The last couple of months have been a transportation headache.
Car #1: obliterated, strands dh
Replacement Car #1: first day--leaky radiator, strands dh; a week later two bad axles, bad brake pads, bad hoses; another week later an issue that is solved by getting two new tires
Car #2: bad water pump (windshield is cracked while at the shop or while ds or dh is driving it)
Car #3: bad battery
Replacement Car #1: loses power and strands dh
Car #2: issues starting, will go to the shop when Replacement Car #1 gets out of the shop
I've been on "fetch" duty for these strandings, all while watching the mileage on car #2 go higher and higher. I wanted to make a point to look a the odometer when it read 345678.9 However, I think that occurred when I was on my way to pick up dh from the hospital after his wreck. It's understandable that my mind was too occupied to notice the odometer.
Yesterday, when I went to fetch dh yet again, my odometer turned a little numerical "palindrome": 351153. Again, I was otherwise occupied with paying attention to an unfamiliar destination and traffic and a setting sun. I will have to say the sunset was beyond glorious last night. I was headed in a westward direction through some lovely, bucolic countryside. The panoramic views and vivid colors of the sunset were so intense, I felt my state of being altered.
I've been without transportation quite a bit of the time over the last several weeks. Of course, there is more than plenty of work here to keep me occupied. We're keeping the mechanics occupied, too!