Eventful day ?!

80,000 miles on KIA

Owner's instructions


The “gardener” went shopping today; she needed more spray paint to freshen planters!! Knowing the odometer was due to roll over, I took my camera. My KIA Sportage has given me excellent service; very few problems over the years!! ~~ In addition to three cans of spray paint, and large heavy-duty trash bags… (at another location), planter soil and bird seed for the garden. (Interesting note: The man at the feed store said he, too, had noticed how few birds lately at his feeders.) ~~ Today, succumbing to my “bottle mania,” I purchased more beer, and wine, in blue bottles. It did not enter my home; it is stored in the on-site storage building. I’ll send the beer home with handyman Roger, and take the wine to Thanksgiving and/or Christmas celebrations.  I just want the empty bottles. Hey, don’t chide me: Praise-the-LordMy “bottle mania” purchases cost pennies compared to the cost of prescription drugs most of my neighbors rely on. I’m not only grateful for a maintenance-free car, I’m grateful for a healthy body!! PTL!!

Check this blog message regarding my activities on November 10, 2010.

On November 6, 2010, I posted a message titled Mileage Arithmetic.

October 20, 2010 documents with emphasis on trip mileage. Imagine: Less than twenty-three thousand miles driven in six years (2010-2016).

I pay about fifteen hundred dollars per year for auto insurance. The men here at the CARE Center are quick to inform me that every occasional trip into Livingston subjectively costs me an extra one-hundred dollars!! OMG, for this blog (because blog messages are my “journal”), I did some checking and I’ve driven less than six-hundred miles this year. For the record: Precisely five-hundred-seventy-seven miles. Furthermore: Precisely one-thousand-seven-hundred-five miles since January 1, 2015. Time to give up the KIA?? question-mark-small-blackTransportation is available to CARE residents (Walmart, doctor appointments, etc.) but would they take me to Lowe’s to shop for plants, to the farm store for bird seed and planter soil, and the thrift shops for bottles, vases, etc., etc.??

I started this message thinking it is an “eventful day.” Indeed, upon examination, some sobering discoveries!!

Let me close on an up beat; I wrote the following on August 5, 2010:

Thursday, August 5, 2010

God Bless America

A friend shared this with me and I want to share it with you. Click the link and hear John Wayne tell why he loves America. ~~ I’ve seen a lot of the featured locations in my travels. Most recently: Lighthouses in Massachusetts and Maine.

exclamation-mark-red-in-a-red-circleI loved to travel; I especially loved to travel with my T@B Teardrop trailer!! Today, it was pleasant to revisit my T@B Teardrop Travels. Likewise, sad and I shed a tear or two. “Age,” and finances, prompted me to put down roots at the CARE Center in Livingston, Texas.

3 comments on “Eventful day ?!

  1. Deb says:

    Check with your insurance company and ask if you are doing everything you can to lower your rate. Consider shopping it around. It’s a pain, but sometimes helps a great deal.

  2. Jan says:

    Marie Curie said something that DEFINITELY applies to you: “The older one gets, the more one feels that the present must be enjoyed; it is a precious gift, comparable to a state of grace.”

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