Mar 10 2013
I wrote a post on October 19, 2009 when my car reached 100,000 miles. I don’t know why I wrote that post, but it was a milestone for me since I’d never owned a car with that many miles on it. Oddly, I remember a few minutes of the morning of the day I went into work after writing that post as well as what I was wearing along with a conversation I was having with the office manager at the time. Here are a few quotes from that post updated for now:
“And now here it is
8 [11.5] years, 2 kids, 3  jobs, several written articles, 381  blog posts [1,977 comments], and one mid-life crisis later and the car has been solid (knock on wood).” I did just have to spend about $1,500 to fix a timing belt tensionar pulley issue and a side engine mount thingamabob a week ago…the timing (pun — or whatever — intended) wasn’t great from a cash flow perspective, but hey it’s still running!
“I was too busy
chatting with my [best] friend [driving to/from SXSW] at the time to notice when it hit the 100,000 [150,000] mile mark.”
“I wonder for how many more miles I will own this car…”
99.5% of most people really care about my car or it’s mileage, but let’s just say these last 50K miles on my car have felt like a 100K miles in my life. The amount of change that has happened in my life personally (myself and my kids) and professionally has been astounding. And sometimes I’m surprised I’m still standing, but since the kids and I have regular check ups with friends & doctors and an active social life that keeps us driving around, I guess the life maintenance plan is working okay so far… I think I need to get an oil change. How does one get a personal oil change?