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Monday, February 5, 2024

A milestone...

 ... for my trusty chariot!

Good morning, dear Blogger friends. Thank you for all the well wishes with my recent bout of Covid. On Monday morning, I got up, got dressed and walked over to the farm office next door. Ron and John were off on a short holiday at the coast, so I was in charge for the week.

It was monthend, I had guests leaving The Bunker and the next guests checking in; I needed to run a Weigh-Less Group on Tuesday as the previous week had been online and I had to pay wages here on the farm. 

It certainly jolted me from my previous week's slumbers and energized me!

At the same time, I noticed that the speedometer on my little car was approaching the 100,000km mark. I taped a reminder on the dashboard a little earlier this week.

On Saturday, as I drove to Parkrun - not to run but to volunteer -  I saw that it was clocked in at 99,991.

Earlier this week, I added a printed note to remind me of the big one!
On the main road traveling back home, I kept a beady eye on the speedometer. I stopped to take this photo above
And then...
100,000 KM! 

Parked in the car port, I patted my faithful little car and took a photo

Why the fuss about mileage? (kilometers in this case).

Firstly, because I can. I had no-one in the car asking What are you stopping for? What are you photographing? So, I was free to record this milestone.

Secondly, for those dear friends who have known me for longer, you may remember how I posted about buying my own car way back in 2019. At the age of 66, I had to do the whole deal on my own. For the first time in my life.

And thirdly, this little has served me so well. And I trust it will continue to do so for a long time. I do take exceptionally good care of it even though it is used primarily for business.

Oh, and as many of you know, I love numbers and making a fuss off numbers. 

Ironically, I personally have not driven all those 100,000 km. I bought this lovely little car as a previously-loved car with 27,000km on the clock. 

MAY YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL MONDAY!



4 comments:

  1. That's great Jo! I hope your car will continue for many more miles. Taking care of the regular maintenance is helpful. Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  2. congratulations to your sweet little silver car and to you for buying it all by yourself.

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  3. It's fun watching the mileage flip to 100,000, isn't it? I have done exactly the same thing that you did! :)

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  4. Well done for looking after your car so well. I hope it serves you for more years yet. glad that you are feeling better.

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