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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      1 - 1 - 24

  AND THE NEW YEAR HAS STARTED. IT IS JUST AMAZING HOW QUICK TIME GOES.

  WALKED THE PUP ON THE BEACH AND THAN WE TOOK HER TO THE DOG PARK. I WAS THINKING MOST PEOPLE SHOULD BE OFF TODAY. I WAS RIGHT AS 8-10 DOGS AND OWNERS WERE THERE. I TOOK PICTURES AND VIDEOS TO SEND TO THE KIDS. THE PUP HAD A BLAST. SHE WAS SO FUNNY AND EXCITED TO BE THERE.

 BACK HOME I GET MY COMPUTER STUFF DONE.

 TALK TO A BROTHER ABOUT THE EAGLES DOWNFALL. I AM JUST SICK ABOUT HOW THIS TEAM PLUMMETED.

 WE WALK TO THE NEIGHBORS TO VISIT THEIR PUPPIES. THEY ARE SO SMALL AND ADORABLE.

 NEXT WE TAKE A RIDE TO SEE A HOUSE BEING BUILT BY OUR FELLOW CONDO OWNER/FRIENDS. THE HOUSE IS REALLY COOL AND LOTSA OF SPACE. WE DID A WALK THROUGH AND THE HOME IS ABOUT 95% DONE.

 BACK HOME WE HAVE SOME GNOCCHI'S AND MEATBALLS FOR DINNER. NOT BAD AT ALL.

 TALK TO OUR YOUNGEST TO SEE HOW HER NYE WENT. SHE WORKED AT THE SOUTH PHILLY BAR CALLED THE CAULDRON. I WAS A LITTLE SAD SHE GAVE IN HER NOTICE IN BECAUSE 3 JOBS IS JUST TOO MUCH. I CAN'T BLAME HER.

 WE CHILL AND WATCH A REALLY SLOW MOVING MOVIE CALLED MAY DECEMBER. I REALLY WANT THOSE 2 HOURS BACK.

 WHEELS HEADS TO BED AND I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF MR. INBETWEEN. IT IS NOW IN MY TOP 10.

 LATE NIGHT PLAY SOME POKER , CHECK EMAILS , UPDATE CALENDAR , AND WATCH THE NEWS. THE PUP JOINS ME.  I SLEPT GOOD.

  TUESDAY     1 - 2 - 24

 A LITTLE GETAWAY AND I DECIDED TO ENTER A LIVE CASH GAME VIA POKER STARS. I CAN ONLY DO THIS WHEN IN NEW JERSEY. SO , I LOG-IN FROM MY COMPUTER AND SEE A TOURNAMENT IS STARTING IN 3 MINUTES AT 10AM. LITTLE DID I KNOW I STILL BE PLAYING ALMOST 4 HOURS LATER.

 257 PLAYERS ENTER AND THE TOP 35 " CASH ". I WAS PLAYING PRETTY DEFENSIVELY AND KINDA JUST STUCK AROUND. I PLAYED BIG HANDS AGGRESSIVELY AND GOT LUCKY WITH MY POCKET 9'S ON A 3 WAY POT.  ONE PLAYER HAD POCKET KINGS AND ANOTHER HAD ACE/10 OF HEARTS. THE PLAYER WITH THE KINGS CALLED MY ALL-IN AND SO DID THE PLAYER WITH THE ACE/10 BECAUSE HE HIT THE NUT FLUSH. BUT.......MY POCKET 9'S HIT BETTER FOR A FULL BOAT. I TRIPLED UP AND STAYED IN THE TOP 15 UNTIL THE FINAL TABLE.

 I KEPT SAYING TO MYSELF , " IT BE NICE TO MAKE THE FINAL TABLE ".  I GOT REALLY LUCKY WITH AN ALL-IN. I HAD ACE / 7 WITH 2 OPPONENTS RAISING AND RE-RAISING WITH POCKET 9'S AND ACE/QUEEN. I HIT 2 PAIR ON THE FLOP AND TRIPLED UP AGAIN.  WITH 50 PLAYERS LEFT I WAS 14TH IN CHIPS.

 ANOTHER HOUR AND I MAKE THE FINAL TABLE. IT IS A PRETTY COOL FEELING AND THE RUSH IS PRETTY COOL TOO. UNFORTUNATELY , I AM THE LOWEST CHIP STACK. I GO ALL-IN WITH POCKET 3'S IN FIRST POSITION WHICH I RARELY DO. AT MOST I JUST CALL. I PROBABLY MADE THE DECISION TOO FAST BUT I WAS BIG BLIND THE NEXT HAND. ONE PLAYER CALLS ME WITH......POCKET 9'S AND I AM ELIMINATED 8TH. 

 SO MY " CASH " WAS REWARDING........LOL.  THE TOURNAMENT BUY-IN WAS $10. I CAME IN 8TH SO I WAS AWARDED $50. YESSSSSSS !!  IT WAS FUN AND OF COURSE I DREAMT IF THIS WAS LIKE THE WORLD SERIES OF POKER IT BE HUGE MONEY AND SUPER COOL.

 START MY LITTLE PROJECTS AND DO ABOUT 5 THINGS. I FIGURE OUT MY UNIVERSAL TV REMOTE CAN CHANGE THE " INPUTS " ON THE TV WHENEVER WE USE THE ROKU. I JUST FIGURED THIS OUT AFTER ORDERING A BACK-UP REMOTE WHICH NEVER SHOWED UP AND WAS DELIVERED TO ALASKA AND MANUALLY CHANGING THE INPUT ON THE BACK OF THE TV WAS A HASSLE. WE'VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR 1 YEAR.

 WALK THE PUP OFF-LEASH AT THE BEACH. THERE IS NO ONE AROUND. THE WEATHER IS ALMOST 50 DEGREES AND NO WIND WHICH IS NOT BAD FOR JANUARY.

 WHEELS AND I GO TO THE SHIP N SHORE BAR TO MEET UP WITH AN OLD FRIEND OF MY MOM'S AND HER FEMALE FRIEND WHO HAPPENS TO BE A CARPENTER. THE CONSTRUCTION WOMAN WAS A TRIP WITH SOME FUNNY STORIES.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN WITH THE PUP , MAKE SOME NIGHTCAPS , AND WATCH AN INTRIGUING / WEIRD MOVIE CALLED SALTBURN. IT GOT REALLY GOOD REVIEWS BUT SOME SCENES WERE A BIT DISTURBING. I LIKE THE TWISTED ENDING. IT DID SHOW HOW THE SUPER RICH ARE IN THEIR OWN LITTLE WORLD.

 WHEELS HEADS TO BED AND I WATCH 2 MORE EPISODES OF MR INBETWEEN. I AM DAMN CLOSE TO PUTTING THIS TV SERIES IN MY TOP 5 OF ALL TIME. THERE IS AT LEAST 3 EPISODES SO FAR WHERE THE VIEWER IS ABSOLUTELY ENGAGED FROM START TO FINISH. THE ONE TONIGHT WAS HE IS IN A KID'S STORE. HIS 9 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER HAS A FRIEND AND THEY WANT TO GO LOOK AT THE BIKES FOR HER BIRTHDAY. HE SAYS OKAY WHILE HE SHOPS 2 ISLES OVER. ONE GIRL GETS KIDNAPPED IN JUST MINUTES......THIS IS HOW IT STARTS. IT SHOWS HOW FAST THINGS CAN HAPPEN. NOW , CAN THIS SUPER BAD ASS HITMAN TRACK DOWN THE KIDNAPPER ?

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT GOOD.

  WEDNESDAY       1 - 3 - 24

  CHILL DAY. GOT LITTLE PROJECTS DONE , WEBSITE STUFF , AND BANDS.

  WATCHED THE NEW FLASH MOVIE ABOUT ALTERNATE TIME. FLASH GOES BACK IN TIME TO SAVE HIS MOTHER. I THOUGHT IT WAS OK TO GOOD WITH HUMOR AND CAMEOS. ROTTEN TOMATOES SCORE 63% WHILE AUDIENCE SCORE 83%. IT DID FLOP AT THE BOX OFFICE.

 TAKE THE PUP TO THE DOG PARK. I THOUGHT FOR SURE NO ONE BE THERE. PEOPLE JUST AMAZE ME. HERE IS THE OWNERS WITH THEIR DOGS :

 - A COUPLE WITH THE SAME SIZE DOG ENTERS THE SMALL DOG AREA WHILE I AM IN THE MAIN AREA. I SAY TO THE WOMAN , " IS YOUR DOG NOT FRIENDLY ? " SHE REPLIES , " OH , WE'RE JUST GOING TO BE ON THIS SIDE A BIT. " WE WERE THE ONLY ONES THERE. THE 2 DOGS STARED AND WAGGED TAILS AT EACH OTHER ON EITHER SIDE OF THE FENCE. I JUST SHOOK MY HEAD.

 - 2 DOG OWNERS WALKED RIGHT BY THE DOG PARK AREA. BOTH DOGS WERE TRYING TO PULL THEM TOWARDS THE ENTRANCE GATE. EVEN THE DOGS WERE TRYING TO SAY SOMETHING.

 - A DOG , OFF-LEASH , STOPPED ON THE BOARDWALK WITH THEIR OWNER ABOVE THE DOG PARK. MY DOG SAW THIS AND BEGAN WAGGING HER TAIL. THE OWNER LEASHED UP THEIR DOG AND WALKED AWAY ON THE BOARDS. I JUST SHOOK MY HEAD. THEY COULDA OF COME IN THE DOG PARK FOR 5 MINUTES.

 - A VERY NICE WOMAN ENTERS. WE TALK AND HER 2 YEAR OLD PUP WAS INSTANTLY PLAYING WITH OUR PUP. IT WAS FUN TO SEE. I SENT PICTURES AND VIDEOS TO MY FAMILY. THE OWNER WAS FROM NORTH CAROLINA AND VISITING FAMILY IN DIFFERENT STATES. IT WAS HER FIRST TIME IN NEW JERSEY.

 I HEAD HOME AND CHECK EMAILS.

 WHEELS AND I HEAD TO A FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANT CALLED NINO'S. IT IS BYOB , LARGE PORTIONS , FAST SERVICE , AND OVERALL GOOD PRICES.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN.

 FACETIME WITH KIDS FOR ALMOST AN HOUR. IT WAS VERY NICE.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF PERCY JACKSON AND SEVERAL EPISODES OF COMMUNITY. BOTH WERE GOOD.

 WHEELS HEADS TO BED AND I WALK THE PUP LATE NIGHT. THE WEATHER IS MILD FOR JANUARY.

 I WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WATCHING 2 MORE EPISODES OF MR. INBETWEEN. AGAIN ........VERY GOOD.

 THURSDAY     1 - 4 - 24

 WELP , I WENT 3 DAYS WITHOUT SOMETHING BREAKING.........A NEW RECORD.

 OUR HOUSE HEATER IS MAKING SONIC BOOMS EVERY 45 MINUTES TO 6 HOURS. A FRIEND CAME OVER FOR 4 HOURS TO DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM.  THE BANGING SEEMED TO STOP BUT BY THE NEXT MORNING OUR ELDEST SAID THE HEATER ROOM HAD A STRONG GAS SMELL. OH,......THE DISHWASHER IS NOT POWERING UP.

 ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY HERE AND TRYING NOT TO THINK ABOUT THE PROBLEMS AT HOME.

 MY HEARING IS 50% LESS EVER SINCE SHOWERING YESTERDAY.

 WALK THE PUP ON THE BEACH OFF-LEASH AND IT IS JUST DOWNRIGHT PEACEFUL HERE.

 DO MY NORMAL WEBSITE , BLOGGING , AND BAND EMAILS.

 BY 11:45AM I TAKE A RIDE WITH THE PUP TO THE DOG PARK.  I WAS HAPPY TO SEE 2 OTHER OWNERS WERE THERE WITH THEIR DOGS. OUR PUP HAD A BLAST. AGAIN , I TOOK PICTURES AND A VIDEO TO SEND TO MY FAMILY.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN. BY 4:45PM WHEELS AND I ARE HEADING TO CAPE MAY.

 WATCHED FIRST EPISODE OF THE 2ND SEASON OF NIGHT COURT. IT WAS GOOD.

 COULD NOT FIGURE OUT HOW TO ADD PEACOCK CHANNEL TO MY ROKU.

 STOP AT A LIQUOR STORE TO PICK UP SOME WINE. IN 3 MILES WE DROVE PAST 4 LIQUOR STORES.

 TRYING A NEW PLACE - DINNER AT VIGGIANO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT. IT WAS VERY GOOD MEALS WITH GOOD SERVICE. WE HAD A NICE WAITRESS AND TALKED TO A NICE COUPLE NEXT TO US. THE RESTAURANT IS A BYOB WHICH IS A PLUS. ALSO , THEY HAVE A 2ND RESTAURANT IN CONSHOHOCKEN AND THE OWNERS LIVED IN ROSEMONT.

 I TOOK A PICTURE OF A RUBBER CHICKEN ON A CAR'S ANTENNA.

 WE DRIVE TO WASHINGTON MALL AND CONGRESS HALL. I TOOK SOME PICTURES OF THE REALLY COOL CHRISTMAS LIGHTS.  LATER I DID A POST ON FACEBOOK FOR FAMILY TO SEE.

 NEXT WE STOP AT THE WATERFRONT TO MEET FRIENDS. A NICE CROWD FOR TRIVIA NIGHT. OUR FRIEND'S TEAM WON AND WHEELS AND I DID HELP A LITTLE.

 BACK HOME WE FEED AND WALK THE PUP. YEP , SHE WAS KINDA GLAD TO SEE US.

 WE WATCH ( MORE LIKE WHEELS ) THE GOLDEN BACHELOR WEDDING. I HAVE TO ADMIT THEY PUT ON QUITE A PRODUCTION FOR THE CEREMONY. PERSONALLY , WHEN IT WAS DOWN TO TWO CANDIDATES FOR HIS " LOVE " I WOULD OF WENT WITH THE PERSONAL TRAINER BECAUSE SHE WAS IN EXCELLENT SHAPE AND 5 YEARS YOUNGER THAN THE WOMEN HE PICKED TO MARRY.  YEP......I GOT INTO IT FOR A MINUTE.

 FLYERS LOSE IN OVERTIME SHOOT-OUT. AHHHH BACK TO THE NORM.

 WE WATCH THE NEWS AND WHEELS HEADS TO BED.

 I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF MR. INBETWEEN.

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 3 SEASONS ONE EPISODE WAS EH. THE MAIN ACTOR AND WRITER DID RECEIVE AN AWARD FOR BEST NEW ACTOR IN A COMEDY. I CAN'T SAY IT IS A COMEDY IT IS MORE LIKE THE SOPRANOS WITH SOME HUMOR.

 I HEAD TO BED AFTER WALKING THE PUP. KINDA COOL AT NIGHT ON THE BEACH.

 BACK HOME I SNUGGLE IN BED AND THE PUP JOINS ME. I SLEPT OKAY BUT GOT UP 3 TIMES TO USE THE BATHROOM. THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE HOW MANY TIMES I ACTUALLY WOKE UP WHICH IS TOO MANY TO COUNT.

  FRIDAY    1 - 5 - 24  ( YES I KEEP WRITING 2023 )

 A GOOD DAY AND NIGHT......AND SOMETHING I NEVER SEEN BEFORE.

  WALK THE BEACH ONE MORE TIME. THAN I BEGIN CLEANING AND LOADING THE VAN. BY 10:30AM WE WERE ON THE ROAD. WE HAD SUCH A GOOD TIME HERE AND I HATED TO LEAVE.

 WE TAKE THE BACK WAY HOME AND END UP ON THE A.C. EXPRESSWAY WHICH I DIDN'T WANT. WE TRAVEL 95 TO TO 476 BLUE ROUTE.....ANNNNNNNND A COMPLETE STOP AND GO FOR 30 MINUTES. THIS COMPLETELY RUINED OUR GOOD TIME GETTING HOME. ANYWAY , I THOUGHT FOR SURE THERE WAS GOING TO BE AN ACCIDENT UP AHEAD WITH BODY PARTS SPREAD ALL OVER THE HIGHWAY. OR MAYBE CONSTRUCTION CATTLE SHOOTING 4 LANES INTO ONE.

 THE REASON FOR TRAFFIC  -  VOLUME - I COULDN'T FUCKING BELIEVE IT. I NEVER SEEN VOLUME ALONE SLOW TRAFFIC DOWN TO A STOP FOR 30 MINUTES EVER.

 AT HOME WE UNLOAD. I HEAD TO THE BANK.

  MY FRIEND STOPPED OVER FOR THE 2ND STRAIGHT DAY. HE CHANGED A PART , CLEANED SOME PARTS , AND RAN TESTS. OUR HEATER SEEMS TO BE RUNNING FINE.

  THE 2ND PROBLEM WAS OUR DISHWASHER. WE CHECKED THE BREAKER BOX AND ONE BREAKER WAS CORRODED ALONG WITH OTHERS. REMEMBER THE RAIN GETTING INTO OUR PANEL ? WE REMOVED IT AND JUMPED IT TO ANOTHER BREAKER. ALL POWER AND DISHWASHER IS BACK ON.

 ** OF COURSE THE FIRST BREAKER WE JUMPED FOR THE DISHWASHER LINE TRIPPED. THANK GOODNESS WE CAUGHT IT BECAUSE IT WAS CONNECTED TO OUR INTERNET. SO , JUMPED IT TO ANOTHER BREAKER......ALWAYS SOMETHING. **

 THIS WAS A FULL DAY AND BY 5:30PM WE WERE DONE.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL AND WE GET SLAMMED RIGHT AWAY. OVER 100 PEOPLE BY 7:30PM. MY GOODNESS IT WAS FUN. A TON OF YOUNG PEOPLE SINGING AND DANCING THE WHOLE NIGHT ALONG WITH PARENTS CONSISTENTLY THANKING US FOR HOSTING THE SHOW MADE ME FEEL SO GOOD.

 OH WHEELS MAKING CREDIT CARD SLIPS FOR ME AND DELIVERING THEM WAS HUGE. SHE ALSO ALMOST GOT IN AN ACCIDENT MAKING A U-TURN TO HOME, MAN I CRINGED.

 WHAT WAS COOL IS THE LARGE CROWD FOR THE BAND ADDED BY A REAL NICE WALK-IN CROWD. WE CALLED IN A 3RD BARTENDER AND THEY ALL DID SUPER WELL. IT WAS SUCH A FUN NIGHT.

 THE BARTENDERS AND FRIENDS WANTED TO GO TO KARAOKE TO ANOTHER BAR. THEY DO THIS ALMOST EVERY FRIDAY. I CLOSED.

 ROLL HOME TIRED. ALL NIGHT STANDING.

  I HAVE NOTICED I CAN BARELY PICK THINGS UP OFF THE FLOOR WITHOUT HOLDING ON TO A TABLE OR CHAIR FOR SUPPORT. I MEAN PUTTING ON BOXERS OR SOCKS IS AN OLYMPIC EVENT FOR ME. MAN , WHAT THE FUCK HAPPEN TO MY GOD-LIKE BODY ?

 AT HOME I AM GREETED WITH PURE LOVE. THIS DOG IS JUST TOO FUN. I WALK HER AND TO MAKE HER FEEL GOOD I PEE OUTSIDE WITH HER.

 INSIDE I MAKE A NIGHTCAP AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF MR. INBETWEEN. IT WAS VERY GOOD. I TRIED A 2ND EPISODE AROUND 2AM BUT PRETTY MUCH FELL ASLEEP IMMEDIATELY.

 OFF TO BED AND THE PUP JOINS ME. MY ROOM IS BACK TO BEING WAY TOO WARM.

  SATURDAY    1 - 6 - 24

  HAPPY 27TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NAIL.

  AHHHH THE NAIL........THE MELTING POT OF AMERICA AND BAT ASS CRAZY PLACE TO SEE BAT ASS CRAZY PEOPLE.

 A FUN DAY AND NIGHT.....EVEN WITH THE PREDICTED NOR' EASTER.

 HEAT AND DISHWASHER WORKING FINE FOR 2 STRAIGHT DAYS.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I SPENT ABOUT 2 HOURS DOING MULTIPLE PROJECTS.

 WHEELS SPENDS SOME TIME TAKING DOWN CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS.

 BIG SNOW STORM WAS NO MORE THAN THAN A COATING AND RAIN.

 AT THE NAIL I DO A LIGHT SHOVELING AND SALT OUT FRONT.

 SURPRISINGLY FUN NIGHT AND OKAY CROWD WITH SUCH BAD WEATHER PREDICTIONS. ONE BAND CANCELLED DUE TO A LEAD SINGER AND DRUMMER HAVING THE FLU.

 WE MOVED ON AND BOTH BARTENDERS WERE FUN TO WORK WITH.

 A BIRTHDAY PARTY CAME IN THAT OUR ELDEST KNEW AND ASKED THEM TO COME TO THE NAIL AFTER THEIR BOWLING PARTY. THE BIRTHDAY GIRL LEFT A LARGE CAKE SO WE PUT IT OUT ON THE POOL TABLE FOR PEOPLE TO HAVE. ABOUT 2/3 WAS EATEN.

 BANDS WERE COOL AND SOME REGULARS CAME IN TOO.

 I LET ONE BARTENDER ROLL OUT SO I CLOSE WITH THE REMAINING BARTENDER.

 AT 12:30AM EVERYTHING IS READY FOR US TO ROLL OUT ANNNNNNNNNNNND A GUY COMES IN WITH A CUTE LITTLE UNLEASHED DOG. HERE COMES THE TWILIGHT ZONE.

 FIRST OF ALL , WALKING A DOG ALONG HAVERFORD ROAD UNLEASHED IS EXTREMELY IRRESPONSIBLE. THE OLD , " OH , MY DOG DOESN'T NEED A LEASH " IS THE MOST FUCKING STUPIDEST ANSWER EVER IN THE WORLD.

 ANYWAY , THIS GUY ORDERS A BEER AND SHOT OF " HENNY ". I GOT AN ISSUE WITH PEOPLE WHO DON'T TAKE OUT MONEY AND BE READY TO PAY FOR THE PRODUCT WITHIN 3 MINUTES. OF COURSE I REMIND HIM "
 CASH OR CREDIT CARD " 3 TIMES.

 HE BEGINS TALKING HOW HE INVENTED BIG THINGS LIKE " THE THIGH MASTER " THAT SUZANNE SOMERS PROMOTED FOR YEARS AND " OLED " TV'S. HE TELLS US , " THE TV'S SOLD 17 TRILLION DOLLARS AND THE THIGH MASTER DID PRETTY GOOD TOO ". HE SAID HE HAD A BIG PART IN BOTH THESE PRODUCTS.

 HE CONTINUES AND SAYS HE USED TO PATRON THE NAIL YEARS AGO BUT MOVED TO CALIFORNIA. I REMEMBER HIM ZERO.

 HE LEAVES HIS NAME AND INFORMATION TO TALK " BUSINESS ". HE ASKS ME IF I WILL BE AROUND TOMORROW. I SAY " YES ". THIS WAS A LIE. HE ALSO ASKS IF I HAD A CELL PHONE TO EXCHANGE INFORMATION. AGAIN , I LIED AND SAID " NO".

 ANOTHER THING , HE WAS NOT TOUCHING HIS BEER AND SHOT. THIS IS HOW MUCH HE TALKED. THE BARTENDER AND I FINISHED OUR NIGHTCAPS. AT LEAST 5 TIMES I TOLD HIM , " I HAVE TO DRIVE TO SOUTH PHILLY AND THAN TO KING OF PRUSSIA " SO I NEED TO LEAVE NOW. KING OF PRUSSIA WAS A LIE BUT THE REST IS TRUE.

 AFTER THE 5TH TIME WE ACTUALLY PUT JACKETS ON AND CLOSE ALL THE LIGHTS. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 27 YEARS I LET THE GUY LEAVE WITH A FULL OPENED BEER. MY ONLY CONCERN WAS HIS DOG OFF-LEASH AND A CAR EASILY WENT 50 MPH RACING BY.

 I DRIVE THE BARTENDER HOME TO SOUTH PHILLY. WE TALK AND IT WAS FUN. I ROLL HOME AND MY YOUNGEST CALLS ME AND TALKS THE WHOLE RIDE HOME TO KEEP ME AWAKE. THIS WAS SO NICE.

 AT HOME I WALK THE PUP , MAKE A NIGHT CAP , AND RE-WATCH AN EPISODE OF MR INBETWEEN.

 IT IS CLOSE TO 3AM AND MY ELDEST COMES IN WITH 3 FRIENDS. REALLY ?

 I GO TO BED AND WHEELS TELLS ME , " I GOT UP AT 7AM TO PUT RECYCLABLES OUTSIDE IN OUR BLUE TRASHCAN ". I STARTLED 2 FRIENDS OF OUR ELDEST LEAVING FROM THE OUTSIDE BASEMENT STEPS. A MINUTE LATER SHE TALKS TO OUR ELDEST JUST GOING TO BED.

 I GO TO BED AND CRASH. MY LEGS WERE HURTING FROM STANDING ALL NIGHT.

  SUNDAY    1 - 7 - 23

 ALOT OF STUFF TODAY.......

  OFF TO THE NAIL AROUND 8:45AM TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT , CLEAN , CHANGE MARQUEE , AND MAKE PRODUCT LISTS. A COUPLE OF HOURS LATER I WAS HEADING BACK HOME.

 WE ARE HEADING NORTH BUT HAD A DECISION.....WHAT VEHICLE TO TAKE. THE POCONOS GOT AT LEAST 6 INCHES OF SNOW AND WE KNEW OUR DRIVEWAY WOULD BE BLOCKED FROM LOCAL PLOWING. WE COULD TAKE A 4 WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLE BUT IT CAN NOT GET HALF OF WHAT WE LOAD. WE DECIDE TO TAKE THE VAN AND A SHOVEL.

 WE ALSO WANTED TO SEE HOW OUR FIRST AIRBNB RENTER LEFT OUR HOME. THEY LEFT IT GOOD.

 WE MAKE VERY GOOD TIME AND STOP AT WHITE HAVEN DINER. GET THIS - 2 LARGE PANCAKES , 2 LARGE FRENCH TOAST , 2 SCRAMBLES EGGS , 2 SUNNY SIDE UP EGGS , SAUSAGE , ENGLISH MUFFIN , POT OF COFFEE ( EASILY 2 CUPS EACH ) , AND WATER WITH LEMON FOR $17. I DON'T KNOW HOW THEY DO IT BUT FOOD IS ALWAYS GOOD , SERVICE IS FAST , AND PORTIONS ARE BIG.

 NEXT WE STOP AT THE LOCAL THRIFTWAY FOOD STORE. WHEELS GOES IN FOR SUPPLIES WHILE I WALK THE PUP IN THE ENTRANCE OF LEHIGH GORGE. I TOOK A PICTURE AND VIDEO OF THE PUP AND SENT IT TO OUR KIDS AND POSTED IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA. THE DOG WAS A NUT IN THE SNOW.

 WE MADE REALLY GOOD TIME AND WE GET TO OUR DRIVEWAY. IT IS BLOCKED BUT NOT THAT BAD. OUR LOCAL FRIEND HAS HIS DOG SO THE 2 PUPS PLAYED IN THE SNOW BANKS. ONE VERY BIG LEAP BY OUR PUP AND THAN LANDING/DISAPPEARING HALFWAY IN A SNOW BANK WAS PRETTY FUNNY. I DIDN'T SEE IT BUT HEARD WHEELS AND OUR NEIGHBOR LAUGHING.

 ANYWAY , I DIG AN OPENING FOR OUR VAN TO ENTER THE DRIVEWAY. IT TAKES ME 2 ATTEMPTS BUT I GET IN NO PROBLEM. I SHOVEL A BIT MORE AROUND THE VAN AND STEP AREA. WE EASILY GOT 6 INCHES.

 WE UNLOAD AND SETTLE IN. WE DECIDE TO STAY IN AND NOT DRIVE OUT TO DINNER BECAUSE GETTING IN AND OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY WOULD BE A LITTLE HASSLE.....PLUS , THERE WAS AN EAGLES GAME. I AM DOING MINIMAL SHOVELING OF SNOW BECAUSE TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY THEY ARE CALLING FOR 50 DEGREES. BASICALLY , I LET MOTHER NATURE DO THE SHOVELING ( OR MELTING)

 BOTH OF US DO COMPUTER WORK AND THAN I SET UP STREAMING WYSP RADIO FOR MERRILL REESE AND MIKE QUICK TO CALL THE EAGLES GAME. IT WAS ANOTHER BRUTAL GAME TO WATCH........AGAIN. BOTH MY PREDICTIONS CAME TRUE UNFORTUNATELY.

 1 - EAGLES WILL LOSE BIG TIME TO THE GIANTS.

 2 - DALL-ASS WOULD HAVE A CLOSE GAME BUT AFTER HALFTIME BLOW OUT WASHINGTON.

 SO THE EAGLES DROP DOWN THE 5TH SEED. IT IS DOWNRIGHT AMAZING HOW THEY SHIT THE BED IN THE LAST 7 GAMES. WE PLAY TAMPA BAY AND I DO NOT SEE IN ANY ASPECT HOW THE EAGLES COULD WIN THIS GAME.

 THERE ARE SOME COOL MATCH-UPS LIKE RAMS / LIONS ( FORMER QB RETURNS TO DETROIT ) , PACKERS / DALL-ASS , AND MORE.

 WHEELS MAKES A REALLY NICE ROASTED PORK DINNER WITH NOODLES AND STRING BEANS. I AM GLAD WE STAYED IN.

 WE WATCH THE GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS. I WAS NOT BIG FAN ON THE HOST BUT OVERALL IT WAS OKAY. IT WAS THE LARGEST AMOUNT OF CELEBRITIES I EVER SEEN AT ONE SHOW. I SAID TO WHEELS , " THE AMOUNT OF MONEY IN THIS ONE ROOM COULD MAKE WORLD HUNGER GO AWAY ".

 WHEELS HEADS TO BED AND I WATCH THE FINAL 2 EPISODES OF MR. INBETWEEN. IT IS A DAMN SHAME THIS SERIES ENDS IN 3 SEASONS. I REALLY ENJOYED IT. I EVEN RE-WATCHED THE ENDING TWICE.

 OFF TO BED AND THE PUP JOINS ME AROUND 3AM. I SLEPT EH TO OKAY AT BEST.

 OUR FAMILY CAN " TRACK " EACH OTHER. I FIND IT A VERY GOOD APP FOR SAFETY SAKE. I NOTICE OUR YOUNGEST IS IN CENTER CITY AROUND 12:30AM. THIS MAKES ME A LITTLE NERVOUS SO I TEXT HER. SHE TELLS ME SHE IS HAVING DRINKS WITH A FRIEND/BARTENDER/FORMER ROOM MATE. YEP , DADS AND MOMS ALWAYS WORRY.

 I DID HAVE A DREAM ABOUT A GROUP OF FRIENDS WANTING TO SEE MY GIRLFRIEND. WE WERE AT A HOUSE PARTY. I SAY , " I DON'T KNOW WHERE SHE IS ? " THEY SAY , " TURN AROUND ". I TURN AROUND AND THERE IS THIS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL GIRL WHO LOOKS JUST LIKE SOPHIE TURNER SMILING AT ME. ( GOOGLE HER, SHE IS QUITE FAMOUS )

 ON A FINAL NOTE , I HAVE TO THANK PEOPLE WHO SAID " HAPPY " BIRTHDAY " AKA 27TH ANNIVERSARY OF OWNING THE NAIL ON FACEBOOK. THE LAST I CHECKED IT WAS WELL OVER A COUPLE OF HUNDRED. THE ONLY THING IS I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO ACCESS ALL THE COMMENTS.

 MONDAY     1 - 8 - 24

 A NICE 7AM VISIT FROM A NEIGHBOR AND HIS DOG. THE BIG WHITE DOG COMES RIGHT UP TO OUR DOOR TO SAY HELLO.

 LAST WEEKEND AT THE NAIL - I'M ON THE DOOR AND AN OLDER PATRON COMES IN AND IS ABOUT TO HAND ME HIS I.D.   I SAY , " NO NEED SIR , YOUR HAT IS AT LEAST 21 YEARS OLD ". HE GIGGLES AND RESPONDS , " YEAH , I'M ALOT OLDER THAN YOU. I'M 53. " I REPLY , " I'M 61. " HIS JAW DROPPING AND " WOW " FACE REACTION MADE ME FEEL SO GOOD.

 OVER THE COURSE OF THE DAY I TOLD WHEELS 5 TIMES , " I AM REALLY ENJOYING THIS TIME HERE WITH YOU ". LATER IN THE DAY , WHEELS SAID HER MOM WAS SO HAPPY FOR US.

 EAGLES PLAY THEIR FINAL GAME ON MONDAY NIGHT AT 8PM AGAINST TAMPA BAY. THE NEW VEHICLE SPONSOR IS A DUMP TRUCK.

  THE BIG RAIN IS A COME IN'. THE CLINGY SNOW COVERED TREES IS PRETTY DAMN COOL.

 DID SOME LITTLE PROJECTS TODAY.

 I DID NOT GET COMPUTER WORK DONE UNTIL 3PM TODAY. I JUST KEPT HAVING BANDS CONTACT ME WHICH IS A GOOD FEELING. I BOOKED 8 BANDS BY 3PM TODAY.

 I MADE A LIST OF THE GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEES AND WINNERS OF MOVIES AND TV SERIES. TONIGHT WHEELS AND I WATCHED THE HOLDOVERS STARRING PAUL GIAMATTI. HE WON BEST ACTOR AND A CO-ACTRESS WON BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR. WE LIKED THE MOVIE. 86% OF VIEWERS LIKED IT AND A 96% RATING ON ROTTEN TOMATOES.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES. IT WAS GOOD.

 WE END THE NIGHT WATCHING AN EPISODE OF REACHER. IT WAS GOOD.

 I END THE NIGHT CHECKING EMAILS AND PLAYING SOME POKER.  BY MIDNIGHT I HEAD TO MY BEDROOM AND THE PUP JOINS ME A COUPLE OF HOURS LATER.

 A MOTTO OF MINE , " I DON'T GIVE MONEY TO PEOPLE THAT OWE ME MONEY ".

 DREAM ABOUT HANGING WITH DANIEL NEGREANU.....PRETTY COOL.

  TUESDAY      1 - 9 - 24

 WELP , I TIED MY RECORD OF 3 DAYS OF NOTHING GOING WRONG. IT'S JUST DOWNRIGHT AMAZES ME HOW FUCKING THINGS GO WRONG EVERY DAMN WEEK.

 A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF RAIN IN OUR AREA AT HOME. OUR ELDEST WAS KEEPING AN EYE ON OUR BASEMENT. AT FIRST , ALL FLOORS WERE DRY BUT.......THE ELECTRIC PANEL BOX WAS LEAKING FROM BENEATH IT. AROUND 12:30AM I GET A TEXT THAT MY TOOL ROOM IN THE BASEMENT IS FLOODING. I AM JUST BUMMING BECAUSE ALL THAT WORK I DID WITH GRADING THE OUTSIDE , SILICONING INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE PANEL BOX , AND USING EXPANSION FOAM DID NOT DO DICK.

 OUR ELECTRICIAN FRIEND JUST HAPPEN TO TEXT ME TO CHECK UP. I TOLD HIM THE BAD NEWS AND HE WILL STOP BY TOMORROW MORNING.

 UP HERE.....THE RAIN , WIND , AND MILD TEMPERATURES MELT ABOUT 80% OF THE SNOW. NO LEAKS WHICH IS GOOD. I CAN HEAR OUR CRAWL SPACE SUMP PUMP ACTIVATING ALMOST NON-STOP.

 A NICE MORNING DOUBLE VISIT FROM OUR NEIGHBOR AND HIS DOG. MAN DOES HIS DOG LOVE THE SNOW.

 I SPEND MOST OF THE DAY DOING SOME SMALL COMPUTER PROJECTS. I MADE A FILE FOR DOING THE NAIL BOOKS, ORGANIZING BANDS , AND NEW NAIL PRE-WRITTEN RESPONSES. OF COURSE , I RESPOND TO BAND EMAILS.

 TOOK A NAP MID-AFTERNOON.  THIS GETTING UP SUPER EARLY AND NOT SLEEPING VERY WELL IS GETTING FRUSTRATING.

 GET A CALL FROM MY DAD THAT HIS SISTER IS NOT DOING WELL. WHEELS SAID IT WAS THE FIRST TIME SHE EVER HEARD HIM CRY. I TRY TO VISIT MY AUNT ONCE A MONTH AND CALL TWICE A MONTH. SHE IS 96 YEARS OLD WITH ALOT OF COMPLICATIONS. HER QUALITY OF LIFE HAS DROPPED SIGNIFICANTLY. A SAD LINE SHE SAID TO ME JUST THIS CHRISTMAS DAY AS I WAS HELPING HER OUT OF THE CAR AND INTO A WHEELCHAIR........." CHRISSY , WHY DOESN'T GOD TAKE ME ? "

 TEXT BARTENDERS FOR SHIFTS , BROTHERS FOR UPDATES ON MY MOM AND DAD'S BIRTHDAYS ( BOTH IN JANUARY ) , AND SOME COUSINS.

 IT IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL HERE EVEN WITH TEMPERATURES REACHING 50 DEGREES AND RAIN MELTING ALL THE SNOW AWAY.....WHICH IS FINE BY ME.

 A NICE VISIT OF 9 DEER RIGHT ACROSS OUR FRONT PATH.

 NEIGHBORS CANCEL A GET TOGETHER DINNER DUE TO THE RAIN FLOODING THEIR BASEMENT. YEP , KNOW THIS FEELING.

 WHEELS AND I HEAD TO THE TAVERN ON THE TRAIL BAR. IT PROBABLY WAS NOT THE SAFEST CHOICE WITH THE BAD WEATHER BUT WE WENT. THE ONLY THING WAS GETTING OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY WITH MY VAN. I HAD TO DIG OUT THE FRONT OF THE DRIVEWAY BECAUSE THE PLOWS WENT BY AGAIN AND FORMED ANOTHER SMALL WALL OF SNOW. IT ONLY TOOK ME ABOUT 5 MINUTES TO SHOVEL AND GET THE VAN OUT TO THE MAIN ROAD.

 A NICE VISIT TO THE BAR AND WE SHARED BURGERS AND QUESADILLAS. IT WAS NICE TO GET OUT AND AGAIN I SAY TO WHEELS , " I AM REALLY ENJOYING THIS ".

 BACK HOME GREETED BY THE PUP WITH WAGGING TAIL ELATION. SHE STANDS ON THE COUCH AS WE COME IN. IT IS TOO FUNNY.

  LATER THE PUP DIDN'T LIKE US SO MUCH AS WE WASHED HER PAWS WITH AN OINTMENT SHAMPOO.

 WE SETTLE IN AND PICK ANOTHER GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEE MOVIE. THIS TIME IT IS CALLED AIR WITH BEN AFFLECK AND MATT DAMON. IT TELLS THE STORY ON HOW THE BIG SHOE/SNEAKER COMPANIES WANTED JORDAN'S ENDORSEMENT SO BAD. THE MAIN COMPANIES WERE ADIDAS , CONVERSE , AND NIKE.

 NIKE GETS THE DEAL AND JORDAN SET THE PRECEDENT AS THE FIRST SPORTS PLAYER TO HAVE A % OF THE SALES OF HIS SHOES. NIKE WAS RELUCTANT TO PULL THE TRIGGER BECAUSE THIS WAS UNHEARD OF. BUT....THEY MADE THE DECISION AND GAVE JORDAN A % OF ALL SHOE SALES WITH HIS NAME ON IT. THEY MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE.

 - NIKE BEST SALES UNTIL SIGNING MICHAEL JORDAN......$3 MILLION DOLLARS IN ONE YEAR.

 - NIKE AFTER SIGNING MICHAEL JORDAN..........THE FIRST YEAR WAS IN THE BILLIONS WORLD WIDE.

 - GET THIS......TO THIS DAY JORDAN RECEIVES $200 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR BECAUSE OF HIS % OF SALES OF HIS SHOES WITH NIKE. LET THAT SINK IN..........$200 MILLION A YEAR.

 OVERALL , WE LIKED THE MOVIE AND IT GAVE REAL INSIGHT ON HOW COMPANIES KISSED JORDAN'S PARENTS ASS AND THE PLAYER TO GET THEIR ENDORSEMENT.

 WE WATCH THE NEWS. THEY UPDATE THE STORMS COMING THROUGH. IT WAS 3+ INCHES OF RAIN. I JUST THOUGHT MAN I'M GLAD IT IS NOT SNOW. THEY SAY 1 INCH OF RAIN IS EQUAL TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW.

 WHEELS HEADS TO BED WHILE I CHECK EMAILS , PLAY POKER , AND SURF THE SOCIAL MEDIA SITES A LITTLE.

 I WALK THE PUP LATE NIGHT AND HEAD TO BED. THE PUP JOINS ME. WE WATCH TV FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES AND OFF TO SLEEP. I HAD AT LEAST 3 QUICK DREAMS , GOT UP 3 TIMES TO USE THE BATHROOM , AND WOKE UP MULTIPLE TIMES DURING THE NIGHT.

 WEDNESDAY       1 - 10 - 24

  ALOT OF COMPUTER WORK UNTIL 1PM. I SLEPT HORRIBLE. AS I TOLD WHEELS , " I SAW EVERY HOUR DIGIT OF TIME LAST NIGHT .....1AM , 2AM , 3AM , ETC. "

 I WATCHED AND FINISHED 5 EPISODES OF SHORESY. THEY ARE ONLY 18 - 22 MINUTES LONG. IT IS THE SAME WRITER AND ACTOR IN LETTERKENNY. IT IS QUITE ENTERTAINING WITH GOOD SUPER QUICK ONE LINERS , HOCKEY BASED ACTION , AND SMOKING HOT GIRLS. THE SERIES WAS PICKED UP FOR 2 MORE SEASONS WHICH IS RARE.

 RAIN AND WARM TEMPS CONTINUE TO MELT SNOW. THIS WAS FINE BY ME.

 OUR ELECTRICIAN FRIEND STOPS BY AND EVALUATES MORE ABOUT RAIN WATER GETTING IN OUR BASEMENT AND PANEL BOX. NONE WAS GOOD AND IT CHANGED MY MOOD.

 WHEELS AND I TAKE A RIDE INTO TOWN TO PICK UP FOOD/SUPPLIES AT THRIFTWAY , CVS , AND JIREH'S PIZZA.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN , HAVE DINNER , AND MAKE SOME LIBATIONS.

 A WONDERFUL FACETIME WITH THE KIDS.

 FLYERS WIN IN A SHOOT-OUT.....RARE. 76ERS LOSE IN OVERTIME......BLOW.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF PERCEY JACKSON ( GOOD ) AND 2 EPISODES OF ECHO ( VERY GOOD ).

 WALK THE PUP , CHECK EMAILS , SURF INTERNET , AND PLAY SOME POKER......THAN I HEAR NOISE BEHIND A WALL. BIG TIME NOISE.

 WHEELS GETS UP AND HEARS IT TOO. I BEGIN BANGING ON WALLS HARD IN 2 DIFFERENT ROOMS. MY GUESS IS SQUIRRELS OR RACCOONS.

 OFF TO BED WITH THE PUP. LIKE I WROTE EARLIER I WAS UP EVERY DAMN HOUR.

  THURSDAY     1 - 11 - 24 ( WHEELS BIRTHDAY )

 HERE IS A LONG DAY AND NIGHT. OH , AND ADD A SURPRISE PARTY TO IT.

 I SO DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. BUT , BY 9:30AM I FINISHED MY WORK , THAN SHOWERED & SHAVED , WATCHED SOME PORN , AND BEGAN CLEANING AND LOADING UP.

 MADE GOOD TIME GETTING HOME AND UNLOADED. HERE IS WHERE THE RUNNING STARTS.

 - RIGHT TO THE BASEMENT TO PICK UP CLOSE TO A 100 WET CARPET TILES. THIS WAS A LO OF FUN. WHEELS WOULD ADD FANS LATER IN THE DAY THAT WILL BLOW FOR ABOUT 3 WEEKS..........BLOW.

 - STOP AT LIQUOR STORE.

 - STOP AT NAIL TO RECEIVE A VERY LARGE BEER ORDER.

 - STOCK BEER , CLEAN , AND BREAK DOWN ABOUT 40 BEER BOXES FOR THE DUMPSTER.

 - AT HOME MY ELDEST COMES WITH ME TO BUY BIRTHDAY PARTY STUFF LIKE CAKE AND DESERT. WE BOUGHT WAY WAY TOO MUCH.

 - BACK HOME AGAIN AND I TAKE WHEELS TO OUR FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANT FELINI'S CAFE. MEANWHILE ,THE KIDS ARE BRINGING IN ALL THE BOOZE , BEER , AND FOOD INTO OUR HOUSE FROM THE VAN.

 - I AM IN CONSTANT COMMUNICATION WITH THE KIDS. DINNER RESERVATIONS WAS 5:30PM. I TRY TO BUY THEM TIME WHEN WE LEFT BY STOPPING AT A GAS STATION , TALKING TO OUR WAITER/OWNER WE KNOW WELL , AND SLOWING THINGS DOWN.

 - BY 6PM I TEXT THE KIDS " WHERE ARE YOU ? I CAN'T KEEP HOLDING OFF DINNER ARRIVING " OUR YOUNGEST ARRIVES AT 6:05PM TO SURPRISE WHEELS AND THAN OUR ELDEST AT 6:10PM. IT WAS A VERY NICE SURPRISE AND DINNER.

 - I LET THE KIDS ROLL OUT FIRST TO GET HOME TO HELP PREPARE MORE AND TELL GUESTS WE ARE ON OUR WAY. THIS SURPRISE PARTY IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT. IT WAS A " SURPRISE WHEN EACH PERSON ARRIVED AND NOT ALL IN ONE ".

 - WE TURN ON OUR STREET AND THERE ARE CARS COMING FROM THE ONE WAY AND OUR STREET TO THE DRIVEWAY. WHEELS IS LIKE , " WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON ? " I REPLY , " MAYBE THEY WANT TO JUST TURN AROUND ? "

 - WE PULL UP THE DRIVEWAY TO 14 CARS AND WHEELS NOW KNOWS SOMETHING IS GOING ON. I SAY TO HER , " YOUR NIGHT IS NOT OVER ? " SHE LAUGHINGLY YELLS OUT , " NOOOOOOOOOOO I WANTED TO GO TO BED !!! "

 - WE GREET SOME FAMILY IN THE DRIVEWAY. WHEELS WALKS IN THE HOUSE TO A HUGE GROUP SCREAM " SURPRISEEEEEE !!!!! " IT WAS PRETTY COOL.

 THE LAUGHS AND FUN WENT ON TO ABOUT 9:30PM. ONE FRIEND ARRIVED LATE AND WE HUNG OUT WITH HIM TO 10:15PM.

 OVERALL , A REALLY FUN TIME AND THE LAUGHS WERE PLENTY. IT WAS SO GOOD TO SEE SOME OLD FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND SOME BARTENDERS WHO SHOWED UP TOO.

 MY HIGHLIGHT ( BESIDES TOTALLY GETTING WHEELS ON THIS SURPRISE PARTY ) WAS MAKING MY ONE COUSIN LAUGH ON A ONE LINER I SAID ( OF COURSE I FORGOT IT ). MAN , HE BENT OVER AND BELLOWED A HOWL LAUGH FOR A SOLID 30 SECONDS. IT MADE ME FEEL SO GOOD.

 OFF TO BED WHERE MOST OF THE KITCHEN WAS IN MY BEDROOM. I'LL WORRY ABOUT IT TOMORROW.

  FRIDAY       1 - 12 - 24

 A NICE SURPRISE - OUR YOUNGEST CAME IN FOR THE 2ND STRAIGHT NIGHT. A CONTINUED BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST AS THEY WENT OUT TO DINNER. THEY ALSO SPENT SOME TIME AT HOME WITH THE PUP AND WATCHING A MOVIE.

 FRIDAY WAS A LONG EXHAUSTING DAY BUT VERY ENJOYABLE. I POSTED SOME FUN PICTURES OF THE SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY. THE BEST ONE IS A SELFIE WITH OUR ELDEST AND MY FAVORITE COUSIN. A FAIR AMOUNT OF FAMILY COMMENTED ON THEM.

 RIGHT FROM THE START WHEEL'S AND I BEGIN THE LONG CLEAN-UP FROM HER SURPRISE PARTY LAST NIGHT. MOST OF THE STUFF WAS IN MY BEDROOM. 

 A GOOD THING - ALL BEER , LIQUOR , AND SODA CAN BE USED AT THE NAIL. I LOADED IT UP IN THE VAN.

 A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF RAIN CAME TONIGHT. THE BASEMENT WAS DRY.......GO FIGURE. I STILL HAVE TO DRY OUT THE CARPET TILES SITTING IN PLASTIC BINS.

 76ERS WIN.

 FLYERS WITH A VERY NICE COMEBACK WIN IN OVERTIME.

 MAN , I BOUGHT WAY TOO MUCH CAKES , COOKIES , AND DESERT. I NEED TO GET THEM OUT OF MY HOUSE QUITE QUICKLY. IT IS JUST WAY TOO EASY FOR ME TO HAVE THEM FOR BREAKFAST , LUNCH , AND DINNER.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO UNLOAD A TON OF PRODUCT FROM OUR PARTY. ALMOST IMMEDIATELY PEOPLE AND BANDS COME IN. I CALL FOR THE 2ND BARTENDER TO COME IN ASAP.

 A VERY NICE NIGHT OF MUSIC AND FANS. IT WAS A SLIGHTLY YOUNGER CROWD WHICH IS GREAT TO SEE. IT MAKES ME FEEL SUPER OLD AND WISH I WAS YOUNG AGAIN BUT........STILL NICE. GOD , I WISH MY BELLY AND ASS WOULD LOOK LIKE TONIGHT'S CROWD.

SOME OF OUR BARTENDERS STOP IN TO SAY HELLO. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE THEM.

 I THOUGHT WE HAD A LEGITIMATE CHANCE OF BOOKING A FAMILY ( WITH GOOD REVIEWS ) AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE FOR 50 DAYS IN THE SUMMER. THE WOMAN WAS SMART AND KINDA CODED ME HOW TO EMAIL HER VIA AIRBNB WEBSITE. SHE RESPONDED TO MY FIRST EMAIL. I RESPONDED TWICE OVER THE LAST 48 HOURS WITH NO RESPONSE. OH WELL , MORE TIME FOR ME TO GO BACK UP.

 MARVEL'S " ECHO " GETTING SOME VERY GOOD REVIEWS. I WATCH 2 EPISODES SO FAR AND THEY WERE VERY GOOD.

 AT HOME I CHILL WITH WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST. IT WAS VERY NICE.

 WHEELS HEADS TO BED WHILE MY YOUNGEST AND I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF THE 100,000 PYRAMID. OF COURSE DURING THIS TIME I ASK HER TO MOVE BACK HOME AND GO TO THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE WITH ME. EARLIER I TEXTED HER TOO. HER RESPONSE , " I HAVE TO ADMIT , YOU ARE CONSISTENT. " I REPLIED , " I HOPE I NEVER STOP BEING CONSISTENT. " I TRULY LOVE BEING WITH MY KIDS.

 I CATCH A BARTENDER KISSING A CUSTOMER ON A SURVEILLANCE CAMERA. I SO WANTED TO TEXT HER , BUT WHEELS TOLD ME NOT TOO.

 OFF TO BED AND UP AT 4AM. I SEE PEOPLE IN MY DRIVEWAY SMOKING.

 WAKE UP TO USE THE BATHROOM AT 5AM. I LOOK AT THE WINDOW AGAIN AND SEE PEOPLE SMOKING IN OUR DRIVEWAY.

 IT IS NOW 5:45AM AND I AM UP........BLOW. NO ONE IS IN OUR DRIVEWAY.

   MY ELDEST AND I ARE IN A LOCAL PARK JUST CHILLING ON A BENCH AND PEOPLE WATCHING. WE DECIDE TO WALK TO ANOTHER PARK WHICH IS CLOSE. WE GET TO THE PARK AND WALKING DIRECTLY AT ME IS RAY DIDDINGER. HE STOPS FIRST AND ASKS ME IF I WANT A PICTURE AND AUTOGRAPH. OF COURSE I SAY YES AND HE SIGNS A NEWSPAPER I HAD IN MY HAND. HE SAYS , " WOULD YOU LIKE A PICTURE WITH YOUR DAUGHTER ? " I CERTAINLY DO EXCEPT I CAN'T FIND MY CELL PHONE. I REALIZE I LEFT IT SITTING ON THE BENCH AT THE FIRST PARK..............dream ends.

  SATURDAY       1 - 13 - 24

 WELP , FOR THIS WEE , I'M GONNA STAY HOME AND LOCAL. BUT WHEELS.........HEADING SOUTH.

 OFF TO THE NAIL IN THE MORNING TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

 STOP AT A FRIEND'S HOUSE TO PICK HER UP ALONG WITH LUGGAGE.

 BACK HOME WE LOAD UP. WHEELS , FRIEND , AND OUR YOUNGEST.

 I DRIVE WHEELS AND HER FRIEND TO THE AIRPORT. THEY ARE HEADING TO FLORIDA TO MEET A FRIEND AND HER FAMILY. A VERY NICE SURPRISE WAITING AS HER FRIEND HAD BIRTHDAY DECORATIONS FOR WHEELS WHEN SHE ARRIVED.

 MY YOUNGEST AND I STOP AT PENROSE DINER. THIS IS A LONG HISTORIC PLACE IN SOUTH PHILLY AND IT WAS JAMMED PACKED. THEY MOVED CUSTOMERS VERY QUICKLY AND EACH WAITRESS CALLED YOU " HUN " , " DOLL " , OR " BABE ". WE LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT.

 I DROP OFF MY YOUNGEST AND HEAD HOME. I HIT SOME TRAFFIC. IT WAS WONDERFUL WE SAW HER FOR 3 DAYS. OH , SHE TOOK A LARGE PORTION OF DESERTS WITH HER.......I DEMANDED IT.

 AT HOME I SETTLE IN. DAMN THESE DESERTS ALL OVER THE PLACE.

 NOT LOOKING GOOD FOR THIS 50 DAY RENTER AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE. THE WOMAN DID RESPOND AND OUR LAKE WHICH IS NOT REALLY SWIMMABLE AT THIS TIME WAS A PRIORITY TO HER. I MADE ONE LAST SALES PITCH.

 AT THE NAIL I GIVE THE DOORMAN AND 1 BARTENDER OFF. WHY ? THE MAIN HEADLINER CANCELLED DUE TO THE LEAD SINGER GETTING COVID.

 THE MUSIC WAS GOOD BUT IT WAS A VERY PEACEFUL NIGHT. I DID GET THE NFL GAMES ON USING PEACOCK. PEACOCK PAID 110 MILLION DOLLARS IN A ONE WILDCARD GAME / ONE SEASON DEAL TO DO THIS. MUST BE NICE. I USED MY BROTHER'S ACCOUNT TO ACCESS IT.......FUCK PEA AND IT'S COCK.

 HOME BY 12:30AM. I WATCH A MOVIE I SEEN 50 TIMES....EDGE OF TOMORROW WITH TOM CRUISE.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT OKAY.

 THERE'S 50 OTHER THINGS TO WRITE ABOUT BUT I FORGOT MOST. ONE IS I GAVE A SUGGESTION TO MY BROTHER TO WATCH MONK. IT IS 8 SEASONS AND ONE MOVIE. HE IS THE KING OF BINGEING.....DONE IN 4 DAYS. NEXT .......MR. INBETWEEN.

 SUNDAY     1 - 14 - 24

 HOW 'BOUT DEM COWBOYS !!!!!   MAN , IT IS SO FUCKING REWARDING TO SEE THEM ABSOLUTELY SHIT THE BED. THANK YOU PACKERS. THE ONLY THING THAT SUCKS IS EVERY TIME COW-ASS LOST THIS SEASON THE EAGLES WOULD TOO. PUT ALL MONEY ON TAMPA BAY BECAUSE THE EAGLES WILL BE ONE AND DONE TOO.

 WHAT KINDA SUCKS IS FOR THE ENTIRE LIONS/RAMS GAME THERE COULD OF BEEN A CHANCE THE EAGLES COULD HOST NEXT WEEK'S GAME.....IF THEY WIN OVER THE BUCS. WHICH.....IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

 A BARTENDER WANTED OFF TONIGHT TO HANG DRAPES. HEY , I DON'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP. I WILL TO GO TO THE NAIL TO JUST DO STUFF.

 MY DAY :

 - DO A TON OF COMPUTER WORK....MOSTLY FOR BANDS AND NAIL BOOKS. I AM REALLY LIKING DOING THE BOOKS ON MY COMPUTER. WHY DIDN'T I DO THIS 27 YEARS AGO ?

