While the guys were down getting the tractor, they got a lot of teasing about our "Huge" swing-set... It is so nice to be a part of the community here!
Andrew, Jacob & I worked a little more on our swings this afternoon, as the ends of the rope were still long and uneven under the boards. We had wanted to use the swings for a while to see if we had to re-adjust the knots (to lower or raise the swings,) before cutting the ropes off and melting the ends. As we have them where we want them now, I re-wrapped the wire up high under the board (right under the knot), then Andrew cut off the extra rope as Jacob held the board for him. Next, Andrew took a small propane torch and melted the ends of the rope into a nice, big, plastic lump. It looks much nicer now--with the bottoms of the ropes being hid away somewhat!
Mother joined us on the swings for a little while...
Oh yes, the lawn needed mowing today too and, as Andrew was available to help us, we all mounted our mowers and got done in record time!
We were greatly saddened when our neighbor called us and told us that his wife, Gladys was in the hospital again, as she had a stroke this morning! She's in her 80s and I know she's had at least one stroke before, perhaps two, so we're burdened for her. I guess she's pretty numb... We were expecting her to drop in sometime this afternoon, as she wanted to buy some cabbage that we raised in our garden, so it really came as a shock to us when her husband called. Please, if you would, say a prayer for this dear lady. She's had a hard time of things lately~