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Good weather for once but what a day-what a week in fact.

Friday, June 14, 2013

The pool is open.
It had a huge water table below the vinyl liner. We have been with this company since we put the pool in for our kids and myself in 1975.

They came yesterday and took off the cover, what a mess. The water had floated the liner out again just like last year. This time the owner who is an amazing man came up with another idea of his own he bought a super pump and in 15 minutes the guys watched as the liner went back.
They were really in awe of what they had done. When they are excited about their work you know you have a couple of good guys working for you. I told them my hands can no longer push the liner in place so they put it in for me. I usually get in to the pool and that way I can do it, but hanging over the edge gets to my knees and mostly it's fear of toppling into the murky water.

The new TV Satellite dish kept switching off. At first we thought it was us but yesterday I called and told them it is less than a week and we have needed 2 service calls they said things like it was new to us but we will come.

When the man looked at it DH said he thought the DVR box was the problem, OMG he was right and I could see he knew it, with a big grin on his face.
This technician found faulty connections and he added 5 more wires to the back of the TV so we can use the color coding and also if something goes wrong we know which one might be loose.
The TV appointment was 8am till noon. He arrived at 8:30am, how convenient as soon as he left I called the eye Dr .
This week my eyes have been a problem. I had a cataract on a very lazy eye and now it is stronger than the original good eye so I am seeing double, I called and asked for an earlier appointment it was 10 am they said 1pm.

I noticed the pool guy had left some equipment so I called and asked them to come to pick it up. They were there by 11am and my appointment was 1pm I was sure I would have to drive myself. I told them I would have to leave by 12:30pm and mentioned I would prefer DH to drive me.
They really hustled to get it dome. DH fixed Tuna sandwiches while I was the sidewalk foreman. I could spot all the places the liner comes out so they did it all at my request and they did it fast and well.
They took their tools and as soon as they left DH and I were on the road to the eye DRS 25 miles away.
It all got done and we had another hot chicken on salad greens and some home made soup.
After supper I weeded the front yard and DH set up the filter to run. That old pool so far is giving me hope the back yard will look nice and be used by the grand's.
What a positive day it has been. NEVER A DULL MOMENT AROUND HERE.
DH and I knew the pool man was coming at noon till 4pm.
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    That is such great news about the pool. I'm very excited for the grandkids and your kids as well!
    1740 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    We do not have anything fancy like DVR, but do have HD and digital cable.. We have one remote or we do use the VCR/DVD remote to play them,,

    WHen they guys replaced our pool liner, the owner stuck my contractors shopvac nozzle in between the liner and the pool insulation and within a few minutes the entire liner was set, even the deep end. not one air bubble!!

    Good luck on the yard!!
    1741 days ago
    Sounds like you are a good foreman Pat.
    You sure got a lot of things accomplished.
    Sorry to hear you are still having trouble
    with your eyes. I hope that you can see
    better now after the visit. I am glad to hear
    your pool is open for business. emoticon
    1741 days ago
    I would have to learn how to operate our uverse, Pat! We have two remotes - does everyone? - and DH knows how to do it all, but I generally don't really "watch" too much tv. It is on, but I am sparking or crocheting or playing a game on my smartphone, etc.
    1742 days ago
    You sure got a lot accomplished in one day. Luck was on your side with the repairs. Most companies never get there when they say they will. You should have bought a lottery ticket while you were out! LOL

    What did the eye dr say? I sure hope things will get better for you soon.

    I know you are looking forward to having the grandkids visit. I'm sure you will spoil them like grandparents should. Enjoy every minute they are there.

    1742 days ago
    Never a dull blog, either. Glad you were able to fit it all in! Hope today is productive and relaxing. emoticon
    1742 days ago
    A very busy day but sounds like things all came together. So excited for you to have your family coming.

    How did you make out with you eye???

    hugs....Mary Anne
    1742 days ago
    Glad you were able to get your liner problems fixed. I am sure your grandkids are going to love having the pool this summer.
    1742 days ago
  • SISSIE21
    Whew, makes me tired just reading your blog. What a day! Glad your pool is getting ready for the big hot summer! Enjoy! emoticon
    1742 days ago
    You really did have a full day! Hope the eye appointment went well and that you enjoy time in the pool with the grands!
    1742 days ago
    Alls well that ends well, eh! Hope your eye difficulties are resolved! UGH
    1742 days ago
    Sounds like you had a super busy day!! Glad that all went well!

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    1742 days ago
    You're right---what a day!!! I can't believe that pool is still up and running after all these years. You definitely need to give some kind of testimonial for that company (or the owner who keeps it working!)What did the doctor say about your eyes?? How's the satellite dish working now?
    1742 days ago
    great that the pool is ready how excited you both must be
    1742 days ago
    Whew! I'm tired just listening to your day!
    1742 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    You did Have a Very Full Week and Day. Glad that the pool is open and ready for August. Hope the TV is working Fine now too. Hope that Your Eyes improve. Get some Rest and Sleep. It will help the Eyes. God Blessings to Everyone. Have a Super Big Fun Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1743 days ago
    Hurray for the pool opening! You're one step closer to that big gathering in August!
    I hope your eye sight isn't going to be an issue for too long...sending positive thoughts your way!
    And glad the TV is okay now! Rest up girl!

    1743 days ago
    PLEASED EVERYTHING WENT WELL emoticon emoticon
    1743 days ago
    Our weather is nice today as well for a change. yes!!!

    Lazy eye was what mine was before the droopy and then double vision and then floaters moving spots. But it's all gone now. those were the symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis.
    1743 days ago
  • TERRI289
    What a day..and you are right, never a dull moment!

    Good night! emoticon
    1743 days ago
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