Cool Kids, Cold Pool
Today marked the grand opening of the Mansion Swimming Pool.
Air temp: 84 degrees. Water temp: 69 degrees. The boys tried
to pretend it wasn't cold. This was around 11:00 a.m. They could
have waited until the entire pool was in the sun around noon, but
#1 son and HH had free tickets to a Cardinals' game. In the new
stadium. The last time HH had free tickets, he contracted Type A
Influenza. Ahh..yes. I remember it like it was yesterday.
We have to watch the little shaver closely. The water comes up to
his chin, and he can get off balance and go under. He must be on
a floatie or wear a life jacket unless HH is in the pool with him.
He actually looks like the big guy in this photo, stretched out on
last year's floatie.
It's now 8:00 p.m. (not in the picture), and HH has gotten in the
pool with them for swim number two. They didn't last long, as it
is all in the shade now, and they were shivering. Good thing we
have the free hairwad hot tub right beside the pool. That's where
they are right now, and my house is blissfully quiet. It won't be
long until they drag their waterlogged selves in the house, though.
This pool kind of takes up the whole back yard. I suppose it's
less lawn for HH to mow. We don't really use the back yard for
anything. We grill on the back porch, and have a picnic table in
the side yard. Because the 5th-wheel camper is in the front yard.
Last night, HH and #1 found a copperhead lurking under the edge
of the free hairwad hot tub. HH killed it. He said it was about 18
inches long. I've heard they mate for life, and I'm waiting for the
other snake to drop. I don't know if that's true. I think Buddy is
the one who told us that, and he is not a reliable source of info.
HH has plans for a small deck, and I shudder to think of what
monstrosity he will design. He always asks for my input, then
does exactly as he pleases. At least I get to say "I told you so."
That's all the news from the Mansion. I must now go retrieve
the soakers from the free hairwad hot tub, before they have heat
stroke. They're a bit lacking in the common sense department.