I saw a need for something and ordered one online.
It arrived yesterday.
In a box.
I had to put it together.
Myself. Just me. No one else.
Here we go.
Trusty screwdriver set.
Roll of Gaffa tape, because this stuff is so very handy. Better than duct tape actually.
Oooh! Instructions. I like instructions.
A bag of bits
Wheels! I like wheels :)
Steps one and two completed.
Now I need this bit,
to attach this bit, the back axle,
and the supports.
See these tiny little nuts? How many times do you think they fell out of my fingers?
Now this bit goes on.
This was the trickiest part.
Holding the red bit up on its side, trying to also hold the handle bit, the screws kept falling out when I tried to attach the nuts. I needed an extra pair of hands. Where are Santa's Elves when you need them?
I ended up holding the screws in place with a piece of gaffa tape while I screwed on the nuts far enough to hold. Then I held each nut in turn with the supplied little spanner doo-dad while I screwed the screws tight with my trusty screwdriver.
Attach the washers and the wheels before "pushing on", ha ha, the end caps.
This is an end cap.
It goes here,
Do you think those little buggers would just "push on" like the instructions said?
I had to grip the axle, balance the end cap delicately and hope it didn't fall off, then whack it hard with the handle of the screwdriver. Because I couldn't be bothered going out to the toolbox and getting the hammer.
Repeat for wheels two, three and four.
One little red wagon.
And it only took me about an hour, maybe a bit less.
Why would I want such a thing?
To hold the cat carrier.
I can't carry Angel to the vet anymore. Last year for his annual vaccination, I had to stop every few metres and flex my fingers and roll my shoulders. He isn't hugely heavy, although he is big, but my neck and shoulders just aren't up to carrying angel and the awkward size/shape of the carrier.
It will come in handy for getting bags of potting mix too and moving pots about in the garden should I want to.
His appointment for this year's booster is today, so I wheeled him in this. After I wrestled him into the carrier....
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