It was one hot summer

The pool crew visited earlier this week. Yes, we know, some days warm enough to dip likely remain. But some days have already dipped down enough at night to chill that water. My dear wife Karen and surely know that this backyard fixture of ours was much appreciated in the summer of COVID-19.

Warm waters

As we move into the heart of July, I must admit: It has been a good year for warm waters in the backyard pool.

So close yet so far away

It wasn’t too long ago that the backyard pool was covered with snow and ice. My dear wife Karen has already talked with the pool company rep. The weekend before Memorial Day. We are optimistic, yes.

We had to admit it was finally over

The backyard pool season behind A Bitty Better in our neck of the woods was a good and hot one. But my dear wife Karen and I had to admit the swimming times were way over and call the pool company over to cover it up. They tucked it in for the second fall and…

Good thing the dog doesn’t just dive in

Even our cherished rescue mutt wondered a bit what exactly was going on with our backyard pool. It seems that could be what happens when a certain amount of stuff is added to prepare for a stretch away from the house. Nobody was harmed in the making of this safe water. Ellie B does not…

Now bring on the sun and warm weather

The pool people visited on Thursday. The backyard oasis is ready. In name and looks, anyway. Nice job opening the pool. Better them than us. It still isn’t warm enough here in our Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville as we enter June. My dear wife Karen and I did sit after work in our red Adirondack…

See you next year, pool water

The pool company workers stopped by just after Labor Day. On went a new security cover. This baby will last a couple of decades, says the material in the brochure. Knock on wood. More than enough for us. Now it can be colder for the season, yes. This sure beats how we had to close…

Time for some backyard blanket cleanup

We thought we had a great idea when the old heater that came with the big backyard pool when we moved into A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville went on the fritz in year one. My dear wife Karen ordered us a solar blanket. We tried it. Not so much for us.…