tt051605ph5 After approximately 6 months on a waiting list, a seat has opened up on the vanpool that drives between my home and work.  Finally, I will be able to do something during the 90-minute commute (each way) other than stare at tail-lights and try to stay awake.

I shared the news with my wife, and when my kids overheard, they were incredibly excited and happy to hear the news.

"Wow!" I thought... "they sure teach kids to be environmentally conscious these days.  I don't think I even knew what a vanpool was when I was seven years old!"

"Daddy?" my daughter asked, "do we have to wear seatbelts while we are swimming in the vanpool and you are driving?"