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21 October 2008 @ 03:33 pm
well, that was exciting...  
My shower door just shattered into a zillion pieces.

There's glass ALL OVER THE PLACE. including me.

I'm just waiting for the other door to fall off too. the joys of home ownership, man. *shakes fist*

ETA: I was standing in it when it broke, so there was nowhere to step to get out, but on more glass, so my feet are kind of scratched up and my hands (because I tried to CATCH IT *head desk*). But otherwise I'm fine. :) My contractor is sending one of his guys to vacuum it up.
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rhienellethrhienelleth on October 21st, 2008 10:40 pm (UTC)
OMG! How scary!

I'm assuming you're okay, if shaken and surrounded by bits of glass?

*thinks of her own glass shower doors* *shudders*
lizardbeth: Derek with gunlizardbeth_j on October 21st, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC)
oh yes, this was a few minutes ago. I'm waiting for my contractor to come vacuum it up. So I have small cuts from when I TRIED TO CATCH IT (because I am stupid, yo), and when I had to step out. But I still feel little slivers stuck, y'know? gah.

yeah, this is the hanging kind, which are, I have now found out, really only propped up by the little stopper thing on the bottom, which came loose today. They move(d) very smoothly and were beautiful, but DEATH TRAP OMG.
weissmanweissman on October 21st, 2008 10:54 pm (UTC)
are you OK!!!

lizardbeth: Agathonslizardbeth_j on October 21st, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC)
i'm okay, just a bit scratched up! Mostly my feet because I was standing in it when it broke and there was nowhere to step to get out, except on more glass. But nothing serious! :)
weissmanweissman on October 22nd, 2008 12:01 am (UTC)
what caused it to break, did it just shatter or did the door support break?
lizardbeth: Agathonslizardbeth_j on October 22nd, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)
Ha, trust the engineer to ask how! :)
the guide at the bottom had come loose, so there was nothing to hold it from swinging laterally when I tried to pull it closed (it hangs and rolls from the top). And when it swung, only a little bit of sideways motion was needed to let it slip off the track above and fall.
weissmanweissman on October 22nd, 2008 11:01 am (UTC)
Yikes

our door does that sometimes.

Bob
jupiterinmo: Spike icejupiterinmo on October 21st, 2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
OMG! I'm glad you managed to escape relatively unscathed. How scary!!!!!
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on October 22nd, 2008 01:58 am (UTC)
thanks, I'm calmed down now!
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lizardbethlizardbeth_j on October 22nd, 2008 03:49 am (UTC)
thanks, I'm good. :)
carpenyx: bsg - kara [profile]carpenyx on October 22nd, 2008 12:39 am (UTC)
Oh my. I'm glad to hear that you're okay despite the scratches and stuff.
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on October 22nd, 2008 03:50 am (UTC)
yeah, I'm fine, just a bit scratched up.
Abyssisabyssinia4077 on October 22nd, 2008 12:40 am (UTC)
Eeep! That's scary. So glad you're okay.

(and in case you're worried, you are FAR from the only person in the world to try to catch something they really shouldn't)
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on October 22nd, 2008 03:52 am (UTC)
Especially when it's ALREADY SHATTERING. lots of luck with that, self! duh.

yes, thanks, I'm fine!
selmak on October 22nd, 2008 01:07 am (UTC)
omigod! I'm glad you weren't severely hurt!!!!
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on October 22nd, 2008 03:53 am (UTC)
thanks, hon! *squishes*

And also your icon is AWESOME. :)
mrsdrjacksonmrsdrjackson on October 22nd, 2008 01:28 am (UTC)
Eeeek! I'm glad you're ok! *gently hugs*
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on October 22nd, 2008 04:17 am (UTC)
thanks! *hugs back*
greygreycoupon on October 22nd, 2008 01:48 am (UTC)
Yikes! I thought showers were made of safety glass.

I'm glad you're okay and the kidlet wasn't around(?).
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on October 22nd, 2008 01:57 am (UTC)
oh it was safety glass, otherwise it probably would've broken more like a mirror and splintered into bigger, pointy shards. That's why it shattered so EXTRAVAGANTLY. I'd need stitches on my feet if it had been regular glass, but I've just got scratches, so -- phew!

He was in the house but not with me, so he's fine. thanks!
entertaining in a disturbing way: anders starbuck mk2lyssie on October 22nd, 2008 02:07 am (UTC)
Eeps. *snuggles*
lizardbeth: Anders-Kara - Believethlizardbeth_j on October 22nd, 2008 04:00 am (UTC)
thanks! :)

worst part, now that it's cleaned up? I have no shower doors again! grrr.
The Proverbial Bull in a China Shop...: felinityeeksabaceanbabe on October 22nd, 2008 02:25 am (UTC)
*meep*

I'm glad you're okay! That could've been so much worse.

*hugs you tight*
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on October 22nd, 2008 04:01 am (UTC)
oh yes, it could've been kidlet in the shower. eek!

Thanks! :)
Agent Fox Mulderi_want_2 on October 22nd, 2008 03:25 am (UTC)
Damn!
Well, class, what does this tell us? No singing in the shower!

Sorry, had to say it.

Sounds like something that would have had my shower water turning a few shades other than clear. You didn't get any slivers in your skin, did you? Do you know what caused it?
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on October 22nd, 2008 04:14 am (UTC)
Re: Damn!
bwahhahahaha! You figured it out! I hit that high note and CRAAAAAASH! :D hee, thanks for that.

It was a sliding door that basically fell off its track.
Agent Fox Mulderi_want_2 on October 22nd, 2008 04:40 am (UTC)
Re: Damn!
Oh, man! I bet that was a pain in the ass.
Allison: Kara - Starbuck Does Not Approvefrolicndetour on October 23rd, 2008 01:20 am (UTC)
Ack! I'm glad you're okay - that's a little more excitement than I like first thing in the morning.
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on October 23rd, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC)
yes, it was very exciting, but now it's sort of a pain in the butt. And I have a very ugly temporary curtain in place of my lovely shower doors - and yet I feel much safer! :)
My way of staying sanemamaboolj on October 23rd, 2008 04:11 pm (UTC)
OMG I totally missed this post somehow! greycoupon mentioned that you'd had a weird household accident too, and I ran over to see. Glad you're okay. And yes, the joys of home ownership...
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on October 23rd, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC)
my brand new door! *sniff*

But omg it sounds like you got much more hurt than I did! yikes. *hands you ice* to put on your head or in a drink, whichever you need more... *g*