Chad started talking very early and the kid hasn’t stopped talking since. He always has these grand ideas of things he’s going to do to make millions of $$. Yep, he’s still working part-time at Wal-Mart.
His newest idea, that he shared with me on Monday while driving to Springfield, is something about building a lake and a campground around the lake. He and Nicole went to Kansas City Friday and she said she heard the whole story then so Chad was telling me:
There’s going to be this big lake with fingers and at the end of each finger will be a cabin with a little boat and the only way to the cabin is by boat. The people staying in the cabin can cook themselves . .
What he meant was that they eat out or can cook inside the cabin for themselves but Nicole and I both cracked up laughing. We were both saying “cook THEMSELVES?” I could just see somebody climbing up on the stove and started to cook their own self. Nicole and I were both laughing so hard that we had tears rolling down our cheeks. Chad wasn’t amused!
But yesterday while he was hooked up to an IV but hadn’t been given anesthesia yet, he shared his new idea. He might join the professional bass fishing circuit. Some of those guys make $200,000 or $300,0000 a year! Some even get their own TV shows!
I’m thinking to myself . . reality! Chad! Reality!! Will he figure it out someday? Will he get a job working for a corporatio? Will he go back to Louisiana and live in a little cabin on a lake and be a fishing guide? Will he own a lake with cabins at the ends of the fingers where folks cook themselves? Will he have his own bass fishing TV show?
The next few weeks, when we move off and leave him to make ends meet – to pay rent, buy groceries, pay medical bills – could be very interesting!