Then, we are on our way about 1730 to get our family van out of the shop with its new transmission that we had to pay for with a credit card, sigh. We got rear-ended! It's only been about a year since this happened with the whole family in the Explorer and it happened again. Fortunately, it wasn't our (my) fault, again. But we did make it to get the van and no one was hurt. Still, at times one wonders if the downward slide will ever stop. One wonders when the news will start to be good once in a while again.