Note: Not actual family vehicle. Too new, for starters.
My father is technically a "Baby Boomer," but was born in rural northern Michigan to parents who had struggled through the Depression. None of that hippie crap for him.
What happened is that he acquired scrounging skills necessary to survive in a part of the country that hasn't seen a boom since logging was a thing.
Also, my wife thinks Dad's a Jedi with persuasive powers beyond those of normal mortals.
The short of it is, I will be able to get the 5000 pound paperweight's transmission replaced for $1100, parts and labor included.
Family and good neighbors--now more than ever, we need each other. And I thank God for having both.