I woke Joel up this morning, with "Good-morning, curly-head. How'd you like to help me move the chicken coop in about 15 minutes?" He blinked a couple of times and said, "Okay..."
I think I'll start off the slew of work with the boys with finishing the nesting coop. This entails finishing the dismantling of the A-frame coop...then the construction of the new coop.
Along in the next week, week and a half, I'll have them help me fix the fence around Granddaddy's and maybe even at our place. I might have Philip drive the truck while I spray the weeds...but I've not made up my mind completely on that. Joel is taking care of the mowing. :) In fact, Saturday evening, not long after they arrived, he kind of snuck up to me and almost sheepishly asked, "Can we mow?" I laughed...but far be it from me to keep a young man from working, so I told him about the odd things about the mower and saw him off.
Yesterday we were invited to one of the elder's houses for lunch--we spent the whole afternoon at their house and then went to the evening service as well. It was a delightful afternoon. I think they finally got our confusing story straight.
We also attended our last Inquirer's class...once Pastor S returns from vacation, we'll get to meet with the elders before actually joining. We also found out that towards the end of the year, he'll be taking a call from the OPC's regional home missionaries board as a church planter in Pennsylvania.
Anyways, I think I'd better scram here and put some fellers to work... ;)