Once I got all the parts I needed, it only took 20 minutes to make. And that was with 2 impatient children trying to "help."
It was the trip to Lowe's that was the hardest part. The lawnmowers were an instant distraction. Jack wanted to sit on them and he wanted me to take pictures. So I did.
|Casey likes the pricier one!|
The second time around I found the correct fitting to connect my pipes to a garden hose. It would have been a sad sad story if I had put this all together and then found out I couldn't connect it to my hose. I also snuck by the plumbing man to grab the pvc pipe cutting tool. Earlier, he was pretty adamant that I didn't need it and I could just use a hacksaw. I decided it was worth the money to buy the tool because I was pretty sure it would make the whole process of creating this easier. I couldn't picture myself trying to use the hacksaw and answer 3000 questions from Jack and Casey and still remain patient and still keep all my fingers.
In the meantime, Jack and Casey turned their T joints into guns and then into microphones and then they wanted to sit in different seats in the cart and then they wanted to go back by the lawnmowers. I was very happy to leave and get home with my parts.
After a little measuring, a little oomph to cut the pipes, some drilling to make holes and a little assembling, I was very happy with the results. The kids were very happy too. They took all their cars, bikes, trikes, scooters and lawnmowers through the car wash. It made the trip to Lowe's worth it and the 90+ degree heat more bearable. And I smile every time I look at my handiwork!