“Concluding in 1982 after an 11 season run, “M*A*S*H” made television history when over 105 million viewers tuned in to watch the 2.5 hour final episode. This number put it at a comfortable first place for most watched episode ever, with second place going to “Cheers” at just 84.4 million. While there are more people with TVs now than ever, even “Game of Thrones” only hit 16.5 million viewers for their season 7 finale. The “M*A*S*H” finale was so widely watched that New York’s sewer system was flooded with over 6 million gallons of water due to people waiting to use the bathroom until the show concluded.” – from Trivia Genius
I came across the above factoid while combing through my emails this a.m.. It is noteworthy not for the primary subject – most everyone my age knows about the popularity of “M*A*S*H” – but for the simultaneous flush that occurred in NYC. If millions of people can be trained to pee at the same time, surely they can be persuaded to stay home during the Covid – 19 crisis. Perhaps Cuomo should demand the M*A*S*H* finale be broadcast 24/7 for the next month.
OK, you’ve noticed of late the frequency of my blog posts. Yes, I’m bored and sorry if I’m making my problem your problem. In truth, I do have a lot to say because I am getting so much done on Sparta. What, with no gym, no pool, no work, no travel, no library (I’m out of books!), etc., I simply have time to focus on the trailer. Plus, I have to finish prior to move-in and I have a month. Major tasks remaining:
- Lay floor (scheduled for this weekend).
- Order and install toilet. (money’s tight, no work. Sorry, Cristina. Camo potty for awhile).
- Order and install oven. (same issue. Toaster oven and butane burner for now).
- Install remainder of lighting. Already bought.
- Complete minor wiring jobs.
- Install 12v vent fans (arriving in April).
- Install floor trim around perimeter. (After flooring of course).
- Run propane line from trailer tongue.
- Cut stove pipe passage through roof. (no rush ’till Fall).
- Raise Sparta on blocks.
I am sure other tasks will arise. If you are still reading, thanks. If you are in California, “If it’s yellow, let it mellow”. We still have a drought.