Thursday, April 19, 2012

My First Solo Drive Into Town In About Five Years

As several of you know due to a loss of quality vision in my right eye Sandy has been our primary driver. She drives the motorhome and Jeep everywhere we go. Up until recently I could drive around here in Lone Star and felt pretty comfortable in doing so. My big problem has been my right side in passing, turning and particularly backing up. She nor I were comfortable when I drove in congested traffic in larger cities like Longview. I don't know who was the most nervous in these conditions, her or me.

Today I had a Doctors appointment at the VA Clinic in Longview. Since Sandy has been tied up helping her brother she wasn't able to drive me into town. It takes a while to get Doctor appointments with the VA and when you do you don't want to miss them as getting another might take months.

So, Sandy and I debated what was the best thing to do. It was decided that I would drive into Longview for the appointment. Don't know who was the most nervous but this morning I soloed into town. Since I haven't kept up my driving skills starting out was a little rough like my braking and acceleration but the further I drove the more comfortable I became. The only worry I had was the right side. I made a point to stay in the right lane, no passing and selected the most direct route. Well I made it there and back without incident and looking forward for the keys to be taken away from me at least until the next time the situation presents itself. However, the motorhome driving I will strictly leave to her.

imageYesterday the other tractor got big time stuck. They could not pull it out with the other tractor. They had to also hookup the big one ton four wheel drive Dodge Ram and in tandem they finally got it out. If I'm not mistaken this is the eight time this particular tractor has been stuck and imagehad to be pulled out. I don't know if it's the area they have assigned Sandy to mow or what as she has yet to get stuck. It could also be the driver. You can't see it but I'm knocking on wood........ the old noggin.

Until next time. . . .MtnAire Travlers.

1 comment:

  1. So glad you had a safe trip into town for your Dr. appt. I bet it felt good to be behind the wheel again...but be careful!!!