But first, a little Range construction A zip line was needed off the back porch so that Barkley could go out without a leash when the weather turns nasty. Sure he'll mind a redhead standing on the porch in her jammies yelling at him to get inside (who wouldn't) but friends sometimes take care of him, and I want him to be able to get in and out easily. He got a line set up off the front porch after I blew out my knee, but something for the back was needed, the steps there too narrow and steep for anyone wanting to deal with him in inclement weather.
First, a check for the right height before securing the slide hook completely.
Then it's attached to a very large tree on the other side of the driveway and a couple test runs were made before securing anything on either end permanently. Coming down the steps, the line clears both rail and shrubs and he has to make a hard right turn at the bottom, so he can't build up enough speed to hurt himself if he comes to a sudden stop. There is a bungee on the end for extra cushioning. just in case.
You think I haven't noticed that I can't reach bacon OR power tools on this thing.
Then, it was time for breakfast. What can I say. Silver Dollar (well, more like sand dollar) sized pancakes and Amish Bacon.