So, that car I was hypermiling with started blowing oil smoke out its tailpipe (no comments from the peanut gallery, please). I just couldn't stand it: I'm trying to help reduce pollution by driving carefully, and my car is leaving a giant blue cloud behind.

I took it to the shop. They need a part that'll take most of a week to get.

The very next day, my wife crashed the minivan into a truck. The minivan had some body damage, but no structural damage. Some wires were cut, and it won't run. The shop says $3500 and 3 weeks.

That leaves us with exactly 0 working cars.

The rental is nice. $39/day. We're going to borrow a car from her parents.