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Friday, July 7, 2017

Week on the coast



I just got back from a week camping on the coast of Maine. At one time there were 23 family and friends camping at the same campground with us. Good times.

I'm pretty beat after the drive home. The rest of the unpacking can wait until tomorrow.

There was one weird thing that happened to me. There was a very large and angry wasp in the van. I was driving down twisty Maine roads with lots of traffic. That nasty bug was all over my windshield. In a panic I took at quick punch at it when it landed right in front of me. The wasp escaped the attack, but my knuckle connected with the windshield and broke it. There's about an 18 inch star pattern in the glass. What I can't figure out is how I was able to do so much damage and not injure my hand.

The funny thing is that the wasp flew out an open side window right after I did the damage.

Outside of the bug incident, it was a really great vacation. Now all I have to do is to connect with the guy at the local glass shop.

-Sixbears

7 comments:

  1. Strong hand you have. Or old windshield. Glad you didn't swerve off the road.

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    1. I'm glad I didn't swerve off the road too.

      Windshield are meant to be strong on the outside so are curved outward. Hitting them from inside is where they are weakest.

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    2. That really makes sense... you figure stuff hitting the windshield from the inside is probably much more valuable (e.g. people) than stuff hitting it from the outside (e.g. stones).

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  2. "Hah - my work is done ! Now to fly off and create more havoc !"

    Probably what the wasp was thinking.

    Hope windshield man and you can come to an agreement. A new windshield cost me $150 last year. I bought the truck with a vertical crack in center of windshield - it held like that for 12 years. Then all of a sudden a horizontal crack appeared in front of me, perzackly eye level. In full sunlight, gleamed like heck. No choice - it had to go.

    Have a better weekend.

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    1. Cost $225. The guy had one in stock and fixed it while I waited. Not too bad a deal, considering.

      I'm more amused than angry.

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  3. In my estimation , more damage has been done because of swatting at bee's or wasps by humans ,than stings inflicted if they were ignored.

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    1. I think you may be right there Spud. Still, I'm glad I wasn't stung.

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