Two weeks ago we heard a 'thud' on our sliding glass door. We initially thought it was the dog jumping up on the door to come in but when we looked a young woodpecker was sitting on the patio, stunned (stunned I tell ya!). He was ok. Two days ago there was a dead mourning dove on the patio, it's neck broken. Figured it hit the sliding glass door too. This morning I went to let the dog out . . . and there was shattered glass all over the patio. The outside pane of the (approx) 50" by 50" picture window in our bathroom shattered. I can only surmise that the bird hit it just so and caused it to crack. We've had three days of rain and wind and I guess that was all it took to bust the thing. Good thing it was tempered glass. (who the hell wants a big-ass picture window in front of the tub and toilet, anyway? who comes up with this stuff??) Now, I'm on the search to replace the window . . . or the glass. Anyone ever deal with something like this? Anyone have an thoughts on replacing the glass vs. replacing the window? I talked to a few places and just the glass can be replaced. I have one estimate appt. set for next week and am waiting for two call backs. Don't know if it's cheaper to replace just the glass or the entire window. Personally, I'd like to wall the thing in but we don't have the funds for that. Whatever we do, it'll probably be just under or a wee bit over our $1,000 homeowners deductible. Murphy!