Sunday, August 13, 2006

Improving Home Improvement

So it seems that I have become quite the handyman lately. I have been working on a number of different projects. This year with some tax return money we decided to buy a swing set for the kids. The booklet said that it would take 10 hours to put together. When all was said and done it probably took more like 15 hours and I had a variety of people helping me along the way.

The funniest part was when I started the base of the swing and the wind blew it down that night. I had cut and replace to pieces rather than have the manufacturer ship them to me. With that said, I only incurred an extra cost of 15 dollars. Definitely small potatoes when compared to the original price.

Needless to say, the boys absolutely love the swing set. We then decided that we would build a privacy fence to keep the boys off the street. I am happy to report that the fence is complete (after weeks and weeks of hard labor). That however, will have to wait for another post.


Elizabeth said...

A park in your own backyard, very cool! How di dyou get so handy. Must be passed down from your namesake.

Jenny said...

Has to be a Sandstrom gene for sure. Great job Jack!
Remeber to take some pics of teh new landscaping so next spring you can do a before and after shot.

VTH said...

Very cool.

Elizabeth said...

I miss your posts!