So A went out and got her driver's license, on a stick shift car, no less. Kudos to her for that one. I was nervous for her but she was fine, as I knew she would be. She's been driving for awhile and is a good driver, it's just that it's a jungle out there. We had a bit of last minute drama getting the cars ready because we'd heard they're sticklers for details, i.e., if you're car is not up to snuff, they might refuse to let you use it for the test. I assumed that this included various “idiot lights” on the dashboard, or whatever would prevent you from passing inspection.
Unfortunately, these conditions applied to us, but more on this later. This is really about congratulating A on her big milestone. We are very proud of her, though this gives me one more thing to neurotically obsess over.
Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to David Stevens for the pic.