Windowpane Wednesday: Broken

Once again,  a different type post this week for Windowpane Wednesday:

Saturday evening, Motor Man and I were in our bedroom, watching TV. Suddenly we heard a crash, which sounded, frighteningly, like a gunshot. We knew that, whatever it was, it was CLOSE.

We have a staircase in our bedroom leading to a loft.

I started up the steps to see if something had fallen in the loft, and as I passed by the window at the landing, I saw the cause of that scary sound.

The outer pane of the dual-glass window had broken.

We aren’t sure what caused it to break.

Motor Man suspects that, with all the rain we’ve had recently, the window sash may have swollen, causing the glass to break. Although it won’t be an easy repair job, we were relieved to discover what happened as quickly as we did.

Years ago, we had that  stained glass panel of Bacon’s Castle custom made, and you can be sure we’ll be safely relocating that before any repairs begin.

~These Days Of Mine~

8 responses to “Windowpane Wednesday: Broken

  1. That would be very disconcerting! Glad it wasn’t anything worse.

  2. Glad you figured out what had happened and that your stained glass wasn’t damaged. By the way, that is a beautiful rendition of ‘The Castle’.

  3. Scary when something like that happens suddenly – thankfully it did not touch that stained glass piece of the Castle!


  4. Yikes! I know that scary sound. In one of our previous homes, we heard that frightening sound like a gunshot coming from our master bathroom. There was a large window in the room that faced the street behind our house and we were certain someone had shot through that window. When we raced upstairs with our hearts beating wildly, we found instead (thankfully) that our glass shower door had just burst into a million pieces. No idea why. I’m glad your bang wasn’t worse!

  5. I’ve never heard double pane glass break, but I’ve heard it sounds like a gunshot… glad the Bacon’s Castle glass wasn’t harmed… good choice for a windowpane wednesday !

  6. I have never seen glass that just spontaneously breaks without an extreme temperature change. I understand the reason but that must be quite rare.

  7. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    It is very scary at night to hear a sound you can not identify. So glad it was not worst than it was. The stained glass is beautiful. Glad it was not broke.

  8. Unidentified sounds like that can be unnerving. The last time we had one was from a critter stuck in our garage. He tore up some of the drywall trying to get out. Glad you found out what happened quickly and can get it repaired.

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