINUTES WHILE I LISTENED. AT FIRST I THOUGHT HE WAS A JERK-OFF BUT BY THE END I WAS ENTERTAINED BY HIS LOGIC OF WATERPROOFING. BASICALLY , IN A NUT SHELL , HE SAID , " 90% OF PEOPLE ARE ASSHOLES AND DON'T KNOW SHIT. THE 10% REMAINING KNOW WHAT WE ARE DOING. " LOOKS LIKE HIS COMPANY WILL BE HERE BY THE END OF THE WEEK.

 WITH WATER PROOFING THE BASEMENT I JUST FEEL IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO AND NOT PASS IT ALONG TO THE BUYER. I HAVE BEEN FIGHTING THIS BASEMENT WATER FOR YEARS AND NOW IS THE TIME TO DO IT RIGHT.

 I GET SOME ODD THINGS DONE LIKE RAISING THE DISHWASHER TO THE COUNTER TOP , SECURING BOTTOM PANEL BACK ON , VIGOROUSLY CLEANING  RANGE BURNERS , INSTALLING VANITY CABINETS KNOBS , CUTTING TOILET BOLTS TO ADD CAPS TOO , LAYING TOWELS DOWN IN THE BASEMENT ALONG THE WALLS , AND SOME OTHER STUFF I FORGET.

 BACK HOME I FIND OUT WE PUSH DINNER FROM ONE RESTAURANT AT 5PM TO ANOTHER RESTAURANT TO 6PM. I'M OKAY WITH THIS.

 I REMOVE 6 WINDOW AIR CONDITIONERS.

 I GO BACK TO THE RENTAL WHERE MY PLUMBER FRIEND DROPPED OFF SOME SUPPLIES.....HE NEVER DID. I STAY FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES AND BEGIN ORGANIZING MY BASEMENT TOOLS TO BE MOVED OUT TOMORROW. 

 BACK HOME AT 7:15PM I GOT THE WORD WE ARE NOW DOING TAKE-OUT. I PICK A BAD MEAL FOR MY DINNER. I DID ENJOY SITTING WITH EVERYONE AND CHILLING WITH OUT TAKE-OUT FOOD. WE EVEN SANG HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND THE RESTAURANT FELLINI'S CAFE GAVE US A BOTTLE OF WINE.

 OH , SHOWING EVERYONE HOW TO OPEN A WINE BOTTLE WITH A WINE OPENER WAS ENTERTAINING. I HAD MY ELDEST CRYING LAUGHING. GO BIRDS !!

 I SETTLE IN AND WATCH MY EAGLES WIN A DECISIVE GAME OVER THE BUCCANEERS. THE DEFENSE WAS DAMN NEAR ROCK SOLID. THE OFFENSE WAS NOT AND AGAIN OUR QUARTERBACK HURTS LOOKED SHAKY. THERE WERE MANY GOOD PLAYS AND PLAY CALLING BUT DEFINITELY SOME BAD ONES TOO.

 WE WATCH SOME EPISODES OF THE BIG BANG THEORY. AGAIN ,THIS COMEDY SERIES IS VERY GOOD AND ALWAYS  CONSISTENTLY ENTERTAINING.

 OFF TO BED WITH THE PUP. I ENJOYED HER ASS TOUCHING MY ASS.

   TUESDAY     9 - 26 - 23

 WELP , IT'S 3:45AM AND I AM SITTING AT MY DESK STRESSED OUT. MORE CRUSHING BAD NEWS WITH OUR RENTAL.

  THIS WAS A BAD DAY BUT I DID HAVE TWO REALLY GOOD THINGS HAPPEN.

 HERE'S THE DAY :

 I WAS AT THE RENTAL EARLY AND SEE MY SCRAP GUY DID NOT SHOW UP TO PICKUP AN OLD FRIDGE AND WATER HEATER. I TEXT AND HE WILL COME TOMORROW AFTER 8PM. HE HAS HAD NO-SHOWS BEFORE BUT EVENTUALLY SHOWS UP.

 I WAS AT MY RENTAL AND MY PLUMBER FRIEND IS SUPER BUSY. HE SAYS HE WILL RETURN.

 AT THE RENTAL I SEE A STAIN ON A CEILING IN THE MASTER BEDROOM.  MY HEART DROPS AND I LITERALLY WHEEZE WITH PAIN. I CAN'T BELIEVE IT. I CALL MY ROOFER AND THEY WILL COME OUT TO PUT A NEW ROOF ON. SO , NOW THERE ARE 2 BIG PROJECTS BEING DONE ON THE ROOF AND BASEMENT. MONEY IS POURING AWAY FROM ME. IT JUST WILL NOT END.

 I MAKE A LIST OF WHAT STILL NEEDS TO BE DONE. THE TOTAL IS 18 PROJECTS. IT'S PROBABLY MORE BUT THAT IS WHAT I CAN THINK OF.

 " TUESDAY TRASH DAY " IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN CALLING IT SINCE JULY 16TH. I BASICALLY CONCENTRATE ON MOVING DEBRIS AND TRASH.

 MY YOUNGEST WALKS UP TO THE RENTAL TO HELP. I ALMOST START CRYING......SUCH A GOOD KID. THIS IS THE FIRST REALLY GOOD THING OF THE DAY FOR ME.........SEEING HER.

 IN THE BASEMENT :

 - I MOVE A WASHING MACHINE ( FOR THE 2ND TIME ). I AM MAKING SPACE FOR THE WATERPROOFING COMPANY.

 - WE BREAK DOWN 2 LARGE TABLES.

 - WE MOVE ALL TRASH OUT OF THE BASEMENT.

 - SWEEP THE BASEMENT.

 - CONSOLIDATE PLUMBERS TOOLS AND MY TOOLS.

 - CUT UP CARD BOARD.

 - WE MOVE TOOLS AND SUPPLIES INTO MY VAN.

 ON THE FIRST FLOOR :

 - REPEAT EVERYTHING I WROTE ABOVE THAT WE DID IN THE BASEMENT.

 SO ABOUT 70% OF MY TOOLS AND SUPPLIES ARE OUT OF THE HOUSE. WE ARE TRYING TO PREP THE REALTOR'S PHOTOGRAPHER TO TAKE PICTURES. WE WILL SEE WHERE WE ARE IN 2 WEEKS.

 MOVE 4 TRASHCANS TO THE CURB.

 WE MAKE A DEBRIS PILE TO BE PICKED UP LATER BY ME AND MY UTILITY TRAILER.

 A NICE LUNCH FROM ZESTO'S. THEIR CHICKEN ITALIAN WITH SPINACH IS VERY GOOD.

 WE END THE DAY AROUND 4PM. I AM TIRED , HAVE BRUISES ON MY ARM THAT HAVEN'T HEALED IN 2 WEEKS , AND JUST WANT TO GO HOME TO CHILL.

 I TURN ON OUR HEAT.

 YOUNGEST SHOWERS WHILE I CHECK EMAILS. AFTERWARDS , WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF DISENCHANTMENT. THEY WERE VERY GOOD. I ALMOST FALL ASLEEP AT 5PM.

 WHEELS ORDERS CHINESE AND WE HANG OUT TOGETHER. IT WAS SO VERY NICE TO HAVE OUR YOUNGEST SLEEPOVER , HELP ME AT THE RENTAL , AND JUST KEEP ME COMPANY.

 I POST A DAUGHTER'S DAY ON FACEBOOK. I ALSO POST MY ELDEST SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY AT AT THE NAIL. OVER 150 FRIENDS AND FAMILY COMMENT OR LIKE IT.

 OUR YOUNGEST WAS GOING TO TAKE THE TRAIN BACK HOME BUT I GOT A 2ND WIND AND OFFERED TO DRIVE HER BACK. I SAID IT GAVE ME MORE TIME TO BE WITH HER. AS WE WERE DRIVING I ASKED IF SHE PREFERRED BEING DRIVEN BACK TO HER APARTMENT OR TAKING THE TRAIN. SHE GIGGLED AND SAYS , " BEING DRIVEN OF COURSE. "

 WE DRIVE TO SOUTH PHILLY AND TALK NORMAL STUFF. WE FIND A FREE MUNICIPAL PARKING LOT RIGHT BEHIND HER BUILDING. IT IS ALWAYS FULL EXCEPT WE FOUND ONE SPOT.

 WE CARRYING 2 BOXES AND A BAG OF STUFF SHE GOT FROM HER BEDROOM AND GRAND MOM.

 IN HER APARTMENT I PUT THE PHILLIES ON MY CELL PHONE , PLAY SOME MUSIC VIA SPOTIFY ON HER TV , PLAY WITH THE CATS , AND SIFT THROUGH THE CLOTHES AND STUFF SHE JUST GOT.

 I AM VERY IMPRESSED ON HOW THIS CUTE APARTMENT LOOKS AND SMELLS.  IT REALLY IS A COOL SPOT FOR 2 YOUNG PEOPLE. WE SPLIT  A BEER AND I SIT AT HER DESK WHILE SHE SHOWS ME ALL THE STUFF SHE GOT. I ENJOYED EVERY SINGLE SECOND.

 I HUG HER AND ROLL OUT WITH THE PHILLIES UP 2 - 1. BY THE TIME I GOT TO MY CAR JUST 1/2 BLOCK AWAY THE PIRATES TIED THE GAME AT 2 -2 WITH A HOMERUN OFF KIMBREL. MAN , HE BLOWS ALL OF A SUDDEN. I LISTEN TO THE GAME WHICH WAS NICE FOR THE RIDE HOME. BY THE TIME I GOT TO MY DRIVEWAY IT WAS THE 10TH INNING.

 I GO INSIDE AND GREETED BY WHEELS , THE PUP , AND THE PHILLIES ON TV. THEY HOLD THE PIRATES IN THE 10TH AND WIN THE GAME IN THE BOTTOM OF THE 10TH INNING ON A " WALK-OFF " SINGLE. WE WATCH THE CHAMPAGNE AND BEER CELEBRATION FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES. I SEND PICTURES TO MY KIDS AND FRIENDS.

 THIS PHILLIES WIN CLINCHED A PLAY-OFF SPOT AND LATER ON THE CUBS BLEW A 6 RUN LEAD TO LOSE 7-6 TO THE BRAVES. THIS MEANT THE PHILLIES WILL NOW HOST THE FIRST ROUND OF THE PLAY-OFFS WITH ALL GAMES AT HOME. IT WAS PRETTY FUN WATCHING THEM CELEBRATE AND INTERVIEWS.

 SO THE 2 REALLY GOOD THINGS WERE HANGING WITH MY YOUNGEST ALL DAY AND NIGHT AND THE PHILLIES CLINCHING A PLAY-OFF BERTH......PRETTY COOL. I AM STILL TOTALLY STRESSED OUT ABOUT THIS DAMN RENTAL PROPERTY AND TOLD MY YOUNGEST AND WHEELS WHEN IT IS OVER I AM GOING EAST AND NORTH FOR A WEEK EACH. I ASKED MY YOUNGEST TO COME WITH ME. SHE GAVE ME A " MAYBE ".

 OH , ACTUALLY IT WAS 3 GOOD THINGS HAPPEN TO ME TODAY THAT HELPED ME DEAL WITH THE 10K IN BILLS FOR 2 CONTRACTORS IN THE LAST 24 HOURS. I FOUND MY TRAVEL REMOTE UNDER A PRINTER IN MY BEDROOM. I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR IT FOR ALMOST 4 MONTHS. NOW, IF I CAN ONLY FIND MY TEMPERATURE GAUGE TOOL.

   WEDNESDAY    9 - 27 - 23

 WELP , FINISHED MY DAY AT THE RENTAL AT 9:30. WAS THIS 9:30AM ? OR 9:30PM ? .........OH MY GOD.

 WEDNESDAYS ARE BIG SOCIAL MEDIA DAYS FOR THE BANDS AND ME ALONG WITH MY NORMAL STUFF. I WAS DONE AROUND 10:30AM.

 CUT BOTH LAWNS AT OUR HOUSE AND RENTAL. SUPER NICE TRUCK DRIVER MOVING APPLIANCES AT ANOTHER HOUSE MOVED HIS TRUCK SO I COULD CUT THE FRONT LAWN AT THE RENTAL PROPERLY.

 SIGNED CONTRACT FOR THE WATER PROOFING COMPANY. WE ARE OOZING MONEY.

 I TOTALLY MIXED UP 2 ROOFING COMPANIES I USE. I FELT SO BAD AS THE OWNER OF ONE THAT HAVE USED SEVERAL TIMES IN THE PAST AT THE NAIL CALLED ME A 2ND TIME. I COMPLETELY CONFUSED HIS COMPANY WITH ANOTHER ONE. I FELT BAD.

 OUR YOUNGEST WAS LOOKING FOR A BIKE TO MOVE AROUND THE CITY WITH. I FOUND HER A BRAND NEW ONE ON FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE.....FOR FREE. IT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. IT WAS DUSTY SO I HOSED IT DOWN AND LET IT DRY FOR ABOUT 3 HOURS IN THE SUN. I HAD THE BIKE AT THE RENTAL SO AFTER DRYING I FLIPPED THE BIKE UPSIDE DOWN AND USED WD-R40 ON THE 15 GEAR SPROCKETS. LATER , I RIDE THE BIKE HOME AND BACK TO THE RENTAL TO TEST IT. EVEN WHEELS CHECKED IT OUT. IT IS A SUPER COOL FIND AND I LIKE THE PURPLE COLOR.

 AT THE RENTAL I MEET A BROTHER WHO IS WORKING RIGHT NEXT DOOR. HE WAS KINDA SNEAKY AND DID NOT TELL ME HE WAS RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO MY RENTAL. I SAW HIM THROUGH THE WINDOW AND EVEN CHECKED HIS TRUCK OUT TO MAKE SURE IT WAS HIM. ANYWAY , I HAD MY UTILITY TRAILER AND ASKED HIM IF HE WANTED ANY TRASH DUMPED. HE WALKED OVER WITH ONE LARGE HEAVY BAG OF DEBRIS. I HELPED HIM LOAD IT.

 I ROLL OUT WITH MY TRAILER IN TOW. I FRICKIN' LOVE THIS TRAILER. AT THE NAIL I UNLOAD ALL DEBRIS. I ALSO  GO INSIDE TO PREP FOR TOMORROW NIGHT AND DROP SOEM THINGS OFF. 

 RETURN HOME TO UNHITCH THE TRAILER AND GO BACK TO THE RENTAL. I WORK ABOUT 2 HOURS AND MY PLUMBING FRIEND SHOWS UP AROUND 4PM. HE TOLD ME HE THINKS HE ONLY HAS ABOUT 30 TO 60 MINUTES LEFT OF WORK..........I GIGGLED.

 PLUMBER ROLLS OUT AFTER AN HOUR BECAUSE HE HAD SOME STUFF TO DO IT AT HOME. HE SAID HE BE BACK IN AN HOUR.........I GIGGLED. I WORK ABOUT AN HOUR AND MY BROTHER STOPS BY TO GO OVER A GAME PLAN FOR HE WILL BE STOPPING BY TO DO A FULL PAINT AND CAULK TOUCH-UP SINCE HE IS WORKING RIGHT NEXT DOOR.

 AT 5PM I HEAD HOME. I TELL MY PLUMBER/ELECTRICIAN FRIEND TEXT ME WHEN BACK AT RENTAL. AT 7:30PM I TEXT HIM AND SAY I AM TOO TIRED , LET'S RE-SCHEDULE ANOTHER DAY. HE TEXTS BACK HE IS HERE AND FORGOT TO SEND ME A TEXT 15 MINUTES AGO. I IMMEDIATELY GO THE RENTAL AT 7:32PM.

 WE GOT SOME SIGNIFICANT THINGS DONE :

 - MOVED A KITCHEN RADIATOR SO A KITCHEN TALL CABINET CAN OPEN PROPERLY. THE ONLY THING THAT SUCKS IS WE NOW MUST " PATCH " IN THE BRAND NEW FLOOR. HE MOVED THE PIPES FROM THE BASEMENT TO SLIDE THE RADIATOR OVER ABOUT 14 INCHES. HE MADE ALL THE CONNECTIONS AND TESTED FOR LEAKS......ALL GOOD. I WILL RETURN TOMORROW TO " BLEED " ALL RADIATORS IN THE HOUSE OF AIR. HE REALLY DOES A GOOD JOB.

 - I STARTED RE-PAINTING A BEDROOM CEILING THAT HAS STAINED DUE TO EXCESSIVE RAINFALL.

 - PAINTED TWO 8 FOOT PIECES OF QUARTER ROUND.

 - CONNECTED WATER SUPPLY LINE TO FRIDGE ICE MAKER. THE SHUT-OFF VALVE PIERCED TO THE COPPER COLD WATER LINE WAS SOMETHING WE NEVER SEEN BEFORE. IT WAS NOT A PIERCING KIND BUT WE HAD TO PHYSICALLY DRILL A HOLE IN THE COPPER LINE. THIS WAS A LITTLE PROJECT AND IT KEPT LEAKING. IT TOOK 2 PEOPLE TO TIGHTENED THE CLAMPS SUPER TIGHT. WE THINK IT IS HOLDING. I PLACED A PAPER TOWEL UNDER THE VALVE AND WILL CHECK TOMORROW. THE FRIDGE'S WATER DISPENSER COMES OUT REALLY GOOD AS WE TESTED IT USING A PLASTIC CUP.

 - ADDED A P-TRAP TO A BATHROOM SINK IN THE BASEMENT. THE ONLY THING IS HE DID NOT HAVE A 1 1/4" NUT TO SECURE THE WHOLE TRAP UNDERNEATH. I WILL FINISH THIS TOMORROW.

 - RE-WIRED A 3 WAY SWITCH FOR THE UPSTAIRS HALLWAY LIGHT. THIS DUAL SWITCH HAD 2 BREAKERS ON IT. TO OUR SURPRISE ONE BREAKER DAMN NEAR TURNED EVERYTHING OFF INCLUDING THE REFRIGERATOR. MY FRIEND COMPLETELY RE-DID THE 3 WAY SWITCH AND USED A SHIT LOAD OF ELECTRICAL TAPE. AGAIN, HE REALLY KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING.

 - INSTALLED NEW LINKAGE AND STOPPER FOR AN UPSTAIRS TUB. THIS WAS A MINI PROJECT TOO. IT NOW SEEMS TO BE HOLDING THE WATER IN THE TUB AND DRAINING PROPERLY.

 - LOADED UP A WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTERING SYSTEM CANISTER. HE SAID A FRIEND WAS INTERESTED IN IT. HE CUT AND CAPPED LINES THAT FED IT IN THE BASEMENT.

 - USING A CLEAR SILICON I CAULKED IN THE KITCHEN SINK. I WAS QUITE SURPRISED HOW EASILY THIS MOVES AFTER INSTALLING A GRANITE COUNTER TOP.

 - I MOVE ALL TOOLS ( THAT I JUST MOVED 2 DAYS AGO ) TO THE CENTER OF THE ROOM SO MY BROTHER CAN ACCESS ALL WALLS FOR RE-TOUCHING UP.

 IT WAS GOOD TO GET THESE PROJECTS DONE AND MY LIST IS SLOWLY SHRINKING TO BE MANAGEABLE.

  I HELP MY FRIEND LOAD UP AND WE HUG. HE KNOWS HOW PAINFUL THIS RENTAL HAS BEEN FOR ME IN THE LAST 2+ MONTHS.

 AT HOME I FIND OUT THE PHILLIES CAME BACK FROM A 5 - 0 DEFICIT TO WIN 7 - 6.

 I SETTLE IN WITH WHEELS WITH A NIGHT CAP WHILE OUR RENTER / BARTENDER MAKES A NICE STEAK DINNER. IT WAS A LITTLE TOUGH TO KEEP 2 DOGS OUT OF THE KITCHEN.

 WE WATCH THE BEST EPISODE ( SO FAR ) OF ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING. IT WAS VERY GOOD AND WE ONLY HAVE ONE LEFT TO FINISH THE SEASON.

 OFF TO MY BEDROOM TO CHECK EMAILS , PLAY POKER , AND WATCH A LITTLE OVER HALF OF AN EPISODE OF WALKING DEAD : DARYL DIXON. IT WAS GOOD.

 BY MIDNIGHT I HEAD TO BED WITH THE PUP. BUT THE PUP HEARD SOMETHING SO I LET HER OUT AROUND 12:30AM. IT WAS MY ELDEST MAKING FOOD.

 I CLOSED MY DOOR FULLY KNOWING THE PUP WOULD SLEEP WITH OUR ELDEST. I SLEPT OKAY. I HAD A DREAM ABOUT MEETING MY NEIGHBOR'S DAUGHTER AND HER BOYFRIEND.

 THURSDAY    9 - 28 - 23

 IT WAS JUST ONE OF THOSE DAYS WHERE IT FELT LIKE NOTHING GOT DONE. AT LEAST IN MY MIND.

 CREATED AND SENT OUT FOR PRINTING NAIL CALENDARS FOR OCTOBER.

 PRINTED OUT 2024 CALENDAR FOR NAIL BOOKING.

 I PUT OUT RECYCLABLE PAPER IN A BEER BOX AND RECYCLABLE BOTTLES AND CANS IN OUR BLUE TRASHCAN.

 HEAD TO THE NAIL FOR A BEER DELIVERY AND FULL CLEAN. I STOCKED 20 CASES OF BEER AND VACUUMED FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS.

 RETURN HOME AND GET MY VAN WITH ALL TOOLS AND HEAD TO RENTAL.

 WHEELS , " YOU KNOW THERE IS ONE LITTLE THING THAT BOTHERS ME AT THE RENTAL ". SHE SEES MY " OH MY GOD " FACE AS I WALK OUT OF THE ROOM. WHEN I RETURNED SHE WANTED A DINING ROOM CEILING LIGHT COVER CAULKED IN AT THE TOP.

  AT THE RENTAL :

 - MY BROTHER SPENT CLOSE TO 4 HOURS RE-PAINTING PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING. I TOLD HIM ONLY TO " TOUCH-UP ". WE HUNG OUT ON AND OFF DURING THE DAY.

 - WATER SUPPLY FEED FOR THE FRIDGE AS THE SLIGHTEST OF TINIEST LEAK IN THE BASEMENT.

 - TRIED ADDING A NUT TO A " P " TRAP UNDER A BASEMENT SINK. A COMPLETE FAIL. I TEXTED MY PLUMBER FRIEND AND HE WILL STOP BY AT 3PM.

 - ROOFER WILL NOW DO MY NEIGHBOR'S PROPERTY AND OURS TOGETHER. THE NEIGHBOR STOPPED OVER WHO ALSO IS OUR REALTOR. ROOFER RE-SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY.

 - SPEAKING OF FRIDAY - THE WATER PROOFING COMPANY CONFIRMED THEY WILL BE AT THE RENTAL ON FRIDAY TOO.

 - NEIGHBOR AT HOME TEXTS ME TO STOP OVER TO LOOK AT A STUCK SINK DISPOSAL.

 - I DID SOME TOUCH-UP PAINTING ON A BATHROOM VANITY AND QUARTER ROUND TRIM FOR THE KITCHEN.

 - KEEP PAINTING COATS ON A BEDROOM CEILING.

 - CAULKED IN A DINING ROOM CEILING LIGHT COVER AT THE CEILING WHERE THERE WAS A SLIGHT GAP. ( DAMN WHEELS)

 - TESTED KITCHEN SINK MOVEMENT AFTER I APPLIED SILICON 2 DAYS AGO. IT HELPED BIG TIME AND MADE THE SINK VERY SECURE NOW.

 - PLUMBER FELL ASLEEP AND WE WILL PUSH REMAINING PROJECTS TO ANOTHER DAY.

 BACK HOME I CHECK COMPUTER STUFF , HAVE A NICE PASTA / MEATBALL DINNER , AND HEAD TO THE NAIL.

 A TV SHUTS DOWN. OF COURSE IT DOES. I CAN HEAR THE CHANNEL VOLUME BUT A BLACK SCREEN IS ALL YOU CAN SEE.

 MARQUEE LIGHT IS OFF. OF COURSE IT IS. I NOTICED THIS LAST WEEK WHEN I ASKED 2 BARTENDERS TO CHANGE SEVERAL LETTERS ON THE MARQUEE AND TAKE A PICTURE OF IT. WHEN THEY SENT THE PICTURE I NOTICED IT WAS DARK OUT FRONT. I JUST FIGURED IT WAS THE DARKNESS OF THE NIGHT AND THEIR CELL CAMERA. PLUS , THE BARTENDERS WOULD OF DEFINITELY SAID SOMETHING LIKE , " HEY MR. B. , THE MARQUEE LIGHT IS OUT. "

  TEXT OUR SURVEILLANCE TECH. HE WAS SUPPOSE TO STOP BY 6 MONTHS AGO. HE IS THE HARDEST PERSON TO GET A HOLD OF. IT MUST BE NICE TO BE SO BUSY.

 A REALLY COOL BLUES / FUNK / REGGAE BAND PLAYED TONIGHT.

 A PATRON SEEING THE BAND SAID , " CAN I USE MY AMAZON PRIME ACCOUNT TO PUT ON THE NFL GAME ? " IN ABOUT 10 MINUTES WE HAD THE GAME ON. LIONS WON OVER THE PACKERS 34 - 20.

 WE COUPLED THE NIGHT WITH A BAND FROM DALLAS , TEXAS AND OUR OPEN MIC.

 I ROLL OUT AND CHILL WITH WHEELS. I HAVE A NIGHTCAP WHILE SHE WATCHES SOME CHICK TV SERIES. BY 10PM I RETIRE TO MY BEDROOM.

 I FINISH EPISODE 3 OF DARYL DIXON. IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD.

 I TRIED 2 GUMMIES AND HEMP LIQUID TOGETHER. I DID THIS BEFORE TO TRY TO SLEEP.  IT KNOCKED ME RIGHT OUT.....FOR THE MOST PART. I DO NOT LIKE INGESTING BOTH OF THESE PRODUCTS TOGETHER  BUT I HAVEN'T BEEN SLEEPING LATELY (LAST 20 YEARS) AND MY BODY HURTS.

 PHILLIES LOSE 3 - 2 AND BRYCE HARPER FREAKS OUT OVER A " CHECK " SWING. HE GETS EJECTED AND THROWS HIS HELMET INTO THE STANDS. A LITTLE KID GOT IT. THIS WILL BE A NICE STORY FOR CLASS TOMORROW. HE ALSO WAS INTERVIEWED BY PIECE OF ASS TARYN HATCHER AND IT WAS ON THE NEWS , ESPN , TIKTOK , AND SOCIAL MEDIA BIG TIME.

 OH , WHEN I DRIVE HOME AND PAST THE DRIVEWAY TO THE RENTAL AT 10PM I NOTICED THE RECYCLABLE BEER BOX WAS GONE. I LOCK THE RENTAL HOUSE UP AND HEAD HOME. I ASK WHEELS , " SOMEONE TOOK THE BOX " I SEE HER FARE GO WRY AND SHE SAYS , " IT WAS ME. I DON'T WANT ANYONE TAKING OUR VISA OR HOUSE BILLS. " I REPLIED , " I WANT THEM TO....THEY CAN PAY THE DEBT. " 

   FRIDAY    9 - 29 - 23

 YEP , JUST ANOTHER NORMAL 18 HOURS DAY.

  A.J. WATERPROOFING. THE WORKERS DO A FANTASTIC JOB. THE OWNER IS A PIECE OF WORK. AT 8:50AM I WALK UP TO THE RENTAL. I SEE 2 LARGE TRUCKS PULLING UP THE STREET. I DIRECT ONE TO PARK IN THE BACK YARD ON THE GRASS AND THE OTHER TO PARK IN THE DRIVEWAY. THE COLORFUL SASSY OWNER TOLD ME 5 HOURS TO COMPLETE THIS PROJECT OF WATERPROOFING OUR BASEMENT. THIS SHOULD OF BEEN DONE DECADES AGO.

 HERE IS HOW IT WENT :

 - 6 HISPANIC WORKERS ALL SPEAKING SPANISH EXCEPT FOR ONE GUY. WE GO OVER A GAME PLAN WHERE TO PLACE THE SUMP PUMP AND THESE GUYS IMMEDIATELY GO TO WORK. THEY PLACED PLASTIC ON ALL WALLS , ONE GUY JACK HAMMERED ABOUT 1 FOOT ON THE FLOOR FROM THE WALL , AND OTHERS DUG THE TRENCH.

 - IN ONE HOUR THE TRENCH WAS DONE , THE SUMP PUMP BUCKET WAS INSERTED , AND STONE GRAVEL FILLED THE TRENCH CAVITY......ONE FRIGGIN' HOUR. THE AVERAGE COST OF AN INSTALLATION IN 5 GRAND.

 - THE OWNER SHOWS UP AND IS THE TYPE OF GUY YOU EITHER REALLY LIKE OR THINK HE IS A COMPLETE ASSHOLE. HE BERATES " JOKINGLY " HIS EMPLOYEES WHICH I DIDN'T LIKE. HE IS THE TYPE OF PERSON THAT IF YOU NAME ANY SUBJECT HE WILL KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER.

 - THE 2ND HOUR IS COMPLETE AND THE INSTALLATION IS COMPLETE. THE OWNER TOLD ME 5 HOURS WHICH WAS A LIE AND I ASSUMED TOO. ALL " SUPER TALKERS " ARE BULL SHITTERS AS I HAVE SEEN IN THE BAR SCENE FOR 3 DECADES.

 - THE WORKERS DRILLED A HOLE THROUGH OUR WALL AND INSERTED A PVC DRAIN PIPE FOR THE SUMP PUMP. OTHER WORKERS DID A FINISH COAT OF CEMENT , PATCHED A WALL , AND PATCHED THE OUTSIDE WALL.

 - THE OWNER OFFERS ME A DEAL.....$500 OFF IF I GIVE HIM AND HIS FAMILY A LIFETIME " OPEN BAR " AT THE NAIL. HE ALSO HAS 2 FRIENDS THAT WOULD BUY THE NAIL AND HE IS ALSO INTERESTED IN BUYING OUR CONDO. AGAIN , THIS GUY COULD BE THE MOST ANNOYING PERSON YOU EVER MET OR YOU TAKE IT WITH MANY GRAINS OF SALT AND ROLL WITH IT.

 - WORKERS CLEAN UP AND AGAIN IN 2 HOURS ARE COMPLETELY DONE. ONE TRUCK TIRE LEFT A 1 FOOT DEPRESSION WITH ITS TIRE ON THE BACK LAWN. THEY FILLED IT WITH DIRT FROM THE BASEMENT. I HAD NO PROBLEM WITH THEM PARKING ON THE LAWN.

 I DID SOME SMALL PROJECTS AND CUT QUARTER ROUND BASEBOARD FOR THE KITCHEN AND THE UPSTAIRS BATHROOM.

 I ROLL TO THE NAIL TO MEET OUR SODA TECH. WHILE DRIVING I PAY FOR THE WATERPROOFING VIA CREDIT CARD. I CALL THE WIFE/SECRETARY AND SAY , " MAN , YOUR HUSBAND IS A PIECE OF WORK. " SHE LAUGHS AND COMPLETELY KNOWS WHAT I MEAN.

 I MEET THE SODA TECH AND GET THE LARGEST BILL IN 26 YEARS FROM THEM. IT COMPLETELY DEPRESSES ME.

 I STOP AT D.M.I. HOME SUPPLY FOR SOME PLUMBING PARTS.

 BACK TO THE RENTAL I DO SOME SMALL PAINTING PROJECTS AND I WORK WITH MY PLUMBING FRIEND. HE RETURNED TO MOVE AND INSTALL A NEW WATER SUPPLY FOR THE REFRIGERATOR ICE MAKER. I ACTUALLY ASKED HIM TO MOVE IT A 2ND TIME BECAUSE IT LOOKED MUCH BETTER IN ANOTHER LOCATION. HE MOVED IT EXTREMELY FAST. HE ALSO FINISHED CONNECTING THE BATHROOM SINK AND DRAIN IN THE BASEMENT. I PAID HIM AND HE ROLLED OUT.

 I RETURN HOME AFTER 4PM. I HAVE A LONG NIGHT BUT THERE ARE STILL SOME SMALL PROJECTS I NEED TO DO.

 I LOAD A BIKE IN THE CAR FOR MY YOUNGEST. I LOOK FOR A LOCK AND CABLE.

 INSIDE I PRINT OUT CREDIT CARD SLIPS.

 MOVE A LARGE TV INTO THE CAR ( WITH THE BIKE ). WHEELS HELPS ME.

 OK , A COUPLE MORE LITTLE THINGS AND NOW I AM DONE. IT'S 5PM. I HAVE ONE HOUR UNTIL I HAVE TO LEAVE FOR THE NAIL......OH MY GOD.

 I ARRIVE AT THE NAIL AND BEGIN PREPPING TO OPEN. TWO BANDS ARRIVE 4 HOURS EARLY FOR LOAD-IN......OH.......MY.....GOD. I HAVE ONE BAND MEMBER HELP ME LIFT THE LARGE TV ON TOP OF OUR TAKE-OUT FRIDGE. IT JUST SQUEEZED IN AND VERY TIGHTLY TO A RAFTER BEAM IN THE CEILING........I MEAN SQUUUUEEEEEEZED IN. I THROW THE OLD TV OUT AND GET THE " NEW " ONE WORKING. IT IS MUCH LARGER AND THE PICTURE IS REALLY GOOD.

 I DO SOME MORE THINGS BUT LUCKILY I GOT ALOT DONE EARLIER WHEN THE SODA TECH CHARGED ME DOUBLE OF A NORMAL BILL.

 ASK WHEELS TO MOVE ALL QUARTER ROUND TRIM I CUT AND PAINTED FROM THE OUTSIDE DECK TO INSIDE THE KITCHEN DUE TO RAIN. SHE WALKS UP TO THE RENTAL AND DOES IT FOR ME.

 THE NIGHT MOVES ON AND THE MUSIC WAS REALLY GOOD. UNFORTUNATELY IT WAS A SLOW NIGHT. THE RAIN COULD OF AFFECTED THE TURNOUT. I ALSO FOUND MANY EMPTY BEER CANS IN THE BATHROOM WHICH MEANT PEOPLE WERE SNEAKING THEM IN. USUALLY IT IS BAND MEMBERS. I WAS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER.

 SOME FRIENDS STOPPED IN , 2 COUPLES STOPPED AFTER 40 YEARS ( I TOOK THEIR PICTURE IN FRONT OF THE MARQUEE) , AND ONE OLD GUY LOOKING LIKE COMEDIAN GEORGE CARLIN HAD TO BE CUT OFF. I THOUGHT HE WAS OKAY WITH HIS WEIRD EARTH ENDING CONVERSATION AND REALLY JUST A LONELY OLD GUY WANTING TO BE YOUNG AGAIN.........OTHERS DID NOT.

 FOUND OUT OUR YOUNGEST FOUND A JOB AT A REALLY NEAT " THEMED " BAR. SHE STARTS ON SUNDAY. THE BAR/RESTAURANT IS 1.2 MILES AWAY WHICH IS WHY I GOT HER A BIKE. I FOUND THE LOCK AND CABLE. IT WAS ON OUR 2 BENCHES OUT FRONT. IT WAS A SMALL MIRACLE I FOUND THE KEY SO QUICKLY TO UNLOCK IT FROM THE BENCHES AND GIVE TO HER. SHE WAS CUTE AS SHE TEST RODE THE BIKE ALONG THE FRONT SIDEWALK AND DOWN TO THE PARKING LOT.

 I VIDEOED HER RIDING THE BIKE AND SENT IT TO FAMILY AND CO-WORKERS.

 BY 12:30AM I DRIVE MY YOUNGEST BACK TO SOUTH PHILLY WHILE THE OTHER BARTENDER CHILLS WITH SOME FRIENDS AND DIRECTS THE LAST BAND FOR LOADING OUT.

 I HAVE A NICE RIDE AND WE UNLOAD THE BIKE AND LOCK IT IN A GATED AREA. I ROLL OUT AND MY YOUNGEST CALLS ME. WE TALK ALL THE WAY UNTIL I AM BACK AT THE NAIL. I SO APPRECIATE THIS.

  I RETURN AND LET THE BARTENDER GO HOME WITH FRIENDS. I CLOSE AND HEAD HOME A LITTLE AFTER 2AM.

 AT HOME I PLAY WITH THE PUP , MAKE A NIGHTCAP , AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF AHSOKA. IT WAS ABOUT 35 MINUTES LONG AND I FELL ASLEEP AT THE LAST 5 MINUTES. WHEN I WOKE UP AND SIGHED " OHHHH MAN. " THE EPISODE OF WAS OKAY TO GOOD.

 I HEAD TO BED AROUND 3AM. YEP , DO THE MATH. I'LL DO IT ALL AGAIN TOMORROW........BLOW. NO ONE CARES.

  SATURDAY      9 - 30 - 23

 ANOTHER LONG DAY........NO ONE CARES.

 FELT BAD FOR MY YOUNGEST BUT THE KID GOT IT DONE. TYPICAL FAMILY LUCK AS THIS KID TAKES HER " NEW " BIKE FOR A FIRST RIDE. SHE STOPS AT TARGET TO BUY SOME CLOTHES FOR HER NEW JOB. SHE LOCKS HER BIKE AND GOES IN THE STORE. WHEN SHE RETURNS SHE NOTICED SOMETHING NOT TOO GOOD. I FELT REALLY BAD BECAUSE I HAVE DONE THIS IN THE PAST TOO. SHE CLOSED HER LOCK UPSIDE DOWN AND NOW THE KEY CAN NOT BE INSERTED BECAUSE THE LARGE CABLES ARE BLOCKING THE KEY HOLE. SHE ASKED A SECURITY GUY AND CONSTRUCTION WORKER FOR ASSISTANCE. ONE GUY SAID THERE IS A BIKE SHOP JUST 2 BLOCKS AWAY. SHE WALKED DOWN AND THE SHOP OWNER CUT THE KEY SMALLER. SHE WALKS BACK AND INSERTED THE KEY TO UNLOCK HER BIKE. SO COOL THIS WORKED. I WAS PREPARED AFTER MY 16 HOUR DAY TO DRIVE DOWN WITH MY BOLT CUTTERS.

 NOW MY DAY :

 - THE MAIN PROJECT OF THE DAY WAS TO DISASSEMBLE THE BACK DECK AT THE RENTAL. I BROUGHT A LONG 10' METAL BREAKING BAR AND IT DID THE JOB PERFECT. WHEELS WOULD LAY A SMALL SPINDLE DOWN AS A FULCRUM AND ONE BY ONE WE POPPED UP THE FLOOR BOARDS. WE REMOVED ALL SPINDLES ,  RAILINGS , AND NAILS ( ABOUT 1200 OF THEM )

 - WE WENT THROUGH RECEIPTS TO RETURN SOME PRODUCT. WE ARE RETURNING ABOUT 8 THINGS. WE FOUND A RECEIPT FOR ONE.

 - DID SOME CLEANING UP AND HAD LUNCH AT THE RENTAL. I FELT BAD FOR WHEELS AS SHE WENT TO GET LUNCH AT ZESTO'S AND SHE WAS SHORT MONEY. SHE WALKED BACK AND THAN DROVE BACK TO ZESTO'S.

 THIS WAS NOT A FUN JOB AND MAN DID WE KICK UP A SHIT LOAD OF SPIDER CRICKETS.

 WE ROLL HOME TO CHECK EMAILS AND MORE. WHEELS HEADS OUT WHILE I GO TO THE NAIL TO CHANGE THE MARQUEE AND PREP FOR THE NIGHT. SO GLAD I FIXED THE MARQUEE BULB THE OTHER DAY.

 BACK HOME BY 4:30PM AND I HAVE ABOUT 90 MINUTES BEFORE I HAVE TO RETURN TO THE NAIL. IT IS A WEARY CYCLE THESE LAST 2 1/2 MONTHS. I SHOWER AND CHANGE.

 OFF TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE. THE BANDS ARRIVE RIGHT BEHIND ME AND THE NIGHT ROLLED ALONG. IT WAS NICE OF THE LAST BAND CORNERS OF SANCTUARY TO HANDLE ALL THE SOUND FOR THE NIGHT. THE ONLY THING THAT SUCKED WAS I MOVED ALL OUR MONITORS FROM THE FRONT OF THE STAGE THINKING THE BAND WAS USING THEIR OWN SOUND SYSTEM. I MIXED IT UP WITH ANOTHER NIGHT. I PUT ALL THE MONITOR S BACK.

  A NICE STEADY CROWD ALL NIGHT. ONE GUY TIPPED OUR BARTENDER $100.......FOR ONE DRINK.

 BY 1:30AM WE CLOSE AND HEAD HOME. I MAKE A NIGHTCAP AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF AHSOKA. JUST LIKE THE NIGHT BEFORE I FELL ASLEEP. THE EPISODE WAS GOOD.

 I TAKE 3 ADVIL AND HEAD TO BED AROUND 2:45AM. BIG DAY TOMORROW AT THE RENTAL.

     SUNDAY     10 - 1 - 23

 BY THE END OF THE DAY , BOTH WHEELS AND I WERE HURTING. AFTER YESTERDAY OF TAKING APART A DECK , TODAY WOULD BE MORE WORK.

 LAST NIGHT I WAS IN BED AND ASLEEP BY 3AM. TODAY I GOT UP AT 6AM. NOW I WANT YOU TO PUT THOSE 2 CLOCK NUMBERS INTO YOUR MIND A BIT. AFTER WORKING A FULL DAY AND THAN A FULL NIGHT I GOT MAYBE 3 HOURS SLEEP NOT COUNTING GETTING UP TO USE THE BATHROOM OR TOSSING AND TURNING.

 BY 7:50AM I AM HEADING TO THE RENTAL TO MEET 2 BROTHERS TO RE-CONSTRUCT AN OUTDOOR DECK. WHEELS WOULD LATER STOP BY AROUND 10AM TO BE A BIG HELP TO RUN FOR SUPPLIES.

 TODAY'S MAIN FOCUS WAS LAYING FLOOR BOARDS DOWN AND RAILINGS. IT WAS TEDIOUS AND AT 60 YEARS OLD BEING ON YOUR HANDS AND KNEES WAS NO FUN SCREWING BOARDS DOWN. THE ONE THING IN OUR FAVOR WAS PICTURE PERFECT WEATHER.

 ONE BROTHER ROLLS OUT BY 1PM. WE TAKE A SHORT LUNCH BREAK AND GO BACK TO FINISHING THE DECK RAILINGS. THIS IS ANOTHER TEDIOUS PROCESS FOR THE TIME CONSUMING BUT WE GOT IT DOWN.

 WHEELS RETURNS UNUSED PRODUCT , PICKS UP NEW PRODUCT , AND HAS TO RETURN A 2ND TIME TO PICK UP MORE METAL DECK ROUND SPINDLES. HOME DEPOT LOVES US.

 THE DECK IS COMPLETED BY 4:15PM. ANOTHER BIG PROJECT IN THE BOOKS. WELL , I STILL HAVE TO PAINT SOME THINGS AND POSSIBLY ( MOST LIKELY ) PUT A RAILING IN. THE RENTAL IS VERY CLOSE TO BEING COMPLETED. ( I CAN'T BELIEVE I JUST WROTE THAT )

 WE DID OTHER THINGS LIKE PATCH PAINT A CEILING , FULL SWEEP THE BASEMENT , NAIL DOWN BATHROOM QUARTER ROUND , AND CUT OLD DECKING INTO SMALL PIECES ( WHEELS WAS A HUGE HELP IN THIS PROJECT )

 IT WAS NICE LISTENING TO THE EAGLES GAME WHILE WORKING. BACK HOME WE CAUGHT THE OVERTIME AS THE EAGLES WON ON A FIELD GOAL.

 MY VIEW OF THE EAGLES GAME :

 - AGAIN SOME SUSPECT PLAY CALLING.

 - WASHINGTON QB WAS SACKED 9 TIMES WITH 4 INTERCEPTIONS LAST WEEK. AGAINST US , BEST QUARTERBACK EVER.

 - *** MY BROTHER AND I ARE TEXTING DURING THE OVERTIME , BUT OUR MAIN PROBLEM WAS , WHY IT EVEN GOT INTO OVERTIME. I DON'T UNDERSTAND THE REASONING FOR THE LAST TOUCHDOWN BY THE EAGLES. SO , LET ME EXPLAIN BRIEFLY :

 - WITH 1 1 /2 MINUTES LEFT IN THE 4TH QUARTER AND THE GAME THE EAGLES ARE ON WASHINGTON'S 29 YARD LINE. THEY ARE EASILY IN FIELD GOAL RANGE AND WASHINGTON HAS NO TIMEOUTS LEFT. SO , WHAT DOES HURTS OUR QB DO ?....THROWS A TOUCHDOWN TO GO UP 31-24. THE FANS GO NUTS AND EVERYONE CHEERS.....NOT ME OR MY BROTHER. YES , IT WAS GOOD TO SCORE BUT IT MADE NO SENSE.

 HERE'S WHY - REMEMBER THE SUPER BOWL LAST YEAR WHERE THE CHIEFS MOVED THE BALL ALL THE WAY DOWN THE FIELD TO THE 3 YARD LINE. ONE RUNNING BACK ACTUALLY STOPPED SHORT OF SCORING AND JUST LAID DOWN SO THE CLOCK WOULD KEEP MOVING. WITH 3 SECONDS LEFT , THE CHIEFS KICKED THE FIELD TO WIN THE GAME WITH NO TIME LEFT. SO......WHY THE FUCK DIDN'T THE EAGLES DO THIS ?

 THE EAGLES , FROM THE 29 YARD LINE COULD OF JUST RAN THE BALL 3 TIMES TO RUN THE CLOCK DOWN TO 3 SECONDS OR SO. THAN , KICK THE FIELD GOAL AND THE GAME ENDS WITH A WIN. NOPE........WE DID IT THE HARD WAY BY GOING TO OVERTIME. WASHINGTON SCORED WITH NO TIME LEFT TO TIE THE GAME......OF COURSE , THEY DID. BOY THE TEXTING GOING BACK AND FORTH FROM ME AND MY BROTHER WAS TOO FUNNY.

 SO IS MY DAY OVER ? .....NOPE. I TAKE A BREAK TO MY BEDROOM AFTER THE GAME WAS OVER. I COULD BARELY KEEP MY EYES OPEN. BY 6PM I HAD TO MOVE AND TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

 A NICE MOTORCYCLE RIDE AND I GET MY PREPPING DONE. I WAS JUST ABOUT TO LEAVE AND MY NEPHEW STOPS BY WITH 2 FRIENDS. THEY WERE JUST AT THE EAGLES GAME IN THE SUITE......MUST BE NICE. WE TALK FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES.

