The last of my classes wrote their final exam this morning and the reports are due tomorrow morning, first thing! I marked like a fiend all afternoon and I'm only about 2/3 done, so I'll need to get up at 5:30 a.m. to finish them off.
For just over a week, I've been driving my son to his summer job, some 50 km (30 mi) away and then I head another 20 km to my school; reversed at the end of the day. He will be getting his driver's license in two weeks but until then, that will be our routine.
But it's well worth it because he is working at a skilled trade (construction), his future career. It's a rarity for a sixteen-year old to land a job that's not of the McJob variety. It pays much better and provides real experience will lead to other opportunities in the trades. And he loves the job! He gets himself up at 6:30 a.m. for work and nags me if I'm a minute late in driving him.
In other gay developments:
1. Ethan, the transgendered dude, had to cancel our coffee date on Monday evening as he was still tied up with a client but reschedule for Thursday. I'm not sure if I want to see him at all, actually.
He's the owner of a contacting business and has people working for him. Very impressive for a guy in his early 20s! We've texted a great deal recently (too much, in fact, as I don't have time); he's extremely chatty and tells me all about his father, his two siblings, their dogs, his childhood and on and on.
But he did tell me: "I don't know any guys I can hang out with." I think that's what he is hoping to find with me.
2. Big Red and I have seen each other several times recently but in a non-sexual way. Yesterday, he invited me out to lunch at a fast-food place so I picked him up from his workplace. He's very funny, smart and emotionally mature. But our meetings are bittersweet because I'm concerned that we are starting to really, really like each other... for me, the deal-breaker is that I will soon be 51 and he's 24!