Friday, October 16, 2009

Was It A Good Day or A Bad Day? You Decide

Today is Friday, October 16, 2009. It has been a cloudy, rain on and off all kind of day. Supposed to get into the mid 40's tomorrow and Sunday night. Then back up into the 60's at night again.

Today is son #5 birthday, the big 17. He is a pretty good kid most of the time. But, I couldn't believe it when he asked me if he and his younger brother could go camping this weekend. But it is your birthday. "Yea, I know." "So can we?" You do know it is supposed to get into the 40's this weekend. "Yea mom I know, less bugs." I don't know why not. Off to get things ready they went.

So today is my run into town and get chemicals and food for the week. So I thought I would just get the chemicals and work on the pool today. Get it cleaned up before the cold set in and I couldn't get in to clean it.

I know it is going to be cold, but if I wait until tomorrow it is going to be a lot colder. Oh, the thought of getting into that cold water does nothing for me, nothing at all, but make me cold. OK, be brave, yea right. So I get the hoses hooked up and the pump going and the chemicals in. I found myself talking to myself. Trying to convince myself that it wasn't going to be that bad.

Just get in! It isn't going to get done just standing here looking at it. OK alright....ooohhhhhh, damn that is cold. Just don't think about it, how do I not think about it? Good, I am in, let's get this done and out of here, before I die with this flu.

About half way finished and the suction on the pump just stops and the hose lets go. The pump goes off. Oh, what just happened? And why did it happen? I am the only one here, OH please don't let the pump to have went out. Please......

So out of the pool I go, shut the pump off, unplug, remove the caps and check to make sure nothing has jammed it up. OK all is clear, crossing fingers, plug it in, turn it on, and nothing.

Back into the house to get a hot shower and wait until three,to call hubby when he gets off to see what he wants me to do about the pump. WONDERFUL news, the electric has went out! YES! This is the reason the pump isn't running.

Now is this wonderful that we don't have to get another $250 pump? Or that I get to get into that cold pool tomorrow and try it again? LOL

Remember yesterday, dream about tomorrow, but live today.~Brightest Blessings~


  1. Sending you warm thoughts and prayers! I got chills just reading about getting into the pool. Brrrr!

  2. Oh brr! Do make sure you have some hot chocolate or soup ready for when you get out of the pool!

    Glad your pump isn't broken too! Who needs another bill this time of year!

  3. Dede, I'm here and thrilled to have found you. You are much braver than I, when we had our pool the water had to be like bath water before I would even attempt to get in, lol. I hope the weather was warmer than expected for your cleaning dip, ewwww I'm freezing just thinking about it. Hope your all warmed up now. The pool pump is a much better thought, happy for you on that one!!!



It was nice of you to take time out of your busy day to stop by. Blessings to you and your family! (((HUGS)))