Thursday, May 24, 2012

Hey, This Isn't the Pool in The Brochure ...

It's a Good Thing This Resort Is Free, Otherwise We'd Be Pissed !

     Time for us to lay down a little wisdom for the younger readers today.  One very important thing in life to learn is that events rarely, if ever, play out you way you plan them...  Your job, who you marry, where you live, how much you earn - these things rarely are as we expect.  Not everyone can be President or NBA MVP..

    However, the important part to remember is that even the smallest things are not given, and can be sidetracked very easily.  According to a commercial on Cable TV, we make an average of 35,000 decisions every day.  Most of them are easy, but we don't even realize we do it: The car is out of gas. Which biscuit should I have today (I know - none!). There is an accident on the route to work. All of these things are simple A or B decisions me unknowingly make every day. No two days are the same, and it's those unforeseen events that keep life from beign dull.

    Take our trip up here.  Road work everywhere. Instead of the usual 11 hrs, it took us 12 1/2 hours, and we were here so late, everybody else was drunk!  Then the next surprise.  We love swimming.  It's about the onyl exercise we can do in the Summer without dying. So,when the opportunity to swim comes, we take full advantage of it.  Carol had said the pool was ready.... but it turns out the tiles were starting to fall off, so they decided to fix it now, before real pool season starts.  So, instead of blogging poolside, we are doing it from the old guest room - and the pool is empty. 

    Well, sort of empty.... The repairmen were here all week, and just finished yesterday, so right after I took this picture, I put the hose in the pool, and it's SLOWLY filling up with ice cold water.  Our guess is it'll be on for another three or four days, but it's only 70 degrees, and the sun hasn't been out since we got here - but it's coming.  Right now, we're planning on jumpin in next week - but that's always subject to change!


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