Archive | March 2015

A Playground For My Kids

PlaygroundI like to think that I know what I’m doing around the house.  The small stuff is rarely a problem for me, and my wife has often bragged that I’m a bit of a handyman.  But, with a busy work schedule, it can often be difficult for me to tackle every job on my own.

The kids had been bugging us for a little playground set in the backyard for a bit, and last summer I decided to go ahead and get one installed.  It didn’t appear to be the most difficult job I’d ever attempted, but I just couldn’t see myself out there doing it with the business of my work schedule.

I Hired a Contractor

I also wanted to go all out, so I chose a playground set with multiple parts, including two slides, two swings, some monkey bars, and even a fire pole to slide down.  Had it just been a swing set and a slide, it might have been easier for me to do it on my own, but I wanted to make sure it was something the kids were happy with that could keep them entertained for hours on end.

That’s why I got a contractor to do the work for me.  I know some people have had bad experiences with contractors, but if you do the proper research, it’s not nearly as scary as one might think – and it’s definitely easier than to find condos for sale.  In fact, I was able to find a contractor who seemed to get nothing but rave reviews, and rather than spending the time to install an already built playground set, the contractor was able to completely customize it and give me something unique that was exactly what I wanted.

Money Was Worth the Time

Many of us, regardless of how good we might be at building simple things, simply don’t have the time to take on certain projects on our own.  For me, this was the key issue.  They say ‘time is money,’ and contracting someone else to do this job for me saved me a boat load of time.  I prefer to actually spend time with my kids while I’m at home, and the fact that I wasn’t in the backyard struggling to erect this intricate play place allowed me to do just that.  The project also got completed much quicker than it would have had I done it on my own, and it was likely better quality, well.

Needless to say, my kids love their backyard playground.