Saturday morning, Eric got up before me (shocking!!). We were having a big storm that had lasted all night--rain, wind, etc. A couple of minutes later he walks into our room and says, "I have bad news--our trashcans blew away and our trampoline." WHAT!?!?!?!? Our trampoline blew away--our brand new trampoline!! We live on the ocean, so it is pretty windy, but we had no idea it could be that windy!
Anyways, I jump up and we look out the windows and can't see it anywhere. Our backyard is surrounded by a 6 foot fence and we have a pretty decent size yard. Our neighbors yard is behind us and then there is a street. Finally we saw the trampoline all the way over on the street behind us. Somehow the wind had picked up our 150 lb. + trampoline and it blew over our 6 foot fence, our neighbors yard and into the street. Eric and I ran out and in the rain and had to carry our trampoline around the block in the rain and wind--it was CRAZY!!! We brought the trampoline into the front yard and then had to tie it down because it kept trying to fly away.
Anyways, the picture above says it all--there is our mangled trampoline--the kids got 3 good weeks of use out of it!!! I have to admit, we did go out and buy a new one--the kids LOVED jumping on the trampoline and it was worth every penny. This time we will make sure to stake it down and tie it to the house!!!