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July 13, 2020, 11:56:02 pm

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Re: 3 years already: Katie needs to learn to drive!!
« Reply #45 on: October 02, 2019, 08:57:52 pm »
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The driving lesson went well but it was a bit frustrating because we mainly drove in a few streets around my area (& I was hoping to go the the test area). We worked on kerbside stops, reverse parallel parking, blindspots and exit indicators. It took a bit of time to get used to his car but by the end it was going ok. I've driven a few times since: home from clarinet lessons/band and the beach.

I have another lesson on Friday for 2 hours! This time I think we will drive around the test area. I feel like 2 hours is a really long time for a driving lesson but I'll see how it goes.

I definitely want my license by the end of the year so hopefully I can book the test soon! :)
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Re: 3 years already: Katie needs to learn to drive!!
« Reply #46 on: October 17, 2019, 08:18:59 pm »
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Had another 1 1/2 hr driving lesson on Tuesday. We mainly drove around my area but were working on a lot of stuff for the test. We kinda focussed on lane-changing, 3 point turns, kerbside stops, and reverse parking. I was definitely getting better toward the end of the lesson!!

One of the annoying things about this instructor is that he always gets really booked up. Next week he was full and then he's going on holidays so my next lesson is on the 12th of November. We're going to do a mock test then and I'm also going to book my actual test for the end of November!! Once I book my test, I'm pretty much going to try and drive everywhere we go (& a lot more around the test area)!! :D
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Re: 3 years already: Katie needs to learn to drive!!
« Reply #47 on: October 17, 2019, 08:32:04 pm »
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How are you feeling about the test? Keen? Apprehensive?

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Re: 3 years already: Katie needs to learn to drive!!
« Reply #48 on: October 17, 2019, 11:02:50 pm »
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How are you feeling about the test? Keen? Apprehensive?
Really nervous about the actual test. I think I'm kinda worried I'm going to make some stupid mistakes and fail. I haven't driven around the actual test area too much and last time I went I started making a bunch of mistakes as soon as I got there because I'm not as familiar with it.

Mainly, want my L's to be over now though. At the moment, I am able to drive by myself most of the time (my dad either tries not to do too many instructions or plays chess sometimes). I really want to be able to buy my own car soon and drive myself places. For placement at the moment, it's a 5min drive but some days I'm going to have to walk there or back which will take around 30min. It'll just be a lot easier to get to places (the station/clarinet lessons/band/work).  ;D
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Re: 3 years already: Katie needs to learn to drive!!
« Reply #49 on: October 22, 2019, 06:47:27 pm »
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Test booked for the end of next month!!
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Re: 3 years already: Katie needs to learn to drive!!
« Reply #50 on: October 22, 2019, 06:54:05 pm »
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Test booked for the end of next month!!
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Re: 3 years already: Katie needs to learn to drive!!
« Reply #51 on: November 19, 2019, 10:35:36 pm »
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This time next week I would have done the driving test (and hopefully have my P's)!!  :D

I'm pretty anxious about it. I had a driving lesson last week and it didn't go as well as I was hoping. I hadn't had a lesson and a month and I honestly forgot how to properly reverse park/3-point turn when I did it the first time. I also still need to work on parking in car parks.

I drove around the test area with my dad last weekend and it ended up going really well. He's been making me drive everywhere at the moment to try and get more comfortable. I can drive safely and at this point I probably have close to 200 hours (we stopped writing them in). However, I'm a bit worried that I'm going to get nervous during the test, make a stupid mistake and fail.

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Re: 3 years already: Katie needs to learn to drive!!
« Reply #52 on: November 20, 2019, 11:19:58 am »
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200 hours is huge. Awesome work, irrespective of whatever the test result is.

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Re: 3 years already: Katie needs to learn to drive!!
« Reply #53 on: November 26, 2019, 12:55:49 pm »
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It's about time!!  ;D

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Re: 3 years already: Katie needs to learn to drive!!
« Reply #54 on: November 26, 2019, 12:59:09 pm »
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Re: 3 years already: Katie needs to learn to drive!!
« Reply #55 on: November 26, 2019, 01:09:39 pm »
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Re: 3 years already: Katie needs to learn to drive!!
« Reply #56 on: November 26, 2019, 02:17:02 pm »
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Congratulations - that's really fantastic news. :)

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Re: 3 years already: Katie needs to learn to drive!!
« Reply #57 on: January 19, 2020, 09:03:46 pm »
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I'm really excited because I'm buying a car next week!!  ;D

Someone from dad's work is selling a Holden Barina pretty cheap ($1000). I haven't actually been able to drive by myself too much because we only have 1 car for 6 people so I'm keen to be able to drive to the station/work/band.  :D
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Re: 3 years already: Katie needs to learn to drive!!
« Reply #58 on: January 19, 2020, 09:08:56 pm »
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I'm really excited because I'm buying a car next week!!  ;D

Someone from dad's work is selling a Holden Barina pretty cheap ($1000). I haven't actually been able to drive by myself too much because we only have 1 car for 6 people so I'm keen to be able to drive to the station/work/band.  :D

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Re: 3 years already: Katie needs to learn to drive!!
« Reply #59 on: January 22, 2020, 06:06:52 pm »
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Yay! We'll have to see a picture of you with your shiny P plates on your shiny new (old) car! ;D
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