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I did it!

It took me two days. My body hurts in places I didn't even know I had places. My hands look like they've been through some sort of twisted blister shredder.

My kids love me. *laugh*

I actually built the swingset all by myself. It held up to six kids playing on it last night.

Michael's favorite way to get grass in his hair swing:

Michael and Matthew with their BFF, Willem (absolute_lethe's son):


( 13 thoughts — Whatcha' think? )
Mar. 3rd, 2007 05:26 pm (UTC)
Oh. My. God. I salute you.

You're awesome, seriously. Wow!
Mar. 3rd, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC)
Wow. Awesome lady you are!
Mar. 3rd, 2007 05:56 pm (UTC)
Mar. 4th, 2007 11:09 pm (UTC)
You better believe it. Lethe's kids, my kids, and Angela's (a friend here in Dallas) kids gave the playset quite a testing. All six of them piled on and spent most of Friday playing.

Lethe, Dave and the kids just left a couple of hours ago and we miss them already. It's so quiet around here now.
Mar. 3rd, 2007 06:33 pm (UTC)
You did a terrific job. I was looking at those in the TRU catalog yesterday and wishing our back yard was large enough, and now I am wondering if it is. You inspire me to do so much more with my life. Thank you for that.
Mar. 4th, 2007 11:12 pm (UTC)
Hey - you might have enough room. We have a TINY backyard, and most of it slopes down pretty sharply. We couldn't have done a bigger swingset, but this one was just right, affordable, and allows both boys to swing at the same time. :)

It was amazingly simple to set up, it just took a LONG time. I think that if I can do it two months after surgery, with DDD and other back issues, then it qualifies as 'amazingly simple'
Mar. 3rd, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC)
They are pimpin' it large out there!
Mar. 3rd, 2007 11:04 pm (UTC)
You are my hero! I swear I would not be able to do that by myself.
Mar. 4th, 2007 11:15 pm (UTC)
I didn't think I could, either. I figured I could get the little parts and have someone help me put the rest together. Once I got started, I was able to just keep adding on and adding on. Nothing was too heavy, too large, or too difficult to set up. The tools were all things we had in the house already (drill, socket wrench, screwdrivers, hammer).
Mar. 3rd, 2007 11:14 pm (UTC)
Looks awesome!!!! I want one now lol
Mar. 4th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
Wow. Very very impressive. Are you supposed to be doing such things right now?

Either way, you have proven - yet again - that you are Super Mama!!!
Mar. 4th, 2007 11:18 pm (UTC)
Well, I don't know whether or not this would qualify as something I should be doing or not, but I know my own body. He would have had me stay out of Tae Kwon Do until sometime this summer. Instead, my sensei is a nurse and she helps me figure out what I can and can't do in class. Being able to work out has helped me heal a LOT faster and feel much stronger.

Setting up the swingset was one of those things that taken in small chunks wasn't so bad. I think the worst thing is two large ex-blisters on my right palm from turning the screwdriver.

You know me - tell me I can't do something and I'll find a way to prove you wrong :) I'm stubborn that way.
Mar. 4th, 2007 11:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, and good luck on the surgery!!! I'll be thinking about you, so I hope to get an update on how things are going, either from you or your mom. Take it easy afterwards.

When do you get to go home from JAX?
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