My car Birgitta hit another milestone today ... the dreaded fifth digit. Yep, today I drove her beyond her 10,000th mile. It's a moment I've simultaneously looked forward to and dreaded.
Mile 9,996: The last photo of Birgitta's odometer before crossing into the five-digit zone. (07/13/05)
I've looked forward to it because it's a rite of passage, and I wanted to be there when it happened (unlike when my 1981 Honda Civic surpassed the 100,000 mile mark and started all over again ... which occured on a day when I had loaned it to a friend). But I've also dreaded it because I don't want to see my baby grow up.