Friday, September 11, 2009

Two Thousand Kilometres

I took my new Honda Jazz for its first service on Tuesday. It was supposed to be a 15 000km service but the milage had crept up to 17 700km.
I bought the car at the beginning of December. It is now about the beginning of September and it has done nearly 18 000km. That means that I have been averaging 2 000km per month!
I do just over 1 000km because of my weekly trips to Port Elizabeth. The rest is in bits and pieces. The car is also still managing a steady 6 litres/100km. I am happy with it!

Driving to PE on Tuesday, it struck me that the thing I will miss most when I leave Grahamstown is my weekly drive to PE. Am I odd? I think I might be!

4 comments:

markpenrith said...

My father went to college in Grahamstown. I remember the road to PE well. It's beautiful. I haven't been back to Grahamstown for years but I think on my next visit to the EC I'll pop by. Thanks for the inspiration.

digitaldion (Dion Forster) said...

Ah, I loved that road. When Megan and I were at Rhodes (we first lived at 7a Francis Street, up near Kingswood. Then we were 'stooges' (House parents) at Eleanor Brown house across the road from the music department / divinity faculty. Lastly we lived for 2 years in 46e Somerset Street (the Oaks) - they were all lovely places to live).

We loved Grahamstown a great deal and I was so sorry when the divinity faculty closed! I would have done my PhD there if it was still open at the time...

But, Megie and I would drive to PE once a month in our little red Uno with a cooler box with ice blocks in it to do our shopping at the Pick 'n Pay at Walmer. At that stage Grahamstown only had a Checkers, and the only movies were 'His Majesty's' and 'The Odian' which had movies that were about 3 months old! So we would do our shopping, then go to a movie, then buy a Steers Rave burger and drive back to Grahamstown.

Man, I miss those times!

Be blessed there - know that I pray for you often. It was wonderful to see you briefly this week in PE at Barry's funeral.

Much love and blessing,

Dion

digitaldion (Dion Forster) said...

Ah, I loved that road. When Megan and I were at Rhodes (we first lived at 7a Francis Street, up near Kingswood. Then we were 'stooges' (House parents) at Eleanor Brown house across the road from the music department / divinity faculty. Lastly we lived for 2 years in 46e Somerset Street (the Oaks) - they were all lovely places to live).

We loved Grahamstown a great deal and I was so sorry when the divinity faculty closed! I would have done my PhD there if it was still open at the time...

But, Megie and I would drive to PE once a month in our little red Uno with a cooler box with ice blocks in it to do our shopping at the Pick 'n Pay at Walmer. At that stage Grahamstown only had a Checkers, and the only movies were 'His Majesty's' and 'The Odian' which had movies that were about 3 months old! So we would do our shopping, then go to a movie, then buy a Steers Rave burger and drive back to Grahamstown.

Man, I miss those times!

Be blessed there - know that I pray for you often. It was wonderful to see you briefly this week in PE at Barry's funeral.

Much love and blessing,

Dion

Jenny Hillebrand said...

Thanks guys. I know that I have been blessed to be in Grahamstown this year!