So, one of the things we have realized, since the van is broken down, is that Wes' commute back and forth to work is much much much less driving than my errands and doctor's appointments and taking kids places like the nature center or the zoo. And the van guzzles more gas than the Nissan.
So, logically, I should be driving the Nissan (the kids and I, we all fit) and Wes should drive the van to and from work. Also, logically, we should resist the urge to replace the Nissan because it has a fairly new engine in it and it runs just fine. What it really needs is a new muffler. Mufflers are cheaper than cars.
So, now I'll be most likely driving a long-since-paid-for beater with over two hundred thousand miles on it.
And what I've always said I wanted to do, if I ever was driving a car like that is to paint it up all CRAYZEE, like. Flowers all over it, or perhaps make it an autism awareness car, with puzzle pieces all over it. Or I could get super duper epoxy glue and create a crazy mosaic. Or I could do all of the above.
Wouldn't that be FUN?????? I should get some of my artistic friends to help me with this fun-sounding project.
Yes, I want to be that crazy lady who drives a crazy pimped out artsy fartsy beater car.