I asked an old co-worker of mine who worked in our sales department why he always promised the world and made us scramble to meet unrealistic deadlines. He said it was "easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission".
So I went ahead and ordered a 3-Season Burrow (to match my 3-Season Crowsnest) to take on a 5-Day trip to the Smoky Mountains next month.
Haven't told the wife yet.
At least I'll have a cozy place to sleep until she lets me back in the house!