I'm starting to think there was no job on Mothers Day repairing his previous big job that he screwed up. Could he have used this as an alibi? But SM stops all communication on Sat @ 2? Could she have shut her phone down before a shared plate steak and sex and never turned it on again- or maybe that didnt happen either He was up all night according to phone and truck data. Possibly calling stone suppliers and landscape suppliers for materials? Maybe going over plans and schedule-such a hard worker. Or, imo,could he have been murdering SM, hiding her body, planting the bike, bleaching the house, dumping items used in the crime, burning her journal, and setting the stage for an unrelated party to discover SM missing.
First of all, it was illegal to work at the side of a public road on a Sunday and no, he didn't have the permit to do it and he never intended to do it, IMO. It was entirely alibi. This is way back in the early threads, but I'm sure I'm remembering properly. Since I have no links, it's JMO, but I think nearly everyone who has been here from the beginning will agree.
Suzanne was ON her phone with JL (I think those are his initials) when Barry arrives home, IMO. They never had steak or sex, IMO. Barry's phone shows frantic activity in the backyard starting around 2 pm. He says he was shooting at chipmunks.
Suzanne answers no Mother's Day texts from her children the next day. I believe her phone was never found, but they did get the phone records and JL did provide information about Suzanne's use of the phone on Saturday (to facetime with him).
Then Barry is up all night. I believe his phone was on his person during a walk he took down to the ravine where the bike was found - at any rate, there was a record of this. There are no records of him calling any stone suppliers nor would the job have been able to receive stone (it was later rebuilt by someone else, using state-approved cement blocking which is exactly why it had to be redone - Barry had done it cheaply and wrongly the first time). The job could not be done with just any supplier or with stone/cinder block (he used cinder block, IIRC, the first time - not legal at the side of a freeway in CO). Landscape suppliers are not open in the middle of the night and he was not being asked to landscape - just fix the barrier/retaining wall. IIRC. IMO.
So your last opinion is very well-supported, IMO.
Whole story is terribly sad. There's so much more that implicates Barry, as I'm sure you know - but some newcomers might not. The burning of her journal is so incriminating.