Much to our dismay, we must bid farewell to Joel's 1992 GMC Safari van. It's been a faithful servant having been driven over 257,000 miles. Joel took it to a repair shop last week to get an estimate on brake repairs. Naturally, the van needed a lot more work done, at the tune of $1300.00. Today as he was driving to work, the good tire went flat, leaving him stranded several miles from home. He needed my help because the car jack wouldn't work but, the other car was in the shop getting the starter, that we had to get replaced last week, replaced again! I finally got the other car and headed to Joel's location. As our luck would have it, he was not able to get to the spare tire, so we had to have the van towed home. SIGH Joel has driven the rattlely van all winter with very little heat. We were hoping the van would hold up through February, putting off buying a new/newer car until Joel had a decent amount of time in at his new job. The man has never complained about driving the van. Today while he was struggling with the spare tire, you know what he said? "Shoot!" No cussing, no tantrum, just "shoot!". Just one of many reasons why I love him!