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Blog series by Olaf Gradin updated 08-20-2008 03:39 PM 2 parts 106186 reads 6 comments total

Part 1: Choosing a Plan

03-10-2008 10:54 PM by Olaf Gradin | 6 comments »

For my son’s fifth birthday, my wife and I decided to check into an outdoor structure for him to play on. I’ve gone back and forth in my mind about this; I didn’t have one growing up, there are nice parks within a 15 minute drive, and he’s an only child at this point. On the other hand, I would love to build this for my son. There are plenty more pros and cons to weigh, but this story is more about the fact that we have…more or less…decided to build. Th...

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Part 2: Slow Progress on Phase I - Leveling

08-20-2008 03:39 PM by Olaf Gradin | 0 comments »

I spent Memorial Day weekend breaking ground on the leveling part of this project. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get my hands on decent railroad ties until I had already spent the money on something less important like food. There are railroad ties a-plenty now, but I’m madly preparing for our new baby in the fall and haven’t considered getting back to work on this project yet. I did, however, get some of the foundation laid with what ties I had and an order of 1 yd³ ...

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