Next up; 2014
Odometer, 01/19/2014 – 287,000
Big year. Gonna be a HUGE year! Woofcast #500 is coming up in February (22nd), Southwest MINI Fest is in March, about the same time the F56 launches and MINI Takes the States is happening this summer! This, of course, doesn’t include MINIs in the Mountains, The Dragon, MINIs on Top or any others that I haven’t mentioned here. Oh yea, and a track day! (Read on…)
For the amount of miles I’m driving lately, this particular milestone seemed to take longer than others. No matter, it’s done. On to 300,000.
Sometimes You Need a Car Day
Sometime this week I’ll be crossing the 285,000 mark, as you can see above. Thought today would be a good day to take care of a few things that needed taking care of. First up, a quick plug swap since last week I was watching my gas gauge move. Followed by finally installing the new-er headlights that were generously donated to the cause over the summer. A quick check and top off of fluids, wash, clay bar and wax to complete the day, almost. I do need to check the air pressure in my tires, something I will be attending to shortly.
I’ve been in a bit of funk lately. I think taking today and doing all of this work on my car was very therapeutic. Sometimes you have to skip your normal chores and do something else, and that’s what I did today. I’m really glad I did.
Also, I wanted to test out the camera in the iPhone 5s. Those photos, lightly retouched in Aperture, can be seen below.
The December Hiatus
Starts now. Have a great month everyone. Keep an eye on the Instagram as I should be hitting 285,000 this week!
Getting a little bit closer
As you can see above, today I crossed the two hundred, eighty thousand mile mark in Roxy. Or, another way to say it is I have driven my 2003 MINI Cooper around the planet 11.2 times, depending on who’s nerd math you are using. And I’ve done it in 10 years. Everything is working like it should and I have nothing new to report. Still have a few items on my “list” that need to be taken care of, but it’s a busy month so they will have to wait.
Coming up next I do have a few items to install that were donated to the cause. A replacement rear wiper motor, because, unlike many of you, I like to see where I have been when it is raining. The items donated were a set of headlights. Newer than what I have currently and a very long way from turning yellow. Yes, even after the hardcore polishing my lights are starting to haze over again. Just as soon as the temperatures drop I’m going to be tackling both of those.
Something cool is brewing in my head about what I’m going to do to celebrate Roxy turning 300k next year. I think you guys will like it. Stay tuned.