The Kindness of Strangers

Our friends, Debbie & Lynn, have a friend Martha, who lives next door to a family that have kids over 10 years old and have outgrown their play set. Somehow all the stars aligned so that they knew we wanted it and they gave it to us FREE. How fabulous is that! 

Craig and Debbie got their tools out and dismantled it. Debbie got stung by a wasp in the process so we got wasp killer out and nuked the little bastards. I hate wasps and I can't see what purpose they have on this planet. But I digress. The hardest part by far was lifting a really heavy cumbersome thing onto a truck bed. It required 4 adults and lots of grunting.
All it needs now is a rocking chair sat on top with an old lady in it!  People walking on the pavement were literally stopping and staring, mouths agape, like they'd never seen a truck overloaded before. I'm just glad a big chunk didn't fall off or we may just have to have driven off and disowned it. Debbie & Lynn were very brave to drive this across town for us. 

Ta da! All back together in our garden. The boys LOVE it. Jack is beside himself with excitement and didn't even whine about not being able to watch telly tonight. He scooted up the ladder into his tree-house yelling "the dinosaurs are coming!", then he used his big yellow telescope to keep an eye on things in the garden. 


Clippy Mat said…
isn't that great? the kids (all 3 of them) look like they're really liking it. :-)
Emily said…
Wow, Pam, that is awesome! We've been watching the "free" section of craigslist for one of these, too!
Fantastic - I'll bet Jack will spend hours on it and Danny too, very shortly!! A x
Pam said…
Hi Clippy: Craig's been up in the tree-house more than Jack. Boys and toys ...

Hi Emily: I'll keep my eyes peeled for you. Thanks for the coupons!! Good luck with your bridal shower.

Hey Anne: It's so nice to have something other than telly!!!

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