The minivan has been repaired and all is right in our world again. Being able to leave the house is FUN!
In other news, we broke down and bought new patio furniture. What is up with me and furniture lately? I just can't seem help myself! Like our former kitchen table, our patio set only had four chairs. Because John is a fiscally responsible person, he wanted to wait until next year to purchase new patio furniture. But everything is on clearance right now, so it was hard for me to resist all the good deals. I convinced him to go look at a few sets, just to get an idea of what we wanted and the price range we wanted to stay in. Almost immediately we found a very nice set, at a very nice price (50% off!), so we brought it home. Isn't it lovely?