Friday, June 20, 2008

The BEST Swimming Pool...

I set up the swimming pool yesterday. Every year, I buy one of those Intex Easy-set pools at Target (not the ginormous ones, but the eight-footers) and they are sooooo easy. And they have a filter system, and they're the perfect size for the kids, and the back porch area, because Hubby, being the Anal Man that he is, won't let us have a pool on the grass. He claims it will kill the grass, and be all ugly.

My response? Grass is resilient. It will be OK. But no, I get vetoed every time.

I love the easy-set pools. They're really easy to maintain. And our whole family can fit comfortably in one. Great for cooling off. Now I just need to find all the swimsuits...

I rented FOOL'S GOLD for the weekend. We never saw it in the theatres, so it will be fun. Tonight we're going to grill brats and make smores in the fire pit (I guess I need to go get the permit for that, after a year and a half, right?) and tomorrow will be a fun, relaxing day. No sports, just errands and house stuff. We're going to buy some fans for the bedrooms, to save on our A.C. bill. We have a greatroom that's open to above, and the fan the builders installed only goes one direction. Which is great for winter, but in summer, we need it to go the OPPOSITE direction and push the A.C. down to us, rather than up to the ceiling. Makes sense, right?

And Oh, goody, we get to go to the Mulch Dump. I told Hubby it's his turn. Heh heh.

Reading my friend's play got me in the mood to write some more on my story, so I'll eek out some words this weekend here and there. I have been so busy paying attention to the kids and making sure we all "have fun" I have forgotten to have a little fun myself. (Writing is a reward for me sometimes.) Well, I owe myself! :-)

Have a happy weekend, all!

6 comments:

Michelle Miles said...

Sounds like a fun day indeed.

I didn't know Fool's Gold was out - so maybe I'll go rent that this weekend, too.

Have a great weekend!

wfbdoglover said...

I didn't catch the previews on that movie, but sounds like a fun one! Hope you all enjoy!

Tell hubby if you put the pool on the grass, there will be less to cut and less to haul to the dump! LOL

We had a 24' found pool growning. It was sunk into a hill and had a deph of 24'. I LOVED IT!! It is a great memory for your children as well.

Enjoy, stay cool and think of us folk here by the BIG Lake with the BIG smell - yuck, smelt it on Wednesday...

Good luck with your writing! I admire you for being able to do it.

Amy said...

The grass comes back. We've had an easy set pool every year and I can't get the grass to stay dead. I wish it would. It DOESN'T.

We went with a huge pool this year...the 18' round one that's 4' deep. The littler ones were okay when the kids were small, but we have a teenager now. And he has friends. And I want to laze about on a raft....

Have a great weekend! FOOL'S GOLD is on my to-watch list this summer.

Lowa said...

My hubby was the same way and I told him to stuff it.

The grass is just fine! It grew back. Now we have a bigger pool set up on wood panneling type stuff on our second driveway. We have a small yard, so if we had set it up on the lawn, the kids would have NOWHERE to play.

You HAVE to see Kung Fu Panda! Maybe you did already, I can't remember. Fool's Gold is good, but just for hubby and you, no kids of course.

B. K. Birch said...

If you put the pool in the grass then your back yard will smell like your "grass dump" when you remove the pool. Trust me on this one.

devonellington said...

You definitely owe it to yourself.

Let me know how you like FOOL's GOLD. I never saw it, either.