Could my last two days get any worse?!?
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
I have been working with my daughter to get our pool cleaned for the last week since she is getting ready for her H.S. graduation party this weekend. We had not opened it for a couple of summer's since we had been just too busy and the pool was a complete mess! We emptied it, scrubbed it, and made it sparkle!
I get ready to fill it yesterday morning. No Water. not a drip. We are on a private well. And, yep, there is NO water. Our well is OUT! Seriously, what timing! Knowing that neighbors have been drilling deeper in the last couple of years due to our water tables, all I can think about is a four thousand dollar bill, an empty bank account, and no water for our Graduation party!
So, I am on the phone with the well people, and my cat is coughing up hairballs, my puppy is vomiting and her eye is apparently infected as it bulging goop, and my son tells me he has a temp of 102 degrees, can't breathe and can't hear!
Okay, I am shoving the dog outside, cleaning up hairball puke, cleaning up dog vomit, shoving a thermometer in my son's mouth and now I am calling the doctor too!
The well guys show up amazingly fast, and are surprisingly nice. They crawl under the house, with all the spiders and dead mice, (ewww!) and find that I have a valve that needs to be replaced. 30 minutes later, I now have water and the well guys are on their way back to the office.
My son goes to the doctor and then we go to the pharmacy, now he has 4 prescriptions to take for the next two weeks. Double ear infection, Sinus infection, low O2 sats, fever, etc.
I find leftover veterinary eye antibiotic in the cabinet and start treatment for the puppy. It already looks better after just a short amount of time.
Now, I start filling the pool with water.
Today, 24 hours later, I go to look at the pool to look at the progress and find the liner has torn away from the edge and has fallen into the middle of the pool!!
Seriously!?! After all that we went through to get this pool ready for the party, or just to get it set up for the summer at all, and now it has done this.
I. Give. Up.
The kids can have water balloons, squirt guns, buckets, I do not care. With our luck, it will be raining anyways!
I am doing all I can not to sit in the closet and cry right now!
Here is hoping that the party goes off without a hitch, if it gets off at all! I am having to convince my daughter that we should still have the party.
But tomorrow, I think I will stay in bed, watch T.V., read a book, and just not care what happens or what gets done.
I will start fresh on Friday and get this party prepped, ready and set for fun!