Hi! I'm back!
Those of you who read my blog regularly (hi Mom!) may remember this post almost two months ago, wherein I optimistically outlined my plans for a playset in our backyard.
Where, then, you may wonder, is this supposed playset? Why hasn't she written about it in all its magnificence? Probably because she, being lazy and good-for-nothing, never actually got it put together!
Charles and Dad actually did get it assembled, weeks and weeks ago, but I, being lazy and good-for-nothing, have neglected to upload the pictures of it and write about it until...well...right now.
Firstly, let me say that the instructions on this monstrosity clearly state that two reasonably competent adults can assemble the playset in approximately four hours. All the wood comes pre-drilled, so it's simply a matter of lining up the holes and fastening them in place. Easy-peasy, right?
They forgot to mention that the holes were drilled by monkeys. Blind monkeys, probably, because not a single one of them lined up where they were supposed to. Ultimately, Charles and my dad had to re-drill a bunch of holes in order to force the pieces to line up, so what was supposed to be a four-hour job turned into a week-long, approximately 18-hour debacle.
I think it was worth it, but then again, I didn't do any work on it.
It looks just like the advertisement! Well, except for our yard, with its unsightly bald patches.
Drew enjoys climbing up in the fort and pretending he's a pirate on a ship. He screams "Arrggh!" at the top of his lungs. Makes me glad we live out in the country and don't have many neighbors.
The ladder makes me a little bit nervous. So far there've been no falls, but it's just a matter of time, really.
Our greyhound Simon especially enjoys sitting in this sandbox on hot days. Charles said it's fine until he finds greyhound poopy in there, and then there's gonna be big, big trouble.