 BY 7PM I RIDE HOME.

 WHEELS AND I CHILL WATCHING A DOCUMENTARY CALLED " KELCEY ". IT IS ABOUT OUR EAGLES CENTER , HIS BROTHER TRAVIS ON THE CHIEFS , 2022 SEASON , FAMILY , AND HIS SMOKE SHOW WIFE. IT WAS GOOD.

 BY 10PM I HEAD TO BED. I THINK I SLEPT ALL THE WAY UNTIL 5AM AND GOT UP AT 6AM. WE HAVE ANOTHER IMPORTANT DAY TOMORROW AS THE ROOFERS ARE SCHEDULED.

  MONDAY     10 - 2 - 23

 FELT LIKE A TUESDAY BUT GLAD IT WAS A MONDAY. ANOTHER BIG PROJECT GOT DONE.

  BY 8:25AM I WAS AT THE RENTAL MEETING THE ROOFERS. I FIGURED OUT WHY I WAS MIS-COMMUNICATING WITH THIS COMPANY. THE SON LEFT THE COMPANY SEVERAL YEARS AGO AND KEPT THE NAME. THE FATHER , WHOM I'M FRIENDS WITH , ALSO KEPT THE NAME. YES , IT WAS CONFUSING.

 ANYWAY , BY 12:30PM THE ROOFERS COMPLETED OUR ROOF AND OUR NEIGHBORS. AGAIN , THIS IS SOMETHING THAT SHOULD OF BEEN DONE YEARS AGO. I AM GLAD I DID IT. THIS IS GOING TO BE A BRAND NEW HOUSE FROM TOP TO BOTTOM AND I ACTUALLY STILL FEEL WE SHOULDN'T SELL IT. THIS IS NOT REALISTIC BECAUSE A TON OF MONEY WENT INTO THE TRANSFORMATION.

 TODAY'S PROJECTS AT THE RENTAL :

 - ROOFERS REMOVED A SKY LIGHT FRAME THAT WAS THERE FOR 20 YEARS.  ROOFER SENT ME PICTURES OF THE COMPLETED JOB. IT CAME OUT EXCELLENT.

 - INSTALLED A DOOR CLOSER.

 - USING KILZ , I PAINTED A CEILING PATCH WITH 2 COATS. 10 COATS OF REGULAR PAINT DID NOT WORK BECAUSE THE STAIN KEPT BLEEDING THROUGH.

 - INSTALLED A BACK DOOR THRESHOLD INTO THE KITCHEN. IT CAME OUT VERY NICE.

 - REALTOR STOPS BY AND I CONFIRM WE NEED WAY MORE TIME. A SHOWING WAS SEMI-SCHEDULED FOR THIS THURSDAY. THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE. HE ALSO TOLD ME THE TOWNSHIP REQUIRES SMOKE ALARMS IN EVERY BEDROOM AND EACH FLOOR ALONG WITH A CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM. HE ALSO TELLS ME I NEED TO DO A RAILING FOR A OUR NEW DECK. THIS COULD BE A LITTLE PROJECT FOR ME SINCE I DON'T NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TOOLS FOR THE METAL SPINDLES AND DRILL BITS FOR SECURING 4X4 POSTS.

 - PAINTED IN BASEMENT - A BOTTOM WALL WHERE IT MEETS THE FLOOR AND AROUND THE SUMP PUMP PVC PIPE AREA LEADING OUTSIDE.

 - USED ELECTRICAL TAPE TO SECURE THE SUMP PUMP CORD TO THE WALL PVC PIPE.

 - DRILLED OUT HOLES IN BASEMENT RAFTERS ( TOOK FOREVER ) AND RAN AN SHORT EXTENSION CORD FROM AN OUTLET TO THE SUMP PUMP CORD.

 - WALKED BACK TWICE TO OUR HOUSE TO GET SUPPLIES OR A TOOL. I FIGURE I WALK TO GET SOME EXERCISE.

 - WHEELS STOPS OVER FOR LUNCH AND CHECK IN.

 - ADDED A FOAM PIPE CUSHION TO AN OVERHEAD PIPE IN THE BASEMENT. I HIT MY HEAD ON THIS THING 50 TIMES.

 - SPRAY PAINTED A SOIL LINE " T " PIPE.

 - CAULKED AROUND A STORM DOOR FRAME.

 - ADDED AND INSERTED MORE DECK SCREWS TO SOME AREAS THAT WERE MISSED ON SUNDAY.

 - FIND OUT MY BROTHER , YOUNGEST , AND ELDEST WILL JOIN ME TOMORROW AT THE RENTAL. THIS SHOULD BE A GOOD PUSH TO THE FINISH LINE.

 - ANOTHER BROTHER HAS SCHEDULED TO COME THURSDAY TO FINISH ALL TOUCH-UP PAINTING AND CAULKING.

 BY 2:30PM I ROLL HOME. I PUT ANOTHER 6 HOURS INTO THIS HOME. I FELT GOOD ABOUT TODAY.

 I CHECK COMPUTER STUFF AND BY 3:45PM I AM RIDING MY MOTORCYCLE TO THE NAIL TO MEET OUR BEER CLEANING TECH AND AMUSEMENT TECH.

 BEER LINES GET DONE AND I FILL OUT PAPERWORK.

 A NEW MONITOR GOES IN OUR JUKEBOX. WE HAVE RADIO , JUKEBOX , AND IPOD CAPABILITIES BACK. MAN , NOT HAVING MUSIC BEFORE OR BETWEEN BANDS WAS SO MISSED.

 BOTH TECHS ROLL OUT AND I GET INVOLVED IN SEVERAL PROJECTS I HAVE BEEN WANTING TO DO FOR SEVERAL WEEKS NOW. BY 5:30PM I FORCE MYSELF TO STOP.

 AT HOME WHEELS MAKE A WONDERFUL CHICKEN CUTLET DINNER. WE EAT OUTSIDE ON THE PATIO SICNE IT IS PICTURE PERFECT WEATHER. OUR ELDEST JOINED US.

 CUTE STORY - LET OUT OF THE BAG - AFTER SHIFTS AT THE NAIL I LOOK FORWARD TO COMING HOME AND WATCHING DISENCHANTMENT WITH MY YOUNGEST. THE NEW AND FINAL SEASON HAS BEEN VERY GOOD. WELL , WE'RE SITTING OUTSIDE HAVING DINNER AND OUR ELDEST SAYS TO ME , " YOU DO KNOW SHE FINISHED THE FINAL SEASON WEEKS AGO."  MY MOUTH DROPPED AND I GAVE A BIG BODY LANGUAGE ACTION OF DISAPPOINTMENT. WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST LAUGH.

 I IMMEDIATELY CALL OUR YOUNGEST. WE ARE ALL STILL SITTING AROUND THE OUTSIDE TABLE AND I HAVE HER ON SPEAKER. I ASK NORMAL QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT SHE IS DOING , WORK , AND OTHER STUFF. THAN......ON SPEAKER , WITH WHEELS AND ELDEST KNOWING MY INTENTION , I ASK MY YOUNGEST , " SOOOOOOOO , SINCE YOU'RE NOT WORKING THIS WEEKEND DO YOU MIND IF I FINISH THE LAST EPISODE OF DISENCHANTMENT ? I DON'T WANT TO WAIT ANOTHER 2 WEEKS OR MORE TO FINISH IT. " SHE REPLIES , " WELL , I THOUGHT WE WERE KINDA WATCHING IT TOGETHER. " I REPLY , " YEAH I KNOW AND I LOVE WATCHING IT WITH YOU.....TOGETHER. ( I STRESS THE WORD " TOGETHER " ). SHE REPLIES , " NO , I GUESS I DON'T MIND."  I LET SOME TIME GO BY , LIKE 10 SECONDS.

 CONTINUED STORY - MY FINAL QUESTION WAS ADORABLE AS WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST WATCH AND LISTEN. STILL ON SPEAKER PHONE I ASK OUR YOUNGEST , " I HAVE ONE FINAL QUESTION. DID YOU ALREADY FINISH DISENCHANTMENT WITHOUT ME KNOWING ? " THERE IS A PAUSE , THAN WE HEAR GIGGLING WHICH MAKES US ALL GIGGLE , AND OUR YOUNGEST SLOWLY AND SLYLY SAYS , " MAAAAAAYBEEEEEE ". WE ALL LAUGH. IT WAS ADORABLE THAT MY YOUNGEST DIDN'T WANT TO TELL ME SHE FINISHED THE SHOW BUT STILL WANTED TO WATCH IT WITH ME EVEN THOUGH SHE ALREADY SEEN IT.

 BACK INSIDE WE CHILL AND WATCH A COMEDY MOVIE CALLED THE MACHINE. IT WAS GOOD. MY BROTHER SUGGESTED IT AND SAID IT WAS AWESOME. I CAN'T SAY IT WAS AWESOME BUT IT WAS GOOD TO VERY GOOD.

 BY 10:30PM I HEAD TO MY BEDROOM TO CHECK EMAILS AND PLAY A GAME OF POKER TO WIND DOWN. I TAKE 2 GUMMIES , 5 DROPLETS OF HEMP LIQUID , 3 ADVIL , AND A GLASS OF WINE. I WAS HOPING ALL FOUR TOGETHER WOULD HELP ME SLEEP BETTER OR HAVE A REALLY COOL SEX DREAM.

   TUESDAY     10 - 3 - 23

 DAMN IT....NO SEX DREAM , BUT I DID SLEEP GOOD. I ALSO THOUGHT MONDAY WAS TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY WAS TUESDAY....CRAP.

 WELL , THE RENTAL IS DOWN TO UNDER 10 THINGS ON THE PROJECT LIST ( I THINK ) AFTER TODAY.

 BY 8:30AM I WAS AT THE RENTAL FOR IT IS " TUESDAY TRASH DAY ".

  A HUGE HELP BY MY BROTHER AND YOUNGEST......HUGE.

TODAY'S PROJECTS :

 - MOVED 4 TRASHCANS AND A VERY LARGE BAG OF TRASH AND DECK WOOD DEBRIS TO THE CURB.

 - LOADED UTILITY TRAILER ( FRIGGIN' LOVE THIS THING !! ) AND STOPPED AT OUR HOUSE TO FILL 2 TRASHCANS OF DECK WOOD DEBRIS.

 - HEAD TO THE NAIL TO UNLOAD UTILITY TRAILER OF WOOD DECK DEBRIS. I DO A COUPLE OF THINGS IN THE NAIL WHILE I AM THERE......FOR OVER AN HOUR......BLOW.

 RETURN TO THE RENTAL TO FILL THE REMAINING WOOD DECK DEBRIS IN THE TRAILER. ALL OF IT IS GONE NOW.

 - BACK AT OUR HOUSE I MOVE THE TRAILER BACK INTO OUR GARAGE. I DRIVE THE VAN TO THE RENTAL.

 - WHEELS GETS LUNCH FOR ALL OF US.

 - MY BROTHER BORDERLINE INCREDIBLY PATCHED A LAMINATED FLOOR IN THE KITCHEN THAT HAD 6 HOLES UNDER AND NEXT TO A RADIATOR. HE REALLY TAKES PRIDE IN HIS WORK AND METICULOUSLY PATIENT. THE HOLES ARE COMPLETELY UNSEEN NOW.

 - MY YOUNGEST AND I FINISHED PAINTING THE BASEMENT FLOOR AND CUT-IN THE WALLS.

 - INSTALL A RAILING TO THE DECK. THIS TOOK ALOT OF PATIENCE SINCE MY DRILL BITS ABSOLUTELY BLOW. I BELIEVE MY DOG COULD GNAW HOLES IN THE WOOD FASTER THAN MY DRILL BIT. BUT AGAIN , THE FINAL RESULT WAS EXCELLENT.

 - INSTALLED A BATHROOM THRESHOLD AND CAULKED SOME BASEBOARD AND QUARTER ROUND IN.

 - INSTALLED BASEBOARD AND QUARTER ROUND IN THE KITCHEN BEHIND THE RADIATOR.

 - PATCH PAINTED A BEDROOM CEILING FOR THE 8TH TIME.

 - INSTALLED MORE FOAM PIPE COVERINGS ON LOW PIPES IN THE BASEMENT.

 A GOOD DAY AND DONE AROUND 4:45PM. I HAD TO ROLL OUT BECAUSE.........I WAS HEADING TO THE PHILLIES FIRST PLAY-OFF GAME IN THE OWNERS SUITE.

 SHOWER AND CHANGE. WHEELS , OUR YOUNGEST , AND MYSELF HEAD TO HER BROTHER'S HOUSE. WE ALL DRIVE TO CITIZEN'S BANK PARK. THE TRAFFIC WAS CRAZY. IT TOOK NEARLY 1 1 /2 HOURS TO GET THERE.....NORMALLY 40 MINUTES.

 OUR YOUNGEST TAKES THE SUBWAY BACK TO HER APARTMENT. I DID TAKE A PICTURE OF HER OUT FRONT OF THE STADIUM.

 WE ENTER THE STADIUM.........JUST UNBELIEVABLE.

 HERE IS WHAT I REMEMBER :

 - GO TO AN OUTSIDE PATIO DECORATED BEAUTIFULLY WITH A BAR. WE HAVE HOR'DOURVES AND DRINKS OVERLOOKING XFINITY LIVE AND THE AREA. I TOOK PICTURES......SUPER COOL.

 - OWNER JOHN MIDDLETON AND FORMER PLAYER MILT THOMPSON ARE 10 FEET FROM ME. MILT'S WIFE IS A PIECE OF ASS.

 - OFF TO THE SUITE WERE IT IS FULL. WE MEET NEW PEOPLE AND SAY HELLO TO FAMILY OF OUR SISTER-IN-LAW.

 - YOU CAN SIT INSIDE OR OUTSIDE WITH FULL FURNITURE , TV'S , BAR , BATHROOMS , AND MORE.

 - THE CROWD IS INCREDIBLY LOUD AND THE PAGEANTRY IS SUPER COOL ESPECIALLY WITH THE AMERICAN FLAG SPREAD ACROSS THE ENTIRE FIELD DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AND INTRODUCTIONS.

 THE FOOD - OH MY GOD - SHAKE SHACK BURGERS AND MILK SHAKES WITH CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD , PIZZA , CHICKEN SANDWICHES , COOKIES , CANDY , AND ALOT MORE. I ATE WAY TOO MUCH.

 - OPEN BAR BUT I STOPPED DRINKING AROUND THE 5TH INNING.......WATER ONLY.

 PHILLIES WIN GAME 1 OF THE BEST OF 3. IT IS A HUGE 4 - 1 WIN WITH TIMELY HITTING , GOOD DEFENSE , AND GREAT STARTING PITCHING FROM ZACK WHEELER. THE BULL PEN DID A GOOD JOB TOO.

 I POSTED 2 PICTURES ON FACEBOOK BUT COULDA OF DONE 20 PICTURES AND VIDEOS BUT DECIDED NOT TOO.

 I NEEDED THIS NIGHT SO BAD TO JUST CHILL WITH WHEELS AND ENJOY A PLAYOFF PHILLIES GAME FROM THE OWNER'S SUITE. THAT IS PRETTY FRIGGIN' COOL.

 WE ROLL HOME AND MAKE EXCELLENT TIME WHICH WAS CONFUSING. USUALLY LEAVING WE HIT ALL KINDS OF TRAFFIC. WE WERE HOME IN 40 MINUTES.

 WE DRIVE HOME AND SETTLE IN WITH A NIGHTCAP. IT IS DAMN NEAR 1AM SO I HEAD TO BED FEELING SO FAT AND BLOATED.

   WEDNESDAY        10 - 4 - 23

 THIS WAS A LONG DAY. SO LONG.....WHEELS CHECKED TO SEE IF I HAD A PULSE.

 I HELPED OUR ELDEST CLEAN , CLEAN OUT , ORGANIZE , AND MOVE FURNITURE IN HER BEDROOM. IN JUST OVER 3 1/2 HOURS WE GOT IT DONE. OH........MY.......GOD. I WAS HAPPY TO HELP HER.

 AT MY DESK I FALL ASLEEP. WHEELS ASKED , " ARE YOU OKAY ? " I RESPONDED , " I USED MOST OF MY ENERGY WITH CLEANING THE BEDROOM. I AM FALLING ASLEEP. " SHE REPLIES , " I KNOW. I CAME OVER TO SEE IF YOU WERE BREATHING. "

 IN THIS WRONG ? :

  ELDEST COMES INTO MY ROOM AND SAYS , " DID YOU HEAR ?  " J " DIED THIS MORNING. " I JUMP UP AND SCREAM , " NOOOOOO FUCKING WAY !!! WHAT THE HELL HAPPEN TO HIM ?!!  I WAS JUST WORKING ON MY MOTORCYCLE WITH HIM !! "  MY ELDEST REPLIES , " NO , NO THE OTHER " J " , WHO LIVES NEXT DOOR TO HIM . " I CALMLY REPLY , " EH , I'M OKAY WITH THAT , HE WAS A MISERABLE FUCK. "

  SO I CONTINUE MY MOTTO SINCE JULY 16TH , " EVERY DAY I MUST GO TO THE RENTAL AND DO SOMETHING. " I WAS FALLING ASLEEP BUT FORCED MYSELF TO GO THERE.

 TODAY'S PROJECTS :

 - LEAF BLEW A STANDING FAN FOR MY ELDEST. I ALSO SECURED IT'S BASE TO STAND FREELY AND FIXED THE ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT.

 - MOVED TRASHCANS IN FROM BOTH PROPERTIES. THE TOWNSHIPS TOOK ALL THE DECK WOOD DEBRIS I PUT IN THEM.

 - LEAF BLEW THE DECK AND SIDE AREA BY A TORNADO DOOR.

 - FIXED A FRIDGE BULB AND A CLICKING SOUND.

 - PAINTING.....I AM SO SICK OF IT. I PAINTED ALL 4X4 POSTS AND 2X6 SKIRTS ON AND UNDER THE DECK. I ACTUALLY USED A SPACKLE BUCKET AS A CHAIR. THIS WAS SO TEDIOUS AND BY 4:45PM I WAS FINISHED. IT CAME OUT PRETTY DAMN GOOD.

 - 4:45PM WHEELS AND THE PUP TAKE A WALK TO THE RENTAL TO CHECK ON ME.

 - PRE-CUT DECK TRIM ALONG AN EXTERIOR WALL AND SITS ON TOP OF THE DECK. I WILL SECURE THEM LATER.

 - IN MY BASEMENT I SEARCH AND FIND GUTTER STRAPS AND SMOKE ALARMS.

 - HANG 1 SMOKE ALARM IN A BEDROOM , MOVE A 1ST FLOOR SMOKE ALARM AT THE LANDING OF THE STAIRWAY , INSTALL A DUAL SMOKE/CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM AT THE LANDING OF THE STAIRWAY , AND HANG A 2ND SMOKE ALARM IN ANOTHER BEDROOM.

 - MOVE PAINT , BRUSH , AND MORE OUT OF A BEDROOM.

 - TEXTING WITH A BROTHER HE PUSHED FINAL TOUCH UP PAINTING TO FRIDAY.

 WELP , I THINK I AM UNDER 5 THINGS ON MY PROJECT LIST FOR THIS RENTAL. AGAIN , IT IS BORDERLINE AMAZING. SO MUCH STUFF GOT DONE.

 BACK HOME I MUST ORGANIZE MY GARAGE TO START BRINGING TOOLS AND SUPPLIES BACK TO IT. I HAVE CRAP EVERY WHERE. I WILL TRY TO UTILIZE THIS GOOD WEATHER AND DO IT TOMORROW.

 TAKE A MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO THE NAIL. I PREP FOR THE BANDS , WATCH OUR PHILLIES A LITTLE BIT , AND DO SOME CLEANING STUFF.

 I ROLL HOME A LITTLE AFTER 9PM. I MAKE A COCKTAIL , FORCE THE PUP ON MY LAP , AND WATCH OUR PHILLIES WIN 7-1 AND MOVE TO THE NEXT PLAY-OFF ROUND !!!  THIS WAS SO EXCITING THAT THE NEXT DAY I WATCHED BRYSON STOTT'S 1ST GRAND SLAM 15 TIMES. THE CROWD WAS INSANELY LOUD. IT WAS AWESOME !!!

 BY 11PM I HEAD TO MY BEDROOM. I CHECK EMAILS , WATCH PHILLIES POST GAME , , PLAY POKER , TAKE GUMMY HEMP , AND HEAD TO BED. I SLEPT OKAY.

 THURSDAY    10 - 5 - 23

 IT'S 2:30AM....FUCK. I GET UP AT 4AM.....DAMN IT.

  EACH DAY JUST RUNS INTO EACH OTHER. I HAVE NO CLUE WHAT DAY IT IS. I REALLY THOUGHT IT WAS FRIDAY THE WHOLE TIME.

  A BIG PROJECT THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE......COMPLETE ORGANIZATION OF OUR GARAGE. I PARKED THE CARS AWAY FROM THE GARAGE AND JUST STARTED MOVING THINGS OUT......TRAILER , RIDING MOWER , MOTORCYCLE , SNOW BLOWER , LAWN MOWERS , LARGE CARPET , AND 100 OTHER THINGS. THERE WAS STUFF ALL OVER THE PLACE.

 I THREW OUT 2 SHELVING UNITS AND REPLACED THEM. I DID A FULL SWEEP AND WIPED THINGS DOWN. I THAN RE-STARTED BRINGING THINGS BACK INTO THE GARAGE. I ACTUALLY USED REFRIGERATOR SHELVES TO SEPARATE TOOLS AND SUPPLIES. THEY WORKED REALLY GOOD. I ALSO MADE A TRASH PILE THAT WILL EASILY FILL MY UTILITY TRAILER NEXT TIME AROUND.

  I UNLOADED THE VAN ( WITH SOME HELP FROM WHEELS ) AND AFTER 6 HOURS I HAD 40% DONE OR THE EASIER HALF OF THE GARAGE. AGAIN , I WILL UTILIZE THE GOOD WEATHER FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS TO COMPLETE EVERYTHING.

 BACK INSIDE I CHECK EMAILS , TRY TO NAP FOR AN HOUR , AND THAN HEAD TO THE RENTAL.

 TODAY'S PROJECTS :

 I INSTALL SOME WOOD BASEBOARD FOR THE DECK , SPRAY PAINT 2 DOWNSPOUT STRAPS , MOVE 5 GALLON PAINT BUCKETS UPSTAIRS , INSTALL FOAM ALONG THE THRESHOLD OF THE TORNADO DOOR , MOVE THE WASHER BACK INTO PLACE AND CONNECT HOT & COLD LINES , TOUCH-UP PAINT ON THE BASEMENT FLOOR , AND REMOVE BLUE TAPE FROM THE DECK'S 4X4 POSTS I PAINTED YESTERDAY.

 I CAN NOT FIND THE ORIGINAL SMOKE DETECTORS , A LIGHT COVER WASHER AND NUT , AND A SMALL SCREEN FOR THE BATH TUB DRAIN UPSTAIRS.

  BY 6PM I HEAD HOME FOR A SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALL DINNER OUT ON THE PATIO. OUR RENTER JOINS US AND WE FACETIME OUR YOUNGEST.

 BY 7PM I HEAD TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE AND NOTICE ( WHILE RIDING ) MY LEFT SIDE MIRROR IS ABOUT TO FALL OFF. THE NEXT RED TRAFFIC LIGHT I PEELED IT OFF. I WILL RE-GLUE IT TOMORROW.

 I GET SOME THINGS DONE AND ANOTHER BAND HAS DONATED A GUITAR SPEAKER TO US.....PRETTY COOL.

 THIS SHOWS YOU HOW I MIX UP MY DAYS. I TELL THE BARTENDER TO REMOVE THE BOTTOM LINE OF THE MARQUEE THAT I JUST UPDATED TODAY. I TEXT , " THE BOTTOM LINE REMOVED IS " THUR - OPEN MIC ". SHE TEXTS BACK , " DO YOU MEAN , " SUNDAY - OPEN AT 7PM ". SHE WAS RIGHT.

 ROLL HOME AROUND 9PM. A SISTER-IN-LAW STOPPED BY TO SAY HI.

 BY 10:15PM WHEELS AND I FINISH SEASON 3 OF ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING. IT WAS VERY GOOD AND SELENA GOMEZ LOOKS VERY GOOD. SHE MUST OF LOST 50 POUNDS.

 LAST WEEK A GUY ASKED IF HE COULD USE HIS AMAZON PRIME ACCOUNT TO WATCH THE THURSDAY NFL GAME. TONIGHT I WAS CURIOUS IF HE EVER LOGGED OUT.

 ON AMAZON PRIME - THE BEARS SMOKED WASHINGTON 40 - 20. HOW THE HELL DOES THE 0 - 4 BEARS BEAT THEM SO BAD IN WASHINGTON YET WE ALMOST LOST TO THEM ? I WATCH IT AT THE NAIL.

 CALL MY MOM TO SAY BON VOYAGE. SHE IS TRAVELING TO ITALY WITH A GROUP OF FRIENDS TO SEE OPERA AND THE COUNTRY. HOW COOL IS THAT ?

 OFF TO BED AROUND 11:15PM. I DO SOME COMPUTER STUFF , WATCH A WALKING DEAD : DARYL DIXON ( HIGHEST RATED WALKING DEAD SERIES OF ALL OF THEM ) EPISODE , AND TRY TO SLEEP.

  FRIDAY     10 - 6 - 23

 HOW THE HELL DO I KEEP PUTTING FULL DAYS IN ?

  TO THE RENTAL AT 9AM...........WHAT ELSE IS NEW.

 - MY BROTHER STOPS BY FOR 2 1/2 HOURS TO FINAL " CUT " AND CAULK.

 - NAIL IN KITCHEN BASEBOARD AND QUARTER ROUND.

 - INSTALL A NEW FRONT DOOR DOOR SWEEP. THIS WAS A LITTLE HASSLE AS THE OLD SWEEP WAS A PIECE OF COVING GLUED ON BY DOUBLE TAPE. REMOVING THE GLUE RESIDUE WAS A PAIN IN THE ASS. I WORKED LAYING DOWN SIDEWAYS. 

- I INSTALLED THE NEW SWEEP AND MY BROTHER FOLLOWED BY PAINTING THE EXPOSED BOTTOM OF THE FRONT DOOR. IT CAME OUT EXCELLENT.

 - PLACE A PIECE OF PIPE FOAM ON MY 10' LADDER. I LEANED THE FOAM EDGED LADDER ON THE HOUSE AND SECURED A DOWNSPOUT WITH STRAPS TO THE EXTERIOR WALL. THE HARDEST PART WAS DRILLING 2 HOLES IN THE BRICK. MY DRILL BITS WOULD NOT DRILL THROUGH WARM BUTTER. I HAD TO USE ALL MY FAT TO LEAN INTO THE DRILL BIT........SMOKE WAS SEEN FOR MILES.

 - I TRASH PICKED A DYSON BALL VACUUM A MONTH AGO. THE ONLY REASON I DID THIS WAS TO USE ITS PARTS FOR MY DYSON AT HOME. THIS PRODUCT IS THE #1 VACUUM AND RATED BEST SUCTION. YES , I CAN MAKE A JOKE THERE. WELL , AFTER 45 MINUTES OF TAKING IT APART , CLEANING IT , CALLING TECH SUPPORT , AND MORE I GOT THE VACUUM TO WORK. THE DYSON WAS STILL ON WARRANTY SO I CALLED AND THEY ARE SENDING ME A NEW BEATER BAR ASSEMBLY.....EVEN THOUGH I GOT IT TO WORK.

 - IT WAS FUNNY , JUST AS THE DYSON AGENT PUT ME ON HOLD TO LOOK FOR THE PART I FIGURED OUT WHY THE BEATER BAR WAS NOT SPINNING........IN THE UPRIGHT POSITION , IT WILL NOT SPIN. I RELEASED THE HANDLE TO AN ANGLE LIKE YOU ARE ACTUALLY VACUUMING AND THE BEATER BAR SPUN. I WAS SLIGHTLY AMAZED.

 - RECEIVED A TEXT EMAIL MY NEW DYSON PART WILL ARRIVE IN 5-7 DAYS......FOR FREE. THE PART IS $89. I GIGGLED A LITTLE BIT.

  - ALSO , I HAD TO GO TO MY GARAGE TO FIND ALLEN WRENCHES TO MATCH THE VACUUM'S TINY SCREWS. I VACUUMED THE WHOLE UPSTAIRS.

 - GOOD AND BAD - I RE-HUNG A BATHROOM DOOR. IT DID NOT NEED TO BE CUT DOWN EVEN THOUGH I WENT HOME TO GET MY CIRCULAR SAW. THE BAD NEWS IS THE DOORKNOB IS BROKE.

 - EVERY TIME I WENT DOWN THE BASEMENT I BROUGHT A TOOL OR PAINT BUCKET UPSTAIRS. THIS IS MY WAY OF BEGINNING THE CLEAN-OUT PHASE. I ALWAYS HAD THE MOTTO , " IF YOU UPSTAIRS BRING SOMETHING UP , IF YOU GO DOWN STAIRS , BRING SOMETHING DOWN. " TODAY'S MOTTO WAS USED IN REVERSE.

 - FOUND AND INSERTED DRAIN SCREEN FOR BATH ROOM TUB.

 - LEAF BLEW DRIVEWAY , FRONT PORCH , AND DECK.

 - WEED WHACKED THE ENTIRE PROPERTY.

 - LOADED VAN WITH NEW OFF-CUTS , TOOLS , A TRASHCAN , LADDER , AND SOME SUPPLIES.

 - LEFTOVER OLD 4X4 POSTS NEEDED FOR FABRICATING A RAILING WAS THROWN INTO 2 TRASHCANS.

 - STARTED CONSOLIDATING TOOLS TO BE MOVED OUT TOMORROW.

 - TEXT REAL ESTATE AGENT THE PROPERTY WILL BE READY FOR MARKET BY SUNDAY. I CAN'T BELIEVE I JUST WROTE THAT.

 - SILICONED MY MOTORCYCLE'S LEFT SIDE MIRROR.

 BY 4:45PM I HEAD HOME. MY BODY IS HURTING AND I WALK SLOWLY.

 I SHOULDA NAPPED BUT I DIDN'T. I CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT I ATE FOR DINNER.

 WHEELS WALKS THE PUP AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND THAN TO HER BROTHER'S HOUSE TO BE " CRACKED ". HER BOTHER IS A CHIROPRACTOR.

 I ROLL TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE. I HAD TO RE-INSTALL THE MIRROR FIRST. IT WORKED PERFECT.

 BAND MEMBERS ARRIVE 1 HOUR EARLY.

 BARTENDER MISSES STOP ON TRAIN BUT STILL ARRIVES EARLY. I GIVE HER A NAIL SHIRT. SHE WAS JUST HIRED AND DOING A VERY GOOD JOB.

 A BAND MEMBER GIVES ME 2 FOUR PACKS FOR HIS RESTAURANT'S BEER. THIS WAS A NICE GESTURE. HE TELLS ME THAT MY FAMILY SHOULD STOP BY AND HE WILL HOOK ME UP. THE ONLY PROBLEM OF THIS NICE GESTURE WAS HE WAS HANDING OUT FREE BEER TO EVERYONE. I TOOK HIM TO THE SIDE AND SAID WE CAN'T HAVE PATRONS BRINGING IN BEER TO BE DRANK. FIRST , IT IS AGAINST L.C.B. LAW,  2ND OUR SALES DROP , AND 3RD THE BARTENDERS LOSE OUT ON TIPS. BECAUSE OF THIS I GAVE EACH BARTENDER A 100 DOLLARS.

 WE GOT SLAMMED WITH MUSIC FANS RIGHT IN THE BEGINNING AT 7:30PM.

 I HAD A BARTENDER BRING MY WET/DRY VAC BACK TO THE NAIL. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT CONCOCTION OF BEER AND LIQUID IS PUDDLING IN OUR WALK-IN FRIDGE'S FLOOR. I SUCKED IT UP AND MOVED CASES OF BEER. THE GOOD THING IS ALL OUR CASES ARE OFF THE GROUND. WE USE MILK CRATES FOR THEM TO SIT ON.

 I COULDN'T BELIEVE HOW WARM IT WAS SO I TURNED ON OUR A/C.

 BY 11PM I LET THE BARTENDERS CLOSE. I RIDE HOME.

 AT HOME I CHILL FOR ABOUT 90 MINUTES AND HEAD TO BED.  I HAVE ONE MORE DOUBLE DAY/NIGHT LEFT BECAUSE WORKING THE DAY AT THE RENTAL AND WORKING AT THE NAIL AT NIGHT BLOWS.

 IT IS TIME TO HEAD EAST.......VERY SOON. IT IS CALLING ME.

  SATURDAY    10 - 7 - 23

 IT'S OFFICIAL....THE RENTAL PROPERTY REMODELING AND UPGRADING IS OFFICIALLY DONE. THIS COMPLETION WAS DONE IN UNDER 3 MONTHS. IT WAS A PROJECT I FEARED WOULD NOT GET DONE. I TRULY NEVER SAW THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL. MY BROTHERS AND YOUNGEST WERE INSTRUMENTAL IN ACHIEVING THIS. I POSTED A 3 MINUTE VIDEO ON FACEBOOK. IN UNDER 15 MINUTES IT HAD OVER 500 VIEWS.

 HERE'S MY VERY LONG DAY.

 WHEELS AND I DECIDED TO WORK TOGETHER. WE CONTEMPLATED FINISHING PROJECTS AT THE NAIL AND AT THE RENTAL SEPARATELY BUT BEING TOGETHER WORKED SO MUCH BETTER. PLUS GRABBING HER ASS 50 TIMES GAVE ME MOTIVATION.

 I HAD TO FINISH THE GARAGE RE-ORGANIZATION. AT 7:45AM I STARTED THE LEFT SIDE. THE RIGHT SIDE WAS DONE 2 DAYS AGO. WHEELS HELPED ME AROUND 10AM. BY 12:30PM WE CLEARED AND MOVED A TON OF STUFF. THIS WAS ON MY MIND BIG TIME BECAUSE ALL THE TOOLS AND LEFTOVER SUPPLIES WOULD HAVE NO WHERE TO GO IF WE DID NOT RE-ORGANIZE THE GARAGE FIRST.

 WE HEAD TO THE RENTAL AND SPEND 2 1/2 HOURS CLEANING AND MOVING ALL TOOLS AND SUPPLIES TO MY VAN. I DID SOME MINOR THINGS BUT THAN CONCENTRATED STRICTLY ON MOVING EVERYTHING OUT OF THE HOUSE. THE VAN WAS PACKED AND I LEAF BLEW THE DECK AND DRIVEWAY. I MADE THE VIDEO AT THE END. I JUST COULDN'T BELIEVE THIS MONUMENTAL TASK HAS COME TO AN END. MY BODY HURT BUT FEELINGS FILLED MY HEART AS SO MANY PEOPLE CAME TOGETHER ON THIS PROJECT.

 WE HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

 WE HEAD TO A MUSICIAN HOUSE TO DROP OFF MIC CABLES. HE FIXES THEM FOR ME. LATER , HE DROPPED THEM OFF AT THE NAIL. THE GUY IS SUPER COOL.

 BACK HOME WE UNLOAD THE VAN INTO OUR NEW ORGANIZED CRAP ALL OVER GARAGE. THE GOOD THING RE-ORGANIZING IS I FOUND TOOLS AND SUPPLIES I FORGOT I HAD.

 INSIDE I CHILL AND WHEELS GOES FOOD SHOPPING. LATER WHEELS BROUGHT DOWN THE BASEMENT A FAIR AMOUNT OF STUFF WE PUT IN THE KITCHEN TEMPORARILY.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO MEET THE BANDS. WE ONLY HAD A SOLO ACT AND 2 BANDS SO IT WAS A QUICK NIGHT. I REALLY ENJOYED HANGING WITH THE BARTENDER.

 PHILLIES WIN A HUGE GAME AS STARTING BRAVES PITCHER FREAKS OUT FOR BEING PULLED FROM THE GAME AND ATLANTA FANS THROW BEER CANS ON THE FIELD ON AN UMPIRE CALL. HEY , WE CAN USE ALL THE HELP WE CAN GET SO IF THERE IS DISSENSION IN THE BRAVES CLUB HOUSE AND THEIR FANS BEING UNSUPPORTIVE DICKHEADS THAN THAT IS OKAY BY ME.

 PHILLIES WIN A WELL PLAYED DEFENSIVELY AND TIMELY OFFENSIVELY 3 - 0 IN GAME 1 OF THE BEST OF 5 SERIES. THE 8TH INNING DOUBLE PLAY WAS THE BIGGEST PLAY OF THE NIGHT. MAN , DID MY CELL PHONE GO OFF WITH FAMILY , BROTHER , AND FRIENDS TEXTING ME. SERANTHONY DOMINQUEZ ( OUR RELIEF PITCHER ) SAID , " IT WAS THE GREATEST DEFENSIVE PLAY HE EVER SEEN. "

 WE ROLL OUT EARLY AND A NICE TREAT OF ME AND OUR BARTENDER PICKING UP OUR YOUNGEST AT HER NEW BARTENDING JOB IN SOUTH PHILLY. THE PLACE IS CALLED THE CAULDRON. A SUPER COOL UNIQUE BAR THAT HAS A HARRY POTTER THEME ( BUT DON'T SAY HARRY POTTER ). THE PLACE WAS PACKED AND ALL OF THE AREA WAS PACKED AT 12 MIDNIGHT. I MEAN THERE WERE YOUNG PEOPLE ( ALOT OF PHILLIES FANS ) AND CARS ALL OVER THE PLACE. I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT. IT TRULY LOOKED A PACKED COLLEGE FOOTBALL STADIUM WAS JUST LET OUT.

 MY YOUNGEST HOPS IN THE CAR AND I GIVE BOTH BARTENDERS A RIDE HOME. THE TIMING WAS PERFECT. WE TALKED FOR THE RIDE. I PURPOSELY DIDN'T WANT TO TALK TOO MUCH ABOUT MY YOUNGEST WORK DAY. THERE WAS A REASON.

 I DROP THEM OFF AND MY YOUNGEST CALLS ME. WE TALKED MY WHOLE RIDE HOME. I LOVED EVERY SECOND. NOW SHE TELLS ME ABOUT HER SHIFT AND HOW THEY ALREADY " LOVE " HER. I WAS SO HAPPY FOR HER.

 MOM HAVING A GREAT TIME IN ITALY.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN WITH THE 2 PUPS , WATCH SOME TV , AND HEAD TO BED. I'VE BEEN TAKING ADVIL EVERY NIGHT. I SLEPT GOOD.

  SUNDAY     10 - 8 - 23

 IT'S OFFICIAL , THE RENTAL IS COMPLETE. I'M SURE I'LL HAVE TO DO SOME THINGS DURING THE SHOWINGS ( START THURSDAY ) BUT OVERALL NO MORE DOUBLE SHIFTS.

  I HEAD TO THE RENTAL TO MOUNT ONE SMOKE ALARM. I TAKE A WALK THROUGH AND JUST SIGH WITH RELIEF. THIS MONUMENTAL TASK HAS COME TO AN END THAT STARTED ON JULY 16TH. THE SHORT 3 MINUTE VIDEO I POSTED ON 2 SOCIAL MEDIA SITES HAS REACHED OVER 1,000 VIEWS IN UNDER 12 HOURS. I THINK FAMILY AND FRIENDS FELT THE PAIN I ENDURED. MY BROTHERS STEPPING UP WAS THE ONLY REASON THIS MASSIVE PROJECT GOT DONE.

 BACK HOME WHEELS HAS THE PUP AND THE VAN LOADED. WE ARE HEADING EAST FOR SOME R & R. IT WAS MUCH NEEDED AND THE WEATHER IS PERFECT.

 MY MOM IS IN ITALY AND THE PICTURES WE ARE GETTING ARE SO COOL. SHE REALLY SEEMS TO BE ENJOYING THIS FANTASTIC GETAWAY.

 ON THE WAY EAST WHEELS AND I FIGURED OUT HOW MUCH MONEY IT COST TO REMODEL THE RENTAL , HOW MUCH WE SAVED BY DOING SOME THINGS OURSELVES , AND HOW MUCH WAS FREE VIA FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE.

 A THING WE WILL DO FROM NOW ON IS TAKE " THE BACK WAY " EVERY TIME WE HEAD EAST TO OUR CONDO. WHILE DRIVING I PLUGGED IN OUR G.P.S. TO SEE WHAT WAY WAS THE FASTEST. MY CELL PHONE READ OUR " NORMAL " DRIVE ALONG THE A.C. EXPRESSWAY IS THE FASTEST. WELL , I TAPPED ON " NO TOLLS " AND THE DIFFERENCE WAS ONLY 10 MINUTES. WHY TAKE " THE BACK WAY " FROM NOW ON ?.........NO TOLLS. ALL THESE YEARS I COULD OF BEEN SAVING $14 ROUND TRIP. IT DOESN'T SOUND LIKE MUCH BUT IT ADDS UP AFTER A 1,000 TRIPS OVER THE YEARS.

 SO , WE TOOK THE COMMODORE BARRY BRIDGE , 42 , 47 , 347 , 55 AND FINALLY ROUTE 9. IT IS A COOL MORE SCENIC RIDE AND TO SAVE MONEY ON TOLLS AND GAS IS WELL WORTH IT FROM NOW ON.

 WE STOP AT ANTNEY'S GRUB FOR A BURGER , PIZZA STEAK , AND CRAB FRIES WITH OLD BAY SEASONING. I THOUGHT THE BURGER WAS SPOT ON , WHEELS WAS OKAY WITH THE PIZZA STEAK , AND THE CRAB FRIES WERE GOOD BUT HOW THE HELL DO YOU KEEP THE CRAB MEAT FROM FALLING OFF THE FRIES ? OH , GOING TO THEIR SUMMER ADDRESS WAS WRONG AND THEY SHOULD OF TOLD ME THE OFF-SEASON ADDRESS. NO BIG DEAL. THE PLACE WAS KINDA COOL WITH A BAR , TV'S , AND AN WATER ICE SHOP NEXT DOOR. A COUPLE OF EAGLES FANS WERE THERE.

 WE ARRIVE AND HAVE LUNCH. WE WATCH FOOTBALL AND SETTLE IN AFTER UNLOADING.

 OF COURSE , AFTER A SUMMER SEASON OF RENTING , I STARTED MY PUNCH LIST OF THINGS TO BE FIXED. I WAS OKAY WITH THIS.

 OFF TO THE DOG PARK ON A PICTURE PERFECT DAY. IT WAS FUN BECAUSE THERE WERE AT LEAST 20 DOGS AND OWNERS THERE DURING OUR 45 MINUTE STAY. I LOVED IT BECAUSE THE DOGS PLAYING IS JUST SO MUCH FUN TO WATCH. THEY ARE COMPLETELY ENTERTAINING. THE WEATHER IS BEAUTIFUL AND THE CLOUD FORMATION WAS AWE INSPIRING. I TOOK SOME PICTURES AND VIDEO AND SENT THEM TO FAMILY AND POSTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

 WE ORDER A PEPPERONI / MUSHROOM PIZZA FROM SANTUCCI'S. WE HAVE HAD THEIR PIZZA BEFORE AND IT IS VERY GOOD BUT.........YES THERE IS ALWAYS A BUT. I KNOW AT THE BEACH WE PAY ABOUT 25% MORE WHICH ONE DEALS WITH BUT OUR $26.51 PIZZA WAS ALITTLE EXPENSIVE AND MEDIUM IN SIZE FOR A LARGE. I WAS EXPECTING A LARGE TO BE MUCH BIGGER.

 WE HEAD HOME , HAVE SOME PIZZA , AND WATCH OUR EAGLES. I WAS ENJOYING EVERY SINGLE SECOND OF THIS MINI-VACATION GETAWAY.

 I ALWAYS LISTEN TO MERRILL REESE AND MIKE QUICK. IT MAKES THE GAME 10X MORE FUN TO WATCH. I USE OUR KITCHEN RADIO AND THE ANNOUNCERS ARE 1 FULL PLAY AHEAD OF THE TV. I CAN NOT WATCH AND LISTEN TO PLAYS MERRILL ALREADY ANNOUNCED. I LIKE THE REVERSE OR SAME TIMING OBVIOUSLY. SO , I TURN OFF THE RADIO AND RAISE THE VOLUME ON THE TV ONLY TO HEAR THE FOX ANNOUNCERS PREACH ABOUT THE RAMS FOR 3 STRAIGHT MINUTES.

  WELP , MY NEXT ALTERNATIVE WAS STREAMING THE GAME VIA MY COMPUTER. I LOGGED INTO 94.1 WYSP AND IT WORKED MUCH BETTER. MERRILL WAS ABOUT 2 SECONDS BEHIND THE TV. I MUCH RATHER SEE THE PLAY AND THAN HEAR MERRILL GET SUPER EXCITED 2 SECONDS LATER. IT IS SO ENTERTAINING. I THINK I SAID TO WHEELS AFTER EVERY BIG PLAY , " LISTEN TO MERRILL !! "  IT WAS TOO FUNNY AS HE GETS SO INTO THE BROADCAST AFTER A SCORE OR A SACK.

 AT HALFTIME WE TAKE A WALK TO THE BEACH WITH THE PUP. WE LET HER GO OFF-LEASH BECAUSE NO ONE IS AROUND.....JUST HOW I LIKE IT. I HUG WHEELS AND WHISPER IN HER EAR , " I AM LOVING THIS. " AND THAN PALM HER ASS.

 BACK TO OUR CONDO WE WATCH OUR EAGLES COMPLETELY DOMINATE THE 2ND HALF. EAGLES WITH A SOLID WIN OF 23 - 14. THEY DO THE RIGHT THING THIS TIME BY RUNNING THE BALL , USING THE CLOCK , AND KICKING A FIELD GOAL TO GO UP 2 SCORES. THEY SHOULD OF DONE THIS LAST WEEK AGAINST WASHINGTON. OVERALL , THEY PLAYED WELL ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BALL. OF COURSE I HAD SOME ISSUES BUT A WIN IS A WIN.

 FUNNY - I SAY MY ADVICE OR OBSERVATION ABOUT A PLAY DURING THE EAGLES GAME. NOT 2 SECONDS LATER MIKE QUICK WOULD REPEAT WHAT I JUST SAID. WHEELS GIGGLED EACH TIME. I WAS 6 FOR 6 ON COMMENTS WITH MR. QUICK AND MERRILL REPEATING IT JUST SECONDS LATER.

