When we got home from China in February our family had outgrown Bob the big red tomato. While we are not wild about flushing money on a car it is a necessity. Kenton's parents gave us their minivan. It was a godsend. While our trip to China was several months later than we anticipated, it also came as a surprise when it did come and we spent two weeks fast and furiously preparing for China....not for life when we returned home.
The gift van had a few quirks. Among them were an unpredictable reverse. I tried to avoid situations where I was going to have to back-up. But, it gave us time to regroup after our big trip and we were very appreciative.
The old gray mare with the quirky reverse decided to give up the ghost on Tuesday on the way to Pittsburgh to pick up my parents at the airport. It made for some stressful moments. We bought a "new" van yesterday.
The kids would love to make it their new playhouse. They are enchanted with stow-n-go seating. Twice today I've had to tell them to "get out of the van!" They thanked us for buying it. Like we had a choice?
Oh, for those car-type people, I think it's a 2008 Dodge Caravan....but don't bank on it.
Milk dud report: Kenton's chopping corn.