Friday, February 12, 2010

Question of the Day


What exactly happened to the window in our office?

What's your guess?


Update: So I probably should have given a bit more lot more background about this wee little hole. Good thing my grandma doesn't read this blog. She probably would have expired on the spot from the fear and shock. Sorry padres. Anyway, the hole has been there as long as we've owned the house. I remember Chris commented on it when we first looked through the home back when it was for sale. My guess would be a grandson's  stray shot from a pellet gun. But that's just a guess. Unlikely to be a drive by shooting, given it's location and the neighborhood, but anything's possible, I suppose. 

My only experience with bullet holes stems from a project I worked on briefly in Walnut Park, in Los Angeles. The neighborhood next to Watts. Not thought of as a generally happy place to live. We'd show up to work and count the number of bullet holes that had magically appeared in walls during the night. Those holes were the size of my fist though. One nice pair allowed a person to look straight through the house: living room, bedroom, and out through into the back yard. Funny, I was in Orange County yesterday and a few girlfriends were reminiscing about that very same project. It's the kind of project that doesn't quickly leave one's memory. 

And on that lovely note, I'm off to feed the chickens! Hope you're enjoying your three day weekend, if you are so blessed with such a holiday. 


6 comments:

  1. Whoa! My guess is a bullet or a rock...although I hope for the latter because it would be quite unfortunate to have stray bullets in your neighborhood... Whatever it is, hopefully it was accidental??

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  2. I think some really big bees caught wind of the bee abuse during your photo session and this is their warning to you.

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  3. Liana3:03 PM

    I agree that it looks like bullet or rock...but bullet is unlikely. Angry chicken beak??

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  4. Update: So I probably should have given a bit more lot more background about this wee little hole. Good thing my grandma doesn't read this blog. She probably would have expired on the spot from the fear and shock. Sorry padres. Anyway, the hole has been there as long as we've owned the house. I remember Chris commented on it when we first looked through the home back when it was for sale. My guess would be a grandson's stray shot from a pellet gun. But that's just a guess. Unlikely to be a drive by shooting, given it's location and the neighborhood, but anything's possible, I suppose.

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  5. Eh. Not my grandson, by the way. That would technically require offspring of one's own. The woman that lived here before us was blessed with quite a few grandchildren. Although I suppose it could have been here for ages and it was the work of a son. Or a daughter. :)

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  6. Oooh, I thought of something else it could be in connection with a rock... If the window happens to be near a sidewalk, driveway, or other area that is shoveled after a snowfall, a snowblower is a very likely culprit. We don't own one, but Steve's parent's do (apparently no one in South Dakota uses a shovel, instead preferring the ease of snowblowers) & they've commented on the dangers of a snowblower picking up & shooting out rocks - if someone forgets to point the blower in the right direction, rocks have been known to go through house or car windows. Not knowing where the hole came from, you could probably create some pretty interesting stories! :)

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