Right after I walked in the door I heard a sickening crash on the hard tile floor just on the inside of my door. I knew it was something important because the only thing I had was my backpack with with D90 with my roommates 35mm1.8 attached to it and my 70-22mm plus a TC that was by itself. This was a big crash, enough to sound like someone was breaking into the house.
My heart went into my throat as I looked down and saw my lens lying on the hard ground. I picked it up and nothing appeared damaged. I shook it next to my ear and nothing made any sounds. What sounded like breakage was the lens cap flying off the lens and across the floor. I immediately took it into my room, attached it to the D90 and made sure everything worked. The VR worked and the AF worked. I then took a couple of test shots at my blank wall, one at 5.6 and the other at F22. After examining the shots all seemed clear with no debris.
Boy was I lucky! I need to fix that damn zipper on that pack. This lens survived a 1 meter fall onto a hard floor. Talk about well built Nikon quality!