Sunday, April 6, 2008

It's finished!

So, this is not the one I put on here a few weeks ago. The company told me it would ship b/w the Mar 24-27. By Apr 2nd, I had been calling every day and they were giving me the run around. And I'm hotheaded by nature, being Italian I guess, so I was super annoyed. They finally told me that it was on back order and would take another 10 days to get to the warehouse, THEN it would be shipped. See I was all excited about the "free shipping," you get what you paid for. SO I cancelled the whole thing. Then, they had the nerve to call me back 20 minutes after I cancelled to say they had one left and could ship it the next day.... hmm, you should have done that a long time ago, sorry. That evening Matthew went to Home Depot and bought this, which I actually like better and it was cheaper! :) As Kacey would say, HOT DOG! We were very thankful Grandma and Grandpa were here to help. Grandma to help entertain the girls as they desparately wanted to be a part of the building process, and Grandpa who was a very important part of the building process. It was going to be a daunting task, didn't really have the full day to devote to it, with conference and stopping to go out to our favorite Pizza Parlor (sorry Uncle Bryan, we thought of you!)

I thought we needed a baby swing for Kacey, but she's been doing really good!

The best part was before they started, Matthew goes: "It'll be tough, but 3 hours and we should be done"... His dad, "Yeah right, Matt!" This picture is where they were after the 3 hour mark. Add another 6 hours to that 3 hours, and then it was done. They were working well into the dark last night. Grandpa wouldn't let Matthew stop until it was all finished! (thank goodness)


Nicole Manuele said...

It looks awesome! How fun for the girls!

Mikki said...

How cool! Looks like tons of fun.

thepainterfamily said...

FUN! Those swing set people...I can't believe they called back 20 min later! I would have done the same thing! :) haha! I like the one you ended up with...and BOY those things are buggers to put together! (not that I personally have had the experience) but I know Dave has helped quite a few people put theirs together! haha! They always say, "yeah, can you help a little on Saturday morning?"...but we now know it is ALWAYS an all day thing! haah! :) great summers ahead!

nM said...

That is funny. Sound like one of my typical projects. Girls look great and the set looks like a blast. Very cool.

Missy said...

I love it! What troopers the men were putting that much time into set up! Kacey looks so old!!

dadTB said...

Certainly does sound like my Big Brother! "Yeah, right!" :-)

Looks great and I'm sure the kids will get many years of enjoyment from it.

Kudos to the two Boyd men who took 9 hours to put together the a kiddie set. Perseverance goes along way.

The kids look like they're having a ton of fun on the swings. Let the climbing begin!

Aunt Julie and Uncle Tom

p.s. Matt, I have new pics on my blog for you to see.

The High Family- said...

Cute, cute...your girls are going to have so much fun on that swingset.

Annjilla said...

it looks worth the walk for me!