Surprise! so after thinking coop won't be up till Spring...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chicabee19, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    and DH telling me it's too cold and rainy, I made special arrangements for Chantilly and my other soon-to-be chickens...

    I walk into the kitchen just now and see DH outside clearing the spot where the coop will go. [​IMG]

    I'm taking bets:

    Will he start putting up the coop shed this weekend ... or not?

    (I think it might have been my response to 'what should we do this weekend?' I said "I couldn't care less")
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2008
  2. rubyv67

    rubyv67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 17, 2008
    Oh! So cranky! What a motivator. [​IMG]
  3. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    yeah, you should have heard my tone of voice when I said it.

    later that night he came and sat beside me and petted my hair, and later he snuggled me in bed. He looked a little worried LOL [​IMG]
  4. okiemommy

    okiemommy Mother of 5, Prisoner to None

    May 26, 2008
    LOL I hope you get it built soon... [​IMG]
  5. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    lol good luck w/ ur coop
  6. hennypenny9

    hennypenny9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I love that because you were a BIT testy, he runs to build a chicken coop. At least he knows you, right?
  7. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    LOL... I guess he does, sorta. [​IMG]

    He burned a huge pile of crap yesterday in a bid to clear the land the coop will stand on, and I was mad.

    I HATE it when people burn - the smoke makes me sick. I always tell him "I really wish you would not burn when there is no wind! Imagine how the neighbors must feel with your smoke floating right into their house!"

    He waits a year or so, then burns again when I am not looking.

    I made him take me to the movies and out to dinner last night to get away from the smoke. We got into bed last night and the sheets smelled like smoke!

    Apparently my mild tirades are not doing the trick [​IMG]
    so next time he mentions a wish to burn, I am going to react in such a way that he really won't want to do it.

    Guess what? It's Sunday 1:11 p.m., and he's downstairs working on the screenplay.

    We have our own special sideways way of communicating to avoid direct confrontation (which I always win).

    He just walked by and I asked: "is it pretty cold out there?" (My way of saying: "why aren't you outside working on my coop?")

    He says "yeah, it's warming up though" (His way of saying: "I'll get out there soon honey")

    LOL [​IMG]
  8. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    Ha ha ha. [​IMG] Your communication story is pretty funny.

    You know, he was burning stuff to make room for your coop. Poor guy, he probably expected to be rewarded for clearing the ground to start working on it. It could be worse; you could have piles of tree branches and junk all over your yard, or you could have to pay someone to haul it away or to rent a wood chipper.

    Just close the windows and stay indoors, and reward him with a shower (for deux) when he comes inside, which will accomplish two things: (1) he will be rewarded [​IMG] for working on the coop -- which should motivate him to keep working on it, and (2) he will smell nicer to be in your bed at night (less smoky smell).
  9. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    yeah, really he's the sweetest, kindest guy I've ever known or met.
  10. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Quote:Good thing you're not married to a fire fighter! My DH comes home from work every now and then after he's been fighting fire and my whole house smells like the fire he's been fighting. He also smells like smoke for a day or so after that.

    Hope that coop goes up soon for you! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2008

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