My Monday started with a bang. Literally.
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I was loading the sheets into the truck to take to the laundry when the struts on the hatch failed and it dropped on my head. So I shoved the hatch up with my left hand while loading the sheets and a couple of shirts into the back with my right.
As the hatch reached the stop on the struts, it exploded. Yup. Just shattered. Yeah, I was probably exerting more force than was necessary because I was annoyed, but… wow! There’s dark safety glass all over the place.
I was able to clean most of the glass out of the trunk space, but the parking lot has a good load of it for 3 car spaces side to side–almost impossible to tell from the asphalt. Luckily it was laminated safety glass so the chunks are large and mostly not too sharp. I was able to get the truck out of the space by backing out very slowly so the glass didn’t scatter or upend. I got some cuts on my left hand, but that’s all. The marina maintenance people said they’ll come clean up the glass for me–for which I’m grateful.
And the car is now at the dealer’s where it will stay for a day or two until they can get new glass and remount all the bits and bobs that were on it–including the alarm sensor, the hinges, the struts, the wiper, and the lock. Luckily none of these parts were lost, but it’s going to be pricey. So much for fancy ThingMyth gifts this year. Oh well, I was just going to stay home and work anyway.