Monday, June 14, 2010

In the Summertime

when the weather is HOT. Our summer is not a three month season. It usually begins in early May and lasts until the last of September of mid-October.

I love the sunshine. Long, lazy days when it doesn't get dark until 9 p.m. But the heat and 100% humidity? Not so much.

We are beating the heat with this:



Please note that it is leaning to the left. The directions said it needed to be on absolutely level ground to prevent listing, but we decided it wasn't necessary. Stupid instructions also state that the pool would be ready for water in 45 minutes. To which Rob guffawed and muttered: "Not when married people do it." He was right. It took closer to two hours of sweaty, cranky labor to put it together.

We have also tried out a few indoor amusements that don't involve video games or TV. And yes, those are MY artistic renderings (and you thought I was lying about the level of disaster that is my art/craft talent). Ha!

5 comments:

Stomper Girl said...

No, I think your Q-tip is really excellent, actually. And I know I already said it on FB but your backyard is fantastic. Specially with the leaning pool of pisa there.

Aunty Evil said...

Personally I think you have been holding out on us.

That apple drawing is as fine an apple as I ever did see.

peppermintpatcher said...

Fabulous pool in a fabulous yard. I'm pretty sure that water always finds a level, even if the pool doesn't...

Fairlie said...

WOW! That's not a backyard...that's an estate.

I'm chuckling at Stomper's 'leaning pool of pisa'...perhaps you could aim to incorporate a few more of the world's icons into your yard?

Mary said...

It might be leaning but it looks amazingly inviting.

If I knew what a mint julep was that would be what I would be drinking whilst lazing by that pool!

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