I went to see a friend of mine today to talk a little bit and try to catch back up to speed on the log finishing products available today. It's been almost 10 years now since I sold out, which included my construction company, so I have fell behind... and I have a cabin I need to re-do and also protect the logs from carpenter bees before they do any more damage to my property. So anyways, when I get there I notice his mower just sitting in the driveway. He's on the poarch swing nursing down a cold one. After some talk we headed out across his lawn as I was leaving. Then he says to me... I want you to look here... He reaches down and picks up this ham-steak looking bone... you know, the round ones about 2" - 2 1/2" across with the hole in the middle. For a second there I was at a loss. Then he says now I want you to look up here.... He points to a second story window way up on his cabin. Looks like someone put a baseball through it. His dogs had carried a couple of those from somewhere into the yard. He has a hybrid bermuda lawn that he keeps mowed pretty darn tight. He hit one of those bones on that first pass across the front of the lawn and his mower shot that thing all the way across the lawn, way-way up in the air, through that window, across that upstairs room and through the wall across from the window. I've seen some stuff in my day, but I have never seen anything launched out of a mower deck like that. It makes you think how simple it is to cause serious injury or serious bodily harm while mowing side discharge. Even for something as simple as a dog carrying in a bone. Something like that could even go clear through an exterior wall on one of these new development homes with vinyl siding. Be safe out there.