From the time that Benjamin got his driver's permit, I hardly ever got to drive. Once he got his license, I hardly saw my car. As much as I miss the dear lad (which is considerable), it is still a pleasant surprise every time I turn the corner onto our street as I bike home and see my car actually there in front of my house. Of course, it would be something of an unpleasant surprise if it were not!
I have now had 3 1/2 weeks of being able to drive my car.
It's over now.
Since Benjamin got his license and I added him to my car insurance (STICKER SHOCK - adding Benjamin more than doubled my insurance cost. I did get part of it back now that he is not driving my car any more. - Saving it for something special!) Anyway, when we got his insurance the AAA lady indicated that it would have been considerably cheaper had he had a permit a lot longer. So ever since I have been urging the other guys to get a permit, looking toward the day that one of us decides that it is necessary orand/ we can affordfor one or both of them to get licensed.
Yesterday, Andrew got his permit.
And I am back in the passenger seat.