Well, sort of... I did pass PA yesterday, but not in a way that anyone else could benefit from.
The plus side is that I'm now 4 for 4 exams in the span of three months.
I've been pretty much off the forum here for a few weeks. I bought a house that will close next Friday, and am keeping and renting my current house. So I've been packing, and getting the current place ready for renting -- kitchen and baths getting remodeled, lots of miscellaneous items, and am also painting everything on the interior -- and some studying thrown in there.
So I haven't been very active or helpful on the forum on my 4th exam. I plan to re-engage on here -- I feel like anyone wanting to pass these exams should be on here -- asking and answering questions. I know I've gotten a lot of great advice from several individuals who are a lot smarter than me, and I hope I have given out some helpful input as well.
So anyway -- I'm on the no sleep, high stress, way to many things to do all at once mode. So, I arrive at the test center with no ID. Back in car, 50 mph through deserted neighborhoods at 7am. A quick fingerprinting and scan stopping just short of a body cavity search -- you folks know the drill -- and I'm about to launch the exam... and am thinking "wow, I did not study much for this". A thought that really helped inspire confidence. I also noticed I had a lot of paint still stuck to my hands and arms.
Then things took a turn for the better -- the test seemed like stuff I knew anyway, and I sailed through the first 75 questions with and hour and 45 minutes remaining. Took my break with plenty of time left for the case studies. But, then I got a migraine.
Anyone else get migraines?
I've gotten the visual aura kind -- AKA classic migraine -- since college, and I only get them once every couple months, and they only last about an hour -- so not bad -- some people get them far worse. The trouble is, for that hour or so, it's next to impossible to read / comprehend. So, I sat there doing nothing for a while. Just chillin' at the test center. Needless to say, by the time I got my @#$% together I had about 35 or 40 minutes on the clock for both case studies. Did I get any of the case study questions right? Maybe a couple. I wasn't really 100% yet, but I think the questions were about buildings or something... ;-)
So, thrilled to see a pass very early this morning.
On to PPD / PDD.
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