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Unplanned milestone

February 13, 2010

My car — my little, perfect, never-say-die car — has now reached 200,000 miles. It’s a milestone I didn’t plan, but should celebrate nonetheless. This celebration doesn’t mean I don’t complain about driving it. There’s no hiding the signs of wear, thanks to dirt roads, kids and a teething black lab. However, this car is almost indestructible. The only repairs have been to replace windshields (thanks again to dirt roads), tighten a belt or two and replace the brakes. (There was that little fender bender in our driveway, but I don’t like to talk about that.)

I considered the “cash for clunkers” program, but it didn’t qualify because its gas mileage was too good. Yet another strike…I mean, plus.  So, for the time being, I’ll keep driving it and continue hauling everything from kids to groceries to farm supplies.  Maybe I’ll even officially celebrate with a good scrub-down inside and out — and premium gas on the next fill-up. Not that she would ever ask for premium gas…

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One Response to “Unplanned milestone”

  1. xath Says:

    Kudos to you and your car. Sounds like a great utility vehicle. And yes, i think a little pampering would be good for both of you.


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