Cool Friday list   7 comments

Just a short one today – I am bound and determined to go to the Farmers Market in Stonington. Still have not made it there yet this summer. Their blog posts keep telling me all I have missed, so today, I will go there.

Also, want to finish the shawl which is so close to done! I ran out of yarn, so had to rip back one pattern repeat. However, because there were lots of notes to this effect on Ravelry about this pattern, I had several lifelines in, so that was pretty easy.

Not sure if I have updated you on the whole pool excavation thing lately. I have decided that this summer will be pool-free. It was a tough decision to make, because you know I love my pool, but it just wasn’t happening as it should. Instead, this is the summer of prepping for next year – I continue to work on the digging in short spurts, and hope to have everything ready for next spring. I made this decision when I thought about just how much water will go into this thing, and how long it will take to fill it – it would be September before I could use it, and September is usually when I drain it! That seemed a waste of water, so I decided to release myself from the pressure of the goal. I’ll swim at Mom’s, or Craig Pond if I feel the need for a swim.

That’s it – 2 things. More might happen, but I sure hope that I can get these two things done!

PS I might stop at the PO on the way to Stonington, as I drive right by it. But that is it for planned additions. 🙂


Posted July 25, 2014 by salpal1 in how I plan to spend my day

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  1. Pingback: Random Things › Cool Friday list | whatimuptotoday

  2. Funny how there’s always one (or two, or three… ) things that get added to the list! Have a wonderful Friday! 🙂

  3. I’m still mystified by this whole dig a pool for yourself thing. Will it be like a regular pool? How does it drain?

    • lol!

      I bought an above ground pool, and it requires a flat, stone and plant free surface of sand. So, I have to dig up the gravelly mess we have for a yard, get the stones out, get it level, etc. then pack it down tight. The dang pool I chose is huge, and our soil is awful to dig. Also, because I am basically cheap, and our whole yard is sand, I am seiving out the stones and putting the sand back, instead of just digging out the dirt and buying sand to put in. So it is taking forever. I have done it before, for a smaller pool, but that was before I got such strict instructions from the doctor to avoid mid-day sun. So now I do it early and late and am no where near as productive. But I know, when I am done, that I will have a fabulous place to swim. It’s just that I wanted it this year, not next year…

      • Wow! What an investment and labor. Thanks for clarifying.

        • yes, as usual, I bit off a lot. I could hire someone to come in and do it with a machine, as my mother reminds me (and has offered to pay for) but I do like knowing I did it mself. And I can be careful of the plants around the edge, which I don’t think a machine can be. So, I’ll be pool-less this summer and appreciate it greatly next summer!

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