Monday, August 11, 2008

3rd times a charm

It only took me 3 times to pass the written test for my Alaskan driver's license. The first time I failed we laughed it off - the second time I was pretty ticked off and mad that Jon doesn't get the privilege of taking this test. The third time was a charm - I passed with flying colors (OK not really - just by the hair of my chinny chin chin). So then I got to get in line to get my license and that also took 3 times. The first time my license came out with the name - Ahley. Jon and I thought it might be the new and upcoming way to spell Allie but told them that was not my name. The second time it came out Ashely but never fear the third time was correct. Some of you who have seen my handwriting might be thinking if you took your time to write neater they would not have had a problem reading that - EXCEPT she typed my name from my social security card, passport, previous license and military ID - nothing that I had to write on. So tomorrow while we celebrate my birthday we can also celebrate my passing the test, getting a license with my name and us getting into our house the next day!!!!

5 comments:

Tressa said...

Woo-hoo! Congrats on the D.L. Is there anything different about driving in Alaska?

Jon & Ashley McP said...

Yes - lots of drunk driving - that was most of the questions. On post they don't go more than 5 days without a DUI. They publish your name in the newspaper and on a sign as you leave who was the last person to get a DUI along with the unit they work in - CRAZY

Bert Burt said...

You are a winner - even if it takes 3 times - of a new AK driver's license. Glad to hear of your success and that you will soon be moving into your house. Hope all went well on your birthday and that all your furniture arrives safely and with no damage.

N.Ward.Designs said...

We miss you guys... happy late birthday!!

PatF said...

Ashley,
It's been a while since I last read your blog. Congrats! on both the driver's license and the baby-to-be. Riana had her baby July 15. I went from there to MCH for 3 days. I think they miss us there. :-)
Pat