Oh lordy, I gots da windshield blues

Hi everyone,

Today’s sad story is reported by our pal Su Hutchens. With her permission I’m reprinting her note to me here. As you can see, this poor lady deserves a carload of poor babies and maybe they should be poetically phrased. Just saying.

Here’s the story…

I got my new car (a Rogue) two years ago. Had it about two months before a rock was thrown up on a gravel road and caused a big chip. The chip has steadily grown through the two years, but was on the passenger side, so it didn’t mess with my vision while driving.

About six weeks ago, my car was at Denver International Airport, and on the very day we flew home, there was an awful hail storm at the airport. In fact, our plane wasn’t allowed to land because of the storm, and we were diverted to another airport on the other side of the Rocky Mountains for a few hours.

You guessed it – the windshield was really busted now.

Today, we took the Rogue to Cheyenne to have the windshield replaced, along with the windshield on Danny’s truck, which was also broken. (The windshield place LOVED us today! Ha!)

I joked with the young lady at the windshield place…wondering if Danny or me would get the first chip.

Guess I tempted Fate, and she got even with me!

I had not even had the car for an HOUR, and was on the way home (just a few miles away!) when a pickup truck coming towards me on the gravel road that leads to our house kicked up a rock and…you guessed it…I now have a chip in the new windshield! The “starburst” around it is about the size of a quarter!!!! Oh yeah – the chip is down low on the driver’s side…of course!

I sure hope my phone wasn’t “listening” to me while I spewed a few choice words!!! (I can’t be mad at the truck driver – he even waved to me as he went by! This stuff just happens when you live in the country!)

Anyway – I called the windshield place, and they said to come back tomorrow and they’ll repair the chip for me.

Goodness gracious! It’s always something, huh???

Hope you and Sandy get a chuckle out of my sad tale. Honestly, I’m laughing about it now. It just wasn’t funny a few hours ago!

Hugs!
Su

3 comments on “Oh lordy, I gots da windshield blues

  1. Windshield Blues

    The chip is fixed, I’m glad to say!
    I’m ready for another day!
    When cruising roads with rocks galore…
    I’ll hold my breath and pray some more!
    That speeding car or passing truck
    won’t kick up rocks and spoil my luck.
    But for today my view is bright
    with no cracks messing up my sight!

    Update: The nice folks in Cheyenne fixed the windshield chip yesterday. I can hardly see it now! Met the owner of the repair place and chatted with him a bit. He informed me I DO NOT have the record on getting a chip in a new windshield! (My new windshield was in less than an hour.) Recently, a customer left with a new windshield and was only a few streets away before a rock flew up and cracked their new windshield! Apparently this customer just went around the block and came back to have it fixed. Honestly – that’s NOT a record I want to beat! Ha!

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