 AFTER THE GAME WE WALK TO THE BEACH AGAIN. IT IS SO NICE BEING 10 SECONDS TO THE OCEAN. IT IS VERY SIMILAR TO MY SEX LIFE.

 WE HAVE NIGHTCAPS AND WATCH SHARK TANK AND THE 49 NINER / COWGIRL GAME. HOW 'BOUT DEM COWASSES ??!! THEY GET ABSOLUTELY SMOKED. THE 49 NINERS ARE LEGIT.

 A NEIGHBOR STOPS OVER FOR DRINKS AND WE CHILL FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS. IT WAS VERY NICE.

 WHEELS HEADS TO BED AROUND 10:30PM AND I STAY UP UNTIL 12 MIDNIGHT. I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE I DID NOT THINK ABOUT THE RENTAL OR MY PINK PUNCH LIST BOOK ALL DAY.

 I SLEPT GOOD.

   MONDAY     10 - 9 - 23

 SERENITY NOW.

 WHEN AT THE BEACH ONE MUST TOUCH THE OCEAN , WALK IN BARE FEET IN THE SAND , AND SIT FOR AT LEAST 30 MINUTES WHILE YOUR DOG DIGS BEHIND YOUR CHAIR. I DID ALL OF THESE TODAY.

 WHEELS DECIDES TO TAKE THREE 1/2 DAYS OFF IN A ROW. SHE TO IS BURNT OUT BY THE RENTAL PROCESS.

  IT TOOK ME SO LONG TO FINISH MY COMPUTER / BAND STUFF THIS MORNING.

 BY 12:45PM WE TAKE A WALK ALONG THE BEACH WITH THE PUP TO THE DOG PARK. THIS IS ALWAYS A TREAT FOR OUR PUP AND US TOO. I PICK UP SEASHELLS ALONG THE WAY AND ANY KIND OF DEBRIS ESPECIALLY BROKEN GLASS.

 WE ARRIVE AND WE MEET OWNERS AND THEIR DOGS. THIS IS ALWAYS A TRIP. THE DOGS RUNNING JUST CRACKS ME UP. I TAKE PICTURES AND VIDEO TO SEND TO OUR KIDS.

 WALK BACK ALONG THE BEACH AND THE HIGH TIDE HITS. WE HAD TO WALK AROUND A BARRIER FOR JUST 25 FEET IN ABOUT 1/2 FOOT OF OCEAN WATER. THE STORMS REALLY CREATED HAVOC HERE WITH BEACH ENTRANCES AND SAND DUNES.

 BACK HOME I DO MORE COMPUTER STUFF AND EMAILS. IT IS NON-STOP WHICH I GUESS IS A GOOD THING. WHEELS HAS A 2:30PM MEETING....SO MUCH FOR HALF DAYS OFF.

  MY PUNCH LIST IS GROWING BUT I DIDN'T WANT TO DO ANYTHING ON MY FIRST FULL DAY HERE. I ENDED UP HANGING A COAT RACK.

 WHEELS MAKES SLOPPY JOES. ALWAYS A GO TO MEAL.

 FACETIME WITH OUR ELDEST FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES. THIS IS ALWAYS FUN TOO.

 WE SIT AT THE BEACH FOR ABOUT AN HOUR......LOVED IT.

 I SET UP MY COMPUTER WITH 94.A WIP FOR STREAMING THE PHILLIES GAME. FOR 6 STRAIGHT INNINGS WHEELER WAS BASICALLY PITCHING LIGHTS OUT.  HE TIED A STRIKE-OUT RECORD IN A PLAY-OFF GAME WITH 10. WE LISTENED TO OUR ANNOUNCERS WHILE WATCHING ON TBS TV. I AM NOT SURE WHY THE CAMERAS SHOWED THE BRAVES MANAGER OVER 300 TIMES DURING THE GAME.

 PHILLY FANS HAVE OUR HEARTS ABSOLUTELY CRUSHED TO PIECES........AGAIN. A BRUTAL GUT PUNCHING SICKENING LOSS THAT ALL STARTED WITH THE SHIT HITTING THE FAN ON A SIMPLE THROW FROM AN OUTFIELDER TO THE SHORTSTOP TREA TURNER. BRAVES HAD A PLAYER ON FIRST AND THE NEXT HITTER GETS A SINGLE. IT SHOULD BE FIRST AND SECOND OR THE WORST FIRST AND THIRD. TURNER MISPLAYS THE SIMPLE THROW IN FROM THE OUTFIELDER AND THE BRAVES PLAYER SCORES FROM FIRST BASE ON A DAMN SINGLE. I SAID , " WELP , BRAVES ARE COMING BACK TO WIN NOW ". THE MOMENTUM SHIFTED AND THEIR FANS WENT CRAZY. THIS WAS THE 6TH INNING.

 7TH INNING BRAVES HIT A 2 RUN HOMER OFF WHEELER.......4 - 3 LEAD PHILLIES.

 8TH INNING BRAVES HIT ANOTHER 2 RUN HOMER OFF HOFFMAN. 5-4 LEAD BRAVES. THE QUIET CROWD AND ATLANTA PLAYERS FOR MOST OF THE GAME GO BERSERK.

 9TH INNING , A FAMILIAR " SUCKING US IN " SCENARIO. HARPER GETS WALKED AND THE NEXT PHILLY HITTER SMOKES A BALL TO THE CENTER FIELD WALL. BRAVES FIELDER MAKES A VERY GOOD CATCH AND THROWS THE BALL IN TO THE CUT-OFF.  HARPER ROUNDED 2ND BASE WAY TOO FAR , SLIPS , AND GETS CAUGHT NOT MAKING IT BACK TO FIRST BASE. THE GAME ENDS ON A CRAZY DOUBLE PLAY. IT WAS A DOWN RIGHT BRUTAL LOSS AND ABSOLUTELY HEART CRUSHING.

 I FEAR THIS CRUEL LOSS WILL PAY DIVIDENDS TO THE BRAVES. A 2- 0 LEAD IN A BEST OF 5 AND GOING BACK TO PHILADELPHIA AND YOU CAN SAY THIS SERIES IS A WRAP. NOW AT 1-1 A PIECE I THINK THE BRAVES WILL SPLIT IN PHILLY AND THE LAST GAME GOES BACK TO ATLANTA......NOT GOOD.

 OUR NEIGHBORS STOP OVER FOR A NIGHT CAP AND WE HANG OUT TELLING STORIES , MAKING JOKES , AND WATCHING THE PHILLIES COMPLETELY COLLAPSE. IT WAS STILL FUN TO HANG WITH THEM.

 WE SET UP A DINNER DATE WITH A LONG TIME FRIEND OF MY MOM'S TOMORROW NIGHT. WE CONTACT HER OFTEN WHEN WE COME DOWN HERE. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO A SURF AND TURF BURGER.

 MY MOM IN ITALY SEEMS TO BE HAVING A BLAST. EVERY PICTURE SENT TO US SHE IS SMILING.

 WHEELS HEADS TO BED AROUND 11PM WHILE I STAY UP TO PLAY SOME POKER AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF AHSOKA. I FELL ASLEEP ABOUT HALF WAY IN. IT WAS GOOD ....AT LEAST THE FIRST HALF OF THE EPISODE.

 OFF TO BED , THE PUP JOINS ME LATER AND I SLEEP TO 6:30AM.......I'LL TAKE IT.

  TUESDAY     10 - 10 - 23

 THIS WAS A GOOD DAY.   

  START MORNING BY BEING ON THE BEACH AT 7:30AM. I WALKED THE PUP OFF-LEASH AND IT IS JUST PERFECT HERE. MY GOD THE OCEAN CALLS ME. I SENT PICTURES TO FAMILY.

  ALOT EASIER AND FASTER COMPUTER DAY SO SINCE I TOOK OFF FROM PUNCHLIST PROJECTS YESTERDAY TODAY WAS THE DAY. THESE PROJECTS I WAS OKAY WITH.

 WE RENT FOR THE SUMMER SO THINGS MUST BE FIXED OR UPDATED.

 HERE IS MY LIST THAT WAS DONE TODAY :

 - REMOVED A BROKEN DOOR CLOSER. I FIGHT THESE EVERY YEAR.

 - RE-INSERTED A BOTTOM DOOR TRIM TO A STORM DOOR.

 - WINDEXED AND CLEANED FRONT WINDOWS AND STORM DOOR GLASS. WHOEVER USED THE WINDEX LAST DID NOT SCREW THE TOP ON TIGHTLY. IT SPILLED AND I LOST 3/4 OF A BOTTLE ALL OVER OUR FLOOR.........FUCKING BLUE LIQUID EVERYWHERE.

 - INSTALLED OUR TRAVEL ROKU. LOVE THIS DEVICE. I PLAYED FUN SPOTIFY SONGS FROM OUR PLAYLIST WHILE WORKING.

 - WENT THROUGH OUR BEACH TOY CHEST.

 - CHECKED BIKES.

 - CLEANED ALL CEILING FAN BLADES.

  GRABBED WHEELS ASS AT LEAST 10 TIMES. IT IS SO COOL SHE ALWAYS SAYS " THANK YOU ".

 - PLACED ORDERS FOR BEER AND LIQUOR FOR THE NAIL.

 - RE-ORGANIZED OUR BEACH CLOSET. THIS TOOK AWHILE.

 - USING A LARGER MOLLY BOLT AND SECURED A LOOSE TV SHELF IN THE BUNK BEDROOM.

 - CLEANED A/C FILTER.

 - PAINTED 2 COFFEE TABLE TOPS AND SIDES.

 - SILICONED A COFFEE TABLE BOTTOM TRIM.

 - PUT BACK TOGETHER OUR BRITA WATER FILTER PITCHER AND FILLED IT.

 - REMOVED AND CLEANED A CEILING VENT.

 - HOSED DOWN OUR DOG'S PAWS.

 - SECURED A LAMP TOP TO HOLD SHADE BETTER.

 - ADDED RUBBER STOPS TO 2 DOOR STOPS. THIS HAS BEEN BOTHERING ME FOR 2 YEARS. WHO FUCKING TAKES THESE ?

  WHEELS TAKES ANOTHER HALF DAY ( KINDA ) AND AROUND 2PM WE WALK THE BEACH WITH THE PUP TO THE DOG PARK. WE COLLECT SEASHELLS AND DEBRIS WHILE WALKING. ANOTHER PICTURE PERFECT DAY.

 AT THE DOG PARK WE MEET A VERY NICE COUPLE WHO LIVE HER. HE IS A RETIRED SERGEANT POLICE OFFICER AND HE GAVE US RECOMMENDATIONS ON WINERIES AND RESTAURANTS. THEY EVEN SAID TO STOP BY THEIR OCEANFRONT HOUSE WITH A JACUZZI WHENEVER WE LIKE. I THINK HE WANTED DO A WIFE SWAP. SHE WAS A BIG GIRL.

 WALK BACK ALONG THE BEACH AND 6 PEOPLE SITTING IN A CIRCLE GREET US BECAUSE THEY ARE DOG LOVERS. WHAT WAS PARTIALLY AMAZING IS OUR DOG WENT INTO THE CENTER OF THEIR GROUP AND TOOK ABOUT 10 SECONDS IN GREETING EACH PERSON. IT WAS BORDERLINE AMAZING AND THE WHOLE GROUP WAS LAUGHING , HUGGING , AND PETTING HER. MAN OUR PUP IS SO COOL.

 STILL THINKING HOW PHILLIES LET THAT GAME 2 SLIP AWAY. MY GOD IT IS STILL PAINFUL. I SORELY HOPE WE REBOUND BIG TIME AT HOME TOMORROW NIGHT.

 BACK HOME I FALL ASLEEP ON THE COUCH FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES. WHEELS WAKES ME UP AND I SHOWER AND WE HEAD OUT TO MEET MY MOM'S FRIEND FOR DINNER.

 AT THE WATERFRONT RESTAURANT WE MEET OUR FRIEND , TELL STORIES , MAKE HER LAUGH , AND HAVE DINNER. THE EGGPLANT SPECIAL WAS GOOD ALONG WITH THAI WINGS AND A SPECIALTY BURGER MY ELDEST RECOMMENDED CALLED THE " SURF & TURF " BURGER.......VERY GOOD. I REALLY ENJOYED JUST GETTING OUT.

 BACK HOME I WATCH THE 2ND HALF OF AN EPISODE OF AHSOKA. IT WAS GOOD.

 I WALK TO THE BEACH WITH THE PUP AND A WEDDING PARTY WITH THE BRIDE IN WHITE TAKING PICTURES ON THE BEACH. OF COURSE I FORGOT MY CELL PHONE TO TAKE MY OWN PICTURES.

 LATER WHEELS AND I GO TO THE BEACH TO CHILL AND THE WEDDING PARTY WAS JUST LEAVING.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH A TRUE STORY MOVIE CALLED CHAMPIONS. WOODY HARRELSON STARS AS A BASKETBALL COACH WHO IS COURT ORDERED FORCED TO COACH MENTALLY CHALLENGED KIDS. IT IS A HEART WARMING COMEDIC MOVIE. WE LIKED IT. IT ALSO STARS KAITLIN OLSON ( SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA ) AND ERNIE HUDSON ( GHOST BUSTERS) AND CHEECH MARIN. THE MOVIE SPOTLIGHTS ON DISABLED PEOPLE AND ACTORS. IT DOES OPEN YOUR EYES TO HOW THEY ARE TREATED IN NORMAL DAY TO DAY LIFE.

 WE ALSO WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE BIG BANG THEORY. AGAIN AND AGAIN , THIS TV SERIES IS CONSISTENTLY VERY GOOD.

 I HEAD TO BED AT 10PM. MY BACK AND LEGS HURT FROM WALKING THE BEACH....BUT IT WAS A GOOD PAIN......NOT LIKE WORKING AT THE RENTAL PAIN.

 I SLEPT PRETTY GOOD AND HAD A DREAM ABOUT A FRIEND I KNEW THROUGH A YOUNGER BROTHER. HIS NAME WAS JOE L. AND WAS QUITE A CHARACTER WHEN DRINKING. ANYWAY , HE ASKS ME TO JOIN HIM AS A PARTNER IN A POOL TOURNAMENT. WE MAKE IT ALL THE WAY TO THE FINALS AND I WAKE UP......DAMN. I THINK WE WERE GOING TO WIN.

   WEDNESDAY    10 - 11 - 23

 WELP , ANOTHER PICTURE PERFECT DAY AND I THINK.......I'LL STAY ONE MORE NIGHT. IT'S BEEN THAT MUCH FUN.

 ALOT OF COMPUTER WORK AND SOME MINOR PROJECTS. IT IS PRETTY COOL TO HEAR OCEAN WAVES CRASHING FROM OUR MAIN ROOM.

 ISRAEL AND THE HAMAS......JESUS CHRIST WHAT EVIL. MY GOD HOW CAN A GROUP BE SO ANGRY TO KILL KIDS AND INNOCENT PEOPLE? WHAT A FUCKED UP WORLD. ALL COUNTRIES SHOULD UNITE AND JUST ERASE THEM. THE EARTH BE A BETTER PLACE.

 OFF TO A WONDERFUL WINERY CALLED WILLOW CREEK. ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL AS WE DINED AMONG ACRES OF BERRY VINE ORCHARDS , HUGE DINING ROOM , AND FANTASTIC OUTSIDE SEATING. THE WINE , CHEESE , HUMUS , FRUIT , GRAPES , AND MORE WERE VERY GOOD. A LITTLE PRICEY BUT THAT WAS TO BE EXPECTED. WE TOOK A FRIEND OF MY MOM'S AGAIN. WHAT A GOOD TIME IN BEAUTIFUL CAPE MAY AREA.

 BACK HOME WE WALK THE PUP , GO TO THE BEACH , AND HAVE SOME DINNER MADE BY WHEELS......ALL GOOD.

 THE MOST EXCITING PART OF THE NIGHT WAS OUR PHILLIES REBOUNDED FROM A DEVASTATING LOSS BY CRUSHING THE BRAVES 10 - 2 TONIGHT FUELED BY 6 HOMES RUNS AND BRYCE HARPER. IT WAS INCREDIBLE. A FAMILY MEMBER AT THE GAME SAID IT WAS THE LOUDEST HE EVER HEARD CITIZENS BANK PARK AND THAT INCLUDED LAST YEAR. WHAT A FUN FUN GAME. PHILLIES LEAD THE SERIES 2 - 1 IN A BEST OF 5. THURSDAY NIGHT'S GAME HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK TO 8PM.....C'MON PHILLIES !!!!!!

 AFTER THE GAME WE VISIT OUR NEIGHBOR FRIENDS AND THEIR 4 DOGS AND CAT. THE 2 TINY DOGS ARE ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE AND IT IS ALWAYS FUN TO SEE THEM. WE CHILLED FOR ABOUT AN HOUR.

 WHEELS HEADS TO BED AND I TRY TO FIX A TV REMOTE WHERE THE I.R. SENSOR DOESN'T WORK. I TRIED 10 THINGS TO NO AVAIL SO I ORDERED A NEW ONE......BLOW.

 I WATCH THE SEASON FINALE OF AHSOKA. I HAVE TO SAY IT WAS EH TO GOOD FOR A SEASON FINALE. OVERALL , I DID LIKE IT AND THE APPEARANCES FROM ANAKIN SKYWALKER , C-3PO , AND OTHERS.

 TALK TO MY ELDEST AT 12:45AM. I HAD A LITTLE BET SHE WOULD NOT BE HOME BY 12:45AM. IF SHE ANSWERED THE " HOME " PHONE SHE WOULD WIN. I KNEW SHE WAS HOME SO I CALLED OUR HOME PHONE AND ONLY LET IT RING TWICE AND HUNG UP. OF COURSE SHE CALLS ME RIGHT BACK AND I SAY ,.' SORRY , YOU DIDN'T ANSWER THE PHONE. " SHE GIGGLED.

 OUR RENTAL GOES ON THE MARKET TOMORROW.

 THURSDAY      10 - 12 - 23

 WELP , THE PHILLIES CHANGED OUR SCHEDULE.

  I RE-ARRANGED MY SCHEDULE AND DELIVERIES TO STAY ONE MORE NIGHT. EVEN OUR ELDEST SAID SHE COVER THE NAIL DOOR AND SOUND DUTIES FOR ME. THIS WOULD ALL CHANGE.

 DO SOME MORE PROJECTS :

 - PAINTED A SMALL AREA ABOVE A VENT.

 - SPRAY PAINTED 2 VENTS.

 - TOOK A RIDE TO HOME DEPOT.

 - SECURED A BATHROOM EXHAUST FAN.

 - CLEANED OUT A TUB DRAIN. (I DO NOT WANT TO KNOW WHAT I CLEANED OFF THE SCREENING)

 - REPLACED A BATHROOM LIGHT BULB.

 - SPRAY PAINTED A TOILET SEAT HINGE ( THE METAL WAS GREEN )

 - RE-ORGANIZED THE CLOSET AGAIN BECAUSE I HAD TO GET MATCHING PAINT OUT. STIRRING THIS OLD PAINT WAS NOT FUN.

 - TOUCHED UP PAINTING THROUGHOUT THE MAIN ROOM.

 TOOK A BREAK AND TOOK THE PUP TO THE DOG PARK

 - INSTALLED ANOTHER DOOR CLOSER.

 - PLACED A SIGN ON OUR FRONT STORM DOOR - " PLEASE CLOSE FULLY - WIND BREAKS CLOSER. ( I AM SURE PEOPLE WILL GIGGLE THINKING THIS IS ABOUT FARTING....." BREAKING WIND ".

 - TOUCH UP PAINTED FRONT EXTERIOR DOOR.

 WHEELS CELL PHONE GOES OFF AND I HEAR FROM THE OTHER ROOM ......" YESSSSS !!! " SHE HAS BEEN INVITED TO THE EXECUTIVE OWNER'S SUITE FOR TONIGHT'S PHILLIES GAME.

 THIS MEANS WE LOAD UP.

 WE WALK THE PUP TO THE BEACH AND JUST ENJOY THE PICTURE PERFECT WEATHER. I AM BUMMING TO LEAVE BUT SUPER EXCITED FOR WHEELS TO ATTEND A PHENOMENAL GAME 4.

 BACK TO THE CONDO WE ROLL OUT , STOP TO GET GAS , AND I STOP FOR LUNCH........DAIRY QUEEN.

 WE MAKE GOOD TIME ALL THE WAY UNTIL 5 MILES FROM THE STADIUM. I TRIED TO GO ANOTHER WAY VIA G.P.S. BUT IT ENDED UP TAKING ME RIGHT BACK TO THE A.C. EXPRESSWAY. I HAD TO RE-MERGE BACK TO THE EXPRESSWAY WITH TWO TRUCK DRIVERS YELLING AND HONKING AT ME.

 I DROP WHEELS OFF AT THE STADIUM AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. SHE WOULD ATTEND ONE OF THE GREATEST GAMES TO DATE.

 AT THE NAIL OUR ELDEST TAKES MY VAN HOME TO UNLOAD AND DROP OFF THE PUP.

 I WENT RIGHT TO THE DOOR AND DID SOUND FOR THE BANDS. ALL ACTS WERE REALLY COOL AND A NICE LITTLE CROWD.

 OF COURSE MY ATTENTION AND SUPERSTITIONS WERE 100% WATCHING THE PHILLIES.

 NOW FOR THE GAME AND WHAT WHEELS GOT TO SEE LIVE WITH HER FAMILY....THIS IS ALL FREE.

 - IN THE OWNER'S SUITE WITH FOOD , BOOZE , TV'S COUCHES , BAR , INSIDE SEATING , OUTSIDE SEATING , AND MORE. HER FIRST MEAL.....LOBSTER TAIL SANDWICH AND SUSHI ON THE SIDE.

 - PERFECT WEATHER , CRAZY LOUD FANS , CONTROVERSY DRAMA BETWEEN TEAMS , AND MORE.

 - HOME RUNS , DEFENSE , NERVOUSNESS , AND A GAME CLINCHING WIN !!!

 - PHILLIES UPSET THE BRAVES AGAIN FOR THE 2ND STRAIGHT YEAR.....UNBELIEVABLE !!

 - BEING ASSOCIATED WITH THE OWNER WHEELS AND FAMILY GOT TO GO ON THE FIELD WITH THE PLAYERS. SHE HAS PICTURES AND VIDEOS THAT ARE SUPER COOL. SHE SHOOK BRYCE HARPER'S HAND.

 IT WAS A MAGICAL NIGHT AND I GOT TO SEE A BAND WEAR FROG MASKS.

 AT HOME I WATCH ALL PHILLIES POST GAME STUFF AND LOOK FOR WHEELS ON THE FIELD.

 I FELL ASLEEP AROUND 1AM AND WENT TO BED.....WHEELS WAS STILL NOT HOME.

  FRIDAY    10 - 13 - 23

 WELP , BACK TO THE DOUBLE SHIFT DAYS AND NIGHTS OF WORKING 14+ HOURS....BUT NOT AT THE RENTAL THOUGH.

 UP EARLY AS USUAL TO START THE DAY.  I HAVE SOME PROBLEMS CONNECTING MY UTILITY TRAILER TO MY CAR. I EVENTUALLY DO AND HEAD TO THE NAIL.

 I UNLOAD THE TRAILER INTO OUR DUMPSTER. THIS IS SUCH A GOOD THING TO HAVE. I CHANGE THE MARQUEE AND GET SOME OTHER THINGS DONE.

 BACK HOME WHEELS AND I MEET OUR REALTOR. THERE WAS A SLIGHT PROBLEM OF DOOR KEYS NOT WORKING BUT WE FIXED THAT QUICKLY. WE ALSO HAD TO RE-DO AND UPDATE SOME PAPERWORK.

 IT IS A BEAUTIFUL DAY. I UNHITCH THE TRAILER AND MOVE EVERYTHING BACK INTO THE GARAGE.

 BACK TO THE NAIL FOR A BEER DELIVERY. I ALSO ORGANIZE OUR OUTSIDE STORAGE ROOM. I DECIDE TO THROW OUT COVERS FOR THE MIXING BOARD. I HAVE NOT TOUCHED THESE COVERS IN 10 MONTHS. THE BANDS AND SOUNDMAN ARRIVE AND SAY , " DO YOU HAVE A COVER FOR YOUR MIXER SO I CAN PUT MY MIXER ON TOP OF IT  ? " I REPLY , " GIVE ME A SECOND , I HAVE TO GO TO OUR DUMPSTER. " THAT IS MY LUCK RIGHT THERE.

 I BOUGHT NEW RECESSED LIGHTS FOR BEHIND THE BAR. I AM SICK OF CHANGING THE HIGH OUTPUT HALOGEN BULBS THAT BURNOUT ONCE A MONTH AT $8 A BULB. I SEARCH FOR THESE OLD PUCK LIGHTS BECAUSE I LIKE TO TEST THESE NEW LIGHTS WITH THE PUCK'S WIRING. OF COURSE I THREW THEM OUT 2 YEARS AGO.

 I DO SOME OTHER THINGS AND AN OLD WOMEN COMES IN WHO TOTALLY REMINDS ME OF MY MOM. SHE IS WRITING A BOOK ABOUT PADDOCK FARMS WHICH IS CLOSE AND THE NAIL USED TO HAVE THESE OLD WROUGHT IRON FENCING. SHE KNEW THE OWNER BACK THEM NAMED HUDDY. I TOLD HERE I GAVE THE IRON GATES AWAY WHEN WE REMODELED IN THE LATE 90'S.

 SPEAKING OF MY MOM. SHE IS BACK FROM ITALY AND YOU CAN'T WIPE THE SMILE OFF HER FACE.

 I STOP AT THE LIQUOR STORE TO PICK UP AN ORDER. I HEAD HOME.

 UNLOAD AND HEAD INSIDE. I GET SOME THINGS DONE AND THAN SHOWER.

 BACK TO THE NAIL VERY EARLY WHERE THE BANDS WANTED TO SET-UP USING THEIR SOUND MAN. I HAVE ZERO PROBLEM WITH THIS EXCEPT FOR ARRIVING 2 HOURS EARLIER THAN NORMAL.

 WE GET SLAMMED RIGHT FROM THE START WITH DROVES OF PEOPLE COMING IN. I PUT OUT AN A.P.B. FOR ANY BARTENDER TO COME IN. I ALSO ASK OUR 2ND BARTENDER TO COME IN NOW. WE HAD 4 BARTENDERS SHOW UP FOR THE 100+ CROWD.

 THE NIGHT MOVED AND EVERY SINGLE PERSON WAS COOL. THE MUSIC WAS METAL BUT I ENJOYED THE NIGHT FROM OUR FRIENDS THE WORLD WITHOUT US. I TALKED TO THE BAND ALL NIGHT. THIS IS THE BAND I LET USE OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSIE FOR FREE TO WRITE SONGS. THEY ALSO TOLD ME THE SONG I WROTE " SHE'S JUST A LITTLE GIRL " IS DONE BUT NOT READY YET TO PERFORM BECAUSE THE SINGER HAS TO LEARN THE LYRICS.

 THE NIGHT MOVED FAST AND VERY FUN BECAUSE PEOPLE DRESSED IN HALLOWEEN COSTUMES AND CANDY PIÑATAS.

 A LITTLE ENVIOUS - THIS SUPER HOT LATINA/ITALIAN GIRL LITERALLY WAS SEXUALLY ATTACKING ( IN A GOOD WAY ) HER BOYFRIEND IN THE BAND EVERY TIME THEY GOT TOGETHER. I MEAN HUGGING KISSING LEGS AROUND HIM GRABBING HIS ASS ATTACKING.

 BY 1:45AM I WAS TIRED AND GAVE A PUSH FOR THE BANDS AND SOUNDMAN TO ROLL OUT. MANY PEOPLE HELPED US PICK UP CANDY FROM THE PIÑATAS. THE BARTENDERS HELPED TOO WITH GREEN FOOD BASKETS.

 A GUY WALKING BY THE FRONT DOOR ASKED , " IS THIS A PRIVATE CLUB ? "

 WE ROLL OUT AT 2:15AM AND I GIVE A BARTENDER A RIDE HOME. SHE AND HER DOG LIVE WITH US BUT I BELIEVE THAT IS ENDING ON OCTOBER 31ST. I TOLD HER , " I THINK I'LL MISS YOUR DOG MORE THAN YOU. " SHE GIGGLED.

 I HAVE A NIGHT CAP , PLAY WITH THE DOGS , AND MY ELDEST HELPS ME SPRAY OUR PUPS PAWS WITH AN OINTMENT TO HELP " RED PAW " ITCHING.

 I GO TO BED AT 3AM. I SLEEP DECENT TO 8AM....ONLY WOKE UP TWICE AND ONCE TO USE THE BATHROOM.

 LAST STORY - THIS ADORABLE GIRL MAYBE IN HER MID TWENTIES LITERALLY LOOKS ME UP AND DOWN AS I WAS STANDING AT THE FRONT DOOR. I SUCKED IN MY BELLY AND HID THE CANDY I WAS EATING.  SHE WAS SEATED IN ONE OF OF BENCHES. I KNOW THIS STARE DOWN BECAUSE MEN DO IT WITH WOMEN ALL THE TIME WHEN CHECKING A GIRLS BODY OUT. SHE SEEMED TO APPROVE OF MY MANLINESS PHYSIQUE. SHE DOES IT A SECOND TIME AND I GOT THE VIBE THAT SHE WANTED ME BAD. ON THE SECOND STARE SHE PAUSED ON MY HAND AND SAW MY RING AND KINDA GAVE A SIGH " AWWW DAMN " FACE. THIS WAS THE LAST TIME SHE LOOKED AT ME. YES , THIS IS WHAT I FANTASIZE WHEN A GIRL LOOKS AT ME FOR 2 SECONDS.  MAN , I SO HATE I LOOK LIKE KING KONG BUNDY AND DOCTOR PHIL HAD A KID. 

   SATURDAY    10 - 14 - 23

 WELP THE DOUBLE SHIFTS ARE BACK JUST IN ANOTHER WAY.

  IN MY KITCHEN I DID A TEST FOR THE NEW L.E.D. LIGHTS I BOUGHT FOR BEHIND THE BAR. MY GOD THEY ARE WAY TOO BRIGHT. THE BRIGHTNESS IS EQUIVALENT TO GOD'S FLASH LIGHT.

 THE RAIN COMES BUT WHEELS BEATS IT BY A COUPLE OF HOURS. I HELPED HER LOAD THE CAR AND SHE HEADED EAST.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL FOR 4 HOURS DOING PROJECTS LIKE VACUUMING A THOUSAND PAPER MACHE DECORATIONS  , INSTALLING A BAR LIGHT ( WAY TOO BRIGHT ) , CLEANING THE KITCHEN AREA , STOCKING , SECURING A BARSTOOL , RE-SETTING UP OUR MONITORS , PUTTING TABLES & CHAIRS BACK , AND CHANGING THE MARQUEE IN THE RAIN.

 I HEAD HOME AROUND 4PM TO CHILL , CHECK EMAILS , MAYBE NAP , AND RELAX FOR AN HOUR BEFORE I NEED TO RETURN TO THE NAIL. I UPDATED MY BAND FACEBOOK PAGE AND IT WAS THAN I REALIZED I DID SOMETHING WRONG. I FUCKING PLACED THE WRONG BANDS FOR TONIGHT ON OUR MARQUEE. OH.......MY......GODDDDDDDD !!!!

 I RETURN TO THE NAIL TO CHANGE THE MARQUEE AND JUST STAY THERE. I AM ALREADY EXHAUSTED FROM A FULL DAY OF DOING STUFF.

 A LOT OF ACTIVITY IN OUR FIRST DAYS OF THE RENTAL BEING ON THE MARKET. THIS IS GOOD AND WE WILL REMAIN HOPEFUL IT SELLS.

 A FORMER BARTENDER CONTACTED ME ABOUT BUYING THE RENTAL.

 TALKED TO MY FAVORITE COUSIN WHO IS PUTTING TOGETHER A GET TOGETHER NEXT MONTH. THIS WAS SO GOOD TO SEE AND HEAR WHEN HE CALLED ME 3 TIMES OVER THE LAST 2 DAYS.

 REALTOR ASKS ME TO STOP BY THE RENTAL TO CHECK BASEMENT LIGHTS THAT ARE OUT. ME AND 4' FLORESCENT BULBS HAVE ALWAYS HAD A PROBLEM WITH EACH OTHER.

 DOWN MY BASEMENT FOR 1 HOUR I SEARCH AND FIND STUFF WE NEED AT THE CONDO , THE NAIL , AND THE RENTAL. MY GOD IT IS LIKE A HARDWARE STORE DOWN THERE.

 BANDS ARRIVE WAY TOO EARLY BUT LUCKILY I WAS THERE. THE RAIN HURT THIS NIGHT BUT IT WAS STEADY SLOW. AGAIN , ANOTHER HOT HISPANIC GIRL ALL OVER HER MUSICIAN BOY FRIEND. THIS IS 2 NIGHTS IN A ROW. WHAT THE HELL IS IT WITH THESE GIRLS HORMONES ?

 ANYWAY , MUSIC WAS TOO LOUD FOR ME BUT EVERYONE WAS VERY COOL. THE BARTENDER WAS STEADY BUSY AND WHEN SHE HAD FOOD ORDERS ( AT LEAST 10 PIZZAS ) I WENT BEHIND THE BAR. I AM NOT A FAN OF BARTENDING SINCE I AM FAT AND LOOK LIKE COMEDIAN LOUIS ANDERSON. I MEAN WHO WANTS TO BE SERVED BY THAT ?

 WE ROLL OUT AROUND MIDNIGHT AND MAKE DECENT TIME. THE RAIN WAS JUST DRIZZLING BY THAN.

 THIS SOUNDS LIKE NOT MUCH BUT BELIEVE OR NOT IT WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY DAY AND NIGHT. MY YOUNGEST KEEPS THE TRADITION OF CALLING ME ON MY DRIVE HOME LATE NIGHT. SHE TALKED THE ENTIRE TIME OF A PARTY GET TOGETHER WITH OLD COLLEGE FRIENDS AND HER NEW JOB IN WHICH SHE WAS GLAD SHE WAS NOT THERE LAST NIGHT.......2 SERVERS QUIT AND A FIRE ALARM WENT OFF CLEARING THE BUILDING. PEOPLE WHO MADE RESERVATIONS LEFT BECAUSE OF LACK OF SERVICE. I FELT BAD FOR THIS BUSINESS BECAUSE PEOPLE QUITTING DOES HAPPEN AND IT TOTALLY BLOWS.

 PEOPLE QUITTING - I REMEMBER ONE WHEELSTOCK YEAR I HAD ONE FEMALE BARTENDER COVERING ALL SHIFTS FOR THE WEEKEND. MY CELL PHONE (POSSIBLY A PAGER BACK THAN ) STARTED GOING OFF FROM MY DOORMAN. THE BARTENDER TOTALLY GHOSTED US BY NOT ANSWERING PHONE CALLS BY ANYONE. I NEVER HEARD FROM HER SINCE.

 AT HOME I HAVE A NIGHT CAP , WALK THE PUP , AND WATCH TV FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. WHEN I GO TO SIT ON THE COUCH MY BODY JUST USES GRAVITY TO PROPEL ME INTO THE SEAT. I WAS HURTING THAT MUCH.

 WENT TO BED AROUND 1:30AM AND SLEPT TO 7AM WITH JUST ONE PEE BREAK.......I'LL TAKE IT.

 OH , OUR PUP WAS LICKING HER PAWS SO AS SOON AS I GOT COMFORTABLE IN BED I GOT BACK UP AND SPRAYED THEM WITH AN OINTMENT. SHE WAS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER.

   SUNDAY       10 - 15 - 23

 ONE MORE DOUBLE SHIFT DAY.

 START MORNING GOING TO RENTAL TO REPLACE A BASEMENT BULB. I HAD ONE IN MY BASEMENT TO MATCH AND IT WORKED WHICH IS A SMALL MIRACLE.

 THOUGHT ABOUT AND GOOGLED HOW TO " SOFTEN " LIGHTS THAT ARE SO BRIGHT. THERE WERE SOME GOOD IDEAS BUT THAN I THOUGHT OF A PAINT CAN PLASTIC SPILL POURER. THESE ARE LITTLE DEVICES GIVEN TO YOU WHEN PURCHASING A CAN OF PAINT. ONE END CAN OPEN THE PAINT CAN AND THE OTHER END SCREWS INTO THE NEW TOP OF THE PAINT CAN SO YOU CAN HAVE A NO SPILL ( THERE'S ALWAYS A SPILL ) POUR. I THOUGHT , " COULD THIS DEVICE FIT OVER THE BAR LIGHTS AT THE NAIL ? " THE ANSWER IS YES.

 I CALLED HOME DEPOT AND A VERY NICE PAINT SALESMAN PUT 12 OF THEM ASIDE FOR ME. I PICKED THEM UP. I ASKED WHEELS TO PLAY A SMALL RUSE WITH ME BUT SHE DIDN'T........NOT COOL.

 BACK HOME I DO A PROJECT I WAS NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO. AFTER CLEANING AND ORGANIZING THE GARAGE I HAD A TON OF CRAP/TRASH SITTING OUTSIDE WAITING TO BE PUT INTO MY UTILITY TRAILER. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY SO I DECIDED TO TACKLE THIS PROJECT. THE HARDEST PART WAS CUTTING OFFICE DIVIDERS IN HALF TO FIT ON THE TRAILER AND OUR DUMPSTER. I HAD TO USE A GRINDER , SCREW GUN , AND A SAWZ SAW WITH A METAL BLADE. ABOUT 2 HOURS LATER I FILLED THE TRAILER AND ROLLED IT AND EVERYTHING BACK INTO THE GARAGE.

 INSIDE TO WATCH FOOTBALL AND SETTLE IN. BUT THIS DID NOT LAST LONG FOR I NEEDED TO SLICE IMPORTED HAM AND PROVOLONE WITH OUR DELI SLICER. LUCKILY , MY ELDEST HELPED ME.

 I MADE HER AND I GRILLED HAM AND CHEESES.

 NOW I SIT DOWN TO WATCH FOOTBALL AND PUT ON MERRILL REESE AND MIKE QUICK. I GOT TO WITNESS A DECENT FIRST HALF WITH THE EAGLES UP 14 - 9. I HAD A BAD FEELING WE JUST LET THE JETS STICK AROUND WITH TURNOVERS BUT OUR DEFENSE WAS HOLDING THEM TO FIELD GOALS ONLY. I STILL FELT THERE IS NO WAY WE ARE LOSING TO THE JETS. I MEAN WE HAVE NEVER LOST TO THEM.

 SHOWER AND SHAVE AND HEAD TO THE NAIL TO MEET THE BANDS AND WATCH THE 2ND HALF OF THE EAGLES GAME. MY GOD WE JUST STALLED , CALLED STUPID OFFENSIVE PLAYS , GOT AWAY FROM THE RUN BIG TIME , HURTZ PLAYED GOD AWFUL , AND GAVE THE BALL AWAY ON 4 TURNOVERS. I THOUGHT TO MYSELF, " I DON'T THINK HURTZ IS AS SMART AS WE THINK HE IS." AS FANS , WE WERE TOLD HE IS SUPER " FOOTBALL " SMART. NOPE , ABSOLUTELY STUPID DECISIONS. I WAS SICK TO MY STOMACH AFTER THIS LOSS.  FAMILY TEXTING ME THE WHOLE 2ND HALF.....WE WERE ALL BEWILDERED. IT WAS JUST A DOWN RIGHT HORRIBLE GAME AND GAME PLAN.

  ONE MORE THING ON THE EAGLES - I THINK THE COACHES ARE NOT AS SMART AS WE THINK EITHER. SO , THE JETS ARE 29TH AGAINST THE RUN. THIS IS ALMOST DEAD FUCKING LAST IN THE WHOLE NFL. THE EAGLES , WITH THE BEST OFFENSIVE LINE , TOPS IN THE RUN GAME IN THE NFL , AND HAVE AN EXCELLENT RUNNING BACK NAMED SWIFT. WE  DECIDED TO RUN THE BALL ONLY , GET THIS , 11 TIMES......... THE WHOLE FRICKIN' GAME. IT IS ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS GAME PLAN AND ATTACK.

 THE NIGHT MOVED ON WITH FOOD ORDERS , A NOTE FROM A BAND THANKING US , AND REALLY GOOD MUSIC. I ABSOLUTELY ENJOYED HANGING OUT WITH LOCALS , THE 2ND BARTENDER , AND THE MUSICIANS.

 BACK HOME I WALK THE PUP , HAVE A NIGHT CAP , WATCH EAGLES POST GAME , AND HEAD TO BED.

 WHEELS HAD A GOOD TIME WITH FRIENDS AND HAVING DINNER AT A LOCAL PUB. THE CRAB LEG SALAD WAS SENT TO ME IN A PICTURE AS I WAS EATING A PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY SANDWICH.

  MONDAY     10 - 16 - 23

 DECIDED TO HEAD EAST FOR THE 2ND STRAIGHT WEEK. I WORKED DOUBLE SHIFTS ON THE WEEKEND SO I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.

  MY 11AM START WAS PUSHED BACK 2 1/2 HOURS. I JUST COULDN'T GET THINGS DONE AND OTHER STOPS HAD TO BE MADE.

 STOPPED AT THE RENTAL TO INSTALL A CLOSET ROD AND TAKE MEASUREMENTS OF SHELVING. THEY GOT LOST SOME HOW DURING REMODELING. OUR REALTOR WAS VERY EXCITED TO SEE ALOT OF INTEREST IN THE FIRST SEVERAL DAYS...........CLOSE TO 40 PEOPLE INQUIRED OR STOPPED BY FOR THE OPEN HOUSE AND SHOWINGS OVER THE WEEKEND. A VILLANOVA PROFESSOR WAS TOPS ON THE LIST.

 MY VISIT WITH MY YOUNGEST TO TAKE HER TO THE DOG PARK WITH THE PUP AND HAVE BREAKFAST HAS BEEN CANCELED BECAUSE SHE HAS FLU SYMPTOMS.

 I HEAD TO GIANT TO PUT A CARE PACKAGE TOGETHER FOR OUR YOUNGEST WHO IS NOT FEELING WELL. IT WAS A BIG CARE PACKAGE THAT INCLUDED AN OFFICE DESK CHAIR , CLOTHES , COOKIES , DAYQUIL , SOUPS , JUICES , POPCORN , TEA BAGS , GINER ALE , .........WELL , YOU GET THE IDEA. I GOT 2 TEXTS FROM HER THANKING ME.

 OH , GIANT STORE STORY - THE SMALL AMOUNT OF STUFF I BOUGHT WAS $67. THEY HAD SOUPS FOR SALE 5 FOR $5 BUT ONLY WITH A GIANT DISCOUNT CARD SO THEY WERE $3.99 REGULARLY.....BLOW.. I NOTICED THIS WHEN READING THE RECEIPT.  THE REGISTER GIRL SAID, " COME BACK WITH RECEIPT AND YOUR CARD AND YOU CAN GET THE DISCOUNT. " WHEELS GAVE ME THE PHONE NUMBER BUT IT DID NOT WORK. I TRIED A 2ND PHONE NUMBER AND IT DID NOT WORK. WHEELS SENDS ME THE ACTUAL NUMBERS ON HER DISCOUNT CARD AND I GET BACK IN LINE WHERE I JUST WAS 3 MINUTES AGO. THE REGISTER GIRL SAYS , " YOU HAVE TO GO TO CUSTOMER SERVICE NOW. " OH......MY......GOD.

 I GET IN LINE AND I AM 3RD.TWO EMPLOYEES ARE WORKING THE CUSTOMER SERVICE LINES. I DID NOT KNOW YOU CAN CASH CHECKS , BUY LOTTERY TICKETS , GET PASSPORT I.D.'S, BUY PORN , AND MORE. ONE GUY BOUGHT 150 LOTTERY TICKETS FROM ALL DIFFERENT STYLES OF GAMES. THIS TOOK A SHIT LOAD OF TIME. IT WAS ALMOST LAUGHABLE AS I FELT LIKE SAYING TO HIM , " GOOD LUCK , YOU'RE CHANCES OF WINING ARE 1 - 150 BILLION. " I ALSO THOUGHT , " HEY , IF HE HAS EXPENDABLE MONEY AND ENJOYS IT......GO FOR IT. " ANYWAY , AFTER A SOLID 10 MINUTES WITH JUST 2 CUSTOMERS A NICE GIRL HELPS ME AND GETS MY PURCHASES DISCOUNTED BY $14. OF COURSE , THE NUMBERS ON THE CARD WERE AN OLDER VERSION. IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT AND THE PRINCIPLE OF IT TOO. ALSO , A NICE MANAGER WALKING AROUND ASKED IF I NEEDED HELP WHICH I THOUGHT WAS NICE.

 BACK HOME I LOAD UP AGAIN WITH THE PUP. I HAVE 3 DIFFERENT LISTS. I DRIVE TO SOUTH PHILLY TO DROP OFF EVERYTHING. I WAVE TO MY KID FROM ACROSS THE STREET MOCKINGLY BECAUSE SHE IS FEELING SICK. OF COURSE I WALKED OVER AND HUGGED HER. THE PUP DID TOO....THOUGH SHE WAS REALLY INTERESTED IN THE DIFFERENT PEE SMELLS ON EVERY TREE , CURB , AND POLE.

 I HEAD EAST AND MAKE A GREAT CALL. I ACCESS ON MY PHONE AND VAN RADIO TO LINK UP WITH THE POND LE HOCKY EAGLES POST GAME PODCAST SHOW WITH SETH JOYNER , MIKE MISSANELLI , AND DERRICK GUNN. IT WAS VERY ENTERTAINING BECAUSE MIKE MISS JUST COULD NOT BELIEVE SOME VERY BAD PLAY CALLING AND DECISION MAKING FROM THE COACHES AND QUARTERBACK. I AGREED WITH THIS. GUNN AND JOYNER HAD THE COUNTER ARGUMENT THAT " THESE THINGS HAPPEN " , JUST LIKE THE 49ERS LOSING TO THE BROWNS EARLIER WITH A BACK UP QB.  IT MADE THE DRIVE SUPER FUN.

 I GO RIGHT TO THE DOG PARK AND CHILL WITH THE PUP. NOT ONE DOG THERE.....DAMN.

 HEAD TO WHEELS AND SHE HELPS ME UNLOAD AFTER 5PM. WE GO TO THE DOGTOOTH BAR FOR DINNER. IT WAS VERY GOOD. I HAD A BURGER AND WHEELS HAD A LARGE PRIME RIB FOR $19. WORKERS HAD PHILLIES SHIRTS ON AND THE PLACE WAS FILLING UP GETTING READY FOR TONIGHT'S BIG PHILLIES GAME.

