by Sherry Riter in Family,Sherry

I’m a bit of a numbers geek. If I’m honest with you, others would say that I’m very much a numbers-a-holic.

I make a living managing financial systems, analyzing information and creating Excel spreadsheets full of…you got it…NUMBERS!!!!

I find great pleasure in having things organized, orderly and balanced. I have been like this forever. Really. I was balancing my mother’s checkbook at the ripe old age of nine.

Because I am also a very visual person, my spreadsheets are usually different than your average worksheet. They are filled with color!

Am I boring you yet?

So basically I like numbers oriented visual excitement.

Don’t let me lose you yet, there is really a good story here that will make you laugh.

I know you think I have totally lost my mind.


I even find this story hilarious and can’t help but laugh at myself.

You can not imagine what I had to do to get this picture.

Now imagine me, this crazy redhead, as you read the short story.
On my way to work I knew that I would not trip the numbers far enough for the glorious moment, but on the way home I knew that I would have the opportunity.

That afternoon, as I approached home, I realized that I would have to stop in the middle of a busy road to take the picture.

After a brief moment of, “WHAT AM I GOING TO DO?” type panic, I pulled into the nearest pharmacy parking lot.

There was only one obvious answer to my dilemma – I needed to drive around the parking lot until it rolled over.

That’s exactly what I did!

I drove around all the parked cars three times and then the I-CAN’T-BELIEVE-I’M-GETTING-SUCH-A-THRILL-OUT-OF-THIS moment happened…

The odometer rolled 111,111 miles!!!!

111,111 miles on the odometer

Aren’t you thankful to be you?

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I have to get up in four hours and it is still calling my name!!!!!


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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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