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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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     MONDAY      4 - 15 - 24

 PRETTY COOL MORNING TO MEET UP WITH AN OLD FRIEND / TEACHER.

 I HAVE BEEN WRITING THIS BLOG FOR 25+ YEARS WITH ABOUT 1500 DAILY READERS. THAT'S PRETTY COOL. MANY OF YOU ASK ABOUT MY ROUTINE. WELP , I'LL SAY IT AGAIN , " IT'S HARD WORK AND WORKOUT ".......THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY MOTTO.

 EARLY MORNING AT F45 GYM FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS. OF COURSE JUST AS I AM ABOUT TO LEAVE I SEE MY FORMER SENSEI J.C. COME THROUGH THE DOOR. IT WAS SO FUNNY AS I BOW TO HIM WHEN LEAVING. WE TALK AND HE INVITES ME BACK TO HIS DOJO TO HELP HIM TEACH A CLASS. FOR YEARS I DID THIS BUT IT WAS AN HONOR TO BE INVITED BY HIM. AIKIDO IS MY FAVORITE AND BEING WITH HIS CLASS AT MAIN LINE JUDO WAS A BLAST. I GOT TO SHOW MY METHODS TO HIS LITTLE KIDS UP TO OLDER ADULTS. THEY THREW EACH OTHER AROUND LIKE THE OLD DAYS. MAN , DO I MISS TEACHING.

 ROLL HOME TIRED BUT FEEL GOOD. WELL , NOT TOO GOOD AS MY TEACHER FRIEND SAID " WATCH WEIGHT " LIKE IN A MR. MIYAGI VOICE. I AM 290 POUNDS SO HE IS RIGHT. ANYWAY , I SHOWER , SHAVE , AND BEGIN TO MY COMPUTER WORK.

 MONDAYS ARE LONG DAYS BECAUSE I SEND OUT " THANK YOU " EMAILS TO ALL THE BANDS THAT PLAYED OVER THE WEEKEND. FRIDAY WE DID 122 FANS AND SATURDAY WE DID 160 FANS. THERE WERE FUN NIGHTS. THE NAIL HAS BEEN ON A ROLL AVERAGING A LITTLE OVER 100 PEOPLE EVERY WEEKEND. I ALWAYS SAY " HARD WORK " PAYS OFF.

 NEXT WAS GROUP EMAILING THE BANDS PLAYING THIS WEEK. ANOTHER 25 BANDS ARE COMING THROUGH. I DON'T KNOW HOW WE CONTINUE TO AVERAGE 2+ BANDS A DAY THAT CONTACT US BUT IT MEANS SO MUCH. I GROUP EMAIL EVERYONE AND BANDS RESPOND IMMEDIATELY THROUGHOUT THE MORNING. ALL SHOWS ARE NOW RECORDED , PREPPED , AND READY. COMMUNICATION IS KEY. THIS WILL BE A LONG WEEK BUT...................I AM THINKING OF HEADING NORTH.

 I WANT TO DO ONE MORE THING. LAST NIGHT I SPENT OVER 2 HOURS LOOKING FOR A TRAILER TIRE AND RIM. I RECEIVED OVER 100 EMAILS AND TEXTS ON MY ADVENTURE WITH MULCH , RAIN , AND TRAILER SEVERAL DAYS AGO. THIS MORNING I LIFTED THE TRAILER SIDEWAYS AND PLACED IT ON ITS EDGE. LIFTING THIS 400-500 POUND TRAILER IS NO EASY FEAT BY YOURSELF. I GOT THE RIM AND TIRE OFF TO GET EXACT NUMBERS I NEEDED. I SPEND ANOTHER 2 HOURS SEARCHING AND CALLING TIRE RETAIL STORES. I FINALLY GET ONE IN NEWARK , NEW JERSEY. I PURCHASE 2 RIMS AND 2 TIRES THAT THE SALES REP GUIDED ME TO. BOTH OF US FEEL THIS IS THE RIGHT REPLACEMENTS FOR MY TRAILER.

 NEXT I LOAD UP MY CAR WITH TOOLS , LUGGAGE , AND SOME WINE.  I HEAD NORTH TO MEET UP WITH WHEELS AND MY YOUNGEST. I SHOULD OF BEEN THERE ON SUNDAY BUT I MADE DO. THIS WAS A NICE GET-AWAY. I ARRIVE IN GREAT TIME TO 75 DEGREES. I CAN NOT BELIEVE HOW BEAUTIFUL IT IS HERE. I SAY IT 20 TIMES THROUGH OUT THE DAY AND NIGHT. WE UNLOAD AND I SURPRISE THEM BY BUYING LUNCH AT A FAVORITE LOCAL PIZZERIA CALLED JIREH'S.

  I SETTLE IN AND DO SOME MORE BAND WORK AND SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS FOR THE MUSIC HERE THIS WEEKEND. IT IS 24/7 WITH ME. 

 I WATCH SOME TV AND TRY TO NAP. IT NEVER REALLY WORKS.

 I DO A 2ND CARDIO WORKOUT AND WALK WITH MY YOUNGEST AND PUP AROUND THE LAKE. AGAIN , ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL HERE.

 BACK HOME AFTER ABOUT AN HOUR WE DECIDE TO VISIT A LOCAL PUB WE LIKE FOR DINNER. IT IS FUN AND I TELL MY YOUNGEST THERE IS A PRETTY FUN BLUE GRASS SONG NAMED " BLACK BETTY " BY RAM JAM. THIS SONG HAS BEEN AROUND FOR A WHILE AND THE LEAD SINGER WAS SO HONORED IT GOT A RE-BOOT AND WENT VIRAL. ANYWAY A GUY SHOOTING POOL HEARD ME PLAYING A PART OF THIS SONG TO MY KID SO HE PLAYS IT ON THE JUKE BOX. GIVE IT A LISTEN IT'S PRETTY FOOT STOMPIN' COOL.

 WE ROLL OUT AND DRIVE THROUGH A BEAUTIFUL LAKE DEVELOPMENT CALLED AGMAR. MAN SOME COOL HOMES AND THEIR LAKE IS 3X THE SIZE OF OURS.

 I DRIVE BACK HOME AND ENTER THE DEVELOPMENT. I PULL OVER AND LET MY YOUNGEST DRIVE AROUND THE DEVELOPMENT. WE SEE BEAUTIFUL HOMES AND DEER.

 AT HOME WE SETTLE IN. WE PLAY SOME CARDS ON THE DECK OVERLOOKING THE LAKE AND WE GET VISITED BY A NEIGHBOR AND HIS DOG. THE TWO PUPS RUN AROUND AND PLAY WHICH IS ALWAYS ENTERTAINING.

 THEY WATCH AMERICAN IDOL FOR 2 HOURS WHILE I DO COMPUTER WORK , WATCH THE PHILLIES WIN IN 10 INNINGS , COMMUNICATE WITH BANDS , AND PLAY A GAME OF POKER.

 AT 10PM WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF DEATH AND OTHER DETAILS. IT WAS VERY GOOD. WE HAVE ONE MORE EPISODE OT FINISH THE SERIES.

 EARLIER THEY WATCHED PEAKY F'N BLINDERS. THIS IS THE 2ND TIME THEY ARE WATCHING THIS 6 SEASON SHOW.

 FLYERS ARE OUT OF THE PLAY-OFFS SINCE EVERY TEAM ABOVE THEM WON.

 ALL OF US HEAD TO BED AROUND 11PM-ISH. THE PUP JOINS ME TO WATCH SOME TV. FOR SOME REASON I SLEPT PRETTY DAMN GOOD TONIGHT.....AS PEOPLE READING THIS BLOG KNOW THAT IS RARE.

    TUESDAY       4 - 16 - 24

  START MORNING WALKING AROUND LAKE AND THAN MORNING JOG. AFTER THAT DID SOME GYM STUFF AT  A LOCAL PLACE I LIKE UP HERE. I HAVE TO ADMIT THE SPEED BAG IS MY FAVORITE.

 BACK HOME AROUND 7AM I START MY DAY. I WONDER WHEN OTHER PEOPLE START THEIR DAY ?

 I CONSTANTLY CHECK BAND EMAILS AND RESPOND. I DO THIS 24/7 ALL DAY EVERY DAY USUALLY UP MIDNIGHT......EVERY.........DAY ( THIS INCLUDES WEEKENDS ). I WONDER WHAT OTHER VENUE OWNERS DO ? TO ME , QUICK COMMUNICATION WITH DETAILS IS THE KEY TO GOOD SHOWS AND HAVING A GOOD REP. IN 30 YEARS I ONLY HAD A HANDFUL OF BANDS THAT WERE VERY BAD AT COMMUNICATING. THIS ALWAYS EQUATES TO BAD ATTENDING SHOWS.  I ALWAYS SAY , " THE NAIL HAS HOSTED NOT 100'S OF BANDS BUT 1000'S. " THIS IS WHERE I GAINED EXPERIENCE AND DATA OVER THE LAST 3 DECADES. DATA NEVER LIES.

 A SURPRISE VISITOR IN WHICH I ONLY SAW HIS BOBBING HEAD AND RED NECK. HE WAS STRUTTING ALONG OUR DECK AND I COULD SEE HIM THROUGH THE SPINDLES. HE SAW ME AND REVERSED TO OUR DRIVEWAY. I GOT A NICE LITTLE VIDEO AND POSTED IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA OF THIS VERY SHY AND LARGE............TURKEY. FUNNY , I OWN SEVERAL GUNS AND CARRY BUT ACTUALLY THOUGHT ABOUT HE BE SUCH A GOOD DINNER. BUT I LET HIM GO.

 MORE COMPUTER WORK , SOCIAL MEDIA STUFF , AND CALLING BANDS.

 I POST A LARGE SOCIAL MEDIA AD FOR ALL 22 BANDS PLAYING THIS WEEK. IT TAKES ME ABOUT 2 HOURS TO DO. I DO THIS EVERY WEEK FOR ALL BANDS PLAYING HERE. MOST BANDS (95%) POST EVENT PAGES AND MORE....BUT NOT ALL.

 OUR ELDEST TOLD ME BANDS / ACTS CAN BUY " FOLLOWERS " ON INSTAGRAM TO MAKE THEMSELVES " LOOK " BIGGER LIKE A NATIONAL ACT. I GOOGLE IT AND DAMN IF IT WASN'T TRUE. GOOGLE SAID TO SEE IF THEY HAVE A TRUE FOLLOWING OF 25K OR MORE GO TO SEVERAL OF THEIR POSTS. IF THE BAND HAS ONLY 10-20 " LIKES " OR COMMENTS MOST LIKELY THAT BAND BOUGHT FOLLOWERS. MAN , YOU LEARN SOMETHING EVERY DAY. I DON'T GET WHY THE FUCK WOULD ANYONE DO THIS ? ACTUALLY , I DO KNOW AND IT BE COMMON SENSE WHY ACTS WOULD DO THIS.

 PHILLIES WITH A NICE PITCHING PERFORMANCE FOR A COMPLETE GAME AND 5 - 0 WIN BY RANGER SAUREZ.

 FLYERS LOSE AND ARE OUT OF THE PLAY-OFFS.

  I TAKE A 2ND WALK WITH OUR YOUNGEST AND PUP AROUND THE LAKE. WE ALSO WALKED BACK TO CREEKS WITH LITTLE WATERFALLS AND THE WOODS BEHIND THE HOUSE. I HAVE NOT BEEN BACK THERE IN A WHILE. WE VISITED A TINY POND WITH FROG JELLY EGGS....SOME WERE HATCHING TADPOLES.

 BACK HOME AFTER OUR 2ND WALK/WORKOUT WE HEAD TO THE BRASS BUCKLE FOR A MEXICAN DINNER. OVERALL , A VERY GOOD DINNER AND DRINKS WITH AN ADORABLE WAITRESS. BUT.........2 THINGS. ONE - THE ASIAN BEEF TACO HAD 2 LARGE PIECES OF UNCHEWABLE MEAT AND SUPER FATTY. I HAD TO PUT THE PIECES IN A NAPKIN. 2ND.......IT WAS VERY PRICEY.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN AND PLAY CARDS ON THE DECK OVER LOOKING THE LAKE. IT WAS FUN WITH MUSIC PLAYING AND GETTING A VISIT FOR OUR PUP......ANOTHER PUP NAMED " BALOO ". THEY WERE ADORABLE PLAYING TOGETHER.

 WE WATCH THE FINALE EPISODE OF DEATH AND OTHER DETAILS. IT WAS GOOD. WE ALSO WATCHED PEEKY F'N BLINDERS (2ND TIME AROUND) AND COMMUNITY. ALL WERE GOOD.

 THEY HEAD TO BED AND I CHECK BAND EMAILS AT MIDNIGHT. YEP , NOT SURE IF ANY OTHER VENUE OWNERS DO THIS BUT I DO.......24......FRICKIN'...........7.

 HEAD TO BED WITH THE PUP AND SLEEP DECENT.

  WEDNESDAY     4 - 17 - 24

 THAT'S A FIRST.........

  PEOPLE THESE DAYS ALWAYS POINT FINGERS AT OTHER PEOPLE FOR THEIR PROBLEMS.....VERY RARELY AT THEMSELVES. I'VE ALWAYS SAID , " POINT IT AT YOURSELF FIRST ".

 A NICE DOUBLE WALK AROUND THE HOUSE AND OUR ROAD WHICH IS A LOOP SHAPED LIKE A LIGHT BULB. IT WAS VERY NICE.

 MY NORMAL ROUTINE OF WORK , WORKING OUT , AND EMAILING BANDS. MAN , IT IS ALL I DO. OK , THAT IS NOT TRUE.

 TALK WITH OUR ELDEST. I THINK IT WAS A GOOD TALK.

 PHILLIES WITH THE BEST BULLPEN IN BASEBALL ALMOST BLOW A 7 - 1 LEAD. THEY WIN 7 - 6.

 76ERS WITH A VERY VERY IMPRESSIVE COME BACK WIN OVER A GOOD TEAM. THEY BEAT THE HEAT BY 1 POINT.

 I STEP OUTSIDE ON THE DECK AND IMMEDIATELY AND UNDENIABLE NOTICE OUR MOST FAVORITE AMERICAN BIRD. A.......FRICKIN'..................EAGLE !!!! THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN 30 YEARS I EVER SAW AN EAGLE HERE. I TAKE A FAR PICTURE OF IT PERCHED ON A TREE BRANCH OVER HANGING THE LAKE'S PATH. IT FLIES AWAY AND I NEVER GOT TO VIDEO IT. I DID HAVE TIME TO LET WHEELS SEE IT.

 DEER EVERY MORNING IS ALWAYS COOL. THEY ARE LITERALLY JUST FEET FROM OUR FRONT DECK.

 A VISIT FROM OUR NEIGHBOR AND HIS PUP. THE 2 DOGS PLAYED A BIT.

 MY YOUNGEST PURCHASED A PIECE OF ARTWORK FROM A FLEE MARKET SEVERAL DAYS AGO. SHE DECIDED TO PAINT THE FRAME A DIFFERENT COLOR. I HELPED. IT CAME OUT NICE.

 OFF TO ISTANBUL GRILL FOR DINNER IN WILKES BARRE. WE LIKE TRYING DIFFERENT PLACES AND THIS WAS PRETTY GOOD. THE RESTAURANT HAS COOL DECOR , GOOD SERVICE , GOOD FOREIGN FOOD , AND BYOB. WE ALSO HUGGED OUR WAITRESS GOODBYE WHEN LEAVING. THIS WAS A COOL EXPERIENCE.

 I CHECK IN ALL NIGHT AT THE NAIL FOR OUR ELDEST IS RUNNING THE SHOW BY HERSELF.

 WE SETTLE IN AT HOME WITH THE PUP. WE WATCH A MOVIE WITH JOHN CENA CALLED RICKY STANICKY. IT WAS ENTERTAINING AND SOME FUNNY PARTS. WE ALSO WATCH AN EPISODE OF COMMUNITY. I THOUGHT IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD.

 WHEELS AND YOUNGEST HEAD TO BED.

  I CHECK BAND EMAILS , PLAY A GAME OF POKER , AND WATCH HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PHILLIES AND 76ERS.

 I HEAD TO MY BEDROOM AND THE PUP FOLLOWS LATER AROUND 2AM. I WATCHED A LITTLE TV BUT SOON TURNED IT OFF.

  THURSDAY      4 - 18 - 24

 IT'S TIME........AGAIN.

 START MORNING WITH NORMAL ROUTINE.  I SPEND ABOUT 40 MINUTES SECURING A LARGE ART WORK FRAME MY YOUNGEST PAINTED YESTERDAY. I RE-INSTALLED THE FRAME AND PAINTED IT A 5TH COAT. I THINK IT CAME OUT NICE.

 USING A HAIR DRYER I HEAT UP TWO FLOOR TILES IN THE KITCHEN. THE HEAT RE-ACTIVATES THE GLUE. I REMOVE THEM EASILY AND RE-LAY THEM. IT CAME OUT NICE.

 I BEGIN MY LOADING OF THE CAR. I NEED TO HEAD HOME FOR A SHOW AT THE NAIL. I HATED LEAVING BUT DUTY CALLS. I TRULY THINK , BREATHE , AND WORK 24/7 ON NAIL SHOWS AND BANDS.

 I MAKE VERY GOOD TIME AND DECIDE TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE NAIL BEFORE UNLOADING. I PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

 AT HOME I UNLOAD AND SETTLE IN. I IMMEDIATELY GO TO EMAILS. IN LESS THAN 3 HOURS I HAVE 12 NEW EMAILS.

 I WALK UPSTAIRS TO PRINT OUT BAND SHEETS. I GOT TO THE TOP OF THE STAIRCASE AND WAS SLIGHTLY WINDED. I SAID TO MYSELF , " YEP , IT IS TIME TO RE-DIET AND EAT SMART AGAIN " THE 40 POUNDS I LOST 1 YEAR AGO AND PUT RIGHT BACK ON. I LOVED FITTING INTO OLDER SHIRTS AND PANTS BACK THAN AND NOW I MUST DO IT ALL OVER. THIS IS A SPINNING CIRCLE THAT NEVER ENDS.

 IT IS SO HARD TO BALANCE LOVING FOOD AND DRINK OVER BEING HEALTHY AND LIKING HOW YOU FEEL AND LOOK. THIS IS SOMETHING AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE FOUGHT FOR MANY DECADES. THERE IS A REASON WHY THE WEIGHT-LOSS BUSINESS IS A MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR MONSTER EVERY DAMN YEAR.

 I TRY TOP NAP BECAUSE LATELY I JUST SEEM TO BE FEELING TIRED ALL THE TIME. I AM SURE MY FAT HAS ALOT TO DO WITH IT ALONG WITH MY HORRIBLE SLEEPING HABITS.

 OFF TO THE NAIL FOR A 5 ACT NIGHT. IT WAS ACTUALLY A GOOD NIGHT FOR A THURSDAY. MUSIC WAS GOOD , PEOPLE WERE COOL , AND THE BARTENDER AN DI MOVED THE SHOW AND PATRONS ALONG VERY NICELY.

 REALLY SLIM PICKINGS FOR SPORTS TONIGHT. I DID WATCH THE REPLAY OF THE 76ERS / HEAT GAME. A REALLY GOOD WIN AND NOW THE 76ERS PLAY THE KNICKS IN A 7 GAME SERIES. THIS WILL BE TOUGH.

 I HEAD HOME AFTER MIDNIGHT AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER A YEAR....NO SNACKS OR NIGHTCAPS. I DIDN'T EVEN CHECK MY COMPUTER.

 FRIDAY    4 - 19 - 24

 IT FELT LIKE A SATURDAY ALL DAY.

 CELL PHONE CLIP BROKE TO CONNECT TO MY PANTS......BLOW.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

 WHEELS AND YOUNGEST COME HOME FROM THE MT HOUSE. THEY DID A TON OF STUFF YESTERDAY.

 CONTINUE MY DIET AGAIN. LOST 2 MORE POUNDS IN 2 DAYS. TOTAL OF 4. THE FIRST 20 POUNDS IS THE EASIEST THAN IT PLATEAUS AND BECOMES DIFFICULT. I KNOW WHAT TO DO AND THERE IS SO MANY BENEFITS OF KEEPING THE WIGHT OFF BUT SO DAMN HARD WHEN YOU LOVE FOOD , SWEETS , AND BOOZE ,

 DECIDED TO CUT THE LAWN TODAY. WHEELS PULLS UP DRIVEWAY IN VAN AND I STOP TO HELP THEM UNLOAD. YEP , I DO THIS.

 SHOWER AND WE HEAD TO A FUNERAL. IT WAS THE OWNER'S WIFE OF THE PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES. IT WAS VERY NICE AND WELL ORGANIZED. MY ONLY DILEMMA WAS HEARING. SPEAKERS WERE VERY SOFT SPOKEN AND PRETTY TOUGH TO HEAR......AT LEAST FOR ME.

 OH , PHILLIES WIN 7 - 0 TODAY.

 A NICE BRUNCH AFTER THE CEREMONY WHICH IS LOCATED RIGHT ON THE CHURCH PROPERTY. YOU LITERALLY WALK FROM INSIDE THE CHURCH TO THE NEXT ROOM. WE TALKED TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

 I LEAVE FIRST BECAUSE OF NAIL DUTIES.

 WHEELS , YOUNGEST , MOM , AND UNCLE GO TO DINNER AT CASEY'S IN NEWTOWN SQUARE. I MADE SCRAMBLED EGGS WITH CHEESE.....NO BREAD , NO BUTTER.....BLOW.

 AT THE NAIL I RE-OPEN AND THERE WAS A NICE STEADY CROWD WITH GOOD MUSIC TONIGHT. OUR BARTENDERS SINGING AND DANCING BEHIND THE BAR ALWAYS MAKE ME FEEL GOOD.....AND FUN TO WATCH.

 TALKED TO BAND MEMBERS AND PATRONS ALL NIGHT. OUR DOORMEN STOPPED BY WHICH IS ALWAYS TO SEE. I GAVE HIM OPEN BAR THE WHOLE NIGHT.

 MR. UNLOVED WITH A GOOD SET AND DOING MAGIC TRICKS TO THE PATRONS ALL NIGHT. HE WAS LITERALLY THE LAST TO LEAVE.

 A FUN NIGHT OVERALL. I HEAD HOME AROUND 12:30AM. MY YOUNGEST STAYED UP FOR ME SO WE WATCHED AN EPISODE OF RICK AND MORTY. I HAD A SLICE OF PROVOLONE , A HANDFUL OF CASHEWS , AND ONE COKE ZERO/LIGHT WHISKEY DRINK. TECHNICALLY , I SHOULD NOT HAVE ANYTHING AFTER 10PM BUT I AM NOT GOING HARDCORE.......YET. I WILL HOLD OFF ON BEER AND PEANUT BUTTER WHISKEY THOUGH.

 OFF TO BED AND THE PUP JOINS ME. I SLEPT DECENT.

  I KNOW IT IS IN MY HEAD BUT I " FEEL " LOSING JUST 4 POUNDS " FEELS " BETTER ALREADY. THERE ARE ALOT OF JOKES HERE BUT IT IS A START AND I HOPE I CONTINUE THIS FAT BURNING FATTY FAT FAT JOURNEY. I WANT THAT GOOD FEELING OF WEARING OLD CLOTHS AGAIN , NOT LOSING MY BREATH GOING UP STEPS , AND SEEING MY COCK AGAIN WHEN SHOWERING.

  SATURDAY     4 - 20 - 24

  GEE , SO SURPRISED , THEY DIDN'T FIT. I GO OUTSIDE WITH WHEELS AND YOUNGEST. THEY HELP ME FLIP THE UTILITY TRAILER ON ITS SIDE ( USUALLY I DO THIS BY MYSELF SINCE I AM 300 POUNDS ). I UNCRATE THE BRAND NEW RIMS AND TIRES ANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNND THEY DON'T FUCKING FIT.  I PUT EVERYTHING BACK IN THE GARAGE........BLOW.

 INSIDE I CREATE A LONG EMAIL TO THIS WORLD WIDE TIRE COMPANY TO SEE IF THEY CAN FIND THESE VERY SPECIFIC TIRES AND RIMS.

 76ERS BLOW. YOU CAN JUST FEEL THEY WOULD LOSE. MANY PEOPLE PREDICTING 76ERS WIN THIS SERIES AGAINST THE KNICKS. I SAY , " WHY ? " THE KNICKS KICKED THEIR ASS ALL SEASON BY DOUBLE DIGIT WINS. I PREDICT KNICKS IN 5.

 PHILLIES ALMOST BLOW A 9 - 0 LEAD IN THE 9TH FRIGGIN' INNING. BEST BULLPEN EVER.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN AND CHILL.

 I HAVE A SALAD AND SOME CHINESE CONCOCTION......BLOW. I LOSE ANOTHER POUND. YEAH !!!!.....BLOW. IT IS NOW 5+ POUNDS LOST IN 3 DAYS.........BLOW.

 YOUNGEST WORKS ON A GIFT FOR HER AUNT'S 90TH BIRTHDAY PARTY TOMORROW. IT IS PRETTY GOOD.

 ALL OF US WATCH AN EPISODE OF PEAKY BLINDERS. THE PUP SNUGGLES WITH OUR YOUNGEST AND I AM ENVIOUS. THEY WERE SO COMFORTABLE. THIS IS THE 2ND TIME WATCHING THIS SERIES.

 I HEAD BACK TO THE NAIL AND 3 BANDS ARRIVE EARLY. THERE IS LARGE TRAILERS , MINI MOTOR HOMES , AND EVERYONE IS WEARING BLACK SHIRTS. WHY ?.......IT'S A METAL NIGHT. I START ORGANIZING EVERYONE AT ONCE.

 WE START THE SHOW AND TO HELP IT MOVE QUICKER THE FIRST 3 BANDS USE THE HOUSE DRUM KIT AND ONE BAND SUPPLIES THE BACK LINE. THE SPEAKER AMPS PRACTICALLY GO TO THE CEILING.

 EVERYONE WAS VERY COOL AND THE BANDS PLAYED ON TIME. THE GOOD THING WAS THE METAL SOUND WAS NOT BAD VOLUME WISE. NOW , MY HEARING BLOWS BUT OVERALL A FUN SHOW. METAL BANDS SEEM TO HAVE THIS BROTHERHOOD.

 WE GET DONE A LITTLE AFTER 12:30AM.  I ROLL HOME WITH OUR YOUNGEST AND WE CHILL AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF RICK AND MORTY. THIS NEW SEASON IS REALLY BIZARRE AND NOT GOOD IN MY OPINION.

  SUNDAY     4 - 21 - 24

 BECAUSE OF A GOOD DAY I DID NOT GO CODE-RED...........BUT BOY WAS IT CLOSE.

 A VERY HARD DAY FOR DIETING. I LOST 3.4 POUNDS FOR A TOTAL OF 8.4 SINCE LAST WEDNESDAY.

 THE DAY AND NIGHT :

 DO ALL MY NORMAL ROUTINE STUFF AND STILL BUMMED THE TIRES FOR MY TRAILER WERE WRONG. I WAS NOT SURPRISED THOUGH.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR ANOTHER 4 BAND NIGHT. I GOT ALOT DONE.

 I PICK UP MY PARENTS AND HEAD BACK TO MY HOUSE. WHEELS , YOUNGEST , AND ELDEST JOIN US AS WE HEAD TO A 90TH BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR AN AUNT.

 WE ARRIVE AND RIGHT FROM THE START I HAD A REALLY REALLY GOOD TIME.  JOKING WITH COUSINS , A LARGE LAY-OUT OF FOOD , AND THE PHILLIES PLAYING. TO ME THERE WERE SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS FUN FAMILY GET TOGETHER.

 - OUR YOUNGEST CREATED THIS TV/VCR INSTRUCTION GUIDE FOR MY AUNT AS A BIRTHDAY GIFT. IT WAS 4 PAGES AND EACH PAGE HAD ONLY ONE INSTRUCTION.......TURN ON TV , TURN ON VCR , PUSH TV/VCR , TURN OFF. THE REASON FOR THIS IS WE HAVE BEEN TO MY AUNT'S HOUSE OVER 100 TIMES AND EACH TIME SHE FORGETS HOW TO USE THE TV AND VCR. IT WAS THE BEST GIFT OF THE DAY AND MY AUNT SAID , " IT WAS GOLD ".

 - MY AUNT REQUESTING OUR FAMILY WAY OF SINGING HAPPY BIRTHDAY WAS PRETTY FUNNY. SO , AFTER THE NORMAL HAPPY BIRTHDAY SONG WE RE-SANG OUR VERSION. SHE ACTUALLY STARTED CRYING FROM JOY.

 - MAKING MY YOUNGER COUSINS LAUGH AND TELLING STORIES IS ALWAYS A PRIORITY FOR ME. BUT , THE BIGGEST WAS TALKING ABOUT THE " OLE " DAYS WITH MY AUNT , HER BEST FRIEND , AND MY DAD. THEY AVERAGED OVER 90 YEARS OLD. I BRING UP THE OLD DAYS AND SEE THEM TELL STORIES ABOUT SCHOOL , TEACHERS , 10 CENT MOVIES , GAMES THEY PLAYED LIKE KICK THE CAN , COAL BEING DELIVERED BY HORSE , HOW VALUABLE ICE WAS , AND MORE. THE STORIES WERE NON-STOP FROM THEM. TO ME , I SEE A REJUVENATION.

 - ON MY SIDE THERE WERE TONS OF DESERTS , SWEETS , HOAGIES , SANDWICHES , AND MORE. THIS WAS VERY DIFFICULT CHALLENGE FOR ME TO NOT EAT.........BUT I STAYED ON MY PATH AND ONLY ATE HEALTHY STUFF. I REALLY WANTED TO HAVE A CHEAT DAY AND HOUND THE BEJESUS OUT OF THE CHOCOLATES AND HOAGIES BUT I DECIDED AT THE LAST SECOND NOT TO. THE NEXT DAY I AM GLAD TO DIDN'T BUT MAN IT WAS A MINOR TORTURE.

 - CLOSE THE VAN DOOR AND LOCK MY ELDEST IN THERE. I FELT SO BAD I HUGGED HER. I THOUGHT SHE GOT OUT THE OTHER SIDE. WE LAUGHED.

 - OH , BEFORE WE LEFT , I LOCKED A FRIEND OF MY ELDEST IN OUR BASEMENT.

 - HOW ABOUT THIS FOR A COMPLIMENT ? MY YOUNG COUSIN IS ADORABLE AND 25 YEARS OLD. WE HAD HER LAUGHING THE WHOLE TIME. SHE SAYS TO ME , " CAN YOU COME TO OUR HOUSE EVERY DAY TO MAKE US LAUGH. THERE IS NOT ENOUGH LAUGHTER HERE. "

 - SEEING A FAMILY PORTRAIT FORM 54 YEARS AGO. IT WAS PRETTY COOL BUT ONE ONE BROTHER LOOKED LIKE A HEAVY SET WALDO. WE SENT IT TO HIM. MY ELDEST ADDED A CARTOON PICTURE TO IT.

 PHILLIES WIN OVER A BAD TEAM. THESE ARE GAMES THEY MUST WIN.

 WE SAY OUR GOODBYES , LOAD MY PARENTS UP , AND HEAD BACK TO OUR HOUSE.

 AT HOME WE CHANGE VEHICLES. I MOVE MY PARENTS TO ANOTHER CAR AND DIVERT OUR INITIAL GAME PLAN TO SAVE WHEELS FROM DRIVING THEM HOME.

 MY YOUNGEST AND I DRIVE THEM HOME AND DROP THEM OFF.

 I HEAD TO SOUTH PHILLY TO DROP OFF OUR YOUNGEST. IT WAS SUCH A JOY TO HANG WITH HER FOR NEARLY A WEEK. OF COURSE , I ASKED HER TO GO BACK TO THE MT HOUSE NEXT SUNDAY BUT I JUST GOT A LOOK.

 MY ELDEST CALLS JUST AS WE SEE A WOMAN PLACING A FLAT SCREEN TV ON THE SIDEWALK. SHE LEANED IT ON A RETAINING WALL. WE CAN SEE A SIGN THAT SAYS " FREE " TAPED TO IT. MY ELDEST YELLS OUT , " GO GET IT " BECAUSE HER TV DOES NOT WORK IN HER BEDROOM ANYMORE. WE TURN AROUND AND SEE THE SIGN FULLY SAYS , " FREE IF YOU CAN GET IT TO WORK. " WE DECIDE NOT TO GET IT.

 I DROP OFF OUR YOUNGEST AND SAY GOODBYE. SHE CARRIES UP ALOT OF STUFF TO HER APARTMENT BUT I MUST ROLL OUT. I HAVE TO GET TO THE NAIL FOR A 6:45PM LOAD-IN AND IT WAS GOING TO BE CLOSE.

 I ARRIVE AT 6:35PM AND BEGIN MY RE-OPENING JUST AS BANDS ARRIVE.  EVERYONE IS VERY COOL............................UNNNNNNNNNNNNTIL.

 SO HERE IS THE STORY OF ALMOST GOING CODE-RED, PUTTING A YOUNG FAT KID THROUGH A WALL , AND CANCELLING A 4 BAND SHOW. I SWEAR TO YOU MY PATIENCE LATELY HAS BEEN NEAR ZERO AND I CAN'T BELIEVE I HELD BACK.

 STORY - FIRST BAND SETS UP , DOES A SOUND CHECK , AND STARTS PLAYING. THE GUITAR PLAYER IS USING A COMPUTER FOR BACKING TRACKS. THIS IS SEMI-COMMON WITH BANDS. SO , THEY ARE MORE THAN HALFWAY THROUGH THEIR SET SO I DECIDE TO SIT DOWN AND WATCH NBA PLAY-OFFS AND SURF ON MY CELL PHONE. I AM SEATED FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES AND OUT OF NO WHERE I GET THIS SUPER HARD SLAP ON MY BACK. I SPUN OUT OF MY BARSTOOL THINKING A FIGHT HAS STARTED BUT IT IS THE GUITAR PLAYER SCREAMING AT ME " WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING !!!!!??? "

 SO AT THIS MICRO-SECOND I THOUGHT OF 2 OPTIONS :

 1 - BARREL ON THE STAGE , PUNCH HIS COMPUTER , AND FUCKING BODY SLAM THIS FAT KID INTO THE STAGE'S BACK WALL AND THAN CANCEL THE SHOW.

   OR

 2 - GO RIGHT TO THE MIXING BOARD AND TRY TO FIX IT AND PRETEND ALL IS OKAY. WHEN I SAY THE INFURIATING ANGER I HAD WAS 2ND TO NONE.

 I WENT TO THE MIXING BOARD BUT IT WAS NOT OUR EQUIPMENT. WE STOPPED THE SHOW AND OTHER BAND MEMBERS OFFERED ASSISTANCE. WE SPEND ABOUT 15 MINUTES BUT NOTHING WORKS. IT IS HIS COMPUTER AND CONNECTIONS THAT ARE NOT WORKING.......NOTHING TO DO WITH US. I COULD NOT BELIEVE I BIT MY TONGUE AND SAID ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO THIS ANGRY POMPOUS FAT GUY. I WAS CODE RED AND DECIDED TO JUST WAIT. IT ENDS UP HE MOPED AROUND FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES AND LEFT. I WAS GLAD HE DID.

 THE REST OF THE NIGHT WAS PERFECT AND EVERYONE WAS SUPER COOL.

 A OLD REGULAR WHO MOVED OUT OF STATE STOPPED IN. IT WAS HER BIRTHDAY SO I TOLD OUR BARTENDER TO BUY A BIRTHDAY SHOT FOR HER. OF COURSE THERE IS A SMALL GROUP AND THEY ASK ME TO TRY A REESE'S PEANUT BUTTER SHOT WITH THEM. THE TWO THINGS I LOVE ( PEANUT BUTTER & CHOCOLATE ). I TELL THEM I CAN'T. AGAIN , ANOTHER TEST FOR MY EATING / DRINKING DIET. I CURSE YOU GODS OF FOOD AND DRINK !!!