 BACK HOME I BRING MY SPEAKER TO AMPLIFY THE COMPUTER'S SPEAKERS. THIS WORKED ABSOLUTELY PERFECT AS WE LISTENED TO OUR ANNOUNCERS. IT IS SO MUCH FUN AND WAY WAY WAY BETTER TO HEAR THE GAME CALLS ESPECIALLY WHEN LARRY ANDERSEN GOES OFF ON UMPIRES MISSING CALLS. WE WATCH THE PHILLIES GAME AND MAKE SOME DRINKS. OUR PHILLIES CAME OUT BOMBING WITH HOME RUNS AND GO ON TO WIN GAME ONE 5 - 3.

 WHEELS HEADS TO BED AND I STAY UP TO ABOUT 12:30AM.

 I SLEPT DECENT AS THE PUP JOINED ME.

  TUESDAY    10 - 17 - 23

  RED OCTOBER CONTINUES !!

 AGAIN , PICTURE PERFECT WEATHER HERE.

 OH , THIS WEEKEND , YOU KNOW , MOST IMPORTANT TO THE NAIL AND BANDS.....WILL RAIN HARD. THIS WILL BE THE 7TH WEEKEND IN A ROW OF DOWN POURING RAIN.

  WHEELS ROLLS HOME AND I STAY WITH THE PUP. THERE ARE SOME PROJECTS I LIKE TO DO.

  PROJECTS :

 - I BROUGHT MY WEED WHACKER HERE AND DECIDED TO HIT ALL WEEDS GROWING ON THE SIDEWALK , EDGE OF THE STREET , AROUND FLOWER BEDS , IN THE PARKING LOT , AND WHERE I COULD SEE THEM. IT ACTUALLY STARTED RAINING FOR JUST 10 MINUTES THOUGH.

 - PUT A PAIR OF GLOVES ON AND BEGAN HAND WEEDING THE FLOWER BEDS AND EDGES. I FILLED AND EMPTIED A 5 GALLON SPACKLE BUCKET AT LEAST 10 TIMES. MY BACK WAS HURTING BUT THE BEDS LOOK GOOD. THE ONLY PROBLEM I ENCOUNTERED WAS CHANGING MY WEED WHACKER TRIM OUT 25 TIMES AND THOSE DAMN LITTLE STAR BURRS.

 - FROM OUR CONDO'S STORAGE ROOM I GOT AN OMEGA LEAF BLOWER THAT YOU STRAP TO YOUR BACK. IT RUNS ON AN OIL MIXTURE AND MAN DOES IT BLOW......AT LEAST 5 TIMES STRONGER THAN MY ELECTRIC LEAF BLOWER. I LEAF/WEED BLEW ALL SIDEWALKS , WALK WAYS , CURBS , STREET EDGES , BACK ALLEY , AND THE PARKING LOT. I WAS VERY PLEASED HOW IT TURNED OUT. THE 3 STEP PROCESS TOOK A LITTLE OVER 2 HOURS.

 - RE-PROGRAMMED A BEDROOM TV REMOTE. I FOUGHT THIS FOR ABOUT A DAY AND DECIDED TO JUST RE-PROGRAM IT BECAUSE IT WAS " PAIRING " BUT STILL NOT WORKING FULLY. I WAS HAPPY IT WORKED.

  TOOK THE PUP TO THE DOG PARK. IT WAS NICE TO SEE SOME OWNERS AND OTHER DOGS THERE. 2 MALE DOGS TRIED TO HUMP MY PUP. I TOLD THE OWNERS , " DO YOU THINK ONE OF YOUR DOGS COULD TAKE MY DOG OUT TO DINNER BEFORE THE HUMPING ? " IT'S AN OLD JOKE BUT THEY LAUGHED. ONE GIRL THERE WAS A SMOKE SHOW IN SPANDEX. I WAS THINKING THE SAME THING THE DOGS WERE DOING TO MY DOG.

 BACK HOME I MAKE A VERY GOOD MEATBALL GRINDER WITH MOZZARELLA. I HAVE A BEER AND WATCH THE FLYERS HOME OPENER. THEY WON 2 - 0.

 I TEXTED MY BROTHER-IN-LAW THAT ALL 3 STADIUMS WERE SOLD OUT IN PHILLY. TRAFFIC WILL BE HORRIBLE AND TO LEAVE EARLY. HE DID NOT LEAVE EARLIER THAN USUAL AND ARRIVED AT THE GAME IN THE 4TH INNING.........2 HOUR 45 MINUTES TO GET THERE. A NORMAL DRIVE WOULD BE 35 MINUTES.

 I WATCH OUR PHILLIES ON TV BUT AGAIN USE MY COMPUTER TO STREAM THE RADIO. OUR ANNOUNCERS WERE VERY GOOD AND FUN. THE EXTERNAL SPEAKER I BROUGHT WORKED ABSOLUTELY PERFECT AGAIN. THE PHILLIES WITH A HUGE 10 - 0 WIN TO KEEP THE HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE IN GAME 2 IN THE BEST OF 7 SERIES. THE SERIES WILL NOW SHIFT TO ARIZONA ( WHICH FAMILY IS GOING TO ) FOR 3 GAMES .....HOPEFULLY 2.

 IT WAS VERY NICE NIGHT TO JUST SIT BACK , WATCH THE PHILLIES , CHILL WITH THE PUP , DO BAND EMAILS , AND JUST RELAX. I WAS ACTUALLY LOOKING FOR THINGS TO DO BUT STOPPED MYSELF. I DID CONSOLIDATE MY 3 LISTS TO ONE.

 TALKED TO A COUSIN , MY DAD , A BROTHER , ELDEST , AND WHEELS THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT. I ALSO TEXTED OUR YOUNGEST ABOUT HER BIKE I GOT HER. SHE LOVES IT AND IT CUTS HER TIME GETTING TO WORK BY 60%.

 WATCH THE LAST 30 MINUTES OF THE MOVIE THE MECHANIC : RESURRECTION WITH JASON STATHAM ( I LIKE HIS MOVIES ) AND JESSICA ALBA ( MY GOD SHE IS A SMOKE SHOW)

 BY 12:30AM I HEAD TO BED WHERE THE PUP WAS ALREADY WAITING. I STAYED UP TO ALITTLE AFTER 1AM. IT WAS NICE TURNING THE TV OFF WITH A REMOTE NOW. LAST NIGHT I JUST WENT TO A CHANNEL WE DID NOT HAVE ACCESS TO AND THE SCREEN WENT BLACK. YEP , I WAS TOO TIRED TO TURN THE TV OFF MANUALLY.

  WEDNESDAY     10 - 18 - 23

  JUST ANOTHER PICTURE PERFECT DAY.  TRYING TO ENJOY EACH MOMENT UNTIL THE RAIN COMES FOR THE 7TH STRAIGHT WEEKEND.

  HMMMMMMM........PHILLIES MOVE THEIR SERIES TO ARIZONA. APPARENTLY , THERE IS A TON OF OPEN SEATS AVAILABLE. A PHILLIES FANS COULD FLY TO ARIZONA ($140 ROUND TRIP ) AND PURCHASE A TICKET ($10) FOR CHEAPER THAN WATCHING THEM AT CITIZEN'S BANK PARK.

 TOOK A RIDE TO HOME DEPOT TO PICK UP SOME SUPPLIES.

 BACK HOME I TAKE THE PUP TO THE DOG PARK AGAIN. I MEET SOME NICE PEOPLE AND ONE GUY SCREAMED AT HIS 5 DOGS THE ENTIRE TIME. SERIOUSLY DUDE ? DO YOU THINK THIS REALLY HELPS TRAIN YOUR 5 DOGS ? ANOTHER GUY I TALKED TO WENT TO VILLANOVA AND KNEW THE NAIL. HE WAS SUPER COOL AND CHILL.

  BACK HOME I UNLOAD SOME STUFF AND DO A COUPLE OF PROJECTS.

 - SECURE A TOWEL BAR IN A BATHROOM.

 - CHANGE BATTERIES IN 2 OF OUR VAN'S KEY FOBS. ( THANK YOU GOOGLE )

 - RE-RE-TOUCH UP SPRAY PAINT ON A HINGE ON A BATHROOM TOILET SEAT. NOW , I AM OKAY WITH IT.

 - TOUCH UP A CEILING NEAR A VENT WITH PAINT FROM OUR RENTAL.

 - REPLACE A LAMP SHADE HOLDER BUT THAN GO BACK TO THE ORIGINAL AND SECURE IT'S TOP THAT HOLDS THE SHADE IN PLACE. I DID SPRAY PAINT THE OTHER TOP PART WHITE WHICH WAS RUSTY IN CASE I LIKE TO TRY THIS SHADE HOLDER AGAIN SOME DAY.

 IT IS JUST PICTURE PERFECT HERE. I GO TO THE BEACH AND SIT ON A SAND DUNE FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES. I TALK TO MY NEIGHBOR WALKING HER DOG , WATCH SURFERS , SEE DOLPHINS , AND JUST SOAK IT ALL IN. IT MUST OF BEEN LOW TIDE BECAUSE THE BEACH WAS AT LEAST 150+ YARDS WIDE.

 STOP AT AN ENCLOSURE ON 2ND STREET TO TAKE PICTURES. IT IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL WITH THE OCEAN , JETTIES , AND BEACH IN THE DISTANCE. ONE THING THAT SUCKS BIG TIME IS THE 2ND STREET BEACH IS GONE. AN OLD MAN SAID TO ME , " THIS WAS MY FAVORITE BEACH. "

 AT HOME I CONTINUE TO PUT OINTMENT ON MY PUP'S PAWS. I AM USING A SPRAY AND A GEL.

 TEXT WITH MY YOUNGEST AND TALK TO WHEELS AFTER DINNER. AGAIN , I MADE ANOTHER GOOD MEATBALL GRINDER WITH PROVOLONE AND MOZZARELLA.

 TV TIME :

 FINISHED THE WALKING DEAD : DARYL DIXON. THIS 6 EPISODE SERIES HAS THE HIGHEST RATINGS OF ALL THE DEAD SHOWS. I THOUGHT IT WAS GOOD TO VERY GOOD.

  THE NEW FRASIER SERIES IS OUT. I WATCH 2 EPISODES AND AT FIRST I THOUGHT THE FATHER/SON RELATIONSHIP QUARREL WAS ABSOLUTELY PETTY. BUT..........IT PICKED UP SPEED VERY QUICKLY. FRASIER TALKED ABOUT SOME PAST CHARACTERS AND PLACES AND THE STORYLINE AND WRITING WAS BACK ON TRACK LIKE IT WAS IN THE OLD DAYS. WELL.....NOT QUITE THERE BUT I DID ENJOY THEM.

 I GAVE LOKI THE 2ND SEASON A CHANCE. I WAS TIRED AND MAN IT IS ALL OVER THE PLACE WITH TIME TRAVEL OUROBOROS STUFF. I STOPPED IT ABOUT HALFWAY IN. 

   IT WAS AROUND 9:45PM AND I WANTED TO GO TO BED. THIS IS JUST A HAIR TOO EARLY FOR ME TO TRY TO GET ANY SLEEP THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT. SO I WALKED THE PUP ON THE BEACH. I AM A BIG ADVOCATE OF PICKING UP THE DOG'S LITTLE PRESENTS WHEN WALKING HER. BUT , THE ONE PROBLEM WALKING A DOG ON A BEACH AT NIGHT.........I COULD NOT SEE THE POOP. I WILL ACTUALLY LOOK FOR IT TOMORROW.

   THURSDAY      10 - 19 - 23

 JUST KNEW IT , KNEW IT , KNEW IT.

   EVERY TIME A TEAM SCORES A BUNCH OF RUNS ( 10 - 0 PHILLIES CRUSHING WIN LAST GAME ) , THE FOLLOWING GAME THEY SCORE ZERO. IT HAPPENS EVERY DAMN TIME !!! THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED TONIGHT. PHILLIES LOSE 2 - 1. THEY COULD NOT GENERATE ANYTHING OFFENSIVELY. DEFENSE PLAYED FANTASTIC WHICH KEPT THEM IN THE GAME ALL NIGHT.

 OH , THE RUN THEY GOT.......ON A WILD PITCH , AFTER WE HAD 1ST AND 3RD WITH NO OUT.....SO FRUSTRATING.

  ALSO , THE DAMN " PROS " AND FANS PICK THE PHILLIES TO TROUNCE THE D-BACKS IN GAME 3 TONIGHT BECAUSE OF THEIR YOUNG ROOKIE PITCHER ( 25 IS NOT YOUNG ) AND OUR STACKED LINE-UP. THE " KID " PITCHED HIS BEST GAME OF HIS LIFE AND A CAREER HIGH 9 STRIKE OUTS. I FRIGGIN' KNEW THIS WOULD HAPPEN. I TEXTED MY BROTHER " PHILLIES LOSE TONIGHT 2 - 0....TOUGH LOSS. " (THIS WAS IN THE 2ND INNING)

 MY DAY :

 - JONESING FOR BREAKFAST SANDWICHES SINCE I HAVE NO EGGS OR BREAD I TOOK A RIDE TO BILL'S CORNER DELI FOR A SAUSAGE , EGG , AND CHEESE AND A SCRAPPLE , EGG , AND CHEESE........WITH A HASH BROWN. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 TO THE DOG PARK SO THE PUP CAN HAVE FUN. SOME NICE PEOPLE THERE AGAIN AND PICTURE PERFECT WEATHER.

 WHEELS ATTENDS A RE-UNION OF AN OLD COMPANY SHE WORKED FOR. OVER 60 PEOPLE SHOWED UP AND SHE SAID IT WAS REALLY FUN.

 OF COURSE OUR YOUNGEST CAN'T PARK HER BIKE IN AN ALLEY WAY. THERE ARE TRASHCANS IN THE ALLEY BUT AN OLD LADY SAID . " WE NEED TO GET A WHEELCHAIR THROUGH HERE. " ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ?

 TO THE BEACH TO CHILL AND HANG OUT WITH THE PUP. THIS TIME IT WAS WATCHING THE SUN RISE. I GOT A SUPER COOL PICTURE ( BY LUCK ) OF THE SUN REFLECTING ON THE WAVES 5 OR 6 TIMES. I POSTED " I CAN SEE WHERE GEORGE HARRISON GOT HIS INSPIRATION FOR HIS SONG OF HOPE. #HERE COMES THE SUN " . IN UNDER 30 MINUTES THE WILDWOOD BEACH FACEBOOK PAGE HAD OVER 100 LIKES AND COMMENTS.

 TOOK A BIKE RIDE ON THE BOARDWALK TO WILDWOOD CREST. IT WAS REALLY NICE EXCEPT PART FO THE BOARDWALK WAS CLOSED SO I HAD TO GO OUT TO THE MAIN STREET AND THAN WORK MY WAY BACK. ANOTHER DISAPPOINTING THING I RODE BY A DAIRY QUEEN WHICH HAD THEIR DOORS AND WINDOWS OPEN. I THOUGHT , " ON THE WAY BACK I AM SO STOPPING FOR A REESE'S BLIZZARD. " THEY WERE JUST OPEN FOR CLEANING......BLOW.

  I DID FIND ANOTHER ICE CREAM STORE AND PAID $9 FOR A CUP OF COOKIE DOUGH. I ASKED FOR A BLIZZARD-LIKE LARGE CUP LIKE DAIRY QUEEN BUT THE HISPANIC LADY DID NOT UNDERSTAND ME.......BLOW.

 CANCELLED A FRIENDS GET TOGETHER BECAUSE THE PHILLIES GAME WAS AT 5PM TONIGHT. MY SUPERSTITIONS FAILED MISERABLY AS THE PHILLIES HAD THEIR WORST OFFENSIVE PERFORMANCE OF THE PLAYOFFS AND SEASON. IT WAS BRUTAL TO WATCH ESPECIALLY KIMBRELL IN THE 9TH INNING. AGAIN , I USED MY COMPUTER AND SPEAKER TO LISTEN TO OUR ANNOUNCERS. IT MAKES A GAME LIKE THIS BETTER WHEN OUR ANNOUNCERS ARE SCRATCHING THEIR HEADS AND COMPLAINING TOO. MY GOD , AFTER THE GAME , KIMBRELL WAS ABSOLUTELY RIPPED A NEW ASSHOLE BY THE FANS. WE ALL KNEW HE SHIT THE BED.

 EMAILS ALL DAY , A LITTLE POKER ( I KEEP " CASHING " OR WINNING ) , SOME CLEANING , AND PREPPING A LITTLE FOR A ROAD TRIP WEST TOMORROW.

 RE-WATCHED THE LAST 15 MINUTES AND A NEW EPISODE OF LOKI. IT GOT BETTER.

 WATCHED ANOTHER EPISODE OF THE NEW FRASIER. IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD. I NEVER REALIZED KELSEY GRAMMER HAD SUCH HUGE FEET. I KEPT STARING AT HIS FEET THE ENTIRE EPISODE. I EVEN GOOGLED IT. HE IS A SIZE 12 BUT LOOKS CLOSER TO A SIZE 18.

  WALK THE PUP LATE NIGHT AND IT IS WARM BUT THE WIND PICKED UP. STILL........REALLY LIKE BEING HERE. 

  WE HEAD TO BED ( "WE" = ME AND THE PUP ) AND SLEPT TO 8AM. I WAS OUT OF BED TWICE FOR THE BATHROOM BREAKS AND WOKE UP A FAIR AMOUNT OF TIMES BUT I SEEMED TO GET A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP.......KINDA.

 FRIDAY   10 - 20 - 23

  LOAD UP DAY........BLOW.

 ONE LAST WALK TO THE BEACH WITH THE PUP.  IT WAS OVERCAST BUT TEMPS WERE GOOD.

 I STARTED CLEANING , PACKING , LOADING , AND HEADING TOWARDS THE WEST. MAN IT SUCKS DOING IT BY YOUR SELF

 I TOOK THE BACK WAY AND I HAD A 50/50 DECISION.....DID I WANT TO VISIT MY YOUNGEST IN SOUTH PHILLY ? I CALL AND WE TALK FOR ABOUT 35 MINUTES WHILE I AM DRIVING. I SAY , " I AM 50/50 IN STOPPING BY. WHAT IS YOUR PERCENTAGES OF ME STOPPING BY WITH THE PUP ? " SHE SAYS , " 70-75%. " I REPLY , " OH MAN , IF IT WAS A 100% I DEFINITELY STOP BY. SINCE YOUR ANSWER IS SO LOW MY PERCENTAGES DROPPED TO 60/40 HEADING HOME. " SHE GIGGLES.

 IN SOUTH PHILLY I DROP OFF A BIKE COVER AND WE PICKED UP SANDWICHES AT GEORGE'S. WE WERE TOLD THE ROASTED PORK WITH BROCCOLI RABE AND LONG HOTS WERE UNBELIEVABLE FANTASTIC INCREDIBLY BEST EVER GOOD. SHE GOT ONE AND I GOT ONE FOR WHEELS. I GOT A BACON , EGG , AND CHEESE ON A LONG ROLL. IT WAS GOOD. MY YOUNGEST SAID THE ROASTED PORK WAS GOOD BUT NOT OVER THE TOP OUTSTANDING LIKE WE WERE TOLD FROM A FRIEND. OH , THE 3 SANDWICHES......$42.

 WE GO TO THE DOG PARK AND HAVE OUR SANDWICHES THERE. OF COURSE OUR PUP STARED AT US THE WHOLE TIME BEHIND THE FENCE WHILE THERE WERE 20 DOGS IN THE PLAYGROUND. THIS PLACE WAS HOPPING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE AND THEIR DOGS.

 I TAKE HER BACK TO HER APARTMENT AND HEAD HOME. IT TOOK ME LONGER TO GET FROM SOUTH PHILLY TO MY HOUSE THAN NORTH WILDWOOD TO SOUTH PHILLY.

 AT HOME WHEELS HELPS ME UNLOAD AND I TRY TO NAP FOR I HAVE A LONG NIGHT.

 AT THE NAIL WE GET SLAMMED RIGHT AWAY. OVER 100 PEOPLE SHOW UP TO A REALLY FUN NIGHT OF MUSIC AND PEOPLE. THE BARTENDERS SINGING TOGETHER WAS SO FUN TO SEE......THEY WERE ADORABLE. THE ONLY DOWN SIDE WAS A GIRL STOLE A PICTURE FROM THE BATHROOM.

ACTUALLY , THE ONLY BIG DOWN SIDE WAS OUR PHILLIES SHITTING THE BED AGAIN AND BLOWING A 5 - 2 LEAD. AGAIN , IT WAS SO FRUSTRATING AS KIMBREL BLEW THE LEAD. I WAS TEXTING WITH FAMILY AND PREDICTED AGAIN , " KIMBREL......UGH. HE IS GOING TO BLOW THIS LEAD. " MY COUSIN SAID , " YOU REALLY THINK SO ? " I REPLY , " I AM ALREADY WATCHING BENNY HILL RERUNS. " HE SENDS THE LAUGH EMOJI.

 VEGAS EXPERTS WRONG AGAIN ALONG WITH 25 TV EXPERT ANALYSTS PREDICTING THE PHILLIES TO WIN LAST NIGHT AND TONIGHT.....WAY WAY WAY WRONG AGAIN. ANOTHER CRUSHING LOSS BY THE PHILLIES AND THE SERIES IS NOW TIED AT 2-2. IT LOOKS LIKE THEY WILL LOSE AGAIN TOMORROW SENDING THE SERIES BACK TO PHILLY DOWN A GAME AT 3 - 2. I ONLY HOPE THE HOME FIELD STAYS TRUE TO WHO WINS. D-BACKS WILL ABSOLUTELY 100% WIN IN 6.

 WE CLOSE AND THE BANDS AND FANS ROLL OUT REALLY FAST.

 I HEAD HOME SO TIRED. MY LEGS HURT FROM STANDING.

 I HAD A NIGHT CAP , WATCHED SOME LOKI , WALKED THE PUPS , AND HEADED TO BED.

   SATURDAY     10 - 21 - 23

  THANK YOU PHILLIES AND BASEBALL GODS FOR NOT LETTING US HARDCORE FANS STRESS ABOUT THIS PIVOTAL GAME 5 TONIGHT. PHILLIES WIN !!

 THE PHILLIES USED THEIR ACE WHEELER TO PRETTY MUCH SHUT DOWN THE D-BACKS ( EVERY TIME I WRITE D-BACK I THINK OF DICK HEAD ) OFFENSE. IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE. FUELED BY HOME RUNS BY HARPER , REALMUNTO , AND SCHWARBER THE PHILLIES TAKE GAME 5 AND THE SERIES MOVES BACK TO PHILLY.

 THE REASON WHY THE PHILLIES WON WAS NOT EXCELLENT PITCHING OR TIMELY HOME RUNS. IT WAS ME STANDING IN THE EXACT SAME POSITION ALL NIGHT. LAST GAME I GOT TIRED AND SAT DOWN AND THAT IS WHEN KMBREL AKA KIMBLOW BLEW THE GAME. TONIGHT , I STAYED VIGILANT AND STOOD IN THE EXACT SAME SPOT BY THE FRONT DOOR AND NEVER MOVING AN INCH. IF SOMEONE NEEDED ME OR IF THE BAND NEEDED ASSISTANCE WITH SOUND THEY HAD TO WAIT UNTIL A BATTER WAS DONE HIS AT BAT.

 THE DAY AND NIGHT : YEP ANOTHER DOUBLE SHIFT

 WHEELS VISITS FAMILY WITH HER MOM AND HITS A LARGE TRAFFIC JAM DUE TO A TANKER TRUCK FALLING OVER.  IT EXTENDED THEIR NORMAL 45 MINUTE DRIVE TO 1 HOUR AND 45 MINUTES......BLOW.

 GEE.....I STILL HAVE TO DO WORK AT THE RENTAL. THE REALTOR ASKED IF I CAN GET SHELVING FOR A MASTER BEDROOM CLOSET. TODAY I WENT INTO MY ORGANIZED GARAGE AND PRE-CUT ALL SHELVES. I THAN BROUGHT THEM DOWN MY BASEMENT TO BE PAINTED. I DID ONE SIDE AND EDGES ON ALL SHELVES , PLACED A FAN ON THEM , AND WILL PAINT OTHER SIDE AND EDGES AGAIN TOMORROW MORNING AT 8AM.

 I HAVE TO ADMIT IT IS REALLY NICE TO HAVE AN ORGANIZED GARAGE. I COULD PROBABLY RE-RE-ORGANIZE IT AGAIN BUT FOR NOW IT IS GOOD. TECHNICALLY MY NEXT PROJECT WOULD BE RE-ORGANIZING MY BASEMENT AND TOOL ROOM.

 SEARCHED FOR 30 MINUTES. I LEFT A FLASH LIGHT FROM THE NAIL TO BE CHARGED SO I BROUGHT IT HOME. WHEELS MOVED IT. I NICKNAMED HER " MOMMY MOVER ". I WAS CONTACTING BARTENDERS , SEARCHED ALL CARS 3 TIMES , SEARCHED COUCHES TWICE , FOLLOWED MY DOG UNTIL SHE POOPED , CHECKED MY BEDROOM.....MY GOD IT WAS PAINFUL.

 TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I SPEND ABOUT 2 HOURS THERE JUST DOING STUFF. I HAVE A LEAK IN OUR WALK-IN FRIDGE AND HAVE NO IDEA WHERE IT IS COMING FROM. I USED A WET/DRY VAC AGAIN AND THAN HOSED EVERYTHING CLEAN.

 THE BANDS ARRIVE AND IT WAS A STEADY SLOW NIGHT. EVERYONE WAS SUPER COOL AND THE MUSIC WAS DEATH METAL. WHAT TOTALLY SUCKED WAS A BIRTHDAY PARTY OF ABOUT 22 GIRLS CAME IN..........THEY LEFT INSTANTLY.

 I MOVED THE BANDS PERFECTLY. ONE BAND FROM CHICAGO HAD ENOUGH EQUIPMENT TO PLAY THE LINC. I WAS SURPRISED HOW FAST THEY SET UP. I DID HAVE THE DRUMMER PRE-SET ALL HIS HARDWARE WHILE THE BAND BEFORE THEM PLAYED. I DID THIS TWICE.

 THE NIGHT MOVED ALONG AND SOME REGULARS CAME IN THOUGH MY FOCUS WAS THE PHILLIES GAME. I WAS SO THANKFUL THEY STEPPED UP AND PLAYED SUPER SOLID.

 OH , A DOOR CLOSER BROKE OFF....NICE. GONNA HAVE TO FIX THAT TOMORROW. MY GOD IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING.

 BARTENDER DRESSED AS A CHEERLEADER. I DON'T THINK SHE GOT THE MEMO THE HALLOWEEN PARTY IS NEXT WEEKEND.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN WITH A NIGHTCAP AND SOME ROASTED PEANUTS. I PLAY WITH THE PUP AND WALK HER.

 I WATCHED SOME PHILLIES POST GAME. MY GOD MICHAEL BARKANN IS FUCKING ANNOYING. AGAIN , I MUTED HIM EVERY TIME HE SPOKE.

  SUNDAY       10 - 22 - 23

 FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 26 YEARS I CLOSED THE NAIL. GONNA TAKE OFF FROM BLOGGING TODAY.

  MONDAY    10 - 23 - 23

 I WON'T GET INTO HOW PISSED I WAS YESTERDAY BUT LET'S JUST SAY " THROWING ROCKS AT GLASS HOUSES " WOULD BE A GOOD START FOR SOME PEOPLE.

 SCROLL UP TO 10-20-23 WHERE I 100% PREDICTED THE D-BACKS WOULD BEAT THE PHILLIES IN GAME 6. YEP , I WAS SPOT ON AGAIN. I WILL ALSO PREDICT THE D-BACKS WILL 100% WIN GAME 7. THE PHILLIES ARE WAY TOO PRESSURED AND HEAVY FAVORITE ( WAY WAY WAY WRONG AGAIN BY 25 EXPERTS AND LAS VEGAS ) TO WIN THIS SERIES. IN SHORT , THE DIAMONDBACKS ARE LIKE THE PHILLIES LAST YEAR WITH NOTHING TO LOSE. DIAMONDBACKS WIN GAME SEVEN 11-2. IT WILL BE 6-1 BY THE 3RD INNING.

 EAGLES TAKE ON THE NUMBER 1 OFFENSIVE TEAM IN THE NFL THE MIAMI DOLPHINS ( MY 2ND FAVORITE TEAM )AND SHUT THEM DOWN. A 31-17 STATEMENT WIN TO SAY THE LEAST. OH , 49ERS LOST AGAIN TO THE VIKINGS.

 INSTALLED SHELVES FOR THE RENTAL. YEP , I FEEL THIS WILL NEVER BE DONE.

 OUR REALTOR TOLD US IN 12 DAYS THE HOUSE VIDEO ON THEIR WEBSITE WAS SEEN OVER 1500 TIMES AND 60+ SHOWINGS AT THE HOUSE. THERE IS ONE SEMI-LEGITIMATE OFFER. WE ARE IN NEGOTIATING WITH A POSSIBLE 11/22 SETTLEMENT DATE. BUT......INSPECTIONS ( THEY ALWAYS COME BACK WITH A DEVASTATING LIST ) , PAPERWORK , RED TAPE , AND SO MUCH MORE MUST BE DONE FIRST.

 GIVE WHEELS A RIDE TO THE AIRPORT. SHE HAS ANOTHER BUSINESS MEETING.

  SWING BY THE THE NAIL TO TRASH SOME WALL DIVIDERS I CUT UP , CHANGE THE MARQUEE , AND CLEAN FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN A BIT. IT WASN'T LONG WHEN I RETURNED TO THE NAIL AGAIN. I LEFT OUR HOUSE IN THE 2ND INNING WHEN THE PHILLIES WERE ALREADY LOSING 3 - 0. OUR MANAGER TOTALLY JINXED IT BY SAYING HE WAS THE BEST PITCHER IN THE PLAYOFFS.

 A SURPRISINGLY FUN AND GOOD CROWD WITH 4 ACTS ON A MONDAY. ONE BAND FROM ARKANSAS CALLED FRAIL STATE WAS VERY GOOD AND SO DAMN POLITE.

   I HAD A GOOD TIME WITH THE BARTENDER TOO.

 THE BARTENDER AND I CLEAN OUT A BEER BIN. IT IS SO NOT FUN REMOVING A 100 BOTTLES AND CANS OF BEER.

 THE LAST BAND FINISHES AND I HEAD HOME TO LOAD MY CAR AND GET THE PUP.

 RETURN TO THE NAIL JUST AS EVERYONE LEFT.  WE ROLL TO CENTER CITY TO DROP THE BARTENDER OFF AND MEET MY YOUNGEST. I DROPPED OFF A HALLOWEEN COSTUME FOR HER.

 MY YOUNGEST TALKS TO ME FOR 90 MINUTES AS I DRIVE EAST. THIS WAS A VERY VERY LAST MINUTE DECISION. I WAS SO THANKFUL THIS KID TALKED TO ME FOR THAT LONG AND GET SOME THINGS OFF MY CHEST.

 I ARRIVE AT 1:30AM AND UNLOAD. I WALK THE PUP AND SETTLE IN WITH SOME NIGHTCAPS AND PEANUT BUTTER WHISKEY. BY 3AM I HEAD TO BED. I WAS GLAD I MADE THIS DRIVE BECAUSE THE WEATHER IS BEAUTIFUL THIS WHOLE WEEK.

   TUESDAY    10 - 24 - 23

 RIGHT AGAIN , VEGAS AND EXPERTS WRONG AGAIN. AS I WROTE YESTERDAY THE D-BACKS WOULD 100% WIN GAME 7. TEXTING BACK AND FORTH WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS ALL GAME MY COMMON REPEAT TEXT WAS " THE PHILLIES SWING AT OUT OF THE ZONE PITCHES AND THE D-BACKS DON'T ", IT WAS ABSOLUTELY FRUSTRATING TO SEE THIS BY EVERY PLAYER ON THE PHILLIES TEAM. AGAIN , PHILADELPHIA GETS OUR HEARTS RIPPED OUT AGAIN LIKE A DAMN INDIANA JONES MOVIE.

 MORE CRUSHING NEWS - THE RENTAL WAS INSPECTED AND IT HAD 30 THINGS WRONG.....ALL IN THE BASEMENT. THE IS DEVASTATING NEWS TO WHERE WE ARE NOW THINKING SEVERAL THINGS.........SPEND MORE MONEY AND GET THE MASSIVE LIST FIXED OR RENT IT AGAIN AND SELL OUR OCEANFRONT CONDO WE LOVE. WE HAVE ACCUMULATED SIGNIFICANT DEBT DURING THIS 3 MONTH REMODEL.

 MORE THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT IS PEOPLE STARTING DRAMA. IN 26 YEARS I NEVER EXPERIENCED THIS. IT IS INFURIATING.

 AFTER 3 THINGS OF CRUSHING NEWS I DECIDED TO WALK THE BEACH WITH THE PUP AND HEAD TO THE DOG PARK. I MET SOME NICE PEOPLE AND SOME OTHER DOGS THAT WERE REALLY COOL. ONE TINY DOG JUMPED ON THE BENCH WITH ME AN DI PET HER THE ENTIRE TIME. ANOTHER DOG SPUN ITS BUTT AGAINST ME AND I PET HER TOO.

  MADE SOME CHICKEN TERIYAKI FOR DINNER. I ALSO MADE SOME OTHER CHICKEN IN A SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE. I OPEN A BOX OF CHICKEN THINKING IT WAS FULL........5 SMALL PIECES LEFT. I MADE IT MY APPETIZER.

 WALKED THE PUP TO THE BEACH AT LEAST 5 TIMES. THE BEACHES ARE WIDE AND WEATHER IS PICTURE PERFECT.

 WATCHED A MOVIE WITH JENNIFER LAWRENCE WHO IS A PIECE OF ASS. IT WAS CALLED NO HARD FEELINGS. IT WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD. HER NUDE FIGHT SCENE ON A BEACH WENT VIRAL.

 FELT BAD ABOUT THE PHILLIES GAME ALL DAY AND NIGHT. I HAD TROUBLE SYNCING WITH THE GAME VIA OUR RADIO ANNOUNCERS. 94.1 WIP FINALLY GOT IT RIGHT AROUND THE 5TH INNING. A CRUSHING LOSS.

 FINISHED WATCHING 17 MINUTES OF AN EPISODE OF LOKI. IT WAS GOOD.

  PLAYED SOME POKER , WATCHED SOME PHILLIES POST GAME , AND BARELY HAD ANY NIGHTCAPS. IT WAS SUCH A CRAPPY DAY COUPLED WITH A PHILLIES CRUSHING LOSS I FELT LIKE NOT DRINKING.

 OFF TO BED AND HAD A DREAM I WAS ON A TROPICAL ISLAND BEACH WITH MY DOG. SHE WENT INTO THE OCEAN AND DROPPED STRAIGHT OFF A " SHELF ". SHE STARTING DESCENDING DOWNWARD. I WAS PANICKED AS I PUT MY HEAD UNDERWATER TO LOOK FOR HER. THERE WAS A PERSON RIGHT THERE WHO TRIED TO GRAB HER.......dream ends.

  WEDNESDAY      10 - 25 - 23

 IT IS PROBABLY A CATFISH BUT I THINK I WAS CHATTING WITH A MAJOR CELEBRITY..........LAST STORY.

  SLEPT DECENT AND STARTED MY MORNING BLOGGING , POSTING FOR BANDS , AND STILL CAN'T BELIEVE OUR PHILLIES LOST IN 7 GAMES.

 BY 11:45AM AND I FINISH MY COMPUTER WORK. THE PUP AND I WALK THE BEACH TO THE DOG PARK.  WE STAYED ALMOST 2 HOURS. THERE WERE AT LEAST 10 DOGS AND OWNERS THAT CAME THROUGH WHICH ALWAYS MAKES IT FUN. THE DOG PARK WAS GROOMED AND NEW SAND MOUNDS WERE FORMED FOR THEM TO PLAY ON. ALSO , ONE GIRL IN HER LATE 20'S WAS ABSOLUTELY STUNNINGLY NEXT DOOR-LIKE BEAUTIFUL. SHE WAS THROWING A BALL FOR HER DOG AND IT WAS NOT GIRLY THROWS. SHE WAS REALLY CHUCKING THE BALL. I WANTED TO SAY SOMETHING TO HER LIKE , " SO , DID YOU PLAY SHORTSTOP OR LEFT FIELD ? ".....BUT I NEVER DID. I WAS TOO AFRAID SHE RESPOND , " ARE YOU TALKING TO ME..............FATTY ? ISN'T THERE A DAIRY QUEEN OPEN SOMEWHERE ? "

 THE WALK BACK WAS BEAUTIFUL. IT MUST OF BEEN LOW TIDE BECAUSE THE BEACHES WERE WIDE.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN FOR ABOUT AN HOUR.

 TALK TO 2 FRIENDS OF MINE WHO ARE AN ELECTRICIAN AND PLUMBER. I TOLD THEM ABOUT OUR HORRIBLE INSPECTION AT THE RENTAL. I AM SO NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK HOME AND WORKING THERE AGAIN.

 BY 4:45PM I HEAD TO NINO'S FAMILY RESTAURANT. I DID NOT MIND SITTING BY MYSELF. THE FOOD AND SERVICE WAS VERY GOOD.  IT IS BYOB SO I BROUGHT SOME WINE. MY MEAL WAS ITALIAN BREAD , WATER WITH LEMON , DIPPING MARINARA SAUCE , A CUP OF PASTA E FAGIOLI ( OR AS THE ITALIANS SAY " PASTA FAZOOL " , AND A LARGE PORTION COMBO DINNER OF CHICKEN PARM AND RICOTTA RAVIOLI. TOTAL COST $19.

 STOP AT HOME DEPOT TO PICK UP SOME DOOR HOOKS. OF COURSE MY DEPOT CARD WAS NOT WORKING RIGHT AND I NEED ASSISTANCE. THE WORKER WAS VERY COOL AND SAID , " THESE MACHINES ARE TEMPERAMENTAL. "

 BACK HOME I GET A BEACH CHAIR AND THE PUP AND I CHILL ON THE SAND. OF COURSE SHE DIGS AND JUMPS ON ME LIKE A NUT JOB. I ENJOYED EVERY SECOND.

 AFTER ABOUT 40 MINUTES WE RETURN TO OUR CONDO AND SETTLE IN.

 I WATCH 3 EPISODES OF LIFE ON OUR PLANET DIRECTED BY STEVEN SPIELBERG AND NARRATED BY MORGAN FREEMAN. IT IS EXCELLENT. IT TAKES VIEWERS BACK BILLIONS OF YEARS AND THE BEGINNING DAWN OF TIME. SOME OF THE INFORMATION IS INCREDIBLE LIKE THERE WERE 4 MAJOR CATASTROPHES THAT BASICALLY SHUT DOWN ALL LIFE MAKING 99% OF LIVING THINGS EXTINCT. PUT IT THIS WAY , ONLY 1% SURVIVES OUT OF ALL ANIMALS , INSTINCTS , AND PLANTS. ANOTHER FACT FOR EVERY PERSON ON EARTH THERE IS LIKE 10 BILLION INSECTS. OH , IF YOU ARE RELIGIOUS LIKE GOD CREATED MAN AND EARTH 50,000 YEARS AGO.......YOU MIGHT NOT WANT TO WATCH THIS DOCU-SERIES.

  I ENTER AN INTERNET POKER TOURNAMENT WITH A LITTLE OVER 100 PLAYERS. IN NEW JERSEY YOU CAN PLAY FOR REAL MONEY. THE ENTRY WAS A DOLLAR. THE TOP 25 CASH. I CAME IN 23RD AND CASHED FOR $1.90.....NICE.

  WHEELS ARRIVES SAFELY AT PHILADELPHIA AIRPORT AND OUR ELDEST PICKS HERE UP,

 A NEIGHBOR / FRIEND STOPS OVER FOR A NIGHTCAP. WE TALK ABOUT HOME REMODELING AND INSPECTORS.

 I FINISHED WATCHING THE 3RD EPISODE OF LIFE ON OUR PLANET THAT I PAUSED WHEN OUR FRIEND CAME OVER.

 THE FINAL STORY :

 I JUST WATCHED THE MOVIE NO HARD FEELINGS WITH JENNIFER LAWRENCE. I GOOGLE THE MOVIE AND FOUND OUT IT WAS LOOSELY BASED ON A TRUE STORY ABOUT A COUPLE WHO POSTED A CRAIGSLIST AD. I ALSO MAY HAVE GOOGLED " NUDE BEACH FIGHT SCENE " TOO. ANYWAY , IT LED ME TO READ ABOUT HOW SHE DIRECTED THE MOVIE WITH DIRECTOR GENE STUPNITSKY. THEY BOTH HAVE SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES. MANY CELEBRATES YOU CAN NOT " MESSAGE " THEM DIRECTLY BECAUSE THEY ELIMINATE THAT CHOICE ON THEIR PAGES. BUT........JENNIFER LAWRENCE DOES HAVE A PAGE YOU CAN MESSAGE HER.

   SO I MESSAGE HER - I TELL HER I LIKED THE MOVIE AND ALSO FOUND IT INTERESTING THEY GOT THE IDEA FROM A CRAIGSLIST AD. I ALSO MENTION ABOUT MY STORY IN BERMUDA. TO MY SURPRISE SHE ANSWERS ME.

 MY NEXT QUESTION WAS , " IS THIS REALLY JENNIFER OR SOMEONE WHO MANAGES HER FAN PAGE ? " SHE RESPONDS , " THIS IS ME. THIS IS THE ONLY ACCOUNT I REPLY TO FANS. " I REPLY , " IF THAT IS TRUE , THAN THAT IS PRETTY DAMN COOL OF YOU. " I MENTION IF SHE LIKE TO READ ONE PAGE OF MY BERMUDA STORY. SHE REPLIES ," ALRIGHT." I SEND HER DAY 1 OF OUR BERMUDA TRIP.

 LATER SHE CHANGES OUR CONVERSATION TITLE TO " BUSINESS CHAT "  I HAVE NEVER SEEN THAT BEFORE.  IT IS NEARLY 12:30AM AND SHE WRITES BACK , " WHERE ARE YOU FROM AND WHEN ARE YOU AVAILABLE TO CHAT ? " I REPLY , " PHILADELPHIA AND BEFORE 10PM IS THE BEST TIME TO CHAT. " I GO TO BED THINKING JENNIFER LAWRENCE SO WANTS ME.

 OK , I AM JOKING AND MOST LIKELY THIS IS SOME GEEKY NERDY GUY WHO STARTED A JENNIFER LAWRENCE FAN PAGE AND PRETENDS TO BE HER. BUT......WHAT IF IT ISN'T ? IF I DON'T GET ANYMORE REPLIES THAN I KNOW IT WAS FAKE. BUT , AT LEAST IT WAS FUN DREAMING FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS.

   THURSDAY      10 - 26 - 23

 WENT TO BED AT 11PM , GOT UP AT 1:30AM..........ANNNNNNND WAITING TO GET TIRED AGAIN SO I CAN GO BACK TO SLEEP. ( FRIDAY MORNING )

 START MY DAY WALKING THE PUP ON THE BEACH AT SUN RISE. I TOOK SOME PICTURES AND POSTED SOME ON THE LOCAL FACEBOOK PAGE. IN UNDER 30 MINUTES IT HAD OVER 250 LIKES AND SEVERAL NICE COMMENTS.

 BOTH MY PARENTS HAVE COVID. MAN , THIS WILL NEVER GO AWAY.

 DO SOME MINOR PROJECTS AND BEGIN LOADING AND CLEANING. IT IS PICTURE PERFECT HERE AND I SAY TO MYSELF , " WHY AM I LEAVING ? "

 I TAKE THE BACK WAY HOME AGAIN AND I AM LIKING IT MORE AND MORE. IT IS JUST VERY LESS STRESSFUL THAN TAKING A/C AND GARDEN STATE EXPRESSWAYS AND I95.

 AT HOME I UNLOAD AND WITHIN 10 MINUTES I HAVE TO GO TO THE NAIL TO MEET FOR A BEER DELIVERY. I NOTICE MY WALK-IN FRIDGE LIGHT BULB IS OUT. I TRY CHANGING IT 3 TIMES BUT IT WON'T GO ON. I REALIZE NO POWER IS GOING TO THE SWITCH......JUST FUCKING GREAT.

 STOP AT LIQUOR STORE TO PICK UP AN ORDER FROM A NEW EMPLOYEE. SOMETHING THAT TAKES 5 MINUTES TOOK 25 MINUTES.

 YEAH , THAT IS SO NOT JENNIFER LAWRENCE I AM MESSAGING WITH. AMAZING HOW A MIND CAN RUN WITH IT THOUGH. " SHE " DID ANSWER AGAIN THIS MORNING WITH " INTERESTING ".

 AT HOME I CHILL WITH THE PUP. I TRY TO NAP BUT IT IS NOT HAPPENING.

 RETURN TO THE NAIL AND BAND MEMBERS ARE 30 MINUTES EARLY. I NOW NOTICE MY FREEZER IS NOT ON.....WHICH HAPPENS TO FEED THE WALK-IN FRIDGE LIGHT BULB WHICH I NOTICED WAS OUT EARLIER IN THE DAY.

 I BEGIN TURNING BREAKERS OFF.....TWICE. I HATE DOING THIS BECAUSE EVERYTHING TAKES SO LONG TO RE-BOOT ESPECIALLY THE JUKEBOX. THE FREEZER OUTLET IS STILL DEAD SO I BYPASS IT AND RUN AN EXTENSION CORD TO POWER THE FREEZER. THE WALK-IN FRIDGE I TELL BARTENDERS TO USE A FLASHLIGHT THAT I LEFT IN THERE.

 TAP A NEW CAPE MAY PALE ALE KEG. I MACGYVER A BEER TAP HANDLE. I AM A FAN OF THIS BEER. OH , I REVERSED IT WITH TROEGS PERPETUAL FOR THE FIRST 30 MINUTES AND THAN I NOTICED IT. YEP......FUN NIGHT SO FAR.

 STOCK THE LIQUOR ORDER.....AND THAN WE GET SLAMMED WITH PEOPLE AND FOOD ORDERS. I CALL IN A 2ND BARTENDER.

  I ROLL HOME AND CHILL WITH WHEELS AND THE PUP. WE WATCH THE 76ERS LOSE AND AN EPISODE OF THE BIG BANG THEORY. AGAIN , THIS SHOW IS CONSISTENTLY VERY GOOD AND ENTERTAINING.

 FLYERS WIN.

