New windshield was installed today! While I don't have any pictures of the cracked windshield, just imagine a windshield with 3 cracks- one going from the left to the center in the lower part of the windshield, one going across the right to center in the upper part of the windshield, and one vertical right down the center.
It is SO nice to have a clean view while driving. While the cracks weren't really in my view, the windshield was also pitted pretty badly.
And a new windshield means new wipers! I've used these Bosch Icons on 3 different vehicles now and have liked their performance on all of them. They wipe very well the first time and rarely streak.
Also went and found some mud puddles to play in. When the brand new windshield got covered in muddy water, the brand new wipers wiped it clean. I'll upload pics of the dirty Explorer later.