Monday, May 24, 2010

The Zip Line is Active

Today was a productive day. The flashing and roof made it on the treehouse, and the trap door and ladder were put in.

We still need to put in the railing for the balcony and the ladder to get to the zip line landing, but that shouldn't take long. It will require a trip to Lowes or Home Depot for some long 2x4s, but that should be all. We still need to get some paint to trim out the door and windows, but we are not in a hurry for that, maybe after Memorial Day.

Here Joshua is trying the zip line (with my help getting on). Until we get the ladder built and a step to make it easier for them to get on the trolley it requires some assitance.

And it's Jacob's turn.

Unfortunately with all the fun, Joshua got pulled back too far and caught the edge of the metal roof which required the first change to the design:

Kinda hard to see, but the edges of the metal roof are now protected by a split section of garden hose.
It's been said that the hardest part about bringing up boys is keeping them alive until they're 18 because if the can climb on it they will jump off of it. We may need to alter the phrase to "they will jump off of it or their Dad will build a zip line from it". OK, we may not see that quote taking off, but it does apply here.

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