Let me give you some advice putting together a swing set takes more then one person. That is unless you enjoy suffering aches and pains in muscles you did not even know you had. My wife told me to get some help but I assured her by pictures in instructions it looked like one guy could do it. Boy was I wrong.
So there I was swing set instruction book in one hand, while other hand was waving goodbye to my wife as she drove off on a weeklong excursion at shore with her lady friends. As I turned around to go back into house I was thinking this was going to be a great week. I could get that swing set together in one or two days and then have rest of week to lie around watching videos and playing on my computer.
My wife was on road to shore, my kids were both away at camp for week, so for me it was just an empty house, one simple building project and then relaxation. . What more could a guy ask for? Well for one thing cooler temperature and a weeks vacation to finish project.
The next day dawned with bright sunshine, high humidity and temperatures in high ninetyís. I was dreading it already. My thoughts turned to ideas of abandoning project until cooler temperatures prevailed. Say around November or December, but my wife was counting using that swing set for her daycare kids so I couldnít let her down. We all no that guys are always on time with tasks that our wives ask us to do.
So with such great (hot) weather to start off first day of my building project I laid out tools and different parts of sing set to in order to better acquaint myself with instructions, all parts to swing set and whatever else I would need to get me started. Well actually that is what I should have done what I actually did was get my tools rip open boxes and lay into that thing. An hour later and at least10 pounds lighter from all sweating I had my first two boards bolted together I was on my way.
Once I was finally able to get those first two boards together I figured it would be all down hill from there, but unfortunately hill I was going down would last five scorching hot, paint blistering days. Well I exaggerated a little on heat but it was hot and it was humid. The kind of humidity that causes your shirt to stick fully to your body but even that could not dampen my joy (pardon pun) because by end of five days I finally had a fully functional swing set.