Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Van-O-Nator now Van-No-More

Dearly beloved,
We are gathered here today to bid adieu to a wonderful....

to a fine...

okay, to an old family vehicle. 

The Van-O-Nator III served us... adequately... for more years than it really ought to have, as did V-II and V-I before it.  But alas, as with all things, it's time on this planet is limited, and before it left any more of itself along the the Boulevard of Busted Mufflers we, eh-hem, decided to trade it in.

Actually, we were astounded that we could get any trade-in $ for it.  They must have been desperate for a sale... and Husband was almost as desperate to hold his hand still while signing the loan papers.  In our nearly twenty years of marriage, this is the first time we've ever financed a vehicle.  Which explains why at over 75,000 miles on it, our new van has the lowest mileage of any vehicle we've ever owned.

Van-O-Nator III had over 150,000 hard-worn miles, and had earned it's retirement.  So, even though we were only going to the dealership to check out if we had won a a prize with our "winning number"  from the sale promo that came in the mail, we ended up driving home in a different rig (as Husband likes to call them). 



(Van-O-Nator IV just didn't seem cool enough for such a cool ride.)

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