Road Hazards

Well, I got a crack in my windshield…probably a rock from a gravel truck..and with the really cold weather..the crack grew and grew.  Far Guy delivered my car for a replacement this morning..as soon as he got back (they gave him a loaner) they called and said the windshield they ordered has a big chip in it so it will be a day or two.
Quality control must have been asleep…
One time Far Guy got a crack in his windshield from  wayward sugar beet’s falling off of a truck..it also made some nasty dents in his hood.   One time I was driving in the Cities  (where there are more than two cars on the road at the same time) It was raining, and I was behind a landscape truck and trailer..huge rolls of sod came off of that trailer..It was a good thing I was following him at a safe distance.   Then there were the bales of hay that came sliding off one day…the other day I noticed two of those huge round bales of hay in the ditch..when those come rolling at you..it is a really loud "OH S**T"
Our Daughter, Jen had a cracked windshield one time, and we kept telling her to get it fixed..she did,  but only after the windshield collapsed in on her while she was driving…. it was a very scary experience for her.  Now if that had happened to me last week when it was 32 below zero I would have been frozen solid or been freeze dried before I got home.
Far Guy says that the weirdest road hazard he has seen …was a Moose..it was bigger than the little Geo Metro he was driving..
One time when we were on vacation in Wyoming..a shirt became a road hazard..apparently when we drove over it..it became tangled in our exhaust and heated up and started on FIRE…who would have thunk it…a very scary shirt:)
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2 Responses to Road Hazards

  1. Avatar of homd homd says:

    The one I recall was on our honeymoon. We were taking the in-laws’ van to Glacier National Park. While we were goggling at the little crosses along the road where people had died, a flock of birds popped up and we caught more than a couple of them with the windshield and the aerial. The birds were bigger than sparrows, but I don’t recall what they were. (Dontcha love feedback!)

  2. susan says:

    Lets see there was the time two semis were passing each other around a curve down hill and just before a bridge when we came upon them, yea that was spooky, Then there was the time a boat and trailor let loose and rolled backwards towards us on the 94 off ramp, yikes. Of course there was the red suburban who ran a stop sign going about 50 that my husband slammed on breaks and the guy missed us maybe by and inch. Oh and two weeks ago on an icy curve 2 deer came out of ditch in front of us and we took them and the ditch, that was a heart stopper. ect….