When Neal came home from school he was so bored. He called his cousin and friends to come over, but everyone was either busy or not home. He wanted Mark to take him gopher hunting, but Mark and I were sealing windows so that when (if) the stucco guy comes this (next) week we would be ready for him. So Neal hung around for awhile checking his traps and was just SO bored he could hardly stand it. I felt bad for him because kids don't invite other kids over so Neal misses out. That is one bad thing living in the country.....you can't just go across the street and knock on your friends' door. Mark and I feel bad about it. After I helped a bit more and sunned a bit more I thought I would go up to the house to the house to see if Neal wanted to go to the movies. And this is what I saw. He makes me laugh!
He mowed the whole lawn with that city lawn mower. It must have taken him almost two hours, but doing stuff like that is fun for Neal. Whew!
After dinner we had a bit of time before the sun went down so we went gopher hunting. The gophers were not interested in popping out their little heads so the expedition was not very fruitful. But Neal did get to drive the truck over and through the fields and even on the gravel road.
When he turns 14 in 16 months (what? am I sure about that? let me re-count that one more time......yep, that's right) he will be able to get his learners, as they call it here. That is hard to get my head around.