Our Taurus is no longer as bright and shiney as the car in the photo above, but it has been a great blessing to our family. Most recently DD3 has been driving it while she has been away at school. It has been nice for her to have transportation, and she has traveled safely home in it many times. Unfortunately, during the past year it has required several trips to the shop for repairs, and when it stalled and stranded her once again several months ago, DD3 finally decided that she could no longer afford the repairs. Since then it has been sitting idle in our driveway.
Just before Christmas a generous, annoymous benefactor let us know that they were willing to pay for the repairs. So, after several unsuccessful attempts to get the car started during the holidays, last weekend DH arranged to have the car towed to our local repair shop. As of this morning the 1995 Ford Taurus has been repaired, inspected, and is now once again legally registered with the state. Hooray! It was a very joyous outing this evening when I took it for a drive to pick up some bread, and cereal, and orange juice and shampoo. Yes, ya gotta love the Taurus!