Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Zip Zip Hooray!

We've been making some great progress the last few days. We are happy to say that our first ever frq. 0 is hanging happily in the majestic woods back of the mountain house. The floor is quite large and we are imagining a large game of twister being played on it in the future...

We also had some trial runs on the zipline. It wasn't quite exciting enough so we have it nice and tight now. Jen was a thoughtful mother as she reminded us all that we are creating the zipline for the kids and not ourselves, we wish it was for us but we want to quell any jitters so the kids can have a zooming time!

We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Josh who will be replacing Corey who had to return home about a week and a half ago due to the loss of a close friend. We are excited to have a full team again so we can keep on track!

We had some arborists come this week to take out all of the dead branches throughout the backyard and now there is a full, green, bright canopy enveloping all of the treehouse goodness!

All of the wood for the rope bridge is here and we have the long task of staining, sealing, cutting and drilling it all this week. It is the most exciting part of the build though, getting ready to install the bridge, seeing it all come together to create a forest hideaway.

So far we are all fairly unscathed. Dustin has had a bad bought of Poison Oak and is suffering quite badly from it. He has also received a couple spider bites, but they didn't turn out anywhere near as bad as Corey's which brought him to the hospital. Elyse had bronchitis for a while and had a bit of a scare today as a large metal clamp was unintentionally launched at her face, cutting above her eye. Jamin and Wade have been fine... so far (cross your fingers). 

1 comment:

Fathouse said...

Sounds dangerous out there.