Have you ever heard the aphroism: "drive it until the wheels fall off?" You can apply that phiolosphy to our one and only working vehicle, and I'm afraid the wheels may literally fall off.
We financed it used and signed five years of our lives away. Since that fated afternoon, two door handles (a rear sliding and the passenger) have broken off, the interior lights and AC have died and the thing squeals (as if in protest) when we drive it.
The van will be repaired and a new vehicle (for our college-bound, oldest child) will be puchased (eventually); however, that process could be expedited and made easier with a little help from everyone who reads this and donates to our cause.