Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Taking the Plunge!

I finished my top - last week!

But I've not taken pictures yet. I've been extremely distracted by the construction of our swimming pool. DH and I toyed with the decision to build a pool for years. I grew up with a pool and have great memories of summers in the pool. Morning til night, I was in that pool most days. My girlfriend and I made up synchronized routines to music. Hence, my love for Esther Williams! I could say that the pool is "for the kids" but I don't think I'd be fooling anybody: I love summer and I love to swim.

So after moving last June and settling in, we decided to take the plunge this year - literally. Last week, the excavator rolled in. It dug the hole... then the skid steer moved all of the soil into the trucks that took it away.

There was lots of activity, lots of construction workers and temps were in the 90's. (I think they got sick of me running outside offering soda, drinks, snacks and freeze pops in order to keep away dehydration.) Then a nasty thunderstorm rolled through on Saturday night and promptly dumped water into our beautifully dug hole! (All the workers kept commenting on what a beautiful hole we had.) Pumping out the water only worked to a point, then it became sludge which is now being bucketed up by hand.

So not much sewing has been accomplished since finishing my top. I did, however, have my sewing friends around yesterday for a sewing day. We had a great day catching up, working on projects and planning future ones. I always have so much fun! I'm lucky to have these great ladies in which to share my hobby.

Here are a few pictures of "the kid's swimming pool". And I PROMISE to have pictures of my top tomorrow!

1 comment:

Trudy said...

I'm so jealous. I would love to have a pool.