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. 



  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!

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

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

  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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