 SHOW WAS DONE BY 10:45PM WHICH WAS NICE. I'LL TELL YOU I WAS STILL FUMING FROM THAT EXTREMELY INAPPROPRIATE HARD BACK SLAP. ON ANY OTHER DAY I WOULD USE MY 300 POUNDS TO PUT THAT PERSON INTO A SUBMISSIVE HOLD WITH MY ASS.

 WE ROLL OUT AND I HEAD HOME. I TALK TO MY ELDEST AND HER BOYFRIEND AT OUR HOUSE.

 I WATCH TV IN THE MAIN ROOM FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES BUT DECIDED TO JUST GO TO BED. I CHECK EMAILS AND PLAY A GAME OF POKER. I WATCH TV FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES MORE AND HEAD TO SLEEP. I SLEPT OKAY.

 OH , JUST GOT AN EMAIL FROM WORLDWIDE SUPER STORE TIRES WHERE PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD PURCHASE TIRES FROM THEM. THEY CAN'T FIND MY RIMS. I HAVE TO RETURN MINE.

  MONDAY    4 - 22 - 24

 THE PAIN :

  BEING A PHILADELPHIA SPORTS FAN IS CRUSHING. TONIGHT WAS A CRUSHING HEART BREAKING LOSS. WITH 27 SECONDS LEFT , 76ERS WERE UP 4 POINTS AND CHANCE TO GO UP 5 WITH A FREE THROW. ROB LOWRY MISSES , KNICKS SCORE TWO 3 POINTERS , FOULS OUT THE YING YANG , AND KNICKS WIN. THE ANNOUNCERS AND MYSELF WERE ACTUALLY THINKING , " THIS IS A GOOD WIN TO TIE THE SERIES ". EVEN MY NIECE'S HUSBAND FROM PORTLAND TEXTED ME , " ABOUT TO TIE THE SERIES ". THIS LOSS ACTUALLY PUT ME IN A BAD MOOD.

 ANOTHER 3 HOURS TRYING TO FIND A TIRE AND RIM FOR MY TRAILER. IT JUST DOESN'T EXIST.

 OK LET'S MOVE ON :

  PHILLIES WIN 7TH STRAIGHT. TONIGHT WAS A SOLID WIN OVER THE REDS WHO BASICALLY HAVE THE SAME RECORD AS US.

 TALK ABOUT A CRUSHING LOSS.....THE LAKERS. OMG , WINNING AS HIGH AS 20 POINTS ALL GAME AND LOSE ON A BUZZER BEATER.

 LOST ANOTHER POUND. I AM ALMOST AT 10 POUNDS LOST SINCE LAST WEDNESDAY.  I KNOW THIS IS WATER / ASS WEIGHT BUT IT IS THE START IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. FUNNY ......BEFORE BED , I STAND IN FRONT OF MY FULL TALL MIRROR. I AM JUST IN BOXERS AND LOOK AT MYSELF. I THINK , " I WONDER IF IT " LOOKS " LIKE I LOST WEIGHT ON MY BELLY. " I TURN SIDEWAYS AND SAY TO MYSELF , " NOPE ".

 WHAT I ATE AND DRANK TODAY :

 - SALAD WITH AVOCADO AND 2 HARD BOILED EGGS.

 - A GRAIN SNACK BAR

 - WATER AND SMALL GLASS OF WINE.

 - 2 COLD MEATBALLS.

 - PEANUTS AND CASHEWS MIXED WITH SOME PEANUT BUTTER IN A SMALL BOWL.

 YEP , THE ABOVE FOOD BLOWS.

 ELDEST GOES ON A INTERVIEW FOR AN EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHING JOB. THIS IS OUT OF HER COMFORT ZONE BUT IT SEEMED TO GO WELL. THE SCHOOL SAID THEY CALL HER BACK FOR A 2ND INTERVIEW. I HOPE IT WORKS OUT.

 TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL TO MAKE PRODUCT LISTS , CHANGE THE MARQUEE , AND CLEAN. IT WAS FUNNY AS I SAID TO MYSELF , " YOU KNOW , I DON'T MIND DOING THIS ". THE REASON I SAID THIS IS BECAUSE MY HOUSE IS ONLY 3 1/2 MILES FROM WORK , I HAVE IT DOWN TO A SYSTEM, , I WORK BASICALLY BY MYSELF ( WITH A LOT OF HELP OBVIOUSLY AT NIGHT ) , AND AGAIN......BEING BY MYSELF.

 TEXT GROUP OF BARTENDERS SCHEDULES EVERY MONDAY. MANY TIMES THEY GIVE THUMBS UP , LIKE, OR HEART EMOJI'S ON THE GROUP TEXT.......WHICH IS NICE.

 DOORMAN AND WIFE CAME IN SATURDAY NIGHT. I HAVE NOT SEEN THE WIFE IN A LONG TIME. IT WAS NICE. I GAVE THEM OPEN BAR ALL NIGHT.

 A BROTHER TRIED TO HELP ME FIND A WHEEL AND RIM FOR MY UTILITY TRAILER. IT JUST DOESN'T EXIST.

 24/7 FOR BANDS. IT IS NON-STOP BUT IN A GOOD WAY.

 WHEELS AND I WATCH THE CRUSHING 76ERS LOSS..........CRUSHING.

 WE ALSO WATCH SOME NEWS UPDATE ON THE TRUMP TRIAL.

 TALK TO MY YOUNGEST FOR A BIT. IT WAS NICE. I TRIED TO CONVINCE HER TO TRAVEL NORTH OR EAST AGAIN.......NOT HAPPENING.

 OFF TO MY BEDROOM TO CHILL , CHECK EMAILS , SURF THE INTERNET , AND PLAY A GAME OF POKER ( I'VE BEEN WINNING ALOT LATELY. SUCKS IT IS FAKE MONEY.

 AT MIDNIGHT , I CALL IN A BEER ORDER AND PLACE A LIQUOR ORDER ONLINE. YEP.......24/7.

   TUESDAY     4 - 23 - 24

 IT'S 1.........FRIGGIN'.......30.........FRIGGIN'......IN THE MORNING.

 UN....F'N.......BELIEVABLE. I SPEND ANOTHER 3 HOURS TALKING TO SALES REPS AND SEARCHING THE INTERNET. I ORDER TWO TIRES. I THAN ORDER A TIRE AND RIM THINKING , " FUCK IT , JUST GET THE DAMN RIMS. " LATE NIGHT I GET AN EMAIL THAT THE RIM I JUST ORDERED IS ACTUALLY OUT OF STOCK. ALL MONEY WILL BE RETURNED. I MUST HAVE 10 REPS LOOKING FOR ME. ONE SAID TO REMOVE THE BEARINGS AND INSTALL A NORMAL 4 LUG RIM TO THE AXEL WITH AN ACCESSORY KIT. I DON'T THINK THE TRAILER IS WORTH THAT MUCH TIME AND MONEY.

 DIET STILL GOING. I HAD NO BREAKFAST OR LUNCH. I PASSED ON A FAMILY DINNER TOO......WHICH BLOWS. IF I REMAINED FAT I SO WOULD OF GONE. I MADE A DOUBLE CHEESEBURGER WITH NO BREAD. I HAD SOME CASHEWS LATER ALONG WITH ONE DRINK.

 ELDEST MISSES CALL BACK FOR 2ND INTERVIEW OF JOB THE VERY NEXT DAY. I AM JUST DEVASTATED THIS KID WON'T STEP UP.

 USING SUPER GLUE I FIX MY CELL PHONE CLIP THAT BROKE. I GOT AN OLD PART FROM A CELL CASE THAT WAS SITTING IN MY DRAWER FOR 5 YEARS. I PUT A TOASTER ON TOP OF THE GLUED PARTS FOR ABOUT 3 HOURS.

 PHILLIES LOSE SINCE THEY ARE NOT PLAYING CRAPPY TEAMS ANYMORE.

 OFF TO THE LIQUOR STORE FOR A PICK-UP AND THE NAIL TO DROP OFF AND STOCK. WE HAVE ANOTHER 20 BANDS COMING THROUGH THIS WEEK.

 STOP AT GET GAS. MAN , PRICES SHOT UP IN THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS.

 ONLY ONE PERSON FELT THE AGONY I FELT WHEN THE 76ERS DEVASTATING CRUSHING LOSS THAT DEVASTATING GAME 2.....TYRONE JOHNSON OF 97.5FM. I DID NOT SLEEP AND WENT TO BED RIGHT AFTER. I WAS GOING TO STAY UP BUT DIDN'T. ALL NIGHT THINKING ABOUT THE DAMN GAME , REFEREES , AND MISSED OPPORTUNITIES.

 MAKE A FACEBOOK POST ON SURVEILLANCE CAMERA HELP. PEOPLE RESPONDED AND MESSAGED ME.

 WHEELS HEADS OUT TO DINNER WHILE I STAY AT HOME GETTING ALL MY BAND EMAILS AND PROMOTIONS DONE. I FINISHED AROUND 7:15PM.

 I STARTED THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUBBS. I WATCHED ABOUT 30 MINUTES AND I DID LIKE IT.

 WHEELS COMES HOME SO WE FINISH THE LAST 2 EPISODES OF SHOGUN. THE SERIES WAS VERY GOOD.

 BEAUTIFUL DAY. I FINISH WORK BY 7:15PM AND FEEL I SHOULD STILL DO MORE.

 I HEAD TO BED AROUND 10:30PM. I STAY UP TO CHECK BAND EMAILS , WATCH HOGAN'S HEROES , NBA BASKETBALL , AND IN BED BY MIDNIGHT.

 I WAKE UP AT 1:30AM. I AM SO FRIGGIN' PISSED. IT IS NOW 3:15AM. I WILL TRY TO GO BACK TO SLEEP. I AM STILL THINKING ABOUT THAT DAMN 76ERS LOSS.

 WEDNESDAY    4 - 24 - 24

 THE BAND WAS LEGIT............

 SO IN ONE WEEK I DROPPED 13 POUNDS. I KNOW IT IS ALL WATER WEIGHT BUT I CAN FEEL IT IN MY FACE , BELLY , PICKING UP CIGARETTE BUTTS OFF THE GROUND , AND ENERGY. I HOPE I CAN KEEP GOING.

 WHEN YOU DON'T SLEEP FAMILY ASKS YOU TO DRIVE THEM TO THE AIRPORT AT 5AM.

 ELDEST REPRIEVES HERSELF AND CALLS BACK JOB INTERVIEWER.

 START MORNING WEEDING, CUTTING SMALL WEED TREES DOWN , AND PULLING IVY OFF OUR MAIN FRONT TREE.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO MEET FOR A BEER DELIVERY , CLEAN , AND WAIT FOR OUR A/C TECH TO PICK UP PARTS I ORDERED........6 WEEKS AGO.

 A LITTLE PET PEEVE :

 " I'LL BE THERE IN 15 MINUTES " AND THAN SHOW YOU UP IN 30 MINUTES. I RATHER HAVE , " I'LL BE THERE IN 30 MINUTES AND SHOW UP IN 15 MINUTES. "

 ROLL HOME TO CHECK EMAILS AND MORE.

 I LAY DOWN WITH THE PUP TO RELAX SINCE I HAVE A NATIONAL ACT COMING THROUGH TONIGHT. I FINISH THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS. THIS 6 STORY COMPILATION IS VERY GOOD EXCEPT FOR THE LAST ONE.  ONE STORY I ACTUALLY SCREAMED AT THE TV AND YELLED " OH C'MON .......NOOOOO !!! " THERE ARE A FAIR AMOUNT OF RECOGNIZABLE ACTORS.

 HEALTHY DINNER WITH WHEELS AND I HEAD BACK TO THE NAIL.

 MAYBE A HANDFUL OF BANDS SPEAK THE TRUTH OVER A 30 YEAR SPAN ABOUT PACKING THE HOUSE. TONIGHT THE NATIONAL ACT FLUORESCENTS DID. WHAT A FUN SHOW.

 THE NIGHT MOVED ALONG PERFECT AND MAN WAS THERE YOUNG PEOPLE TONIGHT. I PLAYED WITH SOME AND MOST THOUGHT , " WHY IS THAT FAT BALD GUY WHO IS TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT TALKING TO ME ? "

 ROLL OUT AND MAN WAS IT FIRE PIT WEATHER. BUT , I WENT INSIDE AND WATCHED TV AND HAD TOO MANY SNACKS AND TWO DRINKS. I WAS STARVING AND SO THIRSTY......DAMN IT I DROPPED THE DIET BALL BIG TIME.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT OKAY AT BEST. I AM UP AT 5:30AM TO START MY DAY.

 OH , PHILLIES WITH THE BEST PULL PEN IN BASEBALL BLOW ANOTHER LEAD AND LOSE.

  THURSDAY     4 - 25 - 24

  THE NEWS.....76ERS !! THEY FIRE BACK AND WIN GAME 3 AT HOME. EMBIID HAD ONE OF HIS BEST GAMES. THE ONLY THING I FEAR IS DID THE 76ERS SHOOT THEIR WHOLE LOAD IN THIS GAME.  SUNDAY IS GAME 4.

 I WANNA THANK MY NIECE AND HUSBAND ON THE WEST COAST FOR TEXTING ME WHEN THE GAME WAS SECURE AND NOT JINXING IT LIKE THEY DID WITH GAME 2.

 PHILLIES WITH THEIR 5TH SHUT-OUT WIN OF THIS VERY EARLY SEASON. TO PUT THIS IN PERSPECTIVE .........THEY HAD 5 SHUT-OUTS ALL LAST SEASON.

 LOAD 4 TRASHCANS OF WEEDS AND BRANCHES. IT WAS SO NICE OUT I HAD TO DO SOMETHING.

 STILL TRYING TO FIND THESE TRAILER TIRE RIMS. ANOTHER 2 HOURS LOOKING. A POSSIBILITY - I NOW HAVE A VERY GOOD HOOK-UP AT HOME DEPOT SO THEY ARE HELPING ME.

 OFF TO THE NAIL A LITTLE EARLY AFTER A MEAL OF SOUP WITH WHEELS. YEP.......SOUP.

 I PREP FOR THE NIGHT AND MEET A COMPUTER TECH WHO TRIES TO HELP ME WITH A SURVEILLANCE ISSUE. WE DID ZERO FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. WE WILL TRY AGAIN SATURDAY.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN. WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF RESIDENT ALIEN AND BOTH ARE VERY GOOD. WE ALSO WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE CONNORS WHICH WAS OKAY TO GOOD.

 I CONTINUE TO GET SLAMMED WITH BANDS. THIS IS A GOOD THING.

 SLEPT DECENT BUT NOT TOO DECENT. WHY ?..........I DROVE MY BROTHER TO THE AIRPORT AT 4:30AM. YEP , SLEEP APNEA DOES COME IN HANDY.

 BY 5:15AM I WAS AT THE NAIL PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT. I GUESS THE GOOD THING IS NOW I HAVE THE WHOLE DAY TO CHILL.

 IT IS NOW 7:15AM AND I WILL TRY TO GO BACK TO SLEEP.......AFTER I WALKED AND FED THE PUP. SHE WILL JOIN ME FOR A NEEDED SNUGGLE.

  FRIDAY       4 - 26 - 24

 NEED MORE BARTENDERS............

  SEARCHED FOR TRAILER TIRES AND RIMS AGAIN. I FIGURE I HAVE 4 OPTIONS :

 1 - GET ANOTHER TRAILER.

 2 - CHANGE AXEL BEARINGS TO A NORMAL 4 OR 5 LUG RIM.

 3 - HOPE A NEW TIRE WILL FIT ON OLD BENT UP RIM.

 4 - SET TRAILER ON FIRE.

 BEING ON A DIET BLOWS.

 I REALLY WANT TO FINISH MULCHING OUR GARDENS. THERE IS NO WAY I AM GOING BACK TO FILLING MY VAN WITH MULCH. I SO NEED AND LIKE THIS UTILITY TRAILER I HAVE.

 PHILLIES HIT 5 HOME RUNS TO BEAT A TEAM WITH WORSE UNIFORMS THAN US.......THE PADRES.

 AT MY BROTHER'S HOUSE AT 4:30AM TO TAKE HIM TO THE AIRPORT.

 AT THE NAIL AT 5:15AM TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. IT WAS ACTUALLY KINDA COOL. THE GOOD THING WITH GETTING THE NAIL DONE IS I HAD THE REST OF THE DAY TO CHILL.

 AT HOME I DO SOME COMPUTER WORK AND GO BACK TO BED. I SLEPT UNTIL 11AM.

 YOUNGEST COMES IN TO SURPRISE US. SHE IS TRAVELING WITH FRIENDS TO A CAMP GROUND NEAR HARRISBURG. THEY SHOULD CATCH DECENT WEATHER. AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS NEAR OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE BUT IT WASN'T. THAT RUINED ABOUT 10 IDEAS I HAD.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO RUN THE SHOW BUT A BARTENDER CALLS IN HURT. THE SCRAMBLE IS ON. I TEXT A DOORMAN TO COME IN AND I AM FORCED TO BARTEND SINCE NO BARTENDERS CAN HELP. THIS INCLUDES MY ELDEST WHO STAYED AT HOME.........UGH. I REALLY DO NOT LIKE BARTENDING. WE GET HIT RIGHT AWAY AND ALL OF US START RUNNING. IT WAS NON-STOP UNTIL 1AM.  OVER 100 PEOPLE SHOWED.

 MUSIC WAS GOOD AND PEOPLE WERE YOUNG. IT HURTS ME TO BE OLD , BALD , AND FAT.

 I DID CATCH A GUY BRING IN HIS OWN BEER. MAN , DOES THIS IRK ME.

 BY 1:30AM I GET HOME. I HAD A PIECE OF MOZZARELLA AND ONE NIGHTCAP.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT NOT SO GOOD. I GOT UP AT 4AM AND THAN 7:30AM.

  SATURDAY    4 - 27 - 24

 IT WAS A FIRE PIT KINDA NIGHT......................................

 FEDEX SAID MY TRAILER TIRE WOULD COME TODAY.....IT DID NOT.......BLOW.

 OFF TO THE NAIL AT 10AM TO MEET A COMPUTER TECH. WE SPENT ABOUT AN HOUR AND DETERMINE MY DVR BLOWS. HE HAS A SUPER COOL MOTORIZED BIKE.

 THE TECH DID ALL THE WORK WHILE I CLEANED AND DID DAILY PREPPING CHORES.

 PHILLIES WITH ANOTHER GOOD WIN.

 WHEELS AND I HELP OUR ELDEST CLEAN THE BASEMENT AND HER BEDROOM. WE SPENT ABOUT AN HOUR.

 I ORDERED LUNCH WITH MY ELDEST AND WATCH A SHOW CALLED HOT WINGS WITH CELEBRITY GUESTS. IT IS PRETTY GOOD.

 I GET SOME COMPUTER STUFF DONE AND DECIDE TO CLEAN OUT THE GARAGE , VACUUM THE RAV , POLISH ALL CAR'S LIGHTS , AND MORE. I ALSO PREPPED A FIRE PIT.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO LOAD-IN BANDS. THE FIRST 4 BANDS ALL ARRIVED AT ONCE.

 A VERY NICE WOMAN AND EASY ON THE EYES WAS MEETING A COUSIN HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER. I MADE HER PRETEND SHE WAS A DOORPERSON. WHEN HER COUSIN CAME WITH 4 BAND MEMBERS IT WAS PRETTY FUNNY WATCHING HER " CARD " 5 GUYS IN THEIR 50'S. THE RUSE WORKED.

 THE NIGHT MOVED ALONG AND IT WAS A FUN NIGHT. I ENJOYED IT. IT WAS STEADY SLOW BUT FUN.

 I ARRIVE HOME , MAKE A DRINK , PUT THE PUP ON THE BACKYARD RUNNER , AND START A FIRE. IT WAS NICE. I CHILLED FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. I ROASTED 2 HOT DOGS.

 AROUND 1:30AM I HEAD INSIDE. I CHECK SOME EMAILS AND WATCH TV FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES. I SLEPT SO-SO AT BEST.

 YOUNGEST SEEMS TO BE HAVING FUN AT A CAMP GROUND WITH FRIENDS.

  SUNDAY       4 - 28 - 24

  TIME TO GET AWAY FROM FOOD AND MAYBE ENJOY SOME UNSEASONABLE GOOD WEATHER.

 WHO IS READING THIS BLOG ? I HAVE NO IDEA BUT THE " COUNTER " HIT 2200 YESTERDAY. CAN 50 OF YOU STOP AT THE NAIL THIS WEEKEND TO SAY HI AND INTRODUCE YOURSELVES ? I KINDA FEEL LIKE THESE ARE OLD SCHOOL PEOPLE.

 AS I PREDICTED THE 76ERS SHOT THEIR PROVERBIAL LOAD. EVERYTHING THAT COULD GO WRONG WENT WRONG AS THE KNICKS PLAYED DAMN NEAR PERFECT. AS ONE NEWSPAPER READ JUST ONE HOUR AFTER THE GAME " SAME SHIT , DIFFERENT SEASON. "

 PHILLIES WITH ANOTHER SOLID WIN AND COME BACK.

 OFF TO THE NAIL EARLY TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

 THERE IS A CHANCE I FOUND TRAILER TIRES AND RIMS VIA MY FAVORITE OUTLET.........FB MARKETPLACE. WE WILL SEE.

 AT HOME I LOAD UP AND HEAD NORTH. IT IS A PICTURE PERFECT DAY. I MAKE EXCELLENT TIME. I LOVE IT ONLY TAKES 78 MINUTES DRIVEWAY TO DRIVEWAY.

 I CALL MY MOM AND A BROTHER TO CHECK IN. IT IS ALWAYS A GOOD WAY TO PASS DRIVING TIME AND CHECK UP ON FAMILY NEWS.

 I SETTLE IN AND SOME PEOPLE ARE FISHING ON THIS BEAUTIFUL DAY.

 I DECIDE IT IS TOO NICE SO I DO AN OUTSIDE PROJECT......FIX THE DRIVEWAY LIGHTS.  I REPLACE ONE , REPLACE A BULB ON ANOTHER , AND SECURE ALL WIRES TO BE HIDDEN BETTER. IT CAME OUT NICE. I HAD THE PUP OUTSIDE WITH ME.

  NEIGHBOR AND HIS DOG VISIT US. IT IS ALWAYS NICE TO SEE THE PUPS PLAY.

 YOUNGEST RETURN HOME FROM HER CAMPING TRIP. SEEMS LIKE SHE HAD A REALLY GOOD TIME WITH VERY GOOD FOOD.

 BACK INSIDE I CHECK EMAILS ABOUT EVERY 3 HOURS OR MORE.

 WHEELS MAKES ME SAUSAGE , ONION , AND PEPPERS ALONG WITH MEATBALLS. I WILL USE THESE TO HELP MY DIET.

 I CAN TELL I AM LOSING WEIGHT :

 - I CAN PICK UP THINGS ON THE GROUND ( CIGARETTE BUTTS ) WAY EASIER.

 - I CAN PUT MY BOXERS ON WITHOUT LEANING ON SOMETHING.

 - MY SHIRTS ARE ALREADY FITTING BETTER.

 - I AM POOPING LESS.

 - MY HEAD LOOKS LESS FATTY.

 - WHEN SHOWERING I SAW PART OF MY COCK WHEN LOOKING DOWN.

 I WATCH SEASON 2 OF NIGHT COURT. I MAKE A MISTAKE AND WATCH THE SEASON FINALE FIRST. I HAVE TO ADMIT IT WAS EXCELLENT. IT BROUGHT IN AN OLD CHARACTER AND TALKED ABOUT OTHER ORIGINAL CHARACTERS. IT GOT TEARY FOR A MOMENT OR TWO.

 OFF TO MY BEDROOM. I MAKE MY BED , WATCH TV , AND SETTLE IN. I SLEPT OKAY. MAN , IT IS SO GORGEOUS HERE.

  MONDAY     4 - 29 - 24

 SOMETIMES NATURE WANTS A LITTLE LUXURY TOO. NOW , HOW MUCH DO WE CHARGE FOR RENT ?

 OH , WHY IS THERE YELLOW INSULATION ON THE GROUND ?

   WHAT TO DO ON A PICTURE PERFECT DAY.

 UP AT 6:15AM TO WALK AND FEED THE PUP. SAW A BUNCH OF DEER , A CHIPMUNK , AND 2 FROGS HUMPING.

 AROUND 7:30AM WE GET A VISITOR WITH HIS DOG. THE 2 PUPS PLAY.

 I DO A TON OF COMPUTER WORK - CONTACT BANDS , THANK BANDS THAT JUST PLAYED  , GROUP EMAILS WITH INSTRUCTIONS AND LINE-UPS FOR BANDS THIS WEEKEND , AND FINISHED MAY CALENDAR AND SENT IT OFF TO OUR PRINTER.

  ELDEST MEETS A/C TECH AT THE NAIL. IT LOOKS LIKE OUR A/C IS BACK ON !!

 TRIED CHERRY JUICE. GOOD GOD IT IS TART.

 IT IS TOO BEAUTIFUL OUTSIDE SO I DID SOME PUNCH LIST THINGS.

 - VACUUM OUT THE VAN.

 - GOOGLE HOW TO REMOVE A MECHANISM THAT HOLDS A TUBE FOR THE WINDSHIELD WIPER SHOOTER THINGIES. MAN DOES GOOGLE WORK.  I FIXED AND TESTED IT.

 - CLEANED OUT THE BBQ AND RE-WROTE THE SIGNS TO HELP PEOPLE USE THE BARBEQUE. SINCE I WAS TESTING IT I GRILLED 2 BURGERS (WITH TOMATO , CHEESE , MUSTARD , KETCHUP ) AND A HOTDOG. ALL WITH NO BREAD. LOVE BURGERS EVEN WITHOUT BREAD.

 - WALK AROUND PROPERTY TO PICK UP ANY TRASH OR CIGARETTE BUTTS. I AM SO PLEASED I CAN PICK UP STUFF EASIER ( DIET ).

 ** I DECIDE TO LEAF BLOW OUR AWNING ROOF. I SET UP A LADDER ON A TABLE TO CLIMB UP ON THE ROOF. I ALREADY HAVE MY LEAF BLOWER AND 100' EXTENSION CORD READY. IT IS THAN I SEE A DAMAGED ROOF. I TAKE PICTURES AND SEND TO FAMILY. I ALSO POSTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA. WHAT WAS IT ?  A FRIGGIN' SQUIRREL NOTCHED A HOLE IN OUR ROOF TO ACCESS THE ATTIC. THIS IS WHY YELLOW INSULATION WAS ON THE GROUND. THE DAMN CRITTER PULLED INSULATION OUT AND FUCKING THREW IT DOWN TO THE GROUND TO MOCK ME **

 - DOWN THE LADDER TO GET SUPPLIES. I MUST ACCESS MY CRAWL SPACE SO I NEED TO REMOVE WOOD PANELS TO GET MATCHING ROOF SHINGLES. I ALSO GET A SCREW GUN , SCREWS , GLOVES , AND ROOF MUCK.

 * A SILVER LINING IS I NEEDED ROOF SHINGLES BACK HOME SO I WILL TAKE SOME *

 - IT TAKES ABOUT 45 MINUTES BUT I DO A FULL PATCH WITH EXTRA ROOF TAR MUCK. IF THE SQUIRREL(S) COME BACK I WILL MAKE IT EXTRA STICKY FOR THEM.

 I CLEANUP AND SETTLE IN.

 I HAVE BEEN WATCHING EPISODES OF THE NEW NIGHT COURT. THEY HAVE BEEN GOOD.

 PHILLIES BLOW LEAD WITH THE BEST BULLPEN IN BASEBALL........AGAIN.

 TALK TO WHEELS TO CHECK IN.

 TRAILER TIRE FINALLY DELIVERED !! YEAH !!......IT WAS DELIVERED TO OUR NEIGHBOR'S HOME. WHEELS WENT AND GOT IT.

 I STARTED A SERIES SECRETS OF THE OCTOPUS. ABOUT A YEAR AGO WE SAW A DOCUMENTARY ON AN OCTOPUS / HUMAN RELATIONSHIP. THIS IS SIMILAR BUT WITH ALOT MORE DETAILS OF HOW THESE INCREDIBLE CREATURES LIVE.

 I WATCH THE NEWS WHILE CHECKING EMAILS AND PLAYING SOME POKER. IT IS USUALLY HOW I WIND DOWN MY NIGHTS.

 BY 12:30AM I HEAD TO BED PRETTY TIRED. THE PUP JOINS ME.

  TUESDAY     4 - 30 - 24

 THIS WAS A VERY VERY GOOD DAY.

 WHEELS AND I WERE SO NERVOUS ABOUT TODAY. OUR ELDEST WAS ASKED FOR A 2ND INTERVIEW ABOUT A TEACHING JOB. I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW MUCH WORK WAS PUT IN TO MAKE THIS KID PUSH HERSELF. I ALWAYS FEEL LIKE THE BAD GUY BUT SHE CAME OUT WITH FLYING COLORS. WE ARE SO GLAD TO SEE THIS KID COME OUT OF HER COMFORT ZONE.

 AROUND 12 NOON I GET A CALL FROM AN ECSTATIC KID. SHE THINKS SHE GOT THE JOB. THE DIRECTOR SAID HE WOULD CALL HER BY THE END OF THE DAY AFTER HE TALKED TO THE WOMAN TEACHER WHO INTERVIEWED HER. WE TALK AND THIS KID IS ABOVE THE MOON. IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE HER FEELING SO HIGH.

  BY 1PM I GET A 2ND CALL. OUR ELDEST TELLS ME THE DIRECTOR CALLED AND SHE STARTS NEXT WEEK. IT IS OFFICIAL. I WAS DAMN NEAR CLOSE TO TEARS.

 SO NOW MY DAY STARTS WITH OUR ELDEST ON CLOUD 9. WHAT A GOOD FEELING FOR A PARENT TO HAVE TO SEE HOW EXCITED THEIR KID IS. ACROSS THE BOARD GOOD THINGS HAVE HAPPENED TO HER AND WE COULDN'T BE MORE PROUD.

 MY DAY WAS TO DO NOTHING. YEP , I WANTED TO JUST RELAX , WATCH TV , WALK THE PUP , DO EMAILS , AND PLAY POKER. I WANTED ONE DAY OF " ME " TIME AND IT WAS PERFECT.

 A MORNING VISIT FROM A NEIGHBOR AND HIS DOG WAS VERY NICE. THE TWO PUPS CHASED EACH OTHER AND I FILMED IT. I SENT THE VIDEO TO MY KIDS AND WHEELS.

 I WATCH THE NEW ROAD HOUSE MOVIE. I WAS EXPECTING IT TO BE HORRIBLE. IT WAS NOT GOOD BUT NOT HORRIBLE. THE LEAD ACTOR WAS NOT CASTED RIGHT BUT CONNOR MACGREGOR DID A PRETTY GOOD JOB AS THE PSYCHO BAD GUY.

 I TAKE A WALK WITH THE PUP AROUND THE LAKE AND OUR CULDE-SAC. MAN WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY. THE SMELL OF SWEET FLOWERS AND TREE LEAVES IS WONDERFUL.

 A FAIR AMOUNT OF BAND EMAILING ON AND OFF ALL DAY AND NIGHT.

 STILL TRYING TO EAT AND DRINK HEALTHY. IT'S NOT FUN. IT ACTUALLY BLOWS.

 MAGIC MAXEY - THE 76ERS COME UP WITH A HUGE OVERTIME WIN IN NEW YORK TO EXTEND THE SERIES. WE PHILLY FANS KNOW IT WILL END BADLY BUT MAN WAS THIS SUPER FUN TO SEE. WHEELS AND I TEXTED OUR EXCITEMENT AT THE END OF THE GAME. MAXEY WAS HUGE WITH A 4 POINT PLAY AND LONG 3 POINTER TO TIE THE GAME AND FORCE OVERTIME. IT COULD OF BEEN THE MOST FRUSTRATING AND EXCITING GAME I EVER SEEN. IT WENT BACK AND FORTH ALL GAME. I SAID TO MYSELF , " JUST KEEP IT CLOSE AND GO FOR THE WIN AT THE END. "

 I ALSO CREDIT MY SUPERSTITIONS AND WATCHING THE GAME WITH " OUR " ANNOUNCERS.

 PHILLIES BEST BULLPEN IN BASEBALL BLOW ANOTHER LEAD BUT........UNLIKELY PLAYERS STEPPED UP WITH HOME RUNS IN THE 9TH INNING TO WIN IT......ROJAS AND CASTELLANOS.

 MORE DEER SEEN AND IT IS ALWAYS FUN TO EXPERIENCE. IT IS SO COOL SITTING DOING COMPUTER AND THAN OUT OF THE CORNER OF YOUR EYE YOU NOTICE MOVEMENT......THAN 12 DEER WALK BY CASUALLY.

 I FINISHED THE LAST 2 EPISODES OF THE SECRETS OF THE OCTOPUS. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 I LIKE STREAMING ABC NEWS. ALOT WAS UPDATES ON THE TRUMP HUSH MONEY TRIAL.

 TALK TWO MORE TIMES WITH WHEELS AND THE KIDS. WE ARE SO EXCITED ABOUT OUR ELDEST. I NEVER SEEN HER SO HAPPY. FOR TODAY.....IT'S ALL GOOD.

 I HAVE A FATHER POLICY. IF YOU KID SAYS " YES " AND DOES SOMETHING GOOD THAN I WILL SAY " YES " IF THEY ASK FOR SOMETHING.

 ELDEST - " I WAS THINKING OF MEETING SOME FRIENDS TO SEMI-CELEBRATE MY JOB HIRING. CAN I ASK FOR MONEY ? "

 ME - " YES , I JUST SENT YOU A CASH APP. " ( I SEND HER A $100 ).

 ELDEST - " OH MY GOD. YOU DIDN'T NEED TO SEND THAT MUCH ? "

 ME - " OKAY , THAN SEND SOME BACK ".

 ELDEST - " I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT. "

 WE BOTH LAUGHED.

 LATE NIGHT I ACTUALLY HAD THE PHILLIES PLAYING ON MY CELL PHONE WHILE I WAS IN BED.

  I HAD A REALLY HARD TIME FALLING ASLEEP. ONE OF THE HARDEST I CAN REMEMBER. I THINK IT WAS THE COMBINATION OF OUR KID GETTING A JOB , AND THE PHILLY TEAMS WINNING.

 FUNNY......I WANTED TO RE-TILE THE NAIL BATHROOM FLOORS BUT WAS DREADING PULLING UP OLD TILES. I STARTED LOOKING FOR WATER PROOF WOOD. THE NEXT DAY I GET A TEXT FROM MY CONSTRUCTION BROTHER ," YOU WANT SOME WATER PROOF LAMINATE OF THE NAIL BATHROOM FLOORS ? "

 THE RAIN CAME BIG TIME FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS. THE ONLY THING I THOUGHT WAS " THANK GOODNESS I DID THAT ROOF PATCH FROM THE SQUIRREL DAMAGE. "

  WEDNESDAY     5 - 1 - 24

 AND JUST LIKE THAT.........MAY.

 ANOTHER DAY OF BLISS AND CHILLING.

 FB MARKETPLACE

 1 - I WAS GETTING A LITTLE ANTSY OF SITTING AROUND SO I TOOK A RIDE TO LONG POND. THERE IS WHERE THE POCONO RACEWAY IS. A REALLY COOL AREA. I PICKED UP 2 DIGITAL TV ANTENNAS FOR MY AUNT. MY YOUNGEST AND I WILL VISIT HER AND MY COUSIN TO CHECK THEIR TV AGAIN.

 2 - A LARGE FLAT SCREEN TV PICK UP NEAR OCEAN CITY. THIS WILL BE WHEELS JOB.

 3 - BRAND NEW TRAILER TIRES AND RIMS. I WILL LOOK AT THESE ON THURSDAY. IT BE NICE IF THEY MATCH MINE. I REALLY WANT TO GET THIS UTILITY TRAILER BACK ON THE ROAD.

 PHILLIES WITH A DAY GAME AND WIN 2 -1. THE BEST BULLPEN IN BASEBALL HELD ON TO THE LAST OUT WHICH WAS DRIVEN TO THE WARNING TRACK AND WALL. KRUK WAS PRETTY FUNNY COMMENTING ON IT.

