Yes, I know. I have been Missing in Action lately. But I have some really good excuses. Seriously.
For the last several weeks I have been down in my back. I have degenerative disc disease and it seems that this time I have done something that seems to be lingering. There is nothing worse than back pain. Going to the chiropractor, ice, advil and anything else that I can do is being done. It does seem to be getting some better but I will be so glad when I get back to par. And if that doesn’t happen soon someone is going to have to pack me up, ship me back to my maker and leave Shipsmart testimonials. Because I am tired of feeling under the weather. Sitting is the worst part of it all and writing posts requires sitting.
Also, Bric lost his job. We keep hearing about how much better the economy is…but we sure aren’t seeing it. As a matter of fact unemployment went UP by 8% here in a month. That isn’t improvement folks! But, we live in one of those small communities that is run by the good ole’ boys and if they are ok then all is ok. I will be more than happy to vote this time around and hope like heck we see some changes.
Then, we were given a HUGE gift that required lots of work on our part.It was worth every minute!! Of course I say WE loosely. Bric and Tate did most of the work along with a few really great friends.
First “we” had to clear some trees.
Then “we” had to pull up all the pavers we had down that served as a patio.
Next, the land had to be completely level. I begged to drive but the man that did the work wasn’t too sure about that. He decided he might better take care of things himself. I was just appalled that he didn’t trust me.
“We” even learned how to cut rebar.
Sparks sure were flying!
Then came the sand!!
They are a Motley Crew.
Next, the liner had to be installed. It took lots of people. And several attempts to get it right.
Exhaustion set in.
Fill with water!!
OHHHHMyStinkinHeck it’s COLD!!!
Let it sit in the sun a few days…
…and then PLAY!
Yep, we were given an 18′ X 33′ Pool thanks to one of my dearest friends. She felt like we needed a little something to brighten our day…little doesn’t even begin to cover it.
Also, while all of this other had been going on Erin got to come in to visit for a week!!! And while she was here I just couldn’t bring myself to be on the computer much.
So see, We have had a little going on but I am trying to get myself caught up…
we will just have to see if it happens. Till then, I have a float calling my name.