We have a trailer full of lumber, plywood, wire and roofing shingles that cost several hundred dollars.
We have the beginnings of assembly in the back yard.
We saved money by buying two 12-foot pieces of wood instead of four 6-foot pieces of wood. But they had to be cut in half. Of course.
So Farmer B got the circular saw. Thought to himself… I don't need to take the long walk to the garage to get eye protection just for two quick cuts. I mean, it's just two quick cuts, right? I've seen Farmer B saw through piles of wood and never had an issue with it. He always wears eye protection. But this was just two cuts.
Wind kicks up at just right moment.
Sawdust in eye.
Ever heard someone say they'd rather gouge out their eye than do something? Well Farmer B now completely disagrees with that expression. Completely and totally. Apparently a splinter in your eyeball sucks. Like really, really, really sucks.
First walk-in ER was on Saturday night. All sorts of gross eyeball procedures. They said we'd be good to go on Sunday morning with no pain.
Sunday morning. Pain off the charts. Trip to second walk-in ER on the other side of town.
Nurse begins eye irrigation, but she can't hold his eye open right. I said "You should use one of those eye contraptions like in Clockwork Orange" - giggle, giggle. Doc says "Great idea! We've got one of those."
10 minutes of eye irrigation with a Clockwork Orange-type eye contraption. Farmer B seething at my suggestion. Numbing drops. Pain killers. Eye antibiotic drops.
The doc asked Farmer B what he was building when he got the sawdust in his eye - was it a deck, he asked? Farmer B gave me the sharp one-eyed stink eye when he sheepishly said to the doc, "No, it was a chicken run." The doc perked up and said that one of his nurses has chickens and the eggs are to die for! He was quite interested in our brood and started up an excited conversation about chickens.
This didn't help Farmer B's mood though. He still had the Clockwork Orange contraption squirting fluid into his bright red swollen eyeball.
So how much does a chicken run cost to build?
Apparently they're priceless.