Saturday, December 31, 2011

Of Course We Can Build a Sound, Solid Structure for Our Children

This project was cursed from the get-go.

We ordered the swing set from Sam’s Club the first week of May. Kinda forgot about it actually because we had this really big vacation coming up. Went on vacation and realized, “hey, we haven’t received that swing set yet.” Did some checking with Sam’s and found out the swing set was lost in transit.

I know what you’re thinking: “How in the world does one lose a wooden swing set?” I thought the same thing – until the swing set actually arrived. In two boxes and 2,000 pieces.

Over our heads?

No. Not us.

I must say I really took charge on this project, carefully laying out each and every part for my husband.

Then we dove right in with Step 1.

Step 1 was so much fun we decided to do it again (right this time).

Steps 2-6 went similarly. Eventually we had to move the swing set out of the front yard and into the back yard.

Three weeks and a few trips to the local hardware store later we were finished. 

And no, I’m not exaggerating. That’s what happens when you’ve only got a few precious evenings and weekends to work with.

All in all, it’s a project we can be proud of – especially since it’s still standing five months later.

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