Alex Gregory got drunk with the bottles of vodka left in his house. His mom left for a date with someone, and he took his mom's car. He went driving around the neighborhood and crashed into a lawn gnome.
Alex had to go to court to deal with his punishment. He was given a job to work at a nursing home to make money for the lawn gnome he destroyed. To add to that, his mom grounded him for a month.
When Alex went back to school, he had a rough time, but handled it. Laurie, his best friend, yelled at him for crashing the car. For she forgave him, but still joked around about it.
Alex met the Solomon Lewis, the old guy he is supposed to take care of for a while. Once, Alex had extra time so he played his guitar, Sol enjoyed having to listen to him play.
Sarah asked Alex to the Valentine's Day dance, and so they went. Although he hung out with Laurie most of the time, talking to each other.
One day, Alex got two other people to play a in a band at the nursing home, Annette and Steven. They played for the whole nursing home, and all had enjoyed the performance.