it's done! it's done! it's done! we now have a totally finished custom daddy-built swingset! hooray! we have to hand it to phil on this one... he did a pretty spectacular job :) it has monkeybars, two swings, rings, a rope ladder, fort, ladder and slide. eventually there will be an enclosed playspace under the fort, but that may be a while longer. we also have some hand grips to add as soon as they arrive next week. in the end, the whole thing came to just under $350 for the entire thing, most of which went to the components like the slide, tarp, etc. we were able to use materials left over from the deck/fence project, which saved us alot of cash. the rungs for the ladder and monkeybars are leftovers from Creative Energies projects, which was really helpful as well.