Thursday, August 21, 2008

I Didn't Get a Job, But I Got a Pool!

Yes, it's true.

Excavation begins today.

I'd take pictures, but I still don't have a camera from the unfortunate camp accident. I will be purchasing a camera today because part of this great, amazing deal we got was an above ground pool AT COST and FREE installation. The only catch is that we must take 24 installation pictures and 24 "Family Fun" pictures and write a letter for the sales reps to use at their presentations. And, we have a year to pay for it! And, they gave us a free vacuum and chemical kit. And, they threw in a set of Ginsu knives. Just kidding! About the knives. Not kidding about the pool. Okay...show of hands out there....how many of you have the hair on the back of your neck standing up at the mere silliness of me complaining of our troubled finances/needing a job and then buying a pool?? It's okay. I was like that, too, for about five minutes.

Now, I have joined the ranks of those who open up their wallets and dump all their money (credit cards) into a giant container of water in the back yard. If I could figure out how to combine hydrogen and oxygen to create the 13,000 gallons of water we need to fill it I would be thrilled. Unfortunately, since I don't want to do anything that could result in say....blowing up the planet.....I'll just pay the ridiculous amount of money it costs to get two tankers of water delivered ($165 / trip). And, then I'm going to pray for a few hot, sticky scorcher days since the cost to hook up the propane heater with actual propane gas is $699.00 (that's with The Husband running the lines himself). Yes. I'm talking American currency. Not pesos. We'll be waiting to hook up that puppy until April. About the same time the tax return comes rolling in. See...and you thought I didn't think this through and have a plan! Ha!

I'm either completely out of mind or I have the faith to move mountains (maybe a mixture of both??). Or perhaps, the faith to move 48 inches of soil on my hill to accomodate my new 24 foot pool and deck.

3 comments:

Livin' Life said...

That's too funny. It sounds great though. I am still praying for you about a job. I think it is so encouraging that you are holding on to what you really want and going for it and not giving in. There is an awesome job out there that will bless you guys so much. I am praying for it.

The Gang's All Here! said...

I'm with ya! We've actually had suggestions that we ought to forego the pool start ups and maintenance costs for a couple years to save up all the finances for the adoption. We always kindly say no thanks - that would be tantamount to stretching mommy up on poles by her toenails and throwing tiny little pebbles at her all day long. TORTURE to sit poolside for two or three summers with no water and 4 kids! :)

Hands-Free Heart said...

So when's the party? OK, seriously, I think a pool is a great investment for a family with kids in your kids age ranges. And I hope you do get the perfect job!