I couldn't imagine not having a fence.
Fri Nov 11, 2022 1:40am

I'd be a panicked wreck without one. Unfortunately, my kid has already figured out how to open the simple fence latch. Not too much a deal as we're always right in the yard with him. If he gets too persistent about it, we can always add a lock or something to it. (It's a chain link fence).

I like the vinyl fences because you get the extra privacy. Right now we have some gnarly overgrown bushes doing the work for the time being.

Prices have become insane here too. I'd love to move upstate where things are cheaper some day but who knows when that will ever be.

  • At least with a fence for when your kids start moving around - Puckdropper, Fri Oct 21 2022 11:39pm
    We've got big vinyl one that'll keep the kids contained for another year or so until the oldest figures out how to open the gate. :-) There is a lot of growth going on in Nashville. Home prices in California are crazy, 1.4 million for a Wry-like shack, and Nashville is up there but not too bad.... more
    • I couldn't imagine not having a fence.- Erik_, Fri Nov 11 2022 1:40am
      • We used a spring carabiner to solve that problem - Puckdropper, Fri Nov 11 2022 3:55am
        She'd open the gate without any problems, but didn't know how to make the carabiner work. It was kinda interesting watching adults operate it. Some would have no problem and others would get trapped and I'd have to let them out. The lock was going to be our next step if we needed it, but she matured... more
        • than a full blown lock. On our indoor doors, we have those spinny knob covers that seem to work for now.
          • You may have to turn the knob around backwards - Puckdropper, Sun Nov 27 2022 1:19am
            Especially if it's a Kwikset with the hole. That will keep the little guy in when he's working on escaping. Ours has the spinny knob cover figured out. I put a hasp on the door and we use that to keep her in. Sometimes it takes an hour or better of her playing around to finally go to sleep.
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