I'm starting to see the light from this tunnel... I'm getting better, and even I can see that. Not that I'm 'super trucker' by any stretch of the imagination - LOL - however by the end of my run today - I was actually not grinding and was able to downshift!! Woo Hoo!! I did all my turns (with coaching) and didn't hit a single curb <silly grin on my face>. On my skills - my straight back, got it - my parallel park, got it - my ally dock, that one I don't always get it, but I'm close. Even with all of this though... you know what was one of the best parts of the day?? I got to see a picture of my grandchild <mushy smile on my face> and I got to see my daughter and her husband via Skype. <warm feeling in my heart> It sure does make this distance seem smaller. It does a mother (and father) good to see what a wonderful woman we raised. SO PROUD of her!! Oh here let me share my first grandchild picture ... yeah you will probably get bored with my pictures (typical grandparent) - but oh well - LOL!