That was startling. The window in my office just fell in, spreading bits of glass everywhere. And it's not safety glass, so there are some nice big shards. The night of the 23rd, while getting ready to leave for yuletide, I shut my window and the tensionor on the left side flew out, causing a bit of a ruckus. (These windows are on the cheap side, and thus it was not too surprising, despite the noise.) The other tensionor had disappeared long ago; I don't remember if it happened before I moved in to this office or not. Therefore, to open the window in hopes of enjoying the nice Indian Summer type day required propping it open a little bit. Bad idea. The wind caught the window and pushed it right over. Without the tensionors in place, there was nothing really keeping it centered between the rails. Lots of noise, glass, and a small crowd. Already L---, who sits on the other side of the wall from me, is telling people that I broke the window in a fit of rage. Hopefully, it will be boarded up before day's end; if not, I have my John Ashcroft-approved roll of duct tape handy.
[UPDATE: A piece of plywood is now holding back the elements and car alarms. Supposedly, a new window could be in place by early 2004.]