Lyle, A small town California boy, likes to do things the easy way. Yet his impulsive style often leads to chaos when his enterprises collapse around him. His wife Jody, his childhood sweetheart, is always there to pick up the pieces, and maintain a semblance of balance with her poignant remarks. Chapters such as Pets, Marriage, Sportsman, and Lyle's business ventures, give a hilarious insight into what makes him tick. Lyle's foremost admirable traits are also his downfall. A good-hearted guy with the best intentions, Lyle is driven to finish what he starts in the speediest manner possible.