dennis s. hurddennis s. hurd

Thursday, September 22, 2016

A Vehicle Provides the Potential of Freedom

We had Bulk Barn coupons worth $6 so we drove over to Queensborough to use them. That store is so awesome that it's very easy to spend more money than planned. On the way back over the bridge, we went up Sixth Avenue and stopped off at the library. A Lonely Planet guide to Cambodia was on hold and I knew about it as I got an email from my library this morning.

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I have to put on a few more miles on the old Ranger so that I can do an oil change before we leave for the winter. I have religiously changed the oil every 3,000 miles. (I bought this truck down in Belleview, WA so its odometer shows miles rather than kilometers.) All vehicles, even from that era, show the speed on a KPH scale as well as in MPH. Anyway, converting distances back and forth in one's head is pretty easy.

I still have about 350 miles before the Ranger hits the 99,000-mile mark and necessitates new oil. Can you imagine! This means, I've averaged less than 5,000 miles per year. Being classed as snow birds, I now register my 'green machine' for just seven months per year. Consequently, there's no obvious reason that I can't keep running this truck until self-driving autos become a reality. Whatever the next vehicle is, it could very well be my final automotive purchase.


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