The Lone Ranger certainly knew the value of a good horse! The reliable transportation provided by Silver allowed him to maintain law and order in the Old West.

Like the Lone Ranger, I know the value of, and depend on reliable transportation. Of course I don’t defend the helpless of the Old West, but I do need to get around North Carolina to work on the various IT projects I’m assigned to.

From one day to the next, I may be in Rockingham, Rocky Mount, Mount Airy, Asheboro, Wilkesboro, Burlington, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, Sanford, Charlotte, Raleigh, etc, etc. Like many of you, I need a car I can depend on!

This is kinda silly (this whole entry is nonsense) but I recently passed 200,000 miles and felt almost obligated to write an entry about my car. I couldn’t do my job without it…..sob, sob. Here’s a picture at 200,000 miles in Archdale, NC:

Shortly after taking this picture, I was rear-ended pretty hard and driven underneath the SUV in front of me. The car that hit me from behind was totalled and the SUV in front of me got a scratch on the underside of its bumper. I don’t know if the driver realized quite what happened at first, but both the front and the back of my car were beat up pretty bad. I was able to drive it away from the accident, but it made a bunch of funny noises too!

I thought I had lost my faithful companion, my reliable horse! I was going to have to go through the whole used car buying experience, followed by the initial break in period, and then slowly build a trusting relationship with another vehicle. I was not looking forward to it. Then I received the call that my car was fixable, barely, but fixable nonetheless. I just got it back on Christmas Eve and we’re ready for another 200,000 miles.

Hi-yo Silver! AWAYYYYY!!