 STILL THINKING HOW IN THE HELL DID THE PHILLIES LOSE ? UP 2 GAMES TO 0 , THAN UP 3 GAMES TO 2 , AND LOSING THE LAST 2 GAMES AT HOME ???  DURING THE PLAY-OFFS WE WERE 6 - 0 AT HOME AND TO DROP BOTH ??? OH MY GOD.

 OFF TO BED..........( READ FIRST LINE OF TODAY'S THREAD). IT IS NOW 4:30AM AND I WILL TRY TO GO BACK TO BED AFTER TAKING SEVERAL DROPS OF HEMP LIQUID. AT LEAST I THINK IT WAS HEMP LIQUID.

  FRIDAY    10 - 27 - 23

 AND SO.....BACK TO THE RENTAL. OH MY GOD.

 I START THE BALL ROLLING ON INSPECTOR'S LIST........ASBESTOS , TERMITE , ELECTRICAL , AND PLUMBING. THE GOOD THING ALL ARE MUCH MORE MINOR THAN I THOUGHT BUT NOT IN COST. I MADE PHONES CALLS , TOOK PICTURES , CONTACTED TECHS , AND MET WITH OUR REALTOR AGAIN.

 TAKE MY UTILITY TRAILER TO THE NAIL FOR ONE FINAL DUMP. THIS TRAILER AND DUMPSTER WERE HUGE IN THE REMODELING OF THE RENTAL.

 I MEET BEER DELIVERY GUYS AGAIN FOR THEY MISSED SOME ITEMS. THEY DELIVERED THEM TODAY.

 BACK HOME I DISCONNECT TRAILER AND PUT EVERYTHING AWAY. I SIT OUTSIDE WITH THE DOGS BY THE FIRE PIT UNTIL IT STARTS TO LIGHTLY RAIN. I SAT IN THE RAIN FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. YES , I WAS ALREADY THAT TIRED.

 HELP WHEELS LOAD UP AND SHE DRIVES EAST. I SHOWER BUT DON'T HAVE DINNER.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO MEET OUR SUPER SOUND TECH. OUR MONITORS WERE NOT WORKING FOR 2 NIGHTS. HE LOOKS AT OUR MIXING BOARD FOR ABOUT 8 SECONDS , TURNS ON AN AMPLIFIER , AND THEY WORK. MY GOD I FEEL STUPID.

 PEOPLE WEARING COSTUMES STARTED ARRIVING AND ENTERTAINING THE NAIL. IT WAS SO FUN TO SEE. WE HAD A REALLY GOOD CROWD. IT WAS A FREE SHOW AND OUR SUPER SOUND TECH DID ALL THE SOUND WORK FOR THE BANDS SO.......I ROLLED OUT ONLY BECAUSE I WAS EXHAUSTED.

 IT JUST SEEMS I ALWAYS HAVE 10 THINGS TO DO AND CAN NEVER CATCH UP.

 IT WAS NICE TO JUST RELAX AT A DECENT HOUR.......10:30PM.  I WATCHED TWO MORE EPISODES OF LIFE ON OUR PLANET DIRECTED BY STEVEN SPIELBERG AND NARRATED BY MORGAN FREEMAN. IT IS ABSOLUTELY MIND OPENING.

 I WANTED TO DO A FIRE PIT BUT COULDN'T FORCE MYSELF TO GET OUTSIDE AND GOING. I WAS HOME SO MUCH EARLIER THAN NORMAL ON A FRIDAY NIGHT. ANYWAY , IT WAS SO MUCH EASIER TO JUST CHILL WITH A NIGHTCAP AND WATCH A DOCUMENTARY.

 OFF TO BED AROUND 11PM. I MUST HAVE WOKE UP 10 TIMES , GOT OUT OF BED 4 TIMES TO PEE , AND TWO TIMES TO CHECK THE HOUSE AND OUTSIDE.  IT IS 5:30AM AND I JUST SAID TO MYSELF , " FUCK IT. I'LL START MY MORNING. "

 OH , I HAVE A DOUBLE SATURDAY SHOW AT 3PM AND 8PM AND ALL MY DOORMEN ARE UNAVAILABLE AND I HAVE TO DRIVE BARTENDERS BACK TO SOUTH PHILLY AROUND 1AM.  YEP....THIS WILL BE A LONG ONE.

  SATURDAY     10 - 28 - 23

 AND HERE IS A 23 HOUR DAY.

  AGAIN , I JUST COULDN'T SLEEP SO I WAS UP AT 4AM. I DECIDED TO START MY MORNING.

 BY 5:45AM I AM DONE WITH COMPUTER WORK , EMAILS , AND CONTACTING BANDS.

 AROUND 6:15AM AND IN THE DARK , I HEAD TO THE NAIL. I USUALLY DON'T GO TO THE NAIL IN THE DARK BECAUSE  OF THE GHOST. I FEEL IT IS HIS TIME THERE.

 I ARRIVE AND BEGIN PREPPING AND MAKING A FOOD LIST.

 I HEAD TO RESTAURANT DEPOT AT 7AM. I MAKE GOOD TIME GATHERING THINGS I NEED AND FIND A DOLLAR BILL ON THE GROUND........NICE. I GET IN THE VERY LONG LINE AND GET A YOUNG GUY AT THE REGISTER. HE KEEPS GIVING ME THE " I GOT YOU " EYEBALL LIKE 5 TIMES. I AM THINKING , " WHY THE FUCK IS THIS GUY EYEBALLING ME ? " I PAY AND THAN I MUST HAVE MY ITEMS CHECKED AGAIN BEFORE EXITING. THE YOUNG GUY MISSED ON PURPOSE $106 WORTH OF ITEMS. THE MANAGER CAUGHT THIS , APOLOGIZED , AND I HAD TO WRITE ANOTHER CHECK FOR $106. ALL THAT TIME WASTED.

 RETURN TO THE NAIL TO UNLOAD AND DO OTHER STUFF. THERE IS 20 BOXES TO BE BROKEN DOWN AND A TON OF FOOD TO BE STOCKED IN THE FRIDGE AND FREEZER.

 RETURN HOME TO UNLOAD AND DO OTHER STUFF.

 I AM HOME ONLY 30 MINUTES AND MUST RETURN TO THE NAIL FOR A DAY SHOW WITH A 2PM START.

 A VERY GOOD CROWD AND BOTH BARTENDERS START RUNNING. THE SHOW  MOVES NICELY AND ALOT OF OLD FRIENDS AND BANDS STOP BY. IT IS A VERY GOOD DAY SHOW.

 THE BANDS AND FANS LEAVE BY 6:15PM. I NOW HAVE 4 BARTENDERS AND WE ALL CLEAN. THE NIGHT BANDS ARRIVE AT 6:30PM.

 THIS HALLOWEEN SHOW WAS FUN AND ANOTHER GOOD CROWD COMES THROUGH. THE BANDS GAVE OUT COSTUME PRIZES AND CANDY.

 ONE GIRL SAID THE BATHROOM WAS THE CLEANEST SHE EVER SAW. SHE HAD TO BE FEELING GOOD.

 ONE YOUNG GUY HUGGED ME 5 TIMES AND ASKED MY NAME 5 TIMES. I TOLD HIS GIRLFRIEND TO GET HER CAR AND ESCORTED HIM OUT. HE WAS FEELING GOOD.

 ALL DAY AND NIGHT BANDS AND FANS THANKED ME SO MANY TIMES FOR HOSTING SHOWS.

 BY 12 MIDNIGHT WE ARE DONE. BUT , I HAVE SOMETHING I LIKE TO DO........PICK UP MY YOUNGEST AT HER NEW BARTENDING JOB AT THE CAULDRON. THE PROBLEM WAS , SHE DOESN'T GET OFF UNTIL 2AM. I HAVE 2 BARTENDERS WHO NEED A RIDE BACK TO SOUTH PHILLY AND THEY LIKE TO SEE HER TOO.

 WE GO BACK TO MY HOUSE AND MAKE A FIRE PIT ALONG WITH NIGHTCAPS WITH PRETZELS AND CHEESE. IT WAS FUN AND RELAXING.

 AROUND 1:15AM WE HEAD TO CENTER CITY. OH.........MY..........GOD.

 IT IS 2AM AND LET ME TELL YOU THE STREETS ARE ABSOLUTELY JAMMED PACKED WITH PEOPLE IN COSTUMES. IT IS UNBELIEVABLE THE BUSTLING OF 100'S OF PEOPLE. I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT....SO I HAD TO PLAY A LITTLE.

 - ASK ONE BARTENDER TO STAND UP THROUGH THE MOON ROOF OF THE CAR TO LOOK FOR MY YOUNGEST. SHE SAYS NO BUT I GET HER TO PEEK HER HEAD OUT ALITTLE. MY YOUNGEST IS ON THE PHONE AND SAYS , " I HEARD " J " SIGH WHEN YOU ASKED HER TO STAND THROUGH THE MOON ROOF. THEY ALL LAUGH.

 - I PARK IN A LOT NEXT DOOR TO THE BAR. I GO INTO A HANDICAP SPOT. THE PARKING ATTENDANT COMES OVER AND I ROLL DOWN THE WINDOW AND SAY , " I HAVE A HANDICAP PERSON WITH ME CAN I PARK HERE ? ". HE REPLIES HE WILL ALLOW IT BUT IT WILL COST $27. I WAS ONLY THERE TO TRY TO BUY TIME SO I BACKED THE CAR OUT WHEN HE WENT TO HIS BOOTH TO GET OUR TICKET. OF COURSE MY 2 BARTENDERS GIGGLE AND ROLL THEIR EYES.

 - I ASK 2 BARTENDERS TO KNOCK ON THE DOOR OF THE BAR. THEY COME BACK AND SAY THE DOOR IS LOCKED AND THEY ARE CLOSED.

 - A GUY WITH A LARGE PIZZA BOX WALKS RIGHT BY MY CAR. I ROLL DOWN THE WINDOW AND SAY , " IS THIS OUR PIZZA DELIVERY ? " HE REPLIES DRUNKENLY , " I PAID $10 A SLICE. CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT ? " I SAID HE CAN KEEP THE PIZZA.

 - SO MANY PEOPLE SO I ASK MY BARTENDER , " THE GUY IN ALL GLITTER WITH JUST A BIKINI , IS THAT SOMEONE YOU WOULD DATE AND TAKE HOME TO MOM ? " SHE GIGGLES.

 - AGAIN , SO MANY PEOPLE SO I ASK MY BARTENDER , " THE COWBOY GUY JUST WEARING CHAPS , IS THAT SOMEONE YOU WOULD DATE AND TAKE HOME TO MOM ? " SHE GIGGLES , AND REPLIES , " I THINK I NEED TO BE WITH SOMEONE MORE MY SPEED. " WE ALL LAUGH.

 - I GET OUT AND GO TO A STREET WINDOW OF THE BAR. FROM THE INSIDE THEY CAN ONLY SEE MY HEAD AND SHOULDERS. I BEGIN REPEATEDLY RAPPING ON THE WINDOW LIKE SHELDON ON A DOOR IN BIG BANG THEORY. THE MANAGER ANSWERS BY CRACKING OPEN THE BI-FOLD WINDOW AND I SAY , " CAN I JUST SAY HELLO TO MY DAUGHTER ? " SHE SPINS AND YELLS TO HER AND I WAVE LIKE A MENTAL PATIENT. MY YOUNGEST JUST ROLL HER EYES.

 OUR YOUNGEST COMES OUT WITH HER FRIEND PEEKING OUT THE MOONROOF WINDOW. SHE LAUGHS. WE LOAD HER BIKE IN AND THE TRUNK DOESN'T CLOSE BECAUSE IT IS STICKING OUT. TWO FRIENDS HOLD THE BIKE TIRE AS WE DRIVE.

 I DRIVE THE ONE BARTENDER HOME AND THAN ANOTHER BARTENDER AND MY YOUNGEST. IT IS ABOUT 2:30AM.

 MY YOUNGEST TALKS TO ME THE WHOLE WAY HOME.

 AT 3AM I ENTER THE HOUSE AND GO RIGHT TO BED. THAT IS MY 23 HOUR DAY.

 R.I.P. MATHEW PERRY. INCREDIBLY SAD.

  SUNDAY     10 - 29 - 23

 GOT THE REPORT FROM THE INSPECTOR OF OUR RENTAL HOUSE. MY QUESTION - HOW THE HELL DOES ANYONE SELL A HOME NOW A DAYS ?.......HOLY SHIT.

 THE DAY STARTS WITH ME FINALLY GETTING OUT OF BED AROUND 10AM. THIS SOUNDS VERY LATE TO START MY DAY RIGHT ?.........YEAH , MIGHT WANT TO READ YESTERDAY'S THREAD.

  VERY SURPRISED OF THE RAIN TODAY. I THOUGHT IT WAS SUPPOSE TO BE NICE.

 ELDEST AND I CLEAN OUT 4 HAMSTER CAGES. I PLACE THEM OUTSIDE AND HOSED THEM DOWN.

 BREAKFAST AT MINELLA'S WITH MY ELDEST. I AM JUST AMAZED THAT THIS PLACE IS CONSISTENTLY PACKED. I MEAN THERE IS A LINE TO GET IN AND A LINE TO PAY AT THE REGISTER. FOOD AND PRICING IS OKAY TO GOOD BUT NOT TO SUPPORT HUGE FOLLOWINGS EVERY TIME WE GO THERE.

 BACK HOME I CHILL AND WATCH OUR EAGLES. WAS THIS THE SAME TEAM THAT SHUT DOWN THE #1 OFFENSE LAST WEEK ? WASHINGTON ALWAYS PLAYS THE EAGLES TOUGH BUT WE ESCAPE WITH A ROAD WIN. THE DEFENSE WAS BEING BEAT ALL DAY EXCEPT FOR THE END WHICH I GUESS THAT'S WHEN IT COUNTS. A GOOD 38 - 31 WIN WITH THE OFFENSE PLAYING PRETTY WELL EXCEPT FOR 2 TURNOVERS ON THE GOAL LINE AND ONLY RUNNING THE BALL 4 TIMES IN THE FIRST HALF. I DON'T THINK THESE COACHES AND PLAYERS ARE AS SMART AS WE THINK.

 MORE EAGLES - IT IS 3RD AND 2 ON THE 8 YARD LINE. WASHINGTON HAS NO TIMEOUTS AND THERE IS 1:53 LEFT ON THE GAME CLOCK. OUR RUNNING BACK SWIFT RUNS GLEEFULLY INTO THE END ZONE TO SCORE A TOUCHDOWN TO GO UP 14 POINTS. WASHINGTON GETS THE BALL BACK AND SCORES A TOUCHDOWN AND ATTEMPTS AN ONSIDES KICK. ALL OF THIS COULD OF BEEN COMPLETELY AVOIDED " IF " SWIFT STOPPED SHORT OF THE END ZONE AND THE OFFENSE COULD OF JUST RUN THE CLOCK OUT BY KNEELING DOWN WITH NO MORE SCORING , ONSIDE KICKS , OR EVEN POSSIBLY INJURIES. TWO WEEKS AGO WHEN HURTS THREW A HUGE GAME CHANGING INTERCEPTION AGAINST THE JETS THE COACH SAID POST GAME , " IF WE GET THAT FIRST DOWN THE GAME IS OVER. "  NOW , WHAT WERE THEY THINKING WITH SWIFT ON THE 8 YARD LINE TODAY ? AGAIN - I DON'T THINK THESE COACHES AND PLAYERS ARE AS SMART AS WE THINK. HOW DOES REGULAR FANS KNOW THIS AND NOT THE PLAYERS AND COACHES ? BUT , A WIN ON THE ROAD IN THE DIVISION IS ALWAYS A GOOD THING.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR A 5 ACT HIP HOP SHOW. IT WAS ACTUALLY A PRETTY GOOD SHOW WITH A DECENT TURNOUT FOR A SUNDAY NIGHT.

 WHEELS HAD A VERY NICE WEEKEND OF HANGING WITH FRIENDS , FISHING ON A BOAT , AND GOING OUT TO DINNER WITH A FAMILY.

 I HANG A LITTLE BIT AFTER THE SHOW WITH MY ELDEST AND SOME REGULARS.

 BACK HOME WITH A NIGHT CAP AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE NEW FRASIER. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 I ALSO WATCH ANOTHER EPISODE OF LIFE ON EARTH. AGAIN , JUST AMAZING FACTS THEY TALK ABOUT.

 OFF TO BED AROUND MIDNIGHT AND AGAIN I AM UP AT 4:30AM. I START MY DAY AT 5AM......UGH.

  MONDAY    10 - 30 - 23

 WELP , BACK TO THE RENTAL. THE INSPECTOR'S OMEGA LIST IS SO FUCKING OVERBOARD IT IS LAUGHABLE AND INFURIATING. TODAY , I SCHEDULED STANDARD THINGS TO BE ATTENDED TO LIKE ASBESTOS , ELECTRICIAN , AND TERMITE TREATMENTS. I ALSO EPOXIED A SEWER LINE , INSTALLED A JUNCTION PLATE , AND ADDRESSED AN ODOR IN A BATHROOM VANITY.

 OFF TO HOME DEPOT TO SPEND MORE MONEY.

 TO THE NAIL TO TRY TO FIX AN OUTLET AND LIGHT SWITCH THAT WENT CAPUT.  I CALLED IN A FRIEND AND WE COULD NOT FIND THE PROBLEM. WE CHECKED BREAKERS AND THE OUTLET. I DECIDE TO POWER THE OUTLET FROM ANOTHER OUTLET THAT IS VERY CLOSE. MY FRIEND WILL TAKE A RIDE TO HIS HOUSE TO PICK UP 12-2 WIRE AND OTHER LITTLE PARTS NEEDED. AFTER HE LEFT FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES I CALLED HIM AND SAID , " TURN AROUND , THE OUTLET CAME ON. " HE REPLIES AND GIGGLES , " WELL , THAT'S NOT GOOD. " THE SILVER LINING IS WE CAN NOW FIND THE BREAKER EASILY. THE BAD NEWS , " TWO DOUBLE 20 AMP BREAKERS ARE NOW NEEDED TO BE REPLACED......OF COURSE THEY DO.

 I MACGYVER A BEER BOX LID THAT THE BARTENDERS ALWAYS SIT ON AND BREAK. I ALSO CHANGED THE MARQUEE AND TAKE APART A VACUUM THAT I WILL NOW THROW OUT. I HAVE TOOLS AND CRAP ALL OVER THE NAIL. BY 7PM IT WAS TIME TO HEAD HOME. I WILL ADDRESS IT TOMORROW........AGAIN.

 TALK TO WHEELS FOR THE RIDE HOME TO CATCH UP AND TELL HER THE SHITTY SHIT SHIT THAT IS GOING ON WITH THE NAIL AND OUR RENTAL..........BLOW.

 I MAKE A BURGER AND HOT DOG ALONG WITH A BUD CAN OF BEER. I WATCH SOME FLYERS ( THEY LOSE AND BLOW ) AND NFL FOOTBALL.

 I WATCH AN EPISODE OF LIFE ON OUR PLANET AGAIN. THE EARTH IS 4 BILLION YEARS OLD. MAN THE STUFF THEY SAY IS SO DIFFERENT FROM WHAT US CATHOLICS BELIEVE. IT IS LITERALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO THINK THESE TWO FACTS FOR RELIGION CAN MEET IN THE MIDDLE SOMEWHERE.

 OFF TO BED AROUND 12:15AM. I CAN'T F'N SLEEP. IT IS NOW 2AM AND I WILL TRY AGAIN.

  TUESDAY     10 - 31 - 23

 I ACTUALLY FORGOT IT WAS HALLOWEEN NIGHT. I FEEL BAD TURNING ALL OUR LIGHTS OFF BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE.

 STILL SLEEPING ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE DUE TO INSPECTOR REPORT AND NAIL ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS.

 I WENT TO BED TONIGHT AROUND 11PM. TOSSED AND TURNED FOR 2 HOURS. I AM UP NOW LISTENING TO AND TWEETING JODY MACK OF W.I.P.

 MY DAY :

 HEAD TO RENTAL. YEP , I AM BACK WORKING THERE. I UNLOCK DOORS FOR ASBESTOS TECH TO WORK. HE FINISHES BY 11AM.  I CHECK LIGHTS UNDER THE DECK THAT THE INSPECTOR SAID WERE NOT WORKING. THEY WENT RIGHT ON. HE ALSO REPORTED HE COULD NOT FIGURE OUT HOW TO TURN THEM ON. THE SWITCHES ARE ABOUT 8 INCHES ( ABOUT THE LENGTH OF MY COCK ) FROM THE BACK DOOR INSIDE.

 CHECK THIS STORY OUT : ( I BELIEVE IN SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESSES BUT JESUS CHRIST )

 - I CALL FIRST TO RITTENHOUSE ELECTRIC. I ASK FOR 2 DOUBLE 20 AMP BREAKERS. THE SALES PERSON TELLS ME THEY COST $18 EACH.

 - I ARRIVE AT RITTENHOUSE ELECTRIC AND THE COUNTER PERSON SAYS , " THESE ARE NOT $18 ". THE SALES PERSON IN THE OFFICE THAT TOOK MY PHONE CALL OVERHEARS AND AGREES. I TOLD THEM I JUST CALLED.

 - THEY CHARGE ME $50 EACH FOR A TOTAL OF $102. I AM NOT HAPPY SO I TEXT MY ELECTRICIAN FRIEND. HE TELLS ME THEY SHOULD NOT BE MORE THAN $20.

 - I DRIVE TO LOWES AND THE SAME EXACT BRAND AND MODEL ARE $17 EACH. I BUY THEM.

 - I RETURN TO RITTENHOUSE ELECTRIC AND GET MY MONEY BACK. THEY SAID NOTHING AND EITHER DID I EXCEPT , " I WAS JUST HERE 15 MINUTES AGO AND I LIKE TO RETURN THESE. " I WAS SO HOPING THEY ASK WHY......THEY NEVER DID.

 - TO MARK PRICES UP THAT MUCH IS DOWN RIGHT SHAMEFUL. I KNEW THEY BE MORE EXPENSIVE BUT THAT IS OUT OF LINE.

 OFF TO THE NAIL AND I MAINLY CONCENTRATE ON REPLACING ALL BACK BAR LIGHTS WHILE MY FRIEND INSTALLS 2 NEW BREAKERS. EVERYTHING WORKS NOW. OH , THE HALOGEN BAR LIGHTS I DID NOT LIKE BECAUSE THEY IMMEDIATELY GOT SUPER HOT AND BULBS BURNT OUT EVERY MONTH AT A COST OF $8 EACH. I ALSO FOUND ONE VERY DAMAGED ONE SO I WAS GLAD I REPLACED THEM ALL. THE L.E.D. LIGHTS WILL LAST OVER 1,000 YEARS.

 ABOUT 3 HOURS LATER I HEAD HOME AROUND 3PM.

 SETTLE IN TO DO BAND EMAILS. I ALSO BROUGHT OUT TRASH CANS ( TUESDAY TRASH DAY ) AND DID THE DISHES.......WELL , LOADED THE DISHWASHER.

 TALK TO WHEELS A BIT.

 WATCH THE 8TH AND FINALE EPISODE OF LIFE ON OUR PLANET WITH SPIELBERG DIRECTING AND MORGAN FREEMAN NARRATING. MAN , EVOLUTION VS RELIGION. LET ME TELL YOU.....SCIENCE AND EVOLUTION WINS BY A FRICKIN' LANDSLIDE AND I GREW UP CATHOLIC. THE FACTS THEY BRING UP BY 1,000'S AND 1,000'S AND 1,000'S OF SCIENTISTS AND DATA IS COMPLETELY UNMATCHED COMPARED TO " WHISPER DOWN THE LANE " BIBLE. OH , OUR FUTURE IS SO SCREWED VIA WEATHER , GLOBAL WARMING , LACK OF FOOD , RISING TIDES , AND MORE. IT WAS DEPRESSING THOUGH FREEMAN SAID ( LOOSELY ) IN THE END , " WE ARE THE ONLY LIVING THINGS ON THE PLANET THAT CAN THINK AND SOLVE MAJOR PROBLEMS. SO WE HAVE A CHOICE AND A CHANCE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. " HIS VOICE IS SO COOL I BELIEVED HIM.

 I AM TALKING TO MY ELDEST AND THE PHONE RINGS. IT IS A TELEMARKETER :

 " HELLO , I AM WITH DISCOVER AND INTERESTED IN TELLING YOU....... " ( I STOP HIM )

 ME - " WHY ARE YOU CALLING ME ? "

 " SIR , I DON'T UNDERSTAND ".

 ME - " I HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR DISCOVER FOR THE LAST 15 YEARS. HOLD ON , I AM GOING TO CALL H.R. WHAT'S YOUR NAME ? "

 HE HANGS UP , MY ELDEST LAUGHS. SHE ALSO RECORDED IT.

 I WATCH THE FINALE OF SEASON 2 OF LOKI. IT WAS GOOD AND MAN YOU REALLY HAVE TO LET YOUR IMAGINATION GO TO BELIEVE THE PLOT.

 I HEAD TO BED AND CAN'T STOP THINKING ABOUT WORK NEEDING TO BE DONE. IT IS NOW 3AM.

    WEDNESDAY      11 - 1 - 23

 WELP , BACK TO THE RENTAL HOME TO BEGIN WORK AGAIN. THE LIST IS ABOUT 30 THINGS. I MET WITH 2 PEST CONTROL COMPANIES THAT SAID TERMITES WERE " INACTIVE "......UNLIKE WHAT THE INSPECTOR WROTE IN HIS REPORT. I ALSO MADE A LIST OF EVERYTHING NEEDED TO BE DONE AND STARTED LOADING TOOLS IN MY VAN FROM MY GARAGE. I CAN'T BELIEVE I AM FUCKING RE-DOING THIS ALL OVER.

 WHEN OUR ELDEST BRINGS HOME A " DATE " AND HIS NAME IS "JULIO" WELL I JUST HAD TO PLAY , SEND , AND MEME HER PAUL SIMON'S SONG " JUST ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOL YARD ".......OVER 20 TIMES. THE " DATE " DID ALL THE RIGHT THINGS IN TALKING TO US PLUS HE IS IN THE NAVY AND A NUCLEAR ENGINEER MANAGER OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

 WHEELS ARRIVES HOME LATE IN THE DAY AND I HELP HER UNLOAD. WE HAVE DINNER AND I MAKE HER LAUGH. THIS IS ALWAYS A GOOD THING. SHE MADE ME LAUGH A COUPLE OF TIMES TOO. I TOLD HER , " MAN , HAVE YOU COME TO THE DARK SIDE. YOU REALLY SHOULD STAY ON THE JEDI SIDE. "

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO VACUUM , LOAD MY 100 TOOLS , AND CLEAN UP.

 DOWN MY BASEMENT I BEGIN TAKING TOOLS AND SUPPLIES OUT AGAIN FOR THE RENTAL. I AM SO BUMMING ABOUT THIS.

 WATCHED FLYERS LOSE BUT DOMINATE THE GAME.....A LITTLE FRUSTRATING.

 WATCHED TEXAS WIN THE WORLD SERIES.......A LITTLE FRUSTRATING.

 WATCHED AN EPISODE OF THE BIG BANG THEORY. IT IS ALWAYS CONSISTENTLY VERY GOOD.

 SLEPT ON AND OFF. AGAIN , VERY BAD BUT NOT NEARLY AS CRUSHING AS THE LAST 3 NIGHTS. I JUST CAN NOT STOP THINKING ABOUT THE RENTAL AND THE NAIL WHEN TRYING TO SLEEP. THIS HOUSE WAS PERFECT AND WE THOUGHT IT SELL LIGHTNING FAST AND WE ARE PROUD OF IT......UNTIL THE INSPECTOR'S REPORT.

 FACETIMED WITH OUR YOUNGEST. IT IS ALWAYS NICE.

 OUR TENANT / BARTENDER IS MOVING OUT TODAY. SHE HAD A U-HAUL VAN AND BEGAN LOADING IT. I HAVE TO ADMIT I WILL MISS HER.......DOG. JK

 OFF TO BED , UP MANY TIMES , AND NOW MY DAMN SHOULDER IS STINGING IN PAIN FOR THE 4TH STRAIGHT NIGHT. WHY DOES IT ONLY HURT WHEN I GO TO BED ?

 THURSDAY     11 - 2 - 23

 I FEEL LIKE JOE PESCI'S CHARACTER IN THE MOVIE MY COUSIN VINNY. REMEMBER HE IS SITTING ON THE PORCH AND MARISA TOMEI HASSLES HIM ABOUT HER " BIOLOGICAL CLOCK " AND GETTING MARRIED....AND THAN STOMPS HER FOOT. PESCI RESPONDS WITH AN ARM'S LENGTH OF SHIT HE NEEDS TO TACKLE AND THAN STOMPS HIS FOOT. WELP.......THAT IS ME. I JUST CAN'T TAKE IT. I AM HEADING EAST OR NORTH FOR AT LEAST WEEK.

 AFTER WE CHANGED 2 BREAKERS IN OUR PANEL BOX I NOTICED THE L.E.D. DISPLAY LIGHT ON THE FREEZER WAS NOT WORKING. I FIGURED " EH " FUCK IT. I ARRIVE TONIGHT AND THE FREEZER IS NOT COOLING. OF COURSE ITS NOT. OH , THE INSPECTOR COMES TOMORROW. JUST WHAT I NEED , ANOTHER ANAL INSPECTOR.

 LET'S START MY SHITTY DAY BACK AT OUR SHITTY RENTAL THAT WE THOUGHT WOULD SELL IN A WEEK.

 HERE'S WHAT I DID OVER 2 DAYS........BLOW : (THIS IS WHAT I SENT TO OUR REALTOR)

 - with heat on for 24 hours all radiators were bled again. A plumber
suggested this when temperatures dropped. Inspector said there was no
bleeder on bathroom heater but this is not true. Simply remove right cover
by toilet and bleeder is on right side of heater.
- stove burners were cleaned and igniting with the left front burner first
followed by others.
- Inspector said under deck lights were not working. This is not true. They
are illuminating.
- Inspector could not figure out where switches were for deck lantern and
under deck lights. The location is 1 foot away from back door under wall
cabinet closest to back door.
- door jamb is intact and secure at front door. No visible damage or
structure integrity was found to affect operation of entry door.
- Sewer line in basement bathroom access that had exposed top flaking was
grinded smoothly , meshed , epoxied , and sealed.
- Inspector wrote hot and cold handles were reversed on laundry bin tub.
This is not true. Hot is on the left and cold is on the right. The handles
were spun slightly so they would not hit the back wall when operating them
easier. The bathroom sink is a single lever with hot turning on left and
cold turning on right.
- there are smoke detectors and carbon monoxide combo detectors in every
bedroom and each floor.
- There is a gfci outlet in the upstairs bathroom.  It was reported there
was not. It was also reported the garage needed gfci. The garage is the
neighbor's property.
- all upstairs doors are opening and closing properly.
- boiler's pressure relief valve pipe has been installed.
- bilco door header was smoothed out , installed a pressure treated top
board , and painted. This was all done for cosmetics.
- installed 2 large bolts to secure deck steps even more. Bolts are located
under steps.
- dryer vent was disconnected and shower vent was re-routed. All vents were
cleaned. dryer vent will use a vent trap bucket now. Outside louvered vent
is working properly.
- Peco technician placed small tiny piece of electrical tape on main service
line. Tape was used as a " marker " when meter was changed.
- small bedroom wall was damaged by renter's kids. The renter asked for wood
instead of drywall because her kids kept damaging it. This is the reason for
the corner wall being partly 3/4 plywood and all panel board. It is the only
room like this because of active kids.
- bilco left door can opens 90 degrees when using a small bungee cord. It
was done for decades like this for easier movement. The right door opens 90
degrees on its own. It has been this way because renters wanted deck as big
as possible even if it affected bilco left door not opening past 90 degrees.
These doors have been used many times to easily bring large appliances or
furniture up and down from the basement
- caulked around basement shower spout.
- replaced damaged baseboard in basement.
- drained sump pump , no odor was detected in basement bathroom vanity via
monitor or naturally.
- shelves were installed in master bedroom.
- junction plate installed in ceiling of basement.
- shared front porch column support is strictly cosmetic damage and not
structure impairing. Some edging on front metal roof is also cosmetic
deterioration. It does not affect structure or water drain off in any
capacity.
- downspout by front steps has been secured
.

 HOW'S THAT FOR A SHITTY DAY ?

 BACK HOME I SOB.

 TAKE A SHOWER AND SOB LIKE ACE VENTURA WHEN HE WAS KISSED BY LOIS EINHORN WHEN HE FOUND OUT SHE WAS A MAN.

 OFF TO THE NAIL FOR A 4 BAND NIGHT. IT WAS FUN AND EVERYONE WAS SUPER COOL WITH REALLY GOOD MUSIC. I ALSO FOUND OUT THE FREEZER WAS NOT WORKING.....THIS WAS NOT FUN. I TRIED MESSING WITH THE DISPLAY SETTING AND PUT A CUP OF WATER IN IT. IF THE WATER IS NOT FROZEN WHEN I RETURN TOMORROW MORNING. I WILL GO INTO OUR WALK-IN FRIDGE AND SOB SOME MORE.

 I HAVE A NIGHTCAP WITH SOME REGULARS AND BARTENDERS.

 YOUNGEST TEXTS ME HER RADIATOR IS LEAKING AND LEAKING DOWN INTO THE APARTMENT BELOW. YEP......I WASN'T SURPRISED.

 WATCHED STEELERS WIN OVER TEXANS. THANK YOU TO THE PERSON WHO LEFT THEIR AMAZON ACCOUNT ON AT THE NAIL A MONTH AGO.

 HEAD HOME TO MEET UP WITH WHEELS FOR A LITTLE BIT. I HAVE A NIGHTCAP WITH HER AND WALK THE PUP.

 I WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE NEW FRASIER. IT WAS OK TO GOOD.

 OFF TO BED AND TOSSED AND TURNED AGAIN. WHAT IS WEIRD IS MY SHOULDER BEGINS HURTING ONLY WHEN I GO TO BED. I GET UP TO PEE , SEARCH THE HOUSE , SEE MY ELDEST BRING FRIENDS OVER ( AT 2AM ) AND TAKE 6 ADVIL.

 MET WITH OUR REALTOR TODAY. WE ARE GOING TO DENY ANYMORE HAGGLING OF PRICE AND RESCIND THE CONTRACT. I AM SICK OF PLAYING THIS FUCKING BACK AND FORTH PRICING GAME. HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE BACK ON THE MARKET NEXT WEEK.

 OH , I ALSO CUT THE LAWNS.......BLOW.

  FRIDAY      11 - 3 - 23

 I JUST CAN'T TAKE IT.

 WHEN WE REPLACED BREAKERS AND THE POWER WAS OFF OUR STAND UP FREEZER NEVER WORKED PROPERLY AGAIN. TO MAKE THINGS EVEN WORSE I READ THE THERMOMETER AS 0 DEGREES. I THOUGHT , " OK COOL , IT'S WORKING. " THAN I RE-READ THE THERMOMETER AND THAT WAS 0 DEGREES CELSIUS WHICH WAS 40+ DEGREES FAHRENHEIT.....NOT GOOD. THAN , MY BARTENDER SAID IT WAS READING BELOW 0 DEGREES , BUT SHE WAS JUST LOOKING AT THE RED BULB AT THE BOTTOM OF THE THERMOSTAT.....OH MY GOD.

 MET WITH INSPECTOR FOR THE NAIL......REALLY NICE GUY.......OF COURSE A LIST OF VIOLATIONS. HOW ABOUT THIS ONE ?......THE WOMAN'S BATHROOM DOOR DOES NOT CLOSE ALL THE WAY ( UNLESS YOU HAND LOCK IT LIKE NORMAL PEOPLE ) SO THIS IS A VIOLATION.

 ELECTRICIAN WROTE US A NICE ESTIMATE AND LETTER SAYING THE INSPECTOR FOR OUR RENTAL HOME IS AN ASSHOLE.

 I CAN NOT CATCH UP WITH SO MANY THINGS BREAKING OR GOING WRONG. IT IS ABSOLUTELY FRUSTRATING.

 I HELP WHEELS LOAD UP AS SHE IS HEADING EAST WITH FRIENDS TO PARTY. I WILL STAY BEHIND WITH THE DOG AND FIX 50 THINGS. HEY , WHO NEEDS HELP ?

 A GOOD NIGHT AT THE NAIL. A BAND GAVE ME A FIRST COPY OF THEIR BAND PHOTO AND THEY SIGNED IT.

 FLYERS WON....DON'T REALLY CARE.

 A GUY WROTE A BOOK ABOUT LOCAL METAL BANDS IN OUR AREA. HE GAVE ME A COPY AND SIGNED IT , " TO THE RUSTY NAIL , BEST BAR IN THE AREA ! "

 MET WITH OUR REALTOR. IT IS AT THE POINT I WILL DO NO MORE HAGGLING.

 BACK HOME I WALK THE PUP AND CHILL. I WAS SO TIRED.

 OFF TO BED , SLEPT CRAPPY , SHOULDER STARTED HURTING , TOOK 8 ADVIL , PEED 3 TIMES , AND FINALLY SLEPT WITH THE DOG'S PAWS IN MY ASS AND BALLS. IT WAS NICE TO BE TOUCHED.

 SATURDAY    11 - 4 - 23

 ANOTHER DAY OF STRESS......GET THIS SHIT.

 AT 6AM........6.......FUCKING.....AM I AM HEADING TO THE NAIL. I DRIVE DOWN ONLY FOR ONE THING....THE DAMN FREEZER THAT STOPPED WORKING AFTER CHANGING A BREAKER. I ARRIVE AND MY HEARTS SINKS AS I SEE THE THERMOMETER READS 40 DEGREES. THE PERFECT STAND UP FREEZER HAS TO BE THROWN OUT. I TEXT MY SCRAP GUY TO PICK IT UP.

 BACK HOME I UNLOAD OUR UPSTAIRS FREEZER AND PACK THE FRIDGE FREEZER NEXT TO IT WITH THE ITEMS. I HAVE NO ROOM FOR A LARGE FROZEN TURKEY. I MOVE THE FREEZER DOWN THE STEPS AFTER CLEANING IT OUT. I USE A DOLLY TO GET IT OUTSIDE ON THE PATIO. I MOVE THE VAN AND BACK UP MY TOYOTA RAV TO THE PATIO AND LOAD IT IN.

 RETURN TO THE NAIL. I TRY WIGGLING THE BROKEN BIG FREEZER OUT THE BACK DOOR AND UNFORTUNATELY MY FUCKING LUCK AND BY JUST A HALF FUCKING INCH IT WILL NOT FIT THROUGH THE DOOR. I ACTUALLY REMEMBER BRINGING IT THROUGH THE POOL TABLE DOOR EXIT AND AROUND THE POOL TABLES AND THROUGH A FUCKING HALLWAY.

 SO , NOW I NEED TO MAKE A FUCKING PATHWAY. I MOVE BEER BOXES , TILE BOXES , CLOTHES , CO2 TANKS , DILDOS , ASS PLUGS , AND MORE.....WHAT A FUCKING NIGHTMARE !!! I DRAG THE BEHEMOTH FREEZER OUTSIDE AND THROW IT ON THE GROUND. THAN , OFF THE TOP STEP , I FLY IN THE AIR AND DROP AN ELBOW ON IT. I BEGIN KICKING IT UNTIL I FEEL MY ANGER HAS DISSIPATED. I PLACE IT AGAINST A WALL AND BACK MY TOYOTA INTO IT. I OFFICIALLY KILLED IT.

 NOW I GET MY FLOOR FREEZER OUT OF THE CAR AND MOVE THAT INTO POSITION. I FILL IT WITH PRODUCT AND THANK IT FOR SAVING ME. I WILL START SEARCHING ON FB MARKETPLACE FOR ANOTHER STAND UP FREEZER.........BLOW. I BEGIN CLEANING AND PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT. BUT......MORE STRESS IS COMING.

 BACK HOME WE FIND OUT THE BUYERS WANT MORE NEGOTIATING OF THE PRICE. I GUESS THEIR REALTOR DID NOT UNDERSTAND THE WORD " FINAL " OFFER. WE WILL PUT IT BACK ON THE MARKET ON MONDAY.

 I GO TO THE RENTAL TO CONTINUE WORKING ON THE INSPECTOR'S LIST. I SPENT 2 1/2 HOURS THERE. I FUCKING HATED BRINGING ALL MY TOOLS THERE AGAIN. THERE HAD TO BE 20 KIDS AND PARENTS OUTSIDE PLAYING ON THE STREET AND FRONT LAWNS. THIS IS REALLY A SPECIAL AND GREAT AREA TO LIVE.

 BACK HOME AT 5:30PM. I SHOWER AND SHAVE AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. THIS IS WHERE THE STRESS COMES.

 A LARGE CROWD COMES IN IMMEDIATELY ALONG WITH THE BANDS. I WANTED THE FIRST BAND WITH THE BIGGEST DRAW TO GO ON 3RD BUT THE 1ST BAND SAID THEY COULD NOT MAKE IT THAT EARLY...SO THEY FLIP FLOPPED TIMES. THIS IS THE REVERSE OF WHAT I WANTED BECAUSE I ALWAYS PUT LOCAL BANDS LAST. ANYWAY , I GET SLAMMED.

 SO , I AM BY MYSELF. THE FIRST BARTENDER IN HAS 2 TRAINS RUNNING VERY LATE, SHE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HERE BY 7PM. THE 2ND BARTENDER IS SUPPOSE TO ARRIVE AROUND 8:30PM. I PUT AN ALL POINTS BULLETIN TEXT OUT TO ALL BARTENDERS , " CAN ANYONE COME IN NOW ? ". NO ONE CAN. I CALL THE 2ND BARTENDER CONTINUOUSLY FOR 15 MINUTES UNTIL SHE ANSWERS HER PHONE. SHE WILL NOW COME IN. THE FIRST BARTENDER UPDATES ME THAT AN 8:15PM ARRIVAL IS PROBABLE. THIS IS OVER AN HOUR LATE. I MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT TO TELL PEOPLE THE SITUATION SINCE I AM LOADING IN BANDS , DOING THE DOOR , DOING SOUND , BARTENDING , AND MAKING FOOD ORDERS. I WAS FREAKING STRESSED OUT.

 THE BARTENDERS ARRIVED AND ALL WENT AS SMOOTHLY AS CAN BE. IT WAS A FUN NIGHT AND AGAIN BANDS AND FANS THANK ME THE WHOLE NIGHT FOR HOSTING THE SHOW. I TELL ONE BARTENDER , " MAN , I'M GONNA MISS THIS PLACE. " I AM GETTING OLDER.

 BY 12;30AM WERE ARE CLOSING. I DRIVE TO SOUTH PHILLY TO PICK UP MY YOUNGEST AFTER HER SHIFT AND DRIVE HER AND HER ROOM MATE (OUR BARTENDER) BACK TO THEIR APARTMENT. AGAIN , THIS AREA , AT 1AM , IS FRIGGIN' PACKED WITH PEOPLE.

 DROP OFF THE BARTENDERS AND HEAD HOME. I HIT EVERY GREEN LIGHT WHICH WAS A SMALL MIRACLE. I WAS HOME IN 11 MINUTES.  MY YOUNGEST CALLS AND TALKS TO ME THE WHOLE RIDE HOME.

 AT HOME I AM HAPPILY GREETED BY THE PUP. I WALK HER , HAVE A SMALL GLASS OF WINE , WATCH TV FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES , AND HEAD TO BED.

 YEP , JUST ANOTHER DOUBLE SHIFT DAY OF ANXIETY AND STRESS I GOT THROUGH. IT IS TIME TO HEAD EAST.

 SUNDAY   11 - 5 - 23

 OK , TODAY WAS BETTER......MUCH BETTER. OH , HOW 'BOUT DEM COWBOYS !!! THANK GOD THEY CHOKED.

 I'VE BEEN PUSHING A BARTENDER TO GET OUT OF A TOXIC JOB ENVIRONMENT AND SHE DID. WITH THE HELP OF OUR YOUNGEST SHE GOT A JOB AT THE SAME BAR SHE WORKS AT. THE ONLY THING IS.....I LOSE ANOTHER BARTENDER.

 MY GOAL WAS TO FINISH INSPECTOR'S PUNCH LIST AND NAIL STUFF BY SUNDAY MORNING. I DID , SO THIS MEANS I HEAD EAST BIG TIME.

 SOLD ALL 3 HAMSTER CAGES VIA FB MARKETPLACE.

 I UNLOAD MY VAN OF A 100 TOOLS AND LOAD OUR TOYOTA RAV. THE PUP AND I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT AND GET SOME BOOZE.

 I HEAD EAST AND DURING THE DRIVE I TALK TO WHEELS ( SHE HAD A PHENOMENAL TIME WITH HER FRIENDS OVER THE WEEKEND WITH LOTS OF STORIES )  , MY DAD , AND MY AUNT IN SOUTH PHILLY.

 I ARRIVE AT OUR CONDO AND IT IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. IT TOTALLY MAKES ME FORGET ABOUT ALL THE CRAP LEFT BACK WEST. I NEEDED THIS SO BAD.

 WHEELS HELPS ME UNLOAD AND WE IMMEDIATELY WALK THE BEACH WITH THE PUP TO THE DOG PARK. I TAKE SOME VIDEOS AND SEND THEM TO THE KIDS TO MAKE THEM JEALOUS. DURING THE WALK ALONG THE OCEAN WE SAW 30-40 DOLPHINS. JUST SOMETHING SPIRITUAL SEEING DOLPHINS/.

 AT THE DOG PARK WE MEET SOME REALLY COOL PEOPLE AND THEIR DOGS. THE FUNNY THING IS WE WERE TALKING RESTAURANTS AND BARS WE LIKE TO GO TO. WHEELS SAYS , " I WAS AT THE SHIP & SHORE LAST NIGHT. " A COUPLE RESPONDS , " OH MY GOD WE WERE TOO. " WHEELS TOTALLY DOESN'T REMEMBER THEM. THE GUY SAYS ( TO TEST HER MEMORY ) , " DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN THE FIREMEN CAME IN ? " WHEELS ABSOLUTELY NOT KNOWING REPLIES , " AHH...........YEAHHHHHHHHH ".....TOO FUNNY.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN WITH A REALLY NICE TORTELLINI DINNER. I MAKE WHEELS LAUGH SO HARD SHE CRIES. I FORGET WHAT I SAID BUT I DID TELL HER , " YOU KNOW , THAT IS MY JOB TO MAKE YOU CRY LAUGH EVERYDAY. "

 WE TAKE A RIDE WITH OUR NEIGHBORS TO SEE THEIR NEW HOUSE BEING BUILT. IT IS ABOUT A 5 MINUTE DRIVE AND NEAR THE BAY. THE PLACE IS HUGE AND I AM REALLY HAPPY FOR THEM. THE CONSTRUCTION IS COMING OUT REALLY NICE.

