Friday, April 15, 2011

Hot Tubs and Other Signs of Spring

Well, it was a long time getting here, but my spring break starts today at 1:30pm. Thank heavens!

It hasn’t looked a lot like spring in Pennsylvania. The month started with snow, and sunshine has been in short supply. The crocuses have come and gone and we have daffodils now – weak and sickly-looking daffodils, but nonetheless …

This past weekend, my husband and his service crew opened the pool – not that I envision us swimming any time soon, but opening the pool is necessary if we want to use the hot tub. And I would REALLY like to use the hot tub!

As you can see, Bob’s crew consisted of Gina (a big plus) and Sorcia (kind of a minus). Gabbey and I helped by staying out of the way. I am mechanically disinclined. In fact, I think I might be mechanically learning disabled. I sometimes (okay – frequently) forget which way to turn the key to unlock the door. Gabbey, sadly, inherited my disability, but Gina is obviously Bob’s child.



Opening the pool begins a whole new season of fun for Sorcia. The thing is one big water dish, and chasing the pool cleaner provides hours of amusement! She can catch the darn thing, too, but she gets yelled at when she chews it up. (Ears down!)

I’ll be on blog hiatus next week, although I plan to post some (hopefully) interesting repeats: 2 Graves and A Hero Who Didn’t Get the Girl. I’ll have my trusty Droid by my side, so I won’t be totally absent from the blogging scene, but I might be a little scarce.

Happy Spring, everyone -- and the sun can show up any time now, thanks very much!

13 comments:

  1. Getting ready for spring is so nice, isn't it? We haven't even begun those tasks, yet. Good luck with it all. Have fun next week. :)

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  2. Have a great spring break and enjoy that hot tub!

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  3. So jealous of the hot tub! Our spring break starts next week... But hooray! I hope you get a chance to kick up your feet and relax. How's the new WIP coming along?

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  4. oooh fun! We got our garden cleaned up and lounge ready for the few warm days we've had this spring break. We still haven't gotten new plants to replace the ones Rudy dug up though.

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  5. Hooray for spring break -- enjoy! :)

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  6. Wow, I'm coming over to your house. :D

    We had a huge dump of snow yesterday, but it's already melted. Ahhh the joys of spring. Now everything's muddy. :P

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  7. Happy spring break! Oh, I see you help your husband the same way I help mine ...

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  8. Gorgeous hot tub! I feel your pain. I am mechanically inclined but it is limited to cars. I never touch anything involving plumbing or chaos will ensue! Have a great break!

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  9. Opening the pool is wonderful. Being in the tropics, I love pools. I enjoy the hot tub, but not if it's scolding hot. Enjoy, live long, and swim.

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  11. hi miss dianne! yippeee for spring. we got it here and its soooooo pretty. its like a magic wand waved over every thing and all of a sudden stuff busting out all over and in all pretty colors. my cousins pool is just waitin for me to come jump in. im always the first cause i dont care how cold it is i just gotta jump in. ha ha. i hope your spring is just real pretty and nice. i hope you have a nice break and have some fun.
    ...hugs from lenny

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