We asked some of you in a survey this spring to choose a new attraction for this fall and the 18 foot spiral slide won by a big margin. So… it finally showed up this week. When starting to putting the slide together, the phrase, “We’re gonna need a bigger boat…” comes to mind, but in our case it was a taller fork lift. In short, it’s a bigger project installing it on site, or at least its taking longer than I anticipated. So I will call this a photo blog….
Here I am with Glenda Melville, studying our newly delivered slide. How are we going to get these 400 plus pound segments up 18 feet???
This is a rare occasion when Bob Melville isn’t behind the camera! We needed his engineering skills for this project. This is the first section of the slide being attached to the structure. Thank goodness for the loan of the straw stacker attachment on the grain farms fork lift – this was essential for construction.
Just getting the first section up was a chore. This took a whole afternoon. Here Dad (Larry) and I survey how much is left to do.
Anybody stopping by the see the new project was fair game to recruit for help.They gave us a really big boost when we were getting tired.
At this point, I am asking why this slide if fighting us every step of the way. That, and how soon lunch is.
Here Ben is making sure the center support is properly attached. I am supervising or maybe napping.
End of day three, we are about half way there!
Day four, school is out and niece Hannah has joined in on the fun.
Hannah securing yet another section…How many were there again?
At this point I see a light at the end of the tunnel.
Hannah lowers herself down into the slide to secure all the fasteners properly.
Here I am securing the final section! Yea!
A quick test for safety and fun!
Introducing our new Auger Spiral Slide…
I approve! Day 5, and despite some frustration I have to look at what I did (with lots of help) and say “How Cool Is That”!
Can’t wait to see all the fun everyone is going to have at Harvest Fest.