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Archive | November 25, 2015

Teen Driver’s Ed In New Hampshire — Making It More Affordable.

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Jack’s Driving School‘, out of Deerfield, is the ONLY option offered
in Alton 
— i.e., Prospect Mountain High School.

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Click to ENLARGE and view here. Note that Prospect at $625 is the highest price quoted. Websites with glaring — and hard-to-miss- typos like this scares me. IF they are that careless how well will they take care of my kids?

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I would think they could DONATE slightly more than this given the $625 per student charge. Click to ENLARGE.


Just as I suspected Alton is paying TOP DOLLAR. A FULL $100 cheaper in Manchester.
I did NOT look any further.

$100 to a teenager or even for most adults in NH is a BIG difference.

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Click to ENLARGE and study here. Granite State Driving School. http://www.granitestatedrivingschool.com/


Until this past Sunday I really was NOT aware that the High Cost of teenage Driver’s Ed (also called Driver Training in this scenario) was precluding teenagers in New Hampshire from getting a driver’s license prior to them turning 18. I just had not run into that situation.

Last Sunday I was talking to a 16 year old and asked him why he did not have a license as yet given that Devanee had been reminding me for a YEAR that she will be getting her license as close to her 16th birthday as possible. Though she only turned 15 in October we are already looking for a car for her (because she is not going to learn to drive in her 1968 MGB).

So I was shocked and saddened when he told me that he (nor his parents) had the money to pay for his Driver’s Ed. and that this was a mandatory prerequisite if you were under 18.

1/ I had not realized that driver’s ed., in New Hampshire, is MANDATORY if you are under 18. No waivers. You can’t just do the $50 online course.

2/ I had not realized that driver’s ed., at $625, is expensive and that the total costs comes close to $700.

3/ I had not realized that there were kids who were being deprived of the chance to drive because they couldn’t afford driver’s ed.

It really shook me up. I know how important it is for people to get a driver’s license. I couldn’t wait till I could get mine.

That price was an impediment really upset me because of the Catch 22. These kids could make money, EASIER, if they had a license and could drive to work.

Well, in the case of this boy, though I had just met him, I fixed the problem. I am going to give him the money for driver’s ed. He can pay me back, interest free, IF and WHEN he can. I will not hold him to it. It is basically a present from I to him.

But that is just one boy. There must be others.

I have been thinking. I am going to TRY and pay for at least two kids a year — not counting my kids. That is the goal. So I will try and pay for another kid in 2016.

But that again isn’t enough.

We need a bigger program. A fund or a scholarship program. We need to try and help kids get their licenses. As it happened I was talking to the ‘Promotions Manager’ at Fidelity, in the Nashua (NH) office, and happened to mention this. I need to follow up.

So just bringing this to your attention. This is not good.


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Thanksgiving Eve Sunset — Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.

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In Wolfeboro, New Hampshire — the ‘Oldest Summer Resort in the U.S. — on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, Thanksgiving Eve.

Taken around 4pm from Brewster Academy looking towards Belknap Mountains (Gunstock) across majestic Lake Winnipesaukee.

 

I took this picture with my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000.


Kissing Jaguars In Wolfeboro, N.H.

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In Wolfeboro, New Hampshire — the ‘Oldest Summer Resort in the U.S. — on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, Thanksgiving Eve. In the N.H. Liquor Store parking lot.

The Burgundy Jaguar XJ8 on the right is OURS.

 The silver Jaguar belonged to a rather elegant lady who pulled up and parked opposite us — and did not even realize that there was another Jaguar there. It was a 2005 XJR.

I took this picture with my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000.


‘6 images for the day’ — November 25, 2015.

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Taken with my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000. JPEGs, as usual, with no post-processing, whatsoever. Straight out of the camera.


Original 5472 x 3648, ~7Mb,
JPEGs reduced to 1024 x 683, 398Kb, for display here.
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