Wednesday, June 26, 2013
What Was I Thinking?
Did you ever do something that really sounded like a good idea at the time....but then sort of turned into the project from hell? We've done a few of these projects in our lifetime. When Jack's dad was alive, he and Jack would get into so many "fix-it-upper" projects and Dad's words always made me break into a sweat: "This is going to be easy"..or something similar. I realized then that there are no easy projects...even small things turn into complicated silly putty. Secretly I think his Dad enjoyed these the best. Well, Dad would have loved the "let's go ahead and get the pool up this year" project. We put up a small 16ft. round pool a few years ago....and took it down at the end of summer and stored it until the next summer. Except last year we didn't do it. So, I thought it would be nice to put one up again this year, but get a newer version that was a bit sturdier and leave it up all the time. Jack came on board...because he loves me and I now owe him big time! We purchased the pool and set out to level the pool spot...the same one we've used in the past but was never really quite level. A 16X48in. deep pool isn't suppose to have a deep and shallow end..who knew? Well, that's where the story gets sweaty....as in 90de. and humid with lots of "skeeters" while digging out the dirt and rocks and leveling, digging some more, leveling, cursing quietly, hauling dirt and enough little rocks to fill our driveway. All the time I kept thinking...."What was I thinking?" I didn't even ask Jack what he was thinking...it was all over his face what he was thinking. Well folks, it's done...almost. The filter isn't connected yet...Oh yeah, I thought a salt water filter system seemed like a good idea.....To Be Continued....notice I have no pics to share...very unusual for me...I will post when it's totally ready...I just need to make sure Jack's at Scout Camp before I take a first swim... in case he decides to drown me!