Tuesday, April 18, 2017
The Swingset of My Discontent
Demolition of this fab play yard has begun. Last summer I offered it up to anyone who wanted to come and haul it away. No takers, and this has turned out to be a good thing. It is not coming apart easily. I thought it would come apart into its various components. You know, like a reasonable person had built it. Let's not go down that road. The good news is, much of it will be repurposed. The slide, climbing wall grips, the swing, and steering wheel have been removed and will be sold or given away. The climbing wall will turn into a potting bench to be located on the west side of the garden shed. The largest platform will be added onto the deck as a step down to the yard, and I expect the solar lights will be used on the corners. The stairs unit has got to have some fun application somewhere. Maybe tucked into a corner of the yard with some potted plants adorning it. The A-frame will remain in place and I hope it will work to string up the hammock. I'll need to improvise a fabric awning, I think, for daytime lounging in the shade. Even better, a vine covered pergola! As for the tire, it goes to the first brave soul who wants it. I see a tire swing in someone's future! Otherwise there's a landfill fee involved for moi. All I can say is, the guy who built this was fond of concrete footings. Serious concrete footings. Definitely theft proof.