PUSH, DON’T TWIST!

GUYS!

Okay, so last night my sister begged my parents to allow me to borrow their car to go to the little grocery store near our house.

She wanted me to get some Kombucha for her.

If you don’t know what Kombucha is because you don’t live in the Northern United States, it’s fermented tea that’s bitter and smells DISGUSTING!

And, yes, I have never tried it before. 😊😋

Anyway, after about two hours of my older sister begging my parents, my little sister needed to go to the store to get chocolate chips for some cookies she wanted to make for my mom. . .

So, we ended up going. 😁

Now, this was at seven o’clock at night, which means that it’s pitch black outside, and there’s a foot of snow on the ground because we are now in winter!

And mind you, I have only driven at night three other times before this and none of them were during the snow season. . .

(Oh, and I haven’t gotten my license yet, so I’m still a relatively new driver and need an adult with me at all times.)

Now that I’ve said all that, let me tell you about how that driving session went.

Okay, so first thing is first.

I backed out of our driveway, making sure I didn’t turn too early because we have a mountain of snow that the snow plow left behind, lining the edge of our driveway. If I turned too soon I’d hit the snow and get stuck.

But, I made it out okay.

Then, I had to get onto the road and turn on my brights. . .

Ummm. . . I have only driven in the dark a handful of times, and I literally can’t tell you how to turn the headlights on. And, my dad was going to make sure I knew how to do it, so he kept my making me switch between the high beams and the normal headlights.

But, as I learned last night, there’s a difference between twisting the left multi function controller (which is the handle next to the left side of the steering wheel) and pushing it.

Because, instead of turning my headlights on and off, I kept turning my blinkers on and the I couldn’t figure out how to turn the headlights back on.

So. . .

At one point we were LITERALLY in the middle of a road with no headlights on with a car approaching us, and I was freaking out!

“No, I can’t do this!” I kept repeating over and over to myself.

“Yes, you can. Listen to me, Grace. PUSH IT! Don’t TWIST; PUSH,” my dad kept saying to me. . .

Needless to say we got the Kombucha and I figured out how to turn the high beams on without turning the headlights off!

I’m SO glad my mom wasn’t with me because she would have been freaking out, stressing me out even more!

Anyway, we made it back home a half hour later, safe and sound. . . For the most part. 😊🤣

Stay tuned for my next post. . .

Love,

Grace 💜

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