Editor's note: Barry Courter has a 25-year-old son who is a college graduate and a 20-year-old daughter who is a sophomore in college.
Q: Dad, I have a crack in the windshield of my car. This seems like a major disaster, so what can I do?
A: It's really not that big a deal. Yet. If it's a small crack or ding from a flying rock or something, it needs to be fixed to keep it from spreading. If it has already cracked or looks like it will, the whole windshield needs to be replaced. The good news is many places will actually come to your work or school to do the work. Just call them and find out the process, but don't wait as it only gets worse and can be dangerous if the windshield cracks even worse while you are driving.
— Barry Courter
Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press. He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987. He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section. Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism. He previously was ...