Last Friday, the boys spent the day downtown, mostly in my office. They successfully mapped my office and gave me an index. It has proven useful in sending them on errands, and both for me to find staff and to direct visitors to the people they want to see. It is a very good map. They helped a bit here and there, then we went to lunch. All you can eat lunch buffet at Roundtable Pizza. Nice! After lunch, Andrew and Benjamin went to the Downtown Ice Rink which was letting people skate free for opening day. And giving free light rail passes, so I didn't have to pay to take them home! Joseph and I returned to the office where Joseph made himself useful. Andrew and Benjamin came back and helped some more before quitting time. In fact, Mr. Promptness, made us leave a few minutes late so he could assemble "one more" in-box for the supervisor he was helping. The boys were immensely popular here!
This week, Benjamin returned to his Independent Studies at home, and Andrew to his computer life with some interruptions for chores and a little job hunting. Joseph has been working full time this week as an unpaid member of our office. Yesterday, he even came to staff meeting with me. The supers are loving him. One reminded him to put this experience on his resume, gave him her card, and told him he can use her as a reference. Another told me today that they are becoming dependent on him.