Thursday, April 2, 2009

Cracked Glass

It is hard to believe that this sweet little boy could have broken such a big piece of glass. During a tantrum on Sunday, London ran into the sliding glass door. He had no bump, bruises, or scratches on his head or anywhere - we watched him for any signs of a concussion and he showed no signs. We are not sure what he hit the window with but he put a major crack in it. Thank God he is ok and the glass did not shatter...things could have been really bad if it I can't even bring myself to think about all the "what- ifs".
Our sliding glass door is HUGE and it is original to the house which was built in 1960. The window guys have been by a few times and the glass is a quarter inch thick. I think this is going to be quite a project for them and this is what they do for a living. They just don't make them like this anymore. After hearing what could have happened if the glass had shattered we decided to replace all 3 windows with safety glass. This way if they were to ever shatter they will break into a million little dull tiny pieces of glass instead of big shards that can kill you.
Let's just say LARGE broken glass = BIG $$$

Our first attempt to tape it up until the glass guys could come the next day.

They put a giant piece of Orange tape on the door over the break...but we had to rearrange the furniture to keep London from banging on it.

From our back patio.

Inside looking out.

We have now put plywood over the windows to protect them from London (ha ha). Still waiting for the window guys but they can not remove the glass until it stops raining and they can't order the glass until they remove one...b/c they are still baffled by these window and want to make sure they get it right.

3 little new ACEO's in the shop - "Little Spring Red, Blue and Green"
I hope that every one's spring is coming alone. We have been diligently moving dirt from the pile in the driveway to the garden. And actually we have moved all we can for now until my husband finishes digging out this one stump. Then the rows will be made and veggie planted. I will for sure start posting some pictures once it starts too look pretty!

1 comment:

PussDaddy said...

I am glad he wasn't hurt. Putting a sticker on the door at his level may help him notice that the door is not open.