 BACK HOME WE TALK A LITTLE IN THE PARKING LOT AND THAN WE HEAD IN. IT WAS EAGLES FOOTBALL TIME !!

 OH MY GOD WHAT A GAME. THE EAGLES LOOK REALLY GOOD AND THAN LOOK REALLY BAD. THEY HAD CHANCES TO ICE THE GAME BY MERELY PICKING UP A FIRST DOWN BUT COULDN'T. PENALTIES AND SECONDARY ALLOWED THE COWDICKS BACK IN THE GAME WITH A FINAL DRIVE. OH.....MY......GOD....THE COW PENISES HAD 1ST DOWN ON THE EAGLES 11 YARD LINE WITH 38 SECONDS LEFT. WELP , US PHILLY FANS HAVE SEEN THIS MELTDOWN BEFORE. BUT , SOME KEY AND TIMELY SACKS PREVENTS THE COW FUCKERS TO WIN THE GAME. IF THE EAGLES LOST THAT  GAME I WOULD NOT HAVE SLEPT FOR A WEEK AND ALL THOSE DAMN COW CHICK FANS WOULD OF FLOODED SOCIAL MEDIA AND CALL-IN SPORTS RADIO SHOWS. NOW , THEY CRAWL BACK INTO THE DARK CORNERS OF THEIR MOMMY'S ASSES.

 DURING THE GAME I WAS TEXTING WITH BROTHERS , FRIENDS , DAUGHTERS , BARTENDERS , AND COUSINS. MY ONE LINE TO A COUSIN, " CAN YOU PICK ME UP AT THE CARDIAC UNIT SECTION OF BRYN MAWR HOSPITAL ? " MY GOD THAT GAME WAS STRESSFUL.

 FEELING SO GOOD AFTER THE EAGLES WIN. WE WATCH SOME POST GAME AND THAN SEVERAL EPISODES OF THE BIG BANG THEORY. AGAIN AND AGAIN THIS SHOW IS CONSISTENTLY GOOD.

 THIS AFTERNOON WE GET A CALL FROM OUR REALTOR. THE BUYERS TOOK A TURN AND UPPED THEIR OFFER. WE TOLD THEM FUCK OFF. I AM FUCKING SICK OF HAGGLING. AFTER THE GAME THEY CONTACTED OUR REALTOR AGAIN AND UPPED THEIR OFFER TO THE ORIGINAL PRICE WE NEGOTIATED FOR 2 WEEKS AGO. WHEELS AND I DID NOT EVEN GET OUR HOPES UP OR EVEN REACT BECAUSE WE KNOW SOMETHING ELSE WILL SHIT ON US FOR THIS SALE TO GO DOWN. SO , WE ARE BACK TO SQUARE ONE AND NOW MUST HAVE THE TOWNSHIP INSPECTOR INSPECT OUR HOUSE. GEE , I WONDER HOW THIS WILL GO ?

 I TEXT WITH MY YOUNGEST WHO IS HANGING WITH HER OLD ROOMMATES. I TRIED TO DO A SPEAKER PHONE CALL TO ALL OF THEM BUT WAS DENIED.

 PLAYED SOME REAL MONEY POKER AND GOT INCREDIBLY BAD BEATED. IT WAS BORDERLINE 1% BAD BEATED.

 PLAYED SOME FAKE MONEY POKER AND WON.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT BAD. I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.

 OH , TRUMP LEADS IN ALMOST EVERY CATEGORY OVER BIDEN. I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD.

  MONDAY    11 - 6 - 23

 WELP , MAYBE THIS WAS A SIGN. I THINK NOT FOR ME , BUT IF I HAD TO GUESS , IT WAS FOR OUR FOOTBALL TEAM.

 I'LL START WITH A STORY THAT HAPPENED TO ME TODAY. I HAVE BEEN WANTING TO SEE THIS MAJESTIC ANIMAL IN THE WILD MY WHOLE LIFE. WALKING THE BEACH BACK FROM THE DOG PARK I SEE A LARGE BIRD. OF COURSE I THINK IT IS A BIG SEA GULL......WITH A DIFFERENT COLORATION. THIS BIRD , FOR THE MOST PART , WAS ALL BLACK WITH A WHITE HEAD. I HAVE MY YOUNGEST ON THE PHONE AND TELL HER , " OH MY GOD , I THINK I SEE AN EAGLE. LET ME CALL YOU BACK. " I GET CLOSER AND THE BIRD FLIES DOWN THE BEACH ABOUT 10 BLOCKS. I AM STILL UNSURE IF IT IS TRULY AN EAGLE , SEA HAWK , OR A BIG SEA GULL.

 CONTINUED - I JUMPED THE BIRD 10 BLOCKS DOWN. I PREP MY PHONE TO " VIDEO " MODE. I GET KINDA LUCKY AND WALK TO ABOUT 25 YARDS AWAY AND NOW I CAN SEE IT IS DEFINITELY A YOUNG EAGLE. IT TAKES OFF AND FLIES RIGHT BY ME. I TAKE A SUPER COOL VIDEO AND I AM JUST ASTONISHED. I TALK TO AN OLDER COUPLE WHO HAD BINOCULARS AND CAMERA WHO WERE FREAKING OUT JUST LIKE ME. THIS WAS A SUCH A COOL EXPERIENCE.

 OF COURSE I SEND MY VIDEO TO FRIENDS , BROTHERS , BARTENDERS , MY FAMILY , AND ON SOCIAL MEDIA. IN ONE HOUR MY VIDEO HAD 400+ VIEWS AND 50 COMMENTS FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS. THIS IS SOMETHING I HAVE BEEN SAYING A LONG TIME THAT I ALWAYS WANTED TO SEE AN AMERICAN EAGLE IN THE WILD....AND I DID. GO BIRDS.

 MY DAY :

 MONDAYS ARE LONG DAYS ON THE COMPUTER.  BY 12 NOON (STARTING AT 6AM) I WAS ON THE BEACH WALKING TOWARDS THE DOG PARK WITH THE PUP. I HAD A REALLY GOOD TIME BECAUSE I SAW AN OLD ARMY VETERAN AGAIN. I AM ASKED HIM QUESTIONS ABOUT THE " OLE " DAYS OF MONEY , FOOD , PRICING , AND MORE. OF COURSE WE TALKED EAGLES AND PHILLIES. I LIKED LISTENING TO HIM. I DO THIS QUITE OFTEN WITH OUR VERY ELDERLY. I ASK THEM QUESTIONS AND LET THEM TALK ABOUT THE GOOD OLD DAYS.

 WALK BACK AND OF COURSE I SEE THE EAGLE.....SO DAMN COOL.

 BACK HOME I DO ONE PROJECT OF FIXING SHELVES IN A MEDICINE CABINET.

 I DO ALOT OF EMAILING AND ONE BAND CONTINUES TO ASK CHILDISH QUESTIONS THAT I ACTUALLY WRITE BACK " ARE YOU AND YOUR BAND OVER 21 ? " I TRULY THOUGHT I WAS DEALING WITH TEENAGERS BY THE AMATEUR QUESTIONS THIS GUY WAS ASKING. HE GOT OFFENDED SO I REMOVED THEM FROM THE SHOW. I REALLY DO NOT HAVE TIME WITH THIS PETTY STUFF BICKERING. I INSTANTLY REMOVED THEM FROM ALL WEBSITES AND GROUP EMAILED THE OTHER BANDS. ALL BANDS RESPONDED WITH " WE HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THIS. "

 TALKING TO MY YOUNGEST AND SHE HAS A JOB OPPORTUNITY IN HER FIELD OF STUDY. IT IS A GOOD SIZED COMPANY AND LEGIT. A PROFESSOR FROM HER COLLEGE GAVE THE LEAD TO CONTACT THE C.E.O. SHE DID AND THE NEXT STEP SHE MUST TAKE IS AN ART DRAWING TEST FOR THE COMPANY.

 WE WALK DOWN TO THE BEACH AND IT GOT COLDER VIA THE WIND.

 WE HEAD OUT TO DINNER AT DOGTOOTH BAR. WE TRIED OWENS PUB BUT IT WAS PACKED AT 4:50PM....CRAZY. WE ARRIVE AND SIT AT THE BAR. FOOD WAS VERY GOOD , PORTIONS SMALL , AND PRICES WERE ABOUT 30% HIGHER THAN NORMAL PLACES FROM OUR AREA. THIS IS STANDARD FOR NEW JERSEY RESTAURANTS DURING OFF SEASON. WE MET A VERY NICE A BARTENDER BY SIMPLY ASKING , " HAVE YOU EVER SEEN AN EAGLE HERE? " THIS LED TO HER GOING TO THE EAGLES/COWDICK GAME AND HOW SHE HAD SUCH A GREAT TIME. A PERSON CANCELLED ON A TICKET SO HER'S WAS FREE. SHE WORE A GREEN HELMET AND EVERYONE KEPT RUBBING IT FOR GOOD LUCK. SHE SAID SHE HAD AN ABSOLUTELY GREAT TIME. SHE WAS FUN.

 MORE TALK WITH OUR REALTOR AND SIGNING DOCUMENTS VIA DOCU-SIGN. AGAIN , WE DID NOT GET TOO EXCITED. IN FACT , WE DIDN'T GET EXCITED AT ALL BECAUSE BOTH WHEELS AND I HAVE THE ATTITUDE , " I'LL BELIEVE IT , WHEN I SEE IT. "

 WE EVEN FIGURED OUT WHAT WE COULD PAY OFF IF OUR RENTAL HOME SELLS. AT FIRST IT LOOKED VERY GOOD , BUT THAN REALIZED .....EH , MAYBE WE SHOULD INVESTIGATE THIS FURTHER.

 PLAYED A LITTLE POKER. AGAIN THE " FREE " GAMES I WIN AND DO WELL. THE " REAL " MONEY GAMES I GET BAD BEATE...........AGAIN.

 WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH EPISODES OF OUR FLAG MEANS DEATH ( GOOD ) AND SOME EPISODES OF THE BIG BANG THEORY ( VERY GOOD ).

 IT WAS A GOOD DAY OVERALL AND NOTHING BROKE OR NEEDED TO BE FIXED.

 I SLEPT DECENT. I EVEN HAD SOME DREAMS I TOTALLY FORGOT.

  TUESDAY     11 - 7 - 23

 ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE AND I DON'T WANT TO GO BACK WEST AND THINK ABOUT ALL THE PROBLEMS.

 WHEELS TAKES A HALF DAY. WE WALK THE BEACH AND MEET SOME NICE PEOPLE AND THEIR PUPS AT THE DOG PARK. IT DID NOT FEEL LIKE THE PREDICTED 72 DEGREES BUT STILL VERY NICE FOR A NOVEMBER DAY.

 BACK HOME WE GRAB SOME CHAIRS AND SOME DOTS PRETZELS ( OH MY GOD ). WE CHILL ON THE BEACH FOR ABOUT AN HOUR WITH THE PUP. OF COURSE WITHIN MINUTES OUR PUP SPLOOGES ME WITH SAND BY DIGGING BEHIND MY CHAIR.

 IT IS JUST SO NICE HERE. WHEELS AND I TALK ABOUT FUTURE STUFF AND CHILL ON THE BEACH. WHAT WAS REALLY COOL , RIGHT AS WE WERE ABOUT TO LEAVE , A DOG NAMED " CORA " RAN UP TO US TO SAY HELLO. WELL , WE TURNED AROUND AND LET OUR PUP OFF THE LEASH AND THE 2 DOGS RAN ALL OVER THE BEACH AND SHALLOWS OF THE OCEAN. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN TO SEE THEM RUN. WE TALKED TO THE OWNER AND HE WAS VERY COOL. WE HUNG OUT ANOTHER 30 MINUTES.

 OFF TO NINO'S ITALIAN FAMILY RESTAURANT. IT IS ARE GO-TO PLACE FOR DINNER. GET THIS......BREAD , WATER WITH LEMON , SOUP , CRACKERS , MARINARA/GARLIC DIP WITH A LITTLE KICK , SALAD , DESERT ( OMG CHEESECAKE ) , CHICKEN CROQUETS ( GOOD PORTION ), MEATLOAF ( HUGE PORTION ) , BYOB WINE , AND 2 DOGGY BAGS FOR 2 MORE MEALS......ALL FOR $49.  WE JUST HIT THE EARLY BIRD SPECIAL AT 4:58PM.

  WE STOP AT WALMART TO PICK UP SNEAKERS AND OTHER LITTLE STUFF. WE TALK TO OUR YOUNGEST WHICH WAS NICE.

 BACK HOME WE WATCH 3 EPISODES OF OUR FLAG MEANS DEATH. ALL WERE GOOD.

 WE ALSO WATCH THE BIG BANG THEORY. ALWAYS GOOD. YESTERDAY IT MADE WHEELS CRY DURING A WEDDING EPISODE. FOR A VIEWER TO GET THAT ENGAGED IN THE CHARACTERS IT JUST TELLS YOU THE WRITING IS THAT DAMN GOOD.

 FLYERS LOSE 2 - 1 TO THE WORST TEAM IN HOCKEY........UGH.

 76ERS WITH A BIG GAME VERY EARLY IN THE SEASON TOMORROW NIGHT......THE CELTICS.

 AGAIN , PLAYED LIVE MONEY POKER AND GOT BAD BEATED INCREDIBLY QUICKLY. IT JUST SEEMS SO RIGGED. I PLAY FREE POKER AND CASH CONSISTENTLY.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT SO-SO AT BEST. I WAS UP AT LEAST 3 TIMES. I WAS AWAKEN AT LEAST TRIPLE THAT.

  WEDNESDAY       11 - 8 - 23

 ( FRIDAY MORNING ) - SAW THE EAGLE AGAIN. I AM WALKING THE PUP ACROSS THE STREET TO THE BEACH. IT WAS BEING CHASED BY A SMALLER BIRD , LANDED ON A LIGHT POLE , THAN FLEW OUT TO THE OCEAN ( WHERE I SAID TO MYSELF , " WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU GOING ? " ) , THAN CAME AROUND AND PASSED ME TO FLY UP HIGH AND PERCH ON TOP OF A 12 STORY HIGH HOTEL........PRETTY COOL TO START YOUR MORNING.

 WEDNESDAYS ARE LONG DAYS TOO. I SPENT SOME TIME ON THE COMPUTER POSTING SOCIAL MEDIA ADS FOR THE BANDS PLAYING THIS WEEKEND AND ANSWERING EMAILS. I MUST OF BOOKED 12 BANDS TODAY.

 TALKED TO A COUSIN HOSTING A LARGE GET TOGETHER ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON. I AM GOING TO HELP HIM OUT A LITTLE BY HOSTING OUT OF STATE COUSINS THURSDAY NIGHT AND PICKING UP A LARGE DESERT.

 AT THE LAST MINUTE AND AFTER 1:30PM I DECIDE TO WALK THE BEACH TO THE DOG PARK WITH THE PUP. I USUALLY DON'T GO THIS LATE BUT I MADE THE SHORT TREK. I WAS THERE 3 HOURS. IT WAS THE LONGEST I EVER BEEN THERE. IT WAS A GOOD TIME WITH SOME VERY NICE PEOPLE AND THEIR PUPS OF COURSE. HOT ASIAN GIRL IN SWEATS AND AMERICA GIRL IN BLACK SPANDEX WAS APPRECIATED. I ACTUALLY TALKED TO AN OLDER COUPLE THE LONGEST. THE HUSBAND WAS FORMER MILITARY ( DENTIST) SO WE TALKED ABOUT LIFE FOR A LONG TIME. HE ACTUALLY THANKED ME AND SAID IT WAS NICE TO MEET ME......IT WAS MUTUAL AND APPRECIATED.

 WALK BACK AND THE PUP AND I HAD TO NAVIGATE THE RISING TIDE ALONG A SEA WALL. WE MADE IT THROUGH. I GIGGLED HOW I CAN'T RUN ANYMORE AND THE PUP WAS A LITTLE NERVOUS BECAUSE 6 INCH DEEP WATER MUST LOOK LIKE 4 FOOT DEEP WATER TO HER.

 BACK HOME WHEELS MAKES LEFTOVERS AND CHICKEN WITH STRING BEANS AND MORE. A GOOD DINNER TO CHILL.

 NEIGHBOR SENDS ME A PICTURE OF A RACCOON IN OUR BACK ALLEY. OF COURSE I SENT BACK SOME MEME PICS AND SAID WE SHOULD NAME HIM. THE NAME WE CHOSE WAS " RASCAL ".

 WE TAKE A RIDE TO BUBBA'S FOR BOOZE. IT IS SO FRICKIN' BEAUTIFUL HERE.

 BACK HOME AGAIN WE FINISH THE SERIES OUR FLAGS MEAN DEATH. IT WAS GOOD TO VERY GOOD.

 WE WATCH THE END OF THE 76ERS GAME WHERE THEY HELD ON FROM A 10 POINT RUN FROM THE CELTICS. THIS WAS THE BIGGEST WIN OF THE EARLY SEASON SO FAR. BOTH TEAMS WERE 6 - 1.

 UNION WIN THEIR BEST OF 3 SERIES AND MOVE ON THE SEMI FINALS.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE BIG BANG THEORY. WE ARE IN THE FINAL AND LAST SEASON 12. AGAIN , VERY GOOD.

 ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY AND I DON'T WANT TO GO BACK WEST.

 OFF TO BED AND THE PUP JOINS ME LATER. I SLEPT DECENT. AGAIN , SOME DREAMS I CAN'T REMEMBER BUT THEY WERE PRETTY COOL AT THE TIME. IT IS AMAZING HOW FAST WE FORGET DREAMS.....DIFFERENT PART OF THE BRAIN FROM WHAT I READ.

  THURSDAY     11 - 9 - 23

   SING IT , " I WANNA FLY LIKE AN EAGLE......FEELIN' FREE. FLY LIKE AN EAGLE , LET MY SPIRIT CARRY ME. "

  WELP , 'TIL MEET AGAIN MY FEATHERY FRIEND AND NATIONAL ICON SYMBOL. SO COOL SEEING THE EAGLE AGAIN THIS MORNING.

 OK...HERE'S MY DAY. IT WAS A GOOD ONE.

 REALTOR CALLS ME AND SAYS 2ND INSPECTOR IS NOW COMING THROUGH OUR PROPERTY. THIS ONE IS FROM THE TOWNSHIP. YEP....TIME TO WORRY AGAIN.

 THE FINAL WALK ON THE BEACH , TALK TO A NEIGHBOR , AND THAN WE START PACKING.

 WE HAVE 2 CARS AND I BROUGHT MY WALKIE TALKIES. THIS ALWAYS MAKES THE TIME PASS SO MUCH QUICKER. WE TAKE THE BACK WAY WHICH IS NICE. WE DID HIT CONSTRUCTION TRAFFIC BUT STILL MADE GOOD TIME.

 CALLED PARENTS , AUNTS , AND OUR YOUNGEST.  OUR YOUNGEST MADE OUR PHONE CALL INTO A 3 WAY WHICH I DID NOT KNOW WAS EVEN POSSIBLE.

 WHEELS TAKE THE BLUE ROUTE HOME WHILE I HEAD INTO SOUTH PHILLY TO PICK UP OUR YOUNGEST. THIS IS ALWAYS A TREAT.

 THE TWO OF US STOP AT OUR AUNT'S HOUSE FOR LUNCH AND SHOW THEM HOW TO USE A VCR. IT WAS A NICE STOP AND I AM GLAD I DID IT.

 NEXT STOP WAS A LIQUOR PICK-UP. WE HIT A LITTLE BIT OF TRAFFIC BUT NOT TOO BAD.

 WE SETTLE IN WITH WHEELS SAYING HELLO TO OUR YOUNGEST AND THE KID PLAYING WITH THE PUP.

 AROUND 4PM I MEET SOME COUSINS FROM WASHINGTON. I FORGET HOW TO OPEN THE HOUSE WHERE ANOTHER COUSIN IS LETTING THEM STAY OVER THIS WEEKEND.  SO , WE NEED TO WASTE SOME TIME.

 I TAKE THE 3 OUT OF TOWN COUSINS TO MY PARENT'S HOUSE FOR A SURPRISE VISIT. MY PARENTS WERE SO ELATED. WE HUNG OUT FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES.

 NEXT WE STOP AT THE NAIL TO SHOW THEM OUR BAR , HAVE A BEER , AND DO SOME SHOTS. I CALLED THE HUSBAND OF MY ONE COUSINS WHO I REALLY LIKE. THEY ALSO HELP ME UNLOAD THE LIQUOR. I HAVE ONE COUSIN BARTEND FOR US ALL.

 BACK TO MY COUSIN'S HOUSE IN HAVERTOWN. WE ARE JOINED BY WHEELS AND OUR 2 DAUGHTERS. THIS LITTLE PARTY IS COMING TOGETHER. MY COUSIN ARRIVES HOME FROM THE AIRPORT DRIVEN BY ANOTHER COUSIN WHICH WAS A GREAT SURPRISE TO SEE. THERE ARE NOW 9 OF US.

 WE HEAD OVER TO CROSSBAR PUB IN HAVERTOWN. WE GOT A TABLE , TOLD STORES , AND HAD SOME LAUGHS , IT WAS A REALLY REALLY GOOD TIME. FOOD WAS GOOD , SERVICE WAS OKAY TO GOOD ( WAITRESSES ADORABLE ) , AND PRICE I AM NOT SURE SINCE MY COUSIN HANDLED THE BILL. I THREW IN A $100 BILL AND HE GAVE ME BACK A TWENTY. THIS WAS SO MUCH FUN AND WE HAVE ANOTHER LARGER GET TOGETHER ON SATURDAY AT TH ESAME COUSIN'S HOUSE.

 ALL OF US ROLL OUT. WHEELS AND I HEAD HOME. OUR KIDS HEAD OUT TO SEVERAL BARS TO MEET FRIENDS.

 AT HOME WE CHILL WITH THE PUP AND WATCH SOME EPISODES OF THE BIG BANG THEORY. THEY WERE GOOD AS ALWAYS AND I WAS FALLING ASLEEP AT 9PM.....GEEZ.

 YOUNGEST COMES HOME AROUND 11PM AND WE TALK ABIT. WHEELS HEADS TO BED AND WE WATCH THE SEASON AND SERIES FINALE OF DISENCHANTMENT. I WAS DISAPPOINTED WITH THE FINAL EPISODE. FUNNY THING , MY YOUNGEST SAW THE ENDING BUT I BEEN WAITING TO WATCH IT WITH HER FOR OVER 4 MONTHS. TO ME , THAT WAS THE TRUE FUN PART OF IT. 

 OFF TO BED , THE PUP JOINED ME LATER , AND I SLEPT DECENT.

 OH , WHILE WE WERE AWAY THERE WERE A SHIT LOAD OF EMPTY BEER BOTTLES AND DIRTY DISHES. GEE.......I WONDER WHAT OUR ELDEST DID WHILE WE WERE AWAY ?

  FRIDAY     11 - 10 - 11

 WOW........JAMMED PACKED NAIL TONIGHT !! AND MAN DID I FEEL OLD.

 START MORNING DRIVING WHEELS , YOUNGEST , AND HER MOM TO A TRAIN STATION TO WILMINGTON , DELAWARE. THEY TOOK THE TRAIN TO WASHINGTON TO VISIT HER SISTER. THEIR FIRST DAY WAS FUN AND EVENTFUL. THEY VISITED MUSEUMS AND HAD REALLY GOOD FOOD.

 I DRIVE BACK HOME AND DO COMPUTER WORK. THAN OFF TO THE NAIL FOR A BEER DELIVERY. I ALSO FILLED UP THE GAS TANK ON WHEEL'S CAR.

 FLYERS AND 76ERS BOTH WITH GOOD WINS.

 HUGE GAME TOMORROW AT 12 NOON - #9 PENN STATE ( 8 - 1 ) AT HOME VS #2 MICHIGAN ( 9 - 0 )

 I TOLD MY BARTENDER , " THIS IS GOING TO BE A REALLY HIT OR REALLY MISS SHOW TONIGHT. " IT WAS A REALLY HIT.

  THANK GOD I CALLED IN OUR DOORMAN. WE GOT SLAMMED ALMOST FROM THE BEGINNING. DOORMAN ARRIVED AT 8PM AND I MOVED TO COOKING AND BARTENDING. IT WAS NON-STOP. 2 BARTENDERS HAPPENED TO COME IN ON THEIR NIGHT OFF AND THEY WENT RIGHT TO WORK. WE HAD 4 BARTENDERS THE REST OF THE NIGHT. IT WAS REALLY FUN AND WHAT A GOOD CROWD.

 BY 12:30AM WE WERE DONE AND TIRED. I DROPPED THE BARTENDER OFF AT ANOTHER BAR AND THAN I WENT HOME.

 I RE-WATCHED EPISODE #9 OF DISENCHANTMENT AND FIGURED OUT I NEVER SAW IT. THIS MADE THE FINALE LITTLE BETTER WHEN I WATCHED IT WITH MY YOUNGEST 2 NIGHTS AGO.

 PLAYED AND WALKED THE PUP. I REALLY WANTED TO DO A FIRE PIT BUT DECIDED TO CHILL. I DID TRY OUR NEW CONSHOHOCKEN BREWERY BEER MIKE & MERRILL. UNFORTUNATELY , I DID NOT LIKE IT.

 OFF TO BED AND GOT UP AROUND 4AM. I SAW BARTENDERS AND FRIENDS IN OUR DRIVEWAY. MAN , DOES ANYONE SLEEP ANYMORE ?

   SATURDAY     11 - 11 - 23

  THIS WAS A FUN DAY AND NIGHT , BUT I WISH I COULD OF HUNG OUT MORE.

 NORMAL MORNING WORK AND PUTTING LISTS TOGETHER.

 FIXED OUR PATIO UMBRELLAS AND NIGHT LIGHTS. WHY I AM DOING THIS AT 7AM I DO NOT KNOW.

 TALKED TO WHEELS. SEEMS LIKE SHE IS HAVING A GOOD TIME IN WASHINGTON. SHE EVEN WAVED TO THE PRESIDENT WHEN HIS CAR DROVE BY.

 WATCHED PENN STATE GET COMPLETELY DOMINATED. NOT ONE TIME DID I FEEL THAT HAD A SHOT AT WINNING AGAINST MICHIGAN.

  OFF TO THE ACME TO PICK UP PRODUCT.

 I STOP AT A BAKERY TO PICK UP A CAKE FOR A FAMILY GET TOGETHER. OH MY GOD THE SMELLS IN A BAKERY. IT WAS GLORIOUS.

 STOP AT THE NAIL AND SPEND ABOUT 1 1/2 HOURS PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT. I TRIED RE-PLUGGING IN OUR FREEZER THAT WAS NOT WORKING. I LET IT TRY TO CHILL FOR ABOUT 6 HOURS AND UNFORTUNATELY IT WOULD NOT WORK RIGHT. BACK TO FB MARKETPLACE.

 STOP AT A COUSINS HOUSE WHERE HE THREW AN OPEN HOUSE PARTY. MY GOD THERE WAS ENOUGH FOOD AND BOOZE FOR A 100 PEOPLE. THIS WAS A PRETTY IMPORTANT GET TOGETHER FOR OUR FAMILY AND IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT. I THINK WHEN ALL SAID AND DONE ABOUT 50+ COUSINS VISITED THE PARTY. I REALLY ENJOYED SEEING SO MANY COUSINS. I KINDA BUMMED OUT ALITTLE BECAUSE WHEELS AND MY YOUNGEST WERE OUT OF STATE AND COULD NOT ATTEND. MY ELDEST DID MAKE AN APPEARANCE WHICH MADE ME FEEL VERY GOOD.

 I HEAD BACK TO THE NAIL FOR A 4 BAND NIGHT. ALL MUSIC WAS FUN AND THE ONLY DOWNER WAS MY COVERS FOR OUR NEW BAR LIGHTS KEPT FALLING OFF. I WILL FIX THEM TOMORROW. OH , ANOTHER THING THAT SUCKED IS THE FREEZER IS SO COLD IT IS FREEZING THE FOOD TOGETHER. I NEED TO GET ANOTHER STAND-UP FREEZER PRETTY QUICKLY.

 BY 12:30AM I AM EXHAUSTED. MY ELDEST CLOSES AND I HEAD HOME. I GREET THE PUP , MAKE A NIGHTCAP , AND WATCH THE FLYERS WIN AN IMPRESSIVE GAME.

 OFF TO BED WITH 10 THINGS ON MY MIND. IT SEEMS IT NEVER ENDS. BUT....I SLEPT DECENT.

  SUNDAY     11 - 12 - 23

 MOTHER-IN-LAW - " WOW , YOU GOT ALOT DONE THIS WEEK. "

 ME - " THAT WAS JUST THIS MORNING ".

 SO , HERE IS MY DAY.....MY GOD.

 YEAH , THIS MIGHT TAKE SOME TIME WRITING :

 GOING BACK AND FORTH WITH A WOMAN VIA FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE. I RESPOND IN MINUTES , SHE RESPONDS IN HOURS....SO FRUSTRATING. WE WORK OUT A DEAL FOR A LARGE STAND-UP FREEZER. SHE TELLS ME YESTERDAY VIA MESSENGER , " I WILL SEND YOU MY ADDRESS TOMORROW MORNING ".........NOT QUITE.

 THE MORNING OF 11AM BLOWS BY.......12 NOON BLOWS BY. I FINALLY SAY TO MYSELF , " FUCK IT ," AND I SEND A MESSAGE , " I ASSUME YOU GOT ANOTHER BUYER. " SHE REPLIES ABOUT AN HOUR LATER SAYING SHE FORGOT BUT I NEED TO STOP BY ASAP. I BELIEVE NOTHING. HOW THE FUCK DO YOU FORGET ABOUT SELLING A LARGE FREEZER TO SOMEONE AND I TELL HER I  CAN ARRIVE AT 11AM THE VERY NIGHT BEFORE ??!!!

 OH , THIS WHOLE TIME I WAS AT THE NAIL DOING MANY PROJECTS. THE MAIN ONE WAS SECURING LIGHT COVERS TO THE NEW BAR L.E.D. LIGHTS I INSTALLED 2 WEEKS AGO. THEY CAME OUT EXCELLENT AND I AM SUPER HAPPY WITH THESE LIGHTS OVER THE HALOGEN BLOW ONES. I ALSO TRASHED A RENTER'S LARGE FLAT SCREEN TV THAT HAD A BROKEN SCREEN. I HAD TO DO 20 THINGS WHILE CHECKING MY FB MESSAGES FIFTY TIMES.

 THE LADY RESPONDS WITH THE ADDRESS AND SHE LIVES BEHIND PICA'S RESTAURANT. I COME FROM THE NAIL AND THERE IN 5 MINUTES. BUT......THERE IS A PROBLEM. THE STREETS ARE SO SMALL WITH CARS PARKED ON BOTH SIDES THAT A FUCKING GO-CART COULDN'T FIT DOWN.  WHAT A NIGHTMARE. I COULD NOT PULL INTO THE DRIVEWAY SO USED A NEIGHBORS DRIVEWAY AS AN ANGLE TO BACK INTO THIS LADY'S DRIVEWAY.....FUCKING NIGHTMARE. I AM HITTING THORNY BUSHES , DRIVEWAY WOOD BORDERS , DRIVEWAY BOULDERS , AND I THINK I BUMPED AN OLD LADY TO THE GROUND USING A WALKER. I JUST BACK IN AT THE TOP OF THEIR DRIVEWAY AND STOP.....MY VAN'S HOOD IS SMOKING. I MEAN YOU NEED A FUCKING BIG WHEEL TO NAVIGATE THIS STREET.

 NEXT THE FREEZER IS IN HER DILAPIDATED GARAGE WHERE THE DOOR IS HALF FALLING OFF. IN FACT , HER HOUSE AND BACK DECK ARE ALL IN BAD CONDITION. SHE TELLS ME HER BOYFRIEND IS TAKING CARE OF THEIR 3 YEAR OLD KID. I WAS VERY SURPRISED HE DID NOT COME OUT SINCE I WAS A STRANGER. SO I HELP HER USE A BROOM STICK TO HOLD OPEN THE SLIDING GARAGE DOORS. WE THAN MOVE BIKES , FURNITURE , SHIT , ASS , AND OTHER STUFF TO GET THE FREEZER. I WAS THINKING OF LEAVING WHEN I DROVE DOWN THE FUCKING MONTE CARLO STREET.

 WE GET THE FREEZER OUT AND SINCE SHE LOWERED THE PRICE SO MUCH I HAVE TO CLEAN IT. I WAS OKAY WITH THAT. BUT.....SHE OFFERS TO HELP CLEAN IT. SO , I SAY FUCK IT. SHE HAD A BUCKET OF SOAPY WATER AND 2 RAGS. SO , WE BOTH SPEND ABOUT 15 MINUTES CLEANING THE FREEZER. TO MY SURPRISE IT LOOKED PRETTY GOOD AND WAS COOLING VERY QUICKLY WHEN SHE PLUGGED IT IN. SHE EVEN HELPS ME LOAD THE FREEZER IN THE VAN. THE DOOR AND BOTTOM PLATE COVER ARE OFF TOO. SHE IS ACTUALLY VERY NICE PERSON.

 I HEAD BACK TO THE NAIL AND BEGIN THIS LARGE PROJECT. TO MY SURPRISE THIS " NEW " FREEZER IS SLIGHTLY SMALLER THAN THE OLD ONE......BY A QUARTER INCH......AT LEAST WIDTH WISE THAT IS.  I TAKE ALL FOOD OUT OF THE CHEST FREEZER AND MOVE THE CHEST FREEZER OUTSIDE. THAN MOVE THIS LARGE ONE THROUGH THE BACK DOOR. I WIGGLE IT INTO PLACE , PUT THE DOOR ON ( CAN'T BELIEVE I FOUND ALL THE BOLTS ) , AND THAN REALIZE.....IT IS WAY TOO TALL. IT ACTUALLY HITS A SHELF. OH.....MY......GOD IT WON'T SLIDE IN.

 I SPEND ANOTHER SOLID 2 HOURS JUST CLEANING UP AND DOING OTHER STUFF. TOMORROW I WILL FIGURE OUT HOW THE HELL TO MAKE THIS FREEZER FIT BETTER IN OUR LITTLE KITCHEN.

 TALK TO WHEELS AND MY COUSIN WHO HAD THE PARTY ON SATURDAY.

 I GET HOME AND CHILL WITH THE PUP. I WATCH SOME NFL FOOTBALL AND START DOZING OFF. I GET SOMETHING TO EAT AND BEING HOME ONLY 90 MINUTES I NOW HAVE TO HEAD TO WILMINGTON DELAWARE TO PICK UP WHEELS , HER MOM , AND OUR YOUNGEST. I AM THINKING OF LETTING SOMEONE ELSE PICK THEM UP BUT DECIDE TO GO.

 IN DELAWARE I GET THEM AND THEY TELL ME ABOUT THEIR 3 DAY STAY IN WASHINGTON. WHILE VISITING THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT THEY SAW A VERY LARGE CAR CARAVAN. ....IT WAS THE PRESIDENT. THEY WAVED TO BIDEN AND HE WAVED BACK.

 WE DROP OFF MOM AND HEAD HOME.

 AT HOME WE UNLOAD AND GREET THE PUP. THEY ALSO HELP ME GET THE CHEST FREEZER BACK UPSTAIRS WHERE IT WAS JUST AT THE NAIL. WE GET IT UPSTAIRS AND I RE-LOAD IT. THEY UNPACK.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL AND THEY GO OUT TO DINNER AT FELINI'S CAFE. I HAD A HOT DOG WITH NO BREAD.

 AT THE NAIL THE BARTENDER IS THERE AND I BEGIN TO LOAD IN BANDS. TO MY SURPRISE IT WAS A GOOD NIGHT WITH GOOD MUSIC. EVERYONE WAS SUPER COOL....AND HALF MY AGE.

 THE NIGHT MOVES ALONG AND WE GOT BUSY. I NEEDED TO BARTEND WHILE DOING THE DOOR AND SOUND. THE BARTENDER BECOMES A SHORT ORDER COOK.

 WHEELS DROPS OUR YOUNGEST OFF AND SHE HAS SOME REALLY COOL SUPER TASTY DRINKS MADE BY OUR PROFESSIONAL MIXOLOGIST BARTENDER.

 THE BANDS FINISH AND MY NIGHT IS NOT OVER. I NOW NEED TO DRIVE MY YOUNGEST BACK TO SOUTH PHILLY. WE ARRIVE AROUND 11PM AND I WAS VERY CLOSE TO GOING ACROSS THE STREET TO A LOCAL GASTRO PUB BUT DECIDED NOT TOO......TOMORROW WILL BE ANOTHER LONG DAY.

 I HAD A NICE TALK WITH MY YOUNGEST AND WE HUG GOOD BYE. SHE REALLY HAD A GOOD TIME IN WASHINGTON VISITING FAMILY.

 I DRIVE HOME AND TOTALLY AVOID 76 EXPRESSWAY. MY GOD THE TRAFFIC DUE TO ROAD WORK WAS UNBELIEVABLE. I TAKE THE BACK WAY VIA WALNUT STREET AND THE TIMED LIGHTS.

 AT HOME I WATCH AN EPISODE OF FRASIER , HAVE A SNACK , AND A NIGHTCAP.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT DECENT , BUT TOMORROW I WILL BE AT THE NAIL BY 6:30 AM......OH.....MY......GOD.

  MONDAY    11 - 13 - 23

 IT IS TIME TO HEAD NORTH. IT'S BEEN 4 MONTHS AND I REALLY NEED IT. BUT FIRST......THE SHIT.

 6.........FRIGGIN'........30.........IN THE FRIGGIN'......MORNING........AND I AM AT THE NAIL.......BLOW.

 THE FREEZER I GOT IS WORKING VERY GOOD.....SO FAR. BUT IT IS TOO TALL.  SO OF COURSE , ALL NIGHT I DIDN'T SLEEP THINKING OF A GAME PLAN TO FIT IT IN PLACE. I ARRIVE AND BEGIN MY GAME PLAN.

  HERE IT IS :

 - I SPIN AN OUTLET SIDEWAYS SO IT CAN BE ACCESSIBLE AND I NOW MUST SLIDE OVER OUR FILING CABINET AGAINST IT. THE OUTLET IS ATTACHED TO THE CEMENT WALL VIA A HARD METAL TUBE AND  BOLTS. I USE A SAWZ SALL TO CUT IT AWAY AND THAN TURN IT. THIS OUTLET WAS BEING USED FOR A MICROWAVE AND WINE BOTTLE OPENING DEVICE. I DID THIS WHILE THE OUTLET WAS " HOT " WHICH IS NOT FUN. I ALSO NEEDED TO WEDGE A PIECE OF WOOD BETWEEN THE FILING CABINET AND OUTLET CASING TO STABILIZE IT IN PLACE.

 I NOW MOVE EVERYTHING OUT OF THE WAY TO ACCESS A SHELF THAT IS IN THE WAY AND PREVENTING THE FREEZER FROM BEING PUSHED BACK ALL THE WAY TOWARDS THE WALL. THIS TOOK SOME TIME AND I NEEDED MY CORDLESS CIRCULAR SAW TO CUT THE SHELF IN HALF AND RE-SECURE IT TO THE WALL. I ALSO USED THE TOP OF THE FILING CABINET AS A SUPPORT. I USED A PIECE OF WOOD AND AN OFF-CUT OF THE SHELF TO REASSEMBLE EVERYTHING.

 I PUSH THE FREEZER ALL THE BACK AND IT FITS REALLY NICELY. I HAVE TO FIND A NEW AREA FOR SOME THINGS INCLUDING THE MICROWAVE. I TAKE SOME TIME CLEANING AND PLACING OBJECTS BACK. IT CAME OUT NICE. THIS IS ANOTHER GOOD PROJECT DONE.

 I DO ABOUT 10 OTHER THINGS TO PREP THE BAR AND LOAD MY 50 TOOLS.

 ROLL HOME AND BEGIN PACKING THE VAN. WITHIN 45 MINUTES WE ARE ON THE ROAD. WHILE DRIVING I TALK TO MY DAD AND OUR REALTOR. IT LOOKS LIKE WE CAN SIGN DOCUMENTS WITHOUT GOING TO CLOSING WITH THE BUYERS. I AM NOT IN THE MOOD TO SEE THEM ANYWAY PLUS WHEELS WOULD HAVE TO TAKE A HALF DAY OFF. WE SET-UP A MEETING WITH OUR REALTOR AND TRANSFER COMPANY TECH FOR FRIDAY. I ALSO SCHEDULED ANOTHER TERMITE TECH BECAUSE WE NOW NEED A CERTIFIED LETTER THAT OUR HOME HAS NO TERMITE ACTIVITY. THIS WILL BE ON THURSDAY.

  WE SETTLE IN AND IT IS BEAUTIFUL HERE. THIS IS OUR FAVORITE PLACE TO BE. I BEGIN MY PUNCH LIST AND I GROWS VERY FAST. I HAVE NOT BEEN HERE ON OVER 4 MONTHS.

 ELDEST TEXTS ME TO STOP EATING " HER " FOOD THOUGH IT WAS IN MY REFRIGERATOR. SHE LIVES HERE FOR FREE FOR 26 YEARS. I THINK HER PRIORITIES ARE A LITTLE MIXED. I CAN'T IMAGINE SAYING THIS TO MY DAD. HE PUT ME THROUGH A FUCKING WALL. 

 SO MY GOOD MOOD IS CRUSHED BUT WHEELS SNAPS ME OUT OF IT. WE DECIDE TO GO TO A LOCAL PUB FOR A COUPLE OF BEERS AND EXCELLENT BURGERS. IT TOOK ME 15 YEARS TO GET WHEELS TO GO TO THIS " SCARY " DIVE BAR CALLED FOUR FELLAS. FOOD , BEER , SERVICE , AND PRICING ARE VERY GOOD. I ONLY HAD 3 PROBLEMS TONIGHT. 1 - MY BARSTOOL WAS LEANING FORWARD.  THE PLACE WAS FULL SO NO EXTRA STOOLS WERE AVAILABLE TO EXCHANGE. 2 - A 110 YEAR OLD GUY SAT NEXT TO ME AND NON-STOPPED SMOKED AND I WAS DOWN WIND. THE WEIRD THING IS HE NEVER TOOK A DRAG. THE CIGARETTE JUST BURNED DOWN IN HIS FINGERS. THE LINE OF SMOKE WENT RIGHT TO ME. 3 - GET THIS , I ACTUALLY HAD TO SPIN MY BARSTOOL AWAY FROM THE OLD GUY NEXT TO ME. WHY ?......HE HAD A FUCKING PIECE OF BONE GROWING OUT OF THE TOP OF HIS HAND. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ??!! IT WAS LIKE SITTING NEXT TO FUCKING WOLVERINE. I DIDN'T TELL WHEELS UNTIL AFTER HE LEFT BECAUSE IT WAS PRETTY GROSS AND AFFECTED AN APPETITE. I NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT AND OF COURSE I HAD TO BE SITTING NEXT TO THIS BONE-LIKE OBJECT COMING OUT OF THE TOP OF HIS HAND. IT WAS TUBULAR IN SHAPE AND TWICE AS THICK AS A SMALL CIGARETTE.....OH MY GOD. I WANTED TO GO HOME AND GET MY GRINDER.

 IT WAS NICE TO SEE THE BARTENDER AGAIN. SHE DOES A VERY GOOD JOB AND IT WAS FUN TO GET OUT.

 BACK HOME WE FEED THE PUP AND SETTLE IN. WE WATCH A MOVIE CALLED HAUNTED MANSION. IT HAS ALOT OF STARS IN IT. I LIKED THE MOVIE AND IT WAS OKAY. MY MAIN THING WAS NOT THE MOVIE BUT AN EYE LASH WATERING MY LEFT EYE BALL. ALL NIGHT I COULD NOT RELIEVE THE ITCHINESS AND UNCOMFORTABLENESS.

 WE ALSO WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE BIG BANG THEORY WHICH IS ALWAYS GOOD.

 IT IS SO FRICKIN' NICE TO BE HERE. WE CONTACT 2 NEIGHBORS TO GET TOGETHER. ONE WE WILL MEET TOMORROW AND THE OTHER COUPLE ARE SICK SO WE RE-SCHEDULED FOR ANOTHER TIME.

 I HEAD TO BED THINKING OF THE PUNCH LIST THAT GREW TO ABOUT 15 THINGS. THIS WILL BE DOUBLE BY TOMORROW.

  TUESDAY      11 - 14 - 23

  IT IS NOT EVEN CLOSE.....THIS PLACE IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW MUCH I LOVE BEING HERE BETWEEN RENTERS.

 REALTOR CALLS US MULTIPLE TIMES SAYING THE BUYERS NOW WANT TO SPEED UP AND PUSH THE SETTLEMENT DATE EARLIER. OH......NOW YOU RESPOND FAST ??!!

  NOT BEING HERE FOR 4+ MONTHS SOME THINGS NEEDED TO BE ATTENDED TOO.

 HERE IS THE LIST :

 - WENT THROUGH ALL CABINETS TO CLEAN AND ORGANIZE.

 - ADJUSTED DRIVEWAY LIGHTS TO DAY LIGHT SAVINGS TIME.

 - CLEANED ALL WINDOW SILLS INSIDE AND OUT.

 - EMPTIED SAND CANS ON DECK.

 - LEAF BLEW MAIN ROOF , BALCONY DECK , AWNING ROOF , MAIN DECK , AND DECK STEPS. THIS WAS NOT FUN BECAUSE I HAD TO GET A GORILLA LADDER OUT FROM THE CRAWL SPACE. I HAD TO RAKE OUT AREA JUST TO GET  TO THE CRAWL SPACE ACCESS DOOR. I DID TAKE SOME COOL PICTURES WHILE UP ON THE ROOF. I WILL DO A SOCIAL MEDIA POST TOMORROW.

 - CHECKED ALL LIGHTS AND REPLACED BULBS WHERE NEEDED.

 - TOOK A BREAK BECAUSE OUR NEIGHBOR STOPPED BY WITH HIS DOG. OUR PUP AND HIS DOG PLAYED AND RAN OFF-LEASH FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES. IT WAS AWESOME. OH , OUR NEIGHBOR TOLD US HIS BEST FRIEND WON A MILLION DOLLAR LOTTERY. HE WAS TAKING CARE OF HIS DOG EVERY DAY WHILE HIS FRIEND WORKED AND WENT THROUGH A DIVORCE. FIRST - HE NOW GIVES HIM A $100 A WEEK. 2ND - THE DIVORCED WIFE WAS SO NOT HAPPY ABOUT HER EX WINNING THE LOTTERY....SHE GOT ZERO MONEY.

