It's Up! It's safe! It's hot!
We are hitting super hot for us here in the foothills. The weather people are saying 92-95 but that they wouldn't be surprised if we get to 100! Ahh, finally it's summer and just in time for us to be getting ready for back-to-school!
There's a few things left to do before I can say I'm done with the swing set for the summer. One is giving it a good power wash and re-staining it. The stain I have needs about 3 to 4 days to cure before you can be sure it won't rub off on to you. Yeah, how am I going to keep 3 fun-loving kids off a new big toy in this heat?
|The girls are all moved in!|
Another is replacing the tarp. I have the original but it's definitely not going to work. I kind of like having it off, it makes for more of a look-out style fort. Having the roof on would make it seem more castle or house like.
|Our view from the top of the swing set, showing the haze from the Taylor Bridge Fire.|
My total so far for this project is:
$50 for the swing set from Craigslist
$46.20 for new hardware
$7.74 for yellow spray paint
$5.92 for new base boards
= total of $119.86 (before taxes)
Not bad considering you can't even get something new for less than $200! I love being thrifty! What projects are you hoping to finish before the end of summer?
~Jessi and B