The car is here! Our Ford Escape has arrived all the way from Nome, Alaska! It has been a four month journey, from the first of June, but it is here.
We spent most of the evening sprucing it up--took it to the car wash and went over it with a fine tooth comb. We took it to Wal-Mart for an oil change and bought new floor mats, and an odor-control thing because it was a little musty after being in a connex for almost four months, trapped upon two different boats.
But it is here. Whew! Now Amy does not have to wake up so early to either catch the bus or get a ride from me. Madison will get to daycare at a decent hour, not 6:30 am. Amy will get to work at 8 and not 7. It will save me a good forty minutes a day in driving to pick everybody up by driving into Normal/Bloomington. So it is a very good thing.
I left for work at the same time and arrived a good thirty minutes earlier than usual. Excellent--more planning time!