I have the craziest weekend story to tell you. Oh my, I’m still trying to catch my breath it was so busy.
I don’t even know where to start with it. I guess it all started about a week ago. Buck was going to come home and bring the kids. Then he had truck trouble mid-week and said -no he wasn’t coming. We all made different plans. Then Friday at about 3:30 pm he called and said he was coming home and would be here about 10 am.
I scrambled and called the other kids to tell them Buck was coming home. Everyone thought they might come home then too. So I started planning for a houseful.
That caught me completely off guard. COMPLETELY…so I quickly made a rhubarb dessert and then started doing a little cleaning and blog post writing as I knew I wouldn’t get anything written while they were here. Then Kalissa came by and I went to help her with things so not much got done at my house. That was all okay as we had a great time hanging with the boys.
Saturday morning I got up and called Kalissa to see if she wanted to go to the farm store with me or if she needed anything. I was going to get some straw to cover the grass seed once it was planted. I was secretly hoping Buck might plant it for me when he was home.
I picked Kalissa and the boys up and off we went to the farm store. It turns out she needed grass seed as she is working on seeding in a few spots too.
Everyone we knew was in the store and everyone was talkative so we were there longer than expected. On the way home Kalissa was scrolling on her phone and said, “Oh, I’m going to send this swing set listing to Kelli’s friend Chelsea. I know she’s looking for a swing set.” WHAT?? I’m looking for a swing set. I had picked something up but wasn’t completely happy with it as it wasn’t really big enough. I really was still looking for a swing set.
I was driving. I said what does it look like? Kalissa flashed me a picture on her phone. All I could see was that it was HUGE. She said that it had been in a storm and wasn’t assembled anymore. I sadly lamented that it would be so cool to have one so big. Kalissa said, “Well let’s buy it.” It was originally a $4000 swing set. They were asking $300. I said I didn’t know how it would get home. Kalissa assured me if I wanted it, she’d make sure it got home.
Kalissa quickly messaged the man and said we’d take it. He messaged back and said he’d hold it but he really wanted us to come and look at it to be positive we wanted it. I was already positive but thought maybe I should. So off Kalissa and I went in the complete opposite direction we had just driven.
It was about 20 minutes away. As we drove Kalissa took her phone and showed Carver the picture of the swing set. Carver said, “Oh my, I’m freaking out. I’m so excited. I’m freaking out!” Kalissa asked if she could take his freaking-out picture. Here he is…
As we were driving I just bust out laughing. What a crazy life I live. I just bought a swing set…a huge swing set and I really have not even stopped the truck to take Kalissa’s phone and really look at the picture.
I had written a blog post some time ago telling you all about wanting a swing set…well actually needing a new swing set. At the time I hadn’t really wanted a big wooden one but that had started to change this spring once we started getting out and using mine. Carver had grown enough and a couple of childcare gals had grown enough that the small metal swingsets really weren’t going to cut it. I could see as the grandkids got older, I’d want something more…so, this was what I likely needed.
We pulled into the place. I went to the door and the man took us around to show us the swing set. Keep in mind, I still hadn’t seen the swing set picture from Kalissa’s phone.
Here’s what we saw… Continue reading