Grandpa drove his tractor all the way from his house (it only took an hour) in order to dig up and level the play zone for the new set.
Day 3: the framework for the set is up.
Day 4: Dad builds the framework for the upper clubhouse (and notice that the upper deck flooring is in place, too). And I even helped get the framework up to the top - without falling off the ladder!
Day 5: Floors are in and rails are up. I do love how Dad got himself a chair while screwing in the pickets.
Day 6: The new playset flipped three times during the storm. This was Dad's reward for the 8 hours he spent working on the set on Day 5.
Now don't worry! The set survived the flipping. There were only two small boards that were split. I do have to say that I chose a good playset to buy - very sturdy. It may just be able to stand up to three little boys!
There has been more work done, but I will wait and post the rest once it is actually complete. We are currently on Day 11 of The Great Playset Assembly Project