 - SEARCHED FOR MY BOLT CUTTERS FOR 20 MINUTES AND JUST CAN'T FIND THEM. OUR ELECTRICIAN SAID THERE IS A CRAZY BOLT LOCK ON OUR OUTSIDE PECO METER. HE WANTED TO REMOVE THE METER TO SEE IF WATER GOT IN THERE. WELP , MY SAWZ SALL DID THE JOB. I TEXTED HIM PICTURES. HE WILL COME OUT THIS WEEK SOME TIME.

 SPEAKING OF OUR ELECTRICIAN , HIS BROTHER STOPPED BY MY PARENT'S HOUSE AND POSTED A GREAT SELFIE WITH MY DAD. HIS WORDS WERE SUPER KIND TOO.

 ALSO , MOST OF THE SAND AND TOP SOIL I PLACED AGAINST THE HOUSE WAS WASHED AWAY. I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.

 TALK TO A COUSIN. I THANK HIM FOR STOPPING BY FOR WHEELS SURPRISE BIRTHDAY.

 GROUP TEXT MY YOUNGEST AND HER ROOM MATES ABOUT DRIVING TO MARYLAND TO VISIT A ROOM MATE'S MOM. MY YOUNGEST SAID SHE CAN'T BECAUSE SHE WORKS FOR A CANADIAN COMPANY THAT DOES NOT CELEBRATE M.L.K. DAY. MY GROUP TEXT RESPONSE , " YOU TELL THAT STINKING CANADIAN COMPANY THAT " YOU " LIVE IN AMERICA !! HOME OF THE FREE !! , LAND OF THE BRAVE !! AND TELL THEM WE MUST GO TO MARYLAND TO DRINK BOOZE. " THE RESPONSES WERE ALL LAUGHTER.

  WATCHED SOME FOOTBALL. IT WAS JUST SO REWARDING TO SEE THE PACKERS GO UP 27-0. FUNNY THING IS , I THOUGHT FOR SURE THE COWGIRLS WOULD COME BACK. THE SOCIAL MEDIA MEMES AND POSTS WERE PRETTY FUNNY AFTER THE GAME......SEVERAL WERE COWGIRL FANS SMASHING THEIR TV'S.

 TALK TO WHEELS. SHE IS HAVING A GOOD TIME IN FLORIDA.

 OFF TO THE NAIL :

 - I SOLD A VERY LARGE BEAN BAG IN 60 SECONDS. MY POST WAS NOT EVEN ONE MINUTE OLD AND A LADY RESPONDED. FIVE MINUTES LATER 3 OTHER PEOPLE RESPONDED. THE LADY KNEW THE NAIL AND SHOWED UP. I HELPED HER LOAD THE LARGE BEAN BAG IN HER SUV. I WAS HAPPY TO SEE IT GO BECAUSE IT TOOK SO MUCH ROOM UP ON THE 2ND FLOOR.

 ** OH , I ASKED THE WOMAN TO PARK ON MY NEIGHBORS SIDE ( GAVE THEIR NAME ) AND BACK HER VEHICLE TO THE MARQUEE. WHAT DID SHE DO ? PARK AT THE FRONT DOOR SIDEWAYS WITH HALF HER CAR IN THE STREET. JUST LIKE THE BANDS.....SHE DIDN'T LISTEN.

  OH , LOOKS LIKE A BARTENDER WILL BE RE-MOVING BACK IN WITH US. I'M OKAY WITH IT.

 - CLEAN THE KITCHEN AND STOCK EVERYTHING.

 - VACUUM THE WHOLE PLACE.

 - RE-DO THE MARQUEE FOR THE BANDS COMING THIS WEEKEND. HOW ABOUT THE RE-UNION OF THE BILLY PENN BAND !! PLAYING HERE ON FRIDAY !!

 I KNEW IT !! - I AM DOING THE OUTSIDE MARQUEE AND A GUY WALKS UP. HE IS IN THE BILLY PENN BAND AND SAYS , " WHY ISN'T OUR NAME ON TOP ? WE'RE THE HEADLINERS. " I ABSOLUTELY KNEW HE WAS GOING TO SAY THAT. I REPLY , " IT'S BECAUSE YOUR NAME IS TOO LONG FOR THE TOP LINE. "

  I TEXT THE BARTENDERS WITH A QUESTION - " SHOULD WE KEEP UP THE RED AND WHITE LIGHTS AND TAKE DOWN THE REST OF THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ? " ALL BARTENDERS AGREED TO KEEP THE RED AND WHITE LIGHTS UP.

 - I TAKE DOWN AND STORE ALL CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AND DECORATIONS BOTH INSIDE , OUTSIDE , FRONT DOOR , ON THE STAGE, AND IN OUR FRONT WINDOW..........ALL EXCEPT THE RED AND WHITE LIGHTS BEHIND THE BAR.

 - PLACE P.A. EQUIPMENT IN THE BACK STORAGE ROOM.

 - CLEAN AS MUCH AS I COULD , EMPTY TRASH , AND FILL CLEANING SOLUTION SPRAY BOTTLES.

 - RE-SCREENED OUR MONITOR FROM A 15 VIEW TO A 9 VIEW PICTURE. THIS WAS BOTHERING ME. I HAD TO REMOVE A CABINET DOOR WITH A SCREW GUN TO ACCESS THE DVR AND USE THE MOUSE TO FIX IT.

 - ADDED AN AMUSEMENT LICENSE TO OUR LICENSING BOARD DISPLAY. OF COURSE I DROPPED IT AND THE PAPERS CAME FLYING OUT. I MAY HAVE USED SOME COLORFUL LANGUAGE.

 I WAS AT THE NAIL FROM 5PM TO 10PM JUST DOING STUFF I HAVEN'T DONE IN A MONTH. SOME PEOPLE CAME IN BUT I JUST DID MY THING AND LET THEM WATCH FOOTBALL.

 AT HOME I SETTLE IN AND WATCH THE VERY END OF THE LIONS / RAMS GAME. LIONS WIN 24-23. I WAS HAPPY FOR THEM AND THEIR FANS BUT TECHNICALLY WE WANTED THE RAMS TO WIN. I DIDN'T CARE TOO MUCH BECAUSE THE EAGLES WILL BE ONE AND DONE AND GETTING A 2ND ROUND GAME AT HOME MEANT ABSOLUTELY NOTHING....BECAUSE IT WILL NOT HAPPEN.

 OFF TO MY BEDROOM TO CHECK EMAILS , LISTEN TO SPORTS TALK , AND SURF SOME OF THE HILARIOUS POSTS MADE BY DALL-ASS HATERS.

 I SLEPT SO-SO AT BEST. I JUST GOT UP TOO MUCH.

  MONDAY     1 - 15 - 24

 WELP , THAT EAGLES GAME SUCKED ASS........AGAIN. IT WAS THE 2ND WORST PLAYOFF DEFEAT IN EAGLES HISTORY. TAMPA BAY WAS 9 - 8 AND LOOKED LIKE THEY WERE 17 - 0. AGAIN , EAGLES WITH THE MOST FRUSTRATING PLAY CALLING WE HAVE EVER WITNESSED. AGAIN , JALEN HURTS LOOKS LIKE A COMPLETE CONFUSED LITTLE KID IDIOT RUNNING THE OFFENSE. HE DOESN'T THROW THE BALL AWAY AND TAKES A SACK IN THE END ZONE FOR A SAFETY. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ?  ON A 3RD AND 3 HURTS THROWS A 25 YARD PASS DOWN THE SIDELINE FOR A LOW PERCENTAGE 50/50 CATCH BY A RECOVER. IT IS KNOCKED AWAY EASILY AND THE EAGLES PUNT.  ON THE REVERSE , TAMPA BAY HAS A 3RD AND 4 AND THROW A HIGH PERCENTAGE 5 YARD PASS OVER THE MIDDLE FOR THE FIRST DOWN. THIS GAME WAS SICKENING...........AGAIN.

 MY DAY :

 OUR MAIN ROAD FROM OUR HOUSE HAS BEEN GETTING WORKED ON FOR THE LAST 6 MONTHS. IN JAPAN ......DONE IS 3 DAYS. AMERICA........1 YEAR.

 ANYWAY , I DRIVE AROUND THE BLOCK AND FORGET A DESERT I WANT TO TAKE TO MY AUNT'S HOUSE. I GO BACK AND I BLOW THROUGH A STREET WORKER AND NO ENTRY SIGN WHO TRIED TO STOP ME.

 OFF TO MY BROTHER'S HOUSE TO PICK HIM UP. I TAKE A WRONG TURN AND LOSE SOME TIME.

 STOP AT MY PARENT'S HOUSE TO GET THEM AND WE HEAD TO SOUTH PHILLY TO VISIT MY AILING 96 YEAR OLD AUNT. WE ARRIVE AND I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW MUCH SHE WENT DOWN HILL FROM CHRISTMAS TIME WHICH WAS THE LAST TIME I SAW HER. BASICALLY , IN AND OUT OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND MUMBLING. A VERY NICE NURSE WAS CARING FOR HER. I ASKED THE NURSE TO SIT WITH US FOR LUNCH. SHE WAS VERY COOL......AND ADORABLE.

 THE HIGHLIGHT FOR ME WAS MY AUNT REACTING TO SOME OF MY QUESTIONS WHEN I WAS HOLDING HER HAND. I ASKED HER :

 ME - " I'M PRETTY SURE YOU SAID I'M YOUR FAVORITE NEPHEW. "

AUNT - SHE SMILES AND SAYS , " OF COURSE " ( I TEAR UP )

 ME - " WELL HELLO THERE , I CAME TO VISIT YOU. I SEE YOU ".

 AUNT - " CHRISSY , CHRISSY , CHRISSY , CHRISSY , CHRISSY ". MY FAMILY WATCHING REACTS AND I TEAR UP AGAIN.

 MY DAD - " HEY J , IT'S CHIP. WE ARE HERE SAYING HELLO ".

 AUNT - " THANK YOU , THANK YOU , THANK YOU ".

 IT WAS A VERY NICE VISIT AND BOTH MY DAD AND I THANKED THE CARE WORKER SEVERAL TIMES. IT IS ALWAYS SAD TO SEE A LOVED ONE NEAR DEATH'S DOOR BUT I AM HAPPY FOR MY AUNT. SHE HAS LIVED 96 YEARS AND ALWAYS WAS A PERSON WHO HELPED OTHERS AND FAMILY. I KNOW SHE IS EMBARRASSED BEING CARED FOR AND HER QUALITY OF LIFE IS BASICALLY AT ZERO. SHE TOLD ME SEVERAL TIMES , " CHRISSY , WHY HAS GOD NOT TAKEN ME YET ? " I WANT HER TO PASS PEACEFULLY AND MOVE ON. OF COURSE SHE WILL BE MISSED BUT I TRULY HOPE SHE WILL BE WITH OTHER FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN THE AFTER LIFE.

 BACK HOME WE LOAD UP SOME THINGS MY DAD WANTS TO THROW AWAY LIKE A LARGE CHAIR AND ITALIAN OPERA ALBUMS. OF COURSE THIS IS AN ARGUMENT BETWEEN MY PARENTS BECAUSE THE ALBUMS ARE MY MOM'S.

 MY BROTHER AND I LOAD UP THINGS IN MY VAN AND I DRIVE HIM HOME. I HAVE TO ADMIT MY BROTHER IS HILARIOUS TO HANG OUT WITH. HE CAN BE SO FRICKIN' FUNNY.

  TWO OTHER BROTHERS CALL ME TO SEE HOW OUR VISIT WENT. 

 A COUSIN CALLS ME. AGAIN , I THANK HIM FOR ATTENDING WHEELS SURPRISE PARTY.

 WHEELS TEXTS ME TO SEE HOW THE VISIT WENT TOO.

 BACK HOME I CHILL WITH MY ELDEST. SHE PUTS ON EAGLES ATTIRE AND HEADS TO A LOCAL PUB FOR THE GAME AND TO MEET FRIENDS. I TELL HER MY VISIT TO MY AUNT'S HOUSE AND SHE TEARS UP.

 I HANG WITH THE PUP , PUT ON MERRILL REESE , AND WATCH THE GAME. IN THE FIRST 5 MINUTES OF THE GAME MERRILL REESE SAID , " ANNNNNNNNND THE TAMPA BAY RECEIVER IS WiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiDE OPEN. "

 WHAT A GAME TO WITNESS. IT WAS ABSOLUTELY SICKENING. JASON KELCE RETIRES.

 I LISTEN TO BRANDON GRAHAM ( WHO I LIKE ) BEING INTERVIEWED THE NEXT MORNING AND MY GOD HE SOUNDED LIKE A 10 YEAR OLD ILLITERATE STREET KID. HE SAID " YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN " AND " YOU KNOW " 50 TIMES DURING A 10 MINUTE INTERVIEW. IT WAS UNLISTENABLE.

 WHAT A DESPICABLE COLLAPSE OF THIS TEAM. I WATCH EAGLES POST GAME WERE I FUCKING HATE THE VOICE OF MICHAEL BARKANN. I FUCKING HATE THE SIGHT OF HIM AND VOICE SO MUCH I ACTUALLY " MUTE " MY TV EVERY TIME HE TALKS.

 OFF TO BED. I CHECK EMAILS , PLAY SOME POKER , AND SURF THE INTERNET. A TON OF EAGLES POSTS......ALL BAD.

 OH , AGAIN THE COWDICKS LOSE MAKING US TOTALLY HAPPY. BUT.......AGAIN......IT ONLY LASTS ONE FUCKING DAY AS THE EAGLES LOSE. THIS HAPPENED 4 TIMES THIS YEAR AND NOT ONCE DID THE EAGLES STEP UP AND WIN. WE CAN'T EVEN ENJOY A DALL-ASS LOSS FOR MORE THAN 24 HOURS.......FUCKING BLOW.

  TUESDAY       1 - 16 - 24

 SOMETIMES IN LIFE AND DEATH IT IS ABOUT " TIMING ". I WAS SO SO SO GLAD I TIMED THIS GET TOGETHER. YESTERDAY I TALKED ABOUT VISITING MY 96 YEAR OLD AUNT. SHE WAS PLACED IN HOSPICE AND MY BROTHER AND PARENTS DECIDED TO VISIT HER. I WROTE ABOUT IT YESTERDAY AND THE INCREDIBLE COMMUNICATION I HAD ON HER DEATH BED.

 WHILE AT THE AIRPORT  I GOT THE PHONE CALL MY AUNT HAS JUST PASSED AROUND 4:30PM TODAY. IT IS ALWAYS SAD TO HEAR THIS NEWS BUT IN THE BIG PICTURE I WAS HAPPY FOR MY AUNT. LATER ON IN THE NIGHT I WAS WATCHING TV AND COULDN'T STOP THINKING ABOUT HER. MY CELL PHONE WENT OFF WITH MY COUSIN TELLING ME HE HEARD ABOUT MY VISIT YESTERDAY AND JUST SAID ONE WORD ABOUT ME , " LEGEND ".

 I TALKED MORE THAT NIGHT WITH COUSINS , SOME BROTHERS , AND MY DAD. I REPEATEDLY ALWAYS SAY HOW FAST LIFE GOES BY AND IT IS SO EASY TO JUST BYPASS FRIENDS , FAMILY , OR EVENTS........UNTIL IT IS TOO LATE. THIS ONE VISIT MADE ME FEEL SO GOOD TO COMMUNICATE WITH MY AUNT AND SAY A PROPER GOOD BYE.  IT MEANT SO MUCH TO MY DAD TOO.

 SO MY DAY :

  I GOT OUT MY SNOW BLOWER AND DID THE DRIVEWAY AND THAN HAND SHOVELED THE STEP AREAS. THIS SNOW WAS FINE BECAUSE IT AFFECTS THE NAIL ABSOLUTELY ZERO. BUT............I HAVE A HUGE NIGHT PLANNED FOR THIS FRIDAY WITH THE RETURN / REUNION OF A LOCAL BAND CALLED THE BILLY PENN BAND. TRY TO GUESS THE WEATHER ?.........SNOW. UN-----FUCKING----BELIEVABLE.

 I ALSO START THE CARS AND TURN ON THE DEFROSTERS FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES. I SWEEP OFF THE SNOW.

 STILL THINKING ABOUT HOW BAD THE EAGLES EPIC COLLAPSED WAS. AT 10 - 1 WE WERE SO CONFIDENT OF A 1ST SEED.  SEVEN WEEKS LATER WE'RE SAYING GOOD BYE TO JASON KELCE.

 DID THE 500 DISHES. IT IS MY THING WHENEVER WHEELS GOES AWAY SHE DOES NOT COME BACK TO 500 DISHES AROUND AND IN THE KITCHEN SINK. ALMOST ALL WERE MY ELDEST WHO I ASKED TO DO THE DISHES TWICE. SHE NEVER DID.

 I DRIVE TO THE AIRPORT TO PICK UP WHEELS AND HER FRIEND.  THERE FLIGHT WAS DELAYED BY 2 HOURS. I PARKED ON THE SIDE OF THE EXIT AND WATCHED TIKTOK VIDEOS AND TEXTED COUSINS AND BROTHERS ABOUT MY AUNT.

 I PICK THEM UP AND WE DECIDE TO GO TO NICK'S ROAST BEEF FOR DINNER. THIS WAS A GOOD CHOICE. WHEELS FRIEND ORDERS A HOT ROAST BEEF WITH PROVOLONE BUT DOES NOT TRY THE ROAST BEEF GRAVY FIRES. WE GOT THE GRAVY ON THE SIDE FOR HER. SHE NEVER TRIED IT.....NOT ONE LITTLE DIP WITH A FRENCH FRY. SOME THINGS ARE JUST NOT UNDERSTOOD ON THIS EARTH.

 WE DROP THE FRIEND OFF AND HEAD HOME TO UNLOAD. WE TALK TO OUR ELDEST WHO GOT A $500 TIP FROM A MILLIONAIRE PATRON. THIS IS THE SAME GUY WHO THREATENED TO TAKE HER TO COURT BECAUSE MY ELDEST DID NOT WANT TO DRIVE HIM TO ANOTHER BAR. YEAH....HE WAS DRUNK. SHE JUST WANTED TO GO HOME. THREE WEEKS LATER HE GIVES HER THIS $500 TIP. I ASKED HER TO GIVE IT BACK. SHE SAID SHE WOULD......BUT DIDN'T. MY ELDEST IS VERY MONEY MOTIVATED....NOT JOB MOTIVATED BUT DEFINITELY MONEY MOTIVATED.

 WHEELS AND I SETTLE IN. SHE SNUGGLES WITH THE PUP. WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF REACHER , PERCY JACKSON , AND ECHO. ALL WERE GOOD TO VERY GOOD.

 OFF TO BED AROUND MIDNIGHT. ANOTHER DAY IN THE BOOKS AND I KEEP THINKING ABOUT WHY THE FUCK IT ALWAYS FUCKING SNOWS ON A FRIDAY OR SATURDAY. I MEAN I HAVE A FUCKING 5 IN 7 CHANCE OF ANY OTHER DAY OF THE WEEK BUT IT ALWAYS ENDS UP A FUCKING FRIDAY OR SATURDAY........BLOW. THIS WILL CRUSH A HUGE NIGHT AT THE NAIL THIS FRIDAY EVEN IF PREDICTED 2 INCHES................LIKE MY COCK.

 I ACTUALLY GOOGLED SNOW STORMS ON WEEKENDS. CHANNEL 10 WEATHER WATCH CAN NOT EXPLAIN WHY MOST SNOW FALLS ARE ON THE WEEKENDS. THE SCHOOL KIDS ALWAYS SEEMED DO TO COMPLAIN ABOUT IT SO THEY INVESTIGATED IT. I WILL USE BIG SNOW STORMS AS AN EXAMPLE. OF THE LAST 26 MAJOR SNOW STORMS .......A WHOPPING 20 WERE ON A FRIDAY OR SATURDAY. CHANNEL 10 COULD NOT MAKE HEADS OR TAILS OF IT.

  WEDNESDAY         1 - 17 - 24

 I LIKE TO PUNCH ANY PERSON WHO SAYS , " OH , I LOVE THE WINTER !! IT IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN SUMMER. " ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ?  I ACTUALLY SAW PEE FREEZING IN MID-AIR COMING OUT OF MY DOG'S ASS WHEN WALKING HER.

 OH , FRICKIN' SNOW COMING ON FRIDAY. GEE , I WONDER IF THAT WILL FUCK UP OUR BIG SHOW ?

 MEETING BOYFRIENDS........EH , NOT REALLY LIKING IT.

 DID ABOUT 3 HOURS OF COMPUTER WORK FOR THE NAIL , BANDS , AND SOCIAL MEDIA STUFF.

 SENT A PICTURE OF ME HOLDING MY UNCLE SITTING IN A CHAIR TO MY COUSIN. HE RESPONDED , " AN ALL TIME GREAT. HE LOVED YOU SO MUCH. I MISS HIM EVERYDAY. "

 I TAKE A RIDE TO RESTAURANT DEPOT. THE GIRL SAYS , " WELL THAT WAS CLOSE. JUST LAST WEEK I HAD A CUSTOMER OWE $666.00. MY BILL WAS $600.66. WE GIGGLED. SHE WAS COOL.

 STOP AT THE NAIL TO UNLOAD AND HANG OUT FOR ABOUT 90 MINUTES. USUALLY WE TURN THE HEAT OFF TO HELP THE ICE MACHINES. I TURNED THE HEAT BACK ON SINCE IT WAS 40 DEGREES INSIDE.

 OH , FUCK WINTER. OUR DRIVEWAY GATE WAS FROZEN SHUT SO I HAD TO BACK MY VEHICLE TO THE FRONT DOOR. YEAH.....THAT WAS FUN TO UNLOAD 50 THINGS. WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND FUCKING LIKES WINTER AND COLD TEMPS ? YOU HAVE TO BE A REAL ASSHOLE TO LOVE THIS SHIT.

 AT HOME WHEELS HELPS ME UNLOAD.

 I SETTLE IN AND DO EMAILS AND MORE. A BAND EMAILS ME TO ACCOMMODATE A WORLD RENOWNED DRUMMER G CALVIN WESTON. I WILL DO MY BEST BUT HAVE NO IDEA WHO HE IS. I WENT TO HIS FACEBOOK AND HIS LAST POST HAD 3 LIKES. Yep......world renowned.

 ELDEST BRINGS OVER BOYFRIEND TO WATCH A MOVIE IN OUR BASEMENT. HE SEEMED NICE , BUT I'LL NEVER LIKE HIM. I KNOW WHAT BOYS WANT.

 WHEELS AND I SETTLE IN. WE HAVE A WONDERFUL FACETIME WITH OUR YOUNGEST. I ALSO SET UP A POCONO GET-AWAY WITH OUR YOUNGEST FOR NEXT MONTH. I AM SO LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.

 WHEELS AND I WATCH A TRUE STORY MOVIE CALLED NYAD. IT STARS JODIE FOSTER AND ANNETTE BENING. BOTH WERE VERY GOOD. 91% OF PEOPLE LIKED IT WITH AN 85% ROTTEN TOMATO SCORE.

 OFF TO BED TO SETTLE IN WITH FINAL EMAILS , A LITTLE POKER , AND LISTENING TO SOME SPORTS TALK RADIO.

  THURSDAY      1 - 18 - 24

 DAMN SNOW................VERY GOOD CHANCE OUR BIG RE-UNION FRIDAY SHOW WILL BE CANCELLED. YEAH......THIS IS GONNA HURT.......BLOW.

 A GIRL THAT SLEEPS IN OUR BASEMENT QUITE OFTEN LEAVES US A BAGEL/DESERT/CREAM CHEESE BREAKFAST BOX. I THOUGHT THAT WAS NICE.

 A BARTENDER STOPS OVER TO VISIT OUR ELDEST.

 A NIECE GETS ASSIGNED AN INTERNSHIP AT A SPORTS FITNESS PLACE. SHE MEETS A NAIL BARTENDER WHO ALSO GRADUATED IN SPORTS THERAPY. I WOULD SAY IT'S A " SMALL WORLD " BUT OWNING THE NAIL THIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME.

 MY BROTHER WITH PARENTS VISIT MY AUNT'S HOME. I BUY LUNCH AT COSMI DELI. WE MET UP WITH MY AUNT AND 3 COUSINS. IT WASN'T TOTALLY SAD BECAUSE MY AUNT PASSED AT 96 YEARS OLD. WE GOT TOGETHER TO GOVE OVER FUNERAL PLANS.

 CUTE AND EMOTIONAL - IN SOUTH PHILLY , I DROPPED OFF MY PARENTS AND BROTHER TO GO PICK UP LUNCH FOR EVERYONE. AFTER FIGHTING THE STUPID PHILLY TRAFFIC I RETURN IN ABOUT 15 MINUTES. AS SOON AS I ENTERED MY ONE AUNT SAYS TO ME , " CHRISSY , CHRISSY , CHRISSY ......COME HERE. PLEASE COME HERE CHRISSY ". I WALK OVER AND LEAN DOWN TO WHERE SHE WAS SITTING. I SAY , " YOU WANT ME TO SHOW YOU HOW TO USE THE TV REMOTE ( INSIDE JOKE ) ?  SHE GIGGLES AND GENTLY GRABS EACH SIDE OF MY FACE WITH HER HANDS AND BEGINS TO CRY. WITH TEARS IN HER EYES SHE SAYS , " THAT WAS THE MOST SO BEAUTIFUL THING YOU DID YESTERDAY FOR JEAN. I'M TELLING EVERYONE ". ( MONDAY , ON MY AUNT JEAN'S DEATH BED , I GOT HER TO COMMUNICATE WITH ME BY SAYING " OF COURSE " ( I ASKED IF I WAS STILL HER FAVORITE NEPHEW ) AND SHE ALSO REPEATEDLY SAID MY NAME.

 STOP AT MY YOUNGEST PLACE TO DROP OFF SOME LEFTOVER HOAGIES. IT WAS NICE TO SEE HER.

 BACK HOME I CHILL TO ABOUT 5:30PM. I LOAD UP THE SMALL SNOW BLOWER THAT WORKED PERFECT IN MY DRIVEWAY YESTERDAY AS A TEST.

 I ARRIVE AT THE NAIL AND BEGIN QUICK PLOWING OF THE SIDEWALK ALL THE WAY TO THE SEPTA LOTS. OF COURSE , I FIGHT THE MACHINE THE ENTIRE TIME. IT KEEPS SHUTTING OFF AND I HAVE TO RE-START IT. I ALSO SALT. I BELIEVE THE PROBLEM COULD BE THIS SMALL SNOW BLOWER USES AN ADDITIVE TO THE UNLEADED GASOLINE. I REALLY LIKE IT. I THOUGHT IT WAS NOT SELF PROPELLED BUT IT IS.

 I HANG AT THE NAIL TO GET THINGS DONE. I ALSO WATCH THE FLYERS WIN ANOTHER BIG GAME 5 - 1. THEY BEAT A VERY GOOD DALL-ASS TEAM FOR THEIR 5TH STRAIGHT WIN.

 I HEAD HOME AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF ECHO WITH WHEELS. AGAIN , IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 I CHECK EMAILS AND HEAD TO BED THINKING I HAD A HUGE FRIDAY NIGHT BOOKED AND NOW THE NAIL WILL BE CLOSED..........BLOW.

  FRIDAY      1 - 19 - 24

 WELP , I TOOK A CHANCE AND BOTH PAID OFF......KINDA.

 SO ACTION NEWS AND OTHER STATIONS MAKE WORLD NEWS TONIGHT ON ABC. ......THE HOST ANNOUNCES , " AND TODAY A HALF OF FOOT OF SNOW FREEZES THE PHILADELPHIA AND EASTERN AREAS. " YEP......WEATHER FORECASTERS DO THIS ALL THE TIME. I AM NOT SURE WHY BUT THEY DO.

    HERE IS MY DAY AND NIGHT :

 I HAVE 6 GAS CANS AND ALL ARE EMPTY EXCEPT ONE LABELED " BAD ". I ABSOLUTELY KNEW THIS GAS WAS BAD BECAUSE IT SAT UNDER OUR RENTAL PROPERTY'S DECK FOR 2+ YEARS. I BROUGHT IT HOME AND TOLD MYSELF " DO NOT USE THIS IN ANY IMPORTANT MACHINES TO TEST IT. " SO....WHAT DO I DO ?.....TAKE A CHANCE.

 I FILL MY VERY GOOD BIG SNOW BLOWER WITH THIS SHITTY GAS. ALMOST IMMEDIATELY IT STARTS TO SPUTTER AND TURN OFF. I TOTALLY REGRET TAKING THIS CHANCE. I HAVE WHEELS GO GET FRESH GAS ( THIS IS A STORY ON ITS OWN. ) WHILE I EXTRACT ALL GAS FROM THE SNOW BLOWER. I REMOVE THE BOTTOM FEED TUBE , TURN IT UPSIDE DOWN , AND USE A WET/DRY VAC TO SUCK ANY REMAINING DROPLETS.

 30 MINUTES LATER I AM STILL WAITING ON WHEELS. THE GAS STATION IS A 3 MINUTE RIDE AWAY. WHEELS DID NOT KNOW WHEN FILLING A PLASTIC CONTAINER THE PUMP WILL SHUT OFF. YOU THAN MUST PULL THE GAS NOZZLE SLIGHTLY OUT AND CONTINUE POURING THE GAS IN THE CONTAINER. WHEELS RE-STARTED HER GAS CARD 4 TIMES UNTIL IT DECLINED. OH.......MY......GOD. SHE CAME BACK WITH THE 5 GALLON FUEL CONTAINER ABOUT 1/10TH FILLED. I DIDN'T GIVE HER SHIT AT ALL BECAUSE SHE WAS STILL HELPING AND SHOVELED AND SALTED OUR PROPERTY.

 WHILE WAITING I GOT EVERYTHIGN DONE. ON MY SIDE. I HAD TO REMOVE A CHAIR FROM THE VAN , DROP THE SEATS , GET 2 LONG PLANKS , AND EMPTY THE GAS TANK OF BAD FUEL IN THE SNOW BLOWER. I WAS SUPER NERVOUS I TOTALLY FUCKED MY GOOD SNOW BLOWER.

 I FILL THE TANK WITH FRESH GAS AND MAN DID ME AND THE MACHINE FIGHT TURNING ON. IT SPUTTERS AND SHUTS OFF CONTINUOUSLY. I CONTINUE TO PUMP THE PRIME BUTTON LIKE A PORNO STAR AND HOLD DOWN THE ELECTRIC START BUTTON. FOR A SOLID 15 MINUTES THE MACHINE WILL NOT TURN OVER. I AM FURIOUS I TOOK THIS CHANCE AND RUINED A $800 SNOW BLOWER. I DECIDE TO KEEP GOING AND YELL TO MY MACHINE , " COME ON !! SPIT IT OUT !! COME ON !! YOU CAN DO IT !!! LIVEEEEEEEEEE I SAY LIVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ". 

 I STILL TRY TO RESUSCITATE THE ENGINE. THAN THE BEAST OF A MACHINE BELLOWS OUT 2 LARGE PLUMES OF BLACK SMOKE THAT CAN BE SEEN IN A 5 MILE RADIUS. IT COUGHS IT OUT JUST LIKE A LIFEGUARD GIVES MOUTH TO MOUTH. IT TOOK ITS FIRST BREATH FROM ALMOST NEAR DEATH DROWNING.....AND BEGINS TO RUN. I CAN'T BELIEVE IT. I LET IT RUN TO CONTINUE TO GET THE BAD GAS OUT AND FRESH GAS IN. WHAT A FUCKING ORDEAL.

 I PLOW OUR DRIVEWAY AND OUR NEIGHBOR'S. IT IS NOW SUPER LATE. I LOAD THE SNOW BLOWER IN MY VAN AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. THE STREETS ARE ABSOLUTELY FUCKING FINE. I JUST DRIVE A LITTLE SLOWER THAN USUAL BUT NO WHERE NEAR THE NEWS REPORTS. MY NEIGHBOR PLOWED THE BACK LOT WHILE I DID THE SIDEWALKS TO THE SEPTA LOTS. I ALSO SHOVELED AND SALTED.

 SO WHY AM I AT THE NAIL ? ONE OF THE 3 BANDS TONIGHT SAID THEY STILL WANTED TO PLAY AND SAY THEY'RE DEFINITELY HAVING A CROWD COME. I DID NOT BELIEVE THEM AT ALL. MAN , WAS I WRONG. I SHIFT SOME BARTENDERS AROUND AND WE GOT SLAMMED. THIS ONE BAND HAD TO DO OVER 60 PEOPLE. THEY DID A DOUBLE SET AND WE RAN FOR A SOLID 3 HOURS.

 I END THE NIGHT WITH THE BARTENDER TELLING ME SOMEONE WAS PULLING HER SHIRT. THERE ARE 5 PEOPLE HERE AND NO ONE IN THE MAIN ROOM......TWO WERE ME AND MY ELDEST. I WAS FREAKED ALITTLE BECAUSE THE BARTENDER SAID NO ONE WAS IN THE ROOM AND A BIG TUG PULLED ON THE BACK OF MY SHIRT. THIS HAPPENED BEFORE WITH A BAND , THEIR FAMILY , AND SOME FRIENDS , AND OUR BARTENDER.

 I HEAD HOME WHILE THE BARTENDERS GO TO ANOTHER BAR FOR KARAOKE.

 I TEXT WHEELS I'LL BE HOME IN 10 MINUTES. SHE WAS IN BED BY THE TIME I GOT HOME.

 I HAD NO LUNCH OR DINNER SO I AM RAVENOUS. I SCOUR HALF OF A PIZZA. I WATCH SOME TV , CHECK EMAILS , CHECK PORN , AND HEAD TO BED.

 76ERS WIN.

 TWO DAYS AGO OUR ELDEST SAYS , " IT'S TOO COLD UPSTAIRS. " SO I TURN OFF THE HEAT. I GET  A TEXT THIS MORNING , " IT'S HOTTER THAN SATAN'S BOOTY CRACK UP HERE. HOW DO I TURN OFF THE BASEBOARD HEAT ? "

  SATURDAY     1 - 20 - 24

 WELP , I WENT 3 DAYS WITHOUT SOMETHING BREAKING. THIS TIES MY RECORD FOR LONGEST ACTIVITY OF THINGS NOT TO BREAK.

 I ARRIVE AT THE NAIL AND OUR MAIN HEAT THERMOSTAT SAYS 48 DEGREES. MAYBE SOMETHING FROZE ON THE ROOF BUT THIS IS NOT GOOD. I TURN IT OFF AND TURN ON THE BAR SIDE HEATER WHICH IS OLDER THAN A DINOSAUR. I TURN THE THERMOSTAT BACK ON AND SMOKE BEGINS TO BELLOW IN THE NAIL. IT SMELLS LIKE BURNT RUBBER. YEP , THIS IS NOT GOOD.

 OH , LATER ON IN THE EVENING OUR BARTENDER OPENS THE TAKE-OUT FRIDGE TO A RETRIEVE A BEER AND........THE DOOR FALLS OFF. YEP , THIS IS NOT GOOD.

 SO MY DAY :

 FILL 2 GAS CONTAINERS AND LOAD UP THE SNOW BLOWERS IN MY VAN. I TEST THE SMALL SNOW BLOWER WITH THE GOOD GASOLINE AND IT RUNS REALLY WELL. I WALK IT AROUND THE BACK LOT AND THE FRONT OF THE NAIL. IT DID NOT SHUT DOWN ONCE.....UNLIKE YESTERDAY.

 BACK HOME I UNLOAD THEM TO THE GARAGE. I TEST THE BIG SNOW BLOWER WITH THE NEW GAS AND IT SEEMS TO BE RUNNING MUCH BETTER.

 INSIDE TO CHECK EMAILS AND SURF SOCIAL MEDIA. I FOUND OUT ICARLY REBOOT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL NOT DO A 4TH SEASON. I WAS KINDA SAD. I ENJOYED THE COMEDY OF THE BROTHER ON THIS SHOW. OH AND ICARLY LOOKS PHENOMENAL 9 YEARS LATER......PIECE OF ASS.

 ANYWAY , I CHILL AND WATCH THE FLYERS FIGHT BACK MULTIPLE TIMES ONLY TO LOSE. I WATCH THE RAVENS SMOKE THE TEXANS. THE QUARTERBACK'S MOM WAS CAUGHT ON TV FOR A SOLID 30 SECONDS PRAYING TO GOD FOR HER SON. I NEVER REALLY UNDERSTOOD PRAYING TO GOD IN A GAME. I MEAN IS GOD GOING TO SAY , " OK , I LET YOU WIN OVER THE OTHER TEAM.....EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE PRAYING TO ME TOO. "

 SPEAKING OF GOD. I WATCHED THE MOVIE EVAN ALMIGHTY. IT REALLY IS A GOOD LITTLE MOVIE.

 WHEELS GOES TO HER BROTHER'S HOUSE FOR DINNER AND I HEAD BACK TO THE NAIL. I DO SOME SHOVELING AND SALTING.

 OUR NEIGHBOR GIVES US NICE TULIPS FOR SNOW PLOWING HER DRIVEWAY.

 I ARRIVE AND THE OLD HEATER IS DOING OKAY TO HEAT THE PLACE. WITHIN 5 MINUTES OF OPENING OUR DOORS PEOPLE STARTED TO ARRIVE.  I PUT OUT A.P.B.'S FOR ALL AND ANY BARTENDERS IN THE AREA TO COME IN. WE GOT SLAMMED.

 MAYBE PEOPLE WERE A LITTLE STIR CRAZY NOT GOING OUT LAST NIGHT AND FROM THE ACTION NEWS " BAD " WEATHER REPORTING , BUT WE HAD OVER 100 FANS OF MUSIC BY 8PM AND IT KEPT GOING.

 THE NIGHT MOVED VERY WELL. MUSIC WAS VERY GOOD BY ALL THE BANDS AND PEOPLE THANKED US CONSISTENTLY ALL NIGHT. ONE BLONDE WOMAN HUGGED ME WHEN LEAVING. IT WAS APPRECIATED.

 THE STAFF AND I RAN ALL NIGHT. I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW MANY PEOPLE CAME TO THE NAIL TONIGHT. IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE........YOU KNOW......UNTIL THE FRIDGE DOOR FELL OFF. OF COURSE , THE BARTENDERS TAKE PICTURES AND POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA SAYING THE ONE BARTENDER WILL NOW BE CALLED " SHE-HULK " FOR TEARING THE DOOR OFF ITS HINGES.

 WE WIND DOWN THE NIGHT AND BEGIN CLOSING. I LEAVE AROUND 12:45AM.

 AT HOME I HAVE A NIGHTCAP AND CHILL FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. I WALK THE PUP AND HEAD TO BED EXHAUSTED. ALL NIGHT I THINK HOW AM I GOING TO FIX A BROKEN HINGE ON A FRIDGE DOOR AND THE 5 TON UNIT THAT WAS SMOKING ON THE ROOF ?........MAN , IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING.

 OH , SEEMS LIKE I AM DRINKING ALOT OF LIQUIDS EVERY TIME I GET UP DURING THE NIGHT. VITAMIN WATER WITH NO SUGAR IS MY FAVORITE FOR NOW.

  SUNDAY     1 - 21 - 24

 THEY SAY " THINGS COME IN THREES ". WELL , LET'S CHANGE THAT TO " SHIT COMES IN FIVES ". UN- FUCKING - BELIEVABLE.

 1 - WALK-IN FRIDGE TOO WARM. CAN'T GET A HOLD OF OUR TECH.

 2 - BACK SINKS NOT DRAINING. I REMOVED CARPET TILE TO LOOK DOWN THE FLOOR ACCESS AND DID THE SAME OUTSIDE. THE MAIN DRAIN IS GOOD BUT THE BACK BAR IS NOT DRAINING. OH , A TINY LITTLE SPIDER WAS LIVING IN THE ACCESS HOLE. I LEFT HIM/HER/THEY ALONE.

 3 - FRIDGE DOOR FELL OFF. BROKEN METAL SWING HINGE BROKE AT BOTTOM. OH MY GOD.

 4 - WHY IS THE BARSTOOL WET ? I LOOK UP ANNNNNNNNNNNND..........A FUCKING LEAK IN THE CEILING. MOST LIKELY ICE DAMMING. JUTS LIKE AT OUR HOUSE IN THE BAY WINDOW.

 5 - MAIN HEAT IS DOWN. I TRIED RE-STARTING IT AGAIN AND SMOKE FILLED THE ROOM. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ??!!!!!

 FIVE FUCKING MAJOR PROBLEMS TO FIX. I JUST CAN'T TAKE IT. JUST BENDING OVER TO PICK SOMETHING UP OFF THE FLOOR IS A CHORE. I LOOK LIKE A FAT GIRAFFE TRYING TO DRINK WATER FROM A POND.

 SO HERE IS MY BLOW DAY AND GOOD NIGHT :

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO FIX A FRIDGE GLASS DOOR. THE HINGE SNAPPED OFF SO ALL LAST NIGHT I WAS THINKING HOW TO FIX IT. I SEARCH MY BASEMENT AND GARAGE. I LOAD UP 200 TOOLS AND BEGIN TO DEVISE A WAY TO FIX THIS HEAVY GLASS DOOR.

 3 - I ENDED UP DRILLING THE BOTTOM OF THE DOOR AND INSERTING A BI-FOLD CLOSEST DOOR HINGE. GETTING THE DOOR TO FIT IN PLACE WAS TOUGH BY MYSELF. BUT , AFTER 25 FAILED ATTEMPTS AND SCREAMING " FUCK YOU " TO ALL RELIGIOUS GODS I GOT THE DOOR TO STAY BETWEEN THE PINS.....FOR NOW. FOR ALL I KNOW THE GLASS DOOR WILL SMASH DURING THE NIGHT AND I'LL SEE IT THE NEXT MORNING.

 2 - I SEE UNDER THE FAR SINK THAT THE FLOOR DRAIN IS BACKING UP. I HAVE THE BARTENDER AND HIS GIRLFRIEND HELP ME. I IMMEDIATELY PULL UP CARPET TILES AND REMOVE THE ACCESS TOP COVER WITH A PLIERS. I DO THE SAME WITH THE OUTSIDE ACCESS AFTER SHOVELING TO FIND IT. THEY BEGIN FLUSHING TOILETS AND RUNNING FAUCETS. I SEE THE WATER IS RUNNING OKAY. I IMMEDIATELY GO BEHIND THE BAR AND SCOOP OUT THE STRAINER IN THE DRAIN. IT IS FULL. I CLEAN THE SHIT OUT AND ALL SINKS START TO DRAIN AND THE WATER MOVES. SO 2 OF 5 THINGS ARE FIXED.

 OUR CEILING IS LEAKING BAD SO I PUT A LARGE METAL PAN AND A PITCHER TO CATCH THE WATER. I ALSO USE RAGS AROUND THE AREA. I SHOVEL OUT FRONT TO MOVE SNOW AWAY FROM THE DOWNSPOUT ACCESSES. TOMORROW I WILL GO ON THE ROOF TO SHOVEL THE ROOF SCUPPER OPENING. YEP.....FUCKING FUN SHIT RIGHT THERE.

 FLYERS LOSE AGAIN.....BLOW.

 CHIEFS WIN. UNBELIEVABLE BUT THE JASON KELCE PICTURES AND VIDEOS ARE AWESOME. HE WAS IN A SUITE AND CHUGGING BEERS WITH BILLS FANS IN THE PARKING LOT. ALSO , SAY WHAT YOU WANT , BUT IT SEEMS TAYLOR SWIFT IS A REALLY GOOD PERSON.

 LIONS WIN. I WAS OKAY WITH THAT. THEY HAVE SUFFERED LIKE US EAGLES FANS.

 CLEAN AND VACUUM THE NAIL , CHANGE THE MARQUEE , PROMOTE THE SHOW VIA SOCIAL MEDIA , AND MORE.

 WHEELS MAKES A VERY GOOD SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALL DINNER.

 WHAT WAS COOL ? I AM THINKING OF MY YOUNGEST BUT TRY TO ONLY CALL HER ONE DAY A WEEK. MY PHONE RINGS AND IT IS HER. I WAS DRIVING BACK TO THE NAIL AND WE TALKED ALL THE WAY AND ABOUT 20 MINUTES WHILE I WAS THERE. I AM REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING AWAY WITH HER NEXT MONTH.

 BANDS ARRIVE AND SO DO THE FANS. FOR A SUNDAY OVER 60 PEOPLE CAME IN. I BROUGHT IN A 2ND BARTENDER AND IT WAS A FUN NIGHT. AT THE END OF THE NIGHT I ENJOYED 2 CHOCOLATE MARTINIS , A SHOT OF PEANUT BUTTER WHISKEY , AND HALF A PINT OF CAPE MAY DRAFT. I SO DESERVED AND ENJOYED IT.

 I HEAD HOME AND COLLAPSE ON THE BED. NO SOCIAL MEDIA , NO EMAILS , NO PORN , NO POKER........NOTHING.

 DAMN , HAD 2 DREAMS AND TOTALLY FORGET THEM NOW.

  MONDAY    1 - 22 - 24

 WELP , LET'S BRING THE SNOW BLOWER ON THE ROOF.

 MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS ARE MY LONG COMPUTER DAYS THOUGH I PRETTY MUCH CHECK EMAILS 24/7.

 WORKERS ON OUR STREET FOR THE LAST 6 MONTHS. TODAY THEY HAD A BACK HOE AND OTHER LARGE MACHINERY SLAMMING THE CEMENT GROUND. IT WAS LITERALLY SHAKING OUR HOUSE. SO MUCH SO I RAN DOWN THE BASEMENT THINKING OUR BOILER WAS BANGING AGAIN.

 I GET ALL MY BAND , SOCIAL MEDIA , AND BLOGGING STUFF DONE. I CHECK WEATHER AND THE WARMEST POINT OF THE DAY IS 3PM.

 AT 2:30PM I GO TO THE GARAGE AND START THE MINI-SNOW BLOWER. EVER SINCE I PUT FRESH GAS IN THIS FREE FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE MACHINE IT IS RUNNING EXCELLENT. THESE LITTLE MACHINE DO AN OVER THE TOP GREAT JOB WITH CLEARING SNOW. I DO A TEST RUN ON OUR DRIVEWAY AND FIGURE , " WHY SHOVEL THE ROOF WHEN I CAN PLOW IT. "

 OFF TO THE NAIL AND THE CEILING IS STILL LEAKING. A SATURATED CEILING TILE FELL ON A BEER BOX AND BAR TOP. YEP.....ALWAYS SOMETHING.

 I SET-UP MY GORILLA LADDER AND WITH ONE HAND ON THE LADDER AND MY OTHER HAND ON THE SNOW BLOWER I HOIST IT UP TO THE ROOF.

 I BEGIN PLOWING AREAS THAT LEAD TO THE ROOF SCUPPERS AND DRAINS. AGAIN , THIS MACHINE REALLY DOES A GOOD JOB. I WAS THINKING , " I WONDER WHY PEOPLE ARE GIVING THESE MACHINES AWAY ? " I SEEN AT LEAST 2 FOR FREE YESTERDAY. THESE ARE CONVENIENT BLOWERS , LIGHT WEIGHT , DURABLE , AUTO START , RUBBER BLADES , AND EASY TO TRANSPORT ( EVEN IN A SMALL CAR ).

 I FINISH UP AND LEAVE THE LADDER IN THE NAIL. WHY ? MY A/C / HEAT TECH FINALLY CALLED ME BACK. HE WILL LOOK AT OUR WALK-IN FRIDGE AND ROOFTOP 5 TON UNIT.

 I POSTED PICTURES OF ME PLOWING THE ROOF. OF COURSE THE FIRST COMMENT IS , " JUST WAIT UNTIL FRIDAY WHEN THE SNOW WILL MELT. "  HE DOESN'T KNOW IF I DON'T MOVE THE ICE AND SNOW AND OPEN UP ROOF DRAINS NOW OUR CEILING WILL CONTINUE TO LEAK ALL THE WAY TO FRIDAY. HE IS WHAT WE CALL A " DUMAS ".

  I ALSO CONTACTED OUR SODA TECH AND BEER CLEANING TECH.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN.

 ELDEST WANTS TO BRING FRIENDS TO THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE NEXT MONTH. HMMMMM......NOT REALLY LIKING IT.

 EMBIID SCORES A NEW 76ER RECORD 70 POINTS. THIS BEATS WILT CHAMBERLAIN'S RECORD OF 68. OUR BARTENDER WAS THERE AND I WAS TEXTING HER. SHE SAID WELLS FARGO WAS INSANELY LOUD.

 CHIEFS VS RAVENS AND LIONS VS 49ERS. THEY ARE THE FINAL FOUR. I AM STILL THINKING , " HOW THE HELL DID THE EAGLES TOTALLY COLLAPSE ? "

 A NICE LEFTOVER DINNER AND WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE AND SEASON FINALE OF ECHO. IT WAS GOOD.

 WE GOT AWAY FROM THIS SHOW BUT FINISHED 4 SEASONS LAST YEAR. A NEW 5TH SEASON OF FARGO STARTED SO WE WATCHED 2 EPISODES. IT IS VERY GOOD BUT ALSO A LITTLE FRUSTRATING.

 WE WATCH THE FINAL COUPLE OF MINUTES OF THE 76ERS AND EMBIID BREAKING THE SINGLE GAME SCORING RECORD. IT WAS PRETTY COOL.

 OFF TO MY BEDROOM TO CHECK EMAILS AND WIND DOWN WITH SOME POKER. BEFORE I KNEW IT 1 O'CLOCK WAS SURPASSED. I WENT RIGHT TO BED AND DREAMT ABOUT TOM CRUISE SHOOTING POOL IN OUR BASEMENT. YEP , EARLIER IN THE EVENING I WATCHED THE OPENING OF MISSION IMPOSSIBLE : GHOST PROTOCOL. THAT'S WHAT TRIGGERED IT.

 STARTED LOOKING FOR ANOTHER BARTENDER.

  TUESDAY    1 - 23 - 24

 IT JUST NEVER ENDS...........WORK MODE , FIX MODE , BLOW MODE. EVERY DAY I THINK OF TRAVELING NORTH WITH MY YOUNGEST NEXT MONTH.

 I AM LINING UP MY DUCKS TO FIX THE 5 MAJOR PROBLEMS AT THE NAIL AND SOME AT HOME.

 TEMPS ARE RISING AND WILL HIT 60 DEGREES BY FRIDAY. THESE WARM TEMPERATURES IN JANUARY IS JUST FINE BY ME.

 IN MY BASEMENT I SPENT OVER AN HOUR WET/DRYING/SUCKING CARPET TILES ONE BY ONE. YEAH , THIS SUCKED ASS.

 I MEET OUR SODA TECH AT THE NAIL. THE GUY ALWAYS HAS STORIES. HE IS ALSO A BROTHER OF MY COUSIN. HE ALSO STARTS HIS CAR WITH A TUBE.

 THE CEILING LEAK HAS STOPPED BECAUSE I CLEARED THE SCUPPERS AND DRAINS ON THE ROOF. TODAY I SPRAY SEALED A 90 DEGREE PVC PIPE IN THE CEILING WHERE I SAW THE LEAK WAS COMING OUT. I AM SURE THIS WILL FIX IT..........BLOW.

 I RETURN HOME AND GO RIGHT INTO " WORK MODE ". I GO DOWN MY BASEMENT AND FOR 3 HOURS I WET/DRY VAC CARPET TILES , MOVE TRASH , MOVE FURNITURE , USE EXPANDING FOAM AROUND THE ELECTRIC PANEL BOX , LABEL " BLANK " ON 2 BREAKERS , CLEAR OUTSIDE DRAIN , FILL A TRASH CAN , CHANGED A RED BULB TO A REGULAR WHITE BULB ( I SERIOUSLY DON'T WANT TO KNOW WHAT MY ELDEST IS DOING DOWN HERE ) , MOVE BEER BOTTLES AND CANS , MOVE FIVE 16 OUNCE PINT GLASSES USED AS ASHTRAYS ON THE OUTSIDE STEPS , AND LAY THE FIRST LAYER OF CARPET TILES BACK ON THE GROUND. I SPRINKLE CARPET DEODORIZE AND CARPET FRESH AND DO A FULL VACUUM. OH , I MISS DINNER.

 I HEAD UPSTAIRS AND CHILL WITH WHEELS. WE WATCH THE FINALE OF REACHER. IT WAS GOOD.

 OUR ELDEST AND BOYFRIEND COME IN. I STOP THEM BEFORE THEY GO DOWN THE BASEMENT TO " WATCH " A MOVIE. I SAY , " WAIT , I NEED TO TALK TO YOU TWO ( I STARE AT THE BOYFRIEND ). YOU WILL SEE ALL THE WORK I HAVE DONE DOWN THE BASEMENT TODAY( I STARE AT THE BOYFRIEND ). IF I SEE ONE CARPET TILE MOVED OR ANY EMPTY BEER CANS OR BOTTLES OR ANY TRASH ( I STARE AT THE BOYFRIEND ). NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED DOWN THERE ANYMORE OR IN MY HOUSE EVER ( I STARE AT THE BOYFRIEND). " 

 WHEELS AND I HAVE A SNACK OF MOZZARELLA , CRACKERS , AND PRETZELS. MY GOD I COULD EAT A POUND OF MOZZARELLA EVERY DAY.

 WE WATCH 3 EPISODES OF FARGO. AGAIN , VERY GOOD AND AGAIN , SOME WEIRD WAY THEY HAVE CHARACTERS ACTING IN DISTRESS. OVERALL , IT IS WORTH CHECKING OUT.

 FLYERS AFTER A 5 GAME WINNING STREAK AND US FANS GETTING ALL HYPED.....LOST THEIR LAST 3. BACK TO BLOWING.

 OFF TO BED AND AGAIN I STAY UP TO PAST 1AM CHECKING EMAILS , PLAYING POKER , AND SURFING THE WEB.

 IN BED AND SLEPT OK AT BEST UNTIL 4AM. I TAKE SOME ADVIL AND AGAIN IT MAKE ME SLEEP MUCH BETTER.......ALL THE WAY TO 9AM. THIS IS VERY RARE.

 WEDNESDAY     1 - 24 - 24

 WELL ,THAT WAS UNEXPECTED.

  WEDNESDAYS ARE LONG DAYS WITH BAND EMAILING AND A LARGE FACEBOOK POST FOR THE ACTS PLAYING THIS WEEK. OVER 30 ACTS FROM WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY STARTED TONIGHT.

 BACK DOWN THE BASEMENT TO CONTINUE LAYING CARPET TILES AND VACUUMING. I ALSO MOVED ABOUT 30 TILES TO OUR SINK TO DRY OUT.

 SPRAY SEALED AROUND THE ELECTRIC PANEL BOX.

 A NICE FACETIME WITH OUR YOUNGEST.

 A GOOD DINNER WITH SOME FAMILY. WHEELS MADE SLOPPY JOES. MAN , I COULD EAT 10 OF THESE. I HAD 2 AND STILL FEEL INCREDIBLY FAT.

 TO THE NAIL - I LEFT THE DAMN HEAT ON WHICH HAS NO THERMOSTAT. IT WAS 80 DEGREES. I ALSO LEFT OUR WATER ON. WORST.......MEMORY...........EVER.

 I SPRAY SEAL THE PVC PIPE THAT LEAKED DURING THE SNOW MELT AGAIN.

 MAN , I AM GLAD I CALLED IN A 2ND BARTENDER. I EVEN HAD A 3RD BARTENDER HELP OUT TOO.

 I AM NOT A BIG FAN OF HIP HOP BUT TONIGHT WAS PRETTY FUN. WE HAD A BIG CROWD COME IN AND ONLY A COUPLE OF NUDGES. THE HOST AND DJ WERE EXCELLENT. I LOVED THE HOST SPEECH FROM THE BEGINNING BEFORE THE SHOW STARTED. HE LAID OUT THE RULES OF THE COMPETITION BUT THAN SAID , " EVERYONE PERFORMING ON THIS STAGE WILL BE TREATED LIKE A ROCK STAR. " HE WENT ON JUST TELLING BEING IF THEY HAD " ATTITUDE " ABOUT LIFE THAN JUST FUCKING LEAVE NOW.