 I LOVE STREAMING SPORTS WITH " OUR " ANNOUNCERS. IT MAKERS THE GAMES 100X MORE ENJOYABLE.

 DID YOU KNOW THE PHILLIES HAVE THE MOST WINS IN BASEBALL AS OF TODAY ? ( 21 )

 ANOTHER PICTURE PERFECT DAY. MY GOD IT IS SO NICE HERE.

 WATCHED WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES. IT WAS GOOD. IT GOT VERY GOOD REVIEWS TOO. IT WAS KINDA COOL SEEING HOW IT DEVELOPS TO THE ORIGINAL MOVIE. THEY EVEN SHOW THE RISE OF " NOVA " AND HOW HUMANS LOSE THEIR VOICES.

 FINISHED SEASON 2 OF NIGHT COURT. IT WAS VERY GOOD AND AN EXCELLENT SEASON FINALE.

 ALOT OF COMPUTER WORK ON WEDNESDAYS. MY MAIN PROJECT IS DOING A FULL SOCIAL MEDIA POST. IT TAKE ABOUT 90 MINUTES.

 STILL PICKING UP YELLOW INSULATION. THESE SQUIRRELS MOCK ME.

 A GROUP PHONE CALL WITH FAMILY AS WHEELS DRIVES EAST. IT WAS VERY NICE.

 WHEELS ARRIVES AND SETTLES IN. THE 60 DEGREES IN NORTH WILDWOOD IS MUCH DIFFERENT THAN THE WEATHER AT HOME OR IN THE POCONOS.

 I ALSO TOOK A RIDE TO GET GAS AND STOPPED AT THE LOCAL MARKET FOR LIMES , LEMONS , ORANGES , AND BACON. MOST OF IT FOR THE NAIL.

 TO THE BBQ AGAIN !! FRIGGIN' LOVE BBQING.  I COOKED BURGERS WITH TOMATO , BACON , CHEESE , KETCHUP , AND MUSTARD.....NO BREAD.

 HEARD TWO DIFFERENT WOODPECKERS " TALKING " TO EACH OTHER.

 NEIGHBOR AND PUP STOP BY. HE TELLS ME A CONVENTION HE ATTENDED LAST NIGHT WAS THE TV SHOW HOSTS OF ANCIENT ALIENS. HE SAID IT WAS VERY GOOD. HE WORE A TIN FOIL HAT THERE.

 WATCH ABC NEWS ON THE TRUMP HUSH MONEY CASE.  HE WILL SO WIN THE NOVEMBER ELECTION. WHY ? WITH ALL THE BAD SHIT HE HAS DONE AND BAD PUBLICITY BY VERY FAMOUS ACTORS , TV CHANNELS , AND NEWS PAPERS .....HE IS STILL WINNING IN THE POLLS. IT IS FUCKING AMAZING.

 PLAYED SOME POKER ( WON ALOT ) , WATCH HOGAN'S HEROES ( SCHULTZ IS SO COOL ) , AND CHILLED IN BED WITH THE PUP. THE DAY AND NIGHTS JUST GO TOO FAST.

  THURSDAY      5 - 2 - 24

 YA JUST CAN'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP.......................

 WARNING - I MAY WRITE THE " F " WORD SEVERAL TIMES IN TODAY'S BLOG.

 AS PREDICTED THE 76ERS CRUSH PHILLY FAN'S HEARTS AGAIN BY LOSING A GAME 6 AT HOME. DOWN RIGHT AWAY BY 22 POINTS THEY STORM BACK TO TAKE A 5 POINT LEAD. US FANS ARE THINKING , " HOLY SHIT WE CAN WIN THIS AND FORCE A GAME 7 !!  YES !!!! " AS ALWAYS WE WERE SUCKED IN AGAIN AND WE LOSE CRUSHINGLY.

 NOW , YOU WANT A FUCKING DAY ?......HERE YOU GO. YOU TELL ME IF THIS STUFF ( GOOD AND BAD ) HAPPENS TO " NORMAL " FAT BALD PEOPLE LIKE MYSELF.

 I AM A LITTLE BUMMED LEAVING OUR BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN HOUSE. I AM ALSO A LITTLE ANXIOUS TO GET SOME THINGS DONE AT HOME.

 I AM HAPPY I DID NOT GAIN ANY WEIGHT DURING MY 5 DAY STAY. I SO WANTED TO VISIT A BAR AND ICE CREAM SHOP BY DIDN'T. I ACTUALLY LOST A LITTLE.

 NEIGHBOR AND PUP STOP BY FOR A VISIT.  

 OH , WE HAD TO FILE WITH THE TOWNSHIP THAT WE ARE A RENTAL PROPERTY NOW AFTER 35 FUCKING YEARS. THIS WILL OPEN UP A SHIT LOAD CANS OF WORMS. THIS NEW LAW WAS JUST PASSED LAST YEAR. IT WILL BE A NIGHTMARE. I CAN FEEL IT.

 CLEAN AND LOAD AND BY 8:30AM I AM ON THE ROAD. THERE IS A SHIT LOAD OF CONSTRUCTION AND 55 SPEED LIMIT ABOUT HALFWAY OF THE 70 MILE DRIVE........BLOW.

 AT HOME I SETTLE IN. MY ELDEST IS UP AND HELPS ME TILT MY UTILITY TRAILER ON EDGE IN THE DRIVEWAY. IT HAS BEEN ON ITS SIDE FOR 20 HOURS NOW. WHY ? THE NEW TIRE AND RIM I BOUGHT DOESN'T FUCKING FIT.

 I LOAD MY OLD TIRE AND RIM IN THE CAR AND MY ELDEST DRIVES WITH ME TO ROSEMONT TIRE COMPANY. I DROP IT OFF TO SEE IF THEY CAN MOUNT A NEW TIRE ON MY OLD BENT THE FUCK UP RIM. THE TECH IMMEDIATELY SAYS , " THAT IS NOT GOING TO WORK. "

 WE THAN DRIVE TO ASTON ON A FB MARKETPLACE RUN. THE LADY IS A VERY COOL AND SHE KNOWS TRAILERS AND TIRES BIG TIME. SHE FRIGGIN' BUILT ONE FOR HER BOAT. I TALK WITH HER FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES AND IT IS DETERMINED HER 3 BRAND NEW TIRES WILL NOT FIT MY TRAILER'S AXEL.  WE WOULD HAVE TO MACGYVER MEANING CHANGE THE AXEL OR BEARINGS. I DETERMINE TO BUY HER 3 NEW TIRES AND RIMS ANYWAY. SHE LOWERS PRICE AGAIN FROM $120 TO $60 TO 50 BUCKS. I MUST MAKE THEM WORK.

 WE TRY TO MEET UP WITH A NEPHEW IN ASTON BUT HE IS WORKING. HE SUGGESTS TOWN AND COUNTRY DINER. OUR ELDEST AND I GO FOR BRUNCH. A COOL PLACE WITH VERY FUNNY OLD SIGNS. IT WAS SO NICE TO SPEND TIME WITH MY ELDEST IN THE DAYLIGHT.

 OH , I BROUGHT THE OLD TIRE AND RIM TO COMPARE IT WITH LADY'S 3 NEW TIRES. JUST ONE FUCKING PROBLEM. I LEFT THE RIM AND TIRE AT ROSEMONT FUCKING TIRE STORE !!!!

 WE STOP AT HOME TO DROP OFF MY ELDEST AND WALK THE PUP. I CHECK EMAILS FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES.

 I DRIVE TO ROSEMONT TIRE JUST AS THEY CALLED ME AND SAID , " IT DID NOT WORK. YOUR RIM IS FUCKED. PICK THEM UP NOW YOU FAT FUCK. "

 I STOP AT THE BANK TO GET $200 IN FIVES.

 AT THE NAIL I MEET A SURVEILLANCE TECH WITH 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE AND KNOWS THE NAIL WELL. HE TELLS ME , " CHRIS , I HAVE CHANGED IP ADDRESSES 10,000 TIMES. THIS SHOULD ONLY TAKE A COUPLE OF MINUTES. "

 2 1/2 HOURS LATER HE TELLS ME HE'LL RETURN TOMORROW TO TRY AGAIN. GETTING COMCAST TO HELP WITH TEMPORARY PASSWORD CODES WAS DIFFICULT. SO DIFFICULT HE ASKED FOR A SUPERVISOR 3 TIMES.

 I STAY UNTIL 4:30PM AND DECIDE NOT TO STAY HERE UNTIL THE BARTENDER COMES IN AT 8PM.

 I RE-STOP AT THE BANK TO REPLACE THE $200 IN FIVES I JUST FUCKING GOT TO GET $200 ONE DOLLAR BILLS WHICH I ACTUALLY NEEDED. MORE FUCKING TIME WASTED.

 I DRIVE BY A 2ND TIRE SHOP I KNOW. I PASS THE PLACE AND SAY TO MYSELF , " FUCK IT. I'LL GO IN FOR A 2ND OPINION. " I DRIVE AROUND 2 BLOCKS WITH ABSOLUTELY ZERO TRAFFIC AND PARK. I WALK IN AND AFTER A COUPE OF MINUTES LOOKING AT MY RIM THE SALES REP SAYS , " YEAH , THAT RIM IS SHOT ".

  I HEAD HOME AND WITHIN 2 BLOCKS I HIT ALL KINDS OF FUCKING TRAFFIC. IT WAS TOTALLY CLEAR 5 FUCKING MINUTES AGO !!!!

 AT HOME I AM SO BUMMED. MY ELDEST TAKES THE CAR TO GO VISIT A FRIEND IN THE HOSPITAL. I CHECK EMAILS AND FEED THE PUP. WE LEND THIS FRIEND OUR TRAVEL ROKU.

 THE UNSEASONABLE 88 DEGREE WEATHER IS A LITTLE MORE PLEASANT WHEN THE SUN WENT DOWN. SO , I DECIDE TO TACKLE SOME IDEAS TO MOUNT THESE NEW TIRES ON THE TRAILER SITTING SIDEWAYS IN MY DRIVEWAY. JUST ONE PROBLEM......I LEFT THEM IN THE FUCKING CAR THAT MY ELDEST TOOK !!!! FUCK !!!!!

 SO , I DECIDE TO CUT THE LAWN IN WHICH THE GRASS IS PRETTY HIGH. I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW MUCH IT GREW IN JUST 5 DAYS. I USE MY RIDING MOWER AND GET THE FRONT DONE. I MOVED TO THE BACK YARD WHICH IS THE EASIEST BECAUSE THE SHAPE OF THE LAWN IS A RECTANGLE.

 I NEED TO DOUBLE RUN BECAUSE THE GRASS AND CLIPPINGS ARE ALOT. I PUSH ALL GRASS TOWARDS MY FAR FENCE AND THAN..............A LOUD METAL SOUND MAKES ME IMMEDIATELY STOP THE MOWER. IT FUCKING STARTLED THE SHIT OUT OF ME.

 WHAT DID I DO ?? I HAVE A METAL WIRE DOG RUNNER IN THE BACK YARD AND NEVER SAW IT. I CUT THE LIVING BEJESUS OUT OF IT AND THE WHOLE 100' RUNNER WRAPPED ITSELF UNDER THE MOWER AND ON 2 OF 3 BLADES. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ???!!!!!!

 I GET MY CAR RAMPS TO DRIVE THE MOWER UP BUT THERE IS NOT ENOUGH ROOM UNDERNEATH TO UNTANGLE THE BIRDS NEST OF WIRE WRAPPED AROUND 2 BLADES. IT IS A FUCKING NIGHTMARE !!!

 I GRAB SOME GLOVES AND PICK UP THE FUCKING 300 POUND RIDING MOWER AND TILT IT ON ITS BACK WHEELS STRAIGHT UP. I NOW USE ONE HAND TO HOLD THE MOWER IN PLACE VERTICALLY AND USE MY OTHER HAND TO JERK-OFF. SO, 25 MINUTES OF HOLDING THIS DAMN MACHINE STRAIGHT UP TO UNTANGLE THE DAMN 100 FEET OF WIRE. I AM FURIOUS.

 I GET IT UNTANGLED , MOVE THE FIRE PIT , 8 CHAIRS , AND A TABLE TO THE SIDE WHERE I ALREADY CUT AND FINISH CUTTING THE LAWN. I WILL FINISH MORE IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS WHEN THE TEMPERATURES DROP.

 BY 8PM I SETTLE IN AT MY DESK TO CHECK BAND EMAILS AND MORE.

 SILVER LINING -  I CHECK MY SURVEILLANCE VIA MY CELL PHONE AND WHAT DO YOU KNOW.......I AM BACK ONLINE !! I ASSUME COMCAST GOT IT DONE ON THEIR END. I TEXT THE SURVEILLANCE TECH THE NEWS.

 ELDEST RETURNS AND MAKES A WONDERFUL DINNER OF THICK SALMON STEAKS AND BROCCOLI. IT WAS VERY NICE AND GOOD TOO.  WE WATCH ADAM SANDLER AND DREW BARRYMORE IN 50 FIRST DATES. A CUTE MOVIE I SEEN 20 TIMES.

 SHE ROLLS TO THE NAIL WHICH I PREPPED AND I HANG OUT TO WATCH THE 76ERS. I USE ALL MY JINXES AND SUPERSTITIONS BUT NOTHING WORKS. WHEELS AND I TEXT HOW NERVOUS WE ARE DURING THE GAME. SHE ALSO VISITED SOME FRIENDS AT THEIR NEW HOUSE. A VERY NICE VISIT.

 THE GAME IS OVER AND IT'S A BRUTAL LOSS ESPECIALLY WITH THE SMUG KNICK PLAYERS AND DICKHEAD NEW YORK FANS AT OUR HOME VENUE. THERE IS NO SPORT'S GOD. I AM JUST SICK TO MY STOMACH. LOSING AGAIN FOR 3 STRAIGHT YEARS AT HOME IN GAME 6 IS CRUSHING TO A FAN.

 I PLAY SOME POKER , CHECK EMAILS , AND WATCH A LITTLE MORE TV. I FORCE THE PUP TO DO A FINAL WALK AND HEAD TO BED AROUND 12:30AM. WHAT A FUCKING DAY. I SLEEP OKAY.

  FRIDAY      5 - 3 - 24

 WHEELS HAS A HECTIC WEEK AND THAN A MUST NEEDED STRESS RELIEF TIME WITH FRIENDS AT A COUPLE OF LOCAL PUBS. I WAS HAPPY FOR HER.

 MY ONLY THOUGHT IS I HAVE 4 TRAILER TIRES AND RIMS PLUS SOME ORIGINAL PARTS. I HAVE TO COME UP WITH A WAY TO MAKE IT WORK. I SPENT ABOUT ONE HOUR AND GOT IT DONE. AFTER 4 WEEKS I FINALLY HAVE MY UTILITY TRAILER BACK. I FEEL PRETTY GOOD ON HOW I MACGUYVERED A NEW TIRE & RIM TO THE OLD AXEL.

 I FINISH CUTTING MY LAWN AND DO A FULL TRIM WITH MY WEED WHACKER. MAN , I FIGURED OUT HOW TO USE TRIMMER STRING DIFFERENTLY AND IT WORKED REALLY GOOD. OH , I PULLED A THICK TARZAN-LIKE VINE OUT OF A TREE THAT HAD TO BE 50 FEET LONG.

 I PREP A FIRE PIT.

 TO THE NAIL TO MEET FOR A BEER DELIVERY AND SODA TECH.

 I PICK UP OUR YOUNGEST AT THE TRAIN STATION , THAN GET SUSHI FROM VIC'S , AND THAN BACK HOME I CHILL WITH MY KIDS AND THE PUP. IT WAS FUN.

 BACK TO THE NAIL WITH MY YOUNGEST. IT WAS A 3 BAND NIGHT WHICH IS RARE BUT I ENJOYED THE EASY NIGHT. THERE WAS GOOD MUSIC AND PEOPLE OVERALL WERE COOL.

 BACK HOME MY YOUNGEST MAKES DRINKS WHILE I GET THE FIRE PIT GOING. I CARRY OUT A LARGE CUSHION CHAIR AS A SURPRISE FOR MY KID.  WE TALKED AND FINISHED A HALF BOTTLE OF CROWN APPLE. I LOVED EVERY SECOND. THE PUP JOINED US FOR  ALITTLE AND THAN WENT BACK INSIDE ON HER OWN. I SWEAR THIS DOG IS A CAT FOR NOT WANTING TO BE OUTSIDE FOR ANY PERIOD OF TIME.

 INSIDE AROUND 2:15AM AND WE WIND DOWN BY FINISHING THE LAST EPISODE OF RICK AND MORTY.

 BY 3:15AM WE HEAD TO BED. WE STAYED UP TOO LATE BUT I SO ENJOYED HANGING WITH MY KID.

   SATURDAY       5 - 4 - 24

 MISSION FAILED..............BLOW.

 MY YOUNGEST AND I SPENT ABOUT 45 MINUTES CONNECTING A FLAT SCREEN TV TO A DIGITAL ANTENNA. THE TV SAT ON MY KITCHEN COUNTER AND IT RECEIVES CLOSE TO 70 CHANNELS FOR FREE. SO THIS IS KINDA COOL. WE PREPPED AND LOADED THE TV AND ANTENNA. MY ELDEST JOINED US.

 WE TAKE A RIDE TO MY 90 YEAR OLD AUNT'S HOUSE. SHE CALLS US EVERY COUPLE WEEKS ON HOW TO USE HER TV FROM THE 1800'S. IT HAS 2 CHANNELS.......FLINTSTONES AND ANTIQUE ROAD SHOW. I FLIP OUT THE TV'S AND WE BEGIN THE CHANNEL SCAN.  SHE ALSO NEEDS US TO CHECK HER 10 INCH TV OUT IN THE KITCHEN. THIS IS A 30 MINUTES PROJECT AT MOST. IF WE DID NOT HAVE TO SCAN FOR CHANNELS IT BE 10 MINUTES.

 2+ HOURS LATER I HAVE 3 INDOOR ANTENNAS RUN IN HER BASEMENT ALONG THE CEILING. THERE IS ONLY ONE CHANNEL SHE WANTS......6. WE SCANNED AND GOT 48 STATIONS. GUESS WHICH ONE WOULD NOT COME IN NOW ? YEP.......FUCKING ACTION NEWS CHANNEL 6. WE GET IT TO WORK IN THE KITCHEN BUT NOT MAIN ROOM. MY GOOD MOOD VANISHED AND 2+ HOURS WERE WASTED. ALL THE PREPPING WE DID YESTERDAY MEANT JACK DICK.  WE ROLL OUT AND I WILL CHECK OUT COMCAST TV OR SOME OTHER NETWORK FOR MY AUNT AND COUSIN.

 WE WALK ACROSS THE STREET TO A EATERY CALLED GREEN EGGS CAFE. I THOUGHT THE FOOD WAS GOOD BUT ELDEST DID NOT. I TELL MY KIDS , " MAN , THIS WHOLE TV PROJECT RUINED MY DROPPED MY MOOD BIG TIME. " MY YOUNGEST JOKINGLY REPLIES , " WELL , LET'S BRING THE MOOD BACK UP !! "

 NEXT WE DROP OFF OUR YOUNGEST.

 NEXT WE HAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. THE RAIN IS COMING.

 AT HOME WE SETTLE IN. I MUST NAP. I FALL ASLEEP AT 4:45PM AND THE DOG BARKS AT MY FACE TO WAKE ME UP AT 6:07PM. I FEED HER AND HEAD TO THE NAIL.

 I CALL WHEELS TO CHECK IN ON OUR. SHE IS HAVING SOME ALARM PROBLEMS THAT I HELP FIX.

 THE RAIN IS FALLING AND I ARRIVE. THE BANDS AND FANS START ARRIVING AND I WAS SURPRISED ON HOW A GOOD CROWD SHOWED UP IN THE RAIN. I BROUGHT THE 2ND BARTENDER IN EARLY. A DOOR MAN HELPS TOO.

 THE NIGHT MOVES ALONG AND IT WAS FUN. ALL MUSIC WAS VERY GOOD AND PEOPLE WERE COOL. I PLAYED WITH PATRONS AS I ALWAYS DO.

 I ROLL OUT AFTER MIDNIGHT AND HEAD HOME TO WALK THE PUP . PLAY POKER ,  AND CHECK EMAILS. I HAVE NO SNACKS OR LATE NIGHT DRINKS. BY 1AM I HEAD TO BED. THOUGH I WON AT POKER I REGRET PLAYING BECAUSE 3 PLAYERS WERE SUPER SLOW AND ELONGATED THE GAME FOR ALMOST AN HOUR. I WAS FALLING A SLEEP.

 PHILLIES KEEP WINNING AND GET THIS.....TAKE OVER 1ST PLACE IN MAY. THIS HAS NOT HAPPENED IN A VERY LONG TIME.

 I SLEEP PRETTY GOOD.

    SUNDAY      5 - 5 - 24

 WELP , THIS WAS A CHEAT DAY FOR MY DIET. I DIDN'T WANT TO BUT ONE THING LED TO ANOTHER.  I FEEL STRESS HAS ALOT TO DO WITH IT.

  WHEELS HAVING FUN WITH SOME NEIGHBORS AFTER A LONG WORK WEEK.

 THREE FB MARKETPLACE PEOPLE HAVE NOT RESPONDED TO MY MESSAGES. THEY HAVEN'T EVEN " SEEN " MY MESSAGE. I JUST THINK , " WHY POST SOMETHING FOR SALE ? " I FIGURE ALL ARE FAKE ACCOUNTS.

 BRING DOWN 5 FULL TRASH CANS OF WEEDS. THEY SHOULD BE PICKED UP TOMORROW.

 I AM CURIOUS TO TRY TOWING THE TRAILER WITH THE NEW TIRE. UNFORTUNATELY , WHEELS HAS THE CAR TO PULL IT IN NEW JERSEY.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I SPEND ABOUT AN HOUR.

 BACK HOME I CHILL. I HAD SHOWS FROM WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY. ONE MORE TO GO AND I CONCENTRATE ON HOUSE PROJECTS AND CHILLING A BIT. DOUBLE SHIFTS BLOW.

 PHILLIES HOLD ON AND WIN AGAIN. BRAVES LOSING PUTS THEM 2 1/2 GAMES UP IN FIRST PLACE. THIS IS UNHEARD-OF FOR PHILLY MAY BASEBALL.

 WATCHED A DOCUMENTARY ON NEANDERTHALS. AS FAR AS A TIME LINE , I GOTTA SAY RELIGION AND SCIENCE DON'T EVEN COME CLOSE TO MATCHING UP. LET ME GIVE AN EXAMPLE : THE BIBLE GENESIS 1 HAS THE EARTH AND HUMANITY ABOUT 6,000 YEARS OLD. THE EARLIEST KNOWN FOSSILS OF NEANDERTHALS WERE 430,000 YEARS AGO. BEST KNOWN WERE 40,000 TO 130,000 YEARS AGO. I WON'T EVEN GET INTO SCIENTISTS AND THEIR BELIEFS THAT OUR PLANET IS BILLIONS OF YEARS OLD.

 BACK TO THE NAIL TO FIND OUT OUR 5 BAND NIGHT IS NOW A 2 BAND NIGHT. I WAS QUITE SURPRISED IT WAS A DECENT NIGHT WITH ONE BAND PULLING OUT ALL THE STOPS BOTH VISUALLY AND MUSICALLY. I POSTED A VIDEO.  SOME PRETTY CRAZY BUT FUN STUFF.

 MY 90 YEAR OLD AUNT CALLS BOTH ME AND MY YOUNGEST. SHE NOW GETS CHANNEL 6 ( THE ONE WE WANTED THE WHOLE TIME ) BUT NOT SOME OTHERS. OH......MY.......GOD , WE WERE JUST THERE SATURDAY.

 I HAD A GOOD TIME MEETING BAND MEMBERS AND PROMOTER. ALL WERE SUPER COOL.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN , WALK THE PUP , AND WATCH TV. I MADE A NIGHTCAP , HAD SOME PEANUTS , AND WATCHED THE FIRST EPISODE OF THE LAST OF US. YES , I FELL ASLEEP IN THIS 1 1/2 HOUR FIRST EPISODE BUT LET ME TELL YOU I WAS SUPER BUMMED THEY KILLED OFF A CHARACTER IN THE FIRST FRIGGIN HOUR !!!  WHY ???!!!

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT OKAY. THE PUP JOINED ME.

  SUNDAY     5 - 6 - 24

  JUST AMAZING HOW FAST EVERY DAY GOES BY. I WANT TO GET 20 THINGS DONE AND CAN ONLY DO 2.

 FB MARKETPLACE - ELDEST AND I PICK UP A NEW DESK AND .......FORGET A PART THAT THE OWNER HAD IN HIS POCKET. MY ELDEST DRIVES BACK TO GET IT IN TRAFFIC. IT TAKES 2 MINUTES TO TAKE APART , 1 HOUR TO GET THAT PART , AND 2 HOURS TO PUT DESK BACK TOGETHER. THE SUCKY PART........IT LOOKS TOO SMALL.

 OH , THE FB PERSON KNOWS THE NAIL AND HIS SON IS IN A BAND.  

 STOP AT DMV TO GET FINGER PRINTED IN A GOOD WAY.  OUR ELDEST HAS TO DO THIS BEFORE HER NEW TEACHING JOB TOMORROW.

 WE STOP AT IRON HILL BREWERY FOR LUNCH. FOOD WAS OKAY.

  GET ALOT OF COMPUTER BAND WORK DONE. MONDAYS ARE THE LONGEST.

 TALK TO A COUSIN AND MAKE HIM LAUGH. LOOKS LIKE HE IS DOING ANOTHER HOUSE PARTY. THE THEME , " COME IN YOUR BIRTHDAY SUIT ". I'M INB.

 IT WAS NICE TO JUST CHILL TODAY.  WHEELS FACETIME'S ME WHILE WALKING THE BEACH. THE CLOUDS CAME IN WITH FOG AND OVERCAST BUT STILL IN THE LOW 60'S. IT LOOKED BEAUTIFUL.

 PHILLIES WIN AGAIN. THE PHILLY FANS DON'T KNOW WHAT TO COMPLAIN ABOUT. WE ARE JUST NOT USE TO THIS MAY CALENDAR BASEBALL.

 I WATCHED THE 3 HOUR LONG ROAST OF TOM BRADY. OVERALL , IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD. I HAVE TO ADMIT KEVIN HART WAS NOT FUNNY.......CLOSER TO ANNOYING. THE MOST IMPRESSIVE THING WAS SELLING OUT THE L.A. COLISEUM.

 OFF TO BED AND CLOSED THE DOOR. THE PUP WAS NOT HAPPY ABOUT THIS. SHE BARKED AT THE DOOR AROUND 6:15AM.

  TUESDAY     5 - 7 - 24

 HOW WOULD YOU WANT TO FEEL ON YOUR FIRST DAY AT THE NEW JOB ?  MY HEART FELT GOOD IN THE MORNING BUT WHEN OUR ELDEST CAME HOME IT SANK.

 I START THE MORNING MAKING BREAKFAST , LUNCH , AND LOADING THE CAR FOR OUR ELDEST. IT IS HER FIRST DAY ON A NEW TEACHING JOB. I COULD NOT BE MORE HAPPIER FOR THIS KID. I EVEN MADE A SIGN THAT SAID , " GOOD LUCK , HAVE FUN , LOVE YOU !!! ". THE PUP AND I WAVED FROM THE PATIO AND SHE LEFT FOR HER ADVENTURE. THE KID GOT TEARY.

 I GET A TEXT LATE MORNING , " FEELING AWKWARD BUT GOOD. " OK , THIS IS GOOD. I GOT TEARY EYED AS SHE TEXTED THIS TO OUR FAMILY GROUP.

 ELDEST COMES HOME AROUND 5:30PM AND SHE SEEMS UPSET. I CAN NOT TELL IF IT IS HAPPY OR SAD AS SHE CRIES WALKING TOWARDS ME. I SAY , " I AM SUPER CONCERNED AND NERVOUSLY SAY , " OH GOD , IS THIS HAPPY OR SAD CRY ? " SHE REPLIES , " SAD. " MY HEART DROPS TO INFINITY. SHE TELLS ME HER DAY AND HOW SHE WAS TREATED. THIS WOULD BOTHER ME ALL EVENING.

 I CONTINUE MY DIET AND TRY TO BE GOOD. IT DEFINITELY BLOWS.

 WHEELS ROLLS OUT FROM THE BEACH AND MEETS UP WITH OUR YOUNGEST. THEY VISIT MY AUNT AND COUSIN AGAIN TO MESS AROUND WITH THEIR TV. ANOTHER 90 MINUTES. THEY GO OUT TO DINNER.

 I TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL TO MAKE FOOD , BEER , AND LIQUOR LISTS.

 OFF TO RESTAURANT DEPOT. I TALK TO A MANAGER AND REQUESTED PIZZA SHELLS 6 MONTHS AGO. HE TELLS ME THEY SHOULD BE IN NEXT MONTH. I GET ALL MY SHOPPING DONE.

 AT THE NAIL I UNLOAD AND DO OTHER STUFF.

 AT HOME I UNLOAD AND DO COMPUTER WORK.

 OUR ELDEST ARRIVES HOME AND WE TALK OUTSIDE FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES. IT WAS A DEVASTATING FIRST DAY. MY HEART DROPPED AND ACHED FOR THIS KID.

 WHEELS ARRIVES HOME AND WE UNLOAD. I LET HER TALK TO OUR ELDEST. I ALSO HAVE HER SISTER CALL.

 ALL THE WORK WE DID WITH GETTING THIS FB DESK AND SETTING IT UP IS FOR NOT. IT IS TOO SMALL. AT 7:30PM I TAKE IT APART AND RE-INSTALL HER OLD DESK.......BLOW.

 I ORDER DINNER WITH MY ELDEST AND TREAT HER.  HER MOOD GOT BETTER BUT THE TREATMENT OF HER FIRST DAY WAS ON MY MIND STILL. HER BOYFRIEND STOPS OVER LATE NIGHT TO CONSOLE TOO.

 PHILLIES WIN A AGAIN AS HARPER HITS HIS 3RD HOMERUN IN A ROW. THIS TIME A GRAND SLAM.

 ALL OF US WATCH 2 EPISODES OF RESIDENT ALIEN. BOTH WERE VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT.

 I HEAD TO BED AND CONTEMPLATE CALLING THE DIRECTORS OF THE SCHOOL WHERE OUR ELDEST JUST HAD HER FIRST DAY. I SEARCH ONLINE AND CAN'T FIND THE PHONE NUMBER WHEN THE DIRECTOR CALLED ME 2 WEEKS AGO.

 I CLIMB IN BED AND MY MIND IS RACING UNTIL 1:45AM. I JUST CAN'T SLEEP. I GET UP AND PLACE A LIQUOR ORDER ONLINE.

 GET THIS LUCK - AT 2:30AM I SEARCH FOR MY CLIP BOARD FOR A BEER / FOOD LIST I MADE. I HAD IT ALL DAY AND KNEW I PLACED IT ON THE BACK SEAT FLOOR OF MY VAN. I GO OUTSIDE AND SEARCH MY VAN. I CAN NOT FIND IT. I COME INSIDE AND SEARCH AROUND AGAIN. MIND YOU , IT IS 2 FRIGGIN' 30 IN THE MORNING.

 I GO BACK OUTSIDE FOR A 2ND TIME AT 3AM AND OPEN ALL DOORS OF MY VAN. I F'N KNOW THIS STUPID FUCKING CLIPBOARD IS IN THERE. I SLIDE MY HAND UNDER THE PASSENGER SIDE FRONT SEAT AND FEEL THE CLIPBOARD. I CURSE. THE DAMN THING SLID UNDER WHILE I WAS DRIVING.

 BACK INSIDE I PLACE A BEER ORDER CALL AT 3:05AM. OH , THE REASON WHY I DO THIS IS A LIVE CALL THE NEXT DAY IS WITH A NEW INDIAN EMPLOYEE WHERE I CAN NOT UNDERSTAND A WORD HE SAYS . I MADE ONE ORDER WITH HIM AND IT WAS WRONG. I VOWED NEVER TO TALK TO HIM AGAIN.

 BACK IN BED AROUND 3:15AM AND FINALLY FALL ASLEEP. I WAKE UP AT 5:50AM. I JUST LAY THERE RUBBING MY BALLS AND SCRATCHING MY ASS HOLE. I GET OUT OF BED BY 7:45AM.

 WEDNESDAY    5 - 8 - 24

  TODAY IS MUCH BETTER AND SMOKING A BOWL HELPED.

 DAY 2 OF NEW TEACHING JOB. DAY 1 WAS NOT THE BEST SO WE RELOADED AND GOT BACK ON THE HORSE. WHEELS AND I HELP MAKE BREAKFAST , LUNCH , AND LOAD THE CAR UP. WE ALSO HELP WITH PAYING FOR DOCUMENTATION LIKE PHYSICALS , INOCULATIONS , BACKGROUND CHECKS , FINGER PRINTING , AND MORE. I EVEN SLICED SMOKED TURKEY AT 8AM TO MAKE OUR ELDEST A GOOD SANDWICH.

 ELDEST ROLLS OUT AND WE HAVE OUR FINGERS CROSSED. I AM SO NERVOUS ON HOW HER 2ND DAY WILL BE.

 PHILLIES SHIT THE BED AND LOSE. WORST TEAM EVER. SUCKED US IN BY HAVING 2ND AND 3RD WITH ONE OUT AND COULD NOT MANUFACTURE ONE RUN IN THE 9TH AND FINAL INNING......BLOW.

 I WEED FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES OUT FRONT AND FILL ONE TRASHCAN. I AM AMAZED HOW FAST WEEDS GROW BACK.

 THE FIRST TEST IS GOOD !!.....SO FAR. I DECIDED TO TEST THE NEW WHEEL AND BEARINGS ON MY UTILITY TRAILER. I CONNECT THE TRAILER AND DRIVE TO OUR LOCAL PARK FOR MULCH. I SPEND A SOLID 30 MINUTES LISTENING TO MUSIC AND SHOVELING REALLY GOOD DARK BLACK MULCH. I LOAD THE TRAILER ABOUT 80%.

 OH , I TAKE A LITTLE BREAK AND WALK OVER TO THE BALL PARK AND CONCESSION STAND WHERE THERE ARE WATER FOUNTAINS. I DRINK SOME WATER AND NOTICE A WONDERFUL PLAGUE AND DOCUMENTATION ON WHO THIS PARK WAS NAMED AFTER. IT WAS PRETTY COOL AND NAMED AFTER A WORLD WAR II HERO WHO LIVED IN RADNOR , SERVED THE COAST GUARD , SAVED LIVES DURING AN ATTACK OF HIS SHIP , AND PLAYED IN THE NFL.

 SLOWLY DRIVE BACK TO HOUSE WITH TRAILER IN TOW. I DO HEAR A LITTLE NOISE BUT ALL SEEMS OKAY. I UNLOAD MULCH INTO OUR FRONT 3 GARDENS.

 FIRST TEXT FROM ELDEST , " I AM IN TRAINING. " OH THIS IS A GOOD SIGN OF A BETTER 2ND DAY.

 INSIDE I WORK ON A SOCIAL MEDIA POST FOR THE BANDS AND NAIL THIS WEEKEND. I SPEND ABOUT AN HOUR.

 I GET A CALL AND OUR ELDEST IS COMING HOME EARLY. MY HEART SINKS BUT SHE TELLS ME ALL IS GOOD. SHE NEEDS TO GET A SHOT AND PHYSICAL AND TODAY WAS A LITTLE SLOW.

 I ALLOW A/C TECHNICIANS TO PARK IN OUR DRIVEWAY WHILE WORKING ON A NEIGHBOR'S PROPERTY. I OFFERED WATER AND BATHROOMS IF NEEDED.

 ELDEST COMES HOME AND TELLS WHEELS AND I ABOUT HER MUCH BETTER DAY. IT WAS SO GLORIOUS TO HEAR IT WAS MUCH BETTER. SHE ALSO LOOKED REALLY TEACHER-LIKE IN HER OUTFIT.

