Thursday, 9 October 2008

87,000.


VX52 has been to the garage today for his MOT test. If you are reading in America, I am not sure of the equivalent but the MOT is the Government roadworthiness test, compulsory each year after a car is 3.

Everything was ticked and VX52 passed. I was surprised at that as he's got 87,041 miles on the clock now.

My friend Spence did the MOT test for me (he's the one who looks like Heston Blumenthal) and I gave him my car for the morning at 7.15 just before my run. I also encountered Spence later in the morning when I saw a very shiny silver car coming towards me at a hefty rate of knots on a road near here. Spence and I had a moment of sudden mutual realisation that the car was mine and the bloke on the pavement was me. Quite a rate of braking followed! Spence is a good man and gave my car much more of a check over than he needed to and has said he will give it a tweak for me next week to sort out a small issue.

Friendships are a fine possession.

7 comments:

Suburbia said...

Friendship is worth so much. (Especially if you have a mechanic for a friend!!)

BS5 Blogger said...

Agreed! It is nice to have a local where on meets mechanics, sparkies, chippies and where everyone knows someone who can fix something (including one's soul - I met my Vicar in our local!)

scargosun said...

Here in the state of Pennsylvania we have to have our cars inspected EVERY year, from new to very old. It's basically a way for the state to make money. :(

BS5 Blogger said...

Oh! That doesn't sound so good. Would that be the same all over the US or is Pennsylvania just greedy?

In Bristol we have a Penn St. named after William Penn, father and founder of your state! He visited a Quaker's temple regularly here and it is now a registry office (I walked past it today, in fact!)

Suburbia said...

Fixing ones soul? Quite a task.

BS5 Blogger said...

Well, I didn't test Debbie's powers on that particular front as my soul was not broken at the time! I am pretty sure she could do the job though!

Alaina said...

We never have our cars tested in Wisconsin. Yeah I found one good thing! Just kidding, I love it here.

Weird to see the steering wheel and controls on the other side!!