of course, that means I am stuck going all the way out there too.... maybe we can arrange it for an Integrated Listening Systems (ILS) day every other week or so. He has been doing some of the more fun things and after the snow storm then a rain storm ...plus the owner got extra hours at her job, the stuff was pretty thick ...(usually easier and in the summer there are more volunteers) So, today he actually offered because one of the neighbor girls was there and had been working hard all day. Here is what I saw in Q today.... When the truck has to be emptied of grain and hay bails had to be moved he just walked over and grabbed the heavy bags (the owner has diabetes and neuropathy and arthritis plus vision is reduced so really in pain much of the time, I was pretty useless with back and hand issues and the little girl is about sixty pounds soaking wet).... He usually has to be asked to do anything. He will do it, but that initiative is usually pretty low. He also pulled the little girl around in a sled all over the fields. He would say she had to pull him but was joking, knowing he was three times her size. THe owner said she was going to see if Q would do the shoveling and how he'd do since he is bigger now and doing so much better and I said go for it but before she had a chance he offered. So, she offered him a paid job doing it. I warned her that he may not do as well without the motivation of a friend being there but he does seem to understand the pay off when he works and gets cash so it could be pretty cool. It is just so far. I pay at least fifteen dollars in gas round trip for what for him will be a much smaller pay off cash wise. But as far as his growth and development, fifteen dollars is a small investment. If Integrated Listening Systems (ILS) takes him they would be reimbursed. but they often have a mileage limit and that may be too far. Maybe we can piggie back it with his lesson days and then we get some mileage for those days. Anyway, I'm proud of him..... nice that he stepped up.