Saturday, December 29, 2007

Tales of the new Sydney driver

I have been driving heaps around here because my hubby is yet to take his driver's practical test And with my 3 months allowable driving time with Phil license, I am doing my best to better my skills and be more alert on the road. Sure I get smirks when my parking is not straight or I take longer to park but I told myself -- if it fits the line and I dont knock into anyone when I back up, its fine.

I prepared a few days for my Drivers knowledge test and thank God I passed. I wasnt worried about doing it again -- it was paying the fee each time you fail was the issue,... so I am thankful I swung a PASS on that particular test.

However as I left Patrick in the flat and walked down the kids to the car (yes I strap them all in their car seats and back up and lock the garage.) I was feeling quite great that day,..... till this thing happened.....

I take the same route to my mom's house from Pendle hill to Blacktown --- and suddenly -- I saw a furry dog ran in front of me,... no leash. Its illegal to have a dog run off like that -- but he was really running toward his home,.... I pressed the brakes but heard a loud thump,... my heart raced and the kids started saying -- "mom what happened?" My father's old BMW has front lower bumper -- fender is it called dunno? I think he hit that..... If I had crushed him with the wheel, I think I would have not seen him run of to his owner. I am just glad when I pressed the brakes with quick action, there was no car tailing me to hit my car's behind. I quickly parked to the kerbside and pressed on my hazard lights. I left my kids in the car -- as I spoke to the owner who seem too distraught to talk -- she was hugging her dog like you would a baby. My heart was racing too... I said sorry and did tell her I tried to stop and she made me feel better by saying it wasnt my fault bec he did run in front so swiftly towards my car. I am no dog lover but I asked her if there was anything I could do for them... she said nothing and walked into her house..... So I drove off........ I was in the speed limit too of 50 kph -- even less being a slow driver with my 3 boys in the back seat.

I am glad the experience didnt faze me much as I did my test and drove for my mom to shop for meats and grocery that day ,... thank god...

Here's hoping I get our new car nxt week -- I won't be in any accidents,... Lord pls. take care of me as I drive..... Bless the ppl on the road and grant me the alertness and safety of driving my children everyday....

wishing everyone a good new year everyone........
my kids so love the holidays with so many toys, cousins to play with,...

god bless you all and take care everyone esp with the fireworks !

1 comment:

C70 said...

Here's wishing more blessings upon you and your family in the new year!

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