In planning ways to get to and from work other than by car, I was told by a friend that there was a bus route that stopped near my home. It doesn't run as late as I work, but I could ride it to work and just get a ride home afterward with a friend.
The bus route in question was #16. It turns out that it's one of the routes that has since been discontinued.
Oh well. I should have a bicycle at my disposal sometime next week. Whether or not I'm brave enough to ride it the six miles to work each day along Bell Road and Elm Hill Pike, I'm not sure. However, it'll be a pleasure to take it out onto the Nashville Greenways and ride the bike from Percy Priest Dam to Two Rivers Park to Shelby Bottoms Park.
In the meantime, the focus remains on getting the transmission fixed for the van. I have a buddy at work who says that his car's transmission has been doing what ours has recently started doing for a good six months now. Is it possible to extend the life of a bad transmission for a bit? Ivy told me that she kept hers going for a while by flushing it regularly. I'll have to look up exactly what that means.
Anyway, I'm just tossing around some thoughts and ideas here. Maybe Oprah will read this and simply buy us a new car. It can be just that simple, right?