Thursday, May 7, 2009

Person of the Year 2009

We have been wanting to upgrade our backyard playset for a while now. As much as I have wanted one of the big wooden Rainbow brand play sets, I have had no desire whatsoever to have anything to do with the assembly process. The local Rainbow dealer was having a free installation special but even with the "free" installation, the total price tag was about double the cost of the exact same play set at Costco. Of course the Costco option did not include installation. So somehow we struck a deal with our good friend Chaz to help us out. He has incredible skills and a heart of gold! Here is the story in pictures...


Before

At Costco


An overwhelming amount of parts


The assembly begins


A couple of Radio Flyer trikes help to move the initial frame off the patio and over to the actual spot in the yard


Almost there


Hooray!!! The kids are all over it and having a blast!






After



Thanks to Chaz for making this possible. Without him, I would probably be working on this until sometime in the late fall, early winter. That is why Chaz is our nomination for Time Magazine's Person of the Year!



8 comments:

Lori said...

Way to go! That will be a lifesaver!

KickButtMommy said...

LUCKY! I so want one of those.

reggstyl said...

Adriel's eyes are SO wide with excitement. She wants to come play RIGHT NOW. We can't wait to come back!

Moddy said...

I'm so happy for you, what a great friend you have, lucky you!!!

Sandra said...

Yay for Chaz! That's awesome! I want one of those nice swingsets! Hope the kids love it for years and years to come!

miss kitti said...

Congrats on the new play stuff. And I don't know Chaz but already I love him for saving you the work.

Emilie and Branden said...

What can Chaz NOT fix or build? Pretty much nothing. Katie had fun on the play set. Can we come play again?

The Howick Family said...

been there, done that. It took FOREVER huh! thank goodness my dad had Brian, just like you had Chaz. It's definitely NOT a one man job but your kids will be happy for life! ok, maybe not for life... but close!