Weather patterns have changed. The temps have dropped off at night to the point that the inevitable has happened–dum, da-dum, dum dum-m-m-m–it’s furnace time. But, but, but, why’s it so cold in here? New windows in the rest of the first floor should have helped, yet it’s colder than before. Hm-m-m….
Broken glass discovered while sweeping the floor hidden by the china cabinet solves the mystery. Evidently, ladders moved outside the window had a walnut-sized stone caught in the end. The stone must have flipped loose, knocking a fist-sized hole in the windowpane. Hidden by the valance style curtains, it wasn’t noticed until the broken glass set off a search.
Fortunately, glass-cutting skills come in handy for more than making stained glass windows. Fixing the window has now taken prededence over scrubbing the floor. Roughly one hour later, a new pane has been cut and puttied into place.
Regrouping: “Baby, It’s Cold Outside!”