Friday, May 21, 2010

It Just Doesn't Feel Legal

I am feeling much better. So much better that my wonderful husband is going to a Nationals baseball game tomorrow with his boss and leaving me the van.

Usually he wouldn't leave me the vehicle because I haven't driven since last summer because we only have one car and he usually has it and when he is home I like him to drive [run on sentence much, Skip?] And then I was sick...blah, blah, blah whatev.

But now? I have to drive the girls to their respective activities tomorrow.

EEK!

Seriously? I have no idea why I am bothered. They are local trips - and they are roads I have driven a thousand times before, and it will be daylight...but.....It just doesn't feel right to suddenly grab the keys and take off in the van when I haven't been behind the wheel for almost a year. As an added bonus? I have only driven that van few times. And I hate large vehicles.

Is driving a car like riding a bike? Do you simply remember all the nuances? I also wonder if your reflexes atrophy from not driving for so long. . . hmmmm

I am a good driver - I haven't had a ticket in 16 years [**frantically rapping my knuckles on my dining room table**]. Heck, we pay less than $300 a year for full coverage insurance so I guess I am good. . . but, wait - did they institute any new laws in the last year? [Not including cellphones which I don't own] Is there something I don't know? Has there been road construction? Are the places we are going still in the same locations? Do my contacts or eyeglasses still work? Gah.

I know I am worrying for naught, but honestly it really does feel illegal. Thank goodness my license is still valid.

If I only knew where it was.

11 comments:

Gail said...

Wonderful news, have fun.

ellen abbott said...

Just like riding a bike. You don't forget how.

Linda in New Mexico said...

Halle dam llujah. Skippy's gonna drive....everyone run and hide (in a sing songy 6yr old way.) I'm so happy that you are gonna spread your tires and fly girlie girl, best news today.
XXOO The Olde Bagg, Linda

RV Vagabonds said...

1) Denny says he's very glad that he's currently at a campground located at least 2,000 miles away from Virginia.

2) It is like riding a bike and a minivan is NOTHING! Try driving a 25 foot Ford F450 with a 38 foot trailer behind it--THAT'S big.

3) You are a goof and I love you.

word vert: bagigthe. You're worried about nothing; bagighte. (Obviously empathy is not my strong point)

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

well, i have a picture of ron behind the wheel after not driving for about a year, so it's "do-able" but that was before he started the "shakes". wouldn't happen now . you don't have the shakes do you? good... you should be fine.

lol - word verification...
mervowe...mevowe (moveover), you're in my way...

TinaM said...

My car broke down last summer, and I didn't drive for 2 months. Even after only 2 months I was a little nervous lol, so I feel you.
But yes, it all comes back no problem :)

Michaela said...

Hey that is great news! Im sure you will be fine - just fine! So glad youre feeling that much better. Nice lady 1: Illness O. Haa haaa. xxxooo Michaela

Rudee said...

As long as you don't run off in a Thelma and Louise way...yet. It will be liberating.

Happy trails to you!

Martha said...

I couldn't drive for 10 days after I hurt my knee this past winter. It felt really weird to get back behind the wheel, but then I remembered how good it felt to have that freedom back!

Greenmare said...

you will be fine sweetie pie! I drove last spring with my right arm in a padded sling and it went fine. take a deep breath and go!!!! who knows where you might want to stop on your way home...................

Tessa said...

You'll do just fine and I feel perfectly safe here in Alberta...hehehe. If you do happen to run over the odd curb it's ok cuz it probably needing replacing anyway!!!!