Today it was four wheels instead of two feet for travelling. As much as I hated to do it, I took my car for a 17-mile spin. I’m laughing as I am typing since this is usually the sum total of miles I drive in a month. Of course that only makes it harder for me to catch up with the car mileage since there is 42 miles’ difference as of today. I will get it done though.
It wasn’t the tropical weather that made me reach for the car keys. My boss was out in back-to-back meetings and had left me no work to do. There were weeds (there are always weeds) that could have occupied my morning but it was too hot and sultry out, so I took care of errands instead.
I went to Loveday’s for an oil change. The guys there think it is pretty darn funny when I come in for a yearly oil change, whether I need it or not and I am the butt of their friendly jokes. No problem, but when the tech reached inside the car to slap the reminder sticker on the windshield, I couldn’t help myself and said “Norm, you really think that 3,000 mile reminder sticker is necessary since I only drove 214 miles since I was last here on September 24, 2012?” He grinned.
Really, a run on the freeway instead of rolling up and down Eureka making multiple stops would have been preferable. My boss suggested to me the other day that while it was admirable that I was walking more than I was driving these days and this was good for my health and fitness, I wasn’t doing the car any favors by letting it languish in the garage. (What a party pooper!) So I took the advice to heart and out we went.
We even topped off the gas tank at the Sunoco station that I frequent; that is, if you can call buying gasoline six times a year “frequenting” the gas station. The owner always has a joke about my infrequent visits to gas up as well. I just tell everyone that foot power rules!
After today’s respite from walking to tool around town, I will be back at it again tomorrow in the quest for the cup … (that cup would be filled with cider of course)!