The girls got off to school this morning, and it was actually quite a nice morning. No delays or scrambling around to find lost items or shoes, and breakfast was easy and quick (they had multi-grain Cheerios). Right after getting back to the house I went and double checked with Jason, on his appointments, as well as other things he might want to do, and I was clear until 11:15, when we needed to be over at the Sharps Institute where Jason was to complete his final driver training. This meant that I had about 2 1/2 hours and time to get out on my bike. More specifically it meant a 15 to 16 mile ride, and that is what I did.
I got back from the ride (16 miles) and cooled down and cleaned up, and got ready to go. Jason and I went over to the Sharps and within about 30 minutes he was behind the wheel and ready to head out on his last "training" session, so that tomorrow he can do the DMV version. Once he has that out of the way he will be able to finally get into his OWN truck, and start driving himself whenever he needs to go somewhere. This will be a level of freedom for Jason that he has been looking forward to for almost two years now.
The session went off without a hitch... sort of... When we got to Sharps they had the controls moved over to the right side, so that Jason could get a feel for what that was like. When he gets his truck the controls will be on the right side. As it turned out, the moving of the controls from the left to the right isn't quite as simple a move as one might think. They drove for a few miles and Jason was having to cross over on some of his moves, and that was too big of an issue to continue, so they stopped and Penny (the drive instructor) moved the controls back over to the left, where they were designed to be, just as the ones in the truck will be designed for the right side, and thus the same problems/challenges won't be encountered. Anyway, with the controls where they should be the drive was completed, and Jason did just fine. When they go to the DMV tomorrow, he will be driving that same Sharps van - one of the requirements from the DMV, not sure why.
The rest of the day was again, quiet and the girls were back from school and excited, again, to tell us about all that happened. I am glad they both seem to like school so much, right now, as it will make it easier as the classes get more difficult. Thank you, for the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.