I didn't do my usual post the other day because, as I said, "I have stuff that needs doing". I think I will explain. Last week, my son and I were talking and he asked me if I had a license to drive my motor-home. Of course my answer was, "I didn't know I needed one". So I checked to be sure and, low and behold, he was right. I either need a CDL or a Class-B license! Dang, so what do I do? He gave me a book to study. Of course I didn't study it. Heck, I have been driving RVs for years and this particular one for more than two years, so what has changed? Nothing, except this one is over 26000 pounds. I was just ignorant of the law and, as I have heard, ignorance is no excuse. (It should be-grin).
I went in Wednesday afternoon and took the "written" test. (It is actually multiple choice and taken on a computer) Of course I flunked the test (guess I should have looked at the book). There were no questions at all about driving an RV. It was the exact same test a truck driver has to take to get a CDL license. All those questions about the tractor and the trailer and pulling multiple trailers and how to load a truck and . . . . I hate to admit it, but I came back home and spent the remaining hours of that day and Thursday morning reading the book that my son gave me. Then I went back and passed the test on Thursday afternoon. It wasn't all that easy. I don't understand it. I have never had any problems passing tests in the past, so, I must be getting old!?!?! My wife was a great help in my studying.
OK, I hope the next part of the test goes a little better; the actual driving part. I can't do that until my son gets back from his trip to Sturgis, SD. He and his girlfriend and buddy went to the big motorcycle get together up there. Yes, they all took their bikes, but no, they didn't ride them up there. My son towed a trailer that they put them in.. He will (or someone with the proper license) will have to drive me there, give proof that they are legally licensed to drive it and then I will have to take the driving test. I am now making sure it is equipped with all necessary things, like three road side warning triangles and my upper center brake light red cover is broken. They will probably check all that stuff. Those things need done anyway, so may as well try and get them done as soon as possible so I can make an appointment for my road test. Wish me luck and you all have a great day, you hear?