April 25, 2009

All By Mysel-e-elf

Well, I had good intentions to update you right away that I put together the stroller! All by myself! (Ok, so I did have to make a call in to the manufacturer for some assembly help- thanks, Alan and @RegalLager on Twitter!)

But the day got away from me and there's just no time! so
metimes to even write up a quick post anymore. I was emailing with another blogger about this and he said hey, at least you're not ignoring your kids to keep the blog!

(Good perspective! I will let that make me feel better about myself for a moment even though I am super frustrated that I never get to write anymore!)

But seriously, I've been putting this off for over 7 months (rebuilding my stroller) and within just about an hour I had it done. It felt so good.

I had to take off everything- fabric, screws, thingamajigs from the old frame and transfer them over to the new frame. And then re-attach the good whee
ls and the new wheel. All without ANY instructions. Just by using my own two eyes!

For those of you wondering, the stroller is a Phil & Ted's Vibe that I won from Mom Generations, Mod*Mom, and Tots On The Go last year. It also has a doubles kit so that you can easily attach or take off to use it as a single stroller or double. (The smaller child goes in back) and it is really super awesome. And here is the post where I killed it.

This is what remained of the old skeleton:



And the new! :



Next up is ME. I so need a new me.


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31 comments:

  1. Great job!

    The kids look so stinkin' cute!

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  2. Well done, Steph! I don't think I could have pulled that off. Gray and Ivy look ready for adventure.

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  3. Yay for you! It feels so great to accomplish projects like that all by yourself. I think the old you is just great, by the way :)

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  4. Well done! And what a cool stroller! I agree with Lisa; the kids look ready for a great adventure =)

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  5. Ooh, I love that both of them can sit in the stroller together - how cool! :) Good job putting it together. :) I totally understand what you mean about having no time..for me, it's like, maybe I just don't FEEL like writing when I do have time. But, yes, if you're not ignoring your children so that you can write, then you DO deserve a pat on the back. Or at least some chocolate - go get some now. :)

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  6. It's official, you're my hero! And while I can't offer you a new frame, but any time you want new makeup, you know who to call.

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  7. Maybe you've inherited some mechanical gifts from our family. Terry fixes his own vehicles and Ben is quite gifted mechanically.

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  8. Lol. Too funny. Glad you got it put together! Your kids are so cute! Awesome stroller!!! :)

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  9. I'm so impressed! Good job! And only an hour!

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  10. Oh that is a cute stroller! Great job.

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  11. a new you? hair cut?! hmmmmm. ur stroller looks great

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  12. That's interesting. How does she like riding so low? Never seen a double quite like that one before.

    Nell

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  13. Good job! That is one cool stroller!

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  14. The stroller looks great but I am not so sure you need a new you. I think you are just the you your family needs and wants!!! Happy Saturday!

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  15. So cute!

    I think you need some new shoes...

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  16. Oh neat! That stroller looks really fun ^_^

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  17. Your kids are soo soo cute! I would like to trade-in for a new me too. Who do I call? !!!

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  18. WOW! You did an amazing job fixing it. I would say that is well worth the time it took to do it. I am dying for one of those myself. All I am working with are tinker toys, though.

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  19. Wow! It would have taken me half the day to get that done. Good job! Looks like an awesome stroller!

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  20. So glad you got it back together! It would be terrible to let that stroller to let go to waste.

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  21. Great job!!! That is quite an unusual looking stroller - but looks great!

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  22. Way to go! That looks like a convenient stroller.

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  23. WOW! I can't believe you put that stroller together. I'm so impressed!!! We have the vibe and I have a hard enough time folding it up to stick in the back of my truck. :)

    Bri

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  24. I have been wanting one of those strollers for SO long and you've totally re-sparked my desire!

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  25. Next time you need to enter to win one of the whiz bang 'wheelchairs' that Medicaid provides you with.

    A bus could run over the new one Parker has and it wouldn't leave a scratch.

    The bus however wouldn't get off so luckily.

    Add that to the fact that this new stroller comes complete with an actual spot for an oxygen bottle (!), and we couldn't be happier!

    Tammy and Parker
    www.prayingforparker.com
    www.5minutesforspecialneeds.com

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  26. Wow that stroller is way cool!

    Congrats on putting it together yourself! Hope the walk went well today.

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  27. Oh, that stroller calls to me. It wants me to own it. Not necessarily yours, just the type in general ;)

    Great job putting it together!

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  28. This stroller is great. I have the Sport and I couldn't live without it. My kids are three and five too... so it lasts and lasts and lasts. We live in the city and walk pretty much everywhere, so we'd be lost without a stroller. Of all of them I've tried, this has been the best.

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  29. You are great just the way you are. You don't need a new you.

    I love that stroller, it is great.

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  30. Cool stroller...Fun Picture...Cute Kids. :)

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  31. i love that stroller! I already have 2 doubles so I havent been able to talk The Hubster into buying that one- YET. I almost got it when Pregs with Bo but my well intentioned mother sent me a far inferior product that i made do with

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