Jan 18, 2009

ONE YEAR AGO


Do you remember what you were doing one year ago today? Here is what we were up to.




This is what our backyard looked like one year ago today. It was a misty and very cold day. There was ice on all of the trees and bushes. This is also the day our pool got started. This was not the ideal day to start this project.  It was also not the day to have to get up, get dressed and go stand outside at sunrise. 





This is the view from an upstairs window. That is my husband and the pool installers measuring out the exact location of the pool. This made me the most nervous because once it was started we could not decide to move it back a little or over a little. I was so worried about making a BIG mistake here. Of course, The Man of the House didn't/wouldn't make ANY of these decisions, he left them all up to me. He is too business minded and cannot visualize things (his words). I was ready to call the whole thing off at this point..... too much pressure!

The digging started.... too late to turn back now!




About an hour later this is what I saw.... you can't tell from the picture but the mound of "dirt" was almost as tall as our house (two stories).  As you can see, we do not have dirt here, it is all red clay. (YUCK) Red clay, wet weather and four Saint Bernard paws.....not the greatest combination!!


(looking innocent!)

The Man of the House had his hands full dealing with this all day. And this is what I was dealing with.............



Princess #1 had her wisdom teeth removed that morning!  She was either sleeping or giggling because of the meds she was taking. She remembers nothing and slept through the sounds of the dump trucks and back hoes. 


There was a lot of progress in one day. 
The view from the back porch...


About a week later.....



Early Spring....



Finally!!!




6 comments:

Preppy 101 said...

How awesome that you have the chronology of your pool!! and it is gorgeous and in the Perfect spot!! Good Job!

Liz said...

Wow..the before and after is fun! I didn't know there was red dirt in North Carolina too...?! You're daughter is gorgeous even after getting her wisdom teeth removed!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

What a beautiful pool! Just think, it will be swimming weather before you know it. When's the pool party? Let us know and we'll be right over. I can relate to the red mud, because I'm from NC too. Isn't it fun to dream about summer on one of the coldest days of winter. Thanks for sharing. Both of my girls have had their wisdom teeth out, so I can relate on that one. Love & blessings!

Leigh Ann said...

Hey, nice to see your blog. I love that pool, wish that was my yard. We just recently moved in to our new house, with a huge backyard, so we're hoping that someday soon we will get that dream pool, too.

Preppy 101 said...

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new mom in law said...

Beautiful!!! Where is the swing/slide? It was in every picture until the last one! Did you enjoy your pool last summer as much as you thought you would?