Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Sending Out A huge Hug and Update

Good Morning Friends!

Well to bring you up to date....

First day of school.....nervous about the drive in to SA and of all things the exit I was suppose to get off on was closed due to an accident.

Went to the next exit and turned around.....everything ok.

THEN....person at work...I won't mention any names...ANN! (LOL)

tells me it will be at Compass Bank....not seeing this name ANYWHERE.....notice bank and maybe the name has changed.....sure enough!  Ok at the right place now....

I am an hour early. First student where to sit. Ok here is a stairway....looks good to me. Read until someone gets there.

There are about 20 people in the class.  From a 20 year old to a man who is actually a Respiratory Doctor and changing professions.....always good to have a doctor in the house lol.

First day and the instructor is FANTASTIC!  I GET everything he is teaching us. ALRIGHT!

Lundh time....where do I go where I can find my way back to class.....ok here is a TGIF (very good but pricy food)

Young man comes to take my order. Would you like a mixed drink?

Well seeing as I dont "drink"  and it probably wouldn't be wise to go back sloshed I kindly tell him I only have 1 hour for lunch.  He suggests a Bacon Cheeseburger....the thing was bigger than my mouth can open.  Only ate half.

It cost me 20.00

Hamburger 8.95

Drink 1.50

Tip the rest of a 20.

Ok I am a sucker for young people working their waythrough school. :) Shh don't tell Rick :)

So I make it back to class and continue learning and GETTING IT!!!!

When I leave school it is dark again.  Got there in the dark going home n the dark.....did I mention that I HATE to drive in the dark?

Stop by a gas station on the way home for a drink and write a check.  Give the girl my drivers license.

Go home, study and hit the bed.

NEXT DAY....yesterday

Wake up early.  Out the door by 5:30am. did that girl give me back my drivers license?

Look.......OMG no.

Go back to the gas station and PRAY the whole way that she put it where I can get it back.

She did.....Thank God!

Get my license and head to SA for second day.

Get there an hour and a half early.  Study in car until time for class....Have almost everything from the day before memorized and learned. far so good.

Go to class....different teacher.

She was a very nice person but went WAY TOO FAST for the whole class.  She would say the important stuff really fast and then tell us storys/which btw I do enjoy and help me to remember things/ slowly.

I wish the info could have come slower and the stories faster.

At break I notice everyone is having a tough time keeping up.

At lunch two people invited me to go with them.

Made two new friends.

Hard afternoon of trying to keep up.

After school I went by my job and told my new boss Gary....


I was serious....he thought I was kidding.....(I was)

I told him that I am trying with all my heart and brain to learn the material.  He told me not to stress and that if I didn't pass the first time I could retake the test.....yeah like I want to make ANOTHER trip to town.....PRAY THAT I PASS IT THE FIRST TIME!!!!! here I sit at my computer when I NEED to be getting ready for the last day of class.

Good NEWS!

The teacher that I understood will be back today and teaching us the rest.  It is like 15 long Chapters of stuff and we are on 8.

So today we will finish up and then take a practice quiz.

My test is set for Thursday at 12:30.

So set your clocks and PRAY for me from 12:00-2:30.

Pray in shifts....I will leave it up to yall who prays at which 30 minute time slot.


Thanks to all of you who have given me love prayers and support.

Marla, Linda, Phil, Lisa, Paula, Luddie, Barbara, Sharon and Linda and all others who have read and given me words of prayer and hope.

All my love, Barb


ukgal36 said...

You can do this...
praying the whole time how's that?

pharmolo said...

Good luck Barbara, sounds like you're going to sail through no problem :-)


mosie1944 said...

You'll make it just fine.

buggieboo1 said...

Good luck!

~~Make it a Great day~~


xxroxymamaxx said...

Good luck honey! Love, Shelly

lisa41076 said...

Barbara, good luck to you , I have faith in you , Love You Lisa XOXO

lifes2odd said...

Good morning! Wow, it's been a long time! I'm glad to hear all is going well in your world. Good luck on your last day of class.
I'm finally back in J-Land!
Martha :-)

mawmellow said...

I always pray for you and your family but will pray especially for you to pass during the time you requested.  Best of luck to you !

jckfrstross said...

praying you pass with flying colors:)


fasttrack58 said...

You're doing great so far!!
I know you will do great tomorrow too!!
Linda :)

lsfp1960 said... can do it .  Philippians 4:13 !!!  I'll be praying for you thursday at about 10am here on the west coast.  Linda in Washington state

plieck30 said...

If you can make it driving in san antonio you'll pass this test. Good luck, Paula

nay0114 said...

Wow you've been busy since I been missing. IF I had known earlier I would have prayed for you.
Take care and Hugs, Chrissie

ally123130585918 said...

you are in my thoughts and prayers hoping you pass with honours ~ that lunch was expensive :o) Ally x

randlprysock said...

I hope you are doing well and so glad you got the license back.  I don't know if my brain would contain anything from school or not at my age, but I am willing to give it a try someday when the children are older.  Hugs,

queenb8261 said...

Great update. I like the way you write. that WAS a pricey lunch. And I don't even care for the TGIF we have here. Glad you got your DL back. What a debacle that would have been.  I hope the test goes well. And don't can retake it if you don't pass it the first time. GOOD LUCK.
Luv N Hugs Barb

emabecmar said...

thats an expensive burger, yikes. I'll stick with McDonals 89 cents burgers, lol. You'll pass the test, I know it. Have a great weekend. (((((hugs)))))))
Cindy xoxo