We took down our climber today. Stephen assembled it the first weekend of May in 2004. It was a kit from Co$tco and he spent the whole weekend putting it together. We had a small section of our backyard at the old house where we thought it would fit but once we had it we realized that if we put it together the way it was supposed to go, it would not fit! So we had to change the position of the slide with the climbing "wall" and voila!
This photo was taken the day it was completed.
When we moved, the lady who bought our house had two big dogs so she did not want the climber. We decided we'd move it but that was a complete hassle. In the end we hired a kid who was our realtor's neighbour to disassemble it and truck it the 1/3 mile down the hill to our new house. Then he and his friends put it back together. That was 6.5 years ago.
Jax and Dex quickly outgrew the climber but Cars still loved it and used it all.the.time until this past winter when the swings snapped when he and a friend were playing on it. So many of the boards were rotting (we replaced many of them over the years) so we decided that it was time to get rid of it. Stephen and the boys started disassembling it just before noon today.
Cars got bored and after 2pm went in search of some friends. Jax and Dex worked with Stephen until 5:30 and the climber is now disassembled and awaiting a trip to the dump.
Cars returned for the final photo op.
What a difference a decade makes, eh?