Bad news: The van wouldn't start this morning
Good news: we now have a new starter in the van and the engine now turns over super smoothly and fast.
bad news: it cost $90
good news: it was easy (for tom) to put the new one in. matter of minutes
bad news: this was because the old one had something snap off and it was just hanging there. he was able to take it out with his bare hands.
good news: the van died in my driveway this morning instead of stranding us at midnight in NY