Wednesday morning my day started with an early appointment at Drive On with the mission of making my license legal again. New York State has some hazy rules about driving after the loss of a limb that are too difficult for the DMV to understand, so they require you to be assessed by a separate agency to determine what restrictions should be placed on your license and what equipment needs to be retrofitted into your vehicle. The first part of the multi-day process was called the driver evaluation. At a rate of $100/hr they subjected me to several visual, memory, and focus activities. I passed everything with no problem, but still found it interesting that I was being tested for sight and memory when I lost my leg. I didn’t eat lead?! And I challenge any elderly driver to pass those tests; they were pretty difficult. After successful completion of the drivers evaluation, I now need to be evaluated driving with a left side accelerator attachment before I’m legal.
Thrilled that I passed everything without any problems, but still bitter that I was subjected to it in the first place, Shannon and I headed to Amiel’s for our favorite subs. We tried to make my standard roast beef healthier with turkey on whole wheat. It was good, but hardly the warm roast beef sandwich smothered in horseradish mayo that I tout as the world’s best sandwich.
Later that night, Shannon was feeling motivated to exercise her culinary skills. She prepared and excellent organic chicken breast atop a spinach salad and covered with onions and artichokes. Then it was served with organic broccoli and Mom’s organic scalloped potatoes. An excellent meal that I could feel good about eating.