Thursday, August 5, 2010

I got the pool in the morning....

Each morning at some point before I leave for work, I go outside to the pool and take a quick look around.
Originally, it was to be sure that no critters ended up in there over night, or to get some air after dressing for work (we don't have central a/c and the house tends to be QUITE warm as a result).  But it's become something I look froward to each morning.  I LOVE the way the pool looks at that time of day.
It's so calm and crystal clear.  Of course, I have to send a huge thanks to Jim, for endlessly working on it.  :-)

I took this picture this morning before I left for work.  I love how you can clearly see the gradual slant of the bottom, heading into the deep end.  Cool.

Oh, and hip-hip-hooray for California!  I'm sure this is only one step in the right direction, but it's a pretty darn exciting step!!!

Happy Thursday......xoxo

P.S.  I almost forgot!!!  Today is the 3rd anniversary of our parakeet, Junior's passing.  :-( 
He was an AWESOME bird, and even though some people don't think of parakeets as a 'real' pet - he was the one that would have made them believers!!!  He (and Buddy, his cage-mate) used to fight with one another in an attempt to be the first one to the front of the cage each day so they could say hello to us.
While I don't miss cleaning their cage :-), from time to time I still miss hearing their constant, happy chirping throughout the house.  R.I.P. Junior!!!

Junior is the blue one, Buddy is the green one....




Jim S. said...

I miss him humping that damn bell.

Cubby said...

You have a beautiful pool and yard, although I do find it odd to see an outdoor pool without a pool cage. I guess I'm too used to Florida.

Amy said...

You have no idea idea how jealous I am of you. It is scalding hot outside, and I need a damn pool. NEED, I tell you! the parakeets! I've been bitching at the hub about getting me a pair forever. (Um. a pair of birds. Hee....)

RG said...

Lovely pool. What a shame I have never seen it in person, ahem.

Oh yeah, and your dead bird was lovely too.

Stephen Chapman... said...

Wow, I would love to have a pool - but the UK is too cold if you ask me!

SteveA said...

Great looking pool - I hope you use it. My partner has a pool in his house, and it's smack in the middle of a beautiful garden. Great for BBQ's.

And also lovely bird as well!