This week has been a big change as I mentioned in week 17 I am getting my Class A license and the road was weathered with obstacles with people getting into accidents and road delays I felt rushed to get to my destination I\’ll go around, Ill take this or that way. Then I got this slap in the face saying stop relax eat dinner and wait. It will be fine and you will get there safe being in a rush causes accidents it isn\’t worth it.
The staff at the gas station said the road wouldn\’t open until 12 am and it was only 8 pm I didn\’t want to be there that long, but there was no other choice then sit in the warm building or in the car. I was listening to everyone being upset that they had to wait, and started laughing thinking thank you for being in a safe place and not stuck on the road.
I got to the hotel only 2 hrs later which was nice peaceful and relaxing there was amazing art and beautiful furniture. The queen side bed that just wrapped and formed to my body giving me a great night sleep.
Monday the first day of school I couldn\’t find the place, I passed it just few minutes until the class started, I don\’t want to be late for my first day and start the class off on the wrong foot. I found it. Yes with 10 minutes to spare. In the beginning of class they do the pre- trip on the tractor and trailer they handed me this Green sheet of paper which I thought of liberty, one of my PPN\’s what a great sign. The verb age was different then the pre-trip I learned for the Motor Coach.The order was not as printed on the paper so I re-wrote it to make it easier on myself. The instructor said it a million miles an hour I told him to be in slow motion play so I could keep up. Then it was time for straight backing for 3 hrs on the flat bed, after lunch it was off set right backing and then onto 90 degree backing. On top of that it was on a manual transmission that I haven\’t driven in over 21 yrs. It came back like riding a bike. Reverse and first only for the first week of school no using the gas yet.
Tues, Wednesday, and Thursday seemed to just run together, Tuesday I woke up at 4:45 am and started saying the pre-trip and Wednesday it was at 2:45, By Thursday I had both sides memorized. They called me to do the pre-trip in front of the group, terror came over my body speaking in front of 10 guys plus the 2 instructors, guys as well, I raised my hands over my hand took a deep breath shock out my hand and said ok I got this and when in to full force saying everything I needed to say, the instructor stopped me at the rear of the tractor and gave it to someone else to finish up, I asked him did I do something wrong why are you stopping me, he told me you got it, you are good we just need to tweak some things and you have it. Very Cool .
They have this red tuck that everyone likes and I don\’t so what happens is I get the red truck of course because I don\’t want it, we don\’t seem to mess together, I will concur red.The green truck that everyone has trouble with was easy for me to control.
Class is going very well all of Franklin virtues are shining through just blasting my heart with a warm loving feeling and a new perspective on life.
Scroll V living this day as if it where my last give thanks for the new day and night, don\’t think of tomorrows deeds just today\’s task and leave today\’s endeavors with that day. Don\’t worry about things that my never happen, live in the moment and celebrate in the moments of your day.
keep shining Bright you are a star