Thursday, July 15, 2010

The End Of A Swimming Era!

Sadly our Esther Williams pool of 16 years has bit the dust! All my beautiful memories are going to the scrap yard! I was pregnant with my first child when we purchased this pool. It's been through 2 generations of dogs, and most recently my nephew and great nephew. We enjoyed many wonderful summers in this pool, and I'm certainly going to miss our favorite summer recreation right in our own backyard. We were going to purchase a new liner, and upon examing the walls my hubby found a bunch of pin holes all through them.

It couldn't of happened at the worse time, as we're experiencing one of the hottest summers here in PA. We've spent a lot of the past month, driving over to my sister's house to swim in her pool. Though it's been really nice to go there, it's not like swimming right out our own back door! Winter took it's toll on our roof, so we had to have all the shingles replaced this Spring. So purchasing a new pool is quite out of the question.

I've been having a run of bad luck for the past two weeks. I fell one day while walking Sierra dog, along a country field and almost broke my arm and wrist. The ground was so hard, it might as well have been cement. My wrist is still black and blue almost halfway down my arm. Of course I didn't go to the doctor, and have been nursing myself. Still walking Sierra 5 days a week, very gently I may say. Still doing all my chores slowly and gently! To say the least my spirit has been broken, and I know I must be very careful in my footing from now on. I push myself very hard always, and most things can't bring me down. But the pain has gotten to me this time!!

Our luck changed today when a friend of ours stopped over. It just so happens he had an extra pool, and he decided to give it to us. He had moved and thought he lost some pieces to it, and bought another pool. In the meantime, he found the lost pieces. It's a round pool not like our oval, but we'll still be able to swim. My hubby went and picked up the pool this evening.

I'm not sure if we'll get the pool up this Summer, because we want to move it to another location. Where we had the pool before, the leaves would always come in and make it turn green!! Too many trees, shedding too many leaves, especially during thunderstorms!! Plus with my bum arm, I'm limited to how much I can help!! Yet I sure would like to have the pool up and running, as the temps don't seem to be going down anytime soon! Unfortunately Summer is halfway over already.

Time sure flies, how's your Summer going so far! Our vegetable garden is coming along, with beets, zuccini, onions, radishes, and garlic. My flower garden is blooming beautifully too, and those glorious Sunflowers are back! Still working hard on the animal front. A reminder to keep all your pets cool in these hot Summer months!!

Stay right here Literally In The Moment with more updates to come!


Jo Janoski said...

I hope your arm is doing better! This weather is so muggy. You'll miss your pool.

Jo A. T.B. said...

Thanks Jo, my arm is healing up slowly! Yes it has been really muggy, and I miss my pool a lot!!

ochikeron said...

Hi jo,

You just came to my post before I write here ;)

Beautiful sunflower!!! My new home from the next year again doesn't have a garden, but I hope I can grow something on the balcony.

I'm sorry to hear about your pool. I didn't know it was built up with a liner! Why holes?! But glad to hear that you happened to get a new one :D

I hope your wrist is getting better? You have extreme patience! If I were you, the pain brings me down immediately... Please be careful! And, so do I!!!

Jo A. T.B. said...

Thanks Ochi,

I'm sure you'll find a way to bring nature into your balcony! Yes we could surely use that pool this year has been soo hot!!

It's just too hot to put new pool up, and still not sure of location to put pool!

Wrist is getting better slowly, and I'm walking very carefully now! Getting to the age, where bones are broken easily! Yes you be careful too!

Nazarina A said...

Hi Jo,

So sorry to read about your fall and hurting your arm. Yes, I do agree with everyone else, take it easy and let the arm heal first before you attempt any strenuous ventures.

Remember, in a past post of yours, the one where you first disclosed that your pool was broken and I said to hang in there and that God works in mysterious ways! Actually I remember it was in one of our e-mails back & forth. Well, "looky" here, He worked His magic alright! I think everyone is experiencing that draining feeling with all this humidity going on and a pool is definitely the only answer in keeping one's "cool!" Your friend is really a cool guy to give you a pool!

OMG! The summer is half gone and I have not done anything fun yet! I mean like going on vacation LOL! We were supposed to go to South Africa, to go and see the world cup soccer but unfortunately the remodeling is costing much more than expected. So instead, everyone decided to come and vacation here by me.

Jo A. T.B. said...

Don't have to tell me twice to take it easy, the pain is telling me just fine! Can't put any pressure or weight! Yes it was so cool of our friend to donate his pool to us. Man I wish it were up too, it's too hot to even work on it now! This weekend is supposed to go up to 100 heat index! I hear ya our roof cost us a bundle and my honey put it on!!

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