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The other day, my windshield cracked... It really sucked because the previous (Christmas) weekend we had a snow storm, we got at least a couple feet of snow accumulated over that weekend. And since I had been spending a lot of time with family, I had been getting rides everywhere. So my car hadn't moved. by the weekends end... it was completely encased in snow. They even plowed my parking lot and just pushed snow up against it.
I was so intimidated by the task of freeing my car that I joked with my sister that maybe I should just fill a five gallon bucket with scolding hot water, and just melt the snow away. Mind you, I knew that was a bad idea. And my sister warned me "Not only will your car just be encased in ice if you do that, but it will end up breaking your glass"
So, did it the smart way, with a shovel, and a scrapper, starting my engine and patience.
The next day I was driving around, in my car, free of snow. All warmed up, I had been on the road for a half hour already... When... The windshield cracked! Out the no where! WTF!
I have no comprehensive insurance. And I was told I may have to pay like $400 bucks for windshield replacement.
When I did some shopping around, I got an AMAZING quote for $175! I was feeling lucky. And then, I remembered my knack for getting help. Assistance. Free love from the man... (so sad). But... I DID find an organization to fix my car. FREEEEE.