Friday, June 28, 2013

New Pool

I didn't eat all day, not one bite until 8:00 pm, and I worked all day.  Who knew I had it in me?  Well, I thought I might have a heart attack at one point when I was so out of breath, but I lived.

My mom called me this morning mentioning the hot weather that's coming up, and she said, "I thought I'd buy you all a pool."

So, we all got out the door, went shopping, came home and set it up, and started filling it, at which time we discovered what I thought was flat ground had a nice slope.  So, we drained the pool, which took the rest of the day, and took the pool down.

I can't imagine what our neighbors think.  It looked like a circus over here.

We did all of this in 80 degree full sun, which compared to Texas, is not hot, I know, but for us it's HOT.  (My sister called us all wimps for sweating in 80 degrees.  We were not complaining, mind you, but apparently the mere act of sweating is enough to qualify us as wimps in the eyes of some Texans.)

It wasn't until all of that was done that I realized I'd walked out the door without eating breakfast and hadn't stopped for anything to eat all day.  I didn't even really feel that hungry.  I'll call it a day of fasting. 

Tomorrow we are moving the pool back a few inches and crossing our fingers that the ground will be flat enough.  If not, we'll have to look at doing something to level it. 

That was my day.  I hope it counts for something good.  If we have a pool to splash in this Summer, I'll call it good.


  1. Wow, what a lot of hassle. Still, even a single day of fasting is supposed to get your body to reset and heal itself a bit. So, even if the pool doesn't work out, it was a day well spent :)

    1. More work ahead with the pool! It was a day well spent, though.

  2. I had to laugh at your comment about the Texans calling you a wimp for sweating. Those Texans, eh? Hope that pool works out well for you, and if you do find you get into intermittent fasting, I look forward to reading about it. I tried it for a bit but found that I really hated it.

    1. We are going to have to level the ground for the pool, but we left it up only 1/4 full so the kids could splash around during this heatwave. They've had a lot of fun. I didn't notice any positive results when I first tried fasting, and I didn't like it much either. If I do it again, I'll definitely plan lots of stuff to do while I'm fasting. That made it much more doable for me.