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Old 04-05-2016, 06:35 PM   #391
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I haven't driven a car in over two years. We are a one car family now and DH drives everywhere we go. The last time I drove, DH was sick in bed and I had no choice but to drive. I'm concerned that I might get into that situation again. So I had DH take me up to the local park where the speed limit is 15 MPH with very little traffic and let me drive around a bit. We just got a new car and it's bigger than I'm accustomed to. I'm going to do that every few days until I feel ready to go out on the road, then I will drive home, about two miles. After that I will make sure I drive at least once a week, even if it's just up to the store and back.
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Old 04-05-2016, 06:38 PM   #392
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Good one AB. Can't stop giggling. Has he taken your temp yet Dawg?

He tried. I told him I'd do it myself, thankyouverymuch. Beagle said absolutely not, she'd do it herself too.
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I haven't driven a car in over two years. We are a one car family now and DH drives everywhere we go. The last time I drove, DH was sick in bed and I had no choice but to drive. I'm concerned that I might get into that situation again. So I had DH take me up to the local park where the speed limit is 15 MPH with very little traffic and let me drive around a bit. We just got a new car and it's bigger than I'm accustomed to. I'm going to do that every few days until I feel ready to go out on the road, then I will drive home, about two miles. After that I will make sure I drive at least once a week, even if it's just up to the store and back.

Good for you, Carol. I taught a couple teens how to drive in the high school parking lot on Sundays (using my car), and then took them out on some of our longer country roads, and it worked really well. It will come back to you.
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Old 04-05-2016, 07:11 PM   #394
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Aren't you glad he didn't buy a rectal thermometer!! LOL

I'm glad I had just swallowed the coffee that was in my mouth before I read that.
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Old 04-05-2016, 07:18 PM   #395
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I haven't driven a car in over two years. We are a one car family now and DH drives everywhere we go. The last time I drove, DH was sick in bed and I had no choice but to drive. I'm concerned that I might get into that situation again. So I had DH take me up to the local park where the speed limit is 15 MPH with very little traffic and let me drive around a bit. We just got a new car and it's bigger than I'm accustomed to. I'm going to do that every few days until I feel ready to go out on the road, then I will drive home, about two miles. After that I will make sure I drive at least once a week, even if it's just up to the store and back.
Good for you!

It's important to keep your skills up.

When I bought my last new vehicle in 2012 I had a difficult time adjusting to it. I experienced some odd panic attacks and a sense of vertigo in some situations, now we have reached an understanding!

I hope DH doesn't mind the two mile walk home!
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LOL Dawg, Carol and AB!

Carol, good to hear you're re-honing your driving skills. You'll be comfortable with it before you know it.
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Carol may I ask why you stopped driving two years ago and had you been driving all your life? Yes, if there's no good reason for you not to drive and still have a license, you indeed should get back in the swing of it. I've been driving since the day I turned 16yrs old, a very loooong time! I remember the day well, and the fantastic feeling that I could get where I wanted to go when I wanted to go, and not depend on anyone. I'm still a very good driver and I pray I never have to stop.
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I haven't driven a car in over two years. We are a one car family now and DH drives everywhere we go. The last time I drove, DH was sick in bed and I had no choice but to drive. I'm concerned that I might get into that situation again. So I had DH take me up to the local park where the speed limit is 15 MPH with very little traffic and let me drive around a bit. We just got a new car and it's bigger than I'm accustomed to. I'm going to do that every few days until I feel ready to go out on the road, then I will drive home, about two miles. After that I will make sure I drive at least once a week, even if it's just up to the store and back.
That is a skill you don't want to lose.
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What is it with (some) men? DH has been feeling a bit under the weather, still ambulatory though, and I couldn't find the thermometer we haven't used for many years. So he bought a new, stick-in-the-ear instant read one. He's been obsessed with his new toy, and has to report his temp regularily. Fascinating. Zzzzzzzz.
Don't let him get an Oxygen and Pulse monitor...
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Kayelle, at my last job, parking was terrible. It was crowded, people were getting their cars damaged and since DH was retired he started driving me back and forth the 2 mile distance. Now that I'm retired, he drives everywhere we go. It just worked out that way. We went down to one car as we didn't really need two, and it helped with our insurance. There is no medical reason for me not driving. I'm just a little nervous about it. When DH got sick that one time I had no choice. I had to drive back and forth to the hospital, on the highway, and I was in a panic. I decided to go back to driving again just to keep up my skills, and with this new car, I feel better having some practice.
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