Honda OdysseyWow, am I sitting up high now!  So high in fact, I can see over almost all the other vehicles on the road. What a feeling of power behind the wheel!  It’s also one of the benefits of ditching my much smaller and lower Honda Civic for a  newly equipped and very accessible van.

I’ve blogged about this before, starting with the agonizing decision to go from car to van. I didn’t feel ready mentally (was I giving up or giving in?) and I worried that the cost of a new van would crush me with debt. Or, the purchase of a used van would crush me with bills for future repairs.

The project felt like a lose-lose, but I pushed ahead because I kne