We arrived at school this morning seven whole minutes before the teachers opened the doors.
It was a good thing, too, because we weren't going anywhere.
Wolves were attacking Susan and Lucy.
Having exhausted our local library's supply of in-drive entertainment, I recently became worried that a second mortgage would be needed to feed our daily audio book habit.
(Most books on cd- in Australia - run between $20-30; make that $120, if you seek a Harry Potter installment.)
And then I discovered audible.com, a branch of Amazon.
For the princely sum of $7, I was able to download The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (the BBC dramatized version) to my iPod, plug it into the car's auxiliary audio jack, and away we went.
A thrilling tale, détente in the back seat, and no messy mid-drive disk changing, all for the price of a piece of cake.
And just in time for the holidays, should you be mounting an expedition.