The Hecks have been robbed! Okay, not really. That's just what Nancy Donahue thinks when she picks up the family's mail while they're out of town. The house looks as though it's been ransacked. It's actually just the usual mess that typically graces the Heck home. The police say the animals that trashed the place have no regard for human decency. Frankie knows the truth. This heinous act was an inside job.
Frankie goes into full spring-cleaning mode. Anything that hasn't been used in a year gets tossed. Frankie proclaims, "Oprah says we need to live for the life we're living today." Oprah is never wrong. They move everything out to the front lawn for sorting purposes. Come midnight, they call it a day. The family ends up doing more work the next morning, as other people have dumped their crap onto the Heck heap.
During the cleaning-fest, Frankie finds Mike's "decision list." It's a paper in which he lists the pros and cons of anything he's considering buying or doing. There was that time he was on the fence about getting a new mower. There's even a pro/con list about marrying Frankie. Uh-oh.
Frankie's "pros" include the fact that she's a tax break and that she's pretty. Mind you, these are in no particular order. She's also great at… Well, we'll never know. Mike didn't finish that one. He did, however, manage to come up with 15 "cons." As you can imagine, Frankie is a tad upset. She makes her own pro/con list about Mike on the back of Brick's report card. One "pro" for Frankie is that she never wastes paper.