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Living and crafting between the hot flashes

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interjection \ˈ (w)(ə)ps\

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I accidentally changed the look of my blog when I was trying out new themes and backgrounds.  I will be working on getting all the pages, links, buttons, etc. back.  Hopefully I remember what they all were!

Or maybe I’ll just refresh the blog with a whole new look!

Another glass tragedy

In keeping with my recent theme I have another broken glass tragedy to share.

Remember a couple of weeks ago when it was International Cabernet Day?

I broke wine glasses.

Plural.

As in two.

Fortunately no wine was harmed.

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The first one broke as I was hand washing it.  The piece just broke off in my hand.  It didn’t draw blood.  And it didn’t even cut my rubber gloves.

The second glass broke when I put it in the dishwasher to drain (my dish drainer was full) and tried to push the upper rack into the dishwasher.  The glass was too tall.  I realized that fact as soon as I heard the tinkling of the shattering glass.

This is the reason why I buy inexpensive glasses.

Hederlig wine glass from IKEA

Hederlig wine glass from IKEA

A clearer view

I got shut off from the outside world on Monday.

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It was just a temporary situation as two men came Wednesday to remove the broken glass.

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I was surprised that they didn’t wear eye protection or gloves as they dismantled the glass shards.  I know I wouldn’t be handling anything like that without something covering my eyes or hands.  They didn’t have any idea why the glass broke either.  Settling building?  Temperature change?  My shoe?

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The broken glass looked like diamonds.

When they finished removing all the glass, they taped over the edge to keep any remaining glass bits from falling out.

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They said it will be more like 4-6 weeks for a replacement.

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At least I can see outside again.

Bulging

When I got to work today, the crackled glass was beginning to bulge.  Not a good sign.

The maintenance man came over and covered it with cardboard.

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Word is that it will take 3-4 weeks to get the window replaced.

Seriously?  3-4 weeks?

Seems like everything in this building takes 3-4 weeks to get repaired.  According to the weather alarmists forecasters, we could have snow in 3-4 weeks.

At least the outer window pane is still intact.  For now.