Today I took a voluntary driving course from a British guy called AcciDON'T. It was very helpful and informative. After the class, he took the other student and me around to various driving challenges in the local area so we could esperience them with the benefit of guided instruction. I did pretty well, and he told me I was a good driver. I asked him to please send home a report card so I could prove that to my husband!
Then tonight, I had my first "find parking in town" experience, in which I did not know that there is a convenience parking lot next to the Dragon House, and instead tried to find parking along the street. In the process I got so flustered that I took most of Tom's car over a curb, and then proceeded to drive down the right (as in American) side of the road...straight into oncoming traffic.
It was bound to happen, I suppose. And it may not be the last time. Fortunately, I didn't hit anything (other than the afore mentioned curb.) But I was pretty frazzled to the point of near-shouting, "I DON'T WANT TO DO THIS ANYMORE!" repeatedly for a minute or so. Fortunately the delicious crispy Cantonese duck and sweet and sour chicken at the Dragon House helped me overcome my fear of driving back to base.
The Base Housing office inspected our house today, and it passed "with flying colors." Tomorrow we sign the lease, and hopefully figure out a move-in date!
The dogs are scheduled to arrive next Thursday, and I'm SO excited! I miss those boogers and can't wait to have them "home."