 OVERALL 95% HIP HOP FANS TONIGHT WERE SUPER COOL. IT IS A SHAME 1 OR 2 PEOPLE CAN BE DICK HEADS.  I HAD TO CALM OUR BARTENDER DOWN WHEN ONE WOMAN ( DRESSED LIKE SHE WAS GOING TO CHURCH ) SAID THERE WAS NO ALCOHOL IN HER DRINK. I JUST TOLD THE BARTENDER YOUR GOING TO GET THESE TYPE OF PEOPLE WHO COMPLAIN ABOUT EVERYTHING. I ABSOLUTELY KNEW SHE WOULD BE THE ONLY ONE COMPLAINING TONIGHT. WHY ? BECAUSE OF A " TELL " I HAVE LEARNED IN MY 30 YEARS IN THE BAR BUSINESS. REASON - SHE CAME IN LOUD AND OVER THE TOP HAPPY YELLING , " THAT'S MY BOY !! THAT'S MY BOY ". I KNEW RIGHT THERE AND THAN SHE BE A COMPLAINER. 

 ELDEST AND BOYFRIEND GO OUTSIDE. THEY COME IN WITH THE BOYFRIEND LAST. HE DOESN'T CLOSE THE DOOR. I YELL OUT HIS NAME. HE COMES TO ME AND I POINT TO THE DOOR. HE SAID , " OH , I THOUGHT THE DOOR CLOSES ON ITS OWN. " NOW , I COULD OF RESPONDED , " WHAT THE HELL ARE WE A WALMART ? ".......BUT I DIDN'T.

 WE WIND DOWN THE NIGHT AND THE SHOW WAS OVER BY 11:45PM. GET THIS.........A 9PM START WAS PUSHED TO 10:20PM START. WE HAD A VERY BIG CROWD COME IN LATE AND STAYED LATE. I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.

 I HAVE A NIGHTCAP WITH THE BARTENDERS JUST TO CHILL WITH THEM AND TALK ABOUT THE EVENING.

 AT HOME I HAVE A NIGHTCAP AND WATCH SOME TV. BUT BY 1AM I WAS HEADING TO BED.

  THURSDAY     1 - 25 - 24

 A BAD DAY , BUT A GOOD NIGHT. BUT.........BAD CRUSHES GOOD ALWAYS.

 A/C / HEAT TECH MEETS ME AT THE NAIL AROUND 2PM. I HAVE 5 BROKEN THINGS ( SOON TO BE 6 ) AND HE ADDRESSES 2 OF THEM.

 1 - WORKS ON WALK-IN FRIDGE AND IT SEEMS TO BE LOW ON FREON.  HE SPENDS ABOUT 30 MINUTES REVITALIZES THE COMPRESSOR AND MORE.

 2 - THE MAIN HEAT IS DOWN. IT IS A 5 TON UNIT ON OUR ROOF. I SET-UP THE GORILLA LADDER ( LEFT OUTSIDE IN THE RAIN LAST NIGHT BECAUSE MY MEMORY BLOWS ) AND BOTH OF US GO UP ON THE ROOF.  I TELL HIM WHEN I LAST TURNED ON THE UNIT SMOKE CAME IN THE MAIN ROOM AND I COULD SMELL BURNT RUBBER. HE SPENDS A SOLID 45 MINUTES TROUBLE SHOOTING. THE ASSESSMENT IS NOT GOOD........REALLY REALLY NOT GOOD. IT IS DETERMINED THE 5 TON UNIT HAS A BURNT OUT MOTOR AND BAD MOTHER BOARD. MY HEAD JUST DROPS AS HE SAYS , " THIS IS GOING TO BE EXPENSIVE. " I AM GOING TO CALL THIS FIX " THE MONEY THAT WOULD OF GONE TO ITALY " FUND . I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD AND TOTALLY BUM OUT.

 WEDNESDAY NIGHT THE CHANGE MACHINE WAS HAVING PROBLEMS. I TAKE A LOOK AT IT FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES AND DECIDE TO CALL MERCURY AMUSEMENTS. HE IS AT THE NAIL WITHIN 10 MINUTES. HE TROUBLE SHOOTS THE MACHINE AND IT IS DETERMINED THE BILL RECEIVER IS BAD. WE WILL NOW HAVE NO CHANGE MACHINE. TO HELP OUT HE WILL PUT DOLLAR AND QUARTER RECEIVERS ON BOTH POOL TABLES.  I JUST BUM OUT A LITTLE MORE. ALL THE SHIT HITTING AT ONCE REMINDS ME OF WORKING AT OUR RENTAL PROPERTY. IT IS NOT GOOD MEMORIES.

 BOTH TECHS ROLL OUT WHILE I CHANGE THE MARQUEE , CLEAN , SET UP THE DRUM KIT , AND DO SOME OTHER ODD JOBS.

 IN MY VAN I STORED 3 LARGE EMPTY PLASTIC BINS. I STOP BY OUR LOCAL ICE RINK TO SHOVEL AND FILL ALL 3 BINS WITH SAND......VERY QUICKLY. I NEARLY HAD A HEART ATTACK. I WAS BREATHING SO DAMN VIOLENTLY AND SWEATING I HAD THE WINDOWS DOWN IN MY VAN. I COULD FEEL MY CHEST PUMPING SO FAST.

 OH , SO DIGGING THIS WARM WEATHER.

 AT HOME I BACK MY VAN TO THE CORNER OF OUR PROPERTY. I SLIDE 2 WET SAND FILLED BINS TO THE OTHER CORNER OF THE HOUSE. I DRAG THEM 5 FEET AT A TIME. I SPREAD THE SAND ALL IN THE CORNER AND BY THE DOWNSPOUT. OH , I USED SEAL SPRAY BEFORE DOING THIS AROUND THE MAIN SERVICE WIRE GOING INTO OUR HOME AND OTHER PLACES I THOUGHT MIGHT HAVE SEEPING HOLES.

 THE LAST BIN I DECIDE TO CARRY INSTEAD OF DRAGGING EVERY 5 FEET. IT HAS TO BE 200 POUNDS. I TELL MYSELF , " DO NOT DROP THE BIN. PLACE IT DOWN GENTLY. DO NOT DROP THE BIN ".  I GET TO THE CORNER OF THE HOUSE AND DROP THE VERY HEAVY BIN ABOUT 6 INCHES (MY COCK LENGTH) FROM THE GROUND. IT IMMEDIATELY CRACKS IN 6 DIFFERENT PLACES. WELP , TRASH THAT BIN. I SPREAD THE REMAINING SAND AND TEXT A PICTURE TO MY FAMILY AND OUR ELECTRICIAN.

  I GO INSIDE TO CHECK EMAILS , TALK TO BANDS , AND FALL ASLEEP FOR 5 MINUTES. I AM EXHAUSTED.

 BY 5:50PM I SHOWER AND GET DRESSED. WHEELS AND I HEAD TO A LOCAL RESTAURANT. WE MEET SOME FAMILY AND IT WAS FUN. THE FOOD AND SERVICE WAS VERY GOOD.

 BACK HOME WE CHILL. WE HAVE A NIGHTCAP AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF FARGO. IT WAS VERY GOOD. OF COURSE I FELL ASLEEP FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES. I HAD TO GO BACK AND RE-WATCH IT WHEN WHEELS WENT TO BED.

 AT 11:30PM I DECIDE NOT GO TO MY COMPUTER AND JUST GET IN BED. WELP , IT'S 4AM AND I CAN'T SLEEP. I START MY BLOG AND IT IS NOW 6:15AM..........BLOW.

 I AM GOING TO START ANOTHER DIET SOON. THE 40 POUNDS I LOST WAS RE-GAINED 80 POUNDS BACK. IT'S OFFICIAL , I CAN'T GET INTO ELEVATORS ANYMORE DUE TO WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS AND POSSIBLY SNAPPING A CABLE. I WILL NEVER EXPERIENCE ANOTHER AMUSEMENT RIDE BECAUSE I WON'T FIT INTO THE CHAIR WITH A SEAT BELT. IF I TRY TO ENTER A RIDE , NO DOUBT I HAVE TO TAKE THE WALK OF SHAME BACKWARDS OUT OF LINE WHILE PEOPLE WHISPER , " OMG , FATTY CAN'T GET IN THE TEA CUP."

 I FELT WAY BETTER WHEN I LOST THE WEIGHT. I HAVE TO DO IT AGAIN BECAUSE BENDING OVER TO PUT SOCKS ON CUTS MY OXYGEN AND I NEARLY NEARLY PASS OUT.

 FRIDAY    1 - 26 - 24

 I AM LITERALLY STUCK IN THE MUD.........

 DIDN'T SLEEP THE BEST. I START MY MORNING ON THE COMPUTER AND BY 11AM I HEAD TO THE NAIL.

 I MEET MERCURY AMUSEMENT SINCE THE TECH THINKS HE FIXED THE CHANGE MACHINE.......NOPE.  HE PLACES TWO BILL/COIN COLLECTORS WITH BATTERIES ON THE POOL TABLES.

 I ALSO MEET OUR A/C / HEAT TECH. HE WORKS ON THE WALK-IN FRIDGE AGAIN AND I CUT HIM A CHECK TO BUY PARTS FOR THE MAIN 5 TON UNIT ON THE ROOF. I AM JUST THINKING........" MAN , I WANT TO HEAD TO THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. "

 SPEAKING OF MOUNTAIN HOUSE. I LET SOME FORMER RADIO HOSTS RENT IT FOR FREE THIS WEEKEND.

 I PREP THE NAIL FOR THE NIGHT AND HEAD HOME.

 DID YOU KNOW A CHRYSLER MINIVAN DOES NOT HAVE ANY APPARATUS ON IT TO PULL OR TOW IT OUT OF THE SNOW OR MUD ? IN MY CASE......MUD. I ACTUALLY GOOGLED , " HOW THE FUCK DO YOU PULL A MINIVAN OUT OF THE MUD ? "

 SO , I CAME UP WITH MY OWN IDEA. I OPENED THE SIDE DOORS AND RAN A ROPE THROUGH THE HANDLES. I THAN USED A LARGE QUICK CONNECT TO OUR CAR WITH A TRAILER HITCH. WHEELS WAS IN THE VAN AND I WAS IN THE CAR. SHE HAD HER CELL PHONE SO I CALL HER RIGHT BEFORE I BEGIN TO PULL THE VAN OUT OF THE MUD. I SAY , " IF YOU HEAR ANY SOUNDS OF ANYTHING BREAKING OR CRACKING TELL ME TO STOP." LUCKILY , AND LUCK IS RARE WITH ME , THE 4 WHEEL DRIVE PULLED THE VAN OUT OF THE MUD VERY EASILY.

 OH , THE REASON WHY IT WAS STUCK ? I BACKED MY VAN TO THE SIDE OF THE  HOUSE IN THE RAIN TO UNLOAD SAND AND THE GRASS WAS SUPER DRENCHED.

 OTHER STUFF DONE - PICKING UP THE PUP'S POOP , TAKING DOWN CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS ( I HAD TO , IT WAS 60 DEGREES ) , AND PREPPING THE VAN FOR TOMORROW. I ACTUALLY HAD TO WET/DRY VAC A LOT OF SAND SPILLED IN THE BACK.

 OH , DINNER LAST NIGHT AND THAN IN THE PARKING LOT I HAD TO PUSH MY COUSIN'S CAR SO HE COULD " POP " START IT. WE DID IT.

 I STRAIGHTEN MY BASEMENT A LITTLE BIT. I AM NOW EXHAUSTED. I ASK WHEELS IF SHE LIKE TO DO LUNCH AND SHE SAYS , " IT'S 4PM. " YEP........LOST ABOUT 4 HOURS OF TIME.

 I NAP FOR 5 MINUTES AND HAVE PIZZA AROUND 5:45PM.

 I HEAD BACK TO THE NAIL FOR AN INTERESTING NIGHT OF MUSIC. THE FIRST BAND WAS SO GOOD I POSTED A VIDEO OF THEM. THEY DID IRISH MUSIC AND WERE SUPER COOL.

 THE 2ND BAND HAD 2 ACTORS WEAR " MEAT " SUITS AND DANCE LIKE NUT JOBS. YEP , .....JUST WATCH THE VIDEO. I WAS PERPLEXED JUST AS MUCH AS THE CROWD.

 IT WAS ONE OF THE LARGEST CROWDS WE EVER DID WITH PEOPLE JUST COMING IN OFF THE STREET. I ACTUALLY CALLED IN A BARTENDER AT 1AM.

 I ROLL HOME EXHAUSTED. I MAKE A NIGHTCAP , WATCH TV FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES , AND HEAD TO BED.

 TOMORROW WILL BE A VERY LONG DAY AND NIGHT.

 OH , WHEELS WALKING IN MY BEDROOM WHILE I AM ON THE COMPUTER. SHE IS LAUGHING AND I SAY , " WHAT ? " SHE RESPONDS , " YOUR WEBSITE AND THE PART ABOUT YOUR SOCKS. "

 SATURDAY    1 - 27 - 24

 THIS WAS A VERY LONG DAY AND NIGHT.

 AT 7AM I'M UP. BY 8AM , WE'RE ALL UP. BY 8:40AM WE'RE DRIVING TO PICK UP MY PARENTS.

 WE PICK UP OUR YOUNGEST IN SOUTH PHILLY AND HEAD TO ANNUNCIATION CHURCH FOR A VIEWING OF OUR AUNT WHO PASSED. IT WAS NICE TO SEE AND MINGLE WITH FAMILY AS THEY CAME IN TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS.

 THE MASS FOLLOWED AND THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAD WAS THE ACOUSTICS IN THE CHURCH. I REALLY LIKED THE PRIEST BUT I COULD NOT PUT WORDS TOGETHER THE ENTIRE TIME. IT REALLY WAS A SHAME. LATER , I SAID TO MY BROTHER , " WOULD IT BE WRONG TO GIVE A BAD GOOGLE REVIEW ON A CHURCH ? "

 THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE MASS WAS MY 95 YEAR OLD FATHER DOING THE EULOGY. MY BROTHER AND I HAD TO WALK HIM TO THE PODIUM AND WE STAYED THERE THE ENTIRE SPEECH. HE DID A GREAT JOB.

 NEXT IS THE CAR PROCESSION TO THE BURIAL PLACE. IT WAS MORE LIKE THE WACKY RACERS OF THE WORLD CARTOON BUT WE MADE IT WORK......EXCEPT THE 25 CAR PROCESSION ENDED UP ABOUT 12 CARS BY THE TIME WE GOT TO SAINT PETER & PAUL BURIAL PLOTS. IT WAS A NICE SERVICE THERE TOO.

 THE LUNCHEON WAS BACK AT ANTHONY'S WHICH WAS THE LAMB TAVERN. I THOUGHT THEY DID A VERY GOOD JOB FROM SERVICE TO FOOD. WE HAVE BEEN HERE MANY TIMES BUT THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME AT THIS NEW LOCATION. IT WAS FUN SITTING AT A TABLE WITH ALL MY BROTHERS.

 I DRIVE MY PARENTS BACK HOME AND THAN WE STOP AT THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

 BACK HOME THE PUP ERUPTS WITH JOY TO SEE US. IT WAS HEART WARMING AND HILARIOUS.

 ALL OF US TAKE POWER NAPS.

 WHEELS HEADS UP TO A BAR DOWN THE STREET FROM THE NAIL. A LONG TIME FRIEND IS HAVING HIS FINAL LIVE MUSIC SHOW. OUR YOUNGEST TAGS ALONG AND SHE PICKS UP A COUSIN. I THOUGHT THIS WAS NICE BUT I DID TELL THEM , " YOU GUYS MUST GET THERE EARLY BECAUSE I ALREADY SAW ON FACEBOOK THE PLACE IS ABSOLUTELY PACKED. " IT IS A VERY POPULAR BAND COUPLE WITH A FINAL SHOW I KNEW IT BE TOUGH JUST TO GET IN THE DOOR.

 MEANWHILE I HEAD TO THE NAIL FOR OUR SHOW. THE FIRST BAND CANCELS SO IT IS KINDA PEACEFUL. BUT.........PEOPLE FROM THE PACKED BAR DOWN THE STREET START ARRIVING HERE. I TEXT MY YOUNGEST WHO IS THERE TO COME IN TO BARTEND. SHE ARRIVES AND LITTLE DID I KNOW SOME COUSINS WERE MEETING AT THE BAR DOWN THE  STREET TOO. WHEELS DRIVES THEM HERE AND THE FUN STARTS.

 FANS OF THE 2ND BAND BEGIN TO ARRIVE IN SWARMS. WE NOW HAVE A BIG CROWD AND SOME OF MY COUSINS ARE IN THE HOUSE. I LET MY FAVORITE COUSIN GUEST BARTEND. HE IS HILARIOUS. I TEXT HIS SON A PICTURE OF HIS DAD BEHIND OUR BAR. IT WAS FUNNY.

 THE NIGHT MOVED ALONG NICELY AND THE MUSIC WAS FUN. THE CROWD CONTINUED TO BUILD ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT. MY COUSIN SPORADICALLY BARTENDING , DANCING , AND HUGGING OUR BARTENDERS THROUGH THE NIGHT WAS ENTERTAINING. I ACTUALLY DID THIS ON PURPOSE AFTER HE KEPT ASKING FOR WINE. I SAID, " JUST GO BEHIND THE BAR AND HELP YOURSELF.....BUT ALSO HELP BARTEND. " I EVEN MADE AN ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE P.A. , " WE HAVE A NEW BARTENDER TONIGHT. IF YOU ARE SERVED BY " COUSIN T " THAN YOUR DRINK WILL BE FREE. " THE WHOLE PLACE ROARED AND THEY LOVED HIM.

 WE WIND DOWN THE NIGHT AND A REGULAR SOME IN......" THE CHEESEMAN ". HE WAS DOWN THE STREET AND DID CONFIRM IT WAS COMPLETELY ASS PACKED.

 TEXTING WITH BROTHERS LATE NIGHT WAS FUNNY. YEP , ONE OF THEM MIGHT OF BEEN FEELING GOOD.

 WE ROLL OUT AROUND 1AM.  THE BARTENDERS COME HOME WITH ME WHERE OUR ELDEST AND HER BOYFRIEND ARE WAITING. THE BARTENDER WILL BE LIVING WITH US NEXT WEEK AND SHE GOES OUT WITH OUR ELDEST AT 1:30AM.

 I HAVE A NIGHTCAP WITH MY YOUNGEST. WE WATCH TV FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES AND HEAD TO BED. THIS WAS A VERY LONG DAY....THOUGH REWARDING AND ENTERTAINING.

 OH , I GAVE OPEN BAR AND FOOD TO MY COUSINS THE WHOLE NIGHT. THEIR TIP TO OUR BARTENDERS....PAID THEIR RENT.

 SUNDAY    1 - 28 - 24

 NOT SURE WHAT'S GOING ON BUT THE NAIL HAS BEEN ON A ROLL....BESIDES STUFF BREAKING.

 YOUNGEST SLEPT OVER WHICH IS ALWAYS A TREAT. THIS MORNING WHEELS AND I DROVE HER BACK TO SOUTH PHILLY. BUT FIRST.....WE STOP AT THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

 NEXT , WE STOP AT FOR PETE'S SAKE TO HAVE LUNCH. IT WAS GOOD. I ORDERED THE WRONG THING BUT OVERALL WE REALLY LIKED THE PLACE.

 DROP HER OFF AND WE ROLL HOME. WE HIT SOME TRAFFIC. WE ALSO STOP AT RITE AID AND THE LIQUOR STORE BECAUSE WHEELS NEEDS DRUGS AND BOOZE TO EVEN LOOK AT ME........FATTY.

 AT HOME I CHECK EMAILS , WATCH SOME FOOTBALL , AND HAVE A LITTLE PIZZA FOR DINNER.

 BY THE WAY , THIS WHOLE TRAVIS KELCE AND TAYLOR SWIFT RELATIONSHIP THING. I HAVE ABSOLUTELY ZERO PROBLEM WITH IT ON ANY STAGE , TV , OR LEVEL. THESE ARE 2 YOUNG SUCCESSFUL ADULTS HAVING SOME FUN. WHO THE FUCK CARES ABOUT OTHER OUTSIDE STUFF. PERSONALLY , I THINK TAYLOR SWIFT IS A REALLY REALLY GOOD PERSON AND TRAVIS KELCE IS A BIT OF A DICK HEAD. BUT AGAIN.....WHO CARES. THEY ARE HAVING FUN AND BANGING EACH.

 BACK TO THE NAIL TO LOAD-IN THE BANDS. AGAIN , I AM SURPRISED A NICE CROWD COMES IN FOR A RAINY SUNDAY DREARY NIGHT. THE FIRST BAND HAD 2 LEAD VOCALS ONE FEMALE AND ONE MALE. THEY WERE VERY GOOD AND I POSTED MY OFTEN POPULAR " THIS IS WHY " VIDEO. 

 OH . OH THE FRIDAY NIGHT VIDEO OF THE BAND WITH 2 GUYS DANCING AROUND IN MEAT COSTUMES........OVER 1500 VIEWS.

 I JUST CAN'T CATCH UP TO THINGS BREAKING. I MADE A LIST TONIGHT WHILE DOING THE DOOR AND SOUND FOR THE BANDS. BY THE END OF THE SHOW I HAD 12 THINGS ADDED TO MY ALREADY LARGE PUNCH LIST. IT MADE ME SAD AND NOW I WANTED TO HEAD NORTH MORE THAN EVER.

 THE NIGHT MOVED ALONG AND THE BANDS WERE REALLY GOOD. THERE WAS SOME ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE PATRONS COMING IN AND THIS MADE ME FEEL SO OLD , FAT , AND ASHAMED OF MY FATNESS. OK , IT WAS A GOOD TIME BUT STILL......I AM ASHAMED OF MY BODY. IS THIS WHAT " BODY SHAMING " MEANS ?

 I HAD A GOOD TIME AND AGAIN PEOPLE AND MUSICIANS THANKING US ALL NIGHT FOR HOSTING THE SHOW.

 BACK HOME I AM TIRED. IT WAS A LONG WEEKEND. I SETTLE IN WITH WHEELS AND WE WATCH AN EPISODE OR PERCY JACKSON. IT WAS OK TO GOOD.

 CHIEFS WIN OVER RAVENS.

 49ERS WIN OVER THE LIONS. MAN DID THE LIONS SHIT THE BED WITH A 24-7 HALFTIME LEAD. SO REMINDED OF WHAT THE EAGLES WOULD DO.........BLOW.

 I SLEPT BAD AGAIN. I WAS UP 4 TIMES TO USE THE BATHROOM AND DRINKING ICE COLD VITAMIN WATER IN-BETWEEN PEES ( SO GOOD ). DURING THE NIGHT , I PERIODICALLY LISTENED TO SPORTS TALK RADIO AND SNUGGLED WITH THE PUP.

 MADE CALLS TO MY DAD FOR HIS 95TH BIRTHDAY. I ALSO TALKED TO 2 COUSINS. ONE ALMOST STARTED CRYING , BUT I GOT HIM TO BELLY LAUGH SEVERAL TIMES.

 I ALSO GOT A CALL FROM FORMER CO-HOSTS AT LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW " COCHEESE " AND " SARAH THE PISAN ". THEY HAD A GREAT TIME AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE AND SNOW TUBING WITH THEIR BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER. OH , I LET THEM USE IT FOR FREE BECAUSE THEY HAVE HELPED ME SO MANY TIMES.

 THINK I AM GOING TO GO ANOTHER WEEK OR SO AND THAN TRY TO LOSE WEIGHT AGAIN.

WHY TRY LOSE WEIGHT AGAIN ?

   THE REASONS :

 1 - MY CLOTHES DON'T FIT AGAIN. I ATTENDED A FUNERAL YESTERDAY. I HAD TO COMBINE 3 SUITS TO MAKE ONE.

 2 - I NOW HAVE TO SIT SIDEWAYS AND BEND OVER TO PUT MY SNEAKERS AND SOCKS ON. IF I DO A STRAIGHT BEND OVER MY BELLY COMPRESSES MY LUNGS AND I LOSE CONSCIOUSNESS. TWO MORNINGS AGO I PASSED OUT TO THE FLOOR WITH ONE SOCK ON MY FOOT. I WOKE UP WITH THE DOG LICKING MY FOOT WITH NO SOCK ON.

 3 - A PICTURE OF ME WAS POSTED ON FACEBOOK WHILE I WAS STANDING IN CHURCH AT A PODIUM WHILE MY DAD WAS GIVING THE EULOGY. I LOOKED BLOATED LIKE SOME ONE FILLED ME WITH AIR FOR A MACY'S DAY PARADE. I SWEAR I DON'T FEEL FAT WHEN LOOKING DOWN MY BODY BUT THIS PICTURE SO MAKES ME LOOK LIKE FAT ALBERT. OH , AND I WAS SIDEWAYS IN THE PHOTO.

 4 - MY HEAD LOOKS FAT.

 5 - I AM OUT OF BREATH WHEN POOPING. IS THIS NORMAL ? I FELT LIKE I RAN ACROSS THE STREET TO THE BEER DISTRIBUTOR AND BACK.

 6 - I AM SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING INSTALLING A STAIR LIFT CHAIR. ON SATURDAY , I TRIED WALKING UP THE STAIRCASE TO WAKE UP MY ELDEST. I WAS HALFWAY UP AND SAID , " FUCK IT , I'LL TEXT HER " AND USED GRAVITY TO GET BACK DOWN THE STEPS.

  MONDAY        1 - 29 - 24

 I'M DOIN' STUFF BUT IT JUST FEELS LIKE NOTHING IS GETTING DONE.

 I DID HIRE ANOTHER BARTENDER. SHE WILL BE AN ON-CALL BARTENDER.

 ANOTHER NIGHT OF NOT SO GOOD SLEEP. WHEELS WAS IN THE SAME BOAT. I ALWAYS TELL HER , " FEEL FREE TO COME IN MY BEDROOM ". SHE NEVER DOES. I CAN'T BLAME HER. IT BE LIKE SLEEPING WITH A MEDIUM SIZED HIPPO.....THAT WEARS A DARTH VADAR MASK.

 ALOT OF COMPUTER WORK TODAY , BUT BY 1PM I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO CONTINUE MY PUNCH LIST. I WAS THERE ABOUT 4 1/2 HOURS. I WILL RETURN TOMORROW TO MEET OUR SOUND AND BEER CLEANING TECHS ALONG WITH CONTINUING MY PUNCH LISTS.

 DOWN MY BASEMENT TO LOOK FOR SUPPLIES AND CONSOLIDATE AGAIN. I DID LAY DOWN SOME MORE CARPET TILES AND REMOVED FANS FROM THE MAIN ROOM. THEY HAVE BEEN RUNNING NON-STOP FOR 2 WEEKS.

 AT HOME AROUND 6PM I HAVE DINNER AND THAN WORK ON COMPUTER STUFF UNTIL 7:45PM. I JUST FEEL IT IS MY JOB TO ALWAYS CHECK EMAILS FROM BANDS. IF I GO 6 HOURS WITHOUT CHECKING THEY PILE UP QUITE QUICKLY PLUS I VALUE MY QUICK RESPONSES TO BANDS AND I KNOW THEY APPRECIATE IT.

 ELDEST HAS BOYFRIEND OVER AND THEY WATCH BATMAN. IT SEEMS THE BOYFRIEND IS WAY WAY INTO D.C. COMICS WHILE OUR ELDEST IS NOT.

 WHEELS AND I SETTLE IN AND WE WATCH 3 EPISODES OF FARGO SEASON 5. THIS WAS AN EXCELLENT SEASON. I MEAN OVER THE TOP GOOD. WHAT I LIKE ABOUT FARGO IS EACH SEASON IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS SO YOU CAN START ANYWHERE IN THE 5 SEASON SERIES. THE ACTORS DO A PHENOMENAL JOB IN SEASON 5.

  OFF TO MY BEDROOM AROUND 11PM. LIKE AN IDIOT I CHECK EMAILS , PLAY POKER , AND SURF THE INTERNET.

  IT'S LITTLE BUT RENTERS DID NOT MENTION WHEELS AND I AT ALL IN A SOCIAL MEDIA POST THEY DID. LATER , I MADE ONE BUT THAN DELETED IT.

 76ERS GET SMOKED.

 BEEN AWFUL QUIET BUT L.A. CLIPPERS AND JAMES HARDEN ARE BECOMING ONE OF THE BEST TEAMS IN THE NBA AFTER A BAD START. YOU DO NOT HEAR THE PHILLY MEDIA CHIRPING ABOUT HIM AT ALL NOW.

 TEXT THE BARTENDERS FOR SHIFTS THIS WEEK AND SHOW THEM A PICTURE OF ME FINDING JESUS. IT IS A GAME WE PLAY BY HIDING A PICTURE OF JESUS AND THE NEXT SHIFTS HAS TO FIND HIM. THIS FIND TOOK 2+ MONTHS.

 RHYS HOSKINS TRADED TO THE BREWERS.

 OFF TO BED AND GOT UP AT LEAST 3 TIMES THAT I CAN REMEMBER. NOW THIS IS PHYSICALLY GETTING UP. " WAKING " UP IS A WHOLE OTHER BALL OF CRAP. I FINALLY JUST GOT OUT OF BED TO WALK AND FEED THE PUP AND THAN SHOWER. TOMORROW WILL BE A LONG DAY.

 TUESDAY      1 - 30 - 24

   PAT BENATER ..............THAN THE NAIL.

  BACK TO THE NAIL TO CONTINUE MY PUNCH LIST STUFF.

 I MEET OUR BEER CLEANING TECH ALONG WITH OUR SOUND TECH.

 BEER LINES ARE WORKING PROPERLY AND CLEANED EVERY 2 WEEKS. THE GIRL IS SUPER COOL WHO HELPS US.

 OUR SOUND GUY COMES AND FIXES OUR MIXER. HE ADDS A 3RD MONITOR AGAIN. I BROUGHT A 4TH MONITOR BUT IT HAD TO BE TRASHED.

 GET THIS STORY - OUR SOUND TECH GETS HIRED TO DO A LIVE MUSIC PARTY AT A MILLION DOLLAR HOME. THE BAND PLAYING CONTACTS HIM..........PAT BENATAR. KINDA COOL RIGHT ? WELL , THE MILLIONAIRE ( 45 YEAR OLD AND RETIRED ) ENDS UP TO BE AN OLD SCHOOL FRIEND FROM 30 YEARS AGO. HE DOES THE GIG AND HE SHOWS ME PICTURES OF THIS LAVISH HOME......POOL , JACUZZI THE SIZE OF A POOL , AN INDOOR BOWLING ALLEY , AN INDOOR MOVIE THEATER ( SEATS AND ALL ) , HUGE MAIN ROOMS , AND MORE.

 I ALWAYS TEXT OUR SOUND TECH , " ARE YOU IN THE COUNTRY ? "  ANYWAY , HE UPGRADES AND FINE TUNES OUR P.A. SYSTEM AND I SAY , " SO , YOU HELP PAT BENATAR AND THAN THE NAIL ?.....THAT'S KINDA COOL. "

 THEY ROLL OUT AND I SPEND ANOTHER 2 HOURS CONSOLIDATING , ORGANIZING , CLEANING , AND FINDING JESUS.

  " FINDING JESUS " IS A LITTLE GAME THE BARTENDERS PLAY. SINCE I FOUND HIM ( OR HER OR THEY ) I GOT TO HIDE HIM THIS TIME TODAY.

 I SWEAR I CAN NOT CONCEPT THE IDEA OF CALLING A PERSON " THEY ". IN MY DAY " THEY " MEANS TWO PEOPLE AT LEAST. OH GOD I DON'T KNOW.

 YOUR GOD GIVEN RIGHTS STORY - A MALE PERSON WANTS TO IDENTIFY AS A FEMALE AND SWIM COMPETITIVELY AGAINST BIOLOGICAL FEMALES. THIS PERSON WAS QUITE ADAMANT ABOUT BEING TREATED FAIRLY TO COMPETE AGAINST FEMALES BECAUSE HE NOW IDENTIFIES AS A FEMALE. ONE RESPONSE WAS A JOKE BUT KINDA HIT SPOT ON. HE REPLIES , " SO , IF MIKE TYSON WANTS TO IDENTITY HIMSELF AS A WOMAN SHOULD HE BE ALLOWED TO BOX FEMALES ? HE SHOWED A PICTURE OF MIKE TYSON IN A BOXING RING WITH A WIG ON.

 OK , SO ANYWAY , I FINISH UP AND HEAD HOME. I SETTLE IN AND WHEELS IS MAKING DINNER. I ASK , " OH , YOUR MAKING DINNER ? " SHE IMMEDIATELY TURNS OF THE STOVE GAS AND BEGINS PUTTING THINGS AWAY AND SAYS , " SO , WHERE WE GOING ? " I START LAUGHING.

 WE WALK TO A NEW GASTRO-BAR UP THE STREET CALLED EXIT 13. THE DECOR IS SUPER COOL WITH OLD SCOOTERS , GIGANTIC FLAT SCREEN , COOL FURNITURE , COOL DECORATIONS , AND ONE SUPER BIG CEILING FAN. THEY REALLY PUT SOME SERIOUS MONEY INTO REDECORATING THE OLD GARRETT HILL PIZZA PLACE. A PLAQUE HANGS ON A WALL FROM GARRET HILL PIZZA THAT WAS IN BUSINESS 50 YEARS. IT SAYS " RIGHT HERE WE SERVED OVER 2 MILLION PIZZAS ".

 SO.....THE DINNER. FOOD AND SERVICE WERE VERY GOOD. OUR WAITER WAS FROM ROME , ITALY SO IT WAS COOL TALKING TO HIM. HE ALSO GAVE US A RESTAURANT WE MUST VISIT THERE.  WHEELS 10" PIZZA WAS DECENT SIZE FOR HER BUT MY BURGER WAS SMALL....TRIMMINGS AND BUN WERE DECENT SIZE AND GOOD BUT THE ACTUAL BURGER WAS SMALL. I DID LIKE THE LITTLE BASKET OF FRIES. IT WAS CUTE. PRICES ARE PRICY. BUT OVERALL , WE LIKED THE PLACE.

 BACK HOME WE WATCH THE DOCUMENTARY OF THE GREATEST NIGHT IN POP. IT IS VERY GOOD AND NARRATED BY LIONEL RICHIE. IT IS ABOUT HOW THEY PUT TOGETHER THE SONG " WE ARE THE WORLD ".

 IN BEDROOM BY 11PM , IN BED BY 12:45AM. AGAIN , I SLEPT SO-SO AT BEST.

 WEDNESDAY     1 - 31 - 24

 MAN , I JUST REALLY NEED TO GET THROUGH THE NEXT 4 DAYS.

 A RARE BUT VERY HELPFUL DAY. MY ELDEST PICKED UP A LIQUOR ORDER AND FEBRUARY CALENDARS FOR ME. WE THAN MET AT THE NAIL.

 WE BEGAN PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT ALONG WITH CLEANING , MOVING A DRUM KIT , PAINTING 2 CEILING TILES , CHANGING OIL , EMPTYING TRASH CANS , ADJUSTING A SURVEILLANCE CAMERA , ORGANIZING A COAT RACK , MAKING PIZZA SHELLS , HAMMERING SOME PROTRUDING NAILS ON THE SIDE OF OUR BAR TOP , CHANGING AN OUTSIDE FLOOD LIGHT BULB, LAY OUT NEW FEBRUARY CALENDARS , ORGANIZING THE WALK-IN BEER FRIDGE , AND MORE. KINDA NICE GETTING THINGS DONE WHEN I DON'T GO AWAY FROM SUNDAY TO THURSDAY.

 I TREAT HER TO LUNCH.

 BACK HOME I ORDER A NEW PIZZA OVEN AND SOME OTHER PRODUCTS. YEP , COULDN'T FIND ANY ON FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE.

 WHEELS MAKES A NICE GOULASH DINNER.

 I CHECK EMAILS ALL DAY AND NIGHT..........ABOUT EVERY 4 HOURS.

 A VERY NICE WEDNESDAY FACETIME WITH OUR YOUNGEST. OF COURSE , I HAD TO START IT BY TEXTING HER , " HAPPY WEDNESDAY !! "

 ELDEST BARTENDS TONIGHT TO A NICE LITTLE CROWD.

  OUTSIDE - PICKING UP THE PUP'S POOP ( IT'S WHAT US DOG OWNER'S DO - DO ) , SOMEONE THREW AN ORANGE EXTENSION CORD ON OUR FRONT YARD. I GUESS I MISSED OUT IT WHEN TAKING DOWN OUR CHRISTMAS LIGHTS , PUT OUT THE TRASH , PREPPED A FIRE PIT , AND SOME OTHER STUFF I FORGET.

 WHEELS AND I WATCH THE FINALE OF PERCY JACKSON. IT WAS GOOD.

 WE ALSO WATCH AN EPISODE OF RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES. IT WAS GOOD.

 OFF TO BED WHERE THE PUP SNUGGLED UP AGAINST ME. OF COURSE I HAD ABOUT 12 INCHES OF SPACE ON MY BED.

 OH , THE LIQUOR STORE GOT 4 BOTTLES WRONG ON OUR ORDER. YEP , GOTTA RETURN..........BLOW.

 THURSDAY      2 - 1 - 24

 WELP , I WAS REALLY STRESSED ABOUT THIS NIGHT.

 DO THE NORMAL MORNING ROUTINE AND THAN HEAD TO THE NAIL FOR A BEER DELIVERY. I SPEND ABOUT 3 HOURS STOCKINGS BEER , ORGANIZING , PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT , AND CONTINUING MY PUNCH LIST.

 I RETURN HOME AROUND 3PM TO CHILL. I GET MY EMAILS DONE AND TRY TO NAP FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES.

 TALK TO A COUSIN FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES. I LOVE MAKING HIM LAUGH.

 WHEELS AND A FRIEND VISIT AN OLD SOFTBALL FRIEND WHO HAS CANCER AND IN HOSPICE.

 I RETURN TO THE NAIL AND IT WASN'T LONG UNTIL FANS AND ACTS ARRIVE. BOTH BARTENDERS SHOW UP EARLY.

 THE PROMOTER AND HOST BEGIN SETTING UP AS I CHECK IN ACTS AND DO THE DOOR.

 A COUPLE OF THINGS OF NOTICE :

 - SO MANY GIRLS WITH BRAIDED HAIR DOWN TO THE GROUND.

 - IT SEEMS ALOT OF PEOPLE LIKE TO SMOKE POT.

 - ORDERING JUST JUICE - THIS MADE ME SUSPICIOUS. WHY ? WE CAUGHT 2 PEOPLE SNEAKING IN AIRPLANE BOTTLE SIZED LIQUOR.

 - A SHITLOAD OF PEOPLE HAD NO CASH ON THEM. SO , THE PROMOTER WOULD HAVE THEM PAY WITH " CASH APP ".

 - AT LEAST 15 PEOPLE DID NOT HAVE I.D. ON THEM. INSTEAD , THEY SHOWED ME A PICTURE OF THEIR DRIVER'S LICENSE ON THEIR PHONE. I DID NOT ACCEPT ONE OF THEM.

 - ONE 5' GUY SHOWED HIS LICENSE TO ME. THE DETAILS SAID HE WAS 6' 2". HE DID NOT ATTEND THE SHOW.

 - ONE BEAUTIFUL GIRL OF THE NIGHT REMINDED ME OF BEYONCE. SHE WAS ABSOLUTELY A SMOKE SHOW WITH LONG BLONDE BRAIDED HAIR TO THE FLOOR. SHE WALKED OVER TO ME AND WANTED TO TALK. I AM THINKING , " OH YEAH , I STILL GOT IT. " SHE LEAVES ME HER NAME AND PHONE NUMBER. OH MAN , THE THINGS I DO TO HER FOR A SOLID 20 SECONDS.

 REALITY - " BEYONCE " WAS A BARTENDER AND SHE ASKED IF I NEEDED BARTENDERS. SHE TOLD ME , " I CAN DEFINITELY BRING A NEW VIBE TO THIS PLACE. " I BELIEVED HER. THE ONLY THING , SHE WAS FROM DELAWARE.

 - I MUST OF HAD 50 PEOPLE COME UP TO ME AND SHAKE MY HAND OR SAY THANK YOU FOR HOSTING THE SHOW.

 OVERALL , ATTENDANCE WAS 120+ FANS COMING THROUGH OUR DOORS. EVERYONE WAS COOL AND MY STRESS LEVEL KEPT GOING DOWN AS THE NIGHT PROCEEDED. I EVEN BOUGHT ROUNDS FOR THE BARTENDERS AND PROMOTERS AT THE END OF THE NIGHT.

 I ROLL HOME AND IT IS RAINING. IT WAS NOT SUPPOSE TO RAIN FOR 5 DAYS. I GO INTO MY GARAGE (AT 1:30AM)AND GET A PLASTIC ROUND SWIMMING POOL. I COVER THE PREPPED FIRE PIT I MADE 2 DAYS AGO.

 IN THE BASEMENT OUR ELDEST IS WATCHING TV WITH HER BOYFRIEND. I GO RIGHT TO BED.

   FRIDAY    2 - 2 - 24

 AGAIN , THE NAIL GETS SLAMMED WITH MUSIC FANS. THIS WAS A VERY FUN NIGHT.

 THE NORMAL MORNING , NORMAL CRAPPY SLEEP , AND THAN TO THE NAIL.

 I CONVINCE OUR A/C TECH TO REMOVE ROOF FAN IN 5 TON UNIT NEXT SATURDAY SINCE THE TEMPERATURES WILL GO FROM 44 TO 60 DEGREES. DOESN'T SOUND LIKE MUCH BUT BELIEVE ME WHEN ON A ROOF 16 DEGREES WARMER DOES.

 I PREP THE NAIL AND MAN IS IT UNBELIEVABLY SO NICE THAT OUR DICK HEAD NEIGHBORS RETIRED.

 SPEAKING OF NEIGHBORS EARLIER. D.M.I. HOME SUPPLY AS BEEN SUPER OVER THE TOP COOL WITH ALLOWING US TO PARK AT HIS LOT. HE DROVE OVER TO OUR FRONT DOOR AND I THOUGHT , " OH MAN , HERE WE GO. " BUT HE JUST ASKED ME TO CHECK HIS LOT OF ANY TRASH BEFORE THE NIGHT'S END.

 BACK HOME AROUND 4PM AND I SAY TO MYSELF , " HOW THE HELL IS IT 4 O'CLOCK ALREADY !! "

 THE PUP IS ON MY BED UPSIDE DOWN. I TAKE A PICTURE OF HER AND SEND IT TO OUR GROUP TEXT. I FIGURE WHY NOT TRY TO NAP NEXT TO HER. I LAY DOWN AND SHE STRETCHES PUTTING BOTH PAWS OUT IN MY ONE HAND. IT IS ADORABLE AND I AM ENJOYING THE MOMENT. IN 5 MINUTES , SHE GROANS LIKE I AM BOTHERING HER AND JUMPS OFF THE BED. I AM SO PISSED SHE DOESN'T LOVE ME SO I FLIP THE BIRD TO THE DOG AS WHEELS IS WALKING IN. SHE SAYS TO ME , " DID YOU JUST GIVE THE FINGER TO THE DOG ? " I REPLIED , " YES , YES I DID. "

 WE ORDER A PIZZA AND SOME CHICKEN QUESADILLAS AT ZESTO'S. IT WAS GOOD. WE WATCH THE NEWS AND CHILL.

 TO THE NAIL - OH MAN HERE WE GO. LET'S SEE WHAT I CAN REMEMBER.

 - BIG CROWD SLAMS US RIGHT AWAY. I IMMEDIATELY SEND AN EMERGENCY " ALL BARTENDERS IN THE AREA " PLEASE COME IN. ONE ARRIVES IN 5 MINUTES AND THE 2ND ARRIVES IN 25 MINUTES. WE NOW HAVE 3 BARTENDERS RUNNIN' LIKE FORREST GUMP.

 - I ALWAYS PLAY WITH PEOPLE COMING AND GOING ALONG WITH BAND MEMBERS. TONIGHT WAS OVER THE TOP FUN.

 - A GUY AND GIRL LEAVE. I SEE THE GIRL'S FACE AND KNOW THIS " LOOK " VERY WELL. SHE IS WAITING FOR A 3RD PERSON. I TELL HER , " THIS HAPPENS ALOT. ONE SECOND THEY'RE RIGHT BEHIND YOU AND THE NEXT SECOND STILL INSIDE. LET ME GET HIM FOR YOU. " AFTER 15 SECONDS I COME BACK OUTSIDE AND TELL HER , " HE IS DOING SHOTS WITH ME AT THE BAR SO IT MIGHT BE A COUPLE OF MORE MINUTES ". SHE GIGGLES AND ROLLS HER EYES. I GO BACK INSIDE AND ORDER 2 SHOTS. I TELL THE GUY , " LET'S MESS WITH YOUR FRIENDS ". WE GET THE SHOTS AND WALK TO THE FRONT DOOR SO HIS 2 FRIENDS CAN SEE US. I SAY , " SEE , I TOLD YOU WE WERE DOING SHOTS." SHE SCREAMS AND LAUGHS YELLING , " OH MY GOD !! YOU'RE DOING SHOTS WITH THE OWNER !!! "

 - A WOMAN BY THE FRONT BAR IS STANDING BY ME WHILE I ASK A BARTENDER TO GET AN EXTENSION CORD FOR THE BAND. THE BARTENDER HANDS IT TO ME AND THE WOMAN SAYS , " I WOULD OF CLIMBED THE BAR TO GET TO THE BOX WITH THE CORD IN IT. " I REPLY , " OK " AND THROW THE CORD BACK IN THE BOX. ANOTHER GUY HELPS ME LIFT HER ON THE BAR AND SHE CRAWLS TO THE BOX TO GET THE EXTENSION CORD. EVERYONE CHEERS AND LAUGHS.

 - A BAND MEMBER ON TOUR FROM WASHINGTON SAYS , " THIS IS THE MOST ADORABLE BAR EVER. " I STOP HIM AND SAY ," I AM GOING TO HAVE TO CUT YOU OFF SIR SINCE YOU CALLED OUR BAR " ADORABLE ". YOU OBVIOUSLY HAD TOO MUCH TO DRINK. I CALL THE BARTENDER OVER AND ASK HER , " HAS OUR BAR EVER BEEN CALLED ADORABLE ? " THEY BOTH LAUGH.

 - A TOURING BAND MEMBER TELLS ME ABOUT A HOT RESTAURANT IN THE WASHINGTON AREA THAT HE WORKS AT. IT IS A DRIVING RANGE / RESTAURANT. I LIKED THE IDEA.

 - ANOTHER TOURING BAND MEMBER SAYS TO ME , " LET ME TELL YOU. WE HAVE BEEN ON TOUR FOR 2 MONTHS WITH 20 VENUES. BY FAR THIS IS THE BEST ONE......NOT EVEN CLOSE TO OTHERS. "

 - A GROUP WITH AN ADORABLE GIRL KEEP SHAKING MY HAND AND TELLING ME I AM DOING AN UNBELIEVABLE GREAT JOB. THEY SEE ME RUNNING TO DO SOUND , THE DOOR , BARTEND , AND MORE. I GO OUTSIDE TO A GROUP OF 40 PEOPLE AND ALL OF THEM START CHANTING MY NAME.

 - BARTENDER CALLS ME " DAD ". SHE SAYS I AM THE CLOSEST PERSON SHE HAS TO A FATHER IN HER LIFE.

 - AN OLDER VERY COOL COUPLE GETS HANDED A VISA SLIP FOR THEIR BILL. HE CAN NOT SEE IT SO I WALK OVER AND TELL THE BARTENDER , " SO , HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO TELL YOU , WITH THE REALLY OLD PATRONS WE MUST USE A FLASH LIGHT SO THEY CAN SIGN THEIR SLIP. " I SHINE A FLASH LIGHT AND THE COUPLE ROARS LAUGHING.

 ALL NIGHT PLAYING WITH FANS, MAKING FUN ANNOUNCEMENTS ON THE P.A. , AND BUYING SOME DRINKS AT THE END OF THE NIGHT. A SHIT LOAD OF PEOPLE THANKED ME THE ENTIRE TIME. IT WAS GOOD FEELING AND A VERY GOOD NIGHT FOR THE NAIL. THERE WERE AT LEAST 20 MORE STORIES I FORGET.

 I HEAD HOME AND RIGHT TO BED....AFTER EATING 2 SLICES OF COLD PIZZA. YEP , PROBABLY SHOULDN'T OF DONE THAT.

 OH , YOU KNOW THAT SUPER HOT " BEYONCE " GIRL WITH THE KICK ASS BODY AND LONG LONG BLONDE DREADS TO THE FLOOR ? I FOUND ONE LONG DREAD WHILE VACUUMING TODAY AND THOUGHT , " OH MAN , THAT WAS NOT HER REAL HAIR ? " I GOT A LITTLE DEPRESSED.

 SATURDAY      2 - 3 - 24

 LET THE MINI-VACATION START............YAY !!!

 I GO ON A FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE RUN AND PICK UP A LIKE-NEW FRYER. COST - $10.  THE REASON I DID THIS WAS REALLY A BACK UP PLAN. I ORDERED ON EBAY A FRYER FOR $42 BUT THE SELLER KEPT COMING BACK SAYING THE " ADDRESS IS UN-DELIVERABLE ". THIS TELLS ME IT IS A SCAM.

 OH , THE HOUSE SAT ON A LAKE.

 NEW PIZZA OVEN WAS DELIVERED FROM COSTCO. ZERO PROBLEMS AND EARLY DELIVERY.

 I STOP AT THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I AM EXCITED ABOUT THE NEXT 6 DAYS.

 BACK HOME WHEELS AND I LOAD UP THE PUP AND HEAD INTO SOUTH PHILLY. WE PICK UP OUR YOUNGEST.

 I DROP THEM OFF AT ROW HOUSE. THIS IS ONE OF OUR FAVORITE BREAKFAST PLACES. THEY SERVE SANDWICHES ON PRETZEL ROLLS. MY GOD.....SO DAMN GOOD. THE PUP AND I PARK THE CAR BY THE DOG PARK AND NOW THE SHOW STARTS WITH 40 DOGS AND OWNERS.

 OUR PUP PLAYS WITH THE OTHER DOGS WHILE WE FIND A PICNIC TABLE TO HAVE BREAKFAST. IT IS AN ABSOLUTE BEAUTIFUL FEBRUARY DAY. WE CHILL FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. IT IS CRAZY FUN WATCHING THE DOGS PLAY.

 I TELL YOU WHAT. IF I WAS YOUNG AND LOOKING FOR A GIRLFRIEND I HEAD TO A DOG PARK. OMG.....THE SPANDEX.

 WE HEAD HOME BY 4PM.

 MY YOUNGEST AND I CLEAN AN UPSTAIRS BEDROOM , HALLWAY , AND BATHROOM. ONE OF OUR BARTENDERS IS MOVING BACK IN WITH US AGAIN.

 I TAKE A NAP FROM 5:15 TO 5:55PM. WHEELS AND YOUNGEST COME HOME FROM VIC'S SUSHI.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL FOR AN INTERESTING NIGHT.

 - I ASK A 2ND BARTENDER TO COME IN EARLY FOR WE GET SLAMMED EARLY AGAIN ALONG WITH FOOD ORDERS.

 - THE BARTENDERS FIND JESUS. I TAKE A PICTURE AND SEND IT TO THE BARTENDER GROUP TEXT.

 - A BAND CANCELLED 7 DAYS BEFORE THIS SHOW DUE TO A DOUBLE BOOKING.

 - A BAND CANCELS DUE TO A DRUMMER QUITTING JUST 2 HOURS BEFORE THIS SHOW.

 - WE NOW HAVE 3 OF 5 BANDS PERFORMING ON THE BILL. IT WAS A GOOD CROWD AND I WAS ABSOLUTELY FINE WITH IT.

 - MUSIC WAS FUN , PEOPLE THANKING ME , AND YOUNG WOMAN SAID TO ME " I LOVE YOU ". I TOLD HER , " GET IN LINE ".

 REALITY - NO WOMAN WILL EVER LOVE ME AGAIN. I CAN'T BLAME THEM. I LOOK LIKE DOCTOR PHIL FILLED WITH A FULL TANK OF AIR. I CAN DREAM THOUGH.

 - " CHEESEMAN " COMES IN. THIS IS ALWAYS ENTERTAINING.

 - AT THE END OF THE NIGHT I HAVE A NIGHT CAP WITH A BAND MEMBER I REALLY LIKE WITH GOOD STORIES , A ROADIE , CHEESE MAN , A REGULAR , AND THE BARTENDER. IT WAS FUN.

  BY 12:15AM WE HEAD HOME.

 MY YOUNGEST MAKES NIGHT CAPS AND I LIGHT THE FIRE PIT IN SECONDS. I SURPRISE MY YOUNGEST BY PLACING A LARGE SOFT SEAT BY THE FIRE PIT. HER REACTION WAS PRICELESS , " OOOOOOOOHHHH.......SO COMFY !! "

  I AM ENJOYING EVERY SINGLE SECOND OF THE 40 DEGREE FEBRUARY NIGHT , FIRE PIT , THE PUP , AND OUR YOUNGEST.

 WE HEAD INSIDE AROUND 2:15AM AND SHE SHOWS ME A SHOW WITH FAMOUS ACTORS GETTING INTERVIEWED WHILE GOING THROUGH 10 HOT SAUCES. IT WAS PRETTY GOOD. THE CELEBRITY WE WATCHED WAS WITH WILL FARRELL.

 OFF TO BED AROUND 3AM. THIS WAS A LONG BUT FUN DAY. VACATION STARTS TOMORROW.........YES !!!

  SUNDAY    2 - 4 - 24

 YOUNGEST - " WELL , ANYONE CAN FOLLOW FANG. "

 IT'S GOING TO GO TOO FAST BUT OUR LITTLE MINI-GET-AWAY HAS BEGUN.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT AND CLEAN. IT IS AN UNENDING CIRCLE.

 MY MOTTO TODAY WAS , " I DON'T WANT TO RUSH. I NEED TO SAVOR EVERY MOMENT. "

 BACK HOME WHEEL'S HAS 95% OF STUFF READY TO BE LOADED IN THE VAN.

 ON THE ROAD NORTH WE HAD 2 OPTIONS.  1 - VISIT A BREWERY OWNED BY A COUSIN OR 2 - GO TO WHITE HAVEN DINER FOR LUNCH. AFTER CALLING OUR COUSIN WE FOUND OUT HE WOULD NOT BE THERE SO WE RE-SCHEDULED.

 WE STOP AT WHITE HAVEN DINER FOR LUNCH. THE PARKING SPOT WE LIKE OUT FRONT IS TAKEN. BUT , AS I WAS PARKING THE CAR MOVED. I TURN MY VEHICLE AROUND AND DRIVE TO THE STREET ONLY TO BE BEATEN BY A 90 YEAR OLD COUPLE......BLOW.

 WE HAVE A WONDERFUL LUNCH. I GET THE HUBCAP SIZED BURGER. MY DAUGHTER CATCHES ME 5 TIMES JUST STARING AT HER. SHE SAYS , " WHAT ? " I REPLY , " DID I EVER TELL YOU I LOVE JUST LOOKING AT YOU ? " SHE GIGGLES AND ROLLS HER EYES AND SARCASTICALLY SAYS , " A COUPLE ".

  WE ROLL OUT AT HEAD TO THE HOUSE. IT IS DAMN NEAR 50 DEGREES AND ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL HERE.

 WE UNLOAD AND SETTLE IN. OF COURSE WE CHASE THE PUP OUTSIDE SEVERAL TIMES.

 WE WATCH SOME EPISODES OF HOT ONES. IT IS A SHOW WHERE CELEBRITIES TRY TO EAT WINGS WITH HOT SAUCE FROM 1 TO 10.......10 BEING SCORCHING HOT. JACK BLACK , JENNIFER LAWRENCE , KEVIN HART , AND OTHERS WERE PRETTY FUNNY.

 THE HOUSE LOOKS GOOD AND IT IS SO WARM WE ACTUALLY TURN THE HEAT OFF.

 THE PUP IS SCHEDULED FOR A VET APPOINTMENT TOMORROW. WE NEED TO TAKE A STOOL SAMPLE WITH US. SO I SEE OUR DOG POOP AND ASK MY YOUNGEST TO COME OUTSIDE. I TELL HER , " SO WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY THE GAME HOT OR COLD ? " I SENT THE VIDEO TO OUR GROUP TEXT......TOO FUNNY.

 BY 6PM WE HEAD TO CHARLIE WEAVERS ONLY TO FIND OUT THEY ARE NOW CLOSED ON SUNDAYS. THIS DIVERTED US TO TAVERN ON THE TRAIL.

 IT ENDS UP IT WAS REALLY FUN. SOME THINGS I CAN REMEMBER :

 - WE ORDER HOT WINGS ( CAUSE WE WATCHED THE SHOW HOT ONES ) - GOOD , SPLIT A STROMBOLI SANDWICH ( GOOD ) AND PIEROGIES ( BELOW OKAY ).

