As luck would have it, we'll be living near the bus-line and an extensive bike trail system. Ok--so Vinny and I will now be tied to the hip when it comes to (non-public) transportation... but I figure that:
#1. It's good for our relationship
and#2. We'll be much more environmentally friendly
...and that, I guess you could say, is a good thing.
I never liked driving a damn mini-van anyway--it was very damaging to my tough grrl image. ha! Not to mention, if I want, I can READ on the bus. :) As for the new car...I no longer have any doubts that we made the right decision.
The universe works in strange (although sometimes vexing) ways. I think I'll call it a night.