Sunday, June 12, 2016

600,000 miles and growing

My 2001 Saturn SL2 is passing several milestones this weekend. Friday the odometer turned 600,000 miles. The transmission was replaced at about 400,000 miles, I am on third engine. The first made it to about 495,000 miles, replaced with a used engine that I got about 100,000 miles on and then put another used engine in it which is running like new. Monday the car will celebrate its 15th birthday with me as original owner. The car has been in most of the contiguous United States from Key West Florida to a the coast off the state of Washington. Essentially the places it has not been is North Dakota, South Dakota, Michigan and the northeastern states above Pennsylvania. It has gone from Georgia to Arizona about five times. Pictures included on this article showing car and odometer. Dwight

You got to vote to complain

Make sure you vote. There will be others than Hillary and Trump on the ballot for president and you can always write in someone. If you do not vote, don't complain the next 4 years. I have no problem a person voting for x and then discovering they disagree with x a lot and complaining about x. I have a problem people complaining about x when they did not vote. Lindsay Graham and other politicians that say they are not planning to vote, I would disagree with them a bunch. They all know the importance of voting and the need to participate in the electoral process. I suspect Senator Graham would not have been happy if a number of Republicans had said if he had won the nomination that they were just going to take their marbles and go home. He and the rest of them can vote for whoever when they get in the booth, it is a secret ballot, but they need to vote. Get out and vote in November in the election.