Hick is on a quest to raise a new roof.
He gets these ideas that must be conceived, plotted, purchased, and constructed in the span of forty-eight hours. Just like that time he was ready to butcher a couple of pigs he found while I was in town doing the weekly grocery shopping. That one was even quicker. Within two hours, he had it all figured out. He'd enlisted the help of a neighbor with butchering equipment, packaged up his pork chops, cured his sausage, and built a pen for the spare pig out of materials he had hoarded away. Was already smacking his lips over a plate of his yard-bird eggs and sausage. But then I got home, and made him go door to door to find out who the pigs belonged to. And made him release them from the BARn, and give them back.
This morning he declared he was going to buy a prefabricated barn building, and park his 1980 Olds Toronado under one lean-to, and the four-wheelers and hay bales under the other. Or maybe he'd just build a carport onto the side of our existing garage. Or extend his BARn lean-to area on each side. Or have some matching trusses made, and come out thirty feet from the front of the BARn. Or buy a portable carport roof thingy. Or build a 30' x 50' shed.
I am exhausted.
Hick says the real reason is because his Toronado does not need to be sitting out in the elements. I pointed out that he has an entire BARn in which to park that baby. But no. The BARn is full of truck. His collector truck. Which has been without its bed for nigh on thirteen years, what with him "fixing it up" to enter in car shows. Which has never quite seemed to happen. He says it's because I won't release the purse strings so he can buy parts. I say it's because he has jumped from one to another of about thirty different projects in that time. Most of which have eaten away at his allowance bite by bite.
I'll give it a week. I DID talk him out of building that indoor gym with regulation basketball court that he was dead set on five years ago. It's not that I begrudge him his animals and outbuildings and riding toys.
I need something more concrete than the skeletal plans he has proposed.