 WE DECIDE TO CELEBRATE AND TAKE OUR ELDEST OUT TO OUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT FELINI'S CAFE. WE HAVE A WONDERFUL DINNER WITH GOOD CONVERSATIONS , FOOD , WINE , AND SERVICE FROM A REALLY NICE WAITER/OWNER. I SO ENJOYED LAUGHING WITH OUR ELDEST AND WHEEL'S.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN. OUR KID WANTS TO KEEP THE CELEBRATION GOING BY SMOKING A BOWL WITH HER.......SO WE DID.

 ALL OF US DO OUR WEDNESDAY FACETIME AND MY GOD IT IS NICE. I JUST ADORE LOOKING AT MY KID'S FACES. IT JUST AMAZES ME HOW FAST TIME IS GOING BY AND HOW ADULT THEY ARE NOW.

 WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF RESIDENT ALIEN. AGAIN.....VERY GOOD. WE ALSO WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE CONNORS. IT WAS GOOD.

 I WAS FIGHTING TO STAY AWAKE AROUND 10PM SO I DECIDE TO HEAD TO BED. I DID NOT CHECK EMAILS BECAUSE I KNEW THIS WOULD KEEP ME AWAKE. OVERALL , I SLEPT GOOD. I MAY WANT TO " SMOKE " EACH NIGHT.

 THURSDAY    5 - 9 - 24

 IT TAKES 4 1/2 TRAILER FULLS OF MULCH TO DO ALL OUR GARDENS. TODAY I GOT TRAILER LOAD #3 DONE. SO FAR SO GOOD WITH THE NEW WHEEL AND BEARINGS. I LIKE HOW WHEELS CAME OUT TO HELP WHEN I WAS 2 MINUTES FROM BEING DONE.

 OFF TO THE NAIL FOR A BEER AND LIQUOR DELIVERY. I ALSO TRIED TO CHANGE A PASSWORD BACK TO WHAT IT WAS FOR OUR INTERNET ACCESS AND OF COURSE IT WAS A NIGHTMARE. I KNEW I SHOULDN'T HAVE TOUCHED IT.

 ELDEST HAS FRIENDS OVER AND HER CONFIDENCE SEEMS TO BE IN A VERY GOOD PLACE.

 BACK HOME WHEELS MAKES SOME BURGERS. EATING THEM WITH NO ROLL KINDA BLOWS. I AM NOT GOING HARDCORE ON DIETING BUT STILL TRYING MY BEST. 15 POUNDS LOST.

 BACK TO THE NAIL FOR A NIGHT I KNEW BE BAD......REALLY BAD. THE MUSICIAN HAD A SHIT LOAD OF ACCOLADES AND WAS REALLY GOOD BUT ZERO PEOPLE SHOWED UP. I STOPPED THE SHOW AT 9PM AND WE WERE CLOSED BY 9:45PM. THE PROMOTER DID NOT TAKE MY ADVICE BY ADDING LOCAL ACTS.

 BACK HOME IN THE RAIN I SETTLE IN. I SO FELT LIKE DRINKING. WHEELS AND I WATCHED 2 EPISODES OF RESIDENT ALIEN. AGAIN , THEY WERE GOOD.

 I HEAD TO BED AND TOSS AND TURN UNTIL 4:30AM. IT WAS HORRIBLE. I TAKE ONE ADVIL AND FALL ASLEEP UNTIL 8:30AM. I EVEN HAD SOME DREAMS IN THERE.

 FRIDAY     5 - 10 - 24

 4 BARTENDERS DANCING TO THE BAND'S MUSIC BEHIND THE BAR COULD BE THE MOST ADORABLE THING I SAW THIS YEAR.  I LOVED IT AND IT MADE ME LAUGH.

 RAIN PREVENTED ME FROM MULCHING TODAY. TEMPS DROPPED WHICH IS FINE BUT THE RAIN WAS CONSISTENT. THE LAST TIME I MULCHED IN THE RAIN MY TRAILER TIRE FELL OFF AND I COMPLETELY RUINED THE RIM.

 I DRIVE TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I GOT A FAIR AMOUNT OF THINGS DONE. I BROUGHT THE PUP WITH ME TOO.

 STOP AND GET GAS. THAN BACK HOME I CHILL.

 EMAILS AND SOCIAL MEDIA STUFF CHECKED MANY TIMES EVERY DAY.

 NEXT DOOR WEBSITE - OUR PORTABLE CARPET / FABRIC CLEANING MACHINE BROKE SO I HAVE  POTENTIAL OF PICKING UP A STILL IN THE BOX BISSELL BRAND NEW ONE FOR.......FREE.

 DINNER WITH WHEELS. WE HAVE CHICKEN CAESAR SPINACH WRAPS. THEY WERE ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD.

 I HEAD BACK TO THE NAIL AND BEGIN FINAL PREP AND THE BANDS AND FANS LOAD IN. I TRULY WAS EXPECTING OVER 120 PEOPLE BUT WE ONLY DID A LITTLE OVER HALF.

 I REALLY LIKE OUR BARTENDERS. ALL OF THEM ARE PRETTY DAMN COOL AND FUN TO WORK WITH. PLUS.......THEY DO AN EXCELLENT JOB.

 ONE PERSON ORDERED EVERYTHING ON THE MENU PLUS 2 MORE PIZZAS.

 JUST 3 BANDS SO THE NIGHT MOVED QUICKLY. I LIKED ALL THE ACTS TONIGHT.

 A VERY YOUNG CROWD AND MAN IT MAKES ME FEEL SO OLD. I SO WISH I HAD MY OLD COLLEGE SOCCER ASS BODY BACK.

 VILLANOVA FANS ASKING TO PUT ON THE KNICKS GAME BECAUSE THEY HAVE VILLANOVA PLAYERS ON THEIR ROSTER. YEAH.....I SAID NO. I'M STILL PISSED THE 76ERS LOST TO THEM. OH, I WAS HAPPY TH EPACERS BEAT THEM TONIGHT.

 PHILLIES WITH A NICE BIG WIN OVER A BAD TEAM. YOU REALLY NEED TO WIN THE VERY WINNABLE GAMES TO STAY IN A PLAY-OFF RACE.

 I LET THE BARTENDERS ROLL OUT SINCE THEY WERE GOING TO ANOTHER BAR FOR KARAOKE. I CLOSE BY MYSELF WHICH WAS OKAY. THEY ASK ME TO GO WITH THEM. I WAS 50-50. LAST TIME I WENT I DID HAVE A GOOD TIME AND PAID FOR AN OPEN BAR FOR 25 PEOPLE FOR 2 HOURS.

 I HEAD HOME BY 11:30PM AND WAS ABSOLUTELY STARVING. WHAT THE HELL ? I ATE TOO MUCH.

 I WATCH TV , HAVE SOME SNACKS , AND MAKE A NIGHT CAP.

 BY 12:30AM I WAS TIRED AND WENT TO BED. I SLEPT DECENT BECAUSE I TOOK AN ADVIL.

 ANOTHER DAY IN THE BOOKS. TIME GOES TOO FAST.

  SUNDAY      5 - 11 - 24

 WEIRD :

 8:30PM - ON THE DOOR FRIDAY NIGHT I VISIONED A MAN JUMPING OUT OF A CAR AND POINTING A GUN AT ME AND THE FRONT DOOR AS I WAS TRYING TO CLOSE IT. I SCREAMED TO PATRONS TO MOVE FROM THE BAR SIDE TO THE MAIN ROOM. I ALSO YELLED TO A BARTENDER TO CALL 911.

 10PM - I WALK OUTSIDE AND A GUY COMES UP TO ME AND SAYS , " MAN , A BLACK SUV JUST DROVE BY WITH A GUY HANGING OUT THE WINDOW LAUGHING. HE SHOT A BEEBE GUN AT US. LUCKILY IT HIT NO ONE. "

 TO ME THIS WAS WEIRD AND ANOTHER VISION HAPPENED AGAIN LAST NIGHT BUT I FORGET IT NOW.

 MY PHILLY AUNT CALLS ME 3 TIMES. I FINALLY LET MY YOUNGEST HANDLE IT. SHE WANTED TO BE TAUGHT (AGAIN) HOW TO TURN THE TV ON AND OFF.

 PHILLIES WIN AGAIN OVER A BAD TEAM. THESE GAMES MUST BE WON TO STAY IN THE PLAY-OFF HUNT.

 CUT THE LAWN TODAY WITH RIDING MOWER AND PUSH MOWER. MAN , OUR GRASS GROWS FAST.

 NEXT DOOR - TOOK A RIDE AND PICKED UP AND BRAND NEW , STILL IN THE BOX , BISSELL SPOT CLEANING VACUUM. THE ONE WE HAD IS NOT FUNCTIONING CORRECTLY SO WE THREW IT OUT. THE OLDER GENTLEMAN WHO GAVE IT TO ME WAS SUPER COOL.

 TRUMP IN WILDWOOD. GO TRUMP !!!

 WHEELS AND HER BROTHER HEAD TO MOM'S HOUSE TO MULCH , PLANT FLOWERS , AND DO YARD WORK. NO ONE EVER HELPS ME.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

 BACK HOME I RECEIVE A CALL A BACK ORDERED CAPE MAY KEG HAS ARRIVED. I RETURN TO THE NAIL AGAIN FOR PICKUP. THIS IS THE ONE GOOD THING BEING ONLY 3 1/2 MILES FROM WORK.

 BACK HOME AGAIN I SETTLE IN AND SHOWER.

 BY 5PM WE HEAD TO A BROTHER'S HOUSE FOR A MOTHER'S DAY DINNER.  I ARRIVE AND THEY HAVE 10 WORKERS MULCHING HIS PROPERTY. HE GAVE THEM ALL BEERS AT ONE POINT. NO ONE EVER HELPS ME.

 A NICE DINNER BUT FOOD RAN OUT.

  I ROLL OUT AT 6PM TO HEAD TO THE NAIL WHERE ALL 4 BANDS ARRIVED AT ONCE. YEP , THIS WAS FUN.

 KIDS ROLL OUT FROM DINNER BUT STOP AT MCDONALDS FIRST.

 THE NIGHT MOVED QUICKLY AND THE MUSIC WAS COOL. ONE BAND HAD A FLUTE WHICH WAS DIFFERENT.

 LITTLE ISSUE :

 - GUY COMES TO THE DOOR AND DOES NOT HAVE CASH FOR THE $10 COVER. I DIRECT HIM TO THE ATM MACHINE. HE NEVER RETURN TO PAY. AN HOUR LATER I ASK HIM FOR THE COVER WHEN HE IS OUTSIDE SMOKING WITH FRIENDS. I ASK HIM AGAIN. HE RESPONDS , " SURE , SURE " AND DOESN'T PAY. I NOW BLOCK THE DOOR AND AFTER 20 MINUTES HE WANTS TO GET BACK IN. HE PAYS THE COVER. MY ISSUE IS I SHOULD NOT GO HUNTING FOR MONEY OR A PERSON FOR A COVER CHARGE.

 LITTLE ISSUE 2 :

 - A GUY COMES IN AND I ASK , " ARE YOU HERE FOR THE  SHOW OR JUST COMING IN ? " HE REPLIES , " OH , AH , UM , JUST COMING IN FOR A BEER. " I TELL HIM , " OK , I WILL PAY YOUR COVER BUT PLEASE IF YOU LIKE THE MUSIC DONATE TO THESE HARD WORKING MUSICIANS. "  I WATCH HIM WALK DOWN THE BAR RIGHT TO BAND MEMBERS AND STARTS HUGGING THEM. I AM LITERALLY RIGHT BEHIND HIM AND TAP HIS SHOULDER AND SAY , " THERE IS A $10 COVER CHARGE TONIGHT FOR THE BANDS " HE PAYS. YEP , PEOPLE WILL " SAY " THEY ARE NOT HERE FOR THE SHOW TO WEASEL OUT OF A COVER CHARGE.

 YOUNGEST AND I ROLL OUT AROUND 11:45PM. WE CHILL AT HOME WITH SOME NIGHT CAPS , MOZZARELLA , PRETZELS , AND WATCH SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. WE HEAD TO BED AT 1AM.

 ELDEST STAYS AT THE BAR WITH HER BOYFRIEND AS ANOTHER FRIEND ARRIVES TO GIVE OUR TRAVEL ROKU BACK.

 I SLEPT OKAY BUT MUCH BETTER AFTER I TOOK AN ADVIL.

 SUNDAY         5 - 12 - 24

 THIS WAS A FUN DAY , BUT OF COURSE THE GODS HAVE TO FUCK IT UP FOR ME A LITTLE BIT TO KEEP ME IN PLACE.

 LET THE DAY BEGIN :

 I TAKE A RIDE TO KING OF PRUSSIA TO PICK UP A 50" FLAT SCREEN TV. IT HAS ORIGINAL REMOTE , POWER SUPPLY , AND HDMI PORTS FOR A ROKU. THE ONLY PROBLEM WAS THE STAND IT SITS ON HAS NO BOLTS TO SECURE IT. THE PICK UP WAS QUICK AND EASY. THE GUY AND HIS SON CARRIED THE TV AND PARTS OUT TO MY CAR.

 I ARRIVE HOME AND WHEELS HELPS ME UNLOAD. IN SECONDS I INSTALL AND SECURE THE FOOT STAND TO THE TV. MY YOUNGEST HELPS ME SET IT UP IN OUR ELDEST BEDROOM. WE ACTIVATE ROKU STREAMING IN MINUTES. THIS WAS ALL FREE. ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL FB MARKETPLACE TRANSACTION.

 NEXT WE ALL LOAD UP OUR VAN AND GET IN. I GO TO START IT AND HEAR CLICKING SOUNDS. I KNEW SOMETHING WAS UP BECAUSE THE VAN'S ELECTRONICS WERE ACTING DIFFERENT THE LAST 2 DAYS. WE MOVE TO ANOTHER CAR.

 OFF TO MY BROTHER'S HOUSE FOR A REALLY NICE MOTHER'S DAY BREAKFAST/BRUNCH. THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD ( DIDN'T HELP MY DIET ) , FUN CONVERSATION , AND OF COURSE LOTS OF LAUGHS. I ENJOYED MY BROTHER'S DOG AND HIS KIDS PLAYING MUSIC ON THEIR CLARINETS / FLUTES.

 I ASKED MY SISTER-IN-LAW BECAUSE SHE IS A VERY SMART CHICK WHY THESE COLLEGE KIDS ARE PROTESTING THE ISRAELI / HAMAS WAR. I TRULY WANT TO KNOW AS I DISCUSSED IT WITH MY YOUNGEST AND OTHERS. MY QUESTION IS , " BOTH THESE FACTIONS WANT TO KILL EACH OTHER. I CAN'T BLAME ISRAELI BECAUSE THE HAMAS HAD VISCOUSLY AND BRUTALLY KILLED WOMEN AND CHILDREN. THE ISRAELI PRESIDENT HAS SAID HE WILL NOT CONCEDE OR TRUCE EVER. SO HOW CAN THE UNITED STATES STOP THIS WAR ? IF THE U.S. STOPS THE FUNDING WILL THIS STOP THE WAR ? I THINK THAT IS THE MAIN REASON THESE COLLEGE KIDS ARE PROTESTING. I UNDERSTAND PROTESTING BUT THIS SEEMS LIKE A TOUGH ONE TO WIN.

 SHE DID TELL ME ABOUT THE SAME ANSWER AND THIS WAR COULD NEVER BE STOPPED. BUT , MINUTES LATER , SHE SAID BIDEN WAS SPINELESS AND TRUMP COULD STOP THE WAR. I AM NOT A POLITICAL TALKER SO ME AND THE GIRLS JUST DROPPED THE SUBJECT.

 SPEAKING OF TRUMP , WILDWOOD HOSTED ONE OF HIS RALLIES. THE NEWS REPORTED 80-100K PEOPLE ATTENDING. WE HAD RENTERS THERE ALONG WITH OUR FELLOW CONDO OWNERS WHO SAID THE NUMBERS WERE VERY HIGH BUT NOT THAT HIGH.  ONE RENTER SAID , " IF THERE WAS 100,000 PEOPLE THAT WOULD FILL A LARGE STADIUM. I WAS THERE AND THERE COULDN'T OF BEEN MORE THAN 20K. SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO WERE THERE TOLD ME THIS TOO. EITHER WAY , TRUMP BRINGS THE PEOPLE. I DON'T GET IT BUT HE DOES. HE IS A ROCK STAR THAT BANGS PORN STARS AND OTHER WOMAN WHILE HIS WIFE WAS PREGNANT. WHO WOULDN'T LIKE THAT ? OH WAIT , MY WIFE AND DAUGHTERS WOULD NOT. AHHH WHO CARES THIS IS WHAT HE IS AND STILL GOOD FOR OUR COUNTRY.  GO TRUMP !!

 AGAIN , I AM NOT A BIDEN FAN BUT DEFINITELY NOT A TRUMP FAN EITHER. I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT WE HAVE 330 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES AND THESE ARE THE TWO WE HAVE TO VOTE FOR ?

 ANYWAY ,  WE HAD A REALLY GOOD TIME AND I THINK GOING OUT TO RESTAURANTS FOR OVER PRICED BRUNCHES IS OUT OF OUR FAMILY'S FUTURE.

 NEXT STOP WAS PEPBOYS TO PICK UP A VAN BATTERY FOR $233.......NICE. I MADE THE GIRL LAUGH BECAUSE SHE ASKED ME IF I AM HAVING PEPBOYS INSTALL IT. I SAID , " I HAVE DONE SEVERAL BATTERY CHANGES SO I SHOULD BE OKAY. " SHE RESPONDS , " I HAVE SEEN AND HEARD ALOT OF PROBLEMS WITH PEOPLE INSTALLING THEIR OWN BATTERIES. ARE YOU SURE ? " I REPLY , " WELL , I LEARNED FROM MY LAST 2 TIMES. THE FIRST TIME I INSTALLED A NEW BATTERY AND THE WHEELS FELL OFF. I DID NOT THINK THIS WAS RIGHT. THE 2ND TIME I LOST FEELING IN MY RIGHT ARM. I STILL HAVE NO FEELING IN MY RIGHT HAND. BUT , THE 3RD TIME INSTALLING A BATTERY I WAS OKAY. "

 OH THE BROOMALL PEPBOYS IS ONLY SERVICE NOW , NO GETTING PARTS.

  NEXT STOP IS A GRADUATION PARTY FOR OUR YOUNGEST FRIEND. I ADORE THIS GIRL AND SO PROUD SHE GRADUATED PENN STATE COLLEGE. SHE IS ADORABLE AND LIVES THE WORLD THE WAY SHE WANTS. IT IS SO REFRESHING TO SEE HER. SHE IS LIKE A 60'S/70'S GIRL LIVING IN THE PRESENT.

 ANOTHER FUN PARTY WITH LOTS OF LAUGHS AND GOOD FOOD. AGAIN , NOT HELPING MY DIET. IT MADE ME FEEL GOOD TO MAKE PEOPLE LAUGH BUT ONE TIME I MADE A ELDERLY GRANDMA SPIT OUT HER FOOD DURING ONE JOKE. THE WHOLE TABLE ROARED. ANOTHER JOKE WAS THIS FAMILY HAD FIRE DAMAGE TO THEIR HOME 6+ YEARS AGO. THAT PART IS NOT FUNNY. THIS WAS THE FIRST PARTY THEY HAVE HOSTED USING THIS HOUSE. AFTER 6+ YEARS CONSTRUCTION WAS ABOUT HALFWAY DONE AT MOST. THEY SHOWED US THEIR BATHROOM AND KITCHEN AREAS ( NO CABINETS OR COUNTER TOPS) SO I TOLD THEM " YOU SHOULD REALLY TAKE YOUR TIME REMODELING. "

 I LEAVE THE PARTY AFTER JUST AN HOUR TO GO HOME AND INSTALL THIS VAN BATTERY. I FIND OUT IT HAS A " PROFESSIONAL SERVICE ONLY " BAR BLOCKING THE BATTERY. THE POWER OF GOOGLE HELPED ME. I REPLACED THE BATTERY IN ABOUT 35 MINUTES. I LISTEN TO THE PHILLIES LOSE TO THE WORST TEAM IN BASEBALL IN EXTRA INNINGS......BLOW.

 THE KIDS AND WHEELS ARRIVE HOME JUST AS I FINISHED.

 WE LOAD UP THE VAN AND HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

 WE HEAD TO SOUTH PHILLY TO DROP OFF OUR YOUNGEST. MAN, DID I TRY TO CONVINCE HER TO COME WITH US.

 NEXT WE HEAD EAST. WE MAKE GOOD TIME AND LISTEN TO OUR NEW COMMERCIAL-FREE SPOTIFY SONGS COMPLIMENTS OF OUR ELDEST.

 THE GAME PLAN WAS TO TAKE WHEELS OUT FOR A DRINK OR SOMETHING FOR MOTHER'S DAY BUT SHE DECIDED TO JUST STAY IN. WE UNLOAD , WALK THE PUP , MADE SOME NIGHT CAPS , AND WATCHED 2 EPISODES OF RESIDENT ALIEN. BOTH WERE GOOD AGAIN.

 I LIKE THIS BED AND LOOK FORWARD TO SLEEPING IN IT. I SLEPT OKAY. THE PUP JOINED ME.

  MONDAY     5 - 13 - 24

 THERE IS JUST SOMETHING MAGICAL WALKING THE BEACH AND GAZING AT THE OCEAN.

  MY DAY :

 IT IS MIND BLOWING THAT TRUMP ACTUALLY LEADS THE POLLS AS OF TODAY. HE'S BANGING PORN STARS , FAILED BUSINESSES , RIDICULES EVERYONE , IN COURT FOR PROBABLY THE NEXT 2 YEARS , SPEAKS LIKE AN ANGRY CHILD , AND COUNTLESS OTHER THINGS. I GUESS THIS IS COOL TO MORE THAN HALF OUR NATION. GO TRUMP !!

 SPEAKING OF TRUMP , I VISITED THE DOG PARK AND THERE WAS A SHIT LOAD OF FENCING BEING TAKEN DOWN FROM HIS RALLY.  OUR PUP HAD FUN WITH 8 OTHER DOGS. GO TRUMP !!

 MORE TRUMP - BEING INTERVIEWED TRUMP SAYS TO THE REPORTER , " YOU REALLY HAVE TO DO YOUR HOMEWORK. BIDEN'S NEW BILL SAYS TO REMOVE ALL " ..............AND HE JUST TALKS GIBBERISH FOR 5 MINUTES. THEY GET THE DOCUMENTS FOR THE BILL AND THE INTERVIEWER STOPS THE INTERVIEW SO TRUMP CAN FIND WHAT HE JUST CLAIMED ABOUT BIDEN'S NEW BILL. TRUMP COULDN'T FIND IT.  THERE WAS SUCH AN AWKWARD SILENCE. GO TRUMP !!!

 OH , I LOST MY CAP FOR A POOP BAG HOLDER FOR OUR PUP. I BACK TRACKED 3 DIFFERENT TIMES AND COULDN'T FIND IT.......BLOW.

 BACK HOME I DO SOME VERY LITTLE PROJECTS. IT IS KINDA NICE NOT HAVING BIG THINGS TO DO. I ALSO DO ALOT OF COMPUTER WORK WITH BANDS.

 MY BROTHER GAVE ME CODES FOR PARAMOUNT+ AND I INSTALLED IT ON MY TRAVEL ROKU. THIS IS A NICE GESTURE FROM HIM. I NOW CAN WATCH 2 SERIES THAT CHANGED FROM PARAMOUNT TO PARAMOUNT + BECAUSE OF GREED. THOSE 2 STREAMING SERIES ARE STAR TREK DISCOVERY (EXCELLENT) AND THE NEW FRASIER (GOOD).

 WALK THE PUP ON THE BEACH AT LEAST 3 TIMES TODAY. EVERY TIME IT IS WONDERFUL.

 WHEELS TOLD ME IT BE LOW 60 DEGREE WEATHER ALL WEEK. SHE WAS SPOT ON. I AM OKAY WITH LOW TO MID 60'S.

 WHEELS AND I WALK THE BOARDS AND I TAKE A PICTURE OF A SHIRT FOR SALE - " WE NEED A GO AROUND " TRUMP'S PICTURE IS ON IT. I SEND IT TO A FAMILY MEMBER WHO IS A TRUMP FAN. GO TRUMP !!

 THE NEW BOARDS ARE BEAUTIFUL. BACK HOME WE TAKE A RIDE FOR DINNER AT PASTA PESTO BAR & GRILL. I FORGOT HOW GOOD THIS PLACE IS. SERVICE IS VERY GOOD , FOOD IS EXCELLENT , AMBIANCE EXCELLENT , PESTO SAUCE INCREDIBLE ( ALMOST BOUGHT A LARGE CUP OF IT ) , PORTIONS ARE BIG , AND PRICING ....WELL A LITTLE PRICEY BUT REASONABLE. A $28 ENTREE HAS 2 MEALS. SO TOMORROW WE WILL HAVE IT FOR LUNCH. I LOOK AT IT AS EACH MEAL WAS $14.

 BACK HOME WE FEED AND WALK THE PUP.

 WHEELS GOT CHOCOLATES FOR MOTHER'S DAY. I HAD 2 BECAUSE THEY ARE RIGHT IN THE KITCHEN. I MOVED THEM OUT OF SIGHT TO A WALL CABINET, THAN MOVED THEM TO HER BEDROOM. I JUST CAN'T BE AROUND SWEETS.

 WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF THE CONNORS. THEY WERE GOOD. WE ALSO WATCH AN EPISODE OF RESIDENT ALIEN. THIS SERIES KEEPS BEING CONSISTENTLY GOOD.

 WE WATCH THE PHILLIES TIE THE METS IN THE 9TH INNING WITH 2 RUNS. THAN WIN IT IN 10 INNINGS. OH , THIS WAS SO NICE TO SEE AGAINST THE STINKIN' RAT BASTARD METS.

 TALK TO OUR ELDEST ABOUT HER 2ND WEEK AT THE NEW JOB. I WAS DELIGHTED TO HEAR IT WAS A GOOD DAY. KEEPING MY FINGERS CROSSED. THIS IS SO BIG FOR HER CONFIDENCE.

 TALK TO OUR YOUNGEST WHEN I WAS AT THE DOG PARK.

 MY MOM CALLS ME TO LEARN HOW TO TURN ON HER OUTSIDE SPIGOT. SHE CAN'T FIGURE IT OUT WHEN I DIRECT HER TO FIND THE SHUT-OFF VALVE IN THE BASEMENT.

 A COUPLE OF HOURS LATER SHE CALLS MY BROTHER TO STOP BY AND REMOVE A DEAD RABBIT. IT ENDS UP IT WAS A CAT.

 TURN ON CNN TO GET UP TO THE SECOND UPDATES ON THE TRUMP HUSH MONEY TRIAL. I AM SURE THEY ARE LYING WHAT IS BEING SAID IN THE COURT HOUSE IN ALMOST REAL TIME. GO TRUMP !!

 IN MY OPINION THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO WAY TRUMP WILL BE CHARGED WITH ANYTHING IN THIS PORN STAR CASE. YES , THERE IS A HUGE MOUNTAIN OF EVIDENCE BUT LIKE TRUMP VOTERS THINK , " IF THE COCK DOESN'T FIT , YOU GOTTA ACQUIT. " GO TRUMP !!

  TUESDAY      5 - 14 - 24

 IT'S LIKE A YO-YO........................

  EVERY MORNING THE PUP AND I WALK THE BEACH. EACH TIME IT BRINGS NEW HOPE TO OUR DAY. IT IS MAGICAL AND RELIGIOUS WRAPPED IN ONE.

 TOOK A RIDE TO HOME DEPOT AND IT WAS NICE JUST TO CASUALLY STROLL THE STORE AND SPEND $240.  I AM GONNA START A PROJECT AT THE NAIL THAT WILL REQUIRE MY YOUNGEST AND MAYBE SOME FORMER BARTENDERS.

 I HAVE PASSED ICE CREAM SHOPS AND DAIRY QUEEN 4 TIMES THIS WEEK. MAN , IT'S TOUGH NOT TO STOP.

 AT HOME I HAVE SOME LEFTOVERS FROM LAST NIGHT'S DINNER.

 OFF TO THE DOG PARK TO CHILL WITH SOME PEOPLE AND THEIR PUPS. IT WAS FUN. I ALWAYS TAKE A VIDEO AND SEND IT TO OUR FAMILY GROUP TEXT. OH , ONE GUY CAMPED AT HICKORY HILL STATE PARK. THIS IS ONE EXIT FROM OUR HOUSE.

 OH , I FIND THE MISSING TOP PART OF MY LEASH'S SMALL BAG HOLDER. I WAS SO HAPPY I FOUND IT. THANK YOU SAINT ANTHONY.

 BACK HOME I TEST SOME KEYS I MADE , CHANGE SOME SIGNS FOR RENTERS , AND CLEAN SOME TRASH IN THE BACK ALLEY.

 AARON NOLA PITCHES LIGHTS OUT AND GETS A SHUT-OUT WIN OF 4 - 0 OVER THE STINKN' DIRT BAG METS.....RAT BASTARDS.

  WHEELS AND I SOMETIMES COMPARE OUR CONDO TO THE OTHER ONES HERE. THE ONE SUPER NICE THING......LIMITED STEPS........3.  THIS IS PRETTY IMPORTANT NOT WALKING UP 2 OR 3 FLIGHTS OF STEPS EVERY TIME YOU NEED SOMETHING. OF COURSE THE BIG DOWNER IS NOT HAVING A BALCONY TO VIEW THE OCEAN. I ALWAYS SAY , " WE HAVE A 100 LITTLE GOOD THINGS BUT ONE BAD THING WHEN COMPARING. " IT'S FUNNY , WHEELS ALWAYS SAYS , " I WOULD NOT TRADE WITH ANYONE. " ME.....I TAKE THE FRONT UNIT AND TO THIS DAY WE DROPPED THE BALL NOT PURCHASING IT YEARS AGO.

 SETTLE IN AND GET A PHONE CALL FROM OUR ELDEST. SHE IS UPSET AGAIN ABOUT HER NEW JOB. THIS PAINS ME TO NO END AND I FEEL SO BAD. I SPEND ABOUT 30 MINUTES TO CALM HER DOWN AND MAKE HER LAUGH. HER AFTERNOON SHIFT GOES MUCH BETTER.

 WHEELS AND I HEAD TO NINO'S FAMILY RESTAURANT. WE HAVE GONE HERE MANY TIMES AND IT NEVER DISAPPOINTS. ITALIAN DISHES ARE GOOD , BIG PORTIONS , AND A BYOB. IT IS ALWAYS HALF THE COST AND TWICE THE AMOUNT OF REALLY GOOD ITALIAN FOOD. PUT IT THIS WAY....YOU ALWAYS BRING HOME LEFTOVERS.

 LIKE SOME AMERICANS I AM WATCHING VIA CNN THE SECOND BY SECOND TRIAL ON TRUMP , HUSH MONEY , BANGING A PORN STAR , AND MORE. COWEN , HIS FORMER ATTORNEY , SEEMED PRETTY CALM AND COLLECTED DURING A RANT BY DEFENSE LAWYERS.

 THESE ARE THE BEST PEOPLE FOR THIS JOB. NO OTHER PEOPLE ARE THE BEST. I'M TELLING YOU THE BEST. ONLY I HIRE THE BEST FOR THE BEST JOB. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION DURING HIS PRESIDENCY HIRED AND FIRED 65 OF THE " BEST " PEOPLE. THIS IS THE MOST FIRED BY ANY PRESIDENT. GO TRUMP !!

 TRUMP SAID , " BANGING A PORN STAR WOULD LOOK COOL FOR MEN BUT NOT WOMEN. " GO TRUMP !!

 I SWEAR TRUMP COULD COME OUT AND SAY I BANGED A LITTLE 12 YEAR BOY AND NOT ONE SUPPORTER WOULD RELINQUISH VOTING FOR HIM. GO TRUMP !!

 TRUMP WANTS TO DEBATE BIDEN. BIDEN REPLIES , " I HEAR YOU'RE FREE ON WEDNESDAYS ". WEDNESDAY IS THE ONLY DAY OF THE WEEK TRUMP DOES NOT HAVE TO BE IN COURT ON HIS 35 CHARGES AND BANGING WOMEN WHILE HIS WIFE WAS PREGNANT.

 A VERY NICE DINNER AND WE STOP AT THE DOLLAR STORE ON THE WAY HOME. I NEEDED BATTERIES FOR OUR THERMOSTAT.

 AT HOME WE FEED THE PUP AND WALK HER ON THE BEACH. IT IS MAGICAL.

 WE SETTLE IN AND FINISH SEASON 2 OF RESIDENT ALIEN. IT WAS GOOD.

 WHEELS HEADS TO BED AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF STAR TREK : DISCOVERY. IT WAS GOOD AND THE LEAD ACTRESS IS SO DAMN ADORABLE.

 I RESPOND TO SOME EMAILS AND PLAY A GAME OF POKER. I WON AND HEAD TO BED WHERE THE PUP HAS BEEN WAITING FOR OVER 2 HOURS.

 WEDNESDAY        5 - 15 - 24

  ANOTHER DAY AND YOU JUST DON'T WANT TO LEAVE.

 START THE DAY LIKE ALWAYS WITH COMPUTER STUFF AND PROMOTING BANDS AND THE NAIL.

  THAN ..........I HAD SOME WIND AND A TINY BIT OF RAIN BUT STILL TOOK THE PUP TO THE DOG PARK.

 PHILLIES BEAT UP ON METS AGAIN. THIS IS RARE BUT SO FULFILLING.......FOR NOW.

 WHEELS AND I SUPPORT A LOCAL BUSINESS CALLED OLYMPIC GRILL. WE STOP BY TO PURCHASE A SPECIALTY BURGER AND CHICKEN SANDWICH. WE FELT BAD FOR THE OWNER WHO HAD HIS EMPLOYEE CALL IN SICK SO HE WAS BY HIMSELF. I SO KNOW THAT FEELING.

 WE THAN GO TO POPPI'S FOR DINNER. FOOD IS GOOD , PORTIONS GOOD , PRICING GOOD , AND DESERT SHOULD BE OUTLAWED.

 BACK HOME WE WATCH THE PHILLIES , ABBOTT ELEMENTARY , THE CONNORS , AND THE 100,000 PYRAMID.

 THE PUP LAYS ON THE BACK TOP OF THE COUCH BEHIND ME. WE NICKNAME HER " THE CAT ".

 TALK TO ELDEST. SHE A DECENT TO GOOD DAY AT HER NEW JOB. WEEK 2 IS IN THE BOOKS.  I SWEAR I AM MORE STRESSED THAN HER.

 YOUNGEST DISSES US ON OUR WEDNESDAY FAMILY FACETIME DAY. OK , ONLY KIDDING , SHE WENT TO THE MOVIES WITH FRIENDS TO SEE CHALLENGERS. SHE SAID IT WAS GOOD AND ENDED ABRUPTLY.

 I WIND DOWN THE NIGHT STREAMING ON OUR ROKU. MAN , THIS IS A GOOD DEVICE TO HAVE.

 OFF TO BED AROUND 12 MIDNIGHT BUT TOSS AND TURN THINKING OF BANDS. I GET UP AROUND 2:30AM UNTIL 3:15AM. I GO BACK TO BED AND SLEEP UNTIL 7:30AM.

 WALK THE PUP WHERE I SEE 4 SURFERS AND 2 PEOPLE WALKING THEIR DOGS. THE TEMPS ARE AGAIN IN THE MID 60'S JUST LIKE WHEELS TOLD ME EARLIER IN THE WEEK. SHE KNOWS I LIKE WALKING THE BEACH SO TEMPERATURE IS IN THE EQUATION.

 TRUMP CASE OFF EVERY WEDNESDAY.

 CNN WILL HAVE THE FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE WITH BIDEN AND TRUMP....THEY THINK. TRUMP SAID HE WOULD DEBATE ANYTIME ANYWHERE , ANYPLACE ". BIDEN REPLIES , " HOW ABOUT WEDNESDAY JUNE 18TH ? I HEAR YOU'RE AVAILABLE. BALL IS IN YOUR COURT. " THIS WAS A DIG ON TRUMP HAVING NO TRIAL OBLIGATIONS ON WEDNESDAY OF EACH WEEK.

