Ooops....

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by nhlakes, Jul 24, 2005.

  1. nhlakes

    nhlakes LawnSite Member
    from nh
    Posts: 23

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    Oooops….. Apparently a rock came out of my Mini-Z and took out the window of my Mercedes SLK… I didn’t see it happen, but when I went to take a ride to store a few hours after mowing the lawn I discovered the window. It is the only scenario I can come up with. The car was unlocked, we are in a remote area and were around, so I’m sure it was not vandalism.

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    The car was parked next to a steep hill. I come up the hill fast and need to make a quick turn at the top to avoid the gravel. I noticed after one turn that I'd turned in the wrong direction and discharged in the wrong direction, so I made sure I didn't do that again, but it was apparently too late….

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    Live and learn... :rolleyes:
     
  2. OVO

    OVO LawnSite Member
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    So what happens now bro??? ..... you paying for the window ?
     
  3. fishinpa

    fishinpa LawnSite Senior Member
    from SE PA
    Posts: 293

    Te car is totaled now. I see and AMG in your future!
     
  4. nhlakes

    nhlakes LawnSite Member
    from nh
    Posts: 23

    Yep, unless the cost exceeds my insurance deductable. (Fortunate that it was my car and not someone else's.)

    I don't think so... I'd miss the 28mpg... :)

    PS: My primary reason for posting this was to make other folks aware of what a thrown rock can do.
     
  5. fishinpa

    fishinpa LawnSite Senior Member
    from SE PA
    Posts: 293

    I understand and feel bad for your situation. I was hoping you'd get a chuckle out of it for 1/2 a second or so.
     
  6. nhlakes

    nhlakes LawnSite Member
    from nh
    Posts: 23

    Total damage was just $185

    Relatively cheap lesson learned...

    Now we now to watch that discharge chute!
     
  7. Glenn J

    Glenn J LawnSite Member
    Posts: 211

    Wow! Glad you were able to fix it for a reasonable price.

    That really shows how much damage a mower throwing something can do. I don't like mowing when my wife is out in the yard doing work for that exact reason.
     

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