Having very little voice I am able to ignore the telephone and not go anywhere. So I went back to my yard work.
The pines had dropped needles everywhere. Many were in the pool resting on the cover. Last year we had a really hard time getting them off we bought a leak remover but pine needles are not leaves.
They are very orderly. The lie side by side in the water and they go in to a hose like spaghetti in a box. If there is anything in there to even slightly block the hose those piles just pack in there and there is a total blockage. We use pliers to pull them out they are in so tight.
When that happens underground any bad thing can happen, like a burst pipe.
It was a really nice day and I had already raked the pine needles off the grass so I decided to tackle the pool. DH hand was hurting so I did it myself. It was a really good work out for my arms. I used the extending broom that reaches to the middle of the cover and dragged the needles to the edge where I had to lean over and get them out. DH came out and saw me struggle and he insisted on helping me.
We worked as a team and it went well.
We had hired the pool company to put on the cover and the water bags that keep it in place. There were gaps and I told DH I was going to put more down. He was not a happy camper but I wanted it right. I moved all of the bags and made sure they were in the loops right. There are 4 loops for each bag and they only had 2 in most. Water bags are easy to move when they are not overfilled and I needed to add two more. I had to ask DH to come out and help turn on the hose when I needed the water. We did the extra 2 bags and he told me I had done a great job.
It never looked that tidy ever before.
I just hope that our almost 40 years old pool opens that well next year. Usually it looked like a mess but I was able to switch on the pump and away it goes.
I hope it goes like that next year, I keep wanting to add a heater but its way too late to do that so I just look at it and when the grands come to visit we have a great time.
The pool will freeze solid but no-one is ever allowed to walk on it. It just gets buried for 4 or 5 months under the snow.
HUGS Pat in Maine had a great day with no more RANTS woo-hoo.
I have the accounts set up but nervous about using them after what happened.
I have e-mailed one Spark friend and I got a response. That was on my old free account now tomorrow I must find contacts etc. and use the account that was hacked. I hope I have the courage to do it. I can e-mail our son since his company is well protected. Till tommorrow. Pat in Maine