Thursday, August 21, 2008

Our (not so) New Van

I wrote last week about becoming a one car family after our van blew a head gasket. We were learning to be content with our car and even managed to figure out how to get everyone to and from a special church service at different times throughout the day Sunday. Earlier this week, Mr. Math Tutor and I stopped by our neighbor's campfire to chat with them. In the course of our discussion, we mentioned our transition to living with one car, and they offered to give us a van. Their kids gave them the van several years ago when the kids bought a new van. This couple (they're retired) drove it for several years, but they just got another car from their kids. Their kids told them to just get rid of the van, so they offered it to us - and declined our offer of payment. So, we now have possession of a 1996 Oldsmobile van - for free! Is that totally cool, or what?! This van has over 200,000 miles on it, so we'll keep using the car for driving out of town, but it will be very nice to not have to worry about trying to get all four of us to church at the same time.