Driver, when you’re clear

It took some time, to say the least.

First, we went to Wal-Mart so Josiah could buy a pair of shades.  Tuesday, February 23, 2010 was a sunny day, and turning out onto 248 he’d be looking straight into the sun, in the van, where, when you pull down the visor it just falls into your lap.  Not a good thing during a driving test.

So, we were late getting to the license bureau, arriving at 8:50 AM, instead of at my planned time of 8:30 AM (the time they opened).  Not to worry, however, because it turns out that although they actually open at 8:00 AM, they don’t start doing driving tests till 10:00 AM.  We could either wait 70 minutes, or go home and come back.  The latter would mean losing our place in line, and my whole goal was to be at the front of the line and get this test over with QUICKLY.

We stayed.

At 10:00 AM, Josiah was greeted by “Katie,” who we’d been told was the nicest tester.  I took a deep breath, and he casually sauntered out.  Well.

Some fifteen minutes later, they returned and Katie was all smiles.  She said that his parallel parking (the ONLY part of his 10 months of driving practice overseen by Scott) was PERFECT!!!  But he did get points subtracted for not using his turn signal when exiting the parallel parking spot.  = (  He also lost some points for a couple other minor infractions (not setting his parking brake on a hill, etc.), but he passed and she was pleased.  In fact, it turns out that Katie is a Preacher’s Kid, now married and considering homeschooling, so she and Josiah had a lot to talk about during their little sojourn.

Now Josiah has a driver’s license.  Hip-hip-hooray!  And what a grand convenience it is to have another driver in the house.  Ahhhh!

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