Over the last six weeks, we’d had something like one-sixth of an inch of rain, so pulling out of the garage Friday morning into an actual, real live thunderstorm was sort of unexpected. Then came the real fun: about half the rubber insert on the passenger-side wiper blade had detached itself and was slapping on the glass at wildly variable intervals.
On the upside, at least it wasn’t the driver’s side. And it’s been ages since Nissan has been able to supply OEM blades, this car being twenty years old after all, so I ordered replacements from Amazon because of course I did. The fun thing here, apart from the fact that I can no longer reach across the glass the way I used to, is the size differential: passenger’s side blade is 17 inches, driver’s side is 26. The set should arrive Monday, following three days of overly-intense-even-for-August heat.