 TRUMP , " I HAVE NEVER MET THIS WOMEN. "

  MICRO SECOND LATER - PICTURE OF TRUMP , MELANIA , AND STORMY DANIELS.  GO TRUMP !!!

  THURSDAY     5 - 16 - 24

 TEMPERATURES ARE NICE AT 68 DEGREES. NOT SLEEPING WELL AGAIN......BLOW.

 COMPUTER WORK AND PHONE CALLS TO BE THE SWITZERLAND OF BANDS.

 DOG PARK !!! - TOO MUCH FUN.

 PHILLIES BLOW AND LOSE IN EXTRA INNINGS. SUCKED US IN.....BLOW.

 FOUND OUT OUR ROKU CAN ACCESS SYFY NETWORK SO WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF NEW SEASON 3 OF RESIDENT ALIEN. THEY WERE GOOD.

 I ALSO WATCHED 2 EPISODES OF STAR TREK : DISCOVERY. THEY WERE GOOD.

 NEIGHBORS STOP BY FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE THEM.

 WE DECIDE TO HAVE LEFTOVERS FOR LUNCH AND DINNER. ALL WAS VERY GOOD.

 TOSSED AND TURNED ALL NIGHT ALONG WITH USING THE BATHROOM AT LEAST 5 TIMES. MAN , DOES THAT BLOW.

 DID A FACETIME WITH OUR YOUNGEST WHILE WHEELS WALKED THE BEACH. IT WAS VERY NICE.

 WATCHING NEWS AND SPORTS AT 4AM BLOWS.

  FRIDAY     5 - 17 - 24

 TIME TO DO SOME RUNNIN'............

 I AM ALWAYS AMAZED HOW FAST TIME GOES. THIS WEEK BLEW BY.

 WE CLEAN AND LOAD UP. WE ROLL OUT AND STOP AT MY BROTHER'S HOUSE TO PICK UP SOME LAMINATED FLOORING.

 NEXT STOP IS OUR YOUNGEST IN SOUTH PHILLY. OUR YOUNGEST PICKS UP SANDWICHES FROM SOUTH PHILLY'S PAGANO'S.

 NEXT STOP IS A FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE HOME WHICH IS IN A BEAUTIFUL AREA OF VILLANOVA. I PICK UP TV COAXIAL CABLE FOR MY AUNT.

 AT HOME WE UNLOAD AND SETTLE IN. WE DO SOME COMPUTER WORK.

 I SHOWER WITH THE PUP. YEP , THIS DOG SO NEEDED A BATH. IF YOU SEEN THE SLOBBER DROOLED ON OUR DOG FROM 2 BULLDOGS AT THE DOG PARK.........WELL , OMG. I ACTUALLY TOLD OUR YOUNGEST NOT TO HUG OR KISS HER UNTIL I BATH THE DOG.

 MY YOUNGEST AND I START A SERIES CALLED FALLOUT. FIRST HALF OF THE EPISODE WAS VERY GOOD. IT TAILED OFF A LITTLE BUT OVERALL GOOD.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP AND LOAD IN BANDS. I HAVE TO THANK THE BAND CORNERS OF SANCTUARY FOR SUPPLYING EVERYTHING AND HELP RUN SOUND. MY GOD IS WAS SEAMLESS , PAIN LESS , AND STRESS FREE.

 A BUNCH OF COUSINS STOP IN WHICH WAS VERY NICE TO SEE.

 BACK HOME WE CHILL WITH WHEELS WHO WENT TO THE PHILLIES GAME AND STOPPED AT THE NAIL AFTERWARDS WITH FAMILY. SHE AND FAMILY WERE ON TV AS THEIR SEATS WERE BEHIND HOME PLATE.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF COMMUNITY ALONG WITH A NIGHTCAP.

 BY 1AM IT IS OFF TO BED.

 ON A SAD NOTE IN LESS THAN 6 MONTHS WHEELS LOST A FELLOW SOFTBALL FRIEND TO CANCER. LIFE IS SHORT MY FRIENDS SO TRY NOT TO BE A DICK IN LIFE.

  SATURDAY     5 - 18 - 24

 PHILLIES COME BACK TO BEAT LAST PLACE NATIONALS. THEY TIED IT IN THE 9TH WITH A 2 OUT HOME RUN AND THAN WON IT IN THE 10TH ON A SAC FLY. IT WAS FUN AND YOU HAVE TO BEAT THESE WEAKER TEAMS.

 DID NOT SLEEP THE BEST.

 A FAIR AMOUNT OF OUTSIDE PROJECTS BUT DUE TO RAIN AND SHOWS ALMOST EVERY NIGHT AT THE NAIL IT IS PREVENTING ME.

 WHEELS AND YOUNGEST PICK UP DESERTS AT A LOCAL BAKERY , I HEAD TO THE NAIL , AND OUR ELDEST  HEADS TO A COUSIN'S GET TOGETHER. OF COURSE I HAD TO STOP AT THE NAIL FIRST.

 AT A FAMILY PARTY AND IT WAS FUN WITH VERY GOOD FOOD. ABOUT 40 FAMILY SHOWED UP. I WAS NOT EVEN THERE 15 SECONDS AND I WAS DOING SHOTS OF CROWN ROYAL WITH MY COUSIN , WHEELS , AND 2 KIDS. IT WAS REALLY NICE SEEING EVERYONE. I ATE TOO MUCH........DAMN IT.

 I DRIVE MY YOUNGEST BACK TO SOUTH PHILLY AND MAN IT WAS TIRESOME. TRAFFIC WAS BAD AND THE ROUND TRIP TOOK 1 1/2 HOURS. I WANTED TO SLEEP SO BAD BEFORE I HAD A 7 HOUR SHIFT AT THE NAIL.

 OFF TO THE NAIL WHERE I LET A GUY BOOK THE WHOLE SHOW. EVERY STEP OF THE WAY I DISAGREED WITH HIM BUT HE ASSURED ME IT BE A " PACKED NIGHT ". WHEN WILL I LEARN. I LET THE 2ND BARTENDER GO HOME AT 9:30PM.

 ONE BAND DID EXCEL. THEY ARE CALLED MILOU SKY. I SOMETIMES POST A SHORT VIDEO OF A BAND PERFORMING AND CALL IT " THIS IS WHY. " I DID IT TONIGHT. I DID NOT KNOW THEY HAD 19+K FOLLOWERS ON FACEBOOK AND 100+K FOLLOWERS ON INSTAGRAM. THAT IS VERY IMPRESSIVE.

 HEAD HOME TIRED , HUNGRY , AND TIRED. I WATCH SOME TV , MAKE A NIGHT CAP , AND SNACK ON CASHEWS UNTIL I FALL ASLEEP IN MY CHAIR.

 WAKE UP AT 3AM AND HEAD TO BED. THE PUP JOINS ME LATER.

 SUNDAY    5 - 19 - 24

 WELP , THAT WAS A DIFFERENT NIGHT OF MUSIC.

 GOT SOME PROJECTS DONE TODAY :

 - WENT TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I SAW ONE GUY ON SATURDAY NIGHT USE 25 DIFFERENT CUPS TO DRINK WATER. SO , I MADE A SIGN AND LEFT A BLACK SHARPIE - " MARK YOUR CUP ? "

 - REPLACED A FAUCET STRAINER.

 - INSTALLED MY MOTORCYCLE BATTERY AND NOTICED I AM MISSING A SPECIAL ORDER TIRE CAP. IT EITHER FELL OFF OR SOMEONE TOOK IT.......BLOW. OH , I BURNED MY FOREARM WHILE ADJUSTING THE IDLE.

 - TEST RODE THE BIKE.......LIKE A GLOVE !!

 - WENT ON GARAGE ROOF TO DO A SHINGLE PATCH. I TOOK SOME SHINGLES FROM OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE ABOUT A MONTH AGO AND FINALLY DID THIS PROJECT. MY ELDEST TOOK A PICTURE OF ME SITTING ON THE ROOF IN A FIRE PIT CHAIR.

 IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING WITH OUR DRIVEWAY BORDERS ALONG THE STREET. I NOTICE A 12 INCH GAP ON THE BORDER WHEN I PULLED UP AND SAID TO MYSELF , " WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT ? " IT LOOKS LIKE A VERY LARGE TRUCK SLAMMED THE BEJESUS OUT OF THE 6X6 BORDER AND SEPARATED THESE STREET BEAMS. I CAN NOT IMAGINE ME FIGURING OUT A WAY TO JOIN THESE BACK TOGETHER SO MOST LIKELY I WILL JUST FIND A PIECE TO FILL THE GAP.

 TRIED TO NAP. I WANTED TO MULCH OR WEED OUR VEGETABLE GARDEN BUT RAN OUT OF ENERGY AND TIME.

 PHILLIES WITH A GOOD WIN OVER A BAD TEAM AGAIN. THESE WINS ARE VITAL FOR PLAY-OFF POSITIONING LATER IN THE SEASON.

 2 NBA AWAY TEAMS COME BACK FROM BIG DEFICITS TO WIN THEIR GAME 7'S. IT WAS AMAZING. I ALMOST ALWAYS WANT THE HOME TEAM TO WIN BECAUSE I KNOW THE FEELING OF ATTENDING A GAME AND YOUR TEAM BLOWS IT.

 - HAPPY TO SEE THE KNICKS SHIT THE BED AT HOME AFTER LEADING BY 20+ POINTS.

 - A LITTLE SAD TO SEE DENVER LOSE TO MINNESOTA AFTER BEING UP 17 POINTS.

 OFF TO THE NAIL FOR A CRAZY FUN NIGHT.

 - ONE BAND DID THE CONGA LINE AROUND THE NAIL TO THE HARRY BELLEFONTE SONG " SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE ". THEY ALSO TOOK OFF THEIR SHIRTS ( NOT A GOOD SIGHT ) , SWEAT LIKE THE BEJESUS WHICH MADE THE ROOM SMELL VERY CHEESY IN A NOT A GOOD WAY , JUMPED ON THE BAR , AND HAD HORNS IN THEIR BAND ( THIS IS ALWAYS GOOD ). THEY WERE CALLED HANS GRUBER & THE DIEHARDS ( BEST NAME EVER ). WE POSTED A FB VIDEO OF THEM.

 - THEY HAD YOU DO SQUATS DURING A SONG.

 - THEY ALSO HAD EVERYONE FORM A LARGE HALF CIRCLE IN FRONT OF THE BAND AND PUT.......A SOCK ON THEIR HAND. IT WAS HILARIOUS.

 - ANOTHER BAND HAD A FEMALE LEAD SINGER DRESSED IN SKIN TIGHT CLOTH SPANDEX-LIKE OUTFIT. OK , THIS IS COOL. TO THE GUY WHO SUPPORTED THIS BAND WHO ALSO HAD A SKIN TIGHT CLOTH OUTFIT.......NOT SO GOOD. THIS BAND WAS FUN AND CALLED BOND BREAKR.

 - NEXT BAND I THINK HAD 15 BAND MEMBERS , HORNS , LOTS OF SINGERS , AND MORE. OKAY , MAYBE IT WAS ABOUT 7 MEMBERS BUT AGAIN A GOOD PERFORMANCE AND FUN. THEY WERE CALLED NIKKI NAILBOMB AND THE AMORPHOUS BLOB ORCHESTRA.

 REALLY DUG THE LAST BAND SO MUCH SO THE CROWD AND MYSELF ASKED THEM TO PLAY LONGER. THE FEMALE LEAD SINGER SHYLY AND EMBARRASSINGLY , " WE DON'T KNOW ANY MORE ". THEY WERE CALLED DAIZIE DARKER.

 - GOOD FINE PERFORMANCES FROM LOCAL BAND THE GERIATRICS. THIS BAND IS ALWAYS FUN TO WATCH. THEY GET BETTER EVERY TIME WE SEE THEM.

  BACK HOME TO TO HAVE A NIGHT CAP AND HEAD TO BED AROUND 1AM. I WAS UP AT 4AM TO START ANOTHER DAY.

  MONDAY  5 - 20 - 24

 MY PLANS CHANGED BIG TIME.....FOR THE GOOD. I MEAN REALLY BIG TIME.

 I AM DOING SO MUCH IN ONE DAY I ACTUALLY FORGET STUFF TO WRITE ABOUT.

 LET'S START :

 - WALKED THE PUP OUTSIDE AND DURING THAT I HOOKED UP MY TRAILER.

 - DROVE TO LOCAL PARK TO PICK UP SOME REALLY REALLY NICE MULCH. IT SEEMED EASIER THIS TIME. I GUESS DRYING OUT IN THE SUN HELPS. RAIN = WEIGHT WHICH = POPPING A TIRE WHICH = NIGHTMARE GETTING A RIM.

 - A GIRL READING ON A PARK BENCH WHILE I WAS LOADING GULCH.....I THANK YOU. MY GOD YOU WERE AWESOME IN MY HEADROOM.

 - BACK HOME I UNLOAD ALL MULCH ALONG OUR LEFT GARDEN. I ACTUALLY PARK SIDEWAYS ON THE SLIGHT HILL ELDEST COMES HOME BECAUSE A STUDENT HAD " HOOF & ASS TO MOUTH ". THEY SENT HIM HOME AND SHE SHOWERED FOR 2 HOURS.

 - BROTHER-IN-LAW DROPS OFF SLEEPING BAGS , CLOTHES , AND SOME SPARKLING WINE FOR OUR KIDS.

 - I RIDE MY MOTORCYCLE TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. THIS WAS SO WELCOMED AS THE COOL AIR COOLED MY SWEATY DISGUSTING FAT BODY. HOW DO WOMEN EVEN HAVE SEX WITH US ?

 - I RIDE BACK HOME TAKING THE BACK WAYS. I ENJOY DOING THIS. PLU MY BIKE IS NOT INSPECTED YET.

 - I CUT THE LAWN USING THE RIDING MOWER AND PUSH MOWER. I AM DOING THIS BECAUSE THE GRASS IS HIGH ALREADY AND I AM SUPPOSE TO GO AWAY FOR 2 DAYS. KEY WORDS " SUPPOSE TO ".

 UNLOCK THE UTILITY TRAILER AND LOAD IT AND MOWERS BACK INTO THE GARAGE.

 - FOUND A REGULAR TIRE CAP FOR MY MOTORCYCLE FRONT WHEEL. I AM KINDA BUMMING THE REALLY NICE CUSTOM ONE IS MISSING.

 TRY TO NAP. I AM ALREADY EXHAUSTED AND I STILL HAVE A 6 HOUR SHIFT AT THE NAIL.

 GOOGLE ABOUT A PETCOCK VALVE FOR A MOTORCYCLE. IT CONTROLS GAS TO THE CARBURETOR. IF YOU RUN OUT OF GAS THAN YOU CAN SWITCH IT TO " RESERVE ". THIS GETS YOU ABOUT ANOTHER 25-50 MILES.

 NO DINNER , I JUST WASN'T HUNGRY.

 I RIDE MY BIKE TO THE NAIL AND A GUY KNOWS VTX HONDAS VERY WELL.

 3 ACTS AND A LITTLE DIFFERENT STYLE OF MUSIC. THE FIRST ACT WAS DIFFERENT.

 I REALLY ENJOY THE PROF. FUZZ 63. HE WAS SUPER COOL , NICEST GUY , IS AN ACTUAL PROFESSOR , AND HAD A TELEPHONE AS A MICROPHONE AND SOME MELLOWING COOL AMBIANCE-LIKE CANDLES DURING HIS PERFORMANCE WITH HIS BAND.

 IT WAS A SLOT NIGHT SO I LET THE BARTENDER GO HOME AROUND 10:30PM.

 DURING THE SHOW I ACTUALLY CLEANED MY BIKE FRONT TO BACK.

 I ALSO GET A TEXT AND TALK TO MY BROTHER WHO IS WILL BE IN THE AREA WEDNESDAY TO HELP OUR DAD FIX A GARDEN HOSE AND MORE. HE OFFERED TO HELP INSTALL NEW LAMINATED WOOD FLOORS AT THE NAIL.  THIS WILL CHANGE MY NEXT 2 DAYS BUT SO WORTH IT.

 THE ACTS WRAP UP AND I CLOSE. I RIDE HOME PEACEFULLY. JESUS THIS WAS A LONG DAY AND NIGHT.

 I MAKE A NIGHT CAP , EAT NOTHING , AND HEAD TO BED AROUND 1AM. I REALLY NEED TO SHOWER. I PUT SOME LOTION ON MY LEFT EYE WHICH LOOKS LIKE MIKE TYSON HIT ME.

  TUESDAY      5 - 21 - 24

 FOUR DOUBLE SHIFTS IN A ROW , A DAY OFF , THAN 5 MORE STRAIGHT DOUBLE SHIFTS.

 LET'S SEE WHAT I DID ON MY DAY OFF ?

 - UP AT 6:30AM TO SHOWER , CHECK EMAILS , BLOG , AND LOAD VAN.

 - BY 7:30AM WHEEL'S BEST FRIEND ARRIVES AND ALL OF US HEAD TO THE AIRPORT.

 - 8AM - SEND UP A WAKE-UP TEXT TO OUR ELDEST.

 - 8:10AM - SEND A 2ND WAKE-UP TEXT TO OUR ELDEST.

 - 8:15AM TO 9AM I CALL OUR HOME AND ELDEST CELL PHONE REPEATEDLY. STILL NO ANSWER.

 - 9AM - CALL ELDEST BOYFRIEND TO HAVE HIM STOP BY OUR HOUSE. HE ARRIVES IN 20 MINUTES , I GAVE HIM THE LOCATION OF OUR HIDE-A-KEY , AND HE WAKES HER UP FOR WORK. YEP , THE 6TH DAY AND THIS HAPPENS.

 - 9:45AM ELDEST CALLS ME WHILE DRIVING TO WORK. SHE SAYS MAIN DIRECTOR WAS NOT IN AND STAFF WAS ACTUALLY LAUGHING WHEN SHE TOLD THEM WHY SHE WAS LATE. SHE DODGED A BULLET ON THIS TARDINESS.

 - I DROP THEM OFF AND WHEELS HAS SOME DIFFICULTIES WITH INSPECTION OF HER COMPUTER. SHE ALMOST MISSED HER FLIGHT.

 - I HEAD EAST TO NORTH WILDWOOD AND OUR CONDO. DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN SAVE ABOUT $8 IN TOLLS (ONE WAY) IF YOU TAKE THE COMMODORE BARRY BRIDGE OVER THE WALKMAN BRIDGE ? I DID NOT TAKE THIS WAY GOING THERE.

 - I ARRIVE AND SPEND ABOUT 1 HOUR CLEANING AND LOADING 2 BIKES IN MY VAN. WE HAVE 4 BIKES THERE AND WE DECIDED IT WAS TOO MANY PLUS THESE BIKES ARE IN DETERIORATING CONDITION.

 - TALK TO A FELLOW CONDO OWNER FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES.

 - G.P.S COMMODORE BARRY BRIDGE AND HEAD HOME. I LIKE THIS BACK WAY. I LIKE WHEELS BACK WAY TOO. THAT HAPPENED EARLIER IN THE MORNING.

 - I STOP AT MAURICE'S RIVER DINER. ACROSS THE BOARD EVERYTHING WAS VERY GOOD. EVERY TIME I TAKE THIS WAY HOME I SAY TO MYSELF I LIKE TO TRY THIS PLACE.

 - AT HOME AND MAN DID IT CAME CLOSE TO A TOILET SITUATION. ON THE BLUE ROUTE I ALMOST PULLED OVER TO CRAP IN MY VAN FOR THE SECOND TIME IN MY LIFE.

 - UP OUR DRIVEWAY WHERE AN A/C TECH TEAM ARE SEMI BLOCKING IT. I ASKED THEM POLITELY TO MOVE THEIR VEHICLE BACK 10 FEET SO IT IS EASIER TO GET BY THEM WITH OUR CARS.

 * REMEMBER , THIS IS MY DAY OFF  *

 - CHECK EMAILS , GREET AND WALK THE PUP , ORDER CUSHIONS FOR OUR CONDO STOOLS , AND LOAD 5 BOXES OF WATERPROOF WOOD LAMINATE FLOORING. I ALSO LOAD OTHER TOOLS , MOVE TRASHCANS TO THE END OF THE DRIVEWAY , AND PICK-UP DOG POOP.

 - I TRY TO NAP FOR 30 MINUTES.......NOT HAPPENING.

 - 3:45PM I HEAD TO THE NAIL AND SPEND 2+ HOURS UNLOADING SUPPLIES , TOOLS , AND TAKING AS MUCH OUT OF THE 2 BATHROOMS AS I COULD......TOILETS , DOORS , ETC. I ALSO CLEANED AND CHANGED THE MARQUEE. I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW TRAFFIC BACKS UP ALL THE WAY PAST THE NAIL FROM THE TRAFFIC LIGHT AT THE HEAD NUT. IT IS INSANE.  I SO WANTED TO ASKED DRIVERS , " HOW THE "F" DO YOU DO THIS EVERY DAY ? "

 - 6:30PM I ROLL HOME.

  AT HOME I FEED AND WALK THE PUP. SHE IS ELATED TO SEE ME. I CHECK EMAILS AND SETTLE IN. I HAVE MY BREAKFAST LEFTOVERS FROM THE DINER FOR DINNER.

 BEEN USING ALOE / MOISTURIZER FOR MY EYES. IT SEEMS TO BE HELPING.

 WATCH PHILLIES WIN OVER REIGNING WORLD SERIES CHAMPS. MAN , WE SHOULD OF FACED THEM LAST SEASON. I AM STILL REELING FROM THE NATIONAL EAST CHAMPIONSHIP LOSS TO THE STINKING ARIZONA DIAMONDBACK TEAM.....BLOW. ANYWAY , A VERY GOOD STATEMENT WIN AND RANGER SUAREZ IS 9 - 0. THE PHILLIES RECORD IS THE BEST START IN THEIR HISTORY.

 WHILE WATCHING THE PHILLIES I CHECK EMAILS , UPDATE NAIL BOOKS , AND PLAY 2 GAMES OF POKER. I WON BOTH. I STARTED A 3RD GAME AND THE PHILLIES GOT IN 9TH INNING TROUBLE. I SAID TO MYSELF , " IF THE PHILLIES CAN GET OUT OF THIS JAM I WILL LEAVE THIS POKER GAME.  WELP , MY JINX WORKED AND TRUE TO MY WORD I LEFT THE GAME.

 I WATCH 1 1/2 EPISODES OF THE LAST OF US. I FOUND OUT THE THEME OF THIS SHOW SO FAR. IT IS " GET INTO A CHARACTER THAT IS REALLY COOL AND THAN THEY KILL THEM OFF BY THE END OF THE EPISODE. " I DO LIKE THE ( EXACTLY LIKE WALKING DEAD ) SERIES AND MOST LIKELY FINISH THE SEASON.

 WHEELS CALLS ME AT 10:30PM. SHE HAS A BEAUTIFUL HOTEL ( SHE SENT US A VIDEO) , SPENT THE AFTERNOON IN MEETINGS , DID DINNER WITH SOME CO-WORKERS , AND A HAPPY HOUR TOO. DURING ONE MEETING WHEELS GETS RECOGNIZED FOR EFFORTS SHOWN ON A LARGE 8X10 VIDEO SCREEN. HER NAME WAS ONE OF THE RECIPIENTS. HOW FUCKING COOL IS THAT ??!!

 OH TOMORROW , CLOSE TO 350 EMPLOYEES WILL MEET AT THIS LUXURIOUS HOTEL. THE COMPANY IS PAYING FOR ALL OF THE EMPLOYEES FLIGHTS , HOTELS , AND MEALS.

 ELDEST COMES IN AND WE HAVE A LITTLE TALK ABOUT THE EVENTS OF THE DAY. OH , SHE WAS AT A LOCAL PUB FOR BINGO AND THE BOYFRIEND WON A POT OF $160. SHE TOOK HALF. 

 I HAD SOME NIGHTCAPS AND CASHEWS. BY 11:30PM I HEAD TO BED.

 WELP , THAT IS MY DAY AND NIGHT OFF. I WAS GLAD I DID IT BUT SORELY MISSED THE SEASHORE.

 TOMORROW - LET THE DOUBLE SHIFTS START !!!..........BLOW.

 WEDNESDAY     5 - 22 - 24

 BACK TO THE DOUBLE SHIFTS. BUT THIS ENDED UP VERY GOOD.

 I GOT ALL MY MORNING WORK DONE INCLUDING MY WEEKLY SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS FOR THE BANDS.

 I GET MY ELDEST OFF TO WORK WITH A PACKED LUNCH AND BREAKFAST SANDWICH I MADE HER.

 BY 11AM I AM HEADING TO THE NAIL TO MEET MY BROTHER TO INSTALL LAMINATE FLOORS IN THE BATHROOMS. IN ABOUT 4+ HOURS WE WERE FINISHED AND THE FLOORS LOOK LIKE NIGHT AND DAY. NEW WOOD LAMINATE OVER THE CERAMIC SHIT TILE FROM ASS WITH A NEW CERAMIC TILE BORDER. MAN , HAVING THE RIGHT TOOLS MAKES SUCH A DIFFERENCE IN SPEED. I DID GO TO DMI HOME SUPPLY ACROSS THE STREET FOR WAX SEALS , TOILET BOLTS , AND A WOOD THRESHOLD.

 OTHER THINGS DONE WAS SHAVE DOWNING A PORCELAIN PEDESTAL STAND WHICH WAS DICEY ALONG WITH RE-HANGING THE OLD SHIT HEAVY DOORS WITH CRAPPY SPRING HINGES. OH , I CLEANED THE TOILETS SINCE THEY WERE EASY TO GET TO WHILE LAYING ON THE GROUND.

 BY 3PM WE PACKED UP MY BROTHER'S TRUCK AND HE ROLLED OUT. I STAYED ANOTHER HOUR TO PACK UP , CLEAN , AND VACUUM.

 I GET HOME AROUND 4:15PM AND TRY TO NAP.....I CAN'T.

 ELDEST COMES HOME AROUND 5:15PM. SHE WAS HAPPY SHE GOT TO LEAVE A LITTLE EARLY. SHE PICKS UP OUR YOUNGEST AT THE TRAIN STOP AND I TREAT THEM TO VIC'S SUSHI.

 A NEPHEW DROPS OFF A CAMPING CHAIR FOR OUR YOUNGEST.

 THE KIDS EAT IN THE MAIN ROOM AND CHILL WITH ME AND THE PUP. IT WAS NICE.

 BY 6:45PM ME AND MY YOUNGEST HEAD TO THE NAIL. THERE IS ALREADY A CROWD OF ABOUT 20 PEOPLE OUT FRONT. APPARENTLY LOAD-IN TIMES WERE ALOT EARLIER THAN I WROTE THE PROMOTER. I SAID 7:30PM. HE TOLD THEM 6PM. THERE WAS A GOOD SILVER LINING ABOUT THIS THOUGH.

 THE DJ'S ARRIVE AND I FEEL BAD ONE WAS HERE AT 6PM. AGAIN , WIRES CROSSED VIA THE PROMOTER. THE DJ WAS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER. HE ENDED UP VERY COOL AND THERE WAS A GOOD THING ABOUT THIS EARLY ARRIVAL.

 THESE SHOWS WERE STARTING AT 10PM TO 10:30PM. THIS WAS WAY TOO LATE. SO I STRONGLY REQUESTED AN 8PM START.

 THE 2 DJ'S ( WITH OVER 19K FOLLOWERS EACH ON INSTAGRAM ) CHECK-IN ARTISTS AND START THE SHOW. WE WERE DONE IN 2 HOURS.  THIS WAS GLORIOUS.

 I EVEN " PUSHED " PEOPLE OUT AFTER I SAW 3 VISA CREDIT CARD SALES WITH " ZERO " TIPS. I FUCKING HATE THIS. SO I MADE ANNOUNCEMENT , " HELLO EVERYONE , PLEASE DO NOT FORGET YOUR CREDIT CARD BEHIND THE BAR. I LIKE TO THANK THE 2 BARTENDERS WHO CAME IN ON THEIR OFF DAY AND TOOK 2 TRAINS TO GET HERE. I SEEN SOME CREDIT CARDS WITH NO TIPS SO I DECIDED TO PAY THEM OUT $100 EACH FROM MY POCKET. PLEASE DRIVE HOME SAFELY. "

 ANOTHER LITTLE QUIRK - AN ELDERLY MAN COMES TO THE DOOR AND SAYS " HERE'S MY CARD. I AM AN ATTORNEY. CAN I BUY A BEER AND TALK TO YOU ? " WELP , ATTORNEY + NAIL = NEVER GOOD. I TEXT THE BARTENDERS THIS USUALLY MEANS BAD THINGS.

 I TALK TO THE ATTORNEY OUTSIDE AND IT ENDS UP HE IS TRYING TO INVESTIGATE A CLAIM ON DISABILITY. SOME MUSICIAN POSTED HE WAS PLAYING THE NAIL AND SHOWED A PICTURE. I GUESS HIS BACK PAIN NOT WORKING WAS OKAY ENOUGH TO PLAY.

 ANYWAY , I SO WANTED TO GO HOME SO WE STOPPED THE HOUSE MUSIC , TURNED OFF TV'S , TURNED OFF LIGHTS , AND I MADE ANOTHER ANNOUNCEMENT , " HELLO EVERYONE , WE DECIDED TO MAKE LAST CALL DUE TO ME DRIVING OUR BARTENDERS , ON THEIR DAY OFF , BACK TO SOUTH PHILLY. THEY TOOK 2 TRAINS TO GET HERE AND I DON'T WANT THEM TO DO THAT ON THE WAY BACK HOME SO LATE. " IT WORKED PERFECTLY.

 BY 10:20PM WE WERE OUT THE DOOR. I TREATED THE KIDS TO 6 PACKS OF BEER AND WE MET OUR ELDEST AND BOYFRIEND AT HOME.

 WE CHILL AND HAVE NIGHT CAPS. ELDEST AND BOYFRIEND GO DOWN THE BASEMENT TO SHOOT POOL WHILE MY YOUNGEST AND I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF FALLOUT. BOTH WERE GOOD.

 WE TALK TO WHEELS FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES. YOU KNOW THAT 350 EMPLOYEE GET TOGETHER IN A BALLROOM AT A BEAUTIFUL HOTEL ? WELL , THAT WAS WRONG.......IT WAS 575 EMPLOYEES. ALL PAID BY THE COMPANY. OH.......MY........GOD.

 OTHER STUFF :

 PHILLIES WITH ANOTHER GOOD WIN WITH SOLID PITCHING AND HOT BATS.

 I DON'T KNOW WHY BUT I SLEPT ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE. WE WENT TO BED AROUND 12:30AM AND I WOKE UP AT 1:30 , 2 , AND 3AM. I WAS FURIOUS. I TOSSED AND TURNED UNTIL 4AM. FINALLY , I GOT UP AND RESPONDED TO EMAILS , WATCHED PORN , AND PLAYED A GAME OF POKER (I WON).

 BY 5:15AM I TOOK SOME ADVIL AND FORCE MYSELF BACK IN BED. IT TOOK ABOUT 30 MINUTES BUT I FELL ASLEEP UNTIL 9AM.

 TURNED ON THE FIXED A/C WHEN I LEFT THE NAIL AROUND 4:15PM. I AM GLAD I DID. I DID NOT EXPECT 90 DEGREE WEATHER. IT WAS COOL TEMPS WHEN WE GOT BACK AROUND 7PM.

 AT THE END OF THE NIGHT WE WERE GOING TO DO A FIRE PIT BUT IT WAS 77 DEGREES AT 10:30PM. I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT. WAY TOO WARM FOR A FIRE PIT.

 THIS LACK OF SLEEP IS DEFINITELY RELATED TO BEING OVER WEIGHT , LATE NIGHT SNACKING , NIGHTCAPS , AND BEING OVERLY EXHAUSTED. OH , THE DOUBLE SHIFTS ARE NOT HELPING EITHER.

 SHOWERING AND SHAVING ALWAYS FEELS GOOD.

  THURSDAY  5 - 23 - 24

 I CONTINUE THE DOUBLE SHIFTS AND TODAY WAS A VERY GOOD ONE.

 GET SOME PROJECTS DONE FOR BANDS AND NAIL.

 MID-MORNING I WEED OUR JUMANJI VEGGIE GARDEN. MY YOUNGEST PLANTS SEEDS WHILE I CLEAN UP.

 WHILE SEEDING A NEIGHBOR'S CAT WONDERS ON OUR PROPERTY. I HAVE SEEN THIS CAT SEVERAL TIMES IN THE LAST 4 DAYS. MY YOUNGEST CALLS THE OWNER FROM THE NUMBER ON THE COLLAR. A WOMAN DRIVES OVER TO GET HER CAT. OF COURSE THE CAT JUMPS OUT OF MY KIDS HANDS AND RUNS AWAY AS SHE IS PULLING UP OUR DRIVEWAY. THE OWNER LATER TEXTED US THE CAT CAME HOME.

 WHILE LOOKING FOR THE CAT I PEEK THROUGH OUR BUSHES AND TALK TO SOME WORKERS TO SEE IF THEY SAW THE CAT. THEY DID AND GUIDED THE OWNER TO ITS LOCATION. I ALSO NOTICED A 40' WHITE TUBE THREADED THROUGH MY BUSHES FROM THE A/C TECH WORKERS I ALLOWED TO PARK IN OUR DRIVEWAY. MY YOUNGEST AND I PULLED IT OUT AND I LAID IT IN FRONT OF THEIR NEW COMPRESSORS.

 ELDEST DRIVES MY YOUNGEST AND I TO A VERY NICE BREAKFAST SPOT JUST 5 MINUTES AWAY. WE HAD A GOOD TIME ALONG WITH A GOOD BREAKFAST. I ENJOYED EVERY SECOND TALKING AND JOKING WITH MY KIDS.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN. MY YOUNGEST AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF FALLOUT. IT WAS GOOD.

 I DRIVE MY YOUNGEST AROUND THE CORNER TO A FRIEND'S HOUSE. FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE HEADING SOUTH FOR A CAMPING VACATION ON ASSATEAGUE ISLAND WITH THE WILD HORSES. I HUNG OUT AND TALKED TO THE FATHER AND FRIENDS FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES. IT WAS NICE TO SEE SOME OF MY KID'S FRIENDS WHO I ADORE.

 BACK HOME I WATCH THE PHILLIES SWEEP THE REIGNING WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS TEXAS RANGERS. OH MAN WE SHOULD OF FACED THEM LAST YEAR.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL FOR A VERY FUN NIGHT. THE MUSIC WAS EXCELLENT AND WE HAD A BIGGER CROWD THAN I EXPECTED SO I CALLED IN BACK UP. I EVEN POSTED A VIDEO OF ONE BAND CALLED WONDER HOUSE DOING " THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR WALKIN' ".

 MUSICIANS AND FANS WERE SUPER COOL ALL NIGHT.

 PATRON - " DO YOU KNOW YOU HAVE A $400 BOTTLE OF SCOTCH AND YOUR SELLING SHOTS FOR UNDER $5 ? "

 ME - " YES "

 PATRON - " THIS SHOULD BE $20 A SHOT AT LEAST. "

 ME - " I KNOW "

 PATRON - " WHY IS THIS ? CAN I BUY THE BOTTLE OFF YOU ? "

 ME - " IT WAS A GIFT FROM THE OWNER OF THE PHILLIES. I AM PASSING IT FORWARD AND CAN NOT SELL IT FOR THAT MUCH. C'MON MAN IT'S THE NAIL. NO , YOU CAN NOT BUY THE BOTTLE.

 ELDEST GETS TAKEN OUT TO A HIBACHI DINNER AND THAN A PUB BY HER BOYFRIEND. SHE DOES ME A FAVOR AND PICKS UP WHEELS AT THE AIRPORT.

 I MEET WHEELS AT HOME AND SHE TELLS ME ABOUT HER TRIP. LET ME TELL YOU........HER COMPANY IS A JUGGERNAUT. LET'S JUST SAY THIS ONE PARTY WAS OVER A MILLION DOLLARS.

