Just came back on GB after another practice session with the driving software. Passed the "venture out farther into virtual city (same lesson as yesterday and earlier today) a total of 2 times so far, after repeated failures, then decided to try the "city proper" lesson (its the next driving lesson following, found that I had a couple of running into another car at intersections, and another rear-ending me from behind b/c I was making the turn too slow, so decided to go all the way back to the "drive around the block (first driving lesson of this software)", and almost made it into the Virtual Driving School parking space upon completing this lesson, but made a mistake at the last moment, and Virtual Instructor failed me.
Just before (oh, not complaining, just telling you guys how I'm doing so far) I finished the last 2 R turns, the Virtual Instructor noticed & pointed out audibly that I seemed to be having problems with the controls. Then during the debriefing I found that I had a tendency to approach intersections too fast, even though I was going about 8 - 17 MPH, but on the whole, I'm getting a teeny tiny bit better with the turn signal and blind spot controls, although I still have to get used to the "look L & R" controls.
I guess it's like 20 years ago when I kept taking Algebra Fundamentals, repeatedly flunking the course, retaking it, etc, until I got a chance to work with Algebra Fundamentals at community college's Algebra-GED program where they had the step by step workbook for my text book that I was using in the class I took at the college before flunking that class, and after doing this for about 2 - 3 hours 3 days a week every week from Fall '95, Spring '96, Fall '96, and for about 2 months into the Spring '97 semester before having to go to hosp, I understood Algebra Fund well enough to be able to work thru the problems on the quizzes/exams when I retook Algebra Fund at the College in Spring '98 (b/c in Fall '97 I took an Intro to Computers class) - or did I say this already in another post before?
The thing is, no matter how hard algebra was (since I never, ever had it before,) and when I kept flunking it I'd get real frustrated but I refused to give up on it, b/c I wanted to do it so bad, it's the same thing with this driving thing - I want to do it real bad.
"AlienBZ to Quasar Command...Have completed all tasks on this planet. Beam me up, please." note: AlienBZ = my other name