In mid-May, my spouse and I were notified by my in-laws that they had purchased a swing set, and that it would be delivered to our house in time for us to assemble it before our daughter’s 2nd birthday. When it was delivered to our house on a Friday afternoon, the UPS driver had to call for back-up, and he and another driver worked together to carry the 10 ft box up our driveway and front steps. That left it to Scott and I to carry it into our backyard and cover the box with a tarp so that it didn’t get wet in the rain.
The next afternoon, I began assembly during our daughter’s nap. The Equinox Swing Set came with all of the necessary hardware, so I just grabbed a drill and the necessary tools and got started.
Assembly was pretty easy – a couple of A frames and a cross piece. Once I had the separate sections together and it was time to connect everything, my daughter had woken up and wanted to help out.
Scott helped me with the taller sections, and we bolted everything together. We replaced one of the included swings with a Little Tikes Snug & Secure* swing and we were ready to go! The first of many afternoons of parental swing servitude.
Seriously, our daughter loves the swing. Whee! Thanks G and Pap!
* It’s a good thing we didn’t get the pink one!