Totally Lost

I seem to have lost my focus in Residential Electrical Theory class We covered several subjects Monday and Tuesday and today had a test Well I blew it so bad I got the test and did not know what to do and my answers were so far out in left field I could not believe it I actually did not know the answers I was so mad at myself when I got the test back I got a 71% Now there is no excuse for that I wired a 6.6KVA Stove with 10AWG wire and a 40 Amp Thermal Breaker (Don’t laugh too hard Bobbi) So wrong the wire would melt before the breaker kicked and the killer is I know better than that and we were supposed to show the NEC codes stating where we got our wiring information it all just seemed to blow over my head I was totally lost in the NEC book and I could not understand why. I pondered this after school till got a call from a friend to go to the Olive Garden for dinner I said what the heck and went. During my second endless Pasta Bowl (Garlic Alfredo W/ Angel Hair Pasta) I realized I may have just been taking Residential Theory class too lightly I got 100% on my last 3 tests and we just switched from 120 Volt to 240 Volt applications I have been so focused on Math (fractions UGH) and Basic Electric that I did not focus enough attention in class, Soooo This will never happen again I am over it and will take one class at a time and give each class 100% attention when I am there. Next we are covering Jet Pumps and Submersible water pumps I already spent my lab time going over it and found all the codes in the NEC book which is confusing as hell but I have Marked the pages highlighted the paragraphs and conversion tables and am ready for it… sigh Ok I am done venting on that subject

We had our first frost last night and it was quite cold today so when I came home I fired up the wood burner everything was fine with it and it warmed up fast I had my thermostat down to 65 degrees it is still warm in here so I am not going to bother lighting it up I will just use an extra blanket..

Ok there was something else I wanted to say but can’t remember and it is getting too late so I will close for now just wanted my unfocused day in writing My track ball is sticking Need to make a note to take apart and clean, must have been the chicken wings the other night.
Enjoy Life
Tim ;-(

5 Replies to “Totally Lost”

  1. Don’t be too hard on yourself Tim. We’ve all been through that at one time or another in our lives. As they say, we learn from our mistakes. Overall you’ve worked so hard and have done so well that there’s no doubt in the end that you will succeed. We’ll all be cheering you on from the sidelines. Geez, did I just use a football term?!?!?!

    Much love,

    Maggie 🙂

  2. Don’t ya hate it when you are doing sooo good and then you get a 70 something?…I hate it myself, but I can tell ya that I don’t worry myself over it- I just do better the next time- so don’t worry Tim- you will do better the next time- and you are a pretty smart guy- so no worries;) Cheer up hun;)



  3. I did the same thing in Jet Mech school for J79 engines. I concentrated on the things I was not so comfortable with and took for granted the sections I thought I knew. It happens. You are so dedicated you will do just fine. I like your attitude. Good luck!

  4. Hang in there Tim. You are studying so hard, that when it comes to test time, you’re drawing a blank. It has happened to all of us. I know you will do great.Hang in there.

    Love and Hugs,


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