Of course we were all sad and had to have the swings back, lol.... so Jerry started yet another project.
He had a plan to make sure this one was going to stand strong. My parents were visiting so my dad gave him a hand. Kathleen had been riding her bike and was curious at the process so of course she was observing...at first....
That's when Jerry got her involved and was teaching her how to place the hammer to remove the nails.
Love her bike helmet... always makes me smile :-)
A few days of getting things prepped and concrete being set to get a new swing set built.
This swing set won't be shifting or moving or going anywhere anytime soon! Jerry used 6 x 6 boards, 12 feet long. Building a brace on each end at the top, along with the 8 bags of concrete in 4 holes makes it quite sturdy.
You also get to see Kathleen's play house she decorated for fall and her new American flag! :-)
Swings on.... sunny day.... what could be more perfect? :-)
Big smile of one very happy little girl!
"One swing set, well worn but structurally sound, seeks new home. Make memories with your kid or kids so that someday he or she will or they will look into the backyard and feel the ache of sentimentality as desperately as I did this afternoon. It's all fragile and fleeting dear reader, but with this swing set, your child (ren) will be introduced to the ups and downs of human life gently and safely, and may also learn the most important lesson of all; No matter how hard you kick, no matter how high you get, you can't go all the way around" John Green, The Fault in Our Stars