A couple of weeks ago, ζach suggested we build a rink in the back yard. The stunned silence that greeted this proposal is a post of its own, but since today was the best weather we can expect for a while, a balmy +8°C and rainy, we built the frame.
ζach started by walking around the yard placing hardware in strategic locations. Meena followed behind, carefully picking them back up.
If only she would be so meticulous with her own toys.
Next we cut the lumber to length:
PSA: when using a 4-year-old as a hold-down, have a back-up system in place.
In truth, she was a great help – holding boards, handing out screws, helping to stretch out the liner. And at the end of a cold, rainy afternoon (and just in time for Boo to wake up from her nap), we stood back to admire our handiwork:
Then Meena looked at us, then looked at it, then back at us again and asked the obvious question:
Where’s the ice?