As noted in an earlier post, we recently purchased a used van. There are used vehicles, and then there are used vehicles. You know, obviously used vehicles. Our is in the obviously used class, and, especially for a family with children, the obviously used kind comes with some hidden blessings: We don’t have to worry about getting that sinking feeling when we get scratches or dings on the vehicle.

We’ve already got them!

Lots of them, actually. The van doesn’t look bad – at least, not at first glance. Just used and lived in. It still has the been-taken-care-of feel, especially on the inside, but that gleaming new look has long departed from this one. For me, though, at this point in my life…it’s just right. It is nice and enjoyable, but I can also relax. Perfect.