Daily Archives: August 6, 2009

And just in case you’re wondering…

I am missing the Smudgelet.
Enjoying the freedom and the chance to get things done.
Enjoying being able to volunteer for an extra shift without worrying about him.
Enjoying being free to do shocking things like leaving the bathroom door open so I can listen to music in the bath or sitting on the sofa in (don’t look gentlemen!) my undies because the weather is so stifling hot.
Enjoying the chance to watch my choice of TV programme or DVD instead of Knightrider (loved the old series, can’t stand the new one) and Top Gear (OK, so I like it too, but it’s not my first choice) and Scrapheap Challenge (OK, so I really like that too, but not wall-to-wall episodes that we’ve seen before anyway).
But
I miss having him around.

I dunnit

Please excuse me while I brag for a moment.
I have just passed my minibus driver’s test.
I can now menace the populace of London with our work’s minibus – or will be able to once head office ratify my certificate.

Four minor faults: My wheel going once into the cycle lane, although the lane was empty at the time and I had been keeping an eye on it in my mirror; one late bit of indication ( 😛 to my sister who always complains that I indicate too early!); one raised pedestrian crossing taken a little too fast – entirely because I didn’t notice it was raised until it was too late to slow down enough; and one single occasions when I crossed my hands on the steering wheel. Not bad for someone who’s never driven a minibus or anything like it in her life before this morning! I also had to learn and pass a test in how to put people in wheelchairs safely into the minibus and secure both chair and passenger.

With the theory training and test yesterday morning before work for four hours, and the practical another three hours today in the middle of my shift after an early start, and then a colleague going home sick and me volunteering to stay on, I am now more than ready for my bed.

Now, do I celebrate my new qualification or hide it? Do I really want to take that minibus out on the roads of London??????