Recently I helped W clean his house in preparation for a bar-b-que he was throwing. There was A LOT to be done so everyone was assigned an area to tackle. Ironically due to my last post, I was assigned to clean the kitchen. (I made some comment about putting the woman in the kitchen but resigned myself to the area anyways).
I don’t like doing my own dishes let alone the dishes of a house full of boys but I wanted to be helpful. Let me tell you guys the place was starting to shine, it never looked better. But as I was scrubbing the countertops, I moved a traffic sign that was leaning against the wall that the boys used for decoration purposes, and I found the weirdest thing behind that traffic sign!
A colony of ants had moved in. I knew the guys had ants; there was always a couple we found and squished in every room of the house. But I had hit the mother load and because I was completely not expecting to unearth that many all congregated in one place I let out an ear-splitting scream (how very like a woman of me) and all the boys came running. It was lucky that while we were at Wal-Mart the night before we picked up some ant traps and ‘raid’. One of the boys sprayed the mass quantity of ants until the bottle of raid ran dry and the fumes were obnoxiously strong.
After that little scare the rest of the day ran smoothly and we had great weather for the bar-b-que. When everyone left at the end of the night I curled up on the couch with W and we watched some television. He chose not to put on a movie this time but the show he did pick to watch seemed to fall inside the category of macho.
The first episode of “Hogan’s Heroes” was in black in white. Apparently it aired in the late 60’s, early 70’s. I had never even heard of it before but the basic theme for the series centers on a German POW camp during WWII. An American prisoner, Colonel Hogan, coordinated an international crew of Allied prisoners running a Special Operations group from inside the camp. Though Hogan could escape he chose instead to help others break out. I was skeptical when W told me what he wanted to watch, but after 3 episodes I found the show watchable and even funny at times. It had a “Three Stooges” feel to it, but included some witty repartee as well.