Hi! It’s me! Lily!
I’M A DRIVER NOW!!!
Yes, I got my real license! Where I can drive without someone in the car with me! Yaaaaay!!!
But I had to take the day off work to do it.
We went to the DMV, that REALLY HONKING BiG ONE over in Pflugerville, and signed in. After waiting about an hour for my number to get called, I had to take a written test, then they took me out to drive on a course. It was stressful! Everything I did, she was writing notes on her notepad! But we got back, I passed a vision test, and… I have a shiny new license now!!!
First order of business was to scoop up Beth and take her to the ACC testing center in Cedar Park to take the TSI test. I passed, but barely. She did much better. They put us into a very quiet room, and I was surprised they didn’t tell us to strip and do a search, they were that strict about it. But it’s okay! It’s done! Then I took Beth to the mall and we had some junk food to celebrate. The mall is very close to that campus, so… yay!!!
Beth seemed a bit nervous to be driving with me, but I got us there in one piece, even driving 75mph on the tollway!!!
When we got home, Sabby gave me a big hug, and said I might regret having a license now, because it means she doesn’t have to do all the driving. Uh-oh. I’m probably going to have to be a girl-shuttle now, picking up and dropping off girls. Oh well, that’s the price, hah! But she’s helping to pay for insurance, so… guess I can’t complain all that much, right?
While I was gone, my birth-father’s wife mailed back. She told him. All she said was that he was very surprised, and that he wants to meet me. He lives in California now, in the LA Area, but it seems that he’s travelling to Texas for business in a few weeks, and he wants to stop by. I asked Sabby if we could host him for dinner, because, frankly, I don’t want to be alone with him.
So I don’t know exactly when, but… I’m meeting my birth father.
And I’d be lying if I said I was looking forward to it.
Now, I need to figure out how to tell Emiko. I think it will be alright. He’s not a part of her life, and I don’t ever expect him to be. But… I have his genes. That counts for something, anyway. Time will tell just how much.