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.…

A reflection of a relaxing evening

Sitting in the backyard of A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville with my dear wife Karen, the reflection of the setting sun behind us suddenly appeared in our pool. After running inside to grab my iPhone 8, I discovered I had to get back into my seat to rediscover the glory of…

The pool is ready, really

After much work from my dear wife Karen, it’s ready. Really. The new liner is in. Our tiny little hose filled up that great, big hole. The new pump is running. Knock on wood. May her cool-offs be many.

The pool is dry

The pool guy came with a big hose to continue in the process of getting the pool ready for this summer off 2018. Out came all the dirty water that got past the covers over the winter and settle under the crack lines. With it drained, the old liner can come out and the new…

We’ll have that pool ready soon

The steps guy made a visit to our backyard in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville as my dear wife Karen continued her quest to get the pool up and running in our second summer in A Bitty Better. He came all the way from Albany to apply his special process to fix the cracks in…