Friday, July 14, 2017

Broken Window

It started with a crack in the glass. Never a good thing when you are talking about plate glass.

I called the window company, and when the guy came, he said, "I could press on it to make it finish it's run, but I'm afraid it will be too much weight on the break since the break is down low".

I agreed, and we we settled on taping the crack while he ordered new glass.

That was last Thursday. On Saturday afternoon, I heard a sound like someone had hit the glass. But there was no one around it. The sound was the glass cracking as it finished its run.


I called George, and he hurried into town. Naturally, we couldn't get hold of anyone at the glass company, because these things always happen on a weekend.

So, while I carefully got everything out of the window that had been on display, he made a lumberyard run, and we built a plywood covering.

The plan was to attach the framework to that white part just below the ceiling. He started to drill into it, and.....

Nothing. Nada. Nope.

It must be a metal beam underneath that white paint.

So, plan B.

We leaned bracing up against it, using concrete blocks as anchors.
Not ideal, but it worked.

Doesn't the front of the shop look lovely?

Yeah, not so much.

But it is what it is. So far, the glass is holding, and we hope it will continue to do so until the new glass arrives.

In the meantime....  

Let's just say new glass ain't cheap. 

I'm having a sale to raise some money to help pay for this unexpected expense.


It's always something.

For the record, we don't think anyone broke the window, we are pretty certain it's a stress crack.

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