Monday, August 24, 2009


It is amazing how pictures made from the exact spot can change on a day to day (well.... almost) basis. The first picture was taken from the side of my porch in late June.
The picture below was taken from the same side of my porch when we returned from the beach on July 11th. They had started digging our pool. We actually signed our contract in early May and the next week it started raining....and it rained....and it rained....and it rained!!! I thought it would rain for forty days and nights. We had been told for every day it rained it would delay our pool two days. They meant every word of that!!!

This picture was taken today when they were pouring the concrete around the pool. I'll have to admit that we've been swimming for several weeks but couldn't invite friends because of the "dirt" around it.

There's still much to be done....landscaping and a pool house but I have learned to be patient (my husband may not agree). I remind myself that we will have the rest of our life to enjoy this. By the way....the man in the pool doing the "finishing" is the husband of Kristin. He is also my son's best friend from high school. I think he's pretty special myself.


Darlene said...

Oh how GORGEOUS!!! Y'all will definitely enjoy that pool!! Isn't it just par for the course that if you don't want the rain (so the pool can get built) it won't STOP!!!! We want the rain.....soooooo maybe we need to say we are building an in ground pool!!!!!!!!!

Nana said...

Very nice! Congrat's on the pool. BTW, I think the man in the pool is pretty special too :)

Anonymous said...

Chris Garrett says..

your concrete guy is special...........special Ed!

April said...

I didn't realize you were getting a pool! We had one when we lived in TN. and LOVED it! You will have the best times EVER! Can't wait to see it when all is said and done!

Lorrie said...

Oh Sue, I didn't know you were having a pool put in. It looks just beautiful. I know you are going to have so many years of fun with your family and friends! Enjoy it for the rest of the summer.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love it! Even though we live on a lake I'd love to have a pool - I worry about "things" in the lake and won't get in it. blessings, marlene

Amber said...

Oh wow, it looks great! I'll have to get Brianna or Maddie to pack me in their suitcase next time they go visit you so I can have a swim!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

What a beautiful sight!!!!!
You guys are really going to enjoy that wonderful pool!

Hey Sue, thanks so much for the prayers last week against bees. We were told we past 3 hives on the trail we were hiking on (I never saw them) :)
God is so good!