Thursday, June 22, 2006

I'm so smart!

Well this past week I finally broke down and accepted my fate of being here in Utah (more because I HAD to). I've put off getting a Utah drivers license, with the hope we'd move back home to Seattle. Well tomorrow is my birthday (happy birthday to me!) and my WA license expires! I had to got get my license, so I could drive and do it before it expired so I didn't have to take ALL of the tests. I tried to go last Friday, I brought eveything I needed, but turns out I needed to take a written test (are you kidding me!?!) I showed up at 4, since on the phone they said to show up at least an hour before they close, which I did. There was over an hour late, so they sent me home with a wonderful book to refresh my memory with and learn Utah laws. So I spent my weekend reading this book when I could find some time and underlining the major points. The test was open book, but I was still nervous, I don't know why (I guess tests have always done that to me, even though I did well in High School with out even really trying and did pretty well in college with one trying a little). I got through 2/3 of the book and went on my way Monday morning to face my fate in becoming more of a Utahan (if that's how you spell it). My number was called and I went up and gave the guy all my info and he checked my eyes. I was at the station right next to the one where all the testers got their tests and their test scores. Lets just say that made me more nervous because the 5 or so people that got their results before I got my test, were barely passing, while 1 didn't. How could this be? It was open book all the answers were before you, what was going on? And it shocked me when they gave me the test, a notebook with the questions and a scantron sheet. What was this high school? When I took my written test in WA over 10 years ago, I took it on a computer. What kind of state was I living in and how long am I going to have to be here? Someone help me. How old fashion can you be? Well I took the test, and of course I looked up every answer (thank goodness for an indext) to be on the safe side, I didn't want to fail and I didn't want to just barely pass. Although there were 2 or 3 questions I couldn't find in the book anywhere, even in the parts I didn't read, so I had to guess, which any person with normal intelligence could get rid of 2 of the anwers and be left with two. Well needless to say I passed, I got 100%. Hooray for me!!! Also weird thing, they give you temporary licenses, just pieces of paper, and send your real one in 2-3 weeks. Yet again what's up with this place. When I got my permit and my license and renewed it each time I got my license right then and there, well after waiting 10 plus minutes. So here I am just waiting for my real license to come, just like I'm waiting for life to change and to go home and be in the place and with the people that really make me happy.

6 comments:

The Hubby said...

Ouch, "people that really make me happy"

I would like to think that I make you happy. But I guess you mean the rest of your family.

- The hubby.

Erin said...

You know very well what I meant, you don't need to make people think that our almost perfect marriage is in shambles. For every one else things are great between the hubby and I and I know my kids and him would be with me if I were to move, unfortunately I can't have that happen with the rest of my family.

The Hubby said...

lol, Yes your marrage is near perfect. We are the envy of all of our friends.

Lisa Goldstein/Kelly Kelly said...

I remember moving once and not wanting to change my license too. It meant it was really happening. Hang in there.

Lisa

dustin said...

I can understand missing your family and such. I don't know why people bag on Utah though, I mean it was good enough for the pioneers wasn't it? All but a few of the prophets are buried here(I saw the graveyard last week it was cool). Its not as hot as Texas or Nevada. Anyway...

Congratulations on the perfect score on your test, its nice to see someone take driving safety so seriously. Keep up the good work.

Amanda said...

found your blog this morning, enjoyed reading it!