I Just Have To Post This.

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Colin K.'s Comment
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Today was our first day out in the yard at C.R. England. Part of the day was spent doing straight backs. As some of you remember, I had a heck of a time trying to do straight backs in the last program that I was in. I probably tried 12 times and failed to do even one decent straight back.

Today we each got a chance to try three straight backs. I did fine with all three of them!!! Many of you were right there with me as I had your advice and encouragement in my head as I was doing this.

What else made the difference? My instructor. He patiently took the time to explain how to do a good straight back. He let us all look in the rear view mirrors to see what a good straight back looked like, what a bad one looked like and what happened when he made the small necessary adjustments. He even walked alongside the truck with each of us during our first back, offering pointers.

I can't tell you what this has done for my self-confidence. I feel like this is doable now. Will it be easy? No, but who cares?

I just had to share this with everybody. Thank you all for your advice and encouragement. I can't tell you what it means to me.

Best Regards, Colin K.

Old School's Comment
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Colin, I think this small step in the right direction is worthy of a three banana salute. Congratulations!

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Colin K.'s Comment
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A three banana salute from Old School? My day is officially made and my motivation to study is now even stronger!

Thank you, Colin K.

Big Scott's Comment
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Great news. Keep up the good work. dancing-banana.gifdancing.gifdancing-dog.gif

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Congrats Colin. Remember, small adjustments. It is amazing what a small adjustment can make.

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