The van is gone. It is, right now as I type on its way to Montreal, Canada. The timing of the van sale is something only God could have worked out. It is a long story, but I’ll try to be brief. Or maybe not. It is my blog after-all and I can be long-winded if I like right? Still reading? Great. Here’s the story.
Sir D had mentioned to his Bible Study Guys that we were thinking of looking for another van that can tow better than our current van. Apparently the Mother Ship’s engine is rather anemic when you attached anything to its rear, which I think is completely understandable.
One of the men in Sir D’s Bible study said his brother in law, who is a missionary residing in Canada, needed a new-to-them van but all the van’s they looked at in Canada were all rusted out underneath, due to the snow or some such thing. We Texans do not understand this thing they call snow, but I am told it wreaks havoc up north.
Anyway, said Canadians parents were down here visiting their other daughter (Bible Study Man’s wife) and were about to fly up to Canada before they flew back to their native Switzerland.
So in a whirlwind of emails and phone calls and documents stating that said parents were not stealing a van that was titled under one name, insured by another name, and driven by yet another name; my van was sold. In less than a week. I hardly had time to morn, or say goodbye.
I suddenly found myself without wheels.
The only thing that made this possible is that Bible Study Man’s in laws leave a car here in the states for them to drive during the 6 months a year they spend stateside. It is a little, tan Toyota Corolla. They said we can drive their little, tan Corolla until we find a replacement for the Mother Ship.
Because Sir D is looking for the Unicorn of the automobile world, this might take a while.
In the mean time, I have learned a few things.
1. Corollas get excellent gas mileage.
2. A family of 6 does not fit in a Corolla.
3. One regular sized adult, 2 teenage size boys and two little girls barely fit in a Corolla.
4. If you have one regular sized adult, 2 teenage size boys and two little girls in a Corolla, you will NOT be able to fit the library book box as well, and don’t even think of trying to get groceries home.
5. Everyone drives a little tan Corolla.
6. When you park a little tan Corolla, be sure to take a mental note of where, so when you come out of the store you will be able to find the right car and not try to get into someone else’s car.
7. Corolla keys are not universal.
8. When a key does not unlock a little tan Corolla, it is likely not because the key is not working.
9. I know the song is about a Little Red Corvette, but there really should be a song about a Little Tan Corolla, because truly, everyone would relate. Everyone has one.