 WE HAVE A NIGHTCAP AND WATCH THE NEWS BUT MOSTLY TALK ABOUT HER BUSINESS TRIP. I AM JUST FLOORED HOW PROFESSIONALLY IT WAS PRESENTED.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT SO-SO AT BEST. TOMORROW , MORE PROJECTS AND MORE MUSIC.

  FRIDAY    5 - 24 - 24

 WELP , I WENT A WHOLE WEEK WITHOUT SOMETHING MAJOR BREAKING. THE STREAK HAS ENDED.......BLOW.

 MOVED ALL CARS ON OUR BACK YARD GRASS. THIS GAVE ME ROOM TO MANEUVER MY TRAILER.

 START MORNING FINISHING THE MULCH. I BACKED MY UTILITY TRAILER ALONG OUR GARAGE TO MULCH THE SEEDS AND THAN DROVE ALONG THE FRONT YARD WALL TO MULCH THE TOP OF THE STREET GARDEN. YEAH , THAT WAS FUN. I ALSO PLACED MULCH ALONG THE WALLS WERE WE HAD LEAKS IN OUR BASEMENT.

 MAN , IT GOT HOT OUT OF NO WHERE.

 TAKE MY VAN AND TOOLS TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT AND FIX SOME THINGS. I SPENT 45 MINUTES TRYING TO FIX A DOOR HINGE AND DOOR THAT WOULD NOT CLOSE. 40......FUCKING......5.......FUCKING......MINUTES. I ENDED UP USING THE OLD SPRING LOADED HINGE. I WAS SO FURIOUS AND HATE THESE BATHROOM DOORS.

 NEXT , CAULK AROUND THE NEW TILE BASEBOARD. I CAN'T FIND MY CAULK GUN. I SO SHOULD OF CAULKED IT THE DAY OF THE INSTALLATION.

 I GET EVERYTHING DONE AND DECIDE TO TURN ON THE A/C IN THE MAIN ROOM THAT WAS JUST FIXED FOR 2K. ANNNNNNNNNNND DOESN'T FUCKING WORK. TO MY AMAZEMENT THE TECH CALLED ME BACK.

 I HEAD HOME PISSED.

 A WOMAN CLEVERLY WRITES OUT HER PHONE NUMBERS TO CONTACT ME. SHE WAS BYPASSING VRBO. THERE IS JUST ONE PROBLEM WITH THIS CLEVER RUSE. YOU HAVE TO ANSWERING YOUR FUCKING PHONE !!!!  NO ANSWERING SERVICE , VOICE MAIL , OR EVEN A FUCKING ANSWERING MACHINE. I TRIED EVERY 4 HOURS ALL DAY AND INTO EARLY EVENING.

 CHILL AT HOME FOR A LITTLE BIT.

 WE ORDER A PIZZA FOR DINNER. I HAVEN'T HAD PIZZA IN 2 MONTHS. GOD IT IS SO TOUGH TO NOT EAT REALLY GOOD STUFF.
   I TAKE MY MOTORCYCLE TO THE NAIL. IT WAS AN ENJOYABLE RIDE.

 PHILLIES BRYCE HARPER GETS THROWN OUT. I SAY REMOVE ALL UMPIRES. THE PLAYERS SHOULD UNITE AND MAKE A STAND....NO MORE SHITTY UMPIRES. PHILLIES , WITH THEIR BEST BULLPEN IN BASEBALL , BLOW A 1 RUN LEAD BY GIVING UP A HOME RUN IN THE 9TH INNING WITH 2 OUTS. THEY LOSE IN 11 INNINGS......BLOW.

 I WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZED HOW MANY PEOPLE SHOWED UP FOR TONIGHT'S SHOW. I THOUGHT FOR SURE WE BE CLOSING BY 9PM.

 HOLLYWOOD , HIS GIRLFRIEND , AND 2 FRIENDS STOPPED IN. ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE THEM.

 SOMEONE STEALS THE LETTER " C " OFF OUR MARQUEE. I AM 90% SURE IT WAS THE BAND MEMBER WHO SAID HE DIDN'T DO IT. I WATCHED SURVEILLANCE TAPE AND HE WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO TOUCHED THE AREA OF THE SIGN WHERE THE LETTER WAS MISSING.

 I ROLL HOME AND SETTLE IN. MY ELDEST HAD FRIENDS OVER AND I BROUGHT THEM A BOTTLE OF BLUEBERRY VODKA.

 SLEPT LIKE ASS BECAUSE MY WATER BIN WAS EMPTY. I FUCKING HAD COTTON ASS MOUTH SEVERAL TIMES ALL NIGHT. I LITERALLY DRANK A SHIT LOAD OF DIET GATORADE AND DIET VITAMIN WATER SEVERAL TIMES DURING THE NIGHT.........BLOW.

 YOUNGEST SENDS SOME PICTURES OF THE HORSES AT ASSATEAGE ISLAND....PRETTY COOL. THEIR MOBILE HOME WAS COOL TOO.

 SATURDAY      5 - 25 - 24

 AGAIN , I AM AMAZED THE CROWD THAT SHOWED UP TONIGHT. I THOUGHT FOR SURE WITH THIS HOLIDAY , BBQ'ING , AND BEACHING IT BE A GHOST TOWN.

 BUT FOR NOW , BACK TO MY DOUBLE SHIFT DAY AHHHHHHHHHGAIN :

 BARSTOOL SEAT CUSHIONS WERE DELIVERED A DAY EARLY. THIS IS A GOOD THING FOR WE CAN TAKE THEM EAST WITH US. NOW...........WILL THEY FIT OUR BARSTOOLS ?

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO MEET OUR A/C TECH. AFTER REPLACING PARTS AND JUST ONE USE OUR A/C SHUT DOWN YESTERDAY. I AM NOT USED TO GOOD LUCK BUT THE TECH FIGURED IT OUT IN LESS THAN 45 SECONDS........A LOOSE CONNECTION. I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.

 I ALSO INSTALLED A NEW GUTTER STRAINER ON THE ROOF.

 NEXT I CAULKED THE BATHROOM'S CERAMIC TILE BASEBOARD. I TRIED TO USE 3 OLD CAULKS I HAD IN THE BASEMENT. THEY WERE IMMEDIATELY THROWN OUT. I WALKED OVER TO D.M.I. HOME SUPPLY. I DID NOT KNOW CAULK IS $8 A TUBE.......BLOW.

 NEIGHBOR SELLING BUILDING FOR 3 MILLION. WHEELS AND I ARE TALKING ABOUT BUYING IT. THE CONVERSATION WAS NOT LONG.

 I GOT SOME OTHER PROJECTS DONE ALONG WITH CLEANING AND PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT.

 BACK HOME I CHILL AND WATCH EPISODE 9 OF STAR TREK : DISCOVERY. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 WHEELS HEADS TO A FRIEND'S HOUSE TO CHILL. BEFORE SHE LEFT SHE SHOWED ME PICTURES OF THE WORK GET TOGETHER IN CHICAGO. IT WAS WAY WAY OVER THE TOP AND EXTREMELY PROFESSIONALLY PUT TOGETHER.

 YOUNGEST TEXTS US PICTURES OF WILD HORSES JUST FEET AWAY FROM HER CAMPSITE.

 ME - " CAN I TAKE BLUEBERRY VODKA BACK TO THE NAIL I GAVE TO YOU AND FRIENDS LAST NIGHT ? "

 ELDEST - " YES "

 ME - " WHERE IS THE BOTTLE ? "

 ELDEST - " IT'S WITH ME IN MY BEDROOM. "

 ME - " DO YOU ALWAYS SLEEP WITH A BOTTLE OF BLUEBERRY VODKA ? "  

 ELDEST - " YES "

 BAND WANTS TO ARRIVE AT 5PM TO SET-UP SOUND. YEP , 2 1/2 HOURS TO SET UP A NAIL SHOW. WE HAVE STEPPED UP TO ANOTHER LEVEL. I ASKED MY BARTENDER TO MEET THEM SINCE HE IS IN THE BAND. I GAVE HIM OPEN BAR TO DO THIS.

 AROUND 6:15PM , I TAKE MY BIKE TO THE NAIL. IT WAS A NICE RIDE.

 A GOOD SIZED CROWD ARRIVES EARLY AND OFTEN. I JUST COULDN'T BELIEVE IT. ALOT OF FAMILIAR FACES.

 OUR SOUNDMAN TEXTS ME AND OFFERS TO GIVE HIS TRUMPET TO THE CHARITY. I THOUGHT THAT WAS SUPER COOL.

 THE NIGHT ROLLED ALONG AND IT IS SO MUCH EASIER WHEN THERE IS A SOUNDMAN. I HUNG AT THE DOOR AND JUST TALKED TO A TON OF PEOPLE I KNEW.

 THE NIGHT MOVED PERFECTLY. I WAS TIRED BY 11PM SO I ROLLED HOME.

 NIGHTCAP AND TRIED TO WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE LAST OF US. MY GOD THEY ARE LONG. I FELL ASLEEP , RE-WATCHED , AND FELL ASLEEP AGAIN. I LIKE THE SHOW BUT THIS EPISODE WAS ABOUT A GAY COUPLE SURVIVING THE APOCALYPSE OVER 20 YEARS. IF YOU ARE CRINGY ABOUT GAY GUYS BANGING THAN THIS IS NOT THE SHOW FOR YOU.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT OKAY.

 OVERALL , I AM GETTING PROJECTS DONE OFF MY ALWAYS INCREASING PUNCH LIST.

 I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO MY LAST DOUBLE SHIFT WHICH IS SUNDAY NIGHT. MY COUSINS ARE COMING WHICH IS COOL.

  SUNDAY    5 - 26 - 24

 WELP , IT'S OFFICIAL , MY 9 OF 10 DOUBLE SHIFT DAYS HAVE COME TO AN END. MAN THE LAST ONE WAS FUN.

 AFTER COMPUTER WORK I WATCHED AN EPISODE OF LAST OF US. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 PHILLIES LOSE TO LAST PLACE ROCKIES AGAIN. WELP , THEY BLOW.

 OFF TO THE NAIL EARLY TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I TOOK MY MOTORCYCLE AGAIN WHICH IS SO NICE.

 YOUNGEST SEEMS TO BE HAVING A REALLY GOOD TIME AT ASSATEAGUE ISLAND.

 WHEELS WALKS WITH A FRIEND. IT WAS DETERMINED TO BE TOO HOT.

 SAW PICTURES OF OUR BEACH AND IT WAS ABSOLUTELY PACKED WITH PEOPLE. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE " THERE IS NO WHERE FOR ANYONE TO SIT ON OUR 10 FOOT WIDE BEACH ? "

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN. I WATCH SOME TV , CHILL , AND HELP WHEELS WITH FILLING OUR BIRD FEEDERS. SHE ALSO BOUGHT FLOWERS FOR AROUND OUR PROPERTY.

 OFF TO THE NAIL AGAIN ON MY BIKE. WE HAVE JUST ONE BAND BUT AGAIN I WAS SURPRISED ON THE DRAW. THEY WERE A 6 PIECE BAND WITH A CLARINET , BIOG BASE VIOLIN , KEYBOARD , AND MORE. THEY WERE A JAM STYLE BAND AND I DUG THEM.

 THE FUN PART WAS COUSINS VISITING US. WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST STOPPED IN TOO. THIS MADE IT REALLY FUN. THE CHOCOLATE MARTINIS WERE THE BEST. WE JOKED ALL NIGHT AND MY COUSIN HUGGED AND KISSED EVERYONE. HE IS SO MUCH FUN TO HANG OUT WITH.

 I MESSED WITH 4 GIRLS BY JOKING AND PHOTO BOMBING A PICTURE THEY WERE TAKING. THEY WERE VERY COOL.

 THE BAND DID 2 SETS AND WERE FUN. ALL OF THEM THANKED ME FOR HOSTING THE SHOW. THEY WERE FROM BOSTON AND I TALKED TO ALL OF THEM. THE GUITAR PLAYER FROM WALES ENGLAND WAS PRETTY COOL. THE GIRLFRIEND PHOTOGRAPHER MADE ME FEEL SO OLD. OH .......MY......GOD.

 WE SAY OUR GOODBYES ON A REALLY FUN NIGHT. IT WAS A PERFECT STRESS-FREE WAY TO END MY 9TH DOUBLE SHIFT.

 I RIDE HOME IN THE COOL AIR NIGHT SO HAPPY THE STRESS IS DONE WITH. NEXT PROJECT FOR ME IS TO HEAD EAST.

 AT HOME I HANG WITH WHEELS WHO I COULDN'T BELIEVE WAS STILL UP. I ACTUALLY HEAD TO BED BEFORE HER AROUND MIDNIGHT.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT BAD. I WAS SO PISSED.

  MONDAY    5 - 27 - 24 ( MEMORIAL DAY )

 ON THIS DAY MY LIFE EVENTS SEEM SO TRIVIAL.

  THE MORNING STARTS WITH A TEXT AT 6:57AM. MY YOUNGEST IS LEAVING ASSATEAUGE ISLAND. THIS WAS A SMART MOVE AS THEY BEAT ALL TRAFFIC.

 BY 10:30AM SHE WAS HOME. WE TALKED TO HER FRIEND AND PARENTS FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES. THEY SEEMED TO HAVE A REALLY GOOD TIME.

 WE UNLOAD AND LOAD UP THE VAN.

 A QUICK STOP AT THE NAIL AND ALL OF US CLEAN AND GET PREPPING DONE FOR THE NEXT SHOW.

 THE RAIN COMES AND IT SUCKS. WE STOP AT THE NEWLY RE-OPENED JIM'S STEAKS. GET THIS.....YOU CAN NOT PHONE IN OR ONLINE AN ORDER. WHY ? BECAUSE THEY ARE INCREDIBLY BUSY. AT 12:40PM THERE IS A LINE OF 50 PEOPLE LONG AND NON-STOP THE ENTIRE 15 MINUTES I WAS PARKED. WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST WENT IN TO ORDER 3 MUSHROOM/ONION CHEESE STEAKS AND THEY WERE VERY IMPRESSED HOW THEY MOVED THE LINE OF PEOPLE SO FAST. THE PLACE SMELLED SO GOOD THEY CHANGED THEIR ORDERS FROM HOAGIES TO CHEESE STEAKS.

 WE DROP OFF OUR YOUNGEST AND HEAD EAST. WE MAKE EXCELLENT TIME. ON THE DRIVE WE SAW 4 CARS. PEOPLE DRIVING HOME ?......DIFFERENT STORY. LIKE WILDEBEEST , TRAFFIC WAS PACKED AND MOVING AT 5 MPH ( AT BEST ) FROM THE WALT WHITMAN BRIDGE ALL THE WAY TO THE WILDWOOD EXIT ON THE GARDEN STATE PARKWAY. THE NEWS SAID IT WAS THE WORST TRAFFIC EVER. THIS HAPPENED TO US ONCE IN 40 YEARS AND WE VOWED NEVER EVER LEAVE AT STUPID CRAZY TIME.

 WE ARRIVE AND UNLOAD. WE ENJOY OUR CHEESE STEAKS AND SETTLE IN.

 OH , WE FORGET JACKETS AND WHEELS FORGETS SOCKS TOO. I ALWAYS SAY , " WHEN YOU RUSH , YOU ALWAYS FORGET STUFF. " DURING THE RIDE HERE WE CALLED OUR MOMS TO CHECK IN.

 WE WALK THE PUP ON THE BEACH AND WE SEE ONE PERSON.  I AM HAPPY TO SEE THE TOWNSHIP OPENED THE ENTRANCE ( WHICH WE HEARD WOULD BE BLOCKED ALL SUMMER , AGAIN MISINFORMATION). THE BEACH WAS 70 YARDS WIDE ( I WALKED IT OFF ) AND BEAUTIFUL TO SEE. THE PUP WAS CHASED BY WHEELS AND I SENT A SHORT VIDEO TO THE KIDS.

 WHEELS TAKES A RIDE TO PURCHASE SOCKS AND A LONG SLEEVE SWEAT SHIRT/JACKET

 PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN. IT IS NOW 3 LOSSES IN THE LAST 4 GAMES. WELP , HERE GOES THE PHILLY FANS GETTING CRUSHED AGAIN.

 WE GET INVITED TO A BBQ AT A HOUSE A BLOCK FROM THE BAY. IT WAS NICE TO SIT DOWN , OBSERVE SOME REALLY COOL CLOUD FORMATIONS , ENJOY SOME LIBATIONS , BURGERS , AND CHAT WITH SOME FRIENDS. I SO NEEDED THIS AFTER THE PAST WEEKEND AT THE NAIL. THEY HAVE 4 DOGS AND WHEELS AND I ENJOYED PETTING THEM.

 BACK HOME WE WALK THE PUP AND SETTLE IN. WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF RESIDENT ALIEN. THEY WERE GOOD.

 PUP HEADS TO MY BEDROOM 2 HOURS BEFORE I DO.

 I REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO SLEEPING HERE. I SLEPT OKAY TO DECENT WITH SOME DREAMS.

  TUESDAY      5 - 28 - 24

 AFTER A STRESSFUL SHOW I AM FINALLY RELIEVING THE STRAIN. IT IS ABSOLUTELY FRIGGIN' BEAUTIFUL HERE.

 WALK THE PUP IN THE MORNING. THERE IS NO ONE ON THE BEACH.

 RIDE THE BOARDWALK WITH A BRAND NEW MINT CONDITION BIKE. THE ONLY THING I NEEDED TO DO WAS ATTACH A SMALL FANNY PACK TO THE HANDLE BAR. I RODE TO WILDWOOD CREST ON A PICTURE PERFECT DAY. I ALSO STOPPED SEVERAL TIMES TO TAKE PICTURES.

 BACK HOME I TAKE THE PUP TO THE DOG PARK. WE ONLY STAYED ABOUT 30 MINUTES BECAUSE I FELT IT WAS TOO WARM FOR HER. PEOPLE HAVE TO REMEMBER DOGS HAVE HEAD TO TOE FULL FIR JACKETS ON.

 BACK HOME I DO SOME PROJECTS FOR OUR ASSOCIATIONS :

 - WEED WHACKED SIDEWALKS , PARKING LOT , PARKING BLOCKS , STREET CURBS , BACK ALLEY , PICKED UP TRASH , AND OPENED 4 DRAINS COVERED WITH MUCK.

 TALKED TO NEIGHBORS FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES.

 I HEAD TO THE BEACH WITH MY GRAVITY CHAIR ( BEST CHAIR EVER ) AND CHILL. THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE ON THE BEACH BUT 2 FEMALE SURFERS INCREDIBLY DREW MY ATTENTION......OH.......MY......GOD. SKIMPY OF THE SKIMPIEST BIKINIS THAN THEY PUT ON WET SUITS , AND THAN BACK TO THE BIKINIS. I SWEAR GETTING OLD BLOWS. I SAID " HELLO " WITH MY HEAD DOWN , NOT MAKING EYE CONTACT , AND GOOD DISTANCE OF MY FAT TO THEIR SMOKE SHOW BODIES. THEY SAID NOTHING BACK. I COULD FEEL THEM THINKING , " SHOULDN'T HE BE ABOUT 10-20 MILES OUT IN THE OCEAN WITH THE REST OF HIS FAMILY ? "

 TOWNSHIP STARTED DREDGING.

 AGAIN , BEACHES WERE ABSOLUTELY FINE TO ME. YESTERDAY 70 YARDS WIDE , TODAY ABOUT 120. I AM SO HAPPY THEY OPENED OUR ENTRANCE , ADDED A LITTLE FENCE AT THE TOP IN FRONT OF A VERY SMALL DROP OFF , AND GRADED EVERYTHING.

 I SAW A LARGE SCREW AT THE TOP OF OUR BEACH ENTRANCE. I STOPPED A TOWNSHIP TRUCK BUT THEY HAD NO TOOLS AND THE GUY WAS FATTER THAN ME SO I KNEW THEY WERE DOING NOTHING. SO , I WALKED BACK TO MY VAN AND GOT A VICE GRIP AND REMOVED THE SCREW.

 THE BEACH CALLS ME. I GUESS EVERYONE FEELS THIS. IT WAS SO NICE JUST TO CHILL AND WATCH THE OCEAN AND YOUNG PEOPLE MOCK ME FROM AFAR. I HEARD ONE LITTLE KID SAY TO HIS MOM , " MOMMY , WHY IS THAT FAT MAN LOOKING AT US ? IS HE HUNGRY ? " THE MOM REPLIED , " KEEP WALKING AS FAST AS YOU CAN JOHNNY. FOR THE LOVE GOD WALK. "

 WHEELS JOINS ME ON THE BEACH AT THE END OF THE DAY FOR A LITTLE BIT.

 ELDEST HAS SOME FRIENDS OVER WITH SOME DRAMA.  I WAS JUST HAPPY SHE GOT UP FOR WORK THE NEXT DAY. SHE HAS ONE STUDENT WHO IS A BITER. I AM NOT SURE HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL GET THIS JOKE NAME BUT I TOLD MY ELDEST , " I SHALL NAME HIM WACHOOTOO ".

 WE HEAD OUT TO DINNER AT THE SHIP N SHORE FOR THEIR $6 SPECIAL BURGER AND FRIES. I HAVE TO ADMIT THEY WERE GOOD. WE GOT A SEAT AT THE BAR AND CHILLED. I TOLD WHEEL'S , " I LOVE DOING THIS  , LOVE HER , AND SHE LOOKS GREAT ". SHE RESPONDS , " IT'S FUN ".

 I STOP AT DAIRY QUEEN. YEP , I CAVED IN.

 BACK HOME WE HIT THE BEACH WITH THE PUP. WE SIT IN CHAIRS AS OUR DOG DIGS HOLES RIGHT BEHIND. WHY DO DOGS DO THIS ? WE TALKED TO SOME YOUNG ADULTS CHILLING. THEY WANTED TO PET MAZE.

 OH EARLIER , WHEELS MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD BECAUSE I SAID " F YOU " TO HER FOR SOMETHING STUPID. SHE IMMEDIATELY REPLIED WITH " F YOU. " TO ME.  WHEELS NEVER CURSES AND IT MADE ME LAUGH.

 PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN. WORST TEAM IN BASEBALL.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN. WE WATCH 100,000 PYRAMID WHICH WAS GOOD AND 2 MORE EPISODES OF RESIDENT ALIEN. I SWEAR I LAUGHED AT LEAST 10 TIMES. THEY WERE GOOD. I SUGGESTED THIS SHOW TO MY BROTHER 3 DAYS AGO. HE TEXTED ME TONIGHT " FINISHED SEASON 1 ". NOW THAT IS BINGE WATCHING.

 I HEAD TO BED AROUND 11:30PM. THE PUP IS ALREADY IN MY BED. I WATCH THE TOP OF THE 9TH INNING AND THE PHILLIES GET NO RUINS. IT STAYS 0-0. I TURN OFF THE TV AND SAID TO MYSELF. THEY WILL LOSE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE INNING. I WAS CLOSE. THEY LOST IN 10 INNINGS.

 I SLEPT VERY GOOD. I DID GET UP TO PEE TWICE BUT SLEPT ALL THE WAY TO 9AM. I EVEN MISSED MY 8AM WAKE UP TEXT TO MY ELDEST.

  WEDNESDAY    5 - 29 - 24

 I THINK THE NEXT 2 WEEKS SHOULD BE ENOUGH TO RE-CHARGE MY BATTERIES. I SLEPT SO GOOD I MISSED MY ELDEST WAKE-UP TEXT. LUCKILY , WHEELS WAS THE BACK-UP.  THE KID HAD A GOOD DAY AT WORK. I TALKED TO HER LATER AND I LOVE HER LAUGH WHENEVER I MENTION THE KID THAT BITES AND SAY , " I NEVER KNEW WACHOOTOO'S WERE BITERS. "

 ANOTHER PICTURE PERFECT DAY.

  MY DAMN ROKU REMOTE WAS NOT WORKING CORRECTLY BUT CHANGING THE BATTERIES HELPED. I WATCHED AN EPISODE OF THE LAST OF US. IT WAS GOOD.

 I HAVE BEEN WATCHING SOME OF THE TRUMP TRIAL. THE PROCEEDINGS ARE DONE AS FAR AS THE ATTORNEYS ARE CONCERNED. THE NEXT STEP IS JURY DELIBERATION. I BELIEVE ON ALL 34 COUNTS TRUMP WITH HAVE A HUNG JURY AND BE ACQUITTED OF ALL CHARGES. THIS WILL FUEL HIS CAMPAIGN AND EASILY WIN THE ELECTION IN NOVEMBER. SEVERAL POLLS HAVE TRUMP ALREADY WINNING AS OF TODAY. WHEN HE GETS ACQUITTED IT WILL BE A LAND SLIDE VICTORY OVER BIDEN. GO TRUMP !!

 I HIT THE BEACH , WHEELS WALKS , AND THAN JOINS ME WITH THE PUP. IT WAS FUN AS SEVERAL GIRLS WERE THERE AND THEY HAD A DOG TOO. WHEN THE SUN SHINED THROUGH THE CLOUDS IT WAS THE PERFECT DAY.

 WE HEAD HOME AND GO TO DINNER AT 4 DIFFERENT PLACES.........WHY ? HERE'S WHY :

 - MULLIGAN'S PUB - WE HAVE NOT BEEN HERE IN 3 YEARS SO WHEELS WANTED TO GIVE IT A SHOT. LAST TIME IT WAS GOOD BUT OUR NEIGHBORS SAID SERVICE WAS BAD. WELL , THEY WERE RIGHT. WE ARRIVE AND SEAT OURSELVES AT A BOOTH. THE WAITRESS ASKS US TO MOVE TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BAR WHERE THERE ARE ALOT OF PEOPLE STANDING RIGHT BY THE TABLES. IT IS SUPER LOUD. I DON'T WANT A TABLE. I WANTED A BOOTH. PEOPLE ARE LITERALLY STANDING OVER YOU. SO WE MOVE TO THE BAR.

 THE BARTENDER SERVES US QUICKLY AND THE WAITRESS GIVES US A MENU. THE BARTENDER DOES NOT TAKE FOOD ORDERS SO WE WAIT. AFTER 15 MINUTES THE WAITRESS WALKS BY , TOUCHES MY SHOULDER , AND SAYS , " JUST GIVE ME A MINUTE AND I'LL GET YOUR ORDER. OK , SHE JUST SAVED US FROM LEAVING. BUT.....ANOTHER 10 MINUTES GO BY AND WE DECIDE TO LEAVE. 25 MINUTES TAKE AN ORDER IS WAY WAY WAY TOO LONG.

 OH , SHE GAVE OUR BOOTH TO ANOTHER COUPLE.

 - NEXT WE DRIVE TO WEST SIDE SALOON. THIS PLACE HAS REALLY GOOD FOOD BUT IT IS SUPER TINY AND VERY PRICEY. WE DID LIKE IT OUR FIRST 2 TIMES THERE BUT THE LAST VISIT WAS NOT SO GOOD. WE SEE A COUPLE WALK TO THE FRONT DOOR AND IMMEDIATELY TURN AROUND. THEY TELL US THERE IS NO SEATING AT THE BAR. THE SHELF TABLES ARE TINY AND MOUNTED ON A WALL. WE DON'T EVEN GO IN.

 - WE DRIVE BY THE FLYING PIG. THERE IS A LINE OF PEOPLE OUTSIDE. WE KEEP DRIVING.

 - THE LAST STOP IS FLIP FLOPS RIGHT ON THE OCEAN WITH A NICE BREEZE. WE SIT OUTSIDE AND GET SERVED RIGHT AWAY. THIS IS THE RELAXMENT I WANTED. OUR WAITRESS IS MY MOM'S AGE BUT SHE IS SUPER COOL AND WE ENJOYED HER SERVICE. FOOD WAS SO-SO TO OKAY AND SAME WITH THE PRICE. THE BARTENDER WAS A SMOKE SHOW.

 BACK HOME I WALK THE PUP ON THE BEACH. THE STARS ARE MAGNIFICENT. I THOUGHT I SAW A SHOOTING STAR SO I PRAYED FOR A SUPER POWER OF ANY KIND BUT WASN'T GRANTED IT.

 I BUM OUT I MISSED A FAMILY LITTLE RE-UNION OF SORTS. I DROPPED THE BALL WITH THE DATE AND TIME. I TEXTED MY BROTHERS AND THEY SAID IT WAS A GOOD TIME.

 PHILLIES WIN A DOMINATING AFTERNOON GAME 6 - 1. MAN , THEY NEEDED IT.

 WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH THE LAST 2 EPISODES OF SEASON 3 OF RESIDENT ALIEN. THEY WERE GOOD. THIS VERY POPULAR SERIES HAS NOT BEEN PICKED UP FOR A 4TH SEASON YET. RUMORS IS IT MAY MOVE AWAY FROM THE SYFY NETWORK TO NETFLIX.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT DECENT.

  THURSDAY    5 - 30 - 24

 WELP , UNLESS YOU LIVE UNDER A ROCK LIKE PATRICK STARFISH THE NEWS SLAMMED THE TV STATIONS , NEWSPAPERS , AND SOCIAL MEDIA........DONALD TRUMP GUILTY ON ALL 34 COUNTS. HE WILL BE THE FIRST CONVICTED PRESIDENT TO RUN FOR A PRESIDENCY EVER. YOU KNOW WHAT.....HE WILL WIN BIG TIME.  EVEN THOUGH HIS LAWYERS PICKED AT LEAST HALF THE JURORS OF HIS PEERS AND VOTED HIM 100% GUILTY TRUMP WILL DENY DENY DENY.....A CLASSIC CHILD REACTION WHEN YOU DO SOMETHING WRONG. THE FUNNY THING........HE WILL WIN IN A LAND SLIDE COME NOVEMBER.  GO TRUMP !!

 ONE OTHER THING - AFTER THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT TRUMP LIED AND HIS PEERS VOTED HIM GUILTY TRUMP'S DONATION WEBSITE IMPLODED WITH SO MANY DONATIONS IT COLLAPSED. YEP , SO MUCH MONEY FOR HIS CAMPAIGN CAME IN IT SHUT DOWN THE WEBSITE FOR NEARLY 6 HOURS.  GO TRUMP !!

 I START MY MORNING GLIDING ALONG THE BOARDWALK ON A BIKE.  IT WAS WONDERFUL.

 WILDWOOD VOTED BEST BEACHES IN NEW JERSEY. KINDA NICE BUT MEANS NOTHING.

 CALLED MY MOM TO SEE HOW THE GET TOGETHER DINNER WAS. SHE SAID IT WAS NICE.

 BACK HOME I TAKE THE PUP TO THE DOG PARK. THE PUP PLAYED WHILE I TALKED TO SOME NICE OWNERS.

 BACK HOME I WATCH 1 1/2 EPISODES OF THE LAST OF US.  BOTH WERE GOOD.

 I SPEND ABOUT 1 HOUR PICKING UP TRASH AROUND THE COMPLEX ESPECIALLY IN THE BACK ALLEYS. I ALSO WEEDED THE FLOWER BOXES.

  TO THE BEACH WITH THE PUP. AGAIN , A PICTURE PERFECT DAY TO CHILL IN MY GRAVITY CHAIR. THE PUP DUG A HOLE AND CHILLED IN IT. SHE WAS VERY GOOD EVEN WHEN ANOTHER DOG WAS PLAYING. A GOOD SIZED SAND SHARK WASHED UP ON THE BEACH. THE NEXT MORNING I SAW MAINTENANCE TAKE IT.

 WHEELS LEAVES BEACH AND HEADS BACK TO CONDO TO CHANGE AND GO TO A BAR WITH SOME NEIGHBORS. I COULDN'T LEAVE THAT EARLY. I HAD TO STAY AT THE BEACH WITH THE PUP. IT WAS JUST WAY TOO NICE AND IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE ABSOLUTE SMOKE SHOW GIRL IN A BIKINI NEXT ME. I MEAN ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

 CALL MY YOUNGEST AND ELDEST TO CHECK IN. I LOVE TALKING TO THEM.

 I LEAVE THE BEACH AND CHANGE BACK AT OUR CONDO.

 I HEAD TO THE WATERFRONT BAR TO MEET UP WITH WHEELS AND 4 NEIGHBORS. FOOD WAS GOOD AND IT WAS FUN. THE MOTOWN MUSIC BY A 3 PIECE BAND WITH BACKING TRACKS WERE VERY GOOD. MY ONLY PROBLEM WAS IT WAS WAY TOO LOUD.

 WE ROLL OUT AND STOP AT ACME TO PICK UP ADVIL.

 AT HOME WE FEED AND WALK THE PUP.

 NEXT WE GO UP TO OUR NEIGHBORS CONDO TO HAVE DRINKS AND CHILL. THEY DID SOME REALLY NICE REMODELING TO ALL THEIR FLOORS AND REFINISHED THEIR KITCHEN. IT CAME OUT VERY NICE. WE SAT INSIDE FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES THAN MOVED OUT ON THEIR DECK OVERLOOKING THE OCEAN FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES. YOU CAN'T GET MORE PEACEFUL THAN THAT.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH THE BARRAGE OF NEWS ON TRUMP.  AFTER THE TOTALLY GUILTY VERDICT TRUMP CAME OUT IN THE HALLWAY OF THE COURT AGAIN AND PROCLAIMED IT WAS ALL RIGGED AND BIDEN WAS BEHIND EVERYTHING. I BELIEVED HIM. GO TRUMP !!

 I CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT TRUMP WOULD OF SAID AND HIS FOLLOWERS IF HE WAS ACQUITTED. THE WORDS " TOLD YA !! " WOULD OF BEEN REPEATED MANY TIMES. GO TRUMP !!

 WALK THE PUP AT NIGHT ON THE COOL SAND OF THE BEACH. THE STARS WERE BURSTING OUT AND I JUST DON'T WANNA LEAVE.

  FRIDAY     5 - 31 - 24

 LONG DOUBLE SHIFT DAY.........KINDA.

  EARLY MORNING WALK ON THE BEACH WITH THE PUP. OCEAN AND SAND CALLS ME.

 GET ALL MY COMPUTER STUFF DONE AND BEGIN TO CLEAN AND LOAD THE VAN.

 TRUMPSTERS JUST DOWN RIGHT AMAZE ME.

  ON THE ROAD WE STOP FOR GAS AND TAKE THE BACK WAY VIA COMMODORE BARRY BRIDGE. DID YOU KNOW IT SAVES $8 (ONE WAY) IN TOLLS AND ONLY ADDS ABOUT 10 MINUTES TO THE RIDE AT MOST. I WISH I KNEW THIS FOR I HAVE BEEN TAKING THE WALT WHITMAN BRIDGE FOR DECADES.

 AT HOME WE UNLOAD AND SETTLE IN. AFTER 15 MINUTES I HEAD TO THE LIQUOR STORE AND THAN THE NAIL FOR A BEER ORDER. I HANG OUT ABOUT 2 HOURS TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS. I CALLED MY YOUNGEST TO TALK ABOUT A POSSIBLE MURAL AT THE NAIL.

 PHILLIES RETURN HOME AND WIN A SOLID GAME 4 - 2.

 WHEELS AND ELDEST HEAD TO A BIRTHDAY PARTY.

 I RIDE MY HONDA VTX BACK TO THE NAIL. IT IS A BEAUTIFUL RIDE. VTX MEANS V-TWIN EXTREME.

 ONLY ONE BAND AND THEY WERE REALLY GOOD. THE ONLY PROBLEM WAS THE MONITORS WERE NOT WORKING. OF COURSE THEY WEREN'T. OUR SOUNDMAN WILL VISIT TOMORROW.

 A VERY FUN SURPRISE FOR THE SATURDAY SHOW.

 RIDE BACK HOME AROUND 10:30PM. I MEET UP WITH WHEELS AND BY 11:30PM I HEAD TO BED.

  SATURDAY     6 - 1 - 24

 PRETTY COOL - WE START JUNE OFF WITH A MARRIAGE PROPOSAL AT THE NAIL. IF YOU LIKE TO SEE THE VIDEO GO TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.

 PHILLIES WIN A SOLID GAME 6 - 1. RANGER SUAREZ GETTING HIT BY A LINE DRIVE IN THE THUMB WAS A CONCERN. APPARENTLY X-RAYS WERE NEGATIVE.