 - THE PLACE WAS PACKED DUE TO A FUND RAISER FOR PETS. WE COULD ONLY GET A TABLE IN THE BACK WHERE A GUITAR/DRUMMER MUSICIAN WAS PLAYING WAY WAY TOO LOUD.

 - FIRST DRINK ORDER WAS WEIRD. THE GUY CARDS OUR YOUNGEST WHICH IS FINE. HE TRIED TO BE FUN AND COOL WHICH I AM FINE WITH. BUT , TAKES A SOLID 5+ MINUTES TO RETURN MY CHANGE. IT SHOULD OF BEEN SECONDS.

 - I ASK THE OWNER WHO I MET BEFORE TO SEE IF A CERTAIN TABLE WAS TAKEN. PEOPLE STANDING AT THE BAR LEFT A JACKET ON A CHAIR AND A BAG ON THE TABLE MAKING IT SEEM LIKE THE TABLE / BOOTH WAS TAKEN. HE MOVED THE STUFF AND I GOT WHEELS AND MY YOUNGEST TO MOVE TO THE BOOTH. IT MADE A HUGE DIFFERENCE GETTING AWAY FROM THE SUPER LOUD MUSIC.

 - A VERY COOL CUTE BARTENDER. SHE IS LOCAL AND WE TALK ABOUT RESTAURANTS AND MORE.

 - A SHIT LOAD OF LOCALS AND THEY WERE HAVING FUN. SEVERAL OF THEM WE TALKED TOO.

 - WHEELS TELLS US SOME STORIES WE NEVER HEARD ABOUT HER FIRST BOYFRIEND NICKNAMED " FANG ". HER PARENTS , FRIENDS , AND SOFTBALL MATES HATED HIM. ONE STORY WAS THE EX TRIED TO CONFRONT WHEELS BUT 6 OF HER SOFTBALL FRIENDS STOOD BETWEEN THEM ONE YELLING , " GET OUT OF HERE !! " EVERYONE HATED THIS GUY. I SAY , " AND THAN CAME ME WHO EVERYONE LOVED ! ". MY YOUNGEST REPLIES , " WELL ,THAT WAS NOT HARD FOLLOWING FANG. "

 ELDEST PREPS A DINNER FOR 3 FRIENDS. SHE HAS NEVER DONE THIS WITH US. SHE SEEMS TO DO THIS WHEN WE ARE NOT HOME.

 WE ROLL OUT AND STOP AT THE LOCAL THRIFTWAY FOR SOME GINGER ALE.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH AN INTRIGUING THRILLER MOVIE CALLED GET OUT. WE LIKED IT.

 WE ALSO WATCH MORE EPISODES OF HOT ONES. MELISSA MCCARTHY WAS PRETTY FUNNY AND WILL FARRELL TOO WHO SAID , " I THINK MY TEETH ARE ON FIRE. "

 EVERYONE HEADS TO BED WHILE I CHECK EMAILS AND PLAY A GAME OF POKER. I WAS PRETTY TIRED BY 12:30AM. I WALK THE PUP AND HEAD UPSTAIRS.

 I MAKE MY BED , WATCH SOME TV , AND THE PUP JOINS ME AROUND 3AM.

  MONDAY     2 - 5 - 24

 FULL SWING OF THE MINI-VACATION.

 DID MY NORMAL MORNING STUFF BUT MAN DID I SLEEP BAD TONIGHT. I WAS SO LOOKING FORWARD TO MY BED WHEN PEEING AND SUPER DRY MOUTH BECAME AN ISSUE EVERY OTHER HOUR.

 TOOK A RIDE TO RENEE'S COLD CUT HUT FOR BREAKFAST SANDWICHES AND HOAGIES.

 OF COURSE I HAVE TO DO PUNCH LIST STUFF :

 - HAD YOUNGEST CLIMB UP ON AWNING ROOF TO LEAF BLOW.

 - I LEAF BLEW THE REST OF THE DECKS.

 - FIXED 2 DRIVEWAY LIGHTS.

 - FIXED A BREAKFAST NOOK BAR STOOL.

 - DUSTED THE WHOLE HOUSE.

 - PICKED UP AND EMPTIED AN OUTSIDE TRASH CAN FULL OF CIGARETTE BUTTS.

 - FIXED A KITCHEN DOOR MAKING A LOUD SNAPPING SOUND WHEN CLOSING AND OPENING. IT HAS BEEN BOTHERING ME FOR MONTHS.

 - ICE MAKER CREATES BLOCKS OF ICE.....UGH.

 WE ROLL OUT LOOKING FORWARD TO DINNER AT A LOCAL DIVE BAR CALLED FOUR FELLAS. WE LIKE THE BARTENDER. WE ORDER AND MY MUSHROOM / SWISS BURGER IS FRIGGIN' SPOT ON. THEY WERE VERY BUSY AND THE FOOD TOOK TIME TO COME OUT BUT I WAS OKAY WITH IT. WE TALKED TO THE BARTENDER AND SOME LOCALS.

 ONE DOWN SPOT THAT BROUGHT BACK BAD MEMORIES WAS THEY HAD A POOL LEAGUE THERE. ONE PLAYER SCOLDED A PLAYER ON ANOTHER TEAM BY YELLING IN FRONT OF EVERYONE , " YO , WHAT THE FUCK , YOU CAN'T DO THAT ? " HE EMBARRASSED EVERYONE AND WAS AN ASSHOLE. THIS WAS THE REASON I GOT OUT OF COMPETITIVE POOL.

 WE ROLL HOME AND OUR GREETED BY CRAZY MAZE. MY GOD IT IS SUCH A JOY.

 I CASUALLY FIT IN CONVERSATION THAT OUR YOUNGEST SHOULD DO THIS WITH US EVERY OTHER WEEK.

 WE SETTLE IN AND START A NEW TV SERIES CALLED DEATH AND OTHER DETAILS. WE WATCHED 3 EPISODES AND ALL WERE GOOD.

 BY 10:30PM WE ALL HEAD TO BED TOGETHER. I GUESS THE FIRST NIGHT WORE US OUT. IT SUCKS BECAUSE I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO BED AROUND 9PM. OF COURSE , IT WAS BAD SLEEP COUPLED WITH USING THE BATHROOM AND SAHARA DESERT MOUTH ALL NIGHT.

  TUESDAY     2 - 6 - 24

  SLOWLY BUT QUICKLY EACH DAY PASSES BY AND I DON'T WANT IT TOO. THIS SPECIAL WEEK HAS BEEN TOO MUCH FUN.

 KIND OF A CHILL DAY BUT IT IS PRETTY COOL TO SEE WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST WORKING NEXT TO EACH OTHER AND CONVERSATING. I TOLD THEM WE SHOULD DO THIS MUCH MORE OFTEN.

 WALK THE PUP AND TAKE SOME BEAUTIFUL PICTURES BY THE LAKE. IT WAS COOL SEEING 20 CANADIAN GEESE LAND ON THE WATER ALONG WITH 3 MALLARDS.

 MEET A NEIGHBOR AND HIS DOG FOR THE FIRST TIME. BOTH WERE COOL BUT HE LIVES AT A HOUSE WHERE WE KNOW HE IS A NUDGE.

 SPEND ABOUT 30 MINUTES LOOKING FOR RESTAURANTS IN THE AREA. WE LIKE TO TRY SOMETHING NEW EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE.

 TIME JUST FLIES BY AND BEFORE I KNEW IT............5:30PM.

 WE DRIVE TO TANNERSVILLE TO SMUGGLER'S COVE. IT HAS VERY GOOD REVIEWS AS A SEAFOOD RESTAURANT. IT WAS A NICE 30 MINUTE DRIVE WITH JOHNNY CASH MUSIC AND CONVERSATION. I LOVED EVERY SECOND.

 WE ARRIVE AND THE PLACE IS BIG AND DECORATED OLD SCHOOL. WE SIT IN A QUIET BOOTH AND OUR WAITRESS WAS FUN. WE ORDER A VARIETY OF SEAFOOD AND ALL OF IT WAS VERY GOOD. IT KINDA REMINDED ME OF A RED LOBSTER RESTAURANT.

 WE ENJOY OUR MEAL , RED WINE , AND CONVERSATION. IT WAS JUST SO NICE TO CHILL AND BE WITH THEM.

 WE ROLL HOME AND STOP AT A LOCAL ICE CREAM SHOP CALLED WOOD'S. WE HAVE BEEN HERE MANY TIMES AND THEY ARE EQUAL TO DAIRY QUEEN WITH PRICES 50% CHEAPER. THEY ARE ALSO OPEN YEAR ROUND.

 AT HOME I VIDEO COMING IN TO SEE OUR PUP. SHE IS SO HILARIOUS STANDING ON THE CORNER OF THE COUCH WITH HER TAIL AND BUTT WAGGING.

 WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH 2 EPISODES OF DEATH WITH SOME DETAILS. THE SERIES IS PICKING UP SPEED AND GETTING GOOD. IF YOU LIKE MURDER MYSTERY THIS IS ONE TO WATCH. IT IS KINDA LIKE AGATHA CHRISTIE / HERCULES POIROT PLOTS.

 I GIVE WHEELS A SHOULDER/BACK MASSAGE FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES AND MY YOUNGEST GETS A FOOT MASSAGE TOO. SHE WAS CUTE AS I WAS MASSAGING ONE FOOT. AFTER ABOUT 10 MINUTES I SEE HER SECOND FOOT COME OUT FROM UNDER THE COVERS AND PLACE IT NEXT TO HER OTHER FOOT. WE BOTH LAUGHED AND I SAID " I GET THE HINT."

 THEY HEAD TO BED AROUND 11PM WHILE I STAY UP TO CHECK EMAILS AND PLAY ONE GAME OF POKER.....I WON IT. I BOOKED 10 BANDS IN THE LAST 24 HOURS.

 HEAD UPSTAIRS AND I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO LAYING DOWN IN MY BEDROOM. I PREP FOR THE NIGHT AND TURN THE TV ON. I WATCH SEINFELD AND THE NEWS FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. BY 1:30AM I'M IN BED.

 I SLEEP DECENT EVEN WHEN THE PUP JOINED ME AROUND 2:30AM. THE ONLY THING THAT MAKES ME NERVOUS IS THE PUP CRAWLS UNDER THE COVERS AND HEAVY BLANKETS. I THINK HOW IS SHE BREATHING UNDER THERE. SO........I REMOVE ANY COVERS WHERE HERE NOSE IS. YEAH , THIS IS WHAT DOG OWNERS DO.

  WEDNESDAY     2 - 7 - 24

 I AM TRYING TO ENJOY EVERY MILLI-SECOND BECAUSE TIME JUST GOES TOO FAST.

 ALL OF US WORK IN THE MORNING AND AFTERNOON IN THE SAME ROOM. IT IS KINDA COOL.

 I CREATE SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS. FOR SOME REASON MY POSTS GOT ALOT MORE ATTENTION WITH " LIKES ". YEP , OVER 200 IN ABOUT 6 HOURS. I AM NOT SURE IF IT IS THE BANDS I POSTED OR THE SMOKE SHOW LEAD SINGER PICTURE OF ONE BAND.

 SMALL PROJECTS : WINDEX OUR VAN'S WINDSHIELD AND FIX THE THE DISCONNECTED TUBE FEEDING THE WATER FOR THE WINDSHIELD WIPER. I FIGURED IT OUT.

 WHEELS GOES FOOD SHOPPING WITH OUR YOUNGEST. THEY BROUGHT BACK A STROMBOLI AND CHICKEN CUTLET PIZZA FROM JIREH'S PIZZAERIA. THEY ALWAYS MAKE GOOD FOOD.

 CHARLIE WEAVERS RESTAURANT ANSWERED MY QUESTION AND IT IS CONFIRMED THEY WILL NOT BE OPEN ON SUNDAYS ANYMORE IN THE WINTER. THEY WILL RE-EVALUATE FOR SUMMER. THIS SUCKS BECAUSE SUNDAYS ARE PRETTY MUCH THE ONLY NIGHTS WE CAN VISIT THEM WHEN COMING HERE.

 WATCHING TV I HAVE A COUGHING FIT. I FELT LIKE I LOST OXYGEN FOR ABOUT 30 SECONDS AND ALMSOT5 PASSED OUT. WHEELS WALKS OVER TO ME AND SAYS , " OUR YOUNGEST IS IN A MEETING CAN YOU COUGH LESS LOUD ".

 WHEELS AND YOUNGEST WALK THE PUP AROUND THE LAKE.

 WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH THE NEW LITTLE MERMAID. IT WAS GOOD AND THE SPECIAL EFFECTS NOWADAYS IS JUST DOWN RIGHT AMAZING.

 THE NAIL OPENS TONIGHT AND HAD A NICE CROWD.

 WITH EMBIID OUT FOR THE SEASON THE 76ERS ARE PLUMMETING. THEY LOSE AGAIN TONIGHT TO THE WARRIORS.

 WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF COMMUNITY. ONE WAS GOOD AND THE OTHER WAS SO-SO.

 I DECIDE TO DEFROST THE KITCHEN REFRIGERATOR. WE HAVE THE LUXURY OF 2 REFRIGERATORS HERE SO WHEELS AND I MOVED ALL FOOD AND DRINK TO THE MUD ROOM FRIDGE.

 WHEELS HEADS TO BED WHILE I STAY UP[ WITH OUR YOUNGEST A LITTLE MORE. SHE HEADS TO BED SO I CHECK EMAILS , SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS AT THE NAIL , AND PLAY A GAME OF POKER (  I WON )

 IN MY BEDROOM I SETTLE IN. I WATCH TV FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES. I SLEPT DECENT AND THE PUP JOINED ME LATER. AND BY " DECENT " , I MEAN UP TWICE TO USE THE BATHROOM , UP ONCE TO DRINK WATER , AND OPENING MY EYES AT LEAST 5 TIMES TO SEE THE TIME DURING THE NIGHT. YEAH , THAT'S " DECENT ".

 DREAMT AN OLD NAIL PATRON AND SOFTBALL PLAYER GAVE MY MINIVAN TO A SALVAGE YARD. HE THOUGHT IT WAS A FUNNY PRANK........I DIDN'T. HE COULDN'T REMEMBER THE NAME OF THE YARD OR PHONE NUMBER. HE DIDN'T OFFER TO HELP DRIVE ME TO RETRIEVE IT AND HE SAID " IT IS JUST AN HOUR WALK TO GET THERE. "

  THURSDAY      2 - 8 - 24

 TO STAY OR HEAD HOME.........WE STAYED.

 A PICTURE PERFECT DAY OF 50+ DEGREES IN FEBRUARY IS JUST DELIGHTFUL. WHEELS AND YOUNGEST TOOK THE PUP FOR A WALK AND I WATCHED FROM THE FRONT DECK.

 I CONTINUE WITH THE BAND BOOKING , SOCIAL MEDIA POSTING , AND GETTING SOME SMALL PROJECTS DONE. I KNEW THIS TIME WOULD GO SO DAMN FAST.......AND IT DID.

 CALL ELDEST TO CHECK IN.

 BARTENDER MOVES IN OUR HOUSE. THIS IS TH E2ND TIME. I DON'T KNOW HOW LONG BUT IT IS COOL WITH ME.

 WE TAKE A RIDE TO HAIRY GUYS BREWERY. WHAT A COOL PLACE WITH AN UNDERGROUND/SPEAKEASY VIBE.  WE MEET FAMILY THERE AND THEY TREAT US WITH PIZZA AND OPEN BAR. WE MEET BOTH OWNERS WHICH ONE IS OUR COUSIN. I TRY TO TALK TO THEM AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. THEY ARE SUPER CHILL. I TAKE SOME PICTURES AND POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR THEM. WE HAD A REALLY GOOD TIME TALKING ABOUT THE PAST AND CURRENT EVENTS.

 WE ROLL BACK HOME AND THE PUP IS ELATED TO SEE US. WE FEED AND WALK HER AND SETTLE IN.

 I GAVE MY YOUNGEST A LIST OF MOVIES THAT ARE FUN AND SOME THAT ARE A " MUST SEE ". TONIGHT SHE PICKED A FUN ONE CALLED THE BEST OF TIMES WITH ROBIN WILLIAMS AND KURT RUSSELL. I'VE SEEN THIS MOVIE OVER A 100 TIMES AND STILL REALLY LIKE IT.

 WE WATCH SOME BLOOPERS OF THE MOVIE THE PRODUCERS. IT WAS PRETTY FUNNY.

 FLYERS WITH A VERY GOOD WIN OVER THE JETS.

 THEY HEAD TO BED WHILE I CHECK EMAILS AND PLAY A GAME OF POKER TO END THE NIGHT. ( I WON)

 OUR DILEMMA TONIGHT WAS TO EITHER COME BACK HERE OR HEAD HOME AFTER VISITING HAIRY GUYS BREWERY BECAUSE IT IS TOWARDS HOME. I WAS GLAD WE CAME BACK AND SPENT MORE TIME TOGETHER. OH , IT WASN'T AS MUCH AS TOWARDS HOME AS I THOUGHT.

 FRIDAY   2 - 9 - 24

  WELP , BACK TO WORK...........BLOW.

 BY 9:45AM I WAS DONE MY COMPUTER WORK AND STARTING TO PREP TO LEAVE. WHEELS DID A FAIR AMOUNT BEFORE SHE STARTED WORK AT 7:30AM. THIS MINI-VACATION ENDED SO FAST. I EVEN SAID TO MY YOUNGEST ON LAST SATURDAY , " THIS IS GOING TO BE SO FAST OF A VACATION AND I WANT TO ENJOY EVERY SECOND. "

 ON THE ROAD BY 11AM WE MAKE GOOD TIME. WE TALK , LISTEN TO MUSIC , AND I TRY TO CONVINCE MY YOUNGEST TO VACATION WITH US EACH WEEK SUNDAY TO THURSDAY. HEY , GOTTA TRY.

 YOUNGEST ROOM MATE PAYS OFF DEBT SHE OWED US.

 BARTENDER PAYS FIRST RENT TO US FOR MOVING IN.  SHE TOLD ME A STORY ABOUT HOW SHE WAS WALKING HER DOG AND WAS ATTACKED BY A ROTTWEILER.  THAT IS SCARY.

 AT HOME ALL OF US UNPACKED AND GO BACK TO WORK.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.  I SPENT ABOUT 90 MINUTES.

 LINE UP A/C TECH FOR TOMORROW.

 BACK HOME I CHECK EMAILS AND MORE.

 THE KIDS AND WHEELS HEAD TO AN INDIAN STYLE RESTAURANT AND THEY REALLY LIKED IT. I HAD SOME CRACKERS WITH SHARP CHEESE.

 I ARRIVE AT THE NAIL AND WE GET SLAMMED RIGHT AWAY. THE GOOD THING IS I HAD 4 BARTENDERS SO WE KEPT UP WITH NO PROBLEMS.

 LEAD FEMALE SINGER STOLE THE SHOW ON A FUN NIGHT. SHE IS A SMOKE SHOW AND THE CROWD JUST KEPT GROWING ALL NIGHT. I POSTED A VIDEO OF HER BAND AND THEY WERE PRETTY DAMN GOOD. ALL MUSIC WAS GOOD. THE VIDEO HIT 400 VIEWS IN UNDER 2 HOURS.

 I DRIVE OUR YOUNGEST BACK TO SOUTH PHILLY DURING THE SHOW. I HAD THIS LUXURY BECAUSE WE HAD 3 SOUND MEN AND 4 BARTENDERS. I DID NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT SOUND ALL NIGHT AND THE DOOR WAS COVERED BY A BARTENDER SO I DID THE " QUICK " RIDE AT 10:15PM.

  QUICK RIDE MY ASS. I THOUGHT TAKING THE SCHUYLKILL EXPRESSWAY BE OKAY AT FRIGGIN' 10:30PM. NOPE........MAJOR TRAFFIC DUE TO CONSTRUCTION. THE 2 LANE HIGHWAY LITERALLY CAME TO A STOP. I TOOK WALNUT STREET ON THE BACK HOME.

 SPEAKING OF SOUND MEN. OUR SUPER TECH STOPPED IN TONIGHT. OF COURSE I GAVE HIM OPEN BAR. HE TOLD ME HE GOT HIRED TO DO A CREED / FUEL SHOW IN LOS ANGELES AND THAN A CRUISE WITH 15 BANDS AND THAN ANOTHER SHOW IN FLORIDA. OH , HE WAS TEXTING A FRIEND WHO SAID HE IS DOING SOUND FOR A FAMOUS MUSICIAN OPENING UP A CLUB IN L.A.  THE FRIEND WAS SUPER NERVOUS AND WAS TEXTING FOR ADVICE. THE NEW CLUB OWNER......BRUNO MARS.

 BACK AT THE NAIL I KEEP THE BANDS MOVING AGAIN. BY 1:30AM WE WERE DONE AND PREPPING FOR CLOSE. I HAD A NIGHTCAP WITH THE BARTENDERS AND IT WAS A FUN NIGHT.

 HOME BY 2:30AM I HAD SOME MORE CRACKERS AND SHARP CHEESE ALONG WITH A BEER.

 AROUND 3AM MY ELDEST COMES IN WITH OUR BARTENDER LIVING WITH US NOW. THEY TELL ME FRIENDS ARE COMING OVER...........OH MY GOD.

 I HEAD TO BED AT 3:05AM........BLOW.

  SATURDAY     2 - 10 - 24

 A GUY COMES INTO THE NAIL AND SAYS , " ARE YOU THE ONE THAT CHANGES THE LETTER ON THE MARQUEE ? " I AM THINKING , " HERE WE GO. " SO I TELL HIM YES. HE PULLS OUT HIS PHONE AND QUICKLY FINDS A PICTURE AND SAYS , " I WAS DRIVING BY AND ACTUALLY PULLED OVER TO TAKE A PICTURE OF YOUR MARQUEE. IT MADE ME LAUGH. " HE SHOWS ME THE PICTURE OF OUR MARQUEE AND THE LETTERS WRITE , " HAPPY NEW YEAR EXCEPT FOR COVID YOU'RE STILL A DICK. "

 BY 10AM I AM AT THE NAIL SETTING UP A LADDER AND PULLEY ROPE. I MEET OUR TECH AND WE GO ON THE ROOF. HE REMOVES THE 5 TON MOTOR WHILE I START PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT. AFTER ABOUT 45 MINUTES HE CALLS MY PHONE AND I GO BACK ON THE ROOF. WE LOWER THE MOTOR USING MY PULLEY ROPE. THIS ROPE HAS NOW HELPED ME TWICE. THE OTHER TIME WAS PULLING MY VAN OUT OF THE MUD.

 HE ROLLS OUT TO LOOK FOR PRICING AGAIN. THE FIRST PRICE TO REPLACE THE MOTOR WAS $750. YEP , " UGH " WAS THE FIRST WORD I THOUGHT OF. I THAN TEXT A FRIEND ALL INFORMATION ON THE MOTOR AND HE FINDS ONE ON EBAY FOR $313. I'LL ORDER IT TOMORROW. IF THIS WORKS I WOULD BE THANKFUL.

 I ALSO ORDERED BOTTLE RUBBER TOPS TO PREVENT FRUIT FLIES. I ORDERED WAY TOO MANY. A PACKAGE OF 80 CAME I ONLY REALLY NEEDED 50.

 BACK HOME AFTER 3 HOURS.

 I CHECK MY EMAILS AND MORE.

 I NAP BECAUSE I SLEPT BAD AGAIN.

 WHEELS MAKES A REALLY GOOD CHILI.

 I ROLL BACK TO THE NAIL AND WE GET SLAMMED AGAIN. WE HAVE BEEN ON A ROLL AND IT IS NICE TO SEE.

 A COOL CROWD AND FUN SKA/PUNK MUSIC TONIGHT. THE BANDS WERE REALLY GOOD. SO GOOD , I POSTED 2 VIDEOS. I ALWAYS TAG THEM " THIS IS WHY ".

 THE NIGHT MOVED ALONG ABSOLUTELY PERFECTLY THOUGH I DID HAVE TO CONTACT THE SOUND MAN FROM LAST NIGHT BECAUSE HE DID NOT DO WHAT I ASKED HIM AND THAT WAS , " PUT EVERYTHING BACK THE WAY IT WAS ". I FIGURED IT OUT.

 TEXTING WITH MY YOUNGEST. I WRITE " IT KINDA SUCKS SEEING YOU FOR 7 STRAIGHT DAYS AND NOW I HAVE TO WAIT FOR FACETIME WEDNESDAY " SHE TEXTS BACK " LOL "

 I ALSO WROTE HER , " IF I LEAVE NOW TO PICK YOU UP FOR A FIRE PIT , WOULD YOU DO IT ? " AGAIN I GET TEXTED BACK " LOL ". HEY , KINDA TRY.

 FLYERS WITH BIG WIN.

 76ERS WIN A TOUGH GAME OVER A TEAM THAT HAS A RECORD OF 5 - 38.

 WE GOT SOME NICE FOOT TRAFFIC ALONG WITH FANS OF MUSIC. I TALKED TO SO MANY PEOPLE TONIGHT AND AGAIN GETTING " THANK YOU'S " ALWAYS FEELS GOOD.

 I ALSO LIKE JOKING ON THE P.A. SYSTEM. MY ONE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS , " HELLO EVERYONE , I AM SO SORRY I PUSHED THE BARTENDER BACK 30 MINUTES. " YEP , WE GOT SLAMMED EARLY SO I RAN THE DOOR , SOUND , AND BARTENDED FOR A STRENUOUS 75 MINUTES.

 LATE NIGHT I HAVE SOME NIGHTCAPS WITH SOME REGULARS, A LEAD SINGER , AND THE BARTENDERS. I ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE.  IT WAS FUNNY AS THEY ALL ROLLED OUT AND I DID NOT WANT THEM TOO. ONE BARTENDER WHEN CLOSING THE FRONT DOOR SAYS , " OH MY GOD , LOOK AT HIM. " I WAS AT THE FAR END PRETENDING TO BE SAD. THEY ALL LAUGH.

 I ROLL HOME AND IT IS JUST TOO NICE OUT. I MAKE A FIRE PIT AND WATCH TIK-TOK VIDEOS ON MY PHONE. I DIDN'T EVEN MAKE A NIGHTCAP.....JUST A BOTTLED WATER. IT WAS PRETTY PEACEFUL.

 SUNDAY    2 - 11 - 24

  SUPER BOWL WAS NOT A DISAPPOINTMENT. I HAD NO DOUBT THE LAST OVERTIME DRIVE BY K.C. WOULD LEAD TO A SCORE AND VICTORY.

  CHILLED AROUND THE HOUSE TODAY. I MADE A LIST OF THINGS TO DO AT THE NAIL AND WAS GOING TO HEAD DOWN BUT DECIDED TO WAIT UNTIL 6PM BECAUSE OUR BARTENDER WANTED OFF.

 WHEELS HEADS TO A SUPER BOWL PARTY JUST WALKING DISTANCE FROM OUR HOUSE.

 I SEMI-CLEAN THE BASEMENT. MAN IT GETS TRASHED SO FAST.

 BARTENDER MOVES MORE STUFF IN.

 WHEELS PREPPING FOR TAXES. I HELPED A LITTLE. THIS IS NEVER A FUN TIME.

 I ARRIVE AT THE NAIL AND HAVE AT LEAST 15 THINGS ON MY LIST. I GET THEM ALL DONE BY HALFTIME. I WAS NON-STOP FOR 2 1/2 HOURS......IT FELT KINDA GOOD THOUGH.

 SUPER BOWL OBSERVANCES :

 - GREAT GAME THAT WENT INTO OVERTIME. I TRULY FELT WHOEVER HAD THE BALL LAST WOULD WIN.

 - CHIEFS WIN ON A OVERTIME DRIVE. I HAD NO DOUBT.

 - 49ERS INJURIES DID NOT HELP.

 - I FEEL CHIEFS WON THE GAME AND 49ERS DID NOT LOSE IT.

 - AGAIN , I HAD ZERO PROBLEM WITH TV SHOWING TAYLOR SWIFT.

 - THERE WAS A SHIT LOAD OF CELEBRITIES THERE.

 - VERY GOOD POST GAME INTERVIEWS ON ESPN. TRAVIS KELCE LOOKED LIKE AN IDIOT AGAIN WITH HIS SCREAMING , YELLING , AND WOOOING.

 - I DID FEEL TRAVIS KELCE PULLED A TOTAL DICK MOVE BY BUMPING COACH REID DURING THE GAME.

 - THE COMMERCIALS WERE $7 MILLION DOLLARS EACH. I WAS NOT IMPRESSED.

 - RELIGIOUS COMMERCIALS AT 7 MILLION A POP MADE ME TOTALLY THINK OF THE TV SERIES RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES.

 EXAMPLE - JUST YESTERDAY THERE WAS A SHOOTING AT PREACHER JOEL OSTEEN'S MEGA CHURCH. A CHURCH THAT HOLDS 16,800 PEOPLE. THIS STRUCTURE IS WORTH MILLIONS AND MILLIONS. OK IT WAS BUILT FOR HIS FOLLOWERS. BUT.......... HIS HOME LOOKS LIKE A SMALL CITY. IT IS OVER THE TOP MODERN HOME AND COST 10.5 MILLION TO BUILD. HE ALSO OWNS 16 MANSIONS THAT WERE " GIFTED " BY THE CHURCH. I BELIEVE RELIGIOUS PEOPLE SHOULD LIVE MODEST TO GOOD BUT THIS IS WAY WAY WAY OVER THE TOP. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE TV SERIES MAKES FUN OF.

 - I HAD A GOOD TIME WATCHING THE GAME AND GETTING SO MUCH DONE. THOUGH WE WERE CLOSE TO TRAVELING EAST.

 AFTER THE GAME I BEGIN CLOSING AND HEAD HOME. WHEELS AND I WATCH SOME POST GAME.

 IN MY BEDROOM TO CHECK EMAILS , SURF THE NET , AND PLAY A GAME OF POKER. ( I " CASHED " COMING IN 2ND )

 I AM NOT A TRUMP FAN BUT HIS AD CUTTING UP HIS REPUBLICAN PARTY COUNTERPART NIKKI HALEY WAS FUNNY.

 IOWA - LOST

 NEW HAMPSHIRE - LOST

NEVADA  - LOST TO " NONE OF THE ABOVE ". ( ACTUALLY SHE GOT CRUSHED )

 IT WAS FUNNY AS TRUMP COMPLETELY BELITTLED HER. YOU KNOW , LIKE A PRESIDENT SHOULD. TRUMP HAS 91 CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST HIM.....NONE WILL MEAN ANYTHING.....AT MOST A FINE.

 DREAMT ABOUT MY FATHER-IN-LAW WANTING TO SEE STUFF THAT WE WERE THROWING OUT. IT WAS NICE TO SEE HIM.

 MONDAY     2 - 12 - 24

 WELL LOOK AT THIS ? A FRICKIN' SNOW STORM ON A FRICKIN' MONDAY NIGHT. THANK YOU MOTHER NATURE FOR NOT LETTING IT SNOW ON A FRIDAY OR SATURDAY LIKE YOU NORMALLY FUCKING DO.

 MOUNTAINS GOT 10 INCHES. OUR NEIGHBOR SENT PICTURES.

 THE DAY :

 STOP AT THE BANK TO MAKE A DEPOSIT.

 MEET A/C TECH AT THE NAIL AGAIN. ON THE ROOF WE DECIDE TO CHECK THE MOTHER BOARD OF THE 5 TON UNIT. IT SEEMS IT IS BAD TOO.

  I TEXT A FRIEND FOR PRICING AGAIN.  USING EBAY OR AMAZON CRUSHES PARTS STORES :

 MOTHER BOARD - PART AND SUPPLY STORE - $200 , EBAY - $106 ( SAME EXACT NEW PRODUCT )

 MOTOR - PART AND SUPPLY STORE - $750 , EBAY - $313 ( SAME EXACT NEW PRODUCT )

 BACK HOME I GET BACK TO EMAILING BANDS. MONDAYS ARE USUALLY LONG. 

 IT IS AMAZING I DON'T EVEN HAVE TO SAY A WORD AND WHEELS KNOWS WHAT IT MEANS. THE QUICK STORY :

 WHEELS - " OK , I GUESS I'LL GO SEE WHAT I CAN MAKE FOR DINNER. "

 ME - " HMMMMM ".

 WHEELS STOP IN HER TRACKS AND SAYS " I WILL GO OUT TO A RESTAURANT RIGHT FRIGGIN' NOW. "

  WE BOTH LAUGH.

 WE DID TRY TO MAKE RESERVATIONS AT 2 RESTAURANTS FOR VALENTINE DAY NIGHT BUT BOTH WERE BOOKED. THAN I SAID , " YOU KNOW , WE DON'T HAVE TO CELEBRATE V.D. ON WEDNESDAY , WHY NOT TONIGHT OR TOMORROW ? ESPECIALLY WITH THE SNOW COMING. "

 SPEAKING OF VALENTINES DAY - I ASKED BOTH MY KIDS IF THEY LIKE TO GO TO DINNER WITH US. BOTH SAID " NO " BECAUSE IT SHOULD BE JUST WHEELS AND I. WHEELS AGREED TOO BUT I DIDN'T.

 WE WERE GOING TO GO TO OUR FAVORITE SPOT BUT AT THE LAST MINUTE I GOOGLE " BYOB ITALIAN RESTAURANTS IN OUR AREA. UP POPS OTTO BY POLPO. I FELT BAD DISSING OUR REGULAR SPOT BUT LET ME TELL YOU THIS PLACE WAS VERY GOOD ACROSS THE BOARD. OUR SERVER WAS ADORABLE , DECENT SIZE PORTIONS , GOOD SIZE ROOMS , WELL DECORATED , A WARM AMBIANCE , GOOD SERVICE , BYOB , A LITTLE PRICEY , AND FOOD WAS VERY GOOD. WHEELS' RAVIOLIS WERE OVER THE TOP EXCELLENT. WE REALLY LIKED IT. APPARENTLY A POPULAR CHEF WORKS HERE.

 WE TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL TO PICK UP A FB MARKET PLACE PRODUCT. I AM DISAPPOINTED. THE  GIRL , WHO WAS NICE ENOUGH TO DROP THEM OFF AT OUR FRONT BENCH , ONLY LEFT 3 OF THE PRODUCT AND THERE WAS SUPPOSE TO BE 5. OR SOMEONE TOOK SOME BETWEEN 5PM - 6:30PM. I SHOULD OF TOLD HER TO HANG THEM ON THE DOOR KNOB.

 BACK HOME :

 FLYERS WITH A VERY NICE COME BACK WIN.

 76ERS WITH A NICE WIN OVER A GOOD TEAM.

 BARTENDER MOVES MORE THINGS IN AND HER PUP JOINS TOO. OUR PUP WANTED TO PLAY SO BAD BUT HER PUP JUST WANTED TO CHECK OUR HOME OUT AGAIN.

 ELDEST HAS FRIENDS OVER.

 WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE CONNORS ( GOOD ) AND BEEF ( GOOD ).

 BY 10:45PM WHEELS HEADS TO BED AND I HEAD TO MY BEDROOM TO CHECK EMAILS AND WIND DOWN. I LISTEN TO SPORTS TALK RADIO WHILE SURFING THE NET AND EMAILING. I ALSO PLAYED ONE GAME OF POKER ( WON ). MAN , I DO SO WELL WITH FREE POKER.

 TUESDAY     2 - 13 - 24

 I STARTED EARLY MORNING WITH SHOWER AND A SHAVE AND SAID TO MYSELF, " JUST GET THINGS DONE AT MY PACE AND TAKE YOUR TIME. I MEAN , WHAT ELSE ARE YOU GOING TO DO ? POKER , PORN , NAP ? " I SAY THIS ALOT TO MYSELF.

 THE DAY :

 SO MOTHER NATURE FINALLY WAS NOT A SUPER BITCH AND LET IT SNOW ON A MEANINGLESS EARLY TUESDAY MORNING. TEMPERATURES HIT 40 DEGREES SO THIS HELPED TOO.

 I SWEPT SNOW OFF ALL VEHICLES WHILE STARTING EACH ENGINE TO DEFROST.

 MY BIG SNOW BLOWER IS NOT WORKING PROPERLY. IT IS NOT ENGAGING THE WHEELS TO SPIN ALL THE TIME. MAN DID I FIGHT IT FINISHING OUR PROPERTY AND MY NEIGHBORS.

 I GOT MY 2ND LITTLE SNOW BLOWER OUT TO DO THE SIDEWALKS AND STEPS. I REALLY LIKE  THIS MACHINE. THE ELECTRIC START DID NOT WORK AND I COULDN'T GET IT TO TURN OVER BY USING THE PULLEY ROPE. GEE......SO SURPRISING..........BLOW.

 PUT EVERYTHING AWAY , CHANGE OUT OF MY SWEATY SHIRT AND DROVE TO RESTAURANT DEPOT. I'M NOT SURE IF THIS " CHILL TAKE YOUR TIME MODE " HAD ANY AFFECT ON THIS BUT I PRETTY MUCH HIT EVERY GREEN LIGHT TO GET THERE.

 SHOP AND I TURN ALL FOOD PRODUCT CODES TOWARDS THE REGISTER PERSON. HE SAYS TO ME , " I SEE YOU'VE DONE THIS BEFORE. " IT WAS THE FASTEST I HAVE EVER SHOPPED AND DROVE THERE.

 STOP AT THE NAIL TO UNLOAD. I REALLY LIKE HAVING OUR STAND UP FREEZER IN THE KITCHEN. MY GOD WHAT A DIFFERENCE. I STOCKED EVERYTHING AND BROKE DOWN 20 BOXES FOR THE DUMPSTER.

 I ALSO SHOVELED OUT FRONT AND ALL THE WAY TO THE SEPTA LOTS.

 TAKE A RIDE TO THE LIQUOR STORE. I CALL FIRST. I BACKUP TO THE LOADING STATION AND THE DOOR IS OPEN WITH MY ORDER READY. THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED IN 27 YEARS. THE MANAGER IS IN A BAND SO THIS HELPED. I AM SAYING TO MYSELF , " WOW . QUICKEST EVER ON RESTAURANT DEPOT AND NOW LIQUOR STORE ".........UNNNNNNNN..............TIL !!

 - THE CHECK I PRE-WROTE LAST NIGHT WAS DIFFERENT THAN THEIR TOTAL BECAUSE THEY WERE OUT OF A CERTAIN ITEM.

 - GAVE ME 3 DIFFERENT VODKA BOTTLES. HE SWITCHED THEM OUT.

 - RE-WROTE ANOTHER CHECK.

 WELP , FASTEST EVER BECAME NORMAL OR LONGER.

  BACK TO THE NAIL TO STOCK ALL LIQUOR AND BREAK DOWN ANOTHER 6 BOXES.

 I ARRIVE HOME AND UNLOAD FOOD AND BOOZE. WHEELS IMMEDIATELY NOTICES THE LIQUOR STORE MESSED UP THE ORDER AGAIN. OH MY GOD !!!! THEY GAVE US RUM AND INSTEAD OF GIN. THIS IS TWO TIMES WEEKS IN A ROW THEY MESSED UP THIS ORDER.............BLOW.

 I SETTLE IN AND WE ARE JOINED BY OUR ELDEST , BARTENDER , AND HER PUP NOW LIVING WITH US.

 WE ALL HAVE A NICE DINNER MADE BY WHEELS. CHICKEN CUTLETS ARE ALWAYS GOOD. IT WAS NICE. THEY DID NOT WANT TO WATCH A MOVIE WITH US. I CAN'T BLAME THEM.

 WE MAKE SOME NIGHTCAPS AND WATCH 4 EPISODES OF BEEF. THIS AWARD NOMINATED AND WINNING TV SERIES WENT FROM GOOD TO VERY GOOD.

 I HEAD TO MY BEDROOM TO CHECK EMAILS AND PLAY A GAME OF POKER ( MADE HEADS UP BUT LOST ).

 OH , I TOOK SOME DROPLETS OF THIS LIQUID HEMP CONCOCTION. IT TASTED HORRIBLE. I SWEAR IT WAS FILTERED THROUGH SOME ANIMAL'S ASS. I WAS HOPING IT HELP ME SLEEP. I DID GOOD ALL THE WAY TO 4AM AND THAN COTTON MOUTH. IT FELT LIKE MY TONGUE WAS ON FLY PAPER.

 WEDNESDAY      2 - 14 - 24

 I ALWAYS CREATE LARGE SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS FOR THE BANDS EVERY WEDNESDAY. TODAY WAS NO DIFFERENT.

 VALENTINE'S DAY......EH.  WE'VE BEEN TOGETHER NEARLY 40 YEARS. SO , DO WE WANT TO GO OUT TO PACKED RESTAURANTS OR JUST SHILL ON THE COUCHES IN SWEATS ?

 ROLL TO THE NAIL TO DO SOME SMALL PROJECTS. I GO BACK TO THE LIQUOR TO REPLACE THE WRONG PRODUCT GIVEN TO US........AGAIN.

 I ALSO STOP AT THE D.M.V. TO GET INFORMATION FOR OUR ELDEST ABOUT A CAMERA CARD AND RENEWING HER LICENSE. I OFFER TO DRIVE HER BACK BUT SHE DECLINES.

 PARTS I ORDERED HAVE COME IN. NOW........I SURE HOPE THEY FIT AND WORK.

 A COUPLE OF MORE FB MARKET PLACE HAVE BEEN AGREED. WE'LL SEE.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN. WE DO MY FAVORITE FACE TIME WEDNESDAY WITH OUR YOUNGEST. THIS IS ALWAYS ENJOYABLE.

 OUR ELDEST PREPARES FOR HER BOYFRIEND TO COME OVER. AT 1AM SHE ASKS ME IF THEY CAN FINISH MY JAMESON.

 76ERS LOSE.....BLOW.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE CONNORS. THE ACTRESS WHO PLAYS JACKIE DOES A PHENOMENAL JOB.

 WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF BEEF AND FINISH THE SERIES. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 TWO PEOPLE RESPOND TO RENT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE VIA VRBO. NEITHER RESPOND. I JUST DON'T GET IT.

 I DO SOME SEARCHING THROUGH PEOPLE WE KNOW AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE AND FIND TWO PEOPLE WHO SNOW PLOW. ONE CHARGES $65 AND THE OTHER IS $30......FOR A DRIVEWAY THAT TAKES 2 MINUTES TO PLOW.

 IN MY BEDROOM TO CHECK EMAILS , SURF THE NET , LISTEN TO SPORTS TALK, AND PLAY A GAME OF POKER ( WON ). I WATCHED TV FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES UNTIL MY ELDEST CAME IN TO ASK FOR IRISH WHISKEY AT 1AM.........YEP.

 THURSDAY    2 - 15 - 24

 FB MARKETPLACE STRIKES AGAIN (AND WILL TOMORROW AND SUNDAY TOO)

 I TOOK A RIDE TO HOME DEPOT TO PICK UP A PART FOR OUR 5 TON ROOF A/C UNIT. I TOTALLY FORGOT THE PICK-UP BOXES ARE RIGHT AS YOU COME IN. I WALKED ALL THE WAY AROUND LIKE A JACK ASS. I WAS SO I PISSED I FORGOT. ANYWAY , I PLUGGED IN THE CODE AND THE LOCKER DOOR POPPED OPEN....DONE.

 BY THE WAY , THE GIRL THAT SELLS HOT DOGS OUTSIDE THE HOME DEPOT......PIECE OF ASS.

 I MAKE A STOP TO PICK UP AN OLD SCHOOL MINT CONDITION WOMEN'S BIKE. THE LADY WAS SUPER COOL. SHE SAID SHE ONLY RODE IT 10 TIMES. THE BIKE HAS 10 SPEEDS , A BACK TIRE RACK , CUP HOLDER , AND MORE. IT ALSO CAME WITH A CAR CARRIER RACK AND INSTRUCTIONS. THE LADY GIVING IT TO ME WAS OVER THE TOP SUPER NICE. I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR A WOMEN'S BIKE FOR OUR CONDO SO RENTERS ( AND US ) CAN RIDE IT ON THE BOARDWALK.

 BACK HOME FOR A LITTLE BIT BUT THAN OFF TO THE NAIL FOR A LARGE BEER DELIVERY. I ARRIVE AND STOCK LIQUOR BOTTLES AND CLEAN UNTIL THEY ARRIVE. THAN......20 CASES OF BEER I STOCKED. I ALSO BROKE DOWN BOXES AGAIN.

 BACK HOME I TAKE A NAP FOR I AM WORKING TONIGHT.

 A NICE DINNER WITH WHEELS AND BACK TO THE NAIL. I HAVE TO ADMIT I REALLY LIKE GOING TO WORK JUST 3 1/2 MILES FROM OUR HOUSE.

 I BEGIN PREPPING MORE AND PEOPLE START ARRIVING. THE BARTENDER ARRIVES , WHO HAD OFF , WANTS TO WORK THE SHIFT NOW. I HAD NO PROBLEM WITH THIS. A REALLY GOOD CROWD CAME IN.

 AT HOME I MAKE SOME SNACKS AND HAVE A NIGHT CAP. WHEELS AND I WATCH 3 EPISODES RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES. THEY HAVE PICKED UP. WITH ALL THE NEWS ABOUT CHURCH LEADERS USING THEIR CONSTITUENTS MONEY FOR THEMSELVES THIS SHOW HITS IT SPOT ON ABOUT GREED OVER GOD.

 FLYERS MAKE GREAT COME BACK ONLY TO LOSE SECONDS INTO OVERTIME. IT WAS MY FAULT , I JINXED THEM.

 FULL STOCK OF BEER , LIQUOR , AND FOOD. THE FIRST CUSTOMER COMES IN THE NAIL AND ASKS FOR A RED BULL AND JAGER. I HAVE NO RED BULL. I WAS SO PISSED BECAUSE I LITERALLY HAD A CASE OF RED BULL IN MY HAND WHEN SHOPPING AND PUT IT BACK THINKING I HAD A CASE AT THE NAIL. THE GOOD THINK , I HAD A CAN OF MONSTER WHICH HE ACCEPTED.

 OFF TO MY BEDROOM TO STAY UP LATE NIGHT AGAIN. I WATCH TV , CAITLIN CLARK BREAK THE WOMEN'S ALL TIME POINT RECORD , POKER , AND SOCIAL MEDIA STUFF.

 BOOKED A VERY LOCAL COUNTRY ACT FOR THIS SUNDAY NIGHT.

 DREAM 1 - MY BROTHER BRINGS LARGE TRAILER OF DECK PLANKS. HE WANTS TO BUILD A FRONT DECK AND HANDICAP WALKWAY FOR MY PARENTS AT THEIR HOUSE.

 DREAM 2 - I AM MAKING JOKES WITH A LITTLE CROWD AND WHEELS. WE ARE AT A SMALL BAR AND IN WALKS WILL FERRELL. MY WIFE SAYS , " YOU HAVE TO GO OVER THERE TO MEET HIM AND MAKE SOME JOKES. " I INTRODUCE MYSELF AND WILL IS SUPER COOL AND APPROACHABLE. WE TALK AND HAVE FUN AND WITHIN MINUTES A CROWD STARTS TO FORM AROUND US.....WELL , MOSTLY HIM.

   FRIDAY    2 - 16 - 24

 FB MARKETPLACE STRIKES AGAIN. THIS TIME JUST A COUPLE OF BLOCKS AWAY FROM US AND THEY KNEW OUR FRIENDS WHO LIVED 3 HOMES DOWN FROM THEM. WHAT WE GOT............VERY NICE WINE GLASSES.  THE ONE THING WE NEEDED AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE WAS STEMWARE. I HAVE BEEN SLIGHTLY COMPLAINING ABOUT THIS FOR MONTHS. NOW.....PROBLEM SOLVED. WHEELS ACTUALLY PICKED THEM UP FOR ME AFTER HER GETTING SOME BLOOD WORK DONE.

 DROVE MY ELDEST TO THE D.M.V. TO RENEW HER LICENSE. I WAS EXTREMELY SURPRISED HOW FAST THIS WENT. WE DID GO ONLINE TO PRINT OUT A CAMERA CARD WHICH SHE NEVER GOT.

 BACK HOME TO DO COMPUTER WORK AND HAVE SOME PIZZA FOR DINNER.

 BOOKED AT LEAST 15 BANDS TODAY.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL AND ALMOST RIGHT AWAY FANS AND BANDS STARTED TO ARRIVE.

 2ND BARTENDER ARRIVES AT 8:10PM AND WE ARE PACKED. 3RD BARTENDER COMES IN AT 8:45PM TO HELP. ONE OF MY LITTLE JOYS OF LIFE IS WATCHING OUR BARTENDERS RUN AND WORK.

 LOOKS LIKE THIS SNOW STORM OF 4-6 INCHES WILL BE BETWEEN SHOWS. IT DID NOT AFFECT OUR NIGHT AT ALL FOR THE NAIL WAS PACKED. I ACTUALLY CALLED IN A 3RD BARTENDER AGAIN TO HELP. MAN , IT IS FRIGGIN' FUN TO SEE SO MANY PEOPLE. I THINK THE SNOW WILL NOT AFFECT SATURDAY NIGHTS SHOW....BUT WE WILL SEE.

 ON HIS WAY HOME , OUR BEER DISTRIBUTOR OWNER DROPPED OFF 2 CASES OF RED BULL FOR ME. THAT IS PRETTY COOL. I CALLED 3 LOCAL BEER DISTRIBUTORS AND NONE STOCKED CASES OF RED BULL.

 I TOTALLY MESSED WITH A FORMER REGULAR HERE. I HAVE NOT SEEN HIM IN 15 YEARS. HE LOOKED LIKE HE WAS LIVING ON THE STREETS BUT APPARENTLY DOES AUTOMOTIVE WORK NOW. HE ASKED ME , " DOES CHRIS STILL OWN THE NAIL ? " I REPLIED , " NO , HE SOLD IT 15 YEARS AGO." I FESSED UP LATER AND HE LAUGHED.

 A COUSIN STOPPED IN WHICH WAS NICE.

 LATE NIGHT WE GET HIT WITH ANOTHER CROWD AROUND MIDNIGHT. I STAY UNTIL THE BAND IS DONE AND BY 12:30AM I LET THE BARTENDERS CLOSE.

 TAXES TOMORROW.....BLOW. IT WILL BE THE END OF 4+ DECADES OF GOING TO THIS ACCOUNTANT BECAUSE HE IS RETIRING.

 BACK HOME I CHECK EMAILS , HAVE SOME CASHEWS , AND HEAD TO BED. I DID NOT SLEEP THE BEST. I WAS LITERALLY UP EVERY FRIGGIN' HOUR. EACH TIME I PEED AND DRANK VITAMIN WATER. IS IT LAZY HAVING A REFRIGERATOR IN A BEDROOM ?

  SATURDAY      2 - 17 - 24

 GETTING TAXES DONE TODAY. HERE'S A COUPLE OF THINGS. CAPITAL GAINS FUCKING BLOW. OH , AND FUCKING DID YOU KNOW WRITING OFF DEPRECIATION ON A PROPERTY FOR YEARS AND YEARS AND GUESS WHAT ? WHEN YOU SELL THE HOME YOU HAVE TO PAY BACK THE DEPRECIATION. WHAT A FUCKING GOVERNMENT FUCKING SWINDLE.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL EARLY MORNING TO PREP AND SHOVEL SNOW. THIS IS THE FIRST STORM I CAN REMEMBER THAT DID NOT AFFECT OUR FRIDAY OR SATURDAY NIGHT SHOWS. IT WAS PREFECT TIMING OF FRIDAY AT 1AM AND ENDING SATURDAY AT 9AM. 

 BACK HOME I SWEEP SNOW OFF THE CARS.

 WHEELS AND I HEAD TO COLLEGEVILLE FOR POSSIBLY THE LAST TIME. WE HAVE BEEN USING THE SAME ACCOUNTANT FOR 40+ YEARS. THE REASON FOR LEAVING , HE IS RETIRING.

 WE ARRIVE AND TALK TO OUR INVESTOR REP FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. NEXT WAS OUR NEW ACCOUNTANT AND HIS BROTHER. THEY WERE VERY COOL. THEY EVEN PAID FOR OUR LUNCH AND A VERY NICE PIZZA SHOP AROUND THE CORNER CALLED LITTLE ANTHONY'S.

 SINCE WE SOLD A RENTAL PROPERTY WE GOT TO FIND OUT THE INS AND OUTS OF SELLING HOMES. MY GOD WHAT A FUCKING RACKET. OH , WE ALSO FOUND OUT IF WE DID NOT USE A REALTOR WE WOULD OF SAVED 22K.

 AFTER 2+ HOURS WE ARE FINALLY DONE. MAN , WHAT AN ORDEAL.  BUT OVERALL , AND THIS IS FUCKING WEIRD PART , WE WERE HAPPY TO WRITE A CHECK FOR 3K TO OUR ACCOUNTANT.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN. I AM FLUSTERED BY THE ACCOUNTANTS BUT REALIZE WE COULDN'T DO DICK ABOUT IT. JUST ANOTHER DAY OF THINGS COSTING WAY MORE THAN WHAT WE THOUGHT.

 YOUNGEST COMES IN AND HEADS TO SAMURAI RESTAURANT WITH WHEELS. I STAY HOME AND NAP BECAUSE I HAVE ANOTHER LONG NIGHT.

 NAP DREAM - I AM IN AN AIRPORT AND SEE A FAVORITE COUSIN. WE TALK A LITTLE BIT. WHEELS , MYSELF , AND OUR YOUNGEST HEAD TO BAGGAGE CLAIM. WE SEE WRESTLING LEGEND ANDRE THE GIANT LIFT 2 HUGE SUITCASES AND PLACE THEM BY A SEATING AREA. HE BASICALLY COLLAPSES ON 2 SEATS. I ASK HIM IF MY DAUGHTER CAN TAKE A PICTURE AND HE SAYS YES. OUR YOUNGEST IS TOO SHY AND A LITTLE SCARED OF HIS IMMENSE SIZE SO I HAVE HER TAKE THE PICTURE OF WHEELS AND I WITH ANDRE. AFTER THE PICTURE THE GIANT STARTS TO CRY AND I ASK WHAT'S WRONG. HE SAYS , " I HAVE TO GO BACK TO WORK ON MONDAY. "...........dream ends.

 THERE IS A WONDERFUL DOCUMENTARY ON ANDRE THE GIANT. HE WAS A BIG PERSON WITH A HUGE HEART BUT ALWAYS IN PAIN AND DEPRESSED. IMAGINE GOING THROUGH LIFE AT 7 FOOT / 600+ POUNDS. THE NORMAL THINGS BECOME INCREDIBLY HARD TO DO.

 AT THE NAIL THE BANDS AND FANS START TO ARRIVE. IT WAS A NICE TREAT BECAUSE BOTH MY DAUGHTERS BARTENDED TONIGHT.

 MUSIC WAS FUN AND PEOPLE WERE SUPER COOL.

 I ALSO HAD TO SALT THE SIDEWALKS AT LEAST 3 TIMES FOR ICE.

 ANOTHER BARTENDER COMES IN. THE ONE THAT LIVES WITH US NOW. AT THE END OF CLOSING WE HAVE A NIGHT CAP AND CHILL. IT WAS VERY NICE.

 MY YOUNGEST AND I HEAD HOME TO HAVE A SNACK AND ONE LAST NIGHT CAP. WE WATCHED SOME TV AND PLAYED WITH THE PUP. WE ALSO WALKED THE OTHER DOG STAYING WITH US.

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

  SUNDAY       2 - 18 - 24

 A LONG BUT FUN DAY.

 NORMAL STUFF IN THE MORNING.

  FIOS/COMCAST.....LIARS. SO WE NEEDED TO UPDATE 6 CABLE BOXES IN OUR HOME. I TALK TO CUSTOMER SERVICE AND SHE SPECIFICALLY SAID , " WE WILL MAIL YOU THE NEW CONVERTER BOXES AND ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS SWITCH THEM WITH YOUR OLD ONES. " I GRUFFED AND REPLIED , " YEAH..........JUST SWITCH THEM. " TO ME, THEY SHOULD SEND OUT A FUCKING TECH AND THEY SHOULD DO IT. I MEAN WE PAY THIS CORPORATE JUGGERNAUT A SHIT LOAD OF MONEY EACH MONTH.

 THANK GOODNESS I HAD MY YOUNGEST HERE. THE BOXES WERE DELIVERED AND WE INSTALLED THEM ONE BY ONE. WHEN JUST " SWITCHING " THEM OUT I FIGURE 5 MINUTES EACH BOX TOTALING 30 MINUTES. 2+ HOURS LATER WE HAD THEM DONE. SYNCING THE TV REMOTES WAS THE MAIN PROBLEM. I WAS FUCKING FURIOUS AND ALMOST CALLED CUSTOMER SERVICE BUT I KNEW I BE PUT ON HOLD FOR 45 FUCKING MINUTES. IF NOT FOR MY YOUNGEST HELPING IT WOULD OF BEEN 4 HOURS AND MOST LIKELY NOT EVERYTHING WOULD OF GOT DONE.

