Today is June 1st! Yeah! Atleast I think it is. You see, this morning it was 47de when I went to work and when I came home my car thermometer said 53de. The calendar says June 1st but Mother Nature isn't buying it. Jack was quick to point out that if it was this temp in January we'd be jumping for joy. OK....Well, this weekend we had a little pool drama going on. It was warm and sticky on Saturday and the rain clouds were coming and going. My pool...my little pool...has given me a few pains. I'll include Jack having pain too because he has been helping me get it all up and running for weeks. We cleaned it, bought a new vacuum for it, added the salt so the salt water filter would keep it sparkling clean. That's when the trouble began. The filter is great about telling you if there is trouble on the horizon. Trouble like a high salt content. Ooops. The pool water still had salt from last year, then we added new salt and bam the filter alarm goes off. Rooky mistake. How do you fix it? Well, salt doesn't evaporate (hence the problem in the first place!) so you have to take water out and add fresh. So we drained about 20-30% of it and then called someone to come and top it off with fresh water. The first guy wasn't too enthusiastic about coming with that small amount (1000 gals) and then when he arrived bright and early on Saturday morning he refused to come into the driveway because of our pine trees. His expensive truck would get scratched and the amount of payment he was asking wasn't worth that to him. And we got that...soooooo.....enter the nice man down the street with a much smaller truck with a plastic tank. He came in the evening after working his fulltime job and charged us much less and was done in a few minutes. We sent him on his way with an added tip and fresh scones I had just taken out of the oven...a win/win I would say! Then the rains came down, and down, and down, all weekend. Then the temps came down too!