On Saturday I had just gotten onto Route 128, driving Julie to her soccer game, when suddenly there was a huge THUNK on the roof. I looked up at my sunroof, which was covered in spiderweb-like cracks—completely shattered. I don't know for sure what happened, but I guess a piece of a bridge or maybe a rock fell as I went under an overpass. (On my way back home, I noticed there are quite a few overpasses on that stretch of the highway, although I wasn't aware that I had just gone under one when it happened.) I'm very glad I hadn't slid the sunroof completely open (it was just tilted up) or else the big, heavy thing would have fallen into the car, and possibly on us! I'm also grateful that they make sunroofs (and windshields) out of such strong glass, because otherwise we would have been covered in a million tiny shards.
As luck would have it, I already had an appointment to drop off my car for body work, because I'd had my first-ever fender-bender the previous week, when I clipped the corner of another car as I was pulling into a parking spot (also with Julie, who will probably never want to ride in the car with me again!). My first two insurance claims ever, and both in the same two-week span! There goes the $100 "good driver" savings on my deductible.
Thank heavens no one was hurt in either incident, except for a double case of shattered nerves (mine, not Julie's).