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I have tried learning a few times on DH's old cars. He got a brand new car a few months ago and now he won't even let me try to learn on it anymore because it's his baby. I think he wishes that I don't learn how to drive a 5 speed though because otherwise I'd be driving his car around and not mine. Crazy guy
Absolutely! My dad bought me a vehicle with a standard transmission for my 16th birthday. I had to use my sister's car for my driver's test because I didn't know how to drive stick yet, but I learned quickly so I could drive my new car I used to race cars for my dad too (he owned Firestone stores and sponsored races), and those were always standard.
__________________ TTC #1: 5/20/05: 5/27/05: 5/28/05: miscarriage 08/27/05: 08/30/05: miscarriage 01/15/05: misdiagnosed with PCOS 08/29/06: first appt at fertility clinic (was already pregnant with dd and didn't know it) 08/31/06: 05/16/07: DD was born
TTC #2: 11/13/09: let's try again! 03/10/10: tests with new OB - everything totally normal for DH and I, no indication of pcos; officially diagnosed with "Unexplained Infertility" 04/21/10 - 10/13/10: 7 unsuccessful rounds of clomid with OB 11/13/10 - 14/23/11: 3 unsuccessful IUI's with clomid at fertility clinic 07/27/11: ER for IVF - retrieved 27; 17 were mature enough to fertilize; all 17 fertilized; 11 made it to day 3 embryos; 6 made it to day 6 blasts. Transferred 1, froze 5. 08/08/11: positive hpt! 08/13/11 - 08/20/11: positive blood test (186), but cramping and bleeding. 2 days later, blood at 275; 2 days later, blood at 21. Inevitable miscarriage. 10/13/11: start suprefact for first FET
Yup - I can drive a standard. I had to learn when we bought our jeep a while back. I loved it once I got the hang of it. I am out of practice now that we no longer have that vehicle, but I am sure I could manage just fine if I needed to.