jambaloney weed whacked our front yard yesterday - it looks awesome now! we didn't weed whack in the fall in order to leave the seeds of various growing things for the myriad of different birds that visit our yard in the winter. anyway - have a look - doesn't it look awesome?
and don't ya just love that beautiful stream, called Strachans Brook, that we look at all the time out of our front windows? we have a stream to the northwest, our river to the northeast and the beach is southeast - we feel like we live on a little peninsula! in fact, our island is actually a bunch of little islands. check out Cape Breton Island on Google maps if you are bored one day. you will see what i mean!
anyway, after doing a bunch of yard chores together yesterday, i came in and made some delicious pasta for our supper. i make the sauce from fresh, cut-up tomatoes, a ton of garlic, honey, vinegar with the mother in it, olive oil, parsley, basil, spinach, fresh-cracked black pepper and sea salt. it is yummeh! so there i am making the pasta while jambaloney is weed whacking and then - BLAMMO! i thought someone had shot a cannon at the house! but wait a minute - there are no working cannons in the area - bahahahah! and then i heard this faint crackling sound - it was like - crackling, crackling, crack, crackling, crack, crack, crackling - what the eff?
jambaloney is still out weed whacking and i am trying to find the source of the crackling sound. and then found it. our front door, which is blocked by a big home-made shelf thingy (i know - not up to code - you are supposed to have two exits in every house! but we consider our large windows to be exits!) is made with tempered glass and lets a ton of light in the house. we taped it in place last year for seed starting. anyway, more crackly cracks as the darn thing has shattered on one side - thank goodness it has double tempered glass!
i run outside and yell to jambaloney. he was 40 feet away from the door when the darn thing got smashed by a little rock probably doing close to 100km an hour! yep - sure 'nuff - it was a flying rock that broke the door! have a look:
and here's a close-up of the actual hole:
jambaloney quickly got some clear tape to tape it all together on the door. he will be going in to town on monday to get some plexiglass/recycled glass - it depends on which is cheaper.
but dang - it scared the living bejeezuz out of me when it happened. oh - and thank goodness for tempered glass!