  I ROLL TO THE NAIL TO MEET OUR SUPER SOUND MAN. ALL 3 MONITORS ARE DOWN. WE DECIDED TO MOVE 2 MAINS FROM THE BACK WALL TO THE FRONT OF THE STAGE AS A TEMPORARY FIX. YEP , IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING.

 I GOT ALOT DONE AS OUR SOUND TECH TINKERED WITH THE MONITORS.

 RIDE MY VTX BACK HOME ON A BEAUTIFUL DAY.

 OUT TO DINNER WITH WHEELS AND THE KIDS. A PLACE CALLED DANDAN. IT WAS GOOD.

  WATCH THE SERIES AND SEASON FINALE OF STAR TREK : DISCOVERY. I THOUGHT IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD. THE SERIES AS A WHOLE WAS VERY GOOD.

 BACK TO THE NAIL ON MY VTX. A NICE CHILL RIDE UNTIL I RAN OUT OF GAS. MY GAUGE READ 70 MILES. I SHOULD GET DOUBLE THAT ON A FULL TANK. I PULLED OVER IN A WAWA PARKING LOT AND SWITCHED MY FUEL GAUGE TO RESERVE. THIS GETS ME ABOUT 25 MORE MILES AT LEAST. I MADE IT TO THE LOCAL GAS STATION AND FILLED UP.

 THE BAND ARRIVES ONE HOUR EARLY AND I CAN'T BLAME THEM. THIS IS GOING TO BE AN EXCITING AND MEMORABLE NIGHT.

 WITH JUST 3 BANDS WE HIT NEARLY 100 FANS OF MUSIC.  I THOUGHT IT WAS A VERY FUN NIGHT AND I GOT TO WORK WITH MY YOUNGEST AND ELDEST. THIS MAKES IT TWICE AS FUN.

 RANGERS LOSE IN NHL SERIES TO FLORIDA. I'M OKAY WITH THAT.

 THE SET-UP - DURING THE LAST BAND'S SET I SNUCK AROUND THE BACK LOT TO THE FRONT MARQUEE WITH LETTERS AND A LADDER. I CHANGE THE EAST SIDE MARQUEE TO " KYRSTIN - WILL YOU - MARRY ME - KEITH ".

 WE GOT THE CROWD OUTSIDE TO TAKE A " PICTURE " WITH THE BAND. I MADE ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE P.A. ABOUT 50 + PEOPLE WENT OUTSIDE. THE BAND THAN SAID , " HOW ABOUT A PICTURE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MARQUEE ? " 

 THE BRIDE TO BE WAS LITERALLY THE LAST TO COME OVER. THE BOYFRIEND / DRUMMER CALLED HER OVER AND PEOPLE BEGAN TAKING PICTURES. SHE STILL DID NOT KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON UNTIL HE SAID , " LOOK AT THE SIGN." SHE TURNED AND LOOKED UP WHILE HE TOOK A KNEE. EVERYONE CHEERED. SEE THE FACEBOOK VIDEO. IT IS PRETTY DAMN ADORABLE.

 A VERY FUN NIGHT WITH A BIG CROWD.

 I TRIED MY BEST TO MAKE MY YOUNGEST SLEEP OVER BUT THE KID WASN'T GOING FOR IT. SO I TOOK OUR CAR AND LEFT MY MOTORCYCLE AT THE NAIL. I TOLD MY ELDEST I WILL TRY TO BE BACK IN 45 MINUTES. WELP , I HIT AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF TRAFFIC. I JUST COULDN'T FUCKING BELIEVE IT AT 12 FUCKING MIDNIGHT !!!  IT RUINED MY MOOD. I TRIED TO SHAKE IT OFF BUT I WAS SO PISSED IT TOOK ME NEARLY AN HOUR AND A HALF TO GET BACK TO THE NAIL.

 BACK AT THE NAIL AND IT IS COMPLETELY CLOSED WITH THE BARTENDER AND A FRIEND WAITING FOR ME. I WAS GOING TO HAVE A NIGHTCAP BUT SAID FUCK THIS AND RODE MY MOTORCYCLE HOME.

 AT HOME I SETTLE IN AND WATCH THE SERIES FINALE OF THE LAST OF US. IT WAS EXCELLENT.

 I GO TO BED THINKING " HEAD NORTH ".

  SUNDAY       6 - 2 - 24

 OPENING A CAN OF WORMS...........

 UP AT 5:30AM I GET ALL COMPUTER WORK DONE.

  EARLY I HEAD TO THE NAIL WITH THE PUP. I SPEND ABOUT AN HOUR PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT.

 BACK HOME WHEELS IS UP AND WE LOAD THE VAN. WE ARE HEADING NORTH. IN 73 MINUTES WE ARE IN TOWN. WE ALSO CALLED SOME FAMILY DURING THE RIDE TO CHECK IN.

 WE MAKE A QUICK STOP AT WHITE HAVEN DINER. I THOUGHT MY WESTERN OMELET WAS LESS THAN FILLED LIKE THE MANY TIMES BEFORE. THEY ARE KNOWN FOR HUGE PORTIONS AND CHEAP PRICING. WE HAVE SOME COFFEE TO GET SOME ENEGRY.

 IT IS PICTURE PERFECT HERE. MID 70'S.

 I DECIDE TO DO A BIG PROJECT SINCE WHEELS IS OFF. I TREAT OUR ROOFS FOR MOSS. THIS MEANS BROOMING , LEAF BLOWING , AND USING A HOSE FOR TREATMENT. OF COURSE I FORGET A 2ND HOSE. I HAD TWO FIVE GALLON CHUGS OF TREATMENT. OF COURSE ONE FALLS OFF THE ROOF AND BREAKS.

 WHEELS IS A HUGE HELP WITH GETTING ME THINGS. AFTER 3 HOURS THE PROJECT IS DONE. I HAVE ZERO FAITH THIS MOSS TREATMENT WILL WORK.

 WHEELS CLEANS UP AS I CUT THE LAWN.

 A PAUSE IN THE ROOF JOB AS FOR THE 2ND TIME A SQUIRREL CHEWED RIGHT THROUGH ROOF SHINGLES. I HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE. THE NEXT MORNING I SEEN AT LEAST 8 SQUIRRELS AROUND OUR PROPERTY. THEY LITERALLY CAME RIGHT UP TO ME ON OUR BALCONY DECK. I NEVER SEEN SO MANY.

 WE CHANGE AND HEAD TO A FAVORITE LOCAL PUB CALLED FOUR FELLAS. WE GET A VERY GOOD MUSHROOM CHEESE BURGER AND MEET A NEW BARTENDER.

 PHILLIES LOSE HEART BREAKER. MAN , IT SUCKS BEING PHILLY FANS.

 WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH A MOVIE CALLED DREAM SCENARIO WITH NICHOLAS CAGE. THOUGH IT GOT VERY HIGH REVIEWS VIA ROTTEN TOMATOES THIS MOVIE WAS BIZARRE. IT STARTS OUT GOOD BUT THAN JUST TAKES CRAZY DEPRESSING TURNS ALL THE WAY TO THE END........WHICH IS " EH " AT BEST.

 WE WATCH THE FINAL 2 EPISODES OF COMMUNITY. THEY WERE " EH " AT BEST AND THE LAST SERIES / SEASON FINALE WAS NOT GOOD.

  CHECK EMAILS AND HEAD TO BED.

 WATCHED SOME NEWS AND SLEPT OKAY. THE PUP JOINED ME AT 4AM.

 OH, THE WHOLE REASON WE CAME UP HERE IS TO MEET A HOUSE INSPECTOR. WE DECIDED TO TELL THE TOWNSHIP WE RENT OUR HOME. THIS WILL BE A NIGHTMARE.

  MONDAY    6 - 3 - 24

 WELP , INSPECTOR CAME BY FOR 10 MINUTES. WE PAY HIM $150 AND NOW I HAVE TO BUY AND INSTALL G.F.I. OUTLETS , OUTLET PLATES , AND SMOKE ALARMS.

  I GET ALOT OF COMPUTER WORK DONE , THANK YOU EMAILS TO THE BANDS WHO PLAYED OVER THE WEEKEND , DETAIL EMAILS TO BANDS PLAYING THIS WEEKEND , AND THE JUNE CALENDAR IS SENT OFF FOR PRINTING.

 THIS MORNING I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW MANY SQUIRRELS I SAW. I MADE A VIDEO OF THEM BEING SO BOLD AND COMING RIGHT UP TO ME ON OUR BALCONY DECK.

 TAKE THE PUP FOR A WALK AROUND THE LAKE. I MEET A NICE GUY HITTING A COUPLE OF GOLF BALLS. I TALK TO HIM AND HE IS SAD BECAUSE HE IS MOVING. I ASKED HIM WHY AND HE REPLIED , " I WAS NOT WELCOMED HERE. " I RESPONDED , " I'M SORRY TO HEAR THAT. WELL , I WELCOME YOU. " TODAY WAS HIS LAST DAY HERE.

 A TON OF DEER AND I POST SEVERAL VIDEOS. WE ALSO SEE A TURKEY TAKING A DUST BATH RIGHT OFF OUR FRONT DECK.

 THE INSPECTOR WAS A NICE ASIAN GUY. AFTER HE LEFT I WAS BUMMING. I FELT LIKE ," HERE WE GO AGAIN WITH INSPECTIONS AND FIXING STUFF JUST LIKE OUR RENTAL PROPERTY LAST YEAR. "

 WE TAKE A RIDE TO WILKES BARRE. IT IS NOT A BAD DRIVE AND VERY PRETTY RUNNING 12 MILES ALONG THE LEHIGH RIVER.

 WE STOP AT RESTAURANT DEPOT AND HOME DEPOT FOR SUPPLIES FOR THE NAIL AND HOUSE INSPECTION WE JUST GOT.

 FOR DINNER WE STOP AT A VERY GOOD ITALIAN RESTAURANT CALLED BUONO SERA RISTORANTE. BASICALLY WE WERE THE ONLY ONES THERE AFTER ONE TABLE OF WOMEN LEFT. THEY PLAYED DEAN MARTIN THROUGH THE HOUSE SPEAKERS AND THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD. GOOD PORTIONS , GOOD SERVICE , AND PRICES WERE MEDIUM OF THE ROAD. THE MUSIC CUT OUT A COUPLE OF TIMES SO THEY APOLOGIZED. THIS MEANS ZERO TO ME BUT THEY FELT BAD. SO , THEY GAVE US A FREE DESERT.

 HEAD HOME AND TALK TO OUR ELDEST ABOUT WORK. EACH DAY FINISHED IS HUGE TO US AND I AM SURE TO HER TOO. SHE STARTED OUT SLOW THIS MORNING BUT FINISHED THE DAY POSITIVE.

 AT HOME WE TALK TO OUR NEIGHBOR AND HIS DOG. HE TELLS US OF NEW RULES IN OUR ASSOCIATION. YEAH.......BLOW.

  WE FEED OUR PUP AND MINUTES LATER SHE VOMITS ON HER BLANKET AND OUR CARPET. THIS WAS FUN TO CLEAN UP. WHEELS WASHED HER BLANKET IN THE WASHING MACHINE.

 IT IS NEARLY 8PM AND WE SETTLE IN. WE WATCH THE PHILLIES WIN A SOLID GAME OVER THE BREWERS 3 - 1. THE RETURN OF RHYS HOSKINS WAS WELCOMED BY THE FANS. IT WAS VERY NICE WE WON THE GAME AND THE BREWERS ONLY SCORE WAS A HOSKINS HOME RUN. IT PLAYED OUT PERFECTLY.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE CONNORS. IT WAS GOOD.

 WHEELS WATCHES GAME SHOWS WHILE I CHECK MY EMAILS AND PLAY SOME POKER TO WIND DOWN THE NIGHT.

 OFF TO BED AND I SLEPT OKAY. THE PUP JOINS ME LATER.

   TUESDAY    6 - 4 - 24

 LAKE TO OCEAN............I GOT A LITTLE TOO EXCITED.

 UP EARLY TO DO THE INSPECTOR'S LIST. THE ONE THING THAT SUCKED AND DOUBLED THE TIME WAS I HAD NO ELECTRIC TESTER.

   THE LIST :

 - DECIDED TO CHANGE ALL 4 KITCHEN BACK SPLASH OUTLETS. THE INSPECTOR SAID I COULD JUST CHANGE THE LEAD ONE OR BREAKER TO A G.F.I. THESE STANDARD OUTLETS WERE 30 YEARS OLD SO CHANGING ALL 4 MADE IT LOOK UNIFORM AND NICER.

 - OF COURSE I IMMEDIATELY RAN INTO PROBLEMS LIKE WITHOUT A TESTER I COULD NOT DETERMINE WHICH WAS THE " HOT " AND WHICH WAS THE " LEAD ". I PRETTY MUCH GUESSED WRONG EVERY TIME. I WALKED BACK AND FORTH TO THE BREAK BOX 1100 TIMES.

 - THE G.F.I. OUTLETS ARE BIGGER THAN STANDARD OUTLETS SO I HAD TO CHIP OUT SOME TILE TO MAKE THEM FIT.

 - INSTALLED OUTLET PLATES AND TESTED. ALL ARE GOOD. OF COURSE THE LAST OUTLET PLATE GAVE ME TROUBLE.

 - FIXED A LOOSE GROUND IN A BATHROOM G.F.I. OUTLET.

 - BACK DOOR OUTLET CHANGED NICELY BUT......THIS OUTSIDE COVER IS MEANT FOR A STANDARD OUTLET. IT SNAP CLOSES WHEN NOT IN USE WITH A FOAM INSERT. WELP , USING A GRINDER I MACGUYVERED THE OUTLET COVER TO FIT THE NEW G.F.I. OUTLET.

 - FRONT DECK OUTLET CHANGED QUICKLY BUT......WAS TRIPPING WHEN I PLUGGED IN OUR BUG ZAPPER. I USED A LEAF BLOWER TO BLOW THE WHOLE DECK AND UNDER AWNING WITH NO PROBLEMS.

 - INSTALLED 5 SMOKE DETECTORS.

 - TOOK PICTURES TO BE SENT TO THE INSPECTOR LATER. HE DID SAY , " IF YOU WANT I CAN SAVE YOU MONEY BY ME COMING OUT AGAIN FOR A RE-INSPECTION. JUST TAKE PICTURES AND TEXT THEM TO ME. "

 WHEELS AND I DECIDE TO ROLL OUT A DAY EARLY. SHE STARTED WORK AT 6AM. SHE HAD TROUBLE SLEEPING JUST LIKE ME.

 CLEANING AND LOADING IS DONE BY 2:30PM. WE STOP AT THE DUMPSTER AND THAN THE OFFICE TO GET SOME INFORMATION ON KEY FOBS TO ENTER THE POOL AREA AND STICKERS FOR OUR VEHICLES TO ENTER THE DEVELOPMENT. I WAS GLAD WE STOPPED BY.

 ON THE ROAD BY 3PM AND AT HOME BY 4:15PM. MAN I LOVE IT IS A SHORT TRIP.

 NO UNLOADING AT ALL.  I HEAD TO THE NAIL AND WHEELS CHECKS ON THE HOUSE.

 AFTER AN HOUR I ROLL HOME BUT FIRST STOP TO PICK UP A PIZZA.

 WE HAVE DINNER AND TALK TO OUR ELDEST WHO HAD ANOTHER DECENT DAY AT WORK. I AM PROUD THIS YOUNG ADULT IS STAYING THE COURSE.

 ON THE ROAD AGAIN AT 6PM AND THIS TIME WE HEAD EAST. I WAS KINDA SURPRISED OF THE EARLY TRAFFIC BUT WE STILL MADE GOOD TIME EVEN WITH ME TAKING 95 NORTH INSTEAD OF SOUTH. I REALLY WANTED TO GO THE BACK WAY. THE GOOD THING WAS THE RIDLEY EXIT WAS ONLY 1 MILE AWAY TO ALLOW ME TO IMMEDIATELY TURN AROUND AND HEAD TO THE COMMODORE BARRY BRIDGE.

 THE BACK WAY IS MUCH MORE CHILLER , SCENIC , AND SAVES ABOUT $8 IN TOLLS. WE ALSO HAD TO STOP FOR GAS.

 WE ARRIVE AND THE TEMPERATURES WENT FROM 85 DEGREES TO 72........SWEET.

 WE BEGIN TO UNLOAD AND WHEELS WALKS BY ME CARRYING A BEER BOX WITH ONE HAND. I SAY TO MYSELF , " I SHOULD TELL HER TO USE 2 HANDS LIKE SHE DOES ON MY COCK ". BUT .........I DIDN'T.

 I CARRY IN A COMPUTER BIN AND HEAR WHEELS CURSING. THE BOX SHE WAS CARRYING WITH ONE HAND RIPPED AND FELL BREAKING 3 BEER BOTTLES. BEER WAS ALL OVER THE FLOOR BY THE STOVE. WE SPEND TIME CLEANING IT UP.

 WE HEAD TO THE BEACH WITH 2 CHAIRS , THE PUP , AND ONE BEER. I SIT WITH MY FEET IN THE SAND AND IT IS MAGNIFICENT. I OPEN MY BEER AND IT EXPLODES ALL OVER MY SHORTS AND SHIRT. I SAY TO WHEELS , " I CAN FEEL THE COLD BEER SEEPING ONTO MY COCK ".

 WHEELS ROLLS HOME BUT I STAY ON THE BEACH ANOTHER 30 MINUTES. I USE MY CELL PHONE TO WATCH AND LISTEN TO THE PHILLIES. THEY WIN AN EXCITING GAME 2 - 1 IN 10 INNINGS WITH A WALK-OFF DOUBLE.

 BACK HOME I CHANGE OUT OF MY BEER SOAKED CLOTHES. I WALK AROUND NAKED TO TURN WHEELS ON. IT DIDN'T WORK.

 WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH 100,000 PYRAMID. IT IS A GOOD AND ENTERTAINING GAME SHOW.

 BY 11PMN I DECIDE TO HAVE ONE MORE NIGHT CAP PLUS A 3RD PEANUT BUTTER WHISKEY. THIS WAS A BIG MISTAKE AND I WILL DRASTICALLY CUT DOWN ON THIS LIQUORE. IT GIVES ME THE SAME SUGAR HANGOVER HEADACHES AS BLACKBERRY BRANDY DID.

 I DECIDE TO WATCH THE MOVIE GODZILLA MINUS ONE WHICH GOT EXCELLENT REVIEWS. LET ME TELL YOU IT WAS REALLY GOOD. I ONLY WATCHED ABOUT 45 MINUTES ( AND FELL ASLEEP) BUT IT WAS EXCELLENT. IT CONCENTRATES MORE ON A YOUNG SOLDIER'S BAD DECISION WHICH COST HIS UNIT LIVES.

 OFF TO BED AROUND MIDNIGHT AND WOKE UP AT 4AM , 5:30AM , AND 7:40AM. I USED THE BATHROOM EACH TIME AND MAN DID I HAVE A HEADACHE AND NOT FEEL GOOD. WALKING THE PUP AROUND 8AM WAS LABORING.

  WEDNESDAY   6 - 5 - 24

  I WATCHED THE CNN SPECIAL PRESENTATION FROM FRANCE ON THE 80 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF NORMANDY.......D-DAY. IT WAS EXTREMELY EMOTIONAL. TO ME , IT WAS THE GREATEST GENERATION OF MEN AND WOMEN.

 I ALSO WATCHED THE LIFT OFF OF BOEING'S SPACE CRAFT STARLINER. IT WAS VERY IMPRESSIVE FOR BEING A YEAR LATE AND 1 BILLION DOLLARS OVER BUDGET.

 MY INSIGNIFICANT DAY :

 OH MAN WAS I IN 1ST GEAR ALL DAY. I FELT HORRIBLE WITH A SUGAR HEADACHE AND JUST WALKING A LITTLE MADE MY HEART RACE. THE CULPRIT.....TOO MUCH PEANUT BUTTER WHISKEY THE NIGHT BEFORE.

 THIS DESCRIBES MY LUCK TO A TEE. I DO THINGS 3X HARDER AND THAN FIND OUT IT SHOULDA BEEN EASIER.

 MY TRAVEL ROKU STARTED ACTING UP WITH CERTAIN BUTTONS NOT WORKING. I SPEND A SOLID HOUR GOOGLING HOW TO FIX IT....NONE WORKED.

 I DRIVE TO RITE-AID AND PICK UP NEW BATTERIES. BACK HOME I INSTALL THEM AND THEY DON'T WORK.

 I TRY WITH JUST AN " UP " ARROW WORKING TO WATCH THE REMAINDER OF THE MOVIE GODZILLA MINUS ONE. I JUST CAN'T DO IT....MORE TIME LOST.

  DURING THE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON I SPEND ALMOST 2 HOURS SEARCHING FOR THE SAME ROKU REMOTE OR REPLACEMENT. I ORDER ONE FOR $12.

 NOW MY LUCK - I BASICALLY WASTED NEARLY 4 HOURS AND $8 FOR BATTERIES TRYING TO FIX THIS REMOTE. MY ELDEST CALLS TO TELL US SHE DID NOT HAVE THE BEST DAY AT WORK. I HAPPEN TO BRING UP THE ROKU REMOTE AND SHE SAYS , " DAD , WHY DON'T YOU JUST DOWNLOAD THE ROKU REMOTE APP TO YOUR PHONE ? "  OH......MY......GODDDDDDDDD !!!!! - I TOTALLY FORGOT I ALREADY HAD THIS APP ON MY PHONE THAT MY YOUNGEST INSTALLED 3 YEARS AGO. ALL THAT TIME WASTED. THE APP WORKS PERFECT LATER ON.

 NOW I AM JUST PISSED.   

 TO SETTLE DOWN I TAKE A RIDE TO THE DOG PARK. THE PUP HAS FUN AND I MEET AN ELDERLY MAN WEARING A SHIRT WITH THE LETTERS " JAZZ ". I HAD A BAND SHIRT ON. HE ASKS ABOUT IT AND I TELL HIM. I ALSO MENTION I OWN THE RUSTY NAIL. HE REPLIES , " I LIVED ON LORRAINE AVE FOR 35 YEARS. " WE TALKED ANOTHER 45 MINUTES.

  AS I WAS LEAVING I SAY GOODBYE TO HIM. HIS SON AND DAUGHTER-IN-LAW JUST WALKED IN. HE SAYS , " MAYBE I'LL SEE YA AT THE RUSTY NAIL ? "  I HEAR HIS 30 YEAR OLD SON ENTHUSIASTICALLY SAY , " OMG , IS THAT THE OWNER OF THE RUSTY NAIL ? I LOVE THAT BAR. " I WAS GOING TO TURN AROUND AND TALK MORE BUT THE PUP WAS HOT AND I BEEN THERE FOR ALMOST AN HOUR.

 BACK HOME I DO SOME ODD JOBS LIKE SPRAY PAINT A SHOWER CURTAIN ROD. THE LAST RENTER SAID IS WAS BROKE AND ABOUT TO FALL DOWN. AGAIN , RENTERS BLOW THINGS WAYYYYYYY OUT OF PROPORTION AS IT WAS THE PLASTIC COVERING THAT WAS CRACKING NOT THE ACTUAL METAL POLE. I REMOVED THE PLASTIC WRAP ON THE POLE AND PAINTED IT WHITE IN OUR ALLEY WAY. I LATER RE-INSTALLED IT WITH NO PROBLEMS.

 OH , THE LAST RENTER SAID THERE ARE NO CLOSET HANGERS. I BRING 16 NEW WHITE HANGERS FROM THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE TO THE CONDO. WE ARRIVE AND THERE ARE 15 HANGERS HERE. WE NOW HAVE 31 HANGERS. AGAIN , RENTERS WAYYYYYYYY WRONG.

 WHEELS AND I SIT ON THE BEACH WITH THE PUP. WE TALK TO SOME PEOPLE WALKING BY WITH THEIR KIDS. THEY PET OUR PUP. WE ALSO SEE HUGE MACHINERY ON THE BEACH AND IN THE OCEAN FOR DREDGING. IT LOOKS LIKE QUITE AN UNDERGOING.

 NEIGHBORS ASK US TO GO TO DINNER BUT I DECLINE BECAUSE I AM JUST COMING DOWN OFF MY SUGAR HEADACHE.  WE STAY IN AND WHEELS MAKES A VERY GOOD ROASTED PORK CHOP DINNER. PUT IT THIS WAY.....I HAD ZERO DRINKS TONIGHT.

 WE WATCH THE END OF THE PHILLIES GAME AS THEY WIN 2 - 0 AND SWEEP THE BREWERS.

 A VERY NICE WEDNESDAY FACETIME WITH OUR KIDS. I ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO IT.

 WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH A MOVIE CALLED AMERICAN FICTION. IT WAS A LITTLE SLOW MOVING BUT OVERALL PRETTY GOOD.

 BOTH WHEELS AND I HEAD TO BED KINDA EARLY........AROUND 10:30PM. I WAS STILL HURTING BUT FEELING BETTER. THE PUP JOINS ME. I DID ASK WHEELS TO HAVE THE PUP SLEEP WITH HER TONIGHT BUT SHE SAID WE HAVE A NICE BOND AND THE PUP SHOULD STAY WITH ME.

 OH , WHEELS WENT FOR A WALK TODAY AND SAW A GUY SPINNING IN THE STREET WITH A BEER CAN IN HIS HAND. HE WAS ALSO YELLING AT PEOPLE.  HE SAID " YO " TO WHEELS. SHE REPLIED , " EVERYTHING OKAY ? " YEP , NOT DRAWING TOO MUCH ATTENTION TO YOURSELF.

 THURSDAY   6 - 6 - 24

  GILGO BEACH SERIAL KILLER.....JESUS CHRIST WHAT A WORLD. ABSOLUTELY BRUTAL TORTURING ON THESE POOR VICTIMS. I CAN'T IMAGINE THE UNTHINKABLE FEAR THESE GIRLS WENT THOUGH. THERE IS NO GOD.

 MY INSIGNIFICANT LIFE :

 I THOUGHT BIDEN GAVE A GOOD SPEECH IN FRANCE. I AM SURE MANY PEOPLE WILL SAY IT WAS HORRIBLE. GO TRUMP !!

 I JUST DON'T GET IT. I KNOW VERY EDUCATED FAMILY AND FRIENDS THAT ARE HUGE TRUMP FANS. I MEAN OVER THE TOP FANATICAL TRUMPSTERS.  IT IS LIKE THEY JUST DON'T SEE THIS GUY AS A DANGER OR EVEN A BAD HUMAN BEING. HE BANGS PORN STARTS , CHEATS ON HIS WIVES , HIS OWN VICE-PRESIDENT FOR 4 YEARS DOESN'T BACK HIM ANYMORE , STILL DOESN'T HAVE A RUNNING MATE YET WITH ONLY 4 MONTHS TO GO , GUILTY OF 34 CHARGES BY HIS PEERS ( HIS FUCKING LAWYERS PICKED AT LEAST HALF THE DAMN JURY !! ) , 3 MORE CHARGES LATER , IMPEACHMENT TRIALS , IF HE DOESN'T WIN EVERYTHING IS RIGGED , PHYSICALLY MOCKS A REPORTER WITH DISABILITIES , CLAIMS HE CAN GRAB WOMEN BY THE PUSSY AND GET AWAY WITH IT , HIS OWN MOTHER CALLED HIM AN IDIOT AND SHOULD NEVER BE IN POLITICS  , 62 OF HIS CHOICE HAND PICKED BEST EVER POLITICAL FRIENDS HATE HIM NOW OR ARE ON TRIAL , HIS SPEECHES SPEW LIES AND HATRED TIME AND TIME AGAIN , CLAIMED HE NEVER SAID HILLARY CLINTON SHOULD GO TO JAIL ( REPORTERS SHOWED HIM SAYING OVER 60 TIMES !! ) ,  HE USES THE SAME 100 WORDS EVERY DAMN SPEECH , .....UGH...... I MEAN THE LIST GOES ON AND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON. I JUST DON'T GET IT.  GO TRUMP !!

 A COMPLETE CLEAN OUT OF OUR STOVE. WEARING GLOVES I PULLED THE STOVE OUT AND MAN IT WAS NOT PRETTY. I'VE SEEN WORST BUT THIS WAS NOT FUN. I SPENT A SOLID 45 MINUTES CLEANING THE OUTSIDE , UNDERNEATH , SIDES OF CABINETS , AND MORE.

 TAKE THE PUP TO THE DOG PARK. THERE WERE ABOUT 6 PEOPLE THERE FROM START TO FINISH. ONE ASIAN GIRL IN A BIKINI AND ANOTHER YOUNG WOMAN WITH SILK SHORT SHORTS ON. I SAID NOTHING TO THEM SINCE I AM FAT , BALD , AND LOOK LIKE DR. PHIL. IT WAS DEPRESSING. I WAS AN ATHLETIC ROMAN GOD AND NOW I AM JUST PITY.

 BACK HOME I HEAD TO THE BEACH. I WANTED SOME CHILL TIME. SITTING IN MY GRAVITY CHAIR WITH A CANOPY ( BEST EVER ) I WATCH TIKTOK AND FACEBOOK VIDEOS. I NOTICED 2 YOUNG GIRLS IN SKIMPY BIKINIS PROBABLY IN THEIR LATE TEENS BEING AS PLAYFUL AS 2 KIDS CAN BE BY TAKING FUN PICTURES WITH THEIR MOM , DOING CART WHEELS , JUMPING JACKS , AND MORE. I THOUGHT THEIR PLAYFULNESS WAS ADORABLE.  THEY WAVE TO SOME BOYS IN THEIR TEENS AND THEY WALK OVER. MINUTES LATER THEY WERE ALL PLAYING SOME GAME WHERE YOU BOUNCE A BALL OFF A TINY TRAMPOLINE. I JUST THOUGHT , " MAN , THERE IS GOING TO BE SOME BANGING TONIGHT ". I HAVE NO LIFE ANYMORE.

 WHEELS WALKS DOWN TO CHILL FOR 4 MINUTES. SHE IS NOT A BEACH PERSON.

 WE HEAD OUT TO DINNER AT MUDHEN BREWERY. A LINE OF PEOPLE ARE THERE AT 4:55PM. THEY MOVED QUICKLY , WE GOT SEATED OUTSIDE , THEY DID A TON OF WORK , BIG PARKING LOTS , IT LOOKS BEAUTIFUL , NICE WAITRESS WHO REMINDED ME OF OUR BARTENDER , GOOD FOOD ( I GOT A BIG BURGER ) , GOOD PORTIONS , BEER WAS GOOD , AND THE SERVICE ORDER WAS VERY FAST. IT WAS A LITTLE PRICEY BUT THAT WAS EXPECTED.

 BACK HOME WE HEAD TO THE BEACH WITH THE PUP , A TABLE , AND SOME WINE. WE CHILLED FOR ALMOST AN HOUR.

  WE SETTLE IN AND CHILL. WATCH SOME TV AND TRY A NEW SERIES CALLED TRACKER. IT IS PRETTY MUCH EXACTLY LIKE THE TV SERIES REACHER. WE WATCHED 2 EPISODES. THEY WERE OKAY TO GOOD.

 OFF TO BED EVEN EARLIER......10PM.

 WEATHER HAS BEEN PICTURE PERFECT FOR THE MOST PART ALL WEEK.

    FRIDAY      6 - 7 - 24

 WELP , TIME TO ROLL OUT BUT ONE LAST STROLL ON THE BEACH WITH THE PUP. MY GOD IT WAS GORGEOUS.

 I CLEAN AND LOAD UP FOR OVER AN HOUR WHILE THE PUP LAYS IN THE PARKING LOT SUNNING. OUR CONDO IS READY FOR THE RENTER COMING IN TODAY. I EVEN OFFERED THEM EARLY CHECK-IN AND ANYTIME CHECK-OUT ON MONDAY WHICH THEY APPRECIATED.

 WE TAKE THE BACK WAY AND DURING THE RIDE WE ASK OUR YOUNGEST TO PICK UP SANDWICHES. MY CHOICE WAS ANGELO'S PIZZA WHICH IS VOTED NUMBER #1 IN PHILLY. OUR YOUNGEST WALKS THERE FOR THEY OPEN AT 11AM. THERE WAS A BIG L;INE AND A 30 MINUTE WAIT.  I WANTED A CHICKEN CUTLET WITH BROCCOLI RABE BUT THEY WERE OUT OF CHICKEN. WHAT THE FUCK ? WE GOT 2 CHEESESTEAKS WITH COOPER CHEESE AND ONIONS ALONG WITH AN ITALIAN HOAGIE. BOTH WE VERY GOOD.

 WE PICK HER UP IN SOUTH PHILLY AND WE STOP AT THE NAIL TO GET THE A/C ON.

  THAN WE HEAD HOME TO UNLOAD AND SETTLE IN FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES.

 MY YOUNGEST AND I INSTALL 6 WINDOW AIR CONDITIONERS. IT WAS SUPER SMART TO LEAVE THESE IN EACH ROOM INSTEAD OF MOVING THEM TO OUR GARAGE OR BASEMENT.

 MY BROTHER STOPS BY TO BORROW MY " BREAK ". IT IS A MACHINE THAT BENDS CAPPING. WE GET IT OUT OF THE GARAGE , CLEAN IT UP , AND I GIVE HIM A SMALL DEMONSTRATION.

 NEXT MY YOUNGEST AND I HAVE LUNCH AND WATCH 1 1/2 EPISODES OF FALLOUT. THEY WERE GOOD....THOUGH I DID FALL ASLEEP FOR 5 MINUTES.

 NEXT WHEELS AND YOUNGEST STOP AT A BANK FOR ME AND THAN THEY GO OUT FOR DINNER. I TAKE TAKE MY MOTORCYCLE TO THE NAIL.

 WE GET SLAMMED RIGHT AWAY AND MY 3RD BARTENDER NOW SAYS SHE CAN NOT COME IN DUE TO BEING HUNG-OVER THE NIGHT BEFORE. THIS SUCKS SO I PUT OUT A GROUP TEXT AND NO ONE CAN COME IN.  THE TWO BARTENDERS RUN ALL NIGHT.

 GOOD MUSIC , GOOD FUN FANS , AND AN ADORABLE GIRL WHO HELPED ME DO SOUND. THIS WAS A BIG HELP.

 THE NIGHT MOVES FAST BECAUSE NO ACT REALLY HAD A DRUM KIT. I AM SO GRATEFUL AND HAPPY THE CROWD IS NEAR A 100 PEOPLE ON A SUMMER NIGHT.

 I HAVE A NIGHT CAP WITH THE BARTENDERS AND A BOYFRIEND. WE ROLL OUT A LITTLE AFTER MIDNIGHT. THIS WAS A GOOD FUN NIGHT.

 WE RIDE MY VTX BACK HOME. MY YOUNGEST AND I HAVE SOME MOZZARELLA AND PRETZELS AND WATCH THE FINALE OF FALLOUT. IT WAS GOOD.

 OFF TO BED AROUND 2AM. I SLEPT TO 10:15AM WHICH IS UNHEARD OF WITH ME.

 SATURDAY  6 - 8 - 24

 YOU KNOW , HAVING A SET OF NICE TITS ON YOUR BACK , IS NOT A BAD THING.

 MY YOUNGEST AND I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR ANOTHER ANTICIPATED BIG NIGHT.

 NEXT WE STOP AT ALICE BAR IN SOUTH PHILLY. HER ROOM MATE JOINS US. I AM HERE BECAUSE THEY WERE VOTED TOP BURGER IN PHILLY.  I HAD TO DISAGREE. IT WAS GOOD TO VERY GOOD BUT NOT BEST. SERVICE WAS VERY GOOD AND I REALLY ENJOYED CHILLING OUTDOORS FOR OUR MEAL AND DRINKS. LET ME TELL YOU SOUTH PHILLY WAS BUSTLING BIG TIME. THIS PLACE WAS VERY GOOD BUT VERY PRICEY.

 NEXT WE HEAD TO THEIR APARTMENT TO INSTALL 3 AIR CONDITIONERS , CLEAN A LITTLE , AND REMOVE A RUG.

 I HEAD HOME TIRED BUT REALLY ENJOYED MY TIME WITH THEM.

