That antiquated slipper slide!?!
I've passed it a million times on my walks around our property over the last 12 years. I've looked at it half a million times, thinking it was such a cute old thing. But this morning, it caught me off guard!! The story starts a little like this. I brought home a couple (OK, 3) of honeysuckle plants two years ago from a clearance sale (you know, if it's on sale, we should buy 2, at least!). I planted them and they insist on growing (which was the original plan). However, I have been perplexed as to what to use to trellis them. I have thought and thought. I have drawn Jeremy picture after picture, trying to design EXACTLY what I need. He wanted plastic trellis leftover from our deck--I wanted cedar posts from the pasture. Finally, last weekend we compromised on pine 2 X 4's that he had leftover from some project. I scratched out a couple designs on some cardboard box in his shop, and we came to a conclusion. We were all but ready to put something together, when a customer showed up and then the moon came up.
Why did that happen?? Because today I was hit with a blessed idea from above.
I ran the idea across J, who was finishing with his race car repair. His reply was "fantastic" (maybe a little sarcastic--but I didn't listen well enough to discern that--I was excited!)
Grant and I got the tractor and J helped us pick the old slipper slide up--it was staked down to survive a tornado!
I told you!! That thing was clamped to a post and staked into the ground 2 1/2 feet!