Thursday, November 01, 2007
Happy Mileage Day
Henry the 1990 Ford Taurus had a big event occur last weekend.
His odometer turned over to 150,000 miles.
Turbo and I acquired Henry in Torrance, California, for a thousand dollars on my birthday in April, 2002. Henry had been a fleet car and had new tires, a sun-bleached matte finish, and 100,000 miles on him. Why did we get a Taurus? Because when buying a used car, picking one according to your zodiac sign is as reliable a method as any. That and I had heard somewhere that old Tauruses were reliable. Or maybe that was my opinion of myself. We called the seller in Torrance from Don's house in West L.A. And when we saw Henry and heard how he purred and, uh, worked and stuff, it was love at first sight.
Henry does a lot of sitting in my single-car garage for months on end these days. I don't own my own home, but I bought a house for my car.