Pool build – day 5

We all worked on Saturday. Dave and his co-worker were back. I didn't take as many pictures because I was working too. Steve took out the fence and I dug up and cut back a lot of plants in the front yard. When he needed me for ballast, I stopped to help remove the fence posts. Seriously – it made me feel skinny because I was not really heavy enough to do my job well. We went to Sonic for burgers and tater tots and that helped.

Steve made a big pile of dead fencing in the front yard and I added the cut plants to the pile. We'll call the city on Monday to take it away. Sherman is very good about doing that for a reasonable price.

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That's Bob and Virginia's house across the alley. Joan and Jim live in the house to the right.

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The stone is really pretty around the edge of the pool. Dave is good at his job – he's thoughtful about the way the stones go together.

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By 4:30 we had had all the fun we could stand for one day. Steve has all but 2 of the new fence posts set. We'll do those first thing Sunday morning. My arms feel like they are going to fall off. I moved a pile of bricks and did my best to dig up a bunch of Turks' Caps that were in a bad place. I even pulled out and used the axe! The sun was getting low in the sky and we decided that it was time to quit.

I took this photo mid-afternoon. It shows a nice view of the shallow end of the pool. Once the fence it up, I won't have this view.

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5 thoughts on “Pool build – day 5

  1. I’m really jealous, I always wanted a pool. Thanks for sharing your pictures and life w/ us. I feel like you’re a friend, even though I’ve never met you.


  2. I remember well those “putting in a pool” days. LOSTS more hard work than I, PERSONALLY, had expected to do! But the rewards are worth it. The pool made hot summer days much more pleasant. Of course my then 3 years did almost drown when he tripped, hit his head (knocking himself out)and rolled into the pool. Everyone has to be on guard ALL the time. Be show and take pics of your after everything is done.


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