 BY 1PM I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP.

 I HEAD TO A BIRTHDAY PARTY AND BRING WINE , WATER , AND ICE.

 AROUND 40 FAMILY MEMBERS SHOW UP AND IT WAS REALLY CATERED PERFECTLY WITH GOOD FOOD , DESERTS , AND HUMOROUS BLOWN UP PICTURES OF THE BIRTHDAY BOY.

 OVERALL , IT WAS A REALLY GOOD TIME WITH A LOT OF LAUGHS. MY COUSIN SAYING , " CHRISSY , YOU PUT ON WEIGHT AND GOT FAT. "  I SHRUGGED IT OFF BUT IT IS TRUE. THE 40 POUNDS I LOST WAS PUT BACK ON IN UNDER 1 YEAR. TIME TO START OVER......AGAIN.

 I HAD TO ROLL OUT TO TAKE MY YOUNGEST BACK TO SOUTH PHILLY. I ADORE BEING WITH HER. WE HAD TO MAKE A FB MARKETPLACE STOP CLOSE TO HER APARTMENT. A GUY WAS GIVING ME 2 FULL SHEETS OF WONDER BOARD. THESE ARE FOR CERAMIC TILING FLOORS WHICH I WANT TO DO AT THE NAIL BATHROOMS. THEY ARE ABOUT $25 -$35 A SHEET.

 FUNNY - THE YOUNG GUY SAYS , "YOU LOOK FAMILIAR ". I REPLY THAT I OWN THE NAIL. HE SAYS , " OH MY GOD THAT'S IT !! I PLAYED IN A BAND THERE AND USED TO LIVE IN ARDMORE. WOW , WHAT A SMALL WORLD. "  I GET IN THE CAR AND WE HEAD TO MY YOUNGEST APARTMENT AND SHE SAYS , " MAN , EVERYWHERE WE GO , PEOPLE KNOW YOU. "

  WE UNLOAD AND SAY OUR GOODBYES. SHE CALLS ME FOR ABOUT HALF THE DRIVE BACK TO THE NAIL.

 AT THE NAIL I HELP SET-UP , BARTEND , DO SOUND , AND COOK FOOD ORDERS. IT WAS A FUN NIGHT OF COUNTRY MUSIC WITH A NICE CROWD.

 I HEAD HOME AROUND 10PM AND CHILL WITH WHEELS UNTIL 11PM. SHE HEADS TO BED AND I CHECK EMAILS AND SUCH.

 I ACTUALLY SLEPT GOOD AND AGAIN TAKING ASPIRIN AROUND 5AM MADE ME RELAX AND SLEEP UNTIL 8:30AM.

  MONDAY     2 - 19 - 24

 LONG MORNING DOING COMPUTER WORK FOR THE NAIL AND BANDS. I EVEN BOOKED A WEEKEND AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE.

 LONG TALK WITH OUR ELDEST. IT WAS TIME.

 PACKED 6 OLD CABLE BOXES AND POWER SUPPLIES IN THE BOX WE GOT THE NEW CABLE BOXES FROM.

 WHEELS TAKE A RIDE WITH ME.

 - WE DROP OFF BOXES AT THE U.P.S. STORE CLOSE TO US.

 - STOP AT MY PARENTS HOUSE TO PICK UP WINE I BROUGHT OVER FOR THE PARTY. WE ALSO LOADED OUR CAR UP WITH THE TRASH FROM THE PARTY. WE ALSO GOT SOME FOOD AND DESERT LEFTOVER FROM THE PARTY.

 - STOP AT THE NAIL TO UNLOAD TRASH , PREP THE NAIL , AND CHANGE THE MARQUEE.

 - STOP AT GAS STATION TO FILL UP.

 WHILE DRIVING I HOLD OUT MY HAND FOR WHEELS TO HOLD. SHE LAUGHED. I ALSO TALKED ABOUT HOW MY DAD'S BLOOD/D.N.A IN ME AFFECTS MY LIFE. I PURPOSELY GET BENT OUT OF SHAPE AND FAKE YELL. WHEELS LAUGHS. MY MAIN PROBLEM IS ,  " HOW CAN A 95 YEAR OLD PERSON NOT BE EXTREMELY CHILL AND SUPER NICE WITH EVERY SINGLE ASPECT IN LIFE "....ESPECIALLY AT THAT AGE. I MEAN IT SHOULD MAKE YOUR DAY JUST POOPING.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN. WHEELS HAD OFF SO SHE DOES SOME COMPUTER WORK WITH OUR ELDEST.

 A FAMILY MEMBER HAS THE GIFT OF USING PHOTO SHOP. HE ADDED AND EDITED FAMILY INTO OUR LARGE GROUP PICTURE TAKEN OUTSIDE AT MY PARENT'S HOUSE. IT WAS KINDA COOL. I WISH HE COULD OF MADE ME THINNER.

 ELDEST BEGINS CLEANING HER ROOM. YESTERDAY , MY YOUNGEST AND I REMOVED ALL RECYCLABLE CANS / BOTTLES AND TRASH. TODAY OUR ELDEST CLEANED TOO. THE BEDROOM HAS BEEN DOWNGRADED FROM A  CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE TO A CATEGORY 2 HURRICANE.

 WHEELS HEADS OUT TO DINNER WITH HER SISTER AND MOM. I STAY AT HOME TO EAT PARTY LEFTOVERS AND DESERT. I WILL BE STARTING A DIET (AGAIN) VERY SOON.

 I AM JUST AMAZED HOW FAST WEIGHT IS PUT BACK ON. I REALLY FEEL I DO NOT EAT ENOUGH JUNK FOOD OR SUGARY CRAP TO SUSTAIN A 300 POUND FRAME......YET , I SEEM TO0....... AND MORE POUNDS EVERY DAMN TIME.

 I WATCH THE MOVIE THE EQUALIZER 3 WITH DENZEL WASHINGTON AND DAKOTA FANNING ( WHICH I KINDA DIDN'T RECOGNIZE ). I DID LIKE THE MOVIE. I ALSO LIKED THE WHOLE MOVIE WAS SHOT IN A SMALL TOWN IN ITALY.

 WHEELS COMES BACK AND WE WATCH 2 1/2 EPISODE OF RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES. AGAIN , THEY ARE PRETTY GOOD. IT GOT LATE SO WE WILL WATCH THE REMAINING HALF OF ONE EPISODE ANOTHER TIME. IT IS THE SEASON FINALE. THIS TV SERIES ALREADY GOT PICKED UP FOR A 4TH SEASON.

 FOR THE MOST PART , I AM LIKING THE NEW CABLE BOXES AND REMOTES.

 OFF TO THE BEDROOM TO CHECK EMAILS , PLAY A GAME OF POKER ( I WON ) , AND WATCH POKER ON TV.

 KINDA COOL IF YOU LIKE WATCHING OR PLAYING POKER - THE 2022 EUROPEAN TOURNAMENT WAS DOWN TO 6 PLAYERS WITH FANS CHEERING AND CHANTING SONGS. THERE WERE ALSO SOME SMOKING HOT GIRLS ON THE RAIL. ANYWAY , THE BLINDS WERE 250K AND 500K. THE 6TH PLACE PLAYER ONLY HAD ENOUGH CHIPS FOR ONE BLIND. HIS FIRST RACE WAS WITH 2 PLAYERS AND HE WINS TO TRIPLE UP. HE IS STILL WAY BEHIND OTHER PLAYERS. DON'T YOU KNOW HE GOES ON TO WIN THE TOURNAMENT.....FOR 1.7 MILLION DOLLARS.

 I TOOK SOME ADVIL FOR A I HAD A SLIGHT HEADACHE. IT DID HELP ME SLEEP.......EVEN WHEN THE PUP CAME IN AND JUMPED ON MY BED.

  TUESDAY    2 - 20 - 24

 THE DAYS JUST FLY BY..............

 I SPENT ABOUT AN HOUR IN MY BASEMENT'S TOOL ROOM. I TRY EVERY TUESDAY TO TRASH THINGS. IT IS HARD TO THROW THINGS OUT BUT MY MOTTO IS , " IF NOT TOUCHED IN 2 YEARS....THROW IT OUT. " MY MOM'S MOTTO WAS 1 YEAR.

 I PLACE 6 TRASH CANS ON THE CURB.

   IN ONE CAN WAS 3 GAMES OF DISNEY'S SCENE-IT. I TEXTED MY KIDS SHOULD I THROW IT AWAY BECAUSE IT IS KINDA A COOL GAME. MY YOUNGEST RESPONDED , " AWWW , I GUESS YOU SHOULD." IT WAS GONE THE NEXT MORNING. YEP , SOMEONE TRASH PICKED IT.

 SEARCHED FOR PIZZA SHELLS. MY GOD , THEY GOT OVER THE TOP EXPENSIVE. I AM TRYING TO FIND OUT THE COMPANY THAT STOCKED THEM AT RESTAURANT DEPOT TOO.

 I WATCHED A " SHORT " VIDEO (30 FUCKING MINUTES) WITH A RIPPED GUY EXPLAINING HOW EASY SIMPLE NO PROBLEM A MONKEY COULD DO IT PIECE OF CAKE V-SHRED DIET IS. THAN I GOGGLED IT FOR REVIEWS AND A RIPPED DOCTOR (ALONG WITH A SHIT LOAD OF OTHER PEOPLE) BLASTED THIS STYLE OF DIET....ANOTHER 30 MINUTES GONE.

 SO I GOOGLE , " WHAT IS THE EASIEST WAY TO LOSE WEIGHT ? " IT'S AN ANSWER I ALREADY KNOW. EAT MORE VEGGIES AND NUTS , CUT OUT SUGARS AND TREATS , TRY TO WALK/EXERCISE A BIT. IT REALLY COMES DOWN TO THAT AND NO SUPER SHORT CUT TO DO IT. JUST EAT SMART AND NOT LIKE A FUCKING BAT PIG.

 BOOKING BANDS IS MY PRIORITY EVERY MOMENT OF THE DAY.

 WHEELS GOES OUT TO DINNER FOR A SECOND STRAIGHT NIGHT WITH FAMILY. I HAD LEFTOVERS.

 I START THE MOVIE FAST X. IT WAS GOOD SO FAR. THEY BRING BACK SOME FUN CHARACTERS.

 WHEELS COMES BACK HOME AND WE WATCH OUR ELDEST AND BARTENDER PLAY WITH THE DOGS. IT WAS QUITE ENTERTAINING.

 TALKED TO A FAVORITE COUSIN. LOOKS LIKE ANOTHER DINNER FOR WHEELS TOMORROW.....AND ME THIS TIME.

 WE WATCHED THE SEASON FINAL OF RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES. IT WAS GOOD.

 STARTED A NEW SERIES CALLED TRUE DETECTIVES WITH JODIE FOSTER. IT IS SIMILAR TO FARGO. I AM TRYING TO GET INTO IT.

 TRUMP SELLING GOLD SNEAKERS FOR $399. I SWEAR I REALLY DON'T GET THESE TRUMPSTERS BUYING THEM UP.

 A HORSE ON I-95 ?........YEP.

 OFF TO MY BEDROOM BY 10:30PM BUT STAYED UP UNTIL 12:30AM. THIS IS NOT A GOOD SCENARIO FOR ME. I DID SLEEP OKAY. I FELT BAD AND CLOSED MY DOOR SO THE PUP HAD TO SLEEP SOMEWHERE ELSE.

   WEDNESDAY       2 - 21 - 24

   A GOOD DAY AND NIGHT........

 I'LL START OFF WITH RESTAURANT DEPOT. THEY DISCONTINUED STOCKING FROZEN PIZZA SHELLS FROM SOUTH PHILLY. I COULD NOT REMEMBER THE PRODUCT NAME AND SEARCHED ONLINE. OTHER PRODUCTS WERE VERY EXPENSIVE SO I ORDERED PIZZA DOUGH BALLS AND WE MADE OUR SHELLS BY HAND AT THE NAIL. I REALLY LIKED THEM BUT IT IS A HASSLE TO PREP. IN FACT , I ORDERED 24 SHELLS FOR $80. THAT......IS EXPENSIVE AND THE CHEAPEST I COULD FIND. I CAVED IN AND BEEN FIGHTING THIS SMALL PROBLEM FOR ALMOST A YEAR. THAN........I GOT AN ANSWER.

 SO , I EMAIL MY STORE IN MANAYUINK AND THE HEAD QUARTER STORE IN NEW YORK. I FIGURED MAYBE ONE CAN GIVE ME AN ANSWER. BOTH GOT BACK TO ME AND IT ENDS UP ONLY MY STORE DISCONTINUED CARRYING THIS PRODUCT. I CALLED BETHLEHEM AND WILKES BARRE AND BOTH HAD IT. I WAS GOING TO PLACE AN ORDER FOR HALF THE COST WHEN MY STORE MANAGER EMAILED SAYING HE WILL TRY TO GET THE PRODUCT BACK IN MY HOME STORE OF MANAYUNK. THIS WOULD BE REALLY NICE. OH , THE PRODUCT NAME...........PHILLY CRUST.

 OH , THE PIZZA SHELLS I ORDERED I TRIED TO CANCEL THEM AFTER ORDERING THE PRODUCT JUST A DAY AGO. NOPE.....ALREADY SHIPPED. OH WELL.

  I HAVE SOME PROJECTS TO DO BUT I AM THINKING OF TRAVELING NORTH OR EAST AGAIN. I MEAN ITS BEEN 2 WEEKS.

 SPENT OVER AN HOUR CREATING A SOCIAL MEDIA AD FOR THE BANDS THIS WEEKEND. TWENTY FIVE ACTS COMING THROUGH.

 I SHOWER AND SHAVE.

 A DINNER TO PLAN A DINNER. BY 6PM , ONE OF MY FAVORITE COUSINS PICKS US UP TO MEET AT TRATTORIA SAN NICOLA WITH 4 OTHER COUSINS. WE HAD AN ADORABLE WAITRESS AND OF COURSE JOKES WERE FLYING ALL NIGHT. THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD AND WE SPENT TIME PUTTING A MENU TOGETHER FOR A COUSIN'S HOUSE PARTY DOWN THE ROAD. I THINK OUR MENU FOR THE HOUSE PARTY IS WAY TOO LARGE BUT.........LEFTOVERS ARE ALWAYS GOOD.

 MY COUSIN DRIVES WHEELS AND I HOME AND IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE HIM IN A GOOD MOOD AND JOKING AGAIN.

 AT HOME WE FACETIME WITH THE KIDS. THIS IS ALWAYS FUN ON A WEDNESDAY.

 WHEELS AND I SETTLE IN AND WATCH ANOTHER EPISODE OF TRUE DETECTIVES WITH JODIE FOSTER. I THINK THIS IS GETTING TO SPIRITUAL , STRANGER THINGS-LIKE , AND SPRINKLED WITH FARGO. OH , SO FAR 2 EPISODES AND 2 SEX SCENES. JODIE FOSTER DOES A SEX SCENE WITH A GUY WHERE I SAY , " HOW THE HELL DOES THIS GUY ACTOR DO THIS SCENE WITH HER ? " I MEAN HE IS BANGING THE BEJESUS OUT OF HER WHILE SHE IS ON A BEDROOM DRESSER. CHRIST , I FELT ACKWARD.

 FLYERS WITH A MUST WIN OVER A BAD TEAM. WHY A " MUST " ? , THEIR SCHEDULE GETS TOUGH JUST LIKE THE 76ERS.

 OFF TO BED BY 11:45PM. I AM SO PISSED I WAKE UP AT 2:30AM. BY 3:30AM I GET UP. IT IS NOW 5:30AM AND I WILL TRY TO GET BACK TO SLEEP. I PEED 3 TIMES SO FAR.

 ONE LAST THING , MY FATHER CALLED TO THANK ME FOR HELPING WITH HIS 95TH BIRTHDAY PARTY. AT THE END OF THE CONVERSATION HE SAYS , " OKAY , WELL , THANKS AGAIN AND I LOVE YOU. "  I HAD THIS ON SPEAKER PHONE AND WHEELS IMMEDIATELY POPS HER HEAD INTO MY BEDROOM IN SHOCK. SHE SAYS , " DID I JUST HEAR THAT RIGHT ? " I FAKE CRY AND WHIMPER , " THIS IS THE FIRST TIME MY DAD SAID HE LOVED ME IN 61 YEARS".

 I TEXTED MY BROTHERS AND DAUGHTERS THIS STORY ALONG WITH TELLING IT TO MY COUSINS AT DINNER TONIGHT. OF COURSE THE TEXTING AND COMMENTS WERE FUNNY.

 WELP , ITS 6AM. TIME TO GET BACK TO SLEEP.

  THURSDAY     2 - 22 - 24

  LONG NIGHT..........AND NOTHING TO DO WITH THE NAIL.

  BRING TRASH CANS IN , PUT RECYCLABLES OUT. A LITTLE BIT OF A HASSLE. OH , HAVING 2 DOGS HERE , ADDS EXTRA POOP TO OUR YARD. YEAH , ALWAYS FUN TO PICK THIS SHIT UP.

 SPENT SOME TIME IN THE BASEMENT AGAIN. OF COURSE I FIND 5 THINGS I LIKE TO USE.

 FINISH WATCHING FAST X. APPARENTLY IT IS PART 1 OF 2. IT WAS GOOD ESPECIALLY WITH SPECIAL EFFECTS AND SUCH. THE ONLY ISSUE I HAVE IS THIS SERIES BRINGS BACK MORE CHARACTERS FROM THE GRAVE THAN THE WALKING DEAD. FAST X PART 2 RELEASE IS APRIL OF 2025 AND IT WILL BE THE FINAL MOVIE OF THIS LONG VERY SUCCESSFUL MOVIE SERIES.

 WHEELS HEADS OUT TO DINNER WITH SOME FRIENDS AT THE BERWYN TAVERN. I HAVE SOME MOZZARELLA STICKS FOR DINNER. OH , THIS IS WHEELS 4TH STRAIGHT NIGHT OF GOING OUT TO DINNER......MUST BE NICE.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO MEET SOME ARTISTS AND WE RUN A MIC CHECK..........ALL GOOD. I ALSO GOT ALOT OF THINGS DONE AND THIS HELPS ESPECIALLY FOR TOMORROW'S SHOW.

 AT HOME I CHILL WITH THE PUP. I ACTUALLY WATCH THE PRINCESS BRIDE.......TWICE.

 76ERS LOSE AGAIN. THEY ARE GOING DOWN HILL AT HIGH SPEED.

 AROUND 8PM , WHEELS HAS TO STOP A DINNER GET TOGETHER AS A FAMILY MEMBER NEEDS TO BE RUSHED TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM. I TEXT AND CALL HER ENTIRE STAY. SHE AND FAMILY MEMBER GOT HERE AT 1:45AM. FOR SAFETY REASONS THE FAMILY MEMBER WILL SLEEP AT OUR HOUSE. WHEELS AND I STAY UP TO 2:45AM.

 OFF TO BED BY 3AM...........BLOW.

   FRIDAY     2 - 23 - 24

 FINAL COUNT......188.

 FEDEX - REAL EASY , READ NUMBER OF ADDRESS AND DELIVER. HOW FUCKING HARD IS THAT ?

 DROVE A FAMILY MEMBER TO THE EYE DOCTOR IN CENTER CITY. THE HOSPITAL WAS BUSY AND THEY MOVED PEOPLE QUITE QUICKLY.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN. I TRY TO NAP BECAUSE TONIGHT WILL BE A LONG NIGHT.

 76ERS HOME LOSING STREAK ENDS WITH A SOLID WIN TONIGHT.

 OFF TO THE NAIL WHERE I KNEW IT BE A BIG NIGHT. IT STARTED STEADY BUT THAN ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE. I HAD 4 BARTENDERS RUNNING. IT WAS SUCH FUN TO WATCH AS 188 MUSIC FANS CAME THROUGH OUR DOORS. I COULD NOT BE MORE PROUD OF OUR STAFF.

 MUSIC WAS FUN , FANS WERE VERY WELL BEHAVED ( AS OUR BARTENDERS TOLD ME ) , AND THE NIGHT MOVED PERFECTLY.

 I STAY AND HAVE A NIGHTCAP WITH THE BARTENDERS. WE ROLL OUT AROUND 1AM.

 AT HOME I AM STARVING. I HAD SOME CRACKERS AND CHEESE WITH WATER. I WATCH TV FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES AND HEAD TO BED. THE PUP JOINS ME LATER.

 OH , WHEELS GOES OUT TO DINNER FOR THE 5TH STRAIGHT NIGHT. I MADE A GRILLED CHEESE WITH HAM.

  SATURDAY     2 - 24 - 25

  ANOTHER HUGE NIGHT AND LET ME TELL YOU THE BARTENDERS DID EXTREMELY WELL. I CALL THIS NIGHT FOR BARTENDERS " YOU MADE RENT ".

 FLYERS LOSE TO RANGERS IN A VERY GOOD GAME. RANGERS TIE FRANCHISE RECORD OF 10 WINS IN A ROW.

 VILLANOVA GETS CRUSHED. THE BIGGEST DEFEAT IN 40 YEARS FROM UCONN.

 HEAD TO THE NAIL MID-MORNING AND CLEAN FOR ALMOST 3 HOURS. THIS IS A GOOD THING. I ALSO TOOK THE PUP AND CHASED HER AROUND A LITTLE BIT. I SENT THE VIDEO TO MY KIDS AND WHEELS.

 BACK HOME I CHILL. WHEELS ORDERS FOOD FOR HER BROTHER'S FAMILY AND US. SHE DROPS OFF A PIZZA FOR ME AND MY ELDEST AND HEADS TO HIS HOUSE......6 NIGHTS IN ROW ORDERING FOOD OUT.

 IT'S ABOUT TIMING - I DECIDE TO UPDATE DATA TO MY PHONE. AS SOON AS I PUSHED THE BUTTON FOR " YES ".......WHEELS TRIES TO CALL ME. BOTH HER AND MY PHONE FREEZE. UN-FUCKIN- BELIEVABLE.

  HEAD TO THE NAIL AND IT STARTED STEADY BUT THAN SNOWBALLED INTO A HUGE SHOW AND PACKED US. AGAIN , I TEXT FOR BARTENDERS TO COME IN TO HELP.

 ONE GUY TIPPED OUR BARTENDERS $200 AND $100 FOR A TOTAL OF $300.

 THE MUSIC ROLLED ON AND MAN WHAT A FUN NIGHT. AGAIN , FANS AND MUSICIANS WERE SUPER COOL.

 WE ALSO HAD A GIRL'S BIRTHDAY PARTY. IT WAS FUNNY BECAUSE THE HOST CALLED THE NAIL FIRST ASKING IF MUSIC WAS PLAYING. I MADE SOME JOKES AND SHE SAID , " WE ARE NOW COMING TO THE NAIL JUST TO MEET YOU. " YEAH........GIRLS WANT ME.

 WE ALSO HAD AT LEAST 20 PEOPLE WALK-IN TO CHECK US OUT. IT IS A PRETTY GOOD FEELING WHEN PEOPLE COME IN NOT KNOWING THE NAIL AND WHEN LEAVING SAY , " THIS PLACE WAS SO MUCH FUN !! "

 I HAVE A NIGHTCAP AT THE END OF THE NIGHT WITH THE BARTENDERS. I AM AMAZED THAT MORE PEOPLE STARTED COMING AT AFTER 1AM. I EVEN YELLED OUT , " DOES ANYONE SLEEP ANYMORE ? "

 TEXT MY YOUNGEST JUST TO CHECK IN AND SAY HELLO.

 BACK HOME I HAVE A SLICE OF PIZZA AND SOME WATER. I WATCH TV FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES AND HEAD TO BED.

 UP AT 5AM AND REFUSED TO START MY DAY. I TOOK SOME ADVIL AND SLEPT TO 10AM.....NICE.

  SUNDAY     2 - 25 - 24

 A LAST MINUTE DECISION............

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL MID-MORNING AGAIN TO CLEAN AFTER ANOTHER BIG NIGHT. WHEELS COMES WITH ME TO RETRIEVE A 2ND CAR PARKED IN THE BACK LOT.

 WHEELS AND I GET A TOUR OF A HOME MEANT FOR GOD. THE OWNERS PASSED SO WE HAD ACCESS VIA THE SON-IN-LAW. I WAS GIVEN ABOUT 30 BOTTLES OF BOOZE. ONE JOHNNY WALKER BLUE IS WORTH $250. WE GOT TO WALK AROUND WITH MY NIECE WHICH WAS NICE. THE MAIN HOUSE WAS OVER THE TOP UNBELIEVABLE WITH ONE ART WORK PURCHASED AT 2 MILLION DOLLARS. THE OTHER ART AND FURNITURE WERE A MERE 5K TO 30K. I WON'T EVEN GET INTO JEWELRY.

 WE ROLL OUT AND ATTEND A BIRTHDAY GET TOGETHER. I WANTED TO STAY BUT HAD TO GO TO THE NAIL. I WOULD RETURN LATER.

 ELDEST HEADS TO MOUNTAIN HOUSE WITH 7 FRIENDS.

 AT THE NAIL MUSICIANS START SETTING UP ALONG WITH FREE PIZZA FROM PAPA JOHN'S.  I DID TRY A SLICE OF PRETZEL CRUST PIZZA. IT WAS PRETTY DAMN GOOD. I GO BACK TO A BIRTHDAY PARTY.

 OH , TONIGHT'S SHOW WAS SO BIG WE HAD TO CALL IN ANOTHER BARTENDER........AGAIN.

 AT HOME WE DECIDE TO HEAD EAST ON A LAST MINUTE DECISION. WE GET ON THE ROAD WELL AFTER 10PM. THE REASON WAS GOOD WEATHER.

 WE LOAD UP WITHIN 30 MINUTES AND ARRIVE AROUND 11:30PM.

 WE SETTLE IN AND IT IS A BIT CHILLY. 

 WE WATCH A VERY GOOD EPISODE OF TRUE DETECTIVE. IT FINALLY PICKED UP.

 WE HEAD TO BED AROUND 1AM. I WALK THE DOG IN THE CHILL WINDY AIR. SHE WANTS TO RUN BUT I WANT NO PART OF IT.

 UP TWICE FOR THE BATHROOM I FINALLY GET OUT OF BED AT 6:30AM. I WALK THE PUP ON THE BEACH AND TAKE PICTURES OF THE SUNRISE.

 I AM PISSED I'M UP SO EARLY AGAIN AND WORK ON THE COMPUTER FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES AND SAY , " F THIS ". I GO BACK TO BED AND WAKE UP 3 HOURS LATER.

 HAD A DREAM OF BARTENDERS AND FRIENDS MESSING AROUND ON THE EDGE OF A ROOF WITH FIREWORKS BLAZING ACROSS THE SKY.

  MONDAY    2 - 26 - 24

 WHAT A DAY FOR THE PUP.

 MONDAYS ARE LONG WITH COMPUTER AND EMAILS FOR BANDS. BUT , BY 12:30PM , I WAS DRIVING TO THE DOG PARK. JUST SAYING " DOG PARK " TO OUR PUP AND SHE GETS EXCITED. ON THIS BEAUTIFUL DAY I ARRIVE AND IT WAS FULL OF OWNERS AND DOGS. IT IS HILARIOUS. ABOUT 12-14 DOGS ARE HERE AND MAN WATCHING THEM RUN AND PLAY IS SUCH A JOY. A YOUNG GIRL WHO REMINDED ME OF OUR BARTENDER TALKED TO ME THE MOST. SHE WAS SUPER COOL AND SAID , " MY DOG IS MY WORLD ". I REPLIED I WOULD NOT GO THAT FAR BUT IT IS DAMN CLOSE.

 AFTER ABOUT 1 1/2 HOURS WE ROLL HOME AND OUR PUP WAS FEELING GOOD AND TIRED. SHE HAD A BLAST.

 BACK HOME I CHECK EMAILS (ALL DAY AND NIGHT I DO THIS).

 BY 5:30PM WHEELS TAKES A WALK. WHEN SHE RETURNS BOTH OF US WALK TO THE BEACH WITH THE PUP. AGAIN , ABSOLUTELY PICTURE PERFECT ESPECIALLY FOR FEBRUARY.

 WHEELS MAKES FAJITAS AND I HAVE A SMALL GLASS OF RED WINE. I SAY TO WHEELS , " I LOVE DOING THIS AND LOVE YOU. " THIS IS JUST SO COOL. I ALSO SAID , " I DO NOT EVER REMEMBER MY DAD SAYING I LOVE YOU TO MY MOM." SHE SAID HER DAD WAS THE SAME.

 WE WATCH 3 EPISODES OF TRUE DETECTIVE NIGHT COUNTRY AND FINISH THE 4TH SEASON. OVERALL WE THOUGHT IT WAS GOOD. OUR NEXT SERIES IS SHOGUN.

  ANOTHER OPTION WAS OUTLANDER ON STARZ BUT WE HAVE TO UPDATE AND PAY FOR THAT. STARZ DOES HAVE A GOOD PROMOTION....$3 A MONTH. WE GOT AWAY FROM THIS VERY GOOD SERIES ABOUT A YEAR AGO WHEN WE CANCELLED STARZ.

 LATE NIGHT HANGING OUT. I SLEPT OKAY WITH ONLY GETTING UP TWICE TO PEE AND DRINK SOME COLD VITAMIN WATER.

 DREAM 1 - I AM PLAYING PING PING AGAINST WILL FERRELL. WE ARE SUPER INTENSE AND LITERALLY SCREAMING AT EACH OTHER DURING THE MATCH. I WIN AND ONCE IT WAS OVER WE JUST CHILL AND HANG OUT LIKE NOTHING EVER HAPPENED FOR THE INTENSE GAMES.

 DREAM 2 - HANGING WITH MY BROTHER WE TAKE OUR FAMILIES TO A PARK. WE HAVE OUR DOGS WITH US AND ALL OF A SUDDEN CRAZY MONSOON WEATHER COMES LIKE LIGHTING FAST WITH HEAVY RAIN. WE RUN TO OUR MINIVAN AND ALL PILE IN IT. THE KIDS WERE SCARED BUT WE DEFUSED IT WITH STORIES AND HUMOR.

  TUESDAY      2 - 27 - 24

 JUST ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL FEBRUARY DAY. YOU DON'T SAY THAT TOO OFTEN.

 OFF TO THE DOG PARK AGAIN. AT FIRST JUST ONE GUY AND HIS DOG WAS THERE. I TALKED TO HIM AND MAN DID THIS GUY KNOW HIS SPORTS , PLAYERS , AND FACTS. WE TALKED ALL PHILLY TEAMS. WITHIN 15 MINUTES OTHER DOGS AND OWNERS STARTED TO ARRIVE. I TOOK VIDEOS AND SENT THEM TO OUR FAMILY GROUP TEXT.

 BACK HOME WE CHILL. I GET EMAILS AND MORE DONE.

 BY 5PM WHEELS WALKS THE PUP ON THE BEACH. WE FOUND OUT WE HAVE TO WALK 2 VERY SHORT BLOCKS IN EITHER DIRECTION TO ACCESS THE BEACH AND OCEAN. MOTHER NATURE IS POUNDING IT.

 WE DRIVE OUT TO ONE OF OUR FAVORITE BYOB ITALIAN RESTAURANTS CALLED NIÑO'S. FOOD IS ALWAYS GOOD AND PORTIONS ARE OVER THE TOP HUGE. THE PLATES ALONE ARE GIGANTIC. WHEELS ORDERED A GNOCCHI / CHICKEN / SPINACH DISH WHILE I ORDER A RIGATONI / BROCCOLI  RABE / SHRIMP / CHICKEN DINNER. IT COMES WITH ITALIAN BREAD , MARINARA DIPPING SAUCE , 2 LARGE SALADS , AND ICE WATER WITH LEMON. OUR WAITRESS WAS ADORABLE AND THE TOTAL COST.......$58.  WE TOOK HOME 2/3'S OF OUR DINNERS WITH BREAD WHICH MEANS WE WILL GET 2 MORE MEALS OUT OF THIS......UNBELIEVABLE. I LOOK AT IT LIKE WE GOT 6 MEALS FOR $58 WHICH IS ABOUT 10 BUCKS A MEAL.

 WE TAKE A RIDE TO GIANT AND PURCHASE SOMETHING I BEEN WANTING TO GET FOR THE NAIL FOR AWHILE. I AM NOT SURE IF THIS IDEA WILL WORK BUT I'LL GIVE IT A TRY. PATRONS ORDERING WATER SLOWS OUR BARTENDERS DOWN SO I GOT A LARGE CONTAINER WITH A SPOUT ALONG WITH SMALL CUPS FOR THEM TO HAVE ACCESS TOO. AGAIN , NO IDEA IF IT WILL WORK BUT THE PREMISE IS THERE. WE ALSO PURCHASED SOME OTHER LITTLE ITEMS TOO. THE TINY 2 OUNCE CUPS MADE WHEELS LAUGH. I TOLD HER , " WE GIVE THEM LARGE 16 OUNCE CUPS AND THEY TAKE A SIP AND LEAVE IT. IT IS SUCH A WASTE FOR WATER AND CUPS......SO I'LL GIVE THEM SOUFFLÉ CUPS."

 WE CONTINUE OUR RIDE AND STOP AT A LOCAL PUB TO PURCHASE A GIFT CARD.

 BACK HOME WE FEED THE PUP AND SETTLE IN WITH SOME NIGHTCAPS.

 FLYERS AND VILLANOVA WITH GOOD WINS. 76ERS LOSE HORRIBLY AGAIN.

 THE PUP LAYS WITH ME THE ENTIRE NIGHT WHILE WE WATCHED TV. I LOVED EVERY SECOND.

 WE DECIDE TO ORDER STARZ FOR A 7 DAY FREE TRIAL. WE WATCH A VERY GOOD TV SERIES WE REALLY LIKED BUT GOT AWAY FROM. IT IS CALLED OUTLANDER. IT WAS GOOD. WE WATCHED 2 2/3 EPISODES. TOMORROW I'LL WATCH JOHN WICK 4 WHICH GOT EXCELLENT REVIEWS , LIKES , AND SCORES ON ROTTEN TOMATOES.

 PLAY SOME POKER AND WIN 1 GAME AND CASH IN 2 OTHERS. AND BY " CASH " I MEAN FREE MONEY........BLOW.

 OFF TO BED AND THE PUP JOINS ME. I REALLY LIKE THIS BEDROOM , BED , AND TV. I WATCHED HOGAN'S HEROES AND THE NEWS. MAN I WOULD OF LIKED TO HAVE A PINT WITH SHULTZ.

  WEDNESDAY      2 - 28 - 24

  WEATHER TURNED A BIT. HIGH WINDS AND RAIN KEPT US INSIDE FOR THE MOST PART. THE PUP WANTED NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.

 I DID MY WEEKLY FB POST OF BANDS PLAYING THIS WEEK. THIS USUALLY TAKE ME A LITTLE OVER AN HOUR.

 BY 12 NOON I WAS DONE MY WORK SO I DECIDED TO UTILIZE THE FREE 7 DAY TRIAL ON STARZ AND WATCH JOHN WICK 4. I HAVE TO ADMIT THE MOVIE WAS GOOD. MY GOD JOHN WICK KILLS 151 PEOPLE IN THE 2 HOUR FILM.  THE RATINGS WERE VERY GOOD TOO - ROTTEN TOMATOES - 94% AND LIKED 86%.

 BY DINNER TIME WE WATCH ABOUT 21 MINUTES OF OUTLANDER TO FINISH AN EPISODE FROM LAST NIGHT. AGAIN , IT WAS GOOD.

 BOOKING BANDS ALL DURING THE DAY AND NIGHT. THIS IS ALWAYS A GOOD THING.

 FACETIME WEDNESDAY. THIS IS ALWAYS A GOOD THING.

 WHEELS AND I HAVE A 2ND MEAL WITH OUR LEFTOVERS FROM NINO'S FAMILY RESTAURANT. WE WILL HAVE A 3RD FOR LUNCH TOMORROW. BOTH DINNERS WERE VERY GOOD.

 WE TAKE A RIDE TO OUR NEIGHBORS NEW CUSTOM BUILT HOUSE. IT IS ABOUT 2 MILES AWAY. THEY MOVED OUT OF THE UNIT NEXT TO US WHICH DEFINITELY SUCKS BUT THEIR NEW HOME IS VERY NICE. I CAN'T BLAME THEM MOVING FROM A SMALL CONDO TO A 5 BEDROOM 3 BATH HOUSE ESPECIALLY SINCE THEY HAVE 4 DOGS AND 2 CATS.

 WE HANG OUT TO TALK AND LAUGH ALONG WITH SOME LIBATIONS. WE PET THEIR SUPER COOL DOGS.

 WE ROLL HOME AND CHILL WITH THE PUP. SHE LAID BEHIND ME ON THE COUCH'S TOP CUSHION LIKE A CAT. SHE CRACKS ME UP.

 WE WATCH 2 MORE EPISODES OF OUTLANDER. AGAIN , BOTH ARE GOOD.

 OFF TO BED. I WAS UP TWICE TO USE THE BATHROOM AGAIN BUT I REALLY LIKE THIS BEDROOM. IT'S WEIRD I SO LOOK FORWARD TO SLEEPING HERE BUT NEVER SLEEP MORE THAN 2 HOURS STRAIGHT.

 OH , ELDEST CALLS ME AND SAYS THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE LOST POWER. THEY WENT OUT TO BUY FIREWOOD AND CANDLES. POWER WAS RESTORED ABOUT 4+ HOURS LATER. I THINK THEY JUMPED THE GUN A BIT......KIDS.

 THURSDAY   2 - 29 - 24 / FRIDAY 3 - 1 - 24

 NOT SURE HOW I FORGOT TO WRITE THIS BLOG FOR THURSDAY....BUT IT WAS A GOOD TIME.

  THE RAIN CAME BUT TEMPS WERE GOOD.

 I POSTED IN WILDWOOD 365 ABOUT THE BEACHES GETTING NO ATTENTION FOR REPLENISHMENT AND OUR STREET WOULD BE CLOSED THE ENTIRE YEAR. WELL.........SOME PEOPLE AGREED BUT MOST DID NOT. MOTHER NATURE HAS REALLY KNOCKED THE BEACHES DONE THOUGH EARLY THIS MORNING OUR BEACH WAS ABOUT 50 YARDS WIDE.

 WARNING - VISUAL EXPERIENCE - SPEAKING OF THIS MORNING..............I ALMOST POOPED ON THE BEACH WITH THE DOG. I SWEAR I WAS DAMN CLOSE BECAUSE I HAD TO GO SO BAD. IT WAS POPPING OUT OF MY ASS LIKE A TURTLE HEAD.  I WAS 3 BLOCKS AWAY AND MAN DID I PENGUIN WALK AS FAST AS A I COULD WITH THE DOG. YESTERDAY WAS A CLOSE CALL AND I SHOULD OF LEARNED. BUT THIS MORNING WAS A 9 ALARMER.  I FINALLY GET TO THE FRONT DOOR AND JUST LET THE DOG GO WITH HER LEASH STILL ON. I SCAMPER TO THE BATHROOM WITH MY WINTER COAT AND FLIP FLOPS STILL ON. LET'S JUST SAY 90% WENT IN THE TOILET BOWL. YEP.....CLEAN UP IN ISLE 5.

 I WATCH 3 EPISODES OF BERLIN. THIS SPIN-OFF SERIES OF MONEY HEIST HAS GOT GOOD REVIEWS. I HAVE TO ADMIT THE SCENES TO MAKE A HIGH TECH ROBBERY ARE PRETTY COOL. THE ACTING AND SOME SCENE SCENARIOS .......I JUST SHOOK MY HEAD IT WAS SO BAD. BUT THERE ARE SOME SCENES THAT ARE HEART WARMING AND GOOD WHICH KEEPS YOU GOING TO WATCH MORE.

 WE GET TEXTED FROM SOME NEIGHBOR FRIENDS AND MEET AT THE WATERFRONT FOR DINNER AND QUIZZO. I HAD THE SURF AND TURF BURGER WHICH WAS VERY GOOD.

 IT WAS FUN PLAYING TRIVIA AND THE HOST/DJ PLAYED SONGS THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT. WE HAD A TABLE OF 4 COUPLES. A COOL THING WAS ONE GUY WAS IN A COVER BAND SO WE HAD SOME THINGS IN COMMON.

 WE CAME IN 2ND PLACE AND GAMBLED IT ALL ON THE FINAL , DOUBLE OR NOTHING , QUESTION.....JUST LIKE THE GAME SHOW JEOPARDY. SINCE IT WAS BLACK HISTORY MONTH THE FINAL QUESTION WAS , " WHAT AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE WAS THE FIRST MAN OF THE YEAR FOR TIME MAGAZINE ?.......JESSE OWENS , MARTIN LUTHER KING , OR MALCOLM X ? " OUR TEAM WAS VOTING OWENS OR X BUT I THOUGHT , " MARTIN LUTHER KING HAD A HOLIDAY NAMED AFTER HIM SO IT MADE SENSE FOR HIM TO BE THE FIRST THOUGH THE OTHER CANDIDATES WERE VERY WORTHY. I DID NOT SAY ANYTHING AND THE TEAM  WROTE DOWN MALCOLM X. THE ANSWER.......M.L.K.

 IT WAS FUN ESPECIALLY WATCHING THE GIRLS SING OLD SCHOOL SONGS. WHEELS KNOWS MANY BY HEART. ONE WOMAN IN HER 70'S WAS HILARIOUS. SHE MADE ME FEEL 18 WITH HER SAYINGS , QUOTES , MANNERISMS , AND JOKES.

 WE ROLL OUT AND HAVE  A NIGHTCAP WITH THE PUP AFTER I WALKED HER.

 WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF OUTLANDER TO FINISH SEASON 6. THEY WERE OKAY TO GOOD.

 FRIDAY EARLY MORNING I HAD MY POOP EXPERIENCE. 

 WE CLEAN AND PACK. BY 8:15AM WE ARE ON THE ROAD. WE TAKE THE SCENIC WAY AND IT WAS BEAUTIFUL. I REALLY DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE. WE MAKE EXCELLENT TIME AND I LIKE TAKING THE BACK WAY HOME VIA THE COMMODORE BARRY BRIDGE. IT IS ABOUT THE SAME TIME BUT 4 LESS TOLLS AND LESS OVERALL MILEAGE.

 WE CALL COMCAST TO REACTIVATE OUR OFF-SEASON AND OF COURSE IT IS A TOTAL HASSLE WHICH I KNEW IT WOULD. THEY AGREED TO LEAVE THE INTERNET ON AND GAVE US A CREDIT OF $5 WHICH SHOULD OF BEEN $170. WHEN I HUNG UP I GOT THE TEXT WE GOT A $5 CREDIT BUT THIS WAS NOT RIGHT. I DID NOT HAVE THE ENERGY TO CALL THEM BACK FOR ANOTHER 45 MINUTES.

 WE ARRIVE AT HOME AND UNLOAD. WHEELS GOES RIGHT TO MEETINGS AND I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO RECEIVE A BEER DELIVERY AND PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I WAS THERE 2 1/2 HOURS.

 ONE LITTLE DILEMMA WAS THE SEARCH FOR MY BEER AND LIQUOR LIST. WE RUSHED ON SUNDAY NIGHT TO LEAVE AND WHEN YOU RUSH......YOU FORGET STUFF. ALL WEEK I WAS ASKING BARTENDERS TO SEARCH THE NAIL AND OUR HOUSE. I SEARCHED THE 2 CARS AND MY COMPUTER BAG. I COULD NOT FIND THESE 2 DAMN LISTS ALL FRIGGIN' WEEK.

 SO THE WHOLE WEEK GOES BY AND I USED MY MEMORY TO MAKE A BEER ORDER. I WAS SURPRISED IT WAS PRETTY CLOSE. UPON ARRIVING HOME I THOUGHT , " MAYBE I LEFT IN IN THE OTHER CAR MY ELDEST TOOK TO THE POCONOS. " I TEXT HER AND SHE REPLIES " YES. " SHE TEXTS ME PICTURES OF THE LIST AND I MAKE ANOTHER SMALL ORDER FOR BEER WHICH OUR BEER DISTRIBUTOR OWNER DELIVERED TONIGHT  ( VERY COOL ) AND I MADE A LIQUOR ORDER TOO.

 WHEELS ORDERS A PIZZA.

 MY BROTHER-IN-LAW FINDS A JIG SAW FOR ME.

 MY MOTHER-IN-LAW CALLS AND SAYS , " HELLO , I AM CALLING BACK NANCY. SHE TRIED TO GET ME SEVERAL TIMES. " I REPLY , " OH , THAT WAS ME USING NANCY'S PHONE. I JUST WANTED TO TALK TO YOU. " SHE LAUGHS.

 I ROLL OUT AND STOP AT THE LIQUOR STORE. THE ORDER IS PICKED UP SUPER QUICKLY AND I AM AT THE NAIL FAST. I LOVE WORKING 3 1/2 MILES FROM MY HOME. I BEGIN PREPPING AGAIN.

 BANDS ARRIVE AND SO DOES THE CROWD. AGAIN , I CALL IN FOR HELP AND GOT LUCKY. A FORMER BARTENDER WAS HERE ALONG WITH ONE OF MY FAVORITE PEOPLE......." HOLLYWOOD". I TALKED WITH HIM MOST OF THE NIGHT.

 SOME THINGS DURING THE NIGHT :

 - FLYERS LOSE 5 - 2 AFTER LEADING 2 - 0.....BLOW.

 - 76ERS SQUEAK BY WIN OVER A TEAM WITH 5 WINS ALL SEASON.

 - BIG CROWD AND PEOPLE THANKING US ALL NIGHT FOR HOSTING THE SHOW.

 - GOT A CALL FROM A GUY WHO WANTS TO RENT THE NAIL ON MONDAY APRIL 1ST FOR A BIRTHDAY PARTY. HE WANTS TO BRING IN AN OLD SCHOOL BAND I REMEMBER FROM YEARS AGO. IF IT GOES THROUGH IT BE A FUN NIGHT. WE WILL MEET TOMORROW.

 - GOOD FUN MUSIC ALL NIGHT AND EVERY MUSICIAN THANKED ME. IT WAS A BIG CROWD WHICH ALWAYS MAKE IT SO MUCH MORE ENTERTAINING.

 - THE SELF-HELP WATER CONTAINER WAS A HIT. IT WAS FUNNY AT THE END OF THE NIGHT I SAW 2 LARGE CUPS OF WATER AND JOKINGLY SAY TO THE BARTENDERS , " WHY DID YOU GIVE OUT LARGE CUPS OF WATER ? " THEY LAUGHED AND SAID THEY FORGOT. ONE PATRON THOUGHT I WAS SCOLDING THEM FOR SIMPLY GIVING OUT WATER. HE DID NOT UNDERSTAND AND SPUN HIS BACK TO ME WHILE ASKING THE BARTENDER WHY I WAS ANGRY ". I WENT TO EXPLAIN BUT IMMEDIATELY STOPPED WHEN HE SPUN HIS BACK TO ME.

 - ONE NUDGE - AND HE IS A REGULAR BUT KINDA CREEPY REGULAR. HE HAS THE WORST SENSE OF HUMOR. AN ANGRY HUSBAND APPROACHED HIM AND LATER ME EXPLAINING WHAT HE DID TO HIS WIFE. HIS GOOD LOOKING WIFE WAS CARRYING AN ORDER OF CHICKEN WINGS. THE NUDGE PINCHES HER ARM AND SAYS , " HEY , DON'T CHOKE ON THE CHICKEN. " YEP.....THE HUSBAND GOT ALL BENT OUT OF SHAPE FOR THE COMMENT AND TOUCHING HER.

 - THE NUDGE WAS UPSET TOO FOR THE ACCUSATION AND LEAVES THE NAIL WITH HIS FULL DRINK ON THE BAR. I DID NOT CARE ONE BIT.

 THE SHOW IS DONE BY 11:15PM. I HANG A LITTLE BIT BUT IT WAS A LONG DAY. I AM HOME BY 11:45PM. I WATCH 3 EPISODES OF BERLIN. AGAIN - STUPID , CAMPY , GOOD , AND KINDA COOL.

 OFF TO BED BY 1:30AM. I GET UP AT 7:30AM TO WALK AND FEED THE PUP WHO SLEPT WITH ME......AND THAN I START MY DAY.

  SATURDAY     3 - 2 - 24

 ANOTHER BIG NIGHT AT THE NAIL. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IS GOING ON BUT MAN IT IS NICE TO SEE.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL EARLY AND HANG OUT ABOUT 2 HOURS TO CLEAN AND PREP FOR ANOTHER SHOW. THIS TIME IT WAS A BAND CELEBRATING 5 YEARS TOGETHER. THEIR FIRST SHOW WAS HERE AND NOW TONIGHT WILL BE THE 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY.

 THE ONLY THING THAT SUCKED A LITTLE WAS CHANGING THE MARQUEE WHILE HOLDING AN UMBRELLA. I ALSO CHANGED OUT A PIZZA OVEN.

 BACK HOME I CHILL WITH WHEELS AND WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF OUTLANDER. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 OUR YOUNGEST ARRIVES VIA TRAIN. WHEELS PICKS HER UP. MAN DID THE PUP GREET HER. WE SAT AROUND FOR ABOUT AN HOUR OR SO TO TALK AND TELL STORIES.

 WHEELS AND YOUNGEST GO OUT TO DINNER. I HEAD TO THE NAIL AND THE CROWD IMMEDIATELY COMES IN.

 STEADY BUSY ALL NIGHT WITH REALLY GOOD FUN MUSIC. OUR NEW WATER CONTAINER WITH A SPOUT DID WELL AGAIN. WE HAD TO RE-FILL AND IT HOLDS 3 GALLONS.

 FELT BAD. WHEELS DROPS OFF YOUNGEST BUT THAN HAS TO RETURN AGAIN BECAUSE WE BOTH FORGOT PRODUCT WAS IN THE BANC OF HER CAR.

 PUSHING BACK THE BARTENDER FROM 8PM TO 8:30PM HURT TOO. I WON'T DO THAT AGAIN.

 THE BARTENDERS RAN HARD ALL EVENING. IT WAS FUN TO SEE AS THE CROWD ENJOYED ALL 3 BANDS. I GOT TO TALK TO ALOT OF PEOPLE TONIGHT.

 WE END THE NIGHT TALKING TO A REALLY NICE FEMALE LEAD SINGER. SHE IS ADORABLE AND SUPER COOL. SHE THANKED US 3 TIMES FOR HOSTING THE SHOW TONIGHT.

 I HAVE SOME NIGHTCAPS WITH THE BARTENDERS AND TEACH ONE TO CLOSE.

 I ROLL HOME WITH OUR YOUNGEST AND WE HAVE A NIGHTCAP AND WATCH PEAKY F'N BLINDERS. I THINK I FELL ASLEEP TWICE.

 OFF TO BED AROUND 2:45AM. I WAS PRETTY DAMN TIRED.

  SUNDAY       3 - 3 - 24

 ANOTHER BIG SHOW.....THIS TIME IT WAS TRIBUTE BANDS.

 BUT FIRST - WHEELS , YOUNGEST , AND I DRIVE TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

 NEXT WE HAVE LUNCH AT A PLACE I HAVE DROVE BY 50 TIMES AND WANTED TO TRY IT FOR THEIR BURGERS. IT IS CALLED LUCKY'S LAST CHANCE ON 2ND STREET IN QUEEN'S VILLAGE. LET ME TELL YOU IT WAS THE BEST BURGER I HAVE EVER HAD. WE LEFT THE PUB SAYING , " WHERE ELSE HAVE I HAD A BURGER BETTER THAN THIS ? " I HAD THE OKLAHOMA ONION BUTTER BURGER AND WE SHARED TATER TOTS WITH HERBS , SPRINKLED JALAPEÑO , AND MORE. GOOD GOD IT WAS OVER THE TOP FANTASTIC.  I WILL RETURN.

 DROP OFF YOUNGEST AT APARTMENT AND WE ROLL HOME. I HAVE TO THANK G.P.S. FOR AVOIDING THE SUNDAY MASSIVE TRAFFIC. WHERE THE HELL ARE ALL THESE VEHICLES COMING FROM ?

 AT HOME WE GO TO OUR COMPUTERS TO WORK A LITTLE.

 76ERS WITH A BIG UNEXPECTED WIN.

 CAITLIN CLARK BREAKS ALL TIME SCORING RECORD IN BOTH MEN'S AND WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL. IF YOU DO NOT KNOW WHO SHE IS.....YOU LIVE WITH PATRICK STAR.

 OFF TO THE NAIL AND A BIG CROWD SHOWS UP FOR A RARE TRIBUTE NIGHT. ACDC , BLACK SABBATH , AND ALICE IN CHAINS. LET ME TELL YOU THEY WERE SO GOOD I POSTED VIDEO OF EACH BAND. I HAVE NEVER DONE THIS IN 27 YEARS.

 TONS OF MUSICIANS AND PEOPLE THANKING ME FOR HOSTING THE SHOW. IT MEANS SO MUCH.

 THE BARTENDER MADE " MORTGAGE ".

 THIS NIGHT FLOWED PERFECTLY.

 I ROLL HOME.

 START A LIST OF THINGS I LIKE TO DO AT THE NAIL. I STOPPED AT 20.

 I FINISH THE SERIES BERLIN WHICH IS A SPIN-OFF OF MONEY HEIST. IT IS SO BAD IT IS GOOD. I MEAN I ACTUALLY STARTED WORRYING ABOUT CHARACTERS. THE ACTING IS ALMOST LAUGHABLE. I DO TAKE INCONSIDERATION I AM USING CAPTIONS AND THEY ARE DUBBED IN ENGLISH.

 OFF TO BED AND THE PUP JOINS ME AT 3AM. I AM SEMI-OK WITH THIS UNTIL SHE STARTS LICKING HER ASS FOR 30 MINUTES.

  MONDAY      3 - 4 - 24

 WELP, THERE'S ALWAYS ONE......DICKHEAD.

 A BAND COMPLETELY FLIPPED OUT ABOUT HOW THE DOOR MONEY IS USED HERE FOR THE BANDS. HE THOUGHT IT WAS UNSHAREABLE WHICH IS ABSOLUTELY UNTRUE. BANDS HAVE 2 OPTIONS 1 GET THEIR OWN MONEY ON PEOPLE TO SEE THEM OR SHARE THE DOOR EQUALLY. HE DID NOT READ THE SECOND PART THAT STATED THIS AND WENT OFF ON A TIRADE OF ABUSIVE LANGUAGE AND MORE. IT WAS SOMETHING TO SEE.

 JUST PART OF THE SHIT YOU HAVE TO PUT UP WITH SOMETIMES.

 WENT TO THE NAIL TO CLEAN AND FIX STUFF FOR ABOUT 3 HOURS.

 I MADE A POST CONTRADICTING THE PSYCHO BAND MEMBER AND OVER 200 BANDS COMMENTED TO COMPLETELY ADMONISH HIM IN UNDER 60 MINUITES.  IT WAS NICE TO SEE.

 BACK HOME I CHILL FOR A BIT.

 WHEELS AND I HEAD TO OUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT FELINI'S CAFE. THE WAITER/OWNER TELLING US MAFIA STORIES WAS TOO FUNNY. I UNDERSTAND ABOUT 1/2 OF WHAT HE WAS TELLING US IN BROKEN ENGLISH.

 BACK HOME WE WATCH SEVERAL EPISODES OF OUTLANDER. WHEELS CRIED.

 JASON KELCE GIVES ONE HECK OF AN EMOTIONAL SPEECH ON HIS RETIRING. WHEELS CRIED.

 FLYERS LOSE TOUGH GAME IN OVERTIME. MAN, THEY HAVE A HARD SCHEDULE TO END THE SEASON.

 OFF TO BED ON ANOTHER ADVENTURESS DAY.

  TUESDAY   3 - 5 - 24

 I COULD NOT AGREE WITH THIS WOMAN. SHE POSTED I SHOULD KEEP THINGS DISCREET AND NOT AIR ON SOCIAL MEDIA. I TOLD HER I WANTED TO REBUTE THE ACCUSATIONS THAT THE ANGRY FUCK WAS POSTING ABOUT THE NAIL ON MANY SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS , VICIOUS EMAILS , AND GOOGLE REVIEWS. I THOUGHT MY ONE POST SET THE TERMS AND FACTS SO PEOPLE AND MUSICIANS CAN SEE BOTH SIDES. SHE STRONGLY DISAGREED AND BROUGHT UP SOMETHING ABOUT FOLLOWING US FOR YEARS AND I AM ALWAYS DOWNGRADING BANDS. IT WAS MY 2ND TIME IN 27 YEARS. I DO NOT HAVE TIME FOR THIS CHILD-SHIT SO I BLOCKED HER. IT WAS LIKE TRYING TO CHANGE A TRUMP VOTER'S MIND.....IT JUST AIN'T HAPPENING.

