Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Playset

After a lovely breakfast out at Bob Evans... we swung by Home Depot to check out their playsets. We'd looked online but the prices were... meh. I'd been loyally searching Craigslist but was unimpressed or didn't find anything. Jeff worked on a design but it seemed most prudent to buy a set with brackets and such and then add on.
The set pictured above is the Swing-N-Slide Palisade. Online, it runs around $1400. In the store, it costs about $400 less! Jeff will have to buy the main lumber supports separately. We are opting to buy our own slide instead of the one that comes with the kit. And we already have expansion ideas for when the time comes! We can easily add an arm off the back or another deck and slide or another climbing apparatus. We can build a picnic table underneath. Lots that we can do if we choose to! And the pic isn't sntirely accurate. Our set has a rock wall on the side instead of a ladder.
WHEW! It's done! Well... the deciding part is done, anyway. The set is purchased. Jeff now has to go pick it up. And then go to another store for the support lumber and the slide we prefer. And build everything. We should soon have a playset in our backyard! Yahoo!

10 comments:

Isabella said...

YAY! I'm so excited you finally found a playset! :)

Flartus said...

Congratulations! Now you can get all excited again! Is Teagan old enough to help at all?

Of course she is..."Here, honey, hold this for Daddy." "Sweetheart, will you run inside and get Daddy another beer?" :)

ShankRabbit said...

Whoo hoo!!!

I'm so happy for you guys and kinda sorta just a little bit jealous.

Can I come play?

Eternal Lizdom said...

We will have a big old blogy cookout once the thing is assembled!

Would you believe that Jeff is not a beer drinker? At all. Ever. No alcohol, actually. So he'd send T in to get him a coke or gatorade. :)

Joanie M said...

Oh the kids are going to LOVE having their own swingset! We had ours for years, only tore it down a few years ago when Dani hit her teens

Jim and Garret said...

Wowsers! Looks cool! Glad you decided on a kit. From scratch sounded terribly annoying. Don't forget to make a place to hang a hammock for 2! You and Jeff can enjoy the yard while the kids play!

C. Beth said...

Yaaay! I'm so glad you found one! We love ours!

Alix said...

Super! The kids will love it and so will you. Just for peace of mind alone.

I love visiting Eternal Lizdom and getting little tastes of the way life used to be with little ones underfoot. Do I miss it? Sometimes. But you know what? Having two kids merging into adulthood and building lives of their own is pretty cool too.

Enjoy the moments with your little ones Liz. They go fast. Trust me.

Jason, as himself said...

The building it part doesn't sound fun to me. But I'll bet Jeff is much studlier than I am.

May your kids have many happy days of play on it.

Heather said...

YAY! I am so excited for you! When I was out and about the other day, I was keeping my eyes out for you! I am SO glad that you found one! WOOT! I can't wait to see the pics of it complete! :)