Do you remember my story about my swing set? Last year thanks to Kalissa’s quick fingers, she scored me a swing set for $300 on Marketplace. My boys, Buck and Karl along with Craig and one of my childcare dads, put it together for me.
Today I’m going to tell you a recap about the swing set and then tell you a funny story about it. First, the recap. You can read the original post HERE.
The set from Marketplace had been damaged in a wind storm so it took a little finagling to get it up working and I wanted it modified so that I could have an extra swing put on it. Here is what it looked like when I bought it.
Buck and Karl borrowed a trainer from a friend of ours.
Then they put it together. It took a full day with all of the guys working.
The kids have loved the swing set. I love it…I don’t love mowing around it and the weed eating but the rest, I like.
When I bought it, the owner kept one of the slides. There is one that is supposed to go off the back. It’s 14′ long and needs to work on a 10′ deck. I priced one out and it was $800 if I could find one in stock. Shucks. That was too much.
Over the last year, I looked and looked at swing sets on Marketplace trying to find a slide for it but never found one. It’s really fine without it but part of me wanted that slide.
This is what the original set is supposed to look like…
Can you believe this set lists at $5579?? See that big slide to the left in the picture? That’s what is missing.
The kids played on the play set without the slide. Buck boarded up that area so kids couldn’t fall out that hole. It was really okay without the slide. BUT…
That was the recap…now for the funny part of the story… Continue reading