We bought my car on January 10, 2009. It was my first ever brand new car.
This is what Spencer looked like the morning of the big purchase. He was 16 months old.
There were 28 miles on the car when we bought it, but we didn't think to take a picture of the "starting" mileage until we were at 59 miles. That is, apparently, how far it was from the dealership to wherever we went to eat for dinner to home.
This picture was taken the morning of January 11th, the day after the big purchase. I seriously never, ever, ever, considered that many years later I would be blogging this picture again, for very different reasons.
We decided early on that my car is a boy and his name is Kip. Michael's car is a girl and her name is Pearl. There's long stories behind each name. The short version: the paint color on Michael's car is called Pearl White and Kip is from an episode of Seinfeld that we quote a lot.
Here's Kip on his first day.
Fast forward 6.5 years. I was driving to work last Thursday when this happened.
And then, of course, this happened.
I did some math and we have averaged 15,000 miles a year. The nationwide average runs right around 12-16,000 depending on a lot of factors.
Poor Kip. He's getting old.