Number of times I thanked God for a reliable vehicle: countless
Number of months it's been paid off: 10
Number of carseats/booster seats it has carried simultaneously: 4 (down to 2 as of last month)
Number of miles we drove the green machine in the four years we owned it: 80,000+
Number of songs sung, giggles laughed, tears cried, reprimands given, naps taken: untallied
Number of hours spent scrubbing and sweeping interior of van: 2
Number of minutes spent writing description on Craigslist (including everything I could think of that was wrong with it, in detail) and posting pictures: 30
Number of inquiries I received in the first fifteen minutes of posting: 2
Number of minutes later that prospective buyer was test-driving the van: 35
Number of miles I walked home vanless, with cash in pocket and license plate in hand: 1
Could that be a record? My head was spinning.
Goodbye little green minivan. May you press on for thousands more miles and keep all the babies who ride in your seats safe and sound.
Hello, big white Expedition. It's all you now.
I can't tell you how glad I am that the car searching, car buying and car selling drama are over.
Number of times I've thanked God for a reliable vehicle: I've lost count again.