 OH , IN 2 DAYS , OVER 400 POSITIVE RESPONSES FOR THE NAIL ON THIS SITUATION. I HAVE TO ADMIT IT WAS GREATLY APPRECIATED.

 GET ALL MY COMPUTER WORK DONE AND FILLED THIS FRIDAY WITH 3 ACTS IN 2 DAYS.

  PRINTED OUT CREDIT CARD SLIPS , UPDATED MENU TABLE TOP MENUS , UPDATED PRICE LIST SHEETS , CONSOLIDATED MY 5 LISTS TO ONE , AND ABOUT 10 OTHER THINGS.

 TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL TO WORK FOR ABOUT 3 HOURS. I DID EVERYTHING FROM PLUMBING , CABLE TV , CLEANING , FIXING A SWING MIC , AND MORE.

 BACK HOME I AM CONSTANTLY CHECKING EMAILS FOR BANDS.

 WHEELS MAKES A NICE MEXICAN DINNER.

 76ERS LOSE.....BIG SURPRISE THERE.

 WOW - DID ANYONE KNOW JASON AND TRAVIS KELCE WERE AT BROOKLINE FIRE COMPANY TODAY ?  MY BROTHER UPDATED ME WITH SOME PICTURES FROM HIS FRIEND. TALK ABOUT BEING IN OUR BACK YARD.

 WE SETTLE IN AND FINISH SEASON 7 ( 1ST HALF ) OF OUTLANDER. AGAIN , VERY GOOD.  I CANCELLED MY FREE 1 WEEK TRIAL OF STARZ. BUT WILL REACTIVATE IT WHEN THE 2ND PART OF SEASON 7 COMES OUT.

 OFF TO BED AND MAN THE DOG THREW 2 BACK HIND PAWS SIMULTANEOUSLY RIGHT AT MY CHIN. I THINK I HEARD HER YELL ," HIGGHHHH YAAAA  !! " LUCKILY , I USED BLACK BELT BED KUNG FU TO BLOCK 95% OF THE HIT.

 OH , ONE MORE THING - FACEBOOK CRASHED FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES TODAY AND I AM SURE THE MILLENNIALS WENT BAT SHIT. MY PROBLEM IT HAPPENED RIGHT AFTER THE DICK HEAD ANGRY FUCK GUY SENT F BOMB EMAILS.  I THOUGHT THIS DUDE KNEW HOW TO CRASH MY ACCOUNTS. BUT......THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN THOUGH I WAS CONCERNED A BIT.

  WEDNESDAY       3 - 6 - 24

 OVERWHELMED..................IN UNDER 3 DAYS , I WAS TOLD OVER 500+ BANDS AND MUSICIANS STEPPED UP AND REPUTED THE ANGRY MUSICIAN WHO STARTED THE WHIRLWIND OF LIES ON SOCIAL MEDIA ABOUT THE NAIL. SO MUCH SO THE FRUSTRATED PERSON DELETED ALL POSTS WHEN SO MANY PEOPLE REFUTED HIS STATEMENT.

 BUT ONE COMMENT MOVED ME THE MOST. I GUESS I AM OLD SCHOOL ITALIAN AND LOYALTY MEANS SO MUCH TO THIS OLD BULLDOG. MANY PEOPLE " LIKED " OR WROTE " WELL SAID " TO HER POST COMMENT. IT WAS AN ALLY I DID NOT EXPECT AND SHE MENTIONED " FAMILY " IN IT. SHE HAD ME EMOTIONAL THERE.  ELOQUENTLY WRITTEN BY ONE OF OUR BARTENDERS..........THANK YOU SUSIE Q.

 WELP , MY DAY. 

 OFF TO THE NAIL TODAY AND I MADE A BIG MOVE IN ORGANIZING AND CLEANING. I DECIDED TO REMOVE ANY BAND EQUIPMENT COLLECTED OVER THE YEARS IN OUR BACK STORAGE ROOM. I PLACED EVERYTHING ON A POOL TABLE AND PLACED A SOCIAL MEDIA AD. WOW........OVER 200 MUSICIANS COMMENTED OR MESSAGED ME. SOME EQUIPMENT WAS CLAIMED WHICH MADE ME FEEL GOOD. I DO THIS ABOUT EVERY 5 YEARS.

 I TOLD MUSICIANS DOORS OPEN THURSDAY AT 7PM. IN MY MIND , I EXPECT 100 PEOPLE TO BE IN LINE. IN REALITY PROBABLY ABOUT 5 WILL STOP BY.

 AFTER ANOTHER 3 HOURS OF GETTING THIS DONE I HEAD HOME. I HAVE TO ADMIT NOT TRAVELING EAST OR NORTH STUFF GETS DONE. IT IS VERY NICE BUT I SO RATHER TRAVEL.

 AT HOME WE CHILL FOR DINNER WITH SLOPPY JOES (NICE) AND DO A WEDNESDAY FACETIME WITH OUR YOUNGEST. I ENJOY EVERY SECOND. OF COURSE I TRY TO CONVINCE HER AT EVERY CORNER TO TRAVEL WITH US. OF COURSE SHE SAYS NO. I CAN'T BLAME HER. I MEAN WHO WANTS TO HANG WITH THEIR PARENTS FOR A WEEK ?

 76ERS BLOW A BIG LEAD AND LOSE TO THE ONE OF THE WORST TEAMS IN THE NBA AT HOME.

 WE WATCH THE MOVIE OPPENHEIMER. OK......I GOT SOME ISSUES ON THIS MULTIPLE AWARD WINNING MOVIE WHICH WON BEST MOVIE AND BEST LEAD ACTOR. IT IS THE TRUE STORY OF PHYSICIST ROBERT OPPENHEIMER INVENTING THE ATOMIC BOMB IN THE INFAMOUS MANHATTAN PROJECT DURING WORLD WAR II.  THE GOVERNMENT GIVES HIM PRAISE BUT THAN TURNS ON HIM WITH ACCUSATIONS OF BEING A COMMUNIST.

 MY ISSUES :

 - THIS WAS NOT WORTHY OF BEST PICTURE AND ACTOR. IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD. I UNDERSTAND IT WAS A HUGE MOMENT IN OUR HISTORY BUT I AM STRICTLY GOING BY ACTING AND SOUND PRODUCTION. YEP......SOUND.

 - MOVIE STARTS OUT VERY SLOW THE FIRST 45 MINUTES. IT WAS ALMOST TO THE POINT WE WERE GOING TO STOP IT.

 - LEAD ACTOR FROM PEAKY F'N BLINDERS ( CILLIAN MURPHY) SHOULD NOT HAVE WON BEST ACTOR. MANY OF HIS SCENES HE STARES. YEP.....STARES..........INTO SPACE , THE SKY , THE ABYSS , THE CEILING , A WOMEN'S TITS (I WAS OKAY WITH THAT ONE) , WONDERLAND , OUT A WINDOW , HIS ASS , ETC. IT WAS BORDERLINE RIDICULOUS.

 - THE MOVIE IS 3 HOURS. WAY TOO LONG, CUT THE FIRST 45 MINUTES OFF AND IT BE BETTER.

 - MATT DAMON WAS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO BELIEVABLE AS A TOUGH GENERAL.

 - ROBERT DOWNEY JR WAS GOOD. DID NOT EVEN REALIZE GARY OLDMAN WAS HARRY TRUMAN.

 - FOR SOME REASON THIS MOVIE AND STREAMING CHANNEL PEACOCK DID NOT ALLOW CAPTIONS. THIS WAS A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT. WHY ?......SEE NEXT LINE.

 - MOST OF THE MOVIE HAD AN EERIE HARROWING BACKGROUND MUSIC.....WHILE THE ACTORS TALKED !! IT WAS LIKE TRYING TO HEAR A CONVERSATION AT A PINK FLOYD CONCERT. I KNOW THIS SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC IS FOR AFFECT BUT OH MY GOD IT WAS CONSTANT !!!! IT WAS DAMN NEAR A CHINESE TORTURE TEST. ON OCCASION , THE MUSIC STOP AND ACTORS DIALOGUE COULD BE HEARD PERFECTLY. IT WAS SUCH A RELIEF THAN.....BACK TO LOUD BACKGROUND MUSIC. YOU SHOULD OF SEEN WHEEL'S FACE WHEN I DID A MY VERSION OF THIS.......TOO FUNNY.

 WE WATCH THE NEWS.

 WHEELS AND I STEP UP (AGAIN) TO HOST EASTER AT OUR HOUSE WITH BOTH SIDES OF THE FAMILIES.

 OH , AT THE NAIL I GOOGLE A PRICE ON ONE OF THE BOOZE BOTTLES WE GOT FROM THE PHILLIES OWNER......OVER $400.

 ELDEST MAKES DINNER AT 10PM.

 WALK THE PUP AND HEAD TO MY BEDROOM TO CHECK EMAILS , SURF THE NET , AND PLAY A COUPLE OF GAMES OF POKER.

 I FLIP BACK AND FORTH AND WATCH FAMILY GUY AND THE MOVIE GROUNDHOG DAY.

 OFF TO BED AND I FILL THE WATER CONTAINER ON MY CPAP MACHINE. I GUESS I FILLED IT TOO HIGH BECAUSE WHEN I TURNED IT ON ...........WATER FIRED OUT LIKE MY GARDEN HOSE. ANNNNNNNNNND 15 MINUTES TO CLEAN UP. I MAY HAVE CURSED.

  THURSDAY     3 - 7 - 24

 WOAH......TIMELINE.

 6:15PM - ARRIVE AT THE NAIL AND SET-UP A 2ND POOL TABLE OF EQUIPMENT TO GIVE AWAY FOR FREE. I HEAR KNOCKING ON THE DOOR AND FRONT WINDOW.

 6:50PM - I MADE SOME CALL BACKS AND FINISH UP SETTING UP BOTH POOL TABLES AND THERE IS A TON OF STUFF.

 6:57PM - I AM DONE PREPPING FOR OPENING THE NAIL.

 6:58PM - I OPEN DOORS AND GREET NEARLY 40 MUSICIANS AND THEIR FRIENDS.

 7:03PM - 98% OF EVERYTHING IS GONE. IT WAS SOMETHING TO SEE.

 I DID ENJOY GIVING THIS STUFF AWAY BECAUSE MUSICIANS GOT STUFF FOR FREE AND I CLEARED OUT A STORAGE ROOM AND 4 CRATES WE NEVER TOUCHED IN 15 YEARS.

 I TALKED TO MUSICIANS AND EVEN BOOKED SOME SHOWS. EVERYONE THANKED ME.

 ABOUT 15 PEOPLE HUNG OUT AND ANOTHER 20 CAME IN FOR OPEN MIC. I ACTUALLY HAD 2 BARTENDERS OFF-SHIFT HELP ME.

 IT WAS A FUN NIGHT AND I GOT TO MEET SOME OF THE FRIENDS THAT WENT TO OUR LAKE FRONT MOUNTAIN HOUSE FOR $15 A NIGHT. THEY WERE FRIENDS OF OUR ELDEST.

 BY MIDNIGHT I WAS FINISHED UP. I HEAD HOME TO SETTLE IN. I WALK BOTH PUPS , HAVE SOME MOZZARELLA AND CRACKERS , AND WATCH 2 EPISODES OF TED. IF YOU ARE A FAN OF FAMILY GUY AND SETH MACFARLANE IT IS ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD SERIES. IT IS A TV SERIES PREQUEL TO THE TWO TED MOVIES.  WHEN WRITING MAKES YOU LAUGH AND FEEL SORROW......THEY ARE DOING A GOOD JOB. THE SHOW HAS RECEIVED GOOD REVIEWS.

 ON MONDAY I HAD ZERO ACTS FOR FRIDAY NIGHT. I MADE ONE SOCIAL MEDIA POST.

 FRIDAY - 4 SOLO ACTS AND A BAND. YEAH , SOCIAL MEDIA DOESN'T WORK......BEST EVER.

 OH , YESTERDAY I MADE A FB MARKETPLACE RUN. IT ENDS UP I WILL GIVE THESE PRODUCTS TO A NEPHEW.

 MANY OF THE BAND MEMBERS TALKED TO ME BROUGHT UP THE SUBJECT OF THE ANGRY BAND. IT MADE ME FEEL SO GOOD THEY HAD MY BACK. I WAS QUITE MOVED BY 3 BARTENDERS WHO MADE COMMENTS ON THE ANGRY BANDS TIMELINE. IN 3 DAYS OVER 500 BANDS AND MUSICIANS MADE POSTS AGAINST THEM. SO MUCH SO , THEY TOOK THE POST DOWN.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT OKAY. THE PUP JOINED ME LATER. I FEEL I GOT ALOT DONE THIS WEEK. NOW , I'M THINKING EAST OR NORTH.

  FRIDAY    3 - 8 - 24

 MUCH BETTER THAN WHAT I THOUGHT.

 TONIGHT'S SHOW WAS PUT TOGETHER IN 3 DAYS. IT WAS 4 SOLO ACTS AND A BAND. I WAS QUITE SURPRISED OF THE WALK-IN CROWD AND THE SOLO ACTS BRINGING FRIENDS HERE. IT WAS COOL TO SEE.

 THE TINY PILE OF LEFT OVER EQUIPMENT GOT EVEN SMALLER TONIGHT. I PLACED THE STUFF ON THE BAR BY THE FRONT DOOR WITH A SIGN SAYING " FREE "........ABOUT 1/2 WAS TAKEN.

 I HAD A FUN TIME AS SOME BARTENDERS CAME IN AND REGULARS.

 REALLY APPRECIATED MUSICIANS COMING UP TO ME TONIGHT AND SHARING THEIR FEELINGS ABOUT THE SOCIAL MEDIA STORM OF THE ONE DICKHEAD BAND CALLING OUT THE NAIL.

 HAD ANOTHER BEER DELIVERY TODAY. THE NAIL IS ON A ROLL OF LATE.

 WHEELS ORDERS A PIZZA AND WE SHARE IT WITH OUR ELDEST AND HER ROOM MATE.

 A BOTTLE OF WHISKEY GIVEN TO US HAD A RETAIL VALUE OF $499. I WAS ASKED TO MAYBE SELL IT FOR $25 A SHOT AND MAKE BIG MONEY. I JUST COULDN'T DO IT SO WE SOLD IT FOR $6 A SHOT.

   HEAVY RAIN IS MAKING ME NERVOUS ABOUT OUR BASEMENT AND PANEL BOX. TODAY I WAS TEXTING WITH AN OLD FRIEND ELECTRICIAN FROM MY OLD NEIGHBORHOOD HAVERTOWN. HE STOPPED BY OVER THE WEEKEND TO CHECK OUR METER.

 76ERS DOWN NEARLY 40 POINTS AT HALFTIME. THEY COME ALL THE WAY BACK TO LOSE.

 HEAD HOME LATE NIGHT TO SETTLE IN WITH THE PUP. I MADE A NIGHT CAP AND WATCHED AN EPISODE OF TED. AGAIN , IT IS PRETTY DAMN GOOD. BUT BE FOREWARNED , IT IS VERY FAMILY GUY-ISH.

 OFF TO BED AROUND 1:30AM AND TOSSED AND TURNED. I GOT UP AT 5:30AM AND JUST DECIDED TO STAY UP. I WALK THE PUP AND THERE IS OUR ELDEST ON THE BACK PATIO CATCHIN' A 'MOKE.

 MAN I SLEPT LIKE ASS........DAMN IT.

  SATURDAY     3 - 9 - 24

 WELP , NOT USE TO THIS.......2 GOOD SURPRISES.

 1 - THE MONSOON RAIN CAME AND I THOUGHT FOR SURE IT CRUSH OUR NIGHT. IT ENDS UP WE HAD A SOLID CROWD.

 2 - I THOUGHT FOR SURE OUR BASEMENT WOULD FLOOD. IT IS A HUGE HASSLE. ALL FLOORS WERE DRY AND THERE WAS MINIMAL WATER IN A PAN UNDER OUR PANEL BOX. I HAD WHEELS AND ELDEST CHECK IT EARLY EVENING AND ME WHEN I GOT HOME LATE NIGHT AND EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

 A CHILL DAY. I FINISHED THE TV SERIES TED. IT WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD. IT HAS BEEN PICKED UP FOR A 2ND SEASON.

 I WATCHED THE MOVIE DUNE FROM 2021. THE RATINGS WERE 95% OR HIGHER IN ALL CATEGORIES SO I BEEN WANTING TO WATCH THIS MOVIE FOR AT LEAST A YEAR. IT IS VERY STAR WAR-LIKE. WHEN ALL SAID AND DONE I LIKED IT. DUNE 2 IS COMING OUT TO THEATRES NOW AND STREAMING IN JULY. SOME VERY RECOGNIZABLE ACTORS IN IT TOO.

 OH , I WATCHED THE TRAILER FROM THE 1980 DUNE MOVIE AND BARELY GOT THROUGH THE 88 SECONDS.

 A NICE SURPRISE. TWO COUSINS STOPPED IN TONIGHT AT THE NAIL. WHEELS DROPPED OFF OUR ELDEST AND SHE ENDED UP HANGING OUT WHICH WAS EVEN NICER. I GAVE MY COUSINS OPEN BAR.

 IT WAS A FUN NIGHT AND THE FREE STUFF I GAVE OUT IS OFFICIALLY GONE.

 I DRIVE BARTENDER BACK TO OUR HOUSE. SHE GETS READY TO GO OUT AT 1AM. I WATCH SOME TV AND HEAD TO BED.

 FLYERS GET SMOKED.

 DON'T FORGET........TURN THE CLOCKS FORWARD.

  SUNDAY       3 - 10 - 24

 A GOOD DAY TO CHILL , RELAX , EAT A TON OF FOOD , LAUGH , AND HANG WITH FAMILY.

 WATCHED IOWA WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP GAME WHERE THEY WON IN OVERTIME. I HAVE NEVER WATCHED WOMEN'S BASKETBALL EVER BUT IT WAS PRETTY FUN TO SEE.

 76ERS WIN IN NEW YORK WITH 2 STARTERS ?......YEP.

 WHEELS DROPS ME OFF AT THE NAIL AND I SPEND ABOUT 45 MINUTES PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT.

 WHEELS TAKES OFF TOMORROW........GOOD CALL.

 LATER 2 COUSINS PICK ME UP AT THE NAIL. WE HEAD TO ANOTHER COUSIN'S HOUSE TO HANG FOR A 3 TIER MEAL AND WINE DINNER. IT STARTED AT 2PM AND WE LEFT BY 9PM.

  A COUSIN GAVE ME A RIDE IN HIS NEW ELECTRIC CAR. I HAVE TO ADMIT IT WAS PRETTY COOL. THIS MID-SIZE CAR WITH GASOLINE WOULD FILL ABOUT $50+ EACH TIME. SINCE IT IS ELECTRIC IT COST ABOUT $7 FOR A FULL CHARGE PRICED ON KILOWATT TODAY. I AM NOT SURE HOW OFTEN YOU FILL A GAS TANK BUT LET'S SAY 40 TIMES A YEAR ( EVERY 9 DAYS). THE SAVINGS BE ABOUT $1700 PLUS HELPING OUT THE ENVIRONMENT. THE CAR IS SUPER POWERFUL.

 ALOT OF LAUGHS AND STORY TELLING TONIGHT. ONE COUSIN SAID , " THIS IS PRETTY RARE FOR A FAMILY TO GET TOGETHER LIKE THIS. " WE AGREED WITH HIM.

 MY COUSIN ORDERED A LYFT FOR OUR ELDEST. THE KID NEEDED A RIDE HOME AND SINCE I HAVE BEEN DRINKING WINE I TEXTED HER A PICTURE OF A BOTTLE OF EMPTY WINE BOTTLE WITH THE CAPTION " MY ANSWER" .

 I TEXT MY ONE COUSIN WHO COULDN'T MAKE IT. I LOVE MAKING HIM LAUGH BECAUSE HIS LAUGH IS ADDICTING. I TEXT HIM , " CAN YOU FEEL US TALKING ABOUT YOU ? " HE RESPONDED , " I WAS WONDERING WHY MY ASS HURT ".

 OVERALL , JUST A REALLY GOOD TIME. IT WAS FUN TELLING STORIES AND TALKING ABOUT FAMILY FROM THE PAST.

 BACK HOME WE WATCH THE OSCARS. IT WAS GOOD AND THE SAME ACTORS WON THE AWARDS FROM THE OTHER 2 AWARD CEREMONIES THIS PAST MONTH. EMMA STONE'S REACTION WAS THE BEST.

 WE DECIDED NOT TO HEAD NORTH OR EAST WHICH KINDA BUMMED ME OUT. BUT WEATHER TURNED COLD AND IT DOES GIVE ME TIME TO GET THINGS DONE AGAIN.

 OFF TO BED AND I SLEPT SO-SO TO OKAY.

  MONDAY       3 - 11 - 24

 EAGLES PICK UP BARKLEY AND HUFF.......THIS IS GOOD.

 HEAD TO THE NAIL TO DO SOME PLUMBING WORK AND OTHER STUFF. IT ALWAYS SEEMS LIKE 10 PROJECTS NEED TO BE DONE.

 YOUNGEST CALLS ME TO MY SURPRISE. IT IS A WELCOME CALL. SHE ASKS , " SO , WHERE ARE YOU ? " I KINDA FORGOT TO TELL HER THE PLAN GOT MOVED TO TUESDAY. WE TALKED/JOKED NEARLY AN HOUR WHICH WAS SO NICE.

 AN OLD FASHION SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALL DINNER. THIS IS ALWAYS A GOOD THING.

 DOES THIS EVER HAPPEN TO YOU ? OUR PUP GOT SICK ONTO THE HALLWAY TILE FLOOR. WHEELS GOES TO SOP IT UP AND THAN SHE GETS SICK. LATER IN THE EVENING THE PUP GOT SICK AGAIN. THIS TIME I CLEANED IT UP. WE WILL KEEP AN EYE OUT ON THE PUP.

  WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH A MOVIE CALLED POOR THINGS WITH EMMA STONE. SHE WON BEST ACTRESS. I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN OR DESCRIBE THIS FILM. LET'S START WITH , " WHAT IN THE HOLY FUCK ? " IT IS A DARK COMEDY SPIN-OFF OF FRANKENSTEIN..........PORN STYLE. A YOUNG WOMAN REANIMATED BACK TO LIFE BY AN UNORTHODOX DOCTOR. SHE THAN GOES ON A WHIRLWIND ADVENTURE BANGING A GUY AND OTHERS THE ENTIRE TIME. THIS MOVIE I BELIEVE WAS SUPPOSE TO SHOW WOMEN GROWING IN SOCIETY FOR EQUALITY AND LIBERATION BUT OH......MY......GOD. I ACTUALLY FELT AWKWARD BY SO MANY SEX SCENES AND SEX TALK BY EMMA STONE. IT WAS SO DAMN STRANGE BUT THERE IS ONE NON-SEX SCENE THAT WAS VERY GOOD. OH , I DID NOT LIKE THE CASTING OF MARK RUFFALO ( HULK ) WHO BANGS HER ABOUT 50 TIMES.

 WE THAN WATCH AN EPISODE OF SHOGUN. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 BANDS AND MORE BOOKING. THIS IS ALWAYS A GOOD THING.

 SUPPOSE TO HIT 70 DEGREES ON THURSDAY......NICE. WELL , NOT SO NICE , BECAUSE IT MEANS OUTSIDE PROJECTS WILL NEED TO BE DONE. I HAVE 4 SO FAR.

 OFF TO MY BEDROOM TO CHECK EMAILS , PLAY A GAME OF POKER , AND WATCH TV FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES. I SLEPT SO BAD I WENT BACK TO BED AROUND 9:30AM AND SLEPT UNTIL NOON.

 TUESDAY      3 - 12 - 24

  WELP , THIS WAS A FUN DAY.

 BEAUTIFUL DAY AND IT WAS FUN GETTING OUT. I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO GET SOME THINGS DONE.

 AFTER WORK WE HEAD OUT. HERE IS THE ADVENTURE.....LOL.

 - FB MARKETPLACE FOR A SMALL SIDE WALL TABLE FOR OUR YOUNGEST. THIS GIRL SELLING IS A SMOKE SHOW. SHE TRAVELS THE WORLD AND IS ALWAYS POSITIVE ON HER SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS. WE DRIVE TO BREWERYTOWN IN PHILLY WHICH IS KINDA A COOL AREA. THE GIRL COMES OUT WITH THE LITTLE TABLE IN SHORT SHORTS , BELLY SHOWING , AND BARE FEET. THE GIRL WAS SUPER COOL AND SO HOT.

 - WE PARK AT A FACILITY WHERE THERE IS 30 PEOPLE IN LINE TO GET THEIR VEHICLES. HOW THE FUCK DO PEOPLE WORK AND DRIVE IN CENTER CITY? THE ATTENDANT INSTRUCTS US TO GO DOWN A HALF BLOCK TO THE NEXT PARKING GARAGE AND WE DROP OFF OUR CAR IMMEDIATELY.

 - NEXT WE VISIT 2 COUSINS IN CENTER CITY WHO COULD NOT MAKE THE GET TOGETHER OVER THE WEEKEND. WE DROPPED OFF FRESH FISH AND MARINADE STEAK FOR THEM. IT WAS A WONDERFUL VISIT FOR OVER AN HOUR WERE WE DRANK WINE AND HAD CHEESE , CRACKERS , MUSTARD , AND HAM.

 - WE HEAD TO OUR CAR AT THE PARKING GARAGE.......$27. SONNA OF A BITCH. I GIVE HIM A $3 TIP SO $30 TO PARK FOR 75 MINUTES. WHAT A FUCKING RACKET.

 - NEXT STOP IS DOCK STREET BREWERY WHERE I PLACED AN ORDER AND IT IS ALL READY TO GO. WE STOP BY AND THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHO THE RUSTY NAIL IS OR OUR ORDER. IT TAKES SO LONG I HAVE TO PUSH BACK OUR DINNER RESERVATIONS.

 - NEXT STOP , WE PARK ILLEGALLY IN A WONDERFUL FREE LOT IN PHILLY ( EXTREMELY RARE) BEHIND OUR YOUNGEST APARTMENT BUILDING.

 - ALL OF US WALK TO ANGELINA'S' ITALIAN RESTAURANT. THERE IS NOT ONE PERSON THERE. SO MUCH FOR PUSHING BACK RESERVATIONS. IT IS A TINY PLACE AND WE GET SEATED NEXT TO AN OPEN WINDOW FOR THE KITCHEN AREA. THE HISPANIC COOK IS ON HIS CELL PHONE. A NICE HISPANIC GIRL GETS US WATER AND BREAD AND DISAPPEARS FOR A SOLID 15 MINUTES. AGAIN , WE ARE THE ONLY ONES THERE IN A PLACE THAT HOLDS 6 TABLES....IT IS KINDA AWKWARD. THE FOOD IS ACTUALLY OK TO GOOD. WE HAVE FUN JUST CHILLING , TALKING , AND LAUGHING. THE RESTAURANT ACTUALLY HAS VERY GOOD REVIEWS WHICH IS WHY WE PICKED IT.

 - WE ROLL OUT AND I GET ICE-CREAM FOR OUR YOUNGEST AT A LOCAL GROCERY STORE. I ASK THE REGISTER GIRL , " SHOULD I LET MY DAUGHTER KEEP THE CHANGE FOR THE ICE CREAM ? " SHE SAYS , " YES " AND WE ALL LAUGH.

 - WE WALK TO HER APARTMENT AND BRING IN HER TABLE AND A CORDIAL LIQUORE FROM FELINI'S CAFE. I ALSO GOT HER A CELL PHONE STAND FOR FACETIME CALLS. WE WATCH A YOUTUBE SHOW WHERE POPULAR ACTORS HAVE TO EAT CHICKEN WINGS WITH 10 DIFFERENT HOT SAUCES WHILE BEING INTERVIEWED. WE PET THE CATS TOO WHICH ARE ALWAYS FUN.

 WE ROLL HOME AND OUR KID CALLS US FOR THE WHOLE RIDE. THIS WAS VERY NICE TO TALK EVEN MORE.

 WE STOP AT THE NAIL TO DROP OFF BEER AND CHANGE THE MARQUEE SIGN A LITTLE BIT.

 AT HOME WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF SHOGUN. IT WAS GOOD.

 76ERS GET LAUGHABLY SMOKED BY THE KNICKS. I THINK THEY LOST BY 60.

 FLYERS WIN.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT DECENT.

  WEDNESDAY     3 - 13 - 24

 WORST.........SLEEP........EVER. OH MY GOD , I WENT TO BED AROUND MIDNIGHT AND TOSSED AND TURNED UNTIL 5 FRIGGIN' AM. I WAS FURIOUS AT MYSELF AS MY MIND RAN AND THOUGHT OF THE MOST STUPIDEST STUFF. BY 5:30AM I FELL ASLEEP UNTIL 9:45AM. I REALLY NEED A YOUNG JAPANESE GIRL TO SNEAK IN MY BEDROOM , REMOVE HER KIMONO , AND LAY NEXT TO ME. ( MAN , I HAVE TO STOP WATCHING SHOGUN BEFORE BED)

 REPEATED S.O.S. TEXTS FROM AN EMERGENCY CONTACT I HAVE NO IDEA WHO IT IS. FROM WHAT GOGGLE SAYS SOMEONE JUST HAPPENS TO HAVE MY CELL NUMBER FROM AN APPLE WATCH.

 ORDERED NEW PLASTIC LETTERS FOR OUR MARQUEE. THE LAST ORDER WAS 3 YEARS AGO. THIS IS ONE THING THAT I DID TO SAVE MONEY. THE MARQUEE USED TO BE CLIP-ON LETTERS WHICH BROKE ALL THE TIME. A COMPANY IN K.O.P. WOULD CHARGE ME FUCKING $5 FOR ONE LETTER. WHEN I ORDERED NEW ONES EVERY 6 MONTHS THE BILL BE $250. IT DROVE ME SO CRAZY I TOOK DOWN OUR MARQUEE , LAID THE WHOLE SIGN ON OUR POOL TABLE , AND INSTALLED MY OWN MACGYVER TRACKS. I USE FLEXIBLE LETTERS NOW MADE OF THIN ACRYLIC WHICH WORK VERY NICE ESPECIALLY AT 22 CENTS A LETTER. IF I STARTED THIS 27 YEARS AGO I WOULD OF SAVED CLOSE TO 1/2 A MILLION DOLLARS.

 FB MARKET PLACE RUN TO GET 2 BRAND NEW REALLY NICE MARGARITA GLASSES. A PATRON COMPLAINED THE MARGARITA SHE HAD WAS SO BAD SHE DUMPED IT IN OUR TOILET. SO I PICKED UP NEW GLASSES AND HAD OUR VETERAN BARTENDER CREATE A RECIPE FOR ALL BARTENDERS TO USE HERE. WHY ONLY 2 GLASSES ? IT IS ABOUT HOW MANY MARGARITA DRINKS WE MAKE A YEAR HERE.

 THE BEAUTIFUL WEATHER COMES IN SO THIS MEANS OUTSIDE PROJECTS. ONE MAIN PROJECT WAS RAIN WATER COMING IN OUR BASEMENT DOWN A WALL AND INTO A METAL BIN. THE WORRY IS SOME OF THIS WATER GOES THROUGH OUR ELECTRIC PANEL BOX. SO I DID THESE THINGS :

 - SET UP A LADDER AND CLEARED OUR GUTTER AND DOWNSPOUT.

 - INSTALLED A " PATCH " OVER A RAIN GUTTERED GUARD THAT A SQUIRREL GNAWED THROUGH.

 - APPLIED A SEALER CEMENT FROM UNDER THE GUTTER ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE GROUND. I JUST SEALED EVERYWHERE I THOUGHT WATER COULD GET IN.

 - PAINTED WALL WITH A SEALER COAT.

 - RAKED OUT AREA AND MOVED SAND BACK AGAINST THE WALL.

  I PUT ALL TOOLS AND SUPPLIES AWAY. I TOLD MYSELF , " DON'T FORGET TO TAKE OFF MY RUSTY NAIL SHIRT." WELL , I FORGOT HALF WAY THROUGH. I SAID TO MYSELF , " FUCK IT , I'LL CONTINUE TO PAINT BECAUSE I ONLY HAVE ABOUT 5 MINUTES LEFT. " IN THE NEXT 30 SECONDS I GOT PAINT ON MY SHIRT. UN........FUCKING......BELIEVABLE.

 - SINCE I HAD CEMENT CAULK ON MY HANDS AND PAINT ON MY SHIRT I USED GASOLINE TO IMMEDIATELY REMOVE IT. I LAY MY GASOLINE SMELLING SHIRT ON THE GROUND TO DRY OUT. I WILL CHECK IT IN ABOUT A YEAR.

 FAMILY HELPED ME REMODEL OUR RENTAL SHIT HOME INTO SOMETHING THAT ENDED UP PRETTY NICE. WHEELS AND I WILL TAKE THEM OUT TO DINNER THIS WEEKEND AS A THANK YOU. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO IT BECAUSE THE LAUGHS ARE USUALLY ABUNDANT. I MOVED SOME THINGS AROUND JUST SO I CAN PLAN THIS GET TOGETHER THIS WEEKEND.

  LATE NIGHT MESSAGE FROM ANOTHER BAR OWNER. I'll CALL IN THE MORNING.

 A BAND ASKED ME TO WRITE SOME NICE WORDS ABOUT THEM IN AN UPCOMING BIO ABOUT MUSIC IN OUR AREA. I KNOW THE WRITER SO I WILL ASK HIM WHAT HE LIKE ME TO WRITE.

 PLAYED SEVERAL GAME SO POKER LATE LATE EARLY EARLY NIGHT. I FRIGGIN' CURSED WHEN I WAS ELIMINATED AND WOULD OF MADE THE " CASH " HEADS UP. HOW I LOST ?......MY ACE / JACK AGAINST AN OPPONENTS ACE / SIX. HE HIT A SIX ON THE FLOP AND ANOTHER SIX ON THE RIVER. I WAS FUCKING FURIOUS FOR ABOUT 3 MINUTES BECAUSE IT IS FREE.

 WHEELS AND I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF SHOGUN. THEY WERE VERY GOOD.

 AT THE NAIL I STOCKED DOCK STREET BEER AND PREPPED TO OPEN FOR BARTENDER. WHY IS THERE ALWAYS 10 THINGS TO DO ?

 AT THE END OF THE NIGHT I WALK THE PUP AND RETIRE TO MY BEDROOM ONLY TO STAY UP UNTIL A LITTLE AFTER 5AM. MAN THIS SUCKED ASS.

 THERE WERE 20 OTHER THINGS I DID BUT JUST FORGOT. WHEEL'S MAKING ME LAUGH AT LOUD A COUPLE OF TIMES WAS ONE OF THEM.

 YOUNGEST FORGETTING OUR FACETIME WEDNESDAY.....NOT COOL.

  THURSDAY    3 - 14 - 24

 BODY HURTS , SLEPT LIKE ASS , AND NO ADVIL.

 WITH THE BEAUTIFUL WEATHER I CONTINUED MY 2 PROJECTS I WANTED DONE.  TODAY , I CONCENTRATED ON OUR WOOD DRIVEWAY AND STREET BORDERS. THIS WAS NOT FUN.

 I LOADED UP MY VAN WITH A 100 TOOLS AND MOVED IT TO THE BOTTOM OF THE DRIVEWAY. I SET UP A RADIO AND LONG EXTENSION CORD CONNECTED TO A 6 WAY POWER STRIP. I HAD 3 AREAS THAT NEEDED FIXING.

 AFTER 3+ HOURS I WAS DONE. I HAD MY ELDEST HELP ME CLEAN UP BY LOADING TOOLS , SHOVELING DIRT , LEAF BLOWING , AND SWEEPING THE AREA. I HAVE TO ADMIT THE 3 SECTIONS CAME OUT EXCELLENT.

 MET WITH A GUY WHO PULLS WEEDS. HE GAVE ME A PRICE OF $50 AN HOUR. I MAY USE HIM.

 I TAKE A NAP. MAN I NEEDED IT BECAUSE FOR THE 2ND STRAIGHT NIGHT I WAS UP UNTIL 5AM TOSSING AND TURNING. IT WAS BRUTAL.

 PREPPED A FIRE PIT.

 MOVED PAINT DOWN THE BASEMENT THAT I USED TWO DAYS AGO OUTSIDE ON AN EXTERIOR WALL BY OUR ELECTRIC METER.

 OFF TO THE NAIL FOR A 3 BAND NIGHT. I THOUGHT THE MUSIC WAS EXCELLENT. THE NIGHT WAS PRETTY PEACEFUL WHICH ALWAYS MAKES ME FEEL BAD BECAUSE THE BANDS DID SUCH A GREAT JOB PERFORMING.

 FLYERS , 76ERS , AND VILLANOVA ALL LOSE.

 ELDEST GOES TO DINNER AT MY PARENTS HOUSE AND HAD A GOOD TIME. SHE STOPPED AT THE NAIL AFTERWARDS TO HELP.

 AT HOME WHEELS HEADS TO BED , I MAKE A NIGHTCAP , AND WATCH THE WALKING DEAD : THE ONES WHO LIVE. IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD.

 RETIRE TO MY BEDROOM TO CANCEL A NAIL SHOW. THE BAND ( WITH 6 FACEBOOK LIKES ) WANTED A RIDER FOR A LARGE LIST OF FOOD AND DRINK. THIS WOULD BE A HARD NO.

 DID SOME SURFING ON THE INTERNET.

  ONE GAME OF POKER TO RELAX AND END THE NIGHT. WITHIN 5 MINUTES I WAS TIED FOR CHIP LEAD. I RAISE WITH KINGS AND THE OTHER CHIP LEADER PLAYER RE-RAISES ALL-IN WITH QUEENS. I INSTA-CALL FOR I AM AN 80+% FAVORITE. HE HITS A QUEEN ON THE FLOP AND I AM ELIMINATED. OH , 4 HEARTS CAME OUT FOR A POSSIBLE FLUSH TO BEAT TRIP QUEENS BUT , MY KINGS WERE DIAMOND AND CLUB. OF COURSE THEY WERE. I GO TO BED PISSED THINKING I COULD NEVER PLAY FOR REAL MONEY BECAUSE MY LUCK IS SO BAD.

  FRIDAY     3 - 15 - 24

 WELP , THIS WAS A VERY LONG DAY.

 MY BODY IS STILL ACHING SO BAD JUST PICKING SOMETHING UP OFF THE GROUND IS A LABOR.

 WATCHED ANOTHER EPISODE OF WALKING DEAD : THE ONES WHO LIVE. IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD. I FEEL THE MAIN CHARACTER " RICK " IS SUCH A WHINER EVEN AFTER HE CUT IS HAND OFF.  I DO NOT LIKE THAT HE AND HIS GIRL LOOKED FOR EACH OTHER FOR YEARS. THEY FINALLY FIND EACH OTHER AND I REALLY DID NOT FEEL THEIR EMOTIONAL CONNECT. BY EPISODE 3 HE TELLS HER SHE HAS TO LEAVE BECAUSE IT'S NOT SAFE AND HE LOVES HER. OH MY GOD.

 OFF TO THE NAIL WHERE I PUT UP SATURDAY BANDS ON THE MARQUEE BY MISTAKE. I REALIZE THIS JUST AS I WAS ABOUT TO LEAVE. I RE-DO THE WHOLE DAMN SIGN FOR FRIDAY. OH , MY NEW LETTERS CAME IN AND IT WAS NICE TO HAVE THEM.

 YOUNGEST COMES IN AND GOES OUT TO DINNER WITH WHEELS.

  WELP , I WON'T ORDER DOMINOES PIZZA AGAIN. ABOUT EVERY 10 YEARS I GIVE THEM A SHOT. I CALLED TWICE TO TALK TO A PERSON THAT DID NOT SPEAK ENGLISH VERY WELL. I TRIED TO GO ON-LINE TO ORDER BUT I AM NOT SMART ENOUGH FOR THAT. THE SPECIALS THEY HAD WERE NOT RECOGNIZED EVEN THOUGH WHEN CALLING DOMINOES THEY TELL YOU THE SPECIALS BEFORE THEY ANSWER. I ACTUALLY TOLD THE OWNER CALL YOUR OWN PHONE NUMBER AND LISTEN TO THE SPECIALS. HE DID NOT UNDERSTAND AND KEPT SAYING THE NON-SPECIAL PRICE WHICH WAS MORE THAN DOUBLE. IT WAS DAMN NEAR LAUGHABLE. THE GUY DID NOT SPEAK VERY GOOD ENGLISH AND JUST DID NOT UNDERSTAND. WHEELS PICKED UP THE PIZZA FOR ME AND IT TASTED SOMEWHAT BAD. I THINK THE MUSHROOMS OR PEPPERONI WERE OUTDATED. LOOKS LIKE I'LL WAIT ANOTHER 10 YEARS.

  GO PIZZA HUT !!

 BACK HOME I CHILL AND WATCH SOME TV. I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW LONG IT TAKES MY BODY TO RECOVER AFTER DOING THAT DRIVEWAY AND STREET WOOD BORDER PROJECT 2 DAYS AGO.

 BACK TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE BANDS. IT STARTED OFF STEADY BUT MAN WAS I HAPPY WHEN ATTENDANCE DOUBLED JUST 60 MINUTES LATER. IT IS ALWAYS FUN TO SEE THE BARTENDERS RUN AND GOOD MUSIC BEING PLAYED. IT WAS ALSO NICE TO SEE OFF-SHIFT BARTENDERS COMING IN , ALOT OF REGULARS , AND A BAND MEMBER FROM THE WHEELSTOCK ERA.

 THE NIGHT ENDS AND I DROP OFF A BARTENDER AT ANOTHER BAR CALLED SAM'S. THEY GO THERE FOR KARAOKE. I LET HER OUT AND 10 RUSTY NAIL PEOPLE ARE OUTSIDE. I DRIVE OFF WITH MY YOUNGEST TO GO HOME AND MAKE A FIRE PIT. ABOUT 1 BLOCK AWAY SHE SAYS , " YOU KNOW , THERE WAS AN AWFUL LOT OF NAIL PEOPLE THERE. WE SHOULD STOP IN. "

 I TURN THE CAR AROUND AND PARK. I AM GREETED BY AT LEAST 20 NAIL PEOPLE. I TELL THE BARTENDER TO GIVE EVERYONE AN OPEN BAR. I VIDEOED MY 2 KIDS SINGING TOGETHER ON KARAOKE WHICH WAS NICE. WE CLOSE THE BAR AND LEAVE AT 2AM.

 AT HOME I LIGHT THE FIRE PIT AND BRING OUT THE OMEGA CUSHION CHAIR. MY GOD THE THING IS COMFORTABLE. SO , ME , MY 2 KIDS , 2 BARTENDERS , AND A GIRLFRIEND SIT AROUND DRINKING MORE AND TELL STORIES. IT WAS FUN.

 BY 3:30AM I HAD TO HEAD TO BED. THEY STAYED OUTSIDE AND PLAYED CARDS IN FRONT OF THE FIRE PIT.

 SATURDAY    3 - 16 - 24

 WELP , THAT'S WHAT YOU GET FOR STAYING UP TO 4AM THE NIGHT BEFORE.

 BETWEEN WORKING ON THE STREET/DRIVEWAY BORDERS AND PARTYING TO 4AM LAST NIGHT MY BODY IS A HURTIN'.

 ELDEST MAKES DAMN GOOD FRENCH TOAST FOR ME AND HER SISTER.

 NORMAL MORNING DUTIES AND OFF TO THE NAIL. I CHANGE THE MARQUEE FOR THE 3RD TIME IN 2 DAYS.

 BACK HOME I EMPTY MY VAN OF A 100 TOOLS , WALK THE PUP , PREP ANOTHER FIRE-PIT , AND PICK UP POOP. YEP........THIS IS MY LIFE.

 GRAPE STREET PUB CLOSING. I ALWAYS LIKED THIS PLACE.

 FLYERS LOSE A TOUGH GAME.

 76ERS WIN , LUCKILY THEY WERE PLAYING THE WORST TEAM IN THE LEAGUE. IT WAS TIED WITH 4 MINUTES LEFT IN THE GAME.

 WHEELS , MYSELF , AND YOUNGEST WATCH AN EPISODE OF DEATH AND OTHER DETAILS. IT WAS GOOD BUT KINDA HARD TO WATCH DURING THE DAY AND SUNLIGHT. THERE WERE SO MANY DARK NIGHT SCENES.

 AT THE LAST MINUTE OUR YOUNGEST HEADS BACK HOME VIA TRAIN. I USUALLY DRIVE HER BUT TIME WAS A FACTOR.

 AT THE NAIL THE NIGHT STARTS GOOD WITH LOTS OF FOOD ORDERS BUT THAN STEADILY SLOWED DOWN. I BROUGHT IN A DOORMAN TO HELP. IT WAS A FUN NIGHT MUSICALLY.

 ST. PADDY'S DAY DEFINITELY HURTS THE NAIL DRAW.......ALWAYS HAS.

 I ROLL HOME TIRED AND MY BODY STILL HURTING. JUST PICKING UP CIGARETTE BUTTS IS LIKE A GIRAFFE GOING FOR WATER.

 OFF TO BED. I SLEPT OKAY FOR ONCE.

  SUNDAY      3 - 17 - 24

 LAST PARAGRAPH...........WHEELS CRIED , I GOT UPSET.

 WHEELS AND I TAKE A FB MARKETPLACE RUN ONLY TO BE DISAPPOINTED BECAUSE YOU CAN'T TRUST PEOPLE. THIS WAS SMALL THOUGH.

 OH , BEFORE WE ROLL OUT I PUT DOWN OUR VAN SEATS IN ANTICIPATION OF POSSIBLY TAKING HOME A SECTIONAL. I TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT 2 MONTHS AGO I PUT A SHIT LOAD OF FIRE WOOD UNDER THE FLOOR BOARDS. I DROVE THE VAN UP ON OUR BACK YARD AND UNLOADED THEM BY THE FIRE PIT.

 WHEELS MAKES ME LAUGH TWICE TODAY. ONE I REMEMBER IS HOW WE ARE GOING TO RETRIEVE OUR CAR AT THE NAIL. OPTION 2 WAS HER DOING NOTHING. SHE SAYS TO ME CALMLY , " I WOULD LIKE TO USE OPTION 2. " OF COURSE BOTH OF US LAUGH.

 THE STORY - I AM SEARCHING FOR A SMALL SECTIONAL FOR OUR YOUNGEST. THE KEY THING IS IT MUST NOT BE LONGER THAN 84 INCHES. THIS IS A MUST DUE TO OUR KID'S APARTMENT BEING SMALL. I CONTACT A NICE WOMAN AND SHE SAYS IT IS 7 FOOT WIDE OR 84 INCHES. I REPLY THIS IS GONNA BE PERFECT OR TOO PREFECT. WE ARRIVE AND I MEASURE WITH AN APP USING MY PHONE........88 INCHES. NOT TRUSTING MY CELL APP I GET A MEASURING TAPE........88 INCHES. THE SECTIONAL IS 4 INCHES TO LONG. THIS IS SOMETHING WHEELS TELLS ME ALL THE TIME.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN AND CHILL FOR A BIT.

 TODAY WAS A GOOD DAY OF ANTICIPATION. BUT FIRST......THE NAIL.  WHEELS DRIVES WITH ME TO RETRIEVE OUR CAR THAT OUR ELDEST LEFT THERE OVER NIGHT. SHE ROLLS HOME WHILE I HANG OUT FOR A LITTLE OVER AN HOUR TO CLEAN AND PREP.

 ST PADDY'S IS NEVER GOOD AT THE NAIL. I MEAN NOT EVEN WORTH BEING OPEN SO I CLOSED. I DID NOT MIND.

 WE SHOWER AND GET DRESSED FOR WE ARE DOING A BROTHER'S DINNER AT A VERY GOOD BYOB RESTAURANT CALLED II FIORE. I PICK UP MY BROTHER AND HIS WIFE AROUND 5 PM. THAN WE STOP IN CENTER CITY TO GET OUR YOUNGEST.

 WE MEET 2 MORE BROTHERS AND WIVES AT THE RESTAURANT. THE REASON FOR THIS SPECIFIC GET TOGETHER ? I CALLED IT , " THE 10 OR MORE TIMES CLUB ". THESE FAMILY MEMBERS HELPED WHEELS AND I AT OUR RENTAL PROPERTY FOR 3 MONTHS.....10 OR MORE TIMES.

 DINNER WAS VERY GOOD ALONG WITH SERVICE. THE JOKES RAN ALL NIGHT AND ONE TIME IT WAS ONE OF THE HARDEST TIMES I EVER SEEN MY YOUNGER BROTHER LAUGH. IT HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH WHEELS EXPLAINING OUR ELDEST NEW BOYFRIEND AND HIS PARENTS. SHE TOLD HIM THE FATHER WAS HIT BY.....GET THIS.........AN AIRPLANE. HE MADE A JOKE AND LET ME TELL YOU HE LAUGHED AT HIS OWN JOKE SO HARD IT MADE US CRY LAUGH.

 ANOTHER GOOD LAUGH FOR OUR WAITER. FOR DESERT , ONE SISTER-IN-LAW SAYS TO OUR WAITER SHE WILL SHARE A LATTE CAPPUCCINO WITH MY BROTHER. THE WAITER IS SLIGHTLY CONFUSED ABOUT SHARING SUCH A SMALL LATTE. SO SHE TELLS THE WAITER , " IT'S OKAY HE'S MY HUSBAND." THE WAITER COMES TO ME NEXT FOR DESERT AND I SAY , " NOTHING FOR ME , I'M JUST GOING TO SHARE HIS LATTE CAPPUCCINO. IT'S OKAY, HE'S MY BROTHER. " THE WAITER LAUGHED SO HARD HE STEPPED BACK TO GATHER HIMSELF.

 A GREAT TIME AND LOTS OF FUN AND I REALIZED MAN US BROTHERS REALLY MAKE OUR WIVES LAUGH. TO ME , IT IS A KEY TO A FUN MARRIAGE. I TRY TO MAKE WHEELS BELLY LAUGH ONCE A DAY.....AND USUALLY ACHIEVE IT.

 WE ROLL OUT AND DROP OFF OUR YOUNGEST. WE ALMOST GO TO A PUB WITH HER AND ROOM MATE. MAN MY SISTER-IN-LAW WANTED TO GO.

 NEXT WE DROP OFF MY BROTHER AND WIFE. I DID NOT REALIZE MY SISTER-IN-LAW WAS A HUGE JASON KELCE FAN. SHE TELLS US ALL KINDS OF FACTS ABOUT HIM AND HIS WIFE. SHE KNOWS HIS ADDRESS WHICH IS VERY CLOSE TO US. MY BROTHER CALL HIS WIFE A STALKER.

 WHEELS AND DRIVE HOME AND SEE JASON KELCE'S HOUSE. THERE WERE ALOT OF LIGHTS ON BUT WE DID NOT SEE ANYONE MOVING AROUND ABOUT 9:30PM.

 BACK HOME I CHECK EMAILS WHILE WHEELS WATCHES THE END OF AMERICAN IDOL.

 BOTH OF US WATCH THE NEWS AND HEAD TO BED AROUND 11:30PM.

 OF COURSE I STAY UP IN MY BEDROOM. I CHECK EMAILS AGAIN , PLAY POKER , AND WATCH EPISODE 4 OF THE WALKING DEAD : THE ONES WHO LIVE. AGAIN , THE MAIN CHARACTER '" RICK " IS SUCH A WHINER IT BECOMES COMPLETELY ANNOYING. HIS WIFE " MICHONE " IS A BAD ASS.

 I CLIMB INTO BED AROUND 1AM AND WATCH TERMINATOR 2 FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. I SLEPT UNTIL 7:30AM WITH ONLY ONE PEE BREAK. I DID TAKE SOME ASPIRIN.

 OH , I ALSO WAITED UNTIL MY YOUNGEST GOT HOME FROM AN IRISH PUB BAR AND OUR ELDEST GOT HOME FROM HER BOYFRIEND'S HOUSE. YOU KNOW , THE GUY WHO HAD HIS DAD HIT BY AN AIRPLANE.

 I HAVE A VERY LONG DAY TOMORROW AND EVEN LONGER WEEK.

 THIS MORNING I GOT A FB NOTIFICATION. A COUSIN IN UPSTATE PENNSYLVANIA RE-POSTED A POST I MADE 10 YEARS AGO. I READ AND RE-READ IT 5 TIMES. IT WAS MY SMALL EULOGY OF SORTS ABOUT MY FATHER-IN-LAW PASSING AWAY ON SAINT PADDY'S DAY. HE WAS BORN ON APRIL FOOL'S DAY WHICH IS SO APPROPRIATE FOR HIM. WHEELS SAW THE SHARED POST AND CRIED. I GOT UPSET EVEN AFTER 10 YEARS. MY FATHER-IN-LAW IS GREATLY MISSED.

  MONDAY    3 - 18 - 24

 A PRODUCTIVE DAY :

 OH MY GOD I CONTINUOUSLY FORGET TO CHANGE FROM LOWER TO UPPER CASE WHEN WRITING. THIS HAPPENS 10 TIMES A DAY. WORST........MEMORY........EVER. I CURSE OUT LOUD EVERY TIME OR SLAM MY KEYBOARD.

 MY BROTHER TEXTS ME , " WE ARE STILL LAUGHING FROM DINNER LAST NIGHT ".

 DOWN THE BASEMENT LOOKING FOR DOUBLE SIDED TAPE AND I FIND 4 BRAND NEW WATER CONTAINERS FOR MY C-PAP MACHINE. THIS IS A HUGE SCORE BECAUSE THESE ARE ABOUT $60 EACH.

 I FIND DOUBLE SIDED TAPE AND MOUNT A NAIL GATE REMOTE TO A CEILING OF OUR CAR. THIS HAS BEEN BOTHERING ME FOR ABOUT 4 YEARS.

 I SPRAYED SEALED THE TOP OF OUR ELECTRIC PANEL BOX IN THE BASEMENT. YEP , JUST ANOTHER THING TO TRY TO GET RAIN WATER TO STOP SEEPING INTO IT.

 TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL TO DO SOME SMALL JOBS. I TOOK THE PUP WITH ME.

 GOT SOME VERY BIG SHOWS THIS WEEK. TWO ARE MAKING ME CONCERNED.

 A FB MARKETPLACE SCORE - OUR YOUNGEST IS LOOKING FOR A SECTIONAL FOR HER SMALL APARTMENT. THE LAST FIND FELL THROUGH BECAUSE IT WAS 4 INCHES LONGER THAN THE FB POST AND OWNER SAID. SO......TODAY WHEELS AND I TAKE A RIDE TO WEST CHESTER WHICH WAS SUPPOSE TO BE MALVERN. AGAIN , THE FB POST WAS WRONG. BUT THIS TURNED OUT REALLY GOOD.

 THE STORY - I FIND A LIKE-NEW NAVY BLUE EXCELLENT CONDITION SECTIONAL THAT COMES WITH A STORAGE BIN AND SLEEPER SOFA. IT IS JUST ONE YEAR OLD. WHEELS IS ABOUT TO MAKE DINNER AND I SAY , " HMMMM ". SHE IMMEDIATELY TURNS OFF THE STOVE AND SAYS , " LET'S GO. " AND RUNS TO GET HER JACKET. I START TO LAUGH. SHE KNEW SOMETHING WAS GOING ON AND IT USUALLY MEANS GOING OUT TO DINNER. I TELL HER I FOUND A SECTIONAL FOR OUR YOUNGEST. I AM IN COMPLETE COMMUNICATION WITH OUR YOUNGEST WITH PICTURES AND WHAT THE OWNER IS SAYING ABOUT THE SECTIONAL.

 CONTINUED - WE TAKE A RIDE TO WEST CHESTER AND ARRIVE KINDA QUICKLY. WE TAKE A BACK ROADS AND WE SEE SOME ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL FARM LAND PROPERTIES. WE ARRIVE AND A SUPER COOL WOMAN IS WAITING FOR US. WE TALK AND WITH A LITTLE DIFFICULTY WHEELS , HER , AND MYSELF GET THE ENTIRE SECTIONAL OUT OF HER SMALL APARTMENT AND INTO OUR VAN. YES , VANS FRICKIN' RULE. !!  I AM VERY SURPRISED THE CONDITION IS DAMN NEAR PERFECT AND COMFORTABLE.........FOR FREE. WE ROLL OUT AND THANK THE VERY NICE WOMAN. SHE THANKS US TOO.

