When our lawn was mowed this past weekend, the mower hit a rock and shot it like a bullet into our bedroom, shattering the window into what seemed like a million pieces.
This was the culprit!
The rock fit perfectly into a 1/2 cup measure.
We were gone and I came home to tiny, tiny, pieces of glass all over my bed and almost the entire room. I am still seeing small crystal size pieces in the carpet, even after a thorough sweeping.
The rock traveled 36 feet (I stepped it off) across the driveway and a strip of grass before hitting the window, breaking through a double pane glass and snapping 3 rows of mini-blind slats. The rock was found in the corner of the bedroom, underneath the edge of the curtain- another 15 feet. It missed the chest of drawers, nightstand and a lamp, landing near a glass domed scales. (The rock was hit between the two stacks of potting soil to the right of the propane tank-just above the duct tape on the window).
This is a pertinent reminder to be careful when mowing. Never allow a child or adult to approach the mower while it is running, particularly from the side that expels the grass. Our incident could have been lethal!