 - DUSTED THE WHOLE HOUSE.

 - FIXED A FRIDGE SHELF.

 - WIPED DOWN BASEBOARD HEATERS.

 - PLAYED WITH 2 NON-WORKING CABLE BOXES TO NO AVAIL. I CALLED THE CABLE COMPANY AND THEY WILL COME OUT TOMORROW TO REPLACE THE BOXES.

 - HAD 2 MORE VISITS FROM OUR NEIGHBOR WITH HIS DOG. THIS IS ALWAYS FUN FOR OUR PUP AND US TOO.

 THERE WAS OTHER STUFF THAT I JUST SIMPLY FORGET.

 PICTURE PERFECT DAY HERE.

 WE SETTLE IN WITH LEFTOVERS AND MORE FOR DINNER.

 76ERS LOSE.....BLOW.

  WE WATCH SEVERAL EPISODES OF COMMUNITY. THEY WERE GOOD. THE VIDEO GAME EPISODE WAS DEFINITELY DIFFERENT BUT IT HAD THE CHICKEN MAN FROM BREAKING BAD AND BETTER CALL SAUL.

 WATCHED SOME EPISODES OF THE BIG BANG THEORY. THESE ARE CONSISTENTLY GOOD.

 HAD SOME NIGHTCAPS AND GOT ONE MORE VISIT FROM OUR NEIGHBOR AND HIS PUP. THEY CAME IN OUR HOUSE TO WARM UP AND SAY HELLO.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT DECENT.

  WEDNESDAY     11 - 15 - 23

 MAN , I LOVE BEING HERE AND IT TOTALLY SUCKS LEAVING. THE PRIDE WE HAVE FOR THIS HOUSE. IT IS ALOT OF WORK AND WORRY BUT IT IS VERY REWARDING.

 HOW COOL IS THIS ? I TRIED TO POST MY EAGLE SIGHTING VIDEO WHILE WALKING ON THE BEACH ON WILDWOOD 365. THE SITE'S ADMINISTRATOR DENIED ME. I INQUIRED AND THERE WAS A GLITCH IN THEIR SYSTEM. AFTER 2 DAYS OF GOING BACK AND FORTH I ASKED IF I COULD TRY AGAIN IN POSTING THE EAGLE VIDEO. HE QUICKLY SAID YES AND IT WAS QUICKLY ACCEPTED.

 I POSTED AT 5PM ON WILDWOOD 365. MY FB INBOX WAS NON-STOP ALL NIGHT. BY MIDNIGHT - 1200+ LIKES , 140+ COMMENTS AND 38 SHARES.  THAT'S PRETTY COOL.

 ANOTHER PICTURE PERFECT DAY.

 REALTOR KEEPS CONTACTING US THAT THE BUYERS WANT TO MOVE THIS SETTLEMENT DATE TO AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. I FEEL WE CAME DOWN IN PRICE TOO FAST FOR SUCH ENTHUSIASM ON THEIR END. OUR REALTOR SAID , " YOU WILL BE THINKING ABOUT THAT PRICE THE REST OF YOUR LIVES. " HE WAS SPOT ON.

 AROUND 8:30AM THE CABLE COMPANY STOPPED BY TO REPLACE 2 CABLE BOXES. HE DID IT IN 20 MINUTES. I HAD TO DOUBLE CHECK THE TV'S WHEN HE LEFT. I COULD NOT GET ONE TO WORK AND I CALLED HIM. AT THE SAME TIME WE BOTH FIGURED IT WAS A LOOSE HDMI CORD.....WE WERE BOTH RIGHT. I AM VERY HAPPY THIS SMALL PROJECT IS DONE.

 HUNG A WIND CHIME.

 MADE A MOUNTAIN HOUSE POST FOR RENTAL OPPORTUNITIES. IT HAS BEEN SLOW. WE LOVE COMING HERE BUT BILLS HAVE TO BE PAID.

 CHECKED ALL VACUUM CLEANERS.

 CUT IN A SMALL PIECE OF FLOORING BEHIND A DOOR AND PULLED TWO BOARDS TOGETHER.

 I DID SOME OTHER STUFF AND TRIED TO TAKE A NAP SINCE I'VE BEEN UP QUITE EARLY.

 SAW DEER AND TOOK PICTURES. THEY WERE RIGHT IN OUR DRIVEWAY. I ALSO SAW 2 BUCKS BUT THEY WERE MOVING AND A LITTLE TOO FAR AWAY.

 FRIEND RENTERS LEFT SOME FOOD AND DRINK HERE. THE ICE CREAM BARS I AM ENJOYING ALONG WITH HASH BROWNS FOR BREAKFAST.

 I SEARCH FOR A BYOB RESTAURANT AND FOUND A REALLY GOOD ONE. WE DROVE ABOUT 20 MINUTES TO CONYINGHAM ,PA TO A PLACE CALLED FRATELLI'S PIZZA AND ITALIAN RESTAURANT. THIS WAS A SCORE !  ACROSS THE BOARD EVERYTHING WAS VERY GOOD......AMBIANCE ( ALL ITALIAN DECOR ) , MUSIC ( ITALIAN ) , FAST SERVICE , COZY ENVIRONMENT , OUTSTANDING HOMEMADE CHEESE CAKE , LARGE PORTIONS ( A 2ND MEAL AT LEAST ) , VERY FAIR PRICING , WE BROUGHT WINE , AND THE WAITRESSES WAS EXCELLENT.

 ANOTHER TREAT WAS GETTING TO TALK TO OUR YOUNGEST. SHE UPDATED US ON HER ART PROJECT THAT A CANADIAN COMPANY ASKED HER TO DO. SHE PASSED AND NOW SHE HAS AN INTERVIEW FOR A JOB WITH THE COMPANY TOMORROW. THIS IS PRETTY EXCITING.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN WITH THE PUP. SHE GOT VISITS FROM THE LOCAL RESIDENT AND HIS DOG ALL DAY. IT WAS FUN WATCHING THEM RUN OFF-LEASH.

 WE WATCH THE 76ERS LOSE......BLOW.

 WE WATCHED SEVERAL EPISODES OF COMMUNITY. THEY WERE GOOD.

 WE WATCHED SEVERAL EPISODES OF THE BIG BANG THEORY. IT IS JUST ALWAYS CONSISTENTLY GOOD.

 THIS IS JUST SUCH A COOL PLACE TO BE AND MAN I NEEDED IT.  A 4+ MONTH HIATUS FROM THIS LOCATION WAS WAY TOO LONG. I AM GLAD WE WENT.

 OFF TO BED AROUND 10:30PM. I WATCHED SOME 100,000 PYRAMID AND HOGAN'S HEROES ( OF COURSE ) TO END THE NIGHT. THE PUP JOINED ME IN SECONDS.

  THURSDAY     11 - 16 - 23

 MAN I GOT MELANCHOLY IN A HURRY.

 UP AT 6:15AM AND BEGIN MY DAY. I DID COMPUTER WORK UNTIL 9:45AM.

 NEXT , I BEGIN THE PROCESS OF CLEANING , RE-ORGANIZING , AND PACKING. I BEGIN TO LOAD THE VAN. WE ARE HEADING BACK HOME. I SO DO NOT WANT TO LEAVE THIS PLACE AND WOULD OF LIKED TO STAY LONGER BUT......SOME THINGS NEEDED TO BE DONE BACK AT HOME.

 PHONE CALLS ON THE RIDE HOME :

 - WE CALL COMCAST TO MOVE OUR CABLE/TV SUBSCRIPTION TO OFF-SEASON......5 FUCKING PHONE CALLS LATER WE GET THROUGH TO A LIVE AGENT. IT TOOK 45 MINUTES. IT WAS SO FUCKING FRUSTRATING.

 - CALLED TO MAKE A DINNER RESERVATION FOR 10 COUSINS FOR NEXT MONTH.

 - REALTOR MOVES SETTLEMENT DATE FOR THE 5TH TIME. IT WILL NOW BE TODAY FOR US BUT NOT THE BUYERS.

 - YOUNGEST UPDATES US AND SHE DID GET THE JOB SHE INTERVIEWED WITH.

 - CALL ACCOUNTANT BUT HE DOES NOT CALL BACK.

 AT HOME WE UNLOAD AND SETTLE IN. WE HAVE OUR LEFTOVERS FOR LUNCH FROM DINNER AT FRATELLI'S PIZZA AND ITALIAN RESTAURANT. THERE IS STILL MORE LEFT SO WE HAVE SOME MORE FOR A LEFTOVER DINNER.

 WHEELS AND I GO TO SETTLEMENT ON OUR END. THE AGENT WAS VERY NICE AND WE WERE DONE SIGNING DOCUMENTS WITHIN ABOUT 35 MINUTES. WE ARE STILL NOT ELATED ON SELLING THIS PROPERTY BECAUSE THE BUYERS STILL HAVE A FINAL WALK-THROUGH , THEIR SETTLEMENT , AND TERMITE DOCUMENT ALL DUE TOMORROW. I ASSUME SOMETHING WILL GO WRONG WITH MY LUCK SO BOTH WHEELS AND I SHOWED ZERO EMOTION.

 BACK AT HOME WE GO BACK TO WORK.

 6PM I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO LOAD IN BANDS WHICH ARE NOW SOLO ACTS.....NO ONE TOLD ME. I WAS QUITE SURPRISED THIS WAS ACTUALLY A DECENT NIGHT.

 I FELT SO MELANCHOLY AND KINDA TOOK IT OUT ON PEOPLE THERE. I WASN'T MISTREATING ANYONE , JUST REALLY QUIET. I JUST CAN'T SHAKE THIS RENTAL PROPERTY NOT SELLING YET , HOW MUCH MONEY IS TAKEN OUT DURING SETTLEMENT , AND MORE. THERE ARE 25 FEES WHEN SELLING A HOME FROM THE REALTOR , REALITY COMPANY , AND LOAN PROCESSOR. IT IS QUITE DEPRESSING. EVERYONE HAS A GOD DAMN HAND IN OUR PIE. I DID SO MUCH WORK OVER DECADES AND THEY GET A BIG CHUNK OF MONEY FOR BASICALLY DOING 45 MINUTES OF WORK. I CAN SEE WHY PEOPLE WANT TO SELL THEIR HOMES PRIVATELY.

 I ROLL OUT AND AT HOME WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE BIG BANG THEORY. I NEEDED SOMETHING TO CHEER ME UP. IT WAS GOOD AS ALWAYS BUT I JUST COULDN'T SHAKE THIS DEPRESSION.

 WHEELS HEADS TO BED WHILE HAVE 2 MORE BEERS , SHARP CHEESE , AND PRETZELS. I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF THE FAMILY STALLONE. I WAS QUITE SURPRISED IT IS VERY GOOD AND HIS DAUGHTERS AND WIFE ARE FRIGGIN' ALL SMOKE SHOWS.

 I HEAD TO BED PRETTY TIRED NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THE WEEKEND AND WORKING DOUBLE SHIFTS.

  FRIDAY     11 - 17 - 23

 IT'S OFFICIAL......OUR RENTAL HOME WE BOUGHT WHEN WHEELS AND I FIRST GOT MARRIED HAS SOLD. I AM QUITE MELANCHOLY OVER BEING EXCITED. IT'S A WEIRD FEELING A HOME THAT HAS SO MANY MEMORIES.......ALMOST ALL GOOD. TODAY , WE FOUND OUT THE BUYERS PUSHED THEIR SETTLEMENT DATE UP BY 5 DAYS AND FINISHED ALL PAPERWORK AND FINAL WALK THROUGH THIS MORNING. OUR REALTOR CALLED AND GAVE THIS INFORMATION TO US AROUND 4PM TODAY. WHY HE WAITED I DO NOT KNOW.

 I DROVE BY ( ON THE WAY TO THE NAIL ) OUR OLD HOUSE AND THE STREET WAS BLOCKED BY 3 CARS BEEPING THEIR HORNS AT AN U.P.S. TRUCK.  I DECIDED TO JUST GO STRAIGHT AND THOUGHT , " MAYBE THIS IS A SIGN NOT TO SEE OUR HOME ONE MORE TIME. "

 WHEELS AND I TALK TO OUR ACCOUNTANT. HE IS RETIRING WHICH MAKES ME SUPER SAD.

 AT THE NAIL I PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I SPEND ABOUT 2 HOURS DOING STUFF.

 WHEELS AND I TALK TO OUR YOUNGEST ABOUT HER INTERVIEW AND JOB SHE JUST GOT.

 RETURN HOME AND TRY TO CHILL. WHEELS AND I TALK ABOUT THE WORK , SALE , AND FINALIZATION OF OUR FIRST HOME TOGETHER. I FEEL WE SHOULD BE ELATED BUT I AM NOT. I GUESS THE EMOTIONS OF YOUR FIRST HOME BEING GONE AND HOW MUCH ALL PARTIES INVOLVED WHEN SELLING A HOME TAKES SUCH A LARGE CHUNK OUT OF THE PROFIT. I AM JUST AMAZED HOW MUCH THE REALITY COMPANY TAKES AND UNCLE SAM.

 I SAW A SOCIAL MEDIA POST THAT WENT SOMETHING LIKE THIS , " YOUR TAXED ON SOMETHING YOU BUY , THAN PAY TAXES ON SOMETHING WHEN YOU SELL IT , AND THAN PAY TAXES WHEN YOU DO YOUR TAXES. "  IT IS EXACTLY OUR SCENARIO.  A HOME DEPRECIATES , HAS CAPITAL GAINS , AND SO MUCH MORE IS SO DAMN DEPRESSING.

 BUT , THE BIG PICTURE IS BUYING HOMES AND RENTING THEM IS PROFITABLE AND A GOOD WAY OF INVESTING. AFTER PAYING OFF CREDIT CARDS , A CAR , AND THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE WE WILL HAVE ENOUGH MONEY LEFT OVER TO GET OUR PUP A CHEW TOY.

 OFF TO THE NAIL AGAIN TO LOAD-IN BANDS AND ENJOY THE NIGHT. EVERYONE WAS VERY COOL. THIS ONE VERY OLD MUSICIAN TOLD ME , " BACK IN THE DAY , THE NAIL HUNG A FLYER ON THE FRONT DOOR TO SHOW PEOPLE WHO WERE PERFORMING THAT NIGHT. BY THE END OF THE NIGHT IT WAS ON THE GROUND AND STOMPED ON. " THIS WAS IN 1982. THIS GUY LOOKED AT LEAST 80-85 YEARS OLD. HE ASKED ME , " HOW LONG HAVE YOU OWNED THE NAIL AND HOW OLD ARE YOU ? " I TOLD HIM , " 26 YEARS AND I'M 61 YEARS OLD. " HE REPLIED , " OH OKAY , SO YOU AND I ARE ABOUT THE SAME AGE. I'M 65. " MY MOUTH DROPPED AND I THOUGHT , " HOLY SHIT , I LOOKED WAY BETTER THAN HIM. "

 THE NIGHT MOVED ON AND THE MUSIC WAS FUN. ANOTHER THING THAT MAKES ME MELANCHOLY WAS SO MANY YOUNG PEOPLE. IT WAS KIND OF THEM FIST PUNCHING ME FOR APPRECIATION OF HOSTING THE SHOW , HUGGING ME , AND ONE SMOKING HOT GIRL IN A RED SHORT SHORT DRESS SAID , " I LOVE YOU ". ALL THESE GIRLS AND GUYS WERE IN THEIR MID 20'S. I JUST THOUGHT , " HOW DID I GET SO OLD SO DAMN FAST ? "

 SPEAKING OF FEELING OLD - A YOUNG VERY TALL GUY SAID TO ME , " MY PARENTS ARE ..........AND SAID THEY KNEW YOU. " I GIGGLED AND CONFIRMED HIS STORY OF ME KNOWING HIS PARENTS. HE ALREADY GRADUATED COLLEGE. I BOUGHT HIM A BEER. MAN , I FELT OLD......AGAIN.

 A LITTLE PET PEEVE - I DO THIS WITH ALL SCENARIOS - IF YOU TELL ME , " I'LL BE THERE IN 5-10 MINUTES " THAN I EXPECT YOU TO BE HERE IN " 5-10 MINUTES ". WELL , IF YOU SHOW UP 25 MINUTES LATER THAN I AM SLIGHTLY PISSED. WHAT I SAY YOU SHOULD DO WITH ME IS , TELL ME I'LL BE THERE IN 30-35 MINUTES AND THAN SHOW UP IN 25 MINUTES AND THAN I AM THINKING " OH , 10 MINUTES EARLIER THAN THEY SAID. "

 A LITTLE PET PEEVE II - IF YOU GO TO WORK AT 8AM AND TAKE YOUR FIRST FOOD / BREAK AT 8:01AM........I'M NOT LIKING THAT.

 LITTLE DEPRESSING - I MEAN IT IS A BUSINESS. A 6 PIECE BAND WITH 2 WIVES ATTENDING. THEY HAD ZERO DRAW AND NOT ONE PERSON BOUGHT ANYTHING AT THE BAR....SODA , BEER , DRINK , OR FOOD. THEY ALL LEFT RIGHT AFTER THEIR SET. MAN , AT LEAST THROW THE BARTENDERS A DOLLAR OR TWO.

 I HAVE YET ANOTHER PET PEEVE - BANDS NOT WATCHING OTHER BANDS ON THE BILL DURING THEIR SETS.....AT LEAST A SONG OR TWO. SOME BANDS GO TO THE PARKING LOT OR OUT BACK OR EVEN SIT IN THEIR CARS TO TALK TO EACH OTHER WHILE WAITING FOR THEIR SET TIME TO START. I GOT A SLIGHT ISSUE WITH THAT.

 76ERS WITH A GOOD BOUNCE BACK WIN.

 BACK HOME I MAKE A FIRE PIT. IT SLIGHTLY MISTS OF RAIN. I ASKED GOD TO MAKE IT STOP FOR JUST A LITTLE BIT. FUNNY.....IT STOPPED FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES.

 MESSING WITH MY BARTENDERS AT 1AM. I INVITE ALL 4 BARTENDERS TO GO TO DOCK STREET BREWERY AGAIN WITH ME TO PICK UP A PURCHASE AND HAVE DINNER. WE DID THIS ABOUT 2 MONTHS AGO. ALL OF THEM TEXT BACK THEY CAN MAKE IT DURING THE NIGHT. AT THE FIRE PIT I DECIDE TO MESS WITH THEM AND A BARRAGE OF 75 TEXTS BEGINS. I TEXT THEM , " HEY GUYS , WE CAN ONLY TAKE 2 OF YOU TO DOCK STREET SO I AM GOING TO HAVE YOU PLAY EACH OTHER IN ROCK , PAPER , SCISSORS IN BEST OF 3 TO SEE WHO GOES. ". IT WAS CLEVER AS THE FIRST MATCH THEY GAVE THE SAME ANSWERS EVERY TIME. THEY WERE COHERSING TEXTING BEHIND MY BACK. I QUICKLY MADE THAT STOP BY SAYING THE TIE BREAKER WOULD BE ME THINKING OF A NUMBER BETWEEN 1 - 50. BOTH BARTENDERS PICKED THE SAME NUMBER ON PURPOSE. IT WAS PRETTY ENTERTAINING AND FUNNY. I REALLY ADORE ALL THESE GIRLS.

 I MADE SOME DRINKS AND SAT BY THE FIRE BY MYSELF. I JUST REFLECTED ON THIS WHOLE MAJOR PROCESS AND PROJECT OF REMODELING OUR HOME AND SELLING IT. AGAIN , I SHOULD BE HAPPY THIS IS BEHIND ME AND WE GT TO PAY OFF SOME BILLS......BUT I WASN'T.

 OFF TO BED AROUND 2AM. I WOKE UP AND DID SOMETHING FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER. AROUND 3:30AM I GOT UP TO PEE. THIS IS NORMAL. BUT.....I FELT LIKE I WAS PEEING AIR. I DID NOT HEAR ANYTHING HITTING THE TOILET BOWL WATER. SO , EITHER TWO THINGS HAPPENED. 1 - I PEED ON THE WALL AND BASEBOARD HEATER OR 2 - I PEED AIR.

 I MIGHT HAVE TO GOOGLE THAT SENSATION....IT WAS VERY WEIRD.

  SATURDAY      11 - 18 - 23

 WELP , DIDN'T TAKE LONG FOR SOMETHING TO BREAK.

 FLYERS WITH A REALLY GOOD AND FUN OVERTIME WIN AGAINST THE STANLEY CUP CHAMPION  GOLDEN KNIGHTS.

 PENN STATE WINS.

 WHEELS HEADS TO ATLANTIC CITY FOR LUNCH , DINNER , HOTEL , AND THE BAND CHICAGO. I STAYED HOME AND HAD SOME CRACKERS AND PEANUT BUTTER WITH A CAN OF COKE ZERO.

 I DROVE BY OUR RENTAL TWICE AND STILL NO MOVEMENT.

 GOT SOME PAPERWORK DONE.

  HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I HANG OUT WITH THE PUP FOR ABOUT 90 MINUTES.

 OUR UPSTAIRS FRIDGE NOT TOTALLY COOLING CORRECTLY. I MOVED ALL NAIL PRODUCT OUT OF IT. THE NAIL FREEZER SO FAR SO GOOD IN COOLING.

 BACK HOME I WORK ON THE COMPUTER , PLAY A LITTLE POKER , TRY TO NAP FOR 30 MINUTES , AND HAVE A GRILLED CHEESE FOR LUNCH.

 OFF TO THE NAIL AGAIN. I WAS SURPRISED HOW GOOD THE NIGHT WAS WITH THE HEADLINING BAND CANCELLING ON 1 DAY NOTICE.

 THANK GOODNESS I KNOW MY BARTENDERS. EARLIER IN THE AFTERNOON I TEXTED THE 2ND BARTENDER , " THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE I WILL ASK YOU TO COME IN EARLY. " I WAS SPOT ON AS THE 1ST BARTENDER CALLED IN SICK AGAIN. THE 2ND BARTENDER WAS HERE IN UNDER 15 MINUTES WHEN I TEXTED HER.

 THE EAGLE VIDEO NOW HAS OVER 1500+ VIEWS , 150+ COMMENTS , AND 60 SHARES.......PRETTY COOL. THE ADMINISTRATOR ASKED ME TO TEXT HIM THE VIDEO SO HE CAN PUT IT UP ON THE MAIN PAGE FOR WILDWOOD AND HE IS DOING A SPECIAL DOCUMENTARY ON EAGLES.

 A LOCATION SCOUT HAS CONTACTED ME AGAIN ABOUT SHOOTING AN EPISODE HERE AT THE NAIL. THE PRODUCER ALREADY SEEN OUR VENUE PICTURES AND IS INTERESTED. THEY DID THIS LAST YEAR. THE NAME OF THE TV SERIES IS " SINKING SPRING " AND AIRED ON APPLE+.

 OF COURSE OUR SODA CO2 TANK NEEDS TO REPLACED BUT I SEE A LEAK. I TRY TO TIGHTENED THE CONNECTION AND BREAK THE SHUT-OFF VALVE........YEP.

 I HAD A GOOD TIME AND PRETTY NON-STRESSFUL NIGHT WITH THE BANDS , FANS , AND BARTENDER.

 BACK HOME I CHILL WITH THE PUP AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF FRASIER.  IT WAS PRETTY GOOD AS " LILITH " MADE AN APPEARANCE.

 OFF TO BED AND I THINK ME PEEING AIR IN THE " WEE " HOURS LAST NIGHT WAS ME ACTUALLY HITTING THE INTERIOR SIDE OF THE TOILET BOWL WHERE THERE IS NO WATER........I THINK.

  SUNDAY      11 - 19 - 23

 YEP......THAT WAS A PROJECT AND MORE.

 7:30AM I GET A CALL FROM MY PARENTS. THEY HAVE NO HEAT. BY 8:30AM I AM THERE ACCESSING AND TEXTING WITH MY BROTHERS. THE IGNITERS ARE NOT FIRING UP. I CALLED CHARLES B GANS PLUMBING AND HEATING AND THEY TOLD MY DAD , " IT WILL BE $450 JUST TO COME OUT TODAY OR HALF THAT AMOUNT IF YOU WAIT UNTIL TUESDAY. ". I DID NOT LIKE THIS ANSWER. I TRIED A COUSIN BUT TO NO AVAIL.

 I ROLL OUT BUT FIRST WALKED MY DOG DOWN THE LOCAL PARK I PLAYED IN AS A KID. MAN MY DOG WAS EXCITED.

 MY BROTHER GOT A NEW PUPPY. IT IS ADORABLE AND HIS KIDS LOVE IT.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO FIX A CO2 TANK CONNECTOR I BROKE LAST NIGHT. I TOOK THE PUP WITH ME. I FIXED THAT , CLEANED , CHASED THE DOG AROUND AND VIDEOED IT ( TOO FUNNY) , AND CHANGED THE MARQUEE. IT IS UNENDING. I SENT THE VIDEO TO MY BROTHERS AND MY KIDS AND WHEELS.

 BACK HOME AROUND 12 NOON AND GET SOME WORK DONE. I RELAX AROUND 1PM FOR ABOUT AN HOUR AND DECIDED IT IS TOO NICE OF A DAY TO BE INSIDE.

 SO , LIKE AN IDIOT , I GRAB A GORILLA LADDER , SAWZ SAW , 100' EXTENSION CORD , BRANCH CLIPPERS , AND A HEDGE CLIPPER. I SPEND 3 HOURS CUTTING ALL OUR BUSHES AND TREES DOWN TO FENCE LEVEL. THERE WERE BRANCH CUT-OFFS EVERYWHERE. I WAS TOO TIRED TO PUT THEM IN TRASHCANS.

 INSIDE I WATCH SOME FOOTBALL AND REALIZE TOMORROW IS WEED TRASH DAY.......CRAP.

 WHEELS AND I HEAD OUT TO OUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT. THE FOOD AND SERVICE IS EXCELLENT. THE OWNERS GAVE US A BOTTLE OF LIQUIORE AND A BOTTLE OF WINE. I THINK BECAUSE WE GAVE A VERY GOOD TIP AND BEING REGULARS. THE OWNER SAID WHEN TAKING THE BILL , " I'LL BE BACK WITH YOUR CHANGE. " I SAID TO HIM , " YOU KNOW WHAT , YOU GUYS DID REALLY GOOD TONIGHT SO KEEP THE CHANGE. BUT I CAN'T GUARANTEE THAT NEXT TIME. " HE LAUGHS.....AND BROUGHT US A BOTTLE OF WINE. HE EXPLAINED HOW THIS ITALIAN WINE IS AN AWARD WINNER.

 WHEELS AND I SETTLE IN AND WATCH STEVEN SPIELBERG'S MOVIE THE FABELMANS. IT IS VERY LOOSELY BASED ON HIS LIFE AND HOW HE COPED WITH HIS PARENTS GETTING A DIVORCE. IT WAS GOOD.

 OFF TO BED AND I SLEPT BAD. I WAS UP AT 3AM ON MY COMPUTER. BY 4AM I HAD TO GO BACK TO SLEEP....OR AT LEAST TRY. I KEPT THINKING HOW AM I GOING TO PUT ALL THOSE BRANCHES I CUT TODAY IN TRASHCANS BY 8:30AM TOMORROW ?

 THE PUP DID SLEEP WITH ME. SHE WAS FACING ME WITH 2 LEGS UNDER MY BODY AND 2 LEGS OVER MY BODY WITH HER FACE FACING MINE. IT WAS SO UNCOMFORTABLE BUT ADORABLE AT THE SAME TIME.

 OH , WHEELS GOT BACK FROM ATLANTIC CITY AND GOING TO THE CHICAGO CONCERT. SHE HAD SOME VERY GOOD STORIES.

 FLYERS AND 76ERS BOTH WITH GOOD WINS.

   MONDAY     11 - 22 - 23

 YEP , JUST ANOTHER NORMAL DAY.

  AT 4AM I AM ACTUALLY THINKING OF GOING OUTSIDE AND PUTTING TONS AND TONS OF TRIMMED BRANCHES INTO TRASHCANS BECAUSE THE TOWNSHIP PICKS UP YARD WASTE AT 8:30AM. I FORCE MYSELF TO GO BACK TO SLEEP AND BY 5AM I DO.

 UP AT 6:45AM I HEAD OUTSIDE AND BEGIN FILLING 11 TRASHCANS. MY GOD THE THINGS I DO. I HAD MY REASONS BUT THE MAIN ONE WAS I DID NOT WANT TO WAIT A WHOLE NOTHER WEEK FOR YARD DEBRIS PICK-UP. SO , ONE BY ONE I STUFFED THE BEJESUS OUT OF EACH TRASHCANS. I BROUGHT ALL CANS DOWN TO THE STREET BY 8AM. THE WHOLE TIME I CLIPPED MY CELL PHONE TO MY SHIRT UNDER MY CHIN AND LISTENED TO SPORTS TALK RADIO VIA STREAMING.

 I ALSO PREPPED MY VAN BY REMOVING TOOLS , SETTING THE SEATS , AND MOVING IT IN PLACE. OH , I PICKED UP DOG POOP THROUGHOUT THE PROPERTY.

 OK , SO MY MORNING IS DONE AT 8AM. 75% OF AMERICA ARE STILL IN BED.

 TO THE COMPUTER TO BEGIN MY LONG MONDAYS OF BAND COMMUNICATION.

 WHEELS BEGINS TO PAY OFF VERY LARGE BILLS. IT IS A GOOD THING BUT MAN DID THE BANK ACCOUNTANT SHRIVEL VERY QUICKLY AFTER THE SALE OF OUR RENTAL HOME.

 WE GET A LARGE WATER BILL FROM AQUA COMPANY. I CALL AND SAY 5 WORDS TO THE AQUA ANSWERING SERVICE , " WE DON'T LIVE THERE ANYMORE. " SHE TELLS ME TO THROW THE BILL OUT AND SHE WILL SEND IT TO THE " BILLING " DEPARTMENT.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO CLEANED AND PREP. I AM A LITTLE BUMMED THAT , FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 26 YEARS , I WILL NOT HAVE A SHOW THE WEDNESDAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING. IT IS CONSIDERED THE BIGGEST DRINKING NIGHT OF THE YEAR. I HAD AN ALL AGE HIP HOP SHOW BOOKED BUT CANCELLED IT BECAUSE THE PROMOTER ALREADY CANCELLED AN EARLIER SHOW , HE WAS NOT COMMUNICATIVE , AND I JUST DID NOT WANT TO DEAL WITH IT.

 BY 10AM I AM AT MY PARENTS HOUSE WITH MY FRIEND WHO KNOWS HEATING. MY PARENTS WERE GOING TO BE CHARGED $450. IN 2 MINUTES MY FRIEND HAD THE HEAT ON. WE FIGURED IT WAS A " STUCK " PRESSURE SWITCH. HE CLEANS SOME COMPONENTS AND WE TEST THE IGNITERS 3 TIMES BEFORE LEAVING. THEIR HEAT IS BACK ON FOR FREE.

 BACK TO THE NAIL TO FINISH SOME THINGS AND I CHASE THE PUP AROUND THE BUILDING. I SEND THE VIDEO TO MY FAMILY. I ALSO TAKE SOME TRASH FROM MY FRIEND TO HELP HIM OUT BY PUTTING IT IN OUR DUMPSTER.

 RETURN HOME TO DO COMPUTER WORK. WHEELS HELPS ME BRING UP ALL THE TRASHCANS.

 MY MOM CALLS AND I AM THINKING SHE IS GOING TO SAY HAPPILY , " OH MY GOD THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GETTING OUR HEAT BACK ON !!! " NOPE.......I GOT , " DID YOU AND YOUR FRIEND EVER STOP OVER ? THE AIR IS STILL BLOWING COOL."

 I CALL MY FRIEND AND HE RETURN WITHIN THE HOUR. HE BYPASSES A RELAY AND GETS THE HEAT BLOWING. MY PARENTS LOVE HIM.

 BY 6:15PM WE ARE HEADING TO SOUTH PHILLY'S DOCK STREET BREWERY TO PICK UP OUR YOUNGEST AND 3 BARTENDERS.  WE HAVE SEVERAL REASONS WHY - 1 - TO PICK UP A DOCK STREET BEER ORDER FOR THE NAIL AND 2 - TO THANK OUR BARTENDERS FOR HELPING AT OUR RENTAL PROPERTY BY PAINTING AND CLEANING.

 IT IS ALWAYS AN ABSOLUTE PLEASURE TO HANG WITH THESE REALLY COOL YOUNG ADULTS. WE HAD EAGLES JERSEYS ON AND WATCHED SOME OF THE FIRST HALF AT DOCK STREET.

 I HAD SOME COMPLAINTS THEY MAY LEAD ME NOT TO RETURN TO DOCK STREET FOR FOOD. HERE'S WHY : FOOD / DRINK PORTIONS ARE VERY SMALL. PUT IT THIS WAY , ONE BARTENDER ORDERED A SINGLE PATTY BURGER. IT WAS THE SIZE OF A SLIDER FOR $10.YOU WILL NEVER EVER TAKE A DOGGY BAG HOME HERE , PRICING IS EXPENSIVE , AND THE ACOUSTICS ARE VERY LOUD. IT SEEMS SOUND IS BOUNCING OFF WALLS AND CEILINGS EVERYWHERE. YOU CAN SIT NEXT TO A PERSON AND NOT HEAR A WORD THEIR SAYING. SOME FOOD IS OKAY TO SOME FOOD BEING GOOD.....LIKE THE BUFFALO CAULIFLOWER.

 THE EMPLOYEES ARE VERY NICE AND ATTENTIVE. THE FEMALE MANAGER ROLLS OUT A FLAT BED OF MY BEER ORDER AND WE LOAD IT IN MY VAN. THE GIRLS SOON COME OUTSIDE AND WE DRIVE BACK TO THEIR APARTMENT WHERE MY YOUNGEST IS WASHING BEDDING AND SHEETS. WE HANG IN THEIR APARTMENT FOR A BIT.

 WE DRIVE THE OTHER BARTENDERS HOME. WHEELS AND I MAKE VERY GOOD TIME AND CATCH THE LAST HOUR OF THE EAGLES GAME WITH MERRILL REESE. I AM TEXTING WITH FRIENDS , COUSINS , AND MY BROTHER ABOUT HOW BAD THE EAGLES ARE PLAYING. I TEXT MY BROTHER WHAT MERRILL REESE SAID JUST AS I WALKED INTO THE HOUSE , " THE EAGLES ARE DOWN BY 10 POINTS , BUT BELIEVE ME , IT'S ALOT MORE THAN THAT. "

 EAGLES TURN THE TIDE WITH VERY GOOD 2ND HALF DEFENSE ( 0 POINTS ) , GOOD OFFENSIVE PLAY CALLING , AND THE MAIN REASON.......KANSAS CITY SHOOTING THEMSELVES IN THE FOOT WITH DROPPED PASSES AND PENALTIES. EAGLES WIN !!

 IT IS AFTER MIDNIGHT AND WE WATCH SOME EAGLES POST GAME. I HEAD TO BED AROUND 12:30AM.

 YEP , THAT IS MY DAY.

  TUESDAY      11 - 21 - 23

 AT THE NAIL EARLY MORNING WITH THE PUP. I FELT LIKE EVERYTHING I TRIED TO FIX DIDN'T WORK. OPENED UP A MONITOR BUT ALL WIRES WERE ATTACHED FIRMLY SO NO IDEA WHY THIS IS BROKE. REPLACED HINGES ON A BATHROOM DOOR BUT IT STILL DID NOT CLOSE ALL THE WAY WHEN NOT BEING USED. I JUST GAVE UP. AN INSPECTOR TOLD ME THE DOOR HAS TO CLOSE FREELY......EVEN THOUGH NO ONE IS IN THERE.

 76ERS COME ALL THE WAY BACK FROM 18 POINTS DOWN AND LOSE IN OVERTIME......BLOW.

 WHEELS PAYING OFF MORE STUFF. IT IS A GOOD THING BUT DEPRESSING TO SEE BANK ACCOUNT DWINDLE AWAY IMMEDIATELY. IT WAS LIKE THE MONEY WAS NEVER THERE. OH WELL , BACK TO PAY CHECK TO PAY CHECK LIFE.

 I DID NOT EXPECT SO MUCH RAIN TODAY.

 A GOOD DINNER FROM WHEELS WITH ROASTED PORK AND MAC & CHEESE. I HAD A SMALL GLASS OF WINE FOR STRESS. 

 TALKED TO MY DAD , A COUSIN , A BROTHER ABOUT THE EAGLES BIG WIN. I EVEN WATCHED REPLAYS ON THE INTERNET AND TV.

 OH , MY PARENTS ARE ELATED WITH MY FRIEND'S WORK ON THEIR HEATER.

 PREPPING OUR BASEMENT. OUR ELDEST BRINGS FRIENDS OVER LATE NIGHT AND IT JUST GETS TRASHED SO FAST. WHEELS AND I SPENT ABOUT 1 HOUR CLEANING. WE ARE HAVING FAMILY COME OVER THANKSGIVING AND SLEEPING OVER. MY GOD THIS WAS A PAIN IN THE ASS. I DON'T KNOW HOW THE CARPET FLOOR TILES GET SO MESSED UP. I WAS ON MY HANDS AND KNEES FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES RE-ALIGNING THEM.

 BACK UPSTAIRS WE CHILL. WE WATCH 4 EPISODES OF THE BIG BANG THEORY ( ALL VERY GOOD ) AND THE 76ERS SHIT THE BED ON A COMEBACK.

 A LITTLE FIX. OUR " BAND " SHEETS ARE FOR 4 BANDS. MANY TIMES WE HAVE 5 BANDS OR MORE.  SO , TODAY I SPENT ABOUT 30 MINUTES MAKING A NEW BAND SHEET FOR .......5 BANDS.

 OFF TO MY BEDROOM BY 11PM BUT STAYED UP PAST 12:30AM DOING EMAILS , INTERNET SURFING , AND MORE. WHY DO I DO THIS ?

  WEDNESDAY      11 - 22 - 23

 UN.........FUCKING.......BELIEVABLE.  IT JUST NEVER FUCKING STOPS !!

 WELL , LET'S START MY SHITTY SHIT BLOW DAY.

 IT STARTS OFF EXCELLENT AS I PICK UP MY YOUNGEST AND HER ROOM MATE IN SOUTH PHILLY. SHE TELLS ME ABOUT HER NEW ART JOB AND WE DROP OFF HER ROOM MATE AT THE AIRPORT WHO IS HEADING HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS.

 NEXT WE STOP AND VISIT MY MOM AT HER WORK. WE WALK ACROSS THE STREET TO NICK'S ROAST BEEF FOR A BEER AND ORDER A BUNCH OF SANDWICHES.

 WE ARRIVE HOME AND SHORTLY AFTER WHEELS ARRIVES WITH HER MOM AND BROTHER. WE HAVE LUNCH. THIS IS WONDERFUL.

 WE ORDER PIZZA FOR DINNER AND RELAX UNTIL I HAVE TO GO TO THE NAIL. SO FAR SO GOOD RIGHT ?....WRONG.

 JUST YESTERDAY WHEELS AND I SPENT OVER AN HOUR PREPPING OUR BASEMENT FOR A FAMILY MEMBER TO STAY SEVERAL NIGHTS HERE. I WAS ON MY FUCKING HANDS AND KNEES RE-ALIGNING CARPET TILES.....AND THAN !!!........DISASTER !!!

 I GO DOWN THE BASEMENT WITH MY BROTHER-IN-LAW TO SHOOT POOL. I AM IN MY BARE FEET AND INSTANTLY I FEEL WATER SOAKED INTO THE CARPET TILE. I WAS TOO FUCKING LAZY TO CHECK THE OUTSIDE STEP DRAIN DURING THE RAIN YESTERDAY. IT WAS COMPLETELY CLOGGED. I REMEMBERED I PEEKED THROUGH THE MINI BLINDS AND THOUGHT , " OH , THE DRAIN SEEMS FINE BECAUSE I DID NOT SEE ANY LEAVES. " BOY WAS THIS A FUCKING MISTAKE.

 WE PROCEED TO PICK UP A SHIT LOAD OF SOAKING WET DRENCHED CARPET TILES. OH MY GOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE PLACE THEM IN A LAUNDRY SINK TO BE CLEANED AND DRIED TOMORROW.

 BACK UPSTAIRS WE CHILL AND NOT 15 MINUTES FUCKING LATER MY BROTHER-IN-LAW COMES FLYING UPSTAIRS FREAKING THE FUCK OUT. THE TOILET IS OVERFLOWING. I AM TELL HIM TO CLEAN IT UP BECAUSE HE HAS DONE THIS BEFORE. I DO NOT GO DOWN THE BASEMENT.

 WELP , 2 MINUTES LATE HE IS EVEN MORE FREAKED OUT AND SCREAMING THAT HE CAN'T STOP THE WATER FROM OVERFLOWING IN THE TOILET. WHEELS AND I RACE DOWN AND WITH TOWELS AND A WET/DRY VAC WE SPEND 30 MINUTES CLEANING THIS WATER MESS UP. ALL THAT FUCKING WORK I DID YESTERDAY IS NOW FUCKING TRIPLED FOR TOMORROW. I AM FUCKING FURIOUS !!!

 I ROLL TO THE NAIL AND I AM PRESENTLY SURPRISED SOME PEOPLE START ROLLING IN. THIS GROUP OF ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE GIRLS IMMEDIATELY STAR SHOOTING POOL AND SINGING ON THE STAGE OF FOR OPEN MIC WITH SOME MUSICIANS. ONE GIRL WAS GETTING MARRIED THIS WEEKEND SO I THINK SHE WAS GETTING TOGETHER WITH FRIENDS HERE. THE FUTURE BRIDE WAS ABSOLUTELY MODEL BEAUTIFUL.

 I WATCH THE FLYERS LOSE.......BLOW.

 BARTENDER IS LATE AGAIN BUT I DO NOT HASSLE HER.

 BACK HOME I BRING DOCK STREET BEER AND PEANUT BUTTER WHISKEY. YEP , I'M GETTING HAMMERED TONIGHT. WHEELS AND MY YOUNGEST ARE ALREADY HAVING DRINKS WITH A LIQUORE BOTTLE FELINI'S CAFE GAVE US.

 WE HANG OUT WITH THE PUP AND WATCH SOME EPISODES OF COMMUNITY. THEY WERE GOOD.

 THURSDAY    11 - 23 - 23  THANKSGIVING

 MUCH BETTER BUT STILL WORKING ON THANKSGIVING WHICH DOESN'T BOTHER ME BECAUSE IT NEEDED TO BE DONE.

 AT 7AM I SPEND 90 MINUTES SETTING UP ACCOUNTS FOR AIRBNB AND VRBO FOR OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE. YEP......7AM.

BY 8:30AM.....THIS 4 PHASE PROJECT.

 PHASE 1 - START MORNING OUT BY REMOVING BASEMENT BATHROOM WINDOWS. MY BROTHER-IN-LAW HANDS ME CARPET TILES AND I THROW THEM OUTSIDE.  DOING THIS SAVED TIME AND ENERGY GOING UP AND DOWN STEPS 30 TIMES.

 PHASE 2 - WE GATHER ALL CARPET TILES AND PUT THEM ON OUR PATIO. I GET A BUCKET OF HOT WATER AND CLEANING SOLUTION. ONE BY ONE I SCRUB EACH TILE......BOTH SIDES.

 PHASE 3 - WE LAY ALL TILES OUT ON OUR PATIO AND TABLES IN THE SUN. LUCKILY , IT WAS WARM ENOUGH TO DO THIS AND A NICE BREEZE HELPED DRY THEM. WE LET THEM DRY IN THE SUN AND WIND FOR ABOUT 7 HOURS.

 PHASE 4 - BRING ALL TILES INSIDE AND STACK THEM AT THE TOP OF THE STEPS. I WILL INSTALL THEM ANOTHER DAY.

 OK , THAT PROJECT IS DONE BUT OF COURSE THERE IS OTHER STUFF I LIKE TO DO.

 SEVERAL DAYS AGO I CUT ALL TREES AND BUSHES DOWN TO OUR FENCE LEVEL. ONE LITTLE THING BOTHERED ME AND OF COURSE I HAD TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. SEVERAL WIRES WERE HANGING LOW AT DIFFERENT LEVELS. I GOT ABOUT 6 PLASTIC TIES AND WRAPPED THEM TOGETHER ABOUT EVERY 8 FEET. I NEEDED A GORILLA LADDER TO DO THIS. MY BROTHER-IN-LAW PICKED UP TRASH IN THIS GARDEN.

 NEXT WE PREP FOR A FIRE PIT. THIS IS A VERY GOOD IDEA BECAUSE LATER ON I DID NOT HAVE TO PREP THE FIRE PIT IN THE DARK. AFTER DINNER I JUST LIT MY LEAD PAPER FUSES AND THE FIRE STARTED ABLAZING IN SECONDS.

 OK , NOW WE'RE DONE. WELL , NOT QUITE.

 WE TAKE A RIDE TO A FRIEND'S HOUSE WITH OUR PUP. THE FRIEND IS DONATING AN END TABLE FOR OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE. THIS FRIEND WAS GLAD TO SEE MY BROTHER-IN-LAW.

 NEXT WE HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR TOMORROW. I DO ABOUT 10 THINGS WHILE MY BROTHER-IN-LAW VACUUMS.

  WE HEAD HOME WHERE WHEELS IS NON-STOP PREPPING A VERY GOOD ( IF NOT THE BEST ) THANKSGIVING DINNER I CAN REMEMBER.

 THE THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE BY THE ART MUSEUM AND SHOWN ON CHANNEL 6 WAS VERY GOOD. A TON OF BRIGHTLY COLOR COSTUMES AND VEHICLES ALONG WITH GREAT MUSICIANS AND DANCERS. MAN DANCERS HAVE THE BEST BODIES. THE FUNNEST WAS YMCA SUNG BY THE VILLAGE PEOPLE. I KINDA WISHED I WAS THERE.

 BROTHER-IN-LAW HELPS BY VACUUMING OUR MAIN ROOM. HE PULLS THE CORD OUT TOO HARD AND SMASHES ARE ROKU POWER SUPPLY. IT WAS PULLED SO HARD THE WIRES GOING INTO THE POWER SUPPLY WERE YANKED RIGHT OUT OF ITS COMPARTMENT. I COULD SEE FRAYED WIRES.

