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.
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.