The back of our condominium overlooks a medium sized golf course.
Because our city is a tourist trap, the two of us have a lot of snowbirds from up north who stay here while in the Winter and then retreat northward after Easter.
They seem to stay for longer chunks of time each Springtime season. While they’re here, they litter the golf course care about flies. Occasionally a few of them get drunk beforehand and cackle loudly from 10 to 15 yards away. It’s discouraging when I’m trying to get work done and all I can hear is a bunch of 60-year-old guys loudly stumbling through the fields in a drunken stupor. The worst came when a stray golf ball smashed 1 of our family room windows. I was tied up typing an article on our laptop when I heard the loud crash and saw shards of glass explode into our room. At first I was in shock and could barely move—it all hit myself and others care about a jolt and I absolutely jumped out of our seat when the ball made the impact. Once I calmed myself and took stock of the situation, our shock turned to anger. I was furious that 1 of the drunk golfers had finally managed to smash 1 of our windows. It was care about a reverse scenario from when I was a kid, when I accidentally broke a neighbor’s flower pot with a baseball. Thankfully, the drunk golfer agreed to pay to have the window updated. She even paid to have a heavily insulated window installed. They help retain cool air when the a/c is running and sizzling air while the oil furnace is running. But, I still had to seal the window to the wood around it with silicone caulk. This final seal is essential to completely insulate the area from temperature swings and to ensure your AC is running officially.