More to follow but the news is... I passed the driving test yesterday!
The test itself was a pleasant drive around a nice neighborhood, a commercial street, and one exit on the freeway. After I parked the car, the examiner handed me the score sheet. It had fields of coded ratings with "x" marks and checks and numbers. In the "Comments" field, written in perfect cursive writing, was a test result I haven't seen since Mrs. Smith's class at Bay Avenue Elementary.
It said, "Very Good."
Apparently, they were all out of gold stars.
Do I have my driver's license back yet? Of course not. That becomes the responsibility of the Safety Office. (the folks who took eleven and a half weeks to schedule my road test!)