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November 10, 2009

16 years, 3 months, 27 days.

That is how long I have feared this:

 

 

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We had an eventful day off from school.

There were many hoops to jump through:

*getting important documents out of safe deposit box

*driving to next county to borrow a small truck from the business, so Lo did not have to drive my ‘bus’ for the test. (although she drives the bus wonderfully, parking can be a challenge)

*finding out that borrowed truck has been used by someone who smoked a bajillion cigarettes.

*taking smelly truck to car wash and buying enough air freshener to kill the ozone. (sorry earth)

And a few ah-ha moments:

*having my girls finally see ‘crank’ windows..for the first time.

*having my girls realize how spoiled they are with our nice vehicles that have space for more than 2.5 people.  The 3 of us were a little too close in this mini small cab truck.

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Lo passing her test on the first try: Priceless!

Now if she could keep her grades up, there may be a vehicle in her future. (maybe with crank windows!!) Then I will have to figure out how to keep her home!!!

33 comments:

  1. Congrats to Lo! I had one car with crank windows that somehow cranked backwards!!! That was really a challenge!

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  2. OMG!!! congratulations, Lo!! How very exciting.

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  3. Congratulations to your daughter. My daughter passed 1st time too but with a driving school, the same lady who taught me years ago. Our kiddos can only get their drivers when they are 18 though and my son of 19 only has his learners so far.

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  4. What a big day! Congrats!

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  5. Congratulations!!! I also dreaded that day, but then after so many trips to swim practice and other activities, I was delighted to have my daughter driving herself. The rule was ABSOLUTELY NO ONE else in the car until you are 18. Hard and fast and no exceptions.

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  6. :) YA CONGRATS LO!!!!

    How exciting!!! True story: Not a half an hour after getting my liscense I rear ended a van. There was no damage so nothing was filed.. but I think thats not a very good sign :) lol.... It was a sign of things to come, trust me.. ask my mother!

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  7. Congrats Lo!!

    I ran a stop sign when I took my drivers test and still passed. Small towns are awesome that way:)

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  8. Congrats!!!! I will never forget when Cheerleader Girl got her license :) Ahhhh, the fear AND the freedom. Now we are working on Bud, and I gotta tell ya, not looking forward to it ... at all!

    Happy for Lo! Praying for Mom :)

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  9. Woo hoo! Good for her! And maybe not so good for you..depends. LOL So do they still make you parallel park? I dreaded that when I took my test. I think that was the last time I ever parked that way. I will go out of my way NOT to park like that. I drive a 'bus' and sometimes *I* have trouble parking between the lines. I'm always opening the door to check the line and going 'oops'. Back out and try again. LOL

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  10. my 'A' has too much school for driving today!! actually we have to wait for summer because it costs almost $300.00 here for her to take drivers ed. but then she can use my vehicle to go to school if she wants.

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  11. Congratulations to Lo and best wishes to Mom and Dad. I remember when my daughter got her license. She was a pretty responsible driver -- and she was responsible for many gray hairs. (This was back in the day when I had hair on my head!!)

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  12. That really is exciting and you really are a great mom for working so hard to help her succeed. Congrats to you both!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's a good thing she has strong arms if you're giving her crank windows. See? The years of softball have paid off.

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  13. Congrats to Lo!
    6 More years and I can do the same post..haha.

    Hope you don't mind I tagged you over at my blog!

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  14. Congrats to Lo! I remember that time.

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  15. Congrats to Lo! I have 4 more years 'till my son gets his license. I'm already giving him lessons regarding the rules of the road, etc. when we're in car.

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  16. Congrats to Lo... Kids grow up so fast, don't they??? Gosh---it won't be long 'til you'll pack her up and send her to college. YIPES.... Can't wait to read your post at that time... (Lots of tears I'm sure!)

    Funny story about the truck and the cigarette smoke... No matter how much air freshener you use, that smell will be with you for awhile. Yuk!

    Congrats again... Another MILESTONE.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  17. Came over from another blog! I hear ya about the license day...one of the hardest things I've done with my boys. Still I am so proud of them.

    Wow, the truck with the smoke...UGH! I cannot stand that smell.

    I've bookmarked you so I can come back and visit.

    :-) Susan

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  18. CONGRATULATIONS, LO! That's awesome. Drive carefully, now! (I always say that to my guys, even the 54-year-old, and he doesn't like my reminders. He thinks he doesn't need to hear it, but I need to say it!) DRIVE CAREFULLY! Drive carefully! Did I mention, Drive Carefully? Okay, just checking to see if you heard me. How are you going to drive? Good girl.

    ICK on the cigarettes. You might try Smileygirl's product called "Fresh Wave." It's an odor-removing product, and it's ALL NATURAL!
    Hugs and congratulations again!

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  19. Oh sweetie, Make sure that she knows she can't change the radio, adjust the heater or talk on the phone while behind the wheel. They seem to be major distractions for new drivers. Hang in there!! x-c

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  20. Way to go LO!
    I think they should have a test for parking in a Walmart parking lot slot. That would keep a lot of people off the road. ha!

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  21. You'll keep her safe in the driveway with no power steering, no AC, an 8-track tape and no hubcaps!

    LOL LOL

    Congrats to your girl, she takes after her mum all right! Smart, sassy and a go-getter!

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  22. Way to go Lo!!! Let the fun begin! LOl.

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  23. Congrats and condolences! Let the worrying commence.

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  24. Oh, I am so so happy for her : )

    Laughed so hard about crank windows!

    Is air freshner bad for the environment because of the can it comes in? You would hate me in real life because I have febreeze in every room.

    Way to go!

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  25. Prayers comin' your way ;) My parents had 6 kids, and 3 of us got in major accidents within a few weeks after getting our license. Don't know why I am scaring you like this - sorry!

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  26. First they walk, then they run, then they drive. It's inevitable.

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  27. So not only did your daughter get your good looks - but she also got your brains! Wonderful!! Congrats to her for getting her drivers license!

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  28. Congratulations Lo! And mom, you now have your own personal shopper and gopher! Or is it Go-fer. Isn't life grand?

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  29. Very exciting! (And kind of scary, from a parent's point of view.)

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  30. yippee-yahoo for lo!! not so much for you :)
    i am so proud of her that she finally felt like she ws ready. and i hope that someday laura will, too. she can see crank windows anytime she wants if she comes on over to my house to see the "amish" van!

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  31. Tell Miss Lo I'm VERY proud of her.... dang, where do the years go, Suz?

    I'm still laughing about the "crank" windows... is that like "crank calls"? (Also a thing of the past, thanks to *69 - ha!)

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