Monday, June 15, 2009
My sister-in-law from Stillwater brought her pool to keep here in our little corner of Oklahoma for the summer. Bless her heart. There was much excitement, tears of joy and jumping up and down. And the kids were pretty happy too.
My other sister-in-law and I helped her set it up today, and the kids watched impatiently. When the water was about five inches high we let little tykes get in and splash around as it filled. By the time we left for the afternoon it had reached about eight inches, and I have a feeling they would be perfectly happy with that depth all summer, but it's not quite enough for the rest of us, so we'll probably fill it a bit more. Probably. Although it did occur to us that if we filled it about ten inches full, and then took the ladder out, the kids could play fairly safely with little or no adult supervision. Just kidding, really, please do not make any phone calls to the authorities. It was getting a little hot outside, what can I say?
Tomorrow's forecast is 101, and that's probably not going to go down significantly for the next three months, so we are looking forward to having access to a pool.