Seems like yesterday, I was complaining about the cold. Now, the temperatures are staying in the upper 90’s and low 100’s. Those temps plus constant wind, are making me just a tad bit “testy”.
When you open the door, it’s like being hit in the face with a blast furnace. Friends, remind me of this when I’m complaining about the cold this coming winter.
So, in order to lighten up everyone’s spirits, my husband bought a swimming pool! Actually, he’s been wanting one for several years…me, not so much.
I was afraid of the pool maintainance issues. In the country, we have wind, dirt, bugs…and did I mention dirt storms? So, I’m thinking this pool is going to require a lot of attention…in the form of cleaning. Anything that requires too much maintainance, just doesn’t really interest me too much. My husband really doesn’t understand this, as he is the one takes care of
most ALL of the maintaince issues around the ranch. I just watch. And take pictures and stuff.
So here’s our family enjoying our new pool!
Don’t we look like we are having fun? Cool, refeshing and crystal clean…ahhhh.
Well, that’s not my family. And that’s not our pool.
It’s actually the picture from the box our pool came in….sorry, I just couldn’t resist.
Here’s the “reality” of our new pool.
Look at the little bitty hose in that big ‘ol pool. It only took a month to fill it. Just kidding.
During the process of filling it up, we had several different species of bugs find their way in.
So my husband fished them out with the net. Then he carefully stretched the cover over it.
On that very day, we had a huge dirt storm move through…it ripped the cover in several places and threw it out in the north forty somewhere.
Since then, my husband has been cleaning and cleaning and cleaning. We have replaced the filters twice already. But he loves his pool…he really does.
Hopefully, we will be able to get in it real soon.