Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Beginning Mileage: 114,012

Again another combined post. The time had come for me to renew my Virginia State Inspection on the Volvo. Between running back and forth between work and errands, I did not get a chance to go to my normal location to get the car inspected. It failed. While I haven't yet gotten over to get the new tire, and the headlight alignment, I still spent $16 to be told my car needed yet more repairs. I spent the day today driving around with the big yellow rejection sticker on the windsheild (see picture).

The most interesting driving of the past couple days came from hanging out with a friend of mine with no car. He lives in Leesburg, about 12 miles from my house. He wanted to come down, so as always, I gladly jumped in the car to go pick him up. He is a painter with some rather impressive work. I'll be adding a link to that soon.

On Wednesday morning this week, however, I decided I was going to go out for breakfast. I have a general rule of thumb that I don't eat at any restaurants with more than two locations. I drove around for about an hour. All of the places I used to go to for breakfast have either closed down, been sold, or stopped offering the service. If you would have told me a week ago that I could drive around for an hour looking for some biscuits and gravy, I'd have never believed you. Part of the side effect of moving means that I cannot make my own food. All of my dishes have been packed...including all of my pots and pans.

So all that being said, including my two days of commuting, and my two round-trips to Leesburg, I totaled 174 miles. Rather impressive for a solid old car.

Ending Mileage: 114,186

Total Miles: 174

Total Vehicle Expense: $16

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