Friday, July 10, 2009

The Great Pool Adventure

I was determined this Summer to have a pool available to us in the backyard. I started looking around at them and found an inexpensive above ground one for the patio. I talked to the hubby and he convinced me to get the biggest one. Well, when we got it home it just barely did not fit due to a curve in our patio. We decided to give it a shot anyways and see how it would do. It was filling up nicely and we were all so very excited. It took hours to fill and we waited patiently. I had such a hard time keeping Victoria out of it when we were setting it up that I finally just gave up and let her have fun.

The pool hung over the patio by maybe 6 inches and we supported it in the beginning stages to help it along. We figured once it go up there it would end up okay. Well, that was the case until it was almost full. After many hours I went out to check on it and I heard this funny noise. I knew what it meant and ran to grab the hubby to help. I figured if I could hold it and just let a little of the water out it would be just fine. Well, let's just say I was so very wrong. I had to end up jumping out of the way to keep from getting washed down the hill from the wall of water that rushed down my backyard, smacking up against the fence and then flooding my neighbors backyard. It just so happens too that my neighbors were eating dinner at their table when the water came rushing towards them. They were so very cool about it and no damage was done. It was one of those moments were you are so embarassed you want to crawl in a hole somewhere. Imagine looking out your patio door to see 3500 gallons of water coming through the fence towards you. We stood there watching it all with our mouths open in disbelief.

The whole experience was crazy and one we can now laugh about. I am just so thankful that my neighbors were so awesome and understanding.


Kate said...

I hope someone got photos!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the laugh- I'd be embarrassed to.

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