 ON THE WAY HOME WE STOP AT A NICK'S ROAST BEEF IN WEST CHESTER RIGHT OFF WEST CHESTER PIKE. I MUST SAY OUT OF THE 3 (SOUTH PHILLY AND SPRINGFIELD) THIS ONE WAS OUR FAVORITE. WE HAD ROAST PORK WITH PROVOLONE , HORSERADISH , AND BROCCOLI RABE WITH GRAVY FRIES ON THE SIDE. OUR WAITRESS WAS VERY GOOD AND SUPER POLITE.

 WE ROLL HOME AND CALL OUR YOUNGEST WITH THE UPDATE. WE TELL HER THERE ARE ALL VERY GOOD THINGS ABOUT THIS SECTIONAL BUT ONE BAD. SHE ASKS , " WHAT'S THE BAD ? " I REPLY , " I DO NOT THINK THIS SOFA WILL GET UP AND BY YOUR NARROW FRONT DOOR AREA AND THAN UP THE STEPS TO YOUR 3RD FLOOR. I MAY HAVE TO MACGYVER IT. I WILL NEED TO TAKE AS MUCH OF THIS SECTIONAL APART AS I CAN AND THIS INCLUDES THE SLEEPER METAL SECTION. IT IS GONNA BE CLOSE. OH THE 84 INCHES YOU HAVE WALL TO WALL ? THIS SECTIONAL MEASURED 84 AND A HALF INCHES. " WE WILL SEE HER THIS WEEK AND ON SUNDAY TO DISCUSS MORE. SHE THANKS US AND WE TALK A LITTLE MORE ON THE RIDE HOME.

 AT HOME WE SETTLE IN AS OUR ELDEST ARRIVES AND OUR TENANT/BARTENDER COMES IN WITH HER DOG. WE ALL TALK FOR A LITTLE BIT. THE DOG ALWAYS COMES TO ME , SPINS , AND PUTS HER BUTT RIGHT IN MY HANDS FOR A BUTT SCRATCH. THE DOG DOES THIS EVERY TIME.  I WISH WHEELS WOULD DO THIS WHEN SHE COMES INTO A ROOM. THOUGH I DO GRAB / MASSAGE HER ASS ABOUT 5 ITEMS A DAY.

 76ERS WITH A HUGE WIN. PROBABLY THE BIGGEST OF THIS MEANINGLESS SEASON.

 WE START A NEW NETFLIX SERIES CALLED ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE. I HAVE TO ADMIT WAR STORIES ARE UP MY ALLEY. WE WATCHED ONE EPISODE AND IT WAS GOOD. A COUSIN WE WENT OUT TO DINNER RECOMMENDED IT. THE PULITZER PRIZE BOOK WAS MADE INTO THIS TV SERIES. THE ONLY DOWN SIDE IS.....FRICKIN' MARK RUFFALO IS IT ANOTHER TV OR MOVIE. HULK SMASH. OVER 93% OF VIEWERS LIKED THIS SERIES BUT ONLY RECEIVED A 27% RATING FROM ROTTEN TOMATOES.....WHATEVER THAT MEANS.....PROBABLY BECAUSE OF RUFFALO.

 WE ALSO WATCH FOUR 17 MINUTE EPISODES OF THE CONNORS TO GET CAUGHT UP.  AGAIN , THESE ARE CONSISTENTLY ENTERTAINING.

 AFTER THIS WEEK THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE I AM HEADING NORTH. THE ONLY THING THE WEATHER TURNED COLD. MAN WHAT A CRAZY WINTER.

 AFTER THE NEWS WE HEAD TO BED. I CHECK EMAILS , SURF THE NET , WATCH HOGAN'S HEROES , AND PLAY 2 GAMES OF POKER. I WON BOTH.

 OFF TO BED , UP TWICE ( PHYSICALLY THAT IS ) , TOOK SOME ADVIL  , AND SLEPT OKAY.

  TUESDAY       3 - 19 - 24

 WEATHER TURNS COLD. WHAT A CRAZY WINTER. OVERALL , I AM OKAY WITH IT. I RATHER HAVE UNSEASONABLE WARM AND LIMITED SNOW EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK.

 WELP , TOMORROW STARTS MY DOUBLE SHIFTS FOR 4 STRAIGHT DAYS.

 U.P.S.......JUST LEAVE THE DAMN PACKAGE AT THE DOOR.

 I HAD TO START A CASH APP ON MY PHONE TODAY. MANY TIMES PROMOTERS PAY TO USE THE NAIL AND THIS TIME THEY DID NOT HAVE VENMO. SO.....I STARTED A CASH APP. HE PAID VERY QUICKLY.

 TOOK A RIDE TO THE NAIL TO CHECK MY SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM. I HAD TO UNPLUG THE MODEM AND DVR. IT IS BACK ONLINE.

 TOOK A RIDE TO RESTAURANT DEPOT. I PROBABLY COULD OF GOT BY ON ANY NORMAL WEEK BUT I AM ANTICIPATING LARGE CROWDS IN THE NEXT 4 DAYS.

 BACK TO THE NAIL TO UNLOAD AND MEET OUR ATM TECH.

 GOT A CALL FROM MERCURY AMUSEMENT THAT THEY WILL KEEP THE POOL TABLES AT THE NAIL UNTIL THE END OF THE YEAR. THIS IS GOOD NEWS.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN. I AM TRYING TO FIGURE OUT A DAY WHEN I CAN WORK ON DISASSEMBLING THE SECTIONAL SLEEPER I PICKED UP. I THINK IT MIGHT BE TOMORROW.

 WHEELS MAKES CHICKEN FAJITAS. WE WATCH THE NEWS WHILE EATING. I LIKE HAVING A TV IN THE KITCHEN.

 FLYERS WITH A VERY GOOD NEEDED WIN.

 DAMN......IT'S ONLY TUESDAY AND I AM THINKING ABOUT HEADING NORTH.

 THERE IS A BAND I LET USE OUR MT HOUSE FOR FREE TO WRITE SONGS. I WAS TOLD THEY WILL DEBUT IT NEXT SHOW. IT IS CALLED " THE CABIN SONG ".

 WHEELS AND I WATCH 3 EPISODES AND FINISH THE NETFLIX SERIES ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE. IT WAS GOOD. RUFFALO (HULK) WAS BETTER IN THIS ROLE. THE ACTRESS IS ACTUALLY BLIND IN REAL LIFE.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF COMMUNITY. IT IS NOW 3 MAIN CHARACTERS HAVE LEFT THE SHOW.

 OFF TO BED TO CHILL , WATCH TV , PLAY POKER , AND CHECK EMAILS. I SLEPT DECENT.

 WEDNESDAY      3 - 20 - 24

 TEMPS DROP..........BUT I WORKED OUTSIDE.

 YOUNGEST COMES HOME TO GO OUT TO DINNER WITH WHEELS AND HELP ME AT THE NAIL.

 ELDEST AND I SPEND SOME TIME ON THE COMPUTER SEARCHING FOR TEACHING JOBS. I WAS QUITE SURPRISED.

 MY COUSINS PLACE CALLED POMPEO'S ON THE NORTH WILDWOOD BOARDWALK HAS CLOSED. I FELT BAD FOR HIM FOR WE HAVE DINED HERE SEVERAL TIMES.

 WHEELS , ELDEST , BARTENDER/TENANT ALL HELP ME GET THE SECTIONAL OUT OF THE VAN. I TOOK APART AS MUCH AS I COULD AND THEY HELPED ME RE-LOAD IT IN TH EVAN. MEANWHILE MY YOUNGEST GAVE ME MEASUREMENT TO SEE IF IT WOULD FIT INTO THEIR APARTMENT....ESPECIALLY THE MAIN FRONT DOOR AND TOP OF THE STEPS. IT'S GONNA BE CLOSE AND I AM NERVOUS ABOUT IT TOMORROW.

 OFF TO THE NAIL AND A LITTLE OVER 50 MUSIC FANS SHOWED UP. THE SHOW STARTED PRETTY LATE (10:20PM) AND ENDED AROUND MIDNIGHT.

 SOME FUN NCAA BASKETBALL GAMES.

 76ERS GET SMOKED. LIKE NOT EVEN CLOSE TO A GAME SMOKED.

 WE HAVE A NIGHTCAP AND THAN ROLL HOME. MY YOUNGEST AND I PLAY WITH THE PUP AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF RICK AND MORTY.

 OFF TO BED AND I SLEPT GOOD. THE PUP SNUGGLED AGAINST ME EARLY MORNING WHICH WAS ADORABLE AND HEART WARMING.

 THURSDAY     3 - 21 - 24

 I WAS NERVOUS , ANXIOUS , AND WORRIED ABOUT TONIGHT'S SHOW FOR AT LEAST 3 WEEKS. WELP , I WAS RIGHT TO BE.

 BUT FIRST LET'S TALK ABOUT WHAT DAD'S DO.........THIS DAD.

 I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR A SMALL SECTIONAL FOR OUR YOUNGEST , ROOM MATE , AND THEIR APARTMENT IN SOUTH PHILLY.

 WHEELS AND I PICKED UP LITERARY THE PERFECT SOFA. IT HAS A SLEEPER , A STORAGE COMPARTMENT , COOL NAVY BLUE COLOR , THICK COMFY CUSHIONS , AND ONLY ONE YEAR OLD. OH , IT WAS FREE. WHEELS AND I PICKED IT UP IN WEST CHESTER 3 DAYS AGO. AT HOME I TOOK AS MUCH APART AS I COULD BECAUSE I KNEW GETTING IT THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR AND UP 3 FLOORS WAS GOING TO BE A CHORE.

 THIS MORNING AROUND 9AM MY YOUNGEST AND I HEAD TO HER APARTMENT WITH THE SECTIONAL DISASSEMBLED. WE ARRIVE AND THE ROOM MATE HAS ALREADY CLEARED THE ENTIRE MAIN ROOM. WE BEGIN MOVING THE CUSHIONS AND SLEEPER MECHANISM I REMOVED UP THE STAIRS AND INTO THE APARTMENT.....ZERO PROBLEM. WE EVEN MOVE THE OLD COUCH DOWN AND OUTSIDE BY THE CURB. THEY ALSO GET RIDE OF 2 CHAIRS , AN OTTOMAN , AND A STAND UP LIGHT. THE VAN IS LOADED AND THE MAIN SECTIONAL SOFA IS ON THE SIDEWALK. I PARK THE VAN AND RETURN. WE HAVE BEEN TAKING MEASUREMENTS ALL WEEK AND IT LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE ABOUT 2 INCHES TO SPARE TO MOVE THIS COUCH INSIDE...........THAT'S A HARD NOPE.

 THE FIRST ATTEMPT DID NOT WORK. I NOW REMOVE THE FRONT DOOR AND KITCHEN DOOR ON THE 3RD FLOOR. OH , WE ALSO HAVE TO MAKE SURE THE TRASH MEN DO NOT TAKE THE FRONT DOOR I PLACED OUTSIDE NEAR THEIR TRASHCANS. THE 2 GIRLS ARE ON THE FRONT OF THE COUCH TRYING TO GO PAST THE FRONT DOOR AND UP THE STEPS. THE SOFA IS STUCK. I USE MY 300 POUNDS AND LINEBACKER THE COUCH AND IT PUSHES THROUGH. OKAY , THIS IS GOOD. WE GOT PAST OBSTACLE NUMBER 1. 

 WE QUICKLY MOVE THE SOFA TO THE TOP LANDING ON THE 3RD FLOOR AND IT IS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO GETTING THROUGH THEIR KITCHEN DOOR. I STAND IT UP AND NOW GET A SCREW GUN AND SCISSORS ( TO CUT FABRIC ) TO REMOVE THE ARM OF THE SECTIONAL. I TWIST , TURN , AND MANEUVER THE COUCH BUT IT IS STILL HITTING ABOUT 1 INCH OF A WALL. I USE MY FAT AGAIN AND HEAR WOOD SPLINTERING. I TWIST THE BACK MAIN FRAME JUST ENOUGH TO GET THROUGH THE DOOR ON AN ANGLE AND BY THE FIRST KITCHEN CABINET. OH , I SMASHED THE LIVING BEJESUS OUT OF THE DOME COVER LIGHT AT THE TOP OF THE STEP LANDING. THE ROOM MATE CLEANS UP THE GLASS ON THE STEPS WHILE WE SLIDE THE SOFA INTO THE MAIN ROOM.

 I SPEND ABOUT 30 MINUTES PUTTING THE WHOLE SECTIONAL BACK TOGETHER AND TEST THE PULL-OUT SLEEPER. IT WORKS PERFECT. NEXT , THEIR WALL IS 84 1/4 INCHES. THE SOFA IS 84 1/2 INCHES. OF COURSE IT IS. WE PICK UP THE SOFA ON AN ANGLE AND WALK IT TO THE BACK WALL ABOVE THE BASEBOARD. WE SET IT IN PLACE AND REMARKABLY IT FITS !! I YELL OUT , " LIKE A GLOVE !! "  WE CLEAN AND PUT THE CUSHIONS BACK ON. WE ALSO MOVE ALL THE FURNITURE BACK IN PLACE AND I RE-HANG THE FRONT AND KITCHEN DOOR. HOLY SHIT WHAT AN ORDEAL AND I ALMOST GAVE UP. IT IS 12 NOON.

 WE CARRY MORE CRAP BACK TO MY VAN TO FULLY LOAD IT. ON THE CORNER IS A NEW ITALIAN EATERY SO WE HAVE LUNCH THERE. IT WAS EXPENSIVE BUT THE SANDWICHES WERE VERY GOOD AND SO WAS SERVICE. I SAY MY GOOD BYES AND HUG THEM.

 AT THE NAIL I UNLOAD EVERYTHING FROM MY VAN INTO THE DUMPSTER. VAN + DUMPSTER = GOOD. THE FRAME OF THE OLD COUCH I STAND IN A CORNER BEHIND THE NAIL FURTHEST WALL. I PREP FOR TONIGHT.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN , TRY TO NAP , AND CHECK COMPUTER STUFF.

 OFF TO THE NAIL FOR A HIP HOP SHOW. YEP , I KNOW WHAT YOUR THINKING AND I WAS TOO.

 OVER 100 PEOPLE CAME THROUGH THE DOORS. I BROUGHT IN A 3RD BARTENDER TO ASSIST. THERE WERE A COUPLE OF NUDGES AND TIPPING WAS EXTREMELY LIGHT TO SAY THE LEAST. BUT , ONE INCIDENT HAPPEN THAT I AM RELUCTANT TO WRITE ABOUT. LET'S JUST SAY IT WILL MAKE ME RE-STRUCTURE HOW TO BOOK THESES STYLE OF SHOWS FOR THE FUTURE.

 A SMART THING WAS THE PROMOTER BROUGHT A CASH APP LOGO ON A 11 X 8 PIECE OF PAPER FOR PEOPLE TO SCREEN FAST FROM THEIR PHONES. I WAS SURPRISED MORE THAN HALF USED CASH APP THAN ACTUAL CASH.

 THE SHOW FELT LIKE IT WOULD NEVER END. BY 12:45AM IT CONCLUDED. I LET THE BARTENDERS LEAVE AND SAT WITH THE PROMOTER TO TALK ABOUT THE VERY SERIOUS EVENT THAT HAPPENED EARLIER. WE HUNG OUT FOR ANOTHER 45 MINUTES.

 I ROLL HOME WITH MY LEGS HURTING. I WALK THE PUP , HAVE SOME CASHEWS , AND HEAD TO BED.

 FLYERS LOSE IN OVERTIME......BLOW.

  FRIDAY      3 - 22 - 24

 WELP , WHAT A DIFFERENCE. A HIP HOP SHOW COMPARED TO A ROCK & ROLL SHOW. HIP HOP HAD 120 ATTEND. ROCK & ROLL HAD 60 ATTEND. THE BARTENDERS MADE 5X MORE ON THE ROCK & ROLL SHOW. MAN , WERE THEY HAPPY TONIGHT. PLUS , THEY FOUND JESUS.

 SWEPT OUTSIDE STEPS DOWN TO OUR BASEMENT IN PREPARATION FOR THE BIG RAIN COMING.

 TWO NIGHTS AGO , I ACTUALLY SAW A $17.75 CREDIT CARD SALE WITH A 22 CENT TIP.  I JUST SHOOK MY HEAD.

 I AM STILL SO PROUD I FOUND THE SECTIONAL FOR OUR YOUNGEST AND SOMEHOW GOT IT IN HER APARTMENT.

 TEXT OUR YOUNGEST , " SO , DID YOU SLEEP ON THE SECTIONAL ON ITS FIRST NIGHT IN YOUR APARTMENT ? YOU KNOW .......TO MAKE IT FEEL WELCOME. "

 HER RESPONSE - " LOL , NO , BUT WE DID WATCH A MOVIE ON IT. " SHE LATER SENT ME A PICTURE OF ALL 3 CATS ON THE SECTIONAL SOFA.

 SOME FUN NCAA BASKETBALL GAMES.

  76ERS LOSE.....BIG SURPRISE.

 DRIVING TO THE NAIL AND A HUGE VILLANOVA PARTY ACROSS THE STREET FROM 7/11. MY GOD THERE WERE A TON OF STUDENTS. I HAVE SEEN THIS SEVERAL TIMES IN THE PAST.

 TOOK THE PUP WITH ME. I GOT A FUN PICTURE OF HER BETWEEN THE SEATS WHILE I AM DRIVING. I ALSO TOOK A VIDEO WITH ME CHASING HER AROUND THE MAIN ROOM. SHE IS SO ENTERTAINING. GOD SHE BRINGS SO MUCH FRIGGIN' JOY.

 TRY TO NAP BUT NOT HAPPENING.

 PIZZA FOR DINNER AND THAN HEAD BACK TO THE NAIL. IT WAS A SOLID CROWD RIGHT FROM THE START. THE MUSIC WAS TOP 10 ALL-TIME AT THE NAIL. IT WAS SO FUN TO SEE.

 A WRITER OF A MUSIC BOOK AND LOCAL BAND ASKED ME TO GIVE HIM A TRIBUTE ABOUT THE MUSIC SCENE. I SPENT ABOUT 20 MINUTES AND WROTE ONE. BOTH THANKED ME.

 REALLY FUN CROWD , GREAT MUSIC , AND COMPLETELY STRESS FREE. IT IS NIGHT AND DAY WHEN COMPARING SOME GENRES TO OTHERS.

 ANOTHER NICE NIGHT OF PEOPLE COMING IN OFF THE STREET OR WALK-INS. SOME REGULARS JOINED IN TOO.

 NIGHTCAP WITH THE BARTENDERS AND IT WAS FUN WORKING WITH THEM. THEY CALLED THEMSELVES " THE DREAM TEAM ".

 AT HOME I WALK THE PUP , MAKE A NIGHTCAP , AND HAVE SOME CASHEWS. I FALL ASLEEP ALMOST RIGHT AWAY ON THE COUCH. I WOKE UP AT 2:15AM AND WENT TO MY BED.

 I AM STILL THINKING ABOUT HEADING NORTH.

  SATURDAY      3 - 23 - 24

 WELP , MY 4 STRAIGHT DAY/NIGHT DOUBLE SHIFTS HAVE COME TO AN END. MAN WHAT A DIFFERENCE FROM THE FIRST 2 SHOWS TO THE LAST 2 SHOWS.

 I DECIDED TO HEAD TO THE NAIL BEFORE THE MAJOR RAIN CAME. I SPENT ABOUT 2 HOURS PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT.

 IT DID NOT FEEL LIKE 3+ INCHES OF RAIN BUT ACTION NEWS REPORTED IT IN OUR AREA. MY BASEMENT CONFIRMED IT TOO. THE GOOD - MAIN BASEMENT ROOM AND UNDER ELECTRIC PANEL BOX WAS DRY. BAD - MY TOOL ROOM HAS SOME WATER.

 IT WAS WEIRD , AROUND 11AM IT FELT LIKE 5PM. THAN AROUND 5PM IT FELT LIKE 11AM.

 FLYERS WITH A HUGE EXCITING WIN OVER THE BRUINS.

 WHEELS AND I WATCH ANOTHER EPISODE OF SHOGUN. IT WAS VERY GOOD. ALSO , I MADE REALLY GOOD BURGERS FOR LUNCH AND WE WATCHED A SHOW CALLED RED CARPET ON HOW THEY FILMED SHOGUN. IT WAS GOOD TOO.

 MAN THE TEMPERATURES DROPPED. I JUST THOUGHT THANK GOODNESS THIS 3 INCHES OF RAIN WAS NOT SNOW.

 BACK TO THE NAIL AND EVERY TIME I PUSH A BARTENDER BACK I GET SLAMMED. IT WAS A STEADY BUSY NIGHT WITH REALLY GOOD MUSIC AGAIN. I POSTED A VIDEO ON FACEBOOK AN EXCELLENT ACT CALLED BULLSEYE DAISY.

 I HAVE TO ADMIT IT WAS NICE HAVING 2 BANDS ON FRIDAY AND 3 TONIGHT. WE WERE DONE BY 11PM.

 I FIND A 2ND WIND AND BEGIN CLEAN / CLOSE PROCESS. THIS MEANS WASHING A 100 GLASSES AND CLEANING ALL PANS AND SUCH IN THE KITCHEN ALONG WITH EMPTYING TRASH AND WIPING TABLES DOWN.

 A GIRL COMES OUT TO ME AND SAYS , " THE NAIL IS THE PLACE TO BE !!! "

 I HEAD HOME TIRED BUT RELIEVED MY 4 DOUBLE NIGHTS ARE OVER. NOW , WE JUST HAVE TO HOST AN EASTER GET TOGETHER FOR 30 PEOPLE......NICE.

 I WALK THE PUP , HAVE A BOTTLED WATER , TAKE SOME ASPIRIN , AND WATCH A LITTLE OF SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE AND SPORTS UPDATES ON SCORES.

 OFF TO BED AND DID NOT GO NEAR MY COMPUTER.

 SUNDAY    3 - 24 - 24

 WITH THE 4 DOUBLE SHIFTS BEHIND ME TODAY WHEELS AND I CONCENTRATED ON HOSTING AN EASTER GET TOGETHER. WHEELS DID MOST OF THE WORK RE-ARRANGING OUR HOUSE TO ACCOMMODATE ABOUT 20 ADULTS AND 10 KIDS. SHE COOKED A WONDERFUL HAM AND ALL SISTER-IN-LAWS AND FAMILY BROUGHT OTHER DISHES AND/OR DESERTS FOR DINNER.

 I SPENT ABOUT 15 MINUTES TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO REPLACE WINDSHIELD WIPERS ON A CAR. MY NEPHEW DID IT IN UNDER 11 SECONDS.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO SPEND ABOUT AN HOUR PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT.

 BACK HOME I HELP WHEELS WITH CHAIRS , TABLES , AND RE-STRUCTURING THE FURNITURE TO ACCOMMODATE THE FAMILY. IT REALLY WORKED OUT VERY NICE.

 I WATCHED 3 DARK SIDE OF WRESTLING. IT IS AN INSIGHTFUL DOCUMENTARY ABOUT WRESTLERS AND THEIR FAMILIES. ONE WAS STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN (GOOD) , SERGEANT SLAUGHTER (VERY GOOD) , AND THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR (SAD).

 WHEELS PICKS UP OUR YOUNGEST FROM THE LOCAL TRAIN STOP. AS SOON AS SHE CAME IN THE PUP WAS ALL OVER HER. IT WAS SUCH A JOY TO SEE.

 FAMILY STARTS TO ARRIVE AND RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING IT WAS FUN. GOOD FOOD AND NON-STOP JOKE TELLING.

 FOUND OUT A NIECE AND HER BOYFRIEND MAY BE LIVING JUST A BLOCK FROM US. THAT BE KINDA COOL. THE BOYFRIEND IS GOING TO BE AN ASTROPHYSICIST PROFESSOR AT A LOCAL COLLEGE......THAT IS PRETTY FRIGGIN' IMPRESSIVE.

 THE DAY MOVED ALONG WITH A TON OF JOKES , RIBBING , AND CHILLING OUT. I ENJOYED TALKING TO MY NEPHEWS AND NIECES.

 EARLIER IN THE DAY WHEELS AND I LOADED UP OUR VAN. HMMMMM I WONDER WHY.

 AS SOON AS MY MOM ARRIVED SHE ASKED FOR A 7 & 7 DRINK. I FORGOT THE BOOZE.....CRAP. MY YOUNGEST AND I TAKE A RIDE TO THE LOCAL LIQUOR STORE CALLED THE NAIL. I HAVE TO ADMIT HAVING A LIQUOR AND BEER STORE 24/7 AND IS KINDA NICE.

 BY 7:30PM EVERYONE ROLLS OUT. I FELT BAD FOR MY NEPHEW AS HE HAD TO RETURN FOR HIS WIFE'S POCKET BOOK.

 SOME OF THE SISTER-IN-LAWS HELP CLEAN UP. THIS WAS VERY APPRECIATED. SOME NEPHEWS HELPED WITH TRASH WHICH HELPED TOO.

 BY 8PM WE WERE ON THE ROAD HEADING NORTH. IT WAS TIME. DURING THE RIDE WE TALKED TO OUR YOUNGEST , ELDEST , A COUSIN , AND MY MOM. UNFORTUNATELY , LATER ON IN THE NIGHT ,  WE HAD BAD NEWS AND FOUND OUT AN ELDERLY COUSIN OF OURS PASSED ON.

 WE ARRIVE AND SETTLE IN. WE GET THE HEAT ON , UNLOAD , SET UP COMPUTERS , AND MAKE A NIGHT CAP. WE WATCH THE END OF AMERICAN IDOL AND AN EPISODE OF WHAT WOULD YOU DO ? ( ALWAYS GOOD )

 OFF TO BED AROUND 11:30PM. I AM TOO TIRED TO MAKE MY BED.

 1 - I AM IN IRELAND , WELL I THINK IRELAND , AND MEET SOME IRISH GUYS WHO WANT TO PARTY AND WATCH A SOCCER MATCH. SOME GIRLS COME UP AND ONE IS ACTRESS/COMEDIAN SARAH SILVERMAN. I ALWAYS LIKED HER FOR HER HUMOR , WICKED TONGUE , AND SMOKE SHOW BODY. SHE NUZZLES AGAINST ME AND I SAY , " OH MAN , YOU KNOW I ALWAYS LIKED YOU. " SHE REPLIES , " ME TOO. " I SEMI-LAUGHED THINKING SHE LIKES HERSELF AS A COMEBACK JOKE. IT WAS CLEVER. THE GUYS BREAK US UP AND SAY , " JUMP IN THE WATER AND CLIMB UP ON TOP OF THAT ROOF. IT WAS A SMALL POND NEXT TO THE PLAYING FIELD. THE STRUCTURE WE SAT ON WAS VERY UNSTABLE AND OLD..........dream ends.

 2 - I AM ON THE FRONT PORCH AT OUR OLD RENTAL HOME. I MOVE TO THE BACK DECK TO MAKE A PHONE CALL. I ASK A FRIEND " SHELLY " WHAT IS HER PARENT'S PHONE NUMBER ? " SHE TELLS ME BUT I FORGET IT AND SAY LET ME WRITE IT DOWN. I ASKED HER AGAIN AND SHE FORGETS. THAN I HEAR LOUD COMMOTION AT THE FRONT PORCH SO I HEAD THERE. SOME TOUGH GUYS COME UP AND START SHIT WITH MY NEIGHBOR AND THAN ME. THE FUNNY THING IS THESE GUYS ARE REALLY SMALL.....LIKE 5 FOOT TALL AND 120 POUNDS. ONE LITTLE GUY TRIES TO CHEST BUMP ME AND I SAY , " DUDE , I AM NOT IN THE BEST MOOD SO YOU SHOULD BACK OFF. " HE CONTINUES TO BE COMPLETELY IRATE SO I GRAB HIS HEAD AND FLING HIM OVER THE FRONT PORCH RAILING. HE LANDS IN  A HEDGE. A 2ND GUY TRIES TO INTERVENE AND COMES AT ME. I STOP HIM IN HIS TRACKS AND PUSH HIM QUITE EASILY DOWN THE 3 CEMENT STEPS ON TO THE DRIVEWAY.

 CONTINUED - THE 3 TOUGH LITTLE GUYS LEAVE BUT IN JUST MINUTES THEY RETURN IN A CAR WITH 2 MORE LITTLE TOUGH FRIENDS. I AM SQUATTING DOWN PLACING SMALL RUSTED IRON BOLTS IN MY RIGHT HAND. ONE GUY SCREAMS AND RUNS AT ME. I FIERCELY THROW A HANDFUL OF BOLTS IN HIS FACE AND HE GOES DOWN LIKE A BAG OF BRICKS. A 2ND FRIEND TRIES TO BE TOUGH AND COMES AT ME TOO. I USE THE REMAINING RUSTED BOLTS AND FIRE IT AT HIS HEAD. HE TURNS AND MOST OF THE BOLTS SLAM HIS FACE. HE GOES DOWN. THE 3 OTHER FRIENDS NOW KNOW THEY BETTER CUT THEIR LOSSES. THEY DRAG THEIR FRIENDS INTO THEIR CAR AND DRIVE AWAY............dream ends.

  MONDAY     3 - 25 - 24

 BARGE HITS BRIDGE IN BALTIMORE. YEP , THIS WILL CAUSE SOME PROBLEMS FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS......AT LEAST. I COULD NOT EVEN IMAGINE THE FEAR OF CROSSING THIS BRIDGE AND IT COLLAPSING.

 NCAA MARCH MADNESS GAMES HAVE BEEN PRETTY ENTERTAINING.

 POST A VIDEO OF 12 DEER GOING BY OUR FRONT DOOR AND THE PUP SNUGGLED WITH BLANKETS ON THE COUCH. YEP , WE LOVE COMING HERE.

 MONDAY - COMPUTER WORK AND EMAILS. IT SEEMS TO NEVER END WHICH IS A GOOD THING.

 HOUSE LOOKS GOOD AND THE WEATHER TURNED FROM COLD TO A BEAUTIFUL 60 DEGREES.

 WE STOP AT A LOCAL DIVE BAR CALLED FOUR FELLAS FOR GOOD BURGERS AND SEE A BARTENDER WE LIKE. FOR A MONDAY IT GOT PRETTY BUSY AND LOUD.......AT LEAST THE LADY NEXT TO US.

 BACK HOME WHEELS WALKS AND THAN WALKS THE PUP AROUND THE LAKE. IT WAS SO WARM SHE TOOK HER JACKET OFF. THE GEESE KEPT A WARY EYE ON HER AND THE PUP.

 WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE CONNORS. IT WAS GOOD.

 NEXT WE WATCH A CONTROVERSIAL AND VERY IN THE PUBLIC EYE QUIET ON SET : THE DARK SIDE OF KIDS TV. WE WATCH 3 EPISODES AND THE KID ACTORS MUCH OLDER NOW SEEM TO BE VERY TRIVIAL ON HOW THEY WERE TREATED WITH LENGTH OF WORKING HOURS , WHAT CLOTHES THEY WERE ASKED TO WEAR , AND SOME PRECARIOUS SKITS THAT COULD BE INTERPRETED AS LEWD. NO DOUBT HOLLYWOOD IS A CASTING COUCH OF SOME EVIL PEOPLE LIKE THE FAT FUCK HARVEY WEINSTEIN. THIS GUY WAS A PREDATOR. BUT IN THE FIRST 2 EPISODE I THOUGHT ACTORS / WRITERS WERE BEING A BIT PETTY.  UNNNNNNNNNNTILLLLLLLLLLL !!! NOT ONE BUT 2 FUCKING PEDOPHILES WERE PART OF THE NICKELODEON STAFF. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ? THE DRAKE AND JOSH TV SHOW AND ONE ACTOR WAS ABSOLUTELY SEXUALLY BRUTALIZED BY A FUCKING HORRIBLE LEWD GAY PRODUCER. IT IS FUCKING INCONCEIVABLE WHAT THIS POOR 15 YEAR OLD KID WENT THROUGH......AND NO ONE KNEW ABOUT IT UNTIL THIS DOCU-SERIES WAS RELEASED. WE WILL WATCH THE 4TH AND FINAL EPISODE TOMORROW NIGHT. OH , I ACTUALLY CONTACTED THIS POOR GUY'S BAND ABOUT 4 MONTHS AGO TO PLAY THE NAIL.

 IOWA AND CAITLIN CLARK WIN AND GO TO THE SWEET 16. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I POSTED ANYTHING ABOUT WOMEN'S BASKETBALL.

 I DID NAP TWICE TODAY AFTER MAKING MY BED WITH FRESH SHEETS , BLANKETS , AND COMFORTERS. IT WAS SO COMFORTABLE. I GOT 2 GOOD NAPS IN AND WAS SURPRISED I GOT THAT KINDA SLEEP IN DURING THE DAY. I THINK LAST WEEK'S 4 DOUBLE SHIFT NIGHTS CAUGHT UP TO ME.

 OH , I DID NOT SLEEP TOO WELL TONIGHT. THE PUP JOINED ME. I WAS UP 3 TIMES TO PEE AND UNLIMITED TIMES JUST WAKING UP AND ROLLING AROUND........BLOW.

  TUESDAY    3 - 26 - 24

 WELP , THE WEATHER IS JUST TOO NICE TO BE INDOORS.

 LEAF BLEW AWNING , MAIN DECK , AND STEP AREAS. I CHECKED ON DRIVEWAY LIGHTS , WALKED THE PUP , REPLACED A TRASH CAN LID , AND A NEIGHBOR'S DOG VISITED US FOR A PLAY DATE.

 I CANCELLED A SHOW BECAUSE A BOOKING COMPANY REPEATEDLY ASKED ME TO SIGN A WAIVER TO THINGS WE JUST CAN NOT PROVIDE. EVEN IF THEY WRITE " OH DON'T WORRY ABOUT WAIVER REQUESTS " I STILL CAN NOT SIGN IT BECAUSE IT IS ALL ATTACHED TOGETHER.

 OTHER THINGS DONE TODAY WAS WIPING DOWN A CEILING. NOW , WHY WOULD I WIPE DOWN A KITCHEN CEILING ? ........IT HAD FOOTPRINTS ON IT. YEP , I DON'T EVEN WANT TO KNOW HOW THE FOOTPRINTS GOT THERE BUT WHEELS SAID , " MAYBE THEY WERE LISTENING TO LIONEL RICKIE'S DANCING ON THE CEILING SONG ? "

 DEER IN THE MORNING JUST STEPS FROM OUR FRONT DECK. THERE IS JUST SOMETHING SO COOL ABOUT DEER.

 LAST RENTERS HAD LIMITED CANDLES AND FLASHLIGHTS DURING A BLACK OUT. WE BROUGHT UP 3 CANDLES AND 3 FLASH LIGHTS IN CASE THIS EVER HAPPENS AGAIN.

 TRUMP NOW SELLING BIBLES. HE SAID , " IT'S HIS FAVORITE BOOK. HE READS IT ALL THE TIME. IT'S HIS MOST FAVORITE BOOK. A GOOD BOOK. MY FAVORITE. MOST OF MY TIME IS READING THIS GOOD BOOK. " HE DID APPEAL 374 MILLION DOLLAR AMOUNT OWED IN COURT AND GOT IT DOWN TO 174 MILLION. GO TRUMP !! I BELIEVE EVERY SINGLE WORD HE SAYS.

  SPENT ALOT OF TIME ON THE COMPUTER AND EMAILING BANDS. THIS IS ALWAYS A GOOD THING. I AM ALWAYS SURPRISED HOW MANY EMAILS COME IN IF I ONLY TAKE A 2 HOUR BREAK FROM CHECKING THEM.

 THE BALTIMORE BRIDGE COLLAPSING VIA A TANKER SHIP IS SO FRIGGIN' SCARY. THIS CATASTROPHE IS NOW SEEN ON ALL SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS. WHAT CHILLS ME TO THE BONE IS THE SLOW MOTION VIDEO WHERE CARS ARE DRIVING OVER THE BRIDGE RIGHT BEFORE IT COLLAPSES. THESE DRIVERS WERE EXTREMELY LUCKY. SOME OTHER DRIVERS WERE NOT.

 I SPENT SOME TIME LOOKING FOR NEW RESTAURANTS. GOOGLE AND YELP NARROWED IT DOWN TO 3 AND ONE OF THEM I RECOGNIZED FROM OUR CLEANER. WHEELS AND I TOOK A SHORT DRIVE TO THE BRASS BUCKLE. THIS MEXICAN STYLE RESTAURANT WAS REALLY COOL WITH GOOD SERVICE. EVERY TABLE SEEM TO HAVE THEIR OWN WAITER OR WAITRESS. THE WHOLE STAFF WAS FREAKIN' ADORABLE. ANYWAY , THIS 200+ OLD BUILDING IS THE OLDEST IN THE TOWN OF CONYINGHAM , PA. THE ENTIRE HOME WAS REMODELED INTO THIS COOL UNDERGROUND ECLECTIC DECOR STYLED RADIATED SUCH AN AMBIANCE. THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD FROM THE FAJITAS' TO MY $2 SOFT TACOS. WE REALLY LIKED THIS PLACE.

 BACK HOME WE WALK AND FEED THE PUP. SHE IS SO ADORABLE AS SHE STANDS ON OUR COUCH WAGGING HER TALE HAPPILY WHEN WE ENTER THE ROOM.

 TALK TO OUR ELDEST TO CHECK IN.

 A NEW BARTENDER STARTS ON FRIDAY.

 WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH THE 4TH AND FINAL EPISODE OF QUIET ON THE SET : THE DARK SIDE OF KIDS TV. AGAIN THE MAIN PRODUCER DENIES ALL OF IT AND GIVES STATEMENTS ON HIS SIDE OF IT. I DO THINK SOME OF THE CHILD ACTORS WHO ARE NOW ADULTS OVER DRAMATIZED MANY THINGS. I MEAN YOU CONSTANTLY HEAR HOLLYWOOD IS A HARSH HARSH BAD ENVIRONMENT. WHAT WERE THEY EXPECTING ? ONE TEEN KID COMPLAINED THEY MADE HIM WHERE A LEOTARD FOR A SCENE. SERIOUSLY , A FUCKING LEOTARD YOUR' COMPLAINING ABOUT ? ANOTHER SUBJECT IS WHEN SLIME ( VERY POPULAR ON NICKELODEON ) WAS SPLASHED IN A KID OR ADULT'S FACE IT WAS CONSIDERED A CUM SHOT. OH C'MON. GTE YOUR FUCKING MIND OUT OF THE GUTTER. THIS DOES NOT TAKE AWAY THE FUCKING CHILD MOLESTERS WHO ONLY GOT MINIMAL TIME IN JAIL WHICH IS INFURIATING. HOW THE FUCK DOES THAT HAPPEN ?

 WE ALSO WATCHED ANOTHER EPISODE OF SHOGUN. HIIIIIIIIITTTTTTEEEE !!! VERY GOOD.

 WE WATCHED AN EPISODE OF COMMUNITY. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 FLYERS FIGHT BACK TIME AFTER TIME ONLY TO LOSE IN OVERTIME. SUCH A DAMN SHAME ESPECIALLY AGAINST THE RANGERS.

 I ALWAYS THINK OF A OUR RADIO SHOW CO-HOST ON HOW HE FEELS ABOUT THE RANGERS. HE USED TO SAY , " I DON'T EVEN GO TO NATIONAL PARKS BECAUSE THERE'S RANGERS THERE. " HE MOVED WEST PAST COATESVILLE. I NEVER HEARD FROM HIM AGAIN.

 OFF TO BED TO SETTLE IN. I WATCH SEINFELD AND THE NEWS  FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. THE PUP JOINS ME ABOUT AN HOUR LATER.

  WEDNESDAY       3 - 27 - 24

 AN INTERESTING AND FUN DAY.

 A VISIT FROM OUR NEIGHBOR AND HIS DOG. THE TWO PUPS PLAY. IT IS ALWAYS FUN TO WATCH.

 FULL DAY OF COMPUTER WORK AND BY 5PM WE WERE ON THE ROAD.

 WE TALK TO OUR ELDEST AND YOUNGEST DURING THE DRIVE.

 FIRST STOP IS A RESTAURANT DEPOT IN WILKES BARE. THEY HAVE PIZZA SHELLS MY LOCAL ONE DOES NOT.  THE BUILDING IS PRETTY MUCH EXACTLY THE SAME AS THE ONE I GO TO EXCEPT MUCH CLEANER AND FRIENDLIER. WHEELS AND I TALK TO A NICE MANAGER AND HE LEADS US RIGHT TO THE PIZZA SHELLS.

 NEXT STOP.......THE FLAMING CRAB !! WHAT A COOL SPOT. WE HAD A REALLY FUN WAITER NAMED " ISH " AND I MADE HIM LAUGH THE ENTIRE TIME. THEY GIVE YOU A CHOICE OF ALL KINDS OF SEAFOOD , PUT IN A BOWL , AND THAN LIGHT IT ON FIRE. I PROBABLY SAY AT LEAST 2 MEALS WILL BE TAKEN HERE WHICH MAKES UP FOR THE SLIGHTLY PRICEY COSTS. BUT , SEAFOOD IS EXPENSIVE THESE DAYS. WE GOT WAY TOO MUCH FOOD BUT OVERALL THIS IS A SUPER COOL PLACE TO GO TO AND COOL DECOR WITH SHIPS ON THE CEILINGS. IT REMINDED ME OF THE CRUST YCRAB. THE ONLY SLIGHT MINOR ISSUE WAS THEY SING HAPPY BIRTHDAY ABOUT EVERY 15 MINUTES TO SOMEONE. I'M JUST KIDDING THIS WAS WAS VERY FUN AND THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD ESPECIALLY IF YOU LIKE GARLIC AND BUTTER.

 WE STOP AT A LIQUOR STORE TO PICK UP SOME CROWN ROYAL FOR THE NAIL I FORGOT TO GET IT ON MY ORDER.

 WE ROLL HOME AND SETTLE IN. THE ONLY THING THAT SUCKS IS TIME GOES BY SO FAST. IT IS SO FRIGGIN' NICE STAYING HERE.

 76ERS WITH A GUT CRUSHING LOSS AFTER LOSING THE LEAD TO JAMES HARDEN AND THE CLIPPERS IN THE LAST SECONDS. AN ABSOLUTELY HEART BREAKING LOSS WITH VERY BAD REFEREES , COUCH FREAKING OUT , AND A 76ERS PLAYER CALLING EVERY REF A BITCH. THE REFS APOLOGIZED THE NEXT DAY FOR MISSING 2 CALLS IN THE FINAL 10 SECONDS.

 WHEELS AND I START A NEW SERIES CALLED RESIDENT ALIEN. I LIKED IT ALOT.  OUR ELDEST LED US TO THIS SERIES. THE REVIEWS ARE EXCELLENT WITH ROTTEN TOMATOES - 97% AND VIEWER LIKED AT 84%.

  WE WATCH THE LAST 20 SECONDS OF THE 76ERS GAME ( WHICH WAS ABOUT 40 MINUTES WITH TIMEOUTS) AND IT WAS JUST SO DEPRESSING TO SEE JAMES HARDEN WIN ON BAD OFFICIATING. OUR ANNOUNCERS WERE FREAKING OUT.

 WATCH SOME NEWS , WHEELS HEADS TO BED , I WATCH SOME HOGAN HEROES , CHECK EMAILS , AND PLAY ONE GAME OF POKER.

 I DID SPEND ABOUT 30 MINUTES CREATING AN APRIL CALENDAR AND SENDING IT OFF TO OUR PRINTING COMPANY.

 I GET AT LEAST 10 EMAILS FROM XFINITY TO CHECK MY ACCOUNT AND 10 MORE EMAILS ABOUT REAL ESTATE IN NEW JERSEY.

 POKER GAME THAT KEPT ME UP :

  PLAYER WITH POCKET QUEENS RAISES BIG. I CALL WITH POCKET 9'S. THE CHIP LEADER WITH SO MANY CHIPS CALLS THE BIG RAISE WITH 5 / 8 OFF SUIT ( SERIOUSLY ? ).

 THE FLOP 6 , 9 , 2. --  QUEENS BETS REAL BIG. I JUST CALL ( MAYBE I SHOULD OF RE-RAISED BUT I WAS TRYING TO TRAP ). THE CHIP LEADER CALLS THE BIG BET WITH HIS 5 /8. THE TURN IS A 7.  QUEENS GOES ALL-IN , I IMMEDIATELY CALL , AND THE CHIP LEADER CALLS SINCE HE HIT THE STRAIGHT. THE BOARD DOES NOT PAIR FOR ME TO GET A FULL HOUSE AND THE CHIP LEADER KNOCKS BOTH OF US OUT. I SEEN IT MANY TIMES WHERE A PLAYERS ( AND ME ) FLOPS TRIPS AND END UP LOSING. I GO TO BED PISSED.

 OFF TO BED AND THE PUP JOINS ME. I WATCH ABOUT 10 MINUTES OF TV AND TRY TO SLEEP. I JUST COULDN'T. I TOSSED AND TURNED ALL FRIGGIN' NIGHT. AT 3AM I USE THE BATHROOM AND LOOK OUTSIDE TO SEE 2 DEER FEEDING ON OUR BACK YARD GRASS.

  THURSDAY     3 - 28 - 24

 I ALWAYS GET SO BUMMED LEAVING THE POCONOS. WE HAVE BEEN HERE 5 DAYS AND SAW ONE PERSON. SHE WAS A LADY WALKING AROUND THE LAKE AND LOVED OUR PUP WHO SAID HELLO TO HER. TIME GOES WAY TOO FAST.

 SLEPT OKAY AND BY 10AM I WAS DONE ALL MY COMPUTER WORK. I WILL NOW GO INTO CLEANING MODE.  BY 10:45AM I LOAD THE VAN AND WE ARE READY TO ROLL BY LUNCH TIME. WE MAKE GREAT TIME.

 OH , JUST ONE MORE THING BEFORE LEAVING. I HAVE A GOOD HABIT OF CHECKING ALL DRAWERS AND UNDER BEDS. THE STUFF I FIND IS QUITE REVEALING SOMETIMES. THIS TIME I FOUND MY ELDEST DRIVER'S LICENSE IN A DRAWER FROM ABOUT 3+ MONTHS AGO. THE CRAP WE WENT THROUGH TO GET HER NEW LICENSE WAS NOT FUN.

 AT HOME I UNLOAD AND IMMEDIATELY START MY RUNNING. I STOP AT THE LIQUOR STORE TO PICK-UP AN ORDER.

 AT THE NAIL I UNLOAD STUFF WE BROUGHT FROM THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE , THE LIQUOR ORDER , AND MEET MERCURY AMUSEMENT AND A BEER DELIVERY.

 I STOCK ALL LIQUOR AND BEER ALONG WITH 20 OTHER THINGS. I BREAK DOWN 30 BOXES AND PLACE THEM IN THE DUMPSTER.

 MERCURY AMUSEMENT REMOVES OUR JUKEBOX AND BROKEN CHANGE MACHINE (WHICH I ACTUALLY WANTED). THEY ALSO INSTALL A DVR FOR OUR RADIO/IPOD TO PLAY MUSIC. IT IS MUCH LOUDER THAN THE OLD ONE.

 I ROLL HOME ALREADY TIRED FROM THIS DAY THAT STARTED AT 6M.

 WE RE-HEAT OUR SEAFOOD BOIL DINNERS FROM THE FLAMING CRAB RESTAURANT YESTERDAY. MY GOD IT WAS A TON. WE SAVE THE GARLIC/BUTTER BROTH FOR CHICKEN OR PASTA DINNER SOME DAY.

 BACK TO THE NAIL I OPEN AND BAND MEMBERS START TO ARRIVE ALONG WITH SOME FRIENDS FOR A SURPRISE PARTY. I ROLLED OUT BUT THERE ARE SOME FUN POSTS ON FACE BOOK AND INSTAGRAM TO SEE.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN. WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF RESIDENT ALIEN. BOTH WERE VERY GOOD.

 OFF TO MY BEDROOM AND I STAY UP PAST 1AM LIKE AN IDIOT.

  FRIDAY      3 - 29 - 24

 THIS WAS A LONG DAY........EVERY FRIDAY IS........AND SATURDAYS.

 NOT THE BEST SLEEP AND I JUST GOT UP TO START MY DAY AT 5:45AM.

 BY LATE MORNING I WAS HEADING TO THE NAIL TO DO A PROJECT LEFTOVER FROM REMOVING OUR JUKEBOX YESTERDAY. THE PROJECT TODAY WAS MAKE A SHELF , RUN A POWER SUPPLY , AND MOUNT A RECEIVER FOR OUR RADIO........THAN PAINT.

 HERE IS HOW IT WENT :

 - DUMP TRASH FROM THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE TRIP.

 - COVER POOL TABLE AND LOAD TOOLS ON IT.

 - DO ALL MY NAIL CHORES FIRST.....CLEAN , MARQUEE , REGISTER , ETC.

 - IN MY GARAGE AND BASEMENT I FOUND 3 SHELVING BRACKETS , A WOOD SHELF , WIRE , AND PAINT.

 - SET UP A LADDER AND PRE-ASSEMBLE THE WOOD SHELF AND 3 SHELF BRACKETS.

 - TEXT MY A/C TECH TO PICK UP PARTS. HE CAN ARRIVE IN ABOUT AN HOUR. AFTER 2 1/2 HOURS I TEXTED WE GET TOGETHER ANOTHER DAY.

 - LEVEL AND MOUNT SHELF WITH A METAL TETHER WIRE TO SUPPORT THE FRONT OF THE SHELF.

 - SLIDE IN RECEIVER UNIT , MOVE CEILING TILES , SHOVE A SHIT LOAD OF WIRES IN THE CEILING , AND RUN A POWER SUPPLY CORD.

 - I PUT EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER AND PAIN THE WALL SECTION WHERE THE JUKEBOX WAS GREY ( IT WAS RED AND REALLY STOOD OUT). I ALSO PAINTED UNDER THE NEW SHELF AND BRACKETS.

 - I TEST IT AND IT WORKS VERY GOOD. THE SOUND IS MUCH LOUDER. I AM REALLY HAPPY ON THE OUTCOME. THE ONLY THING IS I CAN NOT FIND THE EXACT PAINT TO MATCH. I SHOULD HAVE THE PAINT SOME WHERE.

 I LOAD ALL TOOLS , DUMP SOME TRASH IN THE DUMPSTER , AND HEAD HOME.

 I CHECK EMAILS AND HAVE A PIZZA WITH WHEELS.

 BACK TO THE NAIL AND IT STARTS OUT A STEADY GOOD CROWD. THE MUSIC WAS VERY GOOD ALL NIGHT.

 A NEW BARTENDER STARTED TONIGHT. YEP , IT SEEMED LIKE SHE HAD A REALLY GOOD TIME. OH , ONE PATRON TIPPED $140 AND ANOTHER $55.

 I HAD 2 CLOSE TALKERS TONIGHT. MY GOD WAS I GETTING BREATHED ON. IT WAS UNCOMFORTABLE.

 AGAIN THANKS BY MUSICIANS AND PATRONS FOR HOSTING THE SHOW. IT ALWAYS FEELS GOOD.

 THE NIGHT MOVED ALONG VERY GOOD. FOR THE FIRST TIME I PAID A PROMOTER TO BUILD A SHOW WITH ME. SHE WAS COOL AND REALLY PROMOTED THE SHOW VIA SOCIAL MEDIA.

 BOTH BARTENDERS HAD A FAIR AMOUNT OF FRIENDS VISIT THEM.

 76ERS LOSE ANOTHER HEART BREAKER ESPECIALLY MISSING A 3 POINTER WITH NO TIME LEFT.

 PHILLIES OPENING DAY WAS AWESOME........FRO 6 INNINGS. THAN THE BULLPEN ( DECLARED BEST IN ALL OF BASEBALL BY MLB.COM ) IMPLODES AND GIVES UP 7 RUNS. THE INNING WAS NEARLY AN HOUR AND ABSOLUTELY BRUTAL TO WATCH.

 QUESTIONS :

 - WHY TAKE OUT WHEELER ?

 - WHY PUT STRAHM IN ?

 ** CHARLIE MANUAL THROWING OUT FIRST PITCH WAS COOL. A WYSP RADIO SHOW HOST BUILT IT WAY WAY WAY WAY OUT OF PROPORTION ON THE " SURPRISE " GUEST THROWING OUT THE FIRST BALL. IT WAS BUILT UP SO MUCH I ACTUALLY THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO EITHER BE SYLVESTER STALLONE OR TAYLOR SWIFT **

 A NIGHT CAP AT THE END OF THE SHOW WITH OUR BARTENDERS AND A PATRON.

   I HEAD HOME WITH MY LEGS HURTING A BIT.

 AT HOME I HEAD TO MY COMPUTER TO CHECK EMAILS AND WATCH A LITTLE TV. I LASTED ABOUT 15 MINUTES.

 OFF TO BED ALITTLE AFTER 1:15AM.

 WHEELS HAS A DREAM WALKING A BEACH WITH TAYLOR SWIFT.

 SATURDAY      3 - 30 - 24

 THESE DOUBLE DAY AND NIGHTS DEFINITELY TAKE A TOLL ON MY BODY. MY LEGS MOSTLY.

 TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL WITH THE PUP AND AGAIN I CAN NOT FIND MATCHING PAINT TO OUR WALLS. IT KINDA SUCKS I JUST CAN'T FIND THE ORIGINAL PAINT. I GET EVERYTHING ELSE DONE TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT AND PLAY WITH THE PUP.

 BACK HOME I MEET 2 BROTHER-IN-LAW'S At THE PHILLIES OWNER'S HOUSE. WE LOAD UP A FAIR AMOUNT OF DRY FIRE WOOD , A RING HOLDER FOR THE WOOD , A BUNCH OF DURAFLAME LOGS , AND A TON OF MATCH LIGHT KINDLING. BACK AT OUR HOUSE MY BROTHER-IN-LAW AND I UNLOAD THE WOOD BY OUR GRASS NEXT TO THE GARAGE.

 BACK HOME WE WATCH THE PHILLIES GET SMOKED AGAIN WITH THEIR TOP BULLPEN GETTING SMOKED AGAIN. AARON NOLA WITH HIS NEW MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT GETS SMOKED RIGHT IN THE FIRST INNING.

 THE ONLY HIGHLIGHT WAS KELCEY AND COX THROWING OUT THE FIRST PITCH.

 MY BROTHER GOT REALLY GOOD SEATS TO THE GAME. HE TEXTS ME A PICTURE WITH THE CAPITON " PHILLIES BLOW ".

 IOWA AND CAITLIN CLARKE WIN TO MOVE TO THE ELITE 8. THEY WILL PLAY CONTROVERSIAL RIVAL LSU IN THE NEXT GAME. ( I HAVE NEVER WROTE ABOUT WOMEN'S BASKETBALL)

 WHEELS AND HER MOM PICK UP HER BROTHER TO STAY WITH US FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS. WE WILL HOST ANOTHER EASTER DINNER AT OUR HOUSE. WE HAVE TO RE-ARRANGE OUR FURNITURE AGAIN. WHEELS AND I ARE PRETTY GOOD AT FIGURING OUT AND ACCOMMODATING HOW TO GET SO MANY PEOPLE IN OUR HOME FOR A DINNER GET TOGETHER.

 OFF TO THE NAIL FOR A CD RELEASE PARTY. RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING IT STARTED OFF WITH A GOOD CROWD AND VERY COOL MUSIC. I WAS EXPECTING DEATH METAL BUT THE RANGE WAS MORE MELODIC TO TRADITIONAL. A REALLY COOL NIGHT.  I WAS GLAD I BROUGHT OUR DOORMAN IN BECAUSE I MADE A FAIR AMOUNT OF FOOD ORDERS WHILE THE BARTENDERS DID THEIR THING.

 I WAS SURPRISED HOW WELL THE NIGHT MOVED BECAUSE THE FIRST 4 OF 5 BANDS USED THEIR OWN DRUM KITS.

 I MUST OF HAD 30+ PEOPLE AND MUSICIANS THANK THE NAIL FOR HOSTING THE SHOW. I TALKED TO MUSICIANS ALL NIGHT. IN FACT SO MUCH SO THE BARTENDERS ASKED IF THEY COULD LEAVE. I WAS REALLY HAVING A GOOD TIME.

 ROLL OUT AFTER 1AM TO SETTLE IN AT HOME. I CHECK EMAILS , PLAY A GAME OF POKER (AND WIN) , EAT SOME CASHEWS , AND HEAD TO BED. I TOOK SOME ADVIL BECAUSE MY LEGS WERE HURTING.

 SUNDAY      3 - 31 - 24

 WELP , ANOTHER FAMILY DAY DINNER. WHEELS (AGAIN) DOES A GREAT JOB TO ADAPT OUR HOME TO ACCOMMODATE SO MANY PEOPLE. SHE ALSO DID A WONDERFUL JOB PREPPING THE MAJOR MEAL. HER MOM HELPED TOO.

