And Now a Word From the Colonel...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

One or two locusts, yes, locusts, are hopping 

along the floor by my desk.  


 I can hear one of them struggling and clicking 

underneath the map on the

wooden bulletin board.  


I will likely take out a couple of pins from the map

to let him escape since I don't want to smash him 

and leave his crushed carcass under the map.  


A little lizard - looks like that gecko from the

commercial, crawls up the opposite wall.      


This happens every day.  

It's all very casual.  


An now, in a flash of insight, 

I think - would I put up with salamanders or

grasshoppers in my place of business or home back in the U.S.?  


And of course, there is the inevitable - 


What would Lois do if she saw a

grasshopper on her desk?  


I think we all know the answer.

31 comments :

  1. I know what I would do - freak out!

    Jane

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  2. Love it just love it. Lois. I bet he had a good laugh just thinking of you seeing those little creatures.
    Tell him please, thanks for sharing and bringing me a smile, and that I am praying for him. Enjoy your day.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  3. MORNING LOIS,
    THAT IS TOO FUNNY!! THAT IS CUTE HOW THINGS LIKE THAT EVEN REMIND HIM OF HOME AND YOU!
    SO CUTE!!
    HOPE YOU ARE DOING WELL HON. HUBBY FELT LIKE THE PHONE INTERVIEW WENT WELL AND THEY SAID THEY WOULD BE BACK IN TOUCH BUT HAVEN'T HEARD ANYTHING YET, COURSE SOMETIMES IT TAKES AWHILE.
    YOU HAVE AN AWESOME DAY,
    LOVE AND BLESSINGS, NELLIE

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  4. YIKES! I can't imagine that, I can't even stand when I get a fly in the house, LOL, I hunt it down till it's OUT:D

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  5. Oh my goodness. With my son leaving in just a couple months, sometimes I think I just don't want to know!! I know you love those updates, though!

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  6. Lois, I'm sure you would freak out just like me!!! Hello Colonel - great to hear from you!!!

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  7. Thank him for the smile as I could only imagine way you and I would both be doing.LOl
    Prayers for him and your family.

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  8. Ha, ha....so funny....good to hear from you PHIL...greetings from your sister-in-law...your favorite sister-in-law that is! We all do miss you, yes even me :) I would DIE if I had to deal with locust's and lizard's....just DIE! Come home soon, and safe, praying for you everyday! Liz

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  9. Lois, I just had visions of you and I standing on top of a desk screaming, but I know if push came to shove we would take care of it....after we screamed. hugs to you, and hi to the Colonel.

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  10. haha Yes can you only imagine how we would freak? I love that things like this make him think of you. Tell him I pray for him and all of you everyday. Have a wonderful day. It was soo nice to hear this little post from him. = ) HUGS

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  11. well I know what I would do if I found one..my brothers and sisters were kind enough when I was about 9 or so, stuffed a bunch down my pants when i was sleeping...woke up with one on my nose and a huge flying one in my pants..needless to say I don't like them very much..(the grasshoppers)..I was bribed with kool-aid not to tattle when I was younger..can't remember if I told or not.;)

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  12. I think I would be scared! Funny how he thinks of your reactions to things and it brings such a warm sweet image to him.
    (((hug))) sandie

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  13. I love this! Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings to you!
    Christine

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  14. I think we would all freak out....isn't that the normal thing to do? :-)

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  15. Lois, you can call me any time you see any bugs like that, and I will take care of them until Col. comes then he can do it!

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  16. Funny! Great that he can keep his sense of humor!

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  17. Like the pc commercial says "You TRAP them." Not this girl - I KILL 'em! No bugs in my house. If they come in, they enter at their own risk. General, you are too nice!

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  18. Screaming and running from my desk is what I think we all would do:-)
    Joyce

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  19. I'm not sure what Lois would do, but I know what I'd do--SCREAM and RUN!!!

    As always, thank you for your sacrifices for our country!

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  20. Amazing what one can get used to...

    Thank you Colonel for the laugh & the visual of Lois dealing with what you have going on there...

    Thank you also for serving Our Great Country...

    Blessings,
    Susie

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  21. So nice that he can find humor in his surroundings! Hope you were able to smile too, especially knowing he was dealing with those critters rather than you :)

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  22. Bugs don't sound like fun!! We pray for the colonel and his safety. I know you can't wait for the next few months to fly by.
    Enjoy your evening.

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  23. Cute, sounds like South Carolina...lots of lizzards and bugs! lol

    Thanks for the sweet comment about my jeans and ruffle pillow.

    Have a great week! Hugs

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  24. Thank you colonel for all your doing for our country. I couldn't imagine living with all of those bugs and strange little things much less everything else you have to deal with. I'm glad to see you have sense of humor. I'm praying for your safe return.Happy fourth of July!

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  25. Spiders and snakes no longer cause me to shake but locusts...YUCK!!!!!
    I think I would find the biggest shoe I could and smash it dead!!! But the Gecko, how cute :)
    Annie

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  26. I hope all is well. We haven't heard from you in awhile. Just checking in.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  27. Oh, I think we all know what she would do, right?! Scream and run!

    Thanks for all you do.

    Sweet blessings!

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  28. hee hee hee! That's funny. I'd be a little uncomfortable, but thank goodness it's not spiders!

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  29. Just wondering if everything is okay, you have not posted in a while, I hope all is well, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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