Yesterday, the kids and I headed up to Papa's & Mimi's house to help with a job or two. They have a dog run that needed to be set up so they can repurpose it for a chicken coop. We worked on some equipment break down first and then while everyone else took a break (it was close to 90 degrees!), Maggie, FRitW, and I took on the dog run.
Things went well, at first! But then we put the final panel in. This panel had the gate in it and Maggie was working from the outside of the run while I worked from the inside. When the final bolt was secured, I walked to the gate only to find it was secured with a thick zip tie! I was locked in the dog run! Seriously!
Maggie headed in to ask Mimi for some scissors, which Mimi happily gave, along with a camera to photograph me - trapped in a dog run. Thanks SO MUCH, Mimi - that was truly a kind hearted thing to do. (OK, quick note here: Kirk has confessed that it was him that asked for the camera and ran to get out before Maggie could find the scissors - still Mimi gave him her camera and her first question was, did they get a picture?) She also brought the little guys out to cheer me on (if that is what you call laughing their socks off at dear old Mom!).
Oh, and after I was released from the dog run, Kirk discovered I had put the gate panel (ok, all of the panels) together upside down! Thankfully, he was able to flip the gate closure so we didn't have to completely rebuild that dog run.
So, if anyone else needs a dog run built - I am NOT the person to do it!
I also want to say hello! to Jacob13 (Renee's son) - welcome to my blog!
I am a Mom. That is my definition of me. I am Mom to four loud, busy, creative, strong-willed children. My husband is my very best friend and thankfully, just as strongwilled as our kids! Our house is loud, and I mean really loud, and disorganized, but always interesting. We homeschool, craft, play in the dirt alot, and love to travel!
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