Bad News, Good News

Bad News, Good News

Bad News, Good News

Well, just when we think we have something figured out, plans always change.  When we bought our house, we paid a little extra for our lot because of the abundance of trees.  We were thrilled to find such a beautiful lot because the trees give us complete privacy from our neighbors, provide a gorgeous view from our family room and kitchen windows, and make for a unique play area for the kids.  Unfortunately, over this past weekend, one of the tallest trees in our yard just up and died.  No clue why.  We happened to be playing with the kids in the back yard and noticed all the leaves on the Mountain Laurel tree are completely brown…which they aren’t supposed to be even though it’s autumn.  Obviously, we are sad to loose such a big tree and we are hoping it’s not a disease that may spread to our other trees.

But, on the bright side… we now have a new option of where to build our Lifetime shed since we have to cut down the dead tree!  We can center the shed along the back fence near the kids’ clubhouse (right where the park bench is sitting in the photos).  This will work out perfectly because it actually gives us a much wider space than the corner where we originally thought we would put the shed and the ground is a slightly more level.  Thanks to the dead tree, our shed size dilemma has been solved for us and we'll be able to build the 8'x5' shed which is wanted to build all along!  Thank goodness since Darrin commented on my blog that there currently isn't a Lifetime shed smaller than 8' wide like we had hoped.  But, I can't wait to hear what he says is in the works for Lifetime sheds in his future posts!  No fair just teasing us! :)

More good news...there is a huge cluster of trees in front of this new shed space that will completely hide the shed from our view when looking out our windows or from on our patio.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the look of the Lifetime sheds, they are very attractive. If I have to see a shed in my backyard, I’d want it to be a Lifetime shed.  But, I think most people would agree, if you can get a shed out of sight completely, even better!

So, our next project will be to cut down the tree, level the ground, and put down a foundation of some sort. Then it's time to buy, build, and fill the shed!  I’ll keep you posted on our progress over the next few weeks!

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Jan

Jan

Name- Jan

What I do for a living- First and foremost, I'm a doting mommy of a second grader and a 4-year-old, and a proud wife of a USAF F-16 fighter pilot!  In my pre-children life, I was the Communications Manager for Lifetime Products.  But, once you're a Lifetime fan, you're hooked!  So, after a few years of hiatus, I'm now a WAHM and am happily back on board at Lifetime as a freelance PR Consultant.  In addition to blogging for Lifetime, you can follow and chat with me on Lifetime's Twitter account @Lifetime365 and on the Lifetime Products Facebook page!

Topics I blog about- How I use Lifetime products in my everyday life at home, for kids parties and community activities, as well as inspiring stories... and GIVEAWAYS!  :)

My favorite products from Lifetime- 4x2 Table, 30” Personal Table, Chair, Youth Kayak, and Wheelbarrow.  Although, our Shed and Yard Cart are pretty close favorites, too!

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Duwain Dorris

10/1/2008 5:27:44 PM

I purchased a Lifetime Garden Cart from Sam's Club last month. The first time I used it the bearings on both wheels locked up. I have tried to locate them locally with no luck. Can you please tell me where I can get some.

Thanks ,

Duwain

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Jan

10/2/2008 10:06:30 AM

Duwain,

Sorry to hear about your yard cart problems!  Please contact our Customer Care Department for assistance in replacing your ball bearings.

customercare@lifetime.com or 1-800-225-3865.

(In order for customer service to best assist you, be sure to have your model number, serial number, date of sale, and place of sale.)

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Dennis and Denise Wiehe

10/6/2008 5:17:48 PM

My wife and I bought the model # 6419 from Sam's Club after looking at numerous sheds. We have a 16x12 foot that I made about 22 years ago, but alas the carpenter ants seemed to have taken over.

We had them sprayed, and that took care of the problem, but with my grandkids we needed a place to store thier toys.

Like I said, I checked out many different kind of sheds and finally deceided on Lifeline because of all the good reports I found on-line. My wife and I went to Sam's Club on Saturday, and I measured the base so I could make the treated base for it. Everything I read said to have a level base and building it would be tons easier. We made the base on Saturday afternoon and on Sunday when Sam's opened we went and bought the shed kit. We started puting it together about 11:30, and by 3:30 we were done.

I'm 64, and my wife is 61 and we had no problems building it. I would reccommend this line of shed to anyone thinking of geting a good priced shed that is very easy to put together and pleasing to the eye.

If my wife and I can do it, then so can you....

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Jan

10/6/2008 6:58:44 PM

Dennis and Denise,

Thanks for that great personal testimony! Now I really can't wait to build mine to see for myself how quick and easy the process is.  Have fun filling your Lifetime shed!

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