I’m back with yet another #onething, and oh my goodness this one has been on the list for 12 months! The trampoline – or more specifically getting a new net and edge pad for the trampoline. The net had several small rips, and the pad had worn completely through in places, but when Toby managed to bounce completely through the net and over the side, I knew it was time to get off my backside and get it fixed!
Fortunately the company that made our trampoline sells replacement nets and pads, so it really was just a matter of ringing up and ordering what we needed. It arrived super quickly, and we took advantage of my parents visiting to take off the old net (it ripped off so easily) and pad, and put the new one on. We got the net attached to base easily, but because our trampoline is an older model the way the net attached to the poles has changed, and we needed different poles.
The cheapskate in me didn’t want to buy new poles (the net and pads already cost a lot – not to mention shipping), so we got around that particular hurdle by getting some elastic that is used to hold down ute covers, and threading it through the loops and around the poles. It’s not perfect but it works.
Our kids use the trampoline daily. It’s big enough for all three to hop on at once, and after eyeing the old net off warily for the past year, I can at least relax in the knowledge that the kids are unlikely to go completely through it.
Tick that one off the list!
Do your kids love the trampoline? What’s on your #onething list?