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With each day, I don't think that I can get any more tired, but lately that seems to be the theme here. This is nuts...

Today was a very good day, both in training and also as far as class was concerned. Training included working the route from my house to school, (which went very, very wel and actually left me in shock when we reached the class building, because it meant that I had crossed CrazyIntersection and was still alive to tell the tale; okay, so maybe I'm exagerating a bit, but still, it was big for me!), trips to two pet stores, a walk downtown and practice lying quietly in a restaurant. We also worked the route to the student union and practiced turnstiles again. Dalton is still a little hesitant on them, but I'm thinking with practice, say in a subway station and such, (when there is reason to use them and a destination on the other side), he will be fine. I definitely wouldn't blame him; I would be a little skiddish, too, if I went through one of those and got caught on it. Poor boy! The route to the student union is very wide open, though, and it's still not my favorite, but with practice, I think it will be fine. At least the route to class is set up nicely, and we have that, which is the most crucial thing of all, in my opinion.

The trips to the pet stores were fine. Dalton behaved himself very wel. I even included some obedience into the deal, and he was fine with that, too. In Petsmart was when we came across this really weird salesclerk guy. He first said something about his grandmother being "that way", (in reference to my eye condition; I didn't know I was any particular "way" - To All Blind People: We Are "That Way!" Didn't you know?). He later referred to my dog as a "seeing blind eye dog" or something. That's definitely a new one in my book! People never cease to amaze me. Just when I think I've seen it all...

Class went well, as I said. Dalton laid quietly at my side, being a good boy. I think of all of my classes, Low Vision will be the hardest, at least in terms of conceptual things. I shall try my best, though, which is all one can ask. I understood everything that we went over tonight, so that's a good start.

I don't know that I have anything else to add, so I'll end it here and post more tomorrow. Take care, and thanks for reading.

Low vision class

Date: 2011-01-27 12:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] read2781.livejournal.com
I took low vision in the fal of 2008 so if you need help with anything, feel free to bug me. Even though I studied at a different university, I'm sure the class is pretty similar. So, feel free to bug me during the semester. Good luck to you and scritches to Dalton.

Date: 2011-01-27 02:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gentlewit.com (from livejournal.com)
When Uschi and I went to get her license during training, the clerk called her a "walking eye dog." I nearly exploded from trying not to bust out laughing.

Date: 2011-01-27 03:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] imafarmgirl.livejournal.com
Glad home training is going well.

Date: 2011-01-29 09:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] abigail1024.livejournal.com
low vision was especially hard for me. I did ok in eye adatomy, but I just had a hard time grasping some concepts of low vision. we had to make a kit, so if you need any suggestions, let me know. I had a horrible teacher, so hopefully youwill have a better one. I think she discriminated against me because I was the only completely blind person in the class. i hated her honestly.


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