 MEANWHILE , MY BROTHER-IN-LAW AND I HEAD TO THE NAIL. I HAD HIM DO 3 PROJECTS WHILE I PREPPED. HE VACUUMED , LOADED THE DUMPSTER WITH AN OLD LOVESEAT ( I CUT IT UP WITH A SAW SALL) , AND HOSED DOWN WHEELS CAR BECAUSE THE BIRDS HAD A LITTLE FUN POOPING ON IT.

 BACK HOME WE GREET FAMILY AND COLOSSAL SHRIMP WAS THE FIRST APPETIZER. WHEELS COOKS ANOTHER HAM AND GETS ANOTHER FREE HAM FROM GIANT. WE GOT HAM COMING OUT THE YING YANG. ALOT OF LAUGHS AND GOOD FOOD. MY FAVORITE WAS SCALLOPED POTATOES WHICH I HAVE NOT HAD IN A LONG TIME.

 WE ALSO HAD A BIRTHDAY FOR MY BROTHER-IN-LAW. OF COURSE CAKE , PIE , CHOCOLATES , AND MORE WAS SERVED. OH MAN I NEED TO START MY DIET AGAIN.

 WE STARTED AROUND 2PM SO BY 7:30PM EVERYONE ROLLED OUT EXCEPT A NEPHEW. I DECIDED TO DO A FIRE PIT. WE ALL SAT AROUND , HAD A NIGHTCAP , TOLD JOKES , STORIES , AND MORE. IT WAS A REAL NICE WAY TO END THE NIGHT. WELL.....KINDA END.

 PHILLIES SALVAGE A WIN.....THANK GOD.

 WE END THE NIGHT WITH ALL OF US WATCHING A MOVIE CALLED DAMSEL. OUR ELDEST SUGGESTED IT. OF COURSE SHE LEAVES WITHIN 30 MINUTES TO GO OUT WITH FRIENDS. WHEELS GOES TO BED WITHIN 45 MINUTES SO MY YOUNGEST AND I FINISH THE MOVIE. IT WAS ACTUALLY NOT BAD. IT STARS THE FEMALE ACTRESS MILLIE BOBBY BROWN ( STRANGER THINGS).

 ITS LITTLE BUT MEANS ALITTLE TO ME. MY BEDROOM TV DOES NOT GET SPORTS NETWORK WHICH AIRS PHILLIES , FLYERS , AND THE 76ERS. I FIGURED OUT IN H.D. IT PIXILATES AND UNWATCHABLE. BUT.......I CHANGED THE CHANNEL TO REGULAR STANDARD TV AND IT WORKED. I ACTUALLY YELLED OUT , " NICE !! "

 MY YOUNGEST AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF RICK AND MORTY TO END THE NIGHT. IT WAS GOOD.

 I GO RIGHT TO BED. THIS WAS A GOOD DAY AND NIGHT.

  MONDAY    4 - 1 - 24

 LEARNED MY LESSON ON THIS ONE.

  IT'S 3:45AM AND CAN'T FRIGGIN' SLEEP AFTER I WENT TO BED AT 1AM.

 START MORNING BREAKING DOWN TABLES AND CHAIRS FOR THE 2ND STRAIGHT WEEKEND OF HOSTING EASTER DINNERS. MY BROTHER-IN-LAW HELPED.

 MOTHER-IN-LAW , UNCLE , AND BROTHER-IN-LAW ROLL OUT. THEY DROPPED OFF A FAMILY MEMBER AND VISITED ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBER FOR A BIRTHDAY.

 WHEELS STRAIGHTENS THE HOUSE BACK TO ORDER FOR THE 2ND STRAIGHT WEEKEND.

 WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF DEATH WITH DETAILS. BOTH WERE GOOD. I WAS VERY ENVIOUS OF OUR DOG SNUGGLING WITH OUR YOUNGEST FOR 2 HOURS. IT WAS ADORABLE.

 PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN. DUMB PLAYS GETTING PICKED OFF REMINDED ME OF PEE WEE BALL.

 FLYERS TIE GAME WITH GOALIE PULLED AND WITH ONLY 9 SECONDS LEFT. ONLY TO LOSE IN OVERTIME BY GIVING THE PUCK AWAY IN THEIR OWN ZONE IN FRONT OF THEIR GOALIE. THAT WAS A TOUGH LOSS.......5 IN A ROW AND SINKING FAST.

 IOWA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL GETS SWEET REVENGE ON LSU. THEY DID IT WITH CLASS UNLIKE THE LSU PLAYERS. SURE LSU HAD CLASS WHEN THEY LOSE BUT NOT WHEN THEY WIN.. IT WAS ABSOLUTELY REWARDING TO SEE. A TON OF COMMENTS WITH GUYS WRITING " I HAVE NEVER WATCHED WOMEN'S BASKETBALL EVER BUT....... " YEP , SAME HERE.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR A PRIVATE PARTY.

 WHEELS GOES OUT TO DINNER WITH OUR YOUNGEST.

 I RETURN TO THE NAIL AND THE BAND AND PARTY START TO ARRIVE. A SOLID CROWD OF ABOUT 50+ ENJOYED A PRIVATE BIRTHDAY PARTY. THEY BROUGHT N A TON OF FOOD , DESERTS , AND ALCOHOL. I DID NOT APPROVE THE WINE AND BEER BROUGHT IN AND IT RUINED MY NIGHT. NO WHERE DID I EVER WRITE OR SAY , " OH YEAH , BRING IN A SHIT LOAD OF BOOZE. NO NEED TO WORRY ABOUT MY LIQUOR LICENSE. " I LEARNED MY LESSON AND JUST LET IT GO. I KNOW THEY HAD A GREAT TIME BUT I DID NOT.

 SINCE THERE WAS SO MUCH BOOZE I GAVE THE 2ND BARTENDER A RIDE HOME BACK TO SOUTH PHILLY.

 WE CLOSE UP AND CLEAN UP. SOME FOOD WAS LEFT OVER.

 BACK HOME WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF COMMUNITY. THOUGH 3 MAIN STARS LEFT THE SHOW THIS EPISODE WAS VERY GOOD.

 OFF TO BED TO CHECK EMAILS , PLAY A GAME OF POKER , AND WATCH SOME SPORTS NEWS.

 IT IS MY FATHER-IN-LAW'S BIRTHDAY AND EVER SINCE HE PASSED I DON'T HAVE THE SENSE OF HUMOR ABOUT  APRIL FOOLS DAY ANYMORE.

 WELP , IT'S 5:45AM. LET'S SEE IF I CAN GO BACK TO SLEEP.

  TUESDAY      4 - 2 - 24

 WHAT A FUCKING RACKET...............

 SLEPT ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE AGAIN. I EVEN HAD MY ELDEST GIVE ME SOME " GUMMY BEARS ". THEY DIDN'T WORK. UP AT 3:30AM UNTIL 6AM. I TOOK SOME ADVIL AND SLEPT UNTIL 8:45AM.

 I MEET FIRE MARSHALLS AND ALWAYS GET NERVOUS BECAUSE OF NEW LAWS , RULES , AND REGULATIONS. I MEET THEM THERE AND FIND OUT ALL DELAWARE COUNTY BUSINESSES MUST HAVE A LOCK BOX OUTSIDE THEIR FRONT DOOR FOR FIREMEN. THEY ARE CALLED " KNOX BOXES ". BASICALLY , IT'S A HIDE-A-BOX THAT IS VISIBLE SO FIREMEN CAN ACCESS IT QUICKLY IN CASE OF A FIRE AT THE BUSINESS. THIS ALL MAKES SENSE......UN...........TILLLLLLL YOU GO ONLINE AND SEE THE PRICE FOR A SMALL KNOX BOX IS $422. WHAT A FUCKING BULLSHIT RACKET THIS IS. A REGULAR LOCK BOX IS ABOUT $25.

 OH , AND YOU CAN' GET ANY OTHER PRODUCT EXCEPT KNOX. THIS MAKES KNOX VERY HAPPY. I DID GO ON FB MARKETPLACE AND FOUND 2 USED ONES FOR $100 AND $200 BUT THEY WERE A LITTLE TOO FAR AND I FELT I HAD TO GO THROUGH THE TOWNSHIP WEBSITE TO PURCHASE SO I AM ON THEIR BOOKS. I FUCKING HATE ALL OF THIS. I EVEN CALLED THE FIRE MARSHALL TO SEE IF THIS WAS MANDATORY AND COULD I GET ANY OTHER LOCK BOX BESIDES KNOX. GEE.....GUESS WHAT MY ANSWER WAS ?

 I SPEND MORE TIME CLEANING AND FIXING STUFF. OH , I ALSO HAVE TO REPLACE 4 BATTERIES FOR OUR FIRE EXIT LIGHTS. THESE ARE $49 EACH. IF I FOUND THE RIGHT ONES ONLINE I GOT THEM FOR $12 EACH. I PLACED ALL ORDERS WHEN I GOT BACK HOME.

 FELT TIRED ALL DAY AND JUST COULDN'T SHAKE IT.

 LAST GAME VS LSU , CAITLIN CLARK AND IOWA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL HAD THE HIGHEST TV RATINGS FROM ESPN.

 FIRST 4 GAMES ON SOCIAL MEDIA - " BRYCE HARPER BLOWS , HE SUCKS , WAY OVER PAID , DOESN'T CARE , HE'S STILL INJURED , BRING BACK REESE HOSKINS , ETC. "

 LAST NIGHT WIN OVER REDS - (CRICKETS) - HARPER HAD 3 HOME RUNS AND ONE WAS A GRAND SLAM.

 76ERS AND THE RETURN OF JOEL EMBIID. A HUGE WIN OVER TOP TEAM OKLAHOMA THUNDER.

 WHEELS AND I HAVE SOME LEFTOVERS AND SETTLE IN. WE WATCH 3 EPISODES OF RESIDENT ALIEN. THEY WERE OK TO GOOD.

 ALOT OF RAIN AGAIN. LAST I CHECKED , OUR BASEMENT DID GET SOME WATER IN MY TOOL ROOM.

  WEDNESDAY     4 - 3 - 24

 WELP , THE GUMMIES FOR SLEEPING BETTER ARE WORKING IN REVERSE. I TOSSED AND TURNED UNTIL 6AM. I WAS FURIOUS. I TOOK SOME ADVIL AT 6:01AM AND SLEPT UNTIL 10:30AM. I PLAYED ONE GAME OF POKER AT 5:30AM AND WON. IT DID NOT HELP ME SLEEP.

 4 STRAIGHT DAYS OF RAIN AND IT IS MORE THAN A YEAR TOTAL. MY BASEMENT CAN CONFIRM THIS.

 OFF TO THE NAIL. I HAD TO SWAP OUT A MONITOR FOR OUR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM. I TRIED 3 DIFFERENT WAYS OF FIXING IT BUT TODAY WITH ANOTHER MONITOR WE ARE BACK ONLINE. I ALSO DID ABOUT 20 OTHER THINGS.

 FACETIME WITH FAMILY. THIS IS ALWAYS FUN.

 WHEELS AND I PICK UP MY MOM TO ATTEND A FUNERAL IN SOUTH PHILLY. IT WAS SAD BUT ALWAYS NICE TO SEE FAMILY.

 BACK HOME WE CHILL. WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF SHOGUN ( VERY GOOD ) , RESIDENT ALIEN ( GOOD ) AND THE PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN ( BAD ). WORST TEAM EVER.

 EARLIER IN THE DAY I DID FINISH THE WALKING DEAD : THE ONES WHO LIVED. WHAT A FUCKING RACKET WITH ON-DEMAND AND AMC HAVE. THIS 44 MINUTE FINAL EPISODE TOOK OVER 1 HOUR AND 20 MINUTES TO WATCH. I ACTUALLY STARTED FALLING ASLEEP. WHY ?...........EVERY 2 MINUTES OF SHOW WAS FOLLOWED WITH 6 MINUTES OF COMMERCIALS......ABSOLUTELY INFURIATING.

  THURSDAY       4 - 4 - 24

 ACTUALLY , THAT WAS KINDA FUN.

 OH , IT'S 5AM. I WENT TO BED AT 1AM.

 ALL DAY I FELT ANXIOUS AND WORRISOME. I JUST COULDN'T SHAKE IT. THERE IS JUST SO MUCH GOING ON AND DEALING WITH IT DAY IN AND DAY OUT KINDA BLOWS.

 KEEPING WEIGHT OFF IS ANOTHER THING THAT BLOWS. IT'S A FRIGGIN' CONSTANT BATTLE. MOST TIMES I JUST SAY , " FUCK IT AND ENJOY LIFE ". SOMETIMES I SAY , " MAN , IT BE NICE TO FIT IN ANY OTHER CLOTHES BUT THESE TWO SHIRTS. "

 STILL PISSED ABOUT PAYING $422 FOR A FUCKING KEY LOCK BOX.

 SPENT SOME TIME POSTING ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR THE BANDS AND THE NAIL.

 RAP & WRESTLING - OFF TO THE NAIL TO HOST A RAP SHOW THAT WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD. I ALSO PUT ON OLD WRESTLEMANIA CONTESTS. IT WAS KINDA FUN GOING BACK AND SEEING WRESTLERS I KNEW. AGAIN , MUSICIANS THANKED ME FOR HOSTING THE SHOW.

 THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE WE WILL HAVE WRESTLEMANIA ON OVER THE WEEKEND.

 THE NIGHT MOVED NICELY WITH THE ACTS AND A DECENT CROWD SHOWED FOR THE EVENT.

 TEXTING WITH MY YOUNGEST. MAN , THE STUFF I TEXT JUST TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH THE KID. I WONDER IF ALL DAD'S SO THIS.

 76ERS WITH POSSIBLY THE BIGGEST WIN OF THE SEASON SO FAR. IT'S FUNNY , WHEN THEY WERE UP 17-3 AND I SAID TO MYSELF , " THEY'LL BLOW THIS BIG LEAD. ".....THEY DID. IN THE LAST 3 MINUTES THE 76ERS GO ON A 12 - 0 RUN TO WIN THE GAME. IT WAS PRETTY FUN TO SEE.

 I HEAD HOME TIRED. I WALK BOTH DOGS TWICE , GIVE A BEER TO OUR RENTER/BARTENDER , WATCH TV , HAVE SOME CRACKERS/CHEESE , PLAY POKER , AND THAN HEAD TO BED.

 WELP , IT'S 6:15AM. TIME TO TRY TO GET A LITTLE MORE SLEEP IN.........BLOW.

  FRIDAY     4 - 5 - 24

 WILL WE HAVE WRESTLEMANIA ON ?........ONLY IF PEOPLE ASK. I HAVE TO ADMIT , IT BE KINDA COOL TO SEE THE PAGEANTRY AND ESPECIALLY SINCE IT IS IN PHILADELPHIA.

 SLEPT BAD AGAIN SO I STAYED IN BED TO SPITE MY FAT BODY WANTING TO START THE DAY WITH DONUTS.

 DROPPED OFF A PACKAGE AT U.P.S.

 STOPPED AT LOWES TO PICK-UP TRASH BAGS , TOILET PAPER , LIGHTER FLUID , AND OTHER ODD THINGS. A VERY NICE EMPLOYEE HELPED ME.

 AT THE NAIL I PREP FOR ABOUT 90 MINUTES.

 YOUNGEST COMES IN EARLY AND HEADS TO DINNER WITH WHEELS. THIS IS A NEW TRADITION THAT I THINK IS NICE.

 IT HAPPENS EVERY FRICKIN' TIME. I TEXT 1ST BARTENDER TO COME IN 30 MINUTES LATER THAN SCHEDULED. ABOUT 10 MINUTES AFTER THE TEXT THE NAIL GETS SLAMMED. I TEXT BOTH BARTENDERS TO COME IN ASAP AND A 3RD BARTENDER WHEN SHE HAS TIME. WE ENDED UP WITH 4 BARTENDERS.

 BIG CROWD AND EVEN WHEELS STOPPED DOWN TO SEE SOME OLD FRIENDS.

 THE CROWD WAS FUN ALL NIGHT WITH REALLY REALLY GOOD MUSIC. I WAS HAPPY I WAS IN A GOOD MOOD AND MESSED WITH PATRONS ALL NIGHT.

 FLYERS LOSE THEIR 6TH STRAIGHT AND OUR BASICALLY ELIMINATED FROM THE PLAY-OFFS. WHAT A BAD TIME TO GO ON A LOSING STREAK.

 IOWA WOMEN BASKETBALL OVERCOME DEFICIT TO WIN BY ONE POINT. IT WAS COOL TO SEE AND I WANTED THEM TO WIN. THEY MOVE TO THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP NEXT. THEY WILL FACE UNDEFEATED 38-0 SOUTH CAROLINA......OUCH.

 I MADE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE END OF THE NIGHT , " I DO NOT KNOW HOW WE CAN PUT ON A BETTER SHOW THAN THIS. THANK YOU EVERYONE. "

 I STAYED WAY WAY TOO LONG TALKING TO A MUSICIAN. BY 2:30AM I GET A TEXT FROM OUR ELDEST , " WHY ARE YOU STILL AT THE NAIL ? " SHE STOPPED BY.

 MY YOUNGEST AND I HEAD HOME. WE MAKE ONE NIGHTCAP AND WATCH A 24 MINUTE EPISODE OF RICK AND MORTY. I FELL ASLEEP TWICE.

 AT 3:15AM I GO TO BED..........BLOW.

  SATURDAY    4 - 6 - 24

 UP EARLY AND ON THE ROAD BY 9AM.

 MY YOUNGEST AND I HAVE BREAKFAST AT THE OREGON AVENUE DINER. IT WAS VERY GOOD. OUR WAITRESS WAS OLD AND NOT HAPPY WITH HER LIFE. I FELT BAD FOR HER.

 NEXT WE STOP AT MY AUNT AND COUSIN'S HOUSE. WE INSTALL A NEW TV ANTENNA AND SHOW THEM HOW TO WORK THEIR TV AND VCR. THIS WAS PROBABLY THE 50TH TIME WE HAVE DONE THIS. LATER , EARLY EVENING , MY AUNT CALLS ME WHILE I AM AT THE NAIL AND SAYS 2 CHANNELS WERE NOT WORKING. I HAD MY YOUNGEST CALL HER AND BY THAT TIME THE TV WAS OKAY.

 I DROP OFF MY YOUNGEST AND IT IS ALWAYS FUN TO HANG WITH HER.

 I DRIVE HOME AND HIT TRAFFIC. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING F'N TRAFFIC AT 11 FUCKING AM.

 AT HOME I DO MY BLOG AND EMAILS. I TRY TO NAP.

 A PIZZA FOR DINNER AND I ROLL OUT. I STOP FOR GAS BEFORE THE NAIL.

 I ARRIVE AND BEGIN PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT.

 MUSIC WAS FUN , CROWD WAS SOLID , WALK-IN CROWD WAS VERY GOOD , AND WRESTLEMANIA WAS ENTERTAINING ESPECIALLY WHEN JASON KELCE AND LANE JOHNSON MADE AN APPEARANCE.

 THE NIGHT ENDS WITH SOME LIBATIONS AND ME CHILLING WITH THE BARTENDERS. WE CLOSE AND I GIVE THEM A RIDE TO ANOTHER LOCAL PUB.

 I HEAD HOME , WALK THE PUP , HAVE SOME SNACKS , PLAY A GAME OF POKER , WATCH THE NEWS , AND GO TO BED.

 ANOTHER DOUBLE SHIFT DAY IN THE BOOKS. TOMORROW ( YES SUNDAY ) I DO IT ALL AGAIN.

  SUNDAY      4 - 7 - 24

  THE 4 STRAIGHT DOUBLE SHIFTS HAVE ENDED. I AM EXHAUSTED AND HURTING BUT IT IS A GOOD EXHAUSTED AND HURTING.

 WEATHER TURNS NICE AND IT KINDA SUCKS. WARM TEMPS ARE WELCOMED BUT THIS MEANS OUTDOOR YARD WORK MUST BE DONE........CRAP.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. ANOTHER 4 BAND SHOW.

 PICK UP MY MOM , THAN WHEELS , AND WE ATTENDED A 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION FOR OUR COUSIN OF OWNING THE GYPSY SALOON. THIS IS A CLASS PLACE WITH VERY GOOD FOOD , AMBIANCE , AND A GREAT STAFF. IT WAS SUPER COOL OUR COUSIN SAVED US A TABLE BECAUSE THE PLACE WAS PACKED. WE HAD A REALLY GOOD TIME.

 I GO GET THE CAR. I WALK UP HILL FOR JUST 1 1/2 BLOCKS AND THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO HAVE A HEART ATTACK. WE ROLL OUT AND I DROP OFF WHEELS , GET SOME THINGS , AND DRIVE MY MOM BACK HOME. SHE FELL ASLEEP BY THE TIME MY CAR WAS OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY.

 AT THE NAIL I RE-OPEN AND WE GET HIT WITH A CROWD........AGAIN.  I IMMEDIATELY CALL IN MORE STAFF. THE MUSIC WAS VERY GOOD AND I POSTED A VIDEO OF ONE 6 PIECE BAND WITH 2 SAXOPHONES. ALL NIGHT EVERYONE WAS VERY COOL.  WE EVEN HAD WRESTLEMANIA ON FOR THE 4TH NIGHT.

 BY 12 MIDNIGHT WE WERE WRAPPING UP. I GOT TO MEET OUR BARTENDER'S MOM WHO WAS VERY NICE.

 76ERS WITH A THRILLING DOUBLE OVERTIME WIN.

 IOWA AND CAITLIN CLARK LOSE TO SOUTH CAROLINA IN THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP. THEY WERE A BIG UNDERDOGS. IT WOULD OF BEEN NICE TO SEE IOWA WIN.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN , WALK THE PUP , PLAY ONE GAME OF POKER THAT WENT WAY TOO LONG BUT I WON , WATCHED TV FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES , AND ACTUALLY SLEPT DECENT.

 YOUNGEST GOES ON DATE WITHOUT TELLING ME. I GOT AN ISSUE WITH THAT.

  MONDAY     4 - 8 - 24

  THE ECLIPSE COMES AND GOES AND PEOPLE TOOK IT PRETTY SERIOUSLY. HOW SO , LIKE 200 COUPLES GOT MARRIED DURING THE ECLIPSE. WHEELS AND I WALKED OUTSIDE 3 TIMES AND SAW NOTHING ONE TIME DUE TO CLOUDS BUT WE SAW 2 CRESCENTS OVER THE SUN 30 MINUTES LATER. IT WAS COOL.

 WARM WEATHER MEANS......YARD WORK AND OUTSIDE PROJECTS. 

 TODAY'S PROJECTS :

 - CLEANED OUT MY VAN AND STORED ALL WOOD KINDLING AND DURAFLAMES IN THE GARAGE I GOT LAST WEEK. I ALSO LEAF BLEW THE WHOLE BACK AREA OF THE VAN OUT.

 - SET-UP LADDER IN BACK AND FRONT OF THE HOUSE AND CLEANED OUT GUTTERS OF PINE NEEDLES AND SLUDGE.

 - ALL GUTTER DEBRIS I SPREAD ALONG THE FRONT OF OUR HOUSE TO COVER THE SAND I LAID OUT MONTHS AGO. IT HID THE SAND WELL.

 - STARTED (AFTER ONE YEAR) RIDING MOWER AND CUT THE LAWN.

 - STARTED (AFTER ONE YEAR) PUSH MOWER AND FINISHED CUTTING THE LAWN WHERE RIDING MOWER COULD NOT GET TO.

 - LEAF BLEW EVERYWHERE..........TWICE.

 MORE BILLS FROM FIREMEN CODES DEPARTMENT. I HAD TO SPEND $422 FOR A NORMALLY $20 LOCK BOX ALONG WITH PURCHASING 4 BATTERIES FOR EMERGENCY LIGHTS. NEXT WE GET A BILL FOR $80 FOR FIRE PREVENTION FEES. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN 30 YEARS WE EVER SEEN THIS BEFORE. THE GOVERNMENT JUST FUCKING BLEEDS US DRY.

 TO THE NAIL TO GET SOME PROJECTS DONE. I SPENT CLOSE TO 2 HOURS.

 BACK HOME WHEELS MAKES A VERY GOOD DINNER OF LOBSTER BISQUE.

 A LITTLE TALK WITH OUR ELDEST......AGAIN.

 WATCHING FB MEMORIES OF FORMER BARTENDERS AND ROOM MATES OF OUR YOUNGEST. I MISSED THAT TIME.

 UCONN MEN'S TEAM WIN NCAA TOURNAMENT.

 PHILLIES ABSOLUTELY SHIT THE BED WITH THE BEST BULLPEN IN BASEBALL AGAIN., THEY BLEW A 3 - 1 LEAD IN THE 9TH INNING. LUCKILY WE TURNED THE TV OFF AND I WATCHED THE REST ON MY CELL PHONE AS GOOD LUCK. PHILLIES WIN 5 - 3.

 WE WATCH THE LAST 2 EPISODES OF RESIDENT ALIEN IN SEASON 1. BOTH WERE GOOD.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF COMMUNITY. IT WAS GOOD.

 HEAD TO BED FEELING ANXIOUS. I HATE THIS FEELING. IT IS WORRYING ABOUT TOWNSHIP SHIT WITH THE NAIL AND MOUNTAIN HOUSE. I PLAY 1 GAME OF POKER TO WIND DOWN THE NIGHT AND WIN IT.

 OFF TO BED TO TOSS AND TURN FOR QUITE A WHILE. I DID ALOT OF BAND WORK TODAY WHICH IS NORMAL FOR A MONDAY.

  TUESDAY       4 - 9 - 24

 ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY. THIS MEANS MORE YARD WORK.....BLOW.

 PLACE ORDERS FOR BEER AND LIQUOR. I ALSO MAKE A LIST FOR FOOD PRODUCT. THE NORMAL COMPUTER STUFF AND EMAILING BANDS TO MID-MORNING.

 OUTSIDE I BEGIN WEEDING FOR NEARLY 2 HOURS. WHEELS COMES OUTSIDE TO TELL ME LUNCH IS READY. I SHOULDN'T HAVE STOPPED BECAUSE EATING AND TEMPS RISING MAKES IT HARDER TO DO YARD WORK.

 AFTER LUNCH I AM TOO TIRED TO WEED SO I WEED WHACK. I FIGURE OUT HOW TO " STRING " MY WEED WHACKER BETTER AND IT DOES AN EXCELLENT JOB. I WEED WHACK EVERYWHERE.

 INSIDE I TRY TO NAP. I MAY HAVE GOT 15 MINUTES IN. I ANSWER EMAILS AND THAN ME AND THE PUP HEAD TO THE NAIL.

 TOWNSHIP ANSWERS MY QUESTION. THERE IS NOW ANOTHER FEE CALLED THE FIREMEN SAFETY FEE......80 BUCKS. MAN , IS THIS HOW OTHER COUNTRIES RUN ? I THINK POLITICIANS MAKE SHIT UP TO GAIN MORE REVENUE FOR THEMSELVES.

 AT THE NAIL I HAVE TO INSTALL NEW BATTERIES FOR OUR EMERGENCY LIGHTS. ONE PROBLEM......I GOT THE WRONG SIZE. THESE NEW MINI-BATTERIES I THOUGHT WOULD NOT WORK. BUT I GOT LUCKY (FOR NOW)  , WITH MACGYVERING , THEY DID. I ALSO UPDATED THE MARQUEE FOR AN ADDED BAND.

 BACK HOME I CHECK EMAILS. I DO THIS VERY OFTEN ALL DURING THE DAY AND NIGHT. BANDS CONSISTENTLY COMPLIMENT ME ON " ANSWERING SO FAST ". I AM PROUD OF THIS.

 WHEELS AND I HAVE DINNER OUTSIDE ON THE PATIO. IT IS A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT. WE TALK TO OUR RENTER/BARTENDER AND TAKES SOME FOOD WE OFFERED AND ROLLS OUT. WE ALSO PLAY WITH THE PUP BY TOSSING SOME FOOD ONTO THE GRASS.  OUR DOG IS VERY FOOD MOTIVATED.

 PHILLIES BATS GO DORMANT AGAIN.....LOSE 4 - 0.

 76ERS WIN OVER A BAD TEAM. THESE WINS ARE CRUCIAL FOR PLAY-OFF POSITIONING.

 FLYERS GET SMOKED TO LOSE THEIR 8TH GAME IN A ROW.....WHAT A DAMN SHAME. THEY ARE STILL MATHEMATICALLY ALIVE FOR THE PLAY-OFFS BUT WE ALL KNOW IT AIN'T HAPPENING.

 WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH EPISODES OF SHOGUN , RESIDENT ALIEN , AND COMMUNITY. ALL WERE GOOD.

 WHEELS AND I CREATE A RESUME FOR OUR ELDEST. YEP , THIS IS WHAT PARENT'S DO.

 OFF TO THE BEDROOM AROUND 11PM TO ANSWER EMAILS , PLAY ONE GAME OF INTERNET POKER ( I WIN ) AND WATCH THE NEWS AND FAMILY GUY. IN BED AROUND 1AM AND SLEPT DECENT. I TOOK 2 ADVIL BECAUSE WEEDING ON MY HANDS AND KNEES WAS PAINFUL TO MY FAT BODY.

 WEDNESDAY      4 - 10 - 24

 WELP , LET'S HEAD OUTSIDE. BODY IS HURTIN'.

 MY MOTTO TODAY , " JUST DON'T RUSH , TAKE YOUR TIME ".

  OUTSIDE AGAIN TO WEED FOR A LITTLE OVER AN HOUR AND LOAD 3 1/2 TRASHCANS UP. I CLIP MY CELL PHONE TO MY SHIRT AS I WORK TO LISTEN TO SPOTIFY MUSIC.

 SHOWER , SHAVE , AND BODY WASH. I HAVE REALIZED THERE ARE PARTS I CAN NOT REACH NOW. I NEED SOME KIND OF SCRUBBING POST TO RUB MY ASS AGAINST.

 STOP AT LIQUOR STORE TO PICK UP AN ORDER. IT WENT QUICKLY. I REALLY LIKE GETTING ORDERS IN THE COMMERCIAL DRIVEWAY.

 STOP AT RESTAURANT DEPOT. I QUICKLY GET WANT I WANT AND GO THROUGH THE REGISTER LINE. UNFORTUNATELY , THE CHECK POINT MANAGER COUNTED ONE OFF FOR MY TOTAL. THIS WASTED ABOUT 15 MINUTES TO FIND THE MISSING PRODUCT. IT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE MUCH TIME BUT BELIEVE ME IT IS. SO FRUSTRATING THIS HAPPENS ALLLLLLLLLLL THE TIME.

 DRIVE TO THE NAIL TO UNLOAD PRODUCT AND BOOZE. I ALSO BREAKDOWN 30 BOXES AND PUT THEM IN OUR DUMPSTER.

 OH THE WHOLE TIME I WAS EITHER LISTENING OR WATCHING THE PHILLIES. IT DID HELP PASS THE TIME.

 BACK HOME I UNLOAD MORE PRODUCT. I WATCH THE PHILLIES BEST BULLPEN IN BASEBALL GIVE UP A LATE INNING RUN BUT HOLD ON TO WIN 4 - 3.  I CAN NOT REMEMBER THE LAST TIME OUR BULLPEN HAD A 1,2,3, INNING.

 I TRY TO NAP BUT IT AIN'T HAPPENING. I TAKE SOME ADVIL.

 WHEELS WALKS WITH A FRIEND. SHE MEETS A NEIGHBOR WHO KNOWS EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING ABOUT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

 A NICE DINNER AND WE SETTLE IN WITH A FACETIME WITH OUR YOUNGEST. IT WAS NOT THE BEST FACETIME BECAUSE WHEELS LEFT FOR A WALK.

 WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF RESIDENT ALIEN AND ONE EPISODE OF THE CONNORS. BOTH WERE GOOD.

 I SETTLE IN ON MY COMPUTER TO ANSWER EMAILS. I HAVE BEEN GETTING SLAMMED WITH BANDS WHICH IS A VERY GOOD THING. I WIND DOWN TO PLAY POKER ( AND WIN ) , WATCH SOME TV , AND HEAD TO BED WITH THE PUP. I TAKE 2 MORE ADVIL.

  THURSDAY     4 - 11 - 24

  HOW'S THIS FOR FAT ?  IN MY GARAGE , WHILE SEARCHING FOR A PIECE OF WOOD , I FELL OVER BACKWARDS ACROSS A LAWN MOWER. IT FELT LIKE EVERYTHING WAS IN SLOW MOTION. IT WAS GOD DAMN EMBARRASSING.

 REPLACED A WOOD COVER ON A WINDOW GROUND WELL.

 SPENT ANOTHER HOUR+ WEEDING.

 GETTING SLAMMED WITH BANDS THIS WEEK. THIS IS A GOOD THING. I AM APPREHENSIVE ABOUT THIS SUNDAY'S SHOW. I SO WANT TO HEAD NORTH BUT JUST CAN'T.

 OFF TO THE NAIL FOR A BEER DELIVERY. THERE IS A TON OF BOXES I JUST PLACED OUTSIDE TO LET THE RAIN MELT THEM DOWN.

 I HAVE ABOUT 25 THINGS ON MY PUNCH LIST.

 TALKED TO FIRE MARSHALL TO SCHEDULE ANOTHER VISIT. I HAVE TO INSTALL A HIDE-A-KEY BOX FOR THEM.........A $422 HIDE-A-KEY BOX. WHAT A FUCKING RACKET.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN A BIT. I CHECK EMAILS AND GET SOME OTHER THINGS DONE.

 BACK TO THE NAIL FOR A GOOD CROWD AND MUSIC. ON A 4 BAND BILL 2 BANDS WERE REALLY GOOD. THEY OTHER 2 BANDS...............

 SOME REGULARS CAME IN WHICH WAS NICE TO SEE.

 2 BARTENDERS CAME IN TO HELP. THIS IS ALWAYS NICE TO SEE.

 BARTENDER WROTE ON SOCIAL MEDIA - " HOW COME A HUGE CORPORATION PAYS ME $16 AN HOUR ( STARBUCKS ) AND AN INDIVIDUAL PAYS ME $100 AN HOUR ? GUESS WHO THAT INDIVIDUAL IS ?

 END NIGHT HANGING WITH SOME REGULARS.

 PHILLIES WIN. THE BATS OPENED UP A BIT.

 GO FIGURE .....FLYER SNAP 8 GAME LOSING TO STREAK TO CRAPPY TEAMS AND BEAT FIRST PLACE RANGERS.

 THEY NEED TO WIN THEIR FINAL 2 GAMES AND NEED 3 TEAMS TO GO 1 -2 TO GET INTO THE PLAYOFFS.

 76ERS WITH A HUGE GAME TOMORROW NIGHT AGAINST ORLANDO. 76ERS ARE IN THE PLAY-OFFS BUT COULD BE AS HIGH AS A 5TH SEED OR DROP TO AN 8 SEED.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN WITH A LATE NIGHT SNACK. I CHECK EMAILS , WALK THE PUP , PLAY POKER , AND GO TO BED.

 O.J. SIMPSON DIES OF CANCER. THE MEMES ON SOCIAL MEDIA WERE RELENTLESS. I GUESS HE WILL TRULY MEET HIS MAKER NOW.

 FRIDAY      4 - 12 - 24

 IN 35 YEARS I HAVE HEARD WHEELS SAY THE " F " WORD TWICE. TODAY............IT WOULD BE THREE TIMES.

 IF YOU'RE HAVING A BAD DAY.....READ THIS. IT WILL MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER. THERE IS NO GOD.

 SO , HERE IS WHAT HAPPENED TO ME TODAY. IT'S BORDERLINE COMEDY MOVIE MAKING MATERIAL.

 - LOAD-UP WEEDS IN TRASHCANS I DID FROM YESTERDAY. I NOW HAVE 6 FULL CANS OF WEEDS TO BE PUT OUT ON MONDAY FOR THE TOWNSHIP TO PICK UP. 

 - I GET 2 FIVE GALLON SPACKLE BUCKETS AND LOAD UP ALL SEASHELLS AND AMERICAN FLAGS FROM OUR FRONT GARDENS.

 - I MOVE CARS AND WALK MY BELOVED UTILITY TRAILER OUT OF THE GARAGE. I CONNECT IT AND DRIVE AROUND THE BLOCK TO A PARK THAT GIVES AWAY FREE CHOICE BLACK MULCH. TOWNSHIP WORKERS ARE THERE BLOCKING THE PARKING LOT FOR THE DAY SO I JUST MADE IT IN TIME. MAN , MY LUCK IS RUNNING GOOD !!

 - I BACK UP MY TRAILER AND BEGIN SHOVELING THE GOOD BLACK MULCH INTO THE TRAILER. WITHIN 60 SECONDS IT STARTS TO DRIZZLE. WITHIN ANOTHER 60 SECONDS IT STARTS TO RAIN. WITHIN ANOTHER 60 SECONDS IT STARTS TO POUR. WITHIN ANOTHER 60 SECONDS IT BEGINS TO MONSOON. IT IS NOW A FULL DOWN POUR WHICH THE GODS MAKE JOKES ABOUT. IT IS FUCKING FOREST GUMP VIETNAM RAIN.

 - THERE IS MUD MULCH ALL OVER AND I CAN NOT SHOVEL ANYMORE BECAUSE IT IS RAINING SO HARD AND SUPER SLIPPERY.  I SIT IN MY CAR AND DIRT IS EVERYWHERE. I GET IT ON THE SEATS AND FLOOR. I ATTEMPT TO WAIT IT OUT BUT I AM SOAKED ALREADY.

 - I GRAB AN UMBRELLA AND SHOVEL WITH ONE HAND HOLDING THE UMBRELLA. THE VIOLENT SIDEWAYS WIND BLOWS THE UMBRELLA OUT OF MY HAND AND I WATCH IT FLY INTO THE SKY AND HIT AN APARTMENT BUILDING 6 STORIES UP ABOUT A 1/2 MILE AWAY. I JUST GIGGLE TO MYSELF AS THE HURRICANE RAIN SOAKS ME AND SAY , " BOY , YOU DON'T SEE THAT TOO FUCKING OFTEN. "

 - I YELL OUT  , " FUCK THIS , FUCK YOU , FUCK THE GODS , AND FUCK MOTHER NATURE. I START SHOVELING , SLIPPING , FALLING TWICE , SLIDING , AND FILL MY UTILITY TRAILER. I ONLY FILL IT 70% BECAUSE I KNOW RAIN WATER WILL MAKE THE MULCH 10X HEAVIER. I NOTICE BOTH TRAILER TIRES ARE EXTREMELY LOW.

 - I GET IN THE CAR AND TRY TO MOVE. IT " FEELS " WRONG. I MOVE ABOUT 12 FEET AND STOP. SOMETHING IS DEFINITELY WRONG. I GET OUT AND MY LEFT TIRE IS FUCKING SIDEWAYS......IT'S SHOT. THE TOWNSHIP WORKERS SITTING IN THEIR TRUCKS GIVE ME THE FINGER AND LAUGH AT ME.

 - NOW I HAVE  A DECISION.........EMPTY THE TRAILER OF ALL THIS GOOD MULCH OR DRAG THIS MOTHER FUCKING TRAILER WITH ONE WHEEL AROUND THE BLOCK TO MY HOUSE.

 - I TEXT WHEELS TO PUSH THE LAWN MOWER AND RIDING MOWER BACK IN THE GARAGE BECAUSE OF THE RAIN. SHE CAN'T BECAUSE SHE IS IN A MEETING.

 - I NOW FUCKING DRAG THE TRAILER. THE LEFT TIRE COMPLETELY FALLS OFF AND GOES TO THE UNDER CARRIAGE. I WILL NEVER SEE THAT TIRE AGAIN. I AM DRAGGING THE TRAILER FULL OF MULCH WITH ONE STEEL RIM SCRAPING AND GAUGING INTO THE PARKING LOT AND STREET. I CAN SEE SPARKS FLYING FROM THE BARE RIM. I FEEL LIKE IT'S A SCENE FROM THE FAST AND FURIOUS.

 - I GET AROUND THE BLOCK AND PULL INTO MY DRIVEWAY..........I LITERALLY GRIND A ONE INCH WIDE PATH IN THE STREET AND MY DRIVEWAY. I BEGIN TO SHOVEL OUT THE MULCH. THE RAIN CONTINUES TO DOWN POUR AND I GET A 2ND UMBRELLA. I BEGIN UNLOADING WITH ONE HAND HOLDING THE UMBRELLA UNTIL THE WIND SAYS , " FUCK YOU CHRIS " AND BLOWS MY UMBRELLA INSIDE OUT. I SHAKE MY HEAD , WALK UP THE DRIVEWAY , CURSE LOUDLY , PUT THE MASHED UP UMBRELLA IN A TRASHCAN , AND PUSH MY LAWN MOWER AND RIDING MOWER ( THAT ARE NOW FULL OF WATER ) BACK IN THE GARAGE.

 - WHEELS COMES OUT ( WITH AN UMBRELLA ) AND SAYS , " WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING ? "

 - I FINISH UNLOADING AND DRAG THE UTILITY TRAILER UP THE DRIVEWAY AND IT GAUGES A LINE ALL THE WAY UP. I UNHOOK IT AND PERSONALLY USE MY FAT BODY TO HEAVE AND PULL THE TRAILER INTO THE GARAGE. I AM DONE.

 - I AM SOAKED TO THE BONE AND COVERED IN MULCH MUD SHIT ASS DIRT. I SLOWLY AND DEFEATEDLY WALK TO THE PATIO ( STILL RAINING HARD ) AND REMOVE ALL MY CLOTHES , SOCKS , AND SNEAKERS. YEP , I AM TOTALLY NAKED OUTSIDE AND DON'T GIVE A FUCK. I STAND THERE LIKE ANDY DUFRESNE WHEN HE CRAWLED THROUGH THE 300 YARD PIPES OF SHIT TO ESCAPE FROM SHAWSHANK PRISON.

 I WALK IN THE MY HOUSE AND HEAD RIGHT TO THE SHOWER. EVERYTHING IS COLD ON MY BODY. SO COLD.......MY COCK IS INVERTED SOMEWHERE IN MY PELVIS AREA. I WILL NOT SEE IT FOR THE NEXT 12 HOURS.

 SO , THINK MY DAY IS OVER ?.....NOPE.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL 90 MINUTES BEFORE THE FIRE MARSHALL HAS TO RE-VISIT ME ON SOME VIOLATIONS. I STOP AT DMI HOME SUPPLY AND TALK TO THE OWNER ABOUT THESE DAMN FIRE KEY BOXES THAT MUST BE INSTALLED. HE HATES THEM TOO. I HAVE A KEY MADE FOR THE FIRE MARSHALL.

 I START MY ROUTINE AND SET UP TOOLS TO MOUNT THIS KNOX KEY BOX TO MY SIDING UNDER A MAIL BOX. WELP.........I CANNOT FIND A FUCKING STUD. I AM IN A BAD MOOD AND USE SMALL SCREWS AND 2 MOLLIES TO SECURE THE BOX TO THE PAPER THIN SIDING. I JUST DON'T CARE ANYMORE.

 THE FIRE MARSHALL SHOWS UP AND OF COURSE I STILL DON'T HAVE IT MOUNTED. I ASKED HIM TO RETURN IN 10-30 MINUTES. HE RETURNS 1 1/2 HOURS LATER.

 HE RETURNS AND THE KEY I MADE DOESN'T WORK. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ????!!!!! I GO BACK TO THE HARDWARE STORE TO GET IT RE-CUT.

 I AM BEATEN DOWN AND HEAD HOME. I FEEL I HAVE WORKED 3 STRAIGHT DAYS WITH NO SLEEP , WATER ( EXCEPT GETTING RAINED ON) , OR FOOD.

 AT HOME I NAP , CHECK EMAILS , HAVE SOME PIZZA , AND GO RIGHT BACK TO THE NAIL. I BRING 3 BARTENDERS IN AT THE SAME TIME. OVER 120 PATRONS PILE IN FOR A BUSY NIGHT AND FUN MUSIC. THE CROWD WAS SO YOUNG I FELT LIKE AN ASSHOLE EVEN LOOKING AT THEM.  I DON'T EVEN LOOK AT PRETTY GIRLS ANYMORE BECAUSE IT IS SO DEPRESSING. THESE YOUNG GIRLS ARE REPULSED BY ME. THOUGH I AM SURE THEY FEEL SAFE BECAUSE THEY KNOW I PREFER A PIZZA OVER SLEEPING WITH THEM.

 AT THE END OF THE NIGHT 2 VERY COOL PATRONS WON'T LEAVE. I WAS SEMI-OKAY WITH IT AS I SAT WITH MY BARTENDERS AND HAD A NIGHTCAP.

 WE ROLL OUT AROUND 1AM. I GET HOME , WALK THE PUP ( ALL MY MUDDY CLOTHES , BLACK SOCKS , MULCHY SHIT SNEAKERS ARE STILL ON THE PATIO) , EAT PIZZA , AND CHECK EMAILS.

 I GO TO BED THINKING.......THIS DAY REALLY SUCKED.

 SATURDAY       4 - 13 - 24

 FRIDAY NIGHT 122 PEOPLE CAME THROUGH THE NAIL. SATURDAY NIGHT ...........160.

 TODAY I TRIED TO REST AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE SINCE MY RAIN SOAKED UTILITY TRAILER DEBACLE HAPPENED. MY BODY WAS STILL ACHING BIG TIME.

 FLYERS WITH A BIG WIN TO KEEP THEIR SLIM PLAYOFF HOPES ALIVE. THE FIGHT IN THE UPPER LEVEL WAS PRETTY ENTERTAINING.

 PHILLIES WITH A FUN COMEBACK WIN. A 4 - 3 VICTORY CAME WITH A CASTELLANOS DOUBLE WITH BASES LOADED IN THE BOTTOM OF THE 9TH INNING.

 WHEELS AND I DRIVE TO SOUTH PHILLY TO PICK UP OUR YOUNGEST. WE STOP AT THE PENN VALLEY PUB IN NARBERTH.....ALWAYS GOOD FOOD AND WE KNEW THE BARTENDER.

 WE STOP AT THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

 BACK HOME THEY WATCH TV AND SETTLE IN WHILE I CHECK EMAILS , SURF SOCIAL MEDIA , AND TRY TO NAP.

 BACK TO THE NAIL AND WE GET SLAMMED RIGHT AWAY. PEOPLE CAME IN DROVES. THERE HAD TO BE 20 UBER/LYFTS TO THE NAIL.

 I COULD BARELY HELP WITH SOUND BECAUSE OF THE CONSTANT FLOW OF PEOPLE COMING IN. I HAD TO MAN THE DOOR. LUCKILY THE BANDS HAD SOUND MEN......WELL THE LAST BAND HAD AN ADORABLE SOUND GIRL. SHE WAS A NIECE OF THE LEAD SINGER.

 THREE BARTENDERS LITERALLY RAN ALL NIGHT. IT WAS FUN TO SEE. I WAS ON THE DOOR 90% OF THE NIGHT. BUT , SOME THINGS HAPPENED WHERE THEY NEEDED ME.

 - SOUND GIRL NEEDED HELP WITH CONNECTING A KEY BOARD. I FIXED IT IN 4 SECONDS. I WAS STILL TOTALLY GRATEFUL THIS YOUNG GIRL HELPED. IT WAS HUGE.

 - LOSE POWER ON PART OF THE STAGE. I CHECK THE BREAKER BOX ( TOOK ME 2 MINUTES JUST TO GET TO THE BOX) AND BACK 4 WAY SWITCH NEAR THE POOL TABLES. A GUY TURNED OFF A POOL TABLE LIGHT WHICH TURNED OFF SOME POWER ON THE STAGE. I FIGURED THIS OUT EXTREMELY QUICKLY. BUT......WHAT PISSED ME OFF ? I TURN THE SWITCHES BACK ON AND WALK OUT THE BACK DOOR. I FORGOT SOMETHING AND IMMEDIATELY GO BACK IN ONLY TO SEE THE POOL TABLE LIGHT WAS TURNED BACK OFF. I YELL AT A COUPLE , " WHO THE FUCK IS TURNING THESE SWITCHES OFF ? " THE GUY RAISES HIS HAND AND SAYS HE DID BECAUSE THE BARTENDER TOLD HIM HE COULD. " I YELL , " IT'S TURNING THE FUCKING POWER OFF ON STAGE !! " I UNSCREWED THE POOL TABLE BULB LIGHTS BY HAND TO ACHIEVE WHAT THEY WANTED. REMEMBER , THIS WAS A PANIC MODE WITH SO MANY PEOPLE. IT WAS SO BUSY I HAD TO WALK AROUND THE BUILDING THROUGH THE BACK LOT TO GET TO THESE HIGH SWITCHES.

 - WE HAD ONE NUDGE AND I TOLD MY BARTENDERS , " WHATEVER END OF THE BAR HE IS OUT....GO TO THE OTHER SIDE. "

 OVERALL AN OUTSTANDING NIGHT FOR THE NAIL , STAFF , PATRONS , AND BANDS.

 A NIGHT CAP AROUND 12:30AM WITH THE BARTENDERS. THEY WERE QUITE HAPPY WITH THE NIGHT.

 I ROLL HOME WITH MY YOUNGEST. I WALK THE PUP AND SHE MAKES SOME NIGHTCAPS. WE TALK A LITTLE AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF RICK AND MORTY AND HEAD TO BED.

 A LITTLE AFTER 2AM I CRASH. I GET UP AT 6:15AM.

 SOME VERY BAD NEWS. WE FOUND OUT A FRIEND OF OUR ELDEST WHO WE KNOW VERY WELL GOT IN A BAD CAR ACCIDENT. REPORTS ARE HE BROKE HIS BACKBONE AND NEEDED EMERGENCY CARE. TRANSPORTED TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL FOR SURGERY OF METAL BARS IN HIS BACK. THIS IS ALL VERY EARLY NEWS AND I HOPE HE IS OKAY. WE WERE JUST TALKING 2 NIGHTS AGO.

  SUNDAY     4 - 14 - 24

 I FUCKING KNEW IT , KNEW IT , KNEW IT , KNEW IT ......FUCKING KNEW ITTTTTTTTTT !!!!!!!!!

  I CALL IT " MY ANTENNAS " ALONG WITH COMMON SENSE AND EXPERIENCE. I AM DEALING WITH A HIP HOP ACT WHERE IT SEEMS I HAVE TO PULL TEETH FOR ANY KIND OF INFORMATION FOR TONIGHT'S SHOW. EVERY EMAIL I WROTE IN BOLD AND UNDERLINED " MAKE SURE ALL ACTS ARE OVER 21 ". I DID THIS MULTIPLE TIMES.  I WANTED TO GO TO THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE BUT BECAUSE OF THIS SUNDAY'S SHOW I JUST FELT LIKE I NEEDED TO BE HERE. WHEELS AND YOUNGEST GO UP WITHOUT ME. I AM THINKING OF LETTING BARTENDERS RUN THE SHOW BUT AGAIN , SOMETHING IS TELLING ME TO STAY HOME. I DON'T FUCKING WANT TO BUT DO.

 I HELP WHEELS AND YOUNGEST LOAD UP THE VAN EARLY MORNING. THEY AND THE PUP HEAD NORTH. THEY MAKE VERY GOOD TIME , HAVE BREAKFAST AT A LOCAL DINER , AND THAN GO THRIFT SHOPPING AT A LOCAL MARKET.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR A 4 BAND / 4 ACT NIGHT. I ALSO HAD TO CLEAR A DRAFT LINE WHICH WAS NOT FUN. I GET ALL MY THINGS DONE AND RETURN HOME AROUND 10AM. I NOW HAVE TO 6PM TO CHILL AND RELAX WHICH IS VERY NICE.

 I WATCH THE 76ERS WIN BUT IT MEANS NOTHING BECAUSE ALL THE TEAMS ABOVE THEM WIN TOO. WE NOW HAVE TO FACE THE MIAMI HEAT IN THE 1ST ROAD OF THE PLAY-OFFS. THIS IS A HORRIBLE MATCH-UP FOR THE 76ERS.

 PHILLIES GET ABSOLUTELY SMOKED AGAIN. IT IS SO FRUSTRATING THAT THIS TEAM CAN NOT PUT SOME HITS AND RUNS TOGETHER.

  I LAY ON THE COACH AND TRY TO JUST RELAX. I KEEP THINKING ABOUT TONIGHT'S SHOW AND DID I MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION TO STAY HOME.

 I GO OUTSIDE AND USE A DOLLY TO PULL MY UTILITY TRAILER OUT OF THE GARAGE. I FLIP THE TRAILER ON ITS SIDE AND REMOVE THE BENT UP RIM AND TIRE.  I ACTUALLY NEED A SAWZ SALL AND HACK SAW TO CUT THE MANGLED TIRE OFF THE AXEL. I SEARCH FOR A NEW TIRE AND RIM ON THE INTERNET.

 BY 6PM I HEAD TO THE NAIL AND DO A LITTLE PREPPING. THE FIRST BAND ARRIVES FROM NORTH DELAWARE ( NOT LOCAL) AND THE KID IS SUPER NICE. HIS WHOLE BAND IS UNDER 21. I TELL THEM NICELY THEY CAN NOT PLAY TONIGHT.

 THE SECOND BAND ARRIVES ( FROM NEW JERSEY ) AND THE KID IS SUPER NICE. HIS WHOLE BAND IS UNDER 21. I TELL THEM NICELY THEY CAN NOT PLAY TONIGHT.

 I AM NOW FUCKING FURIOUS. THE HEADLINER HIP HOP 3 PIECE SHOW UP. TWO OF THREE MEMBERS ARE OVER 21. I TALK WITH HIM ABOUT THE EXTREME LACK OF COMMUNICATION , UNDER AGE BANDS , HOW TO GET LOCALS , NOT LEAVING HIS NAME AFTER EACH EMAIL , AND MUCH MORE.

 THE HEADLINER IS NICE BUT TRIES TO CONVINCE ME THE NAIL WILL BE PACKED TONIGHT IF WE LET THE UNDERAGE BANDS PLAY. HE LEAVES AND GOES DOWN THE STREET TO TALK TO THE UNDER 21 BANDS.

 I TELL MY BARTENDER , " I AM DAMN CLOSE TO CANCELLING THIS SHOW AND HEAD TO THE POCONOS. "

 THE HEADLINER MEMBER COMES BACK , WHO IS UNDER 21 , AGAIN TRIES TO CONVINCE ME TO LET THE UNDERAGE BANDS PLAY " JUST THIS TIME " BECAUSE IT WILL BE PACKED. HE LEAVES AGAIN TO GO TALK TO THE KID BANDS DOWN THE STREET.

 THE DJ ARRIVES......NICE GUY.

 THE YOUNG GUY RETURNS A 3RD TIME AND SAYS TO ME , " OUT OF RESPECT FOR YOU , YOUR CLUB , AND BECAUSE OF THE CONFUSION WE DECIDED TO CANCEL THE SHOW. " I REPLY , " THAT IS A VERY VERY DAMN GOOD CHOICE. "

 WITHIN 10 MINUTES , THE BARTENDER , HIS GIRLFRIEND , AND I CHANGE THE MARQUEE AND CLOSE THE NAIL. THE BARTENDER WANTS TO GO HOME WHICH KINDA SURPRISED ME.

 I HEAD HOME AND CALL WHEELS TO EXPLAIN WHAT JUST HAPPENED. I AM SO FUCKING PISSED I WASTED MY TIME ON THIS HIP HOP SHOW.

 I CONTEMPLATE HEADING NORTH BUT IT IS 8PM AND THUNDER STORMS ARE ON THEIR WAY. I STAY HOME AND WATCH TV. I MAKE SOME CRACKERS AND CHEESE ALONG WITH ONE DRINK. BY 10PM I HEAD TO MY BEDROOM EXHAUSTED.

 I FOUND OUT I CAN NOT WATCH THE 5TH AND FINAL SEASON OF STAR TREK DISCOVERY BECAUSE AMAZON NOW WANTS PEOPLE TO UPGRADE THEIR ACCOUNTS TO AMAZON PLUS. AMC DID THE SAME THING ALONG WITH OTHER STREAMING NETWORKS.........GREEDY FUCKS.

 I HEAD TO MY BEDROOM , CHECK EMAILS , DELETE ALL SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS ABOUT TONIGHT'S SHOW , AND CRAWL IN BED. GOD I WAS SO PISSED. I KNEW THIS NIGHT WAS GOING TO BE SHITTY. I SHOULD OF BEEN NORTH.......BLOW.

   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 ILIKE 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

    

  

  

 

  

  

 

  

 

  

 

 

   

  

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

  

  

 

  

  

  

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

   

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

  

 

  

   

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

  

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

   

   

  

     

 

    

    

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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