Unreal estate
Thursday July 22nd 2021, 8:23 pm
Filed under: Garden,Life

The late afternoon shade disappeared into the wood chipper. Thirty inches. The apricot tree is on a roll!

Meantime, I know it rains a lot in Portland and I can understand wanting the kids to be able to play inside as well as out. They do have a nice play set outside.

But, but, that picture # 12.

Someone hung a child’s swing from–tell me that’s not track lighting? With metal hooks into it to the metal chain to the swing? What could go wrong? (No, don’t spill that juice box!) With it set up exactly so that a little kid’s feet can gleefully help you clear that table and that puzzle you’ve just finally put the thousandth piece into.

Note that the other metal hooks don’t have swings (anymore?)

I have questions.


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Thankfully, I don’t think that’s track lighting. It may have also been used for other gym equipment before the house got staged for sale. There’s no electricity, and the loops look pretty strong. I’ll bet it’s anchored into the beams.

Comment by Anne 07.22.21 @ 11:19 pm

An engineer friend hooked up a chain and a baby carseat carrier with heavy-duty hardware to their high-ceiling rafter in their open-plan kitchen-with-sunken-living-room area. Fortunately, his wife is also an engineer, although she was still markedly less enthusiastic about the project that he was… but it turned out to be the biggest (a longer sweep than the average playground swingsets give you), most soothing baby swing ever. I never saw it with a child in it, but apparently they could just sit at the table and give the kid a bit of an extra push every other time the swing approached the table to keep the swing going – and the kid happy – straight through the meal. (the swing was decommissioned when their first baby aged out of it and they had additional kids; it’s one thing to swing babies before they’re mobile at all, but it’s another thing to give a launchpad to a toddler…)

Comment by KC 07.23.21 @ 10:31 am

Well, that’s unusual!

Comment by ccr in MA 07.23.21 @ 12:31 pm

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