We bought a van yesterday. For $1300. Not too shabby. It is older than the one we most recently had but the same age as the Toyota we drove for seven years. It is BIG but not a fifteen passenger van. It runs, and fairly well for that matter. My father-in-law said three or four times, “I’m just so impressed with how little rust it has!” which just makes me laugh as I don’t think it’s something I even consider. So we are mobile again and I am taking a break from van hunting (hopefully a long one). It doesn’t feel like the end of the story and it probably isn’t, but it will do for now and get us where we need to go.