Wednesday, December 10, 2008

On a clear day, you can see forever

I swear, the dumbest things make me happy...

I have an old car with a lot of miles on it. It still had the original windshield, despite 2 jobs that required hour-long commutes on highways with tons of debris. Especially I-80, my lovely commute to New Jersey. Believe me, New Jersey has its charms. It gave me a job that I like, and the western half of it is gorgeous. But man, it has a lot of junk on the road.

Last year I got a particularly lovely divot in that windshield, courtesy of one of the semis I share the road with. And it held up through 2 inspections. But last week we had a hard freeze, and the divot turned into a crack. At either end, it was trying to decide how much space it was going to take up on the glass. It was time.

So while I was on travel last week, I got a new windshield. A brand-spanking, no-divot, clear-as-a-bell windshield. I am in heaven.

Until that next pebble heads my way...

2 comments:

Sarah said...

That's an impressive record for your car! My car is only 2.5 years old, and I think I'm on my third windshield already!

RooManda said...

Here's my stats:
6.5 years old, 90K miles, 3rd hood, 3rd radiator, cv joint and boot, airbags, and drivers side seat belt, and a windshield in a pear tree....Oh wait, wrong song!
May your new windshield be as crystal clear as the water in NJ.... :D
PS...my word verification for this comment was 'promify'. As in George W Bush will promify to STFU on January 20th.