But, a break from what? Projects, that’s what. Due to the crashing US dollar, a world in turmoil, and the broken agreement my Darling wife made with me that there would be no more projects until after the rainy season. I’ll never get that new car.
So there I was, enjoying a few beers with friends in the man-cave behind the house, country music playing, and drinking beer and doing manly things, when we noticed our wives standing by the fishpond, oh they must be discussing the price of rice, or could it be how NoyNoy was doing as the new President? How wrong can one man be, and there were three of us men sitting there.
The sanctity of the man cave was breached and the ladies came in to join us. I’m going to blame it on the SMB’s as this was a “Danger, Danger Will Robinson” situation and I failed to see it. A pox on that beer, I’ve changed my mind on that pox thingy, as Beer can do no wrong.
Any time during our marriage, when my sweet Mayang starts off a sentence with “Honey, honey” she has a plan. The ladies decided that, a screen cover over the fishpond would be a good idea, as it would look nice, and plants could be hung there, the fish would be more comfortable (Say what?), and it would decrease the amount of algae. Now for the ultimate betrayal, both my buddies, agreed, with the ladies, while looking at me with evil grins. I will plan and scheme until I pay them back. Paul’s vengeance will be swift, and below the belt.
But I know when to fold, so I just smiled, and said yes to her request. The girls left smiling with a look of triumph in their eyes. I just shrugged to their husband’s, as I was lulling them into a false sense of security and that the matter was closed. Soon at their house there will be new landscaping, or house painting, for I will plant the seed in their wives ear when their guard is down. I can be a crafty bastard, when need be.
The following Monday, Zaldy, my “medal guy”, and his welding machine came by the house, and a truck then soon after, with galvanized pipe and rolls of screen. I promised myself that after they formed their plan of construction that I was not going to say a word. I lived up to that promise, and by the end of the day it was up and done. All while I’m watching Post Season Baseball.
Aside from that, it was well done, very functional and far better than I could have designed it. I was very pleased with Mayang’s plan. The following day my darling wife, and her sister are off to the plant store, and they return with the car loaded with stuff that was green and flowering. There was nothing wrong with the car that my dust buster couldn’t fix. I’m used to that 1996 Honda, and it appears it will be around for quite awhile.
Many lessons were learned, one was, buddies can be no help at times, and women know just when to ask you for something, and lastly, it’s better to just smile and say yes, as it’s gonna’ happen anyway.
Disclaimer: No fish were hurt in the writing of this article, but my friends… That will be another story in the future!