Monday, June 17, 2013
First Dip of the Summer
No, not me. I'm not the first dip. I've mentioned before that my swimming pool is nothing more than a big hole in the back yard that I throw money into. It costs hundreds of dollars to fill it with water, hundreds more in chemicals and even more money to run the pump that filters it. With all the hours I have to spend cleaning it, if I had to do it all over again I wouldn't have it. At one end I have a horrible algae problem and at the other end it is an open sewer for the raccoons to poop in. The only way I can justify not filling it in and turning it into a butterfly garden is if I swim in it once in a while. So yesterday I pulled on the swim trunks, cleaned out all the algae and coon poop, and went for a swim. As an added bonus I invited the dogs in. Sasha was a bit reluctant and Chandler absolutely refused. Maybe it was because they could still smell the raccoon shit in the pool or they just would rather hunt down the back yard cats. Anyway, we all had fun. The cats, not so much.