In less than 24 hours the most wonderful little girl in my world will appear before me. I haven't seen my granddaughter in almost a year now, as she lives in L.A. and I am outside DC.
Going to Grandma's house should be a special event. I have so many memories of visiting my own grandmothers and how wonderfully different their homes were from mine.
I decided that my own granddaughter needs a tree swing here. I'm pretty sure that the young one has never been in a tree swing, as there aren't that many big old trees where she lives. Trying to locate a swing to purchase around here was fruitless. Ordering one off the internet was pricey. ($69 and up???? Come on!) So I decided to make one on my own. There were enough instructions on the internet that I could figure out how to make one on my own.
First stop: Home Depot. Scrap wood cut to size: 51 cents.
I did a little sanding.
A couple of eye bolts cost $3 a piece. An old piece of climbing rope was a freebee from another time in my life.
Knot tying, I'm not so good at. I had to look up the instructions on the web and follow along. It was slow going, but I did it.
I can picture my little one swinging high over the edge of the hill in the backyard. It just won't be complete until that happens.