He called from his camp (he's been hand digging a well so I haven't seen him much lately) to talk and see how my mom is (she's better) . Anyway. He also called to see how my chicks were doing that I picked up yesterday. I told him 2 did not seem well and I might lose them (oddly one seemed to improve while we were on the phone, fingers crossed!). I told him I was going to drive my mom back home next week, 2 weeks earlier than planned because she had been so ill (long story) and he would need to take care of the chicks with my neighbor who owns half the meat chicks. I suggested he could work on the new coop while here or else he'd have to take the indoor birds back to camp with him. The "coop" had shrunk from the 8 x 8 sq ft one I wanted to one about 3 x 5, because that would be easier for him. But today, he said he'd been thinking about the coop design and if he's going to do it at all, he might as well do it right!!! (I have gotten used to so-so fixes around the house lately the deck he "fixed" 2 years ago, needs fixing again.) WOOHOO!!!! I didn't push him for details but my fingers are crossed that I may get that bigger coop after all! I wonder if he's feeling sorry for me for all the stress I've been through lately? Whatever the reason, I'll take it!