Next Project, the High Jump

This is my next project being the ants ate our high jump, too. So much so that we don’t even have a board, not even a piece of board, from that contraption to take a picture of!

I got most of the building materials today at lunch, but a wicked downpour of rain right when I got home to unload the goods soaked me big time! The shopping took longer than I thought because I had to ask for help THREE times from the Home Depot staff. Unusual. No one seemed to be able to change hats and come into the tools department to help me find the nuts, washers, wing nuts, and other paraphernalia I needed. I didn’t get a pair of peg board tool hooks because no one knew what it was or where they were…IF they were. And then I needed another two or so pieces of the white vinyl house siding, which the first “helper” told me to find in flooring? FLOORING? Ummm, no. There wasn’t any in the building section either where it would have been if it would have been. So those two pieces of the puzzle I still need to get at Lowe’s. Yep.

Meanwhile, I had a heck of a time convincing myself that indeed, I needed to get 1-1/2 inch PVC pipe. Do you know how big that is? It is HUGE! I had to really work that out in my head because not only is that a very big pipe, it’s nearly $5 a piece. Then we have the caps to go with it, and the tees, which are both on the high-end of PVC costs. All the materials cost about $70, without the missing two pieces I mentioned. However, when all is said and done, hopefully, I will have paid about $130 for a full set of jumps. J and J has a full set for $229 that’s before the tax, shipping and handling.  So I will have saved some moula when all is said and done, done, done!


About Helen

I’m a Southern California living in South Florida. I’ve been here for 10 years as of October 1, 2007. No matter where I live, I’m a dog lover, and my breed is the Dobermann Pinscher of the Working Group. I am also fond of the Australian Shepherd of the Herding Group. My life revolves around my dogs, which is something those family members of mine don’t understand. So I’m an island in that respect, but have built friendships with those who are doggie lovers and respect the canine as much as I do. Some do rescue, some train in, compete in, and judge AKC trials. The common thread is our dogs are family.

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