Standing Up To Life Book 2 Ch 38 Pt 2

I managed to find a seat and have an uneventful ride to her house. When I got to her house I let myself in with the new key - finding it really strange to be there without anyone else. I didn’t really know what else to do at the moment, so I got a glass of water and went up to my room to work on homework for a bit. Mom would be coming to get me for my sax lesson before anyone else got home.

The Hancock’s had been so thoughtful when they’d given me my own room - it made me feel a little bit better. I hadn’t necessarily seen a need for it before - after all it meant that Amy and I weren’t able to stay up all night talking! But, now I really appreciated the gesture as I sat down at a dresser/desk that was in there and began working on math homework.

Mr. Martin had given us our makeup work for the days we were missing - and I really didn’t want to have to worry about it on the trip! I worked solidly for an hour before I heard the doorbell ring downstairs. I ran downstairs and found Mom waiting at the door for me.

As I locked the door and stepped outside she asked, “So did this work out better?”

“Well I kind of decided it was safer after seeing Jarred and Lucas get on my bus.” I told her.

“Well I’m okay if you want to do this each day. Mrs. Hancock seems to think it’s okay too, so just let me know which you decide.”

“Oh I’m sorry… I completely forgot to call and leave you a message about this.”

“It’s okay sweetie, Linda told me you rode this bus. She wanted to make sure it was okay,” she told me.

“Okay, sorry again.”

“Like I said it’s fine, now let’s get you to your lesson.” She said as we drove there. At the first stop light she asked, “So how did today go?”

“Not good,” I told her.

She sighed and asked, “What happened?” I could almost her the ‘now’ part which she didn’t tack on the end.

I told her about the case, thinking ‘at least they hadn’t damaged my saxophone.’ “Let’s have your teacher look at it, maybe they can fix it at the shop while you’re having your lesson,” she told me.

She went into the music store with me when we got there and had them look at the case. While I was back in the studio working with my teacher the repairman took off the old busted latch and replaced it with a new one. I told them thank you when we finished up, and was happy that my teacher said it was a free repair. She was the owner of the music store - so she had the ability to do so.

Sandra was a really neat teacher - she had dealt with my transition without any issues. She just kept torturing me and working on my playing ability no questions asked. If anything the reason why I got mad at her sometimes was because she was so brutally honest with me. If I messed up - she let me know. We were trying to focus on making the district honour band with me. Those auditions were going to be in December - and the music was difficult.


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