Woods Country Cove

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Monday, February 6, 2012

A Quiet Day And A Bit Of Regret


Not much going on here at our Country Cove , Papa is at work and Miggy and I just came back from our walk. The weather is sunny but has a cold wind blowing .  I try to post every day if I can but there are days where not much is happening . I am still on the recovery of my bladder infection a bit sore in my muscles around the area  but at least now I can get out and about .

Here's something I haven't mentioned or shared with you all  before , I don't drive  , I can, just not legally. When I was on our Hobby farm as a kid I was driving everything from cars, trucks, tractors and even the odd combine , back in those days on the back country roads all unlicensed  people got away with driving. My parents and I then had to move  as the hobby farm was getting to much for my parents and I to run as my dad worked out side the farm as well to make ends meet . We moved to what was once a farming town that grew and grew to a large city and I didn't need a licence then cause there was transit, cabs and all was close that I needed  but now I am back in the country cause I do love the country and it is in my blood . I haven't got my drivers licence and at 46 I think it is to late and a bit embarrassing as well as we have a graduating system to go through before you can be fully licenced to drive on your own . I had a learners permit when I was a teen, back then there was no graduating system in place you took your test and that was that you either passed or failed  . I went for the driving test in my mums yellow Doge Colt we called buttercup and I was failed 

                                                             WHY !


cause the instructor truly was a big guy and to heavy for the car he should have been a truck instructor and I could not manoeuvre the car properly and every time I made a turn to the right the poor car would grind and the wheel would sink into the wheel well on his side of the car the car weighted maybe about 1600 LBS. it was a small car the instructor must of been 400 LBS. he couldn't even get the seat belt around him or barely get in and out of the car , so because of all that he failed me and there fore had discouraged me to getting my licence  and boy oh boy was my mum angry at it all as she was there watching me. So I don't go many places unless Papa is driving . I have been thinking about it but these days the nutters that are on the roads make me nervous and even as a passenger I get ticked at the stupidity of them .

Part of the reason why I may not post every day ! But I do my best by walking our village and our back yard to get photos and on the odd occasion when Papa and I go somewhere to share with all of you. Ok I am done rambling on here .

                               I just need to buck up the courage and go for it don't I

                                   Until next time hope you all have a great day !

                                               Country Gal


Far Side of Fifty said...

You need a drivers license..everyone does. Sign up and take the class.:)

Red said...

I know the problem with not driving. My wife is a non driver but she ha a license. Go for the license. It will give you independence and a big boost in self esteem. If you look at the nutters on the road it should be easy for you to get a license.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

I think you should have protested that grade. Its against the law here in the US to not be buckled up. So if the laws are the same there, he should have never gotten in the car in the first place. You need to go back and state your case and request a new exam.

Patsy said...

I don't drive any more but I can and have my licence. When The Bennie was in the hospital I drove there and back. It's never to late to get your licence. You go girl!

Anna said...

Hi there, I do not want to hear that its to late never to late. Get out there and get that license. I agree with Red it will give such independence. You go girl! Have a great evening, Anna

Muffy's Marks said...

You need to get that license.
Get 'er done!!!
You will be surprised at how you made it all those years with out it.

West Side of Straight said...

You can do it! Never to late to learn and try new things! Especially driving! Go for it!

Gail said...

...and a fine ramble it was.

No shame in not driving, enjoy being a passenger, you can see more!

Heidi said...

Hello Country Gal,
I am sorry about the bladder infection. Those are awful. Glad you're on the mend. I remember the day I got my first drivers's license. The behind the wheel test was scary. I know that when you're ready to take it on, you will, and you will knock that door down! I came by today to advise you that I have just awarded I have just awarded you the "Versatile Blogger Award”. Congratulations! You deserve it! You know I love your posts and pictures. Please go to my blog to pick it up. Heidi


Gone Country said...

You can do it! One step at a time. Even if you end up not driving very much you'll feel much better knowing that you can drive if necessary. I say GO FOR IT! We are here to encourage you and back you up!

Ellen said...

Okay, I agree with everyone else, make it your mission to get your license! Then let us know and we will throw a virtual party! You can do it, I'm sure of it!

Crystal said...

I cant imagine not driving even though I grew up in Clagary and took the bus everywhere, but as soon as I moved out of the city I need a liscence. Of course we cant walk to the nearest town either (its an hour drive) but I think you should go for it and get your licence!!

Stewey said...

My mom says it's never too late! Go for it! The independence that comes with driving is priceless!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

It is never too late!!!!! And you have nothing to be embarrassed about. Even if you don't want to get out on the road with all of the nuts, what if something happens to Papa, and your left without him?? Just sayin....you sure do have a lot of encouragers. Go for it, please!!!!!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

We don't have public transportation in the town where I live, well not like I was used to in England anyhow.
I wouldn't know what to do if I didn't drive, I would become a hermit I'm sure :)
Sign up and get your classes, you're still a young woman !
Hope you are feeling better ...