Lucky Mom

May. 20, 2009

Life Is Good - Part Uno

My wet er, sorry, I mean pool dreams are coming true.

We are getting a fu*%ing pool! I'm sick with excitement and can barely hold onto my composure.

So much so, that the poor contractors have had to repeatedly deal with me.

No, not that way.

I'm the geeky customer who is in the backyard watching them jackhammer and dig (through almost 100% limestone, poor fellas) taking pictures saying "cheese", laughing like I've been drinking in the afternoon again. Oops.

I'm going to chronicle the whole process with pictures and cheesy comments until the damn thing is finished.

In fact, to the right is one of the 'before' pics.

Per my usual m.o., I researched the h*ll out of the many pool contractors here in Austin to include dropping in on people with no notice to investigate their pool choices checking out many neighbors' pools, checking the BBB, researching on-line reviews and paying uncover pool sleuths within the pool black market.

I found the owner of a reputable company named Randy..

I told him if he does a killer job on my pool, I'd mention his company on my blog.

Embarrassingly, I don't think he cared. He's got a great business and does amazing work per 'the research'.

I should know better than to get too excited due to 'things' being able to change at the drop of a hat. But, I'm told by Randy, it should be finished around July 4th.


Here is the pool and hot tub outline, drawn on the lawn


Beginning to dig!


And, here is the hole that took less than two days to jackhammer through.

And, if I like know you, you're more than welcome to come visit and enjoy the pool with us!

More pics to come ~

7 Comments Posted (Add Yours)

1

Congratulations...I am sure Alec and Julia will love it. My kids still love ours!!! Looking forward to more pictures... Hope all is well with the family...

2

Yea, Kristine! Way to go! With all that hot weather in Austin, you need a pool. I envy you what with another cloudy day up here. Can't wait to see the finished product! Congrats.
Love,
Sonja

3

Yea, Kristine! Way to go! With all that hot weather in Austin, you need a pool. I envy you what with another cloudy day up here. Can't wait to see the finished product! Congrats.
Love,
Sonja

4

Awesome!

5

I am so excited to swim in the pool Kristine! No, I am not jealous!!!!! LOL. Wa hooooo

6

Love the pics and Randy looks like a cool dude. And, he must be pretty easy going to put up with your constant "inspections" of his work.

I'm looking forward to relaxing in it in the near future. Save a floatie chair for me.

7

Connie,

I still think of you and the ladies when I get my nails done as Alec still always comes with me! Fortunately, he doesn't hussle crackers off them though! : )

Hope you are well!

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