It's been an interesting week around our house. One filled with lots of good things, yet really nothing at all. And definitely no cooking. In this 100 degree heat, it's been nothing but salads, salads, salads.
At the beginning of last week, my husband called a guy about refinishing our pool. The white plaster was stained and quite unattractive and we'd need to redo it anyway before putting the house on the market in a couple years. May as well do it now and enjoy it.
So the guy comes out, takes some measurements, gives us some samples and, later, calls with a quote. Pleased with his price, we call him the next day to let him know our choice of finish. He says he's in the area and will be over in an hour.
When we asked him when he thought they could start, he told us he had a crew on the way.
What? But, it's 100 degrees. I won't be able to swim for at least a week.
Well, by the end of the day, our pool was completely drained, acid washed, bad spots were chiseled out and they'd added a bonding coat.
Early the next morning, this was sitting in front of our house.
You mean all those bags are for our pool?
Yep. And they've got their nifty mixer and pump on the back.
This is how our pool looked at they prepped for the new surface.
For a time, I thought we were getting a zipline.
Of course, Maddie had to inspect everything.
Finally, it was time for the new finish.
Well now, this was interesting. They ran a hose from the pump on their truck all the way to back of the house and SPRAYED the new surface.
Then they smoothed it.
The guys were all wearing rubber boots with giant spiked plates affixed to the bottom.
They got everything smoothed out, then, as it dried, tiny pebbles began to appear.
Keep in mind, this all within the first 24 hours of saying, "Let's do this."
Talk about instant gratification.
By noon Saturday, we were filling it back up again.
And yesterday, it looked like this.
If only everything in life were that quick. Like, say, writing a book.
Speaking of books...
I am delighted to announce that the September LIs are now on Walmart shelves.
Like I told Tina on FB, we get to hangout together all month.
She says we can talk about food and boobs and girl stuff.
Her words, not mine. I would not make that up.
Nor would I use the word boobs on FB, but that's just me. :)
I gotta tell ya, though, I'm loving this lineup. Three hunky cowboys, cute kids and a snowy scene that's sure to cool me down during this heatwave.
Oh, and there's one more thing...
SCHOOL STARTED YESTERDAY!!!
Pool party's at my house!