Saturday, April 25, 2009

Used/New to Us Rainbow Swingset

So we had batted around the idea of getting a swinset for the backyard. But we didn't want to buy a Made in China/Taiwan special @ the box for hundreds of dollars just to have it fall apart and/or mortally wound a kid within a year (as well as sending more $ to those we are indebted to). And the Rainbow playsets cost anywhere from $3,000 to $35,000. Seriously.

Discussing this with a friend @ church led her to email her neighborhood listserve with the offer to find a good home for an old playset, free labor to haul it away, etc. Two hits immediately..

To make a long story even longer that's how we got this playset!

And a word to you naysayers who thought or said it would be too difficult: you underestimate the ferrys & their friends!

We took it apart, moved & reassembled it in under 5 hours, hauling it with a mini van & a pick up truck.

I hope I never cease to be amazed by people's generosity. What would life be like if we all shared & redistributed stuff like this to people who could use it? Bad for the economy, probably, good for soul & community.

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