Lou got a lot of great birthday presents. The one that's kept him most occupied recently is a small tool box. He even spent some birthday money on some additional tools. The friend that gave it to us said that she put it together for under $10 and was her go-to boys gift. When I took Lou to Harbor Freights to get a few other pieces, I see how she did it. What good prices for cheap tools.
He's gone through all the scrap wood in the garage and we've had to beg from neighbors. I picked up a pallet and have ripped some of boards from it, but it's splintery and when I saw it, it breaks in a dangerous fast-flying-wood sort of way. With the wood he can work with, he's built a boat and a house and a Great Wall of China. I've found a new go to boys gift now too!