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FannyByGaslight Report 5 Jul 2010 18:26

My electrician is wonderful.

He asks to borrow my car sometimes to go to Warrington as his heavy duty vehicle is a bit juicy and I always say yes...

Every time I want some electrics done...sorted ...:))

I do love the barter system.

He used to work on film sets etc,so is very good at finding ways to do things that look difficult.

Off out for dinner ...

See ya


SylviaInCanada Report 5 Jul 2010 20:12

so .. you want one of those 2x4 cedar planks that I keep sending to janey then?

Also good for bbq'ing salmon .... soak cedar plank thoroughly in water, place on bbq, put salmon on top, and bbq as desired. Adds a lovely flavour to the salmon.

We have a mystery

............. we pay a friend to mow our grass, he uses his company as a means to teach ex-street kids new habits. So we're doing a good turn, as well as OH having an easier life.

So, I'm sitting here at the computer this morning, one of them is mowing the grass at the far end of the garden, coming towards the house, and about 15-20' away

.......... and there is a "ping" at one of the windows.

We now have a hole in the window ................. and a little pea-sized object that fell below it, which we cannot identify. It is not a cherry stone, nor a pellet.

This room is separated from the garden by a sundeck, about 9' deep and 15' wide and 8' above ground (car port underneath), so that window is about 25-20" away from the mower, and about 12' higher than it

............ so how the h**l did this little object hit the window?

Both OH and I figure it couldn't be from the mower ........ wrong direction, wrong angle, and really too far.

The window has an eave about 12' above it, so a bird dropping an object is a possibility

any more suggestions???????



Gins Report 5 Jul 2010 20:34

Oh Sylvs....a pellet gun, or a BB gun?

I dont know.... but the police can tell by the entry and exit holes in the glass

Give em a call

Edit; does the little thing that you found look like a tiny lead ball bearing?


Gins Report 5 Jul 2010 20:47

Ey...I may have told you this before..I was shot in the head as a kid by a pellet gun

Oh..and the pellet either bounced off or is still there! I had stitches I know that...

They couldn’t find it back in the late 70's and I haven’t had a scan since....

Ooh that might explain a few things ;)


SylviaInCanada Report 5 Jul 2010 20:48


no, it doesn't

It does look man-made, as against a little stone

It also only broke the outer pane of glass of a double-glazed window

Not sure if there was anyone else around, that curtain was still closed

................ this room faces a back lane, and then on down the street that runs by the side of the house. F=Only a few hidey places if anyone was around.

I think we are just going to have to gulp ..... and have the window replaced.

and then puzzle and ponder for months to come!



SylviaInCanada Report 5 Jul 2010 20:50

NOW she tells us!


Gins Report 5 Jul 2010 20:57

Hey...cheeky madam ;)


SylviaInCanada Report 5 Jul 2010 21:10


actually, OH has just said that he thinks it did come from the lawn mower ..... he just can't figure out HOW

ah well ..... having a new window might solve the leak that we get when the wind is in a certain direction and there is heavy heavy rain .......... only happened a couple of times during the last 2 winters, but still ...............

he'll have to phone the insurance company!


Gins Report 5 Jul 2010 21:11 can get man made bb guns...and the bearings


Cynthia Report 5 Jul 2010 21:13

Oh well! That explains a lot of things. The grin to start with.

Sylvia, I still wonder if the momentum of the workings of the lawn mover literally catapulted that little object through your window. I know this sort of thing often happens with mowers and strimmers in churchyards......chippings and stones flying all over the place at all angles. ???

Obviously a case for CSI though.....I'll be over if you call Gil Grissom in!

Had a lovely day out with good friends. What a tonic ;))


SylviaInCanada Report 5 Jul 2010 21:13

I got an email this morning from someone I tried to help some months ago.

No-one could find this guy's birth in 1899

She's somehow found the guy's daughter .................... his parents weren't married at the time, marrying 2 or 3 years later

............. and his birth was not registered until 1954, by his mother, one year before she died!

I'm glad she let me know ................ but what a story!!!



SylviaInCanada Report 5 Jul 2010 21:15

Hi C

glad you had a nice day

OH is thinking it was from the mower, just can't figure out how!!

Got him home again today .... he had to go for an eye test this morning. Needed new glasses ..... will have to see what he chose in about 10 days time, when teh new ones arrive! But he then decided to stay home.


Gins Report 5 Jul 2010 21:50

Well, if you can 'projectile' vomit....I dare say a 'mower' could do better


SylviaInCanada Report 5 Jul 2010 21:56


up 15'

sideways 12'

distance 20'



Gins Report 5 Jul 2010 22:00

Yeah, but the blades could send it in any direction hun

Think of a stone, hitting a stone in the mowing could go anywhere


LadyKira Report 5 Jul 2010 22:03

Well I have just got back.

Our first patient this morning was a lady with severe alzheimer's.

It has made her very aggressive.

OH tried to do her sight test.

Very important to check as she has glaucome.

She decided she did not like this so tried to make an attack on his manhood.

Never seen him move so quick.

Apparently she recently had one of the male nurses writhing in agony on the floor.


Cynthia Report 5 Jul 2010 22:10

I actually agree with Gins on this!! [please make a note]

Richocheting stones.....v. possible and v.dangerous.

Ooooh LK. your poor man - good job he was quick on his feet!


Gins Report 5 Jul 2010 22:11

Whey hey...lucky other half!


Cynthia Report 5 Jul 2010 22:13

Googled and found this on Lawn Mower Safety........

Injury from a flying object that was ejected by the lawn mower, some lawn mowers can cause small stones and debris to be 'fired' out from under the lawn mower at a speed of over 100 mph. These flying objects can cause bruising, broken bones and even blindness.

What do you think Sylv??


Gins Report 5 Jul 2010 22:16

I actually agree with Gins on this!! [please make a note]

Well...please NOTE that everyone

And what's the old wind up...Richochet got to do with anything ;)