“I was at my Mother’s house, helping her handle a few things when my son called,” Donna laughed. “It was my son, and he said Mom, I don’t know what kind of demon it is screaming down there but you need to come get it out of the basement right now.” The Abington, MA homeowner rushed home to discover what her 14 year old called a screaming demon was in fact a very stressed out opossum.
“I opened the door and left him alone for a few minutes.” Donna explained. “He was happy to go.” After the wild creature had gone back outdoors to eat ticks and mosquitoes, and her child calmed down, Donna set about discovering how the opossum had gotten into the basement in the first place. What she discovered? A broken basement window.
“This basement window wasn’t broken, but it had been cracked,” Donna explained. “I guess the possum must have leaned against it when he was hunting some bugs or something, and that’s how he wound up falling in.” To avoid a repeat experience, Donna called in the replacement glass services for Abington, MA. The window was soon repaired, much to the relief of Donna’s son, who did not appreciate the opportunity to commune with nature that a visiting opossum represents.
“The lesson here I guess is to have your windows fixed, even if it’s just a crack, even in a basement window. Learn from the opossum!” Donna laughed. “But seriously – even though this was a harmless situation, a damaged window is a point where anyone could get in. To keep your home safe and secure, get your windows fixed!”
Replacement Basement & Cellar Windows
Basement and cellar windows are very prone to being damaged. Being close to the ground means these windows are vulnerable to flying debris as well as wandering opossums. If you notice any damage to your basement or cellar windows, talk to your local replacement glass services for help.