Oct 19 2009
This past weekend my car rolled over the 100,000 miles mark. When I bought the car 8 years ago, I never thought I’d have it this long. This is the longest that I’ve ever owned a car. I agonized over purchasing it 8 years ago because I wasn’t sure if I should spend the money and if I deserved to have my dream car (Lexus RX300) so relatively young in life. After too much over analyzing, which I’m famous for, I got it and have not regretted it once. I’m not too much into material things so my car was my one indulgence.
On the second day I owned it, I got hit on the side by a weary mom and I said a few choice curse words, which is rare for me. Since it wasn’t my fault, I didn’t have to freak out extra at the $4,500 of damage. Then I was thankful nothing happened to her or the baby she had in the back seat of her car. At the time I didn’t know I was just a couple of weeks away from getting pregnant myself. It was a big reminder that material things come and go…and get damaged so we shouldn’t get attached to them.
And now here it is 8 years, 2 kids, 3 jobs, several written articles, 381 blog posts, and one mid-life crisis later and the car has been solid (knock on wood).
My son knew I was waiting for the 100,000 mark and on the way back to Austin, he suddenly asked me how many miles there were and I looked down and saw 100,015 and realized it had hit the mark somewhere on the way back from church, which we only go to when we visit my friend. We had gone to the small town carnival the day before and her son and mine still had remnants of snakes painted on their cheeks making them the heathen boys in their Sunday kid’s class! My daughter had remnants of a rainbow on her cheek.
I was too busy chatting with my friend at the time to notice when it hit the 100,000 mile mark. I later thought how appropriate it was that I was with my best friend of 21 years…my longest friendship and my longest owned car. Not sure how the two relate but hey people force connections on things far less obvious.
I wonder for how many more miles I will own this car…Author: Aruni | Filed under: random stuff | Tags: 000 miles, 100, car ownership, lexus rx300 | 2 Comments »