 I CHILL AND WATCH THE PHILLIES WIN IN ENGLAND. IT WAS PRETTY COOL TO SEE. TOMORROW'S GAME IS AT 10AM IN THE MORNING DUE TO ENGLAND TIME. THE ATTENDANCE HAS BEEN OVER 55,000.

 WHEELS ATTENDS A FAMILY GET TOGETHER AND PICNIC AT A BEAUTIFUL PARK. SHE SAID THE FOOD AND SURROUNDINGS WAS EXCELLENT.

 ON MY VTX I HEAD TO THE NAIL. I IMMEDIATELY SEND OUT GROUP TEXTS TO GET HELP.  A DOORMAN COMES IN AND ANOTHER BARTENDER.

  SOME THINGS THAT HAPPENED :

 - BIG CROWD. OUR COUNT WAS A LITTLE OVER A 100.

 - SOME PEOPLE WERE FEELING GOOD. ONE HAD TO BE ESCORTED OUT.

 - DOORMAN GETS ILL FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. BARTENDERS BROUGHT TOWELS , BUCKET , ICE WATER , AND POURED WATER OVER HIS HEAD.

 - EVERYONE THANKING US FOR HOSTING THE SHOW. ONE WOMAN HUGGED ME AND OUR BARTENDER. SHE SAID OUR BARTENDER WAS ADORABLE. SHE LOOKED AT ME AND A GLAZE CAME OVER HER EYES LIKE SHE SAW GODZILLA IN THE DISTANCE.

 - ALL BANDS WERE VERY GOOD.

 - BARTENDERS DID VERY GOOD. I WAS HAPPY FOR THEM.

 - AT THE END OF THE NIGHT A YOUNG GIRL WHO IS VERY EASY ON THE EYES ASKED FOR A MOTORCYCLE RIDE. SHE WAS PROBABLY ABOUT 25 YEARS OLD AND LET ME TELL YOU , BOOBS ON A BACK IS A WARM AND COZY FEELING.

 I DROP HER OFF WITH HER FRIENDS TAKING PICTURES AND VIDEO AS WE PULL UP. I HEAD HOME AND GO RIGHT TO THE COMPUTER TO WATCH PORN FOR 11 SECONDS.

 I MAKE A NIGHT CAP AND HAVE SOME SNACKS. GOD I HATE EATING SO LATE. IT WAS DAMN NEAR 2AM.

 I SLEPT GOOD. GOT UP AROUND 9:30AM. THOUGH I WAS UP SEVERAL TIMES FOR BATHROOM AND DRINK BREAKS. IT WAS A FUN DAY AND NIGHT. ANOTHER DOUBLE SHIFT TOMORROW.

  SUNDAY    6 - 9 - 24

 ANOTHER CRUSHING LOSS BY A PHILADELPHIA TEAM. PHILLIES BLOW 2 LEADS WITH THE BEST BULLPEN IN BASEBALL AND FALL HORRIBLY SHORT ON A COMEBACK IN THE BOTTOM OF THE 9TH. MAN, I AM FUCKING GETTING SICK OF THIS. THIS LOSS MAKES THE WHOLE FUCKING TRIP TO ENGLAND USELESS.

 FOR THE MOST PART A GOOD DAY AND NIGHT. THIS WILL BE MY 3RD DOUBLE SHIFT.

 KINDA FIXED A DRYER BY RE-ROUTING A POWER SUPPLY TO ANOTHER OUTLET.

 HEAD TO THE NAIL TO FIND MY BARTENDERS DID NOT HAVE A GOOD CLOSE THE NIGHT BEFORE. I STOCKED BEER AND MORE FOR NEARLY 2 HOURS. YES , I SENT A NOT SO NICE TEXT AND PICTURES TO THEM. OH , I FORGET TO TRASH A RUG.

 BACK HOME AROUND 4:30PM I CHECK EMAILS AND NAP. LOAD-IN FOR TONIGHT'S SHOW IS 7PM SO I HAVE A LITTLE TIME.

 5:45PM MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF AND THERE ARE 20 PEOPLE AT THE NAIL FOR A 6PM LOAD-IN. I WAS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER.

 ON MY VTX I HEAD TO THE NAIL. I IMMEDIATELY BE PLAYFUL WITH EVERYONE AND NOT BE A NUDGE. I KEPT THIS VIBE ALL NIGHT.

 SPEAKING OF VIBE - LET ME TELL YOU JUDAH PRIEST , DRACO , AND FRIENDS REALLY RAN A FUN SHOW. MAIN ACT , DJ , AND ORGANIZER HOST EMCEE WERE EXCELLENT. THEY KEPT ME UPDATED WITH ALL ACTS , TIMES , AND MORE. THE NIGHT MOVED QUICKLY AND I REALLY LIKED THE GROUP PICTURE ON THE STAGE AT THE END OF THE NIGHT WITH EVERYONE HUGGING. IT REMINDED OF SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE AND HOW THEY END A SHOW WITH EVERYONE ON STAGE. THE MAIN ACT JUDAH PRIEST THAN STOOD BY THE FRONT DOOR HUGGING AND SHAKING HANDS WITH EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT. IT REMINDED ME OF A WEDDING RECEPTION LINE. IT WAS COOL TO SEE.

 WHAT WAS NOT COOL WAS TO SEE THE POLICE SHOWING UP. APPARENTLY A NEIGHBOR SAW ABOUT 20 AFRICAN AMERICANS OUT FRONT AND CALLED THE POLICE FOR " NOISE ". THIS WAS FALSE BUT I DID WHAT THE PO-PO ASKED AND MOVED EVERYONE INSIDE. IT WAS AT THE END OF THE NIGHT SO ALL GOOD.

 I DID HAVE A GOOD TIME WITH OUR BARTENDER. SHE IS ADORABLE AND ALWAYS RUNNING AND POLITE. I WAS HAPPY SHE DID GOOD TONIGHT.

 I WAS THE COOK AND MAN DID I MAKE A BUNCH OF FOOD ORDERS. IT WAS FINE WITH ME BECAUSE IT KEPT ME BUSY.

 BY 12:30PM I LET THE BARTENDER HEAD HOME. SHE DID A PHENOMENAL JOB. I CLOSED ABOUT 20 MINUTES LATER.

 I RIDE MY VTX HOME AND ABOUT 1 MILE AWAY I FORGOT MY CELL PHONE. ANNNNNNNNNNNND TURN AROUND.

 EARLIER , BEFORE THE SHOW , I ALSO FOR GOT MY WALLET AND ONE DOLLAR BILLS BEFORE I LEFT.

 BACK AT THE NAIL I GET MY CELL PHONE ANNNNNNNNNN DROP IT. THE SCREEN CRACKS. I AM PRETTY SURE PEOPLE IN UPPER DARBY HEARD A SCREAM OF , " ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDDDDDDDDING ME !!!!!! ".

 AT HOME I HAVE A NIGHTCAP AND WATCH TV FOR A LITTLE BIT. I CHECK EMAILS AND PLAY ONE GAME OF POKER. I WON IT.

 OFF TO BED AND IT TOOK LONG TO FALL ASLEEP. AT 3:30AM A FAMILY MEMBER SENDS A GROUP TEXT. I HAD JUST FELL ASLEEP........BLOW.

 MONDAY    6 - 11 - 24

 INTERESTING DAY - SOME BAD , BUT MOSTLY GOOD. YA JUST CAN'T MAKE THIS SHIT UP.

 START MORNING IN FULL PANIC MODE. MY EMAIL ACCOUNT IS NOT WORKING. I TRY SEVERAL DIFFERENT THINGS OVER 2 HOURS AND NOTHING. THE GOOD....I HAVE A PRIMARY EMAIL ACCOUNT WITH XFINITY WHICH GOT ME BY ON EMAILING BANDS ON MY FULL SCHEDULED MONDAY. I AM HOPING IT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH WINDOWS LIVE MAIL SERVER AND NOT ON MY END.

 I AM SCRAMBLING. WHEELS IS SCRAMBLING. SO , OUR GAME PLAN IS TO USE OUR CONDO THIS WEEK BECAUSE BY SATURDAY IT IS FULLY RENTED UNTIL SEPTEMBER.

  I HELP WHEELS LOAD UP AND SHE ROLLS OUT TO THE BANK , FUEL THE CAR , AND PICK UP OUR YOUNGEST. YES , OUR YOUNGEST TOTALLY SURPRISED ME ON SAYING SHE IS IN FOR THE TRIP. I NUDGE HER ABOUT 10 TIMES A DAY TO COME WITH US. I AM SUPER HAPPY ABOUT IT.

 NEXT IS ME AND THE PUP. I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP AND CLEAN. AFTER ABOUT ONE HOUR I ROLL OUT AND HEAD EAST TOO.

 GET THIS - BOTH WHEELS AND I NOW TAKE THE BACK WAY TO NORTH WILDWOOD. IT IS AN EASIER RIDE , LESS STRESSFUL ,  WAY MORE SCENIC , AND SAVES UP TO $13 IN TOLLS ONE WAY. I AM ON 55 SOUTH AND CALL THEM. I ASK THEM WHERE THEY ARE. MY YOUNGEST SAYS , " WE ARE ON 55 TOO. " I REPLY , " WHAT MILE MARKER ? " SHE RESPONDS , " 48.2 ". I GIGGLE AND SAY , " I'M AT 48.8. SEE YA IN A MINUTE. " I CATCH UP TO THEM AND WE FOLLOW EACH OTHER TO THE CONDO.

 WE ARRIVE AND I ASK MY YOUNGEST , " DO YOU WANT TO WALK THE PUP OR UNLOAD ? " SHE GIGGLES AND SAYS , " WELL , THAT'S AN EASY ONE ". AND TAKES THE LEASH. WE ALL LAUGH.

 WHEELS AND I LOAD IN AND..........SHE SMASHES A WORK MONITOR. THE SCREEN IS CRACKED AND USELESS. I GET ONLINE IMMEDIATELY FOR FB MARKETPLACE AND CONTACT 3 PEOPLE SELLING MONITORS. ONE RESPONDS. SHE SAYS WE CAN HAVE IT FOR FREE. I ALSO ASK HER ABOUT A SUGGESTION FOR A RESTAURANT. MAN , SHE PICKED A GOOD ONE CALLED 5 WEST PUB.

 WE ROLL OUT TO 5 WEST PUB. IT IS A VERY COOL LARGE RESTAURANT / BAR WITH BEAUTIFUL AMBIANCE AND TV'S. WE GET SEATED AND OUR WAITRESS IS SUPER COOL. OF COURSE I PLAY WITH HER. WE GET OUR DRINKS AND I ASK WHEELS AND YOUNGEST CAN WE SIT AT THE FIREPLACE. THEY ROLL THEIR EYES AND APPEASE ME. WE SIT FOR A LITTLE BIT AND JUST ENJOY EACH OTHER'S COMPANY AND STORIES.

 NEXT I SEE A TABLE NEAR US OPEN UP THAT HAS A LOVE SEAT AND TWO CUSHIONED CHAIRS. WHEELS ROLLS HER EYES AGAIN AND I ASK THE WAITRESS IF WE CAN MOVE TO THE MORE COMFY TABLE. WE MOVE OVER AND IT MADE OUR EXPERIENCE BETTER.

 THE TRUE EXPERIENCE WAS THE FOOD. THIS FB MARKETPLACE SELLER GAVE US A HUGE LEAD. FOOD WAS EXCELLENT FROM LARGE BURGER TO CRAB CAKES , DIRTY SHRIMP ( OMG) , POT STICKERS , BROCCOLI RABE , MAC AND CHEESE , AND MORE. WE REALLY LIKED IT AND I SENT A MESSAGE TO THE FB PERSON THANKING HER.

 WE STOP AT WAL-MART TO PICK UP A MONITOR , CELL PHONE CHARGERS , AND A POTTED PLANT HOLDER FOR MY YOUNGEST. SHE REALLY WANTED ONE SO I PAID FOR IT AND SHE KEPT THE $7 IN CHANGE, SHE GIGGLES AND SAYS , " GLAD I ASK FOR IT. " OH , I WAS SINGING " CAT IN THE CRADLE " WAY TOO LOUD IN WALMART.

 NEXT WE HEAD TO THE FB MARKETPLACE GIRL AND SHE LEFT THE MONITOR ON HER STOOP. WE NOW HAVE TWO MONITORS.  WE ROLL HOME. OH , SHE GIVES IT TO US FOR FREE.

 BACK HOME WE FEED THE PUP AND THEY TEST THE NEW MONITOR. I HEAD TO THE BEACH ON A PICTURE PERFECT NIGHT. THEY MEET ME WITH THE PUP. WE CHILL FOR ABOUT AN HOUR AND CAN'T BELIEVE IT IS 9PM. THE PUP MAKES US LAUGH 50 TIMES WITH DIGGING AND CHASING HER.

 BACK HOME WE TALK TO OUR ELDEST AND SHE SAYS HER SCHOOL DIRECTOR HAS UPGRADED HER TO FULL TEACHER. WE ARE ELATED.

  I DO EMAILS AND MORE FOR A SOLID HOUR WHILE ALL OF US WATCH PEAKY F'N BLINDERS (AGAIN).

 WHEELS HEADS TO BED WHILE I WALK THE PUP ON A MAGNIFICENT NIGHT. I MEET ANOTHER OWNER AND THE 2 DOGS SNIFF EACH OTHER'S BUTTS. THIS BE A COOL WAY TO MEET A GIRL.

 I HANG WITH MY YOUNGEST TO NEARLY MIDNIGHT. I PLAY A GAME OF POKER AND WE WATCH TV. THIS WAS SUCH AN ENJOYABLE DAY AND NIGHT.

 I GAVE MY BEDROOM TO MY YOUNGEST AND SLEPT IN A BUNK BED. I WAS 100% OKAY WITH IT.

  TUESDAY    6 - 11 - 24

 KINDA TOUGH TO BEAT THIS DAY.

 GET COMPUTER WORK DONE AND BY 11:30AM I AM RIDING THE BOARDS WITH OUR YOUNGEST. WE MADE SOME STOPS , TOOK PICTURES , FUN CONVERSATION ( ALOT ABOUT TRUMP ) , AND ENJOYED THE SIGHTS AND OCEAN AIR. OH , MAN THERE WERE SOME ASS ON THE BOARDS.

 WE RIDE TO ANTNEY'S GRUB FOR CHICKEN CUTLET SANDWICHES. THE OWNER IS SUPER COOL.

 THE RIDE BACK INTO THE WIND. MY GOD IT WAS NOT FUN.

 BACK AT THE CONDO WE HAVE LUNCH WITH WHEELS.

 YOUNGEST AND I TAKE THE PUP TO THE DOG PARK. WE MEET OTHER OWNERS AND TALK WHILE THE PUPS HAVE FUN. IT IS SUCH A JOY TO SEE AND ENTERTAINING.

 WE HEAD TO THE BEACH AND IT IS BLISSFUL. WE TALK ( ALOT ABOUT TRUMP ) , CHILL , AND PEOPLE WATCH.

 I PULL THE TRIGGER AND DECIDE TO HANG HERE ANOTHER DAY. I WILL HAVE 2 BARTENDERS RUN TOMORROW'S SHOW. THIS IS OUR LAST WEEK HERE BECAUSE SATURDAY RENTER'S TAKE OVER ALL THE WAY TO MID SEPTEMBER.

 TEST FB MARKETPLACE MONITOR AND IT WORKS.

 WE CHANGE AND HEAD OUT TO A VERY NICE HIBACHI BYOB RESTAURANT CALLED MURASAKI. IT MEANS PURPLE.  ANYWAY , IT WAS VERY COOL TO HAVE A SMALL SHOW AND HEALTHY FOOD PREPARED RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU. THE FAMILY WE SAT WITH WERE NICE.

 BIDEN'S SON TOTALLY GUILTY. NO SURPRISE THERE. I AM SURE THE TRUMPSTERS WILL USE IT. GO TRUMP !!

 SPEAKING OF TRUMP - A BOAT , A CAR BATTERY , AND A SHARK ? WHAT THE FUCK ?  GO TRUMP !!

 DRIVING HOME WE STOP AT DAIRY QUEEN. YEP , THE SIGN SAID , " TREAT DAD TO AN ICE CREAM ".  SO MY FAMILY LISTENED.

 MY AUNT CALLS WITH MAJOR TV PROBLEMS. I LET MY YOUNGEST TAKE THE PHONE CALL FOR NEARLY 30 MINUTES. HEY , WE WENT NEARLY 3 WEEKS WITHOUT A CALL.

 BACK HOME WE HEAD TO THE BEACH AGAIN. THE PUP IS HILARIOUS RUNNING , JUMPING , DIGGING , AND PLAYING.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN. I DO COMPUTER STUFF FOR THE BANDS AND WE WATCH PEAKY F'N BLINDERS. IT WAS GOOD. THIS IS THE 2ND TIME AROUND WATCHING THIS SERIES.

 FRIDGE NOT MAKING ICE.....CRAP. OF COURSE RIGHT BEFORE THE RENTAL SEASON STARTS.

 PHILLIES WIN A BIG GAME AFTER SHITTING THE BED AGAINST THE METS.

 WALK THE PUP LATE NIGHT ON THE COOL FEELING SAND. OH MAN , I LOVE IT HERE.

 WHEELS HEADS TO BED AND I HANG WITH MY YOUNGEST. SHE SHOWS ME SOME YOU-TUBER SHOW CALLED CHANNEL 5. IT WAS SATIRICAL AND POLITICAL.  MAN DOES IT SHOW HOW FUCKED UP PEOPLE ARE WITH OPINIONS ON POLITICS.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT OKAY. I CONTINUE TO USE THE BUNK BEDROOM AND LET MY YOUNGEST USE MINE.

 WEDNESDAY     6 - 12 - 24

 ANOTHER BLISSFUL DAY AND I DON'T WANT IT TO END. I EXTENDED IT ONE MORE DAY BECAUSE IT IS JUST TOO BEAUTIFUL HERE AND HANGING WITH OUR YOUNGEST IS AWESOME.

 I HAVE 2 BARTENDERS RUN A NAIL SHOW. ONE BAND CANCELS LITERALLY LAST SECOND DUE TO AN ACCIDENT. EVERYONE WAS OKAY.

 GET SOME THINGS DONE AND THAN NOTICE OUR ICE MAKER WHICH IS USUALLY OVERFLOWING WITH ICE IS NOW UNDERACHIEVING. GEE.....SO SURPRISED THIS HAPPENS JUST DAYS BEFORE A FULL SEASON OF RENTING. UN-F'N-BELIEVABLE.

 WE MOVE FOOD AND DRINK TO A NEIGHBOR'S FRIDGE. WE DEFROST OURS FOR 13 HOURS AND THAN TURN IT BACK ON AROUND 11PM. IT DID NOT SEEM TO HELP THE ICE MAKER'S PRODUCING ABILITIES. MY YOUNGEST HELPS ME MOVE THE FOOD AND DRINK OVER TO ANOTHER UNIT. WE ALSO CHECK OUT THEIR BALCONY VIEW.

 WHEELS AND YOUNGEST GO SHOPPING WHILE I GET DROPPED OFF AT THE DOG PARK. IT FELT WAY WARMER THAN 75 DEGREES. MAN ONE GIRL IN A BIKINI WITH HER DOG....JESUS.

 I GET PICKED UP AND WE HAD BACK. MY YOUNGEST AND I HEAD TO THE BEACH. WHEELS JOINS US AROUND 5:45PM WHEN DONE WORK. WE HANG OUT ANOTHER 45 SECONDS.

 BACK HOME WE SHOWER AND CHANGE. WE SHOW OUR YOUNGEST CAPE MAY AND THE OTHER RUSTY NAIL. AT 6:30PM IT IS PACKED AND WE WAIT OF ABOUT 10 MINUTES. IT WAS A VERY NICE TIME. THE PLACE IS REALLY COOL WITH SAND , OUTDOOR SEATING , UMBRELLAS , AND A BAND PLAYING ON A NICE STAGE.

 WE ROLL HOME AND SETTLE IN. WE HEAD TO THE BEACH AGAIN WITH THE PUP. A VERY LARGE FISH WASHED UP AND MAN DID IT SMELL LIKE THE BEJESUS FOR ONE WHOLE DAY. EVERY DOG ON THE BEACH B-LINED RIGHT TO IT. I MOVED IT TO A TRASHCAN OFF THE BEACH. OH , THERE WAS A SHIT LOAD OF ASS IN BIKINIS HERE. MY GOD GETTING OLD BLOWS.

 BACK HOME WE WATCH THE PHILLIES BLOW A 4 - 0 LEAD WITH THE BEST BULLPEN IN BASEBALL.....BLOW.

 CELTICS WIN TO GO UP 3 - 0....CRAP.

 WE WATCHED ANOTHER PEAKY F'N BLINDERS. IT WAS GOOD. THEY START A 2ND EPISODE BUT I GO TO BED.

 UP AT 4:30AM AND CAN'T SLEEP. I GO TO THE BEACH AND TAKE PICTURES OF THE SUNRISE.

 THURSDAY    6 - 13 - 24

  WELP , BACK TO THE DOUBLE SHIFTS. MAN , THIS WAS A LONG DAY AND NIGHT.

 CRAPPY SLEEP AGAIN AND UP AT 3:30AM.....BLOW. I FINALLY GOT OUT OF BED AROUND 4:30AM AND WORKED ON COMPUTER STUFF.

 BY 5:30AM I WAS ON THE BEACH TAKING PICTURES OF THE SUN RISING. I POSTED PICTURES. IT WAS PRETTY COOL.

 BY 6:45AM I CAN'T KEEP MY EYES OPEN. I MUST TRY TO SLEEP. I NAP TO 8:30AM.

 I START TO CLEAN AND PREP FOR LOADING THE VAN. I GIVE KEYS BACK TO A NEIGHBOR WHO LET US USE HIS FRIDGE. OH , IT DIDN'T WORK. I DEFROSTED THE FRIDGE HOPING IT FIX OUR ICE MAKER. NOPE.....BLOW. WE'LL SEE BY TOMORROW.

 WALK THE PUP AND FORGET MY DAMN CELL PHONE AGAIN !! WHY ? A SUPER COOL STAR WARS-LIKE AT-AT MOVED ALONG OUR BEACH. MAN , THE THING MUST OF BEEN 50 FEET HIGH.  IT WAS PART OF THE DREDGING CREW.

 MY YOUNGEST HELPS ME LOAD UP AND WE ROLL ABOUT 5 BLOCKS. WE DECIDE TO HAVE RUSSO'S FOR LUNCH. MY GOD THEY ARE GOOD. WE GOT ROAST PORK SPECIAL AND AN ITALIAN HOAGIE. BOTH ARE BIG.

 WE TAKE THE BACK ROADS AND CALL MY AUNT IN SOUTH PHILLY. SHE CANNOT FIGURE OUT HOW TO TAKE BATTERIES OUT OF A TV REMOTE.  WE STOP BY. WELL , TECHNICALLY I DROP OFF MY YOUNGEST AND I PARK AROUND THE CORNER AND WALK THE PUP. MY AUNT IS DEATHLY AFRAID OF DOGS SO I HAD TO STAY WITH OUR PUP.

 WE ROLL OUT AND I DROP OUR YOUNGEST OFF. IT WAS SO NICE TO HANG WITH HER FOR 4 DAYS. CENTER CITY TRAFFIC IS GETTING BAD.

 I WAS GOING TO HEAD RIGHT HOME BUT......GO TO THE LIQUOR STORE FOR A PICK UP. I TALK TO A EMPLOYEE/BAND MEMBER I KNOW.

 STOP AT THE NAIL TO UNLOAD , TURN A/C ON , AND PREP FOR THE NIGHT. THE PUP IS READY TO HEAD HOME.....SO AM I.

 AT HOME I UNLOAD , TURN MY BEDROOM A/C ON , AND CRASH. AGAIN , I COULD BARELY KEEP MY EYES OPEN. I NAP FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES. WHEELS TEXTS ME , " ARE YOU SLEEPING ? " WELL , NOT ANYMORE.

 UPSTAIRS TO MAKE CREDIT CARD SLIPS AND BAND SHEETS.

 ON MY VTX I HEAD BACK TO THE NAIL. THE BANDS LOAD-IN AND THE BARTENDER IS 20 MINUTES EARLY.

 BANDS ARE GOOD , PEOPLE ARE COOL , AND I AM RUNNING ON LOW ENERGY.

 A LOCAL INTERVIEWS ME ABOUT BUSINESS , INSURANCES , LIFE , AND MORE.

 I TALK TO WHEELS FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES. I HAVE TO WALK HER THROUGH HOW TO TURN A TV AND PHILLIES GAME ON.

  PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN. BLOW A 4 - 0 LEAD......BLOW.

 BY 11PM I HAVE TO ROLL OUT. AT HOME I TALK TO MY ELDEST FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES. I HEAD RIGHT TO MY BEDROOM TO CHECK EMAILS AND TURN ON THE A/C. I HAVE A NIGHTCAP AND PLAY ONE GAME OF POKER. I WIN IT.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT DECENT IN THE COLD AIR BEDROOM. MY BODY FAT JUST MELTED INTO MY BED.

  FRIDAY     6 - 14 - 24

 I DON'T ALWAYS WANT TO DO IT BUT EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE IT WAS NICE HAVING A FRIDAY OFF. I HAD NO BANDS SCHEDULED SO......I STAYED HOME.

 I CHECK MY CELL FOR WEATHER TEMPERATURES. IT SAYS 79 DEGREES. OK , THAT IS A DECENT TEMPERATURE TO WORK.

 6 1/2 HOURS SPREAD OVER THE DAY FOR.......WEEDING AND BRANCH TRIMMING. MY GODS THE VINES REACHED TOPS OF TREES. IT TOOK ALL MY FAT TO PULL THEM DOWN.

 SAYING TO MYSELF , " MAN , IT'S WARM OUT. " I CHECK MY CELL AGAIN ......HIGH OF 92 DEGREES. I MISREAD THE FIRST TIME OF 79 DEGREES.

 TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL FOR A BEER DELIVERY. I HANG OUT ABOUT 2 HOURS. I NOTICE MY BACK LEFT VAN TIRE IS VERY LOW ON AIR.

 BACK HOME I FILL THE VAN TIRE UP. I SEE A METAL OBJECT IN MY TIRE.........BLOW.

 I WEED WHACK THE ENTIRE PROPERTY. IT IS HOT OUT. BY 4:45PM I AM DONE.

 TALK TO A NEIGHBOR A LITTLE BIT.

 EVERY TIME I GO IN MY BEDROOM I TURN THE CEILING FAN ON AND WINDOW A/C. I SWEAR I THINK I LIKE WINDOW A/C'S BETTER THAN CENTRAL AIR. YOU TURN THEM ON AND OFF WHEN YOU WANT.

 ELDEST HAS FRIENDS OVER. ASKS FOR MONEY. THIS IS PRETTY MUCH THE NORM.

 WHEELS AND I ORDER A PIZZA AND WATCH THE JIM HENSON DOCUMENTARY. I THOUGHT IT WAS GOOD.

 ON MY CELL PHONE I WATCH THE PHILLIES BLOW 2 LEADS AGAIN. A RAIN DELAY AT 11PM AND I WENT TO BED. I USED THE BATHROOM AROUND 3AM AND CHECKED MY PHONE TO SEE THEY WON 5 - 3 IN 11 INNINGS AFTER A 1 HOUR RAIN DELAY.

 ELDEST PICKS UP 3 FLAGS FOR ME OFF FB MARKETPLACE......FREE. I NEEDED AT LEAST ONE BECAUSE MINE GOT OBLITERATED OVER THE PAST 3 YEARS.

 SATURDAY        6 - 15 - 24

 SPEND MORE TIME DOING YARD WORK. I SET A NEW RECORD FOR CUTTING DOWN BRANCHES AND REMOVING VINES. I COULD EASILY FILL 20 TRASHCANS.

 PHILLIES LOSE.....BLOW.

 WHEELS GOES TO LUNCH WITH AN OLD BUSINESS ASSOCIATE. SHE HAS MORE FORMER EMPLOYEE FRIENDS THAN 20 PEOPLE I KNOW AND ME ALL PUT TOGETHER.

 OFF TO THE NAIL ON MY VTX AND THE MAIN THING I FORGOT TO DO AFTER SPENDING OVER AN HOUR.....TURN THE A/C ON. WORST.....MEMORY......EVER.

 BACK HOME I CHILL TO ABOUT 6PM. THAN.....BACK TO THE NAIL. I WAS ACTUALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.

 ONE SOLO ACT BROUGHT IN ABOUT 50 PEOPLE. IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST EASIEST NIGHTS I CAN REMEMBER.

 BY 12 MIDNIGHT WE ROLL OUT. I RIDE MY VTX HOME AND HAVE A NIGHTCAP. I THOUGHT ABOUT WATCHING AN EPISODE OF THE BOYS BUT DECIDED IT WAS TOO LATE.

 WALK THE PUP AND HEAD TO BED WITH THE A/C ON. THE PUP JOINS ME.

 I HAVE A DREAM 2 FRIENDS AND A COUSIN OUR HELPING ME PLACE CERAMIC TILE ON STEPS. THE FIRST STAIRCASE GOES WELL. I LET THE 2 FRIENDS START THE 2ND STAIRCASE AND AFTER ABOUT 45 MINUTES I CHECK IN ON THEM. I SEE THEY ARE TILING OVER CARPET. I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD AND SAY , " REMOVE EVERYTHING ". THEY ASK WHY. I REPEAT , " PLEASE REMOVE ALL TILE AND THAN REMOVE THE CARPET. "..........dream ends.

 SUNDAY    6 - 16 - 24

 START MORNING RELOCATING ANY BRANCHES AND VINES I PULLED DOWN TO AROUND THE PROPERTY. I NEEDED A LADDER TO REMOVE A VINE FROM A PRICKLY TREE TOP. THIS WAS NOT FUN.

 GOT SOME POISON IVY ON MY ARMS AND LEGS. THIS IS NEVER FUN. I NEVER USE TO GET IT.

 SET-UP UMBRELLAS ON THE PATIO. I TOOK DOWN SOME CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ON THE UMBRELLAS THAT WERE SOLAR POWERED. THEY WERE TRASHED SINCE THEY DID NOT WORK ANYMORE. I TRIED RECHARGING THE CELL IN THE SUN FOR ABOUT 12 HOURS BUT NOTHING.

 BROUGHT A LARGE POWER MITRE TO THE END OF THE DRIVEWAY TO FILL IN THE WOOD BORDER THAT WAS SMASHED OPEN BY A VERY LARGE VEHICLE.

  FUNNY - I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR A PIECE OF TREATED 4 X 4 AND WHILE I WAS DOWN MY BASEMENT LOOKING FOR SOMETHING ELSE I FOUND THE 4X4......WHICH MADE ME FIX THE STREET BORDER.

 LEAF BLEW THE ENTIRE PROPERTY.

 ELDEST AND BOYFRIEND WIPE DOWN PATIO AND FIRE PIT CHAIRS. I RE-DID THEM THINKING SHE NEVER WIPED THEM DOWN. I SAID TO MYSELF , " THESE CHAIRS ACTUALLY DON'T HAVE AS MUCH BIRD POOP ON THEM AS I THOUGHT ". I LATER FOUND OUT SHE AND BOYFRIEND DID WIPE THEM DOWN THE NIGHT BEFORE SO THEY GOT 2 WIPE DOWNS.

 MOVED A SHIT LOAD OF WOOD FLOORING TO MY BEDROOM.

 SET-UP A TABLE AND UMBRELLA NEXT TO OUR BBQ.

 WHEELS AND I DID ABOUT 20 MORE THINGS TO PREP FOR THE PARTY.

 WHEELS PICKS UP YOUNGEST AND 3 FRIENDS. SHE DROPS THE FRIENDS OFF AT A TRAIN STATION AND OUR YOUNGEST COMES HOME FOR THE GET TOGETHER. SHE HELPS ME WITH SOME PROJECTS.

 DROVE TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT AND PICK UP BEER AND BOOZE FOR A FAMILY GET TOGETHER.

  OH , MOST HOUSE RADIO SPEAKERS ARE BLOWN OUT AND OUR RADIO RECEIVER MAKES A LOUD NOISE WHEN POWERED ON. JESUS , ITS' ALWAYS SOMETHING.

 FATHER'S DAY - A VERY NICE FAMILY BBQ AND I GOT SOME COOL/FUN GIFTS FROM MY KIDS AND WHEELS.

  THE FATHER'S DAY GET TOGETHER :

 - I START BBQ'ING AROUND 2PM. THIS LIKE-NEW BBQ FIRES RIGHT UP. THANK YOU FB MARKETPLACE.

 - PHILLIES LOSE......BLOW.

 - FAMILY STARTS TO ARRIVE. ONE BROTHER BRINGS HIS SMALL PUPPY WHICH IS ADORABLE.

 - FOOD IS SERVED PRETTY QUICKLY AND ALL FAMILY BROUGHT SOMETHING.

 - JOKES AND LAUGHTER ALL DAY.

 - TRIED TO AVOID POLITIC TALK BUT IT DID COME UP. TRUMP CHEATING ON HIS WIFE AND HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH A PORN STAR MEANS ALL POLITICIANS DO THIS. HE WAS ALSO ON EPSTEIN'S FLIGHT CHARTER LIST 7 TIMES. I AM SURE HE HAD ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH BANGING YOUNG UNDERAGE GIRLS. AGAIN , THIS DOES NOT MATTER TO US TRUMPSTERS. WE DON'T CARE ABOUT HIM AS A PERSON. WE CARE ABOUT HOW HE WOULD RUN THE COUNTRY. YES , THIS IS THE DUMBEST EXCUSE TO VOTE FOR A CANDIDATE BUT.......GO TRUMP !!

 - KIDS AND DOGS ARE ADORABLE THE WHOLE TIME. 

 - SOME FAMILY TAKE THE KIDS TO OUR LOCAL PARK.

 I REALLY ENJOYED THIS GET TOGETHER. THE FUN PART WAS ALL MY BROTHERS GETTING TOGETHER INSIDE AND WE JUST MADE JOKE AFTER JOKE ABOUT LIFE AND EVERYTHING.

 I ATE TOO MUCH. GRILLED BURGERS AND DOGS ARE SO DAMN GOOD.  COOKIES BY A SISTER-IN-LAW ARE INSANELY GOOD TOO.

 EVERYONE ROLLS OUT AND WHEELS DOES MOST OF THE CLEAN UP.

 I AM CONTEMPLATING HEADING NORTH BUT DECIDE AGAINST IT SINCE I HAVE BEEN DRINKING AND I AM GETTING TIRED. I WILL RE-EVALUATE TOMORROW.

 YOUNGEST TAKES TRAIN HOME. LATER I TEXT HER , " HYPOTHETICALLY - IF I STAYED HOME FROM GOING NORTH TONIGHT AND ASKED YOU TO SLEEP OVER AND TOMORROW I GIVE YOU A RIDE HOME AND DO BREAKFAST SOMEWHERE. WOULD YOU OF STAYED HOME ANOTHER NIGHT ? " SHE REPLIES , " YES MOST LIKELY. " MY REPLY , " DAMN IT !! "

 WHEELS AND I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF TRACKER. THEY WERE ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD. I THINK IT IS VERY FAR FETCHED THAT THINGS COULD NOT BE SOLVED FOR YEARS AND HE COMES IN AND FIGURES IT OUT IN A COUPLE OF DAYS......AND MAKES PEOPLE TALK.

 OFF TO BED AND MY POISON IVY ACTS UP. DAMN HARD NOT TO ITCH IT. I HAD TO GET UP AND APPLY LOTION.

  I REMEMBER ONE YEAR I GOT POISON IVY ON MY BALLS. MY NUT SACK BLEW UP TO THE SIZE OF A GRAPEFRUIT. HOLY SHIT IT GOT SO BIG. I TRIED RUBBING MY COCK IN POISON IVY THE NEXT DAY BUT IT DID NOT GET BIGGER.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

    

  

  

 

  

  

 

  

 

  

 

 

   

  

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

  

  

 

  

  

  

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

   

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

  

 

  

   

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

  

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

   

   

  

     

 

    

    

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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