Thursday, June 11, 2009

Pool Progress

Several of you have asked for a pool update. I haven't really updated on it because honestly not much was happening while we were getting all that rain. The "pool man" told us we should be in it by this weekend, but this is what it looks like right now at 2:15 Thursday afternoon. I have a hard time believing we'll be swimming on Saturday.

They just finished the inside of the pool and are supposed to drop the liner in today. I think then it will start to really feel like it is almost done. While it was cool and rainy, it didn't both me that it wasn't complete, but now that it is hot and sunny it is a different story. Last weekend was torture because Derek was at drill and the kids and I were stuck in the house all weekend because the backyard was/is a construction zone and it's not safe for them to be out there. It was a long weekend with two little ones that had lots of energy to burn and nowhere to do it! =) Hopefully, this weekend they will get plenty of exercise swimming like little fish.

I think even more than the swimming pool, Derek is mostly excited about his square of concrete that will be his little basketball court. Derek is quite the b-baller and is known by a lot of his friends as a mean 3 point shooter and was often called "D-Rock" or "D-Train." Ha! Anyway, I had told him I would really love to engrave our initials in the concrete of the ball court and was shocked when he agreed! We almost waited too late, but we did get our initials in there before the concrete got way too hard. I put a big "H" with all our initials and the date around it. I think Derek was okay with it because he is covering the entire thing with this stuff that makes it look like an actual court with a lane, 3 point line, etc.

I felt a little sorry for him as he was putting up his "official" goal and got to the part of mounting the backboard and noticed he was shorted a part. Spaulding said it was on backorder at first, but thankfully a nice lady (I think the third person he talked to) said they DID have the part and would send it right out.

The lone pole

Well, the pool guys are back from lunch. I'll post a picture at the end of today to show where we are and if we are on track for the weekend. Derek is getting ready to be out of town for a big chunk of the summer, and it would be terrible if he doesn't get to swim or play basketball before he leaves. Bless his heart.

12 comments:

Kelley said...

Wow! The swimming pool and ball court will be so fun. I haven't put in a pool before. Maybe when they put the liner in, everything comes together fast after that. Hope you are swimming on Saturday!

Faith said...

That is so awesome!! I know that y'all will enjoy that so much. And, I love your little concrete monogram =)

Megan said...

How nice to have your own pool! I've been beggin my husband to put one in at our house. It would be wonderful to have this summer of all summers (being pregnant and all). Oh and I've seen Derek play ball. He is a great player and so is his Dad. My Dad used to play church ball with them. Fun times.

Laura said...

I can remember that Jesus was missing, but I can't remember a simple post about a pool? Sorry. I must have forgotten. Anyhoo, I'll be expectin' that pool party invitation REAL soon!! Ha! I DO hope you guys are swimming this weekend! It's suppose to be a hot one!

Betsy said...

Ooooo...I'm so jealous!!! I've always wanted a pool in my backyard. It is so going to be worth the wait. Can't wait to see pictures of everyone playing in it soon! :)

Jacquie said...

I HOPE you get it done by the weekend. What a great area for the family!!

Angela said...

Wow! I'm so excited ya'll are so close to getting this finished! You are going to really enjoy that :).

In His Army said...

How much fun you are going to have!!!! That's awesome!

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

It looks great! Happy Swimming!

Meagan said...

Okay, you are going to have the most rockin' back yard EVER! ...and when will you be having me down to play? lol ;-)

I am especially excited about the basketball "court" because I spent the last three days watching "my boys" (the CMS Tiger Boys Basketball Team) at team camp at MTSU! They are so fun to watch and I'm like the team mom, lol! :-)

Audrey said...

Your swimming pool is going to be WONDERFUL!!! How exciting!! I hope it is finished for you SOON! And I just LOVE that picture of Evan sliding into the water,lol!!

Lauren said...

D-Train!! Hilarious! I hope it gets finished soon...y'all are going to have so much fun.