this has turned into a month-long project. lately, it's easy for ben to get lost in work. the week days fold right into the weekends, and before i know it, it's tuesday and we're back at gymnastics.
it's almost solstice and that makes me panic - summer's nearly over for us up here. we start losing daylight. although - this year, i do have zero complaints. we've had 2 weeks plus of sunshine. and, i'm not talking "normal" alaska summer sunshine, i'm talking: break out the pool, swimsuits and sunscreen. mass consumption of otter pops. get in your skimpiest of clothing because you're getting your tan on! really, i have a better tan than i've had on any vacation. truly. and i should add, my freckled, irish skin doesn't usually keep color. uh-huh, what do you know: 2013, the year of alaskans having suntans. did i mention south central is sold out of kiddie pools?
ah. slight tangent.
back to the project. so because of the fence installation last fall, we needed to move our swing set. the fence was put in right on our property line, and little did i know, our swing set was maybe a foot off of that. so, memorial weekend, we - ok, ben - tore down the old structure.
ok, so it didn't fall as expected, but that was because that top pole was rotted out. nevertheless, my super-handy-fix-it-felix was able to bend and pull and fix our fence, good as new! we all had a good laugh, that is, except for the very concerned 5.5 year old.
gymnastics paying off...
ben & kaleb hard at work
it's still not quite finished, but i've been told it will be this weekend. there's some railing to finish up and a rock-wall-like climbing-thingy to get up to the slide. the tire swing is HUGE and could easily fit 9 kids. the good news is we no longer have to jump in my rig to play at a park - just have to open the sliding glass door...