  I FIND ANOTHER POWER SUPPLY AND IT WORKS. I ALSO FIND A CLIP PIN FROM ANOTHER CELL PHONE TO REPLACE MINE THAT WAS LOST. SO , IN ESSENCE , MY BROTHER-IN-LAW BREAKING OUR ROKU HELPED ME FIND THIS CLIP.

 WE ALSO FIND OUT OUR YOUNGEST HAS A GLASSWARE SCREW DRIVER KIT WE HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR 6 MONTHS.

 I WATCH SOME FOOTBALL. GREEN BAY BEATING THE LIONS HELPS THE EAGLES. THE 49ERS AND COWDICKS CRUSHING THEIR OPPONENTS DID NOT HELP.

 I SHOWER AND CHANGE AND MY MOTHER-IN-LAW HELPS WHEELS PREPARE THE BIG MEAL AND MORE. I CARVE THE TURKEY AND ABSOLUTELY ENJOYED THE FOOD , CONVERSATION , AND NOT FIXING A DAMN THING. IT WAS WONDERFUL.

 WE CHILL AND WATCH SOME FOOTBALL. OUR ELDEST AND BROTHER-IN-LAW GO TO BED AT 7:30PM. MY MOTHER-IN-LAW ROLLS HOME.

 WHEELS , MYSELF , AND OUR YOUNGEST HEAD OUT TO THE FIRE PIT. IT WAS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. WE HAVE SOME NIGHT CAPS AND SOME COFFEE LIQUORE FELINI'S CAFE GAVE TO US. I ENJOYED EVERY SECOND. I EVEN POSTED SOME PICTURES ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND TEXTED OUR BARTENDERS HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

 YEP , FIXING STUFF IS NOT QUITE OVER. WE HEAD INSIDE AFTER A REALLY NICE SIT DOWN AROUND THE FIRE PIT.

 WE NOTICE OUR INTERNET HAS BEEN RUNNING VERY SLOW THE LAST 2 WEEKS. SO , OF ALL NIGHTS , I TRY TO MESS WITH IT. I RE-SET THE ROUTERS IN THE BASEMENT WHILE MY YOUNGEST RE-SETS A JUMPER ROUTER UPSTAIRS. ANNNNNNNNNNNND.............WE LOSE TV BUT GET STREAMING BACK.

 WITHOUT TV WE STREAM THE SANTA CLAUSE TV SERIES. I FORGOT I WATCHED SEASON 1 BUT WE ENDURE IT BECAUSE WHEELS AND MY YOUNGEST LIKED IT. I WILL CALL COMCAST TOMORROW MORNING TO TRY TO FIX OUR TV.

 MY YOUNGEST AND I STAY UP AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE NEW FUTURAMA. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 WE HEAD TO BED BUT I STAY UP TO CHECK EMAILS AND MORE.

 THIS WAS A GOOD DAY EVEN THOUGH I DID FIX OR PREP ABOUT 10 THINGS. IT NEVER ENDS. IT IS TIME TO HEAD NORTH VERY SOON.

  FRIDAY    11 - 24 - 23

 A NICE SURPRISINGLY GOOD BIRTHDAY.......NOTHING BROKE.

 IN THE MORNING I MAKE HOMEMADE BANANA PANCAKES. THEY WERE VERY GOOD.

 WHEELS , BROTHER-IN-LAW , AND MYSELF BRING UP ALL CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AND DECORATIONS FROM THE BASEMENT. MY GOD THERE MUST OF BEEN 20 BOXES. I ALSO TOOK DOWN THE PATIO UMBRELLAS.

 WHEELS AND HER MOM DRIVE BACK HER BROTHER TO ALLENTOWN. I HANG WITH MY YOUNGEST AND ENJOY EVERY SECOND AS WE WATCH A CUTE MOVIE CALLED FRED CLAUSE.

 I HAVE A " CHAT " SESSION WITH AN VRBO REPRESENTATIVE. THE ACCOUNT I SET-UP TOOK ALMOST 3 HOURS TOTAL AND WAS QUITE FRUSTRATING.

 SET UP AN APPOINTMENT FOR A-OUR TOYOTAS RAV FOR A RECALL INSPECTION.

 YOUNGEST GIVES ME A FLIGHT OF SAM ADAM BEERS. SHE LABELED THE BEERS AND HAD A PRESENTATION OF 5 SAMPLES IN OUR ORIGINAL TOASTING GLASSES WHEN WHEELS AND I GOT MARRIED.

 WE HEAD TO DINNER AT OUR FAVORITE PLACE FELINI'S CAFE. IT WAS WONDERFUL. I HAD WHEELS AND MY YOUNGEST SING HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME AND I BLEW OUT A TABLE CANDLE.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL AND WHEELS AND MY YOUNGEST HAVE SOME ERRANDS TO RUN ALONG WITH WALKING A DOG AT A FRIEND'S HOUSE.

 I OPEN THE NAIL AND RIGHT AWAY FANS AND BANDS ARRIVE. I HAD 2 BANDS CANCEL IN UNDER 6 HOURS SO I THOUGHT IT BE A VERY SLOW NIGHT. I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED AS A REAL NICE CROWD ARRIVED SO I TEXTED THE BARTENDER " COME IN ".

 ELDEST STOPS BY AND GIVES ME SOME BIRTHDAY GIFTS. I HANG WITH MY ELDEST AND YOUNGEST THE REST OF THE NIGHT. IT WAS VERY NICE.

 WE CLOSE UP AND HEAD HOME. WE HAVE A NIGHT CAP, PLAY WITH THE PUP , AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF FUTURAMA. AGAIN , IT WAS GOOD AS THEY SATIRIZED THE STORY ON COVID.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT OKAY. I THINK I ONLY WOKE UP 6 TIMES.

  SATURDAY        11 - 25 - 23

 MUCH BETTER DAY.............

  WIPE DOWN CARPET TILES AND RE-SET ALL OF THEM ON THE FLOOR. WE ALSO VACUUMED......BLOW.  BUT , IT IS DONE AGAIN.

 WHEELS AND YOUNGEST SET UP ALOT OF CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS.

 I SHOWER AND CHANGE AND WE HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. WE HEAD TO A FAMILY THANKSGIVING DINNER.

 A FAIR AMOUNT OF FAMILY SHOWED UP AND MY BROTHER AND HIS WIFE CATERED THE WHOLE THING. OTHER SISTER-IN-LAWS BROUGHT SIDE DISHES TOO.

   I NEEDED SOME FAMILY TIME BECAUSE WITH OUR RENTAL , WATER IN OUR BASEMENT , AND ME BEING FAT .....IT JUST WAS SO NEEDED. THE LAUGHTER WAS NON-STOP ALL EVENING. I TOLD MY KIDS , " YOU HAVE TO SIT NEXT TO BROTHER P. I SWEAR I CRIED LAUGHED AND EVERYONE WAS SO FUNNY AND STORIES WERE NON-STOP. OF COURSE WE TOUCHED ON SUBJECTS I CAN NOT WRITE HERE.

 OH , I CAN NOT REMEMBER THE LAST TIME MY DAD ( ALMOST 95 YEARS OLD ) WAS SO FUNNY. HE WAS TELLING STORIES , ZIPPING SOME ONE LINERS , AND LAUGHING. THESE DAYS OF GETTING EVERYONE TOGETHER JUST DON'T HAPPEN SO MUCH. I HAD A COUPLE OF THINGS TO DO BUT I MADE SURE MY KIDS , WHEELS , AND I MADE AN APPEARANCE AT HSI FAMILY GET TOGETHER.....NOTHING ELSE MATTERED.

  THERE WAS SOMETHING DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS GET TOGETHER AND I AM NOT SURE WHAT IT WAS BUT EVERYTHING WAS SO FUN AND THE FOOD AND COMPANY WAS JUST FANTASTIC.

 I THINK SITTING NEXT OT MY YOUNG NEPHEW ( WELL IN HIS 30'S ) WAS TRULY ENTERTAINING AND WE MADE ONE LINERS ALL NIGHT. I WISH I COULD REMEMBER 5% OF THEM BECAUSE THEY WERE SO FUNNY.

 WELL , LIKE I SAID I HAD THINGS TO DO , TECHNICALLY 50 , SO I ROLLED OUT AROUND 6PM. I DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE. I DO A GROUP WAVE AND HEAD TO THE NAIL.

  AT THE NAIL - FOR THE 2ND STRAIGHT NIGHT WE HAD A GOOD CROWD AND GOOD MUSIC.

 I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THE 2 BARTENDERS WORKING TONIGHT. THEY ARE ADORABLE AND WORK EFFICIENTLY TOGETHER. I JUST COMPLETELY LOVE THEIR COMPANY.

 ELDEST STOPS IN WITH SOME FRIENDS WHICH WAS VERY NICE.

 THE 5 BANDS MOVED QUITE NICELY ESPECIALLY SINCE THE LAST BAND SHARED THEIR DRUM KIT. THE LAST BAND HAS A MUSICIAN WHO WORKS AT WORKHORSE BREWERY. HE ALWAYS GIVE ME BEER WHICH IS PRETTY COOL.

 WE END THE NIGHT BUYING BEERS AND SHOTS FOR THE LAST BAND. I DID THIS BOTH NIGHTS.

 I DRIVE THE 2 BARTENDERS TO SOUTH PHILLY. WE STOP AT ONE APARTMENT TO PICK UP STUFF , THAN SEE THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ON 13TH STREET , AND A FINAL STOP AT ANOTHER APARTMENT. WE UNLOAD AND I ROLL OUT.

 BY 2AM I AM HOME. I MAKE A MISTAKE OF HAVING A BEER AND SOME PUMPKIN PIE. I GO TO BED AROUND 3AM........UGH.

 I DID ALOT OF RUNNING TODAY AND PRIORITIZED MY STUFF AROUND THE NAIL , BASEMENT , AND A THANKSGIVING DINNER. TO ME , IT WORKED OUT PERFECT.

  SUNDAY    11 - 26 - 23

 WELP , THERE IS ONLY ONE THING I CAN WRITE ABOUT.......THE BIRDS !!!  ONE OF THESE GAMES WILL BE A BLOW OUT......NOT TODAY. MY GOD , THE EAGLES PLAYED THE WORST FIRST HALF IN TEAM HISTORY. THE PLAY CALLING WAS ATROCIOUS. A NORMAL FAN LIKE ME YELLING AT THE TV. THE FANS CAN BE HEARD IN THE STANDS booing TOO. WHAT THE " F " WAS GOING ON ? I MEAN JUST CALL PLAYS THAT WILL AFFECT THE BILLS DEFENSE COUPLED IN WITH MIS-DIRECTION. NONE OF THIS WAS PLANNED OUT. IT WAS HORRIBLE AND FRUSTRATING. BY HALF TIME WE ROLL TO A LOCAL PUB.

 AT FOUR FELLAS BAR I TELL WHEELS , " MAYBE BEING HERE WILL CHANGE THE EAGLES LUCK. THIS COULD BE THE TALE OF 2 HALVES. " AND IT CERTAINLY WAS. EAGLES OFFENSE CAME ALIVE , THE DEFENSE MADE KEY STOPS , AND OUR KICKER IS JUST MONEY. EAGLES WIN AN EXTREMELY ENTERTAINING AND NERVE RACKING GAME IN OVERTIME. I BELIEVE IT IS 6 GAMES IN A ROW WINNING WHEN DOWN BY 10 POINTS OR MORE. THE STATS COMING OUT OF THIS GAME WERE JUST OFF THE CHARTS.

 WE WATCHED THE GAME TYING FIELD GOAL WITH 30 SECONDS LEFT. WE THAN DROVE HOME TO CATCH THE OVERTIME WHILE LISTENING TO MERRILL REESE AND MIKE QUICK. OH......MY.......GOD.....WHAT A DIFFERENCE LISTENING TO MERRILL !!!

 SO .....MY DAY.

 WE SIGN UP WITH AIRBNB AND LITTLE DID WE KNOW THEY APPARENTLY CHARGE A PENNY TO " TEST " OUR BANK ACCOUNT AND ROUTING NUMBERS. THIS IS VERY VERY VERY STRANGE PROCEDURE. I MEAN THIS IS WHAT HACKERS DO.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL AND PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I GOT ABOUT 20 THINGS DONE AND ROLLED HOME.

 STOP TO FILL VAN UP AND CLEAN SOME DEBRIS OUT.

 AT HOME WHEELS AND I LOAD UP THE VAN. THE PUP AND US HEAD NORTH.  MOST OF THE RIDE WENT FAST AS WE TALKED TO AN AIRBNB REP NAMED HEBEEBAMISUCADICKAHAHEAD. WE COULD NOT UNDERSTAND HIM AND FELT THE ONE PENNY CHARGE WAS HIGHLY SUSPICIOUS..........SO I SAID WE WILL CALL BACK ANOTHER TIME AND SPEAK TO ANOTHER REP. GIVING OUT BANKING AND ROUTER NUMBERS IS SO NERVE RACKING.

 WE STOP AT ANTONIO'S PIZZA FOR A BREAKFAST SANDWICH AND ITALIAN HOAGIE.

 WE ARRIVE AND UNLOAD. I FRIGGIN' LOVE BEING HERE. IT IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. WE SETTLE IN AND HAVE LUNCH. I WATCH SOME FOOTBALL GAMES. WHY WAS THE GIANTS VS PATRIOTS EVEN TELEVISED ? I GIGGLED AS MERRILL REESE SAID , " I DIDN'T THINK ANYONE WOULD WIN. "

 I SET UP MY COMPUTER AND SPEAKER TO LISTEN TO MERRILL AND MAN THE FIRST HALF WAS HORRIBLE.

 I CONTACT 4 FAMILY MEMBERS TO GIVE WHELKS AND I SUGGESTIONS ON VISITING ITALY. ONE REALLY STEPPED BY EMAILING PRECISE ANSWERS AND EMAILING.

 AT HALFTIME WE HEAD TO THE LOCAL PUB TO MEET OUR FRIENDLY BARTENDER AND ENJOY A CHEESE STEAK AND BURGER. IT WAS FUN AND A GOOD CROWD WAS THERE AND ALL EAGLES FANS.

 BACK HOME WE WATCH THE OVERTIME AND IT WAS JUST UNBELIEVABLE HOW THE EAGLES TURNED IT AROUND.

 USING OUR ROKU WE DOWNLOAD THE TV STATION THAT AIRS EAGLES POST GAME. THE WHOLE CITY IS ELATED. I LIKED ONE VIDEO WHERE AN EAGLES FAN WAS BADGERING SOME BILLS PLAYERS. ONE BILL PLAYER WAS SO PISSED HE CAME OVER TO THE STANDS AND PUSHED THE FAN. I AM SURE THE NFL WILL FINE THE PLAYER.

 WE WATCH SOME EPISODES OF THE BIG BANG THEORY. WE ARE CLOSE TO FINISHING THIS TV SERIES.

 I HAVE ONE DRINK AND BY 10:30PM I HEAD TO BED. I WATCH A LITTLE TV BUT HAVE TO SLEEP. I HAVE BEEN UP SINCE 3AM. I PRETTY MUCH WOKE UP ON THE HOUR EVERY HOUR. I ALSO PEED THREE TIMES......BLOW.

  MONDAY     11 - 27 - 23

 GOT SOME THINGS DONE TODAY.

 THE NAIL IS LOOKING FOR A FEMALE BARTENDER TO JOIN OUR YOUNG CREW. EXPERIENCE NOT NECESSARY BUT HELPFUL. MUST LIKE LIVE MUSIC ( SOMETIMES VERY LOUD ) AND WORKING WITH PEOPLE. IT IS A FAMILY ATMOSPHERE HERE AT THE NAIL. MOSTLY EVERY OTHER FRIDAY AND/OR SATURDAY SHIFT.

 REFILLED A LIGHTER/TORCH I USE FOR LIGHTING FIRE PITS. I LIKE THIS LIGHTER SO MUCH I BOUGHT FUEL FOR IT.

 CONTACTED BANDS ALL DAY AND NIGHT.

 PICKED UP BREAKFAST AT A LOCAL PLACE CALLED RENEE'S COLD CUT HUT. EXTREMELY CHEAP , VERY NICE OWNERS , AND EGG/CHEESE/SAUSAGE ON CROISSANTS WERE VERY GOOD.

 SENT OUT DECEMBER CALENDAR TO OUR PRINTER.

 JUST A THOUGHT , " HOW THE HELL DID WE LOSE TO THE JETS ? "

 767ERS CRUSH THE LAKERS BY 40 POINTS.

 A LITTLE SNOW THIS MORNING.

 UP AT 6:30AM TO START MY DAY.

 TOOK A NAP WITH THE PUP FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES.

 PLAYED AND VIDEOED THE PUP RUNNING AROUND OUTSIDE. I POSTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA.........TOO FUNNY.

 TEXTED WITH OUR YOUNGEST AS SHE FINISHED HER FIRST DAY ON HER NEW JOB.

 TALKED TO ELDEST FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES.

 SET UP A CAR INSPECTION.

 PLACED A BEER ORDER.

 DINNER WAS A LOT OF CHOICES FROM LEFTOVERS.

 WATCH A MOVIE CALLED THE GIFT. IT HAD A TON OF RECOGNIZABLE ACTORS. IT WAS GOOD.

 WE FINISHED THE BIG BANG THEORY. YES , WE CRIED AT THE FINALE.

 STARTED A NEW TV SERIES CALLED RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES. IT WAS GOOD.

 I HANG OUT LATE NIGHT TO DO BAND EMAILS AND PLAY SOME POKER. I ALSO LISTENED TO POND LE HOCKEY   EAGLES POST GAME SHOW WITH SETH JOYNER AND MIKE MISSENELLI.

 OFF TO BED AROUND 1AM. I SLEPT DECENT WITH A COUPLE OF DREAMS THAT I FORGOT OF COURSE.

   TUESDAY    11 - 28 - 23

 GOT A LITTLE CHILLY TODAY ALONG WITH A FLURRY OF SNOW.

 SOMETHING COOL ABOUT SEEING THE MOON SET AND THE SUN RISE AT THE SAME TIME. IT IS A " LADY HAWKE " FEELING.

 IT'S WEIRD , I REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO GOING TO BED HERE BUT SLEPT CRAPPY. NO WATER IN MY CPAP MACHINE DIDN'T HELP.

 TUESDAYS ARE CHILL DAYS FOR ME BUT I AM ALWAYS LOOKING TO DO SOMETHING.

 FINISHED LISTENING TO POND LE HOCKEY EAGLES POST GAME SHOW WITH SETH JOYNER AND MIKE MISSENELLI.

 MADE A FB POST LOOKING FOR A BARTENDER. IN 12 HOURS OVER 30 APPLICANTS CONTACTED ME SO IT TOOK A WHILE TO CHOOSE SOMEONE. I THINK I MADE A GOOD CHOICE. THERE HAD TO BE 60 COMMENTS , SHARES , AND MESSAGES. TWO PEOPLE THOUGHT IT WAS CREEPY I ASKED FOR A " FEMALE " BARTENDER. ONE GUY COMMENTED , " MAN , SOME SOFT PEOPLE ON HERE. " WHAT A FUCKING WORLD WE LIVE IN.

 WHY A FEMALE BARTENDER ? - I COULD NAME 20 REASONS BUT THE MAIN ONE IS STEALING. THE NAIL WAS ROBBED 3 TIMES.....ALL BY MEN. AFTER THE 3RD TIME I SAID I'LL NEVER HIRE A MALE AGAIN.

 MADE SOME HASH BROWNS LEFT HERE FROM A RENTER. I HAVE TO SAY , THEY WERE PRETTY GOOD. I ALSO HAD A LEFTOVER BAGEL/EGG/CHEESE SANDWICH FROM THE RENEE'S COLD CUT HUT ORDER YESTERDAY.

 TALK TO SOME FAMILY TODAY.

 GASOLINE COMPANY PHILIPS 66 PUTS A HOLD ON OUR CREDIT CARD.  WE MAILED A $64 PAYMENT 10 DAYS AGO AND THEY DIDN'T RECEIVED IT SO THEY STOPPED ALL CHARGES VIA OUR CREDIT CARD. YEP , 5 F'N YEARS , YA THINK THEY CALL US FIRST BEFORE SENDING A CANCELLING ACTIVITY EMAIL TO US.

 ALOT OF BAND ACTIVITY TODAY WHICH IS ALWAYS A VERY GOOD THING.

 MAN , I MADE SOME VERY GOOD HAMBURGERS TODAY. USING A FLAT SKILLET WE PREPPED AND SAUTÉED SOME ONIONS. THAN PLACED COOKED ONIONS ON TOP OF BURGERS AND THAN CHEESE ON TOP OF EVERYTHING. THE ONION JUICES AND FLAVOR SOAKED INTO THE BURGERS. WE HAD SOME POTATO SALAD FROM RENEE'S COLD CUT HUT WHICH WAS ALSO VERY GOOD.

  SETTLED IN AND WATCHED SEVERAL MORE EPISODES OF A TV SERIES CALLED RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES. IT WAS GOOD. I TEXTED MY NEPHEW WE LIKED HIS SUGGESTION. THE ONLY ISSUE I HAVE IS A LOT OF MALE FRONTAL NUDE SCENES......AND ASSES TOO.

 FLYERS LOSE 3 - 1 ......BLOW.

  OFF TO BED AND SLEPT NOT SO GOOD. I HAD DRY MOUTH WITHIN 2 HOURS OF FALLING A SLEEP.

  WEDNESDAY    11 - 29 - 23

  LUCKY BUCK - THIS MORNING WE GOT TO SEE A BEAUTIFUL 8 POINT BUCK STROLL BY OUR DECK AND ALONG THE LAKE PATH. YESTERDAY MORNING , 2 HUNTERS WALKED BY THE SAME PATH. GOOD TIMING MR. BUCK........GOOD TIMING.

 A VISIT FROM OUR NEIGHBOR AND HIS DOG IS ALWAYS FUN.

 KINDA COOL SEEING THE MOON AND SUN RISING AT THE SAME TIME. I ALWAYS THINK OF THE MOVIE LADYHAWKE.

 FOUND A DINING ROOM CHAIR WITH A BROKEN LEG AND LOOSE SEAT. OF COURSE RENTERS NEVER SAY ANYTHING THAT THEY BROKE. I MOVED IT INTO THE MUDROOM AND TURNED THE HEAT ON. I HAD MY TOOLS AND 94.1 WIP SPORTS RADIO ON AS I WORKED ON THE CHAIR. I DO THIS IN THIS ROOM BECAUSE WHEELS IS WORKING AND HAS MEETINGS ALL THE TIME.

 TALK TO OUR YOUNGEST. SHE SEEMS TO BE DOING WELL AND SETTLING IN ON HER NEW JOB.

 ELDEST NOT ANSWERING PHONE UP TO 9PM. I REALLY FEEL SHE DOES NOT KNOW WHAT IT IS LIKE TO BE A PARENT.

 76ERS GET SMOKED BY THE PELICANS.......BLOW.  WHEELS DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THEY HAD A TEAM.

  MORE BAND CONTACTING , THIS IS ALWAYS GOOD. THIS WEEKEND SHOULD BE PACKED BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

 TOOK A NICE 40 MINUTE JACUZZI. I WANTED TO TEST THE SYSTEM AND IT WAS WONDERFUL.

 WE RETURN TO WHICH IT NOW SEEMS LIKE A GO-TO RESTAURANT......FRATELLI'S. WE HAVE THE SAME ADORABLE WAITRESS AND THIS TIME WE TALK MORE. WE TELL SOME STORIES AND SHE TELLS US ALITTLE ABOUT HER FUTURE WHICH IS COLLEGE NEXT YEAR. AGAIN , THIS BYOB ITALIAN RESTAURANT DID NOT DISAPPOINT ACROSS THE BOARD IN EVERY CATEGORY.

 WE SAW SOME VERY NICE , SLIGHTLY OVER BOARD , CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS. IT WAS DEFINITELY SENSORY OVERLOAD. WE TOOK SOME VIDEOS AND SENT THEM TO OUR KIDS.

 BACK HOME THE PUP ALWAYS STANDS ON OUR COUCH TO GREET US WITH A WAGGING TAIL. IT IS SO FUN TO BE GREETED LIKE THIS.

 WE WATCH SEVERAL EPISODES OF RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES AND FINISH SEASON 1. OVERALL , IT WAS GOOD TO VERY GOOD.

 LATE NIGHT - WIND DOWN A LITTLE BY CHECKING EMAILS , SURFING THE WEB , AND PLAYING SOME INTERNET POKER.

 OFF TO BED AND FILL MY WATER CPAP CONTAINER AND PLACE A WATER BOTTLE NEXT TO MY BED. THIS TIME I SLEPT BETTER.

  THURSDAY     11 - 30 - 23

 TALKED ABOUT HEADING HOME AND THAN WE THOUGHT ABOUT IT AND SAID , " NAHHH. "

 I AM HELPING WHEELS PUT FOOD AWAY IN THE FRIDGE AND FREEZER. ONE BY ONE I AM GIVING HER ITEMS TO PLACE IN THE REFRIGERATOR. SHE MADE A LITTLE MISTAKE BY SAYING , " GIVE ME THE SAUSAGE ". YES IT WAS FUNNY AND SHE KNEW IT RIGHT AWAY.

 TEMPS INCREASED SO I CLEANED ABOUT 8 WINDOWS , OUTDOOR TABLES , AND 4 DOORS USING WINDEX.

 DAMN COWDICKS WON OVER SEATTLE. THE SEAHAWKS HAD 2 CHANCES AT THE END TO WIN BUT SHIT THE BED.

 FLYERS MAKE A VALIANT COMEBACK AND SCORE 2 GOALS WITH 50 SECONDS LEFT ONLY TO LOSE IN OVERTIME.......BLOW.

 OFF TO CHARLIE WEAVERS RESTAURANT WHERE THEY HAVE BEEN CLOSED FOR 2 WEEKS. IT WAS NICE TO GO THERE. OF COURSE , EVERYTHING WAS VERY GOOD ACROSS THE BOARD.

TRIED WATCHING SHOT GUN WEDDING WITH JENNIFER LOPEZ. SHE SHOWS OFF HER BODY IN A BEDROOM SCENE AND LOOKS PHENOMENAL. BUT......I STOPPED THE MOVIE AFTER 35 MINUTES. IT IS BRUTALLY BAD.

 WATCH ANOTHER 2 EPISODES OF RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES. YOU KINDA GOTTA ROLL WITH THIS SHOW BUT IT DID LOSE SOME MOMENTUM AT THE END OF SEASON 1. WE STARTED SEASON 2 AND IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD.

 BACK HOME GREETED BY THE PUP. OH MAN , IT IS GLORIOUS TO SEE SUCH ENTHUSIASM WHEN WE WALK IN.

 WATCH SOME NEWS AND NFL FOOTBALL. I HEAD TO MY COMPUTER WHILE WHEELS WATCHES THE FINALE OF THE OLD BACHELOR.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT DECENT. I HAD A WEIRD DREAM OF A GIRL WHO USED TO SHOOT POOL AT THE NAIL BUT MOVED FURTHER WEST.

 FRIDAY        12 - 1 - 23

 UP AT 6:30AM , CLEANING DONE BY 7:30AM , AND ON THE ROAD BY 7:45AM. I SO DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE BUT I HAVE A BUSY WEEKEND.

 AT HOME WE UNLOAD AND SETTLE IN. NOW MY DAY STARTS.

 - TO THE BANK TO GET ONES AND FIVES.

 - MEET FOR A BEER DELIVERY. STOCK BEER FOR ABOUT AN HOUR AND THAN CLEAN FOR ABOUT AN HOUR.

 - PICK UP A LIQUOR ORDER. A LITTLE MISCOMMUNICATION COST ME ABOUT 15 MINUTES BUT I ROLLED WITH BECAUSE THE TELLER WAS FRICKIN' ADORABLE.

 - RETURN TO THE BANK TO PICK UP MORE ONES AND FIVES.

 - BACK HOME I SETTLE IN , TAKE A SHOWER & SHAVE , FINISH MY BLOG , AND CHECK EMAILS.

 BY 5:30PM I HEAD BACK TO THE NAIL. I ASK ALL 3 BARTENDERS TO COME IN EARLY. BY 7PM WE HAD 50 PEOPLE , BY 9PM WE HAD OVER A 100 FANS , AND BY 10:45PM THE NAIL WAS PACKED WITH OVER 200 FANS OF MUSIC. YOU COULD NOT MOVE. PUT IT THIS WAY , TO EMPTY THE TRASH CANS WE WENT OUT THE FRONT DOOR , USED THE REMOTE TO OPEN THE GATE , AND WENT INTO THE BACK KITCHEN DOOR VIA THE PARKING LOT......JUST TO GET TO THE TRASHCANS.

 JAMMED PACKED AND IT WAS FUN NIGHT. MUSIC WAS VERY GOOD , FANS WERE COOL , 3 BARTENDERS RAN ALL NIGHT , AND THE DOORMAN AND I WERE NON-STOP.

 NEW BARTENDER DID PHENOMENAL. SHE FIT RIGHT IN. SHE HAD NO PROBLEMS WHEN I TOLD HER , " YOUR FIRST SHIFT HERE I'M THROWING YOU TO THE WOLVES. "

 WELL OVER 200+ FANS CAME THREW THE DOORS TONIGHT. I GOT MORE COMPLIMENTS ABOUT HOW WE RUN A SHOW. " TIGHT SHIP " WAS REPEATED TO ME MANY TIMES BY FANS AND THE BANDS.

 BY 12:30AM THE MUSIC FINISHED AND WE CLEANED UP.

 I WAS HOME BY 1AM AND SETTLED IN WITH THE PUP , A BEER , AND A SLICE OF PIZZA.

 NOT COOL - PARAMOUNT PLUS - I WAS WATCHING THE NEW FRASIER ON PARAMOUNT. NOW YOU NEED TO UPGRADE TO PARAMOUNT PLUS TO CONTINUE WATCHING IT. AMC DID THE SAME THING WHEN I WAS WATCHING DEAD CITY. THIS IS SO NOT COOL. I WANTED TO WATCH AN EPISODE OF FRASIER BUT COULD NOT ACCESS WITH MY REGULAR PARAMOUNT CHANNEL.......BLOW. THE RETURN OF THE CHARACTER " ROZ " IS GETTING EXCELLENT REVIEWS AND SHE LOOKS VERY GOOD.

  HAD MY CPAP DARTH VADAR MASK SOAKING IN A CLEANING SOLUTION FOR ABOUT 12 HOURS. I CLEANED IT , FILLED WITH BOILING WATER THAT COOLED DOWN , AND SLEPT PRETTY GOOD.

 THIS WAS A VERY GOOD DAY BUT I HAVE TO ADMIT I WAS STILL THINKING OF THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. MY GOD IT IS SO FRICKIN' NICE STAYING THERE.

 SATURDAY    12 - 2 - 23

 ANOTHER LONG DAY AND NIGHT BUT IT WAS ALL GOOD.

 MEET OUR SODA TECH MID-MORNING. MY GOD THE STORY HE TOLD ME ABOUT HIM HITTING A RUNNER WHILE DRIVING DRUNK. THE STORY WAS 45 MINUTES AND MAN DID HE PAY FOR THIS ACTION MONETARILY , PHYSICALLY , AND MENTALLY.  HE JUST GOT HIS LICENSE BACK AFTER 2 1/2 YEARS. HE SHOWED ME HOW HE HAS TO START HIS VEHICLE.....BY BLOWING AND SUCKING ON A BREATHALYZER APPARATUS.

 I SPENT A SOLID 4 HOURS CLEANING AFTER THE 220+ FANS THAT CAME THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.

 BACK HOME I FIX 2 BARSTOOLS AND SET UP CHRISTMAS LIGHTS OUTSIDE. I FIGURED IF I DID NOT DO IT TODAY WITH 60 DEGREE WEATHER I WOULD NOT HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE SINCE COLD AND RAIN IS COMING IN.

 FLYERS WITH A VERY NICE COMEBACK AND OVERTIME SHOOT-OUT WIN OVER THE PENGUINS.

 SOME GOOD COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMES TODAY TOO.

 THE NEPHEW THAT WOULDN'T LEAVE. HE STOPPED IN THE NAIL , DID NOT BUY ONE DRINK , BUMMED A SHOT OFF ME AT THE END OF THE NIGHT , AND LEFT WITH THE BARTENDERS AT 1:30AM TO GO TO ANOTHER BAR. HE DIDN;T LEAVE A TIP EITHER.

 BACK TO THE NAIL AFTER HAVING DINNER WITH WHEELS.  AGAIN A SOLID NIGHT OF 100+ FANS CAME THROUGH. IT WAS A DIFFERENT NIGHT MUSICALLY. THE FIRST BAND WAS POPULAR SONGS TO SING ALONG TOO. THE 2ND TO 4TH BANDS WERE DEATH METAL. YEP.....A LITTLE DIFFERENT.

 THIS NEVER HAPPEN BEFORE - 4 STRAIGHT COUPLES CAME IN AND ASKED TO PLAY POOL. OF COURSE THE TABLES WERE COVERED BUT I UNCOVERED ONE OF THEM. THERE WAS JUST SO MUCH MERCH , EQUIPMENT , AND PEOPLE IT WAS TOUGH TO PLAY A GAME. I DID THIS BECAUSE THE GIRL WAS A BEAUTIFUL AFRICAN AMERICAN GIRL.....I MEAN SMOKING HOT.

 MANY TIMES I WALK DOWN TOWARDS FANS PARKING TO TELL THEM TO MOVE THEIR CARS. I SEE A NOTE ON OUR NEIGHBOR'S DOOR WHO BASICALLY ARE DICKHEADS. THE SIGN , " WE HAVE DECIDED TO RETIRE AND PUT OUR BUILDING UP FOR SALE ".......NICE.

 I TALKED TO MY YOUNGEST TO 2AM WHEN OUR SHOW WAS DONE AT 12:30AM. I LOVED EVERY SECOND. WE HAD 3 BARTENDERS RUNNING TONIGHT. AGAIN , METAL BANDS ARE VERY COOL.

 BACK HOME WE CHILL TO 3AM. WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF FUTURAMA. AGAIN I ENJOYED CHILLING WITH MY YOUNGEST AND WATCHING SOME TV.

 ELDEST COMES IN AT 3AM WITH 3 FRIENDS. WE TALKED TO THEM FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES.

 SUNDAY       12 - 3 - 23

 WELP , MY STREAK OF 2 DAYS WITHOUT ANYTHING BREAKING HAS BEEN BROKEN. I ARRIVE AT THE NAIL AND THE MARQUEE LIGHT IS OUT (AGAIN) AND ONE OF OUR ICE MACHINES WAS FROZEN......NICE.......BLOW. I HATE WHEN THE MARQUEE LIGHT IS OUT.

 STILL CAN'T BELIEVE OUR DICKHEAD NEIGHBORS ARE RETIRING AND SELLING THEIR BUILDING.

 WHEELS AND I GIVE OUR YOUNGEST A RIDE BACK TO HER SOUTH PHILLY APARTMENT. BUT FIRST WE STOPPED AT BROAD STREET DINER. IT WAS WONDERFUL FOR ME TO GO THERE. MY PARENTS WENT TO THIS DINER WHEN THEY WERE TEENAGERS. ALL STAFF HAD EAGLES JERSEYS ON AND ACROSS THE BOARD EVERYTHING WAS VERY GOOD.

 MAKING WHEELS AND MY YOUNGEST LAUGH. I WAS TELLING BAD THINGS I THINK OF AND SEEING IF MY YOUNGEST WOULD REACT THE EXACT SAME WAY WHEELS REACTS........ROLLING EYES WITH A UGH. YEP , THEY WERE SPOT ON TOGETHER. I ENJOYED EVERY SECOND.

 I TRY TO MAKE WHEELS BELLY LAUGH EVERYDAY.  ON THE RIDE HOME FROM SOUTH PHILLY I AM TELLING WHEELS WHY I AM SO NEUROTIC. I BELIEVE I USED THE PHRASE " IN THE BLOOD " AND " IN THE D.N.A. " FORTY TIMES ON A 25 MINUTE RIDE HOME. I ACHIEVED MY GOAL SEVERAL TIMES BY MAKING HER LAUGH.

 EAGLES - GOT THEIR SECONDARY COMPLETELY EXPOSED. HOW THE HELL DID THE 49ERS LOSE ANY GAMES THIS SEASON. BEST....TEAM....EVER.

 TEXTING WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS DURING EAGLES KINDA STOPPED BY THE 4TH QUARTER. WE ALL KNEW IT WAS A BLOW OUT AND SO DEPRESSING.

 A VERY NICE FAMILY GET TOGETHER. IT WAS REALLY GOOD TO SEE SOME FAMILY I HAVEN'T SEEN IN A WHILE.

 AN OLD FRIEND AND RADIO HOST CONTACTED ME. IT WAS GOOD TO HEAR FROM HIM.

 THESE " METEOR " CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ARE KINDA COOL. SO COOL , I MAY SET THEM UP ON STAGE AT THE NAIL. I AM NOT SURE YET. I DO ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE NEW L.E.D. LIGHTS I INSTALLED BEHIND THE BAR.

 NEIGHBOR TEXTED ME SAYING OUR OUTDOOR CHRISTMAS LIGHTS LOOK REALLY GOOD. I HAD NO IDEA WHAT I WAS DOING.

 HAVE TO BRING OUR TOYOTA RAV IN FOR A RECALL......BLOW. JUST GOT WHEELS CAR INSPECTED BUT NOW WE HAVE TO GET THE RAV INSPECTED AFTER THE RECALL IS DONE.....BLOW. TO ME , CAR INSPECTIONS SHOULD BE DONE TWICE A YEAR LIKE IN NEW JERSEY.

 OFF TO THE NAIL FOR A 3 BAND NIGHT. ONE BAND WAS KINDA DIFFERENT , ONE BAND HAD THE MOST MERCH I EVER SEEN AND THEIR EQUIPMENT WAS A CLOSE 2ND. I WAS IMPRESSED HOW FAST THEY SET-UP. BREAKDOWN.....NOT SO FAST. IT WAS FUN AND I HAD A GOOD TIME SEEING SOME REGULARS.

 BACK HOME I CHILL WITH WHEELS FOR A LITTLE BIT. SHE GOES TO BED.

 MY ELDEST AND I WATCH THE NEW ANIMATED SERIES SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD. FIRST.....I DID NOT KNOW IT WAS ANIMATED. 2ND............I THOUGHT IT WAS A SEQUEL TO THE MOVIE. OVERALL , IT WAS GOOD BUT IT MADE ME WANT TO WATCH THE ORIGINAL MOVIE AGAIN.

 I HEAD TO BED , LISTEN TO SOME SPORTS TALK RADIO , AND MAN IT WAS DEPRESSING. OUR EAGLES GOT ABSOLUTELY SMOKED.

 MAN , TOMORROW IS GOING TO BLOW.

 MONDAY      12 - 4 - 23

 5 HOURS AT THE NAIL AND BASICALLY NOTHING GOT DONE..........BLOW.

 ALOT OF BAND WORK TODAY AND SOMETHING PRETTY COOL HAPPENED. IT LOOKS LIKE I BOOKED AN OLD SCHOOL BAND THAT IS DOING A RE-UNION OF SORTS. I AM WORKING OUT DETAILS. THEY WERE PRETTY POPULAR IN THEIR DAY.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO TRY TO FIX OUR MARQUEE LIGHT. I SET-UP LADDERS , TESTED SOCKETS , RETURNED HOME TO LOOK FOR PARTS , RETURNED BACK TO THE NAIL......ONLY TO FAIL. I CALLED MY FRIEND AND WE WE GET TOGETHER TOMORROW.........BLOW.

 I GOT OTHER STUFF DONE BUT MY MAIN PRIORITY WAS THE OUTSIDE MARQUEE. I JUST DON'T LIKE IT WHEN THE LIGHT IS OFF. I WANTED TO CHANGE A SOCKET AND TORE APART THE NAIL , MY GARAGE , AND BASEMENT AND COULDN'T FIND ONE. I KNOW I HAVE EXTRA SOCKET I JUST CAN'T FIND THE DAMN THING.

 THE ICE MACHINE KEEPS FREEZING UP. I DEFROSTED IT ONLY TO FEEL ICE BUILD UP AGAIN. MY GOD IT IS ALWAYS SOMETHING.

 BY 6PM I HEAD HOME BUMMED. I REALLY FELT LIKE I DID NOT GETTING ANYTHING DONE FOR ALMOST 6 HOURS.

 OUR ELDEST GOES SHOPPING WITH GRANDMA. THIS WAS VERY NICE AS SHE WAS TREATED TO NEW CLOTHES AND DINNER AT THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY. THE ONLY GLITCH......LOSING GRANDMA AT THE MALL. OUR ELDEST CONTACTED SECURITY AND WAS JUST ABOUT TO MAKE A MALL WIDE ANNOUNCEMENT TO SEAR4CH FOR THIS ELDERLY LADY WHEN THE A SECURITY GUY SAW HER. I WAS ZERO SURPRISED.

 SETTLE IN AND WATCH AN EXCITING FLYERS OVERTIME WIN AGAINST THE PENGUINS.

 ELDEST VIDEOS OUR PUP. I MAKE SOME COMMENTS ON HOW OUR DOG SOMBERLY IS REACTING TO BEING VIDEOED. WHEELS AND ELDEST ROARED LAUGHED TO THE POINT OF SNORTING AND CRYING. MY JOB WAS DONE.

 WE ALSO WATCH 2 EPISODES OF RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES. AGAIN , YOU HAVE TO ROLL WITH IT. I HAD A FAMILY MEMBER TELL ME THIS WAS THE FUNNIEST SHOW EVER. IT IS OKAY TO GOOD BUT TO ME .....NOT FUNNIEST SHOW EVER.

 OFF TO BED TO WIND DOWN WITH EMAILS , TV , AND SPORTS RADIO. I DRIFT OFF AROUND 12:30AM THINKING HOW THE " F" AM I GOING TO FIX THIS DAMN MARQUEE LIGHT.

 TUESDAY     12 - 5 - 23

 YEP , OUR MARQUEE CAN BE SEEN FROM SPACE NOW.

 NORMAL MORNING STUFF AND THAN OFF TO THE NAIL TO MEET OUR BEER LINE CLEANING TECH. I GOT SOME THINGS DONE AND THAN MY FRIEND ARRIVED TO HELP ME WITH THE MARQUEE WIRING.

 WE SPENT ABOUT 1 HOUR ON LADDERS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE MENAGERIE OF WIRES COMING OUT OF A LARGE BALLAST AND THAN SPIDER WEBBING INTO MORE WIRES. THERE WAS SO MUCH BLACK TAPE ON SO MANY WIRES IT LOOKS LIKE THE MOVIE COCOON. IT TOOK FOREVER TO SEPARATE.

 WE TRIED BYPASSING SOCKETS TO FEED A SOCKET NOT GETTING ANY POWER. NOPE.......WASTED ANOTHER HOUR.

 MY FRIEND COULD NOT BE OUTSIDE IN THE COLD FOR MORE THAN 15 MINUTES.  HIS HANDS GOT SUPER COLD. ME......I HAVE MORE BLUBBER THAN A WALRUS SO I HAD NO PROBLEM. I ACTUALLY TOOK OFF MY SHIRT AS TRAFFIC HONKED HORNS GOING BY.

 FINALLY I SAID TO MY FRIEND , " I'M DONE WITH THIS BIRD NEST OF WIRES. LET'S REMOVE ALL OF THEM. SO WE CUT ALL WIRES OUT AND REMOVED THE LARGE BALLAST. YEP , BRAND NEW 4' HIGH OUTPUT FLORESCENT BULBS ( $15 EACH ) WILL NOW BE THROWN INTO THE DUMPSTER.

 WE WALK OVER TO D.M.I HOME SUPPLY WHERE THEY HAVE SINGLE L.E.D. 4' LIGHTS FOR $40. I DECIDE TO GO TO LOWES AND GET 2 DOUBLE L.E.D. LIGHTS FOR $29.

 I DRIVE TO MY HOUSE TO GET SOME WIRE , WIRE BOX , AND AN OUTLET.

 I RETURN AND FIGURE OUT SOMETHING QUITE QUICKLY..........I'M AN IDIOT. EACH L.E.D. LIGHT HAS A METAL " BACK " TO IT SO IT ONLY SHINES ONE WAY. THE MARQUEE MUST BE SEEN AND SHINING FROM BOTH DIRECTIONS. OH......MY......GOD.

 I WANT TO FINISH THIS SO FUCKING BAD. I GOT TOO MUCH TO DO TOMORROW. SO , AT 3:45PM , MY FRIEND DRIVES BACK TO LOWE'S TO PICK UP 6 MORE L.E.D. LIGHTS. A 4 MILE RIDE TAKES 1 HOUR AND 15 MINUTES DUE TO TRAFFIC.

 IN THE MEAN TIME I FIGURE OUT HOW TO CONNECT 2 LIGHTS BACK TO BACK , MOVE THE OUTLET BOX , LAY OUT HOW TO HANG 4 DOUBLE DOUBLE L.E.D. LIGHTS IN THE MARQUEE CAVITY , WATCH PORN , JERK OFF , AND DO 10 OTHER THINGS WHILE I WAIT.

 MY FRIEND RETURNS AND WE UNCRATE THE LIGHTS. I MACGYVER 2 LIGHTS BACK TO BACK AND SECURE THEM TOGETHER EACH WITH A HANGING WIRE MOUNT.

 WE HANG ONE 4 L.E.D. BULB LIGHTS. THERE IS A TOTAL OF 4. WE HIT THE POWER AND I SAW GOD. WHEN THE BAT LIGHT HIT ME I JUST HEARD CHURCH CHOIR MUSIC , " AHHHHHHH-LELLUIA ALLELUIA ALLELUIA  ALLL.......LEH.......YUUUUUUU............YAAAAAA !!! " OUR MARQUEE IS NOW VISIBLE FROM GUAM. 

  ANOTHER FRIEND STOPS BY AND WE CHILL WITH A NIGHTCAP. WE DO NO CLEANING AND JUST GET OUT OF THERE AFTER WE HANG OUTSIDE ADMIRING THE MARQUEE WHICH IS NOW BRIGHTER THAN THE MOON.

 I HAD TO TWIST WHEELS ARM TO MEET ME AT FELINI'S CAFE. WE HAD A WONDERFUL MEAL AND THE OWNER TOLD US ABOUT ITALY. HE ALSO GAVE US A BOTTLE OF LIQUORE.

 BACK HOME I AM EXHAUSTED. WE WATCH THE MOVIE : INDIANA JONES THE DIAL OF DESTINY. I EVEN TEXTED MY BROTHERS AND NEPHEWS ON THEIR OPINION BECAUSE I WAS VERY SURPRISED IT WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD. I THINK I