Posts Tagged ‘pool’

Body now finished!

April 27, 2013 Leave a comment



On another note, our backyard looks so beautiful! My husband had cut our azaleas back at the wrong time the first year we lived in this house, and it’s taken them a couple of years to recuperate.


Pool now completed!

January 16, 2013 Leave a comment

Pool now completed!

If you caught my earlier posts, you would have seen this in process. It’s been finished since the end of November, but I’m just now posting the finished product. We love it and can’t wait to share it with friends and family this summer!!

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Pool is coming along!

November 16, 2012 Leave a comment

It’s been fun watching the pool come together. Took some pics this morning:




I hope the next update will be of the finished project!

I also recently finished another knitting project that I started last Spring. Here’s a picture of that.

Felted bag

Have a great weekend!

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Pool Re-do update

November 5, 2012 Leave a comment

Cement truck in our driveway

View of the steps, which will be covered with cafe stone

Cafe stone coping


September 26, 2012 Leave a comment

Hopefully what our pool will look similar to!


So, I’ve been pretty busy with getting used to being less busy. The transition to empty nest has been…eye-opening, to say the least. My life for the last 20 years has revolved around taking care of my kids, and being a mom. I think that’s what I’m having a hard time with, is trying to figure out my purpose now. Work has always been fairly enjoyable, but it was to get money to do things with and for my kids. After having a couple of weeks of depression, crying, mood-swings, afternoon drinking on my days off, and sitting around my house, I feel better, and I still have a husband. Ha! He’s really had to put up with a lot of emotions spewing from me and I hope feeling like that is done!

We are going to actually, finally, have our pool area redone and I’m so excited!! I’ve waited through four summers for my husband to finally be ready to cough up some money (OUR money) to make our backyard a pleasant place to hang out and have friends over. The pool has been a bit of an albatross the last two summers because of an undetectable leak and then the guinite becoming stained. We used so many chemicals trying to fix the staining with my husband refusing to actually pay someone who might know what they’re doing and it’s been such a frustration. Tim has actually saved us quite a bit of money being a DIY-er with many projects around the house; the pool has not been one of them!

We got estimates this week, looked a lot of pictures and went and saw a made-over pool in person this morning. This is a photo of what we are going for:



We won’t have the waterfall but the border will be the flagstone with pea gravel decking. The guinite will be re-plastered a gray color that would hide staining if it occurred. The plan is to switch over to salt water, too, one of my requests to my husband two years ago.

I say all this to say, as long as I’m busy, I’m doing fine. I just have to take time to find what I want to be busy with now that being a mom isn’t requiring so much time. Maybe this pool makeover will inspire me on to some of the other places in our house that could use some attention. We’ll see!

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