My co-worker Karen (KE8ABL) sat for her Technician license and kinda egged me on to do it myself. So after much thought and work with the practice tests I went to the Huntington Museum of Radio and Technology on Valentines day and took my test. The Tri-State Amateur Radio Association holds examinations several times a year at the museum.
TARA will allow you to try the next test if you pass the previous test, so I sat down with sharpened pencils and a cup of coffee and got to work. The Technician test fell quickly and I passed with flying colors. The VE asked me if I wanted to try the general. I said “Why Not”. After a bit of sweat that too was passed.
It took a couple of weeks (because of a holiday and some snow) to finally get my call sign “KM4IHJ” and to get on the radio.