It might be pool weather

With my dear wife Karen working weekdays in Schenectady for her traveling sterile tech gig this month, we’re off to a slow pool start. She’s the one in charge of the whole backyard pool thing, glady. The pool company has visited. The cover is off. Karen starts a local gig come the start of July.…

Take cover

The winter sure plays havoc with our backyard pool cover, I always discover when it’s warm enough to wander in March with my iPhone camera.

Bring on the opening

My dear wife Karen has been attempting to make our backyard pool more comfortable through various means for the last five years. Solar blankets this way and that way. What a pain. We knew the old heater did not work, word of mouth via our very good realtor. This spring she told our reliable pool…

Just add ducks?

So far this January, it’s been mostly rainy. Any snow that’s come has gone. The backyard pool cover is a great gathering place for all the water. No skaters, waders or ducks have been spotted.

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.