Friday, July 1, 2016
The grandson is visiting and we had a great day in the inflatable kiddie pool yesterday. Unfortunately, said pool is on its last legs and now is only holding enough air to support about 2 inches of water. Leaky valves, I suspect. So, instead of buying another one, I simply turned the heat down on the hot tub and have turned it into a pool for now. However, that day in the pool was SO much fun that I'm coveting a real pool someday. Even an above ground one, I'm not proud. It was glorious to be floating in cool water while the air temp hovered around 104. Even a long lap pool would suffice. Cool water, that's the thing for this summer heat. Great to be able to go outside in the middle of the day.
We have no plans for the 4th. Too noisy, too hot, too crowded. We've seen fireworks before. Big whoop. We're happy to skip the road traffic, stay at home and enjoy each others company. It's what most people do on vacation, and we get to do it any ol' time we want.
Lest you think we lead a life of leisure, let me remind you we went to Costco today. And we've been doing yard clean up. Yuck. My tendinitis tells me how much I enjoy that crap. I also did grocery shopping and picked up RXs this morning. There's vacuuming to be done and a dog to be trimmed. Last, be certainly not least, there's a little boy who needs our attention, and to whom we are happy to give it. We spent some time in the hammock while I was watering this morning. He calls it the "tree bed." Plus he wants us to build a tree house. That's not happening. Blowing up that pool yesterday just about ended our lives. Imagine what building a tree house would do. Twice yesterday our play got pretty physical, and I had to remind him to be gentle, because, "I am an old lady." He said, "You don't LOOK old." The little Rascal.
Have a great weekend. Keep cool and stay safe.