My fourteen-year-old car rolled up 76,000 miles on Friday. I pulled over to the side of the road to take this picture. I bought my 2000 Mazda 626 new in early 2000 (with a little help from my dad). I traded in my eight-year-old Dodge Caravan. The Caravan only had 57,000 miles on it. In the last twenty-two years I have had three vehicles. I tend to keep a vehicle for a long time. But back to the Mazda. The only problem it has ever given me was when a deer jumped out in front of me on Corridor G one night. It did $5,000 damage to the front end that was only cosmetic. Stowers Body Shop replaced my hood and now the paint is coming right off, just the hood. If I keep the car much longer it is going to have to have a paint job. It still has all the pep and energy it had when I got it. I wouldn't hesitate to drive it across the country if I had to.
I finally got this small quilt finished. This picture was taken before it was sandwiched and quilted. I got the binding done while I was a poll worker at the election last Tuesday. We only had 70 voters all day so I had plenty of time to get this finished. I have another finish to report but it is a gift and I haven't given it yet, so I will report it after I give it to Pat.
I have been desultory about writing this blog lately. This is, however, my 200th post to the blog. I will try to do better in the future.