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finally opening our pool!

Thursday, June 02, 2011

With floods, tornadoes, work and business, then DD was ill for a few days, so we got the pool cover off after about three hours of pumping skanky, slimy, composty water off, then bailing huge buckets of those same leaves and corpse-smelling water , off the cover,,
DD let the garden hose in it to get the water line higher up, but we are too whipped out to hook everything up today, ,tomorrow after I get home from work we can hook everything up and test water, stow everything for summer,,

even after scrubbing and showering, I can still smell that poo-compost water smell on my hands,, GROSS...
going to go douse myself in my "Design" by Paul Sebastian,, that is such a lovely fragrance and will cover it up.. emoticon emoticon

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KILLERANGEL47 6/30/2011 10:43PM

    ENjoy the pool! emoticon

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NORASPAT 6/3/2011 8:56PM

    We will have to hire the pool guy. DH hip and foot are sore and I cannot handle it myself. They brought the pump inside this year its the first time they did that they usually cover it . It is heavy to lug up from the basement.

We have such a high water table the liner is badly creased. They suggested emptying and refilling but it is an in-ground 18 by 36 and 9 feet deep end, so that is a lot of water.

I would love to stock it with trout. !!!!!

Glad you are getting it all done. We are still way too cold for playing with water plus high winds that are from Canada so the winds too are cold. HUGS LINDA Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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OCTOBER2842 6/3/2011 7:20AM

    Think of all the exercise you will get, swimming in the lush blue water on the hot days of summer. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KAYYVAUGHN 6/3/2011 6:31AM

    Take some time off and relax.

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SHARON10002 6/2/2011 8:00PM

    Definitely time to take the snow picture off your page, Linda! emoticon
Baking soda or lemon juice might have worked for the odor, too.
Hope you are having a good week!

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NORASPAT 6/2/2011 7:00PM

    LUCKY you we never open the pool till our neighbours Maple trees have lost their spinners.
We will be lucky if it's open by the fourth of July.

Despite it being in full sun it is NEVER warm enough for me.

I just like it looking clean. HUGS LINDA Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 6/2/2011 6:41PM

    emoticon Too funny Linda.

t ot ajve beem easier to jsut buy a whole new pool altogether?

How deep si the pool? I know it's above ground.

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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

We had a tornado touch down VERY close to October, a Saginaw, Michigan team member last night. I have not been able to catch the news to see what destruction it did, but everybody was hugging their basement walls last night!!

I hope everybody is safe today,, praying that October has a smooth surgery and recovery tomorrow..

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KILLERANGEL47 6/30/2011 10:41PM

    I hope everyone is alright!

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REXTINE1 6/2/2011 1:53PM

    We had a tornado run over us in Niles, MI, and it left a total mess. There were three little tornados that night, and we had some serious damage.

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KAYYVAUGHN 6/2/2011 6:45AM

    I have had all the tornado victims in my thoughts and prayers. There are so many people that have been touched by these tragedies.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 6/1/2011 10:23PM

    I sure hope yous tay safe.

My computer ahs a virus. After dinner robert will doctor it.

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NORASPAT 6/1/2011 8:17PM

    I hope your team member is doing well by now. We are under Tornado watch here in maine. Never remember that in the 40 plus years we have been here but they were reported in Northern Maine today.
Drove through a really bad wind and rain storm could barely see and the marble size hail I was truly scared of, I am so glad that has gone by but we are waiting for more.

Hugs Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHRIMSONFYRE 6/1/2011 5:50PM

    I pray that everyone is safe from the tornado and that no one was harmed.

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Paralyzed Veterans

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Something I think about a lot..

I have been financially, morally, prayerfully supporting the Paralyzed Veterans since I can remember. They gave of themselves, gave of their body and now must face their earthly life with what is left after they gave some more. If all I can do is give a pitifully small amount of cash to help with physical and mental services and care they need, then I will continue to do it until I am unable.
Until we are closely touched by war, (I have no close people in my life that are active military) we sometimes do not keep them in the forefront of our mind. I cannot keep the pictures of, ironically, Civil War pictures out of my mind, the piles of dead, the guys sitting in makeshift hospitals, with missing limbs and looks of death-wish on their faces.
For some odd reason, this is what spurred me to select a veteran's cause to support. Basically, veterans from WWII to present are benefitting from me viewing those Matthew Brady books! (I own many)
I find that very strange but serendipitous! emoticon emoticon

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OCTOBER2842 6/1/2011 6:58AM

    We owe them so much, thanks for the reminder

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ROTTLADY 5/31/2011 5:06PM

    I give to support veterans and to paralyzed vets. At our local dollar tree we can add extra items to our check out to be sent to the troops and I always add a few extra. Our service people and there families put so much on the line for us to re main free emoticon

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THEWINNER33 5/31/2011 4:45PM

    For 28 years of my working life I was an RN in a VA hospital. When people spoke of the "free" care the vets were receiving I always reminded the speaker that this was very expensive care and the bill was paid in advance by these wonderful veterans.

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REXTINE1 5/31/2011 4:29PM

    My father was one of those disabled veterans. I was never ashamed of him. You do good deeds when you support them.

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EDITOR 5/31/2011 4:25PM

    My DH volunteers at a Veteran Home for the mentally chosen. We are proud to call them friends.

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Humbly thanking veterans

Monday, May 30, 2011

To those who have served, came back or died, I humbly thank you for giving up any part of your life just so i could live my life ,, you are special in my eyes, as well as all that know of your sacrifice.
My God have His hand on you, guiding you to your destiny and showing you teh way back home.Thank you too, to the families of the vets.

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REXTINE1 5/31/2011 3:14PM

    emoticon Vetran's Day Memorial. Good show.

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NORASPAT 5/31/2011 7:39AM

    LiINDA A Really nice comment!

Thanks for expressing it so very well. Hugs Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GEMINI-SKY 5/31/2011 7:31AM

    Thank You for posting this blog ! ! !
We surely do Appreciate ALL of Our Special People...Our Veterans ! ! !

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KAYYVAUGHN 5/31/2011 7:18AM

    You expressed all our thoughts.

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OCTOBER2842 5/31/2011 7:04AM

    A Beautiful Tribute emoticon

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EDITOR 5/31/2011 5:13AM

    Yes! I loved this and I appreciate my DH and my family members and friends who have served.

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

We were pleasantly surprised this morning:no rain or gale-force winds!! I did grocery shopping and came home, woke DD up and we did the coin toss yet again for lawn mowing:she chose mom's house. We then hauled pool stuff out of shed, took inventory of chemicals, uncovered a picnic table, I did my hose-sucking to siphon icky composty water off the pool cover,, ; was doing great until it started to rain awhile ago,, right back to square one!!
Perhaps we will take the over off tomorrow and hook things up,, ah, summer..

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GEMINI-SKY 5/30/2011 7:31AM

    At least you have a pool. I have a pond so I share it with the frogs, turtles and you can imagine what else....SNAKES ! ! ! LOL
Enjoy your day with your family...

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OCTOBER2842 5/30/2011 5:34AM

    Oh how I love summer. Sunshine and flowers and green green that has to be mowed.

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EDITOR 5/30/2011 5:22AM

    Gotta' love anything that isn't winter!

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KASEYCOFF 5/30/2011 4:00AM

    Technically, summer is here - the weather will improve, have faith, lol... As for us, yes, another cloudy / rainy day, so our picnic is an indoor one today. What the hey, it's the company and the food, not the location, thinks me--!

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I.M.MAGIC 5/29/2011 7:52PM

    Don't I WISH! LOL

No pool here, barely even a parking lot! LOL

There is a lawn of sorts... just glad I'M not the one who has to mow! LOL

Hope you have a great Memorial Day...

Kathy emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 5/29/2011 7:06PM

    Not summer here. Still ahrd rains and cold. We ahve the heaters on. Where is June?

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 5/29/2011 7:05PM

    DD is opening her pool this weekend also. They have been trying for a couple of week to siphon the yucky water off their pool cover and then we would have another thunderstorm. Glad you got your grocery shopping done before the rain hit and the lawns mowed. Hopefully you will get the pool opened tomorrow!!
Happy Memorial Day!!

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