We decided to return the van to the school on Friday, so we are now relying completely on public transporation. It should work out fine as long as we plan ahead. It only costs $25 for a unlimited monthly bus pass. That is much cheaper then the cost of gas for the big van we were using. Gas is over $4.50 a gallon! The bus comes every hour on weekdays and every two hours on weekends so we shouldn't have too much a problem getting around. Two of the other teachers at my school also take the bus to work, they have cars but they ride the bus to save money. The only problem I have with the bus is that it is freezing cold because of the air condition! We are thinking we might buy one car in a month or so though because Cory is getting his real estate license and he can't really show people houses by bus. The cool thing about real estate out here is that EVERY house is expensive so as long as he sells one house he will make a ton in commission. He decided to get into real estate because our friend is a broker and gave him the idea. Another bonus about real estate is you really make your own schedule which will be nice!