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Friday, June 28, 2013

Finally Friday {Take 10}

Happy Friday y'all!!!  We have a busy weekend coming up and our To-Do List is a mile and a half long!  

We're just going to drop in today and give you a pool update.  If you've been following along for awhile now, then you know that Charlie's dreams came true and we bought an above ground pool.  We bought a used pool.  Which means we had to figure out how to set it up.  

I set out to Facebook and asked our friends for advice.  It was about half and half.  Half said it's not too bad.  Half said not to attempt it.

We're DIY bloggers.  And, Charlie is pretty darn handy. <----- don't tell him I said that...

So, of course we assumed we could handle this.  Charlie and I watched a few zillion youtube videos and thought we were pro's by the time install day came around.  My dad and my sisters boyfriend came to help.  

We were successful in ground prep and having everything level.  That was no problem.  

Then, it was time to set up the pool wall.

It went downhill quick.  It was our ultimate DIY fail.

We'd been outside in the scorching sun for a few hours at this point.  We'd drank a few gallons of water and our skin was burnt to a crisp.  It was awesome.  Not.

We clearly had no clue what we were doing and our 2 weeks spent watching youtube videos was a complete waste of time.  Every time we had about 4 foot of our pool wall standing, a gust of wind would come through and knock it out of the track.  We were running around like complete idiots trying to catch this darn pool wall before it fell to the ground.  Actually, that would have been a good youtube video...

Anyways, thanks to my friend Lynn, she saved our lives.  She gave me the name and number of a pro.  A reasonable and quick pro.  I called and him and he came that SAME DAY!  

Don't mind the half built shed and chicken coop in the background.  Don't judge.  I told you we've been busy!

Hellllloooo POOL!!!  Very cool!  And, hellloooo racer-back tank tan lines! Not cool!

I must admit.  I'll take these horrendous tan lines any day over attempting to install another pool!  This thing better last forever!!!!

To all of you on Facebook who said don't attempt it. 
You. Were. Right.  

And, to Lynn.  
You rock.  
We love you.  
And, we love Tim (the pool installer).  

Now, surely we can DIY ourselves a pretty little deck....?????

I sense another tan line coming on...

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