The large and rowdy Childress family has been living with Lum, after he agreed to help them find a place to stay. His house was the only place he could find for them, and now he has regrets over the chaos that has come to his house. Lum is so desperate to get rid of the family that he plans to build them their own house. How can he do that and also pay off his debt on the piano for the church?
Lum manages to locate a plot of land to build the house, but he’s still working out the details on the lumber and labor. Abner tries to talk sense to Lum about the plans for the project, but Lum is burning up the phone lines tocall in favors to get the materials and resources he needs.
Why is there a pig on the front steps of the store? People enter throughout the show to tell about it as Lum makes his phone calls. Lum’s plans seem to be going his way, but Cedri enters with a slight problem to report about that pesky pig.