Friday, 30 January 2009

A week ending

And a weak pun...

We're off to Dunedin later today, to catch up with our old friend Jim Guthrie, who turned 60 yesterday. Jim has quite advanced Parkinsons, and is permanently in a wheelchair these days, so it's nice to get him out and about when we visit - he is house-bound otherwise. I hope we can go for a decent drive in the countryside, maybe to Central Otago, but we'll sort that out tomorrow morning.

This will be the first long trip in our Camry; it will be interesting to see how it goes on the open road, and what its fuel consumption is like. I purchased $190 worth of road user charges yesterday - 5000km worth - so that has added 3.8c/km to the running costs. Once we've done a refill of the tank, I can do the sums on the total cost per kilometre, and get a first fuel consumption figure.

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