Still on the backyard issue....whether we get a swing set or not, there's a major safety hazard we knew we had to address. The stairwell to the basement is a loooooong way down, and it was completely unguarded. So today we had installed a very tall and sturdy steel security fence with a gate.
The old death trap:
Joseph watching the construction:
The much safer end product:
One less thing to